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100 Million Dollar Baby well teenager really Harry Potter and the half blood prince brought in.
Million dollars in just its first 44 hours in theaters around the world this week.
And as the best opening ever for a franchise film so well.
We'll Harry's magic spread to the rest of the box office -- had eight mid summer box office scorecard -- legendary producer.
Peter Guber Peters Brian -- thanks for joining us appreciate it a hundred million bucks in one day around the world.
And that that literally is magical.
Delegate look at the candidates the -- you know eight the year of its six franchise for a big best seller in the middle of the -- They had to move it from November a lot ships of the summer of this year.
And they would have even done better.
But when they moved it from November through the summer they lost -- 165.
IMAX screens we've -- big ticket screens and -- -- the only three in the opening weekend.
I could have done even more.
To -- You know -- series -- to get but not always but tend to get a little stale.
What do you think is the secret to the success because that there is an eight book series right I mean if there's still a couple movies to come.
Potentially while each.
Into the books were celebrating they -- number one best selling globally so unlike the other sequels like transformer two or terminated 95.
Any of the other films that women.
Livid seeing as sequels they had this is drawn up new material new literary celebrated material so it does have something fresh and they did a really good job.
Didn't -- they'll all think what really.
Something new -- -- the -- the certainty of the sequel that's certainly in the prior success of the movie that's certainly the big number one best seller and the variety is something.
No -- imagine -- so I think they really kept them alive and they kept this franchise alive and that moving in the day was that really positive thing for that company.
Well theoretically I guess the more people -- go to that movie means there might be less of an audience for other movies -- -- probably younger given that it's a PG movie.
What do you make of the season so far I mean a recession a lot of people going to the movies because a fairly inexpensive way.
To be entertained -- maybe critically.
What do you think of the season so far.
What -- got a -- you know this is called show business not show show on the business side he'd be attended does not the other night at 10% of revenue is up nine at 10%.
And facing a lot of frothing this in the marketplace is up -- -- big year from last year.
What you're seeing is more of the same sequels -- ball franchise that.
You know every single rock look at a few rocky 75 return -- the -- bonds so and I mean literally all you're getting is an enormous.
Down flow of pictures that have been made -- over and over again and I think that's going to be that appetite for the studios in the next year -- good the last two years.
That's -- the appetite of the audiences wanted.
But that does the big budget pictures right I mean what about other movies that are coming out and they've gotten the road.
I'm not quite literally read in one -- conditions so good that also so disturbing video -- that's coming out.
What's on your radar and maybe being something to watch some surprises.
Little -- we find out.
The movie -- -- the Hurt Locker it's not just came out if it is really -- movies from summit.
As a challenging movie because as you know it deals with some form or Iraq but it's really -- -- -- well may.
Picture by Kathryn Bigelow.
And I think you'll see some small picture sneak into the marketplace but even when you see the art films.
You just -- that that was Johnny down under and you see public enemies installing OK I think the older audience isn't -- Isn't -- pairing today they are just showing up in the summer in enough numbers to make these company.
Want to make these smaller films and all of the companies don't have abandoned them.
Vantage Paramount and candidates especially when it was -- Warner -- advantage especially -- a new line advantage especially when it all these companies across the Billiton.
I think we want the big dollars give me one of those.
Now they know don't particularly you know you produce all those movies you've got to look at return on investment to I mean if you produce a movie for five box but it makes.
Twenty million dollars you know I know it's not as great an absolute dollars -- a hundred million dollar film making won fifty.
But you only committed -- -- your risk of losses down I mean what why are they abandoning small I mean I think about my big fat Greek wedding I mean.
That's still one of the top grossing movies.
Related to its cost of all time why why are we seeing more of those types of movie.
The trash bin of film history is filled is overflowing with -- other films like my big fat.
Spanish wedding my big fat Turkish -- everything.
The reason is these big films coming and an enormous.
Amount of attention they -- the intellectual capital out of the companies and audiences want them so what happens when you get film and returning a billion dollars in the marketplace app franchises.
The live a certainty in his studios that want certainty -- they shareholders.
It's it's it's adoptive it's hard to move up and when you look at.
The idea of a smaller film returning three or 45 or 1011 million dollars a profit you can't pay for the -- bit of these companies have a you know they usually want the big guy they're used to.
The actors and actresses that are considered his box office's bank do you think -- you know actors -- considered bank right and actually right before this.
I was walking outside there's a poster for the movie year one with Jack black and I thought -- -- -- coming out -- realize that came out.
A month ago and it kind of went away I mean is there any -- That is still bank.
Well there's no year chill for year one and Pelham one of the -- is about -- -- Isn't that a -- 456.
And Land of the Lost -- long lost does the right -- they lost a bundle that movie so the reality is will Farrell or Jack.
Or Jack Black -- Denzel Washington John Travolta can't guarantee success.
However the reason why these guys are our thoughts are stars is -- -- really super talented so in the right film.
They can deliver extra muscle they weren't that that's a question a lot of the films don't show that they may not be well in May not be worth it but the reality is.
You look at a glorious bastards it's coming out Brad Brad -- will let deliver.
I don't know listen OK I get my vote for the best movie I've seen last year and a half and it's not that a -- is a documentary called the king of Kong a fistful of quarters.
About a guy that tried to break a Donkey Kong world record give me one or two movies documentaries whatever that we got to see some -- lump.
Well you know -- I I.
I haven't seen many that fell in love really recently I really had the Hurt Locker they said you -- -- -- very very I just think.
But the reality is there aren't a lot of -- out that a small films that are really cracked throw you know.
They just haven't made -- impact and for many other in the big studio making picture business you know and I gotta I gotta return.
And be in that business because the adult audience in and joining up -- enough numbers to make it.
Valuable right now to go after it and -- noticing that even the Oscars this year ten Oscar nominated pictures -- -- -- city.
Big picture -- that marketplace because that's what the television audience watched from that.
Well if you have time check -- out.
King of Kong a fistful of quarters actually fantastically funny and and true documentary.
Peter go over legendary Hollywood producer Peter always a pleasure thank you so much -- I still --
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