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post #31851 of 31878

I swear I saw ads in the theater for that thing like two years ago.

post #31852 of 31878

I'm hoping Vikander goes for an OG approach with Tomb Raider and just plays Lara as a murderous somersaulting magpie woman brutally annihilating anything that dares stand in the way of her amassing more shinies for her trophy room.

post #31853 of 31878
What is this thread actually supposed to be about? I'm confused.
post #31854 of 31878
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post #31855 of 31878
In here we express our unfailing expertise in predicting a film's box office take based solely on gut instinct and what our friends and coworkers think of said film. It's science.
post #31856 of 31878

Speak for yourself, all my predictions are based on auguries read in chicken intestines. 

post #31857 of 31878
Sometimes we also use the unimpeachable science of reading an audience's reaction to a trailer.
post #31858 of 31878

I tend to use my dad's thoughts on upcoming movies to estimate their earning potential. For example, my dad says he would like to see that movie with the Lego Batman in it and so I think the movie with the Lego Batman in it will be a big success. 

post #31859 of 31878

Hmmm.

 

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Can a film that flops in limited release become a mainstream hit?  That’s the question this weekend as writer/director Ben Affleck’s Live by Night opens in 2,700 theaters courtesy of Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. The Prohibition-era gangster drama, which stars Affleck as a police captain’s son turned high-ranking underworld figure, opened in four theaters on Christmas Day and promptly flatlined. The $65 million adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel, which also co-stars Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana and Brendan Gleeson, has earned just $169,490 in 15 days of release.

For comparison, American Sniper earned $240,000 on its first day of limited release, while Lone Survivor earned $381,000 in two weeks of platform play while August: Osange County earned $545k in two weeks at five theaters three years ago. The reviews have been mixed-negative at best (an average of 5.5/10 on Rotten Tomatoes), and the film’s hopes as an awards darling/Oscar contender are dead in the water. But just because the movie doesn’t play to critics and presumably won’t play to Academy voters does not mean it won’t play to general audiences who just want what it’s selling.

post #31860 of 31878
I've almost gone to see "Live by Night" several times.
post #31861 of 31878

Monster Trucks cost $125 million dollars?! Man I wish I was a coked out movie producer sometimes. 

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Jeezus!
post #31863 of 31878
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Originally Posted by bigbrother View Post
 

Monster Trucks cost $125 million dollars?! Man I wish I was a coked out movie producer sometimes. 


Jesus Christ...seriously?

 

EDIT:  Nevermind the rest, misunderstood the statement.  But the blasphemy stands.

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I wish I was coked out and had a monster truck sometimes..
post #31865 of 31878

The main thing that freaked me about Monster Truck was finding out that lead guy is supposed to be portraying a seventeen-year-old high school student. 

 

Wut?

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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

The main thing that freaked me about Monster Truck was finding out that lead guy is supposed to be portraying a seventeen-year-old high school student. 

 

Wut?

 

Wait, what? Wasn't he just playing like a 40+ year old version of his character in Apocalypse?

post #31867 of 31878

It's the main theme of the review over on AVC.

post #31868 of 31878
AV Club finally discovered that 20-somethings are cast as teenagers.
post #31869 of 31878

All of these week's releases under performing.

 

Saw PATRIOT'S DAY yesterday. Could've been better if it had 10-15 mins chopped off.

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I was surprised by how long it ended up feeling!

post #31871 of 31878

Hidden Figures is performing quite well. It'll top $60 million this weekend and ought to clear $100 million fairly easily - especially if it sneaks into the big Oscar categories at the last minute. Meanwhile, Silence had better hope IT gets some Oscar nom buzz because otherwise it is probably not going to make back its budget, at least not in the US. Meanwhile, La La Land continues to perform strongly (it'll probably be the highest-grossing BP winner since at least Slumdog Millionaire and probably since ROTK) and Rogue One hits $500 million in the US this weekend - in fact, at this point I believe that AOTC is now officially the only SW film to not be #1 of its year in the US.

 

And in terms of "flops," Passengers hits $90 million this weekend - at the end of the day, not a disaster but certainly not nearly what Sony was hoping for.

post #31872 of 31878
I can't imagine Paramount ever thought Silence would make money. I think they put up the $50 million budget as a reward for Wolf of Wall St. doing $400 million and as a down payment on hopefully distributing more commercial stuff from Scorsese.
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

I was surprised by how long it ended up feeling!

 

Did a WWIII shootout really happen in Boston? That's some bullshit there.

 

Supergirl as a Jihardist. Now that was a surprise.

post #31874 of 31878
I remember that asshole was hiding in a boat for a long time.
post #31875 of 31878
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Originally Posted by COULD432 View Post

I can't imagine Paramount ever thought Silence would make money. I think they put up the $50 million budget as a reward for Wolf of Wall St. doing $400 million and as a down payment on hopefully distributing more commercial stuff from Scorsese.

Paramount only distributed it, it's the half a dozen production companies who'll lose most of the money.
post #31876 of 31878
Well, yeah.



On SILENCE, I assume a lot (if not most) of the funding came from Europe, where they're not in it to make money but Art. See also: the EU banking crisis and Formula 1 series.
Edited by Virtanen - 1/15/17 at 1:44am
post #31877 of 31878

So, I guess now critics DO matters, at least for generating buzz on Award Bait movies (?)

post #31878 of 31878
Did The Bye Bye Man and Monster Trucks debut in the Top 10 while Live by Night debuted at number 11?

Oh my.
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