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  1. Yes, the film is based on a book written by Lothar-Günther Buchheim who was war correspondent (he later was/still is pretty well known in Germany for e.g. being the founder of a museum for artists). But the film combines the events which happened basically on two submarine boats and not only one.
  2. Obviously I still have to discover lots of films of that genre but no film on my list is a placeholder. Even with the help of the guidelines sometimes I couldn't decide if at least the historical setting plays a key role in the narrative and finally decided to be strict and put only Gorky Park on the list. My top 10 are actually of equal value to me. 1. Dances with Wolves 2. The Last Samurai 3. Ben-Hur (1959) 4. Das Boot 5. Braveheart 6. Born on the Fourth of July 7. Schindler's List 8. Doctor Zhivago 9. Lawrence of Arabia 10. Todesspiel (1997, focuses the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer by The Red Army Fraction (RAF) and all following events in 1977, it's a TV movie but was also shown at film festivals) 11. Apollo 13 12. The English Patient 13. The Third Man 14. Robin Hood (1991) 15. Titanic 16. Charlie Wilson's War 17. M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931, based mainly on a series of murders between 1913 and 1930 committed by a German serial killer) 18. Gorky Park 19. JFK 20. Queen Margot (1994) 21. Hunt for Red October 22. Rob Roy 23. Seven Samurai (1954) 24. Spartacus 25. Life of Brian 26. Good Fellas 27. Casino 28. Amadeus 29. Quest for Fire 30. Gangster Squad (2013) 31. Chinatown
  3. Same here with the old cold war spy films. I always remember a bridge where they meet but do not know in which film it was . Probably you have seen it once. Here the three victims at the beginning are intentionally unrecognizable and found because it thaws.
  4. I don't remember snow plows but it shows a lot of snow . It's based on a book of Martin Cruz Smith. The setting is (partly) in Moscow during the Soviet era and the police inspector Arkadi Renko has to deal with murders that make bigger circles than wished. Renko's love interest is a young woman, Irina, who is involved in the murder case and also has had her experiences with the regime. Maybe you remember some animals, sables at the end? The book is very good to read, picturesque and exciting.
  5. That's fun! But sometimes I'm not sure: Forrest Gump should be allowed then, no? And what about Gorky Park (1983) which like Doctor Zhivago draws a picture of an era but is also (maybe too much) a crime film/thriller? And finally, is First Blood (1982) allowed? It has fictional figures but OTOH the Vietnam war is portrayed, better said the repercussions, e.g. the traumatisation and the problems to reintegrate into a normal life?
  6. I know I should not have laughed but I had to when I saw this picture posted by Porthos... Again I can only say sorry. It's still all black no matter which gadget I use . On the one hand I'm also becoming discouraged but actually I was interested how Bloodshot and I Still Believe are doing. I counted I Still Believe on February the 25th and back then it had 29/19 sold tickets (with back then only a few showtimes but playing in all of my 10 theaters, a good sign). I remember that I Can Only Imagine did very well presales-wise at Pulse but OTOH Overcomer was the worst doing title of all movies that I counted: It had on Thursday, the day of its release, only 91/34 sold tickets and still a decent weekend (8.1M). So if I Still Believe is looking quite ok judging from the reports of keyser it could still surprise (but of course the circumstances are very difficult). Bloodshot should normally have - as several other action movies which looked mediocre at best presales-wise - nice walkups but now Idk. Here in Germany the coronavirus gets enormous coverage in the media (especially from online magazines - it's more or less the only topic). This is only anecdotal: Yesterday I was at the same Chinese restaurant as some weeks ago and I would say that it was indeed a bit less attended. But it's a very popular restaurant and therefore hard to evaluate. My brother who works for a big car company reported that the mood is not the best (e.g. because of the DAX – our pendant to the DOW) but the people are calm, all works normal (beyond that the production is a bit lower because China is missing at the moment as a sales market) and not more people do home office than usual. Our guru of insidekino still sees pretty normal holds in Germany this weekend but several theater chains let one seat free next to a reserved seat which some moviegoers may like and probably most not. I understand that everybody wants to do the best and cause the best safety conditions but OTOH our trains, buses, stores, markets etc. e.g. in Munich but also smaller towns are overcrowded anyway, especially in the rush hours (Germany has ca. ¼ of the population of the USA but only 1/27 of the land area). But as last week, I hope for the best worldwide.
  7. I'm really sorry but since Friday the counting doesn't work (again this „we couldn't find anything that related to your search“). I also can't sign in or use the newsletter to get access which are normally helpful tricks. When this happened in the past ca. one week later it worked again and I will start counting as soon as possible. But I see that enough members are reporting how it looks for Onward and that it's not so bad that I missed this week. PS: To bring at least some news: The prediction for Onward in Germany is 175-200k admissions OW and ca. 800-900k total admissions (which would be slightly above The Good Dinosaur). And I could find only 4 reviews for Onward but those were always very good (4/5 and 5/6). As Aristis mentioned in the German thread half of the cases are from one city (I heard because of an ill kindergarten teacher). Maybe we react pretty calm here because - I know it's not exactly the flu – but the number of people who had the flu this winter crossed 100k some time ago (two years ago it were 300.000 total infections with almost 1.000 people dying.) I just (deeply) hope that it stays so relatively overseeable.
  8. Last Wednesday Mark_G from insidekino.de projected a total of 1.35M admissions with an OW of 228k admissions. But Sonic had slightly less admissions this weekend so the updated projection tomorrow will probably be ca. 1.2 or 1.25M. Edit: If I think about it that would mean that he guesses that Sonic has pretty sharp drops in the future. Maybe because Onward and The kangaroo-chronicles (rather a comedy/satire) are released in a few days... By the way, his original prediction were only 500k total admissions so it exceeded the expectations by far anyway.
  9. The second trend (some family films decreased, TIM went up): #1 Sonic the Hedgehog 200k #2 Nightlife 170k #3 TIM 105k (including previews if it had some) #4 The Gentlemen 105k (including previews) #5 Lassie 92.5k #6 Chaos auf der Feuerwache 75k #7 Parasite 70k #8 Call of the Wild 50k #9 Enkel für Anfänger 45k #10 Dolittle 45k #11 Bad Boys for Life 42.5k #12 Birds of Prey 32.5k #13 1917 27.5k #14 Little Women 27.5k #15 Just Mercy 25k
  10. Audience Score with at the moment 212 verified ratings: 91%. I hope this continues .
  11. The Invisible Man, counted today at 11am EST: NY (AMC Fresh Meadows 7): 236 (total tickets sold for Thursday) / 323 (total tickets sold for Friday, 11 showtimes) Boston (AMC Assembly Row 12): 94 / 139 (14 showtimes) Boston (Boston Common 19): 77 / 139 (12 showtimes) Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24): 125 / 87 (13 showtimes) Grand Rapids (AMC Grand Rapids 18): 31 / 14 (8 showtimes) Austin (AMC Lakeline 9): 12 / 9 (3 showtimes) Tempe/Phoenix (AMC Center Point 11): 19 / 36 (4 showtimes) San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16): 233 / 231 (14 showtimes) LA (AMC Bay Street): 109 / 65 (11 showtimes) LA (AMC Universal): 271 / 194 (12 showtimes) Total tickets sold in 10 theaters till today for Thursday: 1.207 and for Friday: 1.237. Comps: Scary Stories had on Thursday 1.096/754 sold tickets, The Grudge had 475/331, Crawl 417/334, Countdown 248/190, The Turning 239/219, Gretel & Hansel 295/301, Fantasy Island 0/888 and The Boy II 169/155. From these presales it should reach 30M+. The Thursday number isn't spectacular but the Friday number is really impressive in comparison with the other horror movies. I just hope (and guess) that WOM helps and that it also will have nice walk ups.
  12. The Invisible Man, counted today at 10am EST: NY (AMC Fresh Meadows 7): 183 (total tickets sold for Thursday) / 252 (total tickets sold for Friday, 11 showtimes) Boston (AMC Assembly Row 12): 56 / 86 (12 showtimes) Boston (Boston Common 19): 55 / 98 (12 showtimes) Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24): 76 / 65 (13 showtimes) Grand Rapids (AMC Grand Rapids 18): 16 / 9 (8 showtimes) Austin (AMC Lakeline 9): 3 / 6 (2 showtimes) Tempe/Phoenix (AMC Center Point 11): 16 / 18 (4 showtimes) San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16): 184 / 169 (14 showtimes) LA (AMC Bay Street): 83 / 20 (11 showtimes) LA (AMC Universal): 150 / 109 (12 showtimes) Total tickets sold in 10 theaters till today for Thursday: 822 and for Friday: 832. Comps: Scary Stories had on Wednesday 645/475 sold tickets, Crawl 261/209, Countdown 170/131, Underwater 179/170, Gretel & Hansel 199/190, Fantasy Island had 0/663 and The Boy II 77/59. Again especially its Friday number is promising. An OW under 30M would surprise me.
  13. The Invisible Man, counted today at 10am EST: NY (AMC Fresh Meadows 7): 123 (total tickets sold for Thursday) / 140 (total tickets sold for Friday, 7 showtimes) Boston (AMC Assembly Row 12): 39 / 39 (12 showtimes) Boston (Boston Common 19): 40 / 59 (10 showtimes) Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24): 30 / 35 (12 showtimes) Grand Rapids (AMC Grand Rapids 18): 9 / 2 (2 showtimes) Austin (AMC Lakeline 9): 3 / 5 (2 showtimes) Tempe/Phoenix (AMC Center Point 11): 8 / 12 (4 showtimes) San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16): 103 / 85 (8 showtimes) LA (AMC Bay Street): 49 / 2 (1 showtime) LA (AMC Universal): 72 / 41 (6 showtimes) Total tickets sold in 10 theaters till today for Thursday: 476 and for Friday: 423. Comps: Scary Stories (20.9M OW) had on Monday 428/265 sold tickets, Crawl (12M OW) also on Monday 143/114 and Underwater (7M OW) had on Tuesday 118/104. Especially its Friday number looks good! And I read here that the early WOM seems to be promising too.
  14. The third trend looks similar: #1 Sonic the Hedgehog 250k #2 Nightlife 200k #3 Parasite 110k #4 Lassie 90k #5 The Call of the Wild 80k #6 Dolittle 62.5k #7 Bad Boys for Life 62.5k #8 Enkel für Anfänger 62.5k #9 Fantasy Island 55k #10 Birds of Prey 52.5k #11 1917 45k #12 Little Women 40k #13 Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl 35k #14 The Boy II 35k #15 Die Heinzels - Rückkehr der Heinzelmännchen 30k
  15. The Call of the Wild, counted today at 10am EST: NY (AMC Fresh Meadows 7): 35 (total tickets sold for Thursday) / 84 (total tickets sold for Friday, 5 showtimes) Boston (AMC Assembly Row 12): 32 / 46 (9 showtimes) Boston (Boston Common 19): 24 / 19 (9 showtimes) Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24): 21 / 9 (10 showtimes) Grand Rapids (AMC Grand Rapids 18): 18 / 51 (9 showtimes) Austin (AMC Lakeline 9): showtimes): 2 / 25 (4 showtimes) Tempe/Phoenix (AMC Center Point 11): 11 / 8 (4 showtimes) San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16): no showtimes LA (AMC Bay Street): 43 / 33 (6 showtimes) LA (AMC Universal): 38 / 39 (8 showtimes) Total tickets sold in 9 theaters till today for Thursday: 224 and for Friday: 314. That the big theater in San Francisco is missing makes it look worse than it is. Yesterday it had 125/168 so it's up 79% and 87%. Comps: Dolittle had on Thursday 386/516 sold tickets (in the same 9 theaters it would be 300/407) so The Call of the Wild did catch up. And Maleficent2 had 671/883 in 7 theaters (in the same 7 theaters The Call of the Wild has 143/242 sold tickets). At least it looks better than yesterday. With ok walk ups I guess 15M+ should happen. The Boy II, also counted at 10am EST: NY (AMC Fresh Meadows 7): 45 (total tickets sold for Thursday) / 59 (total tickets sold for Friday, 5 showtimes) Boston (AMC Assembly Row 12): 23 / 27 (6 showtimes) Boston (Boston Common 19): 6 / 5 (5 showtimes) Miami (AMC Sunset Place 24): 5 / 2 (5 showtimes) Grand Rapids (AMC Grand Rapids 18): 3 / 11 (5 showtimes) Austin (AMC Lakeline 9): showtimes): no showtimes Tempe/Phoenix (AMC Center Point 11): 13 / 3 (4 showtimes) San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16): 33 / 35 (5 showtimes) LA (AMC Bay Street): 7 / 1 (5 showtimes) LA (AMC Universal): 34 / 12 (5 showtimes) Total tickets sold in 9 theaters till today for Thursday: 169 and for Friday: 155. Yesterday it were 77/59 tickets, up 120% and 163%, a big increase but of course at a very low level. Comps: The Grudge had on Thursday 475/331 sold tickets, Scary Stories 1.096/754, Crawl 417/334, Countdown 248/190, The Turning 239/219, Gretel & Hansel 295/301 and Fantasy Island had 0/888. As other members mentioned already, the title recognition will probably not really work here because of the trailers. So maybe it could reach a bit more than 5M but for sure will stay under 10M OW.
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