Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekend of the Cat

Your Nikkster and mine gives us the Friday numbers:

1. Puss In Boots 3D (Dreamworks Animation/Paramount) NEW [3,952 Theaters] Friday $9.8M, Estimated Weekend $37M

2. Paranormal Activity 3 (Paramount) Week 2 [3,329 Theaters] Friday $7.3M (-72%), Estimated Weekend $20M, Estimated Cume $80M

3) In Time (Fox) NEW [3,001 Theaters] Friday $4.5M, Estimated Weekend $13M

4) Footloose (Paramount) Week 3 [3,224 Theaters] Friday $2M, Estimated Weekend $6M, Estimated Cume $39M

5) The Rum Diary (FilmDistrict) NEW [2,272 Theaters] [2,272 Theaters] Friday $1.7M, Estimated Weekend $5M

6. Real Steel (DreamWorks/Disney) Week 4 [2,914 Theaters] Friday $1.6M, Estimated Weekend $5.7M, Estimated Cume $74.8M

7. Three Musketeers 3D (Summit) Week 2 [3,017 Theaters] Friday $1.1M (-61%), Estimated Weekend $3.7M, Estimated Cume $15M

The question is, will Puss break the $40 million barrier? (I saw it today in the flat screen version and liked it a lot. Morning show at the Burbank AMC was pretty full.)


Anonymous said...

What a disapointment...

And Rango was 2D and that movie opened higher than that.

Anonymous said...

And rango was a HORRIBLE children's cartoon. And it didn't turn a profit.

Still, if Puss stays around $37 million this weekend, Wall Street will consider it a failure.

Anonymous said...

Um, Rango opened to a $9.6M Friday and a $38M weekend. Sounds pretty similar to me.

Anonymous said...

Again, Rango was 2D, no higher ticket prices like Puss.

Anonymous said...

Puss should be compared to other DreamWorks movies like Megamind witch opened with 46 million dollars last year and that was 3D too.

Or Kung Fu Panda 2 witch opened with 48 million dollars in the weekend (Yes i know it was summer but since both movies comes from big DW franchises).

So yeah, 37 million is a very low standard for a DW movie.

Normally i would say that Puss could have good legs but with Happy Feet 2, Breaking Dawn and Arthur Christmas around the corner i just dont see a good future for the movie.

Anonymous said...

DreamWorks needs to get out of the sequel business. They have too much talent to still be flogging their franchises for money.

Same goes for Pixar IMHO

Anonymous said...

But this isn't a sequel. And whether this is a success or a failure won't be known for some weeks, after we see if it has legs and how it plays outside north America.

Rango looked like a hit based on when it was released and its opening weekend. At the end of the day, it didn't take in the worldwide grosses it needed to. KFP2 looked disappointing based on domestic opening weekend, but at this stage only an idiot can't see that it was wildly successful.

Anonymous said...

Rango is the most original and best animated movie this year - by far.

Anonymous said...

The snow storms on the east coast will have lower ticket sales, I'd surprised the BO is that high, I thought it would be lower for that reason.

The bulk of the money will be from the international release. Look at KFP2. Wall street called that a flop and it pulled in what? 650 million at the box office.

It'll be interesting to see where Puss lands in a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

34 million opener, the weather definitely played a part but I'm sure it will still make far more than Rango.

Anonymous said...

Every discussion on the TAG Blog eventually leads back to Rango.

Anonymous said...

Rango is the new Astroboy

Anonymous said...

For this Halloween weekend this is actually excellent BO and that's how it's being perceived and perception is most of the battle

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