#1 in the Box Office
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: durrow-ga
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11 Dec 2005 00:48 PST
Expires: 10 Jan 2006 00:48 PST
Question ID: 604299
When you read on a website chart or hear from movie critics that a movie was #1 in the box office in the weekend, what does that exactly mean? Is it that, given any weekend, it is the movie that made the most money out of all movies in theaters at the time for that weekend?
Re: #1 in the Box Office
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 11 Dec 2005 01:47 PST
Hello durrow-ga, Thank-you for your question. You are correct in surmising that "#1 in the box office" means that the movie made the most money during that period. The period is usually either a weekend or during the week. Movie studios like to "open big" which means to have the film seen on as many screens as possible in the hope that many people will go and watch the film in the opening week. One reason to open big is to ensure that if the film has poor reviews people will go and see the movie before they realise or hear that it is not worth seeing! There are a number of sites that give you the current box office takings including: http://movies.go.com/boxoffice http://www.boxofficereport.com/wbon/forecast.shtml http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=hottopic&id=1082 Should you require any further assistance on this subject please do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
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