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The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5/17)

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The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5/17)

Avengers: Age of Ultron finished its second week at $97.5M (for comparison: Avengers' second week was at $132M, Iron Man 3's second week was at $89M). I still think it can hit $500M domestically, but this weekend is the first where the film actually has competition.

Mad Max: Fury Road opened to $3.7M in previews last night whereas Pitch Perfect 2 opened to $4.6M. Mad Max: Fury Road is looking at a $40M+ opening weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 is on its way to a $50M+ opening weekend.

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You mean the battle for second place. PITCH PERFECT 2 is gonna take the weekend hands down.
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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

It was a joke based upon this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/626353-what-will-no-1-b-o-avengers-aou-weekend-3-mad-max-fr-opening-weekend.html

Holy fuck was I off on my Avengers predictions, but spot on with Pitch Perfect.
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Which apparently you thought was news Ash, that Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max. For shame, you old fuck. For shame.

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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

PP2 may have won the weekend, but I think MM will have better holds due to stronger reviews, and it'll definitely perform well overseas.
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So PP2 stands to make more in its opening weekend than the original did in its entire run? Damn.
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Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
PP2 may have won the weekend, but I think MM will have better holds due to stronger reviews, and it'll definitely perform well overseas.
I don't know. The film is resonating well with its core audience and the first film didn't really have any major drops. Looking at the past film's weekends:

Weekend 1: $5.2M in 335 locations.
Weekend 2: $14.9M in 2,770 locations (+188%).
Weekend 3: $9.2M in 2,787 locations (-38%).
Weekend 4: $6.8M in 2,660 locations (-27%).
Weekend 5: $4M in 1,999 locations (-42%, the film's biggest weekend drop during wide release due to the amount of theaters lost).

Most of the drops after that were in the 15-25% range. Even when comparing to another sequel to a film that became a hit due to video (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), all those weekends suffered only 40-45% drops. There's no other major comedy and/or film geared towards women until June 5th (Entourage and Spy) and with Memorial Day next weekend, the film will have legs. I think Mad Max will have legs too due to the overwhelming WOM, but I do believe Pitch Perfect 2 will still beat it domestically.
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Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
PP2 may have won the weekend, but I think MM will have better holds due to stronger reviews, and it'll definitely perform well overseas.
With a $150M budget, MM:FR better have some solid international box office. PP2's budget was only $29M, so Universal's already laughing.
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With a $150M budget, MM:FR better have some solid international box office. PP2's budget was only $29M, so Universal's already laughing.
Pitch Perfect 2 has been out in some international markets for nearly two weeks now and the film has only done around $10M overseas whereas Mad Max: Fury Road will probably open to #1 in every market this weekend that's not the United States.

So yes, Max will have the better international draw.
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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

Not only is MM an action movie but it's in 3D. Overseas markets eat that up.
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i'm not surprised at the results and think MM will hold for a bit. it has modest hit written on it domestically, but i really hope we get more. this was so fascinating and resonating and haunting. so well done...
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MM will get a lot for foreign. Foreign countries eat up crazy and different big movies. MM4 is all that. AND 3D.

Max will show a tire iron up PP2's ass for Worldwide take.
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BTW, current estimates have PP2 nearing $70M, MM ~$42M and AOU $37M.

Also, not sure why it'd be surprising that MM would do well overseas, I just assumed that's where Warner was counting on to make its budget back and then some.
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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
It was a joke based upon this thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...g-weekend.html

Holy fuck was I off on my Avengers predictions, but spot on with Pitch Perfect.
I just did not see the $500M predictions for Avengers at all and looks like it may just make it to $400. Not a very good film.

Pitch Perfect looks to be huge, and Mad Max seems to be much higher due to its fantastic reviews.
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Oh no, Avengers 2 will only make a little over 400M domestic. The superhero hype is over. What a flop.
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46 million ain't bad at all for MM. Next week's ranking/totals will be interesting. Here's hoping it pulls a Titanic in terms of making more money on subsequent weekends than opening weekend. We'll see what happens.
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Here's hoping it pulls a Titanic in terms of making more money on subsequent weekends than opening weekend. We'll see what happens.
when's the last time that happened?
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when's the last time that happened?


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MM:FR would have had a higher weekend gross if they had used "From the Director of Babe:Pig in the City" & "Happy Feet" in their advertising.
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Avatar?
Avatar dropped 1.8% weekend-to-weekend
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Avatar dropped 1.8% weekend-to-weekend
Yeah, I wasn't sure.

I guess Titanic was the last one to do that then.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
Yeah, I wasn't sure.

I guess Titanic was the last one to do that then.
i'd love to see those numbers listed together weekend to weekend...
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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

Boxoffice Guru report:
http://www.boxofficeguru.com/weekend.htm

Some interesting quotes:

PITCH PERFECT 2:
Studio data showed that the audience was 75% female and 62% under 25. Moviegoers liked what the singing gals had to offer as the CinemaScore grade was a solid A-.
I'm surprised there were that many younger women going. I would've thought it would skewer older.

MAD MAX:
As expected, business was powered by older men. Studio research showed that the audience was 70% male and 54% over 35.
Y'see, Hollywood? Different crowds for different films can all show up at the same time!
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Re: The Battle We've Been Waiting For: Mad Max vs. The Avengers (Weekend B.O.: 5/15-5

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Y'see, Hollywood? Different crowds for different films can all show up at the same time!
Who said they don't? I thought counter programming was pretty common

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