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Old 02-08-20, 10:19 AM
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Re: The Official Box Office Discussion Thread

I think the budget was something like $80 mil, but they’ve done some pretty heavy marketing, which is probably almost as much.
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Harley is a secondary character to a secondary character. This was never going to be a $100M opening movie. Unless you're really into the DC lore, this wasn't going to have a big mass appeal and splashy opening like Aquaman or Wonder Woman.

DC is doing fine. Aquaman was a smash hit. Shazam made some money and was well reviewed and Joker was also a smash hit and will win some awards Sunday.

and making it PG-13 would have only pissed off the older people saying Harley's an edgy character and you can't dumb it down for the kids and masses.

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Old 02-08-20, 06:01 PM
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DC is about 2 for 10. Not sure it's a viable model if it can't retain moviegoers, especially if they continue to do R Rated movies. Not to mention the tons of kids who love DC characters and probably would love seeing them in a dark as hell storylines WB continues to churn out. But yes, I know the Harley movie was not meant for the younger crowds, so it won't cast the wider appeal that an Aquaman or WW does. But I guess close to breakeven is all WB is hoping for at this point.
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There were kids at my screening.
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Neither terrible or good. However, given Warner's history of being reactionary, doubtful The Suicide Squad will be rated R (as was suggested back in November).
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Birds of Prey became a Margot Robbie vanity project and totally tanked it herself with one curious decision after another. Fairly disastrous for Warner, because it tarnishes the box office potential of future female-led DC projects that don't feature Wonder Woman.

We are never getting Gotham City Sirens because of this box office disaster.
Old 02-10-20, 09:12 AM
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Parasite opened over the weekend in the UK and is now holds the title for best opening weekend for a non-English language film, edging out Apocalypto from 13 years ago (1,389,856 vs. 1,360,111). Worth noting, Parasite played on half the number of screens, though inflation would put the Mel Gibson flick on top. It's currently at around $175m worldwide.

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Birds of Prey became a Margot Robbie vanity project and totally tanked it herself with one curious decision after another. Fairly disastrous for Warner, because it tarnishes the box office potential of future female-led DC projects that don't feature Wonder Woman.

We are never getting Gotham City Sirens because of this box office disaster.
I dunno. They expected $45m out of it this weekend and it pulled $33m, I'm not sure that's "box office disaster" material for a sub-$85m movie with no big draws (Quinn is a secondary character, they didn't advertise a Joker or Batman cameo, and as much as I like the cast, none of the them are big box office draws. Also it doesn't appear to feed into a bigger picture (DCEU) and the advertising has been pretty awful with no hint toward what the movie is actually about). But we'll see how it plays out in the long run.

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Old 02-15-20, 08:44 PM
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I had no clue that Sonic would open as strongly as it did with a $21 million first day.
Old 02-16-20, 10:49 AM
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Fri/Sat/Sun Weekend Estimates:



Impressive pull for Parasite, Sonic, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Bad Boys for Life is legging out pretty well.
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Jim Carrey the 90's comedy superstar beat Will Ferrell the 2000's comedy box office star.

I guess there will be even fewer comedies now that Downhill finished in 10th place.

Probably goodbye to Will Ferrell as a box office draw though he has not been putting out a lot of movies in the last couple of years.
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Downhill was never expected to open. Ferrell has done movies like this for years. His star power is fine.
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Jim Carrey the 90's comedy superstar beat Will Ferrell the 2000's comedy box office star.

I guess there will be even fewer comedies now that Downhill finished in 10th place.

Probably goodbye to Will Ferrell as a box office draw though he has not been putting out a lot of movies in the last couple of years.
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Old 02-23-20, 10:42 AM
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As is normal for a weekend following a holiday week, drops were a bit steeper than normal (Sunday night on Holiday weekends is typically stronger). But overall, a decent hold for Sonic, a poor opening for The Boy 2, and a proper drop off for Downhill. And Parasite should cruise by $50m in the next week. A much stronger showing for Impractical Jokers than I would have anticipated.

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Impractical Jokers was in one of my theater's smaller rooms, but it was pretty much filled for the last Saturday night show.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Jim Carrey the 90's comedy superstar beat Will Ferrell the 2000's comedy box office star.

I guess there will be even fewer comedies now that Downhill finished in 10th place.

Probably goodbye to Will Ferrell as a box office draw though he has not been putting out a lot of movies in the last couple of years.
he's been going downhill for awhile now...
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The generation that loved his comedy is getting older and not going to the theaters to see his movies.
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I guess they went to see Daddy’s Home 2 because of Mark Wahlberg...
Old 03-01-20, 11:27 AM
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Impressive haul for Invisible Man. Good holds throughout most of the top 10.

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Old 03-08-20, 01:11 PM
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$40m is little low for a Pixar flick but I feel like there wasn't a ton of anticipation heading into it. They'll likely play up the COVID-19 angle. It slightly edges out The Good Dinosaur (which is Pixars lowest).

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Comic, Horror, and CGI Animated movies the only movies Hollywood can count on to make money.

I got a email from Cinemark with their movie lineup for March and there are probably only 4 new movies coming out this month.

It seems Hollywood is releasing less movies theatrically these days.
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Ouch.



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It's only going to get worse over the next 2 months. There's no major releases as they all have been postponed.
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So which areas still have theaters open right now? Not a single one here is open, even the drive-in is closed. (Should take my 16mm projector there and show some films on one of the screens.)
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Old 06-23-20, 02:54 PM
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‘Jurassic Park’ Roars To No. 1 Again At Weekend Box Office, 27 Years After Original Release

1..Jurassic Park (Uni) 230 (+98) theaters, 3-day: $517,600 (+226%),lifetime cume: $404.3M /wk no. 1,411

2…Jaws (Uni) 187 theaters, 3-day: $516,300, lifetime cume: $263.9M/wk. no. 2,349

3..The Invisible Man (Uni/Blumhouse) 157 (+10) theaters, 3-day: $201,300 (-47%), cume $68.4M/Wk 17

4..Trolls World Tour (Uni) 289 (+41) theaters 3-day: $160,000 (-42%), cume: $3.9M/Wk 11

5..The Hunt (Uni) 95 (+12) theaters, 3-day: $136,700 (-40%), cume: $8.4M/Wk 15

6..Back to the Future (Uni) 122 theaters (+91), 3-day: $131,600 (-50%)/Running lifetime cume: $214.3M/wk 1,825

7. Followed (Atlas) 42 theaters, 3-day: $127,231/Wk 1

8..E.T. (Uni) 100 theaters (+22), 3-day: $126,100 (-35%)/lifetime cume: $435.4M/Wk 1,985

9..Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) 97 theaters (+5) 3-day: $117,900 (-44%), cume: $323.2M/Wk 28

10..The Goonies (WB) 170 theaters (+34) 3-day: $110,850 (-28%), lifetime cume: $65.6M/Wk 1,829
https://deadline.com/2020/06/weekend...ws-1202966822/

-Never would have thought to see all these classics back at the top of the box office at the same time. Crazy times.
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Yeah thats about the best top 10 I've seen in a long time.

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