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  1. GREECE Ranking Title Admissions Year 1 Titanic 1,900,000 1997 2 Πολίτικη Κουζίνα (A Touch of Spice) [GR] 1,300,000 2003 3 Λούφα και Παραλλαγή: Σειρήνες στο Αιγαίο (Loufa kai Parallagi: Seirines sto Aigaio) [GR] 1,230,512 2005 4 300 1,210,022 2007 5 Safe Sex [GR] 1,200,000 1999 6 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 955,000 2003 7 Gladiator 950,000 2000 8 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 950,000 2002 9 Troy 950,000 2004 10 Avatar 939,804 2009 ALL FILMS with rounded numbers of admissions are estimates, which means that the rankings may not be entirely correct The [GR] symbol denotes Greek productions This is not a definitive list. It is certainly accurate for films released on or after 2003 but before that, it is hard to say. I have no data for box office gross. Only admissions
  2. It's one of those films that has nothing specifically bad about it but it is overall very poor. Obviously that takes into accounts that expectations were very high (how many films actually live up to Finding Nemo standards?). But still, I think Pixar could have done a much much better job with Finding Dory. Really, what I feel is that it's a film that says nothing. There is no message, there is no theme, there is nothing more to it than just the sequence of events that occur in it. P.S. I do have to admit though that baby Dory is the cutest fish I have ever seen on screen.
  3. Do we have a list of the Top 10 (or more) in admissions?
  4. Weekend 09–12/11/2017 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Murder on the Orient Express 70,308 N/A 70,308 1 2 Thor: Ragnarok 26,888 -55.2% 123,980 2 3 Το τελευταίο σημείωμα (The Last Note) [GR] 22,220 -36.8% 147,770 3 4 Jigsaw 12,878 N/A 12,878 1 5 Happy Family 9,332 N/A 9,332 1 6 The LEGO Ninjago Movie 6,877 -39.7% 40,384 3 7 The Killing of a Sacred Deer 6,761 -26.0% 20,548 2 8 Gnome Alone 6,478 -22.3% 16,055 2 9 Success Story [GR] 3,790 -65.4% 20,333 2 10 Despicable Me 3 3,510 -16.4% 299,298 11 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-09112017.html There was an unexpected twist this weekend, with 'Murder on the Orient Express' doing exceedingly well compared to its North American opening. It scored the 5th best opening of 2017: 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 108,145 2 It 101,387 3 Fifty Shades Darker 88,426 4 Despicable Me 3 82,418 5 Murder on the Orient Express 70,308 In the face of this sleeper hit, 'Thor 3' held quite well, with a smaller drop than both its predecessors and last year's 'Doctor Strange'. 'The Last Note' had another small drop and it is basically on par with 'With Heart & Soul', a 2009 film from the same director which just about managed to cross 200K admissions. That film had reached 148,576 admissions at the same point in its run. 'Jigsaw' opened lower than any of the 7 'Saw' films: Saw Title Athens OW National OW Release date Total admissions Saw 16,000 25,200 Fri 25 Mar 05 – Saw II 27,200 39,700 Thu 8 Dec 05 – Saw III 39,100 57,800 Thu 9 Nov 06 166,800 (172–176K) Saw IV 21,362 30,324 Thu 1 Nov 07 90,456 (92–94Κ) Saw V 13,425 22,705 Thu 30 Oct 08 80,077 (82–84K) Saw VI 9,050 13,155 Thu 22 Oct 09 44,224 (46–48K) Saw 3D 12,993 20,628 Thu 4 Nov 10 63,369 Jigsaw 6,741 12,878 Thu 9 Nov 17 – *The numbers in parentheses denote my estimate. The other number is the total admissions on the last weekend of the film's run for which data were available. 'Ninjago' has fallen far behind its predecessors. 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer' had a small drop, on par with 'The Lobster's drop from 2 years ago. Similarly small were the drops for 'Gnome Alone' and 'Despicable Me 3', while 'Success Story' plummeted.
  5. Regarding 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', I think it is relevant to point out that it is directed by Giorgos Lanthimos, a Greek director who has received many international awards for his past films. He does not produce films in Greece anymore but they remain popular arthouse films in Greece. Director: Giorgos Lanthimos Title National OW Release date Total admissions Ὁ καλύτερός μου φίλος (My Best Friend) – Fri 2 Mar 01 350,000 Κινέττα (Kinetta) <1,000 Thu 22 Mar 07 – Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) 4,500 Thu 22 Oct 09 40,000 Ἄλπεις (Alps) 3,290 Thu 27 Oct 11 9,064 Ὁ ἀστακός (The Lobster) 11,005 Thu 22 Oct 15 67,136 Ὁ θάνατος τοῦ ἱεροῦ ἐλαφιοῦ (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) 9,139 Thu 2 Nov 17 'My Best Friend' was more of a blockbuster comedy. His later films are the most critically acclaimed ones. It will be interesting to see if 'The Killing of a Scared Deer' can beat 'The Lobster'.
  6. Weekend 02–05/11/2017 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Thor: Ragnarok 60,036 N/A 60,036 1 2 Το τελευταίο σημείωμα (The Last Note) [GR] 35,162 -22.1% 107,726 2 3 The LEGO Ninjago Movie 11,399 -38.6% 32,477 2 4 Success Story [GR] 10,955 N/A 10,955 1 5 The Killing of a Sacred Deer 9,139 N/A 9,139 1 6 Gnome Alone 8,341 N/A 8,341 1 7 Suburbicon 5,862 -55.6% 24,045 2 8 The Snowman 4,679 -57.1% 155,872 4 9 Despicable Me 3 4,200 -36.0% 295,382 10 10 Happy Death Day 3,847 -46.4% 15,964 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-2112017.html 'Thor 3' opened spot on, with a bit more than 60K admissions. It was the biggest 'Thor' opening. Interestingly enough, neither the 'Iron Man' films nor 'Thor' have seen as huge increases as the 'Captain America' films have seen. 'Ragnarok' nevertheless scored the biggest superhero opening of the year, but 'Justice League' will likely top that. If 'Ragnarok' were to follow the sequel's trajectory, which also opened in November, it would reach 150K admissions. With 'Justice League' opening in 2 weeks, that will be a tough feat I think. Marvel Cinematic Universe openings Rank Title Opening weekend Total Release date 1 Captain America: Civil War 101,800 215,155 05/05/16 2 Avengers: Age of Ultron 94,250 224,334 30/04/15 3 The Avengers 75,755 242,565 26/04/12 4 Iron Man 3 66,278 206,006 25/04/13 5 Iron Man 61,400 146,800 01/05/08 6 Iron Man 2 61,080 154,360 29/04/10 7 Thor: Ragnarok 60,036 02/11/17 8 Doctor Strange 58,232 169,010 27/10/16 9 Thor 55,630 125,857 28/04/11 10 Thor: The Dark World 51,418 128,339 21/11/13 11 Spider-Man: Homecoming 41,556 127,663 06/07/17 12 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 35,156 84,120 04/05/17 13 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 32,489 108,964 03/04/14 14 Guardians of the Galaxy 25,646 88,292 04/09/15 15 Captain America: The First Avenger 24,850 65,938 01/09/11 16 The Incredible Hulk 22,000 70,000* 12/06/08 17 Ant-Man 18,674 47,985 17/09/15 *estimate 'The Last Note' has a very impressive sophomore hold. It has crossed 100K admissions already. If it were to maintain the same % drops for the rest of its run, it would reach about 330K admissions. It seems almost impossible for it not to cross 200K admissions but whether it can reach 300K admissions is not clear. A number of other Greek films open in the next few weeks, with 'Kazantazkis' being another historical drama by the director of 'El Greco' (767K admissions). It's difficult to tell which ones will break out and which ones will bomb but this one is about a very famous Greek poet; the film seems to strike the proper tone; the release date is ideal, but of course it will all boil down to "wait and see". There is another film, though, that will certainly reach 300K admissions and that is 'Despicable Me 3'. It has just crossed 'Dory' and is gonna give 'Pirates 5' a run for its money (309.7K admissions). 'Ninjago' had a solid drop but is behind both its predecessors at the same point in their run. A trio of smaller films opened mid-chart, the most impressive being "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" which scored a 1,306-admission per-screen average. Other holdovers held poorly. The 'Snowman' had a promising opening but ended up doing much worse then 'Gone Girl'. [UPDATE:] Total weekend admissions reached 171K, which is higher than last year but does not break into this year's Top 5 weekends.
  7. It was clear Disney would win the year anyway... Amazing result for Coco, I just hope it's as good as they say cuz I was at a point where I'd lost hope for Pixar.
  8. Weekend 26–29/10/2017 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Το τελευταίο σημείωμα (The Last Note) [GR] 45,109 N/A 45,109 1 2 The LEGO Ninjago Movie 18,560 N/A 18,560 1 3 Suburbicon 13,194 N/A 13,194 1 4 The Snowman 10,907 -59.6% 143,838 3 5 Geostorm 7,696 -55.0% 34,092 2 6 mother! 7,223 -51.9% 33,724 2 7 Happy Death Day 7,176 N/A 7,176 1 8 Despicable Me 3 6,563 +2.0% 290,679 9 9 Blade Runner 2049 3,503 -46.9% 91,223 4 10 The Foreigner 2,993 -40.6% 29,085 3 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/3743/box-office-to-teleutaio-simeioma-brhke-paralhpti 'The Last Note' didn't do as well as expected. It wasn't far off from previous Greek historical dramas, though, and it will need a big multiplier, as they all did, in order to reach a respectable number of admissions (300K+). It was not the best of numbers for the director, Pantelis Voulgaris, either. Greek historical dramas (since 2003) Title Opening weekend Release date Total Multiple El Greco 141,000 18/10/07 767,179 5.44 Ὁ Θεὸς ἀγαπάει τὸ χαβιάρι (God Loves Caviar) 85,115 11/10/12 317,735 3.73 Πολίτικη κουζίνα (A Touch of Spice) 65,000 24/10/03 1,300,000 20.00 Μικρὰ Ἀγγλία (Little England)* 60,312 05/12/13 361,708 6.00 Νύφες (Brides)* 60,000 22/10/04 680,000 11.33 Τὸ τελευταῖο σημείωμα (The Last Note)* 45,109 26/10/17 Νοτιάς (Mythopathy) 41,886 14/01/16 134,055 3.20 Ψυχὴ βαθιά (With Heart & Soul)* 38,908 22/10/09 200,046 5.14 Ἡ Ρόζα τῆς Σμύρνης (Roza of Smyrna) 37,432 22/12/16 356,908 9.53 Οὐζερὶ Τσιτσάνης (Cloudy Sounday) 30,368 03/12/15 117,283 3.86 *Films directed by Pantelis Voulgaris As you can see, the opening weekend is hardly a predictor for success. We can only wait and see but with 'Thor 3', 'Justice League' and 'Star Wars 8' coming up, I doubt that this can hold well enough to get far past 300K admissions. Even 200K admissions are not guaranteed at this point. Among other openers, 'Ninjago' did relatively well. 'The LEGO Movie' sold 18,123 admissions on opening weekend and 'The LEGO Batman Movie' sold 21,173 admissions. There is nothing notable about other openers. Holdovers in general dropped heavily. 'The Snowman' will likely not get far past 150K admissions. 'Despicable Me 3' was the only holdover in the Top 10 to increase from last weekend. It has past 'Minions' (290.5K admissions) in the meantime, to become the biggest animated film of the franchise, the biggest film for Illumination Entertainment and the 10th biggest animated film of all time. Admittedly, this was a school holiday frame, so its numbers could drop sharply from here. Overall, though, its chances of reaching 300K admissions are quite high and it could even surpass 'Pirates 5' (309.7K admissions) in the long run. '2049' is still trying to push itself past 100K admissions and 'It' is days away from topping 'Fifty Shades Darker'. It will not get much further though. Next week, 'Thor 3' will enter the scene. An opening around 60K admissions would be solid and certainly enough for a 1st-place finish. With 10 months of the year behind us, 2017 is 6% behind 2016, 1% behind 2015, on par with 2012 and way ahead of 2013 and 2014. Barring major surprises, 2017 should finish with around 9.5-10 million admissions.
  9. Around $500M OS is my prediction. That will already be miles and miles ahead of Thor 2, given the terrible ER.
  10. Weekend 19–22/10/2017 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Snowman 26,997 -53.5% 117,828 2 2 Geostorm 17,113 N/A 17,113 1 3 mother! 15,003 N/A 15,003 1 4 Blade Runner 2049 6,602 -60.9% 83,834 3 5 Despicable Me 3 6,435 -23.5% 283,306 8 6 The Promise 5,836 -33.9% 20,188 2 7 It 5,341 -66.6% 254,266 4 8 The Foreigner 5,040 -54.3% 22,282 2 9 Нелюбовь [Russian] 4,132 N/A 4,132 1 10 The Emoji Movie 3,776 -23.9% 46,135 5 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/3731/box-office-den-upoxoroun-me-tipota-ta-xionia-apo-tin-korufh It has been a very snowy October for the Greek box office, due to the impressive performance of a film that bombed in most other countries. The same cannot be said for 'Geostorm' and 'mother!' which bombed here as much as everywhere else. The 'Snowman' dropped much worse than 'Gone Girl' (-20%) and 'The Girl on the Train' (-43%). It is bound to clear 150K admissions but 200K admissions is in no way guaranteed. 'Blade Runner 2049' might just inch past 100K admissions and 'It' will inch past 'Fifty Shades Darker' to rank 4th for the year. 300K admissions is not in the picture anymore, unlike 'Despicable Me 3' which will probably get there in about 3 weeks. It is looking to capitalise on next week's national holiday: schools will be closed on the 27th due to a holiday on Saturday the 28th of October. In Thessaloniki, Greece's second-biggest city, schools will also be closed on the 26th, due to the celebration of the city's patron saint and the city's liberation from the Ottoman Empire. Gru will have to put up with 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie', although it will probably not affect it in any major way. Nothing else exciting to report, except that I am very curious about the performance of next week's Greek film 'Το τελευταίο σημείωμα' ('The Last Note').
  11. Still a spin? http://deadline.com/2017/07/dunkirk-movie-christopher-nolan-international-box-office-results-opening-weekend-global-1202134249/ "Meanwhile, Disney notes that its Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — with an estimated gross of $596.6M — has become the highest-grossing title of the Pirates franchise internationally (when looking at all at today’s foreign-exchange rates), passing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which grossed $593.4M at current rates."
  12. How good is that? Any comps for the current year or the genre or all time?
  13. It's hard to say for sure. I have only found data going back to about 2003. This is what I have for the Top 10: Ranking Title Admissions 1 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 384,829 2 Ice Age: The Meltdown 346,500* *my own estimate; very confident it's between 335,000 and 355,000 3 Finding Nemo 340,731 3D re-release: 28,110; Total: 368,841 4 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 323,607 5 Ratatouille 312,019 6 Inside Out 310,104 7 Ice Age: Continental Drift 305,445 8 Happy Feet 295,500 9 Finding Dory 295,338 10 Minions 290,513 I think 'Despicable Me 3' is very likely to end up at #8, even if it doesn't top 300K admissions.

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