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Old 10-04-08, 12:01 PM
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Weekend Box Office Thread - Oct 3rd - 5th, 2008 - Chihuahua #1, Alienate alienates

Friday Estimates:

1 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 7.970 - NEW 3215 2,479 7.970
2 Eagle Eye 5.450 253% -44% 3516 1,550 42.355
3 Nick and Norah's 4.385 - NEW 2421 1,811 4.385
4 Nights in Rodanthe 2.410 160% -49% 2702 892 20.130
5 Appaloosa 1.600 - - 1045 1,531 2.155
6 Lakeview Terrace 1.350 220% -36% 2574 524 28.990
7 Fireproof 1.265 235% -45% 852 1,485 9.656
8 Burn After Reading 1.225 204% -23% 2397 511 48.783
9 An American Carol 1.215 - NEW 1639 741 1.215
10 Religulous 1.110 - NEW 502 2,211 1.129
11 Blindness 0.735 - NEW 1690 435 0.735
12 Flash of Genius 0.720 - NEW 1098 656 0.720
- How to Lose Friends... 0.470 - NEW 1750 269 0.470
- Rachel Getting Married 0.077 - NEW 8 9,625 77,000

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for Chihuahua doing gangbusters and Nick and Norah not doing what some were expecting.

for An American Carol making the same amount as Religulous on TRIPLE the screens.
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for the weekend. Lotsa crap up there, aside from Appaloosa. I'm curious to see Religulous, but I'll wait for DVD.
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too bad for Simon! that is bloody dreadful.
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Congrats to Maher and everyone for Religuous which is doing pretty decent. I cant wait to see it. Also happy to see An American Carol do pretty shitty and worse than Miracle at St. Anna. I would have been devastated and disgusted if more Americans found a reason to journey to see an American Carol but couldnt find a reason to watch Miracle at St. Anna.
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I am pretty surprised that Blindness is doing so poorly.
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I am pretty surprised that Blindness is doing so poorly.
it got shit reviews, and prob dont know who the director is (cause ads are hyping him
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Congrats to Maher and everyone for Religuous which is doing pretty decent. I cant wait to see it. Also happy to see An American Carol do pretty shitty and worse than Miracle at St. Anna. I would have been devastated and disgusted if more Americans found a reason to journey to see an American Carol but couldnt find a reason to watch Miracle at St. Anna.
Hmmm, how about saving us all the time and effort by saying..."I'm one of those bitter bastards, just like the director of American Carol portrayed in his movie".

There you go...feel better?
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Hmmm, how about saving us all the time and effort by saying..."I'm one of those bitter bastards, just like the director of American Carol portrayed in his movie".

There you go...feel better?
The reason I actually wouldn't see An American Carol is I have an IQ in the triple digits and I don't feel like getting insulted for 90 minutes straight. David Zucker hasn't made a decent film in decades and I don't want to see him try to preach some awful pro-Conservative propaganda down my throat.

To be truthfully honest, I'd rather be buttfucked by Ann Coulter than have to sit through more than 20 minutes of An American Carol.
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The reason I actually wouldn't see An American Carol is I have an IQ in the triple digits and I don't feel like getting insulted for 90 minutes straight.
That's why I wouldn't see Religulous.
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That's why I wouldn't see Religulous.
It's funny, cause at least Religulous causes debate. An American Carol just insults anyone who is not pro-Republican.
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What if I'm a Christian democrat? Beverly Hills Chihuahua, it is then!
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I'm going to see Appaloosa tomorrow...
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Poor Simon Pegg, I hope this shows him he needs to pick his roles better. That movie looks like absolute garbage.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
It's funny, cause at least Religulous causes debate. An American Carol just insults anyone who is not pro-Republican.
Did you feel the same about the movie SAVED?
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That's a shame about How to Lose Friends... I just saw it today and thought it was great.
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Religulous isn't going wider is it?
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Religulous isn't going wider is it?
Considering how well it did this weekend, I wouldn't be surprised if they expand it a good bit next weekend.
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it got shit reviews, and prob dont know who the director is (cause ads are hyping him
ever seen CITY OF GOD?
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Originally Posted by Falc04 View Post
Hmmm, how about saving us all the time and effort by saying..."I'm one of those bitter bastards, just like the director of American Carol portrayed in his movie".

There you go...feel better?
I dont even understand...What movie is Zucker in?
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Weekend Estimates:

1 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 29.000 3 NEW 3215 9,020 29.000
2 Eagle Eye 17.700 10 -39% 3516 5,034 54.605
3 Nick and Norah's 12.000 3 NEW 2421 4,957 12.000
4 Nights in Rodanthe 7.360 10 -45% 2702 2,724 25.080
5 Appaloosa 5.010 17 >999 1045 4,794 5.600
6 Lakeview Terrace 4.500 17 -35% 2574 1,748 32.140
7 Burn After Reading 4.080 24 -34% 2397 1,702 51.638
8 Fireproof 4.070 10 -40% 852 4,777 12.461
9 An American Carol 3.810 3 NEW 1639 2,325 3.810
10 Religulous 3.500 3 NEW 502 6,972 3.500

Pretty Ho-Humm, you know it's bad when Chihuahua is #1 and Eagle Eye has such a soft drop.

I added an extra $8 to Burn After Reading this night (saw it for a second time at our local drafthouse, it makes so much more sense with beer).

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I'm surprised Eagle Eye didn't drop more with what seems like bad word of mouth.
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Glad to see an R rated western doing well.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
ever seen CITY OF GOD?
No one outside this forum has seen it. I think he's proving himself to be a one trick pony.
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No one outside this forum has seen it. I think he's proving himself to be a one trick pony.
The Constant Gardner was very good as well. I'm not even gong think of writing him off after one poor movie (I actually haven't seen it, but given general reaction I think poor is a fair adjective).

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