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Weekend Box Office: Slow weekend before the summer kicks off next week

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by The Clown Prince, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. The Clown Prince

    The Clown Prince My God carries a big Hammer
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    May 29, 2001
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    One week before the summer movie season kicks off, the box office took a little bit of a hit as there wasn’t really anything that got people to show up. Think Like A Man was the number one movie for the second week in a row earning another $18 million bringing it’s total to $60.8 million.

    Opening in second place was The Pirates! Band of Misfits with $11.4 million.
    The Lucky One dropped one spot to third with $11.3 million and a $39.9 million total.

    Dropping one spot of it’s own was The Hunger Games which came in fourth place with $11.2 million upping it’s incredible total to $372.4 million. Ever so closer to that $400 million mark.

    And rounding out the top 5 is and opening is The Five-Year Engagement with $11.1 million.

    Also opening this weekend was Safe which came in sixth place with $7.7 million and The Raven which opened in seventh place with $7.2 million.

    Out of the top 12 this weekend is Mirror Mirror (13[SUP]th[/SUP]), Wrath of the Titans (14[SUP]th[/SUP]), Titanic 3D, and Lockout (16[SUP]th[/SUP]).

    Next weekend is the start of the summer movie season and the one new film that opens is quite a doozy. After five films, a lot of hype, excitement, and constant marketing and advertising, The Avengers (rated PG-13) finally opens! Directed by Joss Whedon it stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, and Samuel L. Jackson.

    The numbers are expected to that of what The Hunger Games brought in it’s opening weekend (roughly around $150 million.) Hunger Games earned $152.5 million in it’s debut.

    Overseas where The Avengers has already opened in a number of countries it’s earned $178.4 million!

    From BoxOfficeMojo...

    Here are your numbers....
    1) Think Like A Man- $18,000,000 ($60,868,000)
    2) The Pirates! Band of Misfits- $11,400,000 ($11,400,000) NEW!
    3) The Lucky One- $11,325,000 ($39,927,000)
    4) The Hunger Games- $11,250,000 ($372,455,000)
    5) The Five-Year Engagement- $11,157,000 ($11,157,000) NEW!
    6) Safe- $7,720,000 ($7,720,000) NEW!
    7) The Raven- $7,250,000 ($7,250,000) NEW!
    8) Chimpanzee- $5,460,000 ($19,153,000)
    9) The Three Stooges- $5,400,000 ($37,141,000)
    10) The Cabin in the Woods- $4,500,000 ($34,664,000)
    11) 21 Jump Street- $3,100,000 ($132,038,000)
    12) American Reunion- $3,005,000 ($53,569,000)
  2. Dr.Pepper

    Dr.Pepper Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2006
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    I am kind of surprised that Five Year Engagement did so poorly. I thought it was going to be a hit for sure. Also I am glad to see that Pirates! got up to second place. I remember reading on Friday that it was only going to make around $8 million for the weekend.
  3. I.R. Shokew

    I.R. Shokew DISGRACED and Rooting ONLY for Underdogs

    Sep 26, 2011
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    I did enjoy both Think Like A Man and Safe this weekend, but I know I definitely need to see Avengers and Pirates ASAP!
  4. Shawn Hopkins

    Shawn Hopkins TZ Member of the Year 2013

    Mar 13, 2002
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    The ad campaign just made it look so, so boring.

    Wow, the Avengers will most likely be one of the biggest box office hits of all time. Very exciting. And who would have thought that Josh Sweetin guy who did that one movie with Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry all those years ago would be behind it?
  5. Lord Dalek

    Lord Dalek Uncreative Hack

    Aug 17, 2003
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    Well the Avengers should put smiles on the Disney execs faces after the debacle of John Carter.
  6. the greenman

    the greenman Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2006
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    I'm still sad about that. The title just ruined it, but the release date didn't help. Sometimes I suspect sabotage on some films, you just have to wonder if unpaid fans see ruin in the future, how is it producers and execs can't? Speaking of The Producers.... :sad:
  7. dmxx116

    dmxx116 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2007
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  8. Tommy Lawson

    Tommy Lawson Moderator
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    May 23, 2002
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    Much like the March Mega Millions jackpot that kept going up because so many tickets were sold, The estimate for The Avengers went up once again because so many tickets sold yesterday. It is no longer projected to be the #2 opening weekend in the U.S. According to both Deadline and BoxOffice.com. it is now projected to be the #1 opening weekend ahead of the final Harry Potter movie's opening weekend.
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