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Weekend Box Office Thread - 10/26/2007 - 10/28/2007 - Saw this one coming.

Old 10-28-07, 01:03 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - 10/26/2007 - 10/28/2007 - Saw this one coming.

Sunday's Estimates:

1. SAW IV LIONS GATE 3,183 7,257,600 2,280 n/a 31,730,000
2. DAN IN REAL LIFE BVI 1,921 3,314,640 1,725 n/a 12,068,000
3. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT SONY 2,859 1,866,900 653 -51% 27,295,000
4. GAME PLAN, THE BVI 3,342 1,833,720 549 -7% 77,012,000
5. TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED? LIONS GATE 1,897 1,722,420 908 -42% 47,251,000
6. MICHAEL CLAYTON WARNER BROS. 2,585 1,350,720 523 -7% 28,498,000
7. GONE BABY GONE MIRAMAX 1,713 1,059,660 619 -17% 11,205,000
8. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE BVI 564 1,025,220 1,818 -27% 10,022,000
9. WE OWN THE NIGHT SONY 2,402 968,940 403 -28% 25,015,000
10. COMEBACKS, THE FOX ATOMIC 2,812 921,060 328 -14% 9,865,000


I'm amazed the Saw movies continue to have such a pull, especially this one which seemed to have little advertising and nil hype --- at least in my area.
Old 10-28-07, 01:17 PM
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I agree, I forgot it even existed until I noticed it listed as opening on Rotten Tomatoes. I know I never saw a mention of it on Television, and I watch way too much of it.
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Glad to see Saw kick ass
Old 10-28-07, 02:07 PM
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I don't care what anyone says - bring on Saw V!
Old 10-28-07, 02:19 PM
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Yeah!.. at its 4th leg of the series.... SAW still carries a strong edge!

Who said that HORROR is dead.. NOT SAW! (hehehe.. and then next week it will fall below 50%)
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to the < 30% drops for Gone Baby Gone and Michael Clayton. Hopefully these will receive a few nominations next year.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
I don't care what anyone says - bring on Saw V!
I'm with ya!

Some people think the franchise has already been milked; bullsh*t, itís still going strong in terms of ďQualityĒ after 3 movies and even though Iíll have to wait until Saw IV gets released on DVD, I donít think Iíll be disappointed.
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Well Saw will drop huge next weekend, then everyone will go see American Gangster.
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Amazing to see that amid all these underperforming films from the major studios the only hits (besides the Game Plan) are SAW IV and the Tyler Perry Movie. Both from LIONSGATE , and both the 4th in thier respective series. The Game plan is also a film with a tired formula as well. Proving once again people go to what is familiar to them.
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It's very interesting to see that this is the "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" series for the 2000's (series that has a new installment each year, even once it gets up to number 4, 5, 6, etc...). I think that's kind of cool. There really wasn't one in the 90's, was there?
Old 10-28-07, 06:21 PM
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I'm impressed that 30 Days of Night only fell 51% in its second week, facing Saw. I was expecting closer to 60%
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Originally Posted by Seantn
It's very interesting to see that this is the "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" series for the 2000's (series that has a new installment each year, even once it gets up to number 4, 5, 6, etc...). I think that's kind of cool. There really wasn't one in the 90's, was there?
To be honest, I love the Saw movies simply for that reason. I really admire that they crank these out every year. They have just enough thrills and fake enough intelligence to be entertaining. I enjoy the whole pop culture phenomenon more than the films themselves. I hope they keep going after 6.
Old 10-28-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
I'm impressed that 30 Days of Night only fell 51% in its second week, facing Saw. I was expecting closer to 60%
It dropped 58%.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
It's very interesting to see that this is the "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" series for the 2000's (series that has a new installment each year, even once it gets up to number 4, 5, 6, etc...). I think that's kind of cool. There really wasn't one in the 90's, was there?
I guess Scream could've been had they started that series a little earlier and kept churning them out.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
It dropped 58%.
I guess I should have done the math instead of just looking at the number in the post.
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The numbers in that post are just the Sunday numbers, not the weekend numbers. I'm not sure what it refers to when it says -51%. Maybe last Sunday?
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Originally Posted by Brent L
I don't care what anyone says - bring on Saw V!
Me 2, dude.
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Saw IV ads were all over the Myspace homepage for the last couple of weeks. I might catch Saw III on cable, but I really didn't like Saw II.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
It's very interesting to see that this is the "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street" series for the 2000's (series that has a new installment each year, even once it gets up to number 4, 5, 6, etc...). I think that's kind of cool. There really wasn't one in the 90's, was there?
SCREAM
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i kind of have a bet with someone at work. with Bee Movie coming out (and since a boot of the movie is already out), does anyone think American Gangster stands a chance at making over 30 mil next weekend?
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It just may, click the link:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/10/25/...or-40-million/
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With the exception of the first Saw, all the other flicks opened at about the $32 million mark. Does anybody know the budget on the fourth one?

http://boxofficemojo.com/search/?q=saw&p=.htm
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
SCREAM
Nope, that only had 3 films. And there was over a 2 year gap between part 2 and 3.

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Old 10-30-07, 12:49 PM
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I'll admit I expected Saw to be tops, but not with over $30mil. I didn't like this one nearly as much as the third, which was the logical conclusion to the series. Either way it is fun to have a new one to look forward to each year.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Does anybody know the budget on the fourth one?
$10 million, which is actually $2 million less than the third outing.

I have a feeling with the next two outings, they may be cheaper due to almost an entirely new crew in charge.

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