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2 minutes ago, TLK said:

That's not the only movie Legendary is making for WB so they also have leverage. Legendary's concerns are valid. If Netflix or another streamer is willing to pay $250 million then that's the market price. Why should they settle for less from HBO max ? WB benefits from any gains in HBO Max subscriptions not legendary and they shouldn't settle for any less.

Yeah, I don’t think it’s fair to paint Legendary as unreasonable over this, especially when they’re the ones who financed the majority of these films. 

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4 hours ago, TLK said:

That's not the only movie Legendary is making for WB so they also have leverage. Legendary's concerns are valid. If Netflix or another streamer is willing to pay $250 million then that's the market price. Why should they settle for less from HBO max ? WB benefits from any gains in HBO Max subscriptions not legendary and they shouldn't settle for any less.

 

If they can get 250 million from another streamer great for them but WB would be out of their mind to buy them off for 250 million when the last one did 386 a major step down from the first and Kong.   I honestly do not understand why WB got back in bed with legendary its not like they are a hit factory anymore and what is upcoming is not exactly strong with Dune which will be lucky to hit 150 million in NA in non COVID world.  From what I can see they have in the pipeline Bad Blood looks to be their biggest potential hit after this if it comes to be and by hit I am talking Oscar play and 100 million (again in non Covid world). 

 

This is the perfect producer and the perfect movie for WB to put their foot down.  It's one thing to make people whole and a bonus for this and its another to to be shaken down by at this point by a has been desperate for a hit.

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When it comes to “Godzilla vs. Kong,” Legendary allegedly had Netflix lined up to purchase “Godzilla vs. Kong” for around $250 million earlier this year. Warner Bros.’ parent company WarnerMedia reportedly blocked the decision, thus opening the door for the monster movie tentpole to be released on HBO Max in addition to theaters. Per Deadline, Legendary is reportedly looking to secure the same $250 million valuation from Warner Bros. over its decision to stream “Godzilla vs. Kong.” IndieWire has reached out to Legendary Entertainment for comment."

 

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/legendary-fight-warner-bros-hbo-max-save-dune-streaming-1234606250/

 

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8 minutes ago, AJG said:

 

Are we finally ready for this conversation?

I've been thinking this for a while. The Coronavirus could be seen as a blessing in disguise for some movies that came out this year, in a normal year something like Scoob or an Artemis fowl would not have done well at the Box Office but putting them on streaming saved studios some embarrassment. Streaming is gonna become more viable for certain movies with uncertain box-office potential in the coming years.

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3 hours ago, Darth Lehnsherr said:

Asking people to sign up for your underperforming streaming service with mediocre films doesn't seem like a good strategy to me.

 

Then again this is AT&T. 

You mean like the number 1 streamer, Netflix?

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Yeah, Netflix produces just as much junk as they do quality projects, if not more so. Things like 6 Underground and Spenser Confidential also seem to get much more traction than stuff like Mank or Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, most likely because they're much easier to put on as pure background noise and don't demand that you actually watch them.

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25 minutes ago, BeastByTheBay said:

You mean like the number 1 streamer, Netflix?

 

Netflix get away with it. I've come to expect mostly mediocre yet passable fare from Netflix. 

They make the movies that no one else makes anymore and they get a pass for that.

 

Now Netflix quality content on a HBO\WB branded streamer = DISASTER. I expect better.

 

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37 minutes ago, lorddemaxus said:

Reading that entire thread, by her logic, GvK is the best WB film of 2021, since Netflix is offering $250 mil to buy it.

I assume Netflix would pay more than 250 for TSS or Matrix. But there is a pretty reasonable correspondence between “market price” and “best film [in terms of financial value],” no?   
 

I have not read the specific Grace thread and do not plan to because it’s surely stupid in the particulars.

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23 minutes ago, WandaLegion said:

I assume Netflix would pay more than 250 for TSS or Matrix. But there is a pretty reasonable correspondence between “market price” and “best film [in terms of financial value],” no?   
 

I have not read the specific Grace thread and do not plan to because it’s surely stupid in the particulars.

I was just making a joke because the person said only Enola Holmes and Clouds were sold because they were the only good movies from WB during pandemic, which is why other studios found them worth buying. And by that logic, GvK is best WB film of 2020 confirmed.

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BURBANK, CA – December 27, 2020 – Today, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it will fast-track development on the third installment of the Wonder Womanfranchise to be written by Patty Jenkins, who is attached to direct, and starring Gal Gadot. Wonder Woman 1984 easily conquered the holiday weekend, exceeding box office projections as the top post-pandemic domestic opening weekend for any feature film this year, with $16.7 million in box office. Wonder Woman 1984 took in an estimated $36.1 million globally from 42 markets in release this weekend (including U.S. and Canada). This takes the international running cume to $68.3 million, and the worldwide tally to $85 million. The film has been welcomed by fans, with an overall CinemaScore of B+. The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.
 
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able continue her story with our real life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” said Emmerich.
 
On HBO Max, anticipation for Wonder Woman 1984 was apparent, with nearly half of the platform’s retail subscribers viewing the film on the day of its arrival, along with millions of wholesale subscribers who have access to HBO Max via a cable, wireless, or other partner services. HBO Max also saw the total viewing hours on Friday more than triple in comparison to a typical day in the previous month.
 
Wonder Woman 1984 broke records and exceeded our expectations across all of our key viewing and subscriber metrics in its first 24 hours on the service, and the interest and momentum we’re seeing indicates this will likely continue well beyond the weekend,” said Andy Forssell, Executive Vice President and General Manager, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer. “During these very difficult times, it was nice to give families the option of enjoying this uplifting film at home, where theater viewing wasn’t an option.”
 
Private watch parties and large format screens (IMAX®, Dolby, PLF) drove ticket sales and were the most popular option among consumers. Over the weekend, over 10,000 private rentals were booked, an innovative and popular way for audiences to feel comfortable watching the film in their own social bubbles. In the U.S., only 39% of U.S. cinemas (representing 56% of the box office) are currently open at limited capacity, with closures in top markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Philadelphia, among others. WW1984 is playing in over 2,100 theaters nationwide with limited capacity. This represents about half of the locations and, in these theaters, half of the available seating compared to a pre-pandemic environment. The first Wonder Woman film was available at 4,165 theaters in 2017 at 100% seating. In Canada, only 5% of theatres (representing 3% of the total Canadian box-office) are open. The Canadian theatrical market was supplemented with a PVOD day and date release which yielded an additional estimated $4 million. 40 markets internationally opened Wonder Woman 1984 in the first two weeks representing 68% of total box office, compared to 2017 with 58 markets representing 77% of total box office for Wonder Woman.
 
Wonder Woman 1984 was released via a unique, consumer-focused distribution model in which Warner Bros. exhibited the film theatrically worldwide, while adding an exclusive one-month access period on the HBO Max streaming platform in the U.S. concurrent with the film’s domestic release. This hybrid model was created as a strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic, particularly in the U.S. Following the one-month HBO Max access period domestically, Wonder Woman 1984will leave the platform and continue theatrically in the U.S. and international territories, with all customary distribution windows applying to the title.

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3 minutes ago, WittyUsername said:

She can’t play the role forever. 

Sure but seems dumb to limit it to 4. RDJ and Evans were Iron Man/Captain in how many movies? 8 or 9?

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