By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekend Estimates by Expendable Klady
So… Expendables 2 is estimated about 19% behind the original’s opening… an improvement, but still behind.
Paranorman is also about there, 19%, off of Coraline, not a direct prequel, but from the same family.
Sony is fine with Sparkle, which they say cost them $14m.
And The Odd Life of Timothy Green oddly seems not to have had much family bump on Saturday.
In all that excitement, the weekend is UP from last year… which reminds us, yet again, what a worthless stat weekends vs last year really is.
The Dark Knight Rises passed $400m domestic, the 4th fastest to get there (29 days) in history. Can is stretch things out and become the 5th $450m domestic grosser in history?
Ted seems to be running out of steam here, losing a lot of its screens. Still it should pass Saving Private Ryan in the next week to become the #7 all-time R-rated grosser.
Right wing propaganda film 2016: Obama’s America hits $2 million. (Is it limited to movie theaters that allow concealed weapons?)
Amazingly, Robot & Frank did a similar number to Cosmopolis, in spite of the Robert Pattinson blitz… showing once again that Twilight love doesn’t necessarily convert to tickets sold. That said, they were the best of a slow arthouse group. I am amazed how many “what can I see?” questions i get from over 50s people this time of year. The list is too short.