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Old 10-17-09, 01:56 PM
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Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepdad

Friday's Numbers:

I'm curious how Where The Wild Things Are will hold up. I know a lot of people that absolutely loved it, but the general masses are pretty split on it. Next weekend should be interesting. Good numbers for Law Abiding and the low budget Paranormal Activity. Couples Retreat is holding surprisingly strong for a movie so heavily maligned by critics.


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10/16

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10/17
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10/18
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1WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Warner Bros.

3,735
$11,940,000

-- / $3,197
<nobr>$11,940,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
2LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
Overture Films

2,889
$7,700,000

-- / $2,665
<nobr>$7,700,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
3PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
Paramount

760
$6,653,000

+527% / $8,754
<nobr>$20,207,000 / 22</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
4COUPLES RETREAT
Universal

3,009
$5,822,000

+160.4% / $1,935
<nobr>$51,212,000 / 8</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
5THE STEPFATHER (2009)
Sony / Screen Gems

2,734
$4,300,000

-- / $1,573
<nobr>$4,300,000 / 1</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
6ZOMBIELAND
Sony / Columbia

3,171
$2,400,000

+111.3% / $757
<nobr>$55,423,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
7CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Sony / Columbia

3,037
$2,100,000

+195.3% / $691
<nobr>$102,284,000 / 29</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
8TOY STORY / TOY STORY 2 (3D)
Buena Vista

1,467
$825,000

+53.5% / $562
<nobr>$26,363,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
9THE INVENTION OF LYING
Warner Bros.

1,624
$605,000

+120.5% / $373
<nobr>$14,195,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
10SURROGATES
Buena Vista

2,326
$585,000

+65.1% / $252
<nobr>$34,995,000 / 22</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
11WHIP IT
Fox Searchlight

1,482
$475,000

+119.1% / $321
<nobr>$10,328,000 / 15</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
12CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
Overture Films

991
$410,000

+76.1% / $414
<nobr>$10,577,000 / 24</nobr>

N/A

N/A

N/A
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Last edited by RichC2; 10-17-09 at 02:00 PM.
Old 10-17-09, 02:03 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Good News thanks for the BO report "Where The Wild Things Are" numbers are very nice for Spike movie is that his best opening?
Old 10-17-09, 02:07 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by cranberries fan View Post
Good News thanks for the BO report "Where The Wild Things Are" numbers are very nice for Spike movie is that his best opening?
Easily. Adaptation. and Being John Malkovich, at their peaks, only grossed $2m on a single weekend, with total domestic grosses of $22.5m a piece.

That said, this film also has about 8x the budget of BJM and about 5x that of Adaptation.

He got to do something I'm sure a lot of directors strived for: make a $100m arthouse flick. Depending on how it is ultimately received, though, may decide his future projects. Oddly enough, his name and style are so well known amongst critics and, apparently, hollywood from his first two films that it may not have as big an impact as it would on other directors (a recently discussed topic).

I'd like to see him and ex-wife Sofia Coppola work on something together but yeah, the ex-wife part sort of kills that.

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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

I didn't think LAC would be doing so well. Glad to see PA hanging onto #3. I'm sure it would have done even better if it were on at least 1000 screens. No surprise for Stepfather. Looked like more generic crap.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Great for Paranormal Activity. I hope Where The Wild Things Are meets or beats WB's expectations for the pic, as it's great.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Boxoffice.com's weekend estimates based on Friday's numbers:

Wide (1000+)
1 Where the Wild Things Are $36,000,000 -- 3,735 -- $9,639 $36,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
2 Law Abiding Citizen $20,500,000 -- 2,889 -- $7,096 $20,500,000 1 Overture
3 Couples Retreat $18,700,000 -45% 3,009 +9 $6,215 $64,090,345 2 Universal
4 The Stepfather $10,500,000 -- 2,734 -- $3,841 $10,500,000 1 Screen Gems
5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $8,200,000 -29% 3,037 +45 $2,700 $108,383,774 5 Sony/ Columbia
6 Zombieland $7,800,000 -XX% 3,171 +133 $374 $60,823,378 3 Sony/ Columbia
7 Toy Story/ Toy Story 2 in 3D $3,200,000 -- 1,467 -285 $2,181 $28,738,098 3 Disney
8 Surrogates $2,200,000 -59% 2,326 -666 $946 $36,610,335 4 Disney
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

I didn't realize Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs had passed $100 million.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Damn. Paranormal Activity must be packing theaters to the max to get the numbers it is on so few screens.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
Boxoffice.com's weekend estimates based on Friday's numbers:

Wide (1000+)
1 Where the Wild Things Are $36,000,000 -- 3,735 -- $9,639 $36,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
2 Law Abiding Citizen $20,500,000 -- 2,889 -- $7,096 $20,500,000 1 Overture
3 Couples Retreat $18,700,000 -45% 3,009 +9 $6,215 $64,090,345 2 Universal
4 The Stepfather $10,500,000 -- 2,734 -- $3,841 $10,500,000 1 Screen Gems
5 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $8,200,000 -29% 3,037 +45 $2,700 $108,383,774 5 Sony/ Columbia
6 Zombieland $7,800,000 -XX% 3,171 +133 $374 $60,823,378 3 Sony/ Columbia
7 Toy Story/ Toy Story 2 in 3D $3,200,000 -- 1,467 -285 $2,181 $28,738,098 3 Disney
8 Surrogates $2,200,000 -59% 2,326 -666 $946 $36,610,335 4 Disney
Where's Paranormal Activity?
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Where's Paranormal Activity?
That list only includes movies on 1,000+ screens. Boxoffice.com estimates PA's weekend take at $18.5 million.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Where's Paranormal Activity?
It's busy having less than 1000 screens.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Damn. Paranormal Activity must be packing theaters to the max to get the numbers it is on so few screens.
didn't Borat make like 28 or 29 mil on like 900 screens opening weekend?
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

I thought it had a wide release this weekend?
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
didn't Borat make like 28 or 29 mil on like 900 screens opening weekend?
$26 million in 837 locations during weekend numero uno.

$28 million in 2,566 locations during weekend numero dos.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Weekend Estimates:

1 N Where the Wild Things Are WB $32,470,000 - 3,735 - $8,693 $32,470,000 - 1
2 N Law Abiding Citizen Over. $21,250,000 - 2,890 - $7,353 $21,250,000 - 1
3 4 Paranormal Activity Par. $20,163,000 +155.2% 760 +600 $26,530 $33,717,000 - 4
4 1 Couples Retreat Uni. $17,949,000 -47.7% 3,009 +9 $5,965 $63,339,000 $70 2
5 N The Stepfather (2009) SGem $12,300,000 - 2,734 - $4,499 $12,300,000 - 1
6 3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Sony $8,100,000 -29.7% 3,037 +45 $2,667 $108,284,000 $100 5
7 2 Zombieland Sony $7,800,000 -47.3% 3,171 +133 $2,460 $60,823,000 $23.6 3
8 5 Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D) BV $3,011,000 -61.2% 1,489 -263 $2,022 $28,594,000 - 3
9 6 Surrogates BV $1,922,000 -55.0% 2,326 -666 $826 $36,332,000 $80 4
10 7 The Invention of Lying WB $1,905,000 -43.0% 1,624 -119 $1,173 $15,495,000 $18.5 3
11 8 Whip It FoxS $1,525,000 -46.1% 1,482 -256 $1,029 $11,378,000 $15 3
12 9 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $1,433,000 -45.5% 991 -4 $1,446 $11,600,000 - 4
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

so for those counting, to date, Paranormal Activity has made 3,000% it's budget back.
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Re: Weekend Box Office -Oct 16-18 '09- Wild weekend as Paranormal, Citizen beat Stepd

Wild Things took a major dip at my theater last night. Looks like the weekend estimate reflects that ($32 million versus the $36 million projected after Friday's gross).

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