Warner Bros. has said they won't announce full-weekend grosses out of respect for the twelve who were killed in Aurora, Co. Here were Friday's estimated numbers.
1. The Dark Knight Rises - $77.2 million - 1 day
2. Ice Age 4 - $6.8 ($75.3) - 8 days
3. The Amazing Spider-Man - $3.3 ($221) - 18 days
4. Ted - $3.1 ($173.6) - 22 days
5. Brave - $1.9 ($205.7) - 29 days
6. Magic Mike - $1.6 ($99.4) - 22 days
Obviously this weekend's fun at analyzing the business of The Dark Knight Rises has been ruined by a well-armed grad student dropout. It'll probably do about $160 million for the weekend, then end its grosses in the $360 range.
Ice Age 4 will ultimately be profitable, but it'll probably be the last chapter. It's not going to reach the heights of previous installments.
The Amazing Spider-Man passed $500 million world-wide grosses, and so the already-planned sequel is justified, but I think the series might need a good actor linked to a good villain to build better buzz for it.
Ted's the biggest R-rated comedy since the Hangover movies.
Brave will pass Ratatouille to be Pixar's ninth-highest grosser, and it'll likely pass #8 Wall-E.
Magic Mike will be Steven Soderbergh's first $100 million + grosser since Ocean's 13.