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Friday Estimates by Girl Talk On The Bus Klady

Friday Estimates 2016-10-08 at 9.01.53 AM

10 Responses to “Friday Estimates by Girl Talk On The Bus Klady”

  1. Christian says:

    Kinda “meh” number on VOYAGE OF TIME, although I don’t know what expectations are for real IMAX theaters (as opposed to multiplex lie-MAX theaters). How many of those are there? What’s the capacity at each and the number of daily showtimes?

  2. Christian says:

    Well, I guess the relevant number re: the first question above is “9,” eh?

  3. Movieman says:

    The presidential campaign is so much juicier (and infinitely more interesting) than the blah weekend box office.
    Hard to focus on much else right now.

  4. EtGuild2 says:

    I’d say so, given that I just watched a panel show that referred to “big, phony tits” and whether it’s anatomically feasible to grab a woman by the you-know-what.

  5. Pete B. says:

    Are the numbers correct? How is Miss Peregrine down 57%, when that’s the same numer (8.9) as last Friday?

  6. Sideshow Bill says:

    Peregrine should be 3.9, I think.

    Not only is the election more entertaining than box office releases, MLB Playoffs are fantastic. Lifelong Cubs fan here so my time is booked. No Girl On A Train for me.

  7. leahnz says:

    entertaining isn’t the word i’d use to describe it

  8. Sideshow Bill says:

    Traumatic, maybe, leahnz? That might be more accurate

  9. leahnz says:

    ha yeah why not. stay frosty
    (today’s debate: hermione v michael myers, like if he’d never escaped/gone back to haddonfield and somehow been released from the psyche ward many years on supposedly “rehabilitated”)

  10. Pete B. says:

    Hermione? Really?

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