Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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I really don't think MI4 will meet Paramount and Tom Cruise expectations boxoffice wise both domestically and internationally.

I haven't been following: what are their expectations for MI4 domestically and internationally?I really think Sherlock Holmes will be the IT movie for audiences to go see this winter and Mission Impossible seems more like a summer escapism flick than a winter one.The start for Mission Impossible here doesn't really bode well for a lot of the other territories OS. Tom Cruise is a huge draw and the 2 films going head-to-head shows a lot of confidence on Paramount's part to challenge Warner Bros. and their tentpole film.

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Thursday Schedules

Note: All holdover showtimes in brackets are from Tuesday.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> Hollywood</td> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> New</td> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> Holdovers</td> <td bgcolor="#ff6600" colspan="1"> Leaving</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 12 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance - 1 showing (▼ 5)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sector 7 3D</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 11 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Magic to Win - 4 showings (▼ 5)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Nutcracker 3D</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3D Can.) - 1 showing (▼ 2)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots - 5 showings (▲ 4)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3D Eng.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Immortals 3D</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> In Time</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> Palace APM</td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> New</td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> Holdovers</td> <td bgcolor="#0000ff" colspan="1"> Leaving</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 18 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance - 1 showing (▼ 6)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sector 7 3D</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 17 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots - 2 showings (▼ 5)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Nutcracker 3D</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.) (Tues.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Magic to Win (Tues.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Strawberry Cliff</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 2)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3D Eng.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 1)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Starry Starry Night (Tues.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> Festival Walk</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> New</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 16 showings</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 11 showings</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> The One</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> New</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 14 showings</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 13 showings</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

December 15 Predictions -

Mission Impossible 4 vs. Sherlock Holmes 2 - WWW?

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Wednesday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 14</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5,312</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Magic to Win</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,785</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Margin Call</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,885</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,836</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sector 7 3D</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,336</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Ignore #2-#5. Wednesday is the day where admissions are highly inflated for some movies. The only number you have to worry about is Sherlock Holmes 2. This number is lower than Pirates 4 3D admissions on its opening Wednesday but higher than Ip Man 2's. It is still pretty early but if Sherlock Holmes keeps up this pace, it'll be heading towards a 2m OW.

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</tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 15</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10,343</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9,578</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,060</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 405</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -61.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,202</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 198</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -83.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 142</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 15</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 24,390</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 20,842</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,773</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 940</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -47.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,746</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 599</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -65.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,567</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 477</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -81.4%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Mission Impossible was boosted by midnight showings at almost every theater. I'm surprised that Sherlock only increased by 5,000 admissions from previews to opening day. Not good. 3 Idiots had an exceptional drop. Not bad for Apple of My Eye. White Vengeance is pretty much dead.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday Actuals</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 15</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Last Thu. (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Thursday (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Theaters</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Days</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Total</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $212,354</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 88</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $233,899</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $139,619</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 78</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $242,895</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $9,290</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,810</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -37.5%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 106</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,711,825</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $11,061</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,688</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -57.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 57</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $7,763,931</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Magic to Win</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $16,538</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,178</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -80.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $349,196</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $15,217</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,889</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -81.0%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $127,230</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 2)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $8,889</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,622</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -81.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $194,059</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> RE</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,394</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $219,762</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $12,473</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,275</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -89.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 22</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,140,861</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 1)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,528</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $827</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -81.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 29</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $382,224</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

So Mission Impossible manages to make up the deficit from Sherlock's Wednesday previews in just 1.1 days. It's performance, however, is nothing spectacular. At that pace, it is headed for a 1.1-1.3m weekend...possibly below Johnny English's weekend and well below MI3's opening weekend. Sherlock's opening day was muted thanks to its special screenings. It's on pace for a 1.0-1.3m weekend which would be higher than its predecessor's start. 3 Idiots continues to post strong numbers. I cannot wait for My Name is Khan in 3 weeks. That one is getting a wide release and should do some incredible numbers. Apple of My Eye continues to inch closer and closer to Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle. It'll be close for #2 with Soccer. Other holdovers dropped in the 80% range. This is standard when a big new release or multiple big releases come out. Arthur Christmas makes a return into the top 10. It should land somewhere in the top 5 this weekend.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Friday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 16</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15,478</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +61.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,416</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +39.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 657</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +62.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 571</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 407</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +186.6%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Friday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 16</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,400</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +32.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 31,423</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +50.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,472</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +56.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,058</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +76.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 592</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

With opening day-itis gone, Sherlock held the top spot for most of the day but Mission Impossible passed it near the end of the day. With gross, Mission Impossible should be about $50,000 ahead for Friday. Still, underwhelming performances by both movies. Both needed to have strong opening weekends to save itself from big screen cuts next weekend. After coming off the worst weekend in 4 years last weekend, this was supposed to be the time for both movies to co-exist but score high weekend grosses. At this point, both movies will probably decrease next weekend and Breaking Dawn actually has a fleeting chance at capturing #1 next weekend.<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Saturday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 17</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23,314</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +50.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 19,584</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +35.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,078</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +64.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 938</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +64.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 623</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

The family quadrant will keep Sherlock ahead for most of the day on Saturday and Sunday but will it stay that way at the end? 3 Idiots seems to be labouring. Apple of My Eye is chugging along slowly. Arthur Christmas might actually pass both Idiots and Eye on both days.

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Great competition between MI4 and Sherlock.

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MI4 is heading to 9m+ HKD this weekend, barely beating SH2. 30m HKD is the goal if legs are great.

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New quickie poll added. Please edit your votes.

Broadway/AMC increased their ticket prices by $5/$10 starting this weekend for all movies.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Saturday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 17</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 53,912</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 53,809</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5,135</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,317</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -54.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4,765</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,553</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -67.4%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 976</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Sherlock held the lead straight until the end but Mission Impossible came back once again at night. It managed to erase a 4,000 admissions deficit by the end of the day. Extremely good for 3 Idiots. I have no doubt that this will be saved next weekend and that it will see a hefty increase. Apple of My Eye did ok but it won't be enough to save it from the onslaught. After its horrendous start, Arthur Christmas has been doing quite well.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sunday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 18</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,640</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +10.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 20,477</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -12.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,901</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,157</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -39.1%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +7.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 846</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,431</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 407</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -71.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -34.7%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sunday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 18</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 52,474</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -2.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 46,633</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -13.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4,615</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,804</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -39.2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +21.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,318</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +35.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3,506</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1,013</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -71.1%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -34.8%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec 15-18</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 163,073</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 152,810</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7,533</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4,223</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

December 15 Weekend Estimates

1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - $1,200,000

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $1,050,000

3. 3 Idiots - $40,000 (-48.0%)/$2,750,000

4. Arthur Christmas - $30,000 (-52.5%)/$250,000

5. You Are the Apple of My Eye - $26,000 (-66.1%)/$7,790,000

Mission Impossible does it and defeats Sherlock Holmes in dramatic fashion after being behind by $120,000 before opening day and losing in admissions on Saturday. It not only managed to win in an outright manner on Sunday but padded its lead as the day increased. This may be a sign of strong word of mouth seeping in. No doubt, you can thank IMAX for most of the gap created as Sherlock Holmes did have theaters where it outperformed Mission Impossible by a fair bit.

While it did win the weekend, it did not do so in an explosive way. It came in below MI3's OW by about -40% and with increased ticket prices, it will come in below Johnny English Reborn's OW. Also, when going back through Tom Cruise's 100m+ domestic movies, MI4's OW ranks below War of the Worlds and Mission Impossible 3. You'll have to go back to 2004 when Collateral only opened to $400,000. MI4 is now looking ahead to finish with about 3.5-4.0m depending on how it does with the holidays.

Sherlock Holmes 2, meanwhile, increased from its predecessor but not by much. It too suffered under the weight of competition. Its OW is down 31% from Iron Man 2 and this also benefited from increased ticket prices. All in all, it was a pretty underwhelming weekend and both movies are looking towards Christmas holidays to boost its total. Sherlock Holmes is also looking for a total of about 3.0-4.0m.

If 3 Idiots manages to pull off a drop below 50%, that would be shocking. Shocking that all screens for primetime showings were all locked up by MI4 & SH2 but it somehow found enough people to watch it with what little showtimes it had left. That would be an astounding drop and it will survive Christmas week. Good news as that should benefit the movie with its long running time. The amazing thing is that HK's gross is only about $250,000 behind South Korea's for highest grossing foreign territory (not counting India obviously) and it already passed the UK on the first weekend of December.

You Are the Apple of My Eye's wheels have fallen off with a mediocre drop but it won't be enough to save it from getting slashed next weekend. Its total looks to be a little over 7.8m, good enough for #2 all-time for local films (all Chinese language movies).

Edited by Bluebomb

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Thursday schedules for Christmas week

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> Pacific Place</td> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> New</td> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> Holdovers</td> <td bgcolor="#993366" colspan="1"> Leaving</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Eng.) - 5 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 6 showings (▼ 12)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Eng.) - 5 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 5 showings (▼ 14)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Can.) - 3 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.) - 2 showings (▼ 5)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 9 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots - 1 showing (▼ 3)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Olympian City</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> New</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Holdovers</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Leaving</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.) - 5 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 8 showings (▼ 14)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (3D Can.)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.) - 4 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 9 showings (▼ 15)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Can.) - 5 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Can.) - 1 showing (-)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 7 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots - 3 showings (▼ 4)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> Festival Walk</td> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> New</td> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> Holdovers</td> <td bgcolor="#000080" colspan="1"> Leaving</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.) - 1 showing</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - 10 showings (▼ 16)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Eng.) - 3 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 10 showings (▼ 11)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Strawberry Cliff</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.) - 2 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas (3D Eng.) - 1 showing (▼ 2)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part 2)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Eng.) - 3 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye - 1 showing (-)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Can.) - 2 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots - 2 showings (▼ 5)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 6 showings</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> </tbody></table>

December 22 Predictions

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<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 22</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 16,573</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10,343</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6,381</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -38.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5,591</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9,578</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5,474</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -42.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,855</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Twilight will stay on top for the day. This early number is down 35% from Eclipse's opening day presales. The good news is that this will have Christmas and the following 2 days to make up for any lost business on opening day. Very good for Mission Impossible, Alvin and Sherlock Holmes. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate did poorly.

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Thanks for the updates.

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<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 22</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 34,290</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 24,390</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,987</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -9.9%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 20,842</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 17,212</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -17.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,800</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6,525</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Breaking Dawn 1's OD number comes in -27.3% from Eclipse's OD. Keep in mind though that Eclipse's OD was fueled by the July 1 holiday.

Excellent for Mission Impossible. Extremely positive word of mouth is coming out now. Similarly, Sherlock Holmes is also doing well with good WOM out there. Strong start for Alvin. Poor for Happy Feet 2.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday Actuals</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 22</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Last Thu. (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Thursday (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Theaters</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Days</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Total</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $184,902</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 54</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $184,902</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $212,354</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $160,176</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -24.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 64</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,033,051</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $139,619</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $104,876</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -24.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 47</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,544,326</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $74,811</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $74,811</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $51,018</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 38</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $51,018</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $43,328</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 35</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $43,328</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,688</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $6,009</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +28.2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 64</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $7,814,300</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,810</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,677</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -2.3%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 113</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,774,865</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,394</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,748</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +97.1%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 22</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $275,584</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,275</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $807</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -36.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 29</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,161,447</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Twilight started off quite well. The holidays may push this to over 1m for the weekend. Great holds for Mission Impossible and Sherlock Holmes. I think increases are in the works for both films. Very good start for Alvin. This looks headed towards a 500k+ weekend which is a better start than the last Alvin film. Those are weak starts for Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Happy Feet 2. Both were in 3D but largely ignored. Amazing hold for Apple. It has now passed Shaolin Soccer to claim #2 all-time Chinese language film. Extremely good for 3 Idiots. Fantastic for Arthur Christmas. It will do at least a 4 multiplier. Tintin failed to click here.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Friday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 23</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15,698</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -5.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,416</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,373</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -14.2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +93.9%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15,478</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,072</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -28.5%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +102.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6,035</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +7.9%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2,745</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Friday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 23</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,400</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,999</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +1.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +50.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,989</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -3.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 31,423</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 26,777</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -14.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +55.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13,453</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +5.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5,832</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Mission Impossible 4 is looking solid. I don't know whether to be worried or happy about that drop. Yes, it's close to the holidays but it's Twilight. I'll say it's ok for now. Sherlock Holmes is coming on strong and will catch Twilight for #2. This will easily outdo Twilight's admissions on Saturday/Sunday. Alvin is waiting for the windfall to come on Sunday. This could triple its OD numbers on Christmas Day. Still poor for Happy Feet 2.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec. 15 WKD</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Film Title</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Distributor</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend BO</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weeks</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Engmnts</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Eng. average</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> % change</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> B.O. Cume</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Paramount Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $1,303,500</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 44</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $29,625</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $1,875,419</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Warner Bros Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $1,038,747</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $25,484</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $1,436,001</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Phantom Of The Opera (25th Anniversary Concert), The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Universal Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $38,245</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $7,649</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -39%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $176,107</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Edko</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $37,807</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 16</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,908</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -50%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,769,647</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are The Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Fox Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $28,019</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,001</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -64%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $7,813,289</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sony Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $26,591</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,216</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -58%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $274,685</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Magic to Win</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Newport Ent.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $21,290</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,419</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -79%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $381,846</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> White Vengeance</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Gala Films</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $15,104</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $657</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -83%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $154,261</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Adventures Of Tintin, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Paramount Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $13,370</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,114</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -90%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,164,181</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Seediq Bale (Part 2)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Lighten Distribution</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $9,011</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,502</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -84%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $366,673</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Good starts for Mission Impossible and Sherlock Holmes. Phantom is doing well. 3 Idiots in Hong Kong is running out of time if it wants to catch South Korea's gross. It declined softly though. Apple dropped ok. Arthur Christmas held up well. Magic to Win, White Vengeance had ugly holds. Tintin disappeared and will finish with a disappointing 1.175m. Seediq Bale had a nasty drop.

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MI4 is taking BD1 down today and the weekend.

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<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Saturday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 24</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 19,584</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 35,438</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +81.0%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +186.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,141</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +104.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23,314</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 30,010</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +28.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +171.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,512</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +107.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6,725</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +145.0%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Saturday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 24</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 53,809</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 57,476</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +6.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +74.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 51,869</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +57.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 53,912</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 45,247</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -16.1%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +69.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,148</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +57.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,119</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +90.7%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sunday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> (so far)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 25</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,640</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37,420</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +72.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +16.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 20,477</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 28,960</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +41.4%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -3.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 27,900</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -13.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 17,550</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +40.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9,416</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +40.0%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sunday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 25</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 52,474</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 59,593</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +13.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +3.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 42,343</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -18.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 46,633</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 42,307</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -9.3%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -6.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 25,886</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +22.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13,387</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +20.4%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Note: These Sunday admissions are NOT final. This update was taken at 9 pm. Final admissions for Sunday and the weekend are higher.

Mission Impossible 4 did an incredible job this weekend. It ran away from the field on the weekend and has already passed 3m. It will hit 4m by next weekend and a final total of 5.5m is possible.

Breaking Dawn fizzled after opening day but it still managed to score its best opening of the franchise. It came in slightly below Eclipse's 5-day opening weekend admissions but will forge ahead in gross thanks to increased ticket prices.

Sherlock Holmes couldn't take advantage of the 1 big holiday and slipped from last week. It has passed 2m and will pass its predecessor before the end of its run. 3.5-4m is the range where its total could fall.

Alvin got off to fairly good start and will open ahead of its predecessor. It has a shot at 1m and will handily beat Squeakuel's total gross.

Happy Feet 2 stumbled and will open less than what the first one began with.

December 22 Weekend Estimates

1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - $1,350,000 (+3.8%)/$3,225,000

2. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $875,000

3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $825,000 (-20.6%)/$2,261,000

4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $420,000

5. Happy Feet 2 - $230,000

We Bought A Zoo, The Skin I Live In, Turning Point 2 and The Flowers of War all received special previews this weekend.

Edit: Silly me forgot about the weekend admissions. Here they are.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec 22-25</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 163,073</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 172,055</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +5.5%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 161,491</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 152,810</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 131,543</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -13.9%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 73,287</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

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December 26 holiday admissions

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Monday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 26</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15,590</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 54,749</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +251.2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -8.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13,765</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 38,624</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +180.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -8.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 33,440</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -21.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 28,028</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +8.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,637</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -13.1%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Really amazing for Mission Impossible 4. Sherlock Holmes 2 performed quite well. Breaking Dawn Part 1 is running out of gas quickly. Alvin 3 had an exceptional increase from Christmas. Troubling for Happy Feet 2.

December 27 holiday admissions

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Tuesday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 27</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 28,431</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 48,256</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +69.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -11.9%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23,585</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,144</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +36.3%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -16.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 26,719</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -20.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 25,220</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -10.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2 (3D Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10,913</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -6.2%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Pretty good for Mission Impossible. Even though Sherlock didn't perform as well here, it did manage to increase the gap between itself and Breaking Dawn. Great hold for Alvin here. The daily hold for Happy Feet 2 was the best of the top 5 but it's not great especially for an already low admissions Monday for HF2.

December 22 Weekend Actuals (includes Monday/Tuesday holidays)

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec. 22 WKD</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Film Title</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Distributor</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend BO</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weeks</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Engmnts</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Eng. average</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> % change</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> B.O. Cume</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Paramount Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,148,935</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 43</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $26,719</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -12%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,356,946</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Golden Scene</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $914,846</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 35</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $26,138</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $1,104,183</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warner Bros Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $736,655</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $19,910</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -22%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,373,124</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Fox Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $397,674</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 34</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $11,696</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $544,726</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Newport Ent.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $311,265</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 38</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $8,191</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $390,405</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Warner Bros Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $275,951</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 31</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $8,902</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $366,101</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Phantom Of The Opera (25th Anniversary Concert), The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Universal Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $40,917</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,115</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $230,627</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Edko</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $34,097</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 17</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,789</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -10%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,814,272</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> You Are The Apple of My Eye</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Fox Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $30,311</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,756</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $7,852,447</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Arthur Christmas</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sony Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $21,019</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,335</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -21%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $299,527</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

Don't know what happened here. Admissions were pointing to a slight increase for MI4. Nonetheless, that is a very good hold. It is going to pass MI3 and 4m this weekend. Good opening for Breaking Dawn but I still think that moving it to the beginning of the month was a better choice. The Monday and Tuesday holiday admissions and weekday actuals have shown that it doesn't matter if it gets holidays because most of the demand will have been burned off in the first weekend. They'll be playing with fire if they do it against The Hobbit. That Sherlock Holmes 2 decline is a bit deceiving. Last week I added the Wednesday previews into Thursday's gross. Variety didn't do this for SH2 but I noticed that they lumped Wednesday previews for POTC 4 into its OW (those previews started at 7 PM like SH2). With last Wednesday's previews included, it is a -29.0% drop. It's an OK drop but it's not the powerhouse that I thought it was. This will still do better than its predecessor though. Alvin 3 had a good opening. It will hold well to make 1m. Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Happy Feet 2 both disappointed. That Happy Feet 2 is pretty bad. Comparing the first week totals between Happy Feet 1 & 2, HF2 slid -52.6% from HF1's opening week gross. Phantom of the Opera continues to perform well through the holidays. With My Name is Khan coming out next weekend, 3 Idiots time here looks to be up. 2.87m looks final. Apple of My Eye is very close to Kung Fu Hustle for top spot. It looks like it will pass KFH to become the biggest Chinese language release of all time. Weak hold for Arthur Christmas. I was expecting an increase.

There will be no more updates this week. I'll be back in the new year. Let's look at the January schedule before I go.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ff0000" colspan="1"> Release Date</td> <td bgcolor="#ff0000" colspan="1"> Movie Title</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

My Name is Khan

Speed Angels

The Awakening

New Year's Eve

Melancholia

Texas Killing Fields</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 12</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Darkest Hour

The Great Magician

Love...Actually Sucks</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 19</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> From Up on Poppy Hill (From Kokuriko Hill)

The Flowers of War

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

All's Well End's Well 2012

The Muppets</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 21</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Puss in Boots

The Viral Factor</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 26</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Descendants

A Happy Event

Jack and Jill

Haywire

Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

January 5 looks pretty weak headlined by Dragon Tattoo. Dragon Tattoo, however, is rated III and the Girl installments were released late last year. My Name is Khan is looking like a UA only release. Releasing New Year's Eve after the holiday is stupid and ridiculous. Melancholia probably will get a limited arthouse release.

January 12 picks up with 2 releases in The Darkest Hour and The Great Magician. The Great Magician should win the weekend although The Darkest Hour will pose a challenge.

Without a doubt, January 19 is the highlight of the month and maybe possibly the whole year in terms of total weekend gross. I knew when I saw From Kokuriko Hill's poster 2 weeks ago in the coming soon section that it would be big. This is being advertised heavily and I think it could challenge Ponyo's gross. Even though Tales from Earthsea didn't do so great, that was 5 years ago and in a weaker economy than the HK box office state right now. 1.5m is assured for this movie. The Flowers of War has been doing good in limited release so far and Christian Bale's dust up with Chinese police and starpower will attract viewers. The Muppets looks to be the outsider looking in but I'm sure it will gross an OK amount. You've got the obligatory Chinese New Year release in All's Well End's Well 2012. This is a contender for #1. Last year, the 2 CNY movies combined for 2.5m. This year, it looks like there will be only 1 release. It has the mountain of Chinese stars hoping to draw people in and playing to an empty CNY marketplace will very helpful. It has competition, however, from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The first one made 4.5m in HK alone and it's being rewarded with an early release with Australia. This is the favorite to win the weekend especially with Journey 2 being in 3D and having the coveted IMAX slot. On January 21, it gets even more complicated with 2 high profile releases coming out. The Monday holiday means that the CNY releases will have Monday-Wednesday as holidays to act as buffers for low grosses so some distributors have decided to release their films on Saturday. Puss in Boots and The Viral Factor will sneak screens away (probably from The Muppets). Puss in Boots is hoping to bank on Kung Fu Panda 2's strategy of opening much later than almost everywhere else to capitalize on holidays. It sounds like a good idea in theory but KFP2's HK gross was behind almost every other Asian territory that got an early release -Taiwan and the Philippines. No doubt, China definitely stole away business as many took a ferry/train over to watch KFP2 and come back. Puss in Boots could definitely fall into a KFP2 scenario here but the 2 day weekend looks to be strong. The holidays will only strengthen it's opening week gross here but it also faces massive competition from From Kokuriko Hill and Muppets. The Viral Factor is a high profile release featuring Nicholas Tse and Jay Chou as the leading actors for this crime drama. Overheard 2 showed that these types of movies can become hits and they are hoping the CNY holiday will kick start the box office gross for this movie. The trailers are explosive and well done and have gotten good-great reaction. All in all, I expect a 3.5m 4-day weekend here for all movies combined (the lack of holidays will lead to weaker openings).

After all that, we come back down on the January 26 weekend. Haywire looks like it'll be the winner while The Descendants kicks off the start of the Oscar season (ie February) in HK.

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<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 29</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,987</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 18,317</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -16.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,828</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 17,212</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,824</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -31.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 34,290</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,804</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -65.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,800</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10,267</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -19.8%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Thursday Actuals</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 29</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Last Thu. (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Thursday (USD)</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Theaters</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Days</td> <td bgcolor="#003300" colspan="1"> Total</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $160,176</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $142,229</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -11.2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 52</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 15</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,955,711</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $86,526</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $147,932</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $104,876</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $74,079</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -29.4%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 41</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 16</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,733,452</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $184,902</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $68,228</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -63.1%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,453,497</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $74,811</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $68,198</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -8.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 38</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $822,875</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $43,328</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $38,983</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -10.0%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 34</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $549,246</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> We Bought A Zoo</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $38,178</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 29</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $48,881</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $51,018</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $26,006</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -49.0%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 39</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $530,042</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Skin I Live In</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $19,041</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $41,163</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3 Idiots</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,677</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,242</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -7.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 120</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,840,392</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Friday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 30</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,999</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 23,594</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -28.5%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +28.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 26,777</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,567</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -45.6%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +23.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 32,989</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,544</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -62.0%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +6.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 11,502</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -2.8%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 13,453</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9,905</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -26.4%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -3.5%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Saturday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> December 31</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 57,476</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 42,008</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -26.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +78.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 45,247</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 24,059</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -46.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +65.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 22,334</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +94.2%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 51,869</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 19,226</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -62.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +53.3%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 21,148</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,621</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -30.9%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +47.6%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sunday adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> January 1</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> WKD % chg</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> QD % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 59,593</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 35,885</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -39.8%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -14.6%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 42,307</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 19,723</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -53.4%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -18.0%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,935</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -33.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 25,886</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 14,168</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -45.3%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -3.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 42,343</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 12,823</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -69.7%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -33.3%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend adm.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec 29-Jan 1</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> LW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> TW</td> <td bgcolor="#00ffff" colspan="1"> % chg</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 172,055</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 119,804</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -30.4%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 131,543</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 70,173</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -46.7%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 60,599</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> --</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 161,491</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 56,397</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -65.1%</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Can.)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 73,287</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 48,961</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -33.2%</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

December 29 Weekend Estimates

1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - $838,700 (-27%)/$4,195,700

2. Turning Point 2 - $430,000/$490,000

3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $390,400 (-47%)/$2,763,500

4. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $329,400 (-64%)/$1,433,600

5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $287,400 (-30%)/$832,100

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2012 Release Dates

February (aka Oscar season)

2/2 - War Horse, J. Edgar, Chronicle, The Lady, Anonymous, The Allure of Tears

2/9 - Man on a Ledge, The Ides of March, Star Wars: Phantom Menace 3D, Romancing in Thin Air, Contraband

2/16 - Moneyball, Hugo, This Means War

2/23 - The Artist, Safe House, Ghost Rider 2

March

3/1 - Underworld 4, Hansel & Gretel, We Need to Talk About Kevin

3/8 - John Carter, The Iron Lady, A Simple Life (or 3/9)

3/15 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, One for the Money, Machine Gun Preacher

3/22 - The Hunger Games, The Vow

3/29 - Footloose

April

4/5 - Titanic 3D, The Lorax, The Pirates! Band of Misfits

4/19 - Battleship

4/26 - The Avengers

May

5/10 - The Dictator

5/24 - Men in Black 3

5/31 - Snow White and the Huntsmen

June

6/7 - Prometheus

6/21 - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, G.I. Joe 2

July

7/3 - The Amazing Spider-Man

7/5 - Madagascar 3, Ice Age 4

7/19 - The Dark Knight Rises

August

8/2 - Total Recall, Brave

8/30 - The Possession

October

10/18 - Frankenweenie

November

11/1 - Skyfall

December

12/12 - Armour of God 3

12/20 - Life of Pi, Wreck-it Ralph

2012 IMAX schedule

1/19 - Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

1/21 - Puss in Boots

3/1 - Underworld: Awakening

3/8 - John Carter

4/5 - The Lorax

5/24 - Men in Black

7/3 - The Amazing Spider-Man

7/19 - The Dark Knight Rises

12/12 - Armour of God 3

Already the first weekend of July looks pretty tantalizing. Pretty dumb of Dreamworks to schedule Madagascar 3 against Ice Age 4 after IA4 booked that date a long time ago. Add Spider-Man to the mix and you've got yourself a problem. Men in Black 3 will be fairly big here. In a forum poll, MIB3 ranked 3rd amongst 20 films set to open summer 2012. #1 & #2? The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers.

Internet people are hyping up Armour of God 3. It could be a major player come this winter. Maybe a battle incoming with it, The Hobbit and Breaking Dawn Part 2?

The gap between CNY and March 1 is too long. Will IMAX book Hugo in February?

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The Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association released the top 10 local and foreign films of 2011 yesterday.

Note: All grosses are up to December 31.

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2011 Top 10 Local Movies</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Total (HKD)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Total (US$)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy 3D</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> $41,078,280</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> $5,290,001</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> I Love Hong Kong</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> $26,688,278</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> $3,436,877</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> Overheard 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> $24,010,055</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> $3,091,980</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Shaolin</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $20,510,569</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,641,321</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> All's Well Ends Well 2011</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $20,321,315</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,616,949</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Don't Go Breaking My Heart</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $12,302,950</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,584,356</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Let the Bullets Fly</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $12,211,549</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,572,585</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Life Without Principle</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $8,437,059</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,086,512</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mr. and Mrs. Incredible</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $8,220,252</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,058,592</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> The Lost Bladesman</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $8,059,285</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,037,863</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2011 Top 10 Foreign Movies</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Title</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Total (HKD)</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Total (US$)</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> Transformers: Dark of the Moon</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> $84,703,797</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc00" colspan="1"> $10,908,032</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> $76,785,999</td> <td bgcolor="#c0c0c0" colspan="1"> $9,888,390</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> You Are the Apple of My Eye*</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> $61,295,651</td> <td bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="1"> $7,893,565</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $45,506,109</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,860,211</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Kung Fu Panda 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $39,469,375</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $5,082,809</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol*</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $34,195,780</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,403,683</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> X-Men: First Class</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $25,877,191</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,332,427</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Johnny English Reborn</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $25,018,578</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,221,856</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rise of the Planet of the Apes</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $23,932,198</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,081,953</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows*</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $23,069,877</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $2,970,905</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

* - still in release

Total box office revenue was up from HK$1.339b in 2010 to HK$1.379b in 2011 (+3%) thanks in part to rising ticket prices and the emergence of non-Hollywood products. 2012 looks to rise again thanks to the late ticket price hike (which started only 2 weeks ago).<table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3" class="tablebg table1"> <tbody> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Dec. 29 WKD</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Rank</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Film Title</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Distributor</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weekend BO</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Weeks</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Engmnts</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Eng. average</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> % change</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> B.O. Cume</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Paramount Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $815,505</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 43</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $18,965</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -29%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,907,553</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Turning Point 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Intercontinental</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $498,251</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 36</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $13,840</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $625,373</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warner Bros Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $414,829</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 3</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $11,212</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -44%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,198,404</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 4</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Golden Scene</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $340,805</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 35</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $9,737</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -63%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,816,890</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Fox Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $300,070</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 34</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $8,826</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -25%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $1,161,175</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> We Bought A Zoo</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Fox Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $224,979</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 27</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $8,333</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $303,660</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 7</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Happy Feet 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Warner Bros Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $188,211</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 31</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $6,071</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -32%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $761,685</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 8</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Newport Ent.</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $144,556</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 2</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 37</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $3,907</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> -54%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $701,705</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Skin I Live In, The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> Edko</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $126,305</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 1</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> 6</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $21,051</td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> </td> <td bgcolor="#ffff00" colspan="1"> $169,704</td> </tr> <tr class="1"> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 10</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Phantom Of The Opera (25th Anniversary Concert), The</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> Universal Int'l</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $41,559</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 5</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> 9</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $4,618</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> +2%</td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" colspan="1"> $300,186</td> </tr> </tbody></table>

MI4 has done extremely well here and in Asia. This is heading towards 5.5m at least and has a shot at beating Pirates 4 for #4 this year. Very weak for Turning Point 2. Sherlock Holmes 2 is heading to about Iron Man 2's total. Breaking Dawn will break 2m although becoming the biggest in the franchise is not a sure thing yet. Alvin 3 will increase at least 50% from Alvin 2. We Bought A Zoo did mild numbers. Happy Feet 2 has been so disappointing...even that hold looks pretty bad. Flying Swords failed to click even with the Cantonese version here. Huge PTA for The Skin I Live In. This might beat The Tree of Life. Phantom is doing some good numbers over the holidays.

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Wow that 3D porno beat out the rest of the local titles by a lot!

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