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Weekend Estimates by Klady – Mar 30

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11 Responses to “Weekend Estimates by Klady – Mar 30”

  1. Rob says:

    I have to say congrats to Focus on getting Miss Pettigrew to 10 million, which is no mean feat for a very Btitish, somewhat stagy piece.

  2. Me says:

    I was really hoping Run, Fatboy Run was going to do better. I have a fondness for Simon Pegg and Michael Ian Black. Maybe they should wait to start pushing Pegg movies until after the Star Trek movie comes out and more people might know who he is.

  3. anghus says:

    Run Fatboy Run already made it’s money back on Foreign. The whole release felt like a strong DVD push rather than them hoping for a home run theatrically.
    It only cost 10 million to make, and it made 24 million overseas (mostly from the UK i imagine).
    It’ll do well on DVD.

  4. Me says:

    Sounds like a good plan – make a movie with U.S. dollars and sell it to the U.K. for their pounds. It’s like making money off the exchange rate. ;>
    It’s a shame, Run seems like my kind of movie, and it was dumped. Stardust was my favorite of the summer and it was dumped. I’m starting to feel like I should move to England to get movies aimed at me.

  5. Bob Violence says:

    The whole release felt like a strong DVD push rather than them hoping for a home run theatrically.

    That seems fitting enough, since the movie itself feels for all the world like a direct-to-video quickie. I had a few friends who were really amped for this because they thought it was going to be another SOTD/Hot Fuzz — I didn’t have the heart to tell ’em…

  6. pchu says:

    Didn’t see 21, catch Run Fatboy Run instead. It’s a RomCom but it’s not bad for that genre. Should have done alot better in the box office

  7. Chucky in Jersey says:

    I almost went to “Doomsday” but decided Sunday morning not to go. Smart decision for me.
    “Run Fat Boy Run” (spelling used by BOMojo and MovieTickets.com) had its US release pushed back from last fall. Picturehouse opened it arthouse/megaplex, so the low PTA means it floppped where arty fare doesn’t work.

  8. chris says:

    “Run Fatboy Run” — the title used by the people who made the movie.

  9. Cadavra says:

    Saw RFBR this afternoon. Dreadul. Glum and predictable, with as unappealing a “hero” as you could imagine and a climax that takes the word “contrived” to a new level. Plus the requisite barrage of farting, vomiting, balls-kicking and shower/locker-room scene where someone stands agape at another man’s enormous penis (second time I’ve seen this “joke” in four days). If this is what passes for “adult romantic comedy” these days, I’m throwing in the towel.

  10. Cadavra says:

    That should be “dreadful,” of course.

  11. Bob Violence says:

    “Dreadul” is an apt portmanteau, though.

    I’m not surprised about Pegg (this isn’t a huge climbdown for him, given some of the other crap he’s done), but I think Thandie Newton needs to tread cautiously — doing this and Norbit back-to-back doesn’t bode well.

Box Office

Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Title Gross Thtr % Chgn Cume
Venom 33 4250 NEW 33
A Star is Born 15.7 3686 NEW 15.7
Smallfoot 3.5 4131 -46% 31.3
Night School 3.5 3019 -63% 37.9
The House Wirh a Clock in its Walls 1.8 3463 -43% 49.5
A Simple Favor 1 2408 -50% 46.6
The Nun 0.75 2264 -52% 111.5
Hell Fest 0.6 2297 -70% 7.4
Crazy Rich Asians 0.6 1466 -51% 167.6
The Predator 0.25 1643 -77% 49.3
Also Debuting
The Hate U Give 0.17 36
Shine 85,600 609
Exes Baggage 75,900 62
NOTA 71,300 138
96 61,600 62
Andhadhun 55,000 54
Afsar 45,400 33
Project Gutenberg 36,000 17
Love Yatri 22,300 41
Hello, Mrs. Money 22,200 37
Studio 54 5,300 1
Loving Pablo 4,200 15
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4