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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by redeyekho, May 20, 2005.

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  1. redeyekho

    redeyekho Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Check this out guys.

    LOS ANGELES - The last of the "Star Wars" movies has done what no movie in history has ever accomplished ? sold $50 million worth of tickets in a single day.

    "Star Wars: Episode III ? Revenge of the Sith" grossed $50,013,859 from showings at 3,661 theaters and more than 9,000 screens around the country Thursday, including special midnight shows, according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

    That beat the one-day record set in May 2004 by "Shrek 2," which sold $44.8 million on a single Saturday ? its fourth day in theaters.

    The George Lucas film, which features the transformation of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker into the evil Darth Vader, also beat the opening day record held by "Spider-Man 2," which grossed $40.4 million when it opened on a Wednesday last June.

    "Fifty million is a good opening weekend, let alone a single day," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations. "This is the box-office equivalent of a 100-year flood."

    It is almost assured the film will push well past the $100 million mark for its opening weekend.

    The only question is ? how far?

    "The sky's the limit on how well this film could do," Dergarabedian said.
     
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    liannb Jedi Knight star 5

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  3. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    Don't underestimate the power of Star Wars. :D
     
  4. jellicle_jedi73

    jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The entertainment lady on Global said it was over 50 million, closer to 60 she said...... i can't wait to see the tally for opening weekend.

    i think we are going back to see it in digital again on Sunday...
     
  5. Achilles_of_Edmonton

    Achilles_of_Edmonton Jedi Youngling star 4

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    $158,000,000 for an opening weekend. The films entire production cost has now already been paid for with an extra 40 some million extra on top of it.

    We can only hope the momentum will keep going.
     
  6. redeyekho

    redeyekho Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Todays paper had a headline "Star Wars Tops In Galaxy"

    It goes on to say that it has broken numerous records.
    1. Most in a midnight showing ($16.5 million vs. $8 million for LOTR: ROTK)
    2. Most on opening day ($50 million vs. $40.4 million for Spider-man 2)
    3. Most in one day ($50 million vs. $44.8 million for Shrek 2)
    4. Largest 3-day total (124.7 million vs. 114.8 million for spider-man)
    5. Largest 4-day total ($158.5 million vs. $134.3 million for Matrix: Reloaded)

    It also tied fastest to $100 million at 3 days. A big day today could push it to $200 milion, which would make it the fastest to $200 million as well (the current record is 8 days!).
     
  7. Rogue_Thunder

    Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada star 6

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    They broke $300 million worldwide in 5 days! :eek:
     
  8. jellicle_jedi73

    jellicle_jedi73 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Go STAR WARS!

    i am taking both kids tommorow, that's why i asked for the painkiller refill.
     
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