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The Final I Am Legend Box Office Report + DVD Sales

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The official numbers for the weekend are out and as expected I Am Legend crushed the competition this past weekend. The actual numbers are a tad higher than the estimates. I.A.L. grossed $77.2 million this past weekend. It also racked up another $20 million overseas giving I Am Legend a $92.2 million worlwide tally.

Smith's latest blockbuster smash cements Will Smith as the most bankable star in the world. His last six movies have grossed over $100 million and I.A.L. will make it seven. It is the seventh straight movie starring Smith to open at #1 at the box office. It also marks the seventh straight movie to open with at least $25 million in its opening weekend. Six of those seven movies grossed over $40 million in its opening weekend.

Other records: I Am Legend's opening weekend is the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie in December. It is also Will Smith's biggest opening 3-day weekend ever. The movie also ranks in the top 10 in 4 sub-genres(including Sci-Fi/Horror and Sci-Fi/Remake). It was the 4th best opening weekend in 2007 and the 17th biggest opening weekend ever.

The key now for I Am Legend is to have a strong 2nd weekend. It will be important that this movie has a strong word-of-mouth(The major reason for Pursuit of Happyness' success was its strong word of mouth) because Nicholas Cage's National Treasure 2 is expected to reign this weekend at the box office. If I.A.L. loses less than 50% of its box-office total from this past weekend then it will finish around $200 million.

Domestic: $77.2 million

Overseas: $20.0 million

Total B.O.: $92.2 million

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I Am Legend opened overseas in 8 markets and pulled in close to $20 million. It opened #1 in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea. It opened #2 in Hong Kong. This is a pretty strong opening in just 8 markets. It will look to really cash in once it opens around Europe.

Sunday's total for I.A.L. was actually $18.4 million, slightly above the $17 million estimate. With National Treasure 2 & Todd Sweeney opening this week, it will be tough for I.A.L. to hold on to its #1 spot but it should easily cross the $100 million mark by weekend's end.

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Monday's totals are in for I Am Legend and it pounded the competition again pulling close to $7.5 million. If it keeps at this pace, I Am Legend could pass $100 million... by Friday.

Domestic: $84.7 million

Overseas: $19.7 million

Total BO: $104.4 million

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Today is the first day of release here in Belgium. I'll let y'all know how it's doing over here! I'm going to see it on Friday with a couple of friends!

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Well at this point, I Am Legend is becoming the 800 lb. gorilla. The post-acopolytic thriller starring Will Smith pulled in another $6.5 million on Tuesday. The movie has now grossed $91.2 million in just 5 days. Look for the movie to surpass $100 million by Friday.

More tidbits: Friday's $30.1 million opening day is the best opening day of Smith's career... and ranks #18 on the all-time list.

Domestic: $91.2 million

Overseas: $19.7 million

Worldwide: $110.9 million

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Chalk up another $6.0 million for Will Smith's apocolyptic, vampire thriller I Am Legend. The movie grossed $6 million on Wednesday bringing its total to $97.2 million dollars. The movie will cross the $100 million mark today and look to take on National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Sweeney Todd, Charlie Wilson's War and Walk Hard to try and hold on to its #1 ranking. Also, expect the overseas box office total to explode as it is opening in many markets across Europe.

The movie now ranks #3 on the Sci-Fi/Horror and Vampire genres. It could become #1 in the Vampire genre by Christmas.

Domestic: $97.2 million

Overseas: $19.7 million

Worldwide: $116.9 million

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that's so funny, the trailer in the TV looks like "the next program is sponserd by..." then you hear the announcer "Will Smith *pause* in the Movie IAL in the theaters."

like WS is sponcering that TV show lol that cracked me up... and it is broadcasting in the Prime Time of the day.

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friday estimate is 13.5..heading for a 40 million weekend.. its looking like IAL is a lock for 250 million :wickedwisdom:

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yep lower.. still between christmas and new years eve every day will be like a weekend..so should make a lot of money then

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I read that the pirated dvd version is out, so I imagine a lot of people are seeing it that way as well.

imo with a film like this you have to see it in theaters to get the full experience.

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Well it seems that I Am Legend is receiving good word of mouth. Friday's estimates, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, have the latest Will Smith blockbuster at $11.0 and in 2nd place behind National Treasure: Book Of Secrets. This is significant because it only trailed NTBOS by only $6 million. That suggests that I Am Legend will be poised to make another $30 million over the weekend and close to $50 million through Christmas Day.

Domestic: $114.3 million

Overseas: $19.7 million

Worldwide: $134.0 million

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With the three day weekend coming to an end, I Am Legend lost 55.7% of its box-office total from last weekend's record-setting total. Not to worry though as it still finished in 2nd place with $34.2 million at the box office. As expected, National Treasure: Book Of Secrets finished #1 at the box-office($45.5 million). What was not expected was that I Am Legend easily fought off the rest of the competition and it only trailed National Treasure by $11 million.

With the Christmas holiday expected to keep people in the theaters, I Am Legend could pull in another $20 million over the next 2 days. It is expected to cross $150 million by Wednesday. Also, expect the international numbers to skyrocket now that I.A.L. has made its way to most of Europe.

Domestic: $137.5 million

Overseas: $19.7 million

Worldwide: $157.2 million

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