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Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend Box Office #134

So yeah, big overestimatage on STAR TREK last weekend. Forgot that it's still sort of a cult property -- though $75 million is nothing to sneeze at.

This weekend's big movie is ANGELS & DEMONS, which opens in 3,527. Let's see, factor in Tom Hanks, multiply it by action, divide it by somewhat mediocre reviews (and a somewhat mediocre first film) but boost it a couple of levels because the over-40 crowd might turn out for it and there isn't much else out there for them.

Let's call it $63 million for the weekend. Feel free to toss in your best guess; that one was out of my ass.


At 7:23 PM, Blogger E.C. Henry said...

Not into "Angels and Demons" the Dan Brown inspired movie -- though I've been known to throw an angel or a couple demons into any given script I've penned...

Up here in Washington the Seattle Times did a review on the documentary "Tyson" based on events of the infamous boxer. Train wreck factor alone raised an eyebrow of interest from your truely.

Yours truely,

E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Nien Numb said...

Sup, dudes.

I checked over at boxofficeguru, looks like A & D will do about 43-46 million. Not bad, but pretty far under most estimates, no? I thought it'd do better.

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap reviews again.

ST didn't fall off (like Wolverine did) -- so maybe that was the alternate choice. It seems ST will have legs and catch up to Monsters & Aliens for the top spot.

At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Christine F said...

Hey Scott,

I have a question with which I hope you can help. There seems to be some debate about what to put on one's title page. Copyright info or WGAw or nothing. Some sites say it is a sign of an amateur and can date your script, while others say some producers won't read it without it. What is your experience? Any advice?


At 11:13 AM, Blogger E.P. said...

trying to reach scott the reader but can't get his email address from his profile....can anyone at

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...


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