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    Soul Surfer Box Office Report (updated: 10.6 mil wkd, #4)

    Early news is good news.

    FRIDAY 3:15 PM: It's Russell Brand (Warner Bros' Arthur remake) vs Russell Brand (Universal's holdover Hop) atop this weekend's North American box office. How often does that happen? (My guess is: never again ...) Best question for this weekend: Why did Arthur and Universal's Your Highness open against each other? Hop will be the clear winner for the second straight weekend with around $20M, with Arthur supposed to open No. 2 based on Date Night. But early grosses show a shocker: Sony's PG Soul Surfer, which during the day is No. 2 from strength in the Bible Belt. But nighttime will change that. Focus Features' Hanna is a little better than where the studio expected for matinees. I just wanted to give you a quick and early snapshot of today's grosses before I head to the last doctor's appointment of this medical leave. Much more later with refined numbers and full analysis.
    FIRST BOX OFFICE: ‘Hop’ #1, Rest In Flux – Deadline.com
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    Ha ha That is awesome! God Bless the Bible Belt! lol

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    Cool...

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    hope this continues to grow!

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    4. Soul Surfer (FilmDistrict/Sony) NEW [2,214 Theaters]
    Friday $3.6M, Saturday $4.6M, Weekend $11.1M
    Coming in to this weekend, Sony thought it was releasing an acquired micro-budget title that had "solid upside potential" according to a studio exec. "If we do 10 million this weekend (or close to it), it would be a home run for Sony and Film District." Mission accomplished. A strong Christian message sometimes works at the box office, sometimes falls flat. This one worked, helped by the strong appeal and personal promotion of American Idol winner Carrie Underwood. Soul Surfer played incredibly well all around the country as Sony had been screening the title aggressively -- 350 previews -- especially for chuch groups who aranged for busses to bring in audiences all day Friday. Which is why the movie was a surprise No. 2 all that day until nighttime fell. The film was marketed extremely well by Film District by emphasizing the upbeat, positive message although not overtly its religious undertones even though Soul Surfer is the only mainstream movie with a faith-based message during the Easter holidays. Key targets were tweens, teens, and moms, and the film tracked well with these groups and direct engagement were made with Underwood’s fan base, extreme sports enthusiasts, athletes who had overcome personal obstacles.
    Hollywood Entertainment Breaking News - Nikki Finke on Deadline.com/hollywood
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    Carrie Fans Legend teesharky's Avatar
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    LOL We got credit for promoting the movie! lol We as her "fanbase" lol.

    yeah!

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    Were the best fanbase

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    i love this.....we're really a force to reckon with.....

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    Sure hope we get bigger than they think today!!!!

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    Wow! Just goes to show how much and how wide the Underwood appeal is. I loved that they gave Carrie credit for their success. congratulations Carrie, first time at bat and you get a home-run.

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    Glad it is doing well. The comments in the comment section was fun to read

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    This is just awesome! What a great week it has been in Carrieland!

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    I love that the movie is doing better than expected! Way to go!


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