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bjkeefe 05-13-2011 07:21 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by TwinSwords (Post 208862)
Friday night is fucking awesome.

Well, for some of us ...

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9...ddailytake.png

(data source)

uncle ebeneezer 05-13-2011 07:24 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
Looks like the market has spoken.

The funny (sad) thing is, if this was a movie noted for championing a liberal cause, the Mickey-Althouse-Douthat club would be using the poor box-office performance as proof that the public is against the cause/ideals.

TwinSwords 05-13-2011 07:25 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 208868)

LOL. That graphic needs one of these.

TwinSwords 05-13-2011 07:26 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 208869)
Looks like the market has spoken.

The funny (sad) thing is, if this was a movie noted for championing a liberal cause, the Mickey-Althouse-Douthat club would be using the poor box-office performance as proof that the public is against the cause/ideals.

Excellent point.

operative 05-13-2011 07:31 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 208869)
Looks like the market has spoken.

The funny (sad) thing is, if this was a movie noted for championing a liberal cause, the Mickey-Althouse-Douthat club would be using the poor box-office performance as proof that the public is against the cause/ideals.

The failure of Atlas Shrugged simply shows that the public is only interested in terrible movies if they star Meagan Fox and have massive promotional budgets.

TwinSwords 05-13-2011 07:48 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by operative (Post 208872)
The failure of Atlas Shrugged simply shows that the public is only interested in terrible movies if they star Meagan Fox and have massive promotional budgets.

She is so hot.

http://watchmojo.com/blogs/images/meagan_fox.jpg

bjkeefe 05-19-2011 12:24 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 208858)
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Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 208597)
[... (previously)... ]

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5996/...ativeta.th.png But wait! We could be in for a Surge® at the box office this weekend. Because why? Because:

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The Ronald Reagan Foundation awarded “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” with its inaugural Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award.

And if they can write press releases that well, just imagine what they can do for rejuvenating turnout! It's Friday night (Morning™) in America all over again!

Ah, well. Invoking the name of St. Ronnie did not bring the expected magic. A brief report on last weekend:

Receipts per theater: $791, down from last weekend's $866
Number of theaters: 158, down from last weekend's 228
Total receipts: $124,978, down 36.7% from last weekend
Gross to date: $4,563,873; i.e., not yet a quarter of the way to breaking even on production costs

Updated charts:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/29/...dailytake2.png

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5...mulativeta.png

Florian 05-19-2011 12:29 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
This is the best news I have seen about the US in a long time. Americans are shrugging off Atlas Shrugged. Will they soon shrug off Ronnie too?

bjkeefe 05-19-2011 02:32 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by Florian (Post 209619)
This is the best news I have seen about the US in a long time. Americans are shrugging off Atlas Shrugged. Will they soon shrug off Ronnie too?

Much as I would like, I do not think so. The heavy early investment and ongoing efforts by his acolytes in mythologizing him seems to have resulted in a permanent scarring of the collective American memory.

To this day, I do not think there exists a Republican politician of any ambition whatsoever who dares do anything but speak of him reverently (remember this TPM video?), and all too many prominent media figures -- and not a few Democratic politicians, sadly -- have either bought into the cardboard cutout version of him, or see it as unwise or at least not worth the effort to contradict it.

bjkeefe 05-20-2011 10:17 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
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Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 209618)
Ah, well. Invoking the name of St. Ronnie did not bring the expected magic. A brief report on last weekend:

Receipts per theater: $791, down from last weekend's $866
Number of theaters: 158, down from last weekend's 228
Total receipts: $124,978, down 36.7% from last weekend
Gross to date: $4,563,873; i.e., not yet a quarter of the way to breaking even on production costs [...]

The dailies have been updated, in preparation for the coming big weekend! Will loyal Randians await the Going Galt of the Godly in theaters, and thereby change the cumulative curve, which is looking damn near asymptotic on the line representing the recouping of one-quarter of productions costs?

And here's another question: Once the faithful are raptured away, will there be even fewer theaters to which the loyal may attend? To do their bit to help balance the budget, in order to get the ball rolling on Parts 2 and 3? Even though that would be doubleplusungood collectivist thinking???

Time Will Tell®!

Meantime, since we have a few more data points, let's have some updated charts. The eagle-eyed will note that on day 34, average receipts per theater dipped below $100. Our first double-digit day! (Another sign of the Apocalypse.)

http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/2...dailytake3.png

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5...ulativetak.png

bjkeefe 05-27-2011 03:51 PM

Re: Follow-up on [redacted]'s predictions about the "Atlas Shrugged" movie
 
And now, it appears to be time for our final report. Take it away, TBogg.

Previously:

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Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 209867)
The dailies have been updated, in preparation for the coming big weekend! Will loyal Randians await the Going Galt of the Godly in theaters, and thereby change the cumulative curve, which is looking damn near asymptotic on the line representing the recouping of one-quarter of productions costs?

And here's another question: Once the faithful are raptured away, will there be even fewer theaters to which the loyal may attend? To do their bit to help balance the budget, in order to get the ball rolling on Parts 2 and 3? Even though that would be doubleplusungood collectivist thinking???

Time Will Tell®!

Meantime, since we have a few more data points, let's have some updated charts. The eagle-eyed will note that on day 34, average receipts per theater dipped below $100. Our first double-digit day! (Another sign of the Apocalypse.)

http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/2...dailytake3.png

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/5...ulativetak.png



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