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The Weekend Box Office Thread (2/3-2/5) Where 'Big Miracle' Takes It In The Blowhole

Originally Posted by Deadline Hollywood
FRIDAY 12:30 PM: And we’re off and running on Super Bowl weekend which for some studios was all about counterprogramming. Both newcomers CBS Films’ The Woman In Black and Fox’s Chronicle are looking tied for No. 1 at this early point with $5M-$7M for Friday and $13M-$15M for their opening weekend. Right now Woman In Black has hung onto a slight lead longer than originally expected, including evening pre-sales. Both pics are low-cost/high-reward bonanzas for their studios, especially because marketing budgets were kept to a bare minimum. Fox may win today but lose guys on Sunday, so CBS Films could overtake. With the weekend’s biggest budget debut, Universal’s Big Miracle is No. 3 looking like $1.5M-$2M for Friday and a $5.5M-$7M weekend. Stay tuned.
Dear studios,

Why do you continue to release films geared towards men on Super Bowl weekend? You're supposed to release films towards women. Just look at past examples:

2001 had The Roommate at $15 million.

2010 had Dear John at $30 million.

2009 had He's Just Not That Into You at $27 million.

2008 had Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour at $32 million.

Instead, we're looking at a weekend where there's nothing exciting to see. The Woman In Black and Chronicle were done on the cheap, so they'll be profitable, but by how much?
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Re: The Weekend Box Office Thread (2/3-2/5) Where 'Big Miracle' Takes It In The Blowh

But....it's got Drew Barrymore underwater gazing with wide-eyed love at a whale! How can that only be third?
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Originally Posted by Deadline Hollywood
1. The Woman in Black (CBS Films) NEW [2,855 Theaters]
Est Friday $8.8M, Est Weekend $20M

2. Chronicle (Fox) NEW [2,907 Theaters]
Est Friday $8.6M, Est Weekend $20M

3. The Grey (Open Road) Week 2 [3,207 Theaters]
Est Friday $3.1M (-52%), Est Weekend $9M, Est Cume $34.2M

4. Big Miracle (Universal) NEW [2,129 Theaters]
Est Friday $2.3M, Est Weekend $8M

5. Underworld Awakening (Sony) Week 3 [2,636 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.8M (-46%), Est Weekend $6M, Est Cume $54.7M

6. One For The Money (Lionsgate) Week 2 [2,737 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.7M (-58%), Est Weekend $4.7M, Est Cume $19.1M

7. Red Tails (LucasFilm/Fox) Week 3 [2,347 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.5M, Est Weekend $4.6M, Est Cume $40.8M

8. Man On A Ledge (Summit) Week 2 [2,998 Theaters]
Est Friiday $1.5M (-39%), Est Weekend $4.6M, Est Cume $14.8M

9. The Descendants (Fox Searchlight) Week 12 [2,038 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.3M, Est Weekend $4.5M, Est Cume $65.3M)

10. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Warner Bros) Week 7 [2,505 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.2M, Est Weekend $4M, Est Cume $26.9M
You know it's Super Bowl weekend when Chronicle and The Woman In Black's Friday gross will be 40-50% of their entire weekend gross. GO GIANTS
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Dear studios,

Why do you continue to release films geared towards men on Super Bowl weekend? You're supposed to release films towards women. ...

....

Instead, we're looking at a weekend where there's nothing exciting to see. The Woman In Black and Chronicle were done on the cheap, so they'll be profitable, but by how much?
What guy film? Chronicle's looks like it's geared toward teenagers. Teenage boys, yes, but teenagers none the less. Not a guy film.
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Re: The Weekend Box Office Thread (2/3-2/5) Where 'Big Miracle' Takes It In The Blowh

Was this one of the thread titles you had planned out? Yikes.

I didn't think WIB would open so well. I've heard it looks great, but lacks scares.

Chronicle I'll likely see next week. I've only heard good things.
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WIB was just another typical PG-13 horror movie. No substance, just a lot of BOO! scares. The only thing going for it was that it had Harry Potter in it.
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Why would Harry Potter be afraid of ghosts? He went to school with them, for Ron's sake!
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MI 4 has now reached $600 million worldwide. Dragon Tattoo should pass or be just shy of $100 million US this weekend. It's also great to see The Descendants doing well with its expansion.
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MI 4 is also soon to be Cruise's highest-grossing film ever, and it's 5th all-time WW for Paramount. So much for the assumption his days on top are over.
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One year later, and I don't even remember what The Roommate was
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MI 4 is also soon to be Cruise's highest-grossing film ever, and it's 5th all-time WW for Paramount. So much for the assumption his days on top are over.
With this news, hopefully Brad Bird gets to do whatever the hell he wants next (in terms of live action). Maybe a bigger budget on his 1906 project. Then again this is still his third highest grossing movie, so he's doing pretty well for himself.
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Is this the first film from CBS to make money? I really really really hope HUGO continues to do well so it can either open in my town in 2-d (it has never came to my town) or re-open on 2-d showings in theaters 50 minutes away from me so we can finally go see it . Still the only Best Picture nominee I havnt seen.
I say SAFE HOUSE opens with 30+ Million next week and the Vow (which looks like vile torture) opens with at least $19 million. I dont think Phantom Menace 3-D is an event at all. Maybe $13 million for that unfortunately. And even though Journey 2 is supposedly kickin ass overseas I dont think it will make over $10 million next week..
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I really really really hope HUGO continues to do well so it can either open in my town in 2-d (it has never came to my town) or re-open on 2-d showings in theaters 50 minutes away from me so we can finally go see it . Still the only Best Picture nominee I havnt seen.
It would have to start doing well to continue.
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It would have to start doing well to continue.
Well budget -wise it seems to be a big money loser but it is the only movie this week to move UP in the chart.
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saw the big miracle

amazing

see it
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With this news, hopefully Brad Bird gets to do whatever the hell he wants next (in terms of live action). Maybe a bigger budget on his 1906 project. Then again this is still his third highest grossing movie, so he's doing pretty well for himself.
Was about to say "No, Ratatouille does not surpass it!" But then did the research and saw it made 623m global. No idea it made that much, figured it would be closer in line with like Wall-E or Monster's Inc.

If it weren't for Iron Giant wrecking EVERYTHING, he'd be truly impressive
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saw the big miracle

amazing

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This was one of the more successful Super Bowl Weekends for movies.

Chronicle had a $12m budget and pulled in $22m which is apparently a good $6m above the most optimistic predictions. Woman in Black had a $17m budget and pulled in $21m which was also above estimates.

Chronicle had excellent last minute advertising by Fox (having heard nothing about the movie really until the month prior to release) which seems to be working very well in its favor.
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MI 4 has now reached $600 million worldwide. Dragon Tattoo should pass or be just shy of $100 million US this weekend. It's also great to see The Descendants doing well with its expansion.
Great numbers all around! Funny how a few analysts called "TGWTDT" a flop after it's first weekend's numbers. 100M is great! And I'm even more thrilled that "MI4" doing that great. It truly is the best in the series. It deserves to make 100-200 more. I know it won't at this point. But it should!

Re: the "Beauty and the Beast" re-release. It's going to pull in half of what "The Lion King" did on it's re-release. Think Disney will continue to 3D their classics with numbers that low?
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WIB was just another typical PG-13 horror movie. No substance, just a lot of BOO! scares. The only thing going for it was that it had Harry Potter in it.
and as I like to call it 'Harry Potter and the Scary Lady'
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Re: the "Beauty and the Beast" re-release. It's going to pull in half of what "The Lion King" did on it's re-release. Think Disney will continue to 3D their classics with numbers that low?
What? Why wouldn't they? Other than advertising fees, this is free money for movies that were made years ago.
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