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Robert Pattinson 'Remember Me' Box Office: $50M Worldwide

Robert Pattinson in New York Remember Me

Anthony Hopkins James Ivory The City of Your Final Destination
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Robert Pattinson in Allen Coulter's Remember Me (top); Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart in Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways (upper middle); Anthony Hopkins (right) in James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination (lower middle); Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil in Juan José Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes (bottom)

Among the films currently in limited distribution, one of the surprises this weekend has been the minor resurgence of Robert Pattinson's romantic drama Remember Me, which jumped nearly 17 percent after adding 42 theaters in North America.

As per Box Office Mojo, Remember Me grossed $80K at 402 sites on its seventh weekend out, averaging $392 per theater (last weekend, in fewer theaters, it was $436). To date, the $16 million production has grossed $18.93 million domestically and approximately $50 million worldwide.

More good news:

The Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, starring Ricardo Darin, jumped 121.6 percent after adding 20 theaters. At 33 sites, the Argentinean drama earned $372K, with a solid $11,273 average. Total after ten days: $605K.

Not so good news:

James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination, starring Anthony Hopkins, jumped 178 percent after adding 21 theaters (it was playing at only one location last week). But it grossed only $68K, averaging a poor $3,091 for a movie playing in so few theaters.

The Kristen Stewart-Dakota Fanning vehicle The Runaways dropped 52 percent after shedding 73 screens. The rock biopic grossed $145K ($853 average), for a cume of $3.26 million.

Also of note: Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer ($486K; total: $13.97m); Hubble 3D ($416K; total: $3.94m); Demi Moore's The Joneses ($294K; total: $989K); Julianna Margulies' City Island ($285K; total: $1.21m); and Letters to God ($250K; total: $2.45m).

Also: Ben Stiller's Greenberg ($189K; total: $3.69 million); Banksy's Exit Through the Giftshop ($149K; total: $391K); Benjamin Bratt's La Mission ($100K; total: $359K); Julianne Moore's Chloe ($80K; total: $3.76m); and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet ($64K; $1.9m).

Among the 40 or so movies listed on the Box Office Mojo chart, Exit Through the Giftshop had the highest per-theater average: $13,545.

No figures were available for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at Box Office Mojo.

Photos: The Secret in Their Eyes (Maria Antolini; Sony Pictures Classics); The City of Your Final Destination (Screen Media); The Runaways (Apparition); Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)

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Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Remember Me
Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Remember Me

Robert Pattinson's Remember Me, the $16 million production referred to by some (those who have trouble with the Pattinson/Twilight phenomenon) as a “box office flop,” has grossed about $50 million worldwide.

According to figures provided by Box Office Mojo, Remember Me has taken in $18.852 million (as of Apr. 22) in the United States/Canada and more than $30.09 million overseas.

I say “more than” because Box Office Mojo's chart for Remember Me hasn't been updated for several markets, including key ones such as Australia (Mar. 28), Italy (Apr 4), The Netherlands (Apr 11), and Russia (Apr 4). Also, the most recent data available overall is from April 18, or a week ago. (Box Office Mojo hasn't updated their international total – shown on top – for the movie since April 11.)

By now, Pattinson's Remember Me has undoubtedly already crossed the $50 million mark worldwide. And it still hasn't opened in foreign territories such as Japan, China, and South Korea.

Outside the U.S. and Canada, Remember Me's top markets are: the UK ($5.168 million), Russia/CSI ($3.396 million), Germany ($3.019 million), France ($2.848 million), Italy ($2.358 million), Spain ($2.319 million), Brazil ($1.893 million), and Australia ($1.216m).

By now, Pattinson's first tryout as an “actor-executive producer” has probably crossed the $1 million mark in Belgium/Luxemburg ($988K, Apr 18), and perhaps in Mexico ($916K, Apr. 18) as well.

Directed by Allen Coulter, Remember Me stars Pattinson as Tyler Hawkins, a rebellious young man at odds with his wealthy father (Pierce Brosnan). Also in the cast: Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Ruby Jerins. Will Fetters wrote the screenplay.

Photo: Remember Me (Myles Aronowitz / Summit Entertainment)

Robert Pattinson and Pierce Brosnan interview about Remember Me, with Dutch subtitles. The five-minute clip was broadcast in March, but it's quite interesting and well worth a look.

Initially, Brosnan explains that his character “is a bit of a prick,” but has “feelings” after all – as is shown later in the film.

Pattinson, for his part, tries to put into words his approach to the character of Tyler, the rebellious young man at odds with his distant father (Brosnan). He particularly emphasizes the sense of “hysteria” Tyler feels when he finally gets to let it all out.

Others interviewed are director Allen Coulter and co-star Chris Cooper, who plays leading lady Emilie de Ravin's tough-cop father. Cooper surely sees the film's ending in a totally different way than many critics, calling it “a sort of love letter to New York.”

In Pattinson's view, the ending “does overshadow everything, and it gives a different significance to every single moment in the movie. And I think that's why it makes it a different type of movie.”

Among the Remember Me scenes shown on the clip are a family scene in which Brosnan's patriarch tries to subtly assert his patriarchal authority, and the confrontation scene between father and son in front of some very embarrassed businesspeople.

Remember Me was written by Will Fetters. Lena Olin, Ruby Jerins, and Tate Ellington are also in the cast.

Robert Pattinson will next be seen in David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, co-starring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, which opens on June 30.

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  1. Becca

    Nothing much to add….ya'll said everything that needed to be said. I just wanted to say that I love this film. I never could get my husband to the theatre to see it with me. Can't wait for my DVD. I really think that my husband is going to like it. It is a well-made movie, with good, solid performances by all involved. (Also, the RM score, by Marcello Zarvos, deserves an Oscar!)

  2. jen

    Iam so glad to see all the raves about Remember Me. To see such a fabulous movie bashed by critics is so WRONG!!It was only shown in my area two weeks. People were raving about how good it was. I so agree with pc and mh. So nice to know that other people see though the reasons for this movie not being presented in the reviews like it deserved. TOP TEN MOVIE!!!

  3. Becca

    I love both Rob and Kristen and don't think of their careers, or their movies, as a competition. Some people are too sensitive and get their panties in a wad over the stupidest things. I haven't seen The Runaways, but loved Remember Me. Have already pre-ordered my DVD. I am sure that I will enjoy The Runsways, also. BTW, Rob doesn't have a publicist, so I doubt that he has a PR team.

  4. nikki

    @mh (Alt Film Guide), I really appreciate your honest reply and I totally agree with you. I just can't stand the rude and offensive language many reviewers (who, I assume, are 'intelligent, intellectual' people)have used while bashing Remember me. They exploited their power to manipulate their followers and so gave them 'carte blanche' to use the same language in their comments everywhere on the net. And I mention here deliberately the words 'exploit' and 'manipulate', used by these critics to describe the ending of the film. My daughter and I became fans of Rob, not in the first place because of his good looks, but because of his politeness, his self- deprecating and his respectful attitude. He doesn't deserve 'a lesson in modesty', he's more modest than those reviewers with their big ego's.
    You're also so right concerning critics drooling over actors who doesn't do a good job. When you want to, you always find shortcomings in acting: every human being is limited in his facial expressions and body language, also the 'big stars'. But some actors obviously are getting more credits then others.
    Getting of my soapbox now (me who never was a fan of whoever and never commented before). Sorry for the English mistakes.

  5. just me

    mh, couldn't say it better. and not, you're not the only one, we all KNOW it for sure. they keep targeting him because he threatens some all-mighty divas that live in their personal bubble created by the industry. if i were that diva would i tolerate anyone who beloved by millions? would i forgive him such unexpected success? the answer is obvious.

  6. Jamie

    Wow crazy how Kristen fans always ranting how rude Rob fans are…. and here they are attacking the person who just wrote the facts…

    Kristen fans are just good in bad mouthing… but when it comes to supporting Kristen's project, they can't do anything much…

    With RM's international success, the real Rob fans emerged as winners!!! thanks to all Rob fans around the world… btw, “real Rob fans” = NOT Kristen haters…

  7. jen

    Remember Me is doing well because it is a great movie. Iam not a fan-girl. I didn't know who R.Pattinson was until i saw the movie. I did see the Runaways. No Comment!

  8. pc

    “Personally, I believe that “Remember Me” got a bad rap in large part because Robert Pattinson was the film's star AND its executive producer. Some reviewers seemed to be targeting him personally. “That guy from “Twilight”???? I'm not going to take HIM seriously.”

    “I find that unfair and dishonest, just like I find it unfair and dishonest when critics drool over someone who doesn't do a good job, but who happens to be a “figure of respect” within the movie industry.”

    OMG! my sister said the exact same thing last night. We were even naming names of actors/actresses (which I won't do here)we didn't think were especially great all the times, but critics are always drooling all over them no matter what they do. Critics will tell you those actors are great even if they were reading the phone book.

    As I've said in previous posts they have zero credibility in my eyes.

  9. pc

    @JPM you're entitled to your opinion and your promotion of the Runaway cause you obviously loved it. Good for you. I might even check it out to see if I agree with you. However I'm always suspect of someone who needs TO DENIGRATE A PERSON IN ORDER TO PROMOTE ANOTHER. I'd probably take you more seriously if you recomended the Runaways without the ridiculous rant and hate on Rpatz.

    I knew Rob could act when I saw him in How To Be, Little Ashes and yes Remember Me. He's is great in Remember Me. A lot of people including some critics who don't like the movie or its ending says He CAN ACT. Now you have the right not to like his acting, but coming on here like you're an expert on acting and knows he's not this or that is total BS.

  10. just me

    what's not to love in this movie? don't even mention Robert's brilliant acting… now i am just looking forward for getting the DVD.

  11. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>> thanks for keeping us updated of the BO numbers of Remember me.

    Thanks for writing, Nikki.

    Personally, I believe that “Remember Me” got a bad rap in large part because Robert Pattinson was the film's star AND its executive producer. Some reviewers seemed to be targeting him personally. “That guy from “Twilight”???? I'm not going to take HIM seriously.”

    I find that unfair and dishonest, just like I find it unfair and dishonest when critics drool over someone who doesn't do a good job, but who happens to be a “figure of respect” within the movie industry.

    I know I'm not the only one who feels that way.

  12. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>The Runaway has done great for a film that never played on even 250 screens. It is rated R and there is almost no marketing. The fact that it's kept up its numbers is amazing. How is it 'fresher'. It came out a week after Remember Me, but Remember Me was still playing in wide release and The Runaways never really expanded. That's a stupid argument.

    Really, no need for rudeness.

    I've already explained what I meant by “freshness” to a previous commenter.

    Also, “The Runaways” didn't do “great” at the box office. It's been doing so-so to poor business. All you have to do is look at the per theater average. It has always been on the low side. (Max $3,300 on opening weekend at 244 theaters. That's quite low.)

    Had it done “great,” “The Runaways” would have expanded to 1,000 theaters or more earlier this month. Apparition (and exhibitors) knew the movie wouldn't be able to sustain that.

    That's why its “wider release” remained very limited: 243 theaters to be exact.

    And it hasn't “kept up its numbers.” “The Runaways” grosses this past weekend were less than a third of what they were two weeks ago.

    Even though it's playing at only 34 fewer theaters than two weeks ago (-17%), its per-theater average has dropped by nearly two-thirds (-63% to be exact). That's a sizable drop-off rate.

    >>>>>>I'm sure the suits made their money back already and the DVD sales for this thing are going to be huge.

    I wouldn't be so sure about “the suits” and their cash. But the film could still make money at the box office if it opens in more theaters, in cities (or even states) where it hasn't played, yet. THAT, by the way, is what I meant by “freshness.” “Remember Me” wouldn't have that sort of luxury as it opened wide on its first weekend out.

    But as I've stated before, I believe “The Runaways” will do much better on DVD/pay per view/cable, etc.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>I wanted to see this so bad at Sundance, but the tickets were sold out, so I saw Blue Valentine instead which is another amazing indie. Instead of drivel like Remember Me that tries to be indie and arthouse for the state of hipsterness, I would rather support films that actually are.

    For those who are interested in finding out more about “Blue Valentine,” here's the link on the IMDb:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1120985/

    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star.
    Derek Cianfrance directed.

  13. nikki

    @alt film guide: thanks for keeping us updated of the BO numbers of Remember me. Robert Pattinson has a big solid fan base who is really concerned about him and his work. When he or his work is judged in an unfair way his fans will defend him like a lioness defends her cubs (lol). So knowing that Remember me is doing quite well, gives a good feeling.

  14. nikki

    In Belgium/Luxemburg, with only 10-11 million residents, Remember me has grossed almost 1 million. That's really great but here the reviews were mild and the most reputable newspaper criticized the negative reactions of the American reviewers. I suppose we have a more open mind for little films who are different from the usual ones. It was defenitely Robert Pattinson who caused the appeal of the movie but after viewing many promoted the film to others not only because of Rob's brilliant performance but also because of the beautiful story and the great cast.

  15. dmartinez

    The Runaway has done great for a film that never played on even 250 screens. It is rated R and there is almost no marketing. The fact that it's kept up its numbers is amazing. How is it 'fresher'. It came out a week after Remember Me, but Remember Me was still playing in wide release and The Runaways never really expanded. That's a stupid argument. I'm sure the suits made their money back already and the DVD sales for this thing are going to be huge. I'm assuming they are going to keep it playing for a while in a few theaters to try and cash in on Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart when the Twilight movie comes out. I wanted to see this so bad at Sundance, but the tickets were sold out, so I saw Blue Valentine instead which is another amazing indie. Instead of drivel like Remember Me that tries to be indie and arthouse for the state of hipsterness, I would rather support films that actually are.

  16. renate

    I saw RM about 6 weeks ago and I still remember it like yesterday. It doesn't play here anymore so I have to wait for the DVD. EXCELLENT Acting from Rob and Pierre also Caroline and Chris….

  17. Sara

    Why is it that Kristem Stewart fans always take everything so personally and attack other actors, bloggers to defend her? This blog is not commenting on her acting but just stating the facts about how these two movies have performed. They were after all heavily anticipated. If she is such a great actress, this movie will just be a blip in her long career on Hollywood.

  18. M Silvera

    I'm a guy and I enjoy Robert Pattinson's work. Not of all of us hate Robert Pattinson just because most girls love him. Some of us are more mature than that. He's not my favorite actor, but he's no worse than a lot of action movie stars or male comedians. To tell the truth, I'd rather sit through Twilight 1, 2, 3, 4, whatever, than something like “Clash of the Titans” which was a piece of crap. I think Sam Worthington is a good actor, but he couldn't save that one. I find all this Pattinson baiting pathetic. Envy isn't a cool character trait.

  19. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>As for The Runaways's numbers being 'fresher', I don't know about that. TR, at its highest, was 244 theaters. When it expanded, it went to 204 and then to 243 then down to 170 and there's been nearly zero marketing.

    My point is that the film is “fresher” than “Remember Me,” in that it hasn't exhausted its box-office “possibilities” for the very reason you provide in your comment: It hasn't opened everywhere. Still. Whereas “Remember Me” had a wide opening right from the start.

  20. Zuko

    Wow i'm soo glad the movie is doing well, who would've thought that the movie would even reach $40mil, its just go to prove that the critics are not always right.
    Good work Will, Allen and Rob!!!

  21. JPM

    Even if The Runaways only made one dollar, it is still a billion times better than Remember Me. I work in films and frequently get free passes. I like Allen Coulter, but Remember Me was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while. Everyone was wooden and boring. Robert Pattinson, who I had low expectations for going in, was even worse than I thought he would be. His lines were forced and whispered in a bad impression of someone cool. Emile de Ravin was just kind of there. There was no chemistry between the two of them, despite scenes that should have been passionate. Pierce Brosnan was a wasted character that kept letting his accent slip. Then to top it off, the writer used 9/11 to try to add depth to this trainwreck. It was, in a word, awful. The Runaways, however, had a sleazy 70's feel, great acting, and a script that left me wanting more. I do agree that the movie should have been about Joan Jett because she is the biggest star out of The Runaways. Kristen Stewart and Michael Shannon kept passing the ball back and forth for best acting. Sometimes they let Dakota Fanning play. I will never forget the movie. I already knew Kristen Stewart could act because of Adventureland and Into the Wild, but I thought she may have forgotten after Twilight. I was glad to be proven wrong. I never suspected Pattinson could act and I was proven right. The UK has sent us so many great talents over the years. They were due for a dud like wannabe Dean. And yes, I'm a guy. We all know Pattinson has zero male fans

  22. McMilliss

    Excellent news! I absolutely loved the film and I can't for the life of me understand what those critics saw (or didn't see) that was so bad. I can't wait to see Rob in his coming (non-Twi) movies, Bel Ami and Water for Elephants.

  23. Becca

    Loved this movie,and can't wait for the DVD. Over 50 million for the little movie with the 16 million dollar budget. Beautiful, bittersweet film! All the cast did such a great job! Hope it gets more recognition in time.

  24. puaena

    @pc: Summit does a lot of things badly but given how challenged R-rated films have done of late at the box office, you should be thanking them that they changed Remember Me to a PG-13 film. Without that PG-13 rating, RM's box office take would probably be shaved about 30% down at least. Summit also aggressively marketed it and made sure it had a wide release which guaranteed that it would make back its production cost. So give Summit some credit for Remember Me.

    As for The Runaways's numbers being 'fresher', I don't know about that. TR, at its highest, was 244 theaters. When it expanded, it went to 204 and then to 243 then down to 170 and there's been nearly zero marketing. If people might want to see the film again, they find its gone. Not exactly optimal for repeat viewership. So TR has faced a challenging release. It should also be noted that TR hasn't even played in all 50 states. My state has yet to see it.

  25. solas

    I am so pleased to see it is doing well, the little movie that could.
    I thought it was brilliantly acted and an excellent story, one of the best movies in ages, and have pre-ordered the DVD.

  26. Lisa

    Glad to hear this movie has legs. I loved this movie and will be buying the dvd. The cast was great. Really enjoyed Rob, Pierce and the little girl. Yes, the critics are out of touch. They shouldn't be in such a business if they can't be objective. They were like a bunch of pre-schoolers who hated on Rob b/c of TW. Really a pathetic lot if you ask me.

  27. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>This post will be ruled as irrelevant by tomorrow when actuals come out. Remember Me will probably have actual figures down at least twenty four percent.

    Is that a joke?

    >>>>>>>>>>It isn't very smart to post things like this before the actuals come out.

    Is that another joke??

    Perhaps you should tell that to Box Office Mojo, holywood.com, boxoffice.com, the “New York Times,” the “Los Angeles Times,” “The Hollywood Reporter,” hundreds of newspapers and magazines around the world, etc etc.

    Estimates are worthless, huh? True, they aren't always on the up-and-up, but really…

    (And box-office “actuals” — much like a movie's costs — can be fudged with, too, in case you didn't know.)

  28. Vin

    This post will be ruled as irrelevant by tomorrow when actuals come out. Remember Me will probably have actual figures down at least twenty four percent. It isn't very smart to post things like this before the actuals come out. She's out of my League will play well enough in overseas market. It already made for two million on top of the thirty that it made domestically. It wasn't a huge hit, but for a movie that had to go against 3D with no big name stars, it's doing all right. Robert Pattinson is not a Hollywood star and probably will never be one. He is like the Mark Hamill of the new millennium. Okay, but nothing special. Once the looks go then so will the career

  29. pc

    Yay and all those critics can suck on it. Every blogs and movie site I've seen the Viewers give the film A or A-. While the critics gave it C or D. If you ask me when you are that out of touch with the PAYING MOVIE GOING PUBLIC, YOU ARE USELESS. Bunch of self-important parasites.

  30. pc

    @Daniel I think this film site has been fair in their reporting of films. It's not their fault you have a hatred of RPatz for his success. They didn't put a gun to your head and force you to click on it so quit your whining.

    I love Remember Me and Summit is on my sh!t list for their screwing with the script to change it to PG-13 & the horendous marketing of that film. Frankly I'm surprized the film made any money. Every body I've told to see RM loved it and said they thought it was just a chick flick based on the marketing. They also were surprized how multi-layered and moving the film is. They also thought the cast was great. I'm glad it's doing well overseas.

    Oh & I love this site.

  31. theraven

    Remember Me opened in over 2100 theaters across the U.S. and is produced by Summit, the formerly indie, now big league Twilight studio. The Runaways at its widest release didn't even play on 300 theaters, hasn't played internationally, is a small arthouse film by a new studio, Apparition, and is rated R. Why would any sane person compare these two films?

    Remember Me did well because it played to the fangirls overseas who love Robert Pattinson. I honestly thought the domestic figure would be higher, at least around $40 million but the Twilight teenyboppers stayed away because of the subject matter or bad reviews.

    Remember Me will do brisk sales at the local Wal-Marts and Target, and be seen as okay by some people. The Runaways will do good at film critics awards and be seen by a wider audience on DVD.

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will make hundreds of millions of dollars, get awful reviews, and go on to sell a bunch of DVD's.

    Now I hope that ends the fighting. Alt Film Guide does not hate Kristen Stewart and I doubt they are paid by Pattinson's PR team.

  32. Mercy

    I'm so very happy for the news about the movie “Remember Me.” The movie was really excellent. Robert Pattinson did a brilliant acting in the movie. He proves that he can come out in twilight. I don't believe to the critics nonetheless i saw the film. The critics are very wrong with their reviews about he movie. Film critics of this movie should switch to another career. I think they have problem with their eyesight

  33. MVO

    Summit was really mean when they chose not to pick-up Kristen's movie they have been great
    to Pattinson though. I haven't been able to see
    it because it's not in any cinema in my area I know that if it would've had a greater distribution it would've done much better. You suck Summit!!!

  34. mh

    >>>>>>>>>> I'm looking at the numbers for “She's Out of My League”, and I have no idea how that movie is going to sell in the oversea market. Therefore, between those 2 movies “Remember Me” might actually become a more profitable in the box office. How ironic is that?

    Angela, Box Office Mojo only offers spotty international figures for “She's Out of My League.” As of April 11, its foreign gross was $5.2m (in five territories). So, it's hard to compare the two movies at this stage.

    But I agree with you. I wouldn't be surprised if “Remember Me” does better internationally, partly because generally speaking, Hollywood comedies without major stars don't do as well overseas as they do domestically. And “She's Out of My League” was no major domestic hit to begin with.

    “The Hangover” (which made lots of money abroad, but 60% of its revenues came from the US/Canada) and the recent “Date Night” are cases in point. (Steve Carell and Tina Fey may be big in the US, but they aren't big most elsewhere.)

  35. :)

    Alt Film Guide is a Kristen Stewart hater! We will boycott! Hahahahaha!

  36. mh

    >>>>>Let me get this straight.

    Too bad you didn't.

    Alt Film Guide readers who have been following our daily (or even only our weekend) box-office reports know that we don't say Robert Pattinson is superior to Kristen Stewart or vice-versa. We don't put one down to make the other look better. That'd be infantile.

    When “The Runaways” box-office revenues jumped 182% a couple of weeks ago, we let our readers know about it. When “Remember Me” dropped 60%, we also reported on that.

    And everything you mention about R and PG-13 ratings, etc. has been mentioned before in my posts. I just don't want to repeat myself each time.

    Now, bear in mind that “Remember Me” is no longer a wide release. And that “The Runaways” expanded only two weeks ago. (It was supposed to have gone wide, but it just didn't have the box-office stamina to do so.) Anyhow, in that regard, its figures are much “fresher” than those for “Remember Me,” which did open 7 weeks ago at more than 2,000 theaters.

    “The Runaways” will be lucky if it ends up earning more than $4m domestically; “Remember Me” grossed $19m (plus another $31m or so internationally). Those are facts. But that doesn't mean we love R-Patz and hate KStew. Please.

    >>>>>>>The Runaways is the number 25 movie people and Remember Me is number 30.

    Actually, no.

    It's true that “The Runaways” made more money than “Remember Me” this weekend, but that fact can be found in the piece. But those two movies are not #25/30. Box Office Mojo's weekend estimates don't include every movie out there. Final figures will be released tomorrow. Both will be (at least a notch or two) lower on the chart by then.

  37. mh

    >>>>>>>>>>>>Michelle, that's what I mean about the “adoration” a couple weeks ago. :)

    LOL. I sure get your point…

    But as our esteemed (sometimes not all that esteemed :p) Site Administrator says, we write about subjects our readers are interested in. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are two of those subjects.

    And the article isn't implying something that didn't take place just so we can get hits.

    “Remember Me” *did* unexpectedly jump 17% after adding theaters. I certainly wasn't expecting that. I'm sure most people weren't. Perhaps even people at Summit were surprised.

  38. DorisP.

    Let me get this straight. The Runaways shaved off 73 theaters meaning it's playing on 170 screens and is rated R to boot. Remember Me is a wide release and added 47 screens meaning it is playing on 204 and is rated PG-13, yet you find the Remember Me jump to be a surprise and had to outline the decrease of The Runaways shich still made more money on less screens than Remember Me. The Runaways is the number 25 movie people and Remember Me is number 30.

    http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

    I'm a Joan Jett fan and glad I don't depend on this site to get me movie facts. I only clicked because it was featured on IMDB.

  39. anonymous

    Thank you for an updates on Remember Me BO.
    It's doing great considering the subject of the movie and unfavorable reviews from critics who missed to grasp main idea of the movie.
    I saw the movie twice with different groups of friends and we all loved it. I am waiting for DVD release to add it to my collection.

  40. Angela

    Daniel, you might want to look up the dictionary. “Objectionable” means causing disapproval or protest. I think you meant to say that Michelle was being subjective. Well… It's about the eyes of the beholder, isn't it?

    Michelle, that's what I mean about the “adoration” a couple weeks ago. :)

    “The Runaways” is not my cup of tea. I'm looking forward to seeing “The Yellow Hankerchief”, actually.

    On the other hand, I think “Remember Me” has proved that Robert Pattinson has the interntional appeals. I'm looking at the numbers for “She's Out of My League”, and I have no idea how that movie is going to sell in the oversea market. Therefore, between those 2 movies “Remember Me” might actually become a more profitable in the box office. How ironic is that?

  41. admin

    >>>>>>>>>>>>Using the Twilighters names to get hits again, Alt. Who cares? Both those movies have been out for over a month. You should have led with the new releases.

    Actually, a lot of people care. Alt Film Guide is a business. We should lead using what's important to most of our readers. If you have a problem with articles featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, or the TWILIGHT movies — don't read them.

    And don't fool yourself. The vast majority of movie sites pay NO ATTENTION WHATSOEVER to non-Hollywood entries. At least we do.

    And who knows, because of the above post TWILIGHT, Robert Pattinson, and Kristen Stewart fans will discover something like THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES and give it a chance.

    >>>>>>>>I guess Robert Pattinson's PR team is paying you too much to actually be objectionable.

    I hope Pattinson's PR team — if they ever read your comment — will be laughing as much (and as loudly) about this ludicrous remark as we are.

  42. Clara

    So far this year The Runaways is the best movie that no one has seen yet. Anyone associated with the making of The Backup Plan should be banned from Hollywood. My sister wanted a night away from ehr kids so we went to see it. As a woman I was offended. Is this what Hollywood wants us to watch? The Backup Plan and The Bounty Hunter should sweep next years Razzies.

  43. Daniel

    Using the Twilighters names to get hits again, Alt. Who cares? Both those movies have been out for over a month. You should have led with the new releases. I guess Robert Pattinson's PR team is paying you too much to actually be objectionable.

  44. Kim

    Yay, go Remember Me! I'm so happy for it. It's definitely got a good word of mouth/buzz here over in France. It was bashed by the critics - but the viewers love it and recommend it on all the blogs and threadq and it's done rather well at the BO for a film in its category (about $2,800,000 in 2 weeks so far). It also attracts a larger male audience than I would have thought.

  45. jan

    Loved the film. Watched it thrice and enjoyed each time more than the last.Robert and the excellent cast did VERY well and the early 'bad' reviews were really unwarranted.
    This movie has legs..definitely.
    Now I can't wait to get the DVD/OST/score!

  46. bettyel

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving actor than Robert Pattinson. Loved the movie. Saw it twice and think the critics gave it a really bad rap. Good script, well enacted, and left plenty to ponder after it ended.

  47. Ruthie

    that would be hardly. Sorry for the typo

  48. Ruthie

    Hardlu a flop. Proves that with the right vehicle Pattinson can make money at the box office. I personally loved this litte film
    Thought all the actors involved were terrific. I

  49. nikki

    Robert Pattinson, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, they're actors who take a part because they believe in the script, in the movie. They wouldn't be part of a movie that has manipulative or exploitative motives. How is it possible that none of the reviewers considered this while judging the film? It doesn't take that high intellectual level to understand their motives to believe in this story, so why couldn't all these respectable reviewers try to get it? And what really makes me mad and sad is that magazines as EW and gossip sites as Eonline try to make hits of Robert by writing about him as much as they can. They know Rob, they know that he's shy, humble and honest but they'r not ashamed to bash him and his film in an offending way. I call this hypocritical. When an actor isn't good in your opinion you don't try to make money of him. When you think he's worth to be on your cover regularly that's because you find him interesting or good in his job.
    Whatever, I'm glad that Remember me gets better reviews in some European countries and that it's quite succesful in Europe.
    I'm quite sure that if there might be a poll at the end of the year about the most misunderstood and underrated movie, Remember me would win hands down.

  50. anonymous

    I love this movie. It's full of heart and soul. Chris Cooper is right. It is a love letter to New York. I can't wait to add DVD to my collection.