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Aug 7th
10:54 am
At RENT last night & CStC Box Office 2nd Weekend  

there are 2 more at the source but they basically look the same.

ppl said his family was there too but idk for sure. hers definitely was, including her sassy grandma. i love sassy grandmas, world needs more of them. just sayin'.

In sadder news, Charlie St. Cloud had a pretty hard Friday to Friday drop of almost 70% to $1.7 mil :( and Nikki Finke predicts it will only come in at $4.9 for the weekend.

Friday $1.7M (-69%), Estimated Weekend $4.9M, Estimated Cume $23.8M

Ouch! What a drop! Universal tried to spin last weekend's mediocre opening last weekend, but the studio can't deny now that Zac Efron's High School Musical fanbase faded away. Pick better material, kiddo.

Unfortunately I think she may be overestimating that number.

If we evaluate CStC based on Remember Me's day-to-day changes within its second weekend (I'll call it intra-weekend), it follows that CStC will play like: 1.7+1.7+1 = 4.4.

If it follows RM's day-against-day 1st weekend vs. 2nd weekend (I'll call it inter-weekend), it will play like: 1.7+1.7+1.3 = 4.7.

All that said, on the first weekend the internal multiplier of CStC's intra-weekend was quite different than Remember Me's so I'm not sure how parallel the two will be on their second weekend.

If we ignore the inter or intra weekend comparisons and just look at the overall weekend to weekend, if CStC can hold it's overall weekend drop to 60% like RM did, it will come in at $4.9. That's probably what Nikki is going off of.

But I'm not optimistic given how non-energetic the response to this film has been tbh.

Hopefully, even if some of this seems confusing you get the general gist. :/
Mood: busybusy
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isaczisacz on August 7th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
lol just noticed he has some Crazy Bandz Shaped Rubber Bands Bracelets.
Abigailglimmeringworld on August 7th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
When you take them off they fall into the shape of an animal... apparently it is all the craze in middle/high schools... my friend's younger sister gave her one. It is a dinosaur.

I wonder what animals he has.
isaczisacz on August 7th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
hahah yeah I a have one in the shape of one of the little aliens of toy story. I love it!
Abigail: Sucker Punchglimmeringworld on August 7th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
My roommate has a dinosaur. I am strategising how to steal it mainly cos I know her sister can give her more.

Edited at 2010-08-07 07:38 pm (UTC)
Abigail: HSM - TG - RHRN gigglesglimmeringworld on August 7th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
FYI: a dinosaur is cool enough to be mentioned twice. I just noticed I said it before. Haha.

Although, I am scared of dinosaurs. Weird... I know.
Shruticalcified on August 7th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
apparently nph is obsessed with them and i've seen a bunch of cast members with them. lol so 1993, love it.
Shruticalcified on August 7th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
_alexandragraceletsgetcrazy_21 on August 7th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
naww! look at that smile :) haha

-gosh! isn't stella the spittin' image of Vanessa?! :O
It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on August 7th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the fullness under his chin in the photo. He's an IRL version of :))))

I can't with the numbers.
Abigail: Vanessa - embarrassedglimmeringworld on August 7th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
The reason this makes me super sad is that it means my chance of seeing it when I return to college is reduced. *cries*

*channels it is still in the theatres on the 19th/20th of August*
Shruticalcified on August 7th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
I totally didn't respond at all the CStC numbers this morning (.......I barely remember what I said this morning, I might have told you I loved you way too many times #gay), but .......uck. For the reason glimmeringworld mentioned and also because I mean, for all we've been =/ about the movie, there are definitely worse that have less energy. Something you said the other day made me realize that the dropoff of love after the trailer was so....weird.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 7th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
re, the last sentence... for serious.

like the spike on his imdb starmeter and on the film's moviemeter was kind of big the week the trailer came out.

he went from 218 (the week before the trailer) to 86 to 26 and the film went from 1790 to 113 to 63 as the trailer spread. that's pretty significant. but then interest died off and never had true momentum again, the way like 17 again did.

so idk, doing that well initially to me says that clearly people were totally interested in what zac was doing next. but once people saw what that was, it was kind of meh for them for whatever reason (either genre-wise or even prejudging quality-wise) and a lot of casual fans checked out.
Shruticalcified on August 7th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
IDK MAN, I thought the initial trailer was great but:

a. all subsequent spots were not
b. I mentioned this to you, but it's like one of those songs you find catchy and fun until it's ridiculously overplayed. Which CStC was - the dialogue became more grating with each 100th random place the trailer/ad showed up.
○: zefron > what i can't even.ohsoglamours on August 7th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
omg those numbers are just BAD. my jaw legit dropped. :/
It's Audrey not Aubrey: C. Kennedyaudrey_za on August 7th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
To date, (with regard to "Miracle Run" and his comedic timing in "17 Again"), overall this was my favorite role acting-wise from Zac.

I've only seen Rob in "Harry Potter" and "Remember Me" (not counting my half-assed attempt at Twilight) but I felt "Remember Me" was his best role to date as well! Although not a power-house performance, if anything- I walked away feeling like he's oddly both overhyped and underrated, due in part to his franchise movie ties.

Where have all the good roles gone? *sung to the tune of "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone"*
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 7th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
seriously. in general i feel like we are in an artistic dark ages right now and it depresses me.
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It's Audrey not Aubrey: AiW 2audrey_za on August 7th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Funny good, or funny bad?

I did not find that in general reviews slammed Zac's performance. They (rightfully so) question execution of plot and particulars within the cast (mostly the lack of Kim Basinger/Ray Liotta) whilst musing about the future of his career as a contender in the " quest for a new leading man". In fact, a good majority praise his charisma and blatantly declare the role/script as no good.
Shruti: Film | Remembercalcified on August 7th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
I double funny good/bad. Because I may have secretly loved Remember Me.
shadow830shadow830 on August 7th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
The lack of interest and the low BO numbers is totally Uni's fault. CSC opened in the midst of some big BO draws - Leo, Steve Carell, Will Farrell. CSC started out at a disdvantage IMO.

My multiplex houses 16 movies at one time. CSC opened in only one. Leo's, Steve's and Will's opened in two.

I've seen the movie three times, and I just hope it doesn't disappear from the theatre before I can go a fourth time.

And regarding that pic from last night....I think Zac's smile as he is looking up at the stage says it all :)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on August 7th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
i do think it's universal's fault mostly but i think competition is only a small part of it. a lot of melodramas come out in summer and do decently enough against bigger films.

i think if it had come out in a less-crowded time, yeah it might have had the opportunity for people to find it. but i'm not sure that would've altered the blah response (and thus the lower box office) to the film, unless universal had used that time to improve it more and better plan their promotion.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on August 7th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Well I did my part and bought 4 tkts ovverall :)

Maybe there's too much analyzing sometimes. I think audrey should re-post her review of the screening.

And what a fun weekend for him personally, he looks amazing and happy. His smile is what I love to see.
Stella is super cute! Now I wish we would get after party pics. He suffered an ouch LOL

It's Audrey not Aubrey: Mandyaudrey_za on August 7th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're sweet. I only wish the film had debuted with better (read: stronger), concise promotion. I don't agree that trailers gave the plot's entirety away, but it focused so heavily on the promise's burden and the romance part that the somewhat titillating layers of the supernatural aspect were all but forgotten. That coupled with relative unknowns made for bleak draw.

This film, and its cast deserved better. I'm disappointed that in-depth analyzation of numbers has blanketed truly enjoying sharing film opinions.
shadow830shadow830 on August 7th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
LOL Betty..I've bought a total of 7 tickets and I'm not done yet.

It's a great weekend...I said it in my post that his smile said it all....while he was looking at the stage.

Maybe pictures will turn up of the after party tomorrow night. He needs to get the heck out of the TCA's quickly to get to the HB :)

Ugh....TCA's.....I still wish he wasn't going
jessica3311: Dwight & Jim <3jessica3311 on August 7th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Those box office #'s make me sad. Like Audrey said, this is prob my favorite thing Zac has done purely of where he went with Charlie as an actor & played him :( I saw it three times too (once for the free screening. I went for my 3rd time on a Thursday then realized I should of went on a Friday for the weekend #'s...oh well :S I know one of my friends is interested in seeing it so maybe I will try and make plans for this upcoming weekend. Not thrilled with Nikki Finke's comment on the #'s either :( Oh well...
hlloyd04 on August 7th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the post!

That smile is absolutely presh. He's like beaming.

The numbers are disappointing. And they make me sad for him, but hopefully people will remember that he is what redeemed this film, and give him some credit for that at least.
zacefronfan26 on August 8th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
I Can't believe that CSC did not make Number 1. Zac smile in that picture is so amazing.