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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Weekend Boxoffice #3

Toughie this week.

The Grudge 2 on 3211 screens
The Marine on 2545 screens
Man of the Year on 2516 screens
The Departed on 3017 screens
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning on 2820 screens

My wild guess:

The Departed $23.7 million
The Grudge 2 $23.3 million
Man of the Year $13.5 million
Texas Chainsaw $10.1 million
The Marine $8.2 million

Yours?

19 Comments:

At 11:00 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Just to line up my picks in here, so they are visible...

The Departed $23.7
Grudge 2 $23.3
Man of the Year $13.5
Texas Chainsaw $10.1
The Marine $8.2

 
At 5:41 AM, Anonymous Dave R. said...

Man of the Year is going to kill. America loves Robin Williams!

 
At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Joe U said...

I never get the numbers right, but I will bet my left you-know-what that Man of the Year opens embarassingly small --definitely under ten, maybe as low as 3-5. The Marine is also going to underwhelm --under 12.

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

So far I'm 0 for everything, but I'll try anyway.

The Grudge 2 $25 mil
The Departed $23 mil
Man of the Year $10 mil
Texas Chainsaw $9 mil
Marine $8 mil

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

I think thusly:

The Grudge 2- $31
The Departed- $18
Man Of The Year - $11
Texas Chainsaw- $9
Marine- $8.5

(Grudge 1 opened HUGE, remember. Only reason for inflated guess on my part). But I'm usually wrong, anyway.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Shawna said...

The Grudge 2 - $32m
The Departed - $17m
Man of the Year - $10m
Texas Chainsaw - $9m
The Marine - $6.5m

Just taking a stab. The Grudge should loom large. This has traditionally been a good weekend for horror films.

 
At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Joe Valdez said...

I think Emily is prognosticator of the week.

The Grudge 2: $24 million
The Departed: $17 million
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: $11 million
Man of the Year: $8 million

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Emily Blake said...

Well now I feel really bad about calling you a douchebag. Well played, Joe. Well played.

 
At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Joe Valdez said...

I just figured that's what you called guys you really liked, Emily. You know, "douchebag" in that tender way.

 
At 9:22 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Hmm, no way the Departed will stay in the 20s, although it shouldn't drop TOO much. Ok.....

The Grudge - 23.5
The Departed - 16.7
Man Of The Year - 12
Texas Chainsaw - 9.5
The Marine (By the way, this looks atrocious)....4.8

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Shawna said...

Damn I suck at this. I'm not playin anymore. *pout*

Talk to me when we start predicting Nielsens...

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Hmm, I'd say predicting box office is was easier.

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Speaking of box office, I just checked the numbers because I'm a dork and usually check them anyways:

Grudge 2 - 22 million
Departed - 18.7
Man Of The Year - 12.6
Open Season - 11
Texas Chain - 7.8
The Marine 7
The Guardian - 5.8
Employee - 5.6

Aw, The Marine bombed. Happy The Departed is hanging in there, good for Leonardo & the gang. they could use the extra cash.

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger MaryAn Batchellor said...

I'm sorry to say that $24 of my hard earned cash went to The Marine. Don't DO IT!!!

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

You don't need to tell me!

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Official final numbers:

The Grudge 2 $20.8
The Departed $19.0
Man of the Year $12.3
Texas Chainsaw $7.5
The Marine $7.1

So I overestimated everything. Man of the Year did better than most people thought. The Grudge 2 killed Texas Chainsaw, which dropped almost 60%.

I guess Pat wins, even though he didn't get his picks in until Saturday ;-)

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Oh, and Joe owes his left you-know-what.

 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Joe Unidos said...

I'll give up both you-know-whats, Scott. How can one even think of bringing children into a world where $12.3 million worth of people would pay to go see "Man of the Year!" heehee.

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Apologies for the late entrant, however, I didn't read any box office info until sunday. I'll do better this week!

 

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