The Open Bar is a convivial place for all readers of Anomalous Material to discuss anything and everything they want all week starting every Thursday evening. Feel free to chime in or introduce new topics of discussion.
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US Box Office Openings and Forecast
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part I (Warner Bros): The big juggernaut at the box office for the next 3 or 4 weeks
- The Next Three Days (Lionsgate): I expect this Russell Crowe vehicle to perform badly and come in below expectations. The trailers have done nothing and the marketing has been so subdued that no ones even knows it’s coming out. Going against HP7, this could flop badly.
|Title||Release Date||Distributor||Opening Weekend (Actual)||Cumulative|
|Due Date||November 5||Warner Bros||$34,000,000 (32.7 m)||$120,000,000|
|For Colored Girls||November 5||Lionsgate||$21,000,000 ($19.5 m)||$60,000,000|
|Megamind||November 5||Dreamworks||$39,000,000 ($46.0 m)||$140,000,000|
|Morning Glory||November 10||Paramount||$14,000,000 ($11.8 m)||$50,000,000|
|Skyline||November 12||Universal||$16,000,000 ($11.7 m||$48,000,000|
|Unstoppable||November 12||Fox||$21,000,000 ($22.7 m)||$62,000,000|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I||November 19||Warner Bros||$131,000,000 ($125 m)||$330,000,000|
|The Next Three Days||November 19||Lionsgate||$8,500,000 ($6.5 m)||$28,000,000|
|Burlesque||November 24||Screen Gems||$12,300,000 ($11.9 m)||$39,000,000|
|Faster||November_24||CBS||$11,200,000 ($8.5 m)||$40,000,000|
|Love and Other Drugs||November 24||Fox||$9,700,000 ($9.7 m)||$32,000,000|
|Tangled||November 24||Disney||$33,300,000 ($48.8)||$140,000,000|
The Open Bar Soundtrack
- Richard list his top 10 female movie villains (Blah! Movie Edition)
- Kai lists his bottom 10 movies of 2010 (The List)
- Matt wonders where the cinematic landmarks of today have gone (CyniCritics)
- Darren answers all the questions you might have about The Green Lantern universe (the m0vie blog)
- Marcello puts together his top 10 Akira Kurosawa movies (Japan Cinema)
- Dan summarizes the Harry Potter story so far ahead of the movie release (Top10Films)
- Corey ranks the greatest movie rivalries (Monday Night Films)
A Few Potential Topics of Discussion
- What are your plans for the weekend?
- What movies are you going to see?
- Predict the box office weekend, thoughts on my box office forecast?
- Your favorite songs of the moment?
- What’s on your mind?