Monday, March 05, 2007

Box Office Results + link dumps!

After what seems like an eternity for most Fincher fans the movie was released over the weekend to an overwhemingly positive reaction. Unfortunately that didn't result in a big box office weekend. Zodiac was well beaten by the "comedy" Wild Hogs - grossing $13,100,00 in 2,362 theatres. This puts it on track for a domestic total of $50 million. There's also the overseas box office to remember so all in all the movie should be in the black even before the DVD comes out! I will keep you updated on Zodiac's box office performance as the weeks go on.
In an interview with MTV's Kurt Loder Fincher had this to say about his plans after Benjamin Button:

Loder: You obviously have an affinity for the serial-killer genre. I'd imagine you don't want to make a career of it, but you are considering making a film version of "Torso," aren't you?
Fincher: I'm interested in that. I'm not interested in the serial killer thing, I'm interested in Eliot Ness. I'm interested in the de-mythologizing of Eliot Ness. Because, you know, "The Untouchables" was only two or three years of the Eliot Ness story. There's a whole other, much more sinister downside to it. And so that's of interest to me. We want to make it the "Citizen Kane" of cop movies. I also want to make a CG animated movie. And I've been talking about doing a remake of a movie I really liked in the '70s, "The Reincarnation of Peter Proud." Ever see that? And there's a World War II movie that Robert Towne is writing that I really love. All kinds of stuff. [How cool would all of those be! - Davor]

Check out this cool little tribute blog to Fincher in celebration of the Zodiac's realese - its a great page to waste alot of time on and it shows newbies Fincher's long and celebrated career in the commercial and video clip worlds

Fincher Esquire interview in an easier format.
Also another great discovery thanks to my loyal blog readers - check out this website based on a documentary called Hunting the Zodiac - which explores the lengths amatuer detectives have gone to try and solve the case by themselves!
Also I'd love to give a shout out to my man Mark Bernier - seems as he didn't make the final cut of the movie which is a shame but I'm sure he will appear on the DVD! Plus the future looks very bright for Mark with a directorial debut to appear in the future if all pans! We love you Mark!


Anonymous gould said...

i scanned EW's Fincher interview here :

right click "show picture" then you can zoom

11:52 AM  
Anonymous gould said...

Premiere article here :

11:57 AM  
Anonymous dk said...

thanks for all the articles, gould. especially the esquire one and the book chapter a while back. very appreciated.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous gould said...

you're welcome ;-)

there's a Fincher interview in the french Premiere which i will translate soon if it's worth it...

I fly to New York this week end and cannot wait to see the Zodiac!

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Iggy Romero said...

Hey Pink Panther,

Finally caught (haha) "Zodiac" last night. Incredible film. Although I'm saddened to point out that our journey of discovery is now over...

...I'm happy to note that it has just begun with "Benjamin Button." See you on that page, my Australian friend.


7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This weekend's boxoffice will determine it's longevity and final boxoffice result. It's a bit concerning that it has been dropping consistently during the week. Can't people find enough time during the day to devote themselves to this film?

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not entirely true when you say it will be in the black before it even hits DVD. There's a general "rule of two" which means a movie has to make double it's budget (due to advertising and splitting sales with cinemas, etc.) before it turns a profit. It will be a film that will make money in the long run though.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Drawer2000 said...

Thanks for the mention on our David Fincher Tribute. Both Thomas & I had a chance to see the film and we both impressed. We had pre-ranked Zodiac at #3 and it's safe to say it fits there. Keep up the good work!

Dave and Thomas

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zodiac is in the official competition in Cannes this year (May).

7:41 AM  
Anonymous ElTuco said...

Yeah! in Cannes! that's amazing, congratulations mr. Fincher!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling all Zodiac fans.

Author Robert Graysmith is answering fans questions via a Forum on the UK film promo site:

You can get to the forum by clicking the Telephone on the site homepage - post a question in the Ask A Question Forum Topic and you'll get your answer in due course.


5:03 AM  
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12:29 PM  

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