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Weekly Box Office & Film Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, May 20, 2012.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    A couple weeks back, the Nostalgia Critic did a "review" of T5. And I put that word in quotes, as he did it before actually seeing the film considering how repetitive and predictable they are.

    https://vid.me/fZux

    I wonder how right the Critic really is now that it's out? Here's hoping for a follow-up where he does actually review it.
     
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  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Despicable Me 3 took home around $75 mil. this weekend, a solid number but lower than DM2 and Minions. And Transformers 5 slipped down to #3, unlike its predecessor which stayed in the top spot for a good 2 weeks. So at least we know that while the Chinese can't get enough of Bayformers, Americans are the opposite.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=26&p=.htm
     
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  3. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    I just got back from seeing Despicable Me 3, and I thought it was hilarious. The 80's villain definitely stole the show.
     
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  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Spider-Man: Homecoming, the soft reboot of the web-swinging superhero produced by Marvel Studios, hit it big at $117 mil. domestically. Despicable Me 3 isn't doing too shabby either, albeit with a lower take compared to its predecessors, including the Minions movie.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=27&p=.htm
     
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, this movie has box office gold written all over it:

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-9-11-drama-set-for-1499795101-htmlstory.html

    I mean, really, how can a propaganda film by Charlie Sheen fail to bring people in droves to the theaters? And Whoopi Goldberg? This could probably save her waning career that's been reduced to her being a co-host on a trashy conservative morning talk show - she could be an A-lister all over again! And Gina Gershon? Why, what movie cast is complete without an actress who's only had a less than stellar career that resulted in her appearing in a few almost pornographic movies here and there? Just look how well that worked out for ex-child star Alyssa Milano!

    Oh yeah, I smell an Oscar!
     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently next on Disney's agenda, live-action ALADDIN with Will Smith as Genie.
     
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  7. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    You think Shaq would be a better choice. After all, he has experience with playing genies before. :D
     
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  8. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Disney should make a live-action Zootopia next.
     
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  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    War for the Planet of the Apes was number 1 this weekend, but grossed lower than its predecessor and was more around the first film in the reboot series, continuing a trend of sequels under-performing. Once the full worldwide BO results come in, we could see better numbers.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2017&wknd=28&p=.htm
     
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  10. lmag42

    lmag42 Active Member

    Hey guys. Been away for a while but I saw The Mummy the day it came out in probably the best theater I've ever been to, IMAX 3D and it was awesome, much better that the IMAX Theater I saw Rogue One in. Speaking of Rogue One, I don't think I told you guys what I thought of it, and I think it was Almost as good as TFA, but the gamut of characters in the Film made it frustrating at times. Shame all of those characters will be limited to that Movie, considering it's a Prequel to A New Hope.
    Anyway, what I really wanted to say.
    The Mummy was a real quality Movie. The CGI was top notch, the story was interesting and there were some surprising things in it. A shame it didn't really knock it out of the park Review or Box-Office Wise here, but it made bank in China.
    BTW I didn't like King Arthur at all. I was being very generous towards it initially.
     
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  11. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So Bruce Willis (didn't even know he was still acting) is starring in a remake of the Charles Bronson film series, DEATH WISH, which Bronson had already exhausted from the 70s through the 90s.

    And . . . :sigh:, this is apparently is yet another example of how conservatives are the real snowflakes out there, because for whatever reason, conservatives are whining and complaining about how liberals are whining and complaining about how racist and offensive this movie is, yet I haven't seen anybody - liberal or otherwise - whining and complaining about this movie being racist or offensive, just these conservative snowflakes whining and complaining about liberals whining and complaining.

    After seeing the trailer, all I see is Bruce Willis starring in another Bruce Willis movie that bears the name of Charles Bronson movies.
     
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  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh, it's out already? Expectations must not have been high, because I haven't seen a single ad for it.
     
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  15. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing ads for it a few weeks ago. Maybe they were pulled later on?
     
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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't know. I just know I haven't seen a single ad for it anywhere: no promos on TV, not even the obligatory trailers and sneak-peak clips on YouTube.
     
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  17. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Huh. I saw lots of ads for it where I live.
     
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  18. lmag42

    lmag42 Active Member

    The Nut Job 2 opened in 4,003 theaters and will only manage to bring in just under $9 Million? That's some sort of new record. That's just awful.
     
  19. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Chris Columbus has already finished the script on Gremlins 3, which will return to the dark and twisted tone of the first film and even touch on some moral issues as well. And animatronics are still going to be used, with CGI mainly used for removing wires in post. Things are looking promising here, as not a whole lot of fans liked the 2nd film for its constant meta jokes.

    http://www.slashfilm.com/gremlins-3-has-been-written/
     
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  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I heard Chris was working on a new Gremlins movie, but that was years ago, I wasn't sure if anything had become of it.
     
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