10,000 B.C.

It ain’t 300. That’s one way to describe the opening day performance of Roland Emmerich’s 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros). With almost unanimously awful reviews (only 8% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), the prehistoric epic stumbled out of the gate with a disappointing estimated $11.55M Friday. That will likely translate to an underwhelming $33.14M, less than half of the $70.8M posted by last March’s Warner Bros sensation directed by Zack Snyder. 10,000 B.C. will also rank behind 3 previous Emmerich outings.

ALL-TIME TOP 5 ROLAND EMMERICH OPENINGS
1. The Day After Tomorrow – $68.7M opening
2. Independence Day – $50.2M opening
3. Godzilla – $44M opening
4. 10,000 B.C. – $33.14M opening (estimate)
5. The Patriot – $22.3M opening

The #2 spot for Friday and the weekend will go to Disney’s College Road Trip starring Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone, but it’s also a disappointment. The G-rated family comedy rode away with $3.5M on opening day, and even with a decent matinee bounce, it’ll likely get no higher than $12.5M for the 3-day.

Sony’s Vantage Point is holding strong with an estimated $2.3M on Friday. By Monday morning, the assassination thriller, which opened on Oscar weekend, will add another $8.1M for a new cume of $52.2M.

Semi-Pro (New Line) is an unmitigated disaster. Despite all of Will Ferrell’s best efforts, the 70’s-style basketball comedy tumbled to $1.9M on its second Friday and a likely $6M weekend. That’s down 60% from opening weekend, and Semi-Pro’s 10-day cume will be only $25M or so.

The Bank Job (Lionsgate), a new release starring Jason Statham, finished #5 on Friday with an estimated $1.6M, but the heist thriller will probably be knocked down to 6th place for the weekend with about $4.7M. Meanwhile, Paramount’s The Spiderwick Chronicles, after a $1.12M Friday take, will get a huge weekend bounce for a #5 finish at just over $5M.

Focus Features rolled out Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day at 535 locations and scored an estimated $645,000 on Friday, a $1,200 per theatre average. The Amy Adams-Frances McDormand comedy is headed for a $2.35M weekend haul, just missing the Top 10.

Of the new specialty releases, Warner Independent’s Snow Angels has fared best with a Friday PTA of just over $2,000 at 2 locations. Sony Classics has 2 new limited releases in the mix. Married Life, starring Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan and Rachel McAdams, opened soft with an $1,165 Friday PTA at 9 locations. CJ7, a family film from Hong Kong, opened even softer with an average of $666 on 19 screens.

The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics), the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, continues strong in its expansion. Now on 24 screens, it’ll win the weekend PTA battle with about $12,500. 10,000 B.C. will probably be #2 on the 3-day PTA scoreboard followed by Snow Angels, Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park (IFC Films) and Shadow Distribution’s Girls Rock.

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY FRIDAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW – 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $11.55M – $3,387 PTA – $11.55M cume
2. NEW – College Road Trip (Disney) – $3.5M – $1,293 PTA – $3.5M cume
3. Vantage Point (Sony) – $2.3M – $727 PTA – $46.4M cume
4. Semi Pro (New Line) – $1.9M – $609 PTA – $20.8M cume
5. NEW – The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$1.6M – $998 PTA – $1.6M cume
6. The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony) – $1.24M – $1,068 PTA – $11.8M cume
7. Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount) – $1.12M – $347 PTA -$58M cume
8. Jumper (Fox) – $1.1M – $431 PTA – $69.8M cume
9. Step Up 2 the Streets (Disney) – $995,000 – $442 PTA – $50.9M cume
10. Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros) – $850,000- $366 PTA – $60.8M cume
11. NEW – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $645,000 – $1,200 PTA – $645,000
12. Penelope (Summit) – $640,000 – $530 PTA – $5.2M cume
13. Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $600,000 – $444 PTA – $136.5M cume
14. Definitely Maybe (Universal) – $550,000 – $353 PTA – $28.2M cume
15. No Country For Old Men (Miramax) – $360,000 – $300 PTA – $71.4M
*There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $180,000 – $280 PTA – $38.2M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $145,000 – $644 PTA – $4.1M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $70,000 – $2,917 PTA – $466,000
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $47,000 – $1,044 PTA -      $830,000 cume
*NEW – CJ7 (Sony Classics) – $12,654 – $666 PTA – $12,654 cume
*NEW – Married Life (Sony Classics) – $10,485 – $1,165 PTA – $10,485 cume
*NEW – Girls Rock (Shadow Distribution) – $9,422 – $1,346 PTA – $9,422 cume
*NEW – Black & White (Eros) – $8,970 – $299 PTA – $8,970 cume
*NEW – Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $4,196 – $2,098 PTA – $4,196 cume
*NEW – Bar Starz (Slowhand Releasing) – $3,696 – $84 PTA – $3,696 cume
*NEW – Paranoid Park (IFC Films) – $2,678 – $1,339 PTA – $2,678 cume
*NEW – Last Stop for Paul (Independent) – $2,654 – $1,327 PTA – $2,654 cume

EXCLUSIVE FANTASY MOGULS EARLY 3-DAY ESTIMATES
1. NEW – 10,000 B.C. (Warner Bros) – $33.14M – $9,721 PTA – $33.14M cume
2. NEW – College Road Trip (Disney) – $12.5M – $4,619 PTA – $12.5M cume
3. Vantage Point (Sony) – $8.1M – $2,561 PTA – $52.2M cume
4. Semi Pro (New Line) – $6M – $1,922 PTA – $24.9M cume
5. Spiderwick Chronicles (Paramount) – $5.06M – $1,562 PTA -$61.9M cume
6. NEW – The Bank Job (Lionsgate) -$4.7M – $2,932 PTA – $4.7M cume
7. Jumper (Fox) – $3.92M – $1,532 PTA – $72.7M cume
8. The Other Boleyn Girl (Sony) – $3.86M – $3,311 PTA – $14.4M cume
9. Step Up 2 the Streets (Disney) – $3.33M – $1,481 PTA – $53.2M cume
10. Fool’s Gold (Warner Bros) – $2.89M- $1,245 PTA – $62.9M cume
11. NEW – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus) – $2.35M – $4,400 PTA – $2.35M
12. Penelope (Summit) – $2.24M – $1,856 PTA – $6.8M cume
13. Juno (Fox Searchlight) – $2.16M – $1,600 PTA – $138.1M cume
14. Definitely Maybe (Universal) – $1.84M – $1,184 PTA – $29.5M cume
15. No Country For Old Men (Miramax) – $1.38M – $1,154 PTA – $72.4M
*There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage) – $720,000 – $1,120 PTA – $38.8M cume
*In Bruges (Focus) – $570,000 – $2,533 PTA – $4.5M cume
*The Counterfeiters (Sony Classics) – $300,000 – $12,500 PTA – $696,000
*The Band’s Visit (Sony Classics) – $208,000 – $4,622 PTA -      $991,000 cume
*NEW – CJ7 (Sony Classics) – $48,000 – $2,526 PTA – $48,000 cume
*NEW – Married Life (Sony Classics) – $40,000 – $4,444 PTA – $40,000 cume
*NEW – Girls Rock (Shadow Distribution) – $33,000 – $4,714 PTA – $33,000 cume
*NEW – Black & White (Eros) – $32,000 – $1,067 PTA – $32,000 cume
*NEW – Snow Angels (Warner Independent) – $16,000 – $8,000 PTA – $16,000 cume
*NEW – Bar Starz (Slowhand Releasing) – $11,000 – $250 PTA – $11,000 cume
*NEW – Paranoid Park (IFC Films) – $10,000 – $5,000 PTA – $10,000 cume
*NEW – Last Stop for Paul (Independent) – $7,500 – $3,750 PTA – $7,500 cume

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