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Old 12-15-07, 11:58 AM
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"Oh Hell Naw!" Weekend Box Office: Dec. 14-16

I am Legend looks to kicking quite a bit of ass this weekend. People love Will Smith there is no doubt about that.


Early Friday estimates:
EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY FRIDAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW - I Am Legend (Warner Bros) - $28,350,000, $7,862 PTA - [$28,350,000 cume]
2. NEW - Alvin & the Chipmunks (Fox) - $13,250,000, $3,813 PTA - [$13,250,000 cume ]
3. The Golden Compass (New Line) $3,050,000, $865 PTA [$34,993,112 cume]
4. Enchanted (Disney) $1,950,000, $636 PTA [$88,217,303 cume]
5. No Country for Old Men (Miramax) $859,520, $638 PTA [$31,421,993 cume]
6. This Christmas (Sony) $742,073, $386 PTA [$44,485,553 cume]
7. Fred Claus (Warner Bros.) $656,472, $239 PTA [$67,315,756 cume]
8. August Rush (Warner Bros.) $605,942, $302 PTA [$26,885,733 cume]
9. NEW - Perfect Holiday (Yari Film Group) - $600,000, $459 [$1,250,000 cume]
10. Beowulf (Dreamworks/Paramount) $525,000, $316 PTA [$78,403,881 cume]
11. NEW - Atonement (Focus) - $481,748, $4,118 PTA [$1,620,661 cume]
12. Awake (MGM) $438,535, $304 PTA [$12,307,382 cume]
13. Juno (Fox Searchlight) $397,333, $9,933 [$1,123,279 cume]
*NEW - The Kite Runner (Paramount Vantage) - $137,690, $3,934 PTA [$137,690 cume]
*NEW - Youth Without Youth (Sony Classics) - $7,062, $1,177 PTA [$7,062 cume]
*NEW - Look (Vitagraph) - $4,828, $2,414 PTA [$4,828 cume]
*The Walker (Thinkfilm) $4,134, $517 PTA [$27,914 cume]
*Revolver (IDP Films) $3,780, $420 PTA [$64,292 cume]

WEEKEND ESTIMATES:
EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW - I Am Legend (Warner Bros) - $73,710,000, $20,441 PTA - [$73,710,000 cume]
2. NEW - Alvin & the Chipmunks (Fox) - $38,425,000, $11,058 PTA - [$38,425,000 cume ]
3. The Golden Compass (New Line) $10,217,500, $2,896 PTA [$42,160,612 cume]
4. Enchanted (Disney) $6,825,000, $2,226 PTA [$93,092,303 cume]
5. No Country for Old Men (Miramax) $2,836,416, $2,104 PTA [$33,398,889 cume]
6. This Christmas (Sony) $2,523,050, $1,313 PTA [$46,266,530 cume]
7. Fred Claus (Warner Bros.) $2,396,124, $871 PTA [$69,055,408 cume]
8. NEW - Perfect Holiday (Yari Film Group) - $1,950,000, $1,492 [$2,600,000 cume]
9. August Rush (Warner Bros.) $1,939,015, $966 PTA [$28,218,806 cume]
10. Beowulf (Dreamworks/Paramount) $1,785,000, $1,076 PTA [$79,663,881 cume]
11. NEW - Atonement (Focus) - $1,686,118, $14,411 PTA [$2,825,031 cume]
12. Juno (Fox Searchlight) $1,390,664, $34,767 [$2,116,610 cume]
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When I went to get a ticket for the 9:40 PM showing they said that they were all sold out until 10:40 PM.

I wasn't about to wait an hour, so I bought the ticket for the 10:40 PM and walked into the 9:40 PM showing and there was about a dozen open seats. So I sat down and watched it. The theater was packed and the lines for the other showings (10:10 and 10:40 were pretty long).

Quite different from my experience with The Golden Compass last week, where the theater was about 20% full.
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Wow, I don't know if I'm more amazed that I Am Legend is going to have a huger than expected weekend or that Alivin and the Shitmunks is actually doing really well. I may go see Legend tonight on the IMAX.
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Re: #2 Dear God....WHY???????
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I think The Golden Compass is going to take the "box office disaster of 2007" crown away from Evan Almighty.
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Wow. I mean, of course I Am Legend was going to do well, but I had no idea it would do that well. Damn.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I think The Golden Compass is going to take the "box office disaster of 2007" crown away from Evan Almighty.
no shit, $150mil budget heading towards a $70mil take... just brutal. I'm not surprised at Alvin, kids love those kinds of flicks. If I hadn't stood in line for over an hour to see a sold out IMAX showing of I Am Legend last night, those numbers might have been a surprise, but the movie played huge yesterday where I was and word of mouth is going to be pretty good I think overall... glad to see it doing well.
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Is there any other movie coming out of it's size for it to compete with over Christmas? I think this will be the biggest film over the holiday.
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National Treasure 2 hits on Thursday. I thought it would be bigger than Legend, but now I am not so sure.
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ya know whats really F'ed up...The fact that Alvin and the Chipmunks had a better opening weekend than the Golden Compass.
I really can't believe the taste of the American moviegoer.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
ya know whats really F'ed up...The fact that Alvin and the Chipmunks had a better opening weekend than the Golden Compass.
I really can't believe the taste of the American moviegoer.
Thank you! And people, please. No "But this is a family film" or "kids love it" response. I know. I'm talking about the quality of these family/kid films. Like the "Garfield" and "Underdog", they're GARBAGE! I'm thankful that "The Golden Compass" will continue to do better overseas.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
ya know whats really F'ed up...The fact that Alvin and the Chipmunks had a better opening weekend than the Golden Compass.
I really can't believe the taste of the American moviegoer.

Kids have taste now?
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Surprised at the Chipmunks.
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Surprised at the Chipmunks.

Ditto. But substitute disgusted in place of surprised for me
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Kids have taste now?
I never wanted to go see these kind of stupid ass movies when i was a young kid.
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I don't hate Will Smith and I don't love him, but is there really anyone else right now that can open a movie like he can?
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Yep, Will Smith is no doubt the biggest name out there - took that title away from Hanks a few yrs ago imo. The quality of his films are a mixed bag, but people keep turning out for em.
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^I think Eddie Murphy might be back into the "Rare Star who can open a movie" category as well. I don't really know how else to explain Norbit.
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I can understand how it can do well. Yes there's the Will Smith factor. But put him a side for the moment. And yes put aside the 28 Days Later it's been done factor.

It's still a great premises.

And honestly I can see people flocking to this film just to get a taste what New York City could look like without any people straight out of an old west ghost town. That alone i believe garnishes alot of merit.
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Wow, i didn't even know Alvin came out this weekend. Haven't heard anything about it. Although i thought Golden Compass was fairly poor, so any complaints about why people would see Alvin over that don't really ring true for me, no matter how bad Alvin might be.

Glad to see I Am Legend be a monster hit. I would have predicated in the 50 million range, which brings back my comment in the movie thread about why people dislike Will Smith.
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I love reading the Snob remarks in these threads when certain movies make tons of dough.
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I'm fine with "Alvin" doing well just for the sake of Jason Lee's career since his TV one is put on hold.

All hail Will Smith, the king of the American box office.
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Glad to see I am legend do so well, I loved the movie. Wish Golden compass would of done better. Still atleast its doing alright overseas. The toal boxoffice for it is 85,533,607 .
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
^I think Eddie Murphy might be back into the "Rare Star who can open a movie" category as well. I don't really know how else to explain Norbit.
People like crap, plain and simple. Murphy could make BHC4, Raw 2 or Nutty Professor 3 and he still wouldn't pull in Will Smith numbers. He's (duly) relegated to the former-huge-star-that-makes-a-great-supporting-player category.

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