TDK 15 (11 straight)
LOTR: ROTK 15
LOTR: Two Towers 14
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 13
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 12 (12 straight)
POTC: Dead Man's Chest 12 (10 straight)
Shrek 2 12
Meet the Fockers 12
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring 12
Spider-Man 11 (two days it was at $9.96m and 9.95m, so almost 13!)
Spider-Man 2 11
The Passion of the Christ 11
Harry Potter 1 (Sorcerer's Stone) 11
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith 10
Night at the Museum 10 Transformers 9
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 9
Independence Day 9
Spider-Man 3 8
Shrek The Third 8
POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl 8
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8
The Matrix Reloaded 8
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 8
The Incredibles 8
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 8
POTC: At World's End 7 (+ 1 day previews)
Jurassic Park 7
Finding Nemo 7
Iron Man 7
Bruce Almighty 7
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Avatar's opening is very, very good. Unfortunately, the film opened during an ice storm, and the effect is apparent in the Saturday and Sunday drops (an estimated -5% and -20%). The film would almost certainly have increased on Saturday and dropped less on Sunday had it not been for the bad weather.
Grosses in New York dropped 18 percent from Friday to Saturday, Philadelphia was down 57 percent, Washington, DC fell 75 percent and Baltimore dipped 86 percent.
Word of mouth is glowingAvatar received an A rating across all quadrants as well as a few A+ ratings on Cinema Score.
"Our exit polls are probably as good as, or better than, any I've ever seen," adds Aronson.
Avatar recorded the sixth highest day-and-date launch in history as Fox International’s epic adventure grossed an estimated $159.2m from 106 markets.Combined with the $73m North American debut, James Cameron’s film has amassed $232.2m worldwide in its first weekend and should see Fox International past the $2bn mark by Monday.
It's too early to determine how far the film will go on with these opening figures, but it looks headed for at least $800m worldwide, with a shot at $900. In short, it's a hit.
A pretty depressed weekend, with top 12 estimates coming out to $125.6m. Weekend stimates are available here.