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Weekend Thread: Weekend Actuals - Godzilla KOTM $47.77M | Aladdin $42.84M | Rocketman $25.72M | MA $18.09M

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This is ridiculous from Godzilla. The movie literally had every avenue of success.  The biggest possible screens, a massive amount of showtimes on said screens the entire day, yet it delivers this performance.

 

Also I don't agree with the comparison to Pikachu. Pikachu didn't have all the accessible screens. Pikachu was pretty limited from release. It had many of it's best screens taken away mid-day because of Endgame still being what it was, it did not have any IMAX. These obviously were going to be factors in how much money it made. Pikachu is doing good all things considered.

 

Godzilla had everything on a silver platter.

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4 minutes ago, Cappoedameron said:

This is ridiculous from Godzilla. The movie literally had every avenue of success.  The biggest possible screens, a massive amount of showtimes on said screens the entire day, yet it delivers this performance.

 

Also I don't agree with the comparison to Pikachu. Pikachu didn't have all the accessible screens. Pikachu was pretty limited from release. It had many of it's best screens taken away mid-day because of Endgame still being what it was, it did not have any IMAX. These obviously were going to be factors in how much money it made. Pikachu is doing good all things considered.

 

Godzilla had everything on a silver platter.

They’re paying for the sins of the 2014 film unfortunately.

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55 minutes ago, JohnnyGossamer said:

If WOM is truly as stellar as folks here believe, it'll stabilize with nice legs. And, GvK will benefit. Then, everything's fine.

B+ Cinemascore.

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just realized this will make less than 1998 movie domestically unadjusted and may not even  make that much more worldwide. Just ouch

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8 minutes ago, Cappoedameron said:

This is ridiculous from Godzilla. The movie literally had every avenue of success.  The biggest possible screens, a massive amount of showtimes on said screens yet it delivers this performance.

 

Also please don't compare it to Pikachu. Pikachu didn't have all the accessible screens. Pikachu was pretty limited from release. It had many of it's best screens taken away mid-day because of Endgame still being what it was, it did not have any IMAX. Pikachu is doing good all things considered.

 

Godzilla had everything on a silver platter.

Anecdotal, I know, but here in Sacramento it's been heavily impacted by screen crunch.  Haven't done seat maps because L-O-L on that, but right now Aladdin  has more showtimes locally than KotM.

 

KotM having the PLFs largely, though not exclusively, to itself helps.  But even on Thr I noted when it final screen sets were established that it was getting the medium sized auditoriums on expansion.

 

That and not expanding much at some of the local powerhouses was a pretty alarming sign.

 

As an aside, Ma and Rocketman have also been getting a ton of screens locally.  So it's not there isn't still something of a screen crunch going on.  This is where Aladdin breaking out last week hindered KotM, IMO.  It meant that many theaters might keep it in some of the better auditoriums rather than just giving them all to the newcomers.

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From next time, if you ever got a chance, please no family drama angle. Go the Kong route, bunch of guys and Monster mashup. 

 

This family angle was the real drawback of both G14 & now KOTM. 

 

And as ridiculous as it sounds, i feel there should've been more monster screen time.

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maybe kotm needed some kind of name. bryan cranston was riding high off breaking bad when godzilla 14 came out

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34 minutes ago, Steele131 said:

So Godzilla flopping or?

Flopping OS except in China and Japan. So-so domestic.

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I think if WB and Legendary had to choose which franchise to continue between Godzilla and Pokemon, the latter would be picked up as it has more potential and you could get away with reducing the budget. 

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I'm wondering if Pikachu would have been better placed in Godzilla's slot. Pikachu could probably handle Aladdin in way Godzilla could not. But Godzilla would have been eaten by Endgame though it would have taken a chunk of EG's IMAX screens.

 

Looking back I think Pikachu probably released at the best time, it's just unfortunate Endgame became the behemoth it was and theaters didn't give Pikachu much of a chance with taking away it's best screens after 3 pm and switching to EG at 5 pm nearly everywhere which effected Pikachu.

 

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I think if WB and Legendary had to choose which franchise to continue between Godzilla and Pokemon, the latter would be picked up as it has more potential and you could get away with reducing the budget. 

With the gross of the first one, reducing the budget is not warranted, it is making a solid profit. 

 

Speaking of this though the GM of TOHO is now officially on the Pokemon board of directors so I think that's a very clear sign of the Pokemon Cinematic Universe coming.

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No numbers yet and all keep praying flop, folp..

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6 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

I think if WB and Legendary had to choose which franchise to continue between Godzilla and Pokemon, the latter would be picked up as it has more potential and you could get away with reducing the budget. 

It all depends on how GvK performs.

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Just now, THUNDER BIRD said:

It all depends on how GvK performs.

DP2 as well as the script is already written, the special effects team have announced they're coming back, and the film was greenlit.

 

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1 minute ago, THUNDER BIRD said:

It all depends on how GvK performs.

I think from WB's POV, they might just end it there. A trilogy of Godzilla films and two Kong films. 

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BOX OFFICE FOR MAY 31-JUNE 2

thumb rank film dis. screens (chg) friday 3-day total wk
godzilla-19.jpg?resize=500%2C281 1 Godzilla…Monsters WB/Leg 4,108 $19.7M $51.7M $51.7M 1
aladdin-3.jpg?resize=500%2C281 2 Aladdin Dis 4,476 $12M (-61%) $43.6M (-52%) $186.3M 2
rocketman.jpg?resize=500%2C281 3 Rocketman Par 3,610 $9.1M $23.8M $23.8M 1
ma-1.jpg?resize=500%2C281 4 Ma Uni/Blum 2,808 $7.2M $18.1M $18.1M 1
john-wick-3-e1558103445192.jpg?resize=50 5 John Wick 3 LG 3,604 (-246) $3M (-54%) $10.2M (-58%) $124.8M 3
yrt1240_v194.1074.jpg?resize=500%2C281 6 Avengers: Endgame Dis 3,105 (-705) $2M (-52%) $7.3M (-58%) $815M 6
pikachu.jpg?resize=500%2C281 7 Pokemon… WB/Leg 3,147 (-677) $1.8M (-47%) $6.4M
(-52%)
$130.3M 4
booksmart-i.jpg?resize=500%2C281 8 Booksmart UA/Annap 2,518 (+13) $975K (-61%) $3.7M (-47%) $14.7M 2
brightburn-gunn.jpg?resize=500%2C281 9 Brightburn Sony 2,607 $690K (-77%) $2.4M
(-69%)
$14.3M 2
hustle.jpg?resize=500%2C281 10 The Hustle UA/MGM 1,407 (-970) $383K (-64%) $1.3M
(-64%)
$33.1M 4

 

 

 

https://deadline.com/2019/05/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-rocketman-ma-opening-weekend-box-office-1202624876/

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1 minute ago, Jonwo said:

I think from WB's POV, they might just end it there. A trilogy of Godzilla films and two Kong films. 

Or they might just say, hey Universal, you wanna have a go?

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Be a pretty good hold for Aladdin. Not so much for Endgame though. And not sure that Pika Pika would have all done that much better if got KOTM's release date. Still has to deal with Aladdin which is targeting the exact same demographic. 

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6 minutes ago, Cappoedameron said:

With the gross of the first one, reducing the budget is not warranted, it is making a solid profit.

There are plenty of times a sequel has a lower budget than the first like Star Trek II and The Wolverine and both were seen as improvements on their previous films. A $100-110m budget would increase profit but not be a dissolution of quality in the eyes of the audience.

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2 minutes ago, Ryan Reynolds said:

BOX OFFICE FOR MAY 31-JUNE 2

thumb rank film dis. screens (chg) friday 3-day total wk
godzilla-19.jpg?resize=500%2C281 1 Godzilla…Monsters WB/Leg 4,108 $19.7M $51.7M $51.7M 1
aladdin-3.jpg?resize=500%2C281 2 Aladdin Dis 4,476 $12M (-61%) $43.6M (-52%) $186.3M 2
rocketman.jpg?resize=500%2C281 3 Rocketman Par 3,610 $9.1M $23.8M $23.8M 1
ma-1.jpg?resize=500%2C281 4 Ma Uni/Blum 2,808 $7.2M $18.1M $18.1M 1
john-wick-3-e1558103445192.jpg?resize=50 5 John Wick 3 LG 3,604 (-246) $3M (-54%) $10.2M (-58%) $124.8M 3
yrt1240_v194.1074.jpg?resize=500%2C281 6 Avengers: Endgame Dis 3,105 (-705) $2M (-52%) $7.3M (-58%) $815M 6
pikachu.jpg?resize=500%2C281 7 Pokemon… WB/Leg 3,147 (-677) $1.8M (-47%) $6.4M
(-52%)
$130.3M 4
booksmart-i.jpg?resize=500%2C281 8 Booksmart UA/Annap 2,518 (+13) $975K (-61%) $3.7M (-47%) $14.7M 2
brightburn-gunn.jpg?resize=500%2C281 9 Brightburn Sony 2,607 $690K (-77%) $2.4M
(-69%)
$14.3M 2
hustle.jpg?resize=500%2C281 10 The Hustle UA/MGM 1,407 (-970) $383K (-64%) $1.3M
(-64%)
$33.1M 4

 

 

 

https://deadline.com/2019/05/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-rocketman-ma-opening-weekend-box-office-1202624876/

Wtf Endgame. Now even 840 is not guaranteed 

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2 minutes ago, THUNDER BIRD said:

Or they might just say, hey Universal, you wanna have a go?

No, they have a bad relationship with Universal and Pacific Rim Uprising lost more money than Godzilla KOTM will.

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