Friday, December 18, 2009

"AVATAR" TAKES $ 3.5 MILLION IN THE MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

With an estimated $3.5 million during the midnight screenings "Avatar" didn't break any records but it did nicely for a midnight debut. According to "MovieWeb" the sf epic has opened in about 2,000 screens during the midnight debut, with most of those screens in 3D. The film was open today in over 3,400 theaters, with close to 3,000 screens shown in 3D and close to another 3,000 screens in 2D. Fox domestic distribution president Bruce Snyder also said that Friday matinee grosses were "exploding" which shows that it will be a real moviegoers picture, and not just a movie for the fans. I hope "Avatar" will have a huge success, because I totally agree with all those people who say we need to send a message to the big studios, that we want creative movies like this and not all those superficial vampire soaps and cheap comedies.

UPDATE ON SUNDAY DEC, 20TH
"Avatar" has earned $27 million on its opening day and so far it might become the third highest grossing film in history for December. It is estimated it will earn around $75 million during the first three days in release. Analysts are blaming snow storms on the East Coast as the reason why "Avatar" hasn't broken records in the opening weekend, but judging from the high scores and appraisals it is getting from almost everyone who has seen it so far it seems that it might be a word of mouth movie which will earn more and more each coming day.

7 comments:

  1. saw it... and it was truly brilliant and captivating. Now I can accept the decision of golden globes judges who put this film in their best drama list.

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  2. I told y'a, Jaccsy, it was a good decision :PPP

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  3. I saw it today. :) In 3D, for the first time in my life. I never saw 3D back in 80s, when it was in blue-red polarizing technique. This "new" 3D looks very good in cinemas (on Avatar at least :) ). It can be taxing in some rare moments, and not every shot is a perfect 3D shot, but it does look amazing. It could be the future of cinema. Maybe even video in general. We'll see about that in future.
    But back to the Avatar... I think it looks magnificent. Film is very good in general, but visually it's a masterpiece. There are maybe a few films that look so good, but as Cameron and his crew said themselves: It's doesn't look like anything you've seen before.
    Avatar will be a landmark, maybe not with everyone (who saw it), but certainly with film industry and film making.

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  4. My son wants to see this. Thanks for posting.

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  5. 'di si gledao? U Coloseju?? :)) cujem da tamo imaju i one sporedne efekte sa drmusanjem sedista i slicno :))

    Lady Avalon, I'm more than sure you'd have a lovely time if you took Avalon Jr to watch AVATAR :)

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  6. Isao sam u Tuckwood. Uz premijeru Avatara je isla i premijera 3D bioskopa u Tuckwoodu. Resili su da modernizuju njihovu glavnu/najvecu salu, i da je opreme sa prikazivanje 3D (Dolby 3D za koji kazu da je mozda i najbolji 3D). Tako da sada imamo tri sale za 3D u Beogradu, dve u Koloseju i jednu u Tucku.
    U Kolosej nisam isao zato sto je bila skuplja karta, 470 dinara vikend. Izgleda da su bas za Avatar poskupeli 3D karte za 50-100 dinara. :( U Tuckwoodu je karta bila 400 dinara. Iako je u Koloseju jedna od tih 3D sala ona specijalna (sa drmusanjem sedista, vetrom, dimom i sl.) mislim da mozda jos uvek nisu ti efekti u funkciji. Ili mozda jos nije naisao film koji podrzava takve efekte.
    Sto se tice 3D-a, stvarno izgleda kao 3D. :) Veoma zanimljiv efekat. A i slika je bila izuzetno ostra i cista, cini mi se i bolja od onih HD snimaka koje gledam kod kuce. Nakad do sad nisam gledao tako cistu sliku u bioskopu, cak ni priblizno. Mislim da je tih +100 dinara (u odnosu na regularnu kartu) za 3D u Tuckwoodu i vise nego vredelo.

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  7. Siguran sam da je vredelo, ipak se tako nesto vidja jednom u sto godina :)) Poslednji put smo tako bili uzbudjeni oko nekog filma kada je isao GOSPODAR PRSTENOVA.

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