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Friday Estimates by Hot Dog Klady

Friday Estimates 2016-08-13 at 9.09.45 AM

It’s the biggest animated opening ever in August!!! It’s the biggest opening ever for a movie in which the lead is a dick joke!! In the PC 2010s, there has been no protest over turning Salma Hayek into a vaginal colloquialism (though it is a breakthrough for the Salma-obsessed to be focused on her taco and not her papayas)!

Sausage Party is funny. It’s cleverly animated. It’s aggressively non-PC, but perhaps a step less clever than it aspires to be. I’m curious to know how big the family audience is for this one. A $30 million opening (and maybe even a couple million better than that) is really as much as should be expected. This will be Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s biggest opening aside from, perhaps, Superbad.

Suicide Squad is where most would have expected in weekend two. But there is a legit question about whether it would be any different if the film was better.

Florence Foster Jenkins kinda danced into the marketplace with a wide, but not WIDE opening. The result is… similar to that. It’s almost exactly where Sony went with Ricki And The Flash last August. I mean, dead on. And, indeed, $26m domestic for FFJ would be a success for Paramount by any reasonable expectation.

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7 Responses to “Friday Estimates by Hot Dog Klady”

  1. Mostly Lurking says:

    Disagree somewhat on Sausage Party. I think it is just as clever as it aspires to be, but is a step less funny than it means to be (although it is still funny, but not many guffaw worthy moments, more like routinely giggle worthy).

  2. EtGuild2 says:

    I think it’s both. Not quite as clever or funny as it should be….but the last 20 minutes are worth it alone. My god. I can’t imagine what they could have had to cut to avoid NC-17 lol.

    BAD MOMS have some stamina!

  3. Mostly Lurking says:

    I would have like them to cut out about ten minutes from the middle and continue for fifteen or so where they left off.

  4. EtGuild2 says:

    Agreed. I was waiting for a ……SPOILER?………Lego Movie-esque finale.

  5. Alex says:

    “I can’t imagine what they could have had to cut to avoid NC-17 lol.”

    Rogen mentioned they had to digitally shave the balls of a pita bread to get the R.

  6. pat says:

    The lead character of Guardians of the Galaxy was a dick joke too.

  7. brack says:

    Civil War dropped 59% after glowing reviews. It just happens with these huge openings.

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