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post #34101 of 34392
that's impossible!

nobody laughed during saxon's screening!!!
post #34102 of 34392
The British were NOT impressed!
post #34103 of 34392
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Originally Posted by catartik View Post

So Ragnarok dropped about 54% which is the best drop so far for any MCU sequel.

It also passed the total domestic box office takes of both Thor and Thor: The Dark World in 10 days.

And it’s at $650 million worldwide so far.

 

post #34104 of 34392
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post
 

 

To be fair, I had the same reaction in Thor Ragnarok. Didn't even hear any laughter during it. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post


Calling "shenanigans" on that claim.

I work at a theater and the opening Thursday/friday showings were dead quiet. Only heard laughing from the everyday normal Saturday crowd with families.

post #34105 of 34392
Guess the Brits aren't in a laughing mood right now.
post #34106 of 34392

What do the Brits have to be upset about?

post #34107 of 34392

My original point was that one screening wasn't indicative of how a movie was received by the wider audience. You guys.....

 

Anyway, looks like Murder On The Orient Express made it to number one over here. Not surprising, given it's mainly a British cast and we were raised on Christie over here.

post #34108 of 34392

Sorry, should have clarified I was talking about Murder.  And by no means trying to say my experience was indicative of general audience sentiment.  Just found it interesting that a new film on a Friday night bringing in that large a crowd didn't produce any reaction at all in that particular audience.

post #34109 of 34392

My screening was only a little quieter than my Ragnarok screening the week earlier. Possibly skewed by the fact I watch films early on Sat/Sun, and that time is likely to appeal to the Murder demographic more than the Ragnarok demographic. Still, nice to see it's doing well.

post #34110 of 34392

How often do movie audience cheer in approval at the end? In my experience, that only really happens with very specific kinds of films, generally the type that get hyped up years in advance, and only then when they really bring the noise. I don't think I've seen it once this year.

 

Scratch that, opening weekend of Get Out. But that was a unique circumstance.

post #34111 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd View Post

How often do movie audience cheer in approval at the end? In my experience, that only really happens with very specific kinds of films, generally the type that get hyped up years in advance, and only then when they really bring the noise. I don't think I've seen it once this year.

Scratch that, opening weekend of Get Out. But that was a unique circumstance.

My screening of Dunkirk managed to do that, one month after the premiere, in a country where no one ever cheers or applauds for anything.
post #34112 of 34392
I don't get applauding at the end of a movie. The director and cast can't hear you.

The only time I personally experienced it...was Jurassic World.


...yeah.
post #34113 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

I don't get applauding at the end of a movie. The director and cast can't hear you.

The only time I personally experienced it...was Jurassic World.


...yeah.

It's more applauding to the film than the filmmakers. Cause films are sentient, ya know.

When I went to R1 there was only one person that clapped at the end.
post #34114 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

It's more applauding to the film than the filmmakers. Cause films are sentient, ya know.

Well that's true. My copy of Anchorman frequently whispers hidden truths to me.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan View Post

When I went to R1 there was only one person that clapped at the end.

...it was you, wasn't it?
post #34115 of 34392
No, but I did for DS9's "In the Pale Moonlight" when I first saw it at 18.


So good.


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post #34117 of 34392

The only movie I can remember applause occurring at the end, and where I enthusiastically joined in, was Revenge Of The Sith.

 
Yes, I applauded Revenge Of The Sith.

 

post #34118 of 34392

I think it's fair to say we Brits aren't really big on the whole 'publicly reacting to movies' thing. That said, I've seen a few get a smattering of polite applause at the end, the first time I came across it on a new film was The Aviator I think.

post #34119 of 34392
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

The only movie I can remember applause occurring at the end, and where I enthusiastically joined in, was Revenge Of The Sith.
 
Yes, I applauded Revenge Of The Sith.



Yeah that happened too when I saw it.
post #34120 of 34392
I've heard applause at the end of films I didn't think deserved it, and heard nothing for films I thought did. People are weird.
post #34121 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post

I've heard applause at the end of films I didn't think deserved it, and heard nothing for films I thought did. People are weird.

 

This isn't something that happens here, much like England. And as I said earlier the one film I did experience that happening in was, of all things, Jurassic World. 

 

Now, I liked the movie alright enough the first (and only) time I saw it, but...applause? Really? For that? 

post #34122 of 34392

If you applaud at the end of Jurrasic World, you probably should have your hands cut off at the wrists, and those hands can then be surgically grafted onto people with no hands and better movie tastes. 

post #34123 of 34392

What about people who applaud at the end of TDKR?

post #34124 of 34392

Their punishment must be more severe.

post #34125 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post

I don't get applauding at the end of a movie. The director and cast can't hear you.

The only time I personally experienced it...was Jurassic World.


...yeah.

I’m sure hostages clap when the SWAT team arrives to remove them from the building too.

Anyone who clapped after Jurassic World either shouldn’t be allowed to have kids or have their kids taken from them, whichever qualifies.
post #34126 of 34392
I’ve heard applause, because I just don’t, after Inception, Interstellar, and Blade Runner 2049.
post #34127 of 34392

We had applause at the end of both showings that I saw for DUNKIRK.

 

The biggest reaction at the end of a movie?  That's easy...STAR WARS in 1977.  It wasn't just applause, it was hysteria.

 

This recording right here is very, very accurate of how those early screenings (when people were just seeing it for the first time) went:

post #34128 of 34392
The Matrix

When Neo has come back to life and is fighting Smith without even looking. I think that was more a spontaneous release of joy than actual applause but it's the loudest audience reaction I've ever heard..
post #34129 of 34392

Pretty sure that the 'Uncle Fukka' song in SOUTH PARK: BLU was the absolute loudest that I've ever heard an audience get in terms of laughter.  It all but drowned out the movie.  To this day, that's one of the hardest laughs that I've ever had.

post #34130 of 34392
Bring It On had at least half a packed house giving a standing ovation. It was good but not that good jeez.
post #34131 of 34392
Bring it On..
post #34132 of 34392
I feel the Bring It On gifs a-comin'...

They're coming round the bend...

And I ain't seen Dushku gyrating, since, I don't know when....
post #34133 of 34392
I've heard applause at many, many movies (the prequels, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, AVENGERS, TRANSFORMERS, etc.). But the most memorable was at the midnight IMAX opening show of THE DARK KNIGHT. Not only did the audience explode in rapturous applause at the end but every single person in the room sat through the entire credits roll and applauded again when it was finished.

It may be my favourite movie-going memory.
post #34134 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post

I feel the Bring It On gifs a-comin'...

They're coming round the bend...

And I ain't seen Dushku gyrating, since, I don't know when....
Yeah, something was standing....but it weren't no ovation..
post #34135 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post


Yeah, something was standing....but it weren't no ovation..

post #34136 of 34392

Saw Top Gun with a bunch of NAS flyboys sitting in the front two rows in Jacksonville at the old Kent Theater on opening night. That was the loudest theater screening I've been in.

post #34137 of 34392
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Originally Posted by tcjsavannah View Post
 

Saw Top Gun with a bunch of NAS flyboys sitting in the front two rows in Jacksonville at the old Kent Theater on opening night. That was the loudest theater screening I've been in.

post #34138 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Episode29 View Post

I've heard applause at many, many movies (the prequels, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, AVENGERS, TRANSFORMERS, etc.). But the most memorable was at the midnight IMAX opening show of THE DARK KNIGHT. Not only did the audience explode in rapturous applause at the end but every single person in the room sat through the entire credits roll and applauded again when it was finished.

It may be my favourite movie-going memory.

 

Freddy vs. Jason remains mine. 

 

Its third weekend of release on a Saturday night. Sold out. I think I was the only white guy there. The audience laughed, yelled, literally jumped outta their seats throughout. And that closing shot of Jason rising from the water, holding Freddy's head. Whole room applauds... then seconds later, Freddy winks and they all screamed. Absolute blast. Perfect example of a bad movie improved by a great audience.

post #34139 of 34392

Spider-Man was another screening for the ages. Opening night, sold out and you could feel it in the room. This was playing (and stated before, this was just under a year following 9/11 - we were all ready to embrace the notion of a hero again). Not so much reactions, everyone was courteous and quiet. Until this moment...

 

 

The entire room clapped and cheered!

post #34140 of 34392

The loudest applause I can ever remember in a movie theater, bar none, was the standing ovation/roar the first appearance of Han Solo received in the re-release of Star Wars/A New Hope in 1997 (I was there for the first showing with a college crowd in Berkeley).  It was fucking ridiculous.  Drowned out dialogue for a good 15-30 seconds.  I guess we all thought Harrison Ford was hiding backstage?

 

Second loudest?  Probably during initial fanfare/text scroll of The Phantom Menace.  Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything even close to those two moments.  

 

The SW/ANH re-release is also a candidate for "drunkest I have ever seen a movie."  Snakes on a Plane and Hobbit One being the other contenders.  

post #34141 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Pretty sure that the 'Uncle Fukka' song in SOUTH PARK: BLU was the absolute loudest that I've ever heard an audience get in terms of laughter.  It all but drowned out the movie.  To this day, that's one of the hardest laughs that I've ever had.


Yup, my screening of the South Park movie was the loudest audience I've ever been a part of.  Bouts of hysterical laughter from all of us.  It was amazing.

post #34142 of 34392

In Naked Gun, when Leslie Nielsen is pretending to be an umpire, towards the end I thought I was going to actually have a heart attack I was laughing so hard.  The entire packed theater was gasping for air.

 

That's the hardest laughter I can remember in any theater.  

post #34143 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

In Naked Gun, when Leslie Nielsen is pretending to be an umpire, towards the end I thought I was going to actually have a heart attack I was laughing so hard.  The entire packed theater was gasping for air.

 

That's the hardest laughter I can remember in any theater.  

 

I saw THE NAKED GUN as part of a test screening at the U of M when I was in college.  There had been zero trailers or commercials for it yet, so none of the best gags had been spoiled.  The whole thing was hysterical, but the 'Nice Beaver' line and the 'Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!' line both absolutely destroyed everyone.  That was a good memory.

post #34144 of 34392

 

Goddamn classic.

post #34145 of 34392

I saw Airplane! in a crowded NYC theater opening weekend and there was a great round of hoots and applause when the plane hits the "Where disco lives forever!" radio tower.

post #34146 of 34392
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Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post
 

I saw Airplane! in a crowded NYC theater opening weekend and there was a great round of hoots and applause when the plane hits the "Where disco lives forever!" radio tower.

 

Johnny is one of the all-time great scene-stealers. Can't imagine how much they murdered audiences.

 

post #34147 of 34392

I've never laughed harder in a theatre than at the Juicy Meatball scene from Stephen Chow's God of Cookery.

post #34148 of 34392

That Shaolin Temple scene. Just cracked me up.

post #34149 of 34392

How could I forget the Eighteen Brassmen?

post #34150 of 34392

Fellowship of the Ring: Audience EXPLODED when Aragorn decapitates Boss Orc.

 

X-Men 2: Audience practically all got up and stomped their feet clapping and cheering when Nightcrawler BAMFed out of the X-Plane to rescue Kitty Pryde Rogue in mid-air then BAMFed back into the plane. 

 

Avengers: Audience cheered and clapped throughout the whole damn thing...after the opening Loki scene. 

 

Thor Ragnarok: Smallish audience rolled with most of the movie, guy next to me was rolling in laughter at the gags on Goldblum Planet. 

 

Star Wars A New Hope (first theatrical screening fuck you I'm old): never felt so much energy in the theater before or since....there is a reason whole generations of people still can't get Star Wars out of their heads. 

 

Phantom Menace: First 5 minutes the audience (and me) were soooo into it...then JarJar happened.


Edited by Cylon Baby - 11/15/17 at 7:33pm
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