In Melbourne FL, we have two very nice theatres just 2 miles apart, playing TF all night tonight. The first one has it at: 8:00 PM 8:01 PM 8:30 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:01 PM. I have tickets to the 8:00 showing. I plan to get there at 7 and I fully expect a line to be forming even earlier. I wouldn't be surprised if the first people in line have a pillow and sleeping bag with them.
The other theatre has it at: 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM 11:59 PM
Both theatres have it in DLP. They must be expecting some kind of crazy turn-out.
Actually Enchanted is a Disney film, it's their major Thanksgiving film this fall, I was stunned the trailer wasn't attached. and the other trailers, Bee Movie is Dreamworks, Bratz is Lionsgate, and Mr. Bean is Universal. usually only one or two 'same studio' trailers are officially attached to a major release. Sometimes the theater determines what else to attach, sometims studio agreements determine it, but I was seriously surprised not to see Stardust (Paramount) trying to horn in on the Ratatouille audience because it needs all the help it can get
I saw Transformers tonight as well, with a friend and my daughter. A little joke about masturbation
had me cringing that she would ask about it, but she didn't; the guy next to me with his son wasn't so lucky
. So, in reading the other thread and looking around at a couple of other forums, it seems word of mouth on this is going to be good, with some critical praise as well. Now that it is out, I'll be interested in seeing the box office for it. Could this pull off being the #1 film of the summer. I'd say it has that spot for me personally right now, but to take it it will need what - $350 million+?
The strange release date will prevent Transformers from breaking any major opening records (perhaps settling instead for the likes of Best Tuesdays or Wednesdays) but this one is gonna have some tremendous legs and make an obscene amount of coin. Judging by the reactions in my audience, word of mouth is gonna be insane. When we got out, my friend texted about 30 people last night urging them to go see the movie, half of them replied saying they were planning to, today.
I still don't get why the expectations are so high on Harry Potter. I mean, sure, it is going to do well (and I hope be a fine film), but it seems some pundits are saying it could do better than the triple 3's (Shrek, Spidey, Pirates). My high-end estimation would be $275M, and even that may be stretching.
Anyone have some good comparisons for 8pm openings? It looks a little bit better than the Die Hard opening last week given that I would expect evening shows to be much more crowded than matinees on weekdays (ie I would guess that the vast majority of LFoDH's $9 million opening was made after 7pm) but that's just my gut feeling.