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Old 09-21-08, 03:48 PM
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Weekend B.O. Thread - 9/19 - 21 '08 - Meh.

Pretty lackluster weekend, no big surprises to be found. Burn After Reading is holding up well.

1 N Lakeview Terrace SGem $15,600,000 - 2,464 - $6,331 $15,600,000 $2000 1
2 1 Burn After Reading Focus $11,295,000 -41.0% 2,657 +6 $4,251 $36,401,000 $3700 2
3 N My Best Friend's Girl LGF $8,300,000 - 2,604 - $3,187 $8,300,000 $2000 1
4 N Igor MGM/W $8,010,000 - 2,339 - $3,425 $8,010,000 $3000 1
5 3 Righteous Kill Over. $7,700,000 -52.7% 3,152 - $2,443 $28,810,000 $6000 2
6 2 Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys LGF $7,500,000 -56.8% 2,070 - $3,623 $28,356,000 -00 2
7 4 The Women (2008) PicH $5,306,000 -47.5% 2,995 +33 $1,772 $19,209,000 $1600 2
8 N Ghost Town P/DW $5,171,000 - 1,505 - $3,436 $5,171,000 $2000 1
9 7 The Dark Knight WB $2,950,000 -28.5% 1,905 -286 $1,549 $521,925,000 $18500 10
10 6 The House Bunny Sony $2,800,000 -32.6% 2,675 -88 $1,047 $45,724,000 $2500 5
11 5 Tropic Thunder P/DW $2,576,000 -38.4% 2,333 -594 $1,104 $106,825,000 $9200 6
12 12 Mamma Mia! Uni. $1,065,000 -41.7% 1,121 -396 $950 $141,211,000 $5200 10

Budgets are listed in Millions, I didn't realize we were hitting $5.2 billion dollar budgets for musicals already .
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It's pretty funny to see the cumulative on Dark Knight against everything else.
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IGOR didn't do so good.
Old 09-21-08, 06:45 PM
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Igor is a C-list CG flick (Stuff like Happily N'Ever After, Space Chimps, etc; around $30m budget in todays market) so I think it'll do alright in the long run.
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What the hell was in Righteous Kill that made it cost $60 million to make?
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What the hell was in Righteous Kill that made it cost $60 million to make?
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That's too bad Ghost Town didn't make a bigger impact. Even though the trailer made it look awful, it was actually one of the better movies I've seen this year. A nice surprise.
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Dark Knight's last weekend in the Top 10 I'm guessing.
Old 09-22-08, 01:52 PM
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Yeah, it's definitely a case where they could jack up their price a bit, since it's clear the studio would market in the strength of them working together.
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Ah, the Fall doldrums. Almost as bad a time as February for going to the movies. The only thing I saw was Appaloosa and, even though it's only in limited until 10/3, it did quite well with about $18K per theater average.
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The only redeeming film for the rest of the year is Quantum of Solace.

Without fail, Bond is the reason I look forward to November every two years.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Yeah, it's definitely a case where they could jack up their price a bit, since it's clear the studio would market in the strength of them working together.

yet from what I've been reading from varying critic's perspectives is that the money should have gone to better writers and worthwhile story.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
The only redeeming film for the rest of the year is Quantum of Solace.
Only?

Eagle Eye
Miracle at St. Anna
Choke
Rachel Getting Married
RocknRolla
Sex Drive
W.
Changeling
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
The Soloist
Australia
Milk
Frost/Nixon
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Defiance
The Brothers Bloom
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I forgot to add Body of Lies.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
The only redeeming film for the rest of the year is Quantum of Solace.
Only?

Doubt
The Wrestler
The Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Che
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
yet from what I've been reading from varying critic's perspectives is that the money should have gone to better writers and worthwhile story.
Yeah, but which what puts more butts on the seats, David Simon's name buried at the bottom of the poster or PACHINO DENIRO at the top?
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Only?

Doubt
The Wrestler
The Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Che
For me. Not one of those movies that you listed sound remotely interesting.
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Maybe i'm mistaken, but while Pacino/DeNiro are A Class actors, their movies rarely light the box office on fire. How much were they paid for the movie?
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I finally went to see the House Bunny this weekend, very cute and funny flick, I will gladly buy it on bluray.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
For me. Not one of those movies that you listed sound remotely interesting.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Only?

Doubt
The Wrestler
The Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Che
I'd add Milk to that list.
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I forgot to add Body of Lies.
You forgot Beverly Hills Chihuahua too
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
Maybe i'm mistaken, but while Pacino/DeNiro are A Class actors, their movies rarely light the box office on fire. How much were they paid for the movie?
They may not be Will Smith or Tom Hanks box-office wise, but they're the definition of A-List stars.
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
I'd add Milk to that list.
That was in The Bus' list above mine. My post was supposed to read like a Part II.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
That was in The Bus' list above mine. My post was supposed to read like a Part II.

oh oops, sorry.

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