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  1. 13 points
    Quick morning update as I did not do end of day update(I crashed early as I am jetlagged). Dolittle MTC1 Prev - overall 1035 shows 7389/164426 107448.58 MTC2 Prev - overall 1141 shows 4936/148395 55686.00 Very anemic growth since last afternoon. At this point Its looking at saturday grosses like family flick but with horrible reviews I am not feeling big increase. it needs ginormous walk ups to even hit 1m previews at this point. Bad Boys MTC1 Prev - overall 1544 shows 50321/303549 748975.27 MTC2 prev - overall 1634 shows 31349/251933 377660.00 MTC1 is showing great growth. I am thinking it can hit 90K before end of the day and that would be 6m previews !!! As @Menor said it can hit 50m by end of sunday.
  2. 9 points
  3. 9 points
    Bad Boys for Life Thursday Night Showings Denver AMC Westminster 24 Total 109 858 12.70% AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Total 65 1470 4.42% SEATS SOLD SOLD TODAY TOTAL SEATS PERCENT SOLD THEATERS SHOWINGS 390 N/A 6236 6.25% 9 32 Terminator comp: 4.09M Adjusted Zombieland comp: 3.64M Gemini Man comp: 3.79M Hobbs comp: 4.16M Adjusted OUATiH comp: 3.56M
  4. 8 points
    I'm bored and killing time before I see Little Women a second time (God is it good), but I decided to look at the biggest movies for each month after mentioning BB might beat Blart, and this is what I found: January: Paul Blart: Mall Cop (11 years) February: Black Panther (2 years) March: Beauty and the Beast (3 years) April: Avengers: Endgame (1 year) May: The Avengers (8 years) June: Jurassic World (5 years) July: The Lion King (1 year) August: Guardians of the Galaxy (6 years) September: It (3 years) October: Joker (1 year) November: Frozen II (1 year) December: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (5 years) It'll be interesting to see which one of these get toppled in the next couple years. As of now, feel like The Batman and Black Panther 2 feel like the most possible victors, but even those are arguably long shots and really depend on their marketing. And I guess maybe one of the Avatar sequels if people really go bonkers for #2. The inevitable Harry Potter 9 might even get there depending on where it lands on the calendar.
  5. 8 points
    Dolittle Greater Philadelphia Area Seat Report T-2 and Counting Sellouts Showings Seats Sold Total Seats Perct Sold TOTALS 0 38 80 6,509 1.23% Total Shows Added Today: 11 Total Seats Added Today: 1,178 Total Seats Sold Today: 18 Comp 0.769x of Dora 2 days before release (961K) 1.333x of Abominable (867K) 0.460x of Addams Family (575K) 0.329x of Maleficent (757K) 2.424x of Playing with Fire (1.09M) 0.277x of Jumanji (1.3M) It's...better. At the very least, I feel more confident in 1M previews, though of course, that's kind of damning with faint praise. Take what you can get I suppose.
  6. 8 points
  7. 8 points
    Frozen 2 OS Update $913,248,839, up 1.25M WW is up to $1,372,632,881
  8. 7 points
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  10. 7 points
    It looks a bit like a 2000-2005 superhero film, a vibe that Venom shares.
  11. 7 points
    Haters said Joker will encourage gun violence, > no incident so far Haters said Joker will flop because of its non-conventional style > Joker opened to US243m Haters said Joker will have bad legs > it got more than 4x legs all the way to 1b Haters said joker will not be doing good at award season > Venice win, Oscar 11 nomination. I have never seen such a complete failure from haters since......... They almost achieved none.
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points
    When Will Smith is the Will Smith we love, people show up. Is it that hard to get ? He was fantastic in Aladdin, against all odds. Very hard to succeed to Robin WIlliams in the role.
  14. 6 points
    Blindspotting (2018) Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada "You are a convicted felon, Mr. Hoskins. You are now that until proven otherwise. Prove otherwise at all times." Most Valuable Player: Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal for Acting and Writing Awards Count: 1 DGA Nomination Box Office: 4.3m Metascore: 77 Synopsis: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Critic Opinion: "Blindspotting also weaves poetry into its characters’ everyday lives, with striking results. Fans of Hamilton will find much to admire here. The protagonists use lyrical speech to negotiate challenging circumstances; their verse-infused scenes call to mind the surreal musical interludes that enlivened The Singing Detective and Dancer in the Dark. The rich hues of cinematographer Robby Baumgartner and a compelling soundtrack from Michael Yezerski bolster the fine work of director Carlos López Estrada and a strong ensemble cast. ‘Blindspotting’ boasts an embarrassment of visual, narrative and poetic riches." - Daniel Gallant, Time Out User Opinion: "It’s a shame that Blindspotting just came and went in the critical and public consciousness this summer. While it doesn’t rise to the very top of the wealth of cinematic riches examining race in 2018, it is a bold, bracing dramedy that feels like it has a unique voice and makes numerous cutting observations about racial tension and gentrification. In many ways, it feels like a slightly gentler and less incendiary spiritual successor to Do the Right Thing: like Spike Lee’s classic slice-of-life drama, it immerses viewers into a vibrant world where economically-disadvantaged people of color take center stage and confront various ways in which the dominant culture around them holds them down; where Blindspotting differs is that it sees and acknowledges hope for change. Character interactions consistently feel authentic, the stakes are high enough to lend urgency in lieu of a more traditional plot, and there are some extremely clever uses of rap as a method of heightening the tension of key scenes." - @Webslinger Commentary: Blindspotting was and still is my favorite film from 2018, a movie that was ripe with potential to be a small indie hit but ended up getting overlooked. The small nature of its box office grosses doesn't diminish the explosive grandeur of the movie itself. Blindspotting is a creative film that brilliantly layers in portions of spoken word and nightmarish sequences of tension that transport you into the mind of Daveed Digg's character and offers a nuanced take on gentrification and racial issues. What's nice too about Blindspotting is while it often gets close to filling in the tragic tropes of its genre, it often subverts them but not any sooner than before you feel the fear and tension that Diggs is put under. A really brilliant little indie flick. Year Count: 2018 (14), 2017 (11), 2015 (10), 2013 (8), 2019 (7), 2016 (7), 2014 (7), 2012 (6), 2011 (6), 2010 (4) Director Count: Denis Villeneuve (3), Wes Anderson (2), Alex Garland (2), Ryan Coogler (2), David Fincher (2), James Gray (2), Bong Joon-Ho (2), Barry Jenkins (2), Christopher Nolan (2), Steven Spielberg (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  15. 5 points
    Still think this has an underwhelming cast. I mean, i like Colin Farrell, but he does not have the gravitas and name recognition of a Liam Neeson, Jack Nicholson and other other actors they surrounded Batman in the past. And Pattinson needs all the help he can get. I don't think this movie will be as huge as some are predicting
  16. 5 points
    Seems like you are picking arbitrary numbers here. Not sure why 1.6 is THE number it should of had. 1.45 seems pretty darn good in my eyes. Frozen II has nearly a 3.6X. For reference, The Lion King had 2.85. Toy Story 4 had a 3.6. So seems to me Frozen did pretty well.
  17. 5 points
    Aquaman's second trailer had worse views than Shazam's second trailer. I guess Aquaman wasn't a breakout. I know the first trailer had more views but a sharper decline in views from first to second trailer must be bad right? Birds of Prey's first trailer also had only 4 mil less views than Wonder Woman 1984. I guess this means WW1984 will only open to 60 mil.
  18. 5 points
    There is literally a four episode arc in Clone Wars about bank regulations and how interest rates and national debt are putting the country in danger. I don't know how much more in-your-face you can get. George Lucas has never been subtle. The idea that Star Wars is analogy for our time is not some clutch-your-pearls revelation.
  19. 5 points
    @cayommagazine Phoenix Fire Entertainment announces today that an Atlantis: The Lost Empire remake titled The Lost Empire is in works, with director Dean DeBlois and Eddie Redmayne attached. Release aiming for Martin Luther King Weekend Y8.
  20. 5 points
    Gravity (2013) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron "You've got to learn to let go." Most Valuable Player: Alfonso Cuaron for Directing, Co-Editing and Co-Writing Awards Count: Won 7 Oscars Box Office: 274.1m DOM Metascore: 96 Synopsis: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Critic Opinion: "Not only does that first image knock us out, but Cuarón and company up the ante by spinning it out into a bravura sequence that lasts for 13 minutes without a cut. The director has done long scenes before — a seven-minute segment in “Children of Men” is especially memorable — but he’s never pulled one off with all the built-in barriers of working in a facsimile of outer space. Those barriers were so steep that Cuarón, one of the most accomplished directors around (everything from “Y Tu Mamá También” to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) ended up spending nearly five years on the project. Once the “Gravity” team realized that the only way to achieve the painstaking photorealism the project demanded was to seamlessly combine live action, computer animation and CGI, new systems had to be invented and new ways of using existing equipment explored. Even computer-controlled factory robots usually employed on automobile assembly lines were repurposed for cinematic uses." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times User Opinion: "Simply fantastic. It's one of the rare movies where i was really on the edge of my seat through many shots, all of the visuals were splendid, the cinematography is simply fantastic, and it really created an atmosphere of being in space. The characters were strong as well and I love the character development Stone goes through. I had no idea if she was going to make it until she landed (I didn't think the movie would be cruel enough to allow her to make it to Earth and then drown her despite the irony) but I couldn't help but feel that the final shots of her walking on the tropical island more than justified her survival. It goes from being a great movie about trying to survive in space to being about the power of human triumph. Overall, it's easily so far the best movie of the year. Hell, it's one of the best science fiction films of all time." - @Water Bottle Commentary: The best science fiction movie of the decade. Gravity was an experience like no other watching in IMAX 3D, it was just something else entirely. The craft of the film goes without saying, Alfonso Cuaron completely outdid himself with this one and I doubt he goes back to big spectacle for quite some time. It may be one of the most cliche sounding lines, but it really is a film that displays the triumph and perseverance of the human spirit when it's at its best and most driven. Gravity is also a movie about rebirth, letting go of the past that haunts you and rising back up able to be free again. For a movie which had the tagline "Don't let go", there's a subtle irony in that the driving character growth is for her to learn to do just that, let go. The film has been able to retain its staying power no matter what screen I watched it on too, even with a home viewing it was just as inspiring as before. What's even more amazing is how all of the technical work in this film still manages to hold up, I don't think I've been nearly as awed by VFX work in a movie since I've seen this one. Cuaron crafted a cinematic experience that has not truly been rivaled in its technical grandeur since. Year Count: 2018 (14), 2015 (13), 2017 (12), 2019 (12), 2013 (11), 2012 (9), 2016 (8), 2014 (8), 2011 (6), 2010 (5) Director Count: Bong Joon-Ho (3), Denis Villeneuve (3), Wes Anderson (2), Ari Aster (2), Damien Chazelle (2), The Coen Brothers (2), Alfonso Cuaron (2), Alex Garland (2), Ryan Coogler (2), David Fincher (2), Greta Gerwig (2), James Gray (2), Barry Jenkins (2), Richard Linklater (2), Christopher Nolan (2), Jordan Peele (2), Steven Spielberg (2), Quentin Tarantino (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  21. 5 points
    $1 billion off of incels. 11 Oscar nominations off incels. Numerous other awards because of incels. The world is entirely comprised of incels. The only ones who are not incels are Film Twitter and their favs. Bob Chipman is the King of Fuck and Master of Poon.
  22. 4 points
    Could you expand on this/clarify this? Because Pattinson, JW, Dano, and Colin seem to fit what you're describing.
  23. 4 points
  24. 4 points
    Source via The Numbers Worst Opening Weekend for Ultrawide Releases Entry Chart Date Rank Revenue Theater Count The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 2017-08-11 3 $8,342,311 4,003 The Lego Ninjago Movie 2017-09-22 3 $20,433,071 4,047 Abominable 2019-09-27 1 $20,612,100 4,242 Smallfoot 2018-09-28 2 $23,045,635 4,131 Mary Poppins Returns 2018-12-21 2 $23,523,121 4,090 The Emoji Movie 2017-07-28 2 $24,531,923 4,075 The Predator 2018-09-14 1 $24,632,284 4,037 Terminator: Dark Fate 2019-11-01 1 $29,033,832 4,086 ----
  25. 4 points
    January's often a good time for UK releases - we tend to get the award movies that have staggered openings from the US.
  26. 4 points
    just over a billion is not an impressive number for TROS in any shape or form .They went all out on the "finale" marketing yet it will make nearly 300m less than TLJ, close to a billion less than TFA and looks like won't even outgross the R rated Joker worldwide
  27. 4 points
    Weren't there reports that the director answered with "we'll figure it out in post" when asked about where the CGI animals were supposed to be during the making of this? Think it's a no-brainer the inevitable "what went wrong behind the scenes" exposé is gonna be a lot more interesting than the actual movie.
  28. 4 points
    Life of Pi (2012) Directed by Ang Lee "And so it goes with God." Most Valuable Player: Yann Martel's Source Material Awards Count: Won 4 Oscars Box Office: 125m DOM Metascore: 79 Synopsis: In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive. Critic Opinion: "The crux of this film is about God and faith... you as a viewer, just as you would follow any faith, are supposed to determine what story you choose to believe. The gruesome, matter-of-fact story with no fantastical elements, or the story that has transfixed you for two hours. The one where God listens to Pi's plea for help and gives him rest and a means to continue his journey. The one that SHOULD NOT be filmable but was still brought to life somehow. The viewers know the situation is the same in both stories- the humans have the same roles as the animals, both are coming of ages stories (Pi = tiger), the ship still sunk in both stories- but the journalist chooses the 'better' story, the one that resonates with him more. I truly believe that this film is Lee's commentary on narratives and fictional storytelling. In films you are enthralled with characters and situations that aren't real and probably couldn't happen in real life, but the end of Life of Pi is a gutpunch. You're reminded that reality is far more serious. But you choose to 'believe' or follow whole-heartedly the better story. Or not. So it goes with God, so it goes with cinema. A second viewing has elevated this to 'masterpiece' levels for me. Sharma's performance, Magee's screenplay and Westernhofer's technical work are all incredible, but the story of the film is Lee. What a masterful filmmaker." - @Gopher Commentary: I remember back when I saw this movie in 2012 it absolutely blew my mind, it was the exact film I needed in terms of my own spiritual development. Since then, I've discovered the book which is a fair bit richer in its philosophy than the movie, but that is not to diminish Ang Lee's masterwork here as a director (as this is a movie and too much philosophizing would have bogged it down). Life of Pi is a transporting experience, and is perhaps one of the most gorgeous films from a visual perspective of the modern era. However, the heart of the movie is not in the technical experience, as superb as it is crafted, but in the spiritual story at its heart. It sets up a singular fantasy story for you, and then twists it, leaving you question where the actual truth is, doubting even but it twists the knife right back in an uplifting measure. It's a wonderful thought experiment, or parable, that makes room for the skeptic and the faithful. Year Count: 2018 (14), 2015 (13), 2017 (12), 2019 (10), 2013 (10), 2012 (9), 2016 (8), 2014 (8), 2011 (6), 2010 (5) Director Count: Denis Villeneuve (3), Ari Aster (2), Damien Chazelle (2), The Coen Brothers (2), Wes Anderson (2), Alex Garland (2), Ryan Coogler (2), David Fincher (2), Greta Gerwig (2), James Gray (2), Bong Joon-Ho (2), Barry Jenkins (2), Richard Linklater (2), Christopher Nolan (2), Jordan Peele (2), Steven Spielberg (2), Quentin Tarantino (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  29. 4 points
    why would you blame the movie for the actions of others. (most probably film dudebros)
  30. 4 points
    As a minority myself, i am sick of tired of people like yourself viewing the world through only race and sex. In the real world outside of Twitter, Joker was well liked by females and People of Colour
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
    Me when I saw Keaton. My only hope in all of this is the Sony-verse is another universe in the MCU multiverse and that’s their Adrian Tomes. My personal Endgame for Spider-Man is he has to leave our universe (MCU) and go into this universe because the Spider-Man in their (Sony) universe was killed and they don’t have all the heroes that the MCUniverse has. Then the MCU can be done with Spider-Man and Sony can drive the character into the dirt as they inevitably will.
  33. 4 points
    I don't know who are the bigger idiots: The testosterone driven people who will condemn any movie with female heroines being the main charecters, or those who automatically support such movies regardless of whether they are good or not to make some political point. It's not just comic books. A lot of fans in any genre say they want new, daring takes on a subject, but you actually give it to them they scream in agony. I give you the reaction of a lot of STar Wars fans to anybody trying to do a darker, more complex version of the SW Universe.
  34. 4 points
    Looks surprisingly decent. Should do decent business as well. If this is a hit and Venom 2 is a hit as well, Sony likely pulls Spidey out after the 3rd movie next year and goes their own way for a while.
  35. 4 points
    Leave No Trace (2018) Directed by Debra Granik "The same thing that's wrong with you isn't wrong with me." Most Valuable Player: Thomasin McKenzie as Tom Awards Count: Some Critics Circle Wins and Nominations, Lots of BOFFY noms Box Office: 6m DOM Metascore: 88 Synopsis: Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini. Critic Opinion: "Granik steps down the social ladder another rung with her third feature, Leave No Trace, the tale of a widowed, traumatized war veteran and his 13-year-old daughter living in a heavily forested public park near Portland, Oregon. A trained survivalist, Will (Ben Foster) knows how to evade trackers and live off the land, and young Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) doesn't mind their tenuous existence if she can stay with her dad. After police apprehend them, father and daughter are processed through social services and set up with a more stable work and living arrangement, but Will is so alienated from modern life that he can't function. Leave No Trace offers a stark commentary on homelessness and the terrible human cost of America's wars. What makes it a great and moving film, though, is the extraordinary connection between Will and Tom, who are as quiet and direct with each other in their isolation as the forest is with them." - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader User Opinion: "Enjoyed this a lot. It's a very emotional film with two excellent performances from the leads. I wasn't expecting the second half to be what it was, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially as the movie sits in my mind. Probably my favorite movie of the year so far." - @WrathOfHan Commentary: What a shame that the academy couldn't seem to find room for Debra Granik for a Directors nomination (meanwhile the BOFFYs could!). Leave No Trace is a film that has sat better with me overtime, even though I found it to be a really solid work when I initially watched it. The quiet character moments that surround Thomasin McKenzie really work and settle in. It's a moving and relevant works over the effects of PTSD and homelessness, and it shows how these effects ripple into the lives of others beyond just the person being pushed to the margin of society. All of the attention seems to go towards the flashier, cinematic films and it can be easy to forget how much tender care goes into directing a quieter, character based piece like this one. Year Count: 2018 (9), 2015 (8), 2017 (7), 2019 (6), 2012 (6), 2014 (5), 2011 (5), 2016 (4), 2010 (3), 2013 (3) Director Count: Wes Anderson (2), Alex Garland (2), Steven Spielberg (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  36. 4 points
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Directed by Wes Anderson "Keep your hands off my lobby boy!" Most Valuable Player: Robert D. Yeoman and Barney Pilling for the Cinematography and Editing Awards Count: Won 4 Oscars, and the BOFFY for Best Picture Box Office: 59.1m DOM Metascore: 88 Synopsis: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Critic Opinion: "Love and death, romance and horror, comedy and tragedy duel to an elegant draw in Wes Anderson’s rich torte of a movie — perhaps the most seductively European film ever made by a kid from Houston. The Anderson world has always been enclosed, an exquisite miniature simulacrum of the real or movie world. His camera style, showing figures in an unmoving frame, and reaction shots at a regimental 90- or 180-degree angle, mimics the viewing of museum installations by a fascinated robot. In rooms or exteriors of impossibly precise ornamental detail, the sense of the writer-director’s control is complete." - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine User Opinion: "I thought I would hate it because Moonrise Kingdom was so bad, I thought to myself that I would never like an Anderson film because of his obnoxious style (Moonrise, was to date, the only film of his I have watched). What a pleasant surprise. It starts okay, then it gets better and better until the triumphant finale. Ralph Fiennes is incredible, I just couldn't get tired of his lovable character. I wouldn't say that the movie is funny, but I always had a smile in my face. What a stellar cast, fairly big names for even the smallest roles." - @Goffe Commentary: Wes Anderson hits onto my list again with another film that feels completely within his stylistic wheelhouse. The movie on a technical level is just so impressive, I love watching how the camera moves in this one, actually quite a bit more than the actual cinematography winner for the year (Birdman). What's great about these technical aspects is they're not done to be showy in and of themselves but to add to the quirk and charm of the feature. Ralph Fiennes is excellent in the leading role, spewing out so many quotable lines and charming little moments. There's a lively score that adds to the engagement in the film, a worthy Oscar winner. It's a movie that's tough not to come out being won over by, Wes Anderson was at the top of his craft with this one. Year Count: 2018 (8), 2015 (7), 2017 (7), 2019 (6), 2012 (5), 2014 (5), 2011 (4), 2016 (4), 2010 (3), 2013 (3) Director Count: Wes Anderson (2), Alex Garland (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    “ What If Titanic just being released now??? It should have a lot more money than it did years ago! “ ” What If Endgame was released 5 years ago??? It should have more than $3B !” ” What if Joker wasn’t rated R but. PG-13?? It would have attracted more audience thus making more money!! “ ” What if Disney didn’t fuck up Aladdin trailer and marketing?? Should have beat BatB easy! “ ” What If Snyder cut version of JL which was played in the cinema , not the whedon whatever!!! Sure it won’t be a complete disappointment. “ and now “ What if Frozen had greater reception and songs than it did??? Surely would add hundreds of millions more!” see the pattern? you can make every pointless argument like that into every movie either it’s flop or highly successful. Even to the movie with phenomenal run more than you can imagine. Rather than saying “ what if “ and making some hypothetical bullshit about what movie should do in the first place ( which would be such a nonsense ), we just need to appreciate what kind of run the movie made and how much box office it grossed. If you kept telling and questioning about that , you couldn’t enjoy your life at all. Just sit and enjoy! Nothing more nothing less.
  39. 3 points
  40. 3 points
    Interesting tidbit: With that potential opening, Bad Boys has a very strong chance at finally surpassing Paul Blart (146M) and become the biggest ever January release domestically (American Sniper and Hidden Figures debuted limited in December, so they don't count). Blart held that record for 11 years.
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    I expected Bad Boys to open below 200k. lol (I know that insidekino predicted 400k, but I kinda thought it was dead), but it should get past 1M admissions pretty easily and end above 1.25M I don't really know, but you are probably right, so 4.935-4.945M after the weekend... -> Thinking that SW9 and Geheimnis will all end around endgame, so we probably will have 3 movies between 5.1M and 5.2M. Knives would be at 665k after a 120k weekend. Thinking it will hit 1M but probably not get much further. So end of the year list would look like this: Frozen 2: 6.65M TLK: 5.55M TROS: 5.15M Geheimnis: 5.15M Endgame: 5.13M Joker: 4.1M Pets 2.48M Jumanji: 2.48M
  43. 3 points
    Jan 16, 2020 - Thursday Rank Title Release Date Daily Gross (Total) Admissions (Total) Number of Screens Revenue Share 1 SECRET ZOO South Korea Jan 15, 2020 $643,844 ($1,651,374) 94,384 (239,900) 1,133 34.88% 2 Bad Boys for Life U.S. Jan 15, 2020 $364,540 ($820,990) 50,142 (112,751) 879 19.74% 3 Dolittle U.S. Jan 08, 2020 $301,158 ($8,534,338) 44,848 (1,183,044) 919 16.31% 4 ASHFALL South Korea Dec 19, 2019 $129,824 ($59,065,919) 19,001 (8,103,520) 623 7.03% 5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker U.S. Jan 08, 2020 $59,142 ($3,503,852) 7,938 (437,798) 464 3.2% 6 Forbidden Dream South Korea Dec 26, 2019 $46,098 ($13,786,770) 6,850 (1,933,982) 430 2.49% 7 Portrait of a Lady on Fire France Jan 16, 2020 $43,196 ($73,598) 6,661 (10,302) 72 2.34% 8 HITMAN: AGENT JUN South Korea Jan 22, 2020 $35,363 ($68,299) 4,799 (9,075) 21 1.91% 9 START-UP South Korea Dec 18, 2019 $33,079 ($24,019,108) 4,712 (3,291,030) 338 1.79% 10 Midway U.S. Dec 31, 2019 $31,274 ($6,823,386) 4,581 (919,875) 282 1.69% 11 Frozen 2 U.S. Nov 21, 2019 $23,402 ($98,618,096) 3,618 (13,703,954) 206 1.26% 12 Super Bear U.S. Jan 15, 2020 $12,319 ($27,695) 2,338 (4,955) 180 0.66% 13 The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands Russia Dec 24, 2019 $5,991 ($1,258,711) 1,888 (203,465) 23 0.32% 14 KNIVES OUT U.S. Dec 04, 2019 $12,870 ($5,599,937) 1,815 (761,834) 59 0.69% 15 MR. ZOO: THE MISSING VIP South Korea Jan 22, 2020 $13,998 ($29,173) 1,805 (4,883) 8 0.75% 16 TABALUGA Germany Jan 08, 2020 $6,803 ($151,470) 1,469 (24,869) 40 0.36% 17 Wool-ji-ma Ton-ze 2 : Shu-keu-ran Ba-ba South Korea Jan 09, 2020 $7,662 ($103,634) 1,442 (15,923) 43 0.41% 18 FORD v FERRARI U.S. Dec 04, 2019 $9,166 ($10,119,085) 1,337 (1,331,091) 76 0.49% 19 Spycies France Jan 15, 2020 $7,557 ($15,373) 1,297 (2,477) 183 0.4% 20 The Haunted House: The Sky Ghost VS Jormungandr South Korea Dec 19, 2019 $6,913 ($5,948,304) 1,095 (875,311) 95 0.37%
  44. 3 points
    Fire those analysists and hire BOT ones.
  45. 3 points
    I’m a huge fan of bad boys 2. Lot of good action and humor in it. I especially liked the highway chase scene with the boat, and the revolving camera shootout at Haitians hideout. The soundtrack is awesome too. Remember bumping Shake Ya Tailfeather all summer long in ‘03. Catchy song.
  46. 3 points
  47. 3 points
    The Scavenger Wars Part II - Director's Cut - Studio: Cookie Pictures Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller/Drama/Re-release Directors: Matt & Ross Duffer Producers: Sebastian Peters, Matt Reeves, Matt Shakman (re-release collaborator) Music: James Newton Howard Cinematographer: Dan Laustsen Release Date: February 24th Theater Count: 2,400 Formats: 2D, Dolby Cinema, Cinerama Budget (re-release): $5m (original budget $240m) Running Time: 148 minutes (2 hours, 28 minutes) Rating: R for sequences of bloody violence, sexual content, thematic elements and strong language throughout Original release: December 17th, Y5 Plot synopsis: Five years following the events of the previous film, the resigned Captain Lucina battles personal demons and a growing conspiracy that could undo a fragile peace and put both Khouga and the H.F.F in grave danger. Previous film (The Scavenger Wars, released Y3): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SsaPQQBs_mHWwAjSrM4fyrbiJ5JLdthnAX9rgHbLGfQ/edit (28,000 words) Plot: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oL6BrFrFi0pD9ggsQ6FEDdlFJTb-M3heBeeWL9X3VIw/edit (25,000 words) Scenes filmed with Cinerama lenses are written in green. Main Cast (* denotes voice and/or performance capture): Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Lucina * Letitia Wright as Tamara * Bex Taylor-Klaus as Sunn * Sasha Lane as Sal * Taissa Farmiga as Luna * Sean Bean as Torann Kenneth Branagh as Arthur Hampstead Laurence Fishburne as Grand Admiral Radian Helms with * Ben Foster as Jarek and * Andy Serkis as Emperor Ares Minor/Spoiler Cast:
  48. 3 points
    Us (2019) Directed by Jordan Peele "If you wanna get crazy, we can get crazy!" Most Valuable Player: Lupita N'yongo as Red/Adelaide Awards Count: 1 SAG Nomination Box Office: 175.1m DOm Metascore: 81 Synopsis: In order to get away from their busy lives, the Wilson family takes a vacation to Santa Cruz, California with the plan of spending time with their friends, the Tyler family. On a day at the beach, their young son Jason almost wanders off, causing his mother Adelaide to become protective of her family. That night, four mysterious people break into Adelaide's childhood home where they're staying. The family is shocked to find out that the intruders look like them, only with grotesque appearances. Critic Opinion: "Still, Nyong’o’s performance anchors the film. Rather than playing one character who devolves into villainy, as the actor Jack Nicholson did in his thrilling embodiment of The Shining’s Jack Torrance, Nyong’o presents two distinct characters whose moral trajectories rely on each other. The work here is daunting: Red and Adelaide share a rich, painful history, but Nyong’o must stretch them away from each other and fill the ensuing gap from both directions. There’s certainly precedent for one actor playing two lookalikes in horror flicks, such as in the director David Cronenberg’s 1988 film Dead Ringers and in the 1993 erotic thriller Doppelganger. But Peele diverges from these movies in his choice of origin story. The Tethered aren’t twins of their counterparts or supernatural alter egos; they are threatening figures engineered by the same social order that protects the humans they terrorize. As Red and Adelaide, then, Nyong’o telegraphs this morbid domination and irrevocable codependence." - Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic User Opinion: "This movie cannot be explained with logic. It's all symbolic. It's not about 'sci-fi experiment gone wrong' but a metaphor of today's United States. US stands for United States as underlined by dialogue in the movie: "We are Americans." It was neither a us or them thing. Rich people/high class/"surface people" stay rich, and are even being richer, while "people born in tunneals"/shadows/bottom people suffer. This whole movie is a revolt of bottom people." - @A Marvel Fanboy Commentary: A symbolic twilight zone like sophmore feature from Jordan Peele that goes into struggles between social classes. I think near the beginning of the year I would have potentially ranked this even higher after seeing the film, but Bong Joon-Ho really upstaged Peele in Parasite, which covers many of the same bases as this one. However, just because Parasite was a near perfect movie doesn't really diminish the strengths of Us. It's a pure cinematic delight, and it leaves you excited to see what Peele will be able to muster up next. The film is one that gives you hope that the original blockbuster isn't dead, and there's room for creative minds to still be able to develop major financial hits that are seen by wide audiences. One of the most exciting films that I saw in theaters this year and decade as a whole. Year Count: 2018 (9), 2015 (9), 2017 (9), 2019 (7), 2012 (6), 2014 (5), 2011 (5), 2016 (5), 2010 (3), 2013 (3) Director Count: Wes Anderson (2), Alex Garland (2), Bong Joon-Ho (2), Steven Spielberg (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  49. 3 points
    The Favourite (2018) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos "You look like a badger." Most Valuable Player: Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in the lead roles Awards Count: Won 1 Oscar Box Office: 34.4m DOM Metascore: 90 Synopsis: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Critic Opinion: "The Favourite might be the first genuinely upsetting Lanthimos film (it’s maybe too early to describe it as “moving”), and that is squarely down to Colman’s astonishingly fragile performance. Her Anne is a pitiful wretch, alone in her own private world and surrounded by toadies and schemers. Many profess to love her, but she knows that they do so for the immense power she wields. They would plunge the knife into her back in half a heartbeat. Although nominally a figure of fun, Colman piles on the layers of trauma and neurosis, making her splenetic outbursts feel at once logical and entirely mysterious. In one scene, she looks from a window and sees a small chamber orchestra of sweet pre-teens playing their hearts out. In the harshest possible terms, she insists they withdraw from her lawn immediately." - David Jenkins, Little White Lies User Opinion: "Barry Lyndon on speed - very entertaining and, like in Barry Lyndon, nice camerawork and superb light; I could have done without some of the postmodernist frill, I thought the "story" was strong enough to stand on its own but of course most of the audience liked the gags." - @IndustriousAngel Commentary: There's two things that had historically had a hard time winning me over in the past, those were Victorian-esque period pieces and Yorgos Lanthimos films, yet somehow this one (which was both) succeeded. There's plenty of hysterical little gags throughout the film, but the real drama comes from the gripping lead performances of the three ladies, the cut throat nature of everything going on is splendidly entertaining. Maybe at times it feels like the film goes on a bit too long, but when the conclusion comes in with the landing you forget about the length and just want to go back and digest what you just saw. Year Count: 2018 (7), 2015 (6), 2017 (6), 2011 (4), 2016 (4), 2019 (4), 2012 (4), 2010 (3), 2014 (3), 2013 (2) Director Count: Alex Garland (2), Taika Waititi (2)
  50. 3 points
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone "Ever since I was born, I was dope." Most Valuable Player: Lonely Island's Soundtrack Awards Count: Some BOFFY Noms Box Office: 9.5m DOM Metascore: 68 Synopsis: When his new album fails to sell records, pop and rap superstar conner4real (Andy Samberg) goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz. Critic Opinion: "To say that the Lonely Island’s new movie Popstar is the best film parody of popular music since This Is Spinal Tap is to do it a disservice. That’s because Popstar is just about the only film parody of pop music since Spinal Tap. This is, as the poet said, crazy, but it’s only while watching Popstar that you realize exactly how crazy this is. In the three decades since Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer donned the blown-out wigs of Spinal Tap, pop has undergone a revolution only matched by the 30-year revolution that culminated in Spinal Tap. (The previous revolution was led by rock, while the new one is led by hip-hop, electronic music, and Swedish dudes named Karl.) This, it turns out, is the source of Popstar’s greatest weakness and its greatest strength. While the movie initially appears to be a spoof of Justin Bieber’s blockbuster concert documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (Popstar’s own subtitle is Never Stop Never Stopping), in fact it’s a spoof of a whole new era of pop decadence. When it loses focus, it’s because there are far too many rich targets to lampoon." - Forrest Wickman, Slate User Opinion: "I saw it today & I was pretty much laughing from star to finish! I love Andy Samberg & Lonely Island's style of comedy, so I am not surprised I enjoyed it so much! Funniest movie of the year so far and honestly one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time! All the songs were hilarious and I liked that is was done in a documentary style as I really enjoyed all the talking head parts! Might even be my favorite movie of the year so far! With that said, I can easily see why somebody could hate it if this is the style of comedy they prefer." - @Empire Commentary: Absolutely hysterical mockumentary that channels the energies of This is Spinal Tap, even if it may not be as clean of a film as that one (which would be a tall order to ask for regardless). The soundtrack is absolutely iconic, from the scathing remarks about the Mona Lisa, to the demand for Equal Rights and of course Bin Laden (and many more). Andy Samberg completely envelops the role of a douchey popstar who's career takes a sharp decline, maybe that's because he was playing only a slight caricature of himself. One of the most quotable films I saw this decade, too bad nobody went and saw it so it never gets quoted outside of these parts of the web. Year Count: 2015 (6), 2017 (4), 2011 (4), 2018 (4), 2010 (3), 2014 (3), 2012 (3), 2016 (3), 2019 (2), 2013 (2) Director Count: Alex Garland (2)


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