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Wkd Box Office - 9•6-8•19 - WB's First Clown of 2019 Deflates But Still Scores 2nd Best Horror Debut, Overcomer is Somehow Still in the Top 5

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stealthyfrog

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Jan 6, 2019
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Box office discussion has been pretty slow lately. I don't know if I should anticipate or dread the influx of discussion that will come from Joker.
 

vhoanox

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Oct 25, 2017
1,640
Vietnam
Box office is boring these days because nothing bomba nothing break out, everything do as well as they expected more or less.
 
Box office is boring these days because nothing bomba nothing break out, everything do as well as they expected more or less.
It's a pretty slow month until 9/20, when Downton Abbey, Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood come out, which could generate a lot of talk (especially in the case of Ad Astra), but yeah, it's hard not to think that most theaters are waiting for Joker to come out.
 

J_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
9,744
Stallone is an idol of mine, and yet I still constantly forget a new Rambo is coming out

It looks like a DTV film that they slapped the Rambo name on
 

Donald Draper

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Feb 2, 2019
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I didnt like how the Rambo trailer used old town road but only Billy ray cyrus voice like it was his song.
 
Stallone is an idol of mine, and yet I still constantly forget a new Rambo is coming out

It looks like a DTV film that they slapped the Rambo name on
It could just be me, but it doesn't really feel like a good time to put out anything cartel-related in theaters. Not that I don't think it doesn't have a built-in audience, but I don't think there's much appeal right now for someone mowing down Mexicans, even if they are the bad guys and it is Sylvester Stallone doing the mowing. Just seems like it's in bad taste, even if it's not trying to be.
 

Braaier

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Oct 29, 2017
13,237
It 2 did really well. I expect a steep drop next week though. The first film was great, but I'm not really interested in going to a theater to see the sequel.
 

Cpt-GargameL

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Oct 27, 2017
5,868
It 2 opened at 400+ more theaters than the previous one but made $90m+ could it have been the reviews, it'd length that hurt it or a combo of the two?
 

vhoanox

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Oct 25, 2017
1,640
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It 2 opened at 400+ more theaters than the previous one but made $90m+ could it have been the reviews, it'd length that hurt it or a combo of the two?
It is a monster out of the gate in the height of Stranger Thing, its pretty hard for Chapter Two without the cute kids to surpass it and especially for horror movie. I expect the same for Halloween sequels. Long run time will ruin its legs not opening.

But its still the second best opening ww for horror movie I hope no one complaining. It could make big numbers in the end if China dont ban R rated movies (this will hurt Joker and Birds of Prey too)
 

Sweeney Swift

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Oct 25, 2017
13,098
If you're wondering why I'm quiet this week, it's because the only positives I have to say/good films I acknowledge on the top 11 are literally just Ready Or Not and Scary Stories ⚰

Watch Ready Or Not if you haven't yet
 

PanzerKraken

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Nov 1, 2017
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It could just be me, but it doesn't really feel like a good time to put out anything cartel-related in theaters. Not that I don't think it doesn't have a built-in audience, but I don't think there's much appeal right now for someone mowing down Mexicans, even if they are the bad guys and it is Sylvester Stallone doing the mowing. Just seems like it's in bad taste, even if it's not trying to be.
I think the trailers alone are gonna hurt the movie. It doesn't look like a Rambo film, and every scene in the new trailers takes place around a farm house. It just seems like a really boring looking man defends his home movie really, after how bombastic and crazy the last movies were.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,048
Downton Abbey is going to murder Ad Astra. It will probably bomb. Critics who saw it at VIFF thought it might not be the most audience accessible movie even though they thought it was great.

I can’t imagine it might upset audiences more than High Life.

High Life rules.
 
Apr 14, 2018
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kowhite

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May 14, 2019
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If you would have told me Hobbs and Shaw would only make $30 million more domestically than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...
I’d say worldwide? Not that shocked by the domestic. It has done well worldwide. They knew their audience. Question is enough for a sequel? It’s certainly profitable but you know.
 

dennett316

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Nov 2, 2017
1,121
Blackpool, UK
I thought It Chapter 2 was decent...not a patch on the first part. Kind of like the original mini-series in that regard. I wonder if the length will put people off, or if word of mouth will dent it a little. For me there was too much loud, bang and crash spectacle and not enough of the smaller, more intimate scenes. The best scene in it is a smaller, more intimate scene...just Pennywise and a little girl under the bleachers. Wish there was more like that really.
 
Of of horror movies this summer, CRAWL is the most fun, Annabelle is bore fest.
Crawl is one of those movies you have to admire if only because it does everything it needs to and does it as well as you could want it to. Folks came in wanting some killer gators and some rad set pieces on a low budget that never once betrays the quality of everything else, and that's exactly what you get.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,048
God I fucking love Arrival. It was the first movie I saw in a theater after Trump was elected.

I cried so hard when the credits came. Beautiful beautiful movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,048
I think at I am rooting super hard for Doctor Sleep.

I need one Stephen King adaptation to be great this year. PLEASE.
 

JeTmAn

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Oct 25, 2017
2,724
Jiminy Christmas Lion King just keeps chugging

Is it bigger than the original movie in adjusted numbers?
 

Gentlemen

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Oct 25, 2017
3,835
Box office discussion has been pretty slow lately. I don't know if I should anticipate or dread the influx of discussion that will come from Joker.
Outside of IT 2 this week kinda sucked for movies people were looking forward to, but Hustlers is going to be an interesting one to watch. TIFF reviews are really really positive and it could break out in a dead zone of the calendar.
 
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