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Pearl Harbor opening not huge 25 May 2001 19:14 #1709

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We opened and it did not sell out. The audience seemed pretty older without the good cross generational audience that would seem to make it a hot picture. How is it doing elsewhere? I have not sen it yet but the first people who came out we 18-2 saying it was great.

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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 26 May 2001 07:31 #1710

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Opening nioght last night was huge! I personnally loved it! It's gonna kick Titanic's sunken butt!

For all our showtimes (We had 3), it was played in the largest auditorium (cinema 1 with 500 seats). We sold out to our 2 later shows and were pretty sold out to the first showing. I can tell you, if you were a family of 4 going to the first show, it would have been impossible to get seats together!

We rolled in the cash!

How's it going for the rest of you?

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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 27 May 2001 11:30 #1711

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PH did not so hot opening night. Last night we had a hundred and fifty (300 seat auditorium). I am wondering about today. We have Shrek on the other side and it's doing as well as PH. I am disappointed. Maybe we need to be in a larger town???<G>
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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 27 May 2001 19:58 #1712

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Don't do it! Stay right where you are. Pearl seems to be building the big mo. Of couse rain and long weekends helps. Shrek is toe to toe with the Harbor and it would be a major dis for Dis to lose first place to Dreamers. We sold out the last two shows of Pearl and Shrek. Adults I can handle but turning away kidz from sold out shows really hurts.

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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 28 May 2001 07:00 #1713

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Grand_Cameo: So "Pearl Harbor" is doing better in Canada than the USA? How did you promote the picture in your theatre to get such a good response?



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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 28 May 2001 20:52 #1714

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We have both Pearl and Shrek, and Fri-Sun Shrek did about 25% better than Pearl Harbor for us - But we are a Family theatre. Today, we finally did some good numbers for Pearl, but still not a strong as Shrek, as it continues to sell out in our smaller theatre. (300 seats)

Disney is making us play Pearl Horbor in our biggest house for the first 3 weeks, is that the same for everyone else? How many weeks are you guys contractually obligated to run Pearl Harbor?
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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 29 May 2001 12:16 #1715

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We are signed contract bound to play Pearl in our biggest and bestest aud. Period. At first it was a six week deal but since we're a smaller town they required a normal four weeker. We sometimes can get a 2 week deal (we're 3 screens) on opening but Knight's Tale we could not get a 2 to save our lives. Buena Vista is the toughest of the tough and on Pearl they are even tougher.

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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 29 May 2001 15:47 #1716

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We are associated with a radio station where our offices are. That was our advertising. They have a commitment to advertise our movies.. our big movies!

For all our showtimes (We had 3), it was played in the largest auditorium (cinema 1 with 500 seats). We sold out to our 2 later shows and were pretty sold out to the first showing. I can tell you, if you were a family of 4 going to the first show, it would have been impossible to get seats together!

This went on until Monday!
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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 29 May 2001 23:06 #1717

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I dont think Pearl Harbor will be anywhere near as big as first projected. The reviews are horrible and audiences are not all so thrilled about it either. I guess the 13-25 age group really likes it because of the nonintelligent love story. Older audiences are complaining though because it is not a good film at all and something about a period in history so serious and important deserves better representation. I went to a Saturday afternoon showing and it was only about 30% full.
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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 30 May 2001 06:52 #1718

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I saw it last night in our theater with about twenty people. PEARL HARBOR is not a bad film and is in fact, better than okay. However, TITANIC was a much better film that struck more of an emotional chord. I agree that the love story seems a bit unrealistic and the film seems to add the final third on just to make us feel better about the sneak attack. The cinematography is great, but ending with a Faith Hill power ballad? Overdone.
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Re: Pearl Harbor opening not huge 30 May 2001 11:51 #1719

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Our experience is that 19 out of 20 are really enjoying the film. Why must epic events like the Battle of Stalingrad and Pearl Harbor require love stoires? I have no idea. I was totally dissapointed by Enemy At The Gates for that reason and while I have not yet seen Pearl I expect that I'd have preferred history to love. Take it from me. I've been married 3 times and had lots of love in my live and there are very few and far between epic Love Stories! But Pearly seems to have good momentum and I think it's a must see film for the gen pub so I expect it to be a good success. I once saw a poll in which 7% of moviegoers said they used reviews to decide to go to the movies.

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