April 24th, 2011 / 9 Comments

Well the weekend results won’t come out until tomorrow our time, but Good Friday’s results are in and well we can’t complain about the fact that Box Office Mojo confirms  WFE has come in third on it’s first day of release.  Rio was always going to remain no. 1, but in my opinion Madea didn’t blow it out of the water like it was expected to.

$7 million woot woot

I thought I’d go and check what Remember Me did on it’s first day of release and according to Box Office Mojo it was $3,567,535.  Hmmm what’s that critics?  Rob can put bums on seats – yeah well I know it’s early days and they will refuse to admit it, but I’m glad to see it.  I’m also happy to see that, although there’s been some lukewarm reviews about WFE, comments like this from Tom Charity of CNN:

“As for Pattinson, this slender, smoldering 24-year-old is destined to be patronized by the critics and probably a good part of the male population for a while, but he looks like the real deal to me. He has the bone structure, but he also has a sensitivity and seriousness that should stand him in good stead.”

Now there’s someone who clearly reviewed this movie without a preconceived opinion about Rob.  To read the full review, click on CNN above.  Thanks Roberta for the tip about this review.

I’m so curious to see how it’s going to go over opening weekend – how excitement.

Updated:  According to Alt Film Guide:

Francis Lawrence‘s Water for Elephants, starring Robert Pattinson,Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, and Tai the Elephant (Rosie the Elephant in the movie), debuted with $7m, which means the period drama performed better than expected on opening day.  There’s a very good chance it’ll end up in the high teens — possibly even up to $20m — by Sunday evening.”

  • Michelle
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    Wooo hooooo $7 million is absolutely brilliant. Tom of CNN – so good to see you actually gave Rob a chance instead of just blindly writing him off like certain other people – *glares at them*

    Cannot wait for opening weekend figures *claps hands* Thanks for the updates Maria.

    18 days to go for us 😀

  • LTavares2011
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    Happy Easter to you all!! Thank you for the great news!

    Very good numbers for a drama, which means that slowly the real fans of Rob in US are increasing and it is a good signal. Rio is an animation and Tyler Perry`s movie is a comedy, besides this, Perry has a huge fanbase too. The audience was divided.

  • LTavares2011
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    Next weekend it will be our turn here in Brazil. I just can not wait to see WFE !!!

    Happy Easter again!!!

  • Carmel
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    This is the first time I have noticed the production costs of W4E. $38K seems cheep with so may quality people involved at every level. Also the animal trainers etc. A petting zoo for a kids birthday party costs almost that much.

  • Maria
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    @Carmel I think you mean $38 million not thousand – that’s a pretty big petting zoo lol

  • Sare
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    I bet everyone involved in the movie is thrilled! They deserve every success.
    Thats going to be the problem with Robs movies for a while. Pepole are going into them with preconceived views of him and his acting. I hate to say it but its not going to stop until after the Twi movies finish either. Oh and when journos stop refering to him as ‘from twilight’. Just my opinion 🙂

  • Vicky
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    This is just brilliant news!!! I can’t wait for our chance to see this movie. Only 18 days *doeshappydance*. Thanks Maria, I look forward to seeing the total weekend takings as well.

  • Vertigo
    Posted on April 24, 2011

    Yahooo! Good news re the figures and I like the honesty of the review.

  • lise-lou
    Posted on April 25, 2011

    *pumps fist* Yes! So exciting and love Tom’s review 😀

    Oh and the pic is priceless!

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