The W
Views: 99169022
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.9.14 1338
The W - Movies & TV - Weekend Box Office results: 12/21/07-12/23/07
This thread has 11 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.69
Pages: 1
(3263 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (12 total)
It's False
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 10 hours
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
Numbers from our friends at Box Office Mojo (Last week's rank in parenthesis):

1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (NEW) - $45,500,000
2. I Am Legend (1) - $34,225,000
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2) - $29,000,000
4. Charlie Wilson's War (NEW) - $9,618,000
5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (NEW) - $9,350,000
6. P.S. I Love You (NEW) - $6,505,000
7. Enchanted (4) - $4,152,000
8. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (NEW) - $4,100,000
9. The Golden Compass (3) - $3,980,000
10. Juno (11) - $3,400,000

I have no faith in mainstream moviegoers sometimes. Alvin and the Chipmunks drawing more money than Walk Hard, Sweeney Todd, and Charlie Wilson's War COMBINED is absolutely criminal.

Juno should be opening in more theaters after Christmas and is worth your money. It's a touching story, Michael Cera still brings the goods, and Ellen Page has grown into a genuinely likable actress.

No comment on National Treasure. The first one was good, but I reserve comment on the second one until I see it for myself.

(edited by It's False on 24.12.07 0529)


"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
Promote this thread!
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 55 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
National Treasure's opening to me is far more appalling than Alvin. After all, kids like to see movies, and there's not a lot out there for them. I never blame parents for taking kids to bad movies.

Adults on the other hand should know better than to go see Nic Cage in the Duh Vinci Code II.
MisterHenderson
Boerewors








Since: 3.5.06
From: New York

Since last post: 1800 days
Last activity: 1719 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.91
Alvin and the Chipmunks' opening take doesn't surprise me. Kid fare usually means good receipts at the box office. I didn't realize there was any kind of buzz for walk hard. I thought it was just another cookie cutter spoof movie.



"Gorbachev sings tractors. Turnips! Buttocks!"
uberlou
Merguez








Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, Cali

Since last post: 1587 days
Last activity: 1358 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.72
Wow. Walk Hard even opened under Enchanted?

I've heard mixed reactions about the movie, and i've been kinda "ehh" about it myself. Yet, I still want to see it for the awesome cast. I think Sweeney Todd probably took a chunk of its audience, plus the opening of more family friendly films attracted more families on the holiday weekend.

I can't believe out of all the movies out this weekend, I ended up at Alvin & The Chipmunks (with my nephews and niece). They enjoyed it. Me? Not so much.

Damn you, David Cross! I once believed you could do me no wrong.



My Billboard Mobile Beat Review Blog
My Shows Reviewed This Summer:
6.30.07 The Donnas
7.10.07 Motion City Soundtrack
7.11.07 Incubus
7.18.07 Days Away/The Working Title
8.2.07 Reel Big Fish
8.7.07 Boys Night Out
8.15.07 Common
8.24.07 You, Me, & Iowa
8.29.07 MAE
9.6.07 Goo Goo Dolls
9.8.07 Hall & Oates
odessasteps
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 98 days
Last activity: 64 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81

sweeney todd only opened on like 1200 screens, so their take isn't as bad as it could be.



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
The Affirmation, Baby Blog
Alex
Bratwurst








Since: 24.2.02

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 51 min.
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by uberlou
    Damn you, David Cross! I once believed you could do me no wrong.


When was the last time David Cross has been in anything good?

edit: Other than Arrested Development

(edited by Alex on 24.12.07 1839)
JustinShapiro
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 12.12.01
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 min.
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.67
Eternal Sunshine! Colbert Report! Clark and Michael! I'm Not There!

I do dislike his standup, and Freak Show was an egregious waste of talent.
The Vile1
Lap cheong








Since: 4.9.02
From: California

Since last post: 1983 days
Last activity: 1714 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.99
    Originally posted by It's False
    Numbers from our friends at Box Office Mojo (Last week's rank in parenthesis):

    1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (NEW) - $45,500,000
    2. I Am Legend (1) - $34,225,000
    3. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2) - $29,000,000
    4. Charlie Wilson's War (NEW) - $9,618,000
    5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (NEW) - $9,350,000
    6. P.S. I Love You (NEW) - $6,505,000
    7. Enchanted (4) - $4,152,000
    8. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (NEW) - $4,100,000
    9. The Golden Compass (3) - $3,980,000
    10. Juno (11) - $3,400,000

    I have no faith in mainstream moviegoers sometimes. Alvin and the Chipmunks drawing more money than Walk Hard, Sweeney Todd, and Charlie Wilson's War COMBINED is absolutely criminal.

    Juno should be opening in more theaters after Christmas and is worth your money. It's a touching story, Michael Cera still brings the goods, and Ellen Page has grown into a genuinely likable actress.

    No comment on National Treasure. The first one was good, but I reserve comment on the second one until I see it for myself.

    (edited by It's False on 24.12.07 0529)


I hate snobbery like this and I find it very annoying. What does it mean to you when good movies you like do great at the box office with American moviegoers such as Borat?

Sweeney Todd didn't make a ton of money despite having a limited amount of screens on a crowded opening weekend . . . so what?! This season is one of the biggest movie-going seasons of the year, and its a time when a ton of families are spending time at the movies. And families aren't going to tune into a movie like SWEENEY TODD in droves.

Do American moviegoers suck when something like The Bourne franchise becomes one of the greatest modern and most lucrative movie franchises of the decade, The Bourne Ultimatum comes out and does great business, and the horribly bloated sequel Rush Hour 3 comes out a week later and supremely disappoints?




Don't make the Professor angry. You wouldn't like him, when he's angry.
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.22
and don't forget "Blonde Ambition" starring Jessica Simpson - it opened in 6 theaters in Texas this week to the tune of $384.....



I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
CRZ
Big Brother
Administrator








Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 12 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    and don't forget "Blonde Ambition" starring Jessica Simpson - it opened in 6 theaters in Texas this week to the tune of $384.....
C'mon, it was EIGHT theatres and it made *$1322* for the three-day weekend. (Sez: Box Office Mojo (boxofficemojo.com))

Interestingly, IMDb lists it as a "straight to DVD" release so sadly, Kim will have to wait - but not too long (The W at Amazon) - to see Luke Wilson in another crappy movie. ;-)



Tribal Prophet
Andouille








Since: 9.1.02
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Since last post: 36 days
Last activity: 1 day
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.34
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by dunkndollaz
      and don't forget "Blonde Ambition" starring Jessica Simpson - it opened in 6 theaters in Texas this week to the tune of $384.....
    C'mon, it was EIGHT theatres and it made *$1322* for the three-day weekend. (Sez: Box Office Mojo (boxofficemojo.com))

    Interestingly, IMDb lists it as a "straight to DVD" release so sadly, Kim will have to wait - but not too long (The W at Amazon) - to see Luke Wilson in another crappy movie. ;-)


Yeah I think the math worked out that each theater averaged 6 people a day seeing the movie. Ouch.

I was kinda surprised, I know that the movie opened in Simpson's and Wilson's home state to try to boost the box office and convince distributors that they COULD put it in theaters and not just straight to dvd, but like some reviewers pointed out, 6 people a day means they couldn't even get the families of the people involved to go see it...

Say what you want about Simpson's box office appeal (it's probably all true) but I thought for sure Wilson's would be enough to bring in some fans.
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 3 hours
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.22
    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
      Originally posted by CRZ
        Originally posted by dunkndollaz
        and don't forget "Blonde Ambition" starring Jessica Simpson - it opened in 6 theaters in Texas this week to the tune of $384.....
      C'mon, it was EIGHT theatres and it made *$1322* for the three-day weekend. (Sez: Box Office Mojo (boxofficemojo.com))

      Interestingly, IMDb lists it as a "straight to DVD" release so sadly, Kim will have to wait - but not too long (The W at Amazon) - to see Luke Wilson in another crappy movie. ;-)


    Yeah I think the math worked out that each theater averaged 6 people a day seeing the movie. Ouch.

    I was kinda surprised, I know that the movie opened in Simpson's and Wilson's home state to try to boost the box office and convince distributors that they COULD put it in theaters and not just straight to dvd, but like some reviewers pointed out, 6 people a day means they couldn't even get the families of the people involved to go see it...

    Say what you want about Simpson's box office appeal (it's probably all true) but I thought for sure Wilson's would be enough to bring in some fans.

I am sure that the box office take had a lot to do with Jessica's current "popularity" in the Lone Star State due to her relationship with a certain quarterback....

and I figured they were releasing it for early for the obvious Oscar consideration

(edited by dunkndollaz on 27.12.07 1544)


I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
Thread rated: 5.69
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: 78 new DVD releases coming out 1/1/08
Next thread: ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (slight spoilers)
Previous thread: National Treasure: Book of Secrets
(3263 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|94630|1|,00.html A bit surprising. I never watched the show, but it has garnered a lot of critical acclaim.
- geemoney, UPN renews "Veronica Mars" (2005)
Related threads: "See No Evil" tanks at the box office - $15 Million!?!?! - The Rundown's Overseas Box Office - More...
The W - Movies & TV - Weekend Box Office results: 12/21/07-12/23/07Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.206 seconds.