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    'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Posted: Sun., Nov. 23, 2008, 9:34am PT

    'Twilight' takes bite out of box office

    Teen vampire romance pic drains competition

    'Twilight'

    By Pamela MCClintock
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    Fangirls of all ages scored their biggest box office victory yet as Summit Entertainment's teen vampire romance "Twilight"opened to an estimated $70.6 million from 3,419 screens at the domestic box office.

    "Twilight" took a big bite out of Disney's 3-D toon "Bolt," which opened to an estimated $27 million from 3,651 playdates, of which more than 900 runs were 3-D. "Bolt" virtually tied for No. 2 with James Bond holdover "Quantum of Solace," which grossed an estimated $27.4 million for a cume of $109.5 million in its first 10 days, according to Rentrak.
    It wasn't just "Bolt" that got dinged by "Twilight."

    "Quantum" declined a steep 59% in its second frame, while previous Bond installment Casino Royale" dropped far less in its second outing.
    'Twilight' takes bite out of box office - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    sad news amazing that such a badly reviewed film had such a following and destroyed a very well reviewed family movie

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Major holiday coming up this week which is why it was set for this past weekend, traditionally good time for family film to pick-up numbers.

    Phenomenons are lighting in a bottle, it was review-proof from jumpstreet. Summit Entertainment should be very thankful that WB pushed 'Harry' to next year.
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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    I saw twice this weekend!

    I don't know how long it will hold onto #1 since most of the diehard fans probably already saw it this weekend.
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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    sad news amazing that such a badly reviewed film had such a following and destroyed a very well reviewed family movie
    Reviewers were wrong IMO.

    I really enjoyed Twilight, I only thought Bolt was okay. Meet the Robinsons was much better IMO.


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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Reviewers were wrong IMO.

    I really enjoyed Twilight, I only thought Bolt was okay. Meet the Robinsons was much better IMO.
    Wow total opposite for me, as far as Bolt is concerned -- I didn't think it was as good as a Pixar of course, but it was entertaining and funny.

    Meet the Robinsons was unwatchably bad.

    Coming out of Bolt we saw all the tweenage girls screaming out of the Twilight theatre. The Arclight (Sherman Oaks) employees were just rolling their eyes.
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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    ^ Yeah, for some reason I just couldn't get into Bolt. I mean it was cute and fun, but it just didn't do it for me.


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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Those who did turn up for “Bolt” gave the toon top grade. Pic saw a 66% increase from Friday to Saturday.


    Mouse House expects “Bolt” to do well over the long Thanksgiving weekend as “Twilight” fervor dies down.

    “It’s one of the busiest times of the year for family moviegoing,” Disney prexy of domestic distribution Chuck Viane said.


    “Bolt” played on more than 900 3-D screens, the biggest count yet for a 3-D title. Those auditoriums did more than two times the business that conventional theaters did.


    Still, “Bolt” is far down the list in terms of openings for animated films. Earlier this month, DreamWorks Animation/Paramount’s sequel “Madagascar: Return 2 Africa” debuted to $63.1 million. Among original toons, “Bee Movie” opened to $38 million in November 2007.


    “Bolt” did beat the $25.1 million opening of Disney toon “Meet the Robinsons,” which cumed $97.8 million domestically.
    'Twilight' takes bite out of box office - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Don't know if Bond will beat Bold this weekend, but as a point of reference:

    Saw Bolt this morning, theatre was 'maybe' half full, probably less.

    Saw Bond this afternoon, the theatre was near sold out.


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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    According to weekend estimates:

    'Twilight' had a 62% drop from last weekend while 'Bolt' held steady at 1% growth and came in at #2 behind 'Four Christmases'

    http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/
    Last edited by ROBONICS95; 11-30-2008 at 11:08 AM.
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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Posted: Sun., Nov. 30, 2008, 10:12am PT


    “Twilight” and 3-D toon “Bolt” came in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in their second frames.

    “Twilight” grossed an estimated $39.5 million from 3,425 for the five-day sesh, and $26.4 million for the weekend, bringing the film’s cume to $119.7 million in its 10th day in release. Pic declined 62% weekend over weekend.

    Disney’s “Bolt,” playing in 3,654 runs, pulled off a stunning coup in showing a 1.4% increase over last weekend. Family film grossed an estimated $36 million for five days, and $26.6 million for the weekend, for a cume of $66.9 million in its 10th day.
    'Christmases' wraps up box office - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    ALIASd, you highlighted No. 3 along with the other references to 'Bolt' but its estimated that 'Bolt' came in at number No. 2, over 'Twilight'

    EDIT: I guess it all depends on if we are looking at the 5 day session or just this weekend.
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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    A lot of my girlfriends who were die hard Twilight book fans were disappointed by the film.

    Bolt was sweet. I was bawling.

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBONICS95 View Post
    ALIASd, you highlighted No. 3 along with the other references to 'Bolt' but its estimated that 'Bolt' came in at number No. 2, over 'Twilight'

    EDIT: I guess it all depends on if we are looking at the 5 day session or just this weekend.

    Thanksgiving holiday boxoffice numbers are always looked at as a 5-day weekend. Final numbers will be in tomorrow.

    Internationally:

    Disney premiered "Bolt," Pixar's digitally animated tale of a tv-celebrity talking dog (voiced by John Travolta), in Russia, Italy and Poland for an estimated $6.6 million from a total of 1,070 screens, sufficient to rank No. 5 on the weekend.
    'Quantum' takes int'l b.o. for fifth week

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    Re: 'Twilight' bites boxoffice at #1, 'Bolt' & Bond go for 2

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    Major holiday coming up this week which is why it was set for this past weekend, traditionally good time for family film to pick-up numbers.

    1 Four Christmases $31,680,000

    2 Bolt $26,596,000

    3 Twilight $26,370,000

    4 Quantum Of Solace $19,500,000

    5 Australia $14,815,000

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