The Official Box Office Thread

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby so sorry on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:29 am

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Pacino86845 wrote:If you ask me the target audience for Alice in Wonderland is the almighty teenage girl. The screening I went to had mostly teenaged girls in the audience, and I was dragged to see the film by my (technically) teenaged sister. I thought the film was pretty crappy, but the girls in the audience really seemed to dig it.


BINGO. It's the perfect recipe for a way to make money off chicks. Everything about it reeks like the marketing department.


Interesting... my 16 year old cousin went out to see it last night with her friends, and I thought that was a bit odd...didn't strike me as a teenage girl movie.


it's the siren like call of Depp, it amazes me how many of my female friends will go see a movie just because he's in it


Depp is like a hundred years old... I didn't think his siren call worked on any vagina under the age of 30. Who knew...
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:01 pm

so sorry wrote:
Bloo wrote:
so sorry wrote:
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Pacino86845 wrote:If you ask me the target audience for Alice in Wonderland is the almighty teenage girl. The screening I went to had mostly teenaged girls in the audience, and I was dragged to see the film by my (technically) teenaged sister. I thought the film was pretty crappy, but the girls in the audience really seemed to dig it.


BINGO. It's the perfect recipe for a way to make money off chicks. Everything about it reeks like the marketing department.


Interesting... my 16 year old cousin went out to see it last night with her friends, and I thought that was a bit odd...didn't strike me as a teenage girl movie.


it's the siren like call of Depp, it amazes me how many of my female friends will go see a movie just because he's in it


Depp is like a hundred years old... I didn't think his siren call worked on any vagina under the age of 30. Who knew...


besides, it's hardly like he's all dreamy and shit in this film. unless bright orange hair, a gap-tooth, and funny contact lenses have suddenly become sexy.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby minstrel on Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:05 pm

TheBaxter wrote:besides, it's hardly like he's all dreamy and shit in this film. unless bright orange hair, a gap-tooth, and funny contact lenses have suddenly become sexy.


Maybe he has great shoes. Women love shoes.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Bloo on Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:23 pm

I wish I could explain it but every girl I've talked to from 13 to 30 that wants to see this is because of Depp
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:30 pm

I overheard girls saying that he was "cute." I believe they are utterly brainwashed, and that if you showed them a poo and told them Johnny Depp was in there they would think that was cute too.

EDIT: Also I think Johnny Depp's eyes were digitally enlarged or something, something was off about them besides the contact lenses.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:44 pm

TheBaxter wrote:besides, it's hardly like he's all dreamy and shit in this film. unless bright orange hair, a gap-tooth, and funny contact lenses have suddenly become sexy.


It hasn't. I saw Elijah Wood wearing a ginger wig the other day and the women were repulsed.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby The Vicar on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:05 pm

Leckomaniac wrote:
TheBaxter wrote:besides, it's hardly like he's all dreamy and shit in this film. unless bright orange hair, a gap-tooth, and funny contact lenses have suddenly become sexy.


It hasn't. I saw Elijah Wood wearing a ginger wig the other day and the women were repulsed.


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Was it for a role, or was he just out trying his best to look like a twit?
I mean, shit, I could get away with being ginger 'cause I've got the mick blood and the green eyes to back it up,
but Wood? Naaah, I don't think so.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Wiccan Woman on Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:15 pm

Official "girl" reaction to all your male wondering: I couldn't wait to see this film. Not because of Depp, although he's a happy plus. I wanted to see Wonderland/Otherland as it was in my imagination when I first read the book, and only 3D could do that. I've seen every other film version, and Tim Burton outdid them all, imho. He got it *right*, even with his own little touches here & there. I much prefer Burton's Cheshire over Carroll's...the teeth were cool, the voice was cooler. I didn't even mind Bonham Carter...in fact, I liked her in her little prissy Red Queen role. I can't say that I loved Depp in this, but I certainly loved the performance...that "teetering on the edge of madness" that he has the skill to pull off so believably.

Yes, gentlemen, I truly enjoyed Alice and want to see it again....because of Burton's vision. (Didn't think I'd ever say that, after what he did to Sweeney Todd)

Now, to be fair, I'll give you the reaction of the 11-yr-old girl who went with us: "That was *awesome!" When I asked her what she thought of Johnny Depp, she asked me which one he was in the film, lol !
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:03 pm

clash of the titans makes $61m over the weekend

i think that has to be a disappointing number, given how hyped the film is, especially for 3D. they certainly aren't avatar or alice in wonderland numbers. if nothing else, maybe it goes to show that just because something is in 3D, that it will be a hit.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Al Shut on Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:13 pm

Does any of those box office sites break up the numbers between 2d and 3d showings?

That would be an interesting thing
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby RogueScribner on Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:17 am

Yahoo! states: The Time Warner Inc unit said 3D screens supplied 52 percent of the gross, even though they accounted for 42 percent of the theaters showing the film.

So 3-D was apparently a big draw for the movie. Clash also holds the record for an Easter weekend gross. I've heard nothing but bad things about the 3-D (and mixed things about the movie itself), so we'll see how it holds up next weekend.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:20 pm

RogueScribner wrote:Yahoo! states: The Time Warner Inc unit said 3D screens supplied 52 percent of the gross, even though they accounted for 42 percent of the theaters showing the film.

So 3-D was apparently a big draw for the movie. Clash also holds the record for an Easter weekend gross. I've heard nothing but bad things about the 3-D (and mixed things about the movie itself), so we'll see how it holds up next weekend.


i'm not gonna try to do the math, but if you take into consideration the bigger ticket prices for the 3D showings, then actual number of seats sold for 3D vs 2D is probably about even. if they sold as many 2D seats as 3D seats, that seems to me to indicate 3D WASN'T that big a draw... how many of those people would not have seen it in 2D? probably not many, i'd think.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:29 pm

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RogueScribner wrote:Yahoo! states: The Time Warner Inc unit said 3D screens supplied 52 percent of the gross, even though they accounted for 42 percent of the theaters showing the film.

So 3-D was apparently a big draw for the movie. Clash also holds the record for an Easter weekend gross. I've heard nothing but bad things about the 3-D (and mixed things about the movie itself), so we'll see how it holds up next weekend.


i'm not gonna try to do the math, but if you take into consideration the bigger ticket prices for the 3D showings, then actual number of seats sold for 3D vs 2D is probably about even. if they sold as many 2D seats as 3D seats, that seems to me to indicate 3D WASN'T that big a draw... how many of those people would not have seen it in 2D? probably not many, i'd think.


Actually to strengthen your argument even more: I don't know the exact/average ticket prices in the US for movies, but if we assume that 2D movies are $10-12, and that $2-3 are tacked on for 3D viewings, then that's like a 15-20% price hike.

At 52% 3D viewership, it's pretty obvious that about 15-20% more seats were sold for the 2D screenings than for the 3D ones, based on my assumptions of prices. However given the proportion of 3D screens, there were nearly 50% more tickets available for 2D screenings.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby papalazeru on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:34 pm

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RogueScribner wrote:Yahoo! states: The Time Warner Inc unit said 3D screens supplied 52 percent of the gross, even though they accounted for 42 percent of the theaters showing the film.

So 3-D was apparently a big draw for the movie. Clash also holds the record for an Easter weekend gross. I've heard nothing but bad things about the 3-D (and mixed things about the movie itself), so we'll see how it holds up next weekend.


i'm not gonna try to do the math, but if you take into consideration the bigger ticket prices for the 3D showings, then actual number of seats sold for 3D vs 2D is probably about even. if they sold as many 2D seats as 3D seats, that seems to me to indicate 3D WASN'T that big a draw... how many of those people would not have seen it in 2D? probably not many, i'd think.


Actually to strengthen your argument even more: I don't know the exact/average ticket prices in the US for movies, but if we assume that 2D movies are $10-12, and that $2-3 are tacked on for 3D viewings, then that's like a 15-20% price hike.

At 52% 3D viewership, it's pretty obvious that about 15-20% more seats were sold for the 2D screenings than for the 3D ones, based on my assumptions of prices. However given the proportion of 3D screens, there were nearly 50% more tickets available for 2D screenings.


Not to mention, first week screens for 3-D films are usually pushed harder, get the bigger screens and most cinema goers go to see a film in the first few weeks of openings so invariably have to see it in 3-D
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby RogueScribner on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:43 pm

A cartoon that's been out for 4 weeks appears to have kicked some Ass.


1 How to Train Your Dragon P/DW $20,000,000 $5,229 $158,618,000 $165 4
2 N Kick-Ass LGF $19,750,000 $6,444 $19,750,000 $30 1
3 2 Date Night Fox $17,300,000 $5,118 $49,246,000 $55 2
4 N Death at a Funeral (2010) SGem $17,000,000 $6,913 $17,000,000 $21 1
5 1 Clash of the Titans (2010) WB $15,770,000 $4,202 $132,985,000 $125 3
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Bloo on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:54 pm

What I see is that people are looking for original, quality movies rather then piss poor remakes with names (I say this having only seen Titans on this list but basing things on general reviews and previews)
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Al Shut on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:55 pm

That might sound strange concerning a topic I haven't previously given thought but that was unexpected.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Seppuku on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:17 pm

RogueScribner wrote:A cartoon that's been out for 4 weeks appears to have kicked some Ass.


1 How to Train Your Dragon P/DW $20,000,000 $5,229 $158,618,000 $165 4
2 N Kick-Ass LGF $19,750,000 $6,444 $19,750,000 $30 1
3 2 Date Night Fox $17,300,000 $5,118 $49,246,000 $55 2
4 N Death at a Funeral (2010) SGem $17,000,000 $6,913 $17,000,000 $21 1
5 1 Clash of the Titans (2010) WB $15,770,000 $4,202 $132,985,000 $125 3


I'm glad for Dragon's success- all in all, I reckon it was a better movie than Kick-Ass. That title really made it seem like a bloody Pokemon movie, but I'm grateful I got dragged to this by my baby sister as it was a really beautiful movie. Mel Gibson and Nicolas Refn will have to be on their A-games if they want to make better Viking flicks than this.

And I'm guessing Kick-Ass won't be one of those movies that lives and dies on the first Weekend. Meh, I don't really give a shit about all this number porn, anyway. I just watch the movies.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby The Vicar on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:31 pm

I still want Death at a Funeral, The Next Generation, to bomb as it deserves to. Steaming pile of recently stolen shite.
Not surprised Kick Ass didn't. It's likely got a very specific target audience and not much else.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Seppuku on Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:18 pm

RogueScribner wrote:A cartoon that's been out for 4 weeks appears to have kicked some Ass.


Nuh-uh!



I think it's safe to say it was such a close call that neither of them slayed or kicked or had anything to do with the other one's ass.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby RogueScribner on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:23 am

BoxOfficeMojo says:

It was a photo finish weekend: while their respective studios estimated How to Train Your Dragon at $20 million and Kick-Ass at $19.75 million on Sunday, Kick-Ass came out on top with the studios' actual grosses reporting on Monday, making $19.83 million versus Dragon's $19.63 million.

But here's the kicker: Kick-Ass distributor Lionsgate included the movie's 10 p.m. Thursday previews in the weekend gross, when, objectively, the weekend is Friday-Sunday. Remove those grosses and How to Train Your Dragon could be No. 1, given how close the movies were. Lionsgate has not responded to multiple requests to clarify this matter, but word has it that the Kick-Ass Thursday night figure was over $200,000.

On the other hand, while How to Train Your Dragon may have edged out Kick-Ass in dollars, Kick-Ass likely had greater attendance due to Dragon's 3D ticket price premium.

For all of this jockeying for position, though, it's important to note that rank is mostly for publicity purposes. It's the gross that really matters, not the position a movie wound up with compared to an unrelated group of movies during a short timeframe such as a weekend. By the gross standard, How to Train Your Dragon fared relatively better than Kick-Ass no matter what, but Kick-Ass was fairly solid for what it is.



I don't really care who was #1. I have nothing for or against either film. But if Lionsgate is lumping in the Thursday numbers to inflate the weekend, that's a little cheesy.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Peven on Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:55 am

i am just glad to see a project like Dragon enjoy the success it has
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheButcher on Mon May 10, 2010 1:18 am

From Company Town:
First look: 'Iron Man 2' soars with $134-million opening
Ben Fritz wrote:Marvel, which is owned by Walt Disney Co., financed "Iron Man 2" at a cost of about $170 million. Worldwide marketing and print costs are estimated at $150 million. Paramount Pictures is distributing the film for a fee of 8% of its revenue.


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'Iron Man 2' rockets to top spot - Sequel rakes in north of $300 million worldwide
ANDREW STEWART wrote:The 2D comic book sequel, which now ranks as Par's highest-grossing domestic opener, took in an additional $57.2 million in 61 overseas markets on 10,774 screens, boosting its worldwide haul to a stellar $327.6 million.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon May 10, 2010 9:08 am

i remember when $100+ million dollars meant a film was a blockbuster. now they're making that in a single weekend.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby minstrel on Mon May 10, 2010 12:13 pm

TheBaxter wrote:i remember when $100+ million dollars meant a film was a blockbuster. now they're making that in a single weekend.


$100 million made a film a blockbuster when films - even big summer films - cost $20 million to make. Raider of the Lost Ark cost $18 million and made over $200 million. It's damn hard for a film to really be a blockbuster when it costs north of $150 million to make.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby buster00 on Sun May 30, 2010 3:09 pm

If it reaffirms anyone's faith in humanity, Sex and the City 2 did not finish #1 this weekend.

On the other hand, Shreck Forever After did.

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I didn't expect Prince of Persia to be huge, but I thought it would do better. Guess I (and Disney) overestimated the shirtless chick-bait appeal of Gyllenhal.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby RogueScribner on Sun May 30, 2010 4:34 pm

It doesn't look like Kick-Ass is going to hit $50 million domestic.

Not really much of a game changer.

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Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:03 am

buster00 wrote:If it reaffirms anyone's faith in humanity, Sex and the City 2 did not finish #1 this weekend.

On the other hand, Shreck Forever After did.

The Mojo.

I didn't expect Prince of Persia to be huge, but I thought it would do better. Guess I (and Disney) overestimated the shirtless chick-bait appeal of Gyllenhal.


so the headline was Shrek Beats Dreck?
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby minstrel on Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:53 am

TheBaxter wrote:so the headline was Shrek Beats Dreck?


From what I hear, Shrek IS dreck. So the headline should simply be Dreck.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:22 pm

Dreck Beats More Dreck? Sounds like a typical week. Ba-ZING!
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:01 pm

Wow. The Karate Kid takes the #1 spot with an $18.8 mil Friday for an expected $55 mil opening weekend.

$55 million dollars...for fucking Karate Kid. What a weird time we live in.
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Postby minstrel on Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:08 pm

Leckomaniac wrote:Wow. The Karate Kid takes the #1 spot with an $18.8 mil Friday for an expected $55 mil opening weekend.

$55 million dollars...for fucking Karate Kid. What a weird time we live in.


Daddy's blockbuster genes have passed down to sonny-boy Jaden, I guess. Money magnets, the two of 'em.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby MacCready on Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:32 pm

Still have less than zero desire to see this.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby chimptypewriter on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:58 pm

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:16 am

following the success of "Inception" at this weekend's box office, hollywood studios are now rushing to convert all their upcoming 3D movies to 2D to capitalize on the sudden, newfound popularity of this format.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:52 pm

The Expendables crushes Eat Pray Love at the box office

this has to be one of the greatest victories of testosterone over estrogen in recent memory.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:25 pm

While it's great that Expendables was on top (as every real man SHOULD be), this isn't a loss really for Eat Pray Love. It still made over twenty million and is well on its way to earning a good profit. Can't say the same about other movies... awesome ones that didn't deserve such a poor turnout in their opening weekend. :(
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:46 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:While it's great that Expendables was on top (as every real man SHOULD be), this isn't a loss really for Eat Pray Love. It still made over twenty million and is well on its way to earning a good profit. Can't say the same about other movies... awesome ones that didn't deserve such a poor turnout in their opening weekend. :(


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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:59 pm

michael cera is box office poison. the only reason anyone would want to see one of his movies is if the ticket promised a chance to punch him in the face.
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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

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Re: The Official Box Office Thread

Postby TheButcher on Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:54 pm

From The New York Times:
Even Hit Like ‘Kick-Ass’ Can Seem Like Miss at Debut
Brooks Barnes wrote:LOS ANGELES — In early April, as Lionsgate prepared to release “Kick-Ass,” the movie capital buzzed that the film looked to be a smash hit. Lionsgate had acquired it for just $15 million, and surveys that track audience interest projected a $30 million opening weekend.

The movie, directed by Matthew Vaughn, instead opened with $19.8 million, and the chatter, fueled by the blogosphere, abruptly turned negative. Misfire! Bomb! Flop!

As it turns out, “Kick-Ass” is living up to its title. The picture, about a teenager who tries to become a superhero, went on to generate about $97 million in ticket sales and is on track to sell over two million copies on DVD and digital download services. Still to come: lucrative sales to TV channels around the world.

That result is a reminder that a movie’s financial obituary can rarely be written after a single weekend — a practice that has grown more prevalent as a weakening DVD market has reignited an obsession with box office statistics.

Despite all the attention on opening weekends, releases can quietly chug away in theaters and end up in the black. And despite the slump in DVD sales, home entertainment still represents an enormous source of revenue in a movie’s money-making life.

The race-to-judge phenomenon is fed in part by increasing competition between movie bloggers and box-office Web sites, which have started predicting how a movie will fare on opening weekend far in advance. BoxOffice.com is already projecting that “Hereafter,” a thriller directed by Clint Eastwood that Warner Brothers plans to release on Oct. 22, will have a $16 million opening.

Studios say all of this prognosticating has gotten out of control. “Is a measure of success that we reach the Internet’s expectations? No, it’s not. Not even remotely,” said Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate’s motion picture group.

The box office expectations game can cause turbulence in the stock prices of smaller studios. DreamWorks Animation fell into the trap with “How to Train Your Dragon” in March. That movie had a $43.7 million opening — sharply less than predicted by analysts — and shares dropped 11 percent over the next week. But it was just a slow starter. In the end, “How to Train Your Dragon” sold a huge $479 million, and a sequel is now in the works.

There are other recent examples of movies that were quickly deemed misses but turned into hits. “Date Night,” the 20th Century Fox comedy starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, was branded a disappointment when it opened to $25 million. Yet it finally captured over $152 million. “The Last Song” had a $16 million opening in March — lower than expected — but went on to sell $89 million at the global box office for Walt Disney Studios.

“It got written off pretty quickly, but for ‘The Last Song’ to stick around as long as it did was pretty impressive,” said Phil Contrino, editor of BoxOffice.com.

Mr. Drake said he measured success for a picture’s theatrical run on multiple levels, starting, of course, with whether it made money. “You always want more, but ‘Kick-Ass’ hit our targets and is solidly profitable,” he said. But Mr. Drake said other components are also important, like building a relationship with a budding director like Mr. Vaughn.

Furthermore, Lionsgate executives insist that they always had modest expectations for the film at the box office.

“We knew that the movie played like a million bucks but that the edgy nature of the material made it a tricky sell to Middle America,” said Tim Palen, Lionsgate’s co-president of theatrical marketing. “Teenaged kids in Spandex outfits cutting people’s legs off with samurai weapons — we clearly were not dealing with the Egg McMuffin of movies.”

Lionsgate is particularly sensitive to the quick dismissal of the film because its parent company has been locked in a takeover battle with the corporate raider Carl C. Icahn. But, as Lionsgate is learning, it is extremely difficult to remove a negative perception from a film once it sets in.

Despite the strong performance of the movie on DVD, Lionsgate is battling a new round of negative publicity about the picture — this time tied to the poor performances of two subsequent films with similar source material.

“Kick-Ass,” “Jonah Hex” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” are all based on unconventional comic books. Linking them together creates a nice narrative for the entertainment news media: movies based on quirky comic books don’t work.

A closer look shows that both “Jonah Hex” and “Scott Pilgrim” have little chance of ever becoming profitable.

“Jonah Hex,” a Warner release that cost $47 million to make, was a box-office disaster, selling just $10.5 million in tickets. “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” which cost Universal Pictures an estimated $60 million to produce, is still playing but has also tanked, fizzling after three weeks in North American theaters with about $27 million.
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Postby buster00 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:54 pm

Shame, isn't it? Pilgrim was much, much better than Kick Ass.

(I didn't bother with the Jonah Hex movie, so I wouldn't know about that.)

Either way, do they really think Pilgrim won't do pretty well with DVD sales? I would disagree.
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Postby Bloo on Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:26 pm

I still haven't gotten the chance to see Scott Pilgrim as it never did come to my little town
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:35 pm

Did anyone think Jackass 3(D!) was gonna make 21 million bucks on its opening day? :shock:
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Postby Peven on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Bloo wrote:I still haven't gotten the chance to see Scott Pilgrim as it never did come to my little town



my kids really dug it, though I haven't had the chance to see it either, but "Kiss Ass" was a disappointment and greatly over-rated imo
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Postby The Vicar on Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:15 am

Pacino86845 wrote:Did anyone think Jackass 3(D!) was gonna make 21 million bucks on its opening day? :shock:


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Postby TheButcher on Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:55 am

From Jim Hill:
Disney insiders advise patience when it comes to determining "TRON: Legacy" 's box office success

From Deadline Sunday January 9, 2011:
NIKKI FINKE wrote:4. Tron: Legacy 3D (Disney) Week 4 [3,013 Theaters]
Friday $2.5M, Weekend $9.8M, Cume $147.9M

The big news here is that the Disney action pic's international is up to $143.2M (including $17.6M this weekend), as Tron: Legacy 3D opened strong in Italy this past week and is now in release in 43 territories representing 75% of the international market. It will soon expand to China, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and France. New global cume is $291.1M which helps with that $170M budget and $120 worldwide marketing cost.



Disney profits up 54% in first quarter - TV ads, 'Tron' boost earnings to $1.3 billion
Marc Graser wrote:Profits at Disney rose a whopping 54% coming in at $1.3 billion during the company's first quarter, thanks to strong advertising spending at the company's broadcast and cable networks, theatrical hits "Tron: Legacy" and "Tangled" and the homevid for "Toy Story 3" at the film studio and consumers visiting the Mouse House's theme parks in droves over the holidays.

Revenue rose 10% to $10.7 billion during the three-month frame, and included the sale of Miramax.

"We had an excellent first quarter, driven by strong creative content and our unique ability to leverage great entertainment across the many platforms, businesses and markets in which we operate," said Disney chief Robert Iger. "With net income up 54%, it's a great start to a new fiscal year."
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