Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Magical $100,000,000

In the top half of Daily Variety's Box Office 50, there are ten features over the $100 million mark.

Obviously a $100 million domestic gross ain't what it used to be, but the current list isn't too shabby. Among the 25, there are three films (Shrek the Third, Pirates of the Caribbean 3.0, and Spider-Man 3) up at the rarified $300 million level.

Two features (Transformers, Harry Potter) hover above the $200 million sign post.

And five films (Ratatouille, Live Free or Die Hard, Knocked up, Ocean's Thirteen and Fantastic Four) live on various ledges over the $100 million marker.

In the bottom part of the list, only Wild Hogs at $168,0005,066 is still alive and kicking.

But the most interesting activity in our current domestic box office (at least to me) is what's going on with Meet the Robinsons.

Robinsons, you see, is still in release. And last week it jumped from #52 in last week's box office hit parade to...(drum roll)... #25.

Its domestic gross increased 1,268%. So it now has a grand total of $97,002,175.

You think there's the teensiest chance that Disney is trying to get their previous CGI release up over the magical $100 million? You know, for bragging rights?

Just a thought.


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