Saturday, June 26, 2004

Temperatures Rising 

(via Boxofficemojo.com, as cited at dKos)

Friday Estimates of money taken in: 1. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' - $8.2M, 2. 'White Chicks' - $6.8M

Now look at the number of theaters showing these films (two in between, "The Notebook" and "Two Brothers", omitted for clarity):

White Chicks --2,726
Fahrenheit 9/11 --868

On account of a slight deficiency of cash towards the end of the month, I'm not going to be able to go see it till next weekend. I console myself with the thought that, while opening weekend is important, the notion of "legs" for a movie, the ability to keep pulling in cash over time, is even bigger in showbiz.

One more trivia tidbit, from an article in "Variety" somebody quoted (sorry, no link; it's subscription anyway and an expensive one at that): The current record for Most Money Made in Theaters (not counting DVDs, PPV, etc.) for a documentary is circa $21 million, held by "Bowling for Columbine." And it took BfC 25 weeks to achieve that total.

Heh heh heh.

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