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AUJ did much better than I expected

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Feb 21 2013, 2:31am


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I saw it as a fourth film in a finite series of 6 films. I thought that meant it would do worse than FotR. I did not feel like this was going to follow the Star Wars prequel model, which blew the BO away with the much-anticipated first prequel film; then people kinda thought it sucked and it lost a lot of fans for film 2. Harry Potter seemed like a better model, which was kind of U-shaped with the first and last being big (finite series).

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New Box Office Totals sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Feb 17 2013, 5:58pm
    Not bad, billion looking very easy now// Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Feb 17 2013, 6:24pm
        Yeah, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Feb 17 2013, 6:29pm
            That would be $2.1m. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 17 2013, 6:34pm
                Yep. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Feb 17 2013, 8:25pm
    Just $145,000 short of $300 million. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Feb 17 2013, 6:26pm
        Might very well make it on Monday Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 17 2013, 6:53pm
            Yes it is Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 17 2013, 7:17pm
            Indeed, and yes. That is my thought. I just commented on that, prior to seeing this. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 17 2013, 8:35pm
            $300m is official Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 4:07pm
                Flop! imin Send a private message to imin Feb 18 2013, 4:09pm
                    That stopped being funny a long while ago! macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 5:18pm
                CONGRATS!!! Silmaril Send a private message to Silmaril Feb 18 2013, 4:33pm
                Should be interesting to see how it does in China. Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 5:40pm
                    The Hobbit in China. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Feb 18 2013, 7:40pm
                        Is there a way to view the site in English?// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 7:48pm
                            I'm sorry if you haven't got a translator ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Feb 18 2013, 8:26pm
                                Ah! Thanks!// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 8:31pm
                            Here ya go. Steven Van der Berg Send a private message to Steven Van der Berg Feb 18 2013, 8:31pm
                                Ah! Thank you as well.// Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 8:34pm
                                Thanks, Steven. ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Feb 18 2013, 8:37pm
                                    Looks like it is getting released there on the same day as "Elavator Cry" Steven Van der Berg Send a private message to Steven Van der Berg Feb 18 2013, 8:47pm
                                        I think the hopes are somewhere between... Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 8:52pm
    Okay, so 150,000 ~ left to 300 million macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 17 2013, 7:01pm
        Entertainment Weekly said its on pace to hit $300 million on Monday. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 17 2013, 11:27pm
            Awesome! Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 17 2013, 11:34pm
                I'll be going tomorrow. I think there are now only 2 showtimes though. Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 17 2013, 11:51pm
                    I'm going on Tuesday Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 17 2013, 11:56pm
                        By the way Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 17 2013, 11:59pm
                            Success Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 12:11am
                                Very well said King MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Feb 18 2013, 12:16am
                                    Agreed... Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 12:23am
                                        You would think for those MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Feb 18 2013, 12:36am
                                            Or, preferred sitting for the premiere! // Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 18 2013, 12:43am
                                                I'd take that idea as well. :) Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 12:44am
                                                    We do I have a TORnsib... from China Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Feb 18 2013, 1:09am
                                                        Hopefully he will report on the buzz. Here's to a great... Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 1:38am
                                            Fantastic idea! Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 12:43am
                            It is mainly status. The number of movies that pass 300 million in the U.S.A. per annum is significantly AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 18 2013, 7:13am
                                Could it be... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 7:28am
                                    Definitely not the first. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Feb 18 2013, 9:28am
                                        From what I remember of the LOTR films Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 18 2013, 9:45am
                                            Maybe the second two movies, entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 18 2013, 2:22pm
                                                Not sure... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 2:41pm
                                                Entmaiden Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 18 2013, 2:42pm
                                                I dunno about critical Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 4:10pm
                                                    I really meant award-winning. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 18 2013, 11:26pm
                                        Agreed Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 10:53am
                                            Many? Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 12:47pm
                                                RIGHT! LotR, Hobbit and Game Of Thrones! nothing more. Silmaril Send a private message to Silmaril Feb 18 2013, 1:02pm
                                                    I did not say... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 1:17pm
                                                        ah, ok. Silmaril Send a private message to Silmaril Feb 18 2013, 2:23pm
                                                    Right! Game of Thrones! Even more to Arannir's point, and I am ashamed to have overlooked it AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 18 2013, 10:57pm
                                                Well... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 1:15pm
                                                    With regard to effects Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Feb 18 2013, 5:16pm
                                                He is right though. Leading into the era of The Rings movies you had a small handful, most tightly clutched AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 18 2013, 10:15pm
                                                    Don't forget Game of Thrones macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 10:40pm
                                                        your right, GOT is hugely popular MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Feb 18 2013, 10:43pm
                            This little sniping snippet from Box Off. Mojo tells exactly why 300 million in U.S. America was critical for THIS movie AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 18 2013, 8:55pm
                                Sorry, don't see the hateraid. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 9:07pm
                    Nice! Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 12:09am
            Although I have to work on Monday Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 18 2013, 12:13am
            What a great idea, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 18 2013, 12:35am
    International Numbers macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 17 2013, 7:04pm
        Look at Japan... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 17 2013, 7:25pm
            Yes macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 17 2013, 8:05pm
                It would be interesting to hear from someone in China, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Feb 17 2013, 8:39pm
                    Journey to the West... Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 17 2013, 8:46pm
                        WB in general Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 17 2013, 9:06pm
                            New films Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 17 2013, 10:15pm
                                True enough Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 17 2013, 10:29pm
                                    Oscars Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 17 2013, 10:36pm
    I just saw that!!! Mad that I cannot see the number of theatres it is still in yet, in the U.S.A. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 17 2013, 8:33pm
        Number of theatres macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 17 2013, 8:35pm
            Damn! It held up so well last weekend, and so many other films with more theatre screens have been underperforming it AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 17 2013, 11:23pm
    Oh so close! imin Send a private message to imin Feb 18 2013, 12:13am
    Why 300 million for The Hobbit is great and a success macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 10:19am
        December Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 12:39pm
            December is no guarantee for "good legs" macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 12:49pm
                I dont think it really had good word of mouth imin Send a private message to imin Feb 18 2013, 12:59pm
                    If not good word of mouth, it had "something", IMO // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 1:02pm
                        Yeah with that something being unfavourable in comparison to LOTR trilogy, lol // imin Send a private message to imin Feb 18 2013, 1:14pm
                    Word of Mouth vs. Read Critics Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 1:21pm
                        They have no other friends, haha. imin Send a private message to imin Feb 18 2013, 1:36pm
                        much less PROMOTION in comparison to Skyfall and Twilight! Silmaril Send a private message to Silmaril Feb 18 2013, 2:50pm
                            I guess... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 18 2013, 3:27pm
                            And Skyfall was.. MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Feb 18 2013, 11:44pm
                                I am unsure what that has to do with BO or how much marketing it got? imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:10am
                                    Skyfall was.... Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 12:22am
                                        For me its the other way round imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:27am
                                            Interesting Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 1:05am
                                                Dredd is a difficult one imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 1:13am
                                                    Dredd difficult? Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 1:27am
                                                        Dredd is a difficult one in so much as imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 1:39am
                                                            Dredding Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 2:02am
                                                                Maybe i don't like batman imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:07am
                                                                    I dunno Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 2:25am
                                                                        Ah ok imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:40am
                                                                            Graphic novels Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 3:01am
                                                                    I hope they don't make Superman dark or spiteful. That ain't him. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 19 2013, 2:50am
                                                                        There is still one twilight that has made more though imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:58am
                                                                            The Hobbit is currently #17 worldwide macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 8:31am
                                                                                Talking about US domestic imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 11:07am
                                                    It would seem that "Dredd" is a "tough sell" in every country in the world: macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 8:37am
                                    I agree with this to a degree Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 12:37am
                                        I believe the next two films are going to do better imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:45am
                                            That's the same for me Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 1:00am
                                    Skyfall has more award buzz, yes macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 12:05pm
                                        Metacritic and RT scores imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:14pm
                                            I know exactly what the critics thought. macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 12:23pm
                                                then should i mention RT viewer score which is higher for skyfall? imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:33pm
                                                    Is the BO performance of The Hobbit impressive? peace1993 Send a private message to peace1993 Feb 19 2013, 3:03pm
                                                        Thanks for the post imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 3:09pm
                                                            I think that's spot on Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 3:14pm
                                                            Yes, I agree Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 19 2013, 3:19pm
                                                                I thought HFR was pretty good overall imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 3:41pm
                                                                    Yes, I do wear glasses Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 19 2013, 4:01pm
                                                                        Ah ok imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 11:32pm
                                                Cinema viewers like it a lot Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 3:08pm
                    I think it did. I think that is part of what saved it. It had mediocre critical reviews, but as you say AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 18 2013, 10:27pm
                        Yeah i was being stupid imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:21am
                            For some, the tone and density matters. We love the depth, but not everybody does. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 19 2013, 12:49am
                                yeah maybe imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:55am
                It is a guarantee for better legs (than in other months), though Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 18 2013, 1:06pm
                    As you said, "better", not guarantee for "good" // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 1:08pm
                Sweet Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 18 2013, 11:59pm
                    I gotta disagree (surprise!) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 19 2013, 12:47am
                        I'm shocked Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 1:09am
                            he is speaking the truth though imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 1:15am
                                I don't know about truth Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 1:30am
                                    I forgot i can't mention the hobbit not meeting expectations imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 1:44am
                                "there was no one" and other generalities Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Feb 19 2013, 2:22am
                                    He didn't mean it personal Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 2:30am
                                    I was here before the release of the film imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:33am
                                        I was here, and looked at IMDB during the opening week. macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 8:34am
                                            I don't think there were on here imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 11:08am
                                                quoted from IMDB macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 11:59am
                                                    Maybe he was referring to North America ;) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 19 2013, 12:02pm
                                                        Fair enough, but this? macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 12:14pm
                                                            Sure, he went a little overboard. ;) // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 19 2013, 12:16pm
                                                                ...or this macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 12:21pm
                                                                    Let's wait till it opens in China. ;) // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Feb 19 2013, 12:24pm
                                                                        Even if it should fail in china, how is 1 billion "off the table" right now? // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 12:25pm
                                                                        I wonder if there are any folk in China who are here Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 19 2013, 3:08pm
                                                    That is a troll posting, lol imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 12:21pm
                                                        It is alot for a usual blockbuster, but average for a big blockbuster. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 19 2013, 11:11pm
                                                            Yeah i agree imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 11:41pm
                                                                Lol. Indeed. And the old Wizard vies for the hand of the Elf Lady, who is also a vampire AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 20 2013, 4:01am
                                                                    AUJ did much better than I expected totoro Send a private message to totoro Feb 21 2013, 2:31am
                                                    IMDB and RT Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 2:06pm
                                                        Me neither really imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:12pm
                                                            IMDB Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 4:12pm
                                                        Back in the day RT was pretty good Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 3:02pm
                                                            RT Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 4:14pm
                                                                Critics Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 19 2013, 4:38pm
                                                                    Critics/Reviews Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 5:15pm
                                                                        Critics who doesn't even try to understand the material... macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 19 2013, 5:22pm
                                                                            I'm with ya 110% Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 19 2013, 5:30pm
                                                                            I agree imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 11:34pm
        I'll be interested to see how films two and three open. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Feb 18 2013, 5:39pm
            Agreed. I think 2 and 3 Owain Send a private message to Owain Feb 18 2013, 5:42pm
    It's a lock! macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 10:01pm
        Hurrah and Bravo!!! Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Feb 18 2013, 10:15pm
        Woo Hoo! Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Feb 18 2013, 11:41pm
    I wonder if it could take down Skyfall next. macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Feb 18 2013, 10:14pm

 
 
 

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