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US Box-Office, 'Shrek' still no.1 movie of the year.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Steve Christou, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Steve Christou

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    TOP 20 US/CANADA 2001
    01)$261.6.Shrek
    02)$201.5.Mummy Returns
    03)$195.5.Pearl Harbor
    04)$186.0.Rush Hour 2
    05)$173.1.Jurassic Park III
    06)$168.6.Planet of the Apes
    07)$165.1.Hannibal
    08)$141.2.Fast and the Furious
    09)$130.3.Tomb Raider
    10)$112.0.American Pie 2
    11)$111.5.Spy Kids
    12)$110.7.Doctor Dolittle 2
    13)$91.6. Cats & Dogs
    14)$91.0. Save the Last Dance
    15)$90.0. America's Sweethearts
    16)$86.6. Legally Blonde
    17)$84.0. Princess Diaries
    18)$81.4. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    19)$78.1. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    20)$74.1. Along Came a Spider
    Wow, I'm impressed, a non-Disney animated movie is the most popular film of the year so far in the US, who would have guessed? I'm very happy about that, I loved Shrek.
    What happened to AI? Some predicted that it would be this years biggie, what went wrong?
    The years most expensive and most hyped movie 'Pearl Harbor' hasn't managed to top $200m in the US, but worldwide its made more than $400m.
     
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    WOW very nice, Well done SHREK.
    I am also well shocked A.I. did not do better, I was expecting it to pass 100 mil.
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  3. Derek Miner

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    Yikes,
    I remember the days when they were touting something as huge if it broke $100 million. Looks like $300 million ain't too far off...
    It seems funny to me as well that out of probably 100 or more major releases, in this top 20 there are a couple that have been considered disappointing performance-wise. I seem to recall particularly that "America's Sweethearts" wasn't considered much of a hit, whereas it made more money than the "sleeper hit" Legally Blonde...
    Yeah, I know it's because the former cost a ton and the latter cost so little, but still... it's funny.
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  5. Steve Christou

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    TOP 20 WORLDWIDE
    01)$415.5.The Mummy Returns
    02)$414.7.Pearl Harbor
    03)$361.6.Shrek
    04)$332.6.Hannibal
    05)$310.1.Jurassic Park III
    06)$241.1.Planet of the Apes
    07)$214.3.Tomb Raider
    08)$198.3.Rush Hour 2
    09)$157.3.A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    10)$152.5.Bridget Jones's Diary
    11)$151.3.Doctor Dolittle 2
    12)$141.2.Fast and the Furious
    13)$128.2.Spy Kids
    14)$127.8.The Mexican
    15)$126.9.Cats & Dogs
    16)$112.0.American Pie 2
    17)$106.1.Spirited Away
    18)$91.0. Save the Last Dance
    19)$90.0. America's Sweethearts
    20)$86.6. Legally Blonde
    Oooh! Its a close race between 'The Mummy Returns' and 'Pearl Harbor' to the finishing line, only to be beaten by late runner 'Lord of the Rings' at the finish, maybe.
    Never heard of 'Spirited Away', where'd that come from?
     
  6. Edwin Pereyra

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    I, for one, am disappointed. The list definitely reflects what the mass audiences want. Just looking at the Top 10 movies from the original post, half (5 of them) are sequels. That tells you the moviegoers’ appetite for something different and original. Expect RH3, Mummy 3, JP4, AP3 and another Hannibal movie to rule the box office 2 years from now, if and when greenlighted.
    There was a time when the more original and challenging films were rewarded at the box office. While there may be very few exceptions, sadly, the trend that started in the late 1990’s continues through today.
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    I am surprised at Jurassic Park and its US$173M. I thought no matter how bad it was, it would have done over $250M, doing most of that in its first week. I also liked Shrek and am glad to see it at the front of the pack this year.
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    [Edited last by Neil Joseph on August 30, 2001 at 11:20 AM]
     
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    Spirited Away is the latest movie from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki in Japan, following up from Princess Mononoke & My Neighbors the Yamada's. (not a sequel to it, just their next release). I believe it's quite close to becoming the top grossing movie ever in Japan, once it goes past Titanic.
    How's this for an interesting note: After a month of release in theaters, it's still packing in every showing. Some folks who just returned from Japan mentioned they went to a weekday showing and the theater was packed for it and most of the showings already sold out for that day. That just doesn't happen in the US anymore.
    Suffice to say, when this one comes out on region 2 (subbed, DD, DTS) pick it up folks. Disney owns the rights in the US but aren't planning on releasing anymore Ghibli titles until they figure out how to market it to the American audience.
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    Is there any chance this movie going to win Oscar Best Picture of 2001?
     
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    Chris, yep just checked up on it in IMDB 'Spirited Away', is anime, 140mins of it, and a very successful one too, I'm very interested in seeing this.
    Just realised that Rush Hour 2 is heading for $200m + in the US, yikes!, its overtaken Apes and Dinosaurs and soon Mummies, eeek, its the end of the world as we know it!! [​IMG]
     
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    Steve, remember that Shrek has not yet finished it's theatrical run in Europe, it opens the sept. 7th here in Denmark, whereas PH and TMR opened quite some time ago...
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    Artur, yep Shrek is a huge success worldwide, amazing stuff! Look where Atlantis is on the charts, shocking news for Disney!
    Final Fantasy did $32.1m in US and so far just $59.8m worldwide.
    [Edited last by Steve Christou on August 31, 2001 at 10:42 AM]
     
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    Can anyone put together a list of movies ranked by ratio of revenues to costs? In many ways, that's a better metric, and matters more.
     
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    Where did you get the box office figures?
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