|Go see Prometheus this weekend, you will enjoy it!|
Sunday morning Update: Prometheus is on track for a $50 million weekend! I started out with earning over $21 million on Friday, then it earned an estimated $16 million on Saturday. The Sunday receipts will be estimated later in the day. What this adds up to is that Prometheus will be in second place behind the animated family film, Madagascar, and still earn higher estimates as an R-rated sci-fi horror than the studio originally speculated!
Prometheus (Fox) NEW [3,396 Theaters] R
Friday $21.4M, Saturday $16.4M, Weekend $49.5M
Saturday morning Update from Deadline: In fact Fox execs kept predicting no more than a $30M-$35M weekend result in a blatant attempt to lower expectations. But Prometheus in North America debuted to an overperforming $3.561M in midnight screenings at 1,368 locations, shooting its Friday gross to $21M and a minimum $55M weekend. And the actioner was on fire when it opened internationally a week earlier. Coming into Friday, Prometheus already has amassed $51M from overseas territories that opened last weekend and posted strong opening day numbers out of Australia, Korea and Taiwan, according to the studio. Domestically, the tantalizing combination of Alien‘s Ridley Scott as director and Lost‘s Damon Lindelof as screenwriter, plus Fox’s Avatar-savvy teaser marketing that also kept Prometheus under wraps, really motivated moviegoers. So the film already is a big winner no matter which pic tops Friday.
As fans and supporters of the film AND Michael Fassbender, please keep coming back here to FF this weekend to post your comments about the film, it's box office tracking, and about Michael in his role as David. With the box office looking this strong, that sequel which will possibly feature David, looks like it could happen!
Also, watch this thread at Deadline Hollywood for regular updates and I will be posting them here as well!