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Box Office 5/16-5/18: Prince Caspian Tops, Iron Man passes $200 million

Old 05-17-08, 12:35 PM
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Box Office 5/16-5/18: Prince Caspian Tops, Iron Man passes $200 million


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Friday
5/16

(Estimates)
Saturday
5/17
Sunday
5/18
Monday
5/19
1THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
Buena Vista

3,929
$19,300,000

-- / $4,912
$19,300,000 / 1

N/A

N/A

N/A
2IRON MAN
Paramount

4,154
$8,600,000

+171.3% / $2,070
$199,885,000 / 15

N/A

N/A

N/A
3WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS
Fox

3,255
$4,600,000

+213.2% / $1,413
$31,058,000 / 8

N/A

N/A

N/A
4SPEED RACER
Warner Bros.

3,606
$2,000,000

+149.2% / $555
$24,167,000 / 8

N/A

N/A

N/A
5MADE OF HONOR
Sony / Columbia

2,816
$1,525,000

+158.2% / $542
$30,726,000 / 15

N/A

N/A

N/A
6BABY MAMA
Universal

2,503
$1,500,000

+226% / $599
$44,163,000 / 22

N/A

N/A

N/A
7FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
Universal

1,601
$800,000

+98.3% / $500
$53,327,000 / 29

N/A

N/A

N/A
8HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY
New Line

1,403
$585,000

+78.1% / $417
$32,686,000 / 22

N/A

N/A

N/A
9THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
Lionsgate

997
$265,000

+41.1% / $266
$49,560,000 / 29

N/A

N/A

N/A
10THE VISITOR
Overture Films

224
$160,000

+156.6% / $714
$2,876,000 / 36

N/A

N/A

N/A
11NIM'S ISLAND
Fox

894
$140,000

+98.6% / $157
$44,808,000 / 43

N/A

N/A

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Old 05-17-08, 12:46 PM
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So much for Narnia making 80 mill + this weekend like most have predicted...

I would have to guess that is considered a disappointment considering many figured it would make a lot more.
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Old 05-17-08, 01:04 PM
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Poor Speed Racer...
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Old 05-17-08, 01:12 PM
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Glad to see Iron Man still going strong. It'll probably end up with around $245m. Pretty damn good. Very sad that Speed Racer is trumped by Vegas by more than 2x. Ouch. Caspian is opening around what I expected. Feelings on the 1st Narnia were mixed, and expectations that Caspian could do up to $100m were outlandish and ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
So much for Narnia making 80 mill + this weekend like most have predicted...

I would have to guess that is considered a disappointment considering many figured it would make a lot more.
Narnia will make substantially more on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is usually a little lackluster for kid/family flicks.
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Originally Posted by jiggawhat
Poor Speed Racer...
Baby Mama has a higher per screen than Speed Racer. Dang....
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Old 05-17-08, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Glad to see Iron Man still going strong. It'll probably end up with around $245m.
More like 275 I think... Indy can top that....but Iron Man just might be the #2 this summer.

Narnia might do 70 with the Wknd bump... I guess the holiday season is just a better time for these...I wouldn't be surprised if Disney pushes the next one back to that release date.
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Old 05-17-08, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Narnia will make substantially more on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is usually a little lackluster for kid/family flicks.
It would have to make 40 million today, to get close to 80 million. Sorry but it won't do that.
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Old 05-17-08, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Artman
More like 275 I think... Indy can top that....but Iron Man just might be the #2 this summer.

Narnia might do 70 with the Wknd bump... I guess the holiday season is just a better time for these...I wouldn't be surprised if Disney pushes the next one back to that release date.
wall-e will be number 1 with hancock second.
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Originally Posted by bloopbleep
wall-e will be number 1 with hancock second.
hancock won't even be in the top 5.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
hancock won't even be in the top 5.
The trailer sure didn't sell me on the movie. Not even a little.
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Old 05-17-08, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
hancock won't even be in the top 5.
Don't underestimate Will Smith's drawing power. He makes mostly mediocre films and they all gross a ton of money.
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Ouch. Ouch. Looking at Speed Racer's depressing dribble of box office makes one hurt.
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Originally Posted by Doughboy
Don't underestimate Will Smith's drawing power. He makes mostly mediocre films and they all gross a ton of money.
Batman will be No. 1.
Mark my words. Followed by indy, Iron Man, and (ugh..) Wall-E (maybe)
Hancock wont to more than 190 million.
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Old 05-17-08, 03:38 PM
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I don't know why everyone thought Prince Caspian could break $100 million. Fantasy movies like that are for a more specific audience, and despite the built-in audience from the first film, it's just not that kind of blockbuster. $60 million for the weekend should be a good start for a movie that I'm sure everyone will like. I guess the problem is that it's actually less than the start of the first film. This one won't have the same legs because of summer, but I could still see it pulling off $180 million domestically. Which is certainly a disappointment, but not a flop by any means.

Speaking of flops, Speed Racer is going to dip worse than expected. Did Warner Bros. really think it would work? This one will be lucky to hit $40 domestically.

As for Hancock, it kind of has "high concept" written all over it. When I first saw the trailer back in January, it looked a little risky for a summer movie. I think it will be too cynical, not funny enough, and kind of unpleasant for a crowd-pleasing summer actioner. It's going to be one of those movies that pleases no one. There seem to be some last minute reshoots going on, which is never a good sign, but I could be wrong. It's in the right slot, though. If it does well, it'll open with $40 million or so and finish with about $110 million. If it flops, it could open with as little as $12 million and finish off with $30 million.
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Isn't Hancock opening on July 4th weekend? I doubt it'll only make $12 million opening. Even "Wild, Wild West" made over $100 million total.
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Hancock will do fine. Maybe not record breaking, but it doesn't have to be.

Narnia will probably wind up with around $70m for the weekend, which is about what I predicted beforehand. ($65 - $70m) which is just fine.

Didn't care for Narnia, won't be seeing Caspien in theaters, but hope #3 makes it out as there were some cool ideas in it.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
Batman will be No. 1.
Mark my words. Followed by indy, Iron Man, and (ugh..) Wall-E (maybe)
Hancock wont to more than 190 million.
No way is "Batman" going to be the number one film this summer. "Begins" only did 205M. And yes, I know ticket prices are higher. But I doubt very seriously "The Dark Knight" will pull in more than 250M domestically. At the rate "Iron Man" is going, it could easily top off at 300M.
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So glad to see Speed Racer bomb. So. Damn. Glad.
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As expected on Narnia, I need it to take in less than $70 million and more than $60 for the weekend to win my office pool contest.

Indy will be #1 for the summer, look for it to pull $170+ for the long Memorial Day weekend and stay #1 for the next few weekends. Tracking and awareness on this movie is through the roof. Sex And The City will not do well. $20-$40 probably.

I think Hancock will do fine, it won't be monstrous though, test screenings for Hancock have been very negative, and lots of reshoots are happening as we speak to make it a little more lighthearted.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
Isn't Hancock opening on July 4th weekend? I doubt it'll only make $12 million opening. Even "Wild, Wild West" made over $100 million total.
Yeah, it probably is too low, maybe something more like $20 or $30 million, with some pretty steep drops to follow.
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Indy will be #1 for the summer, look for it to pull $170+ for the long Memorial Day weekend...
I love Indiana Jones, but with all due respect, please lay off the crack and peyote.

There is no way in hell Crystal Skull will do $170 million for the memorial day weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World End did $139.8 and X-Men: The Last Stand did $122.8, those are you top grosing Memorial Day weekends.

Even if you include Thursday's numbers it'll take a miracle to hit $170 million.

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Indy will probably hit $120 Million for the Memorial Day weekend. That would be pretty darned good.

I expect it to top out somewhere between $250-$300 Million. How many action/adventure movies headlined by a 65 year old star make that kind of money?
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There is no way in hell Crystal Skull will do $170 million for the memorial day weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World End did $139.8 and X-Men: The Last Stand did $122.8, those are you top grossing Memorial Day weekends.
Hate to tell you this, but I'm a HUGE X-Men and Dark Phoenix Saga fan, as you may be able to tell. Even the previews for X3 made me *groan*. That movie was awful, and I wasn't even excited to see it when it opened, which I didn't. Box Office Mojo has the opening weekend for that at 102 million...I don't know how they calculate what is a 'weekend', and may be in the traditional way.

I'm far more excited about Indiana Jones than I ever was about The Last Stand, which is sad for me to admit, but if it's true for me, it's probably true for most.
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Speed Racer deserved better than be critically savaged and a box office bomb. At the very least, it was better than Transformers.
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