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$300M at last (US ticket sales)
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tripecac
Rivendell

Feb 19 2013, 5:14pm

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$300M at last (US ticket sales) Can't Post

Finally AUJ crossed the $300 million mark, for US ticket sales. It seemed to take forever to reach that amount, especially over the past few weeks when sales were sluggish. At this rate, it seems like it'll take a few years to reach $310M! The curve certainly flattens, doesn't it?

The next milestone is $1B worldwide.

We like round numbers, don't we?

I wonder what PJ's targets were?


(This post was edited by tripecac on Feb 19 2013, 5:14pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 19 2013, 5:56pm

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Woohoo!!! Well Done Hobbit! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the sales would have been more if the movie had stuck around longer. It was gone from my easy reach WAY sooner than any of the LotR flicks did.

STILL... this is nothing to sneeze at!
THANKS!



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GloryBox
Bree


Feb 19 2013, 6:07pm

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Still here for at least 3 more days... [In reply to] Can't Post

so I'm very lucky. And I'll do my bit to add a tiny amount to the current total! Thanks for all your efforts to add even more details that I can look for.

...one morning long ago in the quiet of the world, when there was less noise and more green... The Hobbit


swampB
Bree

Feb 19 2013, 7:18pm

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$300,000,000.00 [In reply to] Can't Post

Remember in addition to bad press on the HFR, Dec. 14th had the school shooting. I don't know about you guys but that event sucked the fun right out of me for the entire day. I woke up super excited that morning and felt like complete ass the rest of the day... This had to hurt the Hobbits opening numbers...


(This post was edited by swampB on Feb 19 2013, 7:18pm)


Bombadil
Half-elven


Feb 19 2013, 7:54pm

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1,000,000,000 easy. .we don't even need China? [In reply to] Can't Post

Australia's total finally came out
43,000,000 since Christmas day.
Germany..... 91,000,000
UK................ 82,000,000
France. .......41,000,000

South Korea. ..?
21,000,000?....

Me thinks. ..
Australia will put it over the top!


Arannir
Valinor

Feb 19 2013, 8:43pm

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I guess... [In reply to] Can't Post

... all time worldwide unadjusted #12 is possible with China now.


Arannir
Valinor

Feb 19 2013, 8:53pm

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Australia... [In reply to] Can't Post

... is already updated, isn't it? I mean, it i already in the 659 Mio.

But I guess there could come quite some millions in from South Korea (10-15 Mio) once it is updated. Some from India (maybe around 3-5 Mio)?!


Bombadil
Half-elven


Feb 19 2013, 9:05pm

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Bomby just checked India... release date 1 6 13 [In reply to] Can't Post

Almost 2,000,000 there!


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Feb 19 2013, 9:11pm

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It's still going strong here in Norway! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was watching it this evening and the showing was full packed with people!
I checked the cinema homepage and it's not even in the category "on its way out" Tongue

Vocalist in the progressive metal band Renamed.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Feb 19 2013, 9:26pm

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The total includes all countries and is up to date. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


macfalk
Valinor


Feb 19 2013, 9:54pm

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Same here [In reply to] Can't Post

I predict it will run until to at least April here in Sweden.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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Old Toby
Gondor


Feb 19 2013, 10:06pm

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Yes, if it were still playing [In reply to] Can't Post

It's gone now from where I live at all but one theater, and only playing once a day. I went the other day and the theater was more than half full still! And there were obviously people there who had never seen it before. So I think if it were still playing at more theaters, the numbers would be better. Of course I wish it would stick around....well, for a long, long time.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Feb 19 2013, 10:10pm

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Some websites are (prematurely) saying that it has reached $1 billion. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Feb 19 2013, 10:45pm

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In that case, [In reply to] Can't Post

OPEN THE CHAMPAGNE! Cool

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cats16
Tol Eressea

Feb 19 2013, 10:46pm

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I think it's that [In reply to] Can't Post

the countries that haven't appeared to have been updated have actually stopped showing the film. When you look at the BO details for one of those countries, the last statistical week that is shown usually has AUJ playing in a very small amount of theaters. So I'm pretty sure that the numbers are up to date, but they won't have details updated for countries that aren't playing it anymore.


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Feb 19 2013, 10:49pm

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Me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's the same here. I don't know very many movies though that stay in the cinema as long as say, RoTK or FoTR did. It seems now with DVD sales and streaming (not to mention downloading) that the quicker they can make money off it and scram the better. Again, I don't think WB's marketing was the best. Still, I wish it was going to be around longer.


Glorfindela
Valinor

Feb 19 2013, 10:54pm

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In the UK [In reply to] Can't Post

It looks as though it is disappearing this week. The run was planned to go to 22 February, I believe. This is far too short, in my view and especially when you compare it with the run for LOTR. At the cinema today (48 HFR) there were 5560 people of all ages, including children and elderly couples, all enjoying the film. Unimpressed

The countries that are having a longer run are so lucky!

There is no film showing that interests me now, despite the plethora of releases.


(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Feb 19 2013, 10:56pm)


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2013, 11:15pm

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It is down to one large theatre with 3 showtimes...not sure for how long. [In reply to] Can't Post

AMC South Barrington 30
175 Studio Drive, South Barrington, IL
10:55am 2:35 & 6:05pm

This is about 30-40 mins away. This is where I had to go to see the IMAX HFR version.


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Bombadil
Half-elven


Feb 20 2013, 12:13am

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Hollywood.. Wellywood...BOLLYwood? [In reply to] Can't Post

India loves Movies
Need bomby Say More?


MasterOrc
Rivendell


Feb 20 2013, 12:48am

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Any links [In reply to] Can't Post

Daniel?


Bombadil
Half-elven


Feb 20 2013, 3:18am

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from Perth to Patagonia? [In reply to] Can't Post

Alaska, Azores, or Auckland?
Bolivia, Bahamas,or Bombay
Chicago, Caracas, Christ Church
Denmark, Denver, Dubai
Ecuador, Eypt, Edmondton
Falkland Islands,France, Fryeburg
Georgia, Greece, Grenada
Hawaii, Holland, Hollywood
Israel, Indiana, Iceland
Jordan, Johannesburg, Japan
Kansas,Kubul, Kentucky
Luxembourg, Louisiana, los Angeles
Milan, Moscow, Malaysia
Norway, New Guinea, New York City?...

YOUzzGuys.. Finish Thizz
LIST?
( Bomby is burned out!)


MasterOrc
Rivendell


Feb 20 2013, 3:21am

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thank you.... [In reply to] Can't Post

get some rest now...Smile


Arannir
Valinor

Feb 20 2013, 7:15am

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Wow... okay... [In reply to] Can't Post

... in that case it did pretty poorly in those countries (SK and India) comapred to other movies.


DanielLB
Immortal


Feb 20 2013, 10:24am

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Google comes up with this: [In reply to] Can't Post

Link.

I looked just as it was released that the film had reached $300 in the U.S, and at the time, a handful of sites also reported it had reach $1 billion (obviously premature, and incorrect). I've looked this morning, and the majority of sites now say "will reach" $1 billion.

Smile

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cats16
Tol Eressea

Feb 20 2013, 2:40pm

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Definitely [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not entirely sure what factors caused this to happen. May have been an issue of timing, such as with China's domestic film last weekend. Something I've noticed is the vast difference in theater counts for overseas nations. Many don't even have the 600+ screens that the U.S. has dwindled down to over two months from AUJ's debut. Just goes to show you, at least for Europe, that the value of the euro is scaringly low.

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