So, five days in, how is Remember Me really doing? We've heard the stories about it bombing (it hasn't), we've read the terrible reviews (not quite getting it?) and we've seen the great reviews (they got it!) - and we've all seen the spammers online spoiling the end for RM virgins.
A few things to put into perspective - out of all the movies released on 3/12 - or previously released and still in the running; Remember Me debuted in the fewest amount of theaters on release day - over 600 less than "She's Out of My League" and almost 800 less than "Green Zone". "Shutter Island" which has been out for a few weeks even had over 1100 more. Yet - it still broke the weekend at #4 and remains steady at #5. In fact yesterday (3/16) it jumped 10.7%
The interview we posted earlier today with Will Fetters (HERE) makes it painfully obvious that a lot of the critic's just didn't get it. Didn't get what should have been taken away after watching the film. The chart above shows that the people who mattered - the film's viewership - did get it.
Sure - you can't please everyone - but for a film of this genre to be pushing $10 million on it's 5th day of release - we think Will, Allen, Rob and the rest of the cast and crew, should be very proud.
We are :-)
Box Office Info Source: Box Office Mojo