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Weekend Box Office Thread - Sept 12 - 14 '08 - B.O. Preys, Kills, and Burns holdovers

Old 09-13-08, 09:00 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - Sept 12 - 14 '08 - B.O. Preys, Kills, and Burns holdovers

As expected, Burn After Reading is neck and neck with another Tyler Perry abortion. Righteous Kill seems to be off to a decent start, and The Women got off to a soft start. It's too close to call who will come out on top this weekend, as only 1 of the top 3 is rated PG-13, I'm going with it to be the winner - Tyler Perry seems bound to get yet another #1.


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Friday
9/12

(Estimates)
Saturday
9/13
Sunday
9/14
Monday
9/15
1BURN AFTER READING
Focus Features

2,651
$6,500,000

-- / $2,452
<nobr>$6,500,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
2TYLER PERRY'S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS
Lionsgate

2,070
$6,400,000

-- / $3,092
<nobr>$6,400,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
3RIGHTEOUS KILL
Overture Films

3,152
$5,900,000

-- / $1,872
<nobr>$5,900,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
4THE WOMEN (2008)
Picturehouse

2,962
$3,700,000

-- / $1,249
<nobr>$3,700,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
5THE HOUSE BUNNY
Sony / Columbia

2,763
$1,310,000

+329% / $474
<nobr>$39,164,000 / 22</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
6TROPIC THUNDER
Paramount (DreamWorks)

2,927
$1,225,000

+125.6% / $419
<nobr>$100,016,000 / 31</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
7THE DARK KNIGHT
Warner Bros.

2,191
$1,125,000

+164% / $513
<nobr>$514,790,000 / 57</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
8BANGKOK DANGEROUS
Lionsgate

2,654
$740,000

+49.6% / $279
<nobr>$10,871,000 / 8</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
9TRAITOR
Overture Films

2,014
$640,000

+100.1% / $318
<nobr>$19,243,000 / 17</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
10DEATH RACE
Universal

2,007
$572,000

+83.9% / $285
<nobr>$31,748,000 / 22</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
11BABYLON A.D.
Fox

2,062
$520,000

+92.1% / $252
<nobr>$19,070,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
12MAMMA MIA!
Universal

1,517
$508,000

+66.8% / $335
<nobr>$138,081,000 / 57</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
13DISASTER MOVIE
Lionsgate

1,802
$450,000

+290.4% / $250
<nobr>$11,540,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
14VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
MGM (Weinstein)

726
$360,000

+97.6% / $496
<nobr>$17,116,000 / 29</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
15PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
Sony / Columbia

1,030
$345,000

+49.9% / $335
<nobr>$85,278,000 / 38</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
16MIRRORS
Fox

1,008
$265,000

+114.3% / $263
<nobr>$28,506,000 / 29</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
17FLY ME TO THE MOON
Summit Entertainment

698
$240,000

+425.1% / $344
<nobr>$8,748,000 / 29</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
18JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
Warner Bros. (New Line)

751
$230,000

+250.9% / $306
<nobr>$97,179,000 / 64</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
-PROUD AMERICAN
Slowhand Cinema

750
$35,000

-- / $47
<nobr>$35,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
-TOWELHEAD
Warner Independent

4
$16,000

-- / $4,000
<nobr>$16,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
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Abortion is right. Perry is right up there with the worst directors/writers EVER! When I saw the trailer for "Family", I literally had food come up. Shame on Kathy Bates for signing up to do shit like this. Second crap feel good movie in a row. The other being "Bonneville".
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Please let Burn After Reading be number 1.... PLEASE!
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If Perry's film was going to be #1 this weekend, it probably would've needed to win Friday. I don't see it jumping much from Fri-Sat, so I'm going with Burn After Reading at the top.
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at Tropic Thunder passing 100 million.
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Is it too late for me to see, and pay for, three more viewings of "Burn After Reading" to beat out the latest Tyler Perry abomination!? To ensure a number one top spot??
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Yeah, my guess is the TPA will be frontloaded on Friday. Burn After Reading should be safe.
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Early estimates say you guys are right with $19.5m for Burn After Reading, $18.5m for Tyler P's flick. $11m for The Women.
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at Tropic Thunder passing 100 million.
I see your and raise you .
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So I guess once again DeNiro & Pacino pairing bomb at the box-office.
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Looks like Burn is estimated to win the weekend soundly.

Wow, Bangkok Dangerous took a dive. Dark Knight keeps on trucking.
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I wouldn't be surprised if you see a large Sunday boost for Family That Preys. A lot of Tyler Perry fans go to see his movies after Church on Sunday, not on the opening Friday/Saturday.

Edit: But I sincerely hope the estimates hold and a smart, funny film takes the #1 spot instead of the puerile crap that Perry flings against the cinematic wall.
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So I guess once again DeNiro & Pacino pairing bomb at the box-office.
Is an estimate 16.5M for the weekend considered a bomb? Sure, the reviews were terrible. But I expected this to make much less because of those said horrible reviews.
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I love how the horrendous looking Proud American movie had the worst ever opening for a film EVER in wide releases. Only $180 PTA for the weekend.

Also curious to see how Burn after Reading holds up in the coming weeks.
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So I guess once again DeNiro & Pacino pairing bomb at the box-office.
"Heat" wasn't a bomb.
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^And Righteous Kill did anything but bomb. A $16+ million opening in September for an R-rated crime film starring two veteran actors is nothing to scoff at. It didnt set the world on fire or anything but it held its own this weekend and is not doing bad at all. Overture films paid $10 million for the domestic rights to this film. I'm willing to bet my own pretty penny they will see a nice profit.
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^^ exactly. (Daytripper kinda covered that). wm lopez makes me go "hmm?" quite often.
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"Heat" wasn't a bomb.
"Godfather II" was though.
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I love how the horrendous looking Proud American movie had the worst ever opening for a film EVER in wide releases. Only $180 PTA for the weekend.
I just watched the trailer. Poor Principal Belding, can't catch a break.

And who was the moron who decided it was a good idea to shoot that in 70mm?
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What the hell is "Proud American"? Never even heard of it. Didn't know Tyler Perry had a new abortion (which seems to be the designated term) coming out until my Boss told me she was going to see it Friday and I had to stifle the "Who took a shit?" look that started to spread across my face.

Glad to see my low opinion of his "talent" (gimmick is probably the better word) is shared!


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"Heat" wasn't a bomb.
No, but at 67.4 million domestic, it was only the 25th highest grossing film of the year, which had to be considered a disappointment considering the two leads.
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I just watched the trailer. Poor Principal Belding, can't catch a break.

And who was the moron who decided it was a good idea to shoot that in 70mm?
What? Playing an accused, mustachioed pedophile wasn't enough for you?
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No, but at 67.4 million domestic, it was only the 25th highest grossing film of the year, which had to be considered a disappointment considering the two leads.
The 3-hour runtime definitely didn't help its B.O. take (same with Casino and Braveheart that same year).

Righteous Kill did better than I expected.
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Actuals, wasn't even close thankfully.

1 N Burn After Reading Focus $19,128,001 - 2,651 - $7,215 $19,128,001 $37 1
2 N Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys LGF $17,381,218 - 2,070 - $8,396 $17,381,218 - 1
3 N Righteous Kill Over. $16,288,361 - 3,152 - $5,167 $16,288,361 $60 1
4 N The Women (2008) PicH $10,115,121 - 2,962 - $3,414 $10,115,121 $16 1
5 2 Tropic Thunder P/DW $4,183,405 -42.1% 2,927 -519 $1,429 $102,974,069 $92 5
6 4 The House Bunny Sony $4,154,427 -24.6% 2,763 +27 $1,503 $42,008,459 $25 4
7 3 The Dark Knight WB $4,128,153 -25.1% 2,191 -384 $1,884 $517,792,764 $185 9
8 1 Bangkok Dangerous LGF $2,592,656 -66.7% 2,654 +4 $976 $12,723,787 $45 2
9 5 Traitor Over. $2,131,639 -50.1% 2,014 -94 $1,058 $20,734,170 $22 3
10 7 Death Race Uni. $2,056,415 -44.6% 2,007 -579 $1,024 $33,232,495 $45 4
11 6 Babylon A.D. Fox $1,864,585 -55.4% 2,062 -1,363 $904 $20,415,057 $70 3
12 9 Mamma Mia! Uni. $1,827,985 -36.0% 1,517 -387 $1,205 $139,401,320 $52 9
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