Box Office Archive for June, 2006

Superman v Thursday

Looks like Superman Returns did around $11.4 million on Thursday.
But here

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20 Weeks 12

“Mr. Anti-Slump 2006 is here to tell you that the first seven weeks of this summer is the worst of the last five years.”
and
“Next summer, May starts with Spider-Man 3, Shrek 3 two weeks later, and Pirates 3 a week after that. Are you scared of monsters?
The parade of sequels to $100 million hits continue in June with Ocean’s Thirteen (a fourth third), Fantastic Four Two, and Evan “Not Bruce” Almighty.
Transformers shoots for July 4 while Harry Potter V returns to summer for the second time and The Simpsons hit the big screen.
But August makes July look a little slow with Bourne 3, AVP2 and Rush Hour 3 all arriving, along with Oscar nominee Amy Adams playing purebred to the Underdog.:
Holy Moley!
B.O. Intermission

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The Weekend Box Office

Sunday
Looking at Adam Sandler history, the opening of Click tells us

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Keeping Superman's Returns In Perspective

The phrase, “It won’t be another King Kong” seems to be floating around these days regarding Superman Returns.
Putting my negative review of Superman Returns aside for a moment (is that possible?), let’s really look at this.
King Kong made $218,080,025 domestic and $331,136,871 internationally for a worldwide total of $549,216,896, making it #34 all time and the 22nd highest grosser of this millennium.
Why keep beating on King Kong? No one is stupid enough to make the “it’ll beat Titanic” comments we heard last December, which were a big part of why KK was so disappointing.
$600 million worldwide would be a big number for Supeman Returns

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Sunday Estmates by Klady

Cars managed to drop almost 50% and still win the weekend. Still, the weekend was up from last year as three new entries split almost than $65 million between them.
Nacho Libre‘s $27.5 is a solid success for Paramount and don

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Friday Estimates by Klady

Even with a near $2 million lead for Friday, look for Cars to pass Nacho Libre (and The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift) to win the weekend by a small margin thanks to a strong Saturday upsurge of kids. The real good new for Cars is that Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties, is opening with a lame paw.
You almost never see two openings doing this well on the same weekend. The real question on Monday is likely to be, what were Nacho and 3Fast doing on the same weekend when they are after

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Did Ya Hear About The Guy Who Wore Blue Tights?

From 20 Weeks Of Summer – Week 10
“On the Shitty Summer Movie Scale, I would rate the major films that I have seen (leaving out any negative I might feel towards Cars or Over The Hedge) so far:
1. Poseidon
2. The Da Vinci Code
3. Mission: Impossible II
4. The Break-Up
5. Superman Returns
6. X-Men 3″
And
“On a much smaller scale of disappointment is Nacho Libre, which fulfills the promise of the commercials, trailers, and video confessionals for about one act

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Friday Estimates by Klady

Finding Nemo

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20 Weeks… Up, Up & Away

“What got me rolling into this column was not the future of this summer, but the past. For all of the endless talk about Mission:Impossible 3, the truth is, there have only been two real wide-release flops in these first six weeks of summer; Just My Luck ($16 million) and Poseidon (should top out at about $60 million domestic).
There has only been one summer with as many as three $70 million-plus openings (there have been 13 such summer openings in all movie history) and we have two already. There is little doubt that we should expect at least two more, breaking the record.”

The Rest
The Chart

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$12, 633, 666

How impressive is it to you?

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Superman Returns… Businesswise

Well, besides coming onto tracking like a big summer bully, I’m beginning to get the gut feeling that Superman Returns

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Sunday Estimates

Box Office Mojo is amusingly reporting X3‘s second weekend drop as 66.6%. Klady just has it as 67% One wonders whether this is Fox’s idea of a promotional event.
The drop isn

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Friday Estimates By Klady

Well

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Summer By Studio

Conclusion –
Here is a broadly estimated guess at what the summer leaderboard will look like in the end

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Box Office

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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