The Weekend Report Archive for August, 2007

Bean Counters

August 26, 2007 Weekend Finals Domestic Market Share Superbad continued as the top draw in North American multiplexes with an estimated $17.9 million that represented a 46% drop in its second weekend in release. In these dog days of summer there was only limited solace for a torrent of new product hoping to get a…

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You’ve Got That McLovin’ Feeling

August 19, 2007 Weekend Finals Domestic Market Share You can’t get me to say that Superbad was super good but the film that one critic extolled as “the Lawrence of Arabiaof teen pics” out-grossed the field with an estimated $31.4 million in another upbeat movie going session. The super total largely compensated for poor openings for The…

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Feel the Rush …

August 12, 2007 Weekend Finals Domestic Market Share Three was a charm for Rush Hour as it debuted at the top of the charts with an estimated $50.8 million. The heat from the Chan-Tucker action comedy got minimal assistance from a trio of other national debuts. The fantasy adventureStardust failed to sparkle with a fourth place…

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Bourne Again …

August 4 , 2007 Weekend Estimates Canada: Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The third installment of the Jason Bourne saga – The Bourne Ultimatum – reigned supreme at the box office with an estimated debuted of $70.3 million. In another expansive frame three other releases had average to poor bows including canine crusader Underdog that ranked third…

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“Don’t work with assholes. Ever. No matter what they’re offering, no matter what they bring to the table. If they’re the sort of person where the phone rings at 10 o’clock at night and you wince because you see that it’s them, then don’t do business with them. One asshole will ruin your life. I’ve managed my entire TV and filmmaking career to work with people I like and respect. If the point comes where I don’t like or respect someone, I don’t work with them anymore.”

– Anthony Bourdain

The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh