Archive for April 24, 2011

Box Office Update: Water for Elephants Brings in $17.5M   1 comment

CinemaScore was Fox 2000’s Water For Elephants based on Sara Gruen’s best-selling book and written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Francis Lawrence. Clearly, the classy ad campaign was intriguing for adults who don’t rush out to see films, and for Robert Pattinson’s Twi-hards who do. But this beautifully filmed but searing drama was considered a hard sell.

1. Rio 3D (Blue Sky Studio/Fox) Week 2 [3,842 Theaters]
Friday $10.7M, Saturday $9.7M, Easter Weekend $26.5M (-32%), Cume $80.9M

2. Madea’s Big Happy Family (Tyler Perry/Lionsgate) NEW [2,288 Theaters]
Friday $10.5M, Saturday $9.2M, Easter Weekend $26M

3. Water For Elephants (Fox 2000/Fox) NEW [2,817 Theaters]
Friday $7M, Saturday $6.8M, Easter Weekend $17.5M

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The Hollywood Reporter

Overperforming in its opening was Fox 2000’s period circus romance Water for Elephants, which debuted to $17.5 million from 2,817 locations. Based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling book and directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz.

Water for Elephants drew an A- CinemaScore, and played heavily to adult women. Females made up 70% of the audience, while 70% were over the age of 25. The film’s successful opening is a win for Fox’s marketing team, which targeted fans of the book, as well as playing up the love story.

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From the LA Times

“Water for Elephants,” based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel about a 1930s traveling circus, had a budget of about $40 million. Most of those who saw the film seemed to be either older women familiar with the book or fans of young “Twilight” heartthrob Pattinson, as the audience was 70% female. And those moviegoers enjoyed the picture, giving it an average grade of A-minus. That positive buzz could be especially good news for the movie because audiences don’t usually run to see adult dramas on their first weekend in theaters.

In any event, the movie is off to a far better start than Pattinson’s last nonvampire movie. In March 2010, his Sept. 11 drama “Remember Me” opened only to a modest $8.1 million. The “Water for Elephants” results could mean that he’s being taken more seriously as a dramatic actor — or perhaps just that he should star in more films alongside popular leading ladies with box office clout, like Witherspoon.

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30 New Robert Pattinson Icons   2 comments

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New Robert Pattinson Water for Elephants Wallpaper   5 comments

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New Fan Pics of Robert Pattinson at the Premiere of Water for Elephants   1 comment

Here are some fan pics of Robert Pattinson at the premiere of Water for Elephants in NYC taken by SnarkyDee from BreakingDawnMovie.org  to read her full experience and see her pics of Reese Witherspoon click here

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Black & White Pics of Robert Pattinson at The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen   Leave a comment

Here are black & white pics of Robert Pattinson on the Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen. 

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Black & White Pics of Robert Pattinson at the Premiere of Water for Elephants   Leave a comment

We haven’t had time to post any black & whites yet but here are some of Robert Pattinson at the Premiere of Water for Elephants in NYC  for you guys this morning 😉 

Happy Easter from all of us here at ToR! 

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HitFix: “Water for Elephants Could Surprise at the Box Office”   1 comment

From HitFix:

Somewhat, but not all that surprising in third was “Water for Elephants.”  The Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon period romance found $7 million for what could be anywhere from a $16-20 million weekend.  Pattinson’s last non-“Twilight” opening, “Remember Me,” dropped almost 20% from Friday to Saturday after his devotees rushed to theaters opening day.  If the film is playing broader than Pattinson’s fans it could honestly surprise as pre-release polling predicted around a $15 million debut.