Box Office Archive for January, 2007

Klady's Weekend Estimates

Title | Weekend | Chg | Cume
Epic Movie | 18.9 | – | 18.9
Smokin’ Aces | 14.2 | – | 14.2
Night at the Museum | 9.1 | -24% | 216.4
Catch and Release | 7.9 | – | 7.9
Stomp the Yard | 7.7 | -38% | 50.5
Dreamgirls | 6.4 | -20% | 86.4
The Pursuit of Happyness | 4.7 | -25% | 152.7
Pan’s Labyrinth | 4.2 | -6% | 16.0
The Queen | 3.9 | 14% | 41.1
The Hitcher | 3.4 | -56% | 13.2
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Title | Friday | Screens | % Chg | Cume
Epic Movie | 6.5 | 2801 | – | 6.5
Smokin’ Aces | 4.9 | 2218 | – | 4.9
Catch and Release | 2.6 | 1622 | – | 2.6
Night at the Museum | 2.2 | 3241 | -30% | 209.5
Stomp the Yard | 2.1 | 2115 | -43% | 44.9
Dreamgirls | 1.7 | 2785 | -25% | 81.7
Pursuit of Happyness | 1.3 | 2688 | -30% | 149.3
Pan’s Labyrinth | 1.2 | 823 | -11% | 13.0
The Hitcher | 1.1 | 2836 | -61% | 10.9
The Queen | 1.0 | 1830 | 10% | 38.3
Freedom Writers | 1.0 | 2273 | -40% | 28.8
Also Debuting
Blood & Chocolate | 0.7 | 1200 | – | 0.7
Salaam-E-Ishq | 0.18 | 86 | – | 0.18
Seraphim Falls | .038 | 52 | – | .038
Breaking & Entering | .004 | 2 | – | .004
G.I. Jesus | .0008 | 6 | – | .0008
Funny Money | .0004 | 4 | – | .0004

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Coming Soon | Box Office Guru | Box Office Prophet | EW | Box Office Mojo
Epic Movie | 20.6 | 14 | 19.4 | 16 | 14
Smokin’ Aces | 14.1 | 8 | 11.9 | 7 | 10.3
Night At The Museum | 8.1 | 8 | 8.1 | 8 | –
Stomp The Yard | 7 | 7 | 6.3 | – | –
Catch & Release | 5.7 | 7 | 6.8 | 11 | 4.6
Dreamgirls | 5.6 | 6 | 8.7 | 8 | –
Blood & Chocolate | 3.3 | 4 | 4 | 3 | 1.7

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Sunday Estimates by Klady

Weekend (estimates) January 19 – 21, 2007
Title | Distributor | Gross (average) | % change | Theaters | Cume

1. Night at the Museum | Fox | 12.9 (3,700) | -25% | 3483 | 205.7
2. Stomp the Yard | Sony | 12.7 (6,210) | -42% | 2051 | 41
3. Dreamgirls | Par | 8.3 (3,760) | -1% | 2214 | 77.7
4. The Hitcher | Focus | 8.2 (2,890) | | 2831 | 8.2
5. The Pursuit of Happyness | Sony | 6.6 (2,150) | -26% | 3066 | 146.4
6. Freedom Writers | Par | 5.5 (2,390) | -26% | 2286 | 26.8
7. Pan’s Labyrinth | Picturehouse | 4.7 (7,700) | 116% | 609 | 10.1
8. Children of Men | Uni | 3.7 (2,430) | -41% | 1524 | 27.5
9 The Queen | Miramax | 3.4 (2,130) | 204% | 1586 | 35.5
10. Arthur and the Invisibles | MGM | 3.2 (1,410) | -26% | 2248 | 9.4
Other Oscar Hopefuls…
Babel | Par Vantage | 2.2 (2,500) | 483% | 889 | 23.8
The Last King of Scotland | Fox Searchlight | 1.7 (3,470) | | 495 | 5.4
Letter from Iwo Jima | WB | 1.5 (4,080) | 302% | 360 | 2.6
Notes on a Scandal | Fox Searchlight | 1.2 (6,100) | -25% | 200 | 6.1

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Friday Estimates by Klady

Title | Distributor | Gross * | Theaters | % Change | Cume
Stomp the Yard | Sony | 3.7 | 2051 | -49% | 32
Night at the Museum | Fox | 3 | 3483 | -28% | 195.8
The Hitcher | Focus | 2.8 | 2831 | New | 2.8
Dreamgirls | Par | 2.2 | 2214 | 3% | 71.7
The Pursuit of Happyness | Sony | 1.9 | 3066 | -25% | 141.7
Freedom Writers | Par | 1.6 | 2286 | -26% | 22.9
Pan’s Labyrinth | Picturehouse | 1.4 | 609 | 126% | 6.2
Children of Men | Uni | 1.1 | 1524 | -41% | 23.5
Alpha Dog | Uni | 0.95 | 1292 | -59% | 8.4
The Queen | Miramax | 0.8 | 1586 | 189% | 32.6

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Klady's Friday Estimates

I need to leave the computer right now, but I wanted to make this comment before leaving

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Weekend Estimates by Klady

Last year at this time, Hostel opened to $19.6 million and the first four holdovers were off 39.1%, 49%, 27.9% (adding screens), and 41.8%. So this year

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Friday Estimates by Klady

As it ever was, a soft first post-holiday weekend ahead.
The big difference the last couple of years was that there was at least one big teen-focused title released into this slot (Hostel/White Noise). Universal is trying to turn that trick with a Blade Runner sell of Children of Men, but white $8000 to $9000 per screen is nice, the $10 million or so weekend is not going to change the film

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Klady's 4-Day Estimates

Not many surprises this weekend

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“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima

“They’re still talking about the ‘cathedral of cinema,’ the ‘communal experience,’ blah blah. The experiences I’ve had recently in the theatre have not been good. There’s commercials, noise, cellphones. I was watching Colette at the Varsity, and halfway through red flashes came up at the bottom of the frame. A woman came out and said, ‘We’re going to have to reboot, so take fifteen minutes and come back.’ Then they rebooted it from the beginning, and she had to ask the audience to tell her how far to go. You tell me, is that a great experience? I generally don’t watch movies in a cinema at all. Netflix is the future. It’s the present. But the whole paradigm of a series, binge-watching, it’s quite different. My first reaction is that it’s more novelistic, because if you have an eight-hour season, you can get into complex, intricate things. You can let it breathe and the audience expectations are such that they will let you, where before they wouldn’t have the patience. I think only the surface has been touched with experimenting with that.”
~ David Cronenberg