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The Weekend Box-Office Ongoing Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by The Clown Prince, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. The Clown Prince

    The Clown Prince My God carries a big Hammer
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    Beginning today will be an ongoing box office thread discussion that will just get added on to every week. Quoting James from last weeks thread...

    So with that, let's kick things off!

    On this Superbowl weekend we had two new films open. One opened pretty well, the other, pretty much DOA.

    Coming in first place this weekend was the new movie Warm Bodies with $19.5 million and a $20 million total. It's currently enjoying a 77% rating at RottenTomatoes.

    Dropping one spot and 52% was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters with $9.2 million and a $34.4 million total against a $50 million production budget.

    Rising one spot to third was Silver Linings Playbook with $8.1 million and a $80.3 million total.

    In fourth place was Mama with $6.7 million and a $58.2 million total.

    And rounding out the top 5 is Zero Dark Thirty with $5.3 million and a $77.7 million total.

    Also opening this weekend and in sixth place was Sylvester Stallone's new movie Bullet to the Head which managed only $4.5 million. Like his buddy Schwarzenegger's film The Last Stand, this one will quickly exit theaters.

    Speaking of The Last Stand it left 2,224 theaters this weekend leaving it in 689 theaters in 27th place with $265,000 this weekend for a three week total of $11.6 million.

    Out of the top 12 this weekend is Gangster Squad (13th), Movie 43 (15th), and Broken City (18th).

    Opening next weekend are two new movies and one re-release in IMAX 3D. First up is the comedy Identity Thief (rated R) starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip "T.I." Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, and Eric Stonestreet.

    Next is Side Effects (rated R) with Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum.

    Then finally we have the re-release in 3D of Top Gun in IMAX. The 1986 movie directed by the late Tony Scott stars of course Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, and Michael Ironside.

    Here are your numbers....


    1) Warm Bodies- $19,505,000 ($20,025,000) NEW!
    2) Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters- $9,210,000 ($34,463,000)
    3) Silver Linings Playbook- $8,113,000 ($80,378,000)
    4) Mama- $6,730,000 ($58,262,000)
    5) Zero Dark Thirty- $5,300,000 ($77,798,000)
    6) Bullet to the Head- $4,500,000 ($4,500,000) NEW!
    7) Parker- $3,215,000 ($12,440,000)
    8) Django Unchained- $3,039,000 ($150,979,000)
    9) Les Miserables- $2,439,000 ($141,523,000)
    10) Lincoln- $2,412,000 ($170,787,000)
    11) Argo- $2,100,000 ($120,443,000)
    12) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- $1,910,000 ($296,203,000)
     
  2. Wonderwall

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    Nice to see Teresa Palmer in something that doesn't bomb. And if it softens the blow at least Stallone's movie didn't bomb as hard as Arnie's.
     
  3. Tohya

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    Uh....wha? Arnies movie made 6 mil its opening weekend. But its moot since your statement is akin to calling your self the tallest midget. Both of their movies bombed....hard.
     
  4. Wonderwall

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    Ha so it did. Well I didn't say it was a comfort just a softening like a hammer to the head with a helmet on > no helmet. Although it just continues to show that these guys' time as top draws are long over aside from the Expendables but that gets by more on a gimmick of seeing these old dinosaurs.
     
  5. Hanshotfirst1138

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    Yeah, Stallone and Arnold's careers have clearly burned out at this point, at least The Expendables had combined star power.
     
  6. Beefy

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    Ouch for Stallone and Arnold. Will the new Die Hard suffer the same weak performance?
     
  7. Wonderwall

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    I think the new Die Hard should be okay. The last one did well enough a few years ago and while Willis' numbers can be hit and miss I think the Die Hard name should be able to carry it.
     
  8. The Clown Prince

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    Numbers for the weekend of February 8-10....

    Debuting in first place this weekend was the new comedy Identity Thief with an impressive $36.5 million which has now already passed it's $35 million production budget.

    Last weeks number one movie Warm Bodies dropped one spot to second place with $11.5 million and a $36.6 million total.

    Opening in third place was Side Effects with $10 million.

    Silver Linings Playbook continues to do well with a fourth place spot and $6.9 million with a $90 million total!

    And rounding out the top 5 is Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters with $5.7 million and a $43.8 million total.

    Also opening this weekend was Top Gun 3D which came in eleventh place with $1.9 million.

    Out of the top this weekend is Parker (13th), Les Miserables (15th), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (16th) whose total is now at $298.3 million!

    Opening next weekend for the Valentine's Day holiday are four new movies! First up this Wednesday at 10:00pm is A Good Day to Die Hard (rated R) starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Anne Vyalitsyna.

    On Thursday Valentine's Day we have Safe Haven (rated PG-13) with Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, and Cobie Smulders.

    Also on Thursday is Beautiful Creatures (rated PG-13) starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, and Emma Thompson.

    Finally on Friday we have the animated film Escape From Planet Earth (rated PG) starring the voices of Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Jonath Morgan Heit, James Corden, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, and William Shatner.


    Here are your numbers....

    1) Identity Thief- $36,593,000 ($36,593,000) NEW!
    2) Warm Bodies- $11,500,000 ($36,652,000)
    3) Side Effects- $10,015,000 ($10,015,000) NEW!
    4) Silver Linings Playbook- $6,908,000 ($90,002,000)
    5) Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters- $5,750,000 ($43,833,000)
    6) Mama- $4,323,000 ($64,046,000)
    7) Zero Dark Thirty- $4,000,000 ($83,600,000)
    8) Argo- $2,500,000 ($123,734,000)
    9) Django Unchained- $2,288,000 ($154,501,000)
    10) Bullet to the Head- $1,980,000 ($8,171,000)
    11) Top Gun 3D- $1,900,000 ($1,900,000) NEW!
    12) Lincoln- $1,860,000 ($173,607,000)
     
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    It's so weird to see Escape From Planet Earth actually coming out. I remember when I first went to school hearing about it...that was 6 years ago! It does at least look like a movie I thought it was going to look like trash like Delgo, Doogal, or Hoodwinked.
     
  10. The Clown Prince

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    Is this that same "Escape From Planet Earth"? For some reason I thought this thing already came out and was received very poorly like the movies you mentioned. It never came out huh? What's been the hold up?
     
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    Indeed it is. Looking it up on wikipedia shows that it's been in development since 2007 which is when I first heard about it at school and since I was studying animation and we had a number of people who either still worked in the industry or knew people. I also live in Vancouver which where the movie was made so yea there really isn't anybody here who doesn't know someone who worked on it or at Rainmaker.

    As for the hold up...lots of stuff, I think mostly on the creative and production side. Also Rainmaker had some financial difficulties where they were rumored to be closing shop just a year ago. But the rumors of their demise were greatly exaggerated as they are still in business( through a lot of financial moves probably ) and apparently ramping up on newer projects. I hope it does well enough I'm not sure what the budget is but I'm not sure what a bomb might do to the studio, maybe nothing as they have a lot of work but this business can be pretty strange and unforgiving sometimes. I just hope it doesn't lead to what happened 5 years ago to Vanguard studio when Space Chimps bombed hard. It really gutted them and put people out of work.
     
  12. Peter Paltridge

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    I had no idea Escape from Planet Earth was that old. If it went into production at the exact time all those bad Shrek wannabes were out....that's not good.

    Identity Thief #1? That was pre-screened for critics, wasn't it? It got blasted from what I saw.

    Here comes Valentine's weekend, where's the crappy romance movie.....ah, we have two this time!
     
  13. Hanshotfirst1138

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    The only thing is miss about the old-style box office threads is the clever headlines :p. Anyway, to think that Rainmaker used to be Mainframe, true innovators and creators of stone-cold classics like Reboot and Beast Wars. Sad to think that they've become another generic studio. Kind of odd that the decided to release Die Hard 5 on V-day, must've wanted to avoid the summer rush.
     
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    Or give non-romantics a more epic alternative. :p

    But I don't think it'll do too well this week, though, not when the go-to choice for Valentine's Day remains to be Predator. If I had a girl, I'd watch that with her.
     
  15. The Clown Prince

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    Numbers for the President's Day weekend February 15-17 which include the Valentine's Day holiday as well.

    Fairing better than his buddies Schwarzenegger and Stallone's recent movies, Bruce Willis' latest 'Die Hard' film A Good Day to Die Hard debuted in first place with $25 million and a $33.2 million total since opening Wednesday against a reported $92 million production budget. However it's getting killed at RottenTomatoes with a 16% rating.

    Falling one spot to second place is Identity Thief with $23.4 million and a $70.7 million total.

    Opening in third place was Safe Haven with $21.4 million and a $30.2 million total since opening Thursday. It's already made back it's $28 million production budget.

    After a long delay the animated film Escape From Planet Earth opened in fourth place with $16 million against a reported $40 million production budget.

    And rounding out the top 5 is Warm Bodies with $9 million and a $50.2 million total.

    Out of the top 12 this weekend is Lincoln (13th) which leaves having collected an impressive $176.2 million total. Also gone is Django Unchained (15th) which leaves having earned itself a nice $156.9 million. And finally gone is Top Gun 3D (28th).

    Just to give an update, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is $145,000 away from reaching the $300 million mark! Meanwhile it's foreign total is up to $659.6 million for a worldwide total of $959.4 million!

    Opening next weekend are two new movies. First up is Snitch (rated PG-13) starring Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Nadine Velazquez, Melina Kanakaredes, Lela Loren, Harold Perrineau, and Rafi Gavron.

    The other new film of the weekend is
    Dark Skies (rated PG-13) with Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett, and J.K. Simmons.

    Here are your numbers....


    1) A Good Day to Die Hard- $25,000,000 ($33,239,000) NEW!
    2) Identity Thief- $23,437,000 ($70,725,000)
    3) Safe Haven- $21,430,000 ($30,259,000) NEW!
    4) Escape From Planet Earth- $16,066,000 ($16,066,000) NEW!
    5) Warm Bodies- $9,000,000 ($50,221,000)
    6) Beautiful Creatures- $7,460,000 ($10,002,000) NEW!
    7) Side Effects- $6,307,000 ($19,128,000)
    8) Silver Linings Playbook- $6,088,000 ($98,462,000)
    9) Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters- $3,470,000 ($49,699,000)
    10) Zero Dark Thirty- $3,100,000 ($88,029,000)
    11) Mama- $2,793,000 ($68,274,000)
    12) Argo- $2,230,000 ($126,893,000)
     
  16. Peter Paltridge

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    Go figure. People are declaring the Die Hard franchise dead because of this movie. I've never seen Brad Jones so angry.
     
  17. Darklordavaitor

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    Yeah, the reception is CRAZY bad for this one. Even worse than the second. It did better than I expected, but I guess I shouldn't be too shocked, given the surprise quality of the fourth entry.
     
  18. Hanshotfirst1138

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    Yeah, it was pretty bad. Moore is apparently already working on a director's cut, so FOX may have shoved out a substandard product just because they knew we'd pay for the brand name, knowing it wasn't even finished. But yes, it's a pretty bad movie.
     
  19. Peter Paltridge

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    Wait. Did anyone notice "Argo" crept back in at #12, one week before its DVD release? That's interesting.
     
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    Huh, I thought that actually came out this week. I guess some theaters are still playing it in hopes of a late cash grab before Oscar night.
     

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