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Charles
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The Simpsons Movie will be opening nationwide on Friday July 27, 2007.

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How do you think it will do over the weekend of its release? Cast your vote in this poll and let's see if we can nail it.

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Pole closes July 27 at 6:00 am LA time.

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This poll contains 1 question(s). 18 user(s) have voted.
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Scott Shaw!
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Thanks to my bosses at Bongo Comics, my son and I attended the 7:00 preview screening of THE SIMPSONS MOVE on the Fox lot last night.

Matt Groening greeted everyone at the door and a few minutes later, thanked the crowd for coming.

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is terrific. It starts out with a great Itchy and Scratchy segment, then Homer breaks the Fourth Wall hilariously, in a way that can only work in a theatre-screened movie. The first act has LOTS of great laughs in Springfield and introduces a few new characters, the second act drags a teensy bit inasmuch as the Simpson family is removed from all the regular supporting characters, then the third act moves like lightning, with lots of action. Inside jokes pervade the entire picture and just about every featured character from the SIMPSONS TV show makes an appearance. We were the last ones leaving the theatre and were surprised when director David Silverman sneaked up on us.

Bravo!

Before and after the screening, Fox held a terrific barbecue for all the guests. (Mmmm...barbecue...) And there were tons of cartoonists from the film's production (and otherwise) in attendence, many of whom I hadn't seen in years.

Don't judge THE SIMPSONS MOVIE by its TV trailers; wisely, the powers that be didn't want to reveal too many gags in it. I won't give any spoilers here; suffice it to say that a lot of spectacular stuff occurs, but what THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is REALLY about is Homer's selfishness finally driving away his family's love, and his extreme efforts to redeem himself in their eyes.

And, as you'd expect, there were lots more gags during the credit roll.

The film's biggest flaw is that two important story points from the first act are completely neglected by the third act, but this didn't even occur to me until we were driving home.

A great movie and a great night in general...so great, in fact, that I almost forgot that I should have been getting ready for the San Diego Comic-Con International! The only thing that could have really improved the experience was if there was a faux movie trailer for THE POOCHIE MOVIE beforehand!

Go see THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. It's guaranteed to make a lot of d'oh at the box office!

Aloha,

Scott!

P.S.: One of the secondary perks of the evening was sitting with Sergio Aragonés, a MAJOR Simpsons fan, who was chortling with delight and reacting to the movie with comments under his breath. From anyone else, this would have been annoying; from Sergio, it was endearing! -- SS!

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Oh, another big perk of the evening?

FREE cans of BUZZ COLA!

Woo hoo!

Aloha,

Scott!

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Charles
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One voter got it right. Looks like the film outperformed almost all of the projections on the survey.

According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, The Simpsons Movie came in at $71,850,000 making it the third highest grossing opening for an animated film in history and the highest ever for a film adapted from a TV series. The Simpsons Movie left the weekend competition way in the dust.

The results of the survey with 18 members voting.

$50-55 mil: 22% (4)
$45-50 mil: 17% (3)
More than $75 mil: 17% (3)
$40-45 mil: 11% (2)
Less than $35 mil: 11% (2)
$55-60 mil: 6% (1)
$60-65 mil: 6% (1)
$70-75 mil: 6% (1) - What it came in at

Thanks for voting and congrats to the crew and everyone involved with The Simpsons Movie. Big success!

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Greg B
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I won! I won!

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