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Friday, May 11, 2007

Weekend Box Office #31

So expect Spider-Man 3 to romp again; though it'll drop a lot, I don't see any reason why it won't make another $70-$80 million this weekend.

Other movies opening wide:

28 WEEKS LATER (2303 theaters). Should do well; the first one was very solid. $18.4 million.

GEORGIA RULE (2523 theaters). You don't get more "women's movie" than this. Will men cave, and go see this with their dates, or talk their dates into seeing "28 Weeks Later"? Probably more of the latter. $10.1 million.

DELTA FARCE (1931 theaters). Starring Larry the Cable Guy. Not to stereotype, but I'm betting that 94% of the audience in any show voted for George Bush. $7.7 million.

THE EX (1009 theaters). Zack Braff is in it, and it looks darkly funny, but it may be the kind of thing that needs to build word of mouth, and the summer may devour it. $3.3 million.


At 11:40 AM, Anonymous danny said...

You think 94% of them actually even bother to vote?

Lets see here:

Spiderman: $65
28 Weeks Later: $24
Delta Farce: $16
The Ex: $6
Georgia Rule: $6

At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Joe Valdez said...

Can anyone tell me what happened to Zach Braff? I've heard even less about The Ex than I did about The Last Kiss, which sunk like a rock.

28 Weeks Later looks strong enough to get me to a multiplex this weekend and put up with an audience.

I won't guess the numbers because I'm even worse at that than Christina. I never do well playing The Price Is Right either.

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous sick and tired said...

Most movies suck. All of these are among the majority.

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

None of these interest me. Very few of the summer movies interest me at this point. I'll see Pirates because because I'm a Depp fan but what else? Bourne looks good. Not much else...Hollywood needs a 1970's style revolution.

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous blair said...

I'll play for once;

Spidey3 -- $67m
28 Weeks -- $22
Delta Farce -- Probably $18 unfortunately. My view is skewed, being in VT where every other pickup truck has a "GIT R DONE" tailgate sticker.
The Ex -- $5m
Georgia Rule -- $4m

Now... prove me wrong! Shouldn't be hard.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger shecanfilmit said...

Another chance to humiliate myself... How can I let that go by.

Spiderman. I've learned. $72 million.

28 Weeks Later. Lots of my friends will see this. $20 million.

Delta Farce. Never underestimate the attraction of a dumb movie in the midwest. Git R Popcorn. $18 million.

Georgia Rule. I'd way rather see Delta Farce - if forced to choose. But then again, it'll do some business with, say, the mothers of the guys seeing Delta Farce. $7 million.

The Ex. Getting terrible reviews. Not well marketed, but Zach is appealing. $4 million sounds right.

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

I saw 28 Weeks Later last night. It's a pretty solid film. But the theater wasn't sold out.

At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

28 Weeks Later was fantastic.

At 11:16 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Scott, you're a BRAVE man for seeing "28 Weeks Later." After I saw the it's precessor I was freaked out. Totally intreaged by the new movie, but am going to avoid it to avoid putting certain images in my mind.

I'm kinda intreaged by the movie "Georgia Rule." I think it will do better than "28 Weeks Later" but will pale in comparison to Spiderman 3.

Personally, I HATE it when movies like "Delta Farce" (Scarry Movie) do well. The sucess of "rip-off" shows only encourage the stuidos to crank out more such clutter.

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Official Friday estimated numbers (just for Friday):

Spiderman 3 $17.8 million
28 Weeks Later $3.9 million
Georgia Rule $1.9 million
Disturbia $1.6 million
Delta Farce $1.1 million
The Ex $490,000

So everything is coming in pretty low, and The Ex looks like a disaster.

But I'm happy that everyone's predictions of a Delta Farce hit were vastly wrong.

At 10:27 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yeah, everything pretty much stunk up the place. I thought 28 would have done better. The Ex might have done better if they, you know, advertised for it. Prelim estimates:

Spidey - 55-59
28 weeks - 10-11
Cocaine Rules - 5-6
Delta - 3
The Ex - 1.5 (Yeeouuch!)

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Blair said...

Patrick, they did advertise pretty heavy for The Ex on TV -- during Scrubs on Comedy Central and NBC. Unfortunately, that might be like preaching to the choir, so it might've made little to no impact.

Oh, and if anyone cares, Spidey 3 might not have been wonderful, but I did a digital painting in honor of it nevertheless -- click, click.

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Blair, yeah, you're right, I saw some previews, but certainly no enough. Also, it was pushed around from its release dates, plus had a title change (from Fast Track).

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Dante Kleinberg said...

I'm not really surprised by the poor performance of these movies. None of my friends are interested in movies as deeply as we all are and (trying to avoid the word "mindshare" here) and none of these films even entered their radar. I doubt a single person I know who isn't a would-be screenwriter has heard of Delta Farce or The Ex, and I have one friend that's heard of Georgia Rule just because of the controversy with Lohan.

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Shawna said...

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At 3:54 PM, Blogger Shawna said...

Nevermind. I'm just in a bad mood.


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