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  1. 11 hours ago, SchumacherFTW said:

    Just got back from seeing Bond at the local Everyman. Those guys are the future of cinema right there, you can make a whole night out just at that cinema. Drink in the bar before the movie, dinner at your seat during the trailers, that's so damn good. 


    I agree, it's a great experience. Not to diss the multiplex audiences but it was nice to be in an audience who actually wanted to see the film and not be on their phone. 



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  2. 1 hour ago, titanic2187 said:

    How come UK box office feel so much  more alive than in State ? I hope this doesn't mean that Dune next week will suffer from oversaturation. 

    Dune will be fine, it doesn't share the same audience as Venom 2 anyway and it's selling pretty well presale wise. 

  3. The BFI IMAX is not showing Venom 2 which isn't too surprising, I suspect NTTD had a three week clause since it's filmed in IMAX. Cineworld LS has it in IMAX for one evening showing with Bond taking the earlier showings, I'm surprised they didn't just put Venom in the Superscreen and have Bond in IMAX for another week. 







  4. 15 minutes ago, wildphantom said:

    a decent £2 million start for Addams Family 2. Only 100k behind the opening of the first movie. 
    Might have a nice little run with half term arriving next week. 

    There's a fair bit of competition with Ron's Gone Wrong and Boss Baby 2 but I'm sure families won't mind having more than one family film to choose from. 

  5. 49 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

    I'd guess its more running up against the Odeon Luxe in Haymarket, or the Picturehouse on shaftesbury avenue. Kinda crazy that NTTD is already the chain's biggest movie after 10 days though, they've been selling out like crazy here for both the ones I have within 10 miles. 

    I think there is a market for Everyman in Central London and certainly the West End is unique in the fact you have cinemas within close proximity of each other. 

  6. 12 hours ago, wildphantom said:

    @SchumacherFTW I’ve said this before, but I frequent Everyman now…and there’s no going back. 
    The overall quality of the experience is on its own.  No wonder they’re doing so well. 

    I went to the one in Chelsea to see NTTD and it was such a lovely experience, it is more expensive but it was worth it to pay a bit more for comfort and excellent picture quality than a sub par experience in a multiplex. 


    I am surprised they haven't still opened a cinema in the West End, I reckon they could do wonders to either the Odeon Covent Garden or Empire Haymarket,

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  7. For NTTD to be ever so slightly under Skyfall's first week's total despite having no half term lift is really impressive. 


    I'm expecting Venom 2 to open to £5-6m, the short runtime will work in its favour as they can squeeze in more showtimes. I think NTTD might edge it by £1m or so to remain number 1 but I expect it'll be dethroned by Dune the week after. 

  8. 4 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

    Still seems impossible to get a decent seat this week though for sure. Obviously won't be hitting Thursday's heights, but going to be strong for sure. The Everyman near me has already practically sold out all evening shows NEXT week

    I do wonder if the boutique cinemas may forego Venom's first weekend in favour of Bond or perhaps schedule it in later showings given the short runtime? 

  9. 5 hours ago, wildphantom said:

    possibly. I think there’s probably something to be said for a fraction of the audience wanting the crowds to calm down a bit. 


    will be very interesting to see the hold next weekend. I expect it will probably be very strong. 

    I think it'll have a strong second weekend hold, it's week three and week four I'm curious about given there's competition from Venom and Dune which will take the PLFs. 

  10. 4 hours ago, SchumacherFTW said:

    That's practically Skyfall pace if it manages that

    NTTD probably will have lower first week weekdays compared to Skyfall due to it not being half term but that might lead to a higher second weekend. 



  11. On 9/30/2021 at 10:19 PM, EmmaPeel said:

    I expect the HOG trailer next week, just before NTTD's American release. The movies only have the same distributor in the US. Bond is distributed by Universal internationally. I wouldn't mind seeing it earlier but I don't expect it tonight since I think Gaga's new album comes out tomorrow. 


    Universal are distributing House of Gucci OS as well.

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  12. 1 hour ago, SnokesLegs said:

    They really have a weird thing for these films at the BBFC, there’s nothing in either of these movies that you wouldn’t see or hear in a typical MCU movie. Venom having the same rating as The Suicide Squad is a bit of a joke.

    I think Venom has mild gory elements that pushes to a 15, there's a fair number of PG-13 rated films in recent years that end up being 15 rated because of those elements like The Mummy. 


    I think NTTD will have a halo effect on the upcoming slate, maybe not Venom because that's aimed at a younger audience but Dune shares some of the audience that watches Bond plus Denis Villeneuve's previous films have done well in the UK like Blade Runner and Arrival. 


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  13. 3 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

    Friday definitely looking a lot busier than Thursday. Saturday looking at £7m+ based on current sales, could go even higher

    It's weird that Friday is higher than Thursday but I guess even with WFH, not many want to go out on that day. 



  14. On 9/30/2021 at 2:40 PM, SchumacherFTW said:

    Just checked Dune sales at BFI IMAX, they're pretty kick ass, waaaaay more shows than I expected 

    I was looking at the LS sales and it's sold a fair bit. I think it might do better business than expected. 

  15. 1 hour ago, Valonqar said:

    Maybe savior of UK cinema? Nothing blew up quite like NTTD there while America had a number of very strong openings and great holds. 

    Nothing has blown up but there's been plenty of films that have cracked £10m+ since cinemas have reopened. 

  16. 2 hours ago, Ipickthiswhiterose said:

    It's also with noting that while Bond generally has positive media coverage, currently it is slavering all over it.


    If we were outside of the current situation you could even argue the BBC is bordering on breaching neutrality the extent to which it is providing free publicity and going with the 'saviour of cinema' tag. There is no way anyone in the country is unaware this is coming out and that they are 'supposed' to go to it, even if they are non cinemagoers who never watch film trailers on Youtube or anything.

    I rolled my eyes at the whole 'saviour of cinema' thing with Bond. Yes, it'll bring back those who don't see films at the cinema that often but it completely undermines things that have done well in the last few months like Shang-Chi, Free Guy etc

  17. Nearly £6m for Shang-Chi is impressive, don't think it's the highest for September as the IT films and Bridget Jones's Baby did higher numbers but still impressive. 


    I wonder if Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be moved up like in the US or will it keep its mid October release date. It's going to lose the PLFs to Bond either way so might have well take advantage. 

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