The Weekend Report Archive for October, 2007

Close Shave

October 28, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share It was Veni, Vidi, Vici for Saw IV as it cut a neat swath estimated at $32.4 million to take the lead in the weekend box office race. The frame also delivered good results for the Steve Carrell romantic comedy Dan in Real Life of $12 million to clinch…

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October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Weekend Estimates – October 19-21, 2007 Title Distributor Weekend % change Theater Cume 30 Days of Nights Sony 15.8 (5,540) – 2855 15.8 Why Did I Get Married? Lions Gate 11.7 (5,770) -45% 2034 38.5 The Game Plan BV 8.2 (2,480) -26% 3301 69.2 Michael Clayton WB…

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We Own the Altar….

October 14, 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share Why Did I Get Married?, the latest from actor-filmmaker Tyler Perry, led weekend movie going in its debut with an estimated $22.9 million. The frame also saw the thriller We Own the Night bow third overall with $10.8 million and an OK bow for Elizabeth: The Golden Age of…

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Cardiac Arrest ….

October 7 , 2007 Weekend Estimates Domestic Market Share The second weekend of The Game Plan reigned supreme at the top of the charts with an estimated $16.2 million. However, it was the debut of The Heartbreak Kid that had tongues wagging and not simply because of its disappointing $13.9 million opening. The frame also…

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“I remember very much the iconography and the images and the statues in church were very emotional for me. Just the power of that, and even still — just seeing prayer card, what that image can evoke. I have a lot of friends that are involved in the esoteric, and I know some girls in New York that are also into the supernatural. I don’t feel that I have that gift. But I am leaning towards mysticism… Maybe men are more practical, maybe they don’t give into that as much… And then also, they don’t convene in the same way that women do. But I don’t know, I am not a man, I don’t want to speak for men. For me, I tend to gravitate towards people who are open to those kinds of things. And the idea for my film, White Echo, I guess stemmed from that — I find that the girls in New York are more credible. What is it about the way that they communicate their ideas with the supernatural that I find more credible? And that is where it began. All the characters are also based on friends of mine. I worked with Refinery29 on that film, and found that they really invest in you which is so rare in this industry.”
Chloë Sevigny

“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