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"Rise of the Guardians," "Life of Pi" and "Red Dawn" Bomb During Record-Breaking Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted: November 25th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Rise of the Guardians," "Life of Pi" and "Red Dawn" Bomb During Record-Breaking Thanksgiving WeekendSubmit Comment
This Thanksgiving weekend audiences had a choice between three new releases and a bunch of blockbusters. The result ended up being a record $290 million earned between Wednesday and Sunday, easily surpassing the 2009 Thanksgiving weekend, which saw revenues of $270 million.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" took first place again, grossing an additional $43 million for a worldwide total of $578 million. "Skyfall" landed in second place with $36 million for a worldwide total of $790 million, making it the highest-grossing James Bond movie.

But despite record numbers, all three new release weren't able to benefit. "Rise of the Guardians" animated movie grossed only $24 million, but cost $145 million. The film has a 74% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.

Ang Lee's possible Oscar contender "Life of Pi" also performed poorly, grossing only $22 million, despite having a $120 million budget. The movie has a 87% fresh rating.

MGM's "Red Dawn" remake ended up in seventh place with $14.6 million. It cost $65 million to make, which will make it difficult for the film to become profitable. The new movie has a lousy 11% fresh rating.

Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight released "Hitchcock" in 17 theaters, grossing $300,799, which is $17,694 per screen. The film has a 61% fresh rating and will likely expand next weekend.

Check out the rest of the box office results

Source: THR


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bandolero999 writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 8:50:11 PM

Ang Lees movie bombed

Red dawn movie bombed hahahahahaha

bandolero999 writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 8:50:55 PM

There goes your career black tom cruise
bandolero999 writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 8:57:02 PM

And Dustin putman gives red dawn 6/10
So it must be good.

Patrick swayze is laughing in hell
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 8:59:09 PM

That's what happens when you make utter pretentious bullsh*t aimed at contrivedly winning Oscars.

Stick to sucking, Lee. You get the gold medal there for sure.
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:02:03 PM

Hell of a Thanksgiving weekend. Hollywood got three turkeys stuffed with sh*t.
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:02:28 PM

Gangnam style!
bandolero999 writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:08:54 PM

Ganman style is the gayest song since living la vida loca and la Macarena.
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:10:21 PM

Who else besides me didn't know James McAvoy is gay?
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:12:48 PM

Condom Style!
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:21:28 PM

National Review says Life of Pi is about one man's search for God.

Didn't they do that in Star Trek 5? And look how that turned out...
Rambo writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:28:34 PM

Elmo style!
Rambo writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:31:01 PM

and Alex you forgot to mention that lincoln actually made more money in it's 2nd week of wide release which is quite rare...but then again jews don't celebrate thanksgiving so they all probably went to see their master.
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:32:17 PM

"jews don't celebrate thanksgiving so they all probably went to see their master."

The banks were closed, Thursday, dude...
Tanman32123 writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:43:57 PM

All three new releases look stupid.
And i rarely say that lol
Rambo writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:47:52 PM

tanman style!
minkowski writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 9:50:37 PM

lol

...and for those of you in Chicago, or LA, Gangland Style!

Heeeeeey, sexy hooker, whoop, whoop!
Ranger writes:
on November 25th, 2012 at 11:52:01 PM

'... easily surpassing the 2009 Thanksgiving weekend' --- ahh, it's 2012. How about comparing box office takes with 2011? 2009 is another whole economy away. In similar news... Thanksgiving weekends box office take greatly exceeded the same weekend of 1916.

BadChadB33 writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 12:26:20 AM

11% rating? Holy f*cking sh*t, that's Uwe Boll talent right there.
Aaronupsidsium writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 1:21:07 AM

So how did Life of Pi bomb?

It grossed 20 million it's first weekend in America despite having any white stars.

It will need to gross 360 million dollars internationally to be profitable in theaters (which most movies are not), it doesn't seem as hard when it will stay in theaters after it gets nominated for several Best Picture and gets a good release in 3D crazy China thanks to Ang Lee.
pornfly writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 1:47:39 AM

If they keep promoting the Guardians movie till Christmas itll do just fine
Patrick Bateman writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 4:23:22 AM

all these films are broken condom style
BoobsMcGee writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 7:32:49 AM

Rise of the Guardians was a very well done kids flick. Took my 7 yr old daughter to it opening day and we were both thoroughly entertained by the storyline and characters (she stood up and clapped w a big smile on her face).

As a parent, that's all you can ask for with most movies out there for kids today.
Deaft0ne writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 4:46:37 PM

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Lust, Caution are the only good Ang Lee movies. It must be the commas.
OneTime writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 8:19:09 PM

nothing here is a suprise
Phunky Dubbs writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 10:07:12 PM

**As a parent, that's all you can ask for with most movies out there for kids today.**

Yeah well I guess it's too much to ask for your 7-year-old daughter, as a child, to not have to live with having a mother who calls herself BOOBS MCGEE on a movie message board.

Yeah, I wonder if your kid would stand up and clap with a big smile knowing that.

Silly ho...


Tanman32123 writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 10:10:06 PM

ehh sexy rambo! op op op op op!
minkowski writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 10:29:41 PM

"Yeah well I guess it's too much to ask for your 7-year-old daughter, as a child, to not have to live with having a mother who calls herself BOOBS MCGEE on a movie message board."



She was also the one who refused to vote for Romney because he has never, and I quote "sat his ass on a bar stool".

And to think being a drunken slob barfly is a prerequisite for being elected.

Guess that explains Bill Clinton.


Meh. And people wonder why I hate the so-called "modern woman", aka the whores of Babylon.
minkowski writes:
on November 26th, 2012 at 10:39:48 PM

No offense intended to the original whores of Babylon, may you burn in hell in peace.
NunYoBusiness writes:
on November 27th, 2012 at 10:55:25 AM

Considering both Twilight and Skyfall are on way more screens and have huge fan bases behind them, and Life of Pi is on far fewer screens it didn't do too bad. The top three films are at a combined 9600 theaters and PI is at less than 3000 theaters $30 million is nothing to sneeze at. In actual numbers the top two films are playing on more than 8,000 screens, when you see numbers like 4060 theaters that simply means the film is playing at that many theaters not the number of screens in some places Twilight is playing on 3 screens if that happens at all the theater chains it is playing at that means the movie is actually playing on 12,000 screens. Since Twilight made an average of $10,723 per theater & The Life of Pi made an average of $7,670 per theater, I would say not bad for a non-tent-pole or sequel film.
BoobsMcGee writes:
on November 27th, 2012 at 2:31:37 PM

Ah Mink- You gotta let go of the election.

And Punky- don't hate. The movie was great. And my 7 yr old skipped first grade and is in second bc she is a smarty pants. Having a sense of humor (aka a silly screen name) makes you a better parent.
minkowski writes:
on November 27th, 2012 at 5:31:52 PM

"Ah Mink- You gotta let go of the election"

It's not just an "election", its the future of my country, and unlike some, I think of her as just a little more than a candy store the plebs can loot.

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