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    'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    'American Gangster' blasts box office

    Universal's crime drama sets a new record

    Universal's 'American Gangster'' opened to an estimated $46.3 million,
    the most ever for an R-rated crime drama.

    By Pamela McClintock
    Variety
    November 5, 2007

    Universal’s Denzel Washington-Russell Crowe starrer “American Gangster” whacked the weekend box office, easily turning in the highest-opening for an R-rated crime drama in history. With DreamWorks Animation’s “Bee Movie” also pollinating, the film biz had its first honey of a frame in nearly two months.

    “American Gangster” grossed an estimated $46.3 million from 3,054 locations, according to Rentrak, outpacing expectations and beating “Bee Movie” for the No. 1 spot. Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment produced.
    Previous record holder for best debut by an R-rated crime drama was “Sin City,” which bowed at $29.1 million. Denzel Washington starrer “Inside Man” is next with $28.9 million, followed by “The Departed,” which opened at $26.9 million.
    Elsewhere, Disney family laffer “The Game Plan” remained a strong player, coming in at No. 6 in its sixth frame and jumping the $80 million mark at the box office. Title declined 37% to an estimated $3.8 million from 2,844.

    With a cume of $81.9 million, movie is by far the biggest grosser of the fall.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    I am so glad Bee Movie bombed. I can't stand Seinfeld. The movie is horrible and leagues away from Pixar stuff. That's a given of course. He deserves it for attacking that woman who claimed Mrs. Seinfeld lifted recipes from her cookbook. He's insane.

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    Quote Originally Posted by Pressler69 View Post
    I am so glad Bee Movie bombed. I can't stand Seinfeld. The movie is horrible and leagues away from Pixar stuff. That's a given of course. He deserves it for attacking that woman who claimed Mrs. Seinfeld lifted recipes from her cookbook. He's insane.

    While a spouse's cookbook has so very much to do with an animated film's release (?!)...$39.1 million on an opening weekend isn't exacting bombing.
    That's more than some films make in their entire theatrical release.
    Is it Pixar level? Of course not. Is it supposed to be? Of course not.
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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    I don't go see any DreamWorks films. I don't care for them at all.

    I saw both Shrek's and didn't like them. I saw Madagascar and I didn't like it. I saw SharkTale and thought it was a third-rate Finding Nemo.

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    Bee Movie was just ok. It certainly wasn't 39.1 million good.
    But until the next family movie comes out, it will retain a good
    portion of the box office.

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    ^ I think Bee Movies success has more to do with that (lack of family movies in the market right now) than anything else.

    There will be PLENTY of Family movies coming out in the next 2 months, and Bee Movie will quickly fade. Which is probably why Dreamworks released it now instead of 2 or 3 weeks from now.


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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    I've never even heard of The Game Plan.

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    'Bee Movie' finds box office honey

    DreamWorks' feature stings competition


    By Pamela McClintock
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    November 11, 2007

    DreamWorks Animation's "Bee Movie" showed surprising sting in its second weekend, buzzing its way to the top of the domestic box and beating out holdover "American Gangster" and new entries "Fred Claus" and Tom Cruise-Meryl Streep-Robert Redford starrer "Lions for Lambs."

    "Bee," voiced by Jerry Seinfeld, declined just 32% to an estimated $26 million from 3,944 playdates for a cume of $72.2 million, according to Rentrak.

    That's quite a honied victory, considering "Bee" opened at No. 2 the previous weekend behind the bow of Universal's "Gangster" It's not often that a movie moves up to the top of the chart in its second weekend.

    In its second frame, "Gangster" came in No. 2, declining 44% to an estimated $24.3 million from 3,059 runs for a tasty cume of $80.7 million.
    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

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    Re: 'American Gangster' swats Seinfeld's 'Bee', 'The Game Plan' plays on

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell View Post
    I've never even heard of The Game Plan.
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