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Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Waaaaah-waaaaah.

Originally Posted by Deadline
FRIDAY 1 PM: Rentrak is having difficulties with hourly grosses and that put a pause on analyzing matinee numbers. But it looks*like*this 4-day Presidentís Holiday weekend will end up strong.*Right now for today,*Sony Picturesí*sequel*Ghostrider: Spirit Of Vengeance*is opening just pennies away from Universalís holdover Safe House and Sony Pictures The Vow (in that order).*Fox newcomer This Means War is*ahead of Warner Brosí holdover Journey 2.*Order by weekendís end could be same. More later.
As it looks right now:

1. Ghost Rider
2. Safe House
3. The Vow
4. This Means War
5. Journey 2

How it'll most likely look come Monday:

1. Safe House
2. The Vow
3. Ghost Rider
4. Journey 2
5. This Means War

So, um, how much did Fox spend on This Means War again? Can McG finally get kicked out of Hollywood?
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

I'll wait to see some actual numbers...
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

This Means War looks good.

Anyone female I know is talking about The Vow, however.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by The Bus
This Means War looks good.
I saw it. It sucks (not a full review ). Save your time and money.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

My top 10 prediction:

1) This Means War
2) Ghost Rider
3) The Vow
4) Safe House
5) Journey to the Mysterious Island
6) Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
7) Chronicle
8) Woman In Black
9) The Secret World of Arrietty
10) The Grey
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Still no concrete numbers out yet, but remember last weekend's box office.

The Vow had a 9% increase from Friday-to-Saturday.

Safe House had a 19% increase from Friday-to-Saturday.

Journey 2 had a 94% (!) increase from Friday-to-Saturday.

We could see a similar play out this weekend with Ghost Rider being the film with a strong Friday, but a weaker Saturday when the fanboys disperse. This Means War needs to have both a strong Friday and Saturday or it'll be easily eclipsed by Journey 2.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by The Bus
This Means War looks good.
You might want to open your eyes next time
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by movielib
I saw it. It sucks (not a full review ). Save your time and money.
Seconded. Didn't care for it at all.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by The Bus
This Means War looks good.

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Are you going to start a brain-damaged movie review thread too?
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Everyone has different tastes. I thought This Means War was pretty entertaining.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
So, um, how much did Fox spend on This Means War again? Can McG finally get kicked out of Hollywood?
At least tell him to stop with the action movies and do something else like We Are Marshall. I thought that film wasn't bad.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by Deadline
1. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D (Sony) NEW [3,174 Theaters]
Est Friday $7.2M, Est 4-day Holiday*$24.5M

2. The Vow (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 2 [2,958 Theaters]
Est Friday $7.1M (-51%), Est 4-Day Holiday $28M

3. Safe House (Universal) Week 3 [3,121 Theaters]
Est Friday $6.2M (-53%), Est 4-Day Holiday $27M

4.*This Means War (Fox) NEW [3,189 Theaters]
Est Friday $5.1M, Est 4-Day Holiday $17.5M

5. *Journey 2 3D (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,500 Theaters]
Est Friday $4.4M (-32%), Est 4-Day Holiday $24.5M

9. The Secret World Of Arrietty (Disney) NEW [1,522 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.3M, Est 4-Day Holiday $7M
Yup. I was right on calling those predictions.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

This has been an usually strong Feb, I won't be shocked if Journey 2 ends up at #2 for the weekend.

1. The Vow (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 2 [2,958 Theaters]
Est Friday $7.1M (-53%), Est 4-Day Holiday $29M, Est Cume $90M

1. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance 3D (Sony) NEW [3,174 Theaters]
Est Friday $7M, Est 4-day Holiday $25M

3. Safe House (Universal) Week 3 [3,121 Theaters]
Est Friday $6.5M (-52%), Est 4-Day Holiday $26M, Est Cume $80M

4. This Means War (Fox) NEW [3,189 Theaters]
Est Friday $5.1M, Est 4-Day Holiday $18M

5. Journey 2 3D (Warner Bros) Week 2 [3,500 Theaters]
Est Friday $4.4M (-33%), Est 4-Day Holiday $26M, Est Cume $59M

6. Chronicle (Fox) Week 3 [2,556 Theaters]
Est Friday $2M, Est 4-Day Holiday $10M, Est Cume $53.5M

7. Woman In Black (CBS Films) Week 3 [2,559 Theaters]
Est Friday $2M, Est 4-Day Holiday $8M, Est Cume $46.6M

8. Star Wars 3D (Luscafilms/Fox) Week 2 [2,655 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.9M (-78%), Est 4-Day Holiday $10M, Est Cume $35.9M

9. Secret World Of Arrietty (Studio Ghibli/Disney) NEW [1,522 Theaters]
Est Friday $1.5M, Est 4-Day Holiday $8M

10. The Grey (Open Road) Week 4 [2,107 Theaters]
Est Friday $800K, Est 4-Day Holiday $3.7M, Est Cume $48.6

While $8m isn't great by any means, the highest grossing release by Disney of a Ghibli movie has been Ponyo at around $15m domestic.

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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Looking at the estimates e-mailed companywide this morning, looks like The Vow, [b]Safe House[b] and Journey 2 hold the 1, 2 and 3 spots while Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and This Means War debut in 4 and 5. The Secret World of Arrietty, predictably, is further down the countdown, debuting at 8. The top 4 all have over $20M in takings, so a good weekend overall, if not as good as expected.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Originally Posted by RichC2
While $8m isn't great by any means, the highest grossing release by Disney of a Ghibli movie has been Ponyo at around $15m domestic.
I wish these movies were more popular. It's nice that they are getting a wider release in this country so a lot of us can see 'em on the big screen.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

Even with 3D, GR can't open to half what the first one made, and that was a major piece of shit.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

i think i'll go see The Secret World of Arrietty tomorrow
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Even with 3D, GR can't open to half what the first one made, and that was a major piece of shit.
Which is why it opened where it did. Short of incredible WOM and fantastic reviews, there's no way the sequel could open anywhere near the original. In fact, if you adjust for ticket inflation, the original had a nearly $60 million 4-day weekend.
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Which is why it opened where it did. Short of incredible WOM and fantastic reviews, there's no way the sequel could open anywhere near the original. In fact, if you adjust for ticket inflation, the original had a nearly $60 million 4-day weekend.
Oh, that's a sickening thought.

These next few weeks are going to be rough. Not a single thing opening I have interest in aside from Wanderlust.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Even with 3D, GR can't open to half what the first one made, and that was a major piece of shit.
It makes you wonder. If moviegoers can remember a piece of shit from 4 years ago, why do the Date/Epic/Meet The Spartans movies make so much god damn money?

Unless, the biscuitheads who buy tickets to these movies are just looking for a cozy place to text for 90 minutes?
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I'm glad these 3D movies seem to be losing to their 2D counterparts lately.
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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

I never saw the original Ghost Rider even though someone gave me the DVD. I suppose I could pull it out for the action challenge but I have so many higher priorities.

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I wish these movies were more popular. It's nice that they are getting a wider release in this country so a lot of us can see 'em on the big screen.
You'd think animated kids' fare would do better, but I guess people think they "look foreign." I'd guess that renaming it "The Borrowers" would have helped a little.

My kids eat up anything Ghibli so I'm sure we'll be seeing this soon.
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Originally Posted by gp1086
I'm glad these 3D movies seem to be losing to their 2D counterparts lately.
+1 Everyone I know doesn't support any of that 3D shit.


This means WAr looked like shit so it's always a pleasure of mine to watch Reese Witherspoon underperform. She is one of my most hated actors in film history. ANd Ghost Rider was horrendously embarrassing so I am not surprised this is underperfoming also. The fact that this did over $20 million should make them happy. Still , it probably wont be a failure and may be looked at as a slight hit if it can clean up overseas.



And also I gotta give this thread title a grade of F. That's seriously the best you could come up with?

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Re: Weekend Box Office (2/17 - 2/20): This Means War on McG's Career

crazychris laying out the hate in all directions today, which I guess should be no surprise
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And also I gotta give this thread title a grade of F. That's seriously the best you could come up with?
Can you do better? Give us some of your ideas so we can grade your creativity.

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