Box Office Archive for December, 2007

Sunday Estimates by Klady – Dec 30

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Friday Estimates by Klady – 12/29

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Box Office Hell – Pre-New Years

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Sunday Estimates by Klady – Dec 23

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Friday Estimates by Klady

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Ya wins some

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Late Night At The Movies

At The Grove, here in L.A., four of this weekend’s new films are launching just after midnight tonight: National Treasure 2, Sweeney Todd, Walk Hard, and Charlie Wilson’s War.
The only film at over 50% capacity was Sweeney Todd… and it was at about 80% capacity in a 300+ seat theater. Not bad, but not overwhelming. And how was it for the rest? Ow.

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Box Office Hell – 5 Major Releases

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Updated on Friday, 12:55p

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Sunday Estimates by Klady – 12/16

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Only Harry Potter and Christ have had bigger openings than Will Smith outside of the summer months. Does that make Will bigger than The Beatles?
Potter I, II & IV, The Passion of The Christ

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Friday Estimates by Klady

Well.
No precedent for this one.
The only other $30 million-plus opening day in December was Lord of The Rings: Return of The King, third of a massively successful trilogy

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Box Office Hell

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Sunday Estimates by Klady – Dec 9

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I hate to get into the middle of some happy hype, but

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Klady's Friday Estimates

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As so often happens these days, the boo birds started shitting on The Golden Compass a little prematurely. The opening could be anywhere between $26 million and $29 million

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Box Office Hell

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SEbK – D207

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Friday Estimates by Klady – Welcome To December

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One of Hollywood’s “dead weekends” of the year – which has proven otherwise at times, but is generally avoided by most veteran distribution chiefs – is of little interest again.
Percentage drops are pretty much irrelevant against the day after Thanksgiving.
For perspective on the new exclusive releases, here are some others from this season:
Into The Wild – $212k on 4
The Darjeeling Limited – $135k on 2
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead – $74k on 2
Lust, Caution – $64K on 1
Margot At The Wedding – $81k on 2
So basically… not bad… not great this weekend.

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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