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Old 12-19-08, 01:41 PM
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Box Office Weekend (12/19-12-21) - Jim Carrey v. Will Smith v. a big earred mouse

Originally Posted by Entertainment Weekly
The question is a toughie: Would audiences rather see Jim Carrey and his slightly-less-rubbery face resurrect the same comic schtick for Warners' "Yes Man" that made him a star, or watch Will Smith save souls while running through the rain in Sony's spiritual tearjerker "Seven Pounds"?

1. Yes Man - $39M
2. Seven Pounds - $23M
3. The Day The Earth Stood Still - $19M
4. The Tale of Desperaux - $13M
5. Four Christmases = $8M
Any guesses?
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I say:
Seven Pounds = 27.2 Million
Yes Man = 25.4 Million
Desperaux = 5.6 Million
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Your thread is redundant as it mentions Will Smith twice.
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I predict

1. Seven Pounds
2. Desperaux
3. Yes Man
4. Day the Earth Stood Still
5. Four Christmases
Old 12-19-08, 02:25 PM
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My estimates:
$27 - Yes Men
$24 - Seven Pounds
$21 - Desperaux

It's no June 2004 (5 movies making over $20m including 3 new movies and 2 holdovers) but should be a semi successful weekend due to the time of year. Could be very wrong, though.

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Old 12-19-08, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Your thread is redundant as it mentions Will Smith twice.
I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that similarity.
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Looks like we now know:
Box Office: Yes Man with $6.7M Friday and a likely $18.76M; Seven Pounds Headed for $15.63M

Looks like Will Smith's $100 million grossing streak may finally be at an end for this one.
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/12/20/...ded-for-1563m/
EXCLUSIVE STEVE MASON EARLY 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW – Yes Man (Warner Bros) - $18.76M, $5,463 PTA, $18.76M cume
2. NEW – Seven Pounds (Sony) - $15.63M, $5,669 PTA, $15.63M cume
3. NEW – Tale of Despereaux (Universal) - $15.27M, $4,921 PTA, $15.27M cume
4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Fox) - $10.07M, $2,830 PTA, $48.55M cume
5. Four Christmases (Warner Bros) - $9.49M, $2,701 PTA, $101.9M cume
6. Bolt (Disney) -$5.66M, $1,908 PTA, $96.41M cume
7. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) - $4.86M, $8,268 PTA, $13.85M cume
8. Twilight (Summit) - $4.83M, $1,616 PTA, $158.06M cume
9. Milk (Focus) - $2.93M, $8,237 PTA, $11.61M cume
10. Australia (Fox) - $2.59M, $1,172 PTA, $42.21M cume
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Ouch.
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I was expecting a little bigger opening for Yes Man. I'm not too surprised by the Seven Pounds opening.
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Its a shit weekend for movies all together. There's a blizzard and its the busiest travel weekend of the year.
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wow 4 X-mases over $100 mil!
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Its a shit weekend for movies all together. There's a blizzard and its the busiest travel weekend of the year.
no, it's not the busiest travel weekend of the year, but thanks for playing!
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I hate "thanks for playing".
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I hate "get over yourself".
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
I hate "get over yourself".
Calm down.
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1 N Yes Man WB $18,160,000 - 3,434 - $5,288 $18,160,000 - 1
2 N Seven Pounds Sony $16,000,000 - 2,758 - $5,801 $16,000,000 - 1
3 N The Tale of Despereaux Uni. $10,507,000 - 3,104 - $3,385 $10,507,000 - 1
4 1 The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) Fox $10,150,000 -66.7% 3,560 - $2,851 $48,627,000 $80 2
5 2 Four Christmases WB (NL) $7,745,000 -40.8% 3,515 -25 $2,203 $100,154,000 $80 4
6 3 Twilight Sum. $5,227,000 -34.3% 2,991 -658 $1,748 $158,461,000 $37 5
7 4 Bolt BV $4,256,000 -43.0% 2,968 -165 $1,434 $95,009,000 - 5
8 11 Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $3,150,000 +44.8% 589 +420 $5,348 $12,134,000 - 6
9 5 Australia Fox $2,325,000 -44.2% 2,212 -491 $1,051 $41,947,000 $130 4
10 6 Quantum of Solace Sony $2,150,000 -42.1% 1,874 -761 $1,147 $161,300,000 $200 6



... and there was a $52,200 per screen average for The Wrestler. Not bad.
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Look at Twilight, it keeps chugging along.
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^Twilight is only $3 million behind Quantum of Solace despite QoS having been out one week longer. I wouldn't have expected that. It appears that Twilight will overtake Bond, at least in the USA (Bond is doing very well internationally, of course).
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Really SLOW weekend... weather and shopping really took priority I guess - I was surprised when I saw Yes Man yesterday and there were only like 35 people in the theatre...
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Studios can blame the weather all they want, but the fact remains: none of these releases looked all that interesting.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
wow 4 X-mases over $100 mil!
Yeah, how did that happen? Never would've thought that.

NOR would I have thought that a Will Smith movie wouldn't go through the roof. He's one of the very few people that can open a movie. Maybe not anymore?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
NOR would I have thought that a Will Smith movie wouldn't go through the roof. He's one of the very few people that can open a movie. Maybe not anymore?
I'd say the content of the movie, as well as the marketing, limited this from being very big. I don't think this one film is hardly enough to say that Will Smith can't open a movie, considering his last 3 movies probably would have been bombs if it wasn't for him carrying them, especially something like Pursuit of Happyness.
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Originally Posted by BullGooseLoony
Studios can blame the weather all they want, but the fact remains: none of these releases looked all that interesting.
I would argue that none of the releases have looked all that interesting since The Dark Knight came out many months ago. People will always see crappy movies, they won't always see them in a blizzard.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Yeah, how did that happen? Never would've thought that.

NOR would I have thought that a Will Smith movie wouldn't go through the roof. He's one of the very few people that can open a movie. Maybe not anymore?
I think he'll still be able to make 100 million dollar movies but the shroud of mystery about this movie really didn't seem appealing. He's really the only major movie star in Hollywood thats been consistent as long as he gets back to what he's known for action movies he'll do fine.

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