Skip to comments.'Sith' Scores $50 Million on First Day in Theaters [Biggest Open in History]
Posted on 05/20/2005 1:06:46 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
"Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" scored $50 million in first-day receipts at 3,661 theaters across the nation on Thursday, box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Friday. The take handily beats the one-day record of $44.8 million set last year by "Shrek 2." "Sith" is distributed by News Corp.'s (NWS) 20th Century Fox film unit.
More money in the pocket of Rupert Murdoch!
People bought lots of pet rocks, too.
Still not going to it.
Don't plan on seeing it.
I'll get it when it comes out on DVD.
It's a damn good movie. I loved it, and will see it plenty more times.
Saw it last night. Tied things up nicely. Recommend it.
Man that's alot of geeks congregating in one day!
Even taking into account the over optimistic counts the studios always put out, this is a big number.
I stopped in the local Burger King for a sammich today...they had the Darth Vader breathing going over the intercom system...I almost walked out,almost.
being that it was burger king, you should have.
It's surprising that a sequal to a kid's film would hold that record.
Saw it at 630 am on Thursday-- boss bought the tickets and several of us went.
It was a really decent wrap up to the series-- and a fine movie to boot. I recommend it.
Best part was seeing all the 5 foot tall Darth Vaders and greasy haired Jedi Knights coming out of the 3 am show.
The highest grossing films these days are always kids films.
The rumor I'm hearing is that there will be three more... same thing I heard around the time the third in the first batch opened.
I took the kids to see this new one today. I noticed it was very long. It was okay. But that Anakin kid is a horrid actor. Lots of light saber action and such, flying spacecrafts, Yoda, Wookies.
Try it in an anonymous phone call, and see how far it gets you.
Fri is my sin day,I'm hooked on the spicy tendercrisp and syrupy Dr. Pepper....I can change,I know I can ;-)
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