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Weekend Estimates by Klady Sawed

17 Responses to “Weekend Estimates by Klady Sawed”

  1. Proman says:

    You will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger deserves the absoulte widest release possible. A brilliant and brilliantly acted film.

  2. mary says:

    Sorry…. but Klady’s box office chart has a bigh mistake:

    “Aftershock” opened in 25 theaters (not 1 theater)
    http://www.chinalionentertainment.com/aftershock/theatres

  3. Joe Leydon says:

    This used to be a good place for spirited give and take. What happened?

  4. Foamy Squirrel says:

    Candy happened.

  5. Foamy Squirrel says:

    Translated: “I have no real idea, but it’s Halloween this weekend so maybe people are doing other stuff?”

  6. IOv3 says:

    What Foamy posted above and when we transitioned over to this silly place we lost people. We lost, I would wager, about ten people, and that kills a discussion.

  7. LexG says:

    On the positive side, we appear to have lost McDouche.

    Yay!

  8. Martin S says:

    Wasn’t the transition or Chinatown. It’s the economy.

  9. JPK says:

    I blame Obama. He ruined The Hot Blog.

  10. movieman says:

    Not so sure about that, Lex.
    Did you check the blogger above you?

  11. IOv3 says:

    Oh movieman… XD!

  12. al says:

    Empire just posted the first Tintin pics. I have to say I’m impressed though the images aren’t anything special. The promise of seeing that world realised is one hell of a prospect, more exciting to me than almost anything on the horizon.

    Unfortunately it already looks like the sequels will be delayed what with Jackson on Hobbit duty and Spielberg on Robocalypse and War Horse no?

  13. anghus says:

    There is a huge generational gap on Tin Tin (In America anyway). I’m almost 40 and have barely heard of it. And you’re talking to a comic book reading, cartoon watching, comic con attending nerd.

    Hearing SPEILBERG and JACKSON might have meant more to me before CRYSTAL SKULL and LOVELY BONES.

    I mean, it looks like a kiddie movie. I suppose we have to see it in motion to get an idea of the mocap stuff. but there’s nothing here that screams 200 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

  14. LexG says:

    We’ve had this discussion before, and guys like anghus or me will get yelled at by the IOs or people who really, really know their comic minutia or foreign fanboy properties or whatever it is, but, again, YEP:

    37 years old, and will absolutely swear to you I never, ever, EVER heard of TINTIN in ANY context until they started talking about this Spielberg/Jackson movie. NO recollection of this ever existing in America.

  15. Martin S says:

    Tin-Tin was the starting point for Rin Tin-Tin, right?

  16. Joe Straatmann says:

    I’m 28 and remember watching the 90’s animated series on Nickelodeon. I liked it quite a bit. At the time, shows were either trying to be cool (Whether they succeeded or not depended), were condescending, or were written by people whose-to say it as kindly as possible-creative talents are limited to children’s television for a reason. It was a straight-up well executed action adventure series that didn’t insult me, and I hope the movie’s the same.

    I’m surprised more people aren’t noting that Edgar Wright also wrote some of the screenplay. You can probably see Spielberg and Jackson teaming up eventually, but Wright seems like that wild card to spice up Jackson’s and Spielberg’s broad strokes, though it could also be like Michael Chabon’s credit in Spider-Man 2 where very little of what he wrote actually made it into the movie.

    What’s baffling to me in the department of acclaimed graphic novels from foreign countries that didn’t really make noise here is someone picking up the rights to Naoki Urasawa’s Pluto. To explain Pluto, it’s literally Urasawa taking Astro Boy and turning it into something that might be made by Minority Report/A.I. era Spielberg. It’s great stuff, but man, if you thought Speed Racer was a gigantic flop, that’s a small ripple in the pond compared to how expensive a live-action Pluto would be and how few people would be interested. No matter how many Americans will get in line to say how much they don’t give a shit about Tintin, it’s guaranteed to make a decent amount of cash in foreign theaters. Pluto……. not so much. I think that one dies a quick death in early development.

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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