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  • History Channel 2 Hour Documentary Premier: The True Story of Charlie Wilson

    12/21/2007 7:32:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 302 replies · 13,647+ views
    History Channel et. al. ^ | December 22, 2007 | Staff
    Produced by Wild Eyes Prods. Executive producers, Carl H. Lindahl, David Keane; producers, Ryan Spyker, Aaron Cowden; director, Keane; writers, Bowden, Terrence Henry. Narrator: Bill Lloyd. Editor, Justin Inda; music, Michael Plowman. Running time: 120 Min. “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Wide Release Theater Movie) Genres: Comedy, Drama, Adaptation, Biopic and War Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min. Release Date: December 21st, 2007 MPAA Rating: R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use. Distributors: Universal Pictures Distribution Production Co.: Icarus Productions, Participant Productions, Relativity Media, Playtone Studios: Universal Pictures Filming Locations: Morocco Los Angeles, California USA Produced in: United...
  • Ridiculed by Liberals, 'Fireproof' Movie surpasses Lame 'W,' embarrasses Ridiculous Religulous.

    11/10/2008 3:49:13 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 37 replies · 1,017+ views
    The New Daily Guard ^ | Aug 10, 2008 | NDG
    The Kirk Cameron starred, Christian-centered, liberally mocked film 'Fireproof' has far exceeded expectations at the Box Office. With a budget of about $500,000, and little advertisement to speak of, the little-movie-with-a-message-that-could has rounded up an impressive $28.4 Million after 7 weeks in theatres, and moved up to 13th place overall. Between weekends 6 and 7 it had the smallest drop (8.7%) of all top-20 movies, meaning the feel good movie could end up with $32-35 Million by the time it completes it's run. Comparatively, after 4 weeks Anti-Bush film 'W' continues to drop like a rock and has found just...
  • NewsBusters : W. Bombs at Box Office

    10/26/2008 6:16:50 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 7 replies · 1,175+ views
    News Busters ^ | October 26, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is the story of hope and reality. First the hope from Bloomberg News 10 days ago with the very hopeful title of Oliver Stones' W May End Political Films' Drought: ``W.'' distributor Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is betting the movie can break a box-office drought for political films. None of the five released in the weeks ahead of the Nov. 4 election has brought in more than half of the $55.3 million in sales generated by Walt Disney Co.'s ``Beverly Hills Chihuahua,'' the current box-office champ, since Oct. 3. ``A lot of eyes are on `W.,''' said Gitesh Pandya,...
  • W. Bombs at Box Office

    10/26/2008 4:26:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies · 2,053+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is the story of hope and reality. First the hope from Bloomberg News 10 days ago with the very hopeful title of Oliver Stones' W May End Political Films' Drought: ``W.'' distributor Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is betting the movie can break a box-office drought for political films. None of the five released in the weeks ahead of the Nov. 4 election has brought in more than half of the $55.3 million in sales generated by Walt Disney Co.'s ``Beverly Hills Chihuahua,'' the current box-office champ, since Oct. 3. ``A lot of eyes are on `W.,''' said Gitesh Pandya,...
  • Huge 'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3' Cheers Boxoffice; 'W' Fades Fast...(Drudge Headline)

    10/26/2008 1:29:03 AM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies · 1,408+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily (via Drudge) ^ | 24 Oct 2008 | Nikki Finke
    There's been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone's W. for its second weekend in release. Well, it ran out of steam. QED International/Lionsgate's Bush biopic sank 58% to No. 8 with $1.5 million Friday from 2,050 dates for what will probably be a $5.2M weekend. The $30M negative cost film should end up with $23M domestic box office gross by the end of its North American run. That means, with a $25M P&A investment and Lionsgate's distribution fees, the film won't recoup.
  • Huge 'High School Musical 3' Cheers B.O.; Oliver's Biopic 'W.' Drops Like A Stone

    10/25/2008 7:28:18 PM PDT · by publius1 · 77 replies · 2,400+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/25/08 | Nikki Finke
    There's been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone's W. for its second weekend in release. Well, it ran out of steam. QED International/Lionsgate's Bush biopic sank 58% to No. 8 with $1.5 million Friday from 2,050 dates for what will probably be a $5.2M weekend. The $30M negative cost film should end up with $23M domestic box office gross by the end of its North American run. That means, with a $25M P&A investment and Lionsgate's distribution fees, the film won't recoup.
  • 'W' Tanks At Box Office

    10/25/2008 3:50:48 PM PDT · by paltz · 85 replies · 2,696+ views
    deadlinehollywooddaily.com ^ | 10/24/08 | deadlinehollywooddaily.com
    There's been tremdous interest by the public in the box office fate of Oliver Stone's W. for its second weekend in release. Well, it ran out of steam. QED International/Lionsgate's Bush biopic sank 58% to No. 8 with $1.5 million Friday from 2,050 dates for what will probably be a $5.2M weekend. The $30M negative cost film should end up with $23M domestic box office gross by the end of its North American run. That means, with a $25M P&A investment and Lionsgate's distribution fees, the film won't recoup.
  • 'Max Payne,' 'Chihuahua,' 'Bees' out-poll 'W'

    10/19/2008 5:08:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 723+ views
    Yahoo Movie News ^ | October 19, 2008
    Movie-goers elected a "W," but it was Mark Wahlberg, not George W. Bush. Wahlberg's action flick "Max Payne" debuted with $18 million to outdo Oliver Stone's film biography of George W. Bush, according to studio estimates Sunday. Stone's "W." actually ran fourth, opening with $10.6 million to finish behind the family comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (No. 2 with $11.2 million) and the chick flick "The Secret Life of Bees" (No. 3 with $11.1 million). "For me, an Oliver Stone film about George Bush doesn't necessarily scream big box office," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. "A...
  • 'Max Payne' beats out 'W.' at box office

    10/19/2008 1:36:29 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 36 replies · 1,341+ views
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Movie-goers elected a "W," but it was Mark Wahlberg, not George W. Bush. Wahlberg's action flick "Max Payne" debuted with $18 million to outdo Oliver Stone's film biography of George W. Bush, according to studio estimates Sunday. Stone's "W." actually ran fourth, opening with $10.6 million to finish behind the family comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (No. 2 with $11.2 million) and the chick flick "The Secret Life of Bees" (No. 3 with $11.1 million).
  • 'Max Payne' Is Top Gun at the Box Office ("W" bombs but it's the result of "tough economic times")

    10/19/2008 12:40:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 2,055+ views
    entertainment weekly ^ | 10/19/2008 | Joshua Rich
    Max Payne, the videogame adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg, shot up an easy win at the box office, even as two of the weekend's other new releases — The Secret Life of Bees and W. — performed nicely, finishing in line with their respective estimates. The No. 1 action flick grossed $18 million from Friday through Sunday. Although not quite on par with the debut totals of some other game-based movies, like the most recent Resident Evil films, which blew away more than $23 mil in their premieres, Max Payne's premiere number is a marked improvement on the first-weekend sums of...
  • Weekend Box Office: ‘Carol’ Disappoints But Christians Beat The Hater

    10/06/2008 10:28:47 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 7 replies · 764+ views
    dirtyharrysplace.com ^ | October 6th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Weekend Box Office: ‘Carol’ Disappoints But Christians Beat The Hater Posted by Dirty Harry on Monday, October 6th, 2008 An American Carol pulled in a disappointing $3.8 million over the weekend on just over 1600 screens to come in at #7. However, on far fewer screens (500), Religulous pulled in nearly the same amount ($3.5 million). I blame the election. No, really. The conservative base is pretty frustrated right now, teetering on demoralized, as McCain seemingly sinks lower and lower. Had An American Carol come out those few days right after the convention when we were flying high these box...
  • NUMBER NINE, NUMBER NINE - AN AMERICAN CAROL'S FIRST WEEKEND

    10/05/2008 6:08:07 PM PDT · by andrew roman · 56 replies · 2,772+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 5 October 2008 | Andrew Roman
    David Zucker’s An American Carol finished at number nine at the box-office in its first weekend of release – somewhat disappointing, I must admit (considering I saw it twice) – but fortunately ahead of Bill Maher’s anti-religion film “Religulous.” The movie took in $3.81 million in sales, just ahead of Maher’s masterwork, which snagged $3.5 million. The film “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” finished in the top spot, pulling in $29 million. Read the story here. As many weekend filmgoers have already expressed – far more eloquently than I could hope to - “An American Carol” wasn’t the funniest film ever made....
  • Get to the movies to watch "American Carol" ranked 9th on opening night.

    10/04/2008 8:58:47 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 107 replies · 3,307+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 4, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    9 AN AMERICAN CAROL Vivendi Entertainment 1,639 $1,200,000 -- / $732 $1,200,000 / 1
  • American Carol Opening Night Totals

    10/04/2008 1:19:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies · 1,581+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 10/4/2008
    TOTAL LIFETIME GROSSES Domestic: $1,200,000 DOMESTIC SUMMARY Opening Weekend: n/a (1,639 theaters) Widest Release: 1,639 theaters In Release: 1 days / 0.1 weeks
  • Friday Boxoffice - An American Carol #8 (1.3 Mill), Bill Maher anti-religion film #10 (1 Mill)

    10/04/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT · by skipper18 · 33 replies · 1,466+ views
    http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/ ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | Nikki Finke
    Screen counts were 1,500 for An American Carol, 500 screens for the Maher flick.
  • Batman breaks Spider-Man record at box office

    07/21/2008 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 93 replies · 1,084+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07pm EDT | By Dean Goodman
    KAPOW! The new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" smashed the weekend record set by "Spider-Man 3" last year, selling an estimated $155.3 million worth of tickets during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday. The hotly anticipated film, co-starring late actor Heath Ledger as the anarchic Joker, surpassed the $151.1 million haul for "Spider-Man 3" during its first weekend in May 2007.
  • 'Dark Knight' Nabs Biggest Debut Ever

    07/20/2008 3:15:21 PM PDT · by Borges · 89 replies · 169+ views
    EW ^ | 7/20/08 | Joshua Rich
    Holy blockbuster, Batman! The Dark Knight grossed a behemoth $155.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to early estimates, to score the biggest three-day opening in box-office history, while leading the way on a weekend for the record books. The second Batman movie from star Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan finished at No. 1 (as anticipated, duh!), and, assuming the early estimates hold, it set new standards in just about every category imaginable. It scored the biggest three-day opening weekend of all time (beating Spider-Man 3's $151.1 mil bow). It achieved the best opening day and single day in...
  • Family Films Win Again, Says MOVIEGUIDE® Publisher Ted Baehr

    06/11/2008 1:33:36 PM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 18 replies · 135+ views
    MOVIEGUIDE® ^ | June 10, 2008 | Jeff Holder and Tom Snyder
    Hollywood, Calif. – Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®, a family guide to movies and entertainment, is delighted to see that this weekend at the boxoffice family films win again. “We see it time and again,” Baehr noted. “Movies aimed for the family, without excessive negative elements of sex, violence or foul language, consistently perform higher at the box office.” This weekend KUNG FU PANDA, a family oriented animated film from DreamWorks Pictures, took the top box office spot in a head to head opening with the Adam Sander sexual innuendo drenched YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN from Sony...
  • HBO's 'Recount' a Few Votes Short

    05/30/2008 10:52:48 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 405+ views
    thrfeed.com ^ | May 29, 2008
    HBO might want to ask for a ratings recount. The Sunday night premiere of its much-discussed original movie covering the 2000 presidential election fiasco was seen by a modest number of viewers when compared to the network's other high-profile projects. "Recount" was seen by 1 million HBO subscribers, which is on par with the network's last film, February's lesser-known Susan Sarandon telepic "Bernard and Doris." Compared to recent HBO movie titles that received considerable media attention,"Recount" fares worse -- 1.9 million watched the first airing of last year's historical epic "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and 1.5 million watched...
  • Sex And The City: 27 Million Opening Day!

    05/31/2008 4:31:39 PM PDT · by skipper18 · 88 replies · 231+ views
    http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/satc/ ^ | May 31st, 2008 | Nikki Finke
    "No. 1 Sex And The City truly shocked Hollywood pros by opening with a hanging-from-the-chandeliers $26.9 million from 3,285 theaters. The big question now is whether this staggering wanna-see among women for the HBO Films/New Line/Warner Bros female froth sustains through Saturday and Sunday showings so the weekend total can soar past $70M and maybe even $75M."
  • 'Indiana Jones' Earns $311 Million Worldwide

    05/27/2008 6:53:46 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 111 replies · 331+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | May 26, 2008 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    The most recent Indiana Jones film more than recouped its big budget with an estimated $311 million in global box office sales through the long weekend, according to studio estimates Monday. Families went in droves to catch "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," a PG-13 adventure starring Harrison Ford as the whip-cracking archaeologist who took 19 years to return to the big screen. Paramount Pictures estimated the action sequel made $151.1 million in the U.S. and Canada from Thursday to the holiday Monday and $160 million overseas. It marked the second biggest Memorial Day weekend opening ever,...
  • 'Narnia' Retreats with Sequel

    05/19/2008 4:34:55 AM PDT · by netmilsmom · 29 replies · 135+ views
    Box office Mojo ^ | 5/19/08 | Brandon Grey
    The second coming of Narnia had a less passionate opening reception than its predecessor and, being the sole new nationwide release of the weekend, led to one of the softest mid-May periods of the decade in terms of overall foot traffic at the movies. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian captured a sizable estimated $56.6 million on approximately 8,400 screens at 3,929 theaters to top the weekend, but the reportedly $200 million sequel heralded a theatrical lull for the franchise based on C.S. Lewis' series of religious fantasy novels. The previous adaptation, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch...
  • 'Prince Caspian' pushes 'Iron Man' off throne

    05/18/2008 1:11:41 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 50 replies · 184+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/08 | RYAN NAKASHIMA
    "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co.'s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," which sold $65.6 million in North America in its debut weekend in December 2005. "Caspian" also raked in $20.7 million overseas. But Disney expects the PG-rated movie, based on the C.S. Lewis fantasy series, to ride high through the coming Memorial Day weekend. The first "Narnia" tale grossed $745 million...
  • Narnia seizes box office crown: Disney sequel nets $19.3 million Friday (Prince Caspian)

    05/17/2008 7:56:14 PM PDT · by paudio · 39 replies · 402+ views
    Variety ^ | May 17, 2008 | ANTHONY D'ALESSANDRO
    Walt Disney sequel "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" had no problem reigning over Friday's box office, grossing $19.3 million as it opened in 3,929 theaters. "Caspian's" opening day haul came in slightly lower than industry expectations and behind first Narnia installment, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," which pulled in $23 million on its first day and $65.6 million for its final three-day in December 2005. Both pics are co-productions with Walden Media.
  • Marvel turns `Iron Man' into gold with $100M-plus debut

    05/04/2008 10:33:44 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 41 replies · 157+ views
    "Iron Man" was pure gold at the box office. The Marvel Comics adaptation, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the guy in the metal suit, hauled in $100.7 million over opening weekend and $104.2 million since debuting Thursday night, the second-best premiere ever for a non-sequel, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film also scored overseas with $96.7 million in 57 countries where it began opening Wednesday, putting its worldwide total at $201 million. Distributed by Paramount, "Iron Man" was the first release by Marvel Studios, which has begun financing its own productions after such studio-backed hits as the "Spider-Man,""X-Men" and...
  • 'Expelled' Explodes into Top 10 Box Office

    04/21/2008 4:00:27 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 322 replies · 219+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | Apr. 21 2008 | Alexander J. Sheffrin
    “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” the pro-intelligent design documentary featuring actor Ben Stein, made history this weekend as it propelled full speed into the top 10 box office. It opened as the widest and one of the most commercially successful releases for any documentary film. In an impressive opening weekend, the film debuted at No. 9 at the box office, earning a respectable $3.2 million while only appearing on 1,052 screens. “Leatherheads,” the story of a struggling football team based in Duluth, Minnesota, and written and directed by George Clooney, trailed the new documentary film, placing at only No. 10 its...
  • Stein Turns The Tables on Darwinists

    04/20/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Mark · 20 replies · 110+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/20/2008 | Chris Weinkopf
    Stein turns the tables on Darwinists By Chris Weinkopf, Editorial Page Editor THERE'S a great piece of viral satire working its way around the Internet, an ad for Ben Stein's new movie, "Expelled." It's a music video featuring animated representations of prominent atheists rapping about their intellectual superiority over the majority of mankind that still has doubts about Darwinism as an all-purpose, infallible explanation for everything. The video is funny, but nowhere near as funny as some of the crusading atheists' responses to it. At the Web site of celebrity God-hater Richard Dawkins, both host and acolytes spent more than...
  • Forbidden Kingdom rules box office [and Ben Stein is in Top 10, trouncing Morgan Spurlock]

    04/20/2008 1:22:43 PM PDT · by RedRover · 19 replies · 77+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 20, 2008 | Joshua Rich
    Jackie Chan and Jet Li may be getting old, but they packed a lot of punch into the box office this weekend. The Forbidden Kingdom, the first movie to pair the martial arts legends, fought its way to a victory, while the R-rated romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall finished a strong second in a hotly contested race that helped boost the cumulative box office to its best result in several weeks. The Asian action fantasy grossed a better-than-expected $20.9 mil, according to Sunday's estimates.snipBen Stein's political/science documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (No. 9) earned $3.2 mil. That's a very respectable...
  • Clooney's 'Leatherheads' Fumbles Friday (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/05/2008 9:04:09 AM PDT · by abb · 64 replies · 1,169+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | April 5, 2008 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: I'm told early box office numbers show that Leatherheads, the screwball comedy about the early days of football directed by George Clooney who also stars, opened Friday as the No. 2 pic to less than $4.3 million from 2,769 North American theaters. According to sources, the movie "will struggle" to get to $15 million by the end of the weekend. This is a mediocre start for the Universal pic. But worse news for Clooney's career. Because right now he is a big movie star but not a big box office star, and his superstar payday definitely depends on...
  • "Stop-Loss" DOA at box office (Yet another anti-war propaganda film bombs)

    03/29/2008 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Callahan · 31 replies · 1,605+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 3/28/08 | Nikke Finke
    ...I'm told #7 Stop-Loss opened to only $1.6 million Friday from just 1,291 plays and should eke out $4+M. Although the drama from MTV Films was the best-reviewed movie opening this weekend, Paramount wasn't expecting much because no Iraq war-themed movie has yet to perform at the box office. "It's not looking good," a studio source told me before the weekend. "No one wants to see Iraq war movies. No matter what we put out there in terms of great cast or trailers, people were completely turned off. It's a function of the marketplace not being ready to address this...
  • Jesus Almighty! Five-Year Study Shows Moviegoers Prefer Movies with Very Strong Christian Worldviews

    03/18/2008 11:29:02 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 18 replies · 391+ views
    Hollywood, Calif. – A new five-year study of the Top 250 movies at the box office shows that movies with very strong Christian worldviews earn the most money. They even outperform movies with lots of foul language, sex and nudity. The new study was released today by the Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, which just held its 16th Annual Awards Gala Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, at the glamorous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “The Good News is that the bad news is wrong,” declared a joyous Dr. Ted Baehr, Christian theologian and founder of...
  • G-rated films power 2007 box office, again Family films fare 438% better than R-rated in new study

    03/18/2008 10:27:51 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 88 replies · 2,963+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 14, 2008
    More than 20 years of data is in – and the conventional wisdom is wrong. The chances a Hollywood movie will win big at the box office are greatly enhanced by a family-friendly rating and strong moral content, defying the notion the entertainment industry is merely serving up what consumers want when they produce so many R-rated movies full of foul language, sex, drugs and immorality, shows a new study by the Christian Film and Television Commission, publishers of Movieguide. According to the study, G-rated movies averaged nearly $92.2 million, more than 438 percent better than R-rated movies, making only...
  • 'Cloverfield' Sets Box-Office Record With $41M

    01/21/2008 1:50:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies · 129+ views
    The creature-feature "Cloverfield" became the first monster hit released in 2008, debuting with $41 million, according to Sunday's studio estimates. That's a record opening for January. Paramount's tale of a giant reptile causing chaos in New York City surpassed the $35.9 million premiere weekend of the "Star Wars" special edition in 1997, the previous best for January. Opening in second-place was 20th Century Fox's romantic comedy "27 Dresses," starring Katherine Heigl as a perpetual bridesmaid. It pulled in $22.4 million. The weekend's other new wide release, Overture Films' crime comedy "Mad Money," with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes...
  • Weekend Box Office - Jan 11-13 - Box Office Mojo

    01/14/2008 1:20:17 PM PST · by gridlock · 17 replies · 131+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 1/14/08 | Box Office Mojo
    TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week # 1 23 The Bucket List WB $19,540,000 +5,879.4% 2,911 +2,895 $6,712 $20,964,000 $45 3 2 N First Sunday SGem $19,000,000 - 2,213 - $8,585 $19,000,000 - 1 3 2 Juno FoxS $14,000,000 -11.7% 2,448 +523 $5,718 $71,250,000 - 6 4 1 National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $11,482,000 -42.8% 3,377 -385 $3,400 $187,295,000 - 4 5 4 Alvin and the Chipmunks Fox $9,100,000 -41.5% 3,384 -78 $2,689 $187,740,000 $60 5 6 3 I Am Legend WB $8,130,000 -48.3% 3,353...
  • Why the National Treasure movies became hits

    01/13/2008 5:46:57 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 10 replies · 79+ views
    www.davidbordwell.net ^ | 1/5/08 | David Bordwell
    DB here: More informative about American history than Fahrenheit 9/11. More brain-teasing, and far more enjoyable, than I’m Not There. Less graphically violent than almost any other movie you’re likely to see. What else could I be talking about but National Treasure: Book of Secrets? Jerry Bruckheimer is, in my view, the most astute producer now working in Hollywood. I could cite many proofs, but let’s stick just to the first National Treasure. Here’s a movie with no pop music, no cusswords, no naked ladies, no drugs, no screwing, and scarcely any violence. (One bad guy accidentally falls to his...
  • Juno Almost Breaks Indie Box Office Records (A great and conservative film overall)

    01/01/2008 11:04:22 AM PST · by nckerr · 21 replies · 499+ views
    1st showing ^ | December 31, 2007 | Alex Billington
    You can look at the box office results from last weekend and easily see that National Treasure: Book of Secrets took the #1 spot, but that's nothing. There's another movie that isn't that high up on the chart yet is still performing extraordinarily - Juno. On Friday alone, December 28th, Juno made $3.285 million on 998 screens, a per-theater-average of $3,292. This total box office earnings for Juno have now reached $25.7 million. This incredibly impressive, nearly record breaking, for a lil' indie film from Jason Reitman. Unfortunately $3.3 million on Friday isn't the absolute biggest take in history. As...
  • The Golden Compass -- box-office update (Falls to #12 In 4th Weekend)

    12/30/2007 8:26:08 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 49 replies · 430+ views
    FilmChat ^ | December 30, 2007 | Peter T Chattaway
    It opened three weeks ago at #1. Then it slipped to #3, and then to #9. And now, in its fourth weekend, The Golden Compass has fallen off the weekly top-ten chart altogether, landing at #12 with a "domestic" cume of $58.9 million -- and thus it continues to trail behind last year's considerably cheaper fantasy flick Eragon. And don't even bother trying to compare this film's grosses to those of the recent fantasy blockbusters whose ranks this film so desperately wanted to join. But wait. Variety reports that The Golden Compass is still #2 overseas -- surpassed only by...
  • STARS TRIUMPHED AND TANKED

    12/29/2007 12:29:55 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 10 replies · 82+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 29, 2007 | Richard Johnson
  • "National Treasure" sleighs Christmas box office

    12/26/2007 10:28:22 AM PST · by Soliton · 34 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 12/26/2007 | Dean Goodman
    "The fact-based political comedy "Charlie Wilson's War" earned $14.75 million...after 5 days."
  • Weekend Box Office Results - Dec 21-24, 2007 (Golden Compass Craters)

    12/23/2007 7:26:30 PM PST · by gridlock · 48 replies · 205+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 12/23/07 | Box Office Mojo via Reuters
    1 N National Treasure: Book of Secrets BV $45,500,000 - 3,832 - $11,873 $45,500,000 - 1 2 1 I Am Legend WB $34,225,000 -55.7% 3,620 +14 $9,454 $137,490,000 - 2 3 2 Alvin and the Chipmunks Fox $29,000,000 -34.5% 3,499 +24 $8,288 $84,867,000 $60 2 4 N Charlie Wilson's War Uni. $9,618,000 - 2,575 - $3,735 $9,618,000 $75 1 5 N Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $9,350,000 - 1,249 - $7,485 $9,350,000 $50 1 6 N P.S. I Love You WB $6,505,000 - 2,454 - $2,650 $6,505,000 - 1 7 4 Enchanted BV $4,152,000 -25.0% 2,752...
  • 'National Treasure' shines at crowded box office

    12/23/2007 5:38:26 PM PST · by rhema · 60 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 23, 2007 | Dean Goodman
    Nicolas Cage unearthed the No. 1 spot at the North American box office on Sunday with "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," which earned more than the combined totals of four other high-powered newcomers. The action sequel sold $45.5 million worth of tickets during its first three days, distributor Walt Disney Pictures said. Last weekend's champion, the Will Smith sci-fi thriller "I Am Legend," slipped to No. 2 with $34.2 million, taking the 10-day haul for the Warner Bros. release to $137.5 million. The Twentieth Century Fox kids movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks," was also down one spot, to No. 3...
  • Will Smith 'LEGEND' Tops Box With Est. $70M Weekend...

    12/15/2007 9:45:26 AM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 75 replies · 416+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | Nikki Finke
    SATURDAY AM: Some amazing numbers were posted Friday for this weekend's movie releases. Warner Bros' I Am Legend opens closer to $80 million than the studio's hoped-for $50 million from Friday through Sunday after making a whopping $29.6 million Friday in 3,606 theaters.... *snip* And the bottom fell out of costly domestic flop The Golden Compass from New Line, which forked out $200+ million to make it, in its second weekend in release. I know, I know, the pic is doing OK overseas. But the fantasy pic is so lost domestically it earned only an anemic $2.6 million Friday from...
  • "Boycott Worked": Compass Flops - Opening Weekend $26 Million; Narnia $63 Million

    12/11/2007 6:34:08 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 48 replies · 583+ views
    Life Site ^ | December 10, 2007
    NEW YORK, December 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 'The Golden Compass", the atheist-inspired film which sought to replicate Narnia's success at the box office at Christmas two years ago has flopped by comparison. Based on the anti-Christian novel by Philip Pullman, Compass took in $26.1 million in its first weekend, whereas 'The Chronicles of Narnia' garnered $65.5 million on its weekend debut. The Catholic League, which organized a boycott of the controversial film, as it would lead children to reading the anti-Christian books, saw the poor box office showing as evidence of a successful boycott. League President Bill Donohue said, "Our...
  • 'Golden Compass' Doesn't Get the Lead Out

    12/11/2007 3:23:15 PM PST · by I still care · 68 replies · 162+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | Dec 10, 2007 | Brandon Gray
    Not the oasis it was intended to be, The Golden Compass failed to guide the box office out of the desert. A dispirited response to the fantasy adaptation combined with a largely pathetic group of holdovers led to the least attended early December frame in 13 years. The Golden Compass pointed to $25.8 million on approximately 5,600 screens at 3,528 theaters, which was about average for a live action fantasy. The turnout was well below half that of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or The Lord of the Rings movies, and the picture was...
  • 'Golden Compass' lackluster at U.S. box office (Anti-God movie bombs with $26.1M opening weekend)

    12/09/2007 11:19:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 56 replies · 141+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/9/07 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES, Dec 9 (Reuters) - "The Golden Compass," a $180 million family fantasy starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, did not meet expectations at the North American box office, opening at No. 1 but with weekend ticket sales of just $26.1 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema, a unit of Time Warner Inc, had hoped the film would pull in between $30 million and $40 million. "It's a little bit disappointing," said Rolf Mittweg, president and chief operating officer of New Line's worldwide distribution and marketing operations.
  • Box Office: No Saturday Miracle Surge For The Golden Compass

    12/09/2007 8:39:12 AM PST · by keat · 171 replies · 281+ views
    /film.com ^ | Sunday, December 9th, 2007 at 3:00 am | Steve Mason
    There was no Saturday miracle surge for New Line. The Golden Compass, an effects-laden family film starring Nicole Kidman with a reported budget of $200M, received a modest 16% increase from its opening day, posting an estimated $10.2M on Saturday. Assuming a Sunday drop of 33%, Compass will finish its opening weekend with a disastrous $25.84M. (For a comparison to other big budget, family-oriented films in this mold along with details about New Line’s dismal 2007 and Nicole Kidman’s box office cold streak, scroll down to my Friday Night report.) Disney’s Enchanted blew past $80M domestic with a $4.9M Saturday,...
  • "Golden Compass" disappoints at box office (Praise the Lord!)

    12/08/2007 11:24:02 PM PST · by DesScorp · 83 replies · 123+ views
    REuters ^ | Dec. 8 2007 | Dean Goodman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Golden Compass," a costly fantasy starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, got off to a slow start at the North American box office and will likely fall short of opening-weekend expectations. New Line Cinema's $180 million film sold an estimated $8.8 million worth of tickets during its first day in theaters on Friday, according to data issued on Saturday by tracking firm Box Office Mojo (www.boxofficemojo.com). After Saturday and Sunday sales are factored in, the film will come in at No. 1 with about $28 million when the studios issue their weekend estimates on Sunday,...
  • Signs hint 'Compass' may miss blockbuster territory (heh heh heh)

    12/08/2007 6:17:51 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 115 replies · 178+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | Josh Friedman
    No one in Hollywood quite knows where "The Golden Compass" is pointing, though it appears to be south of blockbuster status. ...Unlike "Narnia" or the "Rings" and "Potter" movies, most of which hauled in more than $60 million in their first three days, "Compass" may open in the $30-million neighborhood, or worse, according to market analysts. [Yet] it's unlikely to spell financial catastrophe for New Line. The studio admits to a production price of $180 million, though some industry insiders believe the true cost soared past $200 million... Even so, the film was cofinanced by Royal Bank of Scotland, and...
  • Yahoo: Bella #1 rated movie of currently playing - #22 on ALL TIME LIST

    12/08/2007 5:53:17 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies · 499+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | Feast of Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2007
    Yahoo! Rating of Movies Currently Playinghttp://movies.yahoo.com/mvc/top10 1. Bella [B+] 2. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? [B+] 3. Enchanted [B+] 4. August Rush [B+] ... Top Rated Movies of All Timehttp://movies.yahoo.com/mvc/top10?lid=1 1. The Shawshank Redemption {A-} 2. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King {A-} 3. The Godfather {A-} 4. Star Wars {A-} 5. Raiders of the Lost Ark {A-} 6. Schindler's List {A-} 7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring {A-} ... 22. Bella [B+] Note that a number of the movies on the All Time [Star Wars Trilogy, Lord of the Rings,...
  • 'Golden Compass' 2007's Biggest Bomb (Bad Friday Box Office number)

    12/08/2007 9:18:08 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 171 replies · 285+ views
    Nikkie Finks ^ | 12/8/07
    SATURDAY AM: Friday night only $8.6 million from 3,528 theaters with anemic per screen average. Weekend estimate for $27 million. Cost of movie: $200+ million. Wildly expensive flop should sink New Line Cinema chairman Bob Shaye's chances to stay on when his contract expired in 2008... Full report coming...