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Box office update
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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jan 27 2013, 8:33pm

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New worldwide total: $939.5m

North America: $293.2m
Overseas: $646.3m

It passed TTT.


macfalk
Valinor


Jan 27 2013, 9:14pm

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Looking good. [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like we don't need 60 + million from China to make it break 1 billion. 30-40 million there should be enough...



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jan 27 2013, 9:20pm

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Weekend grosses [In reply to] Can't Post

North America: $3.3m (-46%)
Overseas: $7.3m (-45%)

Will probably end its run with $300m - $302m in North America and $665m - $670m overseas from current markets. It will need at least $35m from China to hit $1b. Should be doable.


(This post was edited by Estel78 on Jan 27 2013, 9:21pm)


macfalk
Valinor


Jan 27 2013, 9:32pm

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After the first week [In reply to] Can't Post

I remember some gloom & doom talk about the film not even reaching 900 million and that to pass the 1 billion mark, an enormous China gross was needed. Looks like that was inaccurate!



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Welsh hero
Gondor


Jan 27 2013, 9:38pm

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looking good for the hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

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Kimtc
Rohan


Jan 27 2013, 9:47pm

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Funny it was out of top ten this weekend [In reply to] Can't Post

Because the showing I went to Saturday night was packed. People were searching for seats.

May be time to goose receipts with a post movie teaser?


Welsh hero
Gondor


Jan 27 2013, 9:55pm

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done more than two towers // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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bborchar
Rohan


Jan 27 2013, 10:18pm

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I also went to a showing... [In reply to] Can't Post

...on Friday night (admittedly, though, the streets were dead because we had bad weather). I went to the only 3D HFR version left in our area, and it had at least 20 people in there, despite the bad weather. Most of the theaters have lost it completely now, though.


Elessar
Valinor


Jan 27 2013, 11:02pm

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Indeed looking good [In reply to] Can't Post

It did about what I was hoping for this weekend. I'd say about 302 millionin NA is the end point as was mentioned which is alright. Everything is going in the right direction as a whole for ole mo to be good for film two. Should also get to 1.1 billion I believe WW.



cats16
Valinor

Jan 27 2013, 11:20pm

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AUJ should pass $1B after China is a GREAT achievement, considering that 2012 had one of the most competitive end-of-the-year box office totals in recent memory. Jam packed with popular releases.

I would say that this will be the least successful of the three films, considering that this upcoming winter looks to be relatively empty in terms of scheduled releases (I know it's early). Word of mouth after dvd sales should help quite a bit.


burgahobbit
Rohan


Jan 28 2013, 12:25am

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Yeah that would be great! [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't see why they wouldn't do it! They have the footage for the sequels unlike most movie series, and it would really urge many fans to go see it again (including myself). It would have been better to do it a couple weeks ago though when box office numbers were higher. I think they blew it but maybe they have a reason (I'm not and expert with these things at all).

And yeah, there are still a lot of people seeing the movie, but the numbers are really decreasing. I went yesterday and there were lots of people but I think it was just because the film went out of the regular theater in town and it's now at the 3 dollar matinee ticket one. Tongue

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burgahobbit
Rohan


Jan 28 2013, 12:29am

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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

That both desolation and there and back again should increase in the box office more and more. I think in the end these movies will be considered very succesful, and I think that the critics will do a complete 180 when the big dragon comes this december!

(This post was edited by burgahobbit on Jan 28 2013, 12:30am)


Kimtc
Rohan


Jan 28 2013, 1:14am

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They'll probably blame PJ in their about face. [In reply to] Can't Post

The story will be that they would have liked the film but he distracted them with his evil HFR.


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That both desolation and there and back again should increase in the box office more and more. I think in the end these movies will be considered very succesful, and I think that the critics will do a complete 180 when the big dragon comes this december!



Brethil
Half-elven


Jan 28 2013, 1:14am

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Same crowds here [In reply to] Can't Post

One big theater by me is still doing four shows a day, not an empty seat yet and we've been to two out of the four times in the last week.

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ryouko
Lorien

Jan 28 2013, 1:27am

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Indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to go to another theater(just a few miles further away than my usual one), in order to see it in 3D. My theater only shows it in 2D now. But the aggravating thing is, the JUST stopped showing it in HFR. On Thursday! ARGH!! Why don't they wait till the last showing on Sunday to stop a certain showing?? That way, people have one more weekend to see it!

*sighs* At least I got to see it in 3D.


bborchar
Rohan


Jan 28 2013, 2:07am

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They always stop showing movies on Thursday... [In reply to] Can't Post

That gives them the ability to put a new movie in the theater for the weekend. I was actually surprised they still had it, tbh. But I figured I might as well see it one more time while I could.

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ryouko
Lorien

Jan 28 2013, 2:35am

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That makes sense [In reply to] Can't Post

still a bummer not to get to see it once more in HFR. Unsure


mefansmum
Rivendell

Jan 28 2013, 3:07am

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It's not fair!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I want to go again but the 3D version in the exact same theatre as I saw it in HFR before is no longer screening it with HFR. Mad


Owain
Tol Eressea


Jan 28 2013, 3:23am

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Great news! [In reply to] Can't Post

It should be interesting to see how it fares in China. It look's like the decision to have SkyFall and The Hobbit premiere on different weekends is literally paying off so far for SkyFall.

Here's to The Hobbit having a great run in China!

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vincent_1988
Registered User

Jan 28 2013, 7:02am

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about the boxoffice in china [In reply to] Can't Post

North America: $3.3m (-46%)
Overseas: $7.3m (-45%)

Will probably end its run with $300m - $302m in North America and $665m - $670m overseas from current markets. It will need at least $35m from China to hit $1b. Should be doable.

Hi everyone,i'm from china.First,sorry for my poor english,hope you can understand my words.
the lord of the rings succed in China ten years ago, I'm sure the boxoffice will reach 1b after the hobbit opens in China next month. i came to HongKong to watch AUJ in Dec. and the film was fantastic,i will probably wath 3 more times in mainland china. lots of people want to see this movie,and the advertisements appear in cinemas.But the pirated DVD are everywhere on the internet! it will definitely cause bad influence on the boxoffice,and,there's no 48fps in mainland china.

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Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jan 28 2013, 10:02am

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Hi to China [In reply to] Can't Post

Glad to hear there's some excitement for the film in your country. Skyfall should finish with about $60m, i hope Hobbit can match that.


Loresilme
Valinor


Jan 28 2013, 2:18pm

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No worries, your writing is easily understood :-). I'm so glad to hear the fans in China are excited too! Although there are pirated DVDs out there, it's not anything like watching it in a theater, even without 48fps or 3D. I'm hoping that watching those DVDs will just show people what a great movie it is and make them want to go out and see it properly in a theater with a big screen and beautiful music and sound and with other people enjoying it too!

Welcome to TORn, vincent_1988 - hope you decide to stay and join in the fun :-)!


Elk2013
The Shire

Jan 28 2013, 2:33pm

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From China too [In reply to] Can't Post

Lurking here for a while, hi to everyone!
The Chinese market has expanded hugely in recent years. CZ12, the newest film by Jacky Chan, has grabbed 135 million USD in one month. Skyfall opened here last Tuesday. I haven't see the BO report yet, but it is said the the first 3 days' number will reach 14m USD. As far as I know, Chinese audience are eager to see the Hobbit films and they LOVE LOTR films & 3D! Pirate DVD does have an effect on BO, but it will be less so for 3D films. Publishers issued a new version of the Hobbit book, and it was in bestseller TOP10. The novel even got serialized on some domestic newspapers. I guess AUJ would easily pass 60m.
The opening date is Feb 22nd, a week after the Chinese new year holiday, I think it's good period 'cause we're too busy to go to cinema in the new year. Competition will be tough though, Cloud Atlas on Jan 31st, Jack Eacher on Feb 16th, Les Mis on Feb 28th, but one ring will rule them all.


Elk2013
The Shire

Jan 28 2013, 2:39pm

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no 2D either [In reply to] Can't Post


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and,there's no 48fps in mainland china.

True. We only get 3D & 3DIMAX.


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea

Jan 28 2013, 3:35pm

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And it made the top 5 [In reply to] Can't Post

in the US for 2012, passing the Twilight movie over the week-end.

We'll see if it can pass Skyfall (which is at $301.3 mil.) for 4th-- it'll be a squeaker!

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