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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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  • sef

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

  • Sucked

    The movie sucked!!!

  • Tara

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

  • besane

    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.

  • US voter

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

  • besane

    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.

  • Kelly who?

    I loved the movie. Angie is the best!

  • Beck

    Thanks to Angie …Wanted is a big hit.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    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:

  • besane

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

  • Jubilee

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

  • http://yahoo Yes

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

  • bdj

    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.

  • califan

    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.

  • Jaye

    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.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    haters loosing it big time :lol:

  • Lillianne

    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!!!

  • NJS

    CONGRATS ANGELINA! My chick did it again!

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

  • deadline hollywood

    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.

    deadlinehollywooddaily.com/

  • Sundus

    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!!!!!

  • Ale

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

  • Lillianne

    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.

  • Msmith

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

  • Olesya

    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

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

  • passing Through

    Congrats to Angie, James, Timur, Mark Millar and JG Jones! A job well done! Let’s all just sit back and watch troll heads explode.

    BTW, where’s good old ShitzySpamSomeInsaneBitchChickGirl The Numbers Queen? Ain’t got jack to say now, does she?

  • not a fan

    So sick of this haggard looking, tattooed, ugly-faced chick. All she can do is action flicks, cause she just can’t act.

  • LOLa

    Saw it Wednesday, loved it.
    It rocks.
    Haters shut the hell up!
    It belonged to Angie AND James… and MF kicked arse too, as per! ;) :D :D

  • Jill

    Box office Mojo figures through Saturday:

    Wall-E
    total take estimate $62,500,000
    number of theaters: 3992.
    Per theater: $15,656.

    WANTED
    total take estimate $51,118,000
    number of theaters: 3175.
    Per theater: $16,100.

    Budget:
    Wall-E: $180 million.
    Wanted: $75 million

    Wonder how our boy Sambo likes them numbers?
    ROTFLMBAO!!

  • http://WWW.FLAWEDHOLLYWOOD.COM Andy

    I went to it yesterday, Awesome movie. Angelina was amazing in it

    http://www.flawedhollywood.com

  • lady g

    Using my son’s computer to post since mines in the shop. I just had to give major kudos to Angie and Wanted! Girl Power all the way and hopefully TPTB finally understand we want to see strong women on screen — if they make it we will go see it!

    I am so happy for Angie and the numbers that Wanted pulled in. Big Congrats to Angie, James, Morgan, Common, the over cast members and the direct!

    btw thanks Jared for the new thread.

  • Lillianne

    Thank you JJ. You always bring us the goods.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    Lets shoot the mother fcuk…..(haters) :lol:

  • http://justjared.com Belle

    Angie is the greatest actress right now in Hollywood . GO ANGIE !!!!!

  • passing Through

    # 12 Jubilee @ 06/29/2008 at 3:38 pm

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

    +++++++++++++++

    It’s too bad Angie doesn’t get back-end participation the way Brad and so many of the male stars do. She could easily take in $50-75MIL for this movie. Maybe now that she’s proven she can deliver the goods in a more conventional action film she’ll be able to get that kind of a deal in the future. I’m not holding my breath, but it would be nice. With her giving away 1/3 of her income she could do a lot of good with that kind of loot.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    Belle @ 06/29/2008 at 3:50 pm Angie is the greatest actress right now in Hollywood . GO ANGIE !!!!!

  • FAN

    Just got back and movie was awesome.Angelina is a true movie star.Well done Angelina.Amazing woman.

  • anustin

    thank you jared,baby ,ur the best!

  • a fan

    It wasn’t showing in my town so I actually drove an hour drive into the big city to see this movie. It did NOT disappoint. Loved it. Great cast!!!!

  • faye88

    deadline hollywood @ 06/29/2008 at 3:43 pm
    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.
    *******************************************
    Oh sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!!!!!!

    Happy birthday Vicki. Hope you have a wonderful celebration! :)

    Guli – Have a safe, enjoyable, relaxing, and super vacation. I’m very envious. :)

    Thanks Jared for the new thread. Awesome box office news!!!

  • FAN

    Oh and Angelina’s butt perfect,Brad lucky man.

  • passing Through

    # 15 califan @ 06/29/2008 at 3:42 pm

    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.

    +++++++++++++

    Angie and her manager Geyer Kosinski bought the rights to the story of a former UN covert agent, not CIA, who busted one of the world’s biggest arms dealers. Paramount bought the option on it and now that the writers strike has ended I’m sure they’ve approached a few people about writing the first draft of the script. Maybe they’ll have a working draft of a script by the time Angie’s ready to go back to work.

  • Jill

    not a fan @ 06/29/2008 at 3:47 pm
    So sick of this haggard looking, tattooed, ugly-faced chick. All she can do is action flicks, cause she just can’t act.
    *****************************************************************

    Oh honey… I know how awful you must feel. Three smash hits in less than six months: “Beowulf”, “Kung Fu Panda”, and now “Wanted”. Meanwhile, you’ve been champing at the bit waiting for Jennypoo’s first movie in two years, “He’s Just Not That Into You”, to come out, only to find that the release date has been pushed back for the second time and now won’t come out until next February, if it’s released at all, because the advance buzz on the movie was so bad the studio is afraid it will tank at the box office so it may go directly to DVD.

    Hang in there, honey, so we don’t have to put you on suicide watch. Poor Jennifer needs all the fans she can get, and she doesn’t have that many left any more.

  • dawn

    GREAT NEWS!!!!

    Congrats to all but mostly to Angelina Jolie.

  • 1

    You know what they said: people is not goingto see this movie because angie is in it but the truth is the exact opposite . It sucessed mainy because of her. My congradutation to angie and the whole cast.

  • wobbler30

    #27 Not af fan. If you are so tired of looking at her why are u here?
    You chose to look at it , you came here, you even posted a comment.
    What’s wrong with you? Are you bipolar? Go ahead you can tell everyone. We are very caring people here.

  • Jill

    Yes @ 06/29/2008 at 3:49 pm
    Lets shoot the mother fcuk…..(haters)
    **********************************************

    Let’s not. They’ve provided a lot of laughs recently.

  • anustin

    not a fan @ 06/29/2008 at 3:47 pm So sick of this haggard looking, tattooed, ugly-faced chick. All she can do is action flicks, cause she just can’t act.

    ——————————————————————
    HAGGARD?’DIOT! AND MANISTON IS WHAT?CHOKARD!WORST!MAKE-UP AND RENOVATION CAN’T MAKE HER LOOK A HUMAN.

  • passing Through

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

    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.

    +++++++++++++

    Hehehehehehehehehehe….everybody hear thos snap, pop, crackle noises? it ain’t cereal. It’s haters, trolls and Faniston heads a-poppin’ like the peanut-butter eating rats in Wanted.

  • califan

    passing Through @ 06/29/2008 at 3:54 pm

    # 15 califan @ 06/29/2008 at 3:42 pm

    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.

    +++++++++++++

    Angie and her manager Geyer Kosinski bought the rights to the story of a former UN covert agent, not CIA, who busted one of the world’s biggest arms dealers. Paramount bought the option on it and now that the writers strike has ended I’m sure they’ve approached a few people about writing the first draft of the script. Maybe they’ll have a working draft of a script by the time Angie’s ready to go back to work.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That would be great. I hope it materializes and they get a real good director and maybe even Timor could do the job.

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