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  1. The Addams Family does too (although I don’t think I’d ever care about scheduling against a UA release).
  2. This abomination is still trending #1 on Twitter 8 hours after the trailer dropped... I’ll say this, they’ve got the awareness part down 😂
  3. I don't think the critics are being "unfair" per se, I just don't think the GA will care about the things they're taking issue with. People want to see pretty much the same movie with visual updates and it sounds like that's what was delivered.
  4. The first animation-to-real life remake was a novelty that had never been done to that scale or quality. And TJB was far removed from original release whereas with TLK people can't help but compare to a movie they grew up on. Now, Disney has released 3 of them within 4 months time. They're being viewed as cash grabs and are allowing Disney to dominate the entire summer box office which is pissing everyone else off. Sentiment is radically different now. My guess is that if TLK were released before TJB, you'd see the reviews flipped. Instead, you're seeing frustration with the Disney remake/sequel machine pour over into reviews. I haven't seen this new TLK yet but my guess is you're going to see another Aladdin situation where public sentiment is leagues better than the reviews.
  5. I have a feeling every Disney live action remake from here on out is going to be rotten. I'm not sure if it's related to Disney's dominance and seemingly everything else bombing but critics are starting to rebel.
  6. Did anyone have any doubt that the critics would come out against this hard given that it's such a close remake/cash grab? What matters for the box office is if it hits nostalgia because that's what the GA wants. The public doesn't care that it's pretty much the same movie... that's most likely what they're there for in the first place.
  7. I don't think this means anything for its future date... the films that are most likely to move into the massive hole this move would create (In the Heights or Scoob) are still filming right now. They're not going to shuffle dates without knowing that the new film will be ready at the earlier release date.
  8. In. The one I'm worried about is TS4, I think TLK, Frozen 2 and TROS all get there.
  9. It'll show up in the Top 5 tonight... in that slice above it's already at #4 over Pikachu if you combine its standard, IMAX and 3D showings. Just need to wait for the 24 hour to roll over.
  10. Journey: $275k Purpose: $455k Way Home: $535k If it's in line with Purpose (same distributor, direct sequel), it projects to $11M. If it follows Way Home, it's headed for like $5.75M. Either way, the previews are a bit ruff.
  11. Out. The complaints about the original largely centered around the lack of monster screen time in the movie. This seems like it fixes that issue pretty well and the trailers look spectacular to me.
  12. They could've done more with it though. No idea why they shot Genie straight on for most of that clip. The original animation darts all over the damn place during this song which makes it feel more lively. They could've achieved a similar effect here with quick cuts and costume changes (even without the Robin Williams voice impressions). Instead, they did it once when he's riding the ostrich and half of the shot is bland.
  13. I just don't understand the point of throwing a comedy with really good reviews directly into the Endgame black hole... Uglydolls belonged in this spot, this didn't.
  14. I don't know how much closure we can get from a pulled release date with no new date being set (especially given the Disney/Fox uncertainty) but at least we don't have to look at it on the May calendar anymore!
  15. In. Not having Will Smith could cause this to underperform just like ID2 did.
  16. I'm in. With 4 quadrant appeal, no reason this can't do it.
  17. It's so hard to sort out the fact from the fiction with these tweets because they're so over the top. The only thing I believe is negative feedback because if the people slobbering over literally everything can't get behind a movie, hoo boy...
  18. Out (and I say that as someone that thinks Frozen will be big). The Lion King has more universal appeal than Frozen does. I know all the Frozen fans and their parents will go out to see it but the kids who saw TLK are adults now which will let it pull in every quadrant rather well. Not to mention that the competition is pathetic for the rest of summer. It's in a perfect place.
  19. It’ll come out for Awards Season 2019 which is where it should be in the first place. The May date is kind of a strange place for it to begin with.
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