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A Really Boring Weekend Thread | Weekend Estimates: F8 38.7M | Boss Baby 12.8M | Beauty and the Beast 10M | everything else bombing terribly

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2 hours ago, grim22 said:

 

 

 

 

I don't agree with Jeff Bock here though, no one was going to finance an Armenian Genocide movie and the distribution would have been with a lot of strings attached. Sometimes a billionaire uses his money for a pet cause, that's all there is to it

 

 

 

 

That's an unbelievably short-sighted comment by Bock; just another example of how someone can be blind to the bigger picture by choosing to look at something only through a narrow lens.

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2 hours ago, jandrew said:

 

Thanks for this, this is what I wanted to know. What movie was it? BOM says Civil War was #1 for 2016.

The movie was The Ten Commandments. It had bunch of sellouts and set pre-sale records because of a large church company that bought all the tickets to make it the highest grossing brazillian film.

P.S: They distributed the tickets but most people didn't show up and there were a lot of empty rooms (that were supposed to full).

 

Fortunately, another local movie (My Mom is a Character 2) passed it and became the highest grossing brazillian movie without doing this.

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<<Last Weekend <Last Year View Index: By Year | By Weekend  
TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 The Fate of the Furious Uni. $38,408,415 -61.1% 4,329 +19 $8,872 $163,304,635 $250 2
2 2 The Boss Baby Fox $12,712,144 -20.6% 3,697 -46 $3,439 $136,954,014 - 4
3 3 Beauty and the Beast (2017) BV $9,662,645 -29.5% 3,315 -277 $2,915 $470,787,029 $160 6
4 5 Going in Style (2017) WB (NL) $4,910,895 -21.9% 3,038 -38 $1,616 $31,671,738 $25 3
5 4 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $4,880,377 -27.3% 2,737 -873 $1,783 $33,418,362 $60 3
6 N Born in China BV $4,790,367 - 1,508 - $3,177 $4,790,367 - 1
7 N Unforgettable (2017) WB $4,785,431 - 2,417 - $1,980 $4,785,431 $12 1
8 6 Gifted FoxS $4,558,508 +47.5% 1,986 +840 $2,295 $10,773,300 - 3
9 N The Promise (2017) ORF $4,095,718 - 2,251 - $1,820 $4,095,718 $90 1
10 28 The Lost City of Z BST $2,121,540 +1,825.6% 614 +610 $3,455 $2,270,953 - 2
11 N Phoenix Forgotten CLF $1,816,499 - 1,592 - $1,141 $1,816,499 $2.8 1
12 7 Get Out Uni. $1,668,555 -44.1% 965 -459 $1,729 $170,306,700 $4.5 9
13 9 The Case for Christ PFR $1,584,587 -42.6% 1,247 -139 $1,271 $11,361,296 - 3
14 10 Kong: Skull Island WB $1,491,445 -44.9% 1,203 -815 $1,240 $163,915,391 $185 7
15 12 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus $1,398,325 -30.9% 1,029 -28 $1,359 $13,162,475 - 4
16 8 Power Rangers (2017) LGF $1,365,550 -51.5% 1,292 -879 $1,057 $83,052,602 $100 5
17 N Free Fire A24 $994,431 - 1,070 - $929 $994,430 - 1
18 13 Logan Fox $972,143 -49.8% 754 -661 $1,289 $223,400,405 $97 8
19 11 Ghost in the Shell (2017) Par. $883,253 -64.2% 913 -1,222 $967 $39,114,757 $110 4
20 17 Colossal Neon $584,461 +28.7% 224 +126 $2,609 $1,357,566 - 3
21 19 Their Finest STX $533,013 +53.7% 176 +124 $3,028 $1,117,347 - 3
22 16 Life (2017) Sony $448,209 -29.1% 730 +125 $614 $29,321,719 $58 5
23 18 The LEGO Batman Movie WB $346,476 -8.0% 291 -53 $1,191 $174,319,215 $80 11
24 14 Your Name. FUN $336,855 -54.2% 168 -124 $2,005 $4,074,629 - 3
25 15 The Shack LG/S $276,259 -57.8% 374 -674 $739 $56,706,948 - 8
26 25 Hidden Figures Fox $183,793 +18.6% 160 -34 $1,149 $168,831,307 $25 18
27 21 CHiPs WB $162,596 -39.6% 245 -148 $664 $18,176,244 $25 5
28 20 Split Uni. $138,080 -50.9% 119 -9 $1,160 $137,991,460 $9 14
29 24 John Wick: Chapter Two LG/S $124,128 -24.3% 181 -27 $686 $91,970,516 - 11
30 30 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer SPC $124,125 +25.1% 18 +13 $6,896 $259,560 - 2
31 29 La La Land LG/S $98,594 -6.1% 148 -71 $666 $151,058,124 $30 20
32 23 Tommy's Honour RAtt. $79,511 -62.0% 89 -78 $893 $410,679 - 2
33 22 T2: Trainspotting TriS $78,876 -66.4% 160 -171 $493 $2,198,746 $18 6
34 31 A Dog's Purpose Uni. $75,605 -19.0% 122 -27 $620 $64,134,655 $22 13
35 26 Frantz MBox $71,980 -48.0% 72 -34 $1,000 $722,587 - 6
36 39 A Quiet Passion MBox $70,473 +53.8% 13 +7 $5,421 $147,890 - 2
37 32 Kedi Osci. $50,224 -42.9% 49 -38 $1,025 $2,460,692 - 11
38 33 Lion Wein. $48,238 -41.3% 82 -65 $588 $51,620,108 - 22
39 45 Cezanne et moi Magn. $40,615 +39.4% 29 +7 $1,401 $152,497 - 4
40 36 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BV $40,126 -40.0% 71 -50 $565 $532,132,035 $200 19
41 43 Truman FR $34,099 +11.9% 18 +9 $1,894 $102,433 - 3
42 35 The Belko Experiment BH Tilt $31,740 -55.8% 47 -41 $675 $9,644,485 $5 6
43 N Citizen Jane IFC $31,451 - 2 - $15,726 $31,451 - 1
44 38 Sing Uni. $30,525 -50.6% 89 -43 $343 $270,282,845 $75 18
45 42 I am Not Your Negro Magn. $28,503 -9.6% 22 -5 $1,296 $7,014,658 - 12
46 48 Before I Fall ORF $23,747 +3.6% 70 - $339 $12,230,791 - 8
47 53 Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Abr. $22,960 +38.1% 3 +2 $7,653 $49,456 - 2
48 34 Personal Shopper IFC $21,137 -70.8% 37 -48 $571 $1,229,599 - 7
49 51 Graduation IFC $20,271 +12.7% 15 +8 $1,351 $67,178 - 3
50 N Jeremiah Tower Orch. $20,268 - 2 - $10,134 $20,268 - 1
51 41 Moana BV $17,799 -46.2% 37 -28 $481 $248,752,120 - 22
52 49 A United Kingdom FoxS $16,667 -12.2% 25 -6 $667 $3,856,854 - 11
53 27 Spark: A Space Tail ORF $14,838 -87.3% 85 -280 $175 $190,511 - 2
54 47 Raw (2017) FCW $13,080 -43.6% 17 -15 $769 $486,849 - 7
55 50 Donnie Darko (2017 Re-Release) Arrow Films $12,944 -29.5% 4 -7 $3,236 $157,364 - 4
56 40 The Devotion of Suspect X CL $12,592 -69.8% 9 -12 $1,399 $686,435 - 4
57 54 David Lynch: The Art Life Jan. $11,013 -25.9% 7 - $1,573 $72,701 - 4
58 46 After the Storm FM $10,337 -59.4% 21 -17 $492 $224,207 - 6
59 55 My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea GK $9,124 -33.3% 11 +8 $829 $28,960 - 2
60 - I Called Him Morgan SD $8,544 - 9 - $949 $97,711 - 5
61 56 The Prison WGUSA $8,382 -24.6% 2 - $4,191 $202,812 - 4
62 61 The Red Turtle SPC $7,976 -3.3% 14 -1 $570 $897,060 - 14
63 58 Moonlight (2016) A24 $7,880 -17.1% 12 - $657 $27,842,739 - 27
64 - Slack Bay KL $6,696 - 2 - $3,348 $11,410 - 7
65 69 Alive and Kicking Magn. $6,692 +97.6% 7 +2 $956 $34,067 - 3
66 52 Land of Mine SPC $5,802 -65.8% 14 -12 $414 $415,930 - 19
67 63 Toni Erdmann SPC $3,960 -16.6% 10 +4 $396 $1,466,232 - 18
68 75 Finding Oscar FR $3,927 +66.0% 4 +3 $982 $7,609 - 2
69 64 Julieta SPC $3,820 -15.3% 7 +1 $546 $1,483,417 - 18
70 73 20th Century Women A24 $3,675 +37.4% 7 - $525 $5,660,168 - 17
71 82 The Transfiguration Strand $3,023 +128.5% 3 +2 $1,008 $12,512 - 3
72 60 Neruda Orch. $2,874 -66.3% 6 -8 $479 $932,432 - 19
73 65 All These Sleepless Nights Orch. $2,494 -39.4% 4 -1 $624 $16,577 - 3
74 67 Glory (2017) FM $2,222 -40.2% 1 -1 $2,222 $9,010 - 2
75 N 7 Witches Indic. $1,875 - 1 - $1,875 $1,875 - 1
76 74 The Founder Wein. $1,859 -29.0% 8 -2 $232 $12,785,093 - 14
77 83 The Eyes PDF $1,720 +32.3% 3 +1 $573 $5,350 - 3
78 85 The Lure Jan. $1,717 +59.1% 1 - $1,717 $96,570 - 12
79 66 The Eagle Huntress SPC $1,467 -63.3% 3 -4 $489 $3,165,310 - 25
80 79 SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock Magn. $1,310 -18.5% 2 +1 $655 $14,037 - 3
81 86 Swept Away (2017 re-release) KL $1,236 +22.3% 1 - $1,236 $2,247 - 2
82 80 Seven Beauties (2017 re-release) KL $1,095 -28.7% 1 - $1,095 $2,631 - 2
83 N The Penguin Counters FRun $976 - 1 - $976 $976 - 1
84 N Behind the White Glasses KL $900 - 1 - $900 $900 - 1
85 - The Dark Below PDF $825 - 1 - $825 $6,583 - 5
86 87 Massacre on Aisle 12 Indic. $697 -29.2% 1 - $697 $19,188 - 13
87 81 Donald Cried Orch. $647 -51.4% 7 -2 $92 $60,469 - 8
88 68 A Woman, a Part Strand $621 -83.1% 1 -1 $621 $21,686 - 5
89 94 Lovesong Strand $564 +15.8% 3 +2 $188 $10,545 - 10
90 - Staying Vertical Strand $452 - 1 - $452 $11,747 - 13
91 93 Contemporary Color Osci. $433 -14.6% 2 +1 $217 $15,275 - 8
92 89 Manchester by the Sea RAtt. $418 -41.7% 2 - $209 $47,695,120 - 23
93 78 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America Purd. $360 -78.8% 1 - $360 $97,629 - 8
94 - Pelle the Conqueror (2017 re-release) FM $329 - 2 - $165 $9,567 - 9
95 90 The Grace of Jake Indic. $275 -60.8% 1 - $275 $22,345 - 12
96 - The Levelling Mont. $78 - 1 - $78 $2,831 - 5
TOTAL (96 MOVIES): $107,493,981 -36.2% 40,146 +3,079 $2,678  
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3 hours ago, Tele Came Back said:

 

That's an unbelievably short-sighted comment by Bock; just another example of how someone can be blind to the bigger picture by choosing to look at something only through a narrow lens.

IDK...if the movie is crafted with a cause in mind it doesn't have to be made on a shoestring but there's no need to be wasteful, either. There's actually another movie that was released last month very similar to this one (including a love triangle) except funded by Turkish interests, so, extremely different (and controversial) POV being presented to say the least. But, anyway, I doubt that movie cost $90-100M. Is it shortsighted to wonder just what the budget was spent on, a massive scale in general, or, hand sewn costumes for the extras, executive producers with vanity credits paid exorbitant fees, crew members charging furniture for their homes as "miscellaneous" items on the budget? Is the feeling about the budget more that it was crazy to spend that much, or HOW could it have possibly cost that much, as in, where did all that money go?  Those are two different questions.

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Any word on how Grow House did?

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Weird how a couple months back Disney seemed to be all set on fudging Moana past 250m and then they kinda just went eh, whatever. 

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7 minutes ago, Jake Gittes said:

Weird how a couple months back Disney seemed to be all set on fudging Moana past 250m and then they kinda just went eh, whatever. 

 

Yep. Sign of a confident studio. 

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Is fudging to 250m a thing ?

 

There is no movie ever at barely over 250, I don't think there is any tv contract bonus that kick in at 250m to have any reason to do it.

 

100 and 200m seem the only benchmark worthy of doing any unprofitable in theater return effort for TV deal.

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17 minutes ago, Jake Gittes said:

Weird how a couple months back Disney seemed to be all set on fudging Moana past 250m and then they kinda just went eh, whatever. 

BATB money can do that.

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I really wanted Azkaban to reach 250 back in 2004. Ended at 249.5.

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39 minutes ago, cannastop said:

BATB money can do that.

Plus a best-selling DVD and a soundtrack that's one of the year's best-selling albums.

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Smurfs is looking at 40+ dom, 110+ os and 150+ ww.

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3 hours ago, BoxOfficeChica said:

IDK...if the movie is crafted with a cause in mind it doesn't have to be made on a shoestring but there's no need to be wasteful, either. There's actually another movie that was released last month very similar to this one (including a love triangle) except funded by Turkish interests, so, extremely different (and controversial) POV being presented to say the least. But, anyway, I doubt that movie cost $90-100M. Is it shortsighted to wonder just what the budget was spent on, a massive scale in general, or, hand sewn costumes for the extras, executive producers with vanity credits paid exorbitant fees, crew members charging furniture for their homes as "miscellaneous" items on the budget? Is the feeling about the budget more that it was crazy to spend that much, or HOW could it have possibly cost that much, as in, where did all that money go?  Those are two different questions.

 

I think there's a difference between "wasteful" and "is it possible to make this movie for less?". In the case of THE PROMISE, he wanted top-dollar talent involved on every level and he didn't care about losing money on it. That's a fairly rare situation. It's not horribly surprising for a period movie to cost that much, though of course other period movies have been made for less.

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