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Old 03-29-08, 12:05 PM
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Weekend Box-Office (3/28 - 3/30) : "21" number #1

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW – 21 (Sony) - $23.39M - $8,835 PTA - $23.39M cume
2. Horton Hears a Who (Fox) - $17.9M - $4,679 PTA - $117.7M cume
3. NEW – Superhero Movie (MGM/Weinstein) - $8.75M - $2,956 PTA - $8.75M cume
4. Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (Lionsgate) - $7.65M - $3,795 PTA - $32.7M cume
5. Drillbit Taylor (Paramount) - $5.8M - $1,895 PTA - $20.5M cume
6. Shutter (Fox) - $5.6M - $2,032 PTA - $19.3M cume
7. NEW – Stop Loss (Paramount/Dreamworks) - $4.65M - $3,602 PTA - $4.65M cume
8. 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) - $3.95M - $1,293 PTA - $83.9M cume
9. College Road Trip (Disney) - $3.58M - $1,578 PTA - $38.4M cume
10. The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$2.44M - $1,525 PTA - $23.7M cume
11. Vantage Point (Sony) - $2.31M - $1,328 PTA - $69.2M cume
12. Never Back Down (Summit) - $2.09M- $1,121 PTA - $20.9M
13. NEW – Run Fatboy Run (Picturehouse) - $1.95M - $1,728 PTA - $1.95M cume
14. NEW – Under the Same Moon (Weinstein) - $1.77M - $4,561 PTA - $6.2M
15. The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony) - $1.17M - $1,048 PTA - $24.8M cume
*Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) - $1.02M - $1,995 PTA - $9.2M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) - $360,000 - $8,182 PTA - $2.3M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) - $330,000 - $1,571 PTA - $6.4M cume
*Married Life (Sony Classics) - $260,000 - $4,561 PTA - $655,000
*Race (UTV Communications) - $258,000 - $7,588 PTA - $935,000 cume
*NEW – Flawless (Magnolia) - $190,000 - $5,429 PTA - $190,000 cume
*The Band's Visit (Sony Classics) - $185,000 - $4,205 PTA - $1.9M cume
*NEW – Priceless (IDP Films) - $140,000 - $5,833 PTA - $140,000 cume
*The Hammer (International Film Circuit) - $91,000 - $2,676 PTA - $217,000 cume
*Paranoid Park (IFC Films) - $47,000 - $1,270 PTA - $325,000 cume
*Planet B-Boy (Elephant Eye Films) - $43,000 - $5,375 PTA - $84,000 cume
*Snow Angels (Warner Independent) - $43,000 - $1,483 PTA - $173,000 cume


Wow, "Run Fatboy Run" BOMBED!!
Old 03-29-08, 12:21 PM
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An awful top ten to say the least.
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Sad to see there were some idiots who paid money for that sappy under the same moon shit.
Old 03-29-08, 12:29 PM
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Wow. LOTS of crap in that list. I figured Superhero Movie would wind up at #1 since people seem to love retarded spoof flicks, not that 21 looked much better. May really can't come soon enough.
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Yeah there really is a lot of stuff on there that I have no desire to see.

Is "Run, Fatboy, Run" that bad? 45% at RT. I was expecting more from the guys that brought you Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

I was hoping 21 would get better reviews. I didn't see it but from what I hear they didn't stay very true to the book. If they had they might have had a better movie. I'm a big enough fan of the book that I'll give it a rental down the road.

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
May really can't come soon enough.
Agreed. But we may be getting better movies starting as early as next week. I haven't heard any advance word on it but Leatherheads could be a good, fun movie. I'm also looking forward to Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Harold and Kumar in late April. Any word on how 88 Minutes is supposed to be?
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
Any word on how 88 Minutes is supposed to be?
Complete shit.

I'm actually surprised Sony is giving it a theatrical release considering the film went direct-to-video everywhere else in the world (and this is for a film that was made two years ago).
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I too thought that spoof movie would be #1 based on the viewing habits of today's youth.
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
Is "Run, Fatboy, Run" that bad? 45% at RT. I was expecting more from the guys that brought you Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
It's not.. Pegg is just starring in it. He's a versatile actor.. this isn't being billed as a "From the Guys Who Brough You Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz" movie.. just "Simon Pegg in.."

I think it looks funny.. but it's not one of his movies.
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Not surprised by "21" being #1. "Rounders" has a cult following, and there really hasn't been a major card-playing release since.
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March used to be a decent month for movies, but it looks like January dumping ground. The first Matrix opened at the end of March and Dawn of the Dead '04 was in mid March.
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Originally Posted by Brack
Not surprised by "21" being #1. "Rounders" has a cult following, and there really hasn't been a major card-playing release since.
Except Curtin Hanson's "Lucky You", which sat on the shelf for quite a while before being dumped last year. 21 looks more like a "young/hip" shitty version of the Ocean's films as opposed to Rounders.
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Originally Posted by mcfly
It's not.. Pegg is just starring in it. He's a versatile actor.. this isn't being billed as a "From the Guys Who Brough You Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz" movie.. just "Simon Pegg in.."

I think it looks funny.. but it's not one of his movies.

Huh!? The guy asked if it's that bad. You first say "It's not". Then "I think it looks funny". Well, I've seen it, and it's not funny. It's more of a romantic comedy. A very very average one at that. And it IS being compared to "Shaun". The studio decided to put "It's 'Shaun of the Dead' meets 'Wedding Crashers'" from some critic on top of the print ad. So they most certainly are trying to cash in on "Shaun".
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Huh!? The guy asked if it's that bad. You first say "It's not". Then "I think it looks funny". Well, I've seen it, and it's not funny. It's more of a romantic comedy. A very very average one at that. And it IS being compared to "Shaun". The studio decided to put "It's 'Shaun of the Dead' meets 'Wedding Crashers'" from some critic on top of the print ad. So they most certainly are trying to cash in on "Shaun".
Well I said that I was expecting a good movie from the guys that made Shaun and Hot Fuzz. However, as mcfly pointed out it is not from the guys that made those movies, it is just starring Simon Pegg.

I guess I assumed it was from the same guys because of the actor starring in it and because they mention Shaun of the Dead when talking about Fatboy.
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"Fat Boy" is also directed by David Schwimmer.

I'm not sure if it "bombed." It only opened in around 1000 screens with minimal marketing and no real mainstream stars (Pegg has his audience, but it's not for a relationship movie). It's also made around 25mil overseas, so I'd say it's doing ok comparatively.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Except Curtin Hanson's "Lucky You", which sat on the shelf for quite a while before being dumped last year. 21 looks more like a "young/hip" shitty version of the Ocean's films as opposed to Rounders.
I suppose, but "Ocean's" has never really been about card-playing (or being melodramatic), and like you said, "Lucky You" was dumped, so I stand by what I said.

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these trailers are very similar.
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This month has been terrible for movie releases, and next month looks pretty awful as well. Wake me up when May gets here.
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
This month has been terrible for movie releases, and next month looks pretty awful as well.
As already mentioned, two of the greatest comedies of the year will released in a one-week time frame.

For that, I'm excited.
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Originally Posted by Goat3001
Well I said that I was expecting a good movie from the guys that made Shaun and Hot Fuzz. However, as mcfly pointed out it is not from the guys that made those movies, it is just starring Simon Pegg.

I guess I assumed it was from the same guys because of the actor starring in it and because they mention Shaun of the Dead when talking about Fatboy.
Pegg did co-write Fatboy, so it's not just a starring case. He shares some of the blame.
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Originally Posted by Daytripper
Huh!? The guy asked if it's that bad. You first say "It's not". Then "I think it looks funny". Well, I've seen it, and it's not funny. It's more of a romantic comedy. A very very average one at that. And it IS being compared to "Shaun". The studio decided to put "It's 'Shaun of the Dead' meets 'Wedding Crashers'" from some critic on top of the print ad. So they most certainly are trying to cash in on "Shaun".
LOL, I never shit talked the movie. "It's not" was in reference to the one poster commenting on it being like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

And it isn't. I seriously doubt when this movie was marketed overseas they compared it to Wedding Crashers, regardless of what it says in the states.

It's a film shot in the UK starring Simon Pegg. Not a romp by the "Guys Who Brought You Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz". You can blatantly tell that from the commercials and the trailer.. it looks nothing like either of those. This is being marketed as a romantic comedy directed by David Schwimmer.
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After watching that Rounders trailer, I was amazed as to how many deleted scenes did not end up in the actual movie.
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
After watching that Rounders trailer, I was amazed as to how many deleted scenes did not end up in the actual movie.
really? I thought all those scenes were in the movie. it's been many years since I've seen it.
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21 wasn't too bad. I thought it would actually make more since I see tons of advertisting for it.
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Run Fatboy Run was middling - it wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything special.

I do want to see The Bank Job and Doomsday still, and will likely watch Horton Hears a Who when it's on video (from the clips I've seen, it looks enjoyable (I'm an animation fan)). So not an all out terrible top 10, 2 watchable movies for me, I've seen worse. I'm sure I'll check out Drillbit Taylor and 21 at some point as well.

10,000 BC is currently in my top 10 for worst movies (seen theatrically) of the decade (alongside Van Helsing, The One, Highlander: End Game, AVP:R, and Hollowman)

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Doomsday and SemiPro are at the dollar movies here. That has got to be a record.

I haven't seen a movie in theaters since Be Kind Rewind but I have passed for Smart People and Street Kings so those will prob be next. Nothing looks that good to me in the theaters.

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