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  1. Sorry for staying away for so long. I'll be back later this week. 'Far From Home' is doing much better that 'Homecoming'. Box office a bit busier than usual for this time of year.
  2. Weekend 20–23/06/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Toy Story 4 43,642 – 43,642 1 2 Nous finirons ensemble [French–Belgian] 9,307 – 9,307 1 3 Le Grand Bain [French] 4,129 -57.0% 16,978 2 4 Men in Black International 4,009 -56.4% 20,270 2 5 Aladdin 4,000 -51.0% 131,387 5 6 X-Men: Dark Phoenix 3,066 -52.8% 48,349 3 7 Pokemon Detective Pikachu 2,774 -52.5% 13,913 2 8 Rojo [Spanish-language multinational film] 2,544 – 2,544 1 9 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 2,069 -27.1% 5,963 2 10 Vita and Virginia 1,877 – 1,877 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-20-6-2019.html The weekend reached the same level as last year, when 'Ocean's 8' and 'Incredibles 2' were at the top. The latest Pixar sequel, 'Toy Story 4', opened 22.6% lower than its predecessor, which opened in June 2010. If it follows the same trajectoryas its predecessor, it will reach 155–160K admissions. Hardly a break-through success but it could've been worse. This is how it compares to other Pixar titles. Pixar (since 2003) Title Opening weekend Release date Total Multiple Finding Nemo 45,615 Fri 5 Dec 03 340,731 7.47 Ratatouille 68,000-72,000 Thu 27 Sep 07 312,019 4.46 Inside Out 62,766 Thu 3 Sep 15 310,104 4.94 Finding Dory 90,356 Thu 1 Sep 16 295,338 3.27 Up 57,008 Thu 10 Sep 09 211,570 3.71 Toy Story 3 56,358 Thu 24 Jun 10 202,242 3.59 The Good Dinosaur 27,160 Thu 17 Dec 15 195,289 7.19 Cars 3 51,698 Thu 15 Jun 17 175,915 3.40 Incredibles 2 38,784 Thu 14 Jun 18 173,512 4.47 Cars 38,000-40,000 Thu 14 Sep 06 157,500 4.04 Toy Story 4 43,642 Thu 20 Jun 19 – – Wall-E 41,787 Thu 18 Sep 08 147,357 3.53 Cars 2 38,970 Thu 23 Jun 11 140,825 3.61 Coco 16,667 Thu 14 Dec 17 137,423 8.25 The Incredibles 38,700 Fri 26 Nov 04 125,000 3.23 Monsters University 19,138 Thu 20 Jun 13 99,587 5.20 Brave 21,040 Thu 20 Sep 12 86,067 4.09 Notably, 'Toy Story 4's' opening was even worse than 'Cars 3' (ouch!) and very close to 'Wall-E'. As you can see, there are no official numbers for 'Toy Story' and 'Toy Story 2', but the article mentions that they both earned "a bit more than half" of their projected total for 'TS4' (140–150K admissions), which means about 80K admissions. 'Aladdin' is on its way to out-gross 'Cinderella' (138,850 admissions), after achieveing better % drops. Other openers and holdovers continued to tank. The best drop of the weekend was scored by the re-release of 1957 film 'Witness for the Prosecution'.
  3. Weekend 13–16/06/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions (by Sunday) Monday admissions Week 1 The White Crow 9,622 – 9,622 1,528 1 2 Le Grand Bain [French] 9,606 – 9,606 1,637 1 3 Men in Black: International 9,189 – 9,189 1,840 1 4 Aladdin 8,169 -36.2% 121,134 2,165 4 5 X-Men: Dark Phoenix 6,494 -67.6% 39,686 1,487 2 6 Pokemon Detective Pikachu 5,834 – 5,834 1,296 1 7 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 2,838 – 2,838 519 1 8 Agatha and the Truth of Murder 2,700 -25.8% 7,399 390 2 9 The Hustle 2,464 -76.8% 18,911 492 2 10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters 1,366 -67.8% 29,984 294 3 Sources: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4648/box-office-o-nouregief-kanei-tin-ekplixi-stin-korufh http://flix.gr/news/box-office-13-6-2019.html Despite the Holy Spirit Monday (aka Whit Monday) holiday, this weekend was equally disappointing to the last one. I have actually started suspecting that holidays in Greece cause decreases to cinema attendace – with the exception of the Christmas holidays. However, it was an interesting weekend from a historic point of view. We had the closest photo finish since 2008. An unbelieveably small difference of 16 admissions separated first and second place. Even more impressively, the 3rd film was also a mere 433 admissions behind #1. On the Monday holiday, the first 4 films' tallies were in reverse order, with 'Aladdin' stealing the day. This led to even smaller differences, with all four films being within less than 1,000 admissions of each other. It is unlikely that this has ever happened in the recent past. For the 5-day holiday frame, 'Le Grand Bain' managed to beat 'The White Crow', which was the weekend's winner. The totals for the first 4 films were as follows: Le Grand Bain 11,243 The White Crow 11,150 Men in Black International 11,029 Aladdin 10,334 'Le Grand Bain's' victory was even more impressive given that it was released on less than half the screens as 'The White Crow'. Its per-screen average was a decent 534 admissions. However, the highest per-screen average of the Top 10 was recorded by the re-release of 1957 film 'Witness for the Prosecution' (710 admissions). This is indicative of the dire state of the Greek box office but also of the embarassingly low quality of new films – it is so bad that people prefer to re-watch films released decades in the past. In the meantime, 'Men in Black 4' completely tanked, just like last week's 'X-Men' sequel and 'Godzilla 2' before that. We don't know the opening-weekend performance of 'Men in Black' and 'Men in Black II' but the threequel sold 23,570 admissions in late May 2012. That's two-and-a-half times more than the latest sequel. These are the predecessor totals: Men in Black 210,000 Men in Black II 180,000 Men in Black 3 61,857 Men in Black International 11,029 Next week, 'Toy Story 4' invades Greek cinemas. It will be interesting to see if it can live up to the heights of its predecessor, 'Toy Story 3', both quality-wise and commercially. That one sold north of 200K admissions in Greece back in summer 2010.
  4. Weekend 06–09/06/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 X-Men: Dark Phoenix 20,044 – 20,044 1 2 Aladdin 12,805 -47.6% 107,020 3 3 The Hustle 10,602 – 10,602 1 4 Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4,237 -68.1% 25,494 2 5 Agatha and the Truth of Murder 3,640 – 3,640 1 6 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 2,269 -57.6% 89,402 4 7 Rocketman 1,960 -67.5% 11,095 2 8 Gueule d'ange [French] 1,775 – 1,775 1 9 Lady Winsley [French–Turkish–Belgian] 1,573 – 1,573 1 10 Long Shot 1,460 +62.4% 17,045 4 Sources: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-6-6-2019.html http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4631/box-office-mauros-o-foinikas-stin-korufh-mauri-ki-i-nuxta-sta-sinema Similarly to other European and American markets, 'Dark Phoenix' recorded the worst debut of the franchise in Greece. The facts speak for themselves... X-MEN Rank Title Opening weekend Total Release date Multiplier 1 Deadpool 2 82,773 221,697 17/05/18 2.68 2 Deadpool 77,774 217,832 18/02/16 2.80 3 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 61,520 143,414 29/04/09 2.33 4 Logan 55,871 189,928 02/03/17 3.40 5 X-Men: Apocalypse 42,310 115,239 19/05/16 2.72 6 X-Men: The Last Stand – 170,000 25/05/06 – 7 X-Men: Days of Future Past 34,507 121,935 22/05/14 3.53 8 X2: X-Men United – 169,100 02/05/03 – 9 X-Men: First Class 28,801 84,386 09/06/11 2.93 10 The Wolverine 23,702 105,006 25/07/13 4.43 11 X-Men: Dark Phoenix 20,044 – 06/06/19 – 'Aladdin' has surpassed 'Dumbo' and will soon top the 'Nutcracker'. Other movies dropped hard despite the fact that no opener performed well. 'Godzilla 2' is getting nowehere near its predecessor's 96,178 admissions. 'John Wick 3' will miss the 100K-admission milestone. Aaaand that's pretty much it for this week.
  5. Weekend 30/05–02/06/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Aladdin 24,435 -39.1% 84,688 2 2 Godzilla: King of the Monsters 13,271 – 13,271 1 3 Rocketman 6,025 – 6,025 1 4 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 5,353 -63.9% 82,528 3 5 Ma 4,592 – 4,592 1 6 Αναζητώντας τον Χέντριξ (Smuggling Hendrix) [GR] 3,225 – 3,225 1 7 Uglydolls 1,461 -32.6% 16,377 4 8 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1,424 -25.9% 122,524 8 9 Avengers: Endgame 1,366 -70.4% 528,113 6 10 Long Shot 899 -51.2% 15,082 3 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4622/box-office-o-aladdin-xana-stin-korufh http://flix.gr/news/box-office-30-5-2019.html The 67,397 admissions sold in Greek cinemas this weekend were close to the 2019 record-low. The good news is that the box office has stopped following the dismal trend of late 2018–early 2019, which was one of the worst periods of the last decade. With 5 months of the year behind us, 2019 is trailing 2018 by 4.4%. However, it has moved ahead of 2013 (+8.2%) and 2014 (+4.0%), mostly thanks to 'Endgame'. Overall, the year seems to be heading for another tally between 9-10 million admissions, just like the year before it, barring any pleasant or dreadful surprises. Diving into the specifics, 'Godzilla 2's' opening was less than a third of the first 'Godzilla', which opened back in May 2014 with 41,542 admissions. The average drop for most countries (save for China) was around 50%, suggesting that Greeks are in no mood for Godzilla at all. None of the other openers performed well either. The genie managed to work its magic again, as 'Aladdin' stayed in first place and secured a small drop (although 'Dumbo' dropped 26% on its sophomore frame). It will easily cruise past 100K admissions. It will probably top the 'Nutcracker' and will set its eyes on 'Cinderella' (totals in the above post). Mediocre overall but could've been worse. 'John Wick 3' was annihilated. Reaching 100K admissions is no guarantee but it has already achieved more than anyone would've hoped for. 'Endgame' faced similar annihilation in what is the worst drop it has experienced since opening. 'Dragon 3' will soon top 'Panda 3'. It will thus only be the second-worst animated threequel from a major Hollywood studio. It will probably not surpass the original's 131,130-admission total.
  6. I've missed the last 17 pages. Was there anything noteworthy said other than angry Avatar vs Endgame arguments?
  7. Weekend 23–26/05/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Aladdin 40,093 – 40,093 1 2 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 14,809 -53.4% 67,323 2 3 Avengers: Endgame 4,615 -59.8% 524,634 5 4 Brightburn 4,228 – 4,228 1 5 Uglydolls 2,168 -52.6% 14,383 3 6 L'Homme fidèle [French] 1,943 – 1,943 1 7 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 1,922 -43.3% 120,660 7 8 Long Shot 1,841 -74.4% 13,098 2 9 En liberté ! [French] 1,381 – 1,381 1 10 The Beach Bum 1,265 – 1,265 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-23-5-2019.html On another rather quiet weekend, yet another Disney classic earns the top spot on the big screen. We are nearing the end of this exhausting 12-month journey which started last August with 'Christopher Robin' and will finish in July with 'The Lion King'. Disney released a whopping 6 live-action sequels/adaptations of old films within this time period. 'Aladdin' was marketed and released like an uber-blockbuster, playing in an eye-popping 267 screens. Certainly within the last decade, but maybe even all time, this is a record-high number of screens. For comparison, 'Avengers: Endgame' was released on 247 screens. 'Infinity War' was released in 207 screens. I did a quick search and managed to gather the following list of widest releases. It is probably not exhaustive, especially for films released in the 2000s. Film Number of screens Aladdin 267 Dumbo 261 Avengers: Endgame 247* Mary Poppins Returns 245 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 234 Beauty and the Beast 228 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 225** Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 214 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 212 Finding Dory 209 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 208 Avengers: Infinity War 207 Despicable Me 3 207 Star Wars: The Last Jedi 203 Cars 3 202 The Da Vinci Code 200 The Kings of Mykonos 200 *Opened on 241 screens, then expanded **Opened on 218 screens, then expanded It's weird that all of the Top 5 have been released with the last 7 months and they are all from Disney (the distributor for Disney's films in Greece is Feelgood Entertainment). I don't know if this is a new strategy by the distributor to maximise awareness but it must be quite costly. And for a film to be released in ~250 screens and only make ~30,000 admissions ('Nutcracker', 'Dumbo'), it's hard to understand what sort of business model they're running on. While in other countries 'Aladdin' did better than 'Cinderella' or 'Maleficent', it failed to achieve the same in Greece. It is nevertheless the best Disney live-action film to be released since 2017's 'Beauty and the Beast' (there have been 5 such films since then). This obviously excludes the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise. Here is a more extensive chart: Disney live-action (since 2010) Title Opening weekend Release date Total Multiple Alice in Wonderland 83,183 Thu 4 Mar 10 243,710 2.93 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 60,569 Thu 20 May 10 176,791 2.92 Beauty and the Beast 57,900 Thu 16 Mar 17 183,750 3.17 Maleficent 45,705 Thu 29 May 14 164,394 3.60 Cinderella 44,917 Thu 12 Mar 15 138,850 3.09 Aladdin 40,093 Thu 23 May 19 – – Dumbo 35,181 Thu 28 Mar 19 96,068 2.73 The Lone Ranger 33,255 Thu 4 Jul 13 102,195 3.07 Into the Woods 31,788 Thu 1 Jan 15 77,196 2.43 Mary Poppins Returns 28,502 Thu 20 Dec 18 156,284 5.48 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 28,168 Thu 1 Nov 18 110,672 3.93 John Carter 22,066 Thu 8 Mar 12 49,530 2.24 Oz the Great and Powerful 21,936 Thu 7 Mar 13 80,104 3.65 Tomorrowland 21,441 Thu 28 May 15 42,039 1.96 The Jungle Book 20,488 Thu 21 Apr 16 83,007 4.05 The Sorcerer's Apprentice 20,479 Fri 16 Jul 10 77,303 3.77 Tron: Legacy 19,262 Thu 16 Dec 10 48,375 2.51 The Muppets 17,690 Thu 2 Feb 12 43,789 2.48 Old Dogs 16,721 Thu 21 Jan 10 30,881 1.85 Disney’s Christopher Robin 14,174 Thu 6 Sep 18 33,803 2.38 Alice Through the Looking Glass 13,083 Thu 26 May 16 35,538 2.72 The BFG 11,951 Thu 30 Jun 16 33,588 2.81 Pete's Dragon 11,240 Thu 20 Oct 16 43,294 3.85 Saving Mr. Banks 5,998 Thu 16 Jan 14 13,830 2.31 'John Wick 3' has already surpassed the lifetime admissions of its predecessors. If its drops are only slightly better than the sophomore drop, then it will cross the 100K-admission milestone. 'Endgame' had another sharp drop (it has really never recovered since its second weekend – neither in Greece nor anywhere else) and will probably finish a tad higher than 530K admissions. 'Dragon 3' is still struggling to edge past 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (123,831 admissions). If it doesn't, it will be the worst animated threequel of all time (there are 10 such high-profile Hollywood films). Other openers performed as notoriously as usual. Nothing to say there. The weekend's cumulative admissions reached about 80,000 admissions – another disappointing figure. Each weekend from now on for the next two months will probably feature one high-profile Hollywood release. To be honest, I will probably enjoy watching them crumble one after the other. Next weekend there is 'Godzilla 2', then 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix', then 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu'.
  8. This is now by far the biggest thread for an individual movie in the International section of the forum: 142 pages and 2,827 replies It will probably be the first to reach more than 3,000 replies and may well be the first to reach 150 pages. Other threads with at least 60 pages: Avengers Infinity War: 129 pages and 2,573 replies Marvel's the Avengers: 112 pages and 2,220 replies Frozen: 109 pages and 2,172 replies The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey: 85 pages and 1,689 replies Amazing Spider-Man: 84 pages and 1,679 replies Iron Man 3: 79 pages and 1,574 replies Avengers Age of Ultron: 73 pages and 1,457 replies Man of Steel: 62 pages and 1,225 replies Star Wars The Force Awakens: 60 pages and 1,180 replies
  9. The important thing to know: "Overall, in like-for-likes and at today’s rates, Jungle Book bowed to $160M abroad, Maleficent did $107M and Cinderella $85M." https://deadline.com/2019/05/aladdin-global-memorial-day-weekend-box-office-projection-1202620242/
  10. Weekend 16–19/05/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 31,789 – 31,789 1 2 Avengers: Endgame 11,482 -66.1% 515,204 4 3 Long Shot 7,202 – 7,202 1 4 Uglydolls 4,574 -16.6% 11,410 2 5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3,388 -34.7% 117,711 6 6 Cliffs of Freedom 2,677 -62.7% 27,269 3 7 Un amour impossible [French–Belgian] 1,643 – 1,643 1 8 Missing Link 1,311 -18.4% 24,024 5 9 The Curse of La Llorona 956 -48.1% 43,728 5 10 Le Mystère Henri Pick [French–Belgian] 953 -52.0% 3,582 2 Sources: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-16-5-2019.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-john-wick-reaps-top-spot/ The 'John Wick' franchise has gone from better to good in a short space of time. Mimicking its American and overseas performance, the franchise started with a minuscule first chapter and exponential growth thereafter. One can only expect the fourth fiilm to expand further. Now it seems that 'John Wick 3' has the quality and word-of-mouth required to reach 100,000 admissions. It would need a much smaller multiplier than 'John Wick 2' to achieve this. John Wick Title National OW Release date Total admissions Multiple John Wick 6,300 Thu 26 Feb 15 14,823 2.35 John Wick: Chapter Two 14,335 Thu 16 Feb 17 58,919 4.11 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 31,789 Thu 16 May 19 – – 'Endgame' settled for second place after three weekends on top. Despite another weekend in free-fall, the film has now crossed the 500K-admission mark. It has become the first film to achieve this since Greek film 'Worlds Apart' in January 2016. It is also the first non-local film since 'Skyfall' to reach 500K admissions. It is the fourth highest-grossing film of the last decade, behind the prior two films and 'What If...', a Greek film made by the same director as 'Worlds Apart'. It will probably beat 'What If...' (531,447 admissions) but has little to achieve in terms of milestones. It is still on its way to finish at 530–540K admissions. At the higher end, it would top 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (539,622 admissions). Among films released in the modern era (data is incomplete but goes back to 1998), it would rank around 30th place. I know it's not what one would expect of a film contending to become the biggest film of all time worldwide, but given Greece's socio-economic situation, it is an amazing result. 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' just managed to surpass 'Dragon 2' but it may fall short the original film's 131,130-admission total. It will however top 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (123,831 admissions), saving it from the embarassment of ranking as the lowest-grossing animated threequel (among big Hollywood studios) – it will only rank second-to-last. Everything else does not deserve a special mention. The yearly box office is currently running 7% behind 2018. That is a significant improvement over the 15% year-to-year difference that existed before 'Endgame's' opening. Next week, 'Aladdin' will be hoping to beat 'John Wick' for first place. I am willing to bet that 'Aladdin' will open higher than this year's 'Dumbo' (35,181 admissions) and it will probably match or surpass 'Cinderella' and 'Maleficent' (both opened to ~45K admissions). We'll find out next week!
  11. EG can certainly out-gross Avatar. It's just has to stop dropping like a feather in a vacuum. I don't wanna get too emotionally invested in the possibility but it would be quite disappointing if it didn't get there after coming so close...
  12. The most times I've ever seen a film in the cinema is twice. I'd never watch a film 3 times at the cinema. That's way too much. But 12? That is insane.
  13. It was not part of its initial run. It was re-released. Everyone except biased BOM editors said so at the time (and even they basically admitted it by calling it a "relaunch").
  14. Weekend 09–12/05/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Avengers: Endgame 33,865 -68.4% 488,164 3 2 Cliffs of Freedom 7,169 -20.1% 20,241 2 3 Uglydolls 5,487 – 5,487 1 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 5,190 -60.9% 112,630 5 5 Le Mystère Henri Pick [French–Belgian] 1,986 – 1,986 1 6 The Curse of La Llorona 1,842 -46.0% 41,112 4 7 Missing Link 1,607 -69.4% 22,172 4 8 After 1,487 -66.4% 99,566 5 9 Euforia [Italian] 1,007 – 1,007 1 10 JT Leroy 944 – 944 1 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4582/box-office-oi-ekdikites-stin-korufh-en-meso-tamiakhs-katarreusis http://flix.gr/news/box-office-9-5-2019.html 'Endgame' experienced a precipitous drop this weekend but it was nothing outside the ordinary. 'Civil War' had a similar drop on the weekend that followed the end of the Easter holidays (-69%). 'Endgame' will soon cross the half-a-million milestone in terms of admissions, which is a truly remarkable feat. It has already moved ahead of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (446,258 admissions) and 'Spectre' (487,347 admissions), to become the biggest non-local film since 'Skyfall'. Other films were so weak, that this weekend marked the third consecutive weekend that 'Endgame' commanded more than 50% of the market share. This market would be dead otherwise and I wonder if the summer will ever recover from now on. Cumulative weekend admissions reached 65,049, which was a record-low for the year by a large margin. The only other film that performed decently was 'Cliffs of Freedom', an American film that deals with the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire. It expanded from 43 to 67 screens and managed to retain a decent number of viewers compared to last weekend. 'After' will soon reach 100K admissions and 'Dragon 3' will overtake 'Dragon 2' by next Sunday.
  15. Top 20 Overseas Opening Weekends of All Time Ranking Film Gross (millions) 1 Avengers: Endgame $901.70 2 Avengers: Infinity War $601.50 3 The Fate of the Furious $457.52 4 Avengers: Age of Ultron $429.01 5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $343.72 6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $336.47 7 Fast and Furious 7 $333.76 8 Captain America: Civil War $331.20 9 Jurassic World $328.40 10 Iron Man 3 $314.57 11 Captain Marvel $307.11 12 Transformers: Age of Extinction $303.69 13 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $295.29 14 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $260.87 15 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $259.51 16 Marvel's the Avengers $259.08 17 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $256.50 18 Venom $254.55 19 Despicable Me 3 $252.46 20 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $243.57 The weekend figure for each film is the sum of money it earned in each and every market up to its first Sunday in the particular market. The opening weekend in each market may have occurred at different points in time, which is why the number will not correspond to BOM numbers or figures found in the media, which only mention the money made in all markets on a specific weekend.
  16. It would have to drop more than 50% from now on. Which is not something I would bet on.
  17. Ent is right. For example, look at this chart from the United Kingdom. There's a break between Dec 28 and Jan 30. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&country=UK&id=darkknight.htm Same with Mexico: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&country=MX&id=darkknight.htm Furthermore, IMDB calls them re-releases as well. Even the US re-release is called a re-release, because it was re-released in IMAX. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ql_dt_2 Regardless of the above, anyone who is even remotely cynical could tell that this was an excuse to push the film past the $1 billion mark, which it had clearly failed to reach, to the dismay of DC hardcore fans. By the way, I have nothing against the film. It's in my Top 5 favourite superhero films. But we can't just change our box-office standards for this film because we like it. It was a re-release. Period.
  18. Correct. Nope. That's not true. The Dark Knight did not reach $1 billion during its initial run. The Dark Knight was re-released in January 2009, because it was stuck at $997 million and WB used the Oscar noms as an excuse to re-launch it. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2551&p=.htm The then-writers at BOM (Brandon Gray and Ray Subers) were so biased in favour of DC that they didn't wanna put the ^ symbol on the movie, which they put on other movies that have been re-released. They branded it a "re-expansion" instead.
  19. 7 years in fact. It was initially meant to come out in 2014. That's what I thought about the Dec 2020 date. Yet here we are...
  20. Can someone provide daily grosses for its first week? And if possible, for its second week too? Ideally, in a table of some form.
  21. True. In this sense, the two-billion-dollar films seem like outliers rather than films which will set a trend.
  22. Films that reached $2B during their initial run Title Days to $2B Opening day Reached $2B Avengers: Endgame 11 24/04/19 04/05/19 Avatar 46 16/12/09 30/01/10 Avengers: Infinity War 48 25/04/18 11/06/18 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 53 16/12/15 06/02/16 Avatar was the fourth film to reach $1B during its initial run. Endgame is the fourth film to reach $2B during its initial run. After Avatar, there was a decade that produced tens of billion-dollar films. Is this an indication that two-billion-dollar films are gonna become commoner from now on? Which will be the next two-billion-dollar film? Avatar 2? That's in 2.5 years from now. A lot could happen in the meantime. The most important factor that will determine the answer to these questions will be the extent of China's box office expansion, imo.
  23. Endgame reached earned $1B in ticket sales in record time – twice. It took 5 days to reach $1B. Then it took another 8 days to earn $1B more compared to where it was at the end of Sunday ( $1.224B ). It is now at $2.238B. 2.238-1.224=$1.014B. Unthinkable. Both numbers are better than the previous record, held by Infinity War, which took 11 days to reach $1B. Endgame has to out-gross Avatar cuz it's gonna drive me crazy if it doesn't, after all the records that it has been breaking so far. [EDIT] What's more, it only needed 11 days to reach $2B, which was the previous record for reaching $1B. How crazy is that?
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