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Adam T
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posted 03 January 2006 11:40 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All figures from
Biggest 'wide release' films Totals as of yesterday '*' means it will end up higher
1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith $380,270,577
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 277,083,157
3. War of the Worlds 234,280,354
4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 225,703,346 *
5. Wedding Crashers 209,218,368
6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 206,459,076 3,790
7. Batman Begins 205,343,774
8. Madagascar 193,202,933
9. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 186,336,279
10. Hitch 179,495,555
11. King Kong 174,559,825 *
12. The Longest Yard 158,119,460
13. Fantastic Four 154,696,080
14. Chicken Little 132,265,084
15. Robots 128,200,012
16. The Pacifier 113,086,868
17. The 40-Year-Old Virgin 109,289,008
18. Walk the Line 92,436,258
19. Flightplan 89,160,336
20. Saw II 86,970,939
21. Monster-in-Law 82,931,301
22. Are We There Yet? 82,531,160
23. The Dukes of Hazzard 80,270,227
24. The Ring Two 76,231,249
25. Constantine 75,567,648
26. The Exorcism of Emily Rose 75,072,454
27. Four Brothers 74,494,381
28. Sin City 74,103,820
29. The Interpreter 72,554,855
30. Guess Who Sony 68,777,685

Fun With Dick and Jane should move into the top 30.

Biggest independents/limited release
1.March of the Penguins $77,437,223
2.Good Night and Good Luck 23,684,743
3.Brokeback Mountain 15,102,697 *
4.Broken Flowers 13,744,960
5.Capote 12,032,633 *
6.Shopgirl 10,082,747
7.Mad Hot Ballroom 8,046,040
8.Proof 7,535,331
9.Ladies in Lavender 6,765,081
10.Bride and Prejudice 6,605,592
11.Millions 6,584,159
12.The Aristocrats 6,361,592
13.Downfall 5,509,040
14.The Squid and the Whale 5,226,413*
15.Howl's Moving Castle 4,711,096
16.Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior 4,563,167
17.Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 4,212,631
18.Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 4,071,700
19.Me and You and Everyone We Know 3,885,134
20.Melinda and Melinda 3,826,280
21.The Chorus 3,635,164
22.Rize 3,336,391
23.Grizzly Man 3,178,403
24.The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill 3,041,591
25.G (Gatsby) 3,020,784
26.Walk on Water 2,713,932
27.Junebug 2,678,691
28.Layer Cake 2,339,957
29.Oliver Twist 1,987,287
30.American Zion: The Work and the Glory 1,922,259 *

Biggest wide release flops
1.Kids in America $492,078 (semi wide release)
2.Undiscovered 1,069,318 budget: 9 million
3.A Sound of Thunder 1,897,575 budget: 80 million
4.Supercross 3,102,550
5.Stay 3,626,883
6.High Tension 3,681,066
7.King's Ransom 4,008,527
8.Mindhunters 4,480,744
9.Alone in the Dark 5,178,569 budget 20 million
10.Underclassman 5,655,459
11.The Jacket 6,303,762
12.The Man 8,330,720
13.An Unfinished Life 8,586,392 (semi wide release) budget 30 million
14.The Ice Harvest 9,016,782
15.Cry Wolf 10,047,674 budget 1 million
16.The Great Raid 10,167,303 (semi wide release) budget 80 million
17.Domino 10,169,202
18.In the Mix 10,223,896
19.Lords of Dogtown 11,008,432 budget 25million
20.The Weather Man 12,482,775 budget 22 million
21.The Honeymooners 12,843,849 budget 25million
22.The Cave 14,888,028
23.The Greatest Game Ever Played 15,337,393
24.The Gospel 15,778,152 budget 4 million
25.Waiting... 16,124,543 budget 3million
26.The Perfect Man 16,317,820 budget 10 million
27.Rebound 16,809,014
28.Son of the Mask 17,008,422 budget 84 million
29.The Devil's Rejects 17,044,981 budget 7 million
30.Kung Fu Hustle 17,108,591 budget 20 million
(World wide it took in 100 million though)

[ 05 January 2006: Message edited by: Adam T ]

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posted 04 January 2006 06:04 PM      Profile for majorvictory64     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All right! I saw more of the top boxoffice "flops" than 'wide release' and "independents/limited release" listed films combined. I rule!!!

28. Sin City
23.Grizzly Man


6.High Tension
11.The Jacket
29.The Devil's Rejects
30.Kung Fu Hustle

The ultimate in hip would be zero 'wide release' flix, but i'm pretty sure V For Vendetta will make the top 30. Ah well, there's always '07!

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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 04 January 2006 07:38 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks for the great lists Adam, but I would not call Kung Fu Hustle a flop based on North American numbers alone. To date it's worldwide gross including North America is $100,960,276. That's before Chow sold a single DVD or television right. It was a smash and smashing good entertainment too.

Sin City was my fav of the year. Sometimes you just gotta ask yourself, "What would Marv do?"

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Adam T
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posted 04 January 2006 09:52 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, I wouldn't call Kung Fu Hustle a flop either. It just fit the criteria of being the film with the 30th lowest box office take. There are also several films on the 'flop' list that made money.

If "Hollywood" is a 'declining industry', or at least an industry with little growth (and I'm referring just to films at the theatrical level) not including DVD, which is a huge business itself, they would do well to learn to make more films for about $5million with an expectation of getting back $15-20million.

I find it hard to believe that an industry that took in $9billion last year just from theatrical releases (and I know some of that goes to the theatre owners) can't make a ton of money.

BTW, on the 'indie' film list, I forgot to mention that there is a Quebec smash hit that is not on that list. Last year Camping Sauvage box office receipts were detailed, as was Serephin from 3 years ago, and the big hit Quebec film from 2 years ago, but for some reason Boxofficemojo isn't reporting Quebec films anymore.

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posted 04 January 2006 10:36 PM      Profile for Accidental Altruist   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Count another kudo fer Kung Fu Hustle!
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 04 January 2006 10:47 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That film was awesome. If you're sick of knock-offs, rip offs and sequels, it's a genuine original.
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