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Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

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1. True Grit (Paramount) Week 3 [3,124 Theaters]
Friday $4M, Estimated Weekend $13.5M, Estimated Cume $109M

2. Little Fockers (Universal) Week 3 [3,675 Theaters]
Friday $3.6M, Estimated Weekend $13.2M, Estimated Cume $123.5M

3. Season Of The Witch (Relativity) NEW [2,816 Theaters]
Friday $3.6M, Estimated Weekend $9.2M

4. Country Strong (Screen Gems/Sony) Week [1,424 Theaters]
Friday $2.6M, Estimated Weekend $7.5M

5. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) Week 4 [3,013 Theaters]
Friday $2.5M, Estimated Weekend $8M, Estimated Cume $146.1M

6. Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Week 6 [1,584 Theaters]
Friday $2.3M, Estimated Weekend $7.5M, Estimated Cume $60.6M

7. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) Week 5 [2,528 Theaters]
Friday $2M, Estimated Weekend $6.5M, Estimated Cume $57.3M

8. The King's Speech (The Weinstein Co) Week 7 [758 Theaters]
Friday $1.7M, Estimated Weekend $5.5M, Estimated Cume $32M

9. Yogi Bear 3D (Warner Bros) Week 4 [3,288 Theaters]
Friday $1.1M, Estimated Weekend $5.2M, Estimated Cume $74M

10. Chronicles Of Narnia 3D (Fox) Week 5 [2,814 Theaters]
Friday $1M, Estimated Cume $4.7M, Estimated Cume $94.8M
Nice to see True Grit pass Little Fockers.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Nice to see both Country Strong and Season of the Witch flop
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Originally Posted by anomynous View Post
Nice to see both Country Strong and Season of the Witch flop
How is it nice?
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

I typically watch a lot of films at the theaters, but I decided to sit out this weekend as well, just couldn't see dropping some coin for either of this week's releases. But I'll be back at the theaters next weekend.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

I'm thrilled to see "Black Swan", "The Fighter" and "The King's Speach" doing so well.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post
I'm thrilled to see "Black Swan", "The Fighter" and "The King's Speach" doing so well.
saw Black Swan and loved it, is "The Fighter" and "The King's Speech" really good. I really haven't seen very many ads for either but have been interested in what I have seen.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

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I liked The Fighter quite a bit. Christian Bale is excellent.
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I've never even heard of Season of the Witch until this posting the only commercials I've been seeing are for The Dilemna, Green Hornet and True Grit.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
How is it nice?
Because I was making a play on the OP's post.


But really, Season is more Nic Cage bullshit, and I don't like country.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
How is it nice?
because Season of the Witch looks worse than The Wicker Man and Country Strong is the most blatant Oscar bait of the year, both supposedly mediocre.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

"Season of the Witch" isn't bad, if you go in not expecting anything and you see it in the proper perspective...



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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
How is it nice?

Are you actually coming to the defense of these films?

Such the contrarian.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

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Are you actually coming to the defense of these films?

Such the contrarian.
I'm questioning why people take such a personal interest in a movie's failure. Who gives a sloppy wet fart? Get on with your life.

And for the record, I haven't seen a decent Nic Cage movie in years and Paltrow seems ****y.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Very cool to see True Grit take the #1 spot.

Was anybody surprised to see yet another Nic Cage shit fest bomb? How many of these movies does the guy have left in him?
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
Was anybody surprised to see yet another Nic Cage shit fest bomb? How many of these movies does the guy have left in him?
I do find it odd that studios keep throwing money at him. Unless it has National Treasure in the title I certainly wouldn't.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

It doesn't matter how bad Nic Cage's movies are, he brings in pretty good box office overseas.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

It's funny that the narcissistic ego-tripping Paltrow, famous for her 'Americans are stupid' and numerous other self-impressed BS comments, tries to go 'Country Strong' to revive her failing career... and fails.
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
.....How many of these movies does the guy have left in him?
Until he pays off his debts!
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It doesn't matter how bad Nic Cage's movies are, he brings in pretty good box office overseas.
I did a quick look at his considered bombs (bad lieutenant, bangkok, next, wicker man, windtalkers, etc) and they didn't do much better (in some cases worse) overseas.
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I don't think Bad Lieutenant was a bomb, the movie got a limited-release when it came out.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Cage actually quit a role in The Green Hornet to do Season of the Witch. So lets see how it turns out at the BO. (Even though I already saw GH and it wasn't very good)

starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/09/10/nicolas_cage_quits_the_green_hornet_

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I don't think Bad Lieutenant was a bomb, the movie got a limited-release when it came out.
Yeah but...I don't see how it could've actually made money. The film didn't bomb at the box office since it never went wide. Instead, it bombed with distributors, and never really got a chance to go wide. But...I'd still call it a bomb (well maybe...depends on what they spent to release the movie, but it's chances of profit are relatively low).

Fortunately, unlike say...Sorcerer's Apprentice...it didn't cost an insanely high amount, so it couldn't have lost as much money. Plus it didn't suck ass like that movie.
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Re: Nobody Cares About Nic Cage or Gwyneth Paltrow: Weekend Box Office (1/7 - 1/9)

Saw Monday's results and thought it was a little funny:

1. True Grit $1,110,164
2. Black Swan $811,617
3. Little Fockers $790,125
4. Season of the With $754,249
5. Tron Legacy $692,824
6. The Fighter $595,983
7. The King's Speech $545,492
8. Country Strong $486,371
9. The Tourist $297,449
10. Tangled $275,746

Funny seeing Black Swan jump over so many higher profile pics. Wonder if that means we'll see more oscar calibre arthouse ballerina horror flicks. I've already noticed a recent increase in ballet-related advertising.

Originally Posted by jaeufraser View Post
Yeah but...I don't see how it could've actually made money. The film didn't bomb at the box office since it never went wide. Instead, it bombed with distributors, and never really got a chance to go wide. But...I'd still call it a bomb (well maybe...depends on what they spent to release the movie, but it's chances of profit are relatively low).

Fortunately, unlike say...Sorcerer's Apprentice...it didn't cost an insanely high amount, so it couldn't have lost as much money. Plus it didn't suck ass like that movie.
BL was a bomb, it may have been a critical highlight for Cage's career, but the movie itself was met with mixed reactions from the film going public and simply couldn't pull much money. I didn't mind SA, it isn't something I'd watch again but it was at least mildly diverting - amazed it got the budget it had, but I guess Bruckheimer gets what Bruckheimer wants. Season of the Witch is something I'd watch on HBO at 2 am.

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BL was a bomb, it may have been a critical highlight for Cage's career, but the movie itself was met with mixed reactions from the film going public and simply couldn't pull much money. I didn't mind SA, it isn't something I'd watch again but it was at least mildly diverting - amazed it got the budget it had, but I guess Bruckheimer gets what Bruckheimer wants. Season of the Witch is something I'd watch on HBO at 2 am.
Looking at Nicolas Cage's worldwide box office results for the past three years...

Sorcerer's Apprentice: $215 million on a $150 million budget.
Kick-Ass: $96 million on a $30 million budget.
Bad Lieutenant: $11 million on a $25 million budget.
Knowing: $184 million on a $50 million budget.
Bangkok Dangerous: $42 million on a $45 million budget.
National Treasure 2: $457 million on a $130 million budget.
Next: $76 million on a $70 million budget.
Ghost Rider: $229 million on a $110 million budget.

Only two films that could be considered bombs (Bad Lieutenant and Bangkok Dangerous, two out of three of his films that were rated R) while Next barely broke even. Everything else could be considered a hit... so 5 hits out of 8 films ain't bad!

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So glad TRON is hanging in there and making money still. Didnt think True Grit would pass $100... good for it. Great film I cant wait to get on Blu.

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