Friday, November 9, 2007

What Is That Approaching Us? A 600 Million Dollar Rat?


By the end of this weekend, Remy may not have crossed this figure, but he's sure gonna be damn close...

$600,000,000.00

What a disappointment, eh?

I know I've been keeping track of "Ratatouille's" box office possibly a bit too much, but I feel that sometimes a point needs to be drummed in. Especially when we had so many negative nabobs chanting about how it was a disappointment. Brad Bird's picture is going to go down as one of the most successful Pixar(and now Disney) films in its history. It passed the "Incredibles" total last week and is still moving on strong...

When listenting for those critics, what do I hear?

Crickets...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to be a downer but Ratatouille hasn't beat The Incredibles total box office but only the international box office.

Anonymous said...

I think Honor was refering to the international gross of the film.

By the end of this weekend it should be around thirty million short of Incredibles total.

Remy is far more popular than Incredibles oversea, but the domestic was about sixty million more than Pixar's latest.

I believe that the film will come up slightly short of Incredibles record, but still be very popular.

Anonymous said...

Inflation.

solomon Bundy said...

We don't have much inflation now, anonymous. Inflation is the devaluation of the dollar. So if you're trying to say that the Incredibles made more money because it was worth more it really doesn't apply right now. Maybe a little, but not a significant amount. Inflation is very low and the cost of goods and services over the last four or five years may be more but not enough to make a worthy analogy.

Not anonymous said...

Drum away, Honor. Funny, all those negative naboobs who were jumping with joy at the "poor" opening weekend and The Simpsons Movie "for sure earning more" after its opening weekend haven't written any new articles lately.

Although I have read comments along the lines of "But since it made so little domestically, it doesn't generate much profit because there's less to be made overseas" and "opening weekends is when studios make the most percentage of their money back, so it didn't do so well profit-wise." Obviously some people really don't want to admit this movie was a success.

Anonymous said...

OK..we get it...you can stop trying to prove Jim Hill wrong now.. :-/

William Slonaker said...

Keep going, Blue Sky. Wouldn't it be great around Academy Award nomination time that all those who said it was worthy of "Best Picture" or "Best Screenplay" status were proven right as well? That would just put the finishing garnish on this tasty Disney/Pixar feast.