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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. James Harvey

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    Part of the reason this thread went general was so any user could update the thread with new box-office numbers in-case myself of The Clown Prince don't. If there's ever a Sunday where the numbers are not posted, feel free to just post them to encourage and continue the discussion.
     
  2. The Clown Prince

    The Clown Prince My God carries a big Hammer
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    Originally thought to have a $100 million debut weekend, the $190 million budgeted production Star Trek Into Darkness didn't quite have that. Instead it debuted to $70.5 million and combine that with the total it made from it's Wednesday/Thursday debut, Into Darkness ended up with $84 million. Back in 2009 Star Trek debuted to a $75.2 million weekend and an $86.2 million four day total which is a little more than what the 4 day total was with Into Darkness. The foreign box office for the first film was a little over $127 million. Foreign business didn't respond to Star Trek and probably won't with Into Darkness either which it's already made $31.7 million so far. Reviews for Into Darkness have been pretty good as it has an 87% at Rotten Tomatoes.

    The juggernaut over the last two weeks fell to second place. Iron Man 3 earned another $35.1 million in it's third weekend for a total of $337 million. It's foreign total is now up to $698.9 million for a worldwide total of $1,035,973,000.

    Dropping one spot to third place after an impressive second place debut last weekend was The Great Gatsby with $23.4 million and a $90.1 million total.

    In fourth place was Pain and Gain with $3.1 million and a $46.5 million total.

    And rounding out the top 5 was The Croods with $2.7 million and a $176.7 million total.

    Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend and we have four new movies opening. First up this Thursday is the third and final film in the "Hangover" series. The Hangover Part 3 (rated R) has returning director Todd Philips and stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman, and Jamie Chung.

    Then on Friday Fast and Furious 6 (rated PG-13) opens. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans, and Gina Carano. The last installment (Fast Five) was a huge hit two years ago here in the states and internationally which collected a worldwide box office total of $626.1 million!

    Also opening is the animated film Epic (rated PG) starring the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander.

    The final film of the weekend is Penguins 3D which opens in IMAX and is narrated by David Attenborough.

    Here are your numbers....


    1) Star Trek Into Darkness- $70,555,000 ($84,091,000) NEW!
    2) Iron Man 3- $35,182,000 ($337,073,00)
    3) The Great Gatsby- $23,415,000 ($90,159,000)
    4) Pain and Gain- $3,100,000 ($46,574,000)
    5) The Croods- $2,750,000 ($176,750,000)
    6) 42- $2,730,000 ($88,735,000)
    7) Oblivion- $2,222,000 ($85,500,000)
    8) Mud- $2,160,000- $11,588,000
    9) Tyler Perry Presents Peeples- $2,150,000 ($7,858,000)
    10) The Big Wedding- 1,100,000 ($20,198,000)
    11) Oz The Great and Powerful- $758,000 ($231,238,000)
    12) G.I. Joe: Retaliation- $525,000 ($120,467,000)
     
  3. Peter Paltridge

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    Am I the only one who thinks Epic looks terrible? I mean, I hope it isn't, but what's shown in these ads looks pretty bad.
     
  4. Gold Guy

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    I wouldn't say Epic looks awful, just reallllly run-of-the-mill. I get a "I have seen this a million times" vibe from it.
     
  5. Silverstar

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    Yeah, that's what I've been thinking since I saw the first trailer for it. Epic doesn't look bad, just horribly generic. It looks like the sort of run-of-the-mill, assembly line-produced, fill-in-the-blank animated family movie that anybody who's seen an animated family movie in the past 20 years could write in their sleep.
     
  6. The Clown Prince

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    Memorial Day weekend and Fast and Furious 6 more specifially is off to a great start. From The Hollywood Reporter....

     
  7. Hanshotfirst1138

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    Not a huge surprise, the franchise is a juggernaut. I thought this was going to show in IMAX, apparently not.
     
  8. Dr.Pepper

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    I don't think it looks terrible. I thought it looked cute, although a bit generic.
     
  9. SB20xx

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    Why do you guys think Epic looks generic? Because of the ads? I've actually seen the movie and it didn't feel like a tired retread to me.
     
  10. Peter Paltridge

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    There have been at least five animated movies about someone getting shrunk and defending a forest. This is to say nothing of the "jokes."

    "Moronsayswhat!"
    "What?"

    DURHURHUR
     
  11. SB20xx

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    I can only think of one ("Fern Gully")- what are the four others?

    And the "moronsayswhat" was indeed a lame, old joke, but it was one joke in 100-some minutes.
     
  12. Dr.Pepper

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    People have also been comparing it to Arthur and the Invisables (which I haven't seen), but beyond that I can't think of any. The reason why I said it felt generic is because nothing really stood out. Now with that being said I am going to see the movie later on today, so I guess I will find out how generic it is.
     
  13. Aquadementia

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    It's kind of hard to connect with Epic through the previews. Looks like an elf movie or something, with a wise cracking slug. A green Avatar.
    I think they were better when they started with the funny ads. From the serious trailers I don't really know the motivation of the bad guys except that they want to destroy everything because that's what grey elves do, apparently.
    I think it needs more explanation then most animated movies.

    Monsters University will probably be a huge success though because even the Swiffer product ads make it look like loads of fun.
     
  14. Jean74

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    Monster's University is the Pre-Quel to Monster's Inc. As it will do better than Epic. Epic now come to think of it, does not look too good.
     
  15. The Clown Prince

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    Four day Memorial Day Weekend numbers. Fast and Furious 6 is off to a fantastic start with a $120 million debut surpassing the opening of Fast Five two years ago! It's made another $197 million overseas.

    The Hangover Part 3 debuted to a $51.2 million four day opening and a $63 million total. Much less than the opening of the second installment.

    Star Trek Into Darkness fell to third place with $47 million and a $155.8 million total with another $102.1 million overseas.

    Opening in fourth place was Epic with $42.6 million.

    And rounding out the top 5 is Iron Man 3 with $24.3 million and a $372.4 million total with another $774.8 million overseas.

    Opening next weekend are two new movies. First up is After Earth (rated PG-13). Directed M. Knight Shyamalan it stars Will and Jaden Smith.

    The other new movie of the weekend is Now You See Me rated PG-13) with Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, and Common.

    Here are your numbers....

    1) Fast & Furious 6 $120,019,000 ($120,019,000) NEW!
    2) The Hangover Part III- $51,215,000 ($63,004,000) NEW!
    3) Star Trek Into Darkness- $47,000,000 ($155,827,000)
    4) Epic- $42,600,000 ($42,600,000) NEW!
    5) Iron Man 3- $24,351,000 ($372,434,000)
    6) The Great Gatsby- $17,020,000 ($117,747,000)
    7) Mud- $2,427,000 ($15,034,000)
    8) The Croods- $1,615,000 ($179,638,000)
    9) 42- $1,607,000 ($91,411,000)
    10) Oblivion- $1,093,000 ($87,558,000)
    11) Oz The Great and Powerful- $838,000 ($232,401,000)
    12) Pain and Gain- $800,000 ($48,712,000)
     
  16. Gold Guy

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    Ow, I kinda feel bad for Hangover 3. I've heard that its much better than Part II, but I guess people don't care...
     
  17. Stu

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    Ooof, harsh on The Hangover. I think it's the best if the 3, there are some genuinely hilarious bits in there, most of them courtesy of Mr Chow.

    I saw and greatly enjoyed Star Trek last night. It's a shame that's not doing as well as expected.

    Seems Iron Man Three is still going strong and Dwayne Johnson is truly a box office heavyweight now.
     
  18. kid rabbit

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    I feel more for epic than hangover 3
     
  19. The Clown Prince

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    Still retaining the number one position the weekend after Memorial Day weekend was Fast and Furious 6 which earned another $34.5 million and has pushed it's total now to $170.3 million. The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End are the only two other movies to retain the number one spot the weekend after Memorial Day weekend. Additionally Fast and Furious 6 has made another $310.2 million overseas.

    Debuting in the number two spot was Now You See Me with $28 million and a 43% at Rotten Tomatoes. Something that came as a surprise considering that it beat out....

    After Earth which stars Will Smith and his son Jaden. It opened in third place with $27 million and a very low 12% at Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by M. Knight Shyamalan, what was thought by Sony Studios to debut in the mid to high $30 millions, ended up much lower than what was thought considering it's B Cinema Score. The production budget was $130 million and was a pet project of Will Smith who picked Shyamalan as the director himself. Whoops.

    Coming in fourth place was Star Trek Into Darkness with $16.4 million and a $181.1 million total. It's foreign total is now at $147.4 million which surpasses the previous film's foreign total of $127.9 million.

    Rounding out the top 5 is Epic which tied with Into Darkness (estimates) with $16.4 million itself as well. It's total is now at $65.1 million.

    Also opening this weekend was Yei Jawaani Hai Deewani which opened in ninth place in 161 theaters with $1.6 million.

    Out of the top 12 is 42 (13th), Oz The Great and Powerful (15th) which leaves with $233 million against it's $215 million budget. It made another $257 million overseas. Also gone is Oblivion (16th).

    Opening next weekend are two new movies. First up is The Internship (rated PG-13) starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, John Goodman, Dylan O'Brien, JoAnna Garcia, Eric Andre, Josh Brener, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, and Will Ferrell.

    The other new movie of the weekend is The Purge (rated R) with Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder.

    Here are your numbers....


    1) Fast and Furious 6- $34,538,000 ($170,377,000)
    2) Now You See Mee- $28,050,000 ($28,050,000) NEW!
    3) After Earth- $27,000,000 ($27,000,000) NEW!
    4) Star Trek Into Darkeness- $16,400,000 ($181,156,000)
    5) Epic- $16,400,000 ($65,161,000)
    6) The Hangover Part 3- $15,930,000 ($88,086,000)
    7) Iron Man 3- $8,006,000 ($384,751,000)
    8) The Great Gatsby- $6,265,000 ($128,256,000)
    9) Yei Jawaani Hai Deewani- $1,651,000 ($1,651,000) NEW!
    10) Mud- $1,226,000 ($16,866,000)
    11) The Croods- $615,000 ($180,538,000)
    12) Frances Ha- $552,000 ($1,578,000)
     
  20. Shawn Hopkins

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    Hey, Will Smith, no one wants to see you and your kid any more. We're over it. Stop it.

    I also think that, after 2012, people are just tired of the end of the world, after the apocalypse, all that stuff. All of these apocalypse movies this year are coming too late. This might even cause World War Z to underperform, although zombies themselves still have some heat from Walking Dead so we'll see.
     

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