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CJohn

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Nov. 18, 2016 | Crosses 800M WW

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51 minutes ago, a2knet said:

MJ2 like legs from now on (post the 3rd weekend) will give FB ~235 dom.

DH1 legs will give it ~238. CF legs will give it ~245.

MJ1 will give it ~248.

 

Tough to see FB do worse than MJ2 which got effected by SW7's 937 dom to some degree, along with lack of enthusiasm compared to previous installments.

Behaving like MJ1 and making it to close to 250 would be great but seems too optimistic.

Am expecting a low 240s finish, which is very impressive after an ow of 74.

Shush, let me hope.

 

:apocalypse:

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I just came back from my second viewing. The ending is genuinely emotional. 

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43 minutes ago, Noctis said:

I just came back from my second viewing. The ending is genuinely emotional. 

I might be going for my third tomorrow. And yes, it is.

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I've been reading the new online magazine by Drew McWeeny and I really liked what he wrote about this movie. Here's a small quote:

 

 

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This should be a terrific test of her audience’s interest in her, though, because

while it seems like a slam-dunk at first glance, Rowling did not just create a simple

retread here in order to keep her brand alive. Instead, she’s created something that is

clearly set in the same world but that has a totally different set of interests at its heart.

Heroism in the world of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) looks very different than

heroism in the face of Voldemort’s return, and Newt Scamander is no Harry Potter. He

is quiet, withdrawn, odd, and doesn’t seem to be particularly good with people.

However, he is possessed of a deep empathy for magical creatures, and that empathy is

what defines his heroism. I can’t think of a more 21st century value to idealize, and the

entire film seems to be built to make the point that it is empathy that will save us,

while the lack of it will destroy us utterly.

 

He saw in the movie a lot of the same things I did and he praises Rowling a lot for them.

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Just saw this (finally) and I'm really curious as to how WB's marketing team can make BvS and SS look really good and make an actually good film like this look like such a nonevent. Still, now I know why it has legs.

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Although I liked the first movie, I think that it felt to me as a prologue. The plot didn't add much apart from getting the audience to meet the main characters of the upcoming movies. The intresting parts are upon us and I strongly believe that the sequels will be far more intresting than the first movie. 

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It'll likely miss $800m by a sliver...just like PoA.

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This track came up on my iPod today while at work.

 

 

Looking back I do think pretty fondly of the score for this

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out of the blockbuster scores from last year this was probably my favourite, yeah.

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I love the score for this movie, I still listen to it often.

 

 

I just love this movie, I can't wait for the Blu-ray.

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Noctis said:

It'll likely miss $800m by a sliver...just like PoA.

I am starting to worry because of that drop in theater count in USA. It lost half of its screens which can't be good for the 235m it wanted..

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@CJohn I guess your ww detail in the title is a bit outdated?

 

old:

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:  $229,743,563    28.8%
Foreign:  $567,800,000    71.2%

Worldwide:  $797,543,563  

 

new foreign per screendaily: $568.9m

 

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic:  $229,743,563    28.8%
Foreign:  $568,900,000    71.2%

= Worldwide:  $798,643,563  

 

It seems to be nearing $800m ww ;)

 

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26 minutes ago, terrestrial said:

 

It seems to be nearing $800m ww ;)

 

 

Good to see FB about to cross the $230m DOM and $800m WW milestones. Solid film. 

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It's gonna cross 800M. if WB has to fudge it like they fudged Hobbit's OS to make it "cross" 700M, they'll fudge FB's WW to make it "cross" 800M.

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6 minutes ago, SteveJaros said:

 

Good to see FB about to cross the $230m DOM and $800m WW milestones. Solid film. 

Yeah, after the unimpressive OW, it's a very good run. WB should be happy.

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15 minutes ago, Valonqar said:

It's gonna cross 800M. if WB has to fudge it like they fudged Hobbit's OS to make it "cross" 700M, they'll fudge FB's WW to make it "cross" 800M.

 

I don't think a fudge will be needed. It's only about $2m away from that mark, and it will likely do  $1m WW just over this coming weekend. 

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3 minutes ago, SteveJaros said:

 

I don't think a fudge will be needed. It's only about $2m away from that mark, and it will likely do  $1m WW just over this coming weekend. 

 

Excellent! I think we can say this exceeded expectations? It was mostly pegged at 700-750M if my memory's correct.

 

Plenty of room for increase for the sequel featuring Dumbldore.

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LOL. Why are people debating on whether this will hit 800M? 810m is actually likely...

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