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  1. 5 points
    Most countries in EU have individiual relief packages. Here in Denmark we have a fantastic safety net where 99% of all people get full salery under lockdown just sitting on their ass doing nothing and buisnesses get 80-90% compensation. We actually have fewer buisness closings than other years
  2. 5 points
    With this back-to-back success of Hi Mom, and My Sister, I guess a bunch of family-centric heart warming movies perhaps like, Bye Dad, See you again brother, Hello Grandma, Our Grandfather, My aunt and I are all on their way to Chinese theaters.
  3. 4 points
    Godzilla KoTM got 386M worldwide, getting up to the same level during a freaking pandemic while offering it on streaming is just amazing. Not a particular fan of the franchise, but I'll root for anything to do well at this point.
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    #68 Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen "Hallelujah" was, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale, which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek many other arrangements have been performed in recordings and in concert, with over 300 versions known. The song has been used in film and television soundtracks and televised talent contests. "Hallelujah" experienced renewed interest following Cohen's death in November 2016 and appeared on many international singles charts, including entering the American Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. Cohen wrote around 80 draft verses for "Hallelujah", with one writing session at the Royalton Hotel in New York where he was reduced to sitting on the floor in his underwear, banging his head on the floor. His original version, as recorded on his album Various Positions, contains several biblical references, most notably evoking the stories of Samson and Delilah from the Book of Judges ("she cut your hair") as well as King David and Bathsheba ("you saw her bathing on the roof, her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you").
  6. 4 points
    #74 Because You Loved Me- Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me" was written by Diane Warren and produced by mega producer and fellow Canadian, David Foster, and served as the theme song from the 1996 film Up Close and Personal, starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. "Because You Loved Me" received critical acclaim and became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in the United States, Canada and Australia, and reaching top ten in many other countries. In the United States alone, it has sold over two million copies. "Because You Loved Me" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. The single has sold over 5 million copies in its first 6 months of availability worldwide. This was my favourite song for about a year. It tells the story of a man who is in love with a woman and they stand by each other through thick and thin. It's the way a relationship is supposed to be. Sickness and health, good times and bad times. They went through their ups and downs, but through it all, they didn't run at the first signs of trouble, they didn't give up too quickly and because of it they have a beautiful relationship. Relationships are work, we all know this but strong people don't give up at the first signs of stress. The words in this song are beautiful and they tell a wonderful story of true love. And of course Celine's voice is just incredibly beautiful and soothing to listen to.
  7. 3 points
    The Arclight and Pacific theaters are a substantial percentage of the “better” theaters in LA. This is really rough.
  8. 3 points
    See, that's what I'm not too sure about. How many auditoriums on a rando weekday go with more than a handful of people? If the over/under of leaving money on the table for a $150 PWP is approximately 16 tickets (with adjustments for matinee, senior, children, and so on), then maybe for the screens that aren't seeing much traffic it makes sense to set one or two aside if the demand is there for Private Watch Parties. But then comes the opening weekend of big movies (not even thinking about mega blockbusters). Losing any screen in that scenario might be unprofitable. But what if a chain decides that it's an acceptable loss-leader to have an occasional screen "lose" seats if it builds up longer term loyalty in buying Private Watch Parties. That is, not maximizing revenue on x given day in case it leads to group Y buying more PWPs down the road. On the other hand, if folks who are buying PWPs aren't also then spending a lot of money on concessions, then it might start becoming unprofitable at a lower point. That is, even if the total ticket revenue from a PWP screening might be more than if they left that screen open to the public, the amount of concessions sold might be less if there aren't that many people in a given PWP. And as we all know, theaters make a lot of their money at the concession line. But on yet another hand, is the total revenue from a PWP more than, say, some random movie in its six or seventh week of release? Might end up that holdovers get sacrificed more for a PWP slot. Yet on even one more hand, if folks don't like having PWPs on smaller screens at a theater, maybe they stop buying them which means a theater has to set aside at least a decent sized screen, which would presumably up the ante on leaving money on the table, especially on weekends. What I'm getting at is that there are lots of moving parts here and the notion of "unprofitability" might not be as easy to suss out as it might seem at first blush. Including people getting used to the idea of PWPs and then getting cranky at a theater chain when they start to take them away/cut them back/put them on the worst screens at a theater.
  9. 3 points
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">GODZILLA VS. KONG<br>$288.3M Overseas Total / 39 Markets<br>$357.8M Global Total <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Godzilla?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Godzilla</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kong</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GodzillaVsKong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GodzillaVsKong</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BoxOffice?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BoxOffice</a></p>&mdash; Boxoffice Pro (@BoxOffice) <a href="https://twitter.com/BoxOffice/status/1381275554003959811?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 11, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  10. 3 points
    #90 The Hills by The Weekend "The Hills" was released on May 27, 2015, as the second single from his second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness. "The Hills" was a critical success, appearing on several year-end lists. In Canada, the song peaked at number one. In the United States, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, replacing his own "Can't Feel My Face". It also made the top 10 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. In May 2019, "The Hills" was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling more than ten million copies, making it the Weeknd's first diamond-certified record. In an analytical piece for Pitchfork, Hannah Giorgis called "The Hills" "a dark, almost discordant meditation on lust, drugs, and fame" while noting that "to those familiar with his repertoire, the only twist in 'The Hills' is how it ends: as the final chords fade, a woman's voice, syrupy and sedate, closes with a lullaby of sorts—not in English, but in Amharic, the primary language of Ethiopia and the Weeknd's own native tongue." To me, this is a song about lust. It's an anthem only for the rich and famous in ways. Or to those addicted to sex. Here's a man lusting after a woman who is in a relationship but her "man is on the road doing promos." So their friendship turns to sex and everything changes. He's also heavily into drugs and tells her he doesn't want anything more than just the occasional roll in the hay. And yet the song is very likable because of the Weekend's delivery of the lyrics and the melodic sound he is able to give us.
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  12. 2 points
    Christ, this is just like EU with AZ, I hoped we were smarter than this. Pausing to give false legitimacy to concerns about some .00001% mortality event is going to cause way more covid deaths than it prevents in blood clot deaths (if any at all). Huge blunder, just as I said when other countries did similar 🤦‍♂️ Nah, we’ll still hit 200M trivially. We could literally have the pace drop 50% starting today and we’d still clear it, the actual finish will be like 230M in first 100.
  13. 2 points
    If anything 110 is much longer than I expected, I thought 95-100 maximum. Current blockbusters feeling the obligation to be 135-150 minutes are a problem, not a standard.
  14. 2 points
    All Time Opening Days Rank Title Year Gross (in crores ₹) Gross (in million $) 1 Baahubali: The Conclusion 2017 ₹137.62 $21.42 2 Saaho 2019 ₹86.02 $12.12 3 2.0 2018 ₹69.62 $9.81 4 Avengers: Endgame 2019 ₹63.83 $9.25 5 Thugs of Hindostan 2018 ₹63.03 $9.27 6 War 2019 ₹61.72 $8.69 7 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 2015 ₹54.71 $8.17 8 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy 2019 ₹53.30 $7.51 9 Happy New Year 2014 ₹50.77 $7.93 10 Sultan 2016 ₹50.14 $7.60 11 Sarkar 2018 ₹49.20 $7.13 12 Bharat 2019 ₹49.15 $7.02 13 Kabali 2016 ₹48.33 $7.44 14 Dhoom 3 2013 ₹45.20 $7.29 15 Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 ₹45.09 $7.16 16 Sanju 2018 ₹44.52 $6.75 17 Singham Returns 2014 ₹43.85 $6.96 18 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 ₹43.79 $6.74 19 Master 2021 ₹42.15 $5.77 20 Chennai Express 2013 ₹41.07 $6.85 21 Dangal 2016 ₹40.79 $6.18 22 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 ₹40.72 $7.40 23 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 ₹40.50 $6.23 24 Vakeel Saab 2021 ₹40.25 $5.59 25 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 ₹39.75 $5.45
  15. 2 points
    https://www.kinobusiness.com/news/kassa-chetverga-08-04-2021-onlayn/ Thursday, April 8 1. Mortal Kombat - 102 980 107 rub or 1 324 111 $ 2. Godzilla vs. Kong - 8 058 600 rub or 103 617 $ and 775 234 781 rub or 10 200 458 $ in 15 days 3. Майор Гром: Чумной Доктор/Major Grom: Plague Doctor - 7 707 308 rub or 99 100 $ and 151 996 799 rub or 1 999 958 $ in 8 days 4. 100% Wolf - 3 429 717 rub or 44 099 $ 5. Nobody - 2 115 068 rub or 27 195 $ and 234 656 664 rub or 3 160 359 $ in 22 days 6. Raya and the Last Dragon - 1 879 486 rub or 24 166 $ and 881 569 205 rub or 11 913 097 $ in 36 days 7. Будь моим Кириллом/Be my Kirill - 1 600 000 rub or 20 573 $ 8. Пальма/A Dog Named Palma - 1 400 000 rub or 18 001 $ and 326 400 000 rub or 4 395 960 $ in 22 days 9. Persischstunden - 1 186 825 rub or 15 260 $ 10. Minari - 775 433 rub or 9 970 $
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  17. 2 points
    Yes, there may be some basis. Just pointed out because pre COVID trailers actually had those 100-150M views which many folks here were tracking. Views so far Youtube - 14M views Twitter - 13M Facebook - 2M Instagram - 9M That's 38M in 2 days (?). Comparing with Spider-man: FFH trailer which was tracked 115M in 24 hours, had 130M official views.
  18. 2 points
    Twitter/YT are full of those comments, in addition to crying about how it's a prequel and "doesn't matter".
  19. 1 point
    So if you're lost and on your own! You can NEVER SURRENDER! 🎶
  20. 1 point
    It was sadly inevitable that some theaters would end up among the businesses to become pandemic casualties but this news is still a major bummer. Hopefully someone steps up and saves them.
  21. 1 point
    Same here, there’s more people mourning a building than were mourning a British prince on mine.
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    Search and Rescue Woods by Kerry Hammond
  24. 1 point
    It's driving me crazy not having streaming numbers for these big movies. We have no idea how popular or unpopular they really are when at least half of folks are watching them on HBO or Disney+
  25. 1 point
    Maybe it will get a nice™️ Sun cume after all then.
  26. 1 point
    #80 What Does It Take by Honeymoon Suite The band's name was a nod to the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital of the world. What Does it Take has been played more than 250,000 times on Canadian radio and it is considered their biggest hit internationally and in Canada. It helped The Big Prize sell 300,000 copies in Canada and more than 4 million world wide. The third single from the album was originally written on a Fostex recorder at a gig in Sarnia, Ontario. The song was added to the soundtrack for the movie One Crazy Summer. It was also a very popular song at Eastwood school dances.
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    #86 My Town- Glass Tiger featuring Rod Stewart "My Town" was written by Glass Tiger bandmates Alan Frew, Alan Connelly and Wayne Parker, as well as Jim Cregan, who co-wrote two of Stewart's other hits. The song's lyrics are a tribute to Frew's hometown, Coatbridge, Scotland, and Stewart was invited to record the song with Glass Tiger because of his Scottish nationality. It became Glass Tiger's sixth top-ten hit in Canada, climbing to number eight on the RPM Top Singles chart in November of the same year and ending the year as Canada's 52nd-most-successful single. In the United Kingdom, due to Stewart's appearance, the single became the band's first song to hit the charts since Diamond Sun. "My Town" was written about Glass Tiger member Alan Frew's hometown of Coatbridge, Scotland. In an interview with Metal Express Radio, Frew said that he initially did not think to recruit Rod Stewart as a featured artist, despite spending time with him prior to the song's conception. The two men were having dinner one night when a person Stewart recognized asked Frew why he had not asked Stewart to sing on "My Town". Frew explained, "Rod asked me why he'd not been asked to sing on it and I'd said that I didn't want to play that card on him. He just said he wanted to sing on it, so he did and that`s how he ended up singing on it." I think the reason this song resonates with me, and perhaps so many others, is that many of us have moved several times. First from Windsor to London. Then London to the GTA. There's a bit a magical feeling when I go back to Windsor to see friends and the same with London. I have so many really good friends from both places. And there's also memories of certain locales in each city. Forest Glade, the river front, Riverside high school in Windsor. In London, it's Pond Mills, The South area, Springbank Park. This song tells of missing your home town. The breeze will take you and carry you over to your town. It's a really nostalgic song and one that I like immensely.
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    #102 Hideaway by Kiesza "Hideaway" is a deep house song recorded by Kiesza from her debut EP of the same name (2014) and her debut studio album, Sound of a Woman (2014). It was co-written by Kiesza in collaboration with its producer Rami Samir Afuni. Recorded in the summer of 2013 in New York City, "Hideaway" honed its musical inspiration from Kiesza and Afuni's passion for 1990s dance music. Here's an amazing story about the origins of the song. "It's a crazy story. I was just about to head to the airport to board a plane to LA. At the time, I was in New York City and I was going to head out there as my writing was picking up. I was ready to board a plane and Rami – the Record producer I work with – had started working on ['Hideaway'] in the studio and it sounded really cool. It reminded me of a lot of the people that I'm into, so I asked if I could jump on the mic before I had to go. The entire song just came out. Everything you hear was finished in an hour-and-a-half. It just poured out. I nearly missed my flight; it was like a scene from a movie. Two days later, I get this call from Rami saying, "I think you need to come back to New York." That's when I knew I'd found a sound that really worked for me. I ended up going back there and working on more tracks." Kiesza I love songs like this. Songs that you can dance to and work out to and generally songs that can alter a mood. I went through a huge EDM phase in the late 90's and early 2000's. I stopped clubbing around 2010 but I've never lost my appreciation for songs like this.
  32. 1 point
    True story. This was playing on the radio when when my parents were driving to the hospital to have yours truly
  33. 1 point
    I too, expect at least 50m for 5 days but that Friday bump turns out lower than I hope.....
  34. 1 point
    Interesting list so far. Being a guy from Vermont, I'm not so familiar with some of the more obscure for America, Canadian related songs, however I do remember The Barenaked Ladies If I Had A Million Dollars playing on our radio inconsistently a lot, when I was younger, so it holds a lot of nostalgic memories for me. Good song, Dion's The Power of Love is a real bop too.
  35. 1 point
    #111 Life is a Highway- Tom Cochrane Cochrane has stated that "Life Is a Highway" was originally conceived in the 1980s as "Love is a Highway" while he was still a member of Red Rider, but was shelved at that time because he felt the unfinished song was unusable. Following a trip with his family to Eastern Africa with the World Vision famine relief organization, Cochrane revisited the song on the advice of his friend John Webster, an instrumentalist on the Mad Mad World album. In a 2017 interview with The Canadian Press to mark the song's 25th anniversary, Cochrane said Webster encouraged him to revisit the demo recording, which at that point only had mumbled vocals and improvised lyrics, but not the song's well-known chorus. "(The song) became a pep talk to myself... saying you can’t really control all of this stuff, you just do the best you can," he says. Cochrane says he was trying to make sense of the poverty he witnessed on his trip, which he found "shocking and traumatic". Eventually, the original demo version was released on the 25th-anniversary reissue of Mad Mad World under the original title "Love is a Highway". He later said the up tempo spirit of the song came from looking for something positive to "hang the experience on." Most of the vocals on the track were recorded in Cochrane's small home studio. The song was Cochrane's only top-40 hit in the United States, reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100. In Canada, the song stayed at number one for two weeks, and three other singles from the album charted within the top 10. This is the song Tom will forever be known for as it had huge international success. His time with the band Red Rider produced some good music, some which will make the countdown, but nothing would become more synonymous with Cochrane's legacy than this one.
  36. 1 point
    Godzilla Vs Kong grossed ₹36.5cr ($5M) Approx in its 5 days extended weekend in India. It has already crossed the full run of other three films of Monster verse, however, it might as well crossed all three of them combined if not for COVID. In normalcy it would have grossed ₹80cr ($11M) Approx in India in 5 days weekend. Godzilla and Kong are big property in India but unfortunately last few films couldn't show that. This time the film was all set to show its potential and COVID... Godzilla (1998) was 2nd biggest Hollywood film of all time in India after Titanic grossing ₹27cr (infl. adj ₹175cr plus). King Kong (2005) was again 2nd biggest Hollywood film with ₹33cr (infl. adj. ₹95cr). Godzilla (2014) opened well with 7th highest Hollywood opener at time but crashed after weekend.
  37. 1 point
    38.1m admissions last year, down from 118.6m in 2019 and a new all time low. The biggest movie was Bad Boys For Life. It's interesting that they changed the terminology, it used be "besucher" but now they have as "tickets". What prompted that I wonder?
  38. 1 point
    The Last Samurai is one of my favourite movies of the 2000s despite its obvious historical flaws. Just such a well-crafted movie with amazing perfomances, especially from Ken Watanabe. I love the fact that the entire second act of the film is just so ... character-driven and non-bombastic while the finale delivers the action craziness. Also the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is great.


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