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About RiffRanger

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  1. One would think they would learn from the previous strikes. Will they be so cocky when they have to delay all of their tentpoles next year?
  2. It's kind of baffling that this is allowed to happen at all. What power do the studios really have? Without the writers, they have no product. Keep the writers happy.
  3. I'll be pissed if SNL has to end early. They had some good hosts coming up. Plus, Haim (the band, not Saban) is scheduled as the musical guest in a couple weeks and I really enjoy them.
  4. Who wants to start taking bets on Avatar getting delayed again? Just because the first one made an obscene amount of money doesn't mean society is itching for seventeen more. It's kind of amazing how a movie can make so much money yet have absolutely no impact on pop culture.
  5. I honestly didn't think The Promise would do better than Unforgettable. Quality aside, I've seen basically zero buzz about The Promise (other than its huge budget) and Unforgettable seems like the kind of movie to have a built-in decent OW just because it's such a generic thriller that appeals to a lot of people.
  6. Exactly. It feels like those movies aimed at black audiences we get every September that are just remakes of Fatal Attraction.
  7. Unforgettable seem highly forgettable (I guarantee every review will say that...) mostly because it seems like a movie that's already been made a hundred times.
  8. As of today, it's made about $43 million on top of their investment, not counting its numbers in the UK, Ireland, and Malta, which weren't sold off and still go to Lionsgate. Your point about the movie possibly still being profitable in these territories is a good one. We don't know how much these distributors spent on the movie or how much they invested into marketing. It's entirely possible they spent little and never expected a huge ROI and just wanted to make an easy few bucks.
  9. I'd like to think so. Hell, it's still selling out showings here in the Cleveland area (six today...Smurfs hasn't managed to sell out one, by the way...) so people are still seeing it. F8 will cause a huge shift downward across the board next week, so everything is going to slow down as theaters get taken away to accommodate it so it might take the entirety of its remaining time in theaters, but I think it can pull it off.
  10. The point still stands, though. The movie will definitely hit that mark for them.
  11. It's really hard to predict what Lionsgate will do. They've given sequels to movies that performed worse than Power Rangers will end up performing. Their financing method puts them in a much different situation than bigger studios.
  12. People also tend to not realize that, as of this weekend, Power Rangers has made over $40 million profit for Lionsgate. If it ends up getting $80-90 million total DOM, that's quite a decent profit for them. It's far from a disappointing domestic performance.
  13. I think of the three Asian markets, South Korea is the one to watch. They've been rebranding Sentai seasons as Power Rangers for years and they even commissioned their own show from Toei using redesigned Kyoryuger/Dino Charge suits and props. They're more familiar with the name Power Rangers than Japan and China are.
  14. I've never been completely alone in a theater. The closest I got was way back in 1997 when my best friend and I (both 13) saw a matinee of Dante's Peak in like its fourth week of release. It was just us and one other guy who showed up after the trailers started and needlessly sat like two seats away from us. I've been in plenty of mostly empty theaters, but never solo.

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