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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #120 on: July 5, 2005, 12:07 AM »
Gained another $5 million this past weekend, now up to $366 million.

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #121 on: July 5, 2005, 01:57 AM »
I guessed $378 mil, and I think even that estimate might be too high. But then again we've still got the second-run theaters.....

It could pass The Passion at $370.7 mil, but sadly I don't think we can beat Spidey 2 at $373.5. :-\ Actually I really wanted to beat Spidey 1 at $403.7, but that's nowhere near feasible. :'(
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #122 on: July 5, 2005, 08:45 AM »
It really depends on just how long theatres keep it.  Back in 99 TPM was at the local theatre for 6 months.  No joke.  It seems to get about a 1 mil per day and then the weekends a bit more.  Of course there are no more big holiday weekends for it.  Oh well I am happy with what it made to be honest. 

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #123 on: July 5, 2005, 12:25 PM »
I'm changing my guess to $371. Just dosen't look like it'll make it much longer.

Hey!? They don't let you change your bet in Vagas do they? :P Your original guess will be counted. ;)
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #124 on: July 5, 2005, 12:50 PM »
It really depends on just how long theatres keep it. Back in 99 TPM was at the local theatre for 6 months. No joke. It seems to get about a 1 mil per day and then the weekends a bit more. Of course there are no more big holiday weekends for it.

Yep that's the real issue. At my theater it's already reduced to one small screen. Damned Batman and WOTW. ::)
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #125 on: July 5, 2005, 04:09 PM »
I have noticed here in the Phoenix area that a lot of theatres still have ROTS at 2 screens.  It may have changed now with WOTW?  I did not check this morning.  However, it was still the case this past 4th of July weekend.  Or so I thought.

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #126 on: July 5, 2005, 07:17 PM »
It really depends on just how long theatres keep it. Back in 99 TPM was at the local theatre for 6 months. No joke. It seems to get about a 1 mil per day and then the weekends a bit more. Of course there are no more big holiday weekends for it.

Yep that's the real issue. At my theater it's already reduced to one small screen. Damned Batman and WOTW. ::)

Yeah, same thing here. Knowing my theater, it'll be gone once Fantastic 4 and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hit town.

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #127 on: July 16, 2005, 02:51 AM »
I feel kinda bad for being pleased about this, but ROTS beat The Passion.

1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
3 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,027,325 2003
8 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
9 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $372,222,826 2005
10 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004^

Only $1.36 million to Spidey 2, so maybe #8 is feasible after all! I really don't think it'll make it $377 mil though.
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #128 on: July 16, 2005, 07:36 PM »
I think #8 is a no-brainer. Movies in the dying weeks are funny, they can still earn a few mill each week and hang in there. I don't think #7 is too far fetched.
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #129 on: July 17, 2005, 07:45 PM »
Yeah I think it will make it past #7 barely.

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #130 on: July 17, 2005, 08:08 PM »
It looks like its about on the same pace as Clones was back in 2002...or close to it.

Projecting out the same length of time means it will make another $31 million which would just beat ROTK and move in to the #7 spot
I guessed right around $379....I might be dang close

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #131 on: July 17, 2005, 08:10 PM »
IMDB lists it as #8 now, about $500,000 above Spidey 2. Just $4 million more and it can beat Return of the King.

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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #132 on: July 17, 2005, 10:06 PM »
w000tz! In yo face, Spidey! :P
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #133 on: July 28, 2005, 01:29 AM »
1 Titanic Par. $600,788,188 1997
2 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
3 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
4 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
5 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $431,088,301 1999
6 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,027,325 2003
8 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Fox $376,197,747 2005

Incidentally, it's #56 on the adjusted list and #13 ($802.3 mil) in world grosses.

Against my continuous drumbeat of pronouncements of doom, it's closing in on Return of the King, and #7 is probably a lock (slightly under 1 million to go). But I'm fairly certain it will stall before reaching Spidey 1's $403.7 mil. That's a gap of almost $27 mil, which is way out of reality at this stage.

I'm actually somewhat ambivalent about this. On a cinematic & artistic level I consider ROTK the superior film and want it to have a good ranking. But then again I want ROTS to make it as high on the list as possible and I'm a bigger SW fan than Rings fan.
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Re: Can Sith Beat Titanic?
« Reply #134 on: August 1, 2005, 04:16 PM »
$377,080,716 just barely passed ROTK :P