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Old 12-28-08, 07:36 AM
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Box Office Weekend (Dec. 26th-28th) -- Dog takes a big bite while Spirit sinks

I'm surprised nobody created a thread for the weekly box office receipts. I did not include the box office receipts for Christmas day.

FRIDAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW Marley & Me (Fox) - $14.06M, $4,042 PTA, $28.56M cume
2. NEW The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount) - $10.2M, $3,414 PTA, $22M cume
3. NEW Bedtime Stories (Disney) - $10.1M, $2,744 PTA, $20.4M cume
4. NEW Valkyrie (MGM/UA) - $8M, $2,951 PTA, $16.4M cume
5. Yes Man (Warner Bros) - $5.5M, $1,602 PTA, $38.72M cume
6. Seven Pounds (Sony) - $4.55M, $1,653 PTA, $29.92M cume
7. NEW The Spirit (Lionsgate) - $3M, $1,196 PTA, $6.8M cume
8. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Fox) - $2.2M, $919 PTA, $57.42M cume
9. Tale of Despereaux (Universal) - $2.14M, $691 PTA, $20.83M cume
10. Four Christmases (Warner Bros) - $2.09M, $833 PTA, $108.67M cume
11. Doubt (Miramax) - $1.47M, $1,160 PTA, $4.55M cume
12. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) - $1.28M, $2,096 PTA $16.18M cume

4-DAY CHRISTMAS WEEKEND ESTIMATES
1. NEW Marley & Me (Fox) - $54.88M, $16,059 PTA, $55.88M cume
2. NEW The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount) - $41.81M, $13,994 PTA, $41.81M cume
3. NEW Bedtime Stories (Disney) - $39.88M, $10,835 PTA, $39.88M cume
4. NEW Valkyrie (MGM/UA) - $30.6M, $11,288 PTA, $30.6M cume
5. Yes Man (Warner Bros) - $21.51M, $6,264 PTA, $48.93M cume
6. Seven Pounds (Sony) - $17.72M, $6,426 PTA, $38.38M cume
7. NEW The Spirit (Lionsgate) - $11.91M, $4,747 PTA, $11.91M cume
8. Tale of Despereaux (Universal) - $8.6M, $2,769 PTA, $25.3M cume
9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Fox) - $8.36M, $3,483 PTA, $61.18M cume
10. Four Christmases (Warner Bros) - $7.91M, $3,155 PTA, $112.3M cume
11. Doubt (Miramax) - $5.92M, $4,676 PTA, $7.61M cume
12. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) - $4.96M, $8,094 PTA $18.56M cume
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/12/26/...eaded-for-54m/
Old 12-28-08, 10:06 AM
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Good for Benjamin Button to beat out Bedtime Stories, even if it needed Marley and Me to do it.
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A lot of movies did better then I thought they would.
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i heard Marley and Me set a record for X-mas day.
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I'm shocked at those Marley and Me numbers. It made nearly 60 mil this weekend.
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Never discount the consumer power of Bored Oprah Housewives.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
I'm shocked at those Marley and Me numbers. It made nearly 60 mil this weekend.
Seriously. The film looks like a DTV.
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Button was SO boring and way to long. Wish I had seen Doubt a second time since it was one of the best films of 2008.
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Wow, bad for the Spirit!
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Good for Marley & Me. Such a great movie.
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Suprirsed Ben Button took in so much given its run time.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Suprirsed Ben Button took in so much given its run time.
Especially since it's in 600 less locations than both Bedtime Stories and Marley and Me ALONG with the fact most theaters have 3 screens devoted to both those films and only 1 or 2 for Benjamin Button.
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
Never discount the consumer power of Bored Oprah Housewives.
This comment almost makes me dismiss your entire work as a reviewer since it's pretty plain you have no idea what you're talking about with this comment.

It's like saying the main reason Max Payne did well because a lot of retirees wanted to see the new movie with Lloyd Bridges's son.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Seriously. The film looks like a DTV.
i don't think it was filmed in digital.
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I really don't get the attraction of Marley & Me. Looks awful. Great for Benjamin Button, though. And I would say Valkyrie did better than I expected it to. Who didn't see The Spirit failing miserably?
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I really don't get the attraction of Marley & Me. Looks awful. Great for Benjamin Button, though. And I would say Valkyrie did better than I expected it to. Who didn't see The Spirit failing miserably?
i don't understand the concept of high profile actors doing movies with animals, especially Aniston...didn't she see "Ed"??
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I think The Spirit would've done better if...

1. Didn't have Samuel L Jackson playing Samuel L Jackson
2. Had a lead actor with a name, even if the name was something like "that guy from Lost"
3. Was rated R and had the entire female cast appear nude in various scenes
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I think The Spirit would've done better if...

1. Didn't have Samuel L Jackson playing Samuel L Jackson
2. Had a lead actor with a name, even if the name was something like "that guy from Lost"
3. Was rated R and had the entire female cast appear nude in various scenes
4. Sin City hadn't been released.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
4. Sin City hadn't been released.
Perhaps... but I think Sin City 2 (if it ever comes out) will make bank.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
This comment almost makes me dismiss your entire work as a reviewer since it's pretty plain you have no idea what you're talking about with this comment.


"C'mere... You're taking this very personal..."

It's like saying the main reason Max Payne did well because a lot of retirees wanted to see the new movie with Lloyd Bridges's son.
I would *NEVER* say that. Max Payne didn't do well at all...

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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Perhaps... but I think Sin City 2 (if it ever comes out) will make bank.
right, but The Spirit just seemed like a rip-off rather than a desired sequel.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i don't think it was filmed in digital.
Direct to Video...that's what Marley and Me looks like (IMO)
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The Spirit did do better than The Punisher:War Zone.
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Originally Posted by JJE-187
The Spirit did do better than The Punisher:War Zone.
Talk about damning with faint praise...
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Good for Tom "I can still open a movie, fuck you" Cruise.

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