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Old 08-22-09, 02:39 PM
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Box Office talk 8.21-8.23, Weinsteins might be saved edition


weekend predictions/estimates
1 Inglourious Basterds $34,000,000 -- 3,165 -- $10,742 $34,000,000 1 The Weinstein Company
2 District 9 $18,000,000 -52% 3,050 +1 $5,902 $72,590,771 2 Sony/ TriStar
3 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra $11,700,000 -48% 3,953 -54 $2,960 $119,730,947 3 Paramount
4 The Time Traveler's Wife $9,500,000 -49% 2,988 0 $3,179 $36,923,249 2 Warner Bros./ New Line
5 Julie & Julia $9,000,000 -25% 2,463 +109 $3,654 $59,288,291 3 Sony/ Columbia
6 Shorts $6,500,000 -- 3,105 -- $2,093 $6,500,000 1 Warner Bros.
7 G-Force $4,500,000 -35% 2,561 -504 $1,757 $107,609,955 5 Disney
8 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $3,400,000 -34% 1,936 -835 $1,756 $290,160,375 6 Warner Bros.
9 Post Grad $2,800,000 -- 1,959 -- $1,429 $2,800,000 1 Fox Searchlight
10 The Ugly Truth $2,700,000 -39% 1,971 -762 $1,370 $82,737,450 5 Sony/ Columbia
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Julie and Julia is doing quite well.
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Good for District 9.
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You may be right. Def the biggest opening of Tarantino's career. Good for him.

Glad to see D9 holding pretty well. It deserves to cross $100m.
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Hooray for Inglourious Basterds. It will probably sink like a stone next weekend but it should still be able to make it to at least $75-$85 million overall which is definitely a success. When was the last time Weinstien Co. had a number 1 movie?

Also glad to see RObert Rodriguez's new kiddie bullshit bomb. IS this his third bomb in a row after Grindhouse and Sharkboy....? Hopefully this will end his hobby of child movies and get back to making violent fun adult moves again. (C'mon sin city 2!!!!)
I have absolutely no idea what the hell Post Grad is. DIDnt even know that was something that existed.

G.I. JOE should make it to $150 million domestically which is most likely gonna ensure a sequel.

Julie and Julia is holding up very very well. So is Harry POtter. Wonder if that will hit $300 Million?
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Great for Tarantino and District 9. I'd be very happy if those numbers are correct.
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well bom has Basterds making 14 and change on friday alone (which also would count for the midnight screenings) which explain why the estimate is only 34 instead of higher
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I'm hoping good word-of-mouth will boost BASTERDS. I've been doing my part. I think a lot of the potential grown-up audience for it may have been put off by the emphasis on violence in some of the trailers, but there really isn't that much of it. (There are very few action scenes in it at all.) It definitely has appeal to adults wanting a well-thought-out film with intelligent dialogue and strong characters. When the word gets out, people will go.
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I'm hoping good word-of-mouth will boost BASTERDS. I've been doing my part. I think a lot of the potential grown-up audience for it may have been put off by the emphasis on violence in some of the trailers, but there really isn't that much of it. (There are very few action scenes in it at all.) It definitely has appeal to adults wanting a well-thought-out film with intelligent dialogue and strong characters. When the word gets out, people will go.
not too sure about that ... I saw a matinee show today (3:45) and it was packed with the average age in the room having to be over 60 yrs old

yes I had to check to make sure I didn't accidentally walk into Julia and Julia
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I'm still trying to see it this weekend but I've been too lazy and don't feel like fighting teenagers just to crawl my way in to theater itself.

I really can't wait. I'm shocked to see it do $34m - I didn't see that coming.
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With $3.4 Million Half Blood Prince just crosses $290 Million domestically. For it to hit $300 Mill it'll have to crawl across the finish line on fumes.
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BOM

1 Inglourious Basterds Wein. $37,602,000
2 District 9 TriS $18,900,000
3 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Par. $12,500,000
4 The Time Traveler's Wife WB (NL) $10,025,000
5 Julie & Julia Sony $9,000,000
6 Shorts WB $6,600,000 -
7 G-Force BV $4,205,000
8 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince WB $3,515,000
9 The Ugly Truth Sony $2,850,000
10 Post Grad Fox $2,800,000
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Great news for IB and District 9.
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Not too bad for D9 a less than 50% drop. Me and some buddies and doing a double feature on Tues seeing both District 9 and IB in the same night.
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$37 million for IB! That's fantastic.
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Remember, Basterds isn't 100% Weinstein.

So we have to wait for H2 to tank to find out their fate
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Glad to see IB did well. Hopefully QT will won't take as big a break between this one and his next project as he did with Jackie Brown and Kill Bill.
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With $3.4 Million Half Blood Prince just crosses $290 Million domestically. For it to hit $300 Mill it'll have to crawl across the finish line on fumes.
Order of the Phoenix had $275M at this point in its run (making a bit more for the 6th weekend at $3.65M) and ended up with $292M in the end, so $10M should be reachable. It is still playing on well over 1000 screens and hasn't even hit dollar theaters yet (which is usually the last $3-5 million for a big movie like this).
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Remember, Basterds isn't 100% Weinstein.

So we have to wait for H2 to tank to find out their fate
Basterds was a 50/50 production with Universal IIRC... so Weinstein takes all domestic sales and Uni all international sales.

I think Weinstein also sold all DVD/BD rights to Universal as well (as they're REALLY strapped for cash apparently), so the US box office is what they're banking on 100%. Basterds cost $70M to make so if you consider that Weinsteins are responsible for half of that, they've already made their money back.

And I was hoping Weinstein would die so that someone would release Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair on DVD/BD. Damn. LOL.

I dunno... I didn't see Halloween Remake #1 but the trailer for H2 looks pretty positive. I think it might get creamed by The Final Destination 3D however (what idiot put both of those on the same weekend?!)

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Halloween was awful, and I'm someone who liked The Devil's Rejects.
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^ Same here. On top of that H2 has one of the most drawn out, ridiculously boring, suspenseless trailers I've seen in sometime.
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I guess 'Ponyo' isn't doing very well.
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I guess 'Ponyo' isn't doing very well.
11 6 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard ParV $2,650,000 -53.0% 1,849 +11 $1,433 $11,187,000 $10 2
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^ Same here. On top of that H2 has one of the most drawn out, ridiculously boring, suspenseless trailers I've seen in sometime.
I simply CANNOT BELIEVE that Zombie stooped to such unoriginal lows as to do the "slasher guy suddenly appears in the reflection of the medicine cabinet as it closes" bit (as shown in the trailer). Usually such idiocy is reserved for some swill along the lines of a direct-to-video "I Know What You Did Last Summer" sequel.

I'm not the biggest RZ-as-director fan, but I really thought he was above this.
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G.I. Joe is up to $120.5 mil in the US. I think it'll get close to $150 mil, but not sure it can surpass that. With kids going back to school soon, it may end up closer to $140m.
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