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#1152071
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Star Wars at box office
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LexX said:

one69chev said:

oojason said:

‘Star Wars’ Franchise Crosses $4 Billion, Eclipsing Disney’s Lucasfilm Price’…

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-franchise-crosses-4-billion-eclipsing-disneys-lucasfilm-price-1070624

^ plus a bit more on other acquisitions under Iger

After a few rocky years, Disney proves yet again that is no dummy.

Even if the three films were prequel quality movies, they’d still be turning profit this year. SW is like printing money. If I was a billionare, buying LFL would be a no-brainer for 4 billion when blockbusters are making a billion anyways.

Yes, which why I said Disney was no dummy, meaning they (The Disney company) knew that they could ‘print’ their own money by giving an audience hungry for more Star Wars just that, more movies…the term ‘no dummy’ although a bit antiquated, is actually a compliment and means that they were smart or made a smart decision.

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#1152045
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Star Wars at box office
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TV’s Frink said:

I do find it interesting how much movies make, however,

under various categories (domestic, international, all-time, adjusted for inflation, etc). Boxofficemojo is a fun site for that stuff.

I know that’s right.

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#1152011
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Star Wars at box office
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Gotcha…I must have missed that one in the never ending maze that is the TLJ spoiler thread.

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#1152001
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Star Wars at box office
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TV’s Frink said:

But I thought it was doing terrible?

Lol.

There has never been a film in the Star Wars universe that performed ‘terribly’ at the box office; even the PT films all made money with TPM performing the best of the 3 and breaking the billion dollar threshold.

My original point was in regards to claims of Rotten Tomatoes reviewers purposely giving TLJ poor ratings out of spite for Star Wars; my suggestion was that the percentage of second weekend drop would be a better indicator of the general public’s opinion of the film. The drop was 67.5% which I stated was BvS territory. Wook made a good point about the holiday being partially to blame and sure enough, the next week saw an uptick in movie ticket sales.

All in all, it will finish 2nd overall in the series behind TFA (with unadjusted gross) and Disney will be happy. And I know that you don’t care about box office numbers, but studios do and often times sequels to films are made or sh#t canned due to box office performance. Truth be told, I am kind of a box office nerd, so for me it is just interesting to see how films perform or don’t in some cases…

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#1148443
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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SilverWook said:

I’m old enough to remember when the holiday season was a terrible time to open a non holiday film/non kid’s movie.

Yeah, me too. The first real Christmas ‘blockbuster’ I remember was Titanic which debuted with so so box office numbers and not so great critical reviews, but for some reason, the general public loved it which led to its extended stay in theatres. Of course the LOTR films coming out seemed to help cement this new trend. As of this weekend, however TLJ is almost a full $200 million behind TFA over the same time period; but with little real competition, TLJ could surprise some folks.

At least the Jumanji remake didn’t beat it. That would have been embarrassing. 😉

I am predicting at least a few Oscars for Jumanji; it is a quality film with a brilliant narrative.

Kidding of course…it is no where near Fate of the Furious quality.

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#1148174
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Projected 68% percent drop in movie ticket sales this weekend; that is Batman vs Superman territory. TFA dropped 39% from its first weekend to its second. We can speculate over the ‘real’ review numbers, but box office numbers will generally indicate how the movie going public really feels about a movie; case in point, The Justice League which will most likely finish its box office run with less than $700 million worldwide.

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#1148063
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Valheru_84 said:

DrDre said:

Sothis said:

DominicCobb said:

What’s funny to me is people complained that TFA played it too safe, now this did the opposite of that and people are still complaining.

this is too real.

Since when is different automatically good?

Someone actually demonstrated as well how TLJ is still generally a repeat of a lot of parts TESB and some ROTJ, it’s just no where near as obvious and in your face as TFA was.

.Val

Oh, it was plenty obvious…

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#1148035
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Last comic read
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TK-949 said:

one69chev said:

Currently reading The Walking Dead. So far I enjoy it and it has been interesting to see where the AMC series deviated from the source material.

The TV show does a slalom ride around the comics.

Yeah, for sure. I was particularly struck by the differences in some of the major characters. I did like the introduction of Tyrese earlier tho.

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#1147791
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Last comic read
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Currently reading The Walking Dead. So far I enjoy it and it has been interesting to see where the AMC series deviated from the source material.

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#1147789
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The Force Awakens - The Starlight Project
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Speaking as someone who struggled and cursed through a fan edit, this info was super interesting. I am sure that like with anything, the more one uses it the more proficient one becomes, but it is still pretty amazing work. The skill level of this community never ceases to amaze.

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