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  1. I am really rooting for this...but that clip is a little...okay-ish. I expected better visuals after delaying the movie twice. But there is hope. I wasn't too surprised by the first "Avatar" clip (the one with Jake getting hunted by this huge animal) and then the final movie blew me away.
  2. This movie was at my local cinema for just 10 days and it was a MAJOR flop. I haven't seen something like this in a while. The Noomi Rapace movies were HUGE in Germany, especially in my region. They were treated like blockbusters with full theatres over multiple weekends. I guess that's why they started the new movie in the biggest theatre (800 seats) but already kicked it out into the smallest venue on monday after the first weekend, just to dump it to two late night showings second weekend. I talked to one of the guys and the cinema and he said that there was basically nobody there to see it. They showed the movie in a 800 seat hall with like 10 people watching on a saturday night. I will see it when it's out on VOD. Fede Alvarez is a good director. I guess it is a fine movie - it just came way too late and with the wrong lead actress. Pretty sure Noomi Rapace would have created a lot of hype - at least in Europe.
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    [club closed] AQUAMAN Over FB2 *WORLDWIDE*

    I personally believe in a massive break out in China. I don't know why but I think this could become another "Venom". If it doesn't and "only" makes around 150 there but 300 OS-China (like you say), with another 250m domestic it will hit 700m WW. That still puts it ahead of FB2 which is the reason for this club. To be honest, I don't know what has to happen for "Aquaman" to NOT surpass the fantastic beasts...
  4. The trailer is...okay. Not bad, not good. It's just more...Marvel... I could imagine that they will sell this as a kinda "teaser" or "starter" for Avengers 4 to get butts in seats. At the moment I have no clue how much this could make. But I guess anything under 250m domestic and 600 WW would be a disappointment for the MCU nowadays.
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    [club closed] AQUAMAN Over FB2 *WORLDWIDE*

    Easily IN. I expect FB2 to finish around 650m WW. Aquaman should come in around 750m WW thanks to China and good domestic numbers. 250 dom + 250 China + 150 OS-China
  6. While I do not want TLK to touch my beloved "Titanic" and let it slip to #3, around 2 billion seems to be possible for this thing. The hype is huge, so under 0.5A would be the BO story of the year in my opinion. TLK being that low would cause more chatter than the 0.5A for "Alita" I hope to see. So I am OUT for the moment. But stranger things have happened. When I showed the trailer to some friends (we always do that at the weekend before watching a movie), I did it along with "Dumbo" and "Aladdin". So TLK was the third Disney remake trailer in a row and when it was on I heard some "Seriously" comments. So maybe people will get a little tired and TLK will feel this being the third remake in four months. It still will be huge. But maybe more 1.5B than 2b.
  7. I must be in the minority to NOT like the trailer. It's not bad. Not at all. But it's kinda...lame. The "Lion King" with photorealistic visuals. That's it. Yes, it has astounding visuals but besides of that I didn't see anything that made me like "Yeah, bring it on!!!". They even used the old opening song. I know that the soundtrack is not done yet but they could have used a new instrumental version with a few words sung by the cast. I hope this won't beat the Cameron movies. I don't even want it to hit 2B. This is such a bland cash grab. Besides of that...why is there the "Lion KING" on the title? Beyoncé is in it, so we all know the movie will be about the true warrior of pride rock: Nala, who will be the secretive focus of the movie with Beyoncè giving all her female power to the character. In the end, the true title is revealed: THE LION QUEEN.
  8. Do you guys think the IMAX run will soften the 2nd weekend drop a little? I mean from 60%ish to more 55%ish?
  9. I know I wanted to be OUT... But damn...I SO MUCH HOPE that I am totally wrong. I want this movie to succeed so baldy, just because seriously everybody brought their A-game into this. The more I think about it the better it gets. Can't wait to see it again next friday...and on the Halloween day (of course).
  10. Dull teaser. Nothing special. They didn't show Genie, huh? Is the new design that special they want to keep it for the real trailer...or do they just fear the buzz will even get worse once he's shown?
  11. Saw the 4K restauration of the original 1978 movie at FrightFest London. My first time in theatre and it looked terrific. Very well done. Of course, the image quality is not that much better than the 35th Anniversary blu ray but seeing it on a big screen was awesome.
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    Halloween over Scream adjusted, club

    The hype is huge and after seeing the movie at the German premiere, I have to say it totally delivers. But I also think it mainly delivers for the fans. Personally I am a fan since twenty years when "H20" was my first horror movie ever and I was very pleased how they tied up everything. While it has excellent quality in terms of wrapping things up and delivering the epic Strode-Myers-climax all fans have been waiting for, I don't think that it will connect to the new audience. It may have a huge opening weekend but after that I don't see it developing good legs - even for the horror genre. For the young audience it won't be the "holy shit go out and see it" film. I wish I will be wrong and it pulls a (kind of) IT. But I don't think so. Mid-to-high 60s OW, around 140-150 million total. So I am OUT. (But like I said, I would love to be totally wrong).
  13. Seriously? While I do think that it's Cooper's year (he is due for a win) I could see Rami Malek being a strong contender...but not without singing. They seriously were okay with this? I was never a fan of his casting but now I dislike it even more. Who does the singing then? Adam Lambert? (Who by the way does an awesome job at Queen's live shows)
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    China Box Office: General Discussion Thread

    I don't think so. The Chinese folks have some serious problems with violent stuff. Even if the new "Halloween" is not uber violent (we know it truly isn't) I think it is still too brutal for China. It took them five movies to get a proper release for a "Resident Evil" movie with the final film and that property comes from Asia. I don't know why they can't handle that stuff...but as long as Michael is not featured in "A More Quiet Place" I don't think he will see China...like ever. I do hope for starts in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan. After the ban of Lady Gaga in 2016 because she met the Dalai Lama...unlikely. Okay, China has banned like half of all today's living entertainment stars (Elton John, Oasis, Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber) because they are "badly behaved entertainers". It does not seem SO special to be banned there...but after all I don't think a movie with her in the front row will get a release.
  15. The movie got a 16 rating in Germany which sounds about right in my opinion. It has some grisly scenes but relies on the suspense overall. An 18 rating is not neccessary but the UK has only 15 and 18 ratings...so I guess they rated it 18+ simply because 15 would be too low? I was sursprised how well the violence was treated in this movie. Michael is very brutal this time but...it's all done with...style. I don't know how to describe it.

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