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Old 12-25-23, 05:31 PM
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There are Hollywood executives and movie theater owners contemplating very dark things this Christmas night, that is not a good box office total. The DC filmverse goes out with a whimper.
Old 12-25-23, 05:46 PM
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Wonka is strong, and Migration will leg out next week. Aquaman was inevitable.
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Christmas box office is down about 7% from 2022

https://deadline.com/2023/12/box-off...le-1235680766/


If you forgot, Avatar: The Way of Water basically carried 2022 winter.
Old 12-26-23, 12:01 PM
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The Color Purple had the largest Christmas Day opening since Sherlock Holmes in 2009.
Old 12-27-23, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Artman
Final 2nd wknd for Marvels came in at 10.1m. Interesting that it looks like it'll mirror Birds of Prey pretty closely - finishing just a bit above its domestic/worldwide of 84m/205m.
Lo and behold, Marvels at 220 theaters is now currently at...

84m/205m
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I didn't even know there was a remake of The Color Purple coming out, though I'm probably not the target audience.

We were at the theater yesterday and my son asked me what The Color Purple was, because he saw the poster. I told him it was an older movie thinking they were re-releasing it in theaters for some reason, but turned around to look at the poster and was surprised. That'll be three musicals in theaters by January (do they at least advertise this as a musical?)
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They didn't hide the fact it was a musical at all
Old 12-28-23, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by etching
Lo and behold, Marvels at 220 theaters is now currently at...
84m/205m
Hah, nice!

Looks like Wonka will be a decent 4-500m hit for WB, with mixed results for the rest of the holiday films. (including The Color Purple)

Unfortunately January and February are looking pretty bleak for the box office - and without a mega hit from December to help like in years past. (No Way Home, Avatar)
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Yeah, they expect the domestic BO to be $1 bullion lower next year.
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Hard to believe both sequels to Aquaman and Captain Marvel will be complete flops on a mega disaster level. That has to be about the least goodwill any billion dollar films have ever generated considering their casts mostly came back for the sequel.
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https://deadline.com/2024/01/box-off...nd-1235683633/

The U.S. box office made over $9B in 2023.

The context, here is the U.S. box office chart for 2023

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/2...=bo_yl_table_2


This was higher than 2022. There were a lot of financial bombs, but there were quite a few hits. Fall and Winter did slow down a little due to the strikes.
Old 01-02-24, 02:40 PM
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For this past weekend. American Fiction is doing well in its limited release. Aquaman held up well, albeit it was the only major new release to lose % this weekend.
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pretty impressive holds for Anyone But You and Iron Claw
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Nice totals for THE BOY AND THE HERON and GODZILLA MINUS ONE. I wonder where these two rank on lists of all-time boxoffice grosses for Japanese films in the U.S.
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Godzilla Minus One is #1 for Japanese Live Action in US Theaters, easily beating the < $14m that Adventures of Milo and Otis grossed.

Pokemon The First Movie is still #1 overall with $85m
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Old 01-07-24, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
Godzilla Minus One is #1 for Japanese Live Action in US Theaters, easily beating the < $14m that Adventures of Milo and Otis grossed.

Pokemon The First Movie is still #1 overall with $85m
Wow! Pokemon and Godzilla--my two favorite franchises!
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Originally Posted by DJariya
https://deadline.com/2024/01/box-off...nd-1235683633/

The U.S. box office made over $9B in 2023.

The context, here is the U.S. box office chart for 2023

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/2...=bo_yl_table_2


This was higher than 2022. There were a lot of financial bombs, but there were quite a few hits. Fall and Winter did slow down a little due to the strikes.
Unit ticket sales are a much fairer basis for comparison, which they tellingly don't list.
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Unit ticket sales are a much fairer basis for comparison, which they tellingly don't list.
You mean factoring in the average cost of a movie ticket in 2022 vs. 2023?
Old 01-09-24, 10:26 AM
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It looks like The Iron Claw will be A24's 10th film to cross $25mil domestic.
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Awesome haul on Anyone But You and it's continued to grow from each week's gross.
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What's the story with WISH (2023), a Disney animated film? I don't see any threads on it. And in looking over the past boxoffice charts supplied in this thread, I see it was no higher than #5 and made $58 million total by the last one posted. Does that make it a flop? The film went right under my radar and I wouldn't be asking about it except that it was featured in a Disney medley on "Kohaku Uta Gassen," Japan's annual New Year's Eve music special and a Japanese singer performed a song from it, in Japanese, called "This Wish" and it made me curious about the film since it was already being placed in classic status in the medley along with songs from SNOW WHITE, LITTLE MERMAID and ALADDIN.

EDIT: Okay, I googled "Disney Wish Boxoffice" and got "paltry" for its domestic gross but it did very well overseas.

From Variety:
Wish” misfired in its opening weekend, extending Disney‘s bleak box office fortunes.

The animated musical fable, about the Wishing Star that so many Disney characters have wished upon over the studio’s century-long history, failed to become the de facto choice for families around Thanksgiving. “Wish” opened in third place with a dull $31.7 million over the five-day holiday, a far cry from Disney’s past Turkey Day feasts. Perhaps King Magnifico, the movie’s villain (voiced by Chris Pine), is holding hostage the wishes of Disney executives?

Instead of recapturing the studio’s magic, “Wish” joins a long list of its underperforming 2023 tentpoles, such as “The Marvels,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” “The Haunted Mansion,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
From Screen Rant:
As per Collider, Wish continues on strong at the worldwide box office despite its paltry domestic box office performance. According to the source, Wish has now made $223.4 million at the worldwide box office, with $160.4 million of that coming from overseas. The film has been successful in a number of international markets, including Spain, Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

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Wish was a failure. Disney has lost its feel for crowd-pleasing mass entertainment and I don't think that is changing anytime soon. Once pervasive rot sets in a company's executive management class, anything short of widespread purges won't help.

Disney marches on because unlike the other Hollywood studios they can rely on revenue outside film and television.
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Old 01-21-24, 12:56 PM
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Wish was supposed to be a big celebration for Disney's anniversary but it would up being incredibly generic and didn't connect. While it did do a little better overseas it still cost $200m and won't see a return on investment.

Elemental had a similarly slow start but legged out domestically and abroad and became a decent hit for them, pulling nearly $500m worldwide, a little less than The Little Mermaid remake. Disney needs to rein in their budgets though.

Indiana Jones, The Marvels and Haunted Mansion were all undeniable flops for them though.
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There was a Wish thread here, but there really wasn’t any discussion. I think I may have been one of a couple here who actually saw it in the theater. I enjoyed it, but I guess most here had no interest.


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Anyone But You has had some really good legs. I think I’m the only one in this forum who saw it.


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