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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2010
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    Red has now made more than it's budget. Let us rejoice.
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    RED should indeed be somewhere over $60M, factoring US and UK takings, by Monday morning.

    General note: the studio only takes roughly half the gross number you see reported. But presales put Summit's financial exposure well under $20M.

    Another excellent week-on-week hold in the American market, number 3 for the weekend again.
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    Was finally able to get to go see RED yesterday, it was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. Helen Mirren with a BFG, Loved it!
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    This weekend just gone was opening weekend in Australia. Saw it, thought it was great, but the pacing seemed a little weird.

    Anyway, I thought there was great attention to detail - like for instance the establishing shot of the CIA building with "CIA Headquarters, Langley" superimposed over it, and then the camera moves in past the text... Little things like that tell you that they're really trying to think of new things to do and new ways to do them. (Like the subtitles on the cinematic release of Nightwatch. Though sadly they replaced the creatively embedded subtitles with boring ones for the DVD release.)
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      CommentAuthorFredG
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2010
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    I saw Red last night with my better half, we both enjoyed it very much. She kept asking me if that was the guy I play on the website with, like I have a personal relationship with Warren Ellis. God bless her computer addled little heart.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2010
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    Took KK to see Red this afternoon in a sparsely occupied Ilford multiplex. We both enjoyed it greatly, the overall verdict being 'bloody good fun with lots of nice explosions'.

    Listen... What's that clip clopping in the distance? Looks like a very small hippopotamus with a puppy on its back, trotting eastward down the A13...
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2010
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    The 3rd-week US numbers for "Red" not only put it close to $60M gross, but the week-to-week drop is very small compared to most other films (23% this week, compared to a more typical 50%). This is usually due to a film getting very good word of mouth.
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    Interestingly, RED has already done more than six million dollars in Russia...!
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    Apparently my parents actually saw it before I did - they went Saturday night, I went Sunday and didn't find out about it until Monday night when they raved about it.

    It sounds like it's really appealing to the middle-aged crowd - they know they aren't past the use-by date, and they're glad someone in hollywood knows it too.
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    I saw it on Friday afternoon about 4.45 pm here in Toronto and indeed, most of the audience were old farts (like me). I really enjoyed it and suspect it will become one of those movies that I'm happy to watch multiple times on dvd but I agree with Corey Waits that the pacing could've been a little tighter.
    Loved Mr Malkovich and the pg tho'!
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    more than six million dollars in Russia

    The comedy translates easily.
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2010
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    Box Office Prophets reports that in week four of the U.S. release, Red only dropped 17%. This brings US receipts to $71.9M, vs. a $60M cost. They're estimating final use reciepts will be in the neighborhood of $90M, "plus a long DVD run."
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2010
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    They're estimating final use reciepts will be in the neighborhood of $90M, "plus a long DVD run."

    Glad to hear it has legs!
    • CommentAuthorMeisterJ
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2010
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    I just had the chance to see it this weekend, I loved it. It was well worth the $10 ticket, few movies are.
    • CommentAuthordot_xom
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2010
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    RED's opening in Singapore this Thursday, so my friends and I will be watching it on Friday.

    And, because this is a movie based on a Warren Ellis comic, we will be drinking whiskey while watching it.
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    RottenTomatoes has it 4th for the weekend....surpassing lots that have opened after it. Finishing behind only this weekends openers. And it may hold that spot again after this weekend.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2010
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    Congrats, Warren!
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    A middle-aged female co-worker of mine said she liked the fact that there wasn't gratuitous sex and violence. How funny is it Warren's first movie creation DOESN'T have gratuitous sex and violence?
    • CommentAuthorRanRan
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2010
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    RED recentently came out in theaters near were I live! Hooray! I got to see it this past weekend, and laughed the whole way through. I was happy that Hollywood didn't contrive a fifteen minute long car chase.

    Was afraid it wouldn't get released where I live, but low and behold, last weekend I caught sight of a poster with Bruce W's bald head and the word 'red' phoneticized into Korean. Then I jumped for joy.
    • CommentAuthorratjin
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2010
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    Some friends of mine here in the States tried to see it last Saturday at 4pm, but they couldn't get in because it SOLD OUT. In a theatre that's been showing it since it premiered. I mean, yes, it was probably one of the smaller theatres, but still quite impressive. Congrats!