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2005.11.08 - BoxOffice Data

This is a weekend of beaten expectations. All the top movies this weekend made some significant dinero. The weekend is significantly higher than the last, or last year's.

Chicken Little (2005) beat all expectations and blazed to first place this weekend with $40M. The first digital animation that Disney produced outside of its relationship with Pixar however is not getting nearly as good reviews as Pixar's classic fares such as last year's The Incredibles or 2003's Finding Nemo. The general comment is that although the technology is outstanding, the story and writing are weak. Nevertheless, unless a bad word of mouth follows over the next few weeks, or Harry Potter 4, The Goblet Of Fire crushes the entire box office when it comes out in two weeks and dominates the family friendly Thanksgiving weekend, the movie is assured at least $100M, if not $150M.

Jarhead (2005) also beat expectations, by a wide margin, with $27.7M. Billed as a strong Oscar contender, it is not getting the reviews at a level necessary for that. However, looks like it will be a popular success. If the word of mouth doesn't kill it, it may get close to $80M.

Saw 2 (2005) also beat expectations, in spite of mediocre reviews, by falling less than 50%. With 16.9M this weekend, the film now sits at $60.1M and is already well beyond mere profitability. This is a hit within reach of $100M. You can be sure that there will be a Saw 3 soon.

Mask Of Zorro 2, The Legend Of Zoro, The (2005) also did better than expected, but only very slightly. With $10M this weekend, and $30.3M overall so far, the movie is a big fiasco and will unlikely recover its $80M budget plus high advertizing budget, even after it comes out on the home market.

RankMovieWeekend GrossTheater CountTotal GrossDays
1This movie has an online cover Chicken Little (2005)$40M3,654$40M3
2This movie has an online cover Jarhead (2005)$27.7M2,411$27.7M3
3This movie has an online cover Saw 2 (2005)$16.9M2,949$60.1M10
4This movie has an online cover Mask Of Zorro 2, The Legend Of Zoro, The (2005)$10M3,520$30.3M10
5 Prime (2005)$5.1M1,837$13.3M10
6This movie has an online cover Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story (2005)$4.8M2,617$23.8M17
7 Good Night And Good Luck (2005)$3.1M657$11M31
8This movie has an online cover Weather Man, The (2005)$2.9M1,510$8.6M10
9This movie has an online cover Shopgirl (2005)$2.5M493$3.5M17
10This movie has an online cover Flightplan (2005)$2.3M1,445$84.4M45
11This movie has an online cover North Country (2005)$2.2M2,211$15.6M17
12This movie has an online cover Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Wer... (2005)$2.1M2,278$52.8M33
13This movie has an online cover Doom (2005)$2M1,983$26.4M17
14This movie has an online cover Fog, The (2005)$2M1,669$28M24
15This movie has an online cover Elizabethtown (2005)$1.6M1,638$25.2M24
16This movie has an online cover In Her Shoes (2005)$1.1M791$31.1M31
17This movie has an online cover Capote (2005)$1M183$4.9M38
18This movie has an online cover History Of Violence, A (2005)$814.3K707$29.9M45
19This movie has an online cover G (2002)$555.3K450$2.7M52
20 Squid And The Whale, The (2005)$400.2K81$1.8M33
For the top 20 movies:$129.1M33,084$521.4M

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