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Old May 20 2013, 01:33 AM   #657
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Admiral Buzzkill wrote: View Post
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In the domestic market TWOK was the fourth highest grossing film of summer 1982 and the sixth highest grossing film of the year. Blade Runner was #27 for the year, although its reputation and influence have grown over the years.
We were discussing what movies were widely talked about then, not what they made.
You said TWOK wasn't one of the biggest releases of that summer, which seemed like a box office referrence, and your response was after talking about box office glass celings and ticket prices. Hence my reply.

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That's just not true, there was some industry talk about it before the debut, but every report I saw projected $80+ million. The fact that Variety predicted $85-90 million and it made $84 million shows it was pretty close to being on track.
It is true. A day or two before opening day Paramount was forecasting a $20 million Wed/Thu and an $80 million 3-day weekend, for a total of $100 million. It's that forecast that Box Office Guru was referring to.
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