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Old 10-09-17, 06:47 PM   #801
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That sure kept the top two highest grossing movies of all time off the list. Wait, what?
As The Movie Man just said, you really can't compare those 2 movies to a sequel of a cult movie from 35 years ago.

It's really hard IMO nowadays to get people in the theaters to see really long movies. And 163 minutes limits the amount of showings they can have in 1 day/night.

I saw Blade Runner 2049 last week on opening night at 10:45pm and I got really tired after the 90 minute mark when it was close to 12:30am and nodded off a few times. I'd like to see it again, but trying to find a day with that much free time for an early afternoon show can be hard.
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Old 10-09-17, 07:36 PM   #802
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It didn't hurt Interstellar much either
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Old 10-09-17, 09:03 PM   #803
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I don't think running time is that much of a deterrent either Any impact would be somewhat insignificant in the grand scheme of total box office take.
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Old 10-10-17, 07:09 PM   #804
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BR2049 is only 10 minutes longer than The Dark Knight and The Martian, about as long as Spectre, two minutes shorter than The Dark Knight Rises, and four minutes shorter than Straight Outta Compton.

The runtime argument simply doesn't hold up.
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BR2049 is only 10 minutes longer than The Dark Knight and The Martian, about as long as Spectre, two minutes shorter than The Dark Knight Rises, and four minutes shorter than Straight Outta Compton.

The runtime argument simply doesn't hold up.
Audiences would willingly sit for a James Bond or Batman movie for that long, but not a Blade Runner sequel. I would brave a Tarantino movie that was that long because I knew I would be engaged the whole time, but not a Denis Villenueve movie, during which I'd either sleep or have to get up to go to the bathroom. (I did go to the bathroom during the Dark Knight movies, SPECTRE and PACIFIC RIM).
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Audiences would willingly sit for a James Bond or Batman movie for that long, but not a Blade Runner sequel. I would brave a Tarantino movie that was that long because I knew I would be engaged the whole time, but not a Denis Villenueve movie, during which I'd either sleep or have to get up to go to the bathroom. (I did go to the bathroom during the Dark Knight movies, SPECTRE and PACIFIC RIM).
Audiences will sit that long for any movie they find compelling and entertaining enough to merit the runtime.

Your projection of preferences notwithstanding, whether that movie is Blade Runner 2049 is another argument altogether.
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Old 10-15-17, 03:39 PM   #807
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TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1 N Happy Death Day Uni. $26,500,000 - 3,149 - $8,415 $26,500,000 $4.8 1
2 1 Blade Runner 2049 WB $15,100,000 -53.9% 4,058 - $3,721 $60,578,387 $150 2
3 N The Foreigner STX $12,840,000 - 2,515 - $5,105 $12,840,000 $35 1
4 3 It WB (NL) $6,050,000 -39.3% 3,176 -429 $1,905 $314,929,521 $35 6
5 2 The Mountain Between Us Fox $5,650,000 -46.5% 3,259 +171 $1,734 $20,502,922 $35 2
6 6 American Made Uni. $5,423,000 -35.8% 3,098 +67 $1,750 $40,152,865 $50 3
7 5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox $5,315,000 -38.7% 2,982 -506 $1,782 $89,652,040 $104 4
8 7 The LEGO Ninjago Movie WB $4,315,000 -38.4% 3,053 -558 $1,413 $51,577,689 - 4
9 4 My Little Pony: The Movie LGF $4,000,000 -55.0% 2,528 - $1,582 $15,513,434 - 2
10 8 Victoria and Abdul Focus $3,115,000 -25.3% 900 +168 $3,461 $11,341,944 - 4
11 N Marshall ORF $3,039,070 - 821 - $3,702 $3,039,070 $12 1
12 9 Flatliners (2017) Sony $1,500,000 -62.3% 1,983 -569 $756 $15,627,971 $19 3
13 10 Battle of the Sexes FoxS $1,375,000 -46.3% 1,394 -428 $986 $10,389,198 - 4
14 N Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Annapurna $737,000 - 1,229 - $600 $737,000 - 1
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Really poor showing for Professor Marston. I'm sure Annapurna was hoping to ride the coattail of Wonder Woman, but this arthouse film should never have gotten a wide theatrical release like that. Meanwhile, Happy Death Day surprises (at least it surprised me) and It continues to go strong.
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Old 10-15-17, 05:25 PM   #809
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Really poor showing for Professor Marston. I'm sure Annapurna was hoping to ride the coattail of Wonder Woman, but this arthouse film should never have gotten a wide theatrical release like that.
i agree. this looks good...
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Old 10-16-17, 07:43 AM   #810
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It is still in the Top 5. That is insane!
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