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Old 10-11-08, 09:37 AM
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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE Discussion Thread (10/10-10/12) 2 Close to Call + Ember bombs

Here are the early numbers for yesterday. I gotta say these numbers are pretty surprising. Which of these top 3 films will end up coming out ahead this weekend. It could very well be the Chihuahua AGAIN. Body of Lies is probably going to be looked at as a big disappointment considering the very pricey talent involved and not it only looks like it will end up with less than $45 million total U.S. box office. Ember is yet ANOTHER in A LONG string of pricey major flops from Fox studios. Whoever markets films over there should be strung up and tortured for how much money they have lost the studio they work for. :
1. NEW – Quarantine (Sony) - $4.9M, $1,991 PTA, $4.9M cume
2. NEW – Body of Lies (Warner Bros) - $4.85M, $1,790 PTA, $4.85M cume
3. Beverly Hills Chihauhau (Disney) - $4.5M, $1,398 PTA, $39.53M cume
4. Eagle Eye (Dreamworks/Paramount) - $2.85M, $789 PTA, $62.34M cume
5. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Sony) - $2.2M, $909 PTA, $16.5M cume
6. NEW – The Express (Universal) - $1.8M, $641 PTA, $1.8M cume
7. Nights in Rodanthe (Warner Bros) - $1.25M, $486 PTA, $29M cume
8. The Duchess (Paramount Vantage) - $1.1M, $911 PTA, $3.39M cume
9. NEW – City of Ember (Fox) - $1M, $495 PTA, $1M cume
10. Apaloosa (Warner Bros) - $950,000, $736PTA, $8.49M
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Old 10-11-08, 09:40 AM
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I'm going to go with Beverly Hills. I think it'll have a bigger Saturday than the top 2. Don't most horror movies do better on a Friday night?
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What is City of Ember? Never saw a commercial or trailer.
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What is City of Ember? Never saw a commercial or trailer.
Kids movie with Bill Murray. Thread here.
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Damn thats really bad for City of Ember. Marketing was shit though I haven't seen any commercials or previews for it.
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I might go catch a matinee of Quarantine this week. I liked [rec] so I wanted to see this version to compare the two, even though I'm sure the original is better.
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Not a very exciting top ten either. Probably one of the worst we've seen in a while.

I've already seen Nick and Norah and the only movie that peaks my interest on that list is Apaloosa.

I would've thought Religulous would've still been on the top ten, but it seems Lionsgate only expanded it by a few screens, which is not surprising considering upper management at Lionsgate has gone retarded.

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I went to see Nick and Norah again, enjoyed it just as much a second time.
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1 1 Beverly Hills Chihuahua BV $17,511,000 -40.2% 3,218 +3 $5,442 $52,541,000 - 2
2 N Quarantine SGem $14,200,000 - 2,461 - $5,770 $14,200,000 $12 1
3 N Body of Lies WB $13,120,000 - 2,710 - $4,841 $13,120,000 $70 1
4 2 Eagle Eye P/DW $11,015,000 -37.8% 3,614 +98 $3,048 $70,551,000 $80 3
5 3 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Sony $6,500,000 -42.5% 2,421 - $2,685 $20,810,000 $10 2
6 N The Express Uni. $4,731,000 - 2,808 +2,061 $1,685 $4,731,000 $40 1
7 4 Nights in Rodanthe WB $4,610,000 -37.4% 2,575 -127 $1,790 $32,366,000 - 3
8 5 Appaloosa WB (NL) $3,340,000 -33.9% 1,290 +245 $2,589 $10,886,000 $20 4
9 20 The Duchess ParV $3,322,000 +271.6% 1,207 +1,080 $2,752 $5,620,000 - 4
10 N City of Ember Fox $3,200,000 - 2,022 - $1,583 $3,200,000 $38 1
11 8 Fireproof Gold. $3,189,000 -20.0% 875 +23 $3,645 $16,924,000 $0.5 3
12 6 Lakeview Terrace SGem $2,650,000 -41.9% 2,218 -356 $1,195 $36,197,000 $20 4
13 10 Religulous LGF $2,200,000 -35.5% 568 +66 $3,873 $6,702,000 $2.5 2
14 7 Burn After Reading Focus $2,174,000 -47.2% 1,406 -991 $1,546 $55,255,000 $37 5
15 9 An American Carol Viv. $1,505,000 -58.8% 1,621 -18 $928 $6,081,000 $20 2
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Poor City

And WTF to Chihuahua. Looks like we'll be getting sequels to that for the next few years now.
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I remember seeing a trailer a long time ago for city of Ember and it felt like it was going to a big summer or fall movie, but it feels like they just threw it out there with little to no advertising. I didnt realize this movie came out unitl I seen a review for it in our paper
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I hope next time Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe decide they want to do a movie together they read the script first. The Quick and the Dead was good though.
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Is it just me or is the current crop of fall movies getting really awful reviews? If Body of Lies, Flash of Genius, etc. were getting better reviews, I know I'd be going. Not that great reviews means a movie will be a smash, but there hasn't been anything truly "great" in theatres since The Dark Knight (if you go by one measure: starred wide releases at Metacritic).

And I foresee the same thing with W (although I want to see it) and a few other upcoming films.
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And I foresee the same thing with W (although I want to see it) and a few other upcoming films.
I have no desire to see W, because its Hollywood's last chance to trash Bush and the Republican party before election day.
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So, since you base your political movie interest solely on the party the movie makes fun of, you went to see Primary Colors and An American Carol on opening day, I presume?
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Primary Colors kicks ass, really underrated movie IMO.
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At this point I'm glad to see anything Fox puts out completely tank. It's as though they've just totally given up on even trying to be successful at this point. News flash, guys: next summer's Wolverine won't fix all of your financial woes. Try putting some effort into your other projects, too.
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I remember seeing a trailer a long time ago for city of Ember and it felt like it was going to a big summer or fall movie, but it feels like they just threw it out there with little to no advertising. I didnt realize this movie came out unitl I seen a review for it in our paper
Yeah, City of Ember just sort of got dropped into October with little rhyme or reason. Perhaps the advertising should have went something like this:

Produced by the star of The Da Vinci Code


Granted that movie was atrocious, the inclusion of The Da Vinici Code may have increased the B.O. take.


As for the above comment about FOX, the only wing of FOX that has succeeded of late is FOX Searchlight and their distribution of movies like Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Napoleon Dynamite, 28 Days Later, and probably to included with that list, Oscar hopefuls Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler.
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Just when I think moviegoers finally got a brain by rejecting films like THE LOVE GURU and MEET DAVE this summer, talking dogs reign the box office for two weeks straight.
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Is it just me or is the current crop of fall movies getting really awful reviews? ...
Seems that way, but there are a few out there that have gotten nothing but raves. One that comes to mind is "Rachel Getting Married", by Jonathan Demme.
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Is it just me or is the current crop of fall movies getting really awful reviews? If Body of Lies, Flash of Genius, etc. were getting better reviews, I know I'd be going. Not that great reviews means a movie will be a smash, but there hasn't been anything truly "great" in theatres since The Dark Knight (if you go by one measure: starred wide releases at Metacritic).

And I foresee the same thing with W (although I want to see it) and a few other upcoming films.
Yep, it's the middle of October and there's still no Oscar buzz for Best Picture. I foresee The Dark Knight winning Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography and other awards I'm not too familiar with.

Doesn't look like Changeling is the next Million Dollar Baby.
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^Come on We still have Austrailia, Milk, Crossing Over, The Road, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. All of which I think will be up for multiple nominations.
Also more than likely up for multiple Oscar noms will possibly be: The Soloist, Frost/Nixon, Seven Pounds, The Reader, Shanghai , and The Wrestler.

My October predictions for Best Picture Nominees:
Australia
Crossing Over
The Dark Knight (possibly)
Doubt
Milk
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