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Old 01-27-19, 08:19 PM
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Personally, between the two I liked Beauty and the Beast better. Ratings wise they're not too far off (not that it necessarily matters for box office results; Mary Poppins is 78% Critics and 69% Audience, BatB is 71% Critics and 80% Audience.
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Old 01-27-19, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni View Post
It doesn't matter if it was better. The nostalgia factor is way stronger with BatB than with Mary Poppins. People who saw Beauty and the Beast in theaters as kids and remember it fondly lined up to take their own kids to the new one. People who saw Merry Poppins in theaters as kids are senior citizens.
Which explains why my mom and a family friend who doesn’t have any granddaughters both wanted to take my 7-year-old to see it.
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Old 01-27-19, 09:18 PM
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Plus those animated to live action adaptations seem to be way more popular than sequels.
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Old 01-29-19, 09:55 AM
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I was bored to tears with Beauty and the Beast. I really enjoy the animated one, but the live action didn't do it for me. No spark. Kids liked it, though.
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Old 01-29-19, 10:22 AM
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Couldn't agree more. Beautiful to look at, but ZZZZZZZZZ. I got no joy out of it at all. Unlike the brilliant animated film.
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Old 02-07-19, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Apparently Disney was unfazed by it's middling performance: https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.av...1831715431/amp
at this comment on that article.

"Joel Schumacher should take over and give Mary Poppins nipples on her costume."
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Old 02-15-19, 04:24 PM
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For the 4-day:
Alita looks to be pulling about $27.7m
Lego 2 is looking at $27.5m,
Isn't it Romantic with $12.3m
Happy Death Day 2 U with $8m.

Kinda sucks HDD2U is tanking (the first opened around $26m opening weekend), but counter programming doesn't always work (and it only cost $9m).
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