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Chuck Viane


“[Applauding writer-director Audrey Wells for making a film] the audience absolutely loves, ... Our exit research gives us 90 percent in the top two boxes. We are heavily skewed female, but there were an amazingly strong number of couples Saturday night.”

Chuck Viane


“The public votes with their wallets and this is an affirmation that funny is money.”

Chuck Viane


“That kind of hold is just remarkable by anybody's standards. By the end of the third week, we'll be at the $200 million level. It's one of those kind of dream stories.”

Chuck Viane


“We're talking about 10 percent of the screens in the United States becoming digital, ... This makes it a very sizable toe in the water.”

Chuck Viane


“Being a family movie and Halloween becoming such a family experience in the last few years, we didn't want ('Bear') to compete with a natural problem of having families' attention drawn somewhere else, so we waited till Saturday,”

Chuck Viane


“[On the production side, Sony Pictures is the only studio so far to sign on to a future 3-D production using the Real D process, as it plans to bow Zemeckis'] Monster House ... There is no question that in this town there are at least six or seven projects being talked about. I also think there will be four to five times as many outlets for 'Monster House,' and that is only good news for my next film.”

Chuck Viane


“It's clearly public word of mouth. This is one of those weekends where you can sit back and really enjoy what we do.”

Chuck Viane


“[Asked where] Holes ... We opened 'The Rookie' a couple years ago to $16 million and went on to (nearly) $76 million. And here we are with $17 million-plus and every bit the (same strong) playability.”

Chuck Viane


“I'm thinking we'll do $2 million-plus (Monday) because we still have 50 percent of the kids out of school and families tend to make this a long holiday. This is going to be well into the $20 millions by the end of the first week.”

Chuck Viane


“This is a fantastic hold. We're probably looking at breaking the $200 million barrier by New Year's Eve. I think what you have here is a movie instantly becoming one of those holiday classics.”

Chuck Viane


“'Goofy Movie' went on to do $35 million. With all the holidays ahead of us, I can't wait to see where this one goes.”

Chuck Viane


“We really thought starting the weekend that we would be somewhere between $16.5 million and just over $17 million on 'Jungle Book,' based on the way the matinees played out, ... You're probably looking at a conservative $1.5 million to $2.5 million differential just on 'Jungle Book' [and about] the same for 'Shanghai.' On 'Recruit' it probably cost us $1 million to $1.5 million.”

Chuck Viane


“The last time I saw a score like this was 'Remember the Titans,' which (did) $115 million, ... Having the next 12 days for word of mouth to percolate before we open (will help a lot).”

Chuck Viane


“Immediately after Halloween, whatever it is, people's mind-set turns to movies,”

Chuck Viane


“We're tremendously excited. But the weekend has certainly righted itself. This is probably going to be the record gross for this weekend in August. Along with that, having number three, four ('Freaky Friday') and six ('Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl') in the marketplace makes us feel terrific.”

Chuck Viane