Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Derby on the Last January Weekend

Now with sugar-coated Add On.

Your Top Ten Movies in mid-winter.

1. The Rite (Warner Bros) NEW [2,985 Theaters] -- Friday $5.5M, Estimated Weekend $15M

2. No Strings Attached (Paramount) Week 2 [3,022 Theaters] -- Friday $4.5M (-38%), Estimated Weekend $14.5M, Estimated Cume $40M.

3. The Mechanic (CBS Films) NEW [2,703 Theaters] -- Friday $3.5M, Estimated Weekend $9.5M

4. The King's Speech (The Weinstein Co) Week 10 [2,557 Theaters] -- Friday $3M, Estimated Weekend $12M, Estimated Cume $73M

5. The Green Hornet 3D (Sony) Week 3 [3,022 Theaters] -- Friday $3M, Estimated Weekend $11M, Estimated Cume $78.3M

6. True Grit (Paramount) Week 6 [3,120 Theaters] -- Friday $1.9M, Estimated Weekend $6.5M, Estimated Cume $147.3M

7. The Dilemma (Universal) Week 3 [2,901 Theaters] -- Friday $1.8M, Estimated Weekend $6.1M, Estimated Cume $41.2M

8. Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) Week 9 [2,315 Theaters] -- Friday $1.4M, Estimated Weekend $4.6M, Estimated Cume $90.2M

9. The Fighter (Relativity/Paramount) Week 8 [1,914 Theaters] == Friday $1M, Estimated Weekend $3.4M, Estimated Cume $77.7M

10. Little Fockers (Universal) Week 5 [2,042 Theaters] -- Friday $800K, Estimated Weekend $2.7M, Estimated Cume $145M ...

Tangled, which was bopping along in tenth place as of Thursday, will be over the $190 million (domestic) mark by Sunday. The Yogster, no doubt something of a disappointment to Warner Bros., will be up over $90 million.

Add On: All you need to know is that it was a sleepy weekend, and that Yogi -- hanging in at #10 -- now stands at $92.5 million, and Tangled (#12) has $189.5 million in the saddle bags.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Tron fell right off the top ten. So much for rebooting old franchises. Only one in a million works - such as the Chipmunks.

The next one to NOT work: The Muppets.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Warners was hoping for around $100 million domestic for Yogi, and that it would project out to going into the black if it hit the $80 million mark in domestic box office. So while it didn't set the world on fire, I'm not sure it's as much a disappointment as you suspect.

Anonymous said...

Yogi was profitable just based on its production budget. I bet they do a sequel maybe dvd, but it made money.

Anonymous said...

Yogi Bear sucks balls. That movie is an insult to everyones childhood (including mine).

Anonymous said...

If Yogi Bear was really that important a part of your childhood, then I feel sorry for you.

It's funny how people can feel their childhood diminished by something that happens now. Imagine if the Yogi Bear movie had been the greatest film ever made. Would that somehow make your childhood better than it was?

Anonymous said...

Fuck Yes.

Steve Hulett said...

As an animation veteran once said to me:

"You get awful tired of watching that bear talk out of the side of his face."

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