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Old 11-29-08, 01:10 PM
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Box office Thanksgiving Weekend 11/27-11/30 4 Xmas leads, Twilight/Bolt battle for #2

1 FOUR CHRISTMASES
Warner Bros. (New Line)
3,310 $13,200,000
+47.9% / $3,988
$28,230,000 / 3

2 TWILIGHT
Summit Entertainment
3,425 $11,000,000
+115.7% / $3,212
$104,366,000 / 8

3 BOLT
Buena Vista
3,654 $10,900,000
+152% / $2,983
$51,163,000 / 8

4 QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Sony / Columbia
3,501 $8,200,000
+79.2% / $2,342
$130,756,000 / 15

5 MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
Paramount (DreamWorks)
3,709 $5,750,000
+162.2% / $1,550
$150,572,000 / 22

6 AUSTRALIA
Fox
2,642 $5,735,000
+95.1% / $2,171
$10,935,000 / 3

7 TRANSPORTER 3
Lionsgate
2,626 $4,825,000
+70.8% / $1,837
$10,975,000 / 3

8 ROLE MODELS
Universal
2,195 $2,118,000
+54% / $965
$54,730,000 / 22

9 THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS
Miramax
582 $630,000
+152% / $1,082
$4,100,000 / 22

10 MILK
Focus Features
34 $500,000
+127.3% / $14,706
$990,000 / 3

11 SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Fox Searchlight
49 $485,000
+121.5% / $9,898
$2,681,000 / 17

12 CHANGELING
Universal
1,010 $449,000
+99.6% / $445
$33,092,000 / 36

13 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
Buena Vista
1,385 $425,000
+226.9% / $307
$88,121,000 / 36

14 THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
Fox Searchlight
490 $230,000
+158.4% / $469
$36,321,000 / 43
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There is a LOT of poop in the top 5. 4 movies that look terrible and one (QOS) that sucked. Australia sure as hell is hurting considering FOX spent over $200 million making and marketing this one. I cant wait to see MILK.
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Old 11-29-08, 01:28 PM
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Twilight is having a 60% drop this weekend. Everything else in the top five? (I can't say that honestly, I really do want to see Bolt just because it's 3-D).

I'm getting to catch a sneak preview of Slumdog Millionaire on Tuesday which I'm really excited for and then I'll finally be able to catch Milk next weekend.

Then again, I'm also hoping Vegas is one of the few markets that gets Extreme Movie next weekend as well (yay for Weinsteins dumping their titles theatrically via Third Rail). A sketch comedy film about teen sex can't be awful when written by Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone? Right?
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Old 11-29-08, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Then again, I'm also hoping Vegas is one of the few markets that gets Extreme Movie next weekend as well (yay for Weinsteins dumping their titles theatrically via Third Rail). A sketch comedy film about teen sex can't be awful when written by Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone? Right?
Wow, you know it's a good sign when the movie has this many writers listed on IMDB:

Adam Jay Epstein (written by) &
Andrew Jacobson (written by) and
Will Forte (written by) &
John Solomon (written by) and
Andy Samberg (written by) &
Akiva Schaffer (written by) &
Jorma Taccone (written by) and
Erica Rivinoja (written by) and
Phil Lord (written by) &
Chris Miller (written by)
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A 60% drop for a movie that opened near $70m opening, with good business during the week, that cost next to nothing to make compared to most mainstream films, I'm sure Summit can live with. I didn't think "Twilight" was great, but it was still a fun little movie. I understand that many people left it disappointed (I thought it captured the tone of the book just fine, but it did leave out a lot of the book), so the sequel has to be way better if Summit hopes to make all of the books into films.
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Poor Australia.
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Poor Australia.
They'll always have Crocodile Dundee.
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They'll always have Crocodile Dundee.
No thank you. I'd like to remember them for:

"Picnic at Hanging Rock"
"Breaker Morant"
"My Brilliant Career"
"Mad Max"
"Gallipoli"
"The Man From Snowy River"
"Flirting"
"Proof"
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
There is a LOT of poop in the top 5. 4 movies that look terrible and one (QOS) that sucked. Australia sure as hell is hurting considering FOX spent over $200 million making and marketing this one. I cant wait to see MILK.
What was FOX thinking by dumping $200 million on this?
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What was FOX thinking by dumping $200 million on this?
I still want to know where that money went. Besides a good chunk in advertising. Because I didn't even see what could look like 75M on the screen.
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Wow Fox is having a BANNER year... Only one film has broken through $100m ("Horton Hears A Who") and they've had a string of high-profile, big-budget misfires.

Their top movies for 2008 (so far)

1. Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! $154m
2. What Happens in Vegas $80m
3. Jumper $80m
4. 27 Dresses $77m
5. The Happening $64m
6. Nim's Island $48m
7. Max Payne $40m
8. Meet The Spartans $38m
9. The Secret Life of Bees $36m
10. Mirrors $30m

After that you're inundated with either utter crap, financial failures, or both with Space Chimps, X-Files, Meet Dave, City of Ember, and The Rocker. Wow. How the fuck does Rothman still have a job?
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Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
No thank you. I'd like to remember them for:

"Picnic at Hanging Rock"
"Breaker Morant"
"My Brilliant Career"
"Mad Max"
"Gallipoli"
"The Man From Snowy River"
"Flirting"
"Proof"
"Strictly Ballroom"
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
"Muriel's Wedding"
"Babe"
"Rabbit-Proof Fence"
And of course, The Last Wave.
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What about Yahoo Serious? Young Einstein FTW!
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Old 11-29-08, 04:16 PM
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They'll always have Crocodile Dundee.
Soon we'll all thank Australia for this:
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Cool trailer and I'll certainly watch it so thanks for that but are we allowed to have videos on this site that have tits, ass, and poon in them?
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Nicole Kidman is box office poison.
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Old 11-29-08, 05:02 PM
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Hey luther when is that Movie coming out.
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Originally Posted by William Fuld View Post
Nicole Kidman is box office poison.
I agree, I don't understand her appeal she's not very interesting.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Twilight is having a 60% drop this weekend.
I don't think the weekend drop matters as much if you aren't counting Thursday. It's 10 day total is going to be pretty impressive all things considered.
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Great weekend for everything in the top five.

Milk and Slumdog Millionaire are interesting to watch too.
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I agree, I don't understand her appeal she's not very interesting.
check out her body of work -

Eyes Wide Shut
Moulin Rouge
The Others
The Hours
Dogville
Birth
Cold Mountain
Margot at the Wedding

IMO she is the best actress/leading lady in Hollywood, sure she's been in some flops, but she isn't afraid to take a risk, and will usually succeed, a cross between talent, classic beauty and risk taking
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I didn't realize Fox spent a total of $200 million on Australia. If that's true, all the pressure is on the overseas sales for this to break even.
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Nicole Kidman at least appears in the occasional good movie. She makes better choices than many other actresses out there. For example Reese Witherspoon. that chick fuckin disgusts me. She appears only in shit that appears to have no effort at all put into it only to get her check and go shopping. Ditto for Sandra Bullock.

Kidman has been in some fantastic films like Dogville and Margot at the wedding and some very good (if flawed) ones like Fur, Birth, Cold Mountain, The interpreter and others mentioned. Shes not the Best actress there ever was but at least she chooses interesting projects. The fate of Australia this weekend is worrisome for fans of epics like myself. I didnt think it was that great of a film at all but it certainly had a great trailer and its a shame more people chose to see the standard tired old shit like the other top 5 films this weekend. Will studios still want to take chances an epic (in terms of scope, budget and running time) in the future even though they are almost continually tanking at the box office?
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Wow Fox is having a BANNER year...

2. What Happens in Vegas $80m
I know this did phenomenal BO and is doing well on video as well, since I've seen it on top of rental lists.
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Hey luther when is that Movie coming out.
It has already played at festivals - it was at the Fantastic Fest in Austin this year and I missed it - but Magnolia's new division Magnet Films has picked it up for distribution.
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