I know that everyone says that the SPN boys are not in any type of competition when it comes to their movies, but the fandom is another story.  So in an attempt to quiet down some of the "his movie did better at the box office" words that have been thrown around the fandom (not many, but some), I took it upon myself to go over what there is of the actual box office numbers for each movie (only through the second weekend).  And what I saw was quite surprising.

Although F13 did better opening weekend than MBV (almost twice the $), shockingly MBV pulled in better numbers than F13 during their respective second weekend out.  F13 dropped a whopping 80.4% during its second weekend, only pulling in $7.9 mil, while MBV only dropped 52.9% during its second weekend, pulling in another $10 mil.

MBV second weekend at the box office:

F13 second weekend at the box office:

Having said that, F13 has still made more money than MBV in just its first two weeks running, but it looks like MBV did (or will do) better in theaters overall as far as less of a drop in percentage per week.  I just felt like I needed to put this out there for people to see that BOTH of the boys' movies did quite well in theaters.  Neither one of the movies outshined the other.  And I am equally happy for both Jared and Jensen.  :o) 

From: [identity profile] devidarkwolf.livejournal.com

It's normal for slashers to drop this much by the second week. They're not exactly movies that you get more out of the more you watch them. But then you have F13, which, in its second week, had the Oscars to contend with. Which is why you see an increase in Slumdog Millionare right above it.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Exactly. :) That's why I pit slasher movie against slasher movie, just to see the breakdown comparison. And I see what you mean about contending with the Oscar movies, but Taken and He's Just Not That Into You seemed to do just fine with the competition.

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From: [identity profile] jaredluver1108.livejournal.com

thanks for doing this
personally i don't care how well they do against it other they both great movies, but it still nice to see the numbers

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

No problem. I'm just glad both of the boys' movies did well at the box office. :D

From: [identity profile] sharonmall12.livejournal.com

Not really it will be box office numbers in the end. But I do agree both did well and F13 is only in its third week.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Yes, it will be neat to see how much more $$ F13 can pull in before everything is said and done. :)

From: [identity profile] jaylan121.livejournal.com

& that's to prove what? That Jensen's movie did better than Jared's?!
Honestly my friend, you're just like the fans you described above making a comparison that adds nothing but who did better than who
Glad the boys are not AT ALL involved in fandom crap when it comes to that :S

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Ummm...I just read through the post again, and NOWHERE did I say that one movie did better than the other. They both kind of equal out in the end. Obviously you've taken the post the wrong way. My point was to show that BOTH movies did well. End of story. *shrugs*

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From: [identity profile] stawberynvanila.livejournal.com

Thank you very much for sharing this. I really appreciate it. :D

I can't understand why some faction of the fandom doesn't support both boys when they themselves are always very supportive of each other. I'm very happy to see both boys doing very well. ;)


From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Thanks. I should have known this post would still get slammed even though what I'm trying to say is that BOTH movies did quite well respectively and that BOTH boys deserve a pat on the back. But such is fandom, I guess. *sigh*

From: [identity profile] shannenb.livejournal.com

I don't know how much it actually affected the box office, but one thing to keep in mind is at some of the theaters that have the 3D technology, the tickets are usually a higher price for the 3D showing.

For example, at my local theater, you could watch MBV in 3D, and they didn't have it available on a 2D screen. So if you wanted to watch it, it would cost you $12 per ticket, as opposed to the $8.50 it cost me to see Friday the 13th.

Like I said, it probably didn't make a whole lot of difference seeing that not as many theaters had the film in 3D, but just thought I'd put it out there

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

I see what you mean. At my theaters, the #d extra cost was only $1 more, so I guess it all depends on your theater as to how much tickets cost. But jeez, even $8.50 is a friggin lot for a regular movie. I remember why I don't go to the movies very often. I'd go broke. o.O

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From: [identity profile] unplugged32.livejournal.com

I think that the tremendous opening weekend for F13 had to do with the fact that the franchise has a huge and dedicated fan base that had been eagerly anticipating the film's release, so was to be expected that the box office would eventually taper off to lower numbers. MBV didn't have a previous following so it's success came at a slower but steady rate. All in all, both films did great and I'm so happy for both of the boys:)

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

You're exactly right. I was pretty sure that F13 was gonna have a pretty big opening because, well, it's F13, lol. But I do believe that considering both movies at least tripled their budget price in ticket sales, that we can safely say they both were a hit. :D

From: [identity profile] lovetheguys.livejournal.com

I just want Jensen and Jared to both have successful movies. They do.

SUPERNATURAL has been renewed for season 5.

Are we sure both are signing on for that 5th season, by the way?

Just wondering, not that I've heard anything.

Love, Robin

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

I would hope they both sign on for season 5. It wouldn't be SPN without both the boys. D: I hope they negotiate for a bigger paycheck though. They both deserve it for all the hard work they do. :)

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From: [identity profile] nluvwanangel.livejournal.com

interesting...thanks for sharing this!
i was so tired of the jared vs. jensen thing. this really brings it out and show that BOTH movies did well. I'm so happy for the guys!

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Yeah, I didn't want it to come off as a competition because really, the boys could care less, so why should we? I just wanted the fans to see that BOTH of the movies did well, and that at the end of the day, both movies came out pretty equally in the end.

From: [identity profile] applepie-x0.livejournal.com

it kind of annoys me that certain people are all like "OMG ____ did better! so hah to the ____ fangirls!"

O_O it's like are we not all in the same lovely fandom? geez. anyway, enough of my bitching =P thanks for posting this =D YAYAY J&J! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Yes, I try to overlook the wank posts, but sometimes they're pretty hard to miss, lol. But YAY BOYS anyway!!!! \0/

From: [identity profile] alwaysateen.livejournal.com

And to top that, MBV was displayed in less theatres then F13 because of the 3D aspect. So for a 3D movie, it did extraordinary numbers!

And F13 is part of a well known franchise so of course it's gonna be popular.

Both guys had made a very good choice with these movies. :)

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Yes, thanks for pointing that out. I forgot to mention that MBV opened in less theaters. It's like "the little movie that could," lol. Yay for both boys picking great movies to star in and maybe kick-start their movie careers if that's what they want to do after SPN.

From: [identity profile] pizzapixie.livejournal.com

No wank intended I'm positive, and I think your intentions were in the right place, but you have to see this is kind of a passive-aggressive post for Jared fans. I truly think Jensen and Jared don't care which movie did what. They're in the business after all. They both knew Friday the 13th had that fanbase and My Bloody Valentine would ride more on Jensen (and 3D)so it really is a win-win case.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

I understand the passive-aggressive feel of the post, but I honestly wasn't trying to start anything against any fans, Jared's or otherwise. I just felt that some folks (who shall not be named) needed to see that the movies were pretty equal when it came to sales (but perhaps not popularity-wise) and that neither movie really outdid or outshined the other. Most people have been pretty understanding that that's what I was trying to say in the post and I'm thankful for that. No wank intended. :)

From: [identity profile] deangirl1.livejournal.com

Thanks so much for posting this! Way to go for both boys! I applaud your attempt to make it a positive comparison. And you are completely right in trying to show that the movies were more equally successful -- I mean if they are EQUAL one is not better than the other. And I think you are completely justified in pointing out that it is not pure math that we are dealing with here. You also have to factor in the cost of the film to begin with (this includes how much promotion was done), the number of theatres and the ticket price. The actual overall box office numbers for the second week are pretty equal if you add up the figures for all the top 10. So F13 will have the biggest box office for the first weekend of a slasher film, but MBV maybe had a little more staying power... At the end of the day, when you factor in everything, I really feel that the numbers are very EQUAL!!!!! So I am EQUALLY proud of our boys!! (and I've taken "hollywood" accounting 101, in case you were wondering...)

Thanks again for posting....

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

I pretty much agree with everything you said, lol. And thanks for the in-depth hollywood accounting 101. It really does make sense when you break it down and analyze it from an unbiased eye. And thank you for understanding what I was trying to say in my post. *hugs*

From: [identity profile] leenys.livejournal.com

I tell you, I'm so tired of the Jared vs Jensen and the Sam vs Dean that I did my part for both boys and fandom.

I sat out BOTH movies.

Kam :D

From: [identity profile] novemberx23.livejournal.com

Great post, I completely see what you were trying to do and I think people are looking for reasons to wank. Seriously. Both movies did well at different speeds for different reasons, but in the end they're both a success and fandom should be happy for it's stars.

From: [identity profile] shannenb.livejournal.com

I do think it's hilarious that people debate this though, since next weekend Papa Winchester's movie is gonna come out and kick both boys to the curb. Watchmen will pretty much crush both of these films at the box office! LOL!

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Ooooh, I forgot about that! I'm not familiar with the story of the Watchmen, but I am curious. Does JDM have a big role in the film? What part does he play?

From: [identity profile] malevolent73.livejournal.com

The only reason F13 dropped by a higher percentage is because it was at #1 it's opening weekend, and MBV dropped a lower percentage because it was at #3 it's opening weekend. Not really a fair comparison, IMO.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

It really has nothing to do with if the movie opened at #1 or not. F13 made double what MBV did on opening weekend, and yet MBV made more money than F13 its second weekend out. And neither movie really had any heavy competition other than surprise hits like Mall Cop and the Tyler Perry movie. Either way, both movies did well, just in different ways.

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From: [identity profile] klingoncat.livejournal.com

I agree - they both are doing well - the one factor that I didn't see anyone mention was that F13 was in 3,105 theaters and MBV was only in 2,534 - (possibly because of the 3-D factor) - but that does make a difference in the numbers too --- not trying to start anything - just pointing out that there are a LOT of factors (price/oscars/whatever) so I am glad for both that the movies are doing well - especially considering the genre.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

True, F13 did open in more theaters. I guess it just goes to show that all of the Jason fans went to see the movie opening weekend, lol. And everyone else who just wanted to see a good horror flick came out the following weekend. MBV didn't have a huge franchise or a famous killer to bring in the masses opening weekend, but it had a steadier flow of ticket sales (as of right now. Remember F13 is only heading into its third weekend. We'll see how well it does this weekend.)

From: [identity profile] ckll.livejournal.com

MBV is going steady in BO and hasn't the big BANG like F13 had.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Exactly. They're both doing well in different ways. :)

From: [identity profile] sau1412.livejournal.com

Wow~you really work so hard to indicate the main point, I mean, the main point is both boys work so hard and get the same result, right? So what does the numerical analysis mean? You are just blabing "some of the "his movie did better at the box office" words" sweety~

Ar~you said you love both boys, I understand one of the "both" is Jensen, but I have no idea about the other LOL.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

the main point is both boys work so hard and get the same result

That's exactly what I'm saying, just hopefully a little less bitter words than the rest of your post. You can think what you want and believe what you want. I just posted the numbers to show how differently both movies did at the box office, but ultimately achieved the same result: success.

From: [identity profile] odezza.livejournal.com

Can I also cold heartly point out that the majority of people went to see this kind of movies because they went to see Jason off people's head and guts flying through their face in 3D, not because it star JA or JP?
As much as I love the boys, and I'm sure they did an excellent job, we are not talking about Tom Hank or Johnny Depp's new movie here.

From: [identity profile] cricket52579.livejournal.com

Very true. People (other than us, lol) came out to see these movies for the killers, not to see Jared or Jensen. But hopefully being in these movies will help put the boys' names on the radar to help them get future projects like other movies and/or TV shows after SPN.


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