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Old 10-03-09, 01:48 PM
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Weekend Box-Office (10/2-10/4) Zombies ate meatballs

Weekend estimates according to boxoffice.com Looks like "Zombieland" performed better than expected. YES!

1 Zombieland $23,500,000 -- 3,036 -- $7,740 $23,500,000 1 Sony/ Columbia
2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $18,000,000 -28% 2,997 -142 $6,006 $83,692,281 3 Sony/ Columbia
3 Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D $14,200,000 -- 1,745 -- $8,137 $14,200,000 1 Disney
4 Surrogates $7,300,000 -51% 2,951 0 $2,473 $26,343,080 2 Disney
5 The Invention of Lying $7,200,000 -- 1,707 -- $4,218 $7,200,000 1 Warner Bros.
6 Fame $4,800,000 -52% 3,103 +7 $1,547 $16,680,236 2 MGM
7 Whip It $4,700,000 -- 1,720 -- $2,733 $4,700,000 1 Fox Searchlight
8 The Informant! $3,500,000 -47% 2,425 -80 $1,443 $26,280,096 3 Warner Bros.
9 Love Happens $2,750,000 -36% 1,921 +23 $1,431 $18,883,055 3 Universal
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Re: Weekend Box-Office (10/2-10/4) Zombies ate meatballs

Awesome! Still haven't seen it yet, prob going on Sun. I love seeing horror films top the box office, especially when (based on the word-of-mouth) they seem to deserve it.
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Awesome! Still haven't seen it yet, prob going on Sun. I love seeing horror films top the box office, especially when (based on the word-of-mouth) they seem to deserve it.
Oh, it so deserves it. I hope it makes at least 100M at the box-office during it's run.
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wow capitalism isnt even in the top ten and Whip it did pretty poor as well
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Oh, it so deserves it. I hope it makes at least 100M at the box-office during it's run.
The highest-grossing zombie flick is Snyder's DotD with $59m. This looks like it has a shot at topping that.
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Wow! I expected Zombieland to do about $11 mil tops. Absolutely fantastic, saw it last night & loved it. If it does well, they could easily make another one. I would LOVE to see the further adventures of Tallahasee.
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wow. awesome for Zombieland. just goes to show you that if you have good marketing, movies will make money.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
The highest-grossing zombie flick is Snyder's DotD with $59m. This looks like it has a shot at topping that.
It will gross more than 59m
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Re: Weekend Box-Office (10/2-10/4) Zombies ate meatballs

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
wow. awesome for Zombieland. just goes to show you that if you have good marketing, movies will make money.
See also Napoleon Dynamite and Juno for further examples.

However, unlike those turds, Zombieland is actually a lot of fun.
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Re: Weekend Box-Office (10/2-10/4) Zombies ate meatballs

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni1045514/

not sure how accurate, but IMDb has Friday of $9.4 mil with possible weekend @ $24-28 mil. Either way, that is awesome and the movie totally deserves it and would love to see another.
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Wow. http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/fr...rmal-activity/

This doesn't happen that often, so I don't blame Paramount for crowing about its freakishly good numbers for Paranormal Activity, which will do $500K this weekend on 33 screens playing ONLY after midnight. That's a $15K screen average for midnight business. Yikes! It did $150K Thursday and took in another $200K on Friday after selling out every theater. The pic was originally acquired by Paramount bigwig Adam Goodman back when he was at DreamWorks to remake it. (The hype is that Steven Spielberg was so freaked out when he first saw it that he returned it to DreamWorks in a garbage bag...) Then Paramount had a preview, and the movie played well, so the studio was looking for an approach to release it. What began as a heavy screening plan and college outreach to get fans to make it their own morphed last week into a release in 12 college towns doing only midnight shows. Some $80K business later, Paramount added 21 midnight screens this week, including LA's ArcLight (which sold out its 15 midnight shows for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined). "It's a little movie that's scaring peoples brains out," a studio exec emailed me. Plus, it's got 93% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. I gotta say, that TV ad campaign is effective, too. Next week, Paranormal Activity will expand to somewhere around 100 screens playing full day schedules. It will be interesting to see how big the overall fan base is after the college Facebook Twitter folks have really embraced this film and made it their own.
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Not that surprised by Zombieland's take. I've seen more ads for that movie than any other film in recent memory. Not just in theaters, but on tv, the web, and in print as well. What was the advertising budget for this thing?
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Glad to see Zombieland do so well. The movie is a blast and deserves it.
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wow capitalism isnt even in the top ten
It was number 7 for yesterday and had the 3rd highest PTA in the top 10 thank you very much!!!!!!
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Could chris actually be Michael Moore posting in disguise?
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Re: Weekend Box-Office (10/2-10/4) Zombies ate meatballs

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It was number 7 for yesterday and had the 3rd highest PTA in the top 10 thank you very much!!!!!!
well it does have his reasons for a good movie lol. its over 2 hours and rated R (although i heard its mainly for a few f bombs)
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I saw Zombieland this weekend and thought it was terrific fun. SO I am glad to see it do well. I would def, be up for more adventures in Zombieland if Woody is back.
And Me, my girlfriend, and maybe my mom will be seeing Capitalism next weekend and I am very excited to see that one. Looks great.
Oh it and saddens me people are paying for some silly Toy Story shit but at least Disney is putting em out in a double feature so its not a total ripoff.
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Oh it and saddens me people are paying for some silly Toy Story shit but at least Disney is putting em out in a double feature so its not a total ripoff.

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Could chris actually be Michael Moore posting in disguise?
For the sake of his fellow NEWBIE NUDES I hope not.
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Oh it and saddens me people are paying for some silly Toy Story shit but at least Disney is putting em out in a double feature so its not a total ripoff.
heaven forbid, parents take their kids to a movie they might enjoy. jesus christ, i hope you never procreate.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I saw Zombieland this weekend and thought it was terrific fun. SO I am glad to see it do well.
Can I get a Zack Morris time out?

chris_sc77 complementing a movie that runs less than two hours.



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Zombieland was a blast. Unfortunately at my theater they didn't show the end credits. Still, it was great seeing Mickey Knox, Jesse "Please don't call me Michael Cera" Eisenberg, Emma "Yeah I Know I'm Superbad" Stone, and Little Miss Sunshine all gung-ho.

All we needed was an appearance by Reginald Vel Johnson also searching for Twinkies.
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Glad to see Zombieland do so well. The movie is a blast and deserves it.
Agreed on all counts.
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I was glad to see WHIP IT bomb.
I'm sick of Drew Barrymore and the dorks she dates.
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I was glad to see WHIP IT bomb.
I'm sick of Drew Barrymore and the dorks she dates.
Geez, schadenfreude much?
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