Guest wrote:Guest wrote:Guest wrote:http://www.deadline.com/2008/06/wall-e-and-wanted-open-big-at-box-office/
Filmgoers Wild For ‘Wall-E’ And ‘Wanted’: Angelina Jolie Posts Best Opening Ever; Lonely Droid Debut Is Pixar’s 3rd Biggest
So Wanted, Universal’s Angelina Jolie/James McAvoy starrer, debuted to $19.1M Friday and $17.5M Saturday from 3,175 venues for a $51.1M weekend. It marks a new franchise for the studio which expected only $35+M from this stylish summer actioner fueled by the Matrix-like high octane provided by hot Russian director Timur Bekmambetov. It turned out to be the best June opening ever for an R-rated movie, beating Knocked Up‘s $30.6M, and the 6th highest R-rated opening of all time (behind The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion Of The Christ, 300, Hannibal, and Sex And The City) as well as the 3rd biggest R-rated action film (behind The Matrix Reloaded‘s $91.7M, and 300‘s $70.9M). It’s also the biggest opening ever for a live-action Angelina movie and she proved a big draw: the studio said the main reasons given for choosing to see Wanted were the action (67%) and Jolie (61%). Exit polling showed the audience breakdown was 52%/48% male to female, 51%/49% under age 30 to over age 30.
Still not the source -- in fact, if Nikki Finke is the one saying this, then it is almost certainly a lie. This source document also states that the STUDIO (not cinemascore) is making these claims. In fact, Nikki Finke is really the only one making these claims, and she's a longtime loon.
JuJuBee- this is why I bore you and other posters with my insistence on obtaining source data. Nearly everything said and printed about angelina voight is based on lies. This discussion started with the claim that a legitimate entertainment polling source had made an unbelievably favorable claim about Miss Voight. When questioned about the source data, the poster provided links, instead, to the credibility of the data source they were citing. When pressed further, they provided a second-hand claim, again without the source data. When finally pressed to provide the original data, the poster provides information proving that it was never cinemascore's poll at all, but rather a well-known loon blogger who made this claim.
So, for nearly four years now, Angie Voight's camp has perpetrated the lie that over 60 percent of "Wanted's" very successful opening was due to Voight being in the film. It has actually become part of the public domain now -- like the fact that she allegedly gave 1/3 of her earnings to charity. However, if we keep pressing, we eventually get to the truth of the matter. In this case, it turns out to be yet another paid-off hack lying about Voight's popularity.
People always wonder why Voight gets away with the studios and TPTB not calling her out on her true box office, always putting the best possible spin on her projects, when anyone can see that the numbers are being whitewashed. This is exactly why. Because she and her cohorts lie, distort, and manipulate the truth until -- by the time the real truth comes out -- the lie (Wanted was so successful because of Voight) has already stolen the narrative.
i guess Angelina paid Cinemascore off to quote those numbers(in case you need a lesson Cinemasore aks ppl why they chose the movie)..Angelina must have also paid off all the people who went to see SALT because for some reason even though the movie was carried by her name alone ppl still went to see it..
Sigh. Read it again, loon. CinemaScope had nothing to do with the numbers Finke is citing.