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Originally Posted by Raynis View Post

Tons of people in my area went to it. Restaurants were doing themed dinner specials last night. Business were doing weird pre-parties.

Why do I picture an "Eyes Wide Shut" scenerio?

post #32252 of 32292
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Oh no! Not a movie for girls! Do you not know any families or people with kids


Haaaay. I'm a dad with a 10-yr old girl and 7-yr old boy and neither one has mentioned it. Then again, they're in the corner obsessively rewatching guardians of the galaxy 2 trailers on my phone.

They always have my phone!
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​I went and saw Freaky Friday and What a Girl Wants at the cinema when they were released.

I saw the original Freaky Friday in the theaters.

Part of me remembers it being a double feature with one of the Herbie the Love Bug movies. Other part of me denies it.
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Final numbers for BATB overnights went up: $16.3 million. This weekend is going to be a monster.

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But will it beat "T2 Trainspotting?"
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There's no way, it has "T2" in the title, that's an instant billion.
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Can't wait for "T3 Trainspotting" in 2037!
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Tr3inspottting

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Originally Posted by Raynis View Post

Tons of people in my area went to it. Restaurants were doing themed dinner specials last night. Business were doing weird pre-parties.

This, I've got co-workers who's last trip to the theater was Jurassic World. I also realized I'm nostalgic for pop-cultural "event" movies and while I don't think it'll beat BVS numbers, it's the first one this year. I was surprised by the "okay" numbers of Lego Batman.

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BvS is my BATB.
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Here's what one of my friends sent me today. She went to the midnight screening. Our small KY multiplex dressed the whole lobby up as the castle, and had art lessons. That doesn't really happen around here.





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175 mil opening
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whoooooooo munnaayyyyyy

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Are you guys going to be this excited for Tim Burton's "Dumbo?"
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Because he did wonders with ALICE.

I don't even like THE LITTLE MERMAID animated film that much. But I'd be interested in a PRINCESS AND THE FROG. It's my favorite Disney princess film.
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Aladdin is coming up too, from Guy Ritchie. Unless they do the proposed Genie-centric prequel first!

 

Well, seems like they'll probably keep making them for a good long while now.

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Aladdin is coming up too, from Guy Ritchie. Unless they do the proposed Genie-centric prequel first!

 

Well, seems like they'll probably keep making them for a good long while now.

 

Will all the character swear a lot in Cockney accents? 

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Allegiant is on my cable channel tonight.

 

I believe this is the first franchise that gets torpedoed in the last stretch. A sheer case of overreach on the part of Lionsgate.

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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
 

 

Will all the character swear a lot in Cockney accents? 

 

Vinnie Jones as Aladdin! 

 

GENIE: "Why are you called Aladdin?"

 

ALADDIN: "'Cause I once put a lad in hospital using these fists, and I'll do the same to you if you don't take me to Jafar's castle on your flying carpet, you magical wanker."

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Originally Posted by felix View Post
 

Allegiant is on my cable channel tonight.

 

I believe this is the first franchise that gets torpedoed in the last stretch. A sheer case of overreach on the part of Lionsgate.


​Not exactly the same thing but I can believe it if some people were very annoyed by this:

 

"In June, the final HD DVD to be released was Freedom: 6 from Bandai Visual. Bandai Visual acknowledged the demise of HD DVD, but stated that it wanted to complete the release of the seven-part Freedom Project, of which six parts were released.[40] The seventh part, due for August 2008, never saw a release. Disco Pigs was announced but postponed, with no new date ever announced for release."

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Any word on BatB's numbers?

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Saw $16m for Thursday night and $64m opening day.
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

Saw $16m for Thursday night and $64m opening day.

Thursday is always included in Friday.   So it's 63-64 total.

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Because I'm bored and it's completely too early to tell, any bets on The Last Jedi's OW?

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One dollar.
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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

Because I'm bored and it's completely too early to tell, any bets on The Last Jedi's OW?

215.

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$200 million-plus easily. Too many factors going its way. General audiences really responded to the new characters, SW always has a pretty damn great ad campaign, Luke as Jedi master 40 years after he was introduced (and the whole 40th anniversary factor), and seeing Leia again one last time. Even with flat-out toxic WOM, it would still probably clear $200 million. Doubt it tops TFA's $247 million, but I'd definitely put money on it as the biggest opener of the year, and by a fairly considerable margin.

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Originally Posted by cccc View Post
 

215.

 

I honestly think it will be higher.  Disney was smart to keep Luke out of TFA, a huge cock tease.  TFA was the return of Solo and Leia.  This one is the return of Luke and even though Hamill is not a huge star, Luke was the crux of the series... I think that's going to have a pretty significant impact on the OW numbers.  Not to mention Ridley and Boyega have become pretty major deals since and their characters were very well liked.  I'd say $235 easily.  

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

 seeing Leia again one last time. 

 

Yes, totally forgot... that's going to be major.  Which is I why I said $235.  Too many factors going for it.

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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

 

Yes, totally forgot... that's going to be major.  Which is I why I said $235.  Too many factors going for it.


Yeah. And to your point re: Hamill - even though he's never been a major star, it feels like there's been a lot of increased affection for him especially over the last couple of years. He has a really savvy, fun social media presence, a whole generation grew up with him as a beloved voice-over star in addition to being Luke Skywalker. He used to be a bit of a joke, but now he feels more like an underdog getting to come back and prove his chops one more time. Seeing him return to Luke Skywalker - as a Jedi Master - is an incredibly potent selling point. Seeing Luke at that level, passing on what he's learned, is the payoff to a promise 40 years in the making. That's huge.

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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

One dollar.

 

That's how much Lucas sold the rights to Gale Ann Hurd, right?

 

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

$200 million-plus easily. Too many factors going its way. General audiences really responded to the new characters, SW always has a pretty damn great ad campaign, Luke as Jedi master 40 years after he was introduced (and the whole 40th anniversary factor), and seeing Leia again one last time. Even with flat-out toxic WOM, it would still probably clear $200 million. Doubt it tops TFA's $247 million, but I'd definitely put money on it as the biggest opener of the year, and by a fairly considerable margin.

 

 

Honestly, holding Luke over to the next film was probably one of the smartest ideas they pulled off and it's going to pay up in huge dividends. 

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

Seeing him return to Luke Skywalker - as a Jedi Master - is an incredibly potent selling point. Seeing Luke at that level, passing on what he's learned, is the payoff to a promise 40 years in the making. That's huge.

 

Yeah, I think it's just as compelling as the return of Solo was, if not more so.  Solo didn't really have a future after ROTJ, while Luke was expected to become this bad ass Jedi master that saved the galaxy.  And Fisher's death, and the blossoming of Boyega and Ridley.... I think it's all going to be a perfect storm that puts the OW over the top.  Maybe not quite the $247M of TFA, but I think it will be close.  And if Johnson actually delivers something (fingers crossed) on the level of ESB, those Sat/Sun numbers will probably skyrocket.

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On the subject of fixing Fischer's absence for the third films, something tells me all they did was reshoots to scuttle some of the Leia scenes into the third film as if nothing ever happened. 

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That sounds like a PR nightmare waiting to happen.  I doubt Disney would risk it.  Also, not even sure how taking specific Ep.8 scenes and placing them in an entirely different plot would even make sense.

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Originally Posted by Ambler View Post
 

That sounds like a PR nightmare waiting to happen.  I doubt Disney would risk it.  Also, not even sure how taking specific Ep.8 scenes and placing them in an entirely different plot would even make sense.

 

Well the articles did talk about how most of her important scenes were to take place in Episode 9, so there's really no telling what they could have done. 

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$350 million worldwide for BEAUTY.
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Originally Posted by Raynis View Post

$350 million worldwide for BEAUTY.


Looks like it beat BvS domestically, but BvS still holds the global top March opening.

post #32288 of 32292
The global opening is a silly record and shouldn't be one.

BvS opened in different countries than Beauty and the Beast did In the same time frame.

Most Marvel movies are released in Europe a week before they are released in NA.

It's just not comparable.
Edited by catartik - 3/19/17 at 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by catartik View Post

The global opening is a silly record and shouldn't be one.

BvS opened in different countries than Beauty and the Beast did In the same time frame.

Most Marvel movies are released in Europe a week before they are released in NA.

It's just not comparable.

 

Exactly.  And even in domestic releases, not every movie gets the same number of screens... so it becomes a rather nonsensical competition. 

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Wow.  No wonder why Warner Bros. palms are sweaty with doubt.

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Good article, especially this bit

 

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...and where was that Heat coffee shop scene that at least would have allowed the protagonists to engage in conversation and try to understand each other and maybe find a compromise?

 

"So you never wanted regular type of life?"

 

 

"What the fuck is that? Barbecues and ball games?"

 

"Yeaaaah."

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