Amph The Box Office Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The public expected that one, and LOTR was the rare fantasy film that had some gravitas.
  2. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This week's results:

    1 N The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $67,064,000 - cost: $180M
    2 19 Syriana WB $12,030,000
    3 1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $10,315,000 $244,119,000 $150M
    4 3 Walk the Line Fox $5,750,000 $77,003,000 $28M
    5 4 Yours, Mine and Ours Par. $5,150,000 total: $40,917,000 $45M
    6 2 Aeon Flux Par. $4,625,000 total: $20,282,000 cost: $62M
    7 5 Just Friends NL $3,900,000 $26,464,000
    8 8 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,491,000 $26,385,000
    9 7 Chicken Little BV $2,256,000 $127,230,000 - 6
    10 6 Rent SonR $2,000,000 $26,912,000 $40M


    "Narnia" has a good opening; "Syriana" is in second, but way, way down. HP IV holds on; as does "Walk the Line"; "Yours, Mine & Ours" does fairly well; "Aeon Flux" is a disaster; "Just Friends" I don't even remember; "Pride & Prejudice" is doing fairly well; "Chicken Little" is falling; and "Rent" is a disaster.
  3. severian28 Force Ghost

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    ^^^^^^^Judging from those numbers it looks like Goblet and Narnia wont be taking down RotS. Howver it wouldnt suprise me if Kong did take down RotS. I saw a screening last night and on top of being a great flick it does actually pander somewhat to an adolescent to adult female audience, as crazy as that sounds. Now what RotS has to contend with is an epic sized date film that appeals to both men, women, and every kid over the age of ten ( its a tad violent with a sizable body count, as is the original ) which - if done correctly with the starts aligned for it - are cant miss at the box office.
  4. LiamGonNeeson Jedi Youngling

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    After watching WWE RAW tonight, a two minute clip of Kong was shown. All I can say is "Wow!"

    ROTS, you'll survive Potter 4 and Narnia. Against this ape, I'm not so sure.
  5. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The weekend box office:

    1. "King Kong," $50.15 million.

    2. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," $31.2 million.

    3. "The Family Stone," $12.7 million.

    4. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," $5.9 million.

    5. "Syriana," $5.5 million.

    6. "Walk the Line," $3.6 million.

    7. "Yours, Mine & Ours," $3.4 million.

    8. "Brokeback Mountain," $2.4 million.

    9. "Just Friends," $1.95 million.

    10. "Aeon Flux," $1.7 million.

  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Biggest drop: "Aeon Flux" (61 per cent)

    Biggest increase: "Brokeback Mountain" (358.2 per cent)

    "Syriana" doesn't look too good, nor does "The Family Stone". "Aeon Flux" is an official flop (cost $62M; made $23M). "Walk the Line" and "Pride and Prejudice" are still holding on. "Yours, Mine and Ours" is at the breakeven point.
    "Memoirs of a Geisha" cost $85M and the reviews are awful.
  7. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 1 King Kong $21,313,000 -57.5% $108,617,000 $207M
    2 2 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $20,379,000 -36.0% $153,822,000 $180M
    3 N Fun with Dick and Jane Sony $14,500,000 $100M
    4 N Cheaper by the Dozen $9,350,000 $14,632,000
    5 12 Memoirs of a Geisha $6,800,000 $9,889,000 $85M
    6 3 The Family Stone $6,725,000 $25,925,000 $18M
    7 N The Ringer $5,275,000 $5,275,000
    8 N Munich $4,094,000 $4,094,000 $70M
    9 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $3,920,000 $260,635,000 $150M
    10 - Rumor Has It $3,470,000 $3,470,000
    11 5 Syriana $3,190,000 $28,830,000 $50M
    12 - Wolf Creek Wein. $2,762,000 $2,762,000
    13 8 Brokeback Mountain $1,910,000 $6,847,000 $14M
    14 6 Walk the Line $1,650,000 $86,304,000 $28M
    15 23 The Producers $1,614,000 $1,858,000 $45M
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This week:

    1 2 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $25,720,000 +30.0% 3,853 - $6,675 $217,711,000 $180 4
    2 1 King Kong Uni. $24,591,000 +15.7% 3,627 +51 $6,779 $167,324,000 $207 3
    3 3 Fun with Dick and Jane Sony $16,400,000 +14.0% 3,056 - $5,366 $59,968,000 $100 2
    4 4 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Fox $14,250,000 +53.1% 3,211 +36 $4,437 $50,077,000 - 2
    5 10 Rumor Has It WB $9,245,000 +166.2% 2,815 - $3,284 $24,320,000 - 2
    6 6 The Family Stone Fox $8,075,000 +23.0% 2,464 -5 $3,277 $44,112,000 $18 3
    7 5 Memoirs of a Geisha Sony $7,800,000 +15.5% 1,547 - $5,042 $28,211,000 $85 4
    8 7 The Ringer FoxS $6,125,000 +18.7% 1,853 +24 $3,305 $19,727,000 - 2
    9 9 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $5,780,000 +47.6% 2,316 -205 $2,495 $275,228,000 $150 7
    10 8 Munich Uni. $4,761,000 +14.7% 532 - $8,949 $14,273,000 $70 2
    11 11 Syriana WB $4,260,000 +37.0% 1,725 - $2,469 $37,898,000 $50 6
    12 14 The Producers Uni. $4,039,000 +149.8% 978 +3 $4,129 $10,652,000 $45 3
    13 12 Wolf Creek Wein. $3,674,000 +30.9% 1,761 +12 $2,086 $12,077,000 - 2
    14 13 Brokeback Mountain Focus $3,619,000 +89.4% 269 +52 $13,453 $13,874,000 $14 4
    15 15 Walk the Line Fox $2,715,000 +70.0% 1,160 -23 $2,340 $91,795,000 $28 7

    Narnia retook top spot, and with the success of "Chicken Little" and HPIV means that children's movies have legs.

    "Fun With Dick & Jane" opened moderately ($16 M) but it cost $100M to make. A comedy! An ordinary comedy!

    "Rumor Has It" didn't list its cost. Bad sign.

    "Memoirs of a Geisha" cost $85M and has grossed $28. Disaster.

    "Brokeback Mountain" is nearly in the black without ever opening wide.

    "The Producers" also hasn't opened wide yet & is already deemed a failure.

    "Syriana" is also not drawing.




  9. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 Hostel $20,100,000 ($20,100,000) $4.80M budget 1

    2 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $15,427,000 ($247,561,000) $180M budget

    3 King Kong $12,466,000 ($192,522,000) $207M budget 4

    4 Fun with Dick and Jane $12,200,000 ($81,359,000) $100M budget 3

    5 Cheaper by the Dozen $8,300,000 ($66,421,000)

    6 Munich $7,455,000 ($25,239,000) $70M budget

    7 Memoirs of a Geisha $6,000,000 ($39,751,000) $85M budget

    8 Rumor Has It $5,881,000 ($35,370,000)

    9 Brokeback Mountain $5,750,000 ($22,460,000) $14M budget

    10 The Family Stone $4,625,000 ($53,193,000) $18M budget

    11 The Ringer $4,400,000 ($27,911,000)

    12 Casanova $4,014,000 ($5,212,000)

    13 Grandma's Boy $2,875,000 ($2,875,000)

    14 Match Point DW $2,810,000 ($3,719,000)

    15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire WB $2,539,000 ($281,197,000) $150M budget

    "Hostel" is the type of movie whose gross will be mostly in its first week ("Saw" was similar). The splatter fans will all rush to see it, because it's exactly the same **** as the last splatter film. And that's the point. Given earnings of $20M and a budget of $4.8M, I'm guessing we won't be seeing the end of these types of films anytime soon.

    Biggest weekly increase: "Casanova": 889.6 per cent

    Biggest weekly decrease: "Wolf Creek": 70.1 per cent (another "Saw" clone)

    Best theatre average: "Cache" (Hidden) $14,000

    Note: It looks like both "King Kong" and "Fun With Dick and Jane" will make back their budgets, but not much more.
  10. dudalb Jedi Knight

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    Zaz, you are forgetting overseas grosses.
    With them Kong will make a decent profit. Not what it was projected to do, but decent none the less.
    "Hostel" to be fair, is getting good reviews, which "Saw" did not, and with the DVD income figured in you can bet that Hostel 2 is on it's way.
    The box office joke of the week is "Bloodrayne" which made a little above a Million, with a budget of 25 Million and a few million more being spent on marketing. Uwe Boll does it again.
  11. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    I still think BloodRayne doesn't have their actuals in yet.

    And Hostel 2 is a definite with that OW. It should cume in the 50's.
  12. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    The world-wide box office gross at the moment for King Kong
    is $ 465 million. Even with approximately 45% of the box
    office gross going to the theatre owners, that still puts
    Kong in the profit column for Universal. And the DVD sales
    will be humongous.
  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    My rule of thumb for a successful movie: one that doesn't need world-wide gross to be successful. HPIV and Narnia didn't need it.
  14. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    My rule of thumb for a successful movie: one that doesn't need world-wide gross to be successful. HPIV and Narnia didn't need it.

    That's not at all correct. Both of those films needed it. Potter's budget was $ 150 million,
    Narnia's was $ 180 million, and neither of those figures includes their advertising budgets.
    Based on their current U.S. earnings, neither of those films would break even and make a
    profit without world-wide gross, because box office gross is divided with the theatres.
  15. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Because there is Monday holiday in the States, they are calculating all four days together...
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    The take from last week:

    5 1 Hostel $9,973,880 ($35,135,207)
    6 4 Fun with Dick and Jane $8,734,224 ($92,635,477)
    7 3 King Kong $7,528,060 ($202,994,060) $207 5
    8 N Tristan and Isolde $6,583,135 ($6,583,135)
    9 8 Brokeback Mountain $5,805,082 ($30,838,091)
    10 5 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 $5,149,368 ($73,011,583)
    11 6 Munich $5,033,425 ($32,931,270)
    12 7 Memoirs of a Geisha $4,307,893 ($46,512,023)
    13 9 Rumor Has It $2,723,998 ($39,636,326)
    14 11 The Ringer $2,718,309 ($31,414,259)
    15 12 Casanova $2,343,243 ($8,602,330)
    16 10 The Family Stone $2,249,954 ($56,794,947)
    17 15 Match Point $2,001,434 ($6,439,031)
    18 17 Walk the Line $1,768,437 ($97,946,792)
    19 14 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire $1,644,463 ($283,872,840)
    20 16 The Producers Uni. $1,283,475 ($17,186,982)
    21 13 Grandma's Boy $1,218,930 ($5,299,746)
    22 18 Syriana WB $1,211,690 ($44,038,987)
    23 21 Pride and Prejudice $609,542 ($36,175,465)
    24 28 The Matador $448,328 ($892,579)
    25 24 Capote $417,231 ($13,161,012)
    26 31 Mrs. Henderson Presents $387,111 ($1,064,885)
    27 19 BloodRayne $288,801 ($2,081,201)
    28 25 Good Night, and Good Luck. WIP $287,740 ($24,517,247)
    29 26 The Squid and the Whale IDP $269,778 ($6,005,551)
    30 22 Yours, Mine and Ours $247,384 ($52,264,450)
    31 23 Chicken Little $211,650 ($133,150,656)
    32 32 Aeon Flux $186,501 ($25,434,130)
    33 20 Wolf Creek Wein. $173,026 ($15,834,238)
    34 29 Just Friends $167,032 ($32,166,797)

    Excluding films not yet finished and obvious dreck like splatter & frat comedies, here's the basic picture:

    Successes: "Harry Potter IV", "Narnia", "Chicken Little", "Flightplan", "Walk the Line", "Good Night & Good Luck", "Pride & Prejudice", "The Family Stone",

    Disappointments: "King Kong", "Syriana", "Derailed", "Jarhead", "Rumour Has It",

    Failures: "Aeon Flux", "Rent", "The Producers", Memoirs of a Geisha"
  17. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Hopefully BB, Munich and WTL will be able to capitalize on Globes wins and Oscar nods. We need to see more movies over 100 for 05. WTL is a definite, but could BB or Munich pull in Beautiful Mind or Chicago legs?
  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    It doesn't appear that it does, unfortunately. "Time" cover and all.

    The failure of both big budget musicials is dire news for the genre.

    The failure of every film that might appeal to women except "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Family Stone" is also dire news, if you want to see something not geared to adolescent males. The biggest romance movie is between two men. :oops:

    Kid's movies did very well, and guarantees more of them.

    EW did a poll on "King Kong" and why it didn't bust the block and the biggest response? "I've already seen that movie. Twice." (51 per cent) Which suggests people are getting tired of remakes.
  19. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1. "Underworld: Evolution," Sony, $27.6 million.

    2. "Hoodwinked," Weinstein Co., $11 million.

    3. "Glory Road," Disney, $9.1 million.

    4. "Last Holiday," Paramount, $9.1 million.

    5. "Brokeback Mountain," Focus, $7.8 million.

    6. "Fun With Dick and Jane," Sony, $6.1 million.

    7. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," Disney, $6 million.

    8. "Hostel," Lions Gate, $4.3 million.

    9. "The New World," New Line, $4.2 million.

    10. "End of the Spear," Rocky Mountain, $4.2 million.

    Several films got a boost from the Golden Globes, according to the papers.
  20. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Brokeback may have some good legs as soon as Oscar nods are announced. I'm doubting the 170 cume. But I think 120-140 can be in reach. More people will sure see this over Million Dollar Baby.

    Good numbers all around. I think Narnia will pass GOF and I've given up hope on Cheaper for 100 million. Ain't happening.
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    There is no God....

    1. "Big Momma's House 2," Twentieth Century Fox, $28 million.

    2. "Nanny McPhee," Universal, $14.1 million.

    3. "Underworld: Evolution," Sony, $11.1 million.

    4. "Annapolis," Disney, $7.7 million.

    5. "Hoodwinked," Weinstein Co., $7.4 million.

    6. "Brokeback Mountain," Focus Features, $6.3 million.

    7. "Glory Road," Disney, $5.2 million.

    8. "Last Holiday," Paramount, $4.8 million.

    9. "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," Disney, $4.4 million.

    10. "The Matador," Weinstein Co., $3.8 million.

  22. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Big Momma's House may be looking at 80-90. Pray it doesn't reach the century mark.

    Brokeback is still doing good. Should expect a jump with the Oscar Nods on Tuesday.

    Narnia still can overpower Potter domestically. At least it's going to be ROTS, GOF, Narnia topping 05 no matter what.
  23. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Narnia really surprised me. The reviews were fairly mixed, but it had legs.
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Omigod, Mick Jagger looks older than...just about anybody...

    The Super Bowl weekend is always slow, and horror is the only thing that draws. True to form.

    Except for "Brokeback Mountain" and "Walk the Line", the Oscar nominations didn't help much at the box office, more bad news.

    1. When a Stranger Calls, $22 million
    2. Big Momma's House 2, $13.3 million
    3. Nanny McPhee, $9.9 million
    4. Brokeback Mountain, $5.6 million
    5. Hoodwinked, $5.3 million
    6. Underworld: Evolution, $5.1 million
    7. Something New, $5 million
    8. Annapolis, $3.47 million
    9. Walk the Line, $3.42
    10. Glory Road, $3 million



  25. master_organa Jedi Grand Master

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    WSC opening to 22 million? What is wrong with people?