Sunday, December 16, 2007

Last Week, Golden Compass $26 Million Against No Opposition; This Week, Alvin and the Chipmunks, $45 Million

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And that was good for only Second Place for Alvin. The First Place, "I am Legend" came in at $76 Million. The Golden Compass? Only $10 million, estimated; probably less.

It's looking tougher and tougher for TGC to recover their $180 Million production costs and their $40 Million promotion cost.

8 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I can't think of a better insult than being beat at the box office by Alvin and the Chipmunks

Anonymous said...

Cathy makes a good point!! LOL!!!

Looks like Hollywood won't be underestimating Christian's buying power again, since the only language they understand is money. I just "love" how they thought they could pull this offensive garbage on us at Christmas and not only get away with it, but triumph at it, confident that people's weakness for entertainment and giving-in to their spoiled children's every demand would make even the semi-reluctant see their movie. I am SO glad that Christians stood together in this very effective no-show! Boy, Hollywood must be still reeling from the shock, wondering what the heck happened! LOL

God is Good!

Ray from MN said...

Exactly my thinking, Cathy and Gette!

What's really amazing was that last week, when they were the only major movie premiering, nobody went to movies. They just saved their money for this weekend.

I mean, a lot of these kids probably go to a movie every week, just to get out of the house. Be even with all the hype, they couldn't be talked into seeing The Golden Compass.

Terry Nelson said...

I went to school with Alvin - his brothers are younger than us.

Terry Nelson said...

Oh! I meant to say - 'that little rat hasn't changed a bit!'

[OMIGOSH! I crack myself up!]

Greg Smisek said...

So much for the depressed market. Thanks for the update, Ray.

Fr. Andrew said...

Really, I think you are selling the Chipmunks short, as if it is an insult to loose to those 3 rascally anthropomorphized chipmunks. C'mon, they wrote that timeless Christmas classic "Christmas Time," which reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas. "Time for toys and time for cheer."

Ah...[wipes tear]...Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. They are the champions, my friends.

Ray from MN said...

Father Andrew:

Au Contraire, mon pere!

I'm a big fan of Alvin and the boys.

I was just trying to point out that the previous week, when TGC premiered, against no other major films, people just didn't go to movies and stayed home.

This last weekend TGC plummeted further in the standings. The producers will think long and hard before they spend money on the other two books in the trilogy.

Of course, the real danger is not the movies, most kids can detect reality from fantasy. The real danger is that a really popular movie can generate huge book sales.

A child reading a book in his room when he has time to think about what he is reading might very well develop heretical beliefs by reading these atheistic novels designed to lure Christians from their faith.

Some books will continue to be sold, but not nearly as many as there would have been if the movie had been a smash success.