As part of the fan-based initiative to show support for Robert Pattinson and ‘Remember Me’, this coming Saturday, March 20, is designated as ‘Remember Me’ Second Saturday, another opportunity for Rob Pattinson fans to make a statement to the critics via the box office!
From the ‘Remember Me Saturday’ blog…
Remember Me is Worth the Fight: Remember Me Second Saturday
Often times a small, thoughtful and complex movie like Remember Me would debut at a film festival and be lucky to see limited release throughout the United States. With thought-provoking subject matter that asks the audience to think and feel things that are sometimes simple, sometimes profound and sometimes uncomfortable with how closely they mirror real life joys and sorrows, Remember Me debuted on 2,212 screens this weekend and brought in a thoroughly respectable $8,089,139 million. Going up against the monstrous Alice in Wonderland and the heavily marketed, big budget Matt Damon vehicle, Green Zone, among other more widely released films, Remember Me had a huge amount of competition.
As Scott Mendelson pointed out in his article on the Huffington Post yesterday, “We must recall that a movie like this wouldn’t have made $1.75million without the drawing power of Pattinson.”
With a drop off over 20% less on Saturday than any of the Twilight movies, the fans helped to make a difference by showing up and bringing friends and family back to see Remember Me on Saturday, March 13th. But Remember Me still needs our support. The fight isn’t over. While critics have been exceedingly split on the film, audiences have not; Rated the #1 film right now on Fandango, Remember Me has resonated in the hearts of those who have seen it — So much so that word of mouth is building all over the Internet and offline including message boards, movie sites, AP articles and more. It made the front page of AOL today, the Huffington Post continues to cover it, new glowing reviews have come in the past 24 hours and the sound is getting louder.
“Remember Me is a touching love story, but its broader take of familial relations packs a greater emotional punch.” – USA Today
Remember Me is worth the Fight!
“The fact is, “Remember Me” is a well-made movie. I cared about the characters. I felt for them.” – Roger Ebert
Robert Ebert, who gave Remember Me 3 out of 4 stars in his review last week, Tweeted yesterday that he’s heard audiences are showing affection to this film and he’s right…Audiences are saying this is one of the best films they’ve seen in ages and recommending it to their friends and family and colleagues. Clearly critics — at least in this case — are out of touch with what the American movie audience is ready for when it comes to the movies they watch. Popcorn movies are fun and have their place but Remember Me has proven audiences like to think, too. They like to be challenged and they like to walk away from a film wanting to discuss it long after the credits have rolled.
“Coulter wants to explore the act of mourning as a theme, and how death sometimes reminds us that every minute of life should be savored. On that level, Remember Me certainly succeeds.” – The Miami Herald
As some of you might already know, we started the Remember Me Saturday campaign to help the film’s box office as much as possible as well as unite fans in support of a film we all hoped would make a mark. And so here we are on the second week and the fan’s support is just as important as it was last week for opening weekend — Maybe even more important. As word-of- mouth builds, we need to keep pushing and so we’re calling on you once again to head out to the theater and bring your friends and family along this Saturday, March 20th. Does this mean you should stay away during the week? Of course not! See Remember Me as many times as you’d like. But be there March 20th, too, and let’s show Rob and the rest of the good people who worked hard to bring us this wonderful film that we’re in fighting form and ready to show our unified support.