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Old 11-25-22, 06:22 PM
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Strange World is bombing a la Treasure Planet and will likely be on D+ by years end.
I think Disney Animation (Disney + Pixar) has serious issues going on (more than just sci-fi always bombs) with it's current standing and brand. A number of reasons for it... it'll be interesting to see just how bad the numbers are!
Old 11-25-22, 08:39 PM
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The estimate is $15.8m for the 3 day, the only real comps are the long forgotten Mars Needs Moms at $6.8m (which surprisingly had a $150m budget) and Treasure Planet which opened at $12m.

Their next animated feature is I think Pixar's Elemental

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They need to take this wide.
Over the 5-day Thanksgiving stretch, Netflix’s one week sneak preview of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery buried all new and old major studio adult counterprogramming with an estimated $13.3M over 5-days for what is projected to be a $15M first week by Tuesday.
https://deadline.com/2022/11/glass-o...ng-1235182195/
Old 12-16-22, 05:20 PM
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Avatar 2 did $17m on Thursday with an estimated $55m (including Thursday's "Previews") for Friday. It looks geared for about $150m this weekend.
Old 12-18-22, 12:42 PM
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Lower opening than expected for Avatar 2 but with two full weeks of holidays left, it could easily crush it. It pulled about $440m worldwide this weekend. While folks on here have been somewhat mixed to positive on it, the theater polling has been extremely high.


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Seems like all the notable wide release “prestige” movies have all bombed badly this Fall and Winter.
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The "prestige" crowd normally skews older and that crowd doesn't seem to have returned to theaters quite yet. It also doesn't help that most have been poorly received outside of the poorly advertised The Fabelmans.
Old 12-26-22, 01:23 PM
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Apparently people were desperate to get out of their houses on Christmas Day, Avatar jumped to $29.5m on Sunday from $15m on Saturday.
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I usually catch a movie on Christmas Day but I wanted to watch some football and I was warm and snug inside.
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Top Gun Maverick and Smile more than made up for Babylon being a massive bomb for Paramount.
Old 12-26-22, 10:56 PM
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Per rival distribution sources –not Disney– Avatar: The Way of Water is +8% to +10% over Sunday’s $29.5M which means a $31.9M to $32.4M Monday which means a $95.9M to $96.4M 4-day weekend. At the high-end, that could beat Rogue One‘s 4-day second weekend of $96.1M. Sequel’s revised cume at the high end would be $294.1M.
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Strong holds abound for Puss in Boots, Avatar and Black Panther. Not so much for Babylon.
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I knew Strange World bombed. But I didn't know it was a $37 million dollar bomb

That's just insane. When was the last time a Disney movie bombed that hard. It even opened on Thanksgiving weekend. I mean Mars Needs Moms pulled in $21 million over 10 years ago. Even Treasure Planet, which was one of Disney's biggest failures pulled in more money at $38 million and that was 20 years ago. It really wouldn't be much of a stretch to call this Disney's biggest failure.

What's kind of weird is I didn't see much news about how much of a failure it was. Maybe I wasn't paying close attention but there didn't seem to be much negative press about it. It just kind of disappeared from the radar.
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Strange World's failure received a lot of attention in the circles I follow.
Old 01-06-23, 11:17 AM
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I knew Strange World bombed. But I didn't know it was a $37 million dollar bomb

That's just insane. When was the last time a Disney movie bombed that hard. It even opened on Thanksgiving weekend. I mean Mars Needs Moms pulled in $21 million over 10 years ago. Even Treasure Planet, which was one of Disney's biggest failures pulled in more money at $38 million and that was 20 years ago. It really wouldn't be much of a stretch to call this Disney's biggest failure.

What's kind of weird is I didn't see much news about how much of a failure it was. Maybe I wasn't paying close attention but there didn't seem to be much negative press about it. It just kind of disappeared from the radar.
I think Mars Needs Moms still ranks as a bigger failure ($150m back then was worth more than $150m is today, and it also grossed less both domestically and abroad). But there was plenty of news about it flopping hard, it just depends on where you looked.

It also didn't help that it came out while the Studio's Black Panther 2 was still #1 and just weeks before Avatar 2 launched.

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I feel like Stranger World is a much bigger flop though. For one thing did Walt Disney Animation Studios even make Mars Needs Moms? I thought it was mainly distributed by Disney. Plus, pandemic not withstanding, when was the last time an actual Walt Disney Animation Studios movie flopped this poorly. And it comes in the same year that Lightyear was a huge disappointment. And this was their tentpole Thanksgiving release. It's just so mind boggling that a Disney animated movie released on Thanksgiving week only made $37 million it's entire run. Frozen II made more than that in a single day multiple times. This just has just not been a great year for Disney as a whole.

As far as the coverage maybe I just missed it. But there were stupid clickbait articles saying how disappointing the opening weekend of Avatar WoW was and how it caused Disney's stock to tumble and now it's in the top ten grossing movies of all time. With Strange World I guess it's not as sensationalistic if it's true. lol
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I'm very impressed by that Megan pull.
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Wow. Has Spielberg had a film do as poorly as The Fablemans? That Whitney Houston movie has outgrossed it.
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I hope people don’t look at the horrible financial performance of The Fabelmans and assume it’s a bad movie. Because it’s not. I think Universal mishandled that movie and it’s also one of the sad realities of going to the theater these days. These a segment of the population that only thinks blockbusters are worth seeing in the theater, not dramas like The Fabelmans.
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Wow. Has Spielberg had a film do as poorly as The Fablemans? That Whitney Houston movie has outgrossed it.
Not quite, but his name isn't much of a pull anymore. Unsurprised by a Whitney Houston movie outgrossing it though
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Babylon was a colossal domestic bomb.


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