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FWIW, despite my $9.50, Lee Daniel's The Butler kicked the ever-living shit out of Kick-Ass 2 Friday.

 

Butler did an estimated $8,328,000.  KA2 only did $5,810,000.  Not good for Kick-Ass 2, which probably won't even hit the 19 and change the first one did.  According to various reports, the reason the sequel got made is because the first movie sold unexpectedly well on dvd and blu-ray, far above what is normal for a film that does roughly 40 million domestic.  This probably kills any realistic chance at Kick-Ass 3 being made, unless the blu-ray sales are absolutely insane for it.

 

EDIT:  Oh, and jObs was all the way down in 6th place for the day.

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This probably kills any realistic chance at Kick-Ass 3 being made

Thank god for small favors.

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The Butler came out in that sweet spot of when most summer flicks are done and kids are heading back to school.  Adults may be looking for something with substance, and The Butler could fit that bill.  The campaign for it was solid as well.

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The Oprah rub is a funny thing.  Some adore her, others hate her guts.  They cancel one another, I think.

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Oprah rub?

 

These words right together make me uncomfortable.

 

I have the urge to say very clearly, "No. No, Oprah.  No rub."

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Having worked in a Borders during the late 90s/early 00s, I am all too familiar of the power of the Oprah endorsement.

 

It was horrible when she would plug a book on her show and we had no warning and dozens of people would come in asking for said book that day.

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I DON'T BELIEVE OPRAH CAN BE POOR IN A MOVIE! TOTALLY NOT BELIEVABLE!

 

You people were fucking incredible in that thread.

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SHE DON'T NEED YO MONEY CUZ WOMEN OUT HERE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES!

 

*early to mid 90s standup comic mode off*

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I'll say this, if by the end of the year the movie has amassed critical acclaim and all kinds of award nods...I'll probably end up checking it out.

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All of this Oprah hate just makes me want to go home and watch the Pregnant Oprah skit from Chappelle's Show.

 

The schmaltz of the marketing campaign is pretty annoying but Forrest mother fucking Whitaker is in this.  Ghost Dog, idi Amin, Charles "By God" Jefferson from Fast Times at Ridgemont High goddammit.

 

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Hi. I'm one of the people who will not watch it because she is in it.

 

She's crying into a pile of money that could buy us all over your slight. :P

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People who can't find a target for their women anger better than Oprah really make you wonder.

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Person X has fame and money we should bow to her/him and kiss their ass.

 

Shit.  Do you have their twitter?  I'm ready to get started.

 

Fuck it, I'll just search for @RealPersonX

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Person X has fame and money we should bow to her/him and kiss their ass.

 

Person Niner did not see the silly emoticon that was his cue to know that I was joking. :huh:

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All of this Oprah hate just makes me want to go home and watch the Pregnant Oprah skit from Chappelle's Show.

 

The schmaltz of the marketing campaign is pretty annoying but Forrest mother fucking Whitaker is in this.

Honestly, I am not a big fan of these type of movies. Not particularly because of black people always being the help, but goddamn if directors don't try to crib Forrest Gump and/or try to jam decades of American history into two hours. J. Edgar suffered from this kinda. It can be done, but the whole plot has to be compelling enough to make the characters bearable and reasonably accurate.

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:lol: I knew you were joking Burgundy.. My issue is with people who have an issue with me and others having issues with Oprah.

 

It's absurd that someone would think I have "women issues" because I dislike Oprah. When have I ever thrown any kind of shade on ANY woman other than Oprah?  I even like Amanda Bynes. I hope she's doing much better.

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:lol: I knew you were joking Burgundy.. My issue is with people who have an issue with me and others having issues with Oprah.

 

It's absurd that someone would think I have "women issues" because I dislike Oprah. When have I ever thrown any kind of shade on ANY woman other than Oprah?  I even like Amanda Bynes. I hope she's doing much better.

 

Please continue to use emoticons to help illustrate your position.  That will put us all at ease, or at least help me know that my sarcasm was understood. :)

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FWIW, The Butler got an "A" from cinemascore, and Kick-Ass 2 got a B+.  Jobs got a B-, which ain't good.

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The Butler did a very solid 25 million.  Beyond that, we had a bit of new movie bloodbath this weekend.

 

We're The Millers and Elysium both held off the other new releases.  Kick-Ass 2 did just 13,568,000 estimated (it could end up ahead of Elysium when the final numbers come out, as that did 13,600,000) and finished a pretty ugly 4th.  jObs, in the meantime, also finished behind Planes and the new Percy Jackson film.  Ouch.

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I haven't seen a single piece of hype for Jobs at all here. It seems like the sort of thing they are releasing just to get it out of storage. I see it is listed as having only a $12 million budget so it isn't like anyone is going to get hurt, I suppose.

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Yeah, it's had no marketing presence that I've noticed.  So, hey, it might even turn a small profit in the long run, but for being on over 2,000 screens, under 7 million is bowling shoe ugly.

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Paranoia only made $3.5 million with a budget of $35 million. I guess one Hemsworth brother is enough.

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