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What will be the biggest movie for the remainder of the year?

Ender's Game *1st of November*
Thor: The Dark World *8th of November*
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire *22nd of November*
Frozen *29th of November*
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug *13th of December*
Pretty GOOD opening for Awakening.People sure love some mindless action fun.
And what's up with Haywire receiving a D+ cinemascore..?I was under the impression that it's decently good based on the reviews it got.

                               

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TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Underworld Awakening SGem $25,400,000 - 3,078 - $8,252 $25,400,000 - 1
2 N Red Tails Fox $19,100,000 - 2,512 - $7,604 $19,100,000 $58 1
3 1 Contraband Uni. $12,200,000 -49.9% 2,870 +7 $4,251 $46,100,000 $25 2
4 36 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $10,545,000 +11,484.2% 2,630 +2,624 $4,010 $11,237,000 - 5
5 N Haywire Rela. $9,000,000 - 2,439 - $3,690 $9,000,000 $23 1
6 2 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $8,556,000 -51.8% 2,625 - $3,259 $33,364,000 - 2
7 4 Joyful Noise WB $6,075,000 -45.9% 2,735 - $2,221 $21,903,000 - 2
8 3 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $5,540,000 -52.6% 2,519 -827 $2,199 $197,349,000 $145 6
9 5 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows WB $4,805,000 -44.1% 2,485 -670 $1,934 $178,611,000 - 6
10 7 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Sony $3,750,000 -43.7% 1,907 -767 $1,966 $94,775,000 $90 5



Rank*TitleFriday
1/27

(Estimates)
1 THE GREY
Open Road Films

3,185
$6,500,000

-- / $2,041
$6,500,000 / 1
2 ONE FOR THE MONEY
Lionsgate

2,737
$4,100,000

-- / $1,498
$4,100,000 / 1
3 UNDERWORLD AWAKENING
Sony / Screen Gems

3,078
$3,425,000

+122.7% / $1,113
$36,051,000 / 8
4 RED TAILS
Fox

2,573
$2,800,000

+182.3% / $1,088
$26,180,000 / 8
5 MAN ON A LEDGE
Summit Entertainment

2,998
$2,500,000

-- / $834
$2,500,000 / 1
6 EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Warner Bros.

2,630
$2,000,000

+160.6% / $760
$15,961,000 / 34
7 CONTRABAND
Universal

2,650
$1,900,000

+113.5% / $717
$51,770,000 / 15
8 THE DESCENDANTS
Fox Searchlight

2,001
$1,735,000

+506.1% / $867
$54,033,000 / 73
9 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3D)
Buena Vista

2,145
$1,227,000

+134.7% / $572
$37,029,000 / 15
10 HAYWIRE
Relativity

2,441
$1,170,000

+89.6% / $479
$12,449,000 / 8


                               

Weekend Estimates

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N The Grey ORF $20,000,000 - 3,185 - $6,279 $20,000,000 - 1
2 1 Underworld Awakening SGem $12,500,000 -50.6% 3,078 - $4,061 $45,126,000 $70 2
3 N One For the Money LGF $11,750,000 - 2,737 - $4,293 $11,750,000 - 1
4 2 Red Tails Fox $10,400,000 -44.6% 2,573 +61 $4,042 $33,780,000 $58 2
5 N Man on a Ledge Sum. $8,300,000 - 2,998 - $2,769 $8,300,000 - 1
6 4 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close WB $7,145,000 -28.9% 2,630 - $2,717 $21,106,000 - 6
7 16 The Descendants FoxS $6,550,000 +176.1% 2,001 +1,441 $3,273 $58,848,000 - 11
8 3 Contraband Uni. $6,500,000 -46.0% 2,650 -220 $2,453 $56,400,000 $25 3
9 5 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $5,345,000 -39.1% 2,145 -480 $2,492 $41,147,000 - 3
10 6 Haywire Rela. $4,000,000 -52.5% 2,441 +2 $1,639 $15,279,000 $23 2


Around-the-World Roundup: 'M:I-4' Back on Top

by Ray Subers

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
 

 

January 29, 2012

Thanks to a huge opening in China, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is back in first place at the overseas box office this weekend. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows also had another strong frame, and is well on its way to passing the original Sherlock's total, while The Descendants tallied solid numbers in a handful of major new markets.

The fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise grossed an estimated $25 million from 63 markets this weekend. Over half of that came in China, where the movie debuted to an impressive $12.7 million. That's five times higher than Mission: Impossible III's opening, and Ghost Protocol has already topped that movie to become the highest-grossing entry in the franchise in China. Ghost Protocol also had a respectable debut in Italy ($3.1 million) and had strong first place openings in Norway ($1.2 million) and Sweden ($1.1 million).

Its overseas total is now at $369 million, which brings its worldwide (domestic plus foreign) gross to $571 million. On Friday, Ghost Protocol passed Mission: Impossible II's $546.4 million total to become the top movie in the franchise, and it's now on pace to easily pass War of the Worlds ($592 million) to become star Tom Cruise's highest-grossing movie ever.

"Brad Bird, Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams and the entire team who worked on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol created an incredibly entertaining film, one that fans worldwide embraced in record numbers," said Paramount's Vice Chairman Rob Moore in a press release.

After leading for three-straight weekends, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows dropped to second place with an estimated $17.3 million from 58 markets. Its only major opening was in France, where it took first place with $6.6 million. At $287.1 million, the movie is tracking 14 percent ahead of the first Sherlock movie and still has an opening in Japan to look forward to in March.

In its second weekend in theaters, Underworld Awakening added $16 million for a total of $40 million. It debuted to $2.8 million in Australia, $2.03 million in Spain and $.1.9 million in Mexico (which as four times higher than Underworld: Evolution). Its top holdover was Russia, where it added $2.5 million for a total just shy of $10 million.

The Descendants grossed $15.5 million from 33 markets. That includes strong starts in the United Kingdom ($2.77 million), France ($1.7 million), Germany ($1.6 million) and Brazil ($1.1 million). It also held even in Australia with $2.56 million, and remained in first place in Spain with $2.2 million. So far, the five-time Oscar nominee has earned $26.9 million overseas.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo added an estimated $10.8 million in 60 territories. Its only significant opening came from Brazil, where it made a decent $960,000. The David Fincher-directed remake has now made $86.7 million overseas.

Puss in Boots continued its impressive overseas run by adding $7.1 million for a total of $358.7 million. Sometime this weekend, the movie became the eighth DreamWorks Animation production to pass $500 million worldwide.

Other Notables - Weekend Gross - Gross-to-Date (in millions)
Journey 2 - $7 - $24.2
Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 - $6.8 - $181.2
Jack and Jill - $4.9 - $31.6
War Horse - $4.6 - $35.4
The Darkest Hour - $2.6 - $41.2
Contraband - $1.7 - $6.7
We Bought a Zoo - $1.6 - $22.2

 

Movies that have made a Profit and Movies that do Not> THREAD.Evil Dead series and the Star Trek Movies:

Alvin will have a 4th movie, because it made crazy money for being so horrible!

Jack and Jill is going to struggle. Just over 100 million world wide. Needs at least 140 million.

Journey 2 is off to a good start. Just remember that it probably cost over 150-200 million to make. I assume. So it will need much more! 110 million budget I found. Still 200 million at least is what it needs.

War horse is doing surprisingly well over seas. Should do well, just not as good as Stephens past films.

 

Puss in Boots did crazy good for the type of movie that it is. I guess Puss really was popular!



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Rank*TitleFriday
2/3

(Estimates)
1 CHRONICLE (2012)
Fox

2,907
$8,650,000

-- / $2,976
$8,650,000 / 1
2 THE WOMAN IN BLACK
CBS Films

2,855
$8,300,000

-- / $2,907
$8,300,000 / 1
3 THE GREY
Open Road Films

3,208
$3,089,000

+144.4% / $963
$28,346,000 / 8
4 BIG MIRACLE
Universal

2,129
$2,300,000

-- / $1,080
$2,300,000 / 1
5 ONE FOR THE MONEY
Lionsgate

2,737
$1,730,000

+154.9% / $632
$16,148,000 / 8
6 UNDERWORLD AWAKENING
Sony / Screen Gems

2,636
$1,700,000

+94.4% / $645
$50,433,000 / 15
7 MAN ON A LEDGE
Summit Entertainment

2,998
$1,503,000

+182.9% / $501
$11,768,000 / 8
8 RED TAILS
Fox

2,347
$1,500,000

+143.3% / $639
$37,823,000 / 15
9 THE DESCENDANTS
Fox Searchlight

2,038
$1,420,000

+155.2% / $697
$62,343,000 / 80
10 EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Warner Bros.

2,505
$1,200,000

+158.5% / $479
$24,068,000 / 41


                               

Mordred11 said:
1 CHRONICLE (2012)
Fox

2,907
$8,650,000

-- / $2,976
$8,650,000 / 1
2 THE WOMAN IN BLACK
CBS Films

2,855
$8,300,000

-- / $2,907
$8,300,000 / 1
3 THE GREY
Open Road Films

3,208
$3,089,000

+144.4% / $963
$28,346,000 / 8
4 BIG MIRACLE
Universal

2,129
$2,300,000

-- / $1,080
$2,300,000 / 1
6 UNDERWORLD AWAKENING
Sony / Screen Gems

2,636
$1,700,000

+94.4% / $645
$50,433,000 / 15
7 MAN ON A LEDGE
Summit Entertainment

2,998
$1,503,000

+182.9% / $501
$11,768,000 / 8
8 RED TAILS
Fox

2,347
$1,500,000

+143.3% / $639
$37,823,000 / 15

Neck and neck for the top two. I heard Black was pretty good. If I see it, then it has to be actually scary. Make you jump type of thing.

I hope Big Miracle does not do well. Saw Soul Surfer, Watched Dolphin tale, but this looks so over the top emotional that I can hardly stand to watch the previews.

Essh! Underworld did not do as well as I thought. Worldwide should take care of it.

Summit just cannot get many hits out other than Twilight. Looks like another New Line to me.

Red Tails did alright. But may not have much appeal overseas. Maybe.



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Awesome! Very good for both Chronicle and The Woman in Black!

I'll go see one of them next week and hopefully the other one soon after.

Also I've seen The Grey last week and it really was awesome. Absolutely the most intense plane crash scene I have ever seen. I think it deserves more!

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Based on studio estimates, Chronicle held off The Woman in Black to take the top spot this weekend, though Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Potter outing was impressive in its own right. The weekend's other opener, Big Miracle, was a tad disappointing, but it still finished in line with modest expectations. The Top 12 wound up grossing $95.9 million, which is up a whopping 31 percent from Super Bowl 2011.

Chronicle debuted to an estimated $22 million, which is the fourth-highest Super Bowl debut ever and second-best among movies targeting at men behind Taken ($24.7 million). It did earn less than major found footage flicks like Cloverfield ($40.06 million) and last month's The Devil Inside ($33.7 million), not to mention the last two Paranormal Activity movies, though that shouldn't detract too much from this movie's success.