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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2011, 06:09:33 PM »

Atlas Shrugged numbers for Friday - $683,000 with $2277 bux per theater showing.

The big opener was RIO at 10 million with $2666 per theater.

Scream 4 pulled $8,000,000 with $2,421 per theater.


On a per theater basis, AS opened at number three. Whether that would scale up for more theaters is unknowable, but that's a respectable pull.

By studio style projections (VERY ACCURATE) you drop twenty odd percent for your Saturday and Sunday, and you get:

$1,775,800 for opening weekend, give or take, obviously.

Not horrible.

Sustainable? Can't say. Usually second week is half of first week*, unless you get a wider release. Doing $2277 per theater with a 300 theater opening is pretty close to buying a bigger release. Can't say yet.

We'll see how close I am on Monday.

*That means that if nothing changes next week, theater wise, they'll make $887,900ish

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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2011, 06:17:34 PM »

I'll stick with the book.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2011, 06:22:17 PM »

BTW, we saw this afternoon and thought it was pretty good.

The biggest issues were the fakey news footage stuff and some stiff acting*. Also, Eddie has kinda gotten the shaft so far.

Was worth the money to see it in the theater, for us.


*I know that if I can make better looking fake news footage on my $7,000 budget flick than their $10,000,000 budget flick there's a tiny problem. Just sayin'
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2011, 06:40:12 PM »

I liked the footage on District 9.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2011, 11:38:22 PM »

Many of the other sites I've visited offering critiques... many of which don't seem to have been written after actually watching the movie, contain comments going on about all those "selfish randroids" butting into line and acting as if the world revolved around 'em.
Quite the opposite, in my opinion. Nobody talking on their phone during the movie, nobody holding a noisy conversation in the theater... folks opened the door for each other. My gosh!
The universe must be about to implode!!!
The loudest (and most annoying) critics have ZERO idea what it means to have a sense of enlightened self interest, and how it drives folks to treat each other better and with more respect. Of course, these people have spent all their lives mixing up respect and fear, and believe that respect must be demanded at the point of a government's guns.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2011, 01:29:00 PM »

I guarantee this is going to be horrible and boring.

The A-list actors left the film, the budget was cut down to $15 million, and the cgi looks atrocious.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #111 on: April 17, 2011, 02:16:42 PM »

It wasn't horrible *or* boring. Everyone I heard in the theater with me agreed.

Could have been better? Sure... but define better. Ya want Brangelina doing the leading parts, with Michael Bay adding explosions at every turn?
...maybe a few AT-ATs and some lizard mounts in the background?
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #112 on: April 17, 2011, 02:17:51 PM »

I guarantee this is going to be horrible and boring.

It wasn't.

The A-list actors left the film,

No, that was a different production.

the budget was cut down to $15 million,

No. This production was around 10 million, and it wasn't "Cut down". That was always the budget.

and the cgi looks atrocious.

No, no it wasn't, it was fairly decent. Better than a TV movie or miniseries.

How does it feel to be so wrong?
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2011, 02:38:46 PM »

Ya want Brangelina doing the leading parts, with Michael Bay adding explosions at every turn?
...maybe a few AT-ATs and some lizard mounts in the background?

Maybe save that shit for Wesley Mouch Strikes Back

Might actually work there.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2011, 04:25:36 PM »

Let me see if I can sum up what I've read into a whacked-out opinion.

I take from this that this movie is the Libertarian version of The Passion Of The Christ where the most devout Rynd fan would praise it no matter how bad it really was. "It has a good message" does not qualify as a positive to a movie in my view and that includes messages that I agree with. In fact (a word being used way too loosely), the more of a focus on the message it has, the worse the movie becomes. Same goes with music. Entertainment with a message turns me off.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2011, 04:50:32 PM »

Let me see if I can sum up what I've read into a whacked-out opinion.

I take from this that this movie is the Libertarian version of The Passion Of The Christ where the most devout Rynd fan would praise it no matter how bad it really was. "It has a good message" does not qualify as a positive to a movie in my view and that includes messages that I agree with. In fact (a word being used way too loosely), the more of a focus on the message it has, the worse the movie becomes. Same goes with music. Entertainment with a message turns me off.

No, this isn't libertarian PotC. First, production value was way lower in this movie than PotC. Second, there are some good aspects of this movie. Third, all art has some kind of message, but I think you're referring to being beaten over the head with cliches, tired platitudes, and dogmatic assertion.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2011, 05:40:53 PM »

I guarantee this is going to be horrible and boring.

It wasn't.

The A-list actors left the film,

No, that was a different production.

the budget was cut down to $15 million,

No. This production was around 10 million, and it wasn't "Cut down". That was always the budget.

and the cgi looks atrocious.

No, no it wasn't, it was fairly decent. Better than a TV movie or miniseries.

How does it feel to be so wrong?

Actually the whole trilogy is projected at 15 million with this one being more than 5 million.  Good thing they went with this production and hired actors that don't know how to act... The Randian philosophy contained here has been completely dumbed down, so I don't see the point of this movie other than boring the audience to death.   Good luck seeing the next one because it'll never be made.   
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2011, 07:06:37 PM »

Remember when I said this?

$1,775,800 for opening weekend, give or take, obviously.

From Box Office Mojo -

"Atlas Shrugged: Part I was the top-grossing limited release of the weekend, generating an estimated $1.7 million at 300 single-screen locations. "*

Now, let's everyone kiss my ass.

@Shadowtheweak - This means a near guarantee that they'll make a profit. You'll see the rest. Also, you are incorrect about the budget. Again.

How does it feel to be so. Wrong?


*Edit - The rest of the article was a hit piece, of course.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2011, 09:23:22 PM »

Typical Alternet ad hom.  My mother sent me a bunch of their bullshit about the "Evil" Koch Brothers.

Agreed, Alternet can have some shit articles.  The Koch Brothers are shit heads though; they're government welfare queens pretending they're free marketers.

Please elaborate and/or substantiate...not being combative; I really want to know.
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Re: OHSNAP. Atlas Shrugged Trailer -
« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2011, 09:33:26 PM »

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It looks like Jack Hunter (a writer for the American Conservative) has chimed in on the film and the liberal reaction to it.
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