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Postby Kristatos » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm

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Re: Box office thread

Postby Omega » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:21 pm

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Postby Omega » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:32 am

Ok let’s try this.
Big surprise performance last years were:
Murder on the Orient express which keep earning and earning $340 million on $55 budget not counting P&A

Jumanji : welcome to the jungle which drafted on the momentum Star Wars built up capturing Return audiences looking for a new movie. Second weekend improved on the first weekend BO, very unusual but could t break into first place. Finally won its 3rd weekend in 1st and has been winning the daily BO for awhile now.
$535 million on a $90 million budget not count P&A and it looks strong going into the 4th weekend.

Domestically Last Jedi is $225 million behind Force awakens, Likely finishing under $700 million domestically and maybe $1.4-1.6 billion worldwide. Foreign markets have had good opening but second weekends have huge drop offs. Some like UK & China have a large drop in first weekend totals followed by weaker following weekends.




bjmdds wrote:Jumanji is adding more theaters this weekend, is poised to be #1 again, whereas TLJ is removing 1142, and may drop to 5th What's with Jumanji?-----Broccoli's Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is expanding to 9 theaters too :ROFL:
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Re: Box office thread

Postby Omega » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:32 pm

Jumanji takes 1st place with a estimated $27 million

The Post takes 2nd with $18

The Commuter 3rd with $13

Close race for the runner ups
4th invidious $12
5th the Greatest Show $11.8
6th Star Wars $11.25
7th paddington 2 $10.6 (new)
8th Proud Marry $10 (new)
9th pitch perfect 3 $5.6
10th darkest hour $4.5




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Postby Omega » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Jumanji is so acting like I thought Star War would. Scaled back to normal release proportions but very strong since opening weekend. Kind of like one of those Liam Neeson movies that wouldn’t leave the top 10 it’s entire run. I think yeah it’s done then it preform better the next week. Jumanji is much stronger never losing the draw, benefiting from Star Wars getting a lot of people in the to the theaters and then looking for another movie to watch instead of going to TLJ again.

Star Wars lost 1142 screens and fell hard, kind of what to expect losing screens and being such a long movie, but the running time wouldn’t scare the fans away so I think. Rian Johnson story is not as enjoyable second and third viewings and that’s Star Wars bread and butter repeat viewings.
TLJ is going to be at $591 million domestic ($673 million foreign) this weekend , still a lot of money using the rule of three they need something like $750 million to break even, so maybe finishing under $650 million US and let’s guess foreign at about $750 million maybe less. So let’s say foreign BO pays for the movie with P&A. Disney only makes around $600 million assuming the stars and director still get performance bonuses. Poor Disney, after dominating the BO for a year they only get half a billion profit from Star Wars instead of $1.31 billion for their trouble. [/ sarcasm]


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Postby Omega » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:06 pm

Jumanji is going to win the MLK 4 day weekend, worldwide total is $674.5 million :shock: $383 million is foreign BO


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Re: Box office thread

Postby Kristatos » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 am

Screen International used to run a year-end chart back in the '90s of the most profitable films of the year, in terms of box office to budget ratio. It typically looked very different to the chart of the highest grossing movies, favouring mid-budget studio pics over the big blockbusters. For example, in 1991, Terminator 2 was the biggest grossing film, but Boyz N The Hood was the most profitable. I have tried to find a similar chart for 2017, so far without success.
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Re: Box office thread

Postby Omega » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:30 pm

I think on a list like that Orient Express and Jumanji would do well. Maybe Star Wars just by sheer juggernaut power.
To date Deadpool is the most profitable superhero movie because of the low budget and high returns.


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Re: Box office thread

Postby Omega » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:35 pm

I forgot about It that have to be the leader for most profitable right?

Here is a list sort of . I’m not sure it’s accurate but it’s a start

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063036075/


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Postby Omega » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:39 pm

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.busine ... far-2017-9



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Postby Kristatos » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:29 pm

I did see those, but they weren't exactly what I was looking for. The Business Insider list is confined purely to wide releases, while the IMDb one only measures domestic gross to budget. This I think is misleading when you have a movie like The Fate of the Furious making 80% of its money overseas. I did see a report naming the low-budget indie horror film Get Out as the most profitable of the years so far, with a 630% return on investment (ROI), but it was from August. It wouldn't surprise me if it did top the chart for the whole year, though. Horror films tend to do well in such charts, being relatively cheap to make and usually doing decent business at the box office.
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Postby Omega » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:46 pm

The list I found are misleading, % return on investment favors independent films with the fluke of a wide distribution. Also I think the first list was crediting profit after clearing reported production budget and only used domestic BO.



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Postby Omega » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:01 pm

Two interesting points I came across today,
First the Post underperformed :?: I thought it did well, apparently the studio had mighty expectations. BJ will like this part, some are blaming Meryl Streep’s political activism of the last two years for turning off some segments of the audience. IMO it’s the subject matter, pentagon papers? Why? Although I think this kind of thinking explain Spielberg and Tom Hanks wanting to joke their way out of presidential politics.


Second is TLJ losing screens, Disney had strong armed distributors locking the number of screens in for four week, not only that theaters had to give Disney their largest capacity screens, so as soon as those obligations were met theaters were eager to free up screens. Ordinarily I think the theater owners would be glad to lock down Star Wars it didn’t seem to be the magic draw it was two years ago. Hearsay evidence is a buddy working at a theater said the early showings weren’t big like they were for TFA, two years ago they were bring on more staff to open for 9:30 to 10:00am first showings. After the first weekend they really could have gone back to normal show times. But this is in a much smaller market than a major city. And the holiday rush was all their was going to be, but I suppose he also meant the weekdays with school out didn’t need the extra staff either, I always think of the weekend because this is when I go.



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Postby bjmdds » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:14 am

Streep=Creep :!: Case closed :!: Let her rot in hell :!:
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Re: Box office thread

Postby Atticus » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm

The Last Jedi has bombed in China.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-china-box-office-why-disneys-jedi-mind-trick-isnt-working-china-1075177

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi suffered one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office has ever seen. The film's debut of $28.7 million was already viewed as disappointing, but its 92 percent plummet to just $2.4 million in weekend two was arguably alarming.

"The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here," Jimmy Wu, chairman of nationwide Chinese cinema chain Lumiere Pavilions, told The Hollywood Reporter by phone from Yancheng, a mid-sized city representative of the sorts of towns where the bulk of China's box-office growth is now generated. "It's performed much worse than we could have expected."

The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole — North America's biggest movie of 2017, with a domestic total of $591 million and counting and a massive worldwide total of $1.27 billion — may now finish in China with less than $50 million, which would place it way down the list at around 50th place in last year's rankings, behind disappointments like Valerian ($62 million) and Geostorm ($65.6 million).
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Re: Box office thread

Postby Kristatos » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Funny, I thought the lack of familiarity with the original trilogy, which was cited as the main reason for its failure, would be less of a problem with this film than with The Force Awakens.
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Re: Box office thread

Postby bjmdds » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:44 pm

This is shocking :!: The film has fallen into the box office abyss at this juncture. It was totally front loaded. I thought $1 billion domestically was attainable. It will be 40% below that :!: Storyline--------storyline-------storyline------did not win over the fans, despite the $1.2 billion gross.
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Postby Omega » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:21 pm

Atticus wrote:The Last Jedi has bombed in China.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-china-box-office-why-disneys-jedi-mind-trick-isnt-working-china-1075177

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi suffered one of the worst second-weekend declines the Chinese box office has ever seen. The film's debut of $28.7 million was already viewed as disappointing, but its 92 percent plummet to just $2.4 million in weekend two was arguably alarming.

"The Last Jedi has already been completely pulled from cinemas here," Jimmy Wu, chairman of nationwide Chinese cinema chain Lumiere Pavilions, told The Hollywood Reporter by phone from Yancheng, a mid-sized city representative of the sorts of towns where the bulk of China's box-office growth is now generated. "It's performed much worse than we could have expected."

The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole — North America's biggest movie of 2017, with a domestic total of $591 million and counting and a massive worldwide total of $1.27 billion — may now finish in China with less than $50 million, which would place it way down the list at around 50th place in last year's rankings, behind disappointments like Valerian ($62 million) and Geostorm ($65.6 million).
holy crap failing like this in China was unthinkable. Being pulled from theaters!
Even bombs of movies did better.

Maybe the Chinese are f’ing with Disney, if not then the story struck out with audiences.
It was a very western centric story, the defying expectations played in to western expectations may not have translated in Asia. Japan which gets star wars TLJ opened bigger than TFA, TLJ in Japan is something like $20 million behind TFA.


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Postby Omega » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:33 pm

Kristatos wrote:Funny, I thought the lack of familiarity with the original trilogy, which was cited as the main reason for its failure, would be less of a problem with this film than with The Force Awakens.

You’d think following up a movie the Chinese liked wouldn’t be so tough.
Better excuses might be they missed the golden week celebrations, Chinese power play to show Trump how important the Chinese market is (but why single out this film and let others make money?),
Chinese audiences don’t buy pseudo girl power narrative and why would they the national policy is to kill baby girls. Feminist excuse would be more true here than for the rest of the world they try to say Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson girl power agenda upset the boys, who previously had no problem with the Star Wars diversity.

IMO for the average Chinese live under the real world First Order and watching a movie about crushing hope with no real balance in tone was too close to real life to be fun, it’s more fun for the entitled and empowered western audiences to watch a story where the state cruses hope and freedom.


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