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About Archerdude

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  1. Hong Kong Box Office

    Wait...no tears for Eddie the Eagle?
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    There's some rumblings from Hong Kong of the Umbrella Movement stalwarts wanting to boycott Vegas to Macau III, something about the director recently saying he doesn't care about the HK grosses being only 1/25th of the Mainland's. While it may be true, that's a terribly arrogant and insensitive thing to say, for a guy who actually grew up in and started his career in Hong Kong. for shame. Wong Jing!
  3. Hong Kong Box Office

    Judging by the look of this...it was right to run away. Yeah, JC has been a persona non grata in HK for years now.
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    I mean...what??? When is this supposed to hit screens? Renny Harlin directs Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville in SKIPTRACE https://youtu.be/ADP3XkFJhO8
  5. The bigger question is, how much $ has DWA and its Chinese partners sunk on ODW and how does that compare with the KFP "profits?" I think DWA ran into some rough seas last year and downsized, they were pinning on KFP3 hitting major pay dirt in China (I recall firedeep saying there was footage of Jeffrey K insinuating to Raman Hui KFP3 may outgross Monster Hunt, and honestly, that was the vibe on KFP3 leading into the new year), now that it hasn't taken shape, what happens next?
  6. Yes, Dragonboat weekend and also weakened competition until July Summer holidays with which it partook in even for a week or so. It was the last Hollywood flick in June and no rev share imports came in till Aug with Termina-turd. That it was a Summer spectacle and had CG dinosaurs might've helped too. KFP is going to be under siege once the CNY movies pile in...WOM is not the issue here, it's the rather low occupancy it is toting on its day and date opening with the US. My 2 cents.
  7. I forgot to say, DWA had their pick of the release date, that's not rare for a Hollywood flick, that's NEVER happened before! All because of its local film status, and they just wasted it. Also don't say animated sequels have less multipliers than live action...again, this ain't supposed to be no Hollywood flick, everything they have done since KFP2 was to position this as a local film through and through and perhaps the animated flick that doesn't need to have any of the animated film's usual maladies.
  8. Sorry Tigerpaw...just means the last 6 months taught us all to pause and take note of the market's fickle tendencies, it maybe is hitting some form of a bottleneck or people's tastes changing for the better. I'm slightly more pessimistic with KFP3 in particular and do not for a sec go with the "oh it's animated it is supposed to start slower" or "it's animated the multipliers will be higher" theories. KFP3 was seen as the silver bullet to all these animated flick syndromes. It was NOT supposed to behave like a Hollywood imported animated flick, with its cultural relevance, local connections (ODW and friends have been drum banging on this for years) and they sure did a lot of things around it. Ultimately the market turned on them, I think firedeep may have a point on the date, if true that DWA decided against China Film's plans. CFG may have done some things to remove a competitor or two instead the big movies in CNY will slice Po's legs right off. I hope I'm wrong but I do think KFP3 transformed from success story to cautionary tale over the course of this weekend.
  9. I'll be more worried about how DW is going to keep afloat...no Shrek's, Madagascar cancelled and now KFP3's surefire status in China crashed and burned...where do they go from here? Don't blame Fox they did not make these movies...they probably didn't decide either for US and China and a handful to go first and the rest to go to market in March. FF7 really got many greedy and think that China is going to be easy and automatic, well guess what?
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    Boohoohoo, I feel bad the movie made only 6.2 Million HKD on the first day (with midnights) and will probably need another day to surpass the highest grossing installment in the series.
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    The negative reviewers' track record of previous reviews tells you of their tendencies and biases...
  12. Apparently there's a cuss word in the dubbed version of the one movie no one is talking about -- SpongeBob, is this right or a prank? Read it on weibo...
  13. At 8pm the Maoyan numbers aren't that close 22.5 for Our times and 18.5 for JB24 for the day.
  14. I think Fox semi-tried, but fact is they had two films releasing within days of each other. I'm wondering if they regret pushing for Peanuts now that Scorch Trials got shoved down early Nov...guess not, better to have a flop than see the slot go to another studio and succeed? Oh and no one in this forum commenting on Everest?

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