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'Wanted' Breaks Box Office Records

'Wanted' Breaks Box Office Records

The Angelina Jolie action thriller Wanted scored the best opening ever for an R-rated film released in June and the 6th best opening of all time for any R-rated pic, according to Variety.

The film, which also starred James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, placed No. 2 at the box office this past weekend behind the endearing toon Wall-E.

At $23.1 million, Wall-E scored the biggest opening-day gross of all nine Pixar films and raked in an estimated $62.5 million for the weekend. Wanted soared beyond expectations, pulling in a whopping $51.1 million.

FYI: If you haven’t seen Wanted yet, you get to see Angie‘s derrière in all its glory for a mere split-second.

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# 1

First! I want to see this! -http://kuurudesu.blogspot.com

# 2

The movie sucked!!!

# 3

The movie was not good at all and this is definently not an Angelina movie. She is not the star of it.

# 4

Well deserved Win! Look at the hater above—they are watching Angelina thread like a hawk, can’t stay away. She has so much power over you. Really pathetic, and funny haters.

# 5

Our girl Angie! She’s a true movie star!

# 6

Tara @ 06/29/2008 at 3:33 pm

Oh and I am sure Aniston wasn’t the star in the Rumor Has It, nor the Break Up.

# 7
Kelly who? @ 06/29/2008 at 3:36 pm

I loved the movie. Angie is the best!

# 8

Thanks to Angie …Wanted is a big hit.

# 9

A TRUE MOVIE STAR

lmao at the troll saying it sucked :lol: :lol:

Its a shame it didn’t go straight to dvd :lol: :lol: that’s the difference between movie stars and sitcom k listers :lol:

WANTED wouldn’t have worked if it wasn’t for Angelina. Sorry haters, the reality really hurts you so.

With Angelina’s $15 million pay she more than delivered. Great job Angie!

It is A-W-E-S-O-M-E :D :D

Congrats to Mama Angie, the cast and crew and the director of WANTED.
AJ kicks some butts in the movie. James was good also. Morgan is the man and Common is sooooooo fine. WANTED is a fun-filled, action film. Get your popcorn and go along for the ride. Congrats also to WALL-E. Thanks for the new thread Just Jared.

It would be very interesting if they make a prequel instead of a sequel. I would like a movie just with Fox and how she joined the Fraternity of assasins, that would be really cool. However I heard she might be offered a role based on the true story of a CIA.

James McAvoy may have the lead in this movie, but make no mistake about the fact that it is just as much Angelina’s movie as his. McAvoy is not known for action movies, she is. Beyond that she has generated as much buzz if not more for this movie as he has. Take Angelina out of the movie, i’s not the same. Take James McAvoy out of the movie, you could find another actor to do his part. That is not to say he is not good in the movie, but he is not the only man who can do what he did in the movie. No woman does what Angelina does in an action movie. The only people who cannot see that with eyes wide open are haters. Whether you like this type of movie is certainly to each person’s taste, but to say it is not Angelina’s movie is just ignoring the facts. I’m willing to bet that neither SUCKED ( sounds like a good name for you) nor Tara have even seen the movie.

haters loosing it big time :lol:

Lillianne @ 06/29/2008 at 3:42 pm

OMG this is such a good movie. We have to go back and see it again because some of the things in the movie went by too fast.

A real thumbs up. And two different fingers up to the AJ haters!!!

CONGRATS ANGELINA! My chick did it again!

And I am loving the haters..fuel to the fire baby fuel to her fire!

deadline hollywood @ 06/29/2008 at 3:43 pm

So Wanted, Universal’s Angelina Jolie/James McAvoy starrer, debuted to $19.1M Friday and $17.5M Saturday from 3,175 venues for a $51.1M weekend. It marks a new franchise for the studio which expected only $35+M from this stylish summer actioner. It turned out to be the best June opening ever for an R-rated movie, beating Knocked Up’s $30.6M, and the 6th highest R-rated opening of all time (behind The Matrix Reloaded, The Passion Of The Christ, 300, Hannibal, and Sex And The City) and the 3rd biggest R-rated action film (behind The Matrix Reloaded’s $91.7M, and 300′s $70.9M). It’s also the biggest opening ever for a live-action Angelina movie and she proved a big draw: Cinemascore said the main reasons given for choosing to see Wanted were the action (67%) and Jolie (61%). Exit polling showed the audience breakdown was 52%/48% male to female, 51%/49% under age 30 to over age 30.

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I have not seen the movie yet but looking forward to it….and I’m sure it’s a big hit …and yeah..i am a big fan of Angie……so haters out there; GET OUT!!!!!

That’s great!!!! Angie is perfect for this kind of role..she should play Nikita…by La femme Nikita…

Lillianne @ 06/29/2008 at 3:44 pm

McAvoy has a little grit there that’s very appealing. Much as I love pretty boys (Brad & Bex) I’m going to be watching McAvoy.

Wanted is on 800 fewer theathers than Wall-E. Angie of couse is responsable for that boxoffice success.

Timur is a great guy! He is from Russia like I am! =) I watched this movie on the first day so I think it’s not bad!

Lillianne @ 06/29/2008 at 3:46 pm

Sorry Morgan. You were awesome too, but you are always awesome.

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