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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“Why put it in a box? This is the number one problem I have—by the way it’s a fair question, I’m not saying that—with this kind of festival situation is that there’s always this temptation to classify the movie immediately and if you look at it—and I’ve tried to warn my fellow jurors of this—directors and movie critics are the worst people to judge movies! Directors are always thinking, “I could do that.” Critics are always saying, “This part of the movie is like the 1947 version and this part…” And it’s like, “Fuck! Just watch the movie and try and absorb it and not compare it to some other fucking movie and put it in a box!” So I think the answer’s both and maybe neither, I don’t know. That’s for you to see and criticize me for or not.”
~ James Gray

“I have long defined filmmaking and directing in particular as just a sort of long-term act of letting go,” she said. “It’s honestly just gratifying that people are sort of reapproaching or reassessing the film. I like to just remind everyone that the movie is still the same — it’s the same movie, it’s the movie we always made, and it was the movie we always wanted to make. And maybe it just came several years too early.”
~ Karyn Kusama