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rePost::UPDATED: Avatar Box Office Opening: $77 Million Domestic, $242 Million Worldwide, Biggest Debut Ever for an Original Film | /Film

[Update: This morning, the estimates for Avatar‘s domestic and worldwide box office take were revised. Avatar performed better on Sunday than initial estimates. The headline has been updated with the correct figures. The following article will be updated as more details come in.]

On this week’s episode of the /Filmcast: After Dark, veteran film journalist Anne Thompson stopped by to discuss Avatar and its box office prospects. While our full podcast review of Avatar won’t happen until Tuesday night, Anne made two points/predictions that I found particularly interesting: 1) She predicted a $1 billion worldwide box office take for the film when all is said and done – a remarkable achievement for any movie, but not as high as the $1.8 billion of Cameron’s Titanic, and 2) There was a high possibility that Avatar would not open as strong as other blockbusters (i.e. over $100 million domestic for opening weekend); it’s based on an entirely new property and the marketing featuring the Na’vi imagery hasn’t been as good as it could have been. Despite this, she predicted, word of mouth will carry it for weeks to come.

via UPDATED: Avatar Box Office Opening: $77 Million Domestic, $242 Million Worldwide, Biggest Debut Ever for an Original Film | /Film.

If we don’t support the dreamers, the people daring to break the mold, the people who delight us, the people who remind us the reason we fell in love with movies ; we are only stealing from ourselves that delight, that wonderment, that joy!!!

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Yipee ::Gin Kings reach finals – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

After a not so inspired start for Ginebra they get to the Finals! Hehe, must get tickets!

With the victory, Ginebra, which secured an 18th championship appearance, became the first defending champion to return to the finals since Talk N’ Text pulled off the feat in the 2004-2005 Philippine Cup.

via Gin Kings reach finals – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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Praise To Effort: Spoiling Fans:Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors
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“I think our fans now are getting a little bit spoiled,” Spoelstra said. “We’re trying to win them back and give them something to remember every time out. I think they got their money’s worth.”

via Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN.

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Praise To Effort: Spoiling Fans:Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors
Image by Johnny Shaw via Flickr

“I think our fans now are getting a little bit spoiled,” Spoelstra said. “We’re trying to win them back and give them something to remember every time out. I think they got their money’s worth.”

via Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN.

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Praise To Effort:Wade For MVP:Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN

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Wade’s 50 points, 10 boards lead Heat‘s 3OT win over Jazz

via Utah vs. Miami – Recap – March 14, 2009 – ESPN.

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rePost:Funny : Bill Simons Sponsor of :Mike Dunleavy Statistics – Basketball-Reference.com

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Bill Simmons sponsor(s) this page.

I wasted tens of thousands of dollars on Clippers tickets from 2004-2009 thanks to Dunleavy, only one of the most dreadful coach/GM’s in NBA history. What’s another 10 dollars?

Mike Dunleavy Statistics – Basketball-Reference.com.

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