Astro Boy comes in 3rd in UK!!

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Astro Boy comes in 3rd in UK!!

Postby Laughing Dragon » 11 years ago

Well, some good news about our little robot boy: His movie premiered in 3rd place in Great Britian, just behind Avatar and Princess and the Frog. Here's the top 10 list via the newspaper The Guardian:

1. Avatar, £4,338,774 from 417 sites. Total: £71,936,392
2. The Princess and the Frog, £2,219,769 from 460 sites. Total: £2,239,759
3. Astro Boy, £1,091,872 from 407 sites (New)
4. Invictus, £1,068,388 from 275 sites (New)
5. Sherlock Holmes, £783,681 from 397 sites. Total: £24,474,393
6. Edge Of Darkness, £768,013 from 412 sites. Total: £2,651,278
7. Youth In Revolt, £743,932 from 280 sites (New)
8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, £729,683 from 470 sites. Total: £20,837,031
9. It's Complicated, £560,573 from 412 sites. Total: £8,288,948
10. Up in the Air, £481,810 from 337 sites. Total: £5,580,729


That's pretty good, especially considering the competition. :)

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Postby Hikari Tail » 11 years ago

That's remarkable, personally i believe Avatar is overated i have seen it so meh. I'm tired of seeing it everywhere.
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Postby LLM » 11 years ago

yay!
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Postby Carm the Shoe Whisperer » 11 years ago

This is good news!
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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 11 years ago

Good for Astro :D

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Postby Uran-chan » 11 years ago

Wow good news Astro s popularity goes up :cool: *Cheers*

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Postby Laughing Dragon » 11 years ago

More details on Astro Boy's overseas box office performance, from By The Numbers.com:

Astro Boy finally reached the top 30 with $2.07 million on 846 screens over the weekend for a total of $24.54 million, which is more than it made domestically. In the U.K. the film managed third place with $1.70 million on 407 screens.

So if we add the overseas take with the domestic, it gives us (roughly; it's hard to find truly up-to-date U.S. numbers at this point) $43.54 million total in worldwide box office income so far. Not the number needed for true profitability, but there are other countries yet to be tallied, and also the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray sales. Let's keep rooting for our little robot boy and keep our fingers crossed. :) (Yes, dreamer that I am, I still want a sequel, or maybe a TV series...) :santa:

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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 11 years ago

And that's not counting video game and toy sales. I don't know about your areas but the Astro Boy toys seemed to have sold fairly well in my area. Not exactly sold out, but after Christmas they seemed to have sold quite a few

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Postby Uran-chan » 11 years ago

It s sad iam not one of the people who watch astroboy cause i don t have time :cry:

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Postby Laughing Dragon » 11 years ago

Update of UK box office: As expected, Astro Boy dropped due to heavy competition, especially with the releases of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Ponyo and Battle for Terra:

UK top 10, 12-14 February
1. Valentine's Day, £3,732,393 from 432 sites (New)
2. Avatar, £3,316,855 from 402 sites. Total: £77,072,663
3. The Wolfman, £2,367,849 from 404 sites (New)
4. The Princess and the Frog, £1,504,908 from 501 sites. Total: £4,197,395
5. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, £1,502,663 from 454 sites (New)
6. My Name Is Khan, £936,454 from 91 sites (New)
7. Invictus, £778,146 from 279 sites. Total: £2,462,568
8. A Single Man, £502,009 from 79 sites (New)
9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, £424,622 from 428 sites. Total: £21,337,049
10. Astro Boy, £422,382 from 424 sites. Total: £1,625,987

How the other openers did
Ponyo, 221 screens, £154,715
Pretty Woman, 73 screens, £51,938
Breakfast at Tiffany's, 59 screen, £49,949
Battle for Terra, 124 screens, £24,959

(Pretty Woman and Breakfast at Tiffany's were both special Valentine's Day re-releases).

It's a shame Astro didn't get at least a second week to himself before another onslaught of family films came into the UK box office, but the movie still did much better than two new animated entries, Ponyo and Battle For Terra. So it's still not too shabby. :)


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