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  1. After 6 or so years I've decided to step down from my Admin role on the forums. In 2020 I have found it hard to be on the forums enough to do a proper job of moderating and after much deliberation I decided it would be better if I stepped down. I'd like to personally and publicly thank @Shawn for the opportunities he has provided me. As someone who was not an active forum poster and pretty quiet in general it was a honor to be asked to join the staff. @Water Bottle you have always been supportive, especially when it came to my Derby requests and @Plain O
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  2. Hello BOT community. Today I have some news to share with y'all. I am stepping aside as "Chief Admin" and instead taking a different role in the staff. I remember as a small-time poster from Box Office Mojo being extremely discouraged when we found out that BOM decided it wasn't worth bringing back it's forums. I remember helping Shawn set up the forum and in exchange he hired me as a moderator. My original idea was simply to moderate the TV forum but I think Shawn and I meshed together very well so I became an Admin then when he stepped back because he got too busy, the Chief Admin role. I wo
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  3. I want thank @Water Bottle for everything he has done over the years, and for trusting me with this endeavor!! I am literally walking into the Ford dealership to buy my Mach E right now, so I will write up a nice post in a couple hours. But, tl;dr: 😂😂😘😘
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  4. I didn't comment more yesterday b/c I got some sucky cancer news of my own (I found out I have all the markers of the quick progression, less treatable CLL, and with a missing 17 chromosome and p53 protein and a 2nd swapped set, well, in laymen's terms, a lot of treatments, like all regular chemo, are now out)...although my news, while bad, was nothing like this... But I think I do want to thank all you folks for commenting about how he lived his life with cancer and left his legacy. That's actually gonna go up on my wall. My cancer is one that encourages one to squirrel away and
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  5. Hello! It's with great pride that I'm proud to announce that @Cap and @Eric #RIPChadwick have both been promoted from being general moderators to Junior Admins. I believe that both will do a good job and should provide an active leadership presence amongst the staff and community at large. They have been exemplary moderators who have handled issues with a good head. Eric is also a creator of some of the best weekend threads this site has seen. I believe that with the two of them, along with some changes I'll soon be making behind the scenes on how the staff works, will help ensure that the mod
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  6. Really solid movie that I put on par with the first movie if not better. Sometimes sequels can go overboard with world ending threats or upping the action to ridiculousness but WW1984 keeps it pretty reasonable all things considering. I give props for Jenkins for trying something different. The 80s tone and the awesome soundtrack (Zimmer did an amazing job) made this fun but also hopeful with optimistic messages. Great performances by Pascal and Wiig in particular.
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  7. IDK, should you? MORE LIKE: 😇 Hello! Thank you all for this opportunity. I won't front, I'm a little daunted by the whole endeavor. I don't think that's a bad thing. My moderating philosophy is I think we have a phenomenal user base, and I want a lighter touch so people feel free to engage in robust and lively discussions. This place ultimately is about movies and cinema, television and streaming, and it Should. Be. Fun. I am all for Art Gratis Artis, but it's called entertainment. As we have seen through
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  8. It is almost December 25 here on the East Coast, so I think it’s time I give out this message. So...been a long 12 months, hasn’t it? I’m not going to pretend I’m a genius for saying this, but I think it’s fair to say 2020 was rough for all of us. We all know the big reasons why, but for our box office hobby, it's an obvious one. We were forced to look at VOD charts to pass the time for most of the year, and the theatrical experience is in the most dire straits it’s ever been. There’s a chance this forum could lose the very thing we used to discuss every day. Some may argue otherwi
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  9. Things I'm thankful for: 1. That my state has not shut down this summer 2. That, by my own advocating, my primary care appt that was gonna be canceled this summer, was kept (after having been canceled in April) 3. That referred specialists are also available for in person appts and tests can now be run 4. That movie theaters, with their spacing and cleaning requirements, are now gonna be world's safer for me than before, at least for the short term. So, in 2020, I knew my health was not great this spring, but a little fatigue - whatevs...not an emergency, but no
    25 points
  10. SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES Man oh man, is it good to be back. After being shut down for months, America is finally re-opening movie theaters, because Papa Nolan has a big ego and probably wants us all dead. Guess it’s better than Trump killing us in the next four years. A Brit would do it honourably. So after a couple months of Europe and Asia doing okay, American box office will finally return in a relatively muted way. This weekend, possibly at your local Regal or AMC, you
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  11. You're in for a treat. This is Nolan's magnum opus. I think perhaps his best film since The Prestige. IMO of course. btw it was a joy to watch a movie on a screen that's actually bigger than the one in my house even under current circumstances.
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  12. Moderation @VENOM has been threadbanned for poisoning the well and causing unneeded toxicity
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  13. https://deadline.com/2021/06/f9-speeds-to-7-1m-thursday-previews-best-to-date-during-pandemic-1234781577/
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  14. Ok So walkups are much better than what I expected. Not sure if its pre pandemic levels but definitely not bad at all. A Quiet Place 2 Previews MTC1 -92997/596194 1204900.00 4013 shows MTC2 - 69900/342570 862471.24 2706 shows Cruella Previews MTC1 - 27480/319768 344929.00 2418 shows MTC2 - 24897/197707 291452.58 1716 shows So AQP2 around 3x Cruella or tad more than that. There are no crazy late shows though I see some 2d shows till 11PM at Empire 25 and other big plexes at NYC. I think another 10% or so growth is possible for AQP2. Not
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  15. WOM for Avatar re-release is better than I thought. Maoyan score go up to 9.3 from 9.1. Taopiaopiao up to 9.5 from 9.4 Most negative reactions said it was boring because they didn't think "the sequel" have much difference from the first one
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  16. Yeah, right. She made questionable comment after questionable comment. There is exactly one person who is to blame for all this, and it's her and her alone. Trying to twist this into people trying to silence others is absurd from start to finish. Maybe you can excuse her first comments, but everything that followed was a gongshow. She lied about the pandemic, she lied and spread conspiracy theories about the election again and again. And then she agreed with a completely lunatic comparison to the Holocaust. Every company has the right to decide who it wants to work with
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  17. Black Widow Thursday Showings Denver AMC Westminster 24 Total 137 1980 6.92% AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Total 153 1939 7.89% SEATS SOLD SOLD PAST DAY TOTAL SEATS PERCENT SOLD THEATERS SHOWINGS 598 N/A 21278 2.81% 15 112 7 hours and it's already ahead of Fast 9...
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  18. Honestly, I don’t even think this film is “pandering” to China, it stars a Chinese Canadian and appears to be set mostly in San Francisco, if anything it’s aimed at American audiences. I’m sure they hope it does well in Asian markets, but let’s be honest, Marvel movies don’t need to “pander” to anyone at this stage, they do well worldwide based on the brand name alone. And anyway, I don’t see anything particularly pandering about an Asian superhero based on comics from the 70’s getting his own film, it’s not like Marvel just cobbled Shang Chi together last year to try and capitalise on the Chi
    18 points
  19. ONE WILL FALL So...been a while since I’ve done one of these, huh? Last time I did this kind of snazzy introduction for a weekend was all the way back in Labor Day, when we all assumed Tenet would put the box office back on track and everything would be totally fine. But fast forward about seven months later and everything has changed. As it turns out, Warner and Disney have emphasized streaming over theatrical exhibition, while the only thing keeping AMC Theaters afloat are memelords who decided to rig the stock market. And despite some people acting lik
    18 points
  20. Since the week of Aug. 10, Zhao has been ensconced in an editing room on the empty Disney lot, completing postproduction on both Nomadland and Eternals, which is due in February and which features Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie and Marvel’s first LGBTQ relationship in a story about an immortal alien race who has secretly lived on Earth for 7,000 years. "Chloé will go toe to toe about Malick, or as esoteric and small a film as has ever been made, but also on Star Wars or on [Japanese superhero franchise] One-Punch Man in a way that is quite unique and quite spectacular," says Marvel Studios preside
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  21. Black Widow(T-12) MTC1 - 66333/462524 994450.00 2395 shows. Really solid. This will have a huge OW. Only question is how much would the same day streaming would limit walk ups that F9 saw. Only time will tell. On F9 saturday its at 203.4K at noon and so its headed for a tiny increase MINUS previews today. I like the MTC share seen yesterday and it should drop even more today. I wont be surprised by even 75m OW but let us see where the saturday ends up at.
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  22. All-righty Ladies, Gentlemen, and Lokis, It has finally arrived. The cultural event that is going to heal this soul of this planet and SAVE CINEMA: LMFAO, I wish. Though if I don't get the trailer tonight, I will riot. Nah, it's time for: BLACK WIDOW Arriving eight years too late to really matter, and one and a half years behind schedule, Natasha Romanoff and her Russian Cohorts FINALLY get their big screen solo mission. That is actually an origin story for Yelena Belova. And is sandwiched between th
    16 points
  23. A nice little BOT tidbit inbetween all the debates over Premier Access: we're now past 42 pages, which beats out the Sonic weekend thread back in February 2020 and is now the largest weekend thread we've had since New Year's Weekend 2019 at 58 pages. I don't think we'll get much further momentum to go above that, but it's good to know Papa Feige has brought us back to some of that old former glory.
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  24. The prodigal daughter has returned. I am still not fully recovered from the closing of my theater chain. But I do think it's time to get back to tracking. Couple of notes: 1. We lost Cinemagic, which was the regional chain that owned 2 IMAX theaters + 7 Premium/Stadium theaters in Maine, NH, and Mass. Due to that, I'm going to track Falmouth Flagship in Maine and Regal Fox Run & RPX in Newington, NH. Since everyone's been forced migrate to those, I suspect I'm going to overindex until basically Eternals, probably until Spider-Man. 2. I found that pr
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  25. Black Widow MTC1 Previews - 141757/717631 2051689.00 4383 shows Friday - 144030/1224424 1847358.00 6973 shows Saturday - 89750/1268567 1038785.00 7224 shows Explosion in show count as expected. OD PS ahead of previews. I am thinking 16m prev/25m OD(400K MTC1)/24m Sat/19m Sunday is the lowest it can go at this point. It could go higher but let us wait and watch.
    16 points
  26. I don't have 24-hour data yet (that will be later tonight or tomorrow morning) but it has already sold 7362 more tickets for Thursday in less than a day after only selling 5604 in a day and a half and it's running at 800 tickets/hr at this point. It will be double yesterday's 24-hr pace which is crazy big for a Monday bump. July 4 certainly had an effect yesterday but now it's back on track.
    16 points
  27. I read the leak. People are gonna hate the scenes where all the eternals get jobs at amazon.
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  28. First impressions are tough, but these six nailed it. BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR The nominees are....
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  29. And that's the list! This was my first countdown, and I don't know if I totally nailed it, but I certainly had fun talking about each individual piece and I was glad so many people not only submitted lists, but also had their films all over the place on a wide spectrum. There was a real sense of variety in the sense that certain movies got higher than others, but everybody had thier own unique and distinct tastes that made it fun to look at all the individual pieces. So a super duper extra huge thank you to @lilmac @VenomXXR @TalismanRing @cookie @terrestrial @charlie Jatinder @The
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  30. #1 Schindler’s List 275 pts, 34 lists "In memory of the countless victims among your people, I ask us to observe three minutes of silence." #1 placements: 10 #2 placements: 6 #3 placements: 3 Top 5 placements: 6 Top 10 placements: 6 Top 15 placements: 2 Box Office: 96.9M DOM, 322.2M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 97% Metacritic: 94 Awards: 7 Academy Award wins and 5 nominations, 7 BAFTA wins and 6 nominations, 3 Golden Globe Award wins and 3 nominations Critic Review: "What is most amazing about this film i
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  31. #4 Jaws 242 pts, 31 lists "You're gonna need a bigger boat." #1 placements: 4 #2 placements: 6 #3 placements: 5 Top 5 placements: 7 Top 10 placements: 8 Top 15 placements: 1 Box Office: 260.8M DOM, 470.6M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 98% Metacritic: 87 Awards: 3 Oscar wins and 1 nomination, 1 Golden Globe win and 3 nominations, 1 BAFTA win and 5 nominations, 1 Grammy Award win Critics Review: "The terror, panic and small town politics are all brilliantly done but this is also a film about bravery and fri
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  32. #9 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 154 pts, 29 lists " I guess you've noticed something a little strange with Dad. It's okay, though. I'm still Dad." #2 placements: 1 #3 placements: 2 Top 5 placements: 3 Top 10 placements: 5 Top 15 placements: 9 Box Office: 135.2M DOM, 306.9M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 94% Metacritic: 90 Awards: 1 Academy Award win and 7 nominations, 1 BAFTA win and 8 nominations, 4 Golden Globe nominations Critic Review: "Steven Spielberg's giant, spectacular Close Encounters of the Thir
    16 points
  33. #11 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 123 pts, 28 lists "For crying out loud, there's a *kid* driving the car!" #3 placements: 1 Top 5 placements: 2 Top 10 placements: 10 Top 15 placements: 5 Box Office: 179.9M DOM, 333.1M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 84% Metacritic: 57 Awards: 1 Academy Award win and nomination, 1 BAFTA win Critic Review: "The sustained furore of humour, visual panache and headlong momentum makes for dazzling cinema." - Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine BOT User Review: "Wildly underrated
    16 points
  34. #12 Minority Report 122 pts, 27 lists "Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark." #3 placement: 1 Top 5 placements: 2 Top 10 placements: 10 Top 15 placements: 9 Box Office: 132.1M DOM, 358.4M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 90% Metacritic: 80 Awards: 1 Academy Award nomination, 1 BAFTA nomination, 3 Empire Award wins Critic Review: "Ferociously intense, furiously kinetic, it’s expressionist film noir science fiction that, like all good sci-fi, peers into the future to shed light on the present."
    16 points
  35. #15 Empire of the Sun 90 pts, 24 lists "P-51! Cadillac of the sky!" Top 5 placements: 1 Top 10 placements: 6 Top 15 placements: 5 Box Office: 22.2M DOM, 66.7M WW Rotten Tomatoes: 75% Metacritic: 62 Awards: 2 National Board of Review Awards, 6 Academy Award nominations, 3 BAFTA wins and 3 nominations, 2 Golden Globe nominations, 1 Grammy Award nomination Critic Review: "While screenwriter Tom Stoppard supplies a literate script, it’s Spielberg’s peerless command of film technique that drives the film, with the d
    16 points
  36. The New Mutants is awesome. Hopefully it has good legs. Strong character development and a thriling final 30 minutes. Better than half the MCU output easily.
    16 points


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