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  • wanna_million wanna_million May 17, 2013 10:00 AM Flag

    Now You See Me

    I have been seeing frequent TV promotion of this one.. I think they are counting on it doing very well.

    Now You See Me (May 29th):
    This one earns its place on the list mostly through having a great original concept. Louis Leterrier (who also has something to prove, after getting screwed by studio interference on both The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans) helms this thriller concerning a team of magicians who use their skills to rob banks right in the middle of their on-stage performances. Neat.

    This one has a great cast too, with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Isla Fischer, along with both Michael Caine *and* Morgan Freeman coming to play (did they flip a coin to decide who narrates the film?). Lionsgate/Summit has faith, having moved the film from earlier in the year to the summer season. On paper, this one looks like oodles of fun, and just the sort of film you can recommend to a general moviegoer who wants a little less *big* in their big studio releases.

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    • Now You See Me - $115,998,500

    • We got bumped up 1 from July 1. Now #8 in Heist/Caper genre...right under Ocean's Franchise....Will this have the legs to take it on?!!

      Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
      1 Inception WB $292,576,195 3,792 $62,785,337 3,792 7/16/10
      2 Fast Five Uni. $209,837,675 3,793 $86,198,765 3,644 4/29/11
      3 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 3,075 $38,107,822 3,075 12/7/01
      4 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 3,243 $35,142,554 3,017 11/19/04
      5 Argo WB $136,024,128 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12/12
      6 Ocean's Twelve WB $125,544,280 3,290 $39,153,380 3,290 12/10/04
      7 Ocean's Thirteen WB $117,154,724 3,565 $36,133,403 3,565 6/8/07
      8 Now You See Me LG/S $106,475,000 3,082 $29,350,389 2,925 5/31/13

    • WE jumped from #13 to #9 since JUne 17 in the Heist/Caper genre! Firting to take over Ocean's Franchise!

      Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
      1 Inception WB $292,576,195 3,792 $62,785,337 3,792 7/16/10
      2 Fast Five Uni. $209,837,675 3,793 $86,198,765 3,644 4/29/11
      3 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 3,075 $38,107,822 3,075 12/7/01
      4 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 3,243 $35,142,554 3,017 11/19/04
      5 Argo WB $136,024,128 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12/12
      6 Ocean's Twelve WB $125,544,280 3,290 $39,153,380 3,290 12/10/04
      7 Ocean's Thirteen WB $117,154,724 3,565 $36,133,403 3,565 6/8/07
      8 The Italian Job Par. $106,128,601 2,877 $19,457,944 2,633 5/30/03
      9 Now You See Me LG/S $104,681,000 3,082 $29,350,389 2,925 5/31/13

      • 1 Reply to wanna_million
      • Simply amazing legs! We just passed the Expendables for number 4 all time LGF/Summit. Within striking distance of Fahrenheit 9/11 to become the highest grossing LGF/Summit film of all time that does not star vampires or Katniss Everdeen! :-) Did anyone expect this (rhetorical question)? Talk about an upside suprise!

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • We officially passed the 100M mark on a global basis for Now You See Me.and moved up one in rank to #13:

      Total Lifetime Grosses
      Domestic: $80,009,000 74.3%
      + Foreign: $27,700,000 25.7%
      = Worldwide: $107,709,000

      Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
      1 Inception WB $292,576,195 3,792 $62,785,337 3,792 7/16/10
      2 Fast Five Uni. $209,837,675 3,793 $86,198,765 3,644 4/29/11
      3 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 3,075 $38,107,822 3,075 12/7/01
      4 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 3,243 $35,142,554 3,017 11/19/04
      5 Argo WB $136,024,128 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12/12
      6 Ocean's Twelve WB $125,544,280 3,290 $39,153,380 3,290 12/10/04
      7 Ocean's Thirteen WB $117,154,724 3,565 $36,133,403 3,565 6/8/07
      8 The Italian Job Par. $106,128,601 2,877 $19,457,944 2,633 5/30/03
      9 Gone in 60 Seconds BV $101,648,571 3,089 $25,336,048 3,006 6/9/00
      10 The Town WB $92,186,262 2,935 $23,808,032 2,861 9/17/10
      11 Inside Man Uni. $88,513,495 2,867 $28,954,945 2,818 3/24/06
      12 Entrapment Fox $87,704,396 2,879 $20,145,595 2,814 4/30/99
      13 Now You See Me LG/S $80,009,000 3,082 $29,350,389 2,925 5/31/13

    • Hello Wanna - We are heading towards $33 and you called it right when it was below $18. Great job! With all these new upgrades sure looks like will pass very soon.
      What do you think the new target is based on elliot wave theory now?
      Also, one more question. I think Enders Games looks like a nice win for LGF. LGF had offered a partnership with a company which is under bankruptcy protection under DDMGQ (trades at a cent+). Any thoughts on what can happen to Digitial media. At this point looks like they are done but what if Enders games is a super hit?
      Thanks in advance!
      Go LGF!!!

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to crzace
      • Crzace,
        Price target is

        Elliott Wave Trend
        Current State: Wave 5 (Bullish)
        Event Date: May 31, 2013
        Close at Event: 28.80
        Target Price: 36.56
        Latest wave in the eight wave cycle.

        I expect us to get there over time after the next earnings report IMO.

        My recollection is that DDMG went bankrupt and got bought out by another company which finished the work for Enders. If I find the thread I will post it.

    • Interesting. With Now You See Me doing so well, I wonder if it will reach the ranks of Oceans Eleven Franchise. That franchise usually grosses $38million opening weekend and ends up over $300M-$400M globally. There isn't a lot of foreign box office results recorded yet so not sure if this can be where Now You See Me is going.

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      • Now You See Me was #24 in the caper/heist movie genre and is now moved up to #19

        Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
        1 Inception WB $292,576,195 3,792 $62,785,337 3,792 7/16/10
        2 Fast Five Uni. $209,837,675 3,793 $86,198,765 3,644 4/29/11
        3 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 3,075 $38,107,822 3,075 12/7/01
        4 National Treasure BV $173,008,894 3,243 $35,142,554 3,017 11/19/04
        5 Argo WB $136,024,128 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12/12
        6 Ocean's Twelve WB $125,544,280 3,290 $39,153,380 3,290 12/10/04
        7 Ocean's Thirteen WB $117,154,724 3,565 $36,133,403 3,565 6/8/07
        8 The Italian Job Par. $106,128,601 2,877 $19,457,944 2,633 5/30/03
        9 Gone in 60 Seconds BV $101,648,571 3,089 $25,336,048 3,006 6/9/00
        10 The Town WB $92,186,262 2,935 $23,808,032 2,861 9/17/10
        11 Inside Man Uni. $88,513,495 2,867 $28,954,945 2,818 3/24/06
        12 Entrapment Fox $87,704,396 2,879 $20,145,595 2,814 4/30/99
        13 Tower Heist Uni. $78,046,570 3,870 $24,025,190 3,367 11/4/11
        14 Get Shorty MGM $72,101,622 2,103 $12,700,007 1,612 10/20/95
        15 The Score Par. $71,107,711 2,211 $19,018,807 2,129 7/13/01
        16 Swordfish WB $69,772,969 2,688 $18,145,632 2,678 6/8/01
        17 The Thomas Crown Affair MGM $69,305,181 2,427 $14,600,719 2,427 8/6/99
        18 Heat WB $67,436,818 1,704 $8,445,656 1,325 12/15/95
        19 Now You See Me LG/S $65,767,900 3,082 $29,350,389 2,925 5/31/13

      • Just behind that was Summit Entertainment's "Now You See Me." which also took in $6 million Friday and looks to be holding very well from its surprising $28 million opening last week. If it stays on its currrent pace, its overall total will top $60 million by the end of the weekend.

      • Here is domestic box office for Ocean's series to compare:

        Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
        1 Ocean's Eleven WB $183,417,150 3,075 $38,107,822 3,075 12/7/01
        2 Ocean's Twelve WB $125,544,280 3,290 $39,153,380 3,290 12/10/04
        3 Ocean's Thirteen WB $117,154,724 3,565 $36,133,403 3,565 6/8/07

        Here is including foreign:

        Worldwide (Unadjusted)
        Rank Title (click to view) Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year
        1 Ocean's Eleven WB $450.7 $183.4 40.7% $267.3 59.3% 2001
        2 Ocean's Twelve WB $362.7 $125.5 34.6% $237.2 65.4% 2004
        3 Ocean's Thirteen WB $311.3 $117.2 37.6% $194.2 62.4% 2007

    • 29.3 million opening weekend posted the highest per theater results at $10,002, Fast and Furious was 9.5K and After Earth was 8.0K

    • 45 Million draw and up, if they continue to promote.

    • Ha ha....actors! Jesse lost a lawsuit to LGF...I guess it is all well in this business, as LGF is now promoting this flick where he is the MAIN star and not in a cameo...hee hee

      November 2011:
      Jesse Eisenberg has filed a lawsuit against Lionsgate Entertainment and Grindstone Entertainment for allegedly trying to fraudulently capitalize on the The Social Network star's fame, according to legal documents obtained by ET.

      The court papers state that the low-budget horror movie Camp Hell has been advertised as a film starring Eisenberg even though he appears onscreen for "less than five minutes."

      According to the documents, Eisenberg originally agreed to play a cameo role in the picture "as a favor to friends" for "minimal compensation."

      "Eisenberg is bringing this lawsuit in order to warn his fans and public that, contrary to the manner in which the defendants are advertising the film, Eisenberg is not the star of and does not appear in a prominent role in Camp Hell, but instead has a cameo role in Camp Hell," the papers state.

      The suit asks for Lionsgate and Grindstone to compensate Eisenberg for damages of at least $3 million.

 
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