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  1. FLOODBATH Studio: Phoenix Fire Entertainment Director: Leigh Whannell Release Date: September 13th Y8 Genre: Disaster/Thriller/Drama Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and some language Format: 2D Budget: $12 million Theater Count: 3.003 Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes Cast: - Annalise Basso as Lauren - Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Andrew - Brendan Meyer as Louis - Unknown child actor as Victoria Plot:
  2. Y3 - THINGS EXPLODE FURTHER MORE Y2 was, well, enormous. Taking the foundation created with Y1 and blowing it to smithereens, we had some massive, massive hits that exploded past the $300 million, $400 million and almost reached $500 million in profit, thanks to the likes of The Odyssey: The Spoils of War, War of the Gods, and, of course, Voltron: Rise of Lotor. Y3 didn't have a hit quite as big as Rise of Lotor, but some came dangerously close, as the game grew further and further (well, no new studio came into the equation, but ultimately, the studios already present had their power grow). Despite this, there were still a few big failures in Y3, although not to the sheer scale of the ones in Y1 and Y2 for the most part. The biggest ones were O$corp Pictures' Ice Station ($23.8 million net loss), Hunt Productions' 2 Lonely 2 Zookeepers - yes, THAT was the title - ($26 million loss), and, easily the biggest one of them all, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Indigenous ($71.8 million loss, the third biggest loss for a 3.0 film behind Peter and the Starcatchers and another film we haven't gotten into). And, because we here at Deadline are too lazy to really do all the research, we don't have the data on who was the studio that grossed the biggest amount of money. FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELVES. Now, let's talk about which were the 10 biggest films of the year in profit: #10 #9 #8 #7 #6 #5 #4 #3 #2 #1 Other big hits of Y3 include Cookie Pictures' Mirror's Edge: Catalyst ($152.6 million profit), O$corp Pictures' The Chrysalids ($147.1 million), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' He-Man II: The Revenge of Skeletor ($139.1 million), O$corp's Earth Defense Force ($128 million), Endless Entertainment/Endless Animation's My Peoples ($127.6 million), Endless' Kim Possible ($126.8 million), Numerator Pictures' Wolves of the Deep ($120.4 million), Gold Crescent's Street Sharks ($114.7 million), Best Picture winner Hourglass Pictures' Notes from the Otherspace ($103.8 million) and TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures' SWAT Kats 2: The Viper Strikes ($103 million). Here's the full list of Y3 movies, ranked by profit:
  3. The Lost Empire Best Director (Julia Hart) Best Ensemble Best Actor (Will Poulter) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Film Editing Best Original Score (Benjamin Wallfisch) (description coming soon) Best Production Design Best Costume Design Best Makeup & Hairstyling Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing Best Visual Effects Best Use of Action Far Cry Best Picture Best Director (Paul Verhoeven) Best Actor (Dylan Minnette) Best Supporting Actor (Diego Luna) Best Original Score (Cliff Martinez) (description coming soon) Best Original Song (Wonderland, performed by Hayley Williams ft. Linkin Park) (influence) Best Cinematography Best Film Editing Best Production Design Best Makeup & Hairstyling Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing Best Visual Effects Best Use of Action Up in the Sky Best Director (Hanelle Culpepper) Best Voice Actor/Actress in a Leading Role (Raven-Symoné) Best Sound Mixing Best Sound Editing Best Visual Effects Dave-Day Best Picture Best Animated Feature Best Voice Actor/Actress in a Leading Role (Jake Gyllenhaal) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Score (Alan Elliot, Eric Perlmutter) (description coming soon) Best Visual Effects Eminem-Esque Best Documentary Feature Floodbath Best Picture Best Director (Leigh Whannell) Best Actress (Annalise Basso) Best Supporting Actor (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin) Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Meyer) Best Original Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Film Editing Best Production Design Best Makeup & Hairstyling Returning from Hell Best Picture Best Director (Niki Caro) Best Actress (Awkwafina) Best Supporting Actor (Eric Stonestreet) Best Supporting Actress (Piper Curda) Best Adapted Screenplay Best Cinematography Best Film Editing Dreams TBA
  4. - E S Q U E Studio: Phoenix Fire Entertainment Directors: Claudia Pond Eyley, Dan Salmon Producer: Taika Waititi Release Date: July 5th Y8 Genre: Documentary/Comedy Rating: PG-13, for language and some crass humor Format: 2D Budget: $2 million Theater Count: 1.564 Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes Cast: - Taika Waititi as the narrator Plot: This film is a documentary on the Eight Mile Style v New Zealand National Party court case. It begins by giving us an introduction to Eminem's career, as well as the song Lose Yourself, the single created for the film 8 Mile, considered by some as Eminem's tour-de-force and one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time - we even get a flashback on Eminem's Academy Award victory for Best Original Song, which made Lose Yourself the first rap song to ever win the award. People involved with Eminem and the song are interviewed. Then, we jump to 2014, when we are introduced to the New Zealand National Party and its campaign that year. Later, we see this ad: The song present in the ad is a blatant rip-off of Lose Yourself. Thus, in 2016, Eminem's publishers decide to file a lawsuit with the High Court in Wellington, New Zealand, claiming copyright infringement when the National Party used an instrumental version/cover of the song without their consent. National Party campaign manager Stephen Joyce responds to the accusations by literally saying that he thinks their usage of the song is "pretty legal", citing their acquisition from it from an Australian music library, and the publishers counter-claimed that they never allowed the song for usage in political campaigns. We see John Oliver mocking this in his show Last Week Tonight, joking that if Joyce were a lawyer, he'd probably stand for his defendant as "probably not guilty". The case goes in fact to court, with trail beginning in 2017. We get to witness various recordings of the court hearings, as well as interviews from associated people. We even get to bask in glorious moments such as these: It is revealed that National had actually given this new version of the song a completely different name, and thus, the validity of the case was nulled. However, the name of National's version? Eminem-Esque. The trial started on May 1st 2017 and ended 11 days later, on May 12th 2017, with the revelation of the decision happening on October 25th, where the Wellington High Court ruled that New Zealand National Party had in fact breached copyright and made them pay $600k. The National Party appealed the ruling on grounds that copyright wasn't breached, and if it was, the damages should have been lower, while American companies Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated tried to have damages be increased. Ultimately, the High Court claims that it'll lower the damages to only $225k. In 2019, Eight Mile Style tried to appeal against National's appeal, but this appeal was dismissed and Eight Mile Style was forced to pay $4500. Despite this, at the time of trial, Eight Mile Style seemed happy, with spokesman Joel Martin claiming that it was a good result for the company after a "distasteful" trial; while National Party president Peter Goodfellow said that there was disappointment in the party and they would proceed to go forward with legal action against Labrador and Beatbox, who supplied them with the music. Mike Chunn said in an interview that the ruling was unfair, because sound-alike recordings are routinely used in advertising. Eminem claimed that he wasn't consulted in anything regarding the case, but if he were to recieve any money from it, he'd donate it to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
  5. T H E W A V E H E I S T Studio: Phoenix Fire Entertainment Director: Luiz Enrique Rios Release Date: August 2nd Y8 Genre: Romance/Action/Thriller Rating: PG-13, for violence and some language Format: 2D Budget: $40 million Theater Count: 3.202 Runtime: 1 hour and 51 minutes Cast: - Lakeith Stanfield as Patrick Jameson - Marina Ruy Barbosa as Carolina da Paz - Debby Ryan as Francine - Gabriel Medina as Lázaro Plot:
  6. @Alpha I changed the dates of both Monster Bug Wars: The Spider Path and The Scorpion Path. They now open both on the same day, May 17th.
  7. Y2 - BUILDING ON THE BASE Y1 was a successful year for studios alike, with a combined total of almost $3 billion dollars in profit between all of the participant studios. Naturally, off this base, Y2 continued the legacy, with even more studios, bigger hits and less flops. Whatever was built upon in Y1, Y2 evolved from it. After coming up short in Y1 (well, by "coming short" I mean that they came a good $300 million behind), this time, TriCrescent Media ran away with Y2, with profits of $1.4 billion dollars, one of the biggest years in CAYOM 3.0 history. On the bombs side of things, there were quite a few pretty big ones - the most significant ones being O$corp Pictures' The Dark Victorian ($56.7 million net loss), debutant Endless Entertainment's Bionicle: Trials of the Toa ($69.7 million loss), O$corp Pictures' Life After Death ($71 million loss), and, easily the biggest bomb in the history of 3.0: Hunt Productions' Peter and the Starcatchers ($98.5 million loss). Ouch. Now, let's look at the 10 most profitable films of the year: #10 #9 #8 #7 #6 #5 #4 #3 #2 #1 Other incredibly successful films of Y2 include O$corp Pictures' Sitting Ducks ($134.1 million profit), TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' Ultraman ($128.5 million), Alpha Pictures' Lord of the Flies ($121.9 million), Hourglass Pictures' Bounty Hamster ($121 million) and Electric's Our City ($118.3 million). All of Y2's films ranked by profit:
  8. DAVE-DAY Based On: World War 2 - D-Day (Claymation), by Twin Tales Studio: Phoenix Fire Entertainment, Phoenix Fire Artstyles Release Date: June 21st Y8 Genre: Claymation/War/Dramedy Rating: R, for cartoon gore and pervasive language Format: 2D Budget: $15 million Theater Count: 2.659 Runtime: 1 hour and 37 minutes Director: Eric Fogel Producers: Twin Tales Screenwriting: Eric Fogel Original Music: Alan Elliot, Eric Perlmutter Voice Cast: - Jake Gyllenhaal as Dave Monday - Bill Hader as Ned Chandlers - Nick Jameson as Sgt. Rogers - Tara Strong as Michelle Monday - and Ralph Garman as Jesus Christ Note On Animation: The animation is done in-house by Phoenix Fire Artstyles. It is entirely animated claymation-style, exactly in line with the short it's based on. Plot Synopsis: Dave Monday (Gyllenhaal, voice) is a new recruit on the American Army in 1943, enrolling as a part of the US troops sent to the European front of World War II. Plot: Alternative Google Docs link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f3leEzWvGdZL8gmFVKxAlY1pr7EIHzdpSUVUsgVA3Oo/edit?usp=sharing
  9. @CayomMagazine Phoenix Fire Entertainment commends fellow studio Endless Entertainment for announcing a second arm of animation, besides its main arm Endless Animation, dedicated to adult animated features. Phoenix Fire will follow on its foot-steps and announce two separate divisions of animation. The primary studio is Phoenix Fire Family Animation. This studio will be responsible for mainstream family-friendly animation catered towards all audiences. Its first two features will be Peter Avanzino's Invader Zim, an adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon, coming in Fall Y9; and Peter Browngardt's Wabbit Hole, a Looney Tunes film centered on Bugs Bunny and his many multiverse foes, release date aiming towards Summer of year TBD. Afterwards, a Sackboy movie, based on the LittleBigPlanet video game character, will be going forward, it to be directed by Steve Moore. And now, we are proud to officially announce Phoenix Fire Artstyles. Our second animation arm, this studio will produce animated features of all different sorts of art-styles, leaning more towards experimental and less mainstream-friendly, and aimed at all different spectrums, from films for all ages, to adult-only features. Despite having been released as a Phoenix Fire Entertainment feature in theaters and initially in home video, Vixen and the Flaming Feather will be henceforth declared as a Phoenix Fire Artstyles movie, the logo of the studio appearing in its home video versions from here on out. As far as fully produced features from the scratch by the studio: the first will be coming in Y8 as Dave-Day, an R-rated claymation feature directed by Eric Fogel, based on a short by animation duo Twin Tales, about an American soldier named Dave as he gets ready for the Normandy beach storming; in Y9, we will be getting Vixen and the Castle of Doom, the sequel to Flaming Feather, still directed by Gianluigi Toccafondo, but now set to feature voice acting, with Katherine Langford already cast as the voice of Vixen; in Y10, Paul Trillo will be directing a full length feature version of his sci-fi short Until There Was Nothing, a philosophical tale about exploration of a black hole, which will be Artstyles' first big budget film, given that the studio aspires for photo-realistic animation; beyond these projects, a third and final Vixen film, a Sackboy spin-off animated entirely through the LittleBigPlanet 3 video game, and an original horror film inspired by Surrealist art are already in motion. The majority of these projects, save for a few exceptions, are set for January of their respective years, similarly to how Vixen and the Flaming Feather came out in the very first weekend of the year.
  10. Y1 - WHERE IT ALL BEGAN A new era for CAYOM started in Summer of 2017, when Part I of Y1 3.0 was officially given the go. CAYOM had gone through spirit death at one point, as, in its late moments, 2.0 struggled to breathe. But, thanks to a strong community that made sure to give some life back to the game, 3.0 was born and Y1 is where everything started. It's obviously hard to look at Y1 without knowing that, being the first year, audiences were settling in, but there weren't as many giant blockbusters as there would be in following years, as well as there was a plentitude of box office flops to go along the way. Speaking of which, movies such as Hunt Productions' Apocamance, Hunt Productions' Lucky, TriCrescent/Gold Crescent Pictures' The Artificial Age and Electric's Chrono Trigger lost upwards of $35 million, the latter two with net losses over $50 million. Though the biggest failure really turned out to be TriCrescent/MV Pictures' Go Go GoBots, a movie based on the GoBots toyline from the 80's which ended up losing $69.9 million... ouch. Cookie Pictures easily walked away with the year, with an impressive net profit of almost $890 million between all of its films combined, carried mostly by its three major blockbusters: The Adventures of Scrooge McDuck, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Voltron: Defenders of the Universe. TriCrescent came in second, but far behind. Looking specifically at the year's ten most profitable films: #10 #9 #8 #7 #6 #5 #4 #3 #2 #1 Other noteworthy films from Y1 include the likes of TriCrescent/Rising Crescent Pictures' ReBoot ($97.9 million profit), O$corp Pictures' Mara, Daughter of the Nile ($90.3 million profit), Hourglass Pictures' Me & My Shadow ($89.3 million profit) and Alpha Pictures' The SCP Foundation ($80.5 million profit). Here is the full list of every Y1 film, ranked by order of net profit:
  11. Not really. It's the name they gave to it because they usually start doing it around the time of March Madness. I will, however, be asking for people's reactions to the stats here, as well as put up polls for everyone to vote on their favorite out of the 10 most profitable films out of each year.
  12. DEADLINE'S MOST VALUABLE BLOCKBUSTER - CAYOM 3.0 EDITION Ladies and gentlemen, before any further ado, we would like to wish you a happy 2021, where all of your wishes or goals come true, hopefully. And wishes/goals is something that every film studio aspires to fulfill. Surely that one of the main goals that CAYOM's talented filmmakers reach for is to create cinema of the highest quality, but, among other things, they also want to make money - film, besides being an artform, is also a business. With that, we here at Deadline are extending our Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, that we do to recap every year in Hollywood, to CAYOM, beginning from Y8 (but not without taking a deep dive into Y1-Y7). The story of a film grossing a net profit or loss isn't just told by how it makes at a box office, given that it usually includes the revenue from ancilliary markets. However, we here at Deadline do not have access to the amount of money that a CAYOM film made in ancilliaries. On the other hand, we also do not have access to CAYOM films' marketing budgets, balancing out the loss of ancilliary revenue with the gain of not having marketing costs added to the total budget. The formula we use, given these circumstances, is [(50% DOM + 40% OS) - production budget] (extra note to the fact that China is included in the 40% OS gross, since we also do not have separate information regarding the amount of money that a film grossed at the Chinese box office). Starting on January 1st 2021, we will be looking at past game years, and then, after Y8 totals are released, we will dive deep into the most and least profitable films of the year. We hope that you have a happy 2021 and a competitive Y8.
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