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bartleby
06-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Will "Superman" Sink "Aquaman" at the Box Office?

Posted Jun 28th 2006 6:15PM by TMZ Staff


After the record-breaking performance of "Aquaman," another superhero movie is set to open and try to steal away the box office crown. With June 28 right around the corner, does "Superman" have what it takes to dethrone "Aquaman"?

Box office pundits were surprised when "Aquaman" broke the record for the biggest opening weekend ever -- with $116,844,114 -- besting the 2002 opening of "Spider-Man" by $2 million.

For director James Cameron, "Aquaman" marked his biggest opening weekend by far. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" took in $31.7 million during its first three days, while "Titanic" only took in $28.6 million. "Titanic," of course, went on to be the highest-grossing movie of all time ($600.7 million).

"With 'Aquaman' opening as big as it did, all bets are off," says Bruce Nash, founder of the box office information Web site, The Numbers. "'Aquaman' may have had James Cameron and Vincent Chase, but this is 'Superman;' he's got a much bigger fan base to work off of."

"Superman" also happens to open on a very unique weekend. By opening on a Wednesday, with July 4 falling on the following Tuesday, "Superman" will have the box office all to itself during the holiday before "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" opens on July 7.

And some industry insiders say that "Superman Returns" might not be the movie that topples "Aquaman" -- but rather it's Johnny Depp and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" that should have Vinnie Chase quaking in his fins.

"Actually, if I were James Cameron or Vincent Chase, I wouldn't be so worried about 'Superman Returns' breaking my record," Ben Fritz, technology and film reporter for Variety, told TMZ. "I'd be much more worried about 'Pirates of the Caribbean 2,' which is tracking off the charts and many in Hollywood think could set a new opening weekend record."

Ryan Elliott
06-28-2006, 03:03 PM
Huh?

EasyE726
06-28-2006, 03:04 PM
What's this from? (I know its a Entourage reference, but is this from a website?)

bartleby
06-28-2006, 03:05 PM
Huh?


Wake up and smell the Coffee Bean.

Ryan Elliott
06-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Oh. Entourage. :-|

Ray G.
06-28-2006, 03:07 PM
:rofl:

AAlgar
06-28-2006, 03:08 PM
Yeah, I don't get it.

sonnylarue
06-28-2006, 03:11 PM
I loved the "scene" from Aquaman they showed on ENTOURAGE, and LOVE the new character Don, who's going to be a lot of fun this season.

Bill?
06-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Yeah, I don't get it.

it's,like, meta-intertextuality or something. get with it, man.
:roll:

Artie Pink
06-28-2006, 03:16 PM
I loved the "scene" from Aquaman they showed on ENTOURAGE, and LOVE the new character Don, who's going to be a lot of fun this season.


They were a little TOO good at making Don unlikeable.

Donal DeLay
06-28-2006, 03:18 PM
Yeah, this is like, not funny anymore?

bartleby
06-28-2006, 03:19 PM
Yeah, this is like, not funny anymore?


Just wait... it's gonna get funny again. That's how comedy works.

sonnylarue
06-28-2006, 03:23 PM
They were a little TOO good at making Don unlikeable.

they have to dumb it down for the kids.

Skatonic10
06-28-2006, 03:31 PM
There's no way Superman is going to beat Spiderman's first weekend. Why? Spiderman's total is from Friday - Sunday. Plenty of people will go see Superman before Friday. Plus, its a holiday weekend, which means people will be on vacation and sitting by the poolside eating some hot dogs.

I have no doubts Superman will take in at least $116 million before Monday morning. But that's 5+ days. Spidey still wins! Woo Hoo!

Besides, based on A) The trailer, and B) The reaction to the trailer, Spiderman 3 is going to beat Spiderman 1 anyway.

Vonn Hennigar
06-29-2006, 09:14 AM
They were a little TOO good at making Don unlikeable.

I agree totally he sucked all the life out of the show in mere moments. Too much of him and i'll be forced to start skipping the show.

Doug
06-29-2006, 09:26 AM
They were a little TOO good at making Don unlikeable.

Very true. Although I loved Drama telling E that he stole the candy bar over and over again.

Ari, Drama, and Turtle are where it's at.

AAlgar
06-29-2006, 09:28 AM
So... it's some kind of television show then?

Master Jack Rabbitt
06-29-2006, 09:59 AM
Wait... did I just wander into the Bizarro World? or the Bizarro Bendis Board, more likely?

Bill?
06-29-2006, 10:05 AM
So... it's some kind of television show then?

thats what she said! zing!