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Old June 18 2011, 09:00 AM   #82
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Re: Green Lantern: Grading, Review, Discuss, Tracking, Sequel?

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FRIDAY 5PM UPDATE: Both Green Lantern ($24M Friday, $60+M weekend) and Mr. Popper's Penguins ($6M Friday, $18M weekend) look on target right now. Refined numbers later.

Looks like GL is going to make about the same as Thor for its first weekend, around 60-65 million. Very good numbers.
Are they? That article you quote doesn't seem to suggest that:

But those numbers mean falling stars in Hollywood. The picture had well-known actor Ryan Reynolds in it, yet looks like it can't better Thor's recent $65.7M opening weekend starring a complete unknown.
The more important figure is that the budget of this film was almost double that of Thor (AFAIK), so it needs to have decent legs to be as successful as that.
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