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Old 09-28-08, 12:54 AM
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Weekend Boxoffice 9/26-9/28 Eagle Eye #1

Rank* Title
(Click to view chart) Friday
9/26
(Estimates) Saturday
9/27 Sunday
9/28 Monday
9/29
1 EAGLE EYE
Paramount (DreamWorks)
3,510 $9,700,000

-- / $2,764
$9,800,000 / 1

2 NIGHTS IN RODANTHE
Warner Bros.

2,704 $4,800,000

-- / $1,775
$4,800,000 / 1

3 FIREPROOF
Samuel Goldwyn

839 $2,258,000

-- / $2,691
$2,300,000 / 1

4 LAKEVIEW TERRACE
Sony / Screen Gems

2,467 $2,025,000

+153.7% / $821
$20,726,000 / 8

5 BURN AFTER READING
Focus Features

2,649 $1,625,000

+118.8% / $613
$40,996,000 / 15

6 MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL
Lionsgate

2,636 $1,250,000

+124.4% / $474
$11,979,000 / 8

7 IGOR
MGM (Weinstein)

2,341 $1,200,000

+396.1% / $513
$10,039,000 / 8

8 RIGHTEOUS KILL
Overture Films

3,011 $1,015,000

+79.7% / $337
$32,017,000 / 15

9 MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA
Buena Vista

1,185 $985,000

-- / $831
$985,000 / 1

10 THE WOMEN (2008)
Picturehouse

2,642 $825,000

+65.9% / $312
$22,251,000 / 15

11 TYLER PERRY'S THE FAMILY THAT PREYS
Lionsgate

1,604 $820,000

+150.6% / $511
$30,456,000 / 15

12 GHOST TOWN
Paramount (DreamWorks)

1,512 $760,000

+158.3% / $503
$7,051,000 / 8

13 CHOKE
Fox Searchlight

434 $460,000

-- / $1,060
$460,000 / 1
N/A
N/A
N/A
14 THE DARK KNIGHT
Warner Bros.

1,406 $440,000

+85.5% / $313
$523,250,000 / 71

15 THE HOUSE BUNNY
Sony / Columbia

1,918 $375,000

+184.6% / $196
$46,486,000 / 36

16 TROPIC THUNDER
Paramount (DreamWorks)

1,354 $325,000

+69% / $240
$107,909,000 / 45

- THE DUCHESS
Paramount Vantage

55 $120,000

+553.1% / $2,182
$387,000 / 8
- THE LUCKY ONES
Lionsgate

425 $50,000

-- / $118
$50,000 / 1

- APPALOOSA
Warner Bros. (New Line)

14 $30,000

+53.2% / $2,143
$364,000 / 8
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Dark Knight from #9 - #14? Did it take that much of a hit this week?
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I've never seen one ad nor have I heard of "Fireproof"
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs View Post
I've never seen one ad nor have I heard of "Fireproof"
It's being marketed to Kirk Cameron's Christian following mostly, but he also turned up on Dr. Phil, of all shows, promoting it this week. Pretty amazing it did so well considering it looks absolutely ridiculous.
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I never heard of it either, so I just looked up the trailer

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Old 09-28-08, 09:21 AM
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Now, if Fireproof starred Kirk Lazarus and not the roving Christian douche from Growing Pains, THEN we'd be talking.
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Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
I never heard of it either, so I just looked up the trailer
Not knocking the movie but that looks like something one would watch on Lifetime instead of at theaters.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
Dark Knight from #9 - #14? Did it take that much of a hit this week?
Eagle Eye took over its remaining IMAX showings, which accounts for a small spike in decline. That said, there were 5 new movies this weekend, so it dropping from #9 to #14 makes abundant sense.
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I actually thought Eagle Eye would make more based on all the advertising I see for it.
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It absolutely destroys me to see Miracle at St. Anna bomb while that disgusting, amateurish, POS Fireproof becomes a box office hit. Thanks a lot Americans. This is the most disgusted I've been with my country in well...at least a few days.
Yes its true Miracle at St. anna didnt get universally good reviews but I loved it and thought it was a masterpiece. It also got a 28% favorable reviews compared to 25% favorable reviews for Eagle Eye and NIR. Not much of a gap there but still. The eagle Eye trailers did nothing for me. Much like how the CLoverfield trailers never did anything for me. It looked like them trying to get people excited about something when the elements are not really there at all. I'll still rent EE cause of Dawson and Thornton though.
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Haha @ Spike Lee.
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To be honest, if Spike Lee doesn't make another film again, I'm cool with that. He hasn't made a film like Do The Right Thing, well since, Do The Right Thing. The 25th Hour was what, his best film in nearly a decade?

He also owes me my time back for Bamboozled and She Hate Me (amongst others).

The man has been culturally insignificant for a while and his films are a symbol of that.

The reason Fireproof took off the way it did was due to the Christians. Don't fret, the second weekend drop will probably be huge.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
I actually thought Eagle Eye would make more based on all the advertising I see for it.
I thought it opened pretty well. Around $30m in September is pretty damn good, and while the advertising was good, you couldn't really grab much from them, but definitely got some people's interest.

Shia continues to make smart choices (thanks to Spielberg). Whether or not he's the draw is the question. He might be. There's no real reason why Disturbia opened as well as it did. At least I didn't think the advertising was that great.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
To be honest, if Spike Lee doesn't make another film again, I'm cool with that. He hasn't made a film like Do The Right Thing, well since, Do The Right Thing. The 25th Hour was what, his best film in nearly a decade?

He also owes me my time back for Bamboozled and She Hate Me (amongst others).

The man has been culturally insignificant for a while and his films are a symbol of that.
Lee also needs to keep his mouth shut. Most people don't like him because he always comes across like a monumental asshole. And, for what it's worth, I think "The 25th Hour" is not only his best film, but one of my all-time favorites.
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Originally Posted by DVD-ho78(DTS) View Post
Not knocking the movie but that looks like something one would watch on Lifetime instead of at theaters.
Gay-Lifetime
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To be honest, if Spike Lee doesn't make another film again, I'm cool with that. He hasn't made a film like Do The Right Thing, well since, Do The Right Thing. The 25th Hour was what, his best film in nearly a decade?
i enjoyed INSIDE MAN
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Glad to see Eagle Eye bomb. Budget is an estimated 105 million.
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It's the second highest Sept. opening ever, and Box Office Mojo says the estimated budget is $80 million. I wouldn't be so quick to call it a bomb.

Not that I really care, I just had a tab open on BOM when I opened this thread.
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i enjoyed INSIDE MAN
It could've been better without the awful Jodie Foster subplot.
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It's the second highest Sept. opening ever, and Box Office Mojo says the estimated budget is $80 million. I wouldn't be so quick to call it a bomb.

Not that I really care, I just had a tab open on BOM when I opened this thread.
Its the 4th highest Sept opening ever behind Sweet Home Alabama, Rush Hour, and the Exorcism of Emily Rose.

E! online also lists the budget of Eagle Eye at $105 million.

I think its pretty safe to call it a bomb.
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I think its pretty safe to call it a bomb.
I didn't know films with $30 million openings were bombs, especially since there have been three films so far this year to make less money in it's opening weekend and still make over $100 million.

The film still has a solid shot of making $100 million and the only film I actually see making any decent amount of money next week is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
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Yeah, I wouldn't call Eagle Eye a bomb. I expected to open higher, but I doubt it will end up being a big money loser.
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I think Nick and Nora will take away a huge piece of the Shia market (10-17 year old girls). Express, Bevery Hills Chihoweveryouspellit, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People should all open around 10-20 mil so that leaves Eagle Eye to rely on word of mouth. 25% on RT doesn't make me too hopeful.
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Here's the top September openings -

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime.../?mo=09&p=.htm

The poor reviews might hurt it, but looking at the other movies there it could be around 70-80 mil. I can't imagine it will hit 100 though.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki View Post
Express, Bevery Hills Chihoweveryouspellit, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People should all open around 10-20 mil so that leaves Eagle Eye to rely on word of mouth. 25% on RT doesn't make me too hopeful.
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.

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