The Weekend Report Archive for January, 2007

Epic .. In Name Only

January 28, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Epic Movie spoofed its way to the top of weekend movie going charts with an estimated $18.9 million in yet another pokey frame at cinemas. The session saw additional debuts of $14.2 for the gangster yarn Smokin’ Aces in second spot and the romantic-comedy Catch and Release ranked fourth…

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Guided Tour …

January 21, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Night at the Museum and Stomp the Yard fought it out for weekend bragging rights with the films finishing the frame with respective estimated grosses of $12.9 million and $12.7 million. In another fiercely competitive frame The Hitcher had a relatively clear field as the sole new national release…

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Stomp, Rattle & Roll…

January 15, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Stomp the Yard led the Martin Luther King holiday frame with an estimated $26.2 million in a crowded marketplace that proved fiercely competitive. With a number of strong holdover titles most freshmen entries wound up underperforming, particularly the horror outing Primeval that grossed $6.9 million and family entry…

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Ring In The New …

January 7, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Night at the Museum exacted a cinematic hat trick, remaining the weekend top grosser with an estimated $24.1 million. The New Year arrived with a trio of freshmen releases that scored good to fair openings while holdover titles generally withstood the transition well. Overall it added up…

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January 1, 2007

Weekend Estimates Top Domestic Releases Domestic Market Share Night at the Museum remained the top draw for the New Year’s weekend with an estimated four-day gross of $46.6 million. The year ended with a surge, abetted by the holiday’s Sunday placement. It marked about a 7% hike from revenues on the last weekend of 2005…

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“Dude, I don’t like the way you talk, bro. How can you tell me that it’s going to be hard? Do you see a lot of people like you writing stories? Give me a break, bro. That’s your strength, that you’re not like us. Go out there and tell your stories. Don’t go out there and try to be like Quentin or me or anybody else. We need you. Tell me what makes you angry, why you’re arrogant, or fearful, whatever it is. Don’t hide anything. Be honest. What is that thing that bothers you and makes you distinct? Everyone’s looking for you. A Mexican point-of-view to tell a story right now? I’m telling you, everybody wants that right now. I desperately need you to tell your story in your way. You are essential.”
~ M. Night Shyamalan

“My films are always brought to life from an idea, a coincidence, or a dreamlike magic. An ephemeral moment that settles in my mind and starts to bloom. The plot slowly appears before my eyes, and there’s nothing left but to write it. I actually do use a mood board. And location scouting is essential to the realization of the film. I’m inspired by architecture — the beauty of certain neighborhoods, the mystery in odd buildings, or streets that suggest psychoanalytic theories. I only choose my actors after I write the script.”
~ Dario Argento