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Old 09-28-08, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post

I think a lot of parents will stay away from Beverly Hills Chihuahua despite what their children may want.

I don't think anybody will be going to see How To Lose Friends as Simon Pegg is NOT a box office draw.
Re: Your comments on "Chihuahua"....forget about "Alvin and the Chipmunks" did you?

Re: Simon Pegg. Sadly this is true. "Run Fatboy Run" deserved it's box-office failure. It stunk. "Shaun" and "Fuzz" were both comedy gold. And turned into word of mouth smashes on video. But "Friends" looks pretty bad in spite of it being from the guy who worked on "Curb Your Enthusiam". I hope the trailer is just bad and the film is better. I like the cast.
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Alvin and the Chipmunks was an already established franchise releasing right at Christmas. Beverly Hills Chihuahua is not and it's releasing in the first week of October, a timeframe which no film does outstanding numbers.

And as much as I love Shaun and Hot Fuzz, the general public could (sadly) give two shits about Pegg. It also doesn't help that MGM is just throwing this thing out there.
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1. Eagle Eye is definitely considered a success. Im sure it'll do around $150-200 million worldwide and quite a bit on DVD.
2. Bev. Hillls Chihuahua will be a success mainly because things that disgust me tend to do very well at the box office. It will succeed if for no other reason than to spite me.
3. How to lose Friends....will be a bomb as big as Run fatboy Run.
Old 09-28-08, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
2. Bev. Hillls Chihuahua will be a success mainly because things that disgust me tend to do very well at the box office. It will succeed if for no other reason than to spite me.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
Haha @ Spike Lee.
That made my day!
Now a Obama loss in November and that would be better than kicking Spike in the nuts.
Old 09-28-08, 07:42 PM
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As a huge Spike Lee fan, i'm very upset that his latest film appears to be a bomb. After the success of Inside Man, it's clear the studios gave him a budget to do what he wanted, but i'm sure they expected results too.

To be fair, Flags of our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima didn't set the box office on fire neither. I wonder if Spike will blame White America anyway though
Old 09-28-08, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
As a huge Spike Lee fan, i'm very upset that his latest film appears to be a bomb. After the success of Inside Man, it's clear the studios gave him a budget to do what he wanted, but i'm sure they expected results too.
He got most of the money from Europe. Italian production companies gave up most of the money I believe since this was a American/Italian co=production.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
That made my day!
Now a Obama loss in November and that would be better than kicking Spike in the nuts.
That would be kicking the whole country in the nuts.
Old 09-28-08, 09:41 PM
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Fireproof star Kirk Cameron and some other douche trying to prove the existence of God by talking about the shape of a banana:
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Old 09-28-08, 10:11 PM
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That was absolutely insane. It almost seemed as though Cameron were laughing at the guy.
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I am very excited I get to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist this Tuesday it looks like fun. But I am pretty happy to see Spike Lee's new movie bomb, maybe if he would shut his mouth and stop trashing other people's movies people might actually go see his flicks.
Old 09-28-08, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
Fireproof star Kirk Cameron and some other douche trying to prove the existence of God by talking about the shape of a banana
Off topic buddy. Take it elsewhere.
Old 09-28-08, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs View Post
I've never seen one ad nor have I heard of "Fireproof"
As said before it was marketed to Christian. It also has to be the first movie in the history to be in the top ten during a week and only have 168 votes on the IMDB.

And the movie looks real bad, even worse than the Left Behind series.
Old 09-28-08, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Artman View Post
Off topic buddy. Take it elsewhere.

So was the "Obama loss = Spike Lee nut kick" comment, but that doesn't earn a comment from you?

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Old 09-29-08, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dx23 View Post
As said before it was marketed to Christian. It also has to be the first movie in the history to be in the top ten during a week and only have 168 votes on the IMDB.
Indeed. The film was marketed to the niche and the niche ate it up. However, by looking at the daily box office, the film was front loaded. While other films had huge jumps on Saturday, Fireproof barely did.

The Christians are just like the First Weekend Club. They'll go balls out to get the film a good spot in the opening weekend for some recognition, but nobody gives a shit when week two rolls around.
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Weekend Estimates:

1 N Eagle Eye P/DW $29,200,000 - 3,510 - $8,319 $29,200,000 $80 1
2 N Nights in Rodanthe WB $13,570,000 - 2,704 - $5,018 $13,570,000 - 1
3 1 Lakeview Terrace SGem $7,000,000 -53.3% 2,467 +3 $2,837 $25,700,000 $20 2
4 N Fireproof Gold. $6,514,000 - 839 - $7,764 $6,514,000 $0.5000 1
5 2 Burn After Reading Focus $6,169,000 -44.1% 2,649 -8 $2,329 $45,540,000 $37 3
6 4 Igor MGM/W $5,500,000 -29.5% 2,341 +2 $2,349 $14,339,000 $30 2
7 5 Righteous Kill Over. $3,803,000 -48.8% 3,011 -141 $1,263 $34,805,000 $60 3
8 3 My Best Friend's Girl LGF $3,800,000 -54.0% 2,636 +32 $1,442 $14,529,000 $20 2
9 N Miracle at St. Anna BV $3,501,000 - 1,185 - $2,954 $3,501,000 $45 1
10 6 Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys LGF $3,160,000 -56.5% 1,604 -466 $1,970 $32,796,000 - 3
11 8 Ghost Town P/DW $2,948,000 -41.2% 1,512 +7 $1,950 $9,239,000 $20 2
12 7 The Women (2008) PicH $2,653,000 -51.0% 2,642 -353 $1,004 $24,079,000 $16 3

13 9 The Dark Knight WB $1,655,000 -43.2% 1,406 -499 $1,177 $524,465,000 $185 11
14 N Choke FoxS $1,335,000 - 435 - $3,069 $1,335,000 - 1
15 10 The House Bunny Sony $1,225,000 -54.0% 1,918 -757 $639 $47,336,000 $25 6

25 N The Lucky Ones LGF $208,000 - 425 - $489 $208,000 - 1
28 28 Appaloosa WB (NL) $145,000 -41.7% 14 - $10,357 $479,000 - 2

Sort of surprised The Lucky Ones tanked that badly given that it had a few name actors in it. I'm sure the lousy reviews didn't help.

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Old 09-29-08, 11:54 AM
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Nice to see Appaloosa still pulling in good numbers. TDK finally exits the top 10. No one saw that run coming.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
So was the "Obama loss = Spike Lee nut kick" comment, but that doesn't earn a comment from you?
I didn't see it. I'd hope the mods would do a better job of weeding out ignorant comments on sensitive issues such as race/religion.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Express doesn't open for a few more weeks.

I think a lot of parents will stay away from Beverly Hills Chihuahua despite what their children may want.

I don't think anybody will be going to see How To Lose Friends as Simon Pegg is NOT a box office draw.

It also doesn't help that An American Carol, Blindness and and Flash of Genius are all opening wide too.

Nick and Norah will be #1 with Eagle Eye as #2. Everybody else will do mediocre.

that's very true, I don't get it, him without Nick Frost is like spaghetti without tomato sauce.
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Who gives a shit if Fireproof bombs second week. With a budget under 1mil, they made out great!
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I wonder, do you think fox will let Choke go wide next week making a little under a million point five on 425 screens?
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I doubt it. It made about as much as Miracle at St. Anna over the weekend (if we go by PTA's) and that is not good at all. Espescially considering Chock is about half as long as St. Anna and they are able get in quite a few more showtimes per day at each location.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
I am very excited I get to see Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist this Tuesday it looks like fun. But I am pretty happy to see Spike Lee's new movie bomb, maybe if he would shut his mouth and stop trashing other people's movies people might actually go see his flicks.
And that's what made people vote in Bush a 2nd term and what will cost Obama the Presidentcy. Too many Hollywood celebs bad mouthing like they are smarter than everybody else is a big turn off.
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Conservatives only vote to piss off Hollywood celebs?
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
And that's what made people vote in Bush a 2nd term and what will cost Obama the Presidentcy. Too many Hollywood celebs bad mouthing like they are smarter than everybody else is a big turn off.
Same with people on the internet!

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