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Old 11-21-09, 11:42 AM
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Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Per box-office.com

1 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $130,000,000 -- 4,024 -- $32,306 $130,000,000 1 Summit
2 The Blind Side $32,000,000 -- 3,110 -- $10,289 $32,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
3 2012 $29,000,000 -56% 3,408 +4 $8,509 $110,721,057 2 Sony/ Columbia
4 Disney's A Christmas Carol $13,500,000 -39% 3,578 -105 $3,773 $81,060,978 3 Disney
5 Planet 51 $12,500,000 -- 3,035 -- $4,119 $12,500,000 1 Sony/ Columbia
6 The Men Who Stare at Goats $2,500,000 -57% 2,065 -397 $1,211 $27,351,058 3 Overture
7 Michael Jackson's This Is It $2,200,000 -57% 1,640 -1,397 $1,341 $70,841,128 4 Sony/ Columbia
8 Law Abiding Citizen $2,100,000 -45% 1,327 -744 $1,583 $70,512,140 6 Overture
9 Couples Retreat $1,900,000 -54% 1,712 -797 $1,110 $104,948,955 7 Universal
Title Weekend Locations Location Avg. Total Gross Weeks Distributor
Limited (100 - 999)
1 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire $11,500,000 +96% 629 +455 $18,283 $21,895,749 3 Lionsgate
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Wha wha? I didn't even know that they were shooting for more than $40mil or so.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
Wha wha? I didn't even know that they were shooting for more than $40mil or so.
For New Moon? The first Twilight grossed something like $70 mil in its first weekend, and after its colossal success, I don't think anyone was expecting this sequel to make less.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

That's a pretty strong opening for The Blind Side.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

those are crazy numbers for New Moon, thats something I would expect a big event movie like 2012 open with, not a teen girl type of flick. Looks like the blindside opened well, Though theres been a ton of previews for it basically nonstop for the bast few weeks.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Didn't like the other box office thread?

Solid opener for Blind Side. I hear it's pretty good.

As for NM beating something like 2012, you gotta remember NM is a franchise-based pic with a built-in fanbase, whereas 2012 was a non-sequel, non-franchise picture. It did exceptionally well in that respect.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Didn't like the other box office thread?
I only saw the thread that said "Moon" broke midnight records. Did the orginator change the subject line?
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
I only saw the thread that said "Moon" broke midnight records. Did the orginator change the subject line?
Did you read after the word "midnight"?

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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

$72.7 million the first day (including the midnight showings). So I guess this movie is going to make a few bucks, heh?
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Brack View Post
That's a pretty strong opening for The Blind Side.
I didn't even hear much about The Blind Side until I started seeing some commercials on TV the last week or two. Very impressive to me.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Did you read after the word "midnight"?

Well, in fairness, if you read the actual contents of the other thread, there is no information posted there regarding any other movie's BO take (besides Harry Potter and Batman movies), and there isn't even any discussion regarding other movies released or in theaters this weekend. It is just a Twilight bashing fest.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

If the number holds, that'll be the second $30M+ opener for Sandra Bullock in 2009. Before this year she had never opened a film to over $18M. Even with the mini-stumble of All About Steve, she's having a great year.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Thread title's a year too early.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
For New Moon? The first Twilight grossed something like $70 mil in its first weekend, and after its colossal success, I don't think anyone was expecting this sequel to make less.
Hm. Everything about these movies passed me by. I just remember Kevin Smith mocking it a little bit, and questioning the feel of that scene from Comicon. That said, I'm always down for a sappy love story. I'll probably end up seeing this one in the theaters.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Kal-El View Post
Thread title's a year too early.
Ha! Excellent point.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

if that number is right, its still at least 25 mil off TDK's 3 day record right?
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

$140m on boxofficeguru. not too shabby. your beloved Dark Knight is safe geeks.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Do these threads always have to have a stupid, cute title? "Eclipse of the Moon", "Zombies Ate Meatballs" (from a while back).
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Nope, just fun with titles, and it's better than "Weekend Box Office Thread. Discuss."

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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Indy Jones Fan View Post
Do these threads always have to have a stupid, cute title? "Eclipse of the Moon", "Zombies Ate Meatballs" (from a while back).
Yep, this title confused me at first. Because I thought it was referring to "Precious" eclipsing "New Moon" at the box office.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by Brack View Post
$140m on boxofficeguru. not too shabby. your beloved Dark Knight is safe geeks.
I wouldn't be 100% certain, it has already jumped 10 million from the first estimate (130), although it most likely wont get TDK, #2 opening might still be in play.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Nope, just fun with titles, and it's better than "Weekend Box Office Thread. Discuss."
I guess I'm just cranky in my old age because they annoy me. Here are a few more:

Everyone watches Harry Potter Pull Out His Wand

She Cut A Bitch!

2012 Destroys The Competition

Bet Nobody SAW This Coming
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

The Sunday estimate is far lower then the drops Dark Knight or current 2nd place weekend opener Spider-Man 3 had. It will be interesting to see the actuals.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

Originally Posted by maingon View Post
those are crazy numbers for New Moon, thats something I would expect a big event movie like 2012 open with, not a teen girl type of flick.
Considering New Moon has basically dominated every Entertainment show, magazine cover and website for the last month I'm not sure how anyone could be surprised by this. This is the most overhyped movie of the last year.
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Re: Weekend Box-office (11/20-11/22) : Eclipse of the moon

I have to wonder how big this opening could have been if these stories were written even a *little* bit better and thus maybe had a broader appeal. I think of something like Harry Potter, which has a lot of die hard fans who've read the books, but also manages to attract more casual viewers who've never picked up one of the books. Twilight is so heavily geared toward the fangirls and seems to be very polarizing to most everyone else.

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