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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:40 PM
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Troy had almost a 17 million opening night, is that good?
It cost like 250 million to make...

What would be considered a good opening night, or weekend for such a movie?
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:45 PM
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1. googled this
Whatever you think about Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," it's clear that everything Hollywood insiders knew was wrong. After a massive opening on Ash Wednesday last weekthe film took in more than $26 million that day...
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rusty charly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:49 PM
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4. Biggest Single Days at the Box Office
1
5/4/2002
Spider-Man
$43,622,264

2
5/15/2003
Matrix Reloaded, The
$42,508,303

3
5/3/2002
Spider-Man
$39,406,872


4
12/17/2003
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
$34,450,834

5
5/17/2003
Matrix Reloaded, The
$34,389,237


6
11/16/2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
$34,213,803

7
11/17/2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
$33,512,941

8
2/28/2004
Passion of the Christ, The
$33,077,939


9
11/16/2001
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
$32,333,203

10
5/3/2003
X2: X-Men United
$32,000,629
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:50 PM
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5. so I gues 17 mill. while not awesome, is still solid?
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:45 PM
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2. Troy who?
:shrug:
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:46 PM
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3. the new pitt movie
I think it's called Troy
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Paul Hood Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:05 PM
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6. Box Office Prophets
is a pretty good site to check out if you want to know what's going on with a particular film.
http://www.boxofficeprophets.com/column/index.cfm?colum...
And you can get a joke by holding the cursor over any picture on the website.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:09 PM
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8. great analyis there
thanks for the link
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Paul Hood Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:25 PM
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10. You're welcome.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:08 PM
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7. Seems pretty good
but Troy has to have a lot of staying power to recoup the investment. It has to become this year's Pirates of the Carribean, IOW.

If they take in 40-60 mil this weekend, they'll be in good shape.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:10 PM
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9. Think of all the new people who might actually read Homer after this?
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:04 AM
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11. In a word, no
A good rough estimate--a film can be expected to do three times whatever it's opening week is. If opening week is $50M, the total box would be $150M, of which the studio would take home $75M. Not a good return on a $250M investment.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:20 AM
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12. Just saw it at a packed house
It sucked
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:22 AM
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13. Why?
just curious. I was going to go see it.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:25 AM
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14. I thought it was pretty good....
... It can't live up to the original story but for a short version where Gods are removed its not bad.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:25 AM
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15. The Gods are removed??? WTF???
That's half the God-damn story!
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:30 AM
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16. Yeah
they don't start out from the beginning. The first time you see Paris he is already a prince of Troy (no contest between goddesses or anything). They take a lot of liberties with the story but for someone who is ignorant of the real story it is not bad.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 12:32 AM
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17. Sucked
OK if you like scenes of Pitt's glistening muscles.
Daliogue limp.
Jerky pacing.
I was looking for a real summer popcorn movie. The battle scenes didn't have the energy of Lord of the Rings for example.
Orlando Bloom wouldn't have won the love of the Face that launched a 1,000 ships, but he's still shooting arrows well.

Achilles (Pitt) had a bit of depth.

OK movie - but not the $200 million duster I expected.

I didn't expect a lot of it, so maybe that's why I was disappointed when it didn't deliver.

Audience laughed a few times when they weren't meant to.
FULL House though.
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