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Matthew Chmiel 11-20-09 12:05 PM

Humanity is Saved--The Dark Knight's record is safe: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11/22
 
God help us all. Nikki Finke, of course, was first to post this:


Originally Posted by Deadline Hollywood
BREAKING NEWS! FRIDAY AM: Rival studios are telling me this morning that Summit Entertainment's New Moon debuted with $23M-$24M in 12:01AM screenings. That would set a new midnight opening record, smashing The Dark Knight's $18.4M set on July 18, 2008, and Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince's $22.2M set on July 15, 2009. Summit has yet to release an official number for the Twilight sequel's midnight debut in 3,514 theaters.

I'd like to state that I didn't help the cause as I was enjoying the Cafe Tacuba 20th anniversary concert followed by an amazing dinner at In 'N Out --- and my hard earned movie going money will be going to New York, I Love You this weekend instead. ;)

islandclaws 11-20-09 12:09 PM

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I weep for the youth of today... and GizmoDVD.

Matthew Chmiel 11-20-09 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9846537)
I weep for the youth of today... and GizmoDVD.

Hey, Gizmo could've seen it this morning at 3:30am for free, but he had to be up for work. ;)

yoshimi 11-20-09 12:20 PM

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It would be so great if this went on to pass The Dark Knight but I know it won't happen. If only the dude who plays the werewolf had died right before release it would have a shot.

GenPion 11-20-09 12:21 PM

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This is oh so sad. And I'll be seeing it this weekend with my sister because she's looking forward to it.

Oh my.

islandclaws 11-20-09 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GenPion (Post 9846575)
This is oh so sad. And I'll be seeing it this weekend with my sister because she's looking forward to it.

Oh my.

That is sad. At least if you said you were taking a date I'd give you a pass on the grounds of possibly getting laid. But your sister? Wait, you're not in West Virginia, are you?

Kal-El 11-20-09 12:31 PM

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Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.

Just think of it this way. You have more opportunities to break it again. Twilight series is done after 2 more movies. There's still Iron Man II, The Dark Knight sequel, Thor, Avengers, etc.

tanman 11-20-09 12:31 PM

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I really should watch the first one so I have some grounds for making fun of Twilight fans.

Have you guys ever had a friend mention they might want to see it because they really like vampire movies? I have a couple times and I just tell them it's a different kind of vampire and he sparkles.

discostu1337 11-20-09 12:32 PM

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I didn't even know that the movie came out....hooray for not being part of the problem :)

Gizmo 11-20-09 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9846537)
I weep for the youth of today... and GizmoDVD.

Hey, buddy, fuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuuuu!

I'm gonna see the shit out of this film on Sunday while wearing my "I Love Sparkly Boys" panties. Ya know, cause Suprmallet can't do the 30 minute drive out to Simi Valley to see it with me in our matching New Moon T-Shirts. What a baby ;)

Gizmo 11-20-09 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal-El (Post 9846591)
Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.

Just think of it this way. You have more opportunities to break it again. Twilight series is done after 2 more movies. There's still Iron Man II, The Dark Knight sequel, Thor, Avengers, etc.

Likely 3 more movies. Breaking Dawn, if made, will likely be split into two films.

Matthew Chmiel 11-20-09 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal-El (Post 9846591)
Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.

Just think of it this way. You have more opportunities to break it again. Twilight series is done after 2 more movies. There's still Iron Man II, The Dark Knight sequel, Thor, Avengers, etc.

I'm hoping we break it with 5 Fast 5 Furious.

Daytripper 11-20-09 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel (Post 9846616)
I'm hoping we break it with 5 Fast 5 Furious.

What about "Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel" ??

Boba Fett 11-20-09 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by yoshimi (Post 9846569)
It would be so great if this went on to pass The Dark Knight but I know it won't happen. If only the dude who plays the werewolf had died right before release it would have a shot.

What if Robert Pattinson bought the farm?

Theaters wouldn't be able to handle the crowds for years.

superdeluxe 11-20-09 02:43 PM

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13.9 in morning receipts. 26.3 Midnights.

HP and TDK bothw ill lose something by th end of tonight.

Giantrobo 11-20-09 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal-El (Post 9846591)
Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.


:lol: Yep. Waaaaaaaa!!!! A movie not targeted to me made lotsa money! Waaaaaa!!!

islandclaws 11-20-09 02:55 PM

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Now here's the big question: after the monstrously huge opening, how big of a drop will it take next weekend?

My guess: 66%

mdc3000 11-20-09 02:58 PM

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^Doubtful - the twihards are going to go again next weekend too - I'd say around 40% drop.

Gizmo 11-20-09 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9846982)
Now here's the big question: after the monstrously huge opening, how big of a drop will it take next weekend?

My guess: 66%

Nahh, not that big. Many will go see it again because of the 4 day Thanksgiving break and the 'girls' not wanting to hang out with the guys watching Football.

MrSmearkase 11-20-09 03:02 PM

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/\ Yeah, but with business spread out so wide over the holiday weekend, it's very possible it could look like a steep drop when comparing the 2 weekends.

Rypro 525 11-20-09 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by mdc3000 (Post 9846988)
^Doubtful - the twitards are going to go again next weekend too - I'd say around 40% drop.

fixed.

Also, i do wonder if in 5 years when these tweens are all fully grown, if they'll realize how bad these movies/books are.

Gizmo 11-20-09 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 (Post 9847006)
fixed.

Also, i do wonder if in 5 years when these tweens are all fully grown, if they'll realize how bad these movies/books are.

To bad Lord of the Rings fan's havn't realized this already.

Brack 11-20-09 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by MrSmearkase (Post 9847001)
/\ Yeah, but with business spread out so wide over the holiday weekend, it's very possible it could look like a steep drop when comparing the 2 weekends.

Agreed. It could be similar to Twilight's drop of 62% when comparing the traditional weekends.

superdeluxe 11-20-09 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal-El (Post 9846591)
Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.

.

You should check out the Box Office forums, everyone is freaking out, its great.

Rypro 525 11-20-09 03:15 PM

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unfortunatly us movie nerds don't have anything to really see this weekend, no one wants to see the Sandra Bullock football sob story, everyone already saw 2012 last week... I guess we can all hope for Ninja Assassin to be good

Groucho 11-20-09 03:20 PM

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It's pretty funny. You guys flock to shitty action and horror movies and cheer when they make money. Then somebody makes a popular movie for somebody outside your demographic and you flip out.

Kal-El 11-20-09 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by superdeluxe (Post 9847021)
You should check out the Box Office forums, everyone is freaking out, its great.

link? :-D

Gizmo 11-20-09 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by superdeluxe (Post 9847021)
You should check out the Box Office forums, everyone is freaking out, its great.

Link?!?

Patman 11-20-09 03:40 PM

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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/forums/...9163b56a0084ab

RichC2 11-20-09 03:46 PM

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I don't think anyone is surprised by this. Twilight is a phenomenon right now ... albeit one that is inaccessible to non-fans (read: most men).

The first movie was terrible and apparently this one is even worse (though most readers seem to agree the second book was also the worst) so I have no interest. Let the women swoon over their eternal vampire and jailbait werewolf for a while. ... come to think of it, I may need to go to a bar near a theater and take advantage of this situation.

D.E.N.N.I.S. to the rescue!

Fist of Doom 11-20-09 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by RichC2 (Post 9847088)
D.E.N.N.I.S. to the rescue!

I call dibs on M.A.C.!

Kal-El 11-20-09 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Patman (Post 9847079)

Thanks for this. I needed a fun read for today. Apparently the Fanboy Freakout started with the pre-sales record being broken.

LickTheABCs 11-20-09 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal-El (Post 9847105)
Thanks for this. I needed a fun read for today. Apparently the Fanboy Freakout started with the pre-sales record being broken.

I love all the dorks with Harry Potter avatars crying over it. Great read.

Supermallet 11-20-09 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD (Post 9846596)
Hey, buddy, fuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuuuu!

I'm gonna see the shit out of this film on Sunday while wearing my "I Love Sparkly Boys" panties. Ya know, cause Suprmallet can't do the 30 minute drive out to Simi Valley to see it with me in our matching New Moon T-Shirts. What a baby ;)

It would be one thing to do it as a joke at my own theater for free. But I'm not going to drive out of my way and pay to see it. Plus, frankly, your "werewolf kisses" comment freaked me the hell out. Mostly because now all I can think of is making out with Benicio Del Toro. :(

Gizmo 11-20-09 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Patman (Post 9847079)

Some choice quotes:


I can guarantee you that the only reason it beat the HBP midnight record is because they used some of Twilight's money...

Why?
NM wont touch HP6 total DOM or OS or WW. Nor does it have the critical acclaim or book sales. Its a fad...Eclipse will drop of from NM.

BTW i would not see this movie even if I get a free ticket. I did try to read the books and found them terrible and could not even finish the 1st book. On the other hand I loved HP books and have read them multiple times.
And it crashed :(

Gizmo 11-20-09 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 9847131)
It would be one thing to do it as a joke at my own theater for free. But I'm not going to drive out of my way and pay to see it. Plus, frankly, your "werewolf kisses" comment freaked me the hell out. Mostly because now all I can think of is making out with Benicio Del Toro. :(

No werewolf kisses :(

GenPion 11-20-09 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal (Post 9846578)
That is sad. At least if you said you were taking a date I'd give you a pass on the grounds of possibly getting laid. But your sister? Wait, you're not in West Virginia, are you?

Ha Ha. Very funny.

boredsilly 11-20-09 04:26 PM

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I'm really amazed at how many gigantic movies this decade has had. I watched the first movie out of curiosity, and thought it was pretty dreadful. But then I like The Fast and Furious, so I'm not judging. This shit is going to have some major legs. If this is good (for Twilight fans) the girls are going to go see this movie repeatedly. Maybe moreso than the comic movie geeks (like me and TDK).

Seantn 11-20-09 05:43 PM

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Last night, many theaters had 9pm shows of the first film, Twilight. That alone made $1.3 million!

The Antipodean 11-20-09 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Groucho (Post 9847040)
It's pretty funny. You guys flock to shitty action and horror movies and cheer when they make money. Then somebody makes a popular movie for somebody outside your demographic and you flip out.

Stop trying to bring logic on the Internets!


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