China Spotlight: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Passes $30 Million on September 03, 2012


Monday (9/3) Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man has grossed $33.3 million over seven days in China. The film's international is now $475.3 million. The worldwide total is $735 million.

Wednesday Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man has grossed $10.666 million over just two days in China. 

Tuesday Update: Sony reports that The Amazing Spider-Man took in Rmb 34.9 million ($5.5 million) on Monday in order to top The Dark Knight Rises' haul of Rmb* 28.3 million ($4.45 million). The China Film Group required the film's to open on the same day despite protests by Warner Brothers. 

The Amazing Spider-Man has now taken in more than $700 million worldwide. 

Oogiloves Movie Takes In Mediocre $448K From Friday-Sunday, Sets Lowest Location Average Record on September 01, 2012


Sunday Update: The Friday-Sunday estimate for The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure is a disappointing $448,131 for a $207 location average. The film's total after five days will be $673,719, so at least it can say it beat Delgo's $597,474 5-day haul in 2008.

The Oogieloves movie now boasts the lowest location average for a wide release. 2011's Creature previously held the record with $217.

Saturday Update: After bringing in less than $100K on Friday, the Oogieloves movie is on pace for only $600K over the four-day weekend. 

Friday Update: The Oogieloves movie didn't do much better on Thursday: $123,024 for a $57 location average. The cume after two days is $225,588.

Thursday Update: Compared to Oogieloves, Delgo now looks like Avatar.

The official Wednesday number for The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure is an awful $102,564 from 2,160 locations, which means that the family-friendly flick made only $47 per location. We'll go out on a limb and say that this is going to be the biggest bomb of the year. Just call it a hunch.

The poor performance of Oogieloves takes some heat off of Delgo, an animated flick released in December 2008 that managed only $127,750 from 2,160 locations on its opening day. Delgo has been a punchline for nearly four years, but now it can fade into obscurity again.

Summer 2012: The Stats on September 01, 2012 projects that Summer 2012 will suffer a 2.9% decline from Summer 2011. Here are the numbers:

May 6 - September 5, 2011: $4,405,854,535
May 4 - September 3, 2012: $4,277,100,000 (projected)

(Note: We define Summer as the first full weekend in May until Labor Day)

Luckily, a strong first quarter in 2012 continues to have an impact, helping 2012 as a whole maintain a solid 3.6% lead over 2011.

TOP 10 FILMS FROM SUMMER 2012 (DOMESTIC as of 8/30):

1. Marvel's The Avengers: $617.8 million
2. The Dark Knight Rises: $425.3 million
3. The Amazing Spider-Man: $258.6 million
4. Brave: $230.4 million
5. Ted: $215.2 million
6. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: $213.9 million
7. Men in Black 3: $178.5 million
8. Snow White and the Huntsman: $155 million
9. Ice Age: Continental Drift: $154.3 million
10. Prometheus: $126.3 million


The Watch: $33.5 million
That's My Boy: $36.9 million
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: $37.4 million
Rock of Ages: $38.5 million
Total Recall: $55.9 million
Battleship: $65.2 million
Dark Shadows: $79.7 million


Ted: $215.1 million
Magic Mike: $113.2 million


'Lawless' Grabs $1.003 Million on Thursday on August 31, 2012


Friday Update: The Weinstein Company reports that Lawless took in another $1.003 million on Thursday, pushing its cume to $2.065 million after two days.

Thursday Update: The Weinstein Company reports that Lawess is off to a respectable start with $1.13 million on Wednesday. The gangster flick's main competitors this coming weekend will be The Possession, The Expendables 2 and 2016: Obama's America. is predicting a $13 million debut frame.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Shows Strength in China on August 29, 2012


Thursday Update: Warner Bros. reports that The Dark Knight Rises added another $4.6 million to its haul in China on Tuesday, pushing its total to $9.1 million. 

The 2nd day in China compares as follows:
- 135% ahead of Inception
- 92% ahead of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- 6% ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
- On par with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (which was in 3D)

The Dark Knight Rises currently has a worldwide total of $958.2 million.

Wednesday Update: Warner Bros. reports that on Monday The Dark Knight Rises opened in China to an estimated Rmb* 28.3 million ($4.45 million) from 2,400 sites (screens TBA). IMAX showings accounted for Rmb 3.2 million ($516K).

This marks WB's highest 2D opening day in China, outgrossing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rmb 22.046m/$3.5 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Rmb 22.04 million/$3.5 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Rmb 18.3 million/$2.9 million), as well as Inception (Rmb 12 million/$1.7 million).

The Dark Knight Rises has raked in $528.2 million internationally. The Dark Knight managed $468.6 million internationally during its entire theatrical run. 

*Rmb stands for Chinese yuan

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