Box Office Archive for November, 2006

Little Children Soldier(s) On

In its eighth weekend in theaters, New Line

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Klady's Sunday Estimates – 11/26

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Friday estimates by Klady – 11/25

Happy Feet + Casino Royale + D

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Sunday Estimates by Klady – 11/19

Box Office Mojo, for the sake of reference, has Happy Feet wining the weekend by $1.7 million. I imagine we will get more of a sense of

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Klady's Friday Estimates

Well

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Box Office Hell – November 14

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Sunday Estimates by Klady

Weekend (estimates) November 10 – 12, 2006
Title | Distributor | Gross (average) | % change | Theaters | Cume
Borat | Fox | 28.6 (11,130) | 8% | 2566 | 67.4
The Santa Clause 3 | BV | 16.9 (4,890) | -13% | 3458 | 41.1
Flushed Away | Par | 16.7 (4,510) | -11% | 3707 | 39.9
Stranger Than Fiction | Sony | 14.2 (6,280) | new | 2264 | 14.2
Saw III | Lions Gate | 6.5 (2,170) | -56% | 3013 | 69.8
Babel | Par Vantage | 5.5 (4,420) | 502% | 1251 | 7.4
The Departed | WB | 5.1 (2,310) | -34% | 2210 | 109.6
The Prestige | BV | 4.7 (2,090) | -38% | 2236 | 46
The Return | Focus | 4.7 (2,360) | new | 1986 | 4.7
A Good Year | Fox | 3.8 (1,850) | new | 2066 | 3.8
Flags of Our Fathers | Par | 2.8 (1,440) | -36% | 1963 | 31
The Queen | Miramax | 2.6 (5,430) | -10% | 484 | 13.8
Harsh Times | MGM | 1.8 (1,910) | new | 956 | 1.8
Man of the Year | Uni | 1.6 (1,000) | -57% | 1568 | 36.5
Open Season | Sony | 1.3 (1,180) | -55% | 1122 | 83.4
Flicka | Fox | 1.2 (990) | -55% | 1235 | 19.5
Marie Antoinette | Sony | 1.2 (1,670) | -47% | 705 | 14.9
The Guardian | BV | .75 (1,200) | -54% | 626 | 53.5
Facing the Giants | IDP | .67 (1,850) | -4% | 363 | 8.2
Running with Scissors | Sony | .61 (1,230) | -58% | 497 | 6.4
One Night with the King | Gener8Xion | .57 (1,290) | -47% | 440 | 12.7
Also debuting/expanding
Night of the Living Dead 3D | Midnight | .21 (1,060) | new | 200 | 0.21
Volver | Sony Classics | .17 (33,340) | -16% | 5 | 0.46
Copying Beethoven | MGM | 73,600 (2,830) | new | 26 | 0.07
Shut Up & Sing | Weinstein Co. | 67,300 (6,120) | -11% | 11 | 0.24
Come Early Morning | IDP | 49,400 (2,250) | new | 22 | 0.05
Fur | Picturehouse | 31,200 (7,800) | new | 4 | 0.03
Iraq in Fragments | Typecast | 23,400 (3,610) | new | 7 | 0.02
F*ck | Thinkfilm | 5,600 (2,800) | new | 2 | 0.01

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"Now they're making millions but have only paid us 15 lei [around

The Borat lawsuit situation is real… but it has nothing to do with morality.
The headline of this entry is from a Daily Mail story about the people of Glod, where, apparently, SBC, Larry Charles & Co shot the Kazakh sequences of Borat. Of course, I took the comment out of context. The whole quote is:

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Klady's Friday Estimates

Borat is up about 4%, Friday-to-Friday. It will be interesting to see what the Saturday number looks like, which should give a more accurate idea of what kind of traction the film is getting with adults who were not stepping forward in tracking a few weeks ago.
Fox has done well, though personally, my fear for them is that they have sold the phenomenon too much, sticking with their EW obsession through most of the week before switching to

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Box Office Hell – 11/10

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Mondays With Borat

Mojo is reporting a $3.3 million Monday for Borat. This once again puts the film in excellent box office company.
The only film since Talladega Night

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How Superman

I was reading a Merrill Lynch study on equity funding of movies. And it finally occurred to me how Warner Bros could claim profitability for Superman Returns without getting sued by Time-Warner stockholders.
Here is the chart… Click here to see it
And here is the math…
Superman Returns grosses $392 million worldwide. That

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Sunday Estimates by Klady – 10/5

Borat.
Win. Win. Win.

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Klady's Friday Estimates

Borat did over $10,630 per screen yesterday. Based on that, the estimates for the weekend should still vary between $22 million and $27 million.
The closest thing it a precedent here is Fahrenheit 9/11

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The Borat Release Issue

There has been speculation about whether Fox’s late decision to go out with Borat on only 800 screens was a mistake, since it is going so well. Well, stop speculating. Inside of Fox, there are defintely some who now feel that way, thrilled by the late rush on the film and mighty matinees today.
But the odd part is, this is exactly what the point of pulling back to 800 screens was… to have a huge per-screen on opening weekend in the places where Fox knew they were strong and to allow word-of-mouth to do the job that publicity and marketing didn

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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