Corrections and Cash

First, a correction to my post from yesterday: The Crown Theatres in Annapolis Mall also is showing "Revenge of the Sith" in digital, something I mentioned in an earlier post but completely forgot when I referred to the Multiplex Lee Highway yesterday. My sincere apologies.

In other news, I heard some interesting comments about the movie from readers in today's online discussion. Overall, the reaction to "Sith" is more positive than negative, but some fans definitely have mixed-to-negative feelings about it.

Regardless of fan reaction, Lucas still stands to get significantly richer from "Revenge of the Sith." According to this Reuters article, "Sith" earned a projected $16.5 million from its Wednesday night/Thursday morning midnight screenings alone. The film is expected to easily crack $100 million over the upcoming opening weekend. Expect to see the first estimates (and the gloating from 20th Century Fox) sometime on Sunday.

For those of you wondering how much longer this blog will last (maybe there's one of you out there), I plan to shut it down sometime on Monday. But the memories? They'll last a lifetime.

By washingtonpost.com |  May 20, 2005; 2:58 PM ET  | Category:  Misc.
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The first estimates for all Thursday are in: $50,000,000! That sets the record for both biggest opening day gross and biggest single day gross. I think the box office slump is over.

Posted by: lmnop | May 20, 2005 03:46 PM

GO? What will I check at the end of every day???

Posted by: cjd | May 20, 2005 06:17 PM

To quote Anakin/Darth Vader:

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

Posted by: John H | May 21, 2005 02:31 PM

Sounds like Mr Lucas has done it again. He recently said he was glad to be getting out of the buisness, because of all the people illegally cashing in on the movie.

Posted by: Mike C. | May 22, 2005 12:35 PM

Oh, stay a while longer please....

I'd like to hear about references in the script to other movies and events. Padme says a line from "2010" when she tells Anakin she's pregnant: "Something wonderful has happened." Also, Obi-Wan and General Grievous tumbling down the cave have to be a visual reference to the rolling boulder in "Indiana Jones."

A friend with connections tells me the script has snippets of quotes from 5 Bush speeches and two from Tony Blair. Anyone know more? Of course, I've heard the already well-quoted references.

Some of the citiscapes in SW3 seem to evoke Iraq. Some buildings appear to be reminiscent of government buildings in Baghdad or Saddam's palaces. There's the scene with smoke rising skyward from the Jedi headquarters.

Others people have noticed?

Posted by: Tom P | May 23, 2005 11:01 AM

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