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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Red Dawn have poor openings.

    Weekend box office for 11/23-11/25:

    1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $43,070,000 ($226,951,000)
    2 Skyfall $36,000,000 ($221,720,000)
    3 Lincoln $25,020,000 ($62,178,000)
    4 Rise of the Guardians $24,025,000 ($32,607,000)
    5 Life of Pi $22,000,000 ($30,150,000)
    6 Wreck-It Ralph $16,760,000 ($149,512,000)
    7 Red Dawn $14,600,000 ($22,004,000)
    8 Flight $8,600,000 ($74,880,000)
    9 Silver Linings Playbook $4,623,000 ($6,451,000)
    10 Argo $3,875,000 ($98,114,000)
    Because the original Red Dawn makes sense with the time frame and with Russia being the main protagonist

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    Poor Rise of the Guardians. I really thought if would do better. Maybe overseas will save it.

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    I'm pleased to see the box-office strength for Lincoln. I was surprised that it increased it's weekend total from its opening weekend.

    On the other hand, after seeing Rise of the Guardians, I understand why it has an underwhelming debut.

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    Well, it's safe to say that 'Twilight', like 'Transformers' has proven that no matter how bad you are as a movie, you can still succeed at the box office, and you can get away with setting the bar REALLY low for cinema with absolutely no shame what so ever! When bad movies continue to succeed, Hollywood will take notice, and set the bar lower as a result! Hope your happy, girls. It's no wonder I question your love for this so called 'franchise!'

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    The Hobbit grabs the number 1 spot this weekend.

    hollywoodreporter.com:

    The 3D fantasy-adventure earned an A CinemaScore from moviegoers; "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" see boost from Golden Globe nominations.

    New Line and MGM's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey kicked off the holiday season in high style, opening to $84.8 million, the top three-day opening of all time for the month of December.

    Will Smith's I Am Legend, debuting on the same weekend in 2007, previously held the record with $77.2 million.

    The first in Peter Jackson's planned trilogy, Hobbit received an A CinemaScore from moviegoers, portending good word of mouth. Warner Bros., which owns New Line, is distributing the 3D fantasy-adventure.

    Hobbit -- based on J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel and set 60 years before the events chronicled in The Lord of the Rings -- played older, with 58 percent of the audience over the age of 25. Males made up 57 percent of those buying tickets.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, opening on Dec. 17, 2003, a Wednesday, posted a five-day debut of $124.1 million, including a weekend opening of roughly $72 million.

    Some 326 Imax theaters, the favorite locale of fanboys, made up the top 10 locations for Hobbit, generating $10.1 million in ticket sales for a location average of $31,000. Imax screens playing the film in the 48 frames-per-second format also generated strong numbers, or $44,000 per location.

    Starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and returning Ian McKellen in the role of the wizard Gandalf form Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, Hobbit is the first in a planned trilogy.
    12/14-12/16:

    1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $84.8 million.

    2. Rise of the Guardians $7.4 million, $71.4 million.

    3. Lincoln $7.2 million, $107.9 million.

    4. Skyfall $7 million, $69.6 million.

    5. Life of Pi $5.4 million, $69.6 million.

    6. Twilight: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 $5.2 million, $276.9 million.

    7. Wreck-It Ralph $3.3 million, $168.8 million.

    8. Playing for Keeps $3.2 million, $10.8 million.

    9. Red Dawn $2.4 million, $40.9 million.

    10. Silver Linings Playbook $2.1 million, $17 million.

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    That is pretty good for a film that has a very controversial way its being shown (48fps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    That is pretty good for a film that has a very controversial way its being shown (48fps)
    I'd call it more than pretty good since it broke the records for best Friday and Saturday and best weekend in December. It's officially the largest grossing Christmas-time film ever.

    Of course, in ticket price inflation and IMAX/3D premiums help.

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    G.I. Joe 2 has a so-so domestic debut, but did better internationally.

    Weekend box office for 3/29-3/31:


    1 G.I. Joe: Retaliation $41,200,000 -$51,707,000
    2 The Croods $26,500,000 -$88,618,000
    3 Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor $22,300,000
    4 Olympus Has Fallen $14,000,000 -$54,743,000
    5 Oz The Great and Powerful $11,605,000 -$198,278,000
    6 The Host $11,002,000
    7 The Call $4,800,000 -$39,480,000
    8 Admission $3,253,000 -$11,759,000
    9 Spring Breakers $2,758,000 -$10,100,000
    10 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone $1,300,000 -$20,580,000

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    I would say that is great after the damage the first movie did to the brand, they were hoping in the neighborhood of $40m
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    Yeah, that's not a bad rebound in context.

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    It’s at 132 million worldwide. I think Paramount is breathing a sigh of relief after the delayed release date. Seems like it paid off. I think this will be a monster overseas. I think a third film is near enough a guarantee as of now.

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    A movie based on A Stephanie Meyer book tanking? Well color me shocked! Yeah, it's easy to rag on Meyer for her bad writing, and I plead guilty for doing so, but the sad fact is that female lead sci-fi movies are few, and far between. This movie's failure will only make it harder to see more better sci-fi stories with female leads outside of anime.

    Despite what MTV, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and E! will tell you about 'women finally making it in media', (Even when most of what they air is shameless, pandering crap) Hollywood is still run by 'The He-Man Boys Club'. I'm sure if Ryan Seacrest decided to give The Kardashians they're own movie, and it tanked, it would probably get blamed for the fact that it was A female lead movie, and not because it was A bad idea to begin with. (Though Seacrest would still be in denial about it, and blame people for not giving it A chance.)

    'The Hunger Games' was fortunate enough to break that mold, but the failure of 'The Host', despite not being any good at all to begin with, only hurts the chances of more female lead sci-fi movies, and maybe the possibility of A 'Wonder Woman' movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbaker View Post
    A movie based on A Stephanie Meyer book tanking? Well color me shocked! Yeah, it's easy to rag on Meyer for her bad writing, and I plead guilty for doing so, but the sad fact is that female lead sci-fi movies are few, and far between. This movie's failure will only make it harder to see more better sci-fi stories with female leads outside of anime.

    Despite what MTV, Disney Channel, ABC Family, and E! will tell you about 'women finally making it in media', (Even when most of what they air is shameless, pandering crap) Hollywood is still run by 'The He-Man Boys Club'. I'm sure if Ryan Seacrest decided to give The Kardashians they're own movie, and it tanked, it would probably get blamed for the fact that it was A female lead movie, and not because it was A bad idea to begin with. (Though Seacrest would still be in denial about it, and blame people for not giving it A chance.)

    'The Hunger Games' was fortunate enough to break that mold, but the failure of 'The Host', despite not being any good at all to begin with, only hurts the chances of more female lead sci-fi movies, and maybe the possibility of A 'Wonder Woman' movie.
    I need to bookmark this post as it may be the one time ever I think you are actually upset something related to Stephanie Meyer doing poorly
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    I need to bookmark this post as it may be the one time ever I think you are actually upset something related to Stephanie Meyer doing poorly
    Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely happy that it tanked. However, The Nostalgia Chick made this very point in her recent video, and I kinda agree with her.

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    Iron Man 3 has the second biggest opening weekend ever. G.I. Joe bows out of the top 10.

    Weekend box office estimates for May 3-5:

    1 Iron Man 3 $175,300,000
    2 Pain and Gain $7,600,000 -$33,919,000
    3 42 $6,210,000 -$78,336,000
    4 Oblivion $5,797,000 -$75,969,000
    5 The Croods $4,225,000 -$168,743,000
    6 The Big Wedding $3,875,000
    7 Mud $2,150,000 -$5,158,000
    8 Oz The Great and Powerful $1,822,000 -$228,568,000
    9 Scary Movie 5 $1,435,000 -$29,603,000
    10 The Place Beyond the Pines $1,298,000 -$18,678,000
    11 G.I. Joe: Retaliation $1,275,000 -$118,757,000

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    Thor 2 has a huge opening weekend. Gravity has done some pretty good business over the last few weeks.

    Weekend box office for 11/8-11/10:

    1 Thor: The Dark World $86,109,000
    2 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa $11,300,000 -$78,747,000
    3 Free Birds $11,180,000 -$30,196,000
    4 Last Vegas $11,100,000 -$33,531,000
    5 Ender's Game $10,250,000 -$44,001,000
    6 Gravity $8,405,000 -$231,119,000
    7 12 Years a Slave $6,600,000 -$17,346,000
    8 Captain Phillips $5,800,000 -$90,982,000
    9 About Time $5,172,000 -$6,690,000
    10 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 $2,800,000 -$109,976,000

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    Thor Smash!!!!

    Impressive, especially for a November release. Disney's Marvel films are developing some real legs here; if Cap does well next year, the Mouse should be quite happy with it's little comic book acquisition...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    Thor Smash!!!!

    Impressive, especially for a November release. Disney's Marvel films are developing some real legs here; if Cap does well next year, the Mouse should be quite happy with it's little comic book acquisition...
    I don't think there is an IF for Captain America 2 So far the two post Avenger films have received a 20-40% boost over their prior films and have went insane overseas. Thor 2 overseas has already earned virtually what it earned its entire run last time in its opening week and should top out around $600-700m when all is said and done

    Quote Originally Posted by boxofficemojo worldwide roundup
    In its second weekend of overseas release, Thor: The Dark World added $94 million for an early total of $240.9 million. It's currently playing in around 92 percent of the international marketplace.

    The superhero sequel opened to $19.6 million in China, which is higher than The Avengers and also more than the first Thor earned in its entire run there.
    It's now a few days away from passing the first Thor's $268 million overseas total. With Italy and Japan on the way, Thor: The Dark World is now guaranteed to earn more than $400 million overseas by the end of its run.
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    The Hunger Games sequel sets the all time November record.

    hollywoodreporter.com:

    Ravenous moviegoers propelled Lionsgate's sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to a $307.7 million global opening, easily outpacing the first film's $211.8 million debut in March 2012.

    In North America, Catching Fire scored the top November opening of all time with $161.1 million, slaying the record set by fellow YA film adaptation The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8) and marking the fourth-biggest opening of all time after The Avengers ($207.4 million), Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) and the final Harry Potter film ($169.2 million). Catching Fire enjoys the distinction of toppling The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9 million).

    Catching Fire is already a much bigger player overseas than the first film, launching to $146.6 million from 65 markets (the tally includes grosses from Brazil, where the film opened last weekend.). It's doing double the business of Hunger Games overall, and even more in key markets including Russia, where it was up 64 percent.

    Producer Nina Jacobson said Lionsgate has been much more aggressive internationally in marketing the film, culminating with a whirlwind premiere tour last week. "They really shifted the orientation to a global orientation. I'm incredibly thrilled with the domestic numbers, but I think we are all really excited to see the international plan paying off," she said.

    Hunger Games topped out at $408 million domestically and $283.2 million internationally for a global total of $691.2 million; Catching Fire is expected to do substantially more, particularly offshore.

    The sequel, earning an A CinemaScore, is reaching a broader audience than Hunger Games did, with males making up 12 percent more of the domestic audience, or 41 percent. Catching Fire also played evenly in terms of age, with 50 percent under the age of 25 and and 50 percent over.

    Directed by Francis Lawrence, the sequel returns Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the lead roles. Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin and Jena Malone also star.

    Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn wrote the screenplay, adapting it from the Suzanne Collins best-seller.

    The weekend's only other new nationwide entry was Delivery Man, starring Vince Vaughn. Placing No. 4, the $22 million DreamWorks dramedy took in $8.2 million, marking the worst nationwide debut of the actor's career for a film debuting in excess of 1,000 theaters (excluding cameos). It's the third Vaughn movie to struggle after The Internship and The Watch.

    Delivery Man's modest budget minimizes the financial risk for DreamWorks and partner Disney, which had hoped the film would serve as potent counterprogramming to Catching Fire, a risky movie. Moviegoers liked the film -- about a sperm donor who fathers 500 children -- better than critics, giving in a B+ CinemaScore. The film quickly transformed into a date movie for older adults (81 percent).

    Overseas, Delivery Man took in $1.2 million as it launched in Russia.

    Elsewhere at the box office, Disney's decision to open Thanksgiving animated entry Frozen at the El Capitan theater in Los Angeles before the family film rolls out everywhere on Thanksgiving eve paid off. Frozen grossed $237,606, by far the best location average of the weekend.

    Disney enjoyed another strong weekend with Thor: The Dark World despite the onslaught of Catching Fire. The Marvel Studios' 3D tentpole grossed $14.1 million domestically to place No. 2 and $24.8 million overseas for a global total of $548.8 million.

    Malcolm D. Lee's African-American comedy The Best Man Holiday placed No. 3 in its second weekend, grossing $12.5 million for a hearty domestic total of $50.4 million.

    Rounding out the top five was Relativity's animated family film Free Birds. The family pic grossed $5.3 million for a total North American gross of $48.6 million.

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    Catching Fire beats out Frozen in its second week, but both have monster weekends.

    Weekend box office for 11/29-12/1:


    1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $74,500,000 -$296,500,000
    2 Frozen $66,713,000 -$93,356,000
    3 Thor: The Dark World $11,108,000 -$186,712,000
    4 The Best Man Holiday $8,491,000 -$63,414,000
    5 Homefront $6,970,000 -$9,795,000
    6 Delivery Man $6,931,000 -$19,453,000
    7 The Book Thief $4,850,000 -$7,856,000
    8 Black Nativity $3,880,000 -$5,000,000
    9 Philomena $3,789,000 -$4,754,000
    10 Last Vegas $2,785,000 -$58,722,000

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    The Hobbit easily wins this weekend's box office for 12/13-12/15, while Frozen stays strong which is nice to see.

    hollywoodreporter.com:

    Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug roared to a strong $73.7 million in its domestic debut to take its place atop the weekend's box office mountain

    Second place was a bit more unexpected as Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas did less business than the previous comedies starring Perry's zany elderly woman. Disney's Frozen, now in its third week, took in $22.2 million to take the No. 2 spot for the weekend ahead of A Madea Christmas' $16.16 million debut.

    Smaug, which received an A- Cinemascore, had the fourth biggest December opening ever, behind An Unexpected Journey ($84.6 million), I Am Legend ($77.2 million) and Avatar ($77 million). It opened just ahead of Jackson's third Lord of the Rings film, The Return of the King, which earned $72.6 million in its debut in December 2003.

    Smaug's U.S. weekend tally (which includes $9.1 million in IMAX) is 13 percent behind last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which earned $84.6 million in December 2012. However, Smaug faced much more competition at the box office with strong holdovers Frozen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, plus a major storm on the East Coast keeping some moviegoers at home. The second film is likely to continue to pick up steam as the holidays begin.

    A New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. production, Smaug opened in 3,903 theaters with an audience comprised of 60 percent males and 40 percent females.

    Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel, the adventure film follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he travels with a group of dwarfs to face off against the dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace and Luke Evans co-star.

    Despite a slower start, Smaug could still reach An Unexpected Journey's final $1 billion worldwide tally since its likely to do big business overseas. The adventure film also is opening in 49 territories abroad this weekend, including eight of the top 12 markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Mexico, Brazil and Korea).

    In second place, animated family film Frozen held strong in its third week, adding $22.2 million to its domestic tally for a total of $164.4 million. Internationally, the musical film added $31.5 million this weekend (new territories include Russia, the Netherlands and Vietnam), for a new worldwide total of $266 million.

    A Madea Christmas, which received an A- Cinemascore, had the worst debut of any Madea film to date with $16.16 million. The previous Madea film, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, opened in June 2012 to the tune of $25.4 million. It went on to gross $65.7 million in the U.S. Madea Christmas, which may do better business at the holidays kick off, is Lionsgate and Tyler Perry's eighth Madea film.

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, now in its fourth week, grossed $13.15 million for the No. 4 spot. Its North American cume is now at $357 million. Internationally, the hit YA adaption grossed $19.5 million from 83 markets, taking the estimated international tally to $372.9 million. It's worlwide total is now at $739.9 million, surpassing the lifetime worldwide box office total for the first film, The Hunger Games ($691 million).

    Coming in at No. 5 is Thor: The Dark World, which is in its sixth week in theaters. The Disney and Marvel pic starring Chris Hemsworth earned $2.7 million domestically and has a new worldwide gross of $619.9 million to date.

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