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  2. Seriously, it took me out of the scene. When Tyrion said it for the 1st time . just rolled my eyes but then everyone in the council started with this shit and it took me out of the scene, what does it even mean? Absolutely dreadful season BTW, never would have imagined them dropping the ball like this, this takes me back to Dexter days where the last season screwed everything up. Incidentally it's 4th season was also the best as is GOT's for me. Having said all of this, thank you GOT for giving 6 wonderful and 1 very good season, I may revisit the series again but not any time sooner. Also lastly WTF BRAN THE BROKEN means?
  3. At 20, I should not be saying “that makes me feel old” yet. Not by a long shot. But talking about 2012, the defining year that got me into movies and box office (and a year that shaped me in a lot of other ways too basically meeting a lot of my friends today and sorta turning into the person I was throughout high school and college) as a “past/historical benchmark” makes me feel OLD
  4. Each year there's like one hundred wide releases or something (haven't checked the numbers but it sounds right lmao). At this stage we're getting around fifteen above 200m. I think it's fair to call the top fifteen percent of movies blockbusters.
  5. In India we followed ROI method to give verdicts. As in, if a film do 3x its Investment by Distributor its Blockbuster. With time the verdict start getting leniant for big films as it's impossible to give 3x return to the high distribution rights that films are sold on. Currently, the most famous box office tracking site Boxofficeindia.com use GROSS to give verdicts for the film. Approximately 25mn admits mark is considered BLOCKBUSTER level for tentpole films. Baahubali 2 (Hindi) had 52.5mn Approx admits, so barely 50% of the biggest HIT is considered BLOCKBUSTER. If we were to apply the same to US, that will be around 50mn admits or $450-500mn Approx.
  6. My arbitrary definition for blockbuster is any film that makes 150M+. Not sure why it needs to be such a strict definition. The definition on Wikipedia is "highly popular and financially successful" and if something's making 150M then you can bet that it's pretty damn popular (and unless the budget is way too high it's also probably a financial success)
  7. To quote some famous villain - if everything is blockbuster then nothing is Now, I'm not saying that every movie is hitting $200m, but it has become increasingly easy to hit it
  8. Blockbuster is obviously an arbitrary term but it's nuts to say something that grosses 300m domestic isn't a blockbuster. Hell, I'd call anything over 200m a blockbuster.
  9. Since folks were throwing out 2012, here are some reverse adj numbers for $300m movies adj'ed back to 2012 ticket prices: 2018: 2017: 2016: 2015: In 2018, Aquaman and Deadpool 2 fall off the list (Aqua just barely). 2017, Homecoming (just barely), IT, and Thor: Ragnarok all fall off the list. 2016 and 2015 doesn't have any fall off the list. Since Aquaman barely falls off the list, I think putting the line at 340m or 350m right now is pretty acceptable, if we were using 300m in 2012 as a guideline.
  10. eh, I don't like relative things. I'm closer to the top5 rolling average from last 5 years. If it fits, it's blockbuster, otherwise it is not
  11. Infinity War did $30mn in 4th weekend FSS and $76mn approx afterwards. If EG clones the number of IW and add 76mn flat, it will hit 1296-1297. If EG match IW legs and do 2.5x i.e. 90mn after this weekend for 1310 which will keep it in race with Avatar. 1st case is more likely.
  12. Well, that doesn't make any sense. I'll agree that it's contextual based on the film, but not that there are two separate metrics.
  13. Blockbuster film and Blockbuster Gross are too separate things. A 500mn is Blockbuster Gross but couldn't be Blockbuster film for something like Endgame. 300 is Blockbuster film for something like IT but not a Blockbuster Gross.
  14. Every film's verdict is unique case. What I was trying to point out is that in the age when we are getting $500mn plus films frequently now, $300mn is no longer the BLOCKBUSTER gross number which it was in 2010.
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