Skip to comments.‘Bee Movie’ buzzes away with box office win (Lions looking like kittens)
Posted on 11/11/2007 5:06:13 PM PST by tobyhill
LOS ANGELES - Jerry Seinfeld turned more honey into money as his animated comedy Bee Movie buzzed to the top of the box office in its second weekend.
The DreamWorks-Paramount flick, which had debuted at No. 2 behind Universals American Gangster the previous weekend, packed in family crowds to pull in $26 million, raising its total to $72.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, was a strong No. 2 with $24.3 million in sales, lifting its total to $80.7 million.
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Costing a modest $35 million to produce, Lions for Lambs was aimed at an older, thinking-persons audience compared to the crowds that turn out for Cruises action movies. Just over two-thirds of the audience was 35 or older, according to MGM."
Older audiences dont necessarily come out the first weekend, so were looking to get a very solid run all the way through the Thanksgiving holiday, said Clark Woods, MGM head of distribution.
Too bad, so sad.
"America is Evil, and God Doesn't Exist."
It would be so much more honest than all this dancing around his "issues."
Available on DVD in three weeks.
I said it yesterday, and again now. Why was Redford’s film released on Veterans Day weekend? Is it his way of honoring our vets?
As for the new Tommy Lee Jones movie mentioned in the article, I will never watch another one of his movies ever again. He did a film not too long ago about the border patrol, where agents had nothing better to do but sitting around in their trucks with Hustler magazine doing you know what. The border patrol agent was played by Barry Pepper, who did a great job as the American sniper in Saving Private Ryan. He is also on my “do not watch” list.
So if I don't go, I must be younger than I thought.
This movie needs more advertising. There should be ads all the way until Thanksgiving for this. Spare no expense, guys.
It’s getting a D grade, thanks to all the F’s. Heart-warming, truly!
When’s the last time a #4 only had $6.7 million? I think it’s official, Hollywood’s dead.
They’re looking for the dead crowd.
“Lyings for Lambs”
Perfect description for the 60s protesters...
Anyone see the Bee thing. The promos didn’t make me wanna rush out and see it. At least it wasn’t about a rat.
The Bee movie was fun.
The Rat movie was good too....(Ratatouille)
I actually loved the Bee Movie. I just took the kids this weekend. Seinfeld wrote the script, so it is very funny. The kids also loved it. It also, to me seemed to have a simple, sweet and original storyline. A bee tries to sue a honey producer for ‘stealing’ honey from bees, but he runs into the law of unintended consequences.
Shame of it that one of the ones closed is "The Grinch", which is cute (saw it last year) and lots of families traveled a long way to get to the city and find that the show was canceled. And that's a limited run, obviously, so they can't get new tickets after the strike.
Thanks. My son hasn’t said anything one way or the other about going to see it.
I don’t get how “they” know how old people are who buy movie tickets——is it “seniors,” “students,” “adults,”? I don’t get it.
If you can get past Seinfeld’s whiny little voice, it’s not that bad. I wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for the two-year-old in my house, but I enjoyed it. Chris Rock had the best line, towards the end of the movie.
Redford’s okay. He may be a goofball liberal, but at least he’s not sneeringly mean about it, as far as I know. One thing that makes me wince, though, is all the plastic surgery - - he looks totally different than he used to look. And the hair that looks like a 20-year old’s? - - let it gray, Bob. Just let it gray.
It’s not bad.
“Who are these bee-ple?” :)
Zackley! If’n yur smart like Redford, Streep, and Cruise, you like this movee, and vice versa. If’n you hate this movee, like mos’ Murkens, well, yur jus too stoopid to...uh, whas the word I’m lookin’ fer?...oh, yeah, think.
For the same reason that drives the habitual release of violent, debasing movies just in time for Christmas.
Or on the net right now...you just have to block the porn pop ups.
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