Box Office Archive for September, 2006

Klady's Friday Estimates & BO Hell – 9/30

(Note: A typo in friday’s numbers put Jackass: Number Two at $6.2 million. The correct number was $4.2 million)
Title | Distributor | Gross * | Theaters | % Change | Cume
Open Season | Sony | 6.2 | 3833 | | 6.2
The Guardian | BV | 5.8 | 3241 | | 5.8
Jackass: Number Two | Par | 4.2 | 3063 | -63% | 41.9
School for Scoundrels | MGM | 2.7 | 3004 | | 2.7
Fearless | Focus | 1.4 | 1810 | -61% | 14.5
Gridiron Gang | Sony | 1.3 | 3033 | -56% | 30
The Illusionist | FS/YF/Odeon | 0.8 | 1319 | -21% | 29.4
Flyboys | MGM | 0.7 | 2033 | -64% | 8.3
The Black Dahlia | Uni | 0.6 | 2009 | -55% | 19.2
Little Miss Sunshine | Searchlight | 0.6 | 1065 | -31% | 51.7
All the King’s Men | Sony | 0.5 | 1520 | -63% | 5.1
Also Debuting
Facing the Giants | IDP | 0.4 | 441
The Last King of Scotland | Searchlight | 41,000 | 4
A Guide to Recognizing Saints | First Look | 28,000 | 8
Journals of Knud Rasmussen | Odeon | 12,000 | 43
Broken Sky | Strand | 1,500 | 1
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Sunday Estimates by Klady

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Friday Estimates by Klady

Jackass Number Two will open about 25% ahead of Jackass, which is pretty good, but not sensational. It suggests that the core for this franchise remains about the same, while it probably got some expansion via Home Entertainment and a lack of product in the theaters for audiences that you might not expect to be rushing to Jackass (

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Friday Numbers From Mojo

I don’t think Len Klady has returned from Toronto yet, so I don’t think we’ll be seeing his box office report until tomorrow…
I don

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Friday Box Office by Mojo

Rank. Movie Title (Distributor) / Theater Count
Daily Gross | % Change (Last Week) | Total Gross | Days in Release
1. The Covenant (Sony / Screen Gems) / 2,681
est. $3,150,000 | – | est. $3,150,000 | 1
2. Hollywoodland (Focus Features) / 1,548
est. $1,875,000 | – | est. $1,875,000 | 1
3. The Protector (Weinstein Company) / 1,541
est. $1,825,000 | – | est. $1,825,000 | 1
4. Invincible (Buena Vista) / 2,987
est. $1,750,000 | -42.8% | est. $41,621,000 | 15
5. Crank (Lions Gate) / 2,515
est. $1,440,000 | -56.9% | est. $16,499,000 | 8
6. Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight) / 1,560
est. $1,280,000 | -29.8% | est. $38,501,000 | 45
8. The Illusionist (Yari Film Group Releasing) / 1,362
est. $1,250,000 | -20.5% | est. $14,700,000 | 22
7. The Wicker Man (Warner Bros.) / 2,784
est. $1,250,000 | -56% | est. $14,621,000 | 8
9. Talladega Nights (Sony) / 2,617
est. $910,000 | -39% | est. $140,091,000 | 36
10. Accepted (Universal) / 2,381
est. $760,000 | -40.2% | est. $30,492,000 | 22

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4-Day Weekend Estimates by Klady

No real surprises this weekend.
Crank, the teen skewing actioner, fell behind Invincible, the family feel good, after Crank had a slight lead on Friday.
The Wicker Man was less of an unmitigated disaster than it could have been.
Little Miss Sunshine continues to build effectively on word of mouth and simple, clean ads. My $50 million guess on the film

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Friday Estimates by Klady – 9/2/06

The only thinks here that are of any interest to me are the good results for Little Miss Sunshine and The Illusionist.
Have a lovely 4-day weekend.
Title | Friday | Screens | % Chg | Cume
Crank | 3.2 | 215 | – | 3.2
Invincible | 3.0 | 2921 | -44% | 25.7
The Wicker Man | 2.8 | 2784 | – | 2.8
Little Miss Sunshine | 1.8 | 1602 | -14% | 27.9
The Illusionist | 1.5 | 971 | -16% | 5.6
Talledega Nights | 1.5 | 3001 | -38% | 132.2
Accepted | 1.2 | 2822 | -41% | 24.8
Crossover | 1.2 | 1023 | – | 1.2
Step Up | 1.1 | 2553 | -43% | 54.0
World Trade Center | 1.0 | 2902 | -42% | 58.9

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Box Office Hell – 09/01/06

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