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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Buscemi » April 23rd, 2010, 3:00 am

I read that people were buying tickets to Clash Of The Titans and sneaking into Kick-Ass. At the showing that I went to, employees were cracking down on underage ticket buyers (I was even asked for my proof of age and that never happens to me) and only 20 or so people showed up (mostly adults). The exception was an Asian family who sat down right next to me and totally enjoyed the film's dark humor.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Brockster » April 23rd, 2010, 1:20 pm

I'm going to see Kick Ass b/c of it's good word of mouth, but I must admit the trailers for it looked very cheesy...so I understand the average movie goers apprehension for seeing the movie.

On a related note, I'm glad I took it off of most of my slates.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby W » April 24th, 2010, 12:07 pm

Deadline estimates:

1. HTTYD $3.6/$15.5 M
2. Backup Plan $4/$12 M
3. Date Night $3.2/$10 M
4. The Loser $3.3/$9 M
5. Kick-Ass $2.3/$8.3
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Buscemi » April 24th, 2010, 12:10 pm

The Back-Up Plan will more than double my prediction of $5 million.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby W » April 24th, 2010, 12:22 pm

It's still only got a 4.6 IMDb, though. In another ratings note, Kick-Ass is now a Top 250 film and one that may actually stay on there because it has an 8.4 right now and is ranked #123. I guess people like it. HTTYD and Shutter Island are the other two to make the list this year.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby frendo » April 24th, 2010, 12:32 pm

NSpan wrote:True enough. It's just aggravating because it seems like every time there's a movie I really want to get behind, it bombs at the box-office--despite a positive critical reception and good word-of-mouth.


I totally feel the same way.

And, yes, to the rest of you, Buscemi is right, the 'moral guardians' were complaining about the violence and hit girls language quite a lot. Just another example of people forcing their short sighted beliefs on others. Maybe one day they will get a life.

And Busc, is Sky Captain good? Saw it was on your list there...
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Shrykespeare » April 24th, 2010, 12:36 pm

Box Office Mojo Friday Estimates:

1. Back Up Plan, $4.2
2. HTTYD, $3.4
3. Date Night, $3.3
4. Losers, $3.2
5. Kick-Ass, $2.9

Son... of... a... bitch.

I'd wager that Dragon will rebound and take the weekend, however.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby W » April 24th, 2010, 12:39 pm

Yeah. HTTYD will have a comfortable win. Saturday and Sunday matinees will help it catch up.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Buscemi » April 24th, 2010, 6:29 pm

Sky Captain is very good if you're into 1930's cinema and retro science fiction (the film is inspired by the serial of the 1930's, kind of like Indiana Jones).
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby undeadmonkey » April 24th, 2010, 7:47 pm

Depends on what you mean by 'good' ... It is a guilty pleasure of mine, but i wouldnt say that the story is very well written, or that the acting is very good. even the CG isn't that good.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Buscemi » April 24th, 2010, 7:53 pm

I thought that the story and acting not being great was intentional and added to the feel that the director was replicating (the feel that you are watching a cheesy old timey B-movie or serial).

I beg to differ on the CGI. I think Sky Captain has some of the best use of CGI ever in a Hollywood movie and it deserved the Oscar for Visual Effects that year (instead Paramount didn't even promote it to the Academy, got totally snubbed, and Spider-Man 2, with its unoriginal and typical use of CGI cliches, won).
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Shrykespeare » April 25th, 2010, 2:28 pm

Sunday Estimates:

Top 5
5 points - How to Train Your Dragon, $15M (23% drop)
4 points - The Back-Up Plan, $12.25M
3 points - Date Night, $10.6M (36% drop)
2 points - The Losers, $9.6M
1 point - Kick-Ass, $9.0M (52% drop)

So that's TWENTY Top 5 points for HTTYD. Holy hell.

PTA
5 points - Oceans
4 points - How To Train Your Dragon
3 points - The Back-Up Plan
2 points - La Mission
1 point - The Losers

No word on either of this week's limited-release movies, Boogie Woogie or The Good The Bad and the Weird.
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Re: April 23-25 Weekend

Postby Shrykespeare » April 26th, 2010, 7:19 pm

Sunday Actuals

Top 5 finishes in the same order as the Estimates above. For April leagues only, remove Dragon, move the others up and give Clash of the Titans one Top 5 point.

PTA:
5 points - Oceans, $5,024
4 points - The Good, The Bad and the Weird, $4,775
3 points - How to Train Your Dragon, $4,188
2 points - La Mission, $3,722
1 point - The Back-Up Plan $3,720 (holy shit, that's close!)
Boogie Woogie bombs with $1,776

For April leagues, remove Dragon, move the others up and give Death at a Funeral one PTA point.


User Ratings:

The Back Up Plan - 4.4
The Losers - 7.0
Oceans - 7.7
The Good The Bad and the Weird - 7.4
Boogie Woogie - 6.2

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