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Humanity is Saved--The Dark Knight's record is safe: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11/22

Old 11-20-09, 12:05 PM
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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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

I weep for the youth of today... and GizmoDVD.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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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.
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?
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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.
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I didn't even know that the movie came out....hooray for not being part of the problem
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
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
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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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.
Likely 3 more movies. Breaking Dawn, if made, will likely be split into two films.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Originally Posted by Kal-El View Post
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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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I'm hoping we break it with 5 Fast 5 Furious.
What about "Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel" ??
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Originally Posted by yoshimi View Post
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.
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13.9 in morning receipts. 26.3 Midnights.

HP and TDK bothw ill lose something by th end of tonight.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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

Yep. Waaaaaaaa!!!! A movie not targeted to me made lotsa money! Waaaaaa!!!
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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

My guess: 66%
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^Doubtful - the twihards are going to go again next weekend too - I'd say around 40% drop.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

/\ 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.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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^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.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
/\ 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.
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Originally Posted by Kal-El View Post
Awesome. Always funny to see movie geeks crying over Box Office Records getting broken.

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You should check out the Box Office forums, everyone is freaking out, its great.
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Re: Humanity Is Dead - New Moon Breaks Midnight Record: Weekend Box Office 11/20 - 11

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
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