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CraigM
05-22-2005, 09:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final installment of George Lucas' "Star Wars" series grossed about $108.5 million during its first weekend of release across North America, the second-best three-day opening of all time, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

The record is held by "Spider-Man," which opened to almost $115 million in 2002. "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" narrowly pipped "Shrek 2," which bowed with $108 million in 2004. Final data will be released on Monday.

Since its release after midnight on Thursday, the "Star Wars" film has sold $158.5 million worth of tickets in the United States and Canada. It was released by Twentieth Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.


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Craig

joeAR
05-22-2005, 09:45 AM
Holy Crap

batphone begins
05-22-2005, 09:48 AM
eh, thats not very much

CraigM
05-22-2005, 09:49 AM
eh, thats not very much

Yeah, not really that much. Seeing as how it's the best opening 4 days ever, breaking the previous record by like 20 million dollars.

Craig

Jonny Z
05-22-2005, 09:51 AM
Yeah, not really that much. Seeing as how it's the best opening 4 days ever, breaking the previous record by like 20 million dollars.

Craig

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/lilvenom/forum%20pics/SARCASM.jpg

Shwicaz
05-22-2005, 09:52 AM
Yeah, not really that much. Seeing as how it's the best opening 4 days ever, breaking the previous record by like 20 million dollars.

Craig

Yes, but you have to figure that Star Wars is opening up on MORE screens that Shrek (the previous record holder) did, plus Shrek didn't have midnight showings all around the country last time I checked.

;)

CraigM
05-22-2005, 09:53 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/lilvenom/forum%20pics/SARCASM.jpg

Jonny...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/lilvenom/forum%20pics/SARCASM.jpg

Craig

Shwicaz
05-22-2005, 09:53 AM
If you average that out, it look like the movie made about 39.5 million per day (on average)

CraigM
05-22-2005, 09:54 AM
Yes, but you have to figure that Star Wars is opening up on MORE screens that Shrek (the previous record holder) did, plus Shrek didn't have midnight showings all around the country last time I checked.

;)

Yeah, but wasn't Shrek rated PG? Wasn't Shrek considered this family movie?

Craig

AAlgar
05-22-2005, 09:54 AM
Next summer's big movie will beat it. This is a fairly meaningless milestone that seems to be beaten every year or two.

Bill!
05-22-2005, 09:55 AM
I thought ROTS opened on 500 fewer screens than Shrek.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=198186 (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/comments/?entryid=198186)

Shane W
05-22-2005, 09:56 AM
Yes, but you have to figure that Star Wars is opening up on MORE screens that Shrek (the previous record holder) did, plus Shrek didn't have midnight showings all around the country last time I checked.

;)

But you also have to consider that Star Wars opened with an extra day. Lop off the Thursday business, and those people go on Fri-Sun.

No matter how you cut it, it's a great opening.

Ray G.
05-22-2005, 10:09 AM
Everyone go out and see the movie again today. Those are just early estimates for Sunday. If Business is strong today, it could beat Spider-man outright! :D

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
05-22-2005, 10:16 AM
Episode 3 is better than Spider-man.

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:17 AM
Episode 3 is better than Spider-man.

Word

Jonny Z
05-22-2005, 10:23 AM
Episode 3 is better than Spider-man.


:shock:

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:24 AM
:shock:

Oh absolutely

Jonny Z
05-22-2005, 10:27 AM
Oh absolutely

jury's still out on that...

what about spider-man 2?

(akaRyanHoffman)
05-22-2005, 10:27 AM
Episode 3 is better than Spider-man.



no way.



Spider-Man is much more enjoyable and doesn't take itself quite as seriously.

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:29 AM
jury's still out on that...

what about spider-man 2?

Doc Ock was cool, the rest was too fucking preachy. Don't get me wrong, it was entertaining, but a second viewing is real painful.

Jonny Z
05-22-2005, 10:29 AM
no way.



Spider-Man is much more enjoyable and doesn't take itself quite as seriously.

and that goes double for spider-man 2

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:31 AM
and that goes double for spider-man 2

Spiderman 2 takes itself more seriously than Passion Of The Christ

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:33 AM
Not better than Spider-Man 2 though.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
05-22-2005, 10:35 AM
no way.



Spider-Man is much more enjoyable and doesn't take itself quite as seriously.
Star Wars is supposed to take itself seriously though, whereas Spider-man tries to be to much like a comic.

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:36 AM
Not better than Spider-Man 2 though.

Spidey 2 isn't even in my top 5 comic based films much less better than ROTS.

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
05-22-2005, 10:39 AM
Spidey 2 isn't even in my top 5 comic based films much less better than ROTS.
Word.

Jonny Z
05-22-2005, 10:40 AM
Spiderman 2 takes itself more seriously than Passion Of The Christ

at a few points, yes- but the bruce campbell scene? the weird russian blonde chick? the over-the-top dr. octopus birth scene? what are you talking about? besides aunt may's long winded speech and the questionable train scene with spider-man, the movie really didnt take itself that seriously.

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:42 AM
at a few points, yes- but the bruce campbell scene? the weird russian blonde chick? the over-the-top dr. octopus birth scene? what are you talking about? besides aunt may's long winded speech and the questionable train scene with spider-man, the movie really didnt take itself that seriously.

There were two seperate "be true to yourself" speaches, the train scene for one, okay maybe not as seriously as POTC, but it was more full of itself than Star Wars.

KingMob
05-22-2005, 10:42 AM
ROTS > Citizen Kane

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:43 AM
ROTS > Citizen Kane

:D

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
05-22-2005, 10:45 AM
:D
Vader was his sled.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:46 AM
The few hammy or overly serious moments in Spider-Man 2 are not nearly as bad as the horrible moments in Episode III that include: Palpatine's horrible fake moaning while being fried by his own lightning, screaming "POWEEEEEERRRR! UNLIMITED POWEEEEEERRR!" when killing Mace Windu, "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!", the countless horrible scenes between Anakin and Padme, Vader's frankenstein walk, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!" etc, etc.

And this is from someone who LIKED the film.

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:46 AM
Vader was his sled.

Both had their Rusebuds burned.

Bill!
05-22-2005, 10:47 AM
The few hammy or overly serious moments in Spider-Man 2 are not nearly as bad as the horrible moments in Episode III that include: Palpatine's horrible fake moaning while being fried by his own lightning, screaming "POWEEEEEERRRR! UNLIMITED POWEEEEEERRR!" when killing Mace Windu, "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!", the countless horrible scenes between Anakin and Padme, Vader's frankenstein walk, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!" etc, etc.

And this is from someone who LIKED the film.

Don't forget though:

Luke screamed the same thing Vader did in Empire when he found out he was his father. If Lucas wouldn't have panned out slowly on that Vader scene, it wouldn't have been quite as cheesy.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:48 AM
Oh, and "There's nothing medically wrong with her, but she's dying anyways. She's lost the will to live.", Ob-Gyn droids, Yoda's brutal overuse of his backwards talking, "Not if anything to say about that, I have."

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:49 AM
The few hammy or overly serious moments in Spider-Man 2 are not nearly as bad as the horrible moments in Episode III that include: Palpatine's horrible fake moaning while being fried by his own lightning, screaming "POWEEEEEERRRR! UNLIMITED POWEEEEEERRR!" when killing Mace Windu, "From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!", the countless horrible scenes between Anakin and Padme, Vader's frankenstein walk, "NOOOOOOOOOOO!" etc, etc.

And this is from someone who LIKED the film.


Well, the legs were new, so that may explain the lurching... That was something I didn't consider at first.

Bill!
05-22-2005, 10:49 AM
Well, the legs were new, so that may explain the lurching... That was something I didn't consider at first.

I was just about to say that. I think it would be very hard to get used to, so I think it explains it fine. The awkward slow pan out is what made it look goofy.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:51 AM
It's not the fact it happened, it was just very, very terribly shot and acted out.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:52 AM
Don't forget though:

Luke screamed the same thing Vader did in Empire when he found out he was his father. If Lucas wouldn't have panned out slowly on that Vader scene, it wouldn't have been quite as cheesy.
I don't remember him screaming "NOOOOOOO!" in quite the same way. I remember him say "NO! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!"

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:52 AM
It's not the fact it happened, it was just very, very terribly shot and acted out.

That's Lucas though.. Great visionary, horrible, horrible director.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 10:55 AM
That's Lucas though.. Great visionary, horrible, horrible director.
He wasn't always a terrible director though. See American Graffiti and THX-1138. Hell, even what he did for the original trilogy, it was good stuff. What happened here? Really?

Shane W
05-22-2005, 10:58 AM
He wasn't always a terrible director though. See American Graffiti and THX-1138. Hell, even what he did for the original trilogy, it was good stuff. What happened here? Really?

The only film he directed in the original was Ep4

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 11:01 AM
The only film he directed in the original was Ep4
He directed the scenes on the new Death Star in episode 6 between Vader/Luke/Emperor.

Mister Mets
05-22-2005, 11:08 AM
Never underestimate the success of a good Star Wars movie.

Bill!
05-22-2005, 01:00 PM
I don't remember him screaming "NOOOOOOO!" in quite the same way. I remember him say "NO! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!"

Don't you remember, after the No, that's impossible, and then after Vader says, "search your feelings, you know it to be true" Luke screams Noooooooooo and then sort of gurgles a second Noooo.

Boris the Blade
05-22-2005, 01:49 PM
I leant out my OT dvd's yesterday, but I'll give it a look when I get it back. But again, it's not what it is, it's how it's done.

Bill!
05-22-2005, 01:50 PM
I leant out my OT dvd's yesterday, but I'll give it a look when I get it back. But again, it's not what it is, it's how it's done.
Yeah I agree it was done sorta bad. Should have used a better angle and camera technique.

Smokinblues
05-22-2005, 02:00 PM
I think AAl's right...this is becoming a meaningless record that gets splattered every other year or so, though I'm really surprised it's doing so extremely well. Apparently putting out crap movies isn't enough to keep people from coming back.

NickT
05-22-2005, 02:09 PM
So far...

Worldwide Yearly 2005 2
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2005 1
All Time Domestic 111
All Time Worldwide 136
Yearly 2005 2
Opening Day Gross 1
Theater Average - Opening Weekends 155
Opening Weekends 2
Opening Weekends - May 2
Top 4-Day Grosses 1
Widest Releases 16
Widest Opening Releases 12
Fastest to $100 million 3
Slowest to $100 million 285

Bill!
05-22-2005, 02:13 PM
I think AAl's right...this is becoming a meaningless record that gets splattered every other year or so, though I'm really surprised it's doing so extremely well. Apparently putting out crap movies isn't enough to keep people from coming back.

Well, this is the story every one has been waiting for, and an overwhelming number of positive reviews from all the huge critics help too.

Andre'
05-22-2005, 04:28 PM
Back to the money issue, remember you can show Shrek 2 twice for every one showing of Epi III.

Go easy on the groping, I've been here for half a decade as a lurker.

bartleby
05-22-2005, 04:48 PM
Back to the money issue, remember you can show Shrek 2 twice for every one showing of Epi III.


Not quite. It's more like 5 showings of SHREK for 4 showings of SITH (per screen).

AAlgar
05-22-2005, 04:56 PM
Well, this is the story every one has been waiting for, and an overwhelming number of positive reviews from all the huge critics help too.

I loved it. Seen it twice already, will see it at least once more. But box office records are fairly irrelevant these days.

CraigM
05-22-2005, 05:01 PM
So far, it's made 303.2 million dollars worldwide, shattering another record. Previous record holder was Return of the King at 250 million I believe.

Craig

bartleby
05-22-2005, 05:05 PM
It's gonna be interesting to see what the final numbers are, cause there's some huge discrepancies in the estimates. Box Office Mojo had $35 for Friday and $40 for Saturday, while ShowBiz Data has $33 and $31. That's a difference of $14 for just those two days.

CraigM
05-22-2005, 05:07 PM
It's gonna be interesting to see what the final numbers are, cause there's some huge discrepancies in the estimates. Box Office Mojo had $35 for Friday and $40 for Saturday, while ShowBiz Data has $33 and $31. That's a difference of $14 for just those two days.

Except that CNN and everywhere is reporting the $35 for Friday and $40 for Saturday. Plus, wasn't ShowBiz Data low balling the Friday averages and they turned out higher?

Craig

bartleby
05-22-2005, 05:14 PM
Except that CNN and everywhere is reporting the $35 for Friday and $40 for Saturday. Plus, wasn't ShowBiz Data low balling the Friday averages and they turned out higher?

The Friday numbers are still estimates at this point. They won't be finalized until around noon PST on Monday. And Box Office Mojo went back and adjusted their Friday prediction to $33.8 (which is closer to SBD's number than to what BOM originally had).


Of course, there's still the possibility that it's just a typo.

CraigM
05-22-2005, 05:20 PM
The Friday numbers are still estimates at this point. They won't be finalized until around noon PST on Monday. And Box Office Mojo went back and adjusted their Friday prediction to $33.8 (which is closer to SBD's number than to what BOM originally had).


Of course, there's still the possibility that it's just a typo.

Well, it's actually a 9 million dollar difference now since Box Office Mojo lowered their estimate. And it's still possible it could be much higher (though doubtable).

Should be very interesting. It's more than likely still cracked 150 million and could crack 160 million if the actual numbers are north of the estimates.

Craig