Box Office Archive for March, 2006

Klady's Friday Estimates – 3/25/06

Okay… get this… the Friday estimate for Spike Lee


Klady's Friday Estimates – 3/18/05

The V for Vendetta launch is a bit smaller than expected. Many will use the


Sunday Estimates by Klady

A huge congratulations is due Gerry Rich and the team at Paramount Pictures for turning a movie that was having some serious problems with interest among its core audience into a strong opener with a new campaign run over just a couple of weeks.
The big questions about the success of Failure To Launch are going to be about the value of Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, who is in her second theatrical hit in three months. Fox focused on Parker first and foremost throughout the campaign for The Family Stone. Here, Paramount ended up going away from Parker to focus on the parents in order to explain the horrible title. But one could argue that they laid the groundwork for her (and McConaghey


Sunday Estimates by Klady – Oscar Weekend

/ 3-Day Estimates / Friday / % Change / Cume
1 / Madea’s Family Reunion / 12.7m / -58% / 47.8m
2 / 16 Blocks / 11.6m / new / 11.6m
3 / Eight Below / 10.2m / -36% / 58.7m
4 / Ultraviolet / 8.9m / new / 8.9m
5 / Aquamarine / 7.5m / new / 7.5m
6 / The Pink Panther / 7m / -37% / 69.6m
7 / Chapelle’s Block Party / 6.7m / new / 6.7m
8 / Date Movie / 5.2m / -43% / 40.8m
9 / Curious George / 4.4m / -38% / 49.2m
10 / Firewall / 3.6m / -46% / 42.5m
13 / Brokeback Mountain / 2.5m / -11% / 78.9m
15 / Capote / 1.6m / -55% / 25.5m
16 / Transamerica / 1.5m / +77% / 6.7m
22 / Good Night & Good Luck / .76m / +16% / 31.3m
26 / Munich / .53m / +6% / 46.8


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It will be a bit of a black weekend for The Oscars


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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould