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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. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    Don't weep for ID4-2; it's making up its shortfall easily with overseas money.

    Weep for something called "The Neon Demon" whch made less than a million. Ads for it aired during Toonami last weekend and I had no idea what was going on in them.
     
  2. Gold Guy

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    I know a lot of critics hated Neon Demon, biut the director didn't seem to care.

    As for ID: Resurgence, its pretty bad, so I don't mind if it doesn't make that much.
     
  3. jaylop97

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    Figured that Independence Day would of been a good thing in the Box office and not in reviews, though I thought the trailer was good.
     
  4. SparkleMan

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    Weekend Box Office Results Top 15
    1. Finding Dory-$41,817,176 (-42.7%) (Total: $372,166,778)
    2. The Legend Of Tarzan-$38,527,856 (NEW)
    3. The Purge: Election Year-$31,515,110 (NEW)
    4. The BFG-$18,775,350 (NEW)
    5. Independence Day: Resurgence-$16,778,966 (-59.3%) (Total: $72,876,039)
    6. Central Intelligence-$12,512,353 (-31.4%) (Total: $91,949,427)
    7. The Shallows-$8,777,190 (-47.8%) (Total: $35,028,837)
    8. Free State Of Jones-$4,140,510 (-45.3%) (Total: $15,206,221)
    9. The Conjuring 2-$3,835,983 (-50.2%) (Total: $95,269,521)
    10. Now You See Me 2-$2,958,764 (-47.1%) (Total: $58,698,764)
    11. Swiss Army Man-$1,414,751 (+1,241.6%) (Total: $1,569,039)
    12. Our Kind of Traitor-$983,395 (NEW)
    13. X-Men: Apocalypse-$905,638 (-63.6%) (Total: $153,503,093)
    14. Me Before You-$820,753 (-57.3%) (Total: $53,707,548)
    15. Captain America: Civil War-$770,579 (-43.7%) (Total: $405,418,967)
     
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  5. SparkleMan

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    The BFG is doing terrible.
     
  6. jaylop97

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    Looks like FD is still going okay with competition looking kind of sluggish but after all holiday weekend could of been the blame.
     
  7. Jean74

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    Finding Dory had pretty stiff competition but hung on there for third week at the top.
     
  8. SparkleMan

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    This was through July 3rd, not 4th, but that makes sense.
     
  9. ToonJay723

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    Annoys me how this person I follow keeps saying that Finding Dory is unlikely to get a billion, since it's "doing poorly overseas".

    A simple google search will show that the film doesn't come out in many countries until the end of July, August, and September. You'd think someone's whoes job it is to cover the box office would do that.
     
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  10. Tommy Lawson

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    From The Hollywood Reporter, The Secret Life of Pets opened far bigger than projected, and set a new record for an original animated movie's opening weekend, surpassing Inside Out. The current weekend estimate is $103.2 million.
     
  11. the greenman

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    I'm certain Universal is both happy and proud. Haven't seen the film, but I'm sure they franchise it. Marketing was good on it.

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  12. jaylop97

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    I always had a feeling Secret Life of Pets would of went beyond 100 million on opening week, and kudos that it managed to outrank Finding Dory in the box office by being number 1 during the weekend.
     
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    Universal had a LOT of faith in this movie, which explains the heavy marketing. They already have an entire store for it in Islands of Adventure, and they've apparently been planning a ride for it for a while.

    I won't lie, it would have been interesting to see it bomb instead.
     
  14. TnAdct1

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    A lot of factors definitely went into The Secret Life of Pets doing this great in the box office this weekend. Among them include Universal's strategy both in terms of marketing and when to release it (Universal tends to know the right time to release certain films during the summer months), a voice cast of the biggest comedians these days, and the fact that the film is from the creators of Despicable Me.
     
  15. Peter Paltridge

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    The voice cast thing wasn't part of it; that gimmick has been used since Aladdin in 1992, and plenty of animated bombs have had all-star casts. Most of the time the audience doesn't even notice this sort of thing; it's not like you can see them.
     
  16. Neo Ultra Mike

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    Yeah you really also can't list the voice cast as a big reason this succeeded when none of them are super big "Mega Level A class talent" names to be put to a movie. Louis C.K and Eric Stonestreet are more famous off their TV shows (Louie and Modern Family) then any film they've been in: the biggest movie Kevin Hart's been in is Ride Along Which overall grossed 134 while Secret Life of Pets will easily double+ that and even those who have been in technically bigger projects aren't known for that. You think anyone saw this movie because they knew Jenny Slate was in Zootopia so wanted to see her in this movie? No it was only because of the high profile marketing of this movie and yeah the fact that Illumination Entertainment thanks to Despicable Me is probably one of the biggest known names in animation. Personally having only seen half their filmography (including Pets which I feel is their weakest) they haven't done anything super impressive but honestly sans Hop, which wasn't even fully CGI all their movies have been massive hits. And unlike Dreamworks, Pixar or even Disney Animation, they've all been actually more on the cheap side. As in budgets that are all UNDER 100 million dollars. Which actually makes this the first non Disney movie this year with a box office of 100+ that can't be considered a dissapointment. Since Yeah Batman v Superman made 166 million but... that movie cost over 250 million to make so even though that film made some profit not as much as WB really needed. While this yeah gurantees Illumination another solid franchise so maybe we'll see them ease a smidge on shoving Minion stuff in our faces... just a smidge because even in this movie they had to remind us of that with the Minons short and ending credits bit but hey success is success.

    Makes me wonder if this will wind up being number one next weekend as yeah Ghostbusters still has a lottttttttttttttt of people split... to be nice about it.
     
  17. Tommy Lawson

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    Who ya gonna call?

    The answer this time could be "pets," because that movie was #1 this weekend with $50.6 million, according to The Wrap. Meanwhile, Ghostbusters had a $46 million opening weekend estimate.
     
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  18. the greenman

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    And Sony fails again, as Ghostbusters is unlikely to recover their $140 mil budget by not going to China. Oh well.

    Taking a step back, I've been wondering why on earth Disney released 'The BFG' when they did. That is until I recently just saw the trailer for 'Monster Calls'. It seems that film and 'Pete's Dragon' are just too similar a demographic. Though Monster Calls might suffer from being too familiar to BFG which had more name rec. It's just now I see why they released it so early, but they probably should have pushed it back, but you can't do that to Mr. Spielberg.

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  19. Peter Paltridge

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    I can hear this week's ads: "GHOSTBUSTERS" is the #1 ghost-related all-female movie in America!"
     
  20. SparkleMan

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    The full box office numbers come out on Monday Afternoon, and it's already one heck of a fight, with Ghostbusters coming in only $4.5 million behind TSLOP so far.
     

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