Entertainment Breaking News , It was close but Star Wars beat Sisters at box office ..-giggle-

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opens to Record $238M for Cosmic $517M Global Launch
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    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
    Courtesy of Lucasfilms 2015/Walt Disney Studios
    Star Wars: The Force Awakensshattered numerous box-office records over the weekend, grossing $238 million in North America — the biggest opening of all time, not accounting for inflation — for a global launch of $517 million.

    The previous biggest domestic opening was this summer's Jurassic World with $208.8 million. Worldwide, Force Awakens scored the second-biggest start of all time behind Jurassic World($524.9 million), which had the advantage of opening day and date in China. Force Awakensdoesn't debut in the world's second-largest moviegoing market until Jan. 9.


    Force Awakens' international haul was $279 million, the No. 3 opening of all time behindJurassic World ($316 million) and the final Harry Potter film ($314 million).

    The movie's stunning performance sets a new standard for how much the North American box office can expand when the right movie comes along, and puts even more pressure on Hollywood studios to eventize their tentpoles. It's also a critical victory for Disney, which paid George Lucas $4 billion for Lucasfilm in order to get its hands on the Star Wars franchise.

    Abrams' movie, buoyed by nostalgia, glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore, obliterated the previous December record set by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which debuted to $84.6 million in 2012. Moreover, overall revenue hit an all-time high, crossing $300 million for the first time ever. Mid-December isn't known for big opening numbers, since many consumers are distracted by pre-Christmas preparation


    Alvin 4, nabbing an A- CinemaScore, came in No. 2 for the weekend with $14.4 million from 3,653 theaters. That's the lowest start of any title in the franchise; the last installment debuted to $23 million. However, Road Chip has a shot at earning close to $100 million all in domestically, since it's the only new family offering heading into Christmas stretch.

    Sisters placed No. 3 with $13.4M from 2,961 theaters after receiving a B- CinemaScore. Fey and Poehler's other comedy together, Baby Mama, opened to $17.4 million in April 2008. Just as Alvin 4 has the advantage of being a family play, Sistershas the advantage of appealing to females, who made up a striking 76 percent of the opening-weekend audience.
     
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    You mean Howard couldn't help Tina with his 30 million listeners [:roll:]
     
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    can't get into star wars
    lets see something else
     
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    They couldn't even beat "Chipmunks 4" :hilarious:
     
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    You know Robin the theater owners kept changing the when Sisters was playing and my audience couldn't find it. ..
     
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    Oh no Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey are such an amazing pairing. I want to see more of them everywhere because they are so funny together and have great chemistry. Every movie should have Amy Poehler and Tiny Fey together and every television show should have them together. If Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are not on screen together, all the characters should look around and ask "where are Tiny and Amy?" Amy and Tina should get a joint Twitter account and adopt a baby to raise together because they are so amazing. They should divorce their husbands and move in together and become lesbians because they are so good together. I love you Amy and Tina! Never stop doing stuff together, you are an incredible pair of talented, funny women and you should stay together forever.
     
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    About half of the tickets bought for Sisters were people who couldn't get Star Wars tickets and wanted to sneak into the Star Wars theater. True story.
     
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    With all due respect, a lot of people have been waiting for the epic conclusion of Chipmunks 4 after the cliffhanger in Chipmunks 3.
     
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    holy fuck look at all the rubes who saw HP and Jurassic I mean thats crazy that SW did not beat that dreck :jj:
     
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    I'll wait for Star Wars to air on broadcast TV.

    What did I do with those damn rabbit ears?
     
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    Try to keep up. It is a movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Pohler that became a national obsession after Fey appeared on the Stern Show. After her appearance, #sistersfuckstarwars trended on social media everywhere. All the nation could hear about is how Howard's 30 million subscribers were going to flood the theaters to see Sisters. I think people forgot that Star Wars was opening this weekend because of all the Stern Show's Sisters buzz.
     
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    star wars hasn't opened in China yet and wont til after new years. JW had china incuded in its first weekends out. Star Wars crushed everything

    going to be interesting to see how the Chinese react to a female and a black guy in the lead roles - the Chinese edition of the theater sheet had a few changes from what the rest of the world got

    http://nerdreactor.com/2015/12/09/john-boyega-chinese-star-wars-the-force-awakens-poster/
     
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    What article from the movie will Howard beg for and get and then whine that it wasn't the better one he really wanted?
     
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    :no:
     
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    I would love to see the retards behind the Sisters movie who thought it was a smart idea to push that movie out on the same weekend as Star Wars. Must be a complete shit movie and a good way to hide a failure.
     
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    "While the boys are off seeing Star Wars, their wives and girlfriends can watch Sisters!"

    -a now jobless studio executive
     
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    Hey I like that HP stuff!!!
     
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    Sadly it looks like 'Star Wars' record breaking haul will be short lived, because the remake of 'Point Break' starring Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez is opening Christmas day

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