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King Kong made $66 million over the 5-Day Course

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18th December 2005 21:07  #1

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
King Kong made $66 million over the 5-Day Course
Wow, big surprise. It looks like this movie isn't gonna make what I thought it would, which I thought 120 million in just the three day weekend.

18th December 2005 23:11  #2

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
It was a great movie though, and that's what really matters.

18th December 2005 23:23  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
It's a remake of one of Hollywood's biggest classics. It's like remaking Gone With The Wind or The Wizard of Oz. The masses dont want to see that. Plus it's a terrible time to release a movie. Everyone is busy preparing for Christmas.

The End.

19th December 2005 6:08  #4

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
Jonny "Me You" wrote: It's a remake of one of Hollywood's biggest classics. It's like remaking Gone With The Wind or The Wizard of Oz. The masses dont want to see that. Plus it's a terrible time to release a movie. Everyone is busy preparing for Christmas.

The End.


Thats True.

19th December 2005 6:14  #5

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
Je Ff wrote: It was a great movie though, and that's what really matters.

Yeah It Was A Good Movie! I Loved it I stayed in the theathers to c it again. I legt home at 1 to see it and came back at 7 somethin. But I always seem to miss the trailers(except 4 x men 3 and da vinci code) can someone tell me witch others trailers Besdides those came on?

19th December 2005 9:22  #6

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Why is your sig the release date to one of the worst comedy sagas ever?

19th December 2005 19:21  #7

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I have to admit that it was about 20 mins too long. Otherwise it was fantastic. It's looking like I was right about Universals mishandling, they really should give me a job.

19th December 2005 20:13  #8

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
floyd dylan wrote: Why is your sig the release date to one of the worst comedy sagas ever?The first one was the best, second just sucked, and third wasn't too better.

19th December 2005 20:30  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
There's so much wrong with that sentence I don't know where to begin... Wink

19th December 2005 22:44  #10

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Chris wrote: There's so much wrong with that sentence I don't know where to begin... WinkThat's just my opinion.

19th December 2005 22:58  #11

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
...and my opinion would be that you need to pay a little more attention in your English/Language Arts class...Wink

19th December 2005 23:02  #12

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Its cold out, people dont want to go out in biblicly cold conditions to see a movie

19th December 2005 23:06  #13

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Matt wrote: ...and my opinion would be that you need to pay a little more attention in your English/Language Arts class...WinkJust saw that mistake, again. Wink

19th December 2005 23:18  #14

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
floyd dylan wrote: Why is your sig the release date to one of the worst comedy sagas ever?

I Like Part one and three. And I liked the Posters They look funny.

19th December 2005 23:52  #15

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Biblically cold, I like that. I have to go home and shovel snow so the dudes delivering my couch tomarrow can actually find my fron door.

20th December 2005 0:56  #16

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Gabe Powers wrote: Biblically cold, I like that. I have to go home and shovel snow so the dudes delivering my couch tomarrow can actually find my fron door.How much snow did you get Gabe?

20th December 2005 1:20  #17

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
I was shocked that the movie pulled in such a low amount.  Does anyone think that these mid week releases hurt the movies also?  
Maybe business will pick up over the holiday "break", otherwise it will be one hell of a write off for Universal!

20th December 2005 1:27  #18

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: How much snow did you get Gabe?
I'm not sure. Over the last week I think it was 6 to 8 inches, but I live right off the highway, so my front yard was burried by the plows.

20th December 2005 2:00  #19

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Gabe Powers wrote: Tony DeFrancisco wrote: How much snow did you get Gabe?
I'm not sure. Over the last week I think it was 6 to 8 inches, but I live right off the highway, so my front yard was burried by the plows.
Wow... two weeks ago, we got about 5 inches. It wasn't bad but we missed school.

20th December 2005 3:43  #20

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
King Kong was an enjoyable film but I have to say that it didn't live up to my expectations. Part of the problem is that we have seen all of this before. The film offers no new wonders or surprises and Peter Jackson's attempt to "humanize" and create a more sympathetic Kong, simply emasculates the big ape. Its funny that the spider pit sequence that was excised from the original 1933 "King Kong" is restored to this update, but just as Merian C Cooper felt it slowed the action in the original, it does here as well. The film is too long and relies way too much on CGI. In the end it left me cold. I won't be seeing it again till it arrives on DVD. I just hope Peter Jackson doesn't feel compelled to add more to this overblown film.

20th December 2005 4:58  #21

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'm kind of surprised how much people are making about the box office.  These are very similiar numbers to Return of the King.  Kong will be at theaters for awhile and will probably make a ton of money, especially after the Oscar nominations come out and the ordinary people realize that maybe they should see it.

20th December 2005 5:23  #22

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
King Kong had the fourth largest all-time December opening at the box office with $50.15 million in its first weekend, but was deemed unremarkable.

On top of the domestic grosses, Peter Jackson's film tallied a sound $80.1 million from 8,123 playdates in 55 territories.

The box office total, so far, is over $130 million.

Hollywood is crying wolf too many times to be taken seriously. The Hollywood spin machine is not gaining any empathy from moviegoers when the budget for King Kong was over $200 million dollars.

When is Hollywood going to stop whining while running all the way to the bank with our hard earned cash?

20th December 2005 5:40  #23

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tigerclaw wrote: King Kong had the fourth largest all-time December opening at the box office with $50.15 million in its first weekend, but was deemed unremarkable.


Actually, these numbers are a bit misleading because they are not inflation adjusted.  We really should talk in terms of attendance instead of box office.  I'm sure that some of the disappointment comes from the fact that attendance is down.  Even though, I could have sworn that I saw a sound byte from the president of Universal that Kong was tracking as expected.

20th December 2005 21:38  #24

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
So lets see, 130 mil in its first week, it hasnt hit xmas weekend yet, and the dvd release will bring in more money than anyone has ever seen and theyre b***hing?

21st December 2005 16:09  #25

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
You might b***h if it were your $207 million invested in it.  After all, Universal does not get 100% of the $130 million in ticket sales.  And the $207 million doesn't include advertising costs which has to be at least $50 million or so.

I'm sure that when Titanic came in with it's $200 million+ budget and only made $28 million the first weekend they were concerned as well.  However, it is a different market these days.  Films do not stay in theaters as long as they used to.  King Kong will do well throughout the holiday season.

Biblically cold?  It's been in the 70's here.  Very Happy

22nd December 2005 7:04  #26

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Adrian wrote: You might b***h if it were your $207 million invested in it.  After all, Universal does not get 100% of the $130 million in ticket sales.  And the $207 million doesn't include advertising costs which has to be at least $50 million or so.

I'm sure that when Titanic came in with it's $200 million+ budget and only made $28 million the first weekend they were concerned as well.  However, it is a different market these days.  Films do not stay in theaters as long as they used to.  King Kong will do well throughout the holiday season.

Biblically cold?  It's been in the 70's here.  Very Happy


had to throw that in didnt you?

23rd December 2005 16:27  #27

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Of course.  It's the reason I live in Florida.

I finally got around to seeing King Kong.  Excellent movie, though I do agree with the poster that said that it felt more like a director's DVD cut instead of a theatrical release.  They easily could have cut 30 minutes from the movie and lost nothing.  But, you could see Peter Jackson's love for the film in every frame of the movie.

24th December 2005 3:59  #28

Bob "the film man" Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 258
The reviewer on one of my local news channels said that this was the greatest movie ever made. I wouldn't necessarily agree with that, but it was a highly enjoyable flick and probably the best film of 2005, and that was tough for me to say since I am such a die-hard Star Wars fan.

31st December 2005 21:38  #29

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Now they're calling this movie a "bomb" because it didn't meet their expectations out of the gate. Go figure.
Goes to show you how out of touch studios are with moviegoers. LOL

31st December 2005 22:36  #30

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Darren Russell wrote: Now they're calling this movie a "bomb" because it didn't meet their expectations out of the gate. Go figure.
Goes to show you how out of touch studios are with moviegoers. LOL
Unfortunatly they really only make movies for the money and rarley make them for the love of it....
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