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  1. Here's a great looking Alita collectible, from Queen Studios $2,750 and $3,300. https://queenstudios.shop/collections/alita-battle-angel
  2. Alita is premiering on HBO/Crave this weekend in Canada, its US premiere on HBO will be on Feb 1. Blu-Ray bonus features (mini crash course on Alita's history, Iron City, Motorball and being a cyborg). Worth watching before the movie imo.
  3. If you have any interest in this fiasco don't wait to see it because it won't be around for long.
  4. Will TDF pass Men In Black - Dark Phoenix and US to get into 25th place for 2019 before it gets knocked down a few more spots by December releases? Now playing in 782 theatres domestic, down from 1,022 last week.
  5. Sure why not, I like Miller's idea of Legion having won in the future. I have to wonder if the failure of Alita and now TDF is starting to sow some seeds of doubt in the mind of Cameron/Landau for the Avatar sequels.
  6. Less than that - 768 days until Dec 17/2021. We'll know by early Dec or maybe earlier if Avatar II is generating some major buzz or major apathy.
  7. $10.8 weekend estimate - down almost 63% and beat by four new releases!!! Forget my previous estimate that it would be hard pressed to reach $75 million domestic, it might come in much lower, (mid 60's ??)
  8. Week#1 Domestic is now in the books. Oct 31 - Thursday previews $2.35 million Nov 1-7 Fri-Thurs = $35.307 million Assuming a 50% weekly drop off TDF will be hard pressed to reach $75 million domestic.
  9. The pain is going to shared. Dark Fate faces losses of $120 million-plus for partners Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, which each put up 30 percent of the $185 million budget (Disney, which now owns the Fox film studio, will absorb the loss), sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. China's Tencent has a 10 percent stake.
  10. This is one less thing for Cameron to worry about, Terminator TDF is DOA. Terminator: Dark Fate' Puts Franchise on Ice, Faces $120M-Plus Loss The film bombed in its U.S. debut over the weekend with $29 million. A storied Hollywood film franchise has been terminated — at least for the foreseeable future. Terminator: Dark Fate bombed in its global box office debut over the weekend, grossing just $29 million in the U.S., well behind expectations. Nor was its performance much better overseas, where it has earned $94.6 million to date, including a lackluster China launch of $28 million, for a global total of $123.6 million. Dark Fate faces losses of $120 million-plus for partners Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, which each put up 30 percent of the $185 million budget (Disney, which now owns the Fox film studio, will absorb the loss), sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. China's Tencent has a 10 percent stake. The red ink could end up at $130 million if the pic doesn't hold internationally; conversely, the losses could be closer to $110 million if it does have strong legs offshore, sources add. While the losses will be spread around, Dark Fate's surprisingly poor performance is a blow for David Ellison's Skydance, which has spent tens of millions trying to reboot the James Cameron-created series that first hit the big screen in 1984. It's also a blow for Paramount, which needs franchises. Ellison’s first attempt was 2015's Terminator Genisys, released in partnership with Warner Bros. The film, which cost more than $150 million to produce before marketing, grossed $440.6 million globally, so it wasn’t a financial disaster. It earned more than $100 million in China alone, but faltered in the U.S., where it topped out at $89.8 million. Terminator Genisys was supposed to be the first of a trilogy but was reviled by critics. Ellison quickly scrapped the two follow-ups and went back to the drawing board. He arranged for Cameron to come back and produce a movie that would be a direct sequel to the first two films — The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day, both of which were directed by Cameron — as well as helped arrange for the return of original series stars Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The R-rated Dark Fate was directed by Deadpool helmer Tim Miller. Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna and Diego Boneta also star. Box office analysts say the movie's poor opening is a reflection of complete IP failure. (Insiders at Paramount and Skydance don't disagree.) "It is time to let this franchise finally go to the great beyond," says Eric Handler of MKM Partners. Adds Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations, "This is definitely the end of the line for the Terminator franchise in its current iteration. That said, IPs are harder to kill off than Jason Vorhees these days. So, expect a new series in five years on CBS All Access. Probably animated this time." None of the companies involved would comment on the losses, but sources close to Skydance say there are certainly no plans for another film at this point. Ellison acquired the rights to Terminator from his sister, producer Megan Ellison, who bought them for a reported $20 million in 2011. Following the first two films, neither Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) nor Terminator Salvation (2009) were able to reboot the film series, followed by Genisys. Analysts say any company would have tried again, considering the franchise mentality permeating the Hollywood studio system. "The goodwill and brand equity created by the first two Terminator films was arguably undone by the subsequent pre-Dark Fate installments, which may have negatively impacted audience interest in this latest chapter in the series," says Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore. Dark Fate is the second pricey miss in a row for Paramount and Skydance, following Ang Lee's Gemini Man. Skydance is Paramount's financing partner on pics including the Mission: Impossible series and the upcoming Top Gun reboot. Separately, Skydance sold Michael Bay's big-budget 6 Underground, starring Ryan Reynolds, to Netflix for a reported $150 million-plus. Netflix and Skydance are also making The Old Guard, an action pic directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Charlize Theron, KiK Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The pic, based on the comic book of the same name, is currently filming.
  11. Snow White had a far better box office mix (no China and $155.3 million domestic) box office return exceeded production budget by about 5%, Alita's mix included $133.3 million from China and $85.7 million domestic, the box office run did not cover its production budget. At least up to this level Snow White was in a much better position financially. Alita domestic ranking for 2019 is 25th - Foreign is 14th.
  12. I'm a little worried about the politics in the upcoming Avatar movies, if they can strike a balance that would ignite debate pro & con on both sides that would be ideal, if Cameron decides to hammer in one specific direction only there could be a problem. The world of 2019-2021 is quite different from 2009, everything has been social media weaponized and balanced/rational discourse has been tossed out the window in favour of grade school insults and a us vs them mentality, right or wrong be damned along with truth and hard facts. Terminator Dark Fate (creative team). Too many cooks in that kitchen...... Writing Credits James Cameron...(story by) & Charles H. Eglee...(story by) & Josh Friedman...(story by) and David S. Goyer...(story by) & Justin Rhodes...(story by) David S. Goyer...(screenplay by) & Justin Rhodes...(screenplay by) and Billy Ray...(screenplay by) Avatar 2 Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) James Cameron...(characters) James Cameron...(screenplay) Josh Friedman...(screenplay) Shane Salerno Avatar 3 Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) James Cameron...(characters) James Cameron...(written by) Rick Jaffa...(written by) Shane Salerno Amanda Silver...(written by)
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