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EmpireCity

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  1. Lol at whoever was spreading the 2 hour 50 minute run time. They were only 49 minutes or so off....
  2. It was a mess and they made changes, but going to be interesting on how to handle the reviews from TIFF.
  3. The movie is rated. Everyone involved knows the run time. You guys are worrying about nothing.
  4. That is exactly the type of old school thinking that is going to get Lucasfilm burned on this and likely the reason they haven't moved it yet. I'm sure there is behind the scenes fighting about release dates. They were so desperate from the start to re-claim the May release date starting with this film, but cooler heads won out with Episode 9 and they moved that. First off, every sign points to Solo being a truly troubled movie and risk. You could have said the same thing about Rogue One, but that was a very serious tone and the elements they changed and bringing on Tony Gilroy wasn't that drastic. This is a whole different ball game. They have a lead actor that nobody is sold on playing an icon that he is a poor physical match for. It had a couple of young comedy directors replaced by a mostly down the middle straight laced AARP member that hasn't done comedy and adventure in a while. The real issue is exactly what you said though, this is Star Wars and it is all about prestige. What is truly at risk here is this movie being released in a prime release date, being poorly reviewed and tanking to the point it hurts the brand. If the movie isn't well reviewed, it might struggle to open over $100m and it will get swallowed up by the June releases. Memorial Day hasn't exactly been a great release date lately. That is why I think the smart move is to do something unusual and move it to August or September and make it seem like more of an offshoot movie. It minimizes the risk and if it doesn't work they can blame the release date or it being not really a Star Wars movie and wash their hands and move on. They were still shooting the movie until today. They have work to do on it. The promotion would have to basically start while The Last Jedi is still in theaters. Moving it to September means you can wait until late April or May to start promoting.
  5. They were showing a bunch of footage all the way back in March. It was supposedly pretty much done back then.
  6. I will go on record saying Disney is making a giant mistake if they don't move it to August or September. Theater owners and other studios want that to happen for sure for the benefit of everyone involved. They don't want to go through another August where it is historically bad and don't want September to be a wasteland like it had been for years. This summer the studios shoved way too much in a small window and it hurt everyone.
  7. IT showed (like some of us have been saying for a while now) that you can open to $100m+ in any month at this point. There is NOTHING in September 2018 right now and Solo would own the box office for 4+ weeks.
  8. I think it is going to move and I won't be shocked if it is one of a couple possible dates. August 3rd or September 7th They should move it to Sept. 7th. It gives perfect breathing room in their schedule. They can go Black Panther in February, Wrinkle in Time in March, Avengers: Infinity War in May, Incredibles 2 in June, Ant-Man and the Wasp in July, Christopher Robin in August (if it sticks there) and Solo in September. I could be wrong, but no way they move it to December. The end of the year for them is overcrowded as it is. Right now they have Mulan, Nutcracker, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and Mary Poppins all shoved in an 8 week window. They would be insane to throw Solo into the middle of that. Some of those will move (I would guess Mulan goes to February or similar), but they don't want to cannibalize their own films. My guess is they announce a move sooner than later and I don't think Ron Howard saying "see you next year" was an accident. Lucasfilm and Disney know that would raise eyebrows and if they were really sticking with late May they would say it. I think the fact they are still shooting the movie says something as well.
  9. $6.75m for Blade Runner 2049 on Saturday so right near $11m so far. Should hit $15m+ for the weekend. That is a lot more encouraging than $13.6m
  10. Scott Mendelson is the biggest fucking hack of all time. Worse than Armond White.
  11. I'll speak on this here, but the teaser footage is nothing compared to what they showed at CinemaCon. The movie looks great.
  12. Yeah, I don't think so. That would require a $100m+ opening. Be happy if this gets to $150m+
  13. It's fantastic. I also know someone who saw an early cut way back in May I think and they said it was great back then. Was glad to see that it turned out even better than I could have hoped.
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