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The Last Fockin' Weekend Box Office Thread for 2010 (12/24 - 12/26)

A continuation from this thread here.

What you need to know if you haven't kept up to date:

- Little Fockers has already grossed $14 million in its first two days; an almost 40% decrease from the Academy Award-winner Meet the Fockers opening two days from six years ago.

- True Grit is holding its own against the Fockers at $11 million and possibly could become the Coen Brothers highest grossing film yet (No Country For Old Men holds that title at $75 million).

- Tron: Legacy is showing some sign of legs despite the new openers of the week. I know I'm one of the six to enjoy it on this board so whatever.

Opening / expanding on Saturday:

Jack Black's follow-up from the cinematic classic Year One, Gulliver's Travels, will be put into 2,546 locations on Saturday. The film isn't tracking well and Fox has one last box office disaster on its hands to end 2010. Hopefully this will also put an end to Tom Rothman's career at Fox.

The Weinstein Company starts to expand The King's Speech into 700 locations.

Fox expands Black Swan into almost 500 more locations; expanding the theater count to near 1500.

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Christmas' Eve isn't a big box office day, so I'm expecting lackluster numbers when they're posted tonight. It'll be interesting to see what happens the next two days.
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Re: The Last Fockin' Weekend Box Office Thread for 2010 (12/24 - 12/26)

I would love to see True Grit top Fockers, though I know that'll never happen.

Gulliver looks like a total disaster. Black hasn't been funny in ages, so I'd expect this one to start low and sink fast.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
I would love to see True Grit top Fockers, though I know that'll never happen.

Gulliver looks like a total disaster. Black hasn't been funny in ages, so I'd expect this one to start low and sink fast.
I'd like this. Especially if True Grit (which I'm seeing sometime this weekend hopefully) and Black Swan went 1 and 2.

I'm behind you 100% on Jack Black and the new movie.
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Are there any future plans for 127 Hours expanding or is it pretty much done entirely?
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Little Fockers is going to clean up on Christmas day since it's a family movie. No way True Grit beats it.
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Do a lot of families go out on Christmas day? Everytime I've gone to the movies on 12/25 its always more adult oriented flicks that were packed. Maybe I'm way off.
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I don't think Little Fockers is a family movie.
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Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
I don't think Little Fockers is a family movie.
It is in this day and age, sadly.
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Originally Posted by ranger View Post
i don't think little fockers is a family movie.
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Do a lot of families go out on Christmas day? Everytime I've gone to the movies on 12/25 its always more adult oriented flicks that were packed. Maybe I'm way off.
Depends on what's out that year, but PG-13 rated films usually win Christmas Day. Looking back at the top two films of Christmas Day the past six years:

Christmas 2009: Sherlock Holmes - $25m, Avatar - $24m
[Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 was at $13m]

Christmas 2008: Marley & Me - $14m, Curious Case of Benjamin Button - $13m
[Bedtime Stories was at $10m]

Christmas 2007: National Treasure 2 - $14m, I Am Legend - $10m

Christmas 2006: Night at the Museum - $13m, Dreamgirls - $11m

Christmas 2005: King Kong - $9m, Chronicles of Narnia - $7m

Christmas 2004: Meet the Fockers - $20m, Fat Albert - $6m

The Jews, like myself, need something to do Christmas Day. I don't know which Jews made Fat Albert #2 at the box office that day (stupid schmucks).
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It's funny, because 'Fockers', sounds just like 'Fuckers'! It works on so many levels!

*wipes away a tear*

All I took away from the trailers of 'Gulliver' is, "After Catherine Tates brilliant season on Doctor Who, this is the best she could do?"
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I will be seeing Tron: Legacy and True Grit this weekend (or next week).
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Catherine Tate is not a well respected comedienne in Britain. Her season of Doctor Who was an anomalous bright spot in her work.
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Catherine Tate is not a well respected comedienne in Britain. Her season of Doctor Who was an anomalous bright spot in her work.
Which is a shame, since she proved she has the talent. She should be aiming higher.
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Most of her comedy is low grade, Tracey Ullman-esque caricatures with lame catchphrases. I don't see her aiming high anytime soon.
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I'd like this. Especially if True Grit (which I'm seeing sometime this weekend hopefully) and Black Swan went 1 and 2.

I'm behind you 100% on Jack Black and the new movie.
What exactly are you doing back there?
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Catherine Tate is not a well respected comedienne in Britain. Her season of Doctor Who was an anomalous bright spot in her work.
Huh? What do you mean by respected? She has been on several shows and had her own show that ran for 4 seasons. And started up again in 2009. Has won many awards. She may not be well known outside of the UK, but neither is Dawn French.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Tate
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Most of her comedy is low grade, Tracey Ullman-esque caricatures with lame catchphrases. I don't see her aiming high anytime soon.
Sorry, just saw this. Yeah, I'd put her the same level as Tracey and even "Little Britain". But that ain't so bad. She's a working actress/comedienne. And they do love her over there.
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She's popular, but amongst the British comedy community, she's not respected.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
She's popular, but amongst the British comedy community, she's not respected.
I adore her. And she's a great (and frequent) guest on the Graham Norton Show. As is the actor who played Dr. Who. I loved Tate's small role in "Starter for 10".
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She's popular, but amongst the British comedy community, she's not respected.
Hey, is this John Cleese?
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Jack Black's follow-up from the cinematic classic Year One, Gulliver's Travels, will be put into 2,546 locations on Saturday. The film isn't tracking well and Fox has one last box office disaster on its hands to end 2010. Hopefully this will also put an end to Tom Rothman's career at Fox.
This would truly be a Festivus miracle.

I was talking to a friend, and as a joke he demanded to know if I thought Gulliver's Travels could be worse than Year One. I reasoned that Jack Black couldn't eat a piece of shit in a PG-rated movie. He started naming other shit-eating scenes, including Alvin and the Chipmunks, to which I replied, with horror, "if there's a shit-eating scene in Alvin and the Chipmunks, there COULD be a shit-eating scene in Gulliver's Travels!" and he wouldn't stop laughing. I would like to think that this is the most amusement all three movies have ever generated.
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I don't think Little Fockers is a family movie.
depends on your definition of family. when i think of families that are going to movies on christmas day, it's not parents with little kids. it's usually older parents with kids that are teenagers. that's my experience with movies on christmas day.
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Extremely weak Xmas eve -- as expected. Curious to see today's numbers.

1. Little Fockers (Universal) NEW [3,536 Theaters]
Wednesday $7.2M, Thursday $7.1M, Friday $5M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $33M, Estimated Cume $47M

2. True Grit (Paramount) NEW [3,047 Theaters]
Wednesday $5.5M, Thursday $5.6M, Friday $4.5M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $28M, Estimated Cume $40M

3. Tron 3D (Disney) Week 2 [3,451 Theaters]
Wednesday $5.6M, Thursday $6.1M, Friday $3.8M (-78%)
Estimated 3-Day Weedend $23M, Estimated Cume $90M

4. Narnia 3D/Dawn Treader (Walden/Fox) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
Wednesday $2.5M, Thursday $2.9M, Friday $2.3M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $16M, Estimated Cume $66.5M

5. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,515 Theaters]
Wednesday $2.9M, Thursday $3.2M, Friday $2M (-55%)
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $10.5M, Estimated Cume $38.5M

6. Tangled 3D (Disney) Week 5 [2,582 Theaters]
Wednesday $2.2M, Thursday $2.6M, Friday $1.7M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $9.5M, Estimated Cume $146.5M

7. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) Week 3 [2,503 Theaters]
Wednesday $1.3M, Thursday $1.5M, Friday $1.2M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $8.5M, Estimated Cume $27.6M

8. Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Week 4 [1,456 Theaters]
Wednesday $1.7M, Thursday $1.7M, Friday $1.1M
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $7.5M, Estimated Cume $30M

9. The Tourist (GK Films/Sony) Week 3 [2,756 Theaters]
Wednesday $1M, Thursday $1.1M, Friday $800K
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $5.2M, Estimated Cume $40.7M

10. Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows Pt 1 (Warner Bros) Week 6 [1,840 Theaters]
Wednesday $900K, Thursday $1M, Friday $700K
Estimated 3-Day Weekend $4.2M, Estimated Cume $274M
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Don't know about anyone else, but I am thrilled to see that "Yogi Bear" won't be pulling in Chipmunk numbers. Hey, if the movie was good, I'd be pleased. But I'm so tired of seeing shit movies making a fortune. And then creating a franchise.

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