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Old May 20 2013, 10:46 PM   #761
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Cyrus wrote: View Post
Interesting boxoffice analysis from Forbes magazine:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmen...st-84-million/

Its easy to disagree with much of the opinion in the article. Starting with Gatsby, which didnt really blow anyone away, got mediocre reviews and only slightly surpassed expectations ($45 million to $50 million was the prediction, and it made $51 million). Perhaps they took a small percentage of the female audience, the ones that would have made the opening hit $90 million, but its not really huge. Also if it holds to pattern and with the Memorial day weekend, we're looking at another $40 million+ next weekend, plus whatever it makes during the week, possibly pushing up the total to $140-150 million in 12 days. Its not a bad total at all.

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