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Friday, June 15, 2007

Weekend Boxoffice #36

FANTASTIC FOUR 2 comes out this weekend in 3957 theaters, and it's an interesting test of sequel-itis, because very few people really liked the original.

Still, by all accounts, it is better, it has a cool surfer dude (though the surfing penguins didn't do particularly well), and it doesn't have a lot of competition. It should make about 2-3 times what any other movie makes; look for it to do about $51.1 million.

The only other movie opening wide is NANCY DREW (2612 theaters), which seems to have a really limited audience of girls from maybe 8-13. Though the ad in the paper lists a lot of raves, look closely; there aren't a lot of major critics there. Figure $9.6 million.

DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE opens in 505 theaters. I'm glad they explain in the title what the title means, because the logical assumption would be "Dead on Arrival".

In odd films news, I just read that David Mamet is going to write and direct a movie on the world of mixed martial arts fighting. Seriously. Two hours of cursing and kicking...


At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

Fantastic Four is currently around 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. Which means it'll make a ton of money.

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous blair said...

The reviews are liking the Surfer... "eh" to "ugh" on the rest of the movie. However, some like that it doesn't take itself too seriously and is more family friendly than say Spider-man 3... so...

FF2 - $43 m
ND - $10 m
DOA - $505.01. Yes. In dollars.

Is that based on the video game? Is that Uwe Boll thing? Grah.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Elver said...

DOA, the 1950 noir film was excellent. They should do a remake.

At 12:08 AM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Looks like a good weekend at the movies to me. I'm interested in seeing both "Fantastic 4: II," and "Nancy Drew. (I wrote a teen comedy a few years back and I'm like dieing to see one do well so perhaps the market will widen for more)

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 1:12 AM, Blogger wcmartell said...

Mamet needs to stay the @#%$**#$ #$@^%$$## **&$#@#$ out of my territory... or he'll end up with sudden credits over black, if you get my drift.

- Bill

At 3:54 AM, Blogger S. A. Petrich said...

Good news is, Bill, that now you have an excuse to venture into Mamet's territory in return.

How's an Oscar-nominated thriller with Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin sound to ya?

P.S. Apparently FF2 kicked eveyone's asses by a wide margin.


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