Amph The Box Office Thread

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

  1. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This week:

    1. "The Pink Panther," $21.7 million.

    2. "Final Destination 3," $20.1 million.

    3. "Curious George," $15.3 million.

    4. "Firewall," $13.8 million.

    5. "When a Stranger Calls," $10 million.

    6. "Big Momma's House 2," $6.8 million.

    7. "Nanny McPhee," $5.2 million.

    8. "Brokeback Mountain," $4.2 million.

    9. "Hoodwinked," $2.502 million.

    10. "Underworld Evolution," $2.5 million.

    Now that surprised me.
  2. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Very disappointing weekend. Brokeback continues to fall. Pink Panther tops when Final Destination should've. Narnia continues to hold up. Should pass GOF in no time now.
  3. JamesBatista Jedi Knight

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    I'm happy to see Curious George's off to a good start, nice to see traditional animation is NOT "dead".

    And Final Destination 3 as well. That's one horror franchise I actually support. I'm all for the killing of annoying teenagers [face_devil]
  4. stinrab Manager Emeritus

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    That's every horror franchise.
  5. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    It's getting to the point where it's too cliche and yet that demographic will still see those stupid movies. Give me something with depth.
  6. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    They.are.always.the.same.damn.plot. :p
  7. dudalb Jedi Knight

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    Some of us would say that the New "Pink Panther" is a horror film as far as being horrible is concerned.
    But that it did well does not, IMHO, speak well of the American film goer.
    Actually neither Final Desitnation 3 or the new Panther are films I would pay to see. I saw "Firewall" and thought it was just OK, with Ford doing his "Air Force One" shtick again.
  8. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 N Eight Below $19,850,000 ($19,850,000)
    2 N Date Movie $18,900,000 ($18,900,000)
    3 1 The Pink Panther $16,500,000($42,200,000) Cost: $80M
    4 3 Curious George $11,250,000 ($29,400,000) Cost: $50M
    5 2 Final Destination $10,100,000 ($35,815,000) Cost: $25M
    6 4 Firewall $9,000,000 ($27,300,000)
    7 N Freedomland $5,950,000 ($5,950,000)
    8 5 When a Stranger Calls $4,950,000 ($41,200,000) Cost: $15M
    9 6 Big Momma's House 2 $4,400,000 ($61,300,000) Cost: $40M
    10 7 Nanny McPhee $3,700,000 ($37,800,000) Cost: $25M
    - 12 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe $1,292,000 ($286,710,000) Cost: $180M
    - 14 Annapolis $507,000 ($16,389,000)
    - 18 Glory Road $439,000 ($41,550,000)
    - 23 The New World $350,000 ($11,924,000) Cost: $30

    The Pink Panther cost $80 million dollars!

    Firewall's cost was listed.

    Narnia's still going.

  9. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Date Movie disappointed. I was expecting 35+ at least and Eight Below won the weekend. 2nd weekend I couldn't predict #1. Last week I was expecting FD2 and Pink Panther won. This week, I was expecting Date Movie by a landside and Eight Below wins.

    BTW Narnia passes Home Alone to be #25 domestic and only .5 from topping GOF and taking the #24 spot of all time and #2 of the year.
  10. master_organa Jedi Grand Master

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    With Eight Below, Curious George, and the Pink Panther all doing so well it seems that family movies are the only ones really making stacks of money.
  11. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And splatter movies. They cost nothing to make, so if they do reasonably well, they make money.
  12. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    And how many splatter movies actually deserves their Box Office cume. Only if the teen demographic could tell the difference between a good and bad movie.
  13. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion," $30.25 million.

    2. "Eight Below," $15.7 million.

    3. "The Pink Panther," $11.3 million.

    4. "Date Movie," $9.2 million.

    5. "Curious George," $7 million.

    6. "Firewall," $6.3 million.

    7. "Final Destination 3," $5.35 million.

    8. "Doogal," $3.6 million.

    9. "Running Scared," $3.1 million.

    10. "Freedomland," $2.9 million

    Disaster for just about everybody. The leading film ($30 Million!) is for the sequel to "Diary of a Mad Bad Woman", which must have hit a nerve.
  14. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    How does Madea's Family Vacation crack 30 OW, but so many good films can't. It even passed Big Momma 2 and that's pretty bad.
  15. master_organa Jedi Grand Master

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    Tyler Perry must be some sort of business genius. He really has found some sucess with a specific audience.
  16. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    And you wouldn't have guessed he'd hold first place again, either. Against Bruce Willis, no less.

    1. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion," $13 million.

    2. "16 Blocks," $11.7 million.

    3. "Eight Below," $10.3 million.

    4. "Ultraviolet," $9 million.

    5. "Aquamarine," $7.5 million.

    6. "The Pink Panther," $7 million.

    7. "Dave Chappelle's Block Party," $6.5 million.

    8. "Date Movie," $5.1 million.

    9. "Curious George," $4.4 million.

    10. "Firewall," $3.6 million.

  17. LiamGonNeeson Jedi Youngling

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    This weekend's pathetic box office once again shows moviegoers are rejecting the ***** Hollywood keeps feeding us........ and they know it. I think this summer, the promising slate of films will signal a boom for the industry. It had better, or else studios will continue to fold.

    Interesting how the saavy, intelligent Jon Stewart voiced the sentiment of the public while hosting the Oscars. The jabs he took was only at Hollywood. Normally, the Oscar telecast would be judging just about everything else.

  18. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    This week:

    1. "Failure to Launch," $24.6 million.

    2. "The Shaggy Dog," $16 million.

    3. "The Hills Have Eyes," $15.5 million.

    4. "16 Blocks," $7.3 million.

    5. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion," $5.8 million.

    6. "Eight Below," $5.4 million.

    7. "Aquamarine," $3.65 million.

    8 (tie). "The Pink Panther," $3.6 million.

    8 (tie). "Ultraviolet," $3.6 million.

    10. "Date Movie," $2.5 million.

    Since I would have sworn that "The Hills Have Eyes" would have opened in first place, this is interesting.

    McConaughey can't open a movie, so who opened this one. I'm guessing it must be Parker, who has a considerable fan base from her TV show.

    "The Shaggy Dog" did better than I expected, too.

  19. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Now I thought it would go to Shaggy Dog and Hills Have Eyes would easily go under 10. I'm surprised with people's tastes in film this weekend for sure. But with V next weekend, there's going to be no doubt of a definitely winner.
  20. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Zaz, why'd you think the Hills Have Eyes would do so well? When you strip away everything else, it's a essentially a story about a family that kills people because they're ugly.
  21. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Because it's mindless, crappy, gore-filled, and completely without merit. You know, like "Saw", "Saw II", "The Hostel", et al.
  22. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    1 N V for Vendetta WB $26,135,000
    2 1 Failure to Launch Par. $15,815,000
    3 2 The Shaggy Dog BV $13,624,000
    4 N She's the Man DW $11,012,000
    5 3 The Hills Have Eyes FoxS $8,050,000
    6 4 16 Blocks WB $4,740,000
    7 6 Eight Below BV $4,191,000
    8 5 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion Lions $3,000,000
    9 9 The Pink Panther Sony $2,500,000
    10 7 Aquamarine Fox $2,025,000

    Thought "V for Vendetta" would do better than it did. "Failure to Lauch" and "The Shaggy Dog" still doing reasonably well; "She's the Man" and "16 Blocks" seem to be flops.

  23. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    Don't forget Narnia just passed GOF this weekend domestically to my chagrin. [face_frustrated]
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    Why are you chargined, Moleman? It's not "Saw II" or "The Hostel", for two. Being overtaken by either of them would chargin me. "Narnia", not so much.
  25. Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus

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    GOF is my movie. Despite it's flaws, I rank it over Narnia. Don't get me wrong I like both, but GOF in my HP fandom mind is a masterpiece. I know as an analyst that is quite narrow-minded of me, but:

    somehow Narnia had legs. Much greater than GOF. And worse yet, Kong managed to have the best legs of the bunch.

    GOF - 102 OW - 290 FINAL (2.8 multiplier)

    NARNIA - 65 OW - 291 FINAL (4.4 multiplier)

    KONG - 47 OW - 215 FINAL (4.5 multiplier)

    Also:
    SS - 90 OW - 317 FINAL (3.5 multiplier)
    COS - 88 OW - 261 FINAL (3.0 multiplier)
    POA - 93 OW - 249 FINAL (2.6 multiplier)
    GOF - 102 OW - 290 FINAL (2.8 multiplier)

    Sure HP opens larger, but the legs are weaker which frustrates me as well.