The Weekend Report Archive for May, 2007

Yo Ho Ho!

May 28, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End dropped anchor with an estimated $143.2 million to plunder weekend movie going. The third installment of the popular franchise accounted for about 55% of the record Memorial holiday ticket sales. The frame also saw a wan $4 million debut for…

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The Greening of America

May 20, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The new jolly giant, Shrek the Third, broke box office records with an estimated $122.2 million debut that accounted for roughly two-thirds of all ticket sales in North America. The competition steered clear of the commercial behemoth, though rapturous reviews for the Irish import Oncegenerated sell-out business in two…

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How Long Came a Spider

May 13, 2007 Weekend Finals Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Spider-Man 3 declined 60% for an estimated $60.2 million weekend. It handily beat out a quartet of new releases that included second and third place finishes for 28 Weeks Later at $10.1 million and Georgia Rule with $5.8 million. The other national freshmen were Delta Farce grossing $3.2…

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May 6 , 2007

May 6 , 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Weekend Estimates – May 4-6, 2007 Title Distributor Gross (avera % chan Theater Cume Spider-Man 2 Sony 150.8 (34,800) – 4333 150.8 Disturbia Par 5.6 (1,780) -38% 3132 59.7 Fracture New Line 3.5 (1,500) -48% 2365 26.6 The Invisible BV 3.1 (1,550) -59% 2019 12.3 Next…

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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