babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » Box office indie hits and big studio hits and misses of 2006

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: Box office indie hits and big studio hits and misses of 2006
Adam T
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4631

posted 09 January 2007 03:06 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A * by the film means it's still in the theatres.
All information from boxofficemojo.com (U.S/Canada box office only, not world wide box office)

Top wide release hits (As of Jan 7/2007)
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $423,315,812
2. Cars 244,082,982 3,988
3. X-Men: The Last Stand 234,362,462
4. The Da Vinci Code Sony 217,536,138
5. Superman Returns 200,081,192
6. Ice Age: The Meltdown 195,330,621
7. Happy Feet 185,625,671 *
8. Night at the Museum 165,150,384 *
9. Casino Royale 160,047,891 *
10. Over the Hedge 155,019,340
11. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 148,213,377
12. Click 137,340,146
13. Mission: Impossible III 133,501,348
14. Borat... 126,598,982 *
15. The Pursuit of Happyness 124,834,524 *
16. The Devil Wears Prada 124,740,460
17. The Departed 120,950,841 *
18. The Break-Up 118,703,275
19. Scary Movie 90,710,620
20. Failure to Launch 88,715,192
21. Inside Man 88,513,495
22. Open Season 84,303,558
23. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 84,134,280 *
24. The Pink Panther 82,226,474
25. Eight Below 81,612,565
26. Saw III 80,238,724
27. Nacho Libre 80,197,993
28. You, Me and Dupree 75,628,110 3,137
29. Monster House 73,661,010
30. Jackass: Number Two 72,778,712

Top limited release indie films
1. Little Miss Sunshine $59,550,086 *
2. The Illusionist 39,813,885 *
3. The Queen 29,933,112 * (U.K film)
4. Thank You For Smoking 24,793,509
5. An Inconvenient Truth 23,814,997
6. Match Point 23,151,529
7. Babel 20,744,537 * (semi wide release)
8. A Prairie Home Companion 20,342,852 (semi wide release)
9. One Night With the King 13,395,961
10. Friends With Money 13,368,437
11. Bon Cop, Bad Cop 12,665,721 (Canada film)
12. The Matador 12,594,698 (semi wide release)
13. Scoop 10,525,717
14. Facing the Giants 10,127,352
15. Running With Scissors 6,754,898
16. Volver 5,959,367 * (Spain film)
17. A Scanner Darkly 5,501,616
18. For Your Consideration 5,490,967 *
19. The World's Fastest Indian 5,128,124 (U.S/New Zealand film)
20. The Libertine 4,835,065 (U.K film)
21. The Science of Sleep 4,670,644
22. Keeping Up With the Steins 4,339,241
23. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 3,860,678 * (Canada film)
24. The Last King of Scotland 3,671,898 * (U.K film)
25. Art School Confidential 3,297,137 (semi wide release)
26. Water 3,278,815 (Canada film)
27. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna 3,275,444 (India film)
28. Boynton Beach Club 3,127,742
29. Wordplay 3,121,270
30. Little Children 2,994,348 *

Lowest wide release box office take (not necessarily the biggest money losers, some of these films may, in fact, have made a profit)
1. BloodRayne $2,405,420 (indie studio release) (production budget $25 million)
2. Harsh Times 3,337,931
3. National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj 4,260,213 *
4. Goal! The Dream Begins 4,283,255
5. Catch a Fire 4,299,773 (indie studio release)
6. Let's Go To Prison 4,630,045
7. Basic Instinct Two 5,851,188
8. Grandma's Boy 6,090,172
9. Running Scared 6,855,137 (production budget: $15 million)
10. Turistas 6,990,366 * (production budget $10 million)
11. Crossover 7,009,688 (production budget $5.8 million)
12. Phat Girlz 7,061,128 (production budget $3 million)
13. American Dreamz 7,191,830 (production budget $17 million)
14. All the King's Men 7,221,458 (production budget $55 million)
15. Doogal 7,417,319 (indie studio release)
16. A Good Year 7,444,127 * (production budget $35 million)
17. The Return 7,749,851 (indie studio release)
18. Slither 7,802,450
19. The Night Listener 7,836,393
20. Hoot 8,117,637 (production budget $15 million)
21. Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny 8,334,575
22. The Fountain 9,970,830 (production budget $35 million)
23. Bobby 11,102,410
24. Material Girls 11,449,638
25. Something New 11,468,568 (indie studio release)
26. The Last Kiss 11,614,790 (production budget 20 million)
27. Zoom 11,631,245
28. Dave Chappelle's Block Party 11,718,595 (indie studio release) (production budget $3 million)
29. End of the Spear 11,967,000 (indie studio release) (production budget $10 million)
30. The Protector 12,044,087

BTW, my purpose for this thread it to provide the list of what people went out to see in and did not go out to see in 2006 (mainly in the U.S though), it is not to provide the list of what was the most commercially succesful (or unsuccesful) for the studios. That is why a call a film that made a profit but did not have a large theatrical take a 'flop'.

[ 09 January 2007: Message edited by: Adam T ]


From: Richmond B.C | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
jrose
babble intern
Babbler # 13401

posted 17 January 2007 06:16 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked Half Nelson. I don't see that on there anywhere!
From: Ottawa | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged
Adam T
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 4631

posted 17 January 2007 07:26 PM      Profile for Adam T     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, I also saw Half Nelson. Interesting film about dialectics. It was in the top 30 indie films for awhile during the year, but got pushed out by the year end surge of indie films that compete for the Oscar. It wound up making a little over $2.5 million in North America.

[ 18 January 2007: Message edited by: Adam T ]


From: Richmond B.C | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
jrose
babble intern
Babbler # 13401

posted 31 January 2007 12:06 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
1. Little Miss Sunshine $59,550,086 *

I finally saw Little Miss Sunshine last night, and I must admit I was skeptical. I thought it was going to be one of those cutsie films that recieved way too much hype. But it wasn't. I enjoyed it. A little too cutsie, but full of wit!


From: Ottawa | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged
oreobw
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 13754

posted 31 January 2007 08:53 PM      Profile for oreobw     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Possible thread drift as this may be a 2007 movie in Canada, but my nephew just saw Children of Men on DVD and said that it was very good.

Perhaps not quite Blade Runner class but still very good.

I hoping that he will get me the DVD as I don't much like theatres.


From: Toronto | Registered: Jan 2007  |  IP: Logged
oreobw
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 13754

posted 01 February 2007 06:41 PM      Profile for oreobw     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Got the DVD today and watched most of it this afternoon.

Children of Men is quite the movie. Fast moving and with an almost depressing view of the future.

This director is very very good.

[ 01 February 2007: Message edited by: oreobw ]


From: Toronto | Registered: Jan 2007  |  IP: Logged
jrose
babble intern
Babbler # 13401

posted 02 February 2007 07:06 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We started discussing it here, but conversation didn't really pick up much. Feel free to add your comments!
From: Ottawa | Registered: Oct 2006  |  IP: Logged
JayPotts
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 13835

posted 14 February 2007 06:09 AM      Profile for JayPotts   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have seen most of the movies listed. I never realized how many movies I have watched until I see it in list form.
From: Toronto | Registered: Feb 2007  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca