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The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

1. The Help (DreamWorks/Disney) Week 4.5 [2,843 Theaters]
Friday $3.6M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $16.5M, Estimated Cume $121M

2. Apollo 18 (Dimension/The Weinstein Co) NEW [3,328 Theaters]
Friday $2.8M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $10.5M

3. Shark Night 3D (Relativity) NEW [2,806 Theaters]
Friday $2.8M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $11M

4. The Debt (Focus Features) NEW (Wed opening) [1,826 Theaters]
Friday $2.6M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $11M, Estimated Cume $14M

5. Colombiana (Sony) Week 2 [2,614 Theaters]
Friday $2M (-45%), Estimated 4-Day Weekend $10M, Estimated Cume $24M

6. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) Week 5 [3,193 Theaters]
Friday $1.8M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $10M, Estimated Cume $162M

7. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (FilmDistrict) Week 2 [2,780 Theaters]
Friday $1.4M (-57%), Estimated 4-Day Weekend $6.5M, Estimated Cume $18M

8. Our Idiot Brother (The Weinstein Co) Week 2 [2,555 Theaters]
Friday $1.4M (-38%), Estimated 4-Day Weekend $7M, Estimated Cume $17M

9. Spy Kids 4D - 3D (Dimension/Weinstein Co) Week 3 [3,007 Theaters]
Friday $1M, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $6.8M, Estimated Cume $31M

10. The Smurfs (Sony) Week 6 [2,706 Theaters]
Friday $875K, Estimated 4-Day Weekend $5M, Estimated Cume $133M

From Deadline.com

Boxofficemojo's top twenty for friday shows Conan at #18 and Fright Night at #20. Ouch.
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Rise of the Apes has been holding nicely. Guess we will get the sequel for sure.

I know i'm in the minority, but Fright Night sucked, and i'm glad it's doing poorly.
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So The Help was able to beat out the 2 new crappy looking PG-13 horror movies? Shocking!
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Yawnnnnnnnnnnn... slow weekend. I'll prob go catch a screening of Shark Night tomorrow. I love awesomely bad movies, but this really should've been Summer 2011's Piranha 3D. Blood, boobs, more blood... and more boobs.

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15 View Post
Rise of the Apes has been holding nicely. Guess we will get the sequel for sure.

I know i'm in the minority, but Fright Night sucked, and i'm glad it's doing poorly.
Re: Apes - I hope we do, and I hope they do it right. I'd love to see Fox up the budget to $150m and make it epic.

Re: FN - I'm with you. Seems like people are evenly split on how they like it, but most of my trusted horror friends loathed it. I won't ever bother with it.
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

"The Smurfs" has made $384.8 and counting worldwide. Wow.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Yawnnnnnnnnnnn... slow weekend. I'll prob go catch a screening of Shark Night tomorrow. I love awesomely bad movies, but this really should've been Summer 2011's Piranha 3D. Blood, boobs, more blood... and more boobs.
Technically it is 2011's Piranha 3D... It was released late in the summer, in 3D, and tanked.

Just no nudity.

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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15 View Post
Rise of the Apes has been holding nicely. Guess we will get the sequel for sure.
Man. I'm assuming this has already pounded the hell out of the remake's gross. To me, this was the biggest surprise of the summer (Thought it would've joined this summer's flops)
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Man. I'm assuming this has already pounded the hell out of the remake's gross. To me, this was the biggest surprise of the summer (Thought it would've joined this summer's flops)
As it stands now based upon worldwide gross...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $314,687,362 and counting.
Planet of the Apes: $362,211,740

It needs an extra $18 million to pass it domestically after Monday, which at this point, is doable. However, it won't gross significantly higher than that...
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Revised 4 day estimates

1. The Help (DreamWorks/Disney) Week 4.5 [2,843 Theaters]
Friday $3.6M, Saturday $5.4M, Est 4-Day Weekend $18M, Est Cume $122M

2. The Debt (Focus Features) NEW (Wed opening) [1,826 Theaters]
Friday $2.6M, Saturday $3.8M, Est 4-Day Weekend $12M, Est Cume $14M

3. Apollo 18 (Dimension/The Weinstein Co) NEW [3,328 Theaters]
Friday $2.8M, Saturday $3.1M, Est 4-Day Weekend $11M

4. Shark Night 3D (Relativity) NEW [2,806 Theaters]
Friday $2.8M, Saturday $3M, Est 4-Day Weekend $11M

5. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) Week 5 [3,193 Theaters]
Friday $1.8M, Saturday $3M, Est 4-Day Weekend $10M, Est Cume $162M

6. Colombiana (Sony) Week 2 [2,614 Theaters]
Friday $2M (-45%), Saturday $2.9M, Est 4-Day Weekend $10M, Est Cume $24M

7. Donít Be Afraid Of The Dark (FilmDistrict) Week 2 [2,780 Theaters]
Friday $1.4M (-57%), Saturday $2M, Est 4-Day Weekend $6M, Est Cume $17.6M

8. Our Idiot Brother (The Weinstein Co) Week 2 [2,555 Theaters]
Friday $1.4M (-38%), Saturday $1.9M, Est 4-Day Weekend $6.5M, Est Cume $16.5M

9. Spy Kids 4D - 3D (Dimension/Weinstein Co) Week 3 [3,007 Theaters]
Friday $1M, Saturday $1.8M, Est 4-Day Weekend $6.3M, Est Cume $30.5M

10. The Smurfs (Sony) Week 6 [2,706 Theaters]
Friday $875K, Saturday $1.5M, Est 4-Day Weekend $5M, Est Cume $133M
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BOM 3-day:

1 1 The Help BV $14,209,000 -2.3% 2,843 +65 $4,998 $118,600,000 $25 4
2 N The Debt Focus $9,677,000 - 1,826 - $5,300 $11,579,000 - 1
3 N Apollo 18 W/Dim. $8,700,000 - 3,328 - $2,614 $8,700,000 - 1
4 N Shark Night 3D Rela. $8,640,000 - 2,806 - $3,079 $8,640,000 - 1
5 3 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $7,800,000 -12.0% 3,193 -181 $2,443 $160,025,000 $93 5
6 2 Colombiana TriS $7,400,000 -28.9% 2,614 - $2,831 $21,962,000 $40 2
7 5 Our Idiot Brother Wein. $5,182,000 -26.1% 2,555 - $2,028 $15,417,000 $5 2
8 4 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark FD $4,941,000 -42.0% 2,780 +20 $1,777 $16,382,000 $25 2
9 6 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World W/Dim. $4,637,000 -22.8% 3,007 -298 $1,542 $29,036,000 $27 3
10 7 The Smurfs Sony $4,000,000 -15.9% 2,706 -155 $1,478 $131,953,000 $110 6
11 9 Crazy, Stupid, Love. WB $3,220,000 +3.6% 1,450 -127 $2,221 $74,428,000 $50 6
12 12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB $2,425,000 -5.4% 1,092 -236 $2,221 $374,580,000 - 8
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Good to see Conan holding it's own.



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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
As it stands now based upon worldwide gross...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: $314,687,362 and counting.
Planet of the Apes: $362,211,740

It needs an extra $18 million to pass it domestically after Monday, which at this point, is doable. However, it won't gross significantly higher than that...
It's interesting the way certain sequels are approved or not - it used to be if a movie made a certain amount a sequel was inevitable... but it seems like studios are banking more on audience/critics reaction now too.... thus we get sequels that significantly outgross the previous entry, which was unheard of for awhile (with the big exception of T2) it didn't start happening with regularity until Mummy Returns and Austin Powers. At the time I figured a POTA sequel was a given, but perhaps they knew it would fail. I don't know, seems like quality is more of a factor now...which is good...although that still doesn't explain why Wolverine 2 is still going forward...
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"The Smurfs" has made $384.8 and counting worldwide. Wow.
Up to 428m now. Not a surprise given the chipmunks success. Truly a dreadful and unfortunate trend... parents are taking their kids for the nostalgia I guess.
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Looks like Potter will get 375 tomorrow.
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Up to 428m now. Not a surprise given the chipmunks success. Truly a dreadful and unfortunate trend... parents are taking their kids for the nostalgia I guess.
Yeah, it's disgusting. Crap continues to make a fortune.
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

Rise of the Planet of the Apes' worldwide total now through today is $345 million.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes' worldwide total now through today is $345 million.
Very disappointed it's just $345M worldwide. Are they any countries it hasn't opened yet in?
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Re: The Help Works over Labor Day Weekend: Weekend Box Office Thread 9/2 - 9/5

The New York Times reviews the summer boxoffice today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/bu...ef=todayspaper

I found this paragraph on the summer's two biggest flops interesting:
Which of the summer’s two major bombs, “Cowboys & Aliens” and “Green Lantern,” was the bigger financial calamity? Both will lose tens of millions, but “Green Lantern” is by far the larger loss. Warner, confident that it could create a new franchise with that film, decided not to bring in a financing partner to reduce risk. Universal hedged its bet by teaming with DreamWorks Studios and Relativity Media.
And, according to Fox's Tom Rothman, X-MEN FIRST CLASS and RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES were "very, very original pieces."
As opposed to merely "very original"? Or just plain "original"? Or only partly original?
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Very, very original pieces of franchises that have existed for decades. I guess that does give them credit.

And I see the point about Green Lantern. True, he's a secondary DC character, but he's probably never been hotter in the industry, and it will fan the flame about how they can't do anything other than Batman and Superman.
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Very disappointed it's just $345M worldwide. Are they any countries it hasn't opened yet in?
I think it hasn't opened yet in China or Japan. I think it'll make enough to reach $400 million ww.
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Very disappointed it's just $345M worldwide. Are they any countries it hasn't opened yet in?
I'd say that $345m is impressive coming off a $93m budget, 11 years of franchise dormancy and an ill-received previous entry.
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Very disappointed it's just $345M worldwide. Are they any countries it hasn't opened yet in?
This is from BOM's foreign box office report:

With openings in Italy and Japan to look forward to, Apes still has a lot of money left to earn.
Including China, that definitely will add to Apes' total. I'm sure it can reach $250 mil overseas after those markets are factored in.
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And, according to Fox's Tom Rothman, X-MEN FIRST CLASS and RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES were "very, very original pieces."
As opposed to merely "very original"? Or just plain "original"? Or only partly original?
I think what allowed those films to succeed that they were sequels/reboots/whatever that weren't made based off a democracy. Fox allowed Vaughn and Wyatt to do their own things without any say from studio brass. First Class had two prior financially successful, but audience-and-critic despised sequels within the past five years and Rise of the Planet of the Apes had a similar situation just over a longer period of time. By letting creative and talented people do their own thing will allow a movie to succeed despite any preconceived notions one might've had before time. I still have friends come up to me and ask if Rise was any good and they're surprised when I tell them (genuinely) that it was a good movie.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
The New York Times reviews the summer boxoffice today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/bu...ef=todayspaper

I found this paragraph on the summer's two biggest flops interesting:


And, according to Fox's Tom Rothman, X-MEN FIRST CLASS and RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES were "very, very original pieces."
As opposed to merely "very original"? Or just plain "original"? Or only partly original?
I saw GL is up to ~$215M worldwide. Sure it's not a success, and likely not a profit; especially if the $300 or 400M with marketing figure is correct. However, I think it might have eeked out enough sales to earn a sequel when you account for licensing sales and the eventual DVD/BR sales. If a sequel is made you can bet the budget will be significantly reduced.

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