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  1. Disney finally wised up and realized they were allowing Sony to create an entire Spider-Verse monster that could challenge Disney's dominance of the Marvel properties. But is it too late? Thanks to Venom, Sony already is well on its way to doing just that. One tidbit i did find interesting: Apparently, Marvel/Disney was getting about 5% of Spiderman's box office take under the production deal. I had been under the impression that Sony got the entirety of the box office, paying Marvel/Disney just the cost of producing the movie, with Disney's side's gain being only the ability to use the Spider-Man character in their Marvel movies. So really, of that $1.1B that "Far from Home" has grossed, Disney would have gotten about $55m from it, which is not an inconsiderable amount.
  2. Love seeing Toy Story 4 ring the Billion Dollar bell. IMO, it's better than the remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and TLK, and it's better than Finding Dory (edited) and the Incredibles 2 as well. IOW's, it's the best recent sequel to or remake of a classic Disney or Pixar movie, save for the amazing 2016 Jungle Book.
  3. I like this time of year, yeah I know Warner's is locked and loaded with a blockbuster in "It 2", but for the most part, the next couple months are about tallying up the summer, seeing if movies released a month or two or three ago can hit DOM or WW milestones, and then gearing up for the Christmas movie season.
  4. BTW, my rank-ordering of the Fast and Furious movies: 5 (2011) 3 (2006) 1 (2001) 6 (2013) 9 (2019) 7 (2015) 4 (2009) 8 (2017) 2 (2003) I know everyone hates "Tokyo Drift" but I saw it the day it opened and really enjoyed it. I would also put Furious 7 last, except that the tribute to Paul Walker, the GOAT tribute, vaults it a few spots.
  5. Saw this film today in Dolby Cinema. Basically, if you are a fan of the F&F franchise, you can't help but like this. It has all the elements - The Rock runs rampant, Jason Statham runs rampant, Idris Elba is all over the place. The action is non-stop over the top absurd, etc. Conversely, if you blanched at the earlier films you won't like this one either.Me? I'm a fan, so I liked it. All we're missing is the rest of the cast, so to speak, but to my surprise, I didn't really miss them. The Rock and JS carried the load nicely, though more films in the future with the full cast will be welcome too.
  6. Unless the earth is consumed in fire and brimstone in the next week or so, it will surpass $1B WW.
  7. $400 Million DOM today baby! Not bad for a film with a 'disappointing' opening, LOL.
  8. A-List Year One Report I joined A-List on July 29, 2018, so today marks the end of my first year. As of tomorrow, July 29, I will be on the new $20 tier that doesn't cover the whole country. So how did it go? Here's the report:Movies seen via A-List during the year ........ 152 (158, see below)Cost if I bought tickets at box office .............. $1252A-List cost .......................................................... $252Cumulative savings for a year ........................ $1000 AMC has said that their break-even point for moviegoers is about 2.4 visits per month. I averaged 12.6 visits per month, or 2.92 visits per week. I came close to the theoretical maximum of 156 movies, if you saw all three movies you are entitled to all 52 weeks, 157 if you could squeeze one more movie in on the 365th day.I saved a whopping $1000 (awesome coincidence, eh?) in doing so, and that is a real savings, because A-List didn't really prompt me to see more movies. I saw 144 movies in the year before I had A-List. I just paid a whole lot less to see them. A-List also allowed me to see WAY more "premium" format movies. In the year before i joined, I saw 18 movies in IMAX, Dolby Cinema, or 3D. In the last year on A-List, I saw 58 such movies. In other word's, 58/152 movies I saw via A-List were in some kind of "premium" format where they charge you more. That was very cool, LOL.Finally, A-List had another benefit. I joined Fandango, and they give you credits for the A-List movies you reserve through them. As a result, I saw 6 more movies for free by cashing in the Fandango credits. Those can be attributed to A-List, because as I never spent money on concessions, all the points were earned just by using A-List to reserve movies. I strongly recommend using Fandango to reserve your A-List tickets. They are an AMC partner so their app works seamlessly with the program.So in effect, I really saw 158 movies this past year thanks to A-List.Thanks A-List
  9. I have only the vaguest idea about the Manson family murders, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, like I have every other QT movie.
  10. Billionaire Boys Club filling up fast - Spider-man and Aladdin this past week, The Lion King and Toy Story 4 this week or at latest the next. Great box office times!
  11. I saw Aladdin again today. Just doing my bit to inject it over the $1B WW goal line.
  12. FWIW, here are the ticket prices at my local AMC for various showings of the Lion King today, Thursday. These are normal prices for all movies: Regular 2D before 12 noon ............. $5 Regular 2D after 12 noon ................ $10 3D before 12 noon ............................. $8 3D after 12 noon ................................. $11 3D after 6 PM ........................................ $12.50 IMAX before 12 noon ........................ $9 IMAX after 12 noon ............................ $12 IMAX after 6 PM ................................. $13.50 Dolby Cinema before 12 noon ..... $9 Dolby Cinema after 12 noon .......... $12 Dolby Cinema after 6 PM ................ $13.50 IMAX 3D .................................................. $15 (only one showing, at 4:30 PM) So there is a big discount to seeing films before 12 noon. Heck, it's always "$5 Tuesday" for regular 2D showings of movies before 12 noon.
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