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Old 11-09-09, 10:42 AM
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Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

1 N A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $31,000,000 - 3,683 - $8,417 $31,000,000 $200 1
2 1 Michael Jackson's This Is It Sony $14,000,000 -39.7% 3,481 - $4,022 $57,855,000 - 2
3 N The Men Who Stare at Goats Over. $13,309,000 - 2,443 - $5,448 $13,309,000 $25 1
4 N The Fourth Kind Uni. $12,521,000 - 2,527 - $4,955 $12,521,000 - 1
5 2 Paranormal Activity Par. $8,600,000 -47.5% 2,558 +154 $3,362 $97,430,000 $0.015 7
6 N The Box WB $7,855,000 - 2,635 - $2,981 $7,855,000 $25 1
7 4 Couples Retreat Uni. $6,428,000 -0.5% 2,857 -169 $2,250 $95,980,000 $70 5
8 3 Law Abiding Citizen Over. $6,172,000 -16.6% 2,474 -290 $2,495 $60,873,000 $50 4
9 5 Where the Wild Things Are WB $4,225,000 -28.8% 2,756 -889 $1,533 $69,268,000 $100 4
10 7 Astro Boy Sum. $2,588,000 -25.2% 1,918 -1,102 $1,349 $15,073,000 $65 3
11 6 Saw VI LGF $2,000,000 -62.1% 2,091 -945 $956 $26,220,000 $11 3
12 8 The Stepfather (2009) SGem $1,875,000 -41.5% 1,424 -922 $1,317 $27,490,000 $20 4
13 N Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,800,000 - 18 - $100,000 $1,800,000 $10 1

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend...wknd=45&p=.htm

Precious averaged $100,000
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

    A few other things...
  • 75% of Carol's gross was from 3D
  • Couples Retreat may make $100MM... It dropped less than 1%
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

That gross for Precious is really impressive for only 18 screens!
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

I was hoping Men Who Stare At Goats would at least make it to #2. Oh well.
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

Interesting that aside from Saw, no other movies really had big drops.
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I was hoping Men Who Stare At Goats would at least make it to #2. Oh well.
I believe the title and George Clooney staring made this movie bomb.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
I believe the title and George Clooney staring made this movie bomb.
Wasn't Clooney supposed to stare in the movie? He is one of the men in the title, no?
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Wasn't Clooney supposed to stare in the movie? He is one of the men in the title, no?
Think he meant "starring".... you know, cause of his leftist beliefs. I noted awhile ago that Clooney has never proved himself box office wise.... but it's obvious he's not choosing potential blockbusters to star in, seems to just be doing projects he wants, which I gotta give him credit for.
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

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Interesting that aside from Saw, no other movies really had big drops.
This Is It dropped over 40%.
Paranormal Activity dropped over 50%.

Just saying.

I'm curious to see how wide of a release Sony gives The Boondock Saints II this coming weekend. I'd actually like to have a conversation with someone about the movie.
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Old 11-09-09, 08:24 PM
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Re: Box Office Thread 11/6-11/8 A Christmas Carol

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  • Couples Retreat may make $100MM. It dropped less than 1%
MAY make!? With 95.6M in the bag currently, and making 6.1M this weekend, I'd say that's it's more likely to finish around 105-110K.

Also, whoever said that "Paranormal Activity" dropped 50%, true. Well, technically 49%. Still, in it's 7th week, not a big deal.
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MAY make!? With 95.6M in the bag currently, and making 6.1M this weekend, I'd say that's it's more likely to finish around 105-110K.
I think it's a lot more likely to finish around 105-110M.

It's already made over $110,000.
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I think it's a lot more likely to finish around 105-110M.

It's already made over $110,000.
Do you mean worldwide? If so, that's currently at 117K. But I meant 105-110M in the U.S.
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I don't consider anything under 50% a "big" drop.
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I was hoping Men Who Stare At Goats would at least make it to #2. Oh well.
well after reading EW's trashing of the movie in the most recent issue I have no plans on seeing this movie.
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I don't trust EW as far as I can throw them. I don't know what their problems were with it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
I believe the title and George Clooney staring made this movie bomb.
Yeah the public really hates George Clooney. You sure nailed that one.
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Yeah the public really hates George Clooney. You sure nailed that one.
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well after reading EW's trashing of the movie in the most recent issue I have no plans on seeing this movie.
We've got broadly similar movie tastes. While Men Who Stare At Goats is not a great movie, it's worth watching. You should see it, even if only at home (boo).
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I don't consider anything under 50% a "big" drop.
Same here with how front loaded movies are these days.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
I don't trust EW as far as I can throw them. I don't know what their problems were with it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the film.
EW suck! Why would anyone let their reviews on ANYTHING make or break their decision?
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/\ EW is good for bathroom reading, but that's about it.
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/\ EW is good for bathroom reading, but that's about it.
That's where my issues go!
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EW suck! Why would anyone let their reviews on ANYTHING make or break their decision?
Agreed! But their lists suck even more.
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