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Old 09-24-11, 07:03 PM
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Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Box Office: 'Lion King' Pacing to Beat 'Moneyball,' Reclaim Throne

Saturday update:

So much for early Friday box office projections: Updated data shows Disney's "The Lion King," in weekend No. 2 of a 3D re-release, pulling away from the pack and on pace to gross around $24 million for the weekend.

That same raw box office data had Sony's Brad Pitt baseball film, "Moneyball," winning the box office with around $23 million this weekend. Better developed estimates now have the film grossing around $19 million.

Also hitting its pre-release estimate: Warner/Alcon family film "Dolphin Tale" is pacing at around $18 million, according to Saturday morning estimates.

Two other wide releases this weekend, Lionsgate Taylor Lautner vehicle "Abduction" and Open Road Jason Statham/Clive Owen slaughter-fest "Killer Elite," are slated to both miss their pre-release low-teens marks -- in fact, both films are on pace to narrowly miss the $10 million barrier.

TheWrap will have a full box office rundown Sunday morning.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...19370720110924

Wonder if this mean Lion King will get extended another two weeks?
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

I think Moneyball will have good legs. WOM has been strong. Hell, even I want to see it and I don't like baseball.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

I just think that's so cool that The Lion King is raking up this money.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Lion King needs more titties.

Wow so those Twilight twits sure got some real sure nuff star power huh?
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I just think that's so cool that The Lion King is raking up this money.
Disney does better releasing their old classics than they do making new movies (sans Pixar of course).
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

I think that Killer Elite needs much more credit for stinking up the box office than Abduction does. It has three supposedly big stars and cost apparently twice as much as Aduction. $70 million. What were they thinking?

Oh, and go Lion King!

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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by Deftones
Disney does better releasing their old classics than they do making new movies (sans Pixar of course).
Tangled got strong critical notices and cleared half a billion dollars in box office alone.

Just sayin...
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Wow. I can't believe Simba and company are going to win the box office 2 weeks in a row. That's amazing. Even if it doesn't get extended, it'll still probably end up inside the top 40 movies for 2011. Absolutely crazy but I love it.

Oops. My estimates were off. I was thinking it was at like $50 million buts it's already over $60 million. It's currently ranked 35 for the year and, assuming it gets an extension, will most likely be inside the top 30 for year. It's already brought in more than numerous high profile movies that were released this year.

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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

#1 two weeks in a row? You bet your ass The Lion King is getting an extension.

It's really the perfect Disney movie to release at the right time. Out of the big four(Mermaid, B&tB, tLK, Aladdin) it's their biggest movie, as it appealed to boys & girls, and those kids now have children of their own. Not to mention the flood of mediocre CG crap this year(including Disney's own Cars 2) might have factored in.

Long live the King!
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
#1 two weeks in a row? You bet your ass The Lion King is getting an extension.

It's really the perfect Disney movie to release at the right time. Out of the big four(Mermaid, B&tB, tLK, Aladdin) it's their biggest movie, as it appealed to boys & girls, and those kids now have children of their own. Not to mention the flood of mediocre CG crap this year(including Disney's own Cars 2) might have factored in.

Long live the King!
What about Snow White and the seven dwarfs? I thought that was one of the more popular ones. I would love to see that get a re-release.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Big 4 at the height of their revival in the 90s.
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BOM estimates:

1 1 The Lion King (in 3D) BV $22,130,000 -26.6% 2,330 - $9,498 $61,676,000 - 2
2 N Moneyball Sony $20,600,000 - 2,993 - $6,883 $20,600,000 $50 1
3 N Dolphin Tale WB $20,260,000 - 3,507 - $5,777 $20,260,000 $37 1
4 N Abduction LGF $11,200,000 - 3,118 - $3,592 $11,200,000 $35 1
5 N Killer Elite ORF $9,500,000 - 2,986 - $3,182 $9,500,000 $70 1
6 2 Contagion WB $8,565,000 -41.1% 3,136 -86 $2,731 $57,122,000 $60 3
7 3 Drive (2011) FD $5,771,000 -49.1% 2,904 +18 $1,987 $21,425,000 $15 2
8 4 The Help BV $4,400,000 -32.4% 2,695 -319 $1,633 $154,444,000 $25 7
9 5 Straw Dogs (2011) SGem $2,100,000 -59.0% 2,408 - $872 $8,884,000 $25 2
10 6 I Don't Know How She Does It Wein. $2,053,000 -53.4% 2,490 +14 $824 $8,019,000 $24 2
11 7 The Debt Focus $1,289,000 -56.2% 1,067 -764 $1,208 $28,995,000 $20 4
12 16 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,184,000 -0.6% 287 +57 $4,125 $5,215,000 - 3
13 9 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $1,175,000 -55.8% 1,178 -1,162 $997 $173,614,000 $93 8
14 8 Warrior LGF $1,080,000 -62.2% 1,411 -472 $765 $12,171,000 $25 3
15 10 Colombiana TriS $965,000 -58.6% 2,408 +475 $401 $35,150,000 $40 5
16 13 Crazy, Stupid, Love. WB $785,000 -49.9% 675 -470 $1,163 $82,071,000 $50 9
17 12 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World W/Dim. $701,000 -55.9% 1,207 -443 $581 $37,010,000 $27 6
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

I like Yahoo's headline: "Pitt film beaten by movie from 1994"
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I like Yahoo's headline: "Pitt film beaten by movie from 1994"
The perfect counter-programming would have been a Pitt movie from 1994, the obvious choice being the inspiration for "Twilight"--INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE! In 3-D!
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Well congrats to the Lion.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by mhg83
What about Snow White and the seven dwarfs? I thought that was one of the more popular ones. I would love to see that get a re-release.
That and Sleeping Beauty.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
The perfect counter-programming would have been a Pitt movie from 1994, the obvious choice being the inspiration for "Twilight"--INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE! In 3-D!
That movie was a shitstain in 2D. El Paso...
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
That movie was a shitstain in 2D. El Paso...
And ultimately, it was 10x better than any Twilight movie.

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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Apes has reached $402 million worldwide, and I think it has yet to open in Japan, Italy, or China. $450 mil should be easy to get.
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by fitprod
And ultimately, it was 10x better than any Twilight movie.
Talk about your textbook definition of "damning with faint praise".
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by fitprod
And ultimately, it was 10x better than any Twilight movie.

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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

I thought 10 of 0 is still 0...
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Re: Long Live The King at the box office 9/23-9/25

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
Apes has reached $402 million worldwide, and I think it has yet to open in Japan, Italy, or China. $450 mil should be easy to get.
And Smurfs goes over $500 million worldwide.

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