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John Wayne and Box Office Memorial Day Mojo - CinemaDave

May. 28th, 2007 02:25 pm John Wayne and Box Office Memorial Day Mojo

This will be a memorable Memorial Day weekend for movie fans.

The John Wayne Centennial still rolls on the Western Encore channel and features some great commentaries by Dennis Hopper and Robert Carradine.
Box Office Mojo has some interviews regarding the Centennial of the Duke. Check out http://www.boxofficemojo.com/
and feel free to read this Box Office Analysis by Brandon Gray;

Third 'Pirates' to Sack Memorial Record
by Brandon Gray
May 27, 2007

Invading more screens (11,000-plus) and theaters (4,362) than any picture before it, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" drew a hearty estimated $112.5 million over the three-day weekend for a $126.5 million total including Thursday night previews.

Meanwhile, last weekend's top grosser, "Shrek the Third," tumbled 58 percent to an estimated $51 million. That's less than "Shrek 2's" second weekend, which was down 33 percent to $72.2 million on the same frame in 2004. Shrek the Third had a somewhat bigger opening than Shrek 2, but it's the nature of sequels to be more front-loaded than their predecessors and Shrek the Third didn't bring anything new to the table to reinvigorate the franchise.

"Spider-Man 3" crawled past $300 million on its 24th day of release, which was slower to the mark than "Spider-Man" (19 days) and "Spider-Man 2" (22 days). For the weekend, the webslinger's third movie faded 53 percent to an estimated $13.7 million. While it's on track to be the lowest-grossing of the franchise domestically, it's excelling overseas. Its foreign total grew to $499 million, highest of the series, for a worldwide tally of over $800 million.

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