Its a pretty great non-fiction book, by the way!
Its a pretty great non-fiction book, by the way!
But does it have Ra in a sailboat in the sky, dragging the Sun behind him and fighting off Apoph with a laser harpoon canon?
Or Gods turning into giant flying mechs?
Seriously though, I wouldn't mind reading that once I finish The Expanse books...and IT...and Republic of Thieves...and the 15 Warhammer books I have on the backburner...
Oh gods too many books!
How is that "almost certainly" though?
It has no serious competition till Black Panther in February. Plenty of time to crack that as it's still going strong. AND it's only opening in China this month.
I can't believe I'm defending something making over a BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS but yeah.
Barring late legs it'll miss the Top 5 domestic ($7.8m Tuesday vs. $7.9m for TFA's same Tuesday; I've heard some schools are still out, though, and if they are then TLJ's number is inflated), but not the Top 10 worldwide. Let's be super conservative and say it only makes it to $615m in the US. China's going to fall further from Rogue One's $69m but still looks good for $40-45m, which will be enough to lift it to $675-700m overseas. $1.3 billion will put it at #9, just behind the last Harry Potter film.
And nooj is bound to spend half that in repeat viewings.
The Last Jedi - Day 18 (Monday) domestic total (actual not estimate): $531,511,829
If 82.84858469467594% like RO, final gross will be $622,673,630 (2.83 multiplier*)
If 80.09619732449443% like TFA, final gross will be $637,302,894 (2.90 multiplier*)
$623 million domestic scenario: If a 50.4%/49.6% domestic/foreign split like RO, final worldwide gross will be $1,235,463,552.
$623 million domestic scenario: If a 45.3%/54.7% domestic/foreign split like TFA, final worldwide gross will be $1,374,555,475.
$637 million domestic scenario: If a 50.4%/49.6% domestic/foreign split like RO, final worldwide gross will be $1,264,489,869.
$637 million domestic scenario: If a 45.3%/54.7% domestic/foreign split like TFA, final worldwide gross will be $1,406,849,656.
*multiplier = (gross divided by opening weekend)
TFA domestic multiplier: 3.78
RO domestic multiplier: 3.43
All of this will be seen by Disney as a several hundred million dollar under-performance. A sub 3.0 multiplier has a lot of associations in the movie industry in re: audience reactions.
China may actually be sub 100 million. Waiting until January 5th to open in China is looking like a pretty significant mistake.
Oh lawd! Disney will only make MOST of the money and not ALL of the money! The sky is fucking falling!
I'm sure that several million underperformance is soothed by the 500 Million Coco made. The 790 Million Pirates made. The 1.2 Billion Beauty and the Beast made and the 800 Million a piece Thor: Ragnarok and GOTG 2 made each.
I may just be a blue collar joe but I'm guessing Disney isn't worried about shit right now.
Glad you asked!
TFA and R1 released something like January 6th and January 9th, so Disney has done this before. However, China decides when a film releases in their country, as they tend to give preference to domestically produced movies. This is where the plot thickens: Disney was actually offered a December 15th release date and they turned it down.
Looking like a real bad decision.
You may be joking, but yeah ... as sad as it is to say, word is that sort of thing doesn't play well in Asia, particularly China.
China's looked to be $50m-ish for awhile, and it has nothing to do with waiting a couple weeks to open it. The franchise has had trouble mustering interest there and is confusing to their audience, because they never got a wide-scale release of the Original Trilogy. Imagine The Force Awakens and Rogue One being the first two Star Wars films you ever saw, without any context. TFA made $124m, Rogue One made $69m, and The Last Jedi will make less.
There's only one thing for it. Step It Up was a huge hit in China, as was Bollywood movie Dangal. So the Chinese like dancing!
Therefore if they want Solo to be a success there, it needs even more reshoots....
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Ahhhh Gods of Egypt. The tastiest toasted ham and cheese sandwich.
I want to go to the universe where that spawned a massive shared 'Gods' cinematic universe. Gods of Greece! Gods of India! Gods of the Norse! And it all culminates in a big crossover movie where they all have to team up to fight Yahweh.
Oh, God. Yes.
It will be the pop culture even that finally creates peace between Judaism, Christianity and Islam as they unite against the purveyors of pulp fiction.
Gods Of Vatican
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Tagline: Goddamn Right It's Plural
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Caviezel, Rihanna and Jackie Chan
Running Time: As long as it takes for your theatre to burn down.
$5.1m Wednesday for TLJ, which is right between TFA ($6.2m) and RO's ($4.2m) respective numbers.
Super silly to speculate with, but if it maintains that pace through the end of its run - right between those two films - it'll finish at $671m and #3 all-time domestically.
I could see it getting a boost if it wins some Golden Globe awards (especially for Plummer) and really picking up heat if it gets any Academy Award nominations (again, for Plummer).
I've heard it's very good, not great, from a couple people who have seen it. Everyone is raving on Plummer, though. I still see him winning Best Supporting Actor over this.
It'll be weird if Ridley's movie doesn't do well, but Danny Boyle's upcoming FX show about the same events (with the awesome Donald Sutherland in the Getty role), Trust, becomes a success.
Not looking good in China.
Can't wait to see Richard Dawkins transform into an 10 foot tall Skeptic Mech.