Thursday, December 15, 2005

God damn Kong

Looks like I was wrong on Kong. $9.7MM on opening day. Maybe it somehow turns in a huge weekend but they'll need some kinda advertising blitz to pull off this $100MM in five days business. At this point if it keeps going like this they'll be lucky to hit $75MM. Only Shrek 2 pulled in a weak Wednesday and went on to rake in over $100MM.

KK could still pull in huge worldwide final numbers, but that won't be worth a damn thing on the Tradesports contract. Funny thing is, Titanic had very weak numbers in its opening week but grew from there (actually dropped from #1 at one point but was so strong that it took back over at #1 because people kept going). All time, Titanic has the highest gross ever for a movie in each of its 4th week, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th week. Pretty sick, huh? EVERYONE is coming back from this movie and loving it. So I imagine it will have huge staying power.

Will be interesting to see what went wrong with this one. Perhaps people just weren't really aware that it was opening yesterday.

I'll wait till Friday's box office take to officially declare this bet dead. But Tradesports right now is giving it a 25% shot of making it.

I'm sure all four of you faithful readers are just thrilled to be reading this shit. Whatever, not like you want to hear about the Pasta Roni I cooked tonight. (BTW, that stuff just never looks like it does on the recipe on the back of the box, does it? Still was quite edible though. For me at least.)


At 12/16/2005 04:27:00 PM, Blogger Peppermint Mocha said...

I want to hear about the Pasta Roni.


At 12/17/2005 09:21:00 AM, Blogger JCCobb said...

Yo, I finally figured everything out on the tv...I have surround on regular tv, although I swear what i'm doing with my new tv is exactly what i was doing with my old one but shit who cares, its working.

And to top it all off, someone in my complex just got wireless so now my laptop works out in the living room instead of sitting in my bedroom on the cable modem...Life is good.

At 12/17/2005 03:58:00 PM, Blogger Publius said...

JS - I actually had all the ingredients to do the recipe on the backada box. Tuna, frozen veggies, something in which to measure "2 cups," butter (even though it says it expired in November, it still worked!), and Italian seasoning - I just used a combo of oregano and basil instead cause that shit smelled Italian enough. And it all mixed together and formed a meal! 2, in fact.

JC - Sweet! Did the cable dude come and set up the HD yet?


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