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39 minutes ago, Krissykins said:

Some posts above have said that WB have already paid out the extra bonuses to the talent involved for the day and date release, so they can’t change their minds now. 

 

They could.  They'd have to renegotiate.  If actors thought they'd do even better with a theatrical release I'm sure they'd be amenable.

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25 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

 

They could.  They'd have to renegotiate.  If actors thought they'd do even better with a theatrical release I'm sure they'd be amenable.

That’s complicated if they’ve already been paid. 

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It isn't about paying the actors, the issue is they have advertised every film in 2021 would be on HBOMax day and date as a way to attract subscribers.  If they suddenly pull out on that, they are going to have much bigger issues with false advertising and people getting pissed (either actually pissed or twitter outraged) that they lied to them to get them to sign up.  

 

It's done for this year.  These films will all come out when they are scheduled and on HBOMax and then back to normal in 2022.  

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13 minutes ago, EmpireCity said:

It isn't about paying the actors, the issue is they have advertised every film in 2021 would be on HBOMax day and date as a way to attract subscribers.  If they suddenly pull out on that, they are going to have much bigger issues with false advertising and people getting pissed (either actually pissed or twitter outraged) that they lied to them to get them to sign up.  

 

It's done for this year.  These films will all come out when they are scheduled and on HBOMax and then back to normal in 2022.  

Then why not just put a price for the premium access to their new movies? This would not renege their promise technically. Also, the subscribers subscribe HBO max on the monthly basis, not a full year commitment. If consumer feel cheated, they can just unsubscribed it anytime. 

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2 minutes ago, Borobudur said:

Then why not just put a price for the premium access to their new movies? This would not renege their promise technically. Also, the subscribers subscribe HBO max on the monthly basis, not a full year commitment. If consumer feel cheated, they can just unsubscribed it anytime. 

FWIW the theatrical movies aren't available with HBO Max's $9.99 plan that allows ads so the only way to access them is by paying the $14.99 one. Not quite the same as Disney hiding their movies behind a $30 paywall but definitely leaves those looking to save as much money as they can out in the cold somewhat.

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2 minutes ago, filmlover said:

FWIW the theatrical movies aren't available with HBO Max's $9.99 plan that allows ads so the only way to access them is by paying the $14.99 one. Not quite the same as Disney hiding their movies behind a $30 paywall but definitely leaves those looking to save as much money as they can out in the cold somewhat.

But that would drive those subscribers in $14.99 tier further away from the theater right? Since they have pay so much to the fees in the first place.   

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22 minutes ago, Borobudur said:

Then why not just put a price for the premium access to their new movies? This would not renege their promise technically. Also, the subscribers subscribe HBO max on the monthly basis, not a full year commitment. If consumer feel cheated, they can just unsubscribed it anytime. 

 

Because they advertised it at no extra cost.  Here is the announcement trailer that started all this nonsense and screwed everything up for them.  They can't go back on it.  

 

 

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The idiot AT&T jerk off executives coupled with the guy from Hulu that was running things at HBOMax came up with this idiotic plan and now all of them are gone and HBOMax was spun off to people that actually know what they are doing.  

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FG movement mirror closely to We're millers in 2013, except that we're millers was a Wednesday opener. 

 

And thanks to JC, TSS (Not you!), FG, Candyman, August's gross is actually "only" 50% lower than the same month in 2019, which was overstated a bit because labour day weekend was partially in August. The first month since Mar2020 that we have a sub-50% drop from the comparable month in 2019.

 

In fact, if SC managed to break 65m 3-days OW, labour day is on the way to the biggest LD weekend in domestic history.      

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1 hour ago, EmpireCity said:

It isn't about paying the actors, the issue is they have advertised every film in 2021 would be on HBOMax day and date as a way to attract subscribers.  If they suddenly pull out on that, they are going to have much bigger issues with false advertising and people getting pissed (either actually pissed or twitter outraged) that they lied to them to get them to sign up.  

 

It's done for this year.  These films will all come out when they are scheduled and on HBOMax and then back to normal in 2022.  

Those ads always had small print saying the lineup of movies was subject to change.

 

Either way I agree, it is done for this year, they are not gonna move Matrix to 2022.

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Moving The Matrix to 2022 is probably the easiest to justify. Just move it by a couple of weeks to Jan. Few people are gonna be cancelling their subscription right now because a movie months away isn't doing the HBO Max thing anymore.

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Just now, ThomasNicole said:

Jungle Cruise’ Sequel in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)

 

The adventure movie passed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-cruise-sequel-disney-emily-blunt-dwayne-johnson-1235004999/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

 

they better decrease their budget...

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33 minutes ago, ThomasNicole said:

Jungle Cruise’ Sequel in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)

 

The adventure movie passed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office this weekend.

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/jungle-cruise-sequel-disney-emily-blunt-dwayne-johnson-1235004999/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

 


This still hasn’t reached its production budget worldwide. Glad that the studios are being more lenient considering the pandemic though. 

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Screenrant moving up in the world:

 

 

Really good get for Screenrant and looks like they're going to be expanding their footprint when it comes to coverage.

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3 hours ago, titanic2187 said:

FG movement mirror closely to We're millers in 2013, except that we're millers was a Wednesday opener. 

 

And thanks to JC, TSS (Not you!), FG, Candyman, August's gross is actually "only" 50% lower than the same month in 2019, which was overstated a bit because labour day weekend was partially in August. The first month since Mar2020 that we have a sub-50% drop from the comparable month in 2019.

 

In fact, if SC managed to break 65m 3-days OW, labour day is on the way to the biggest LD weekend in domestic history.      

 

Am I missing something or am I not reading this correctly?  According to BoxOfficeMojo, August 2019 had 717.6m and August 2021 has 207.6m.  Isn't that more like a 70% drop?  August 2017 was 424m.  Did the numbers and years get mixed up? 

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6 minutes ago, DC Rich said:

Did the numbers and years get mixed up? 

Easy to mix up August calendar box office vs August release box office.

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1 hour ago, Porthos said:

Screenrant moving up in the world:

 

 

Really good get for Screenrant and looks like they're going to be expanding their footprint when it comes to coverage.

 

Are they gonna stop forcing their staff to write 9 junk articles a day about fan theories, Marvel speculation, and flat out nonsense hyperbole 

 

Here's  a current headline:

The MCU Just Recast TWO Phase One Hulk Actors

 

The animated "what if" show has two different actors than from the movies...

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19 hours ago, BestPicturePlutoNash said:

If Dune finished below Suicide Squad, everyone involved with WB, AT&T and MAX should be immediately kicked out of Hollywood and banned 

Pretty sure that's happening regardless considering Discovery's CEO is planning on making exec changes as soon as the the merger goes through next Summer. IIRC, Emmerich and Kilar are leaving at the end of this year.

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11 minutes ago, AJG said:

 

Are they gonna stop forcing their staff to write 9 junk articles a day about fan theories, Marvel speculation, and flat out nonsense hyperbole 

 

Here's  a current headline:

The MCU Just Recast TWO Phase One Hulk Actors

 

The animated "what if" show has two different actors than from the movies...

 

Baby Steps, AJG, Baby Steps.

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