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Box Office Power Rankings: The Darkening "Twilight" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 09:15
'New Moon'The Box Office Power Rankings do not like the Twilight movies. We are not fooled by the excitement or ticket-buying power of teenage girls. We are on Team No One. (Did I do that right?)

Neither movie has ever finished better than third place in the Box Office Power Rankings. We are confident that this validates our methods.

 
Box Office Power Rankings: Eye of the Beholder PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Thursday, 12 November 2009 08:40
Disney's A Christmas CarolAs people tell us time and time again, box-office performance is in the eye of the beholder.

Box Office Mojo wrote that Michael Jackson’s This Is It, in its debut weekend, did “exceptionally well for a concert picture or music documentary.” On the other hand, Disney’s A Christmas Carol “stumbled a bit out of the gate.”

Guess which one made $30 million and which one pulled in $23 million in its opening weekend.

Yep. The stumbler made more.

 
Box Office Power Rankings: Not Exactly a Wild Rumpus PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Friday, 30 October 2009 15:32
Where the Wild Things AreShould we consider Spike Jonze’s and Dave Eggers’ adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are a disappointment?

It is certainly not a miserable failure. It received good reviews, won the box office when it debuted, and also topped the Box Office Power Rankings in its opening weekend.

But its gross dropped 57 percent its second weekend. Thirty-five movies have opened in wide release atop the box-office top 10 this year, and 20 lost a lower percentage of revenue than Wild Things:

 
Box Office Power Rankings: Paranormal, Indeed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Friday, 16 October 2009 13:14

paranormal.jpgOver the past seven weekends, Culture Snob’s Box Office Power Rankings were won by Quentin Tarantino (twice), Tyler Perry, Meatballs (twice), and zombies (twice). No one could have possibly known that until now, however, because apparently I’ve been in a coma.

What did I miss? Well, there was a flood of new releases, with 24 movies debuting in the box-office top 10 over the seven weeks. Thankfully if inexplicably, only Couples Retreat opened wide this past weekend, allowing Paranormal Activity to grab the spotlight, earning almost $8 million at a mere 160 theaters.

The homemade, low-budget horror movie has drawn a lot of comparisons to The Blair Witch Project 10 years ago, and with good reason.

 
Box Office Power Rankings: The Opportunity Cost of Blockbusters PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Friday, 28 August 2009 09:31

district-9.jpgDistrict 9 rightly got a lot of attention. No stars! $30-million production budget! Good special effects! Great reviews! Strong word of mouth! A $37-million opening weekend!

It’s a compelling story, and God knows the movie business needs constant reminders that funding six District 9s can be far more lucrative than bankrolling one G.I. Joe.

 
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