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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates Life For #3 - Week 4

Spider-Man 3
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
28 Weeks Later
Only in America could a weekend stand for "campouts" and "go to the movies" at the same time. Well, if that's what the men and women in the armed forces fought for, God bless 'em, since I'm a fan of both.

Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of July are the two true tent-pole movie event holiday time periods. Yes, Thanksgiving Weekend used to be in that club, yet studios have backed off that time slot for earlier November dates to avoid competing with Christmas shopping sales. Déjà Vu was the biggest Thanksgiving launch last year with $24 million. Even covered in gravy, those aren't blockbuster numbers.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End did exactly as expecting by dominating the marketplace, however the final figures may be a bit less than anticipated. The actual Friday to Sunday numbers of $114.7 million were a far cry from Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million (not to mention short of last week's Shrek the Third $121.6 million opening). Still, once you drop in the Thursday night cashola and the extra Monday viewings, that was a $153 million total. Good news, right? Well, Pirates 2 made $153.4 last summer over four days without any Thursday night shows. Suffice to say, big is still big, yet it looks like this treasure chest won't top the last film's bounty.

Also, there's no truth the rumor that Keith Richards didn't need any hair and make-up time to perfect his look as Jack Sparrow's dad. However, he did have a translator on-set so people could understand what he was saying.

Shrek was green for the other reason, envy, after dropping 56% over a holiday weekend. Shrek 2 only dropped 33% over a Memorial Day weekend three years ago. Wait, does that mean Shrek was jealous of himself? This is suddenly getting way more complex than it should be for a film that's made $217.3 million so far.

Spider-Man climbed down the water spout 52% in his fourth weekend. Hanging with $308.7 million, the competition for the top spot might be more in question than previously thought.

If Pirates has a similar free-fall trajectory as Spidey and Shrek, all might miss the $400 million mark that seemed like a foregone conclusion at the beginning of the pool. Does that mean there's room for a non-May film to surpass this trio of behemoths or just that the race between Spidey and Pirates might be way closer than anticipated?

The Top Five if Today was Labor Day
#1. Spider-Man 3 - $308.7 million
#2. Shrek 3 - $217.3 million
#3. Pirates 3 - $154 million
#4. 28 Weeks Later - $24.4 million
#5. Georgia Rule - $16.8 million

This Week
Things cool down a bit as the new-comers don't appear the be the players that we'll see in the upcoming weeks.

Knocked-Up could fit the bill as an "alternative" summer film like its director's predecessor The 40 Year-Old Virgin, yet those usually fly well toward the end of summer. When people are just looking for a breather between Pirates and the Fantastic Four, John McClain, and Transformers, I'm not sure.

Mr. Brooks puts Kevin Costner into the "dark" world that he usually steers clear from. I'm not sure this is quite the stretch Lindsay Lohan had to just pull off in Georgia Rule where she played a troubled teenager with issues, but it's close.

by Matt Neuenburg on 05/28/2007

Movies Mentioned in this Post: 28 Weeks Later, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Shrek the Third, Spider-Man 3
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