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#1 ShawnMR

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

There may be no stopping Liam Neeson. The veteran thespian has evolved into one of moviegoers' favorite action stars thanks to the success of 2009's Taken, headlining several global hits ever since. Be it his leading roles in Taken 2 and Unknown, or as a supporting player in Wrath of the Titans and Battleship (an overseas hit despite its domestic shortcomings), Neeson has established himself as one of the most reliable box office draws of the last five years.

 

Now, he's taking to the sky with fellow vet Julianne Moore in Universal's Non-Stop, opening February 28. The flick promises to give Neeson's fans more of the pulse-pounding, thriller-driven action they've come to enjoy. Can it best the modest performance of 2012's The Grey and add to the growing list of 2014's early hits?

 

Buzz on Twitter indicates as much. Non-Stop's 9,283 tweets over the past week represent 108 percent more discussion activity than Wrath of the Titans (notable since sequels often generate inflated levels of online buzz), 140 percent more than Unknown (also from Non-Stop director, Jaume Collet-Serra), and 555 percent more than The Grey. Last year's star-driven springtime action breakout, Olympus Has Fallen, posted very similar buzz at the same point with... (more)

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:00 AM



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

I think the Superbowl ad helped. It is getting way more promotion than something like Unknown



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:03 AM

Looks to open with decent but unspectacular numbers.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:10 AM

30m OW are happening.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

I'm at 25-26M for OW. 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:53 AM

Something you should be aware of when looking at Facebook likes:  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oVfHeWTKjag

 

I imagine the number of fake likes is increasing at a healthy pace.  Is there some way to find out how much a movie is being "advertised" on facebook?



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

Something you should be aware of when looking at Facebook likes:  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oVfHeWTKjag

 

I imagine the number of fake likes is increasing at a healthy pace.  Is there some way to find out how much a movie is being "advertised" on facebook?

 

I knew that facebook was shit when it came to predicting numbers when I saw that Machete Kills was trending there.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

he's got a gun on a plane or is it a train ? think i'll check the trailer 

 

def a big fan of neeson plus he's hot in an unorthodox way! papi chulo...


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

I say 30M OW. God Neeson can't be stopped.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

It should easily outgross Unknown and The Grey


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

 

#NonStop will open to 22.9M http://t.co/AZC01CoAE4

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I think it'll probably go higher. $30+m.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

I am also thinking this opens fairly well.


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

I think it'll probably go higher. $30+m.

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

I could see this opening close to $35 million. People love Neeson, and this looks like another fast paced action hit.

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:19 AM

$40M opening, easy



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 04:21 AM

...but 3 DAYS TO KILL may give the market a kind of "action thriller" overkill.

Especially after the non-starter in JACK RYAN reboot. 



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

Count me in on the "This Will Be Huge" train




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