I saw Kill Bill Volume 1 over the weekend. I enjoyed it in a queasy blood and body count kind of way. At the end of Volume 1, I cursed Tarantino for splitting it in two. It’s understandable, but I still want to see the other half NOW!
According to fanboy site comingsoon.net, Kill Bill Vol. 2 will be out February 20, 2004. At least I don’t have to wait too long.
I was curious how the movie did, so I hopped over to Yahoo Movies to check the box office stats. $12 million on the second week is respectable, but kind of dissappointing. In two weeks its managed to pick up over $43 million, which again is not horrible, but I expected more out of such a good movie (IMHO of course). I guess the gore/death/blood factor was pretty high up there. I wonder what had to be cut in order to squeeze in to an ‘R’ rating. I can’t wait to see the four disc unrated directors cut collections edition on DVD.
Lost in Translation
While I was at Yahoo Movies, I decided to check in on another movie that I quite enjoyed a few weeks ago: Lost in Translation. It’s one of those movies that isn’t destined to be a big money maker. I’ll bet somebody looses some money on the project, but it was an excellent Sundance/Cannes style flick.
Lost in Translation showed up at number 11 in the box office this weekend, six weeks after release. It pulled in just under $2 million and has grossed just under $21 million so far. What is impressive about the weekend gross is that it was shown in only 771 theatres, yielding approximately $2470 per theatre. The #10 movie this week (The Rundown) hit about $2.8 million in 2099 theatres. That’s only $1325 per theatre. The release below (Secondhald Lions) yields about $1170 per theatre.
So Lost in Translation isn’t doing great, but it’s definitely filling up the few theatres that it is in pretty well. I’m glad.