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I heard that The Lion King is in a three way race for 1st place this Saturday+Sunday between One Piece and Weathering With You.

 

It will also make money in the coming holiday season after this weekend. It will probably not make over 1 billion yen on these two days like Aladdin did, though.

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No disrespect to the VFX team, but making a completely realistic ‘take’ on an animated film that breathes so much life and distinctive personality in each frame is not that impressive at the end of the day. All you’re doing is rehashing an entire narrative without taking any liberties.

 

I forgot who once used this example so I could rightfully quote them, but let’s take it back to 1996 when Independence Day came out. When it was released, it was a phenomenal blockbuster hit that nearly made a billion dollars because of the top-notch visual effects at the time -- a time where not many studios had the resources and the big budget to match. When Independence Day: Resurgence came out, nobody cared about the boastful mumbo jumbo visual effects because everyone else has the resources to do it just as well, if not better, and it bombed because of that. That being said, what makes this Lion King so special is the visual effects because that’s the only thing this movie offers. Just because you have visual effects and that’s the only thing you got to offer, it doesn’t make your movie a movie.

 

https://www.rendyreviews.com/movies//the-lion-king-review

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On 8/1/2019 at 6:40 PM, Royce said:

The original animators of The Lion King (1994) believe the effects were so realistic that it made the film’s other prominent elements, such as singing and talking animals, feel widely out of place.

 

“It would jar me out of the film, literally,” Stephen said. “Especially with little Simba walking around. It was too real. And then when he would talk, it reminded me of those old nature films where they would dub the voices over and the lips would move. I thought, ‘Oh, this is really cheap.’ I think it was just too soon for this one.”

 

“I just came away going, ‘Wow, that was a great story that I worked on back in ’93.’ How come the apes in ‘Planet of the Apes’ look so much more alive than the animals in ‘Lion King’?” Stephan continued. “This one just said, ‘You know what, let’s cut the expressions out completely. Let’s just keep it real as possible.’ And I think it just diminished the film.”

 

“It’s sort of sad that the stockholder is now in the room deciding what movies get made”

Another animator added, “There is a huge resentment against these 3D remakes from the original 2D crews. Maybe if we got any kind of royalties it would be different.”

 

Stephan went on to criticize the voice performances as well, calling them “so wooden".

 

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/original-lion-king-animator-slams-disney-2019-remake-1202162518/

I won't be paying money to see this and I'm out of reactions, but amen to this.

Screw Disney for these remakes.

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So watched Aladdin and my first question is.....Why didn't they made TLK more funny & entertaining like they did with Aladdin? 

 

What's the point of trying to go needlessly dark & serious route in case of Scar & Hyenas? I mean i like it is for what it is but it could've been much more entertaining but they decided to not do that.

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5 minutes ago, THUNDER BIRD said:

So watched Aladdin and my first question is.....Why didn't they made TLK more funny & entertaining like they did with Aladdin? 

 

What's the point of trying to go needlessly dark & serious route in case of Scar & Hyenas? I mean i like it is for what it is but it could've been much more entertaining but they decided to not do that.

The Aladdin remake actually went for a similar dark and serious route with Jafar. 

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3 hours ago, WittyUsername said:

The Aladdin remake actually went for a similar dark and serious route with Jafar. 

Atleast it had Iago in humour department and Jafar was dark maybe but it wasn't Scar level. Even the scenery and music gets darkish with Scar whereas it was normal in Jafar case. They went too much for Scar for no reason at all.

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Disney knows their animated fairy tales are an IP in and of itself. Say what you will about the quality of the live action remakes but why wouldn't Disney make money off all its IP's? You want them to come up with better ideas to make money, give them a reason to. But look at the box office, audiences aren't giving studios - Disney included - any reason not to milk those IP.s.

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5 hours ago, THUNDER BIRD said:

So watched Aladdin and my first question is.....Why didn't they made TLK more funny & entertaining like they did with Aladdin? 

 

What's the point of trying to go needlessly dark & serious route in case of Scar & Hyenas? I mean i like it is for what it is but it could've been much more entertaining but they decided to not do that.

I preferred dark/serious Hyenas to the original ones. The original hyenas were to the point I could never buy them as being Scar's villains. These ones had some comic relief still but felt like more of a threat.

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21 minutes ago, Heroicpiglet said:

So even the press doesn't know whether this is an animation or a live-action

 

 

The Lion King Passes Frozen as the Highest Grossing Animated Film of All Time

 

https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/08/12/lion-king-box-office-passes-frozen-highest-grossing-animated-movie/

If a movie only has one live action shot throughout the entirety of its runtime, then it’s animated.

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That's obviously a typo. Unless 1.3 billion is somehow a bigger number than 2.7 billion.

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Is Fantastic Mr. Fox animation or live action (both ? Neither ?)

 

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/live-action

 

LiveAction

(in films, etc.) action involving real people or animals, not models, or images that aredrawn, or produced by computer:

It’s not always easy as you might think to tell the difference between live action and an animated film.

a live-action movie

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Barnack said:

Is Fantastic Mr. Fox animation or live action (both ? Neither ?)

 

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/live-action

 

LiveAction

(in films, etc.) action involving real people or animals, not models, or images that aredrawn, or produced by computer:

It’s not always easy as you might think to tell the difference between live action and an animated film.

a live-action movie

 

 

obviously animated by that definition.

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14 minutes ago, cannastop said:

obviously animated by that definition.

Live action the part they say real people and not models make it sound like if it was yes.

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TDK

Jul 18–20 1 $158,411,483 - 4,366 - $36,283 $158,411,483 1
Jul 25–27 1 $75,166,466 -52.5% 4,366 - $17,216 $313,781,677 2
Aug 1–3 1 $42,664,219 -43.2% 4,266 -100 $10,001 $393,751,065 3
Aug 8–10 1 $26,117,030 -38.8% 4,025 -241 $6,489 $441,628,497 4

 

TDK (1st run) added 3.5x the 4th weekend to it's cume. That would give TLK 70 more for 473 + 70 = 543 dom

 

That's the high-end for TLK imo considering how it has trailed the first 4 weekend holds of TDK and suddenly matching it from now won't be easy at all. Especially since TDK didn't slow-down this point on :

 

Aug 15–17 2 $16,379,293 -37.3% 3,590 -435 $4,562 $471,082,150 5
Aug 22–24 4 $10,542,424 -35.6% 3,163 -427 $3,333 $489,416,885 6
Aug 29–31 3 $8,622,879 -18.2% 2,750 -413 $3,136 $502,293,926 7
Aug 29–Sep 1 3 $11,127,290 +5.5% 2,750 -413 $4,046 $504,798,337 7
Sep 5–7 3 $5,515,119 -36.0% 2,575 -175 $2,142 $511,997,658 8
Sep 12–14 7 $4,128,153 -25.1% 2,191 -384 $1,884 $517,792,764 9
Sep 19–21 9 $2,915,174 -29.4% 1,905 -286 $1,530 $521,890,027 10
Sep 26–28 13 $1,664,421 -42.9% 1,406 -499 $1,184 $524,474,684 11
Spoiler
Oct 3–5 21 $828,213 -50.2% 663 -743 $1,249 $525,831,387 12
Oct 10–12 19 $528,328 -36.2% 375 -288 $1,409 $526,690,914 13
Oct 17–19 20 $412,148 -22.0% 290 -85 $1,421 $527,356,352 14
Oct 24–26 26 $295,949 -28.2% 166 -124 $1,783 $527,822,235 15
Oct 31–Nov 2 26 $270,468 -8.6% 149 -17 $1,815 $528,213,279 16
Nov 7–9 30 $219,425 -18.9% 125 -24 $1,755 $528,535,317 17
Nov 14–16 18 $502,334 +129% 346 +221 $1,452 $529,143,070 18
Nov 21–23 19 $370,449 -26.3% 345 -1 $1,074 $529,696,290 19
Nov 28–30 19 $343,366 -7.3% 305 -40 $1,126 $530,258,989 20
Dec 5–7 21 $187,418 -45.4% 269 -36 $697 $530,540,885 21
Dec 12–14 28 $112,253 -40.1% 205 -64 $548 $530,723,626 22
Dec 19–21 38 $51,743 -53.9% 157 -48 $330 $530,811,565 23
Dec 26–28 44 $50,686 -2.0% 74 -83 $685 $530,896,852 24


2009

Date
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Rank Weekend
Gross
%
Change
Theaters Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
#
Jan 2–4 43 $65,140 +28.5% 75 +1 $869 $531,001,578 25
Jan 9–11 64 $8,012 -87.7% 7 -68 $1,145 $531,026,626 26
Jan 16–18 63 $9,611 +20.0% 6 -1 $1,602 $531,037,410 27
Jan 16–19 62 $9,856 +23.0% 6 -1 $1,643 $531,037,655 27
Jan 23–25 26 $667,397 +6,844% 350 +344 $1,907 $531,706,809 28
Jan 30–Feb 1 26 $436,843 -34.5% 211 -139 $2,070 $532,356,746 29
Feb 6–8 30 $353,826 -19.0% 188 -23 $1,882 $532,831,967 30
Feb 13–15 42 $127,645 -63.9% 152 -36 $840 $533,044,185 31
Feb 13–16 42 $145,510 -58.9% 152 -36 $957 $533,062,050 31
Feb 20–22 44 $93,957 -26.4% 55 -97 $1,708 $533,184,219 32
Feb 27–Mar 1 46 $102,067 +8.6% 54 -1 $1,890 $533,316,061 33

 

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1 hour ago, MCKillswitch123 said:

This movie sucked. That's all I'm gonna say.

And shockingly you aren’t the only one nor the last one to do so, and i say it as someone who still haven’t seen it yet.

 

And i know, i know...opinions and such....but it isn’t fair when so far the one constant opinion i hear is ”I hated it!” or what you just said ”This movie sucks.”

 

Only fuels the dislike-ratio to rise and rise...and rise.

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1 hour ago, MrFanaticGuy34 said:

And shockingly you aren’t the only one nor the last one to do so, and i say it as someone who still haven’t seen it yet.

 

And i know, i know...opinions and such....but it isn’t fair when so far the one constant opinion i hear is ”I hated it!” or what you just said ”This movie sucks.”

 

Only fuels the dislike-ratio to rise and rise...and rise.

It's much less fair for me to pay money to see something that I hated so much. Do you want me to sugarcoat something I disliked?

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