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Charles
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Thought I'd ask before someone else does.

Here ya go...

http://www.animationnation.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=000130

We've got a couple weeks to ponder and participate in the survey. Release date June 29.

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Greg B
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It's gonna be one amazing weekend with Ratatouille opens.

I know it'll do great but I'm wondering about it's competition "Evan Almighty".

EA looks very funny and family friendly. The cast rocks and it's irresistable.

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Im2dGuy
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Anyone else attending
a "Sneak Peak"
Tonight--Saturday?

It's playing at four
theatres around the LA area,
and I read around 200 nation wide.
I'm thinking it must be to
generate good solid word of mouth
in order to hoist box office opening numbers.

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Gagne Michel
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I saw the movie at the wrap party and let me tell you: This is hands down my favorite Pixar movie. In fact, I'd say it's Brad's best film yet!

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VAN_Paulus
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Better Than "Monsieur Incroyable" Michel !
Brad's first Pixar film is so well written and put together. I am looking forward to it either way.

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Hockey Frog
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The pulse I'm getting from non-animation types is positive.
Personally, I feel this is a real movie...sorry, it's hard to articulate this feeling better than that...perhaps because it doesn't smack of commercialism, pandering, derivative storytelling etc...it seems to come from the heart of a bunch of talented filmmakers who want to tell a good story...and I think audiences will recognize that.

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Kion
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just got back from watching it, sweet movie! homerun!

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Doodles
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Just got back from a preview screening, and Brad's three for three. [bow]

I don't want to say anything else for fear of giving things away. Just go see the movie!

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I saw a screening last night and loved it! I wrote a review on my blog. I tryed to stay away from stoilers, but might have slipped a bit, so here a link that way you can choose if you want to risk it.

http://paulburrows.blogspot.com/

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Greg B
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Well I'll be first in line at the theatres for sure.

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I ment Spoilers

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Michael W Howe
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I saw the film on Saturday night, and was surprised at the turnout-it was a grabbag of all demographics, though I noticed a larger turnout of teenagers and college students, many of which seemed enthused to see the film.

It's the first film this summer I was more than happy to pay to see, and it exceeded what I thought it was going to be. For some reason, my interest in this film was lower than recent PIXAR fare, and I'm not sure why. But that made the film all the better.

It was so good, that I went to a local wine and cheese place I hadn't been to in months after the show, and had some red wine and blue cheese, taking the time to savor the food, something I hadn't done in months.

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Paburrows
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Well I sent my review into Ain't It Cool website and they put it up on their website along with four other reviews! Go here to see it, my review is the fourth one down.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33042

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tstevens
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I'm actually having a pretty hard time gauging how this film will do.

My instinct is that it will have a lower than expected opening weekend but will get a boost in the second and third week due to "word of mouth" praise.

Of all of the Pixar films to date I think Ratatouille is the one that will have to fight hardest to get people into the theaters even though it seems to be one of the best reviewed.

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Charles
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Chuck Oberleitner gave Ratatouille a review at his website o-meon.com.

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"A 4 star film from a 5 star studio"

www.o-meon.com

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Charles
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The Ratatouille box office poll continues until next Friday, June 29 when the film opens. If you haven't voted yet keep it in mind.

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Greg B
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Like most folks I saw the 9 minute exclusive on tonight's showing of Finding Nemo.

All I can say about Ratatouille so far is the technical end is just superb. I can't go farther than superb. It's just superb CG bar none. After a dose of Surf's Up which is also brilliant bar none I had a weird feeling about Ratatouille.

The brilliance in the animation was such that I just keep staring with eyes wide open wondering how they did it. Same with Surf's Up. Just so amazed with the technical artistic end of the animation I couldn't get into the story of Ratatouille. I saw tons of clumsyness, scurrying, hopping, running, dodging, real 'see we can animate our asses off' stuff. Yet the story I saw and dialogue didn't make me laugh. I said a lot of 'Wow!'s but no giggles, aws.

I had watched Nemo and laughed although I've seen it a dozen times already and am still in awe of it overall. Yet what I've seen of Ratatouille had a few giggles when the mice were on the screen debating eating gross food but when the humans are on the screen I got bored.

I still can't wait til it opens so I can see the whole flick.

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A short bump now that the movie is scoring in the 90's on Rotten Tomatoes. I really really really hope the film does well. It's superb work from everyone involved.
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Matt Wilson
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I thought the film was fantastic, but had to vote low on the poll simply because it's not being talked about like most Pixar films are. It's been advertised on the same level as past Pixar films but no one's buzzing about it except for us, and the critics, which really worries me.

I think it would be a real shame if one of Pixar's films had a dismal opening weekend (especially right before their next, most ambitious movie) but I can't help but feel that that will be the case.

The thought of Evan Almighty and Transformers possibly making more money than Ratatouille makes me violently ill.

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Greg B
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I forgot about the fourth of July weekend thingie mid-week thing so with all the folks out on holiday the box office should be great and then get a rocket boost for the following weekend. All the kids are out of school and mom and dad sending them to the movies is a good way to cool off.

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http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ib2e03aed98ee114099c76565c485d0 68

>>Pixar's 'Ratatouille' cooks up top spot Friday

"Ratatouille," Buena Vista's release of the latest animated movie from Pixar Animation Studios, took a big bite out of the Friday boxoffice. The G-rated tale of a Parisian rat who longs to prove himself a top chef, from director Brad Bird, took in an estimated $16.3 million in the 3,940 theaters in which it debuted.<<

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That should put it around $50M for the weekend.
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Or less. Current estimate: $47.2M
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/

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Steve G
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I'm kinda surprised it's BO wasn't better - espeicially considering all the hype and marketing.
Didn't Cars come in around 60 mill opening weekend?

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Ratatouille will easily earn its money. It's just one of those films that people don't necessarily know what to think of, at first. But the positive reviews and word of mouth will draw more business to theaters... not to mention repeat viewings. As a point of comparison, when Toy Story came out in 1995, it earned the equivalent of $45 million (adjusted for inflation) on its opening weekend. It went on to gross about $300 million (adjusted) domestically.

I'm in "Iron Giant" mode, buying a ticket for Ratatouille when I go to the theaters, even if I am seeing a different movie. Tickets are like ballots, except I can cast more than one vote. [Smile]

Mr. Miyazaki once observed it's not how many tickets a movie sells, but how many hearts it touches, that is a measure of its success.

Ratatouille seems to have the best of both. At my local theater, each showing is sold out. I peeked my head into a 10pm screening last night, and it was packed with adults, literally sitting in the aisles. At an earlier show, one lady was there with her three nephews, and she was clearly not expecting much. However, toward the end of the movie, she kept gleefully leaning over to them to express how wonderful the movie was. She started clapping even before it said "Fin," but then held back a little, slightly embarrassed by her own enthusiasm. A moment later, once the credits began, the rest of the audience burst into applause (as they have done at each of the screenings I attended).

I want to know who animated on some of the characters, like chef Skinner. Great acting. Who were the supervising animators for each character? At the end of the credits, when the seal of quality assurance scrolls by -- "100% animation," no shortcuts were used to create the performances -- there was more appreciation, laughter, and clapping.

I'm surprised there isn't more conversation on the board about this movie. Occasionally, an animated film gets made that reminds me why I toil in this artform and business at all. Ratatouille is such a film.

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My local Apple Store had sold out of 8 gig iphones, so I decided to check out "Ratatouille" again at my local multiplex.

The audience was mainly family. Moms and dads with young kids. As always, the movie played very well, and even garnered applause at the end.

I'm still amazed at how good this film is. It still blows me away. Nobody -- and I do mean nobody is in Pixar's league. The bar has been raised again -- and nobody else is even close.

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Durrien
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I know Mr. Fun loves these numbers. Here's some more "fun" facts.

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Ratatouille was simply awe-inspiring with regard to Monday performance. Let's take a look at previous Pixar movies and their first Monday percentage decline from Sunday (with Toy Story excluded as we don't have daily data for that one):

A Bug's Life: -80%
Toy Story 2: -81%
Monsters, Inc.: -79%
Finding Nemo: -68%
The Incredibles: -81%
Cars: -62%

Those 79% and 80% drops came in the month of November, while Finding Nemo and Cars did both have the benefit of summer audiences who would be more likely to attend on weekdays. Now let's look at Ratatouille's drop from Sunday-to-Monday:

Ratatouille: -45%

To say that Ratatouille's performance is dazzling is an understatement. Monday's numbers are a very, very good sign for long-term legs on an absolutely delightful film.

Now there's some fresh, seasoned perspective.
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>>Meanwhile, Disney says Ratatouille’s Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday opening week grosses proved to be the biggest ever for a Pixar film: Monday $7.5M beating Finding Nemo which was $6.9M, Tuesday $7.8M beating Finding Nemo which was $7.1M, and Wednesday $10.2M beating Toy Story 2 which was $9.5M.<<

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/

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