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Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Old 03-28-10, 03:03 PM
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Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Weekend Estimates:
1 N How to Train Your Dragon P/DW $43,300,000 - 4,055 - $10,678 $43,300,000 $165 1
2 1 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV $17,300,000 -49.4% 3,384 -355 $5,112 $293,100,000 $200 4
3 N Hot Tub Time Machine MGM $13,650,000 - 2,754 - $4,956 $13,650,000 $36 1
4 3 The Bounty Hunter Sony $12,400,000 -40.1% 3,074 - $4,034 $38,812,000 $40 2
5 2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fox $10,000,000 -54.8% 3,083 +6 $3,244 $35,776,000 $15 2
6 6 She's Out of My League Par. $3,526,000 -39.2% 2,432 -526 $1,450 $25,601,000 $20 3
7 5 Green Zone Uni. $3,350,000 -45.2% 2,557 -447 $1,310 $30,440,000 $100 3
8 7 Shutter Island Par. $3,175,000 -33.0% 2,123 -581 $1,496 $120,600,000 $80 6
9 4 Repo Men Uni. $3,048,000 -50.2% 2,519 -2 $1,210 $11,342,000 $32 2
10 9 Our Family Wedding FoxS $2,200,000 -41.2% 1,132 -477 $1,943 $16,785,000 - 3
11 8 Avatar Fox $2,015,000 -50.0% 930 -306 $2,167 $740,408,000 - 15
12 10 Remember Me Sum. $1,900,000 -41.6% 1,935 -280 $982 $17,001,000 $16 3

14 30 Greenberg Focus $1,058,000 +795.5% 181 +178 $5,845 $1,237,000 - 2
15 N Chloe SPC $1,002,000 - 350 - $2,863 $1,002,000 $15 1
22 23 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo MBox $352,000 +4.9% 44 +10 $8,000 $840,000 $13 2
- N Waking Sleeping Beauty BV $33,100 - 5 - $6,620 $33,100 - 1
- N Lbs. Truly $10,900 - 1 - $10,900 $10,900 - 1
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Great to see How To Train Your Dragon doing so well. Excellent film.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Wow, kind of thought Hot Tub Time Machine would do better.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

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Wow, kind of thought Hot Tub Time Machine would do better.
What would make you think it's numbers would be better? " 3-D is force right now".
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Old 03-28-10, 05:18 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Avatar has now dropped out of the top 10. With the dvd planned for release on April 22, it looks like it may hit $750 million or a little more if it's not pulled after the dvd release.
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Old 03-28-10, 05:54 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

The fact it's still pulling $2k per screen probably has a few chains kicking themselves for pulling it

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Old 03-28-10, 05:56 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

I wonder if it'll really be able to squeeze out that $10 million to reach the $750 million mark? Perhaps it'll still stay in 2nd run theaters as well, even with the release of the DVD/BD in late April.
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Old 03-28-10, 09:17 PM
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

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What would make you think it's numbers would be better? " 3-D is force right now".
3-d is going to ruin movies for the next decade.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

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3-d is going to ruin movies for the next decade.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Originally Posted by Sierra Disc View Post
Wow, kind of thought Hot Tub Time Machine would do better.
I wonder if it's the Snakes on a Plane effect where the studio generates an inhuman amount of online buzz but waits another 8 months before bothering to release the movie in theaters.
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Old 03-29-10, 01:31 PM
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I wonder if it's the Snakes on a Plane effect where the studio generates an inhuman amount of online buzz but waits another 8 months before bothering to release the movie in theaters.
I'm leaning towards this. I remember being excited when I first saw the trailer many months ago. But then I kept seeing it on every. site. I. visited for months on end. It was promotion overkill and it really turned me off on seeing it. I'm going to wait for the DVD.
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Green Zone appears to be a rather huge bomb.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Weird, I didn't even know there was a lot of online hype for Hot Tub Time Machine at all.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

There was an insane amount of hype on TV for HTTM. I think for the past 3 weeks, there was not one day where I didn't see a commercial for the movie multiple times, regardless of the channel I was watching. Seriously, the only time I didn't see an ad was when I was watching a pay cable channel like HBO or Showtime.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

Dragon didn't do as well at they thought it was going to do. Many thought it would score at least $60 million over the weekend. I see a big drop next weekend because when Clash opens, how many Reel 3D screens is it going to lose to it.
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Old 03-29-10, 04:04 PM
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There really isn't any other kids movies out so Dragon should do fine. I can't see parents taking little kids to Titans.
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Re: Weekend Box Office - Mar 26 - 28th, 2010 - Dragon dethrones Alice

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Green Zone appears to be a rather huge bomb.
This is a good thing...shaky cam in any circumstance needs to go away forever.
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Old 03-29-10, 04:16 PM
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Actuals:

1 N How to Train Your Dragon P/DW $43,732,319 - 4,055 - $10,785 $43,732,319 $165 1
2 1 Alice in Wonderland (2010) BV $17,707,858 -48.2% 3,384 -355 $5,233 $293,534,935 $200 4
3 N Hot Tub Time Machine MGM $14,020,502 - 2,754 - $5,091 $14,020,502 $36 1
4 3 The Bounty Hunter Sony $12,006,731 -42.0% 3,074 - $3,906 $38,418,433 $40 2
5 2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fox $10,121,961 -54.3% 3,083 +6 $3,283 $35,898,390 $15 2
6 6 She's Out of My League Par. $3,512,218 -39.5% 2,432 -526 $1,444 $25,586,560 $20 3
7 5 Green Zone Uni. $3,384,480 -44.6% 2,564 -440 $1,320 $30,475,005 $100 3
8 7 Shutter Island Par. $3,187,487 -32.7% 2,123 -581 $1,501 $120,612,552 $80 6
9 4 Repo Men Uni. $3,010,515 -50.9% 2,519 -2 $1,195 $11,304,730 $32 2
10 9 Our Family Wedding FoxS $2,352,539 -37.1% 1,132 -477 $2,078 $16,938,462 - 3
11 8 Avatar Fox $2,047,475 -49.2% 930 -306 $2,202 $740,440,529 - 15
12 10 Remember Me Sum. $1,935,640 -40.5% 1,935 -280 $1,000 $17,036,782 $16 3
13 11 The Ghost Writer Sum. $1,696,784 -17.8% 819 - $2,072 $9,239,079 $45 6
14 30 Greenberg Focus $1,021,151 +764.3% 181 +178 $5,642 $1,200,139 - 2
15 N Chloe SPC $1,002,000 - 350 - $2,863 $1,002,000 $15 1

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This is a good thing...shaky cam in any circumstance needs to go away forever.
The studio won't read that, they'll read "No more war politics!" -- Bourne 2 and 3 being huge successes have saved a spot for Shaky cam.

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Old 03-29-10, 04:52 PM
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I don't mind smooth handheld cam. The Mist for example. The shutter effect, I think it's called, is worse than shaky cam. It's weird, strange camera movements during action scenes. I've seen it in movies like Gladiator, Dawn of the Dead and Mr. Brooks. Those movies come to mind right now.
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