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2011 at the Box Office

Discussion in 'Movies' started by TerryRL, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Steve_Tk

    Steve_Tk Well-Known Member

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    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/1st-worst-harry-potter-posts-biggest-2nd-week-234546612.html ouch? Still have not seen it, but plan to.
     
  2. Chuck Mayer

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    No big deal. It was simply more front-loaded due to anticipation. Almost every HP film has made about $300M. This one will probably make a bit over...but only a bit. The audience is pretty fixed. This one just had higher anticipation, so more of that cash is upfront. It didn't UNDERperform in week 2...it OVERperformed in Week 1.
     
  3. TerryRL

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    Final domestic predictions for HP7.2 are now in the neighborhood of $360-$380 million. The final global cume will reach about $1.2 billion. Both marks will easily make this the biggest movie of the franchise. The series worldwide tally will end up being about $7.6 billion cementing Harry Potter as the biggest film franchise (box office wise) in history. This summer will also mark the first time in history that three films topped the billion-dollar mark in global box office earnings. HP7.2 and TF3 will soon be joining Pirates 4 as the year's top three worldwide successes to earn at least $1 billion. Industry watchers are predicting that as many as four films will top that mark next year. While domestic attendance continues to slide, international business is the booming.
     
  4. mattCR

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    Wow did Final Destination 5 tank.

    The Help vastly overperformed.

    A great hold for Rise of the Planet of the Apes
     
  5. JayMacey

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    (From www.PopCultureWhore.com) For the second week in a row, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes took the #1 spot in the U.S. Box Office. For it's second weekend, Apes brought in $27.5 million, bringing it's total to $104.9 million in two weeks. The reboot is already doing better than the 2001 reboot Planet Of The Apes, and has recouped it's budget. Coming in a surprise second is The Help, a 1960's period piece about a white woman writing a book on black maids in the South. The Help brought in $25.6 million, and will go on to have a very healthy run in theaters. Final Destination 5 came in third, with a relatively disappointing $18.4 million, well below the last two Final Destination films. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie came in at #11 with $5.7 million. Although this was below expectations, who really thought this was going to be a huge blockbuster summer film? It seems to be aimed at die hard Gleeks only. US Top 10 Box Office Friday Aug 12 - Sunday Aug 14, 2011 1 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Fox $27,500,000 -49.8% 3,691 +43 $7,451 $104,876,000 $93 2 2 N The Help BV $25,525,000 - 2,534 - $10,073 $35,399,000 - 1 3 N Final Destination 5 WB (NL) $18,400,000 - 3,155 - $5,832 $18,400,000 - 1 4 2 The Smurfs Sony $13,500,000 -34.8% 3,427 +32 $3,939 $101,546,000 $110 3 5 N 30 Minutes or Less Sony $13,000,000 - 2,888 - $4,501 $13,000,000 - 1 6 3 Cowboys & Aliens Uni. $7,613,000 -51.6% 3,310 -444 $2,300 $81,476,000 $163 3 7 5 Captain America: The First Avenger Par. $7,125,000 -45.3% 2,835 -785 $2,513 $156,885,000 $140 4 8 7 Crazy, Stupid, Love. WB $6,930,000 -42.3% 2,635 -385 $2,630 $55,402,000 $50 3 9 6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB $6,875,000 -44.8% 2,414 -761 $2,848 $356,961,000 - 5 10 4 The Change-Up Uni. $6,219,000 -54.0% 2,913 - $2,135 $25,751,000 $52 2 11 N Glee The 3D Concert Movie Fox $5,700,000 - 2,040 - $2,794 $5,700,000 - 1 Stats From BoxOfficeMojo.com
     
  6. Malcolm R

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    Not sure I'd say FD5 tanked. I think that honor goes to the "Glee" concert film which couldn't beat the second weekend of a stinker like "The Change-Up" or the very weak opening of the similar "Jonas Brothers" concert film. An $18.4 million opening and per-screen average of nearly $6,000 for the fifth film in a horror franchise seems pretty good to me. The studio was hoping for more, I'm sure, but considering they promoted the last film as "the Final" film, then proceeded to make yet another, they should be happy there wasn't more of a backlash.
     
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    Malcom- After reading you're reply, I'm going to go ahead and agree. It *IS* the fifth film in a horror franchise. The per screen really is great as well.
     
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    Holy cow what a hold for "The Help" Which will go from #2 last week to #1 this week, and is basically a lock to cross $100M, and no telling from there. Down 24%? Wow.
     
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    Glad to see Fright Night bombing. It's bad enough they felt they needed to remake a classic, but the remake trailers were awful, too. Quite a pitiful week at the box office all around. The #1 film will likely only gross $16-18 million.
     
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    The reviews I've read have actually been pretty positive.
     
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    ^ I saw the remake this morning and it's not bad. Colin Farrell and David Tennant do very well especially considering that those two roles are the best things about the original movie. Like the original, it manages to walk the line of being funny but not overdoing it. While I may never be able to return an online horror forum again, I'll say that I think the remake is slightly better than the original but I only find the original be an average movie at best.
     
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    It's a shame horror fans are so (fill in the blank with your own word) or that mainstream horror fans only go for stuff like FINAL DESTINATION 5 or various other crap that gets released. I believe it was nearly a year ago when LET ME IN got great reviews but no one went to see it. I just got back from FRIGHT NIGHT and it was a very good movie and at least it was made for adults and tried to return the "scary" side of vampires. It's too bad but hopefully people will enjoy FD6 or whatever other video game is lined up. I thought it was funny that many theaters around here were showing the 2D version during the cheaper matinee showtimes while the 3D version was only at night. This was true for FN as well as CONAN.
     
  13. Adam Lenhardt

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    Hugo made 75 percent of its opening weekend gross in 3D screenings. Proof that audiences do know the difference between genuine 3D films and shoddy post-converted jobs.
     
  14. TravisR

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    I think Hugo only being on less than 1,300 screens means that the bulk of those screens were 3-D and that's why so much of its gross came from 3-D screens. Never say never but I'd be flabbergasted if a significant portion of the public knew or cared about the difference between movies that were shot in 3-D and movies that were converted to 3-D.
     
  15. Adam Lenhardt

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    You may be right, but it was only on one screen in 3D at my multiplex versus three or four in 2D; Puss in Boots and Arthur Christmas ate up most of the 3D screens. While post-conversion 3D films like Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Green Lantern, and the final Harry Potter unquestionably opened on thousands of additional screens, they also opened on many more 3D screens. Their 3D opening weekend percentage was 46%, 45% and 43% respectively; a not trivial difference from Hugo.
     

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