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xaosslug
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(08-06-2017, 05:27 PM)
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tomatometer:
18% The Dark Tower
93% Dunkirk
07% The Emoji Movie
87% Girls Trip
40% Kidnap (2017)

metacritic:





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‘Dark Tower’ Leads Slow Weekend With $19.5 Million, ‘Detroit’ Stumbles

As the dog days of summer drag on, a trio of wide releases are kicking off the August box office with a whimper.

The weekend’s leader is “The Dark Tower.” Sony and MRC’s long-time-coming Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey is landing on a modest $19.5 million from 3,451 locations. Made for about $66 million counting reshoots, the story centers on a boy (played by Tom Taylor) who discovers another dimension where he aligns himself with a Gunslinger (Elba) on a mission to save the world from various enemies, including the Man in Black (McConaughey). Critics mostly panned the movie, leading to its current 18% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“It was an ambitious undertaking, but it was made at the right price,” said Sony’s domestic distribution chief Adrian Smith. “There’s a lot of summer left,” he added.

Meanwhile, Annapurna’s “Detroit” is not faring as well as expected. Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s latest collaboration should end up with $7.3 million from 3,007 locations this weekend. Combined with a week of limited release grosses, its total should stand at $7.8 million. Critics are on board, earning the tale of the Motor City’s 1967 riots a 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience, too, has responded positively — the distributor saw strong exit polls, including over 60% marking definite recommend. The movie is toplined by “Star Wars” breakout John Boyega, as well as Will Poulter, and Algee Smith.

“We wish more people would have showed, but when you look at the movie, we’re proud of the film, and we stand behind the message of the film,” said Annapurna’s distribution head Erik Lomis. “I don’t think it’s just measured by performance only,” he added, “I think it’s longevity.”

That leaves “Kidnap” — from David Dinerstein’s recently-launched Aviron, and Lotus — which is racing to $10.2 million from 2,378 locations. The movie stars Halle Berry as a mother attempting to rescue her son after he is taken. Aviron acquired the film from a bankrupt Relativity, but the distributor declined to release the thriller’s acquisition cost, making it difficult to judge its performance.

“Dunkirk,” the box office winner the past two weekends, is sliding comfortably into second with $17.6 million from 4,014 locations. That’s only a 34% drop from last weekend. Christopher Nolan’s World War II movie crossed the $300 million mark on Saturday, and by the end of the weekend should tally a $133.6 million domestic total. This weekend it looks to make about $4 million from Imax screens alone, which will count for $29.8 million of the movie’s domestic grosses. Worldwide the cumes stand at $7.5 million this weekend, and $54 million overall. Warner Bros. also continues to see profits from “Wonder Woman,” which will land right up against the $400 million domestic milestone by the end of this weekend.

Sony’s “Emoji Movie” looks to take in $12.35 million this weekend from 4,075 locations, down 50% from last weekend for a domestic total of $49.45 million so far. That’s not a bad drop for a movie that hasn’t particularly pleased critics or audiences (7% on Rotten Tomatoes, B CinemaScore). The same studio’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is closing in on $300 million domestically after earning $8.8 million this weekend from 3,116 locations — its current total after five weeks in theaters should be $294.9 million

“Girls Trip” continues to hang in the top five as Universal expects $11.4 million this weekend from 2,582 locations. The summer comedy’s North American total after three weekend looks to hit $85.4 million. Charlize Theron’s action-packed “Atomic Blonde” is slipping to seventh place as it expects to kick in $8.2 million from 3,326 spots.

In limited release, TWC’s “Wind River” should make $164,167 from four locations. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, and marks Taylor Sheridan’s directorial debut. Sheridan conceived the movie as part of a loose trilogy that also includes two recent releases that he wrote, but did not direct, “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water.”

All this on the calendar spot that last year’s “Suicide Squad” bucked conventional release date wisdom with a record-breaking $133.7 million domestic opening. This summer has lagged overall due to a number of big-budget movies flopping or underperforming, and this latest showing will only put the business farther behind.

more to come…


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Sibersk Esto
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(08-06-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Dark tower has bragging rights for one weekend I guess.
The_Dama
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(08-06-2017, 05:29 PM)
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Good for Sony. Emoji movie was pure shit but it paid off.
Alrus
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(08-06-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Wonder Woman so close to 400M
Volimar
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(08-06-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Sad to see The Dark Tower reviewed so poorly.
tomtom94
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(08-06-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Not even $20m? Damn.
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(08-06-2017, 05:31 PM)
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Well, summer movie season is officially over. I'll see you cats in October when Blade Runner 2049 opens to 96% RT and $60 million opening weekend domestic.
Arc
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(08-06-2017, 05:31 PM)
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I cannot believe Sony is going to make money on Emoji. Unbelievable.
LordOfLore
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(08-06-2017, 05:32 PM)
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New thread! Go Diana!

We're getting close to Ninjago, right? Do we have budget info or predictions for it?
Phamit
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(08-06-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Second week in a row that Guardians is getting more screens
kswiston
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(08-06-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Worldwide updates

Despicable Me 3 - $879M (now the top gross of the summer)
Wonder Woman - $794M
Pirates 5 - $781M
Spider-Man Homecoming - $671M
Transformers 5 - $583M
Dunkirk - $314M
Cars 3 - $286M
War for the Planet of the Apes - $278M
Baby Driver - $155M

Also from the last thread, Wolf Warrior 2 has now grossed $469M in China after a second weekend of $162M (giving it the largest second weekend in a single territory). Domestically the film has made $1M in two weekends.
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Thequietone
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(08-06-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Is the Dark Tower that bad? My wife and I were interested in seeing it.
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(08-06-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bronx-Man

Well, summer movie season is officially over. I'll see you cats in October when Blade Runner 2049 opens to 96% RT and $60 million opening weekend domestic.

IT will be big next month imo.
kurahador
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(08-06-2017, 05:34 PM)
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Next up on Sony's bomb, Jumanji.
Bobby Roberts
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(08-06-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by tomtom94

Not even $20m? Damn.

You see, 19 is a very important number in the world of the Tower...
BladeoftheImmortal
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(08-06-2017, 05:35 PM)
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Sucks that spiderman won't release in China till September.
Ridley327
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(08-06-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

You see, 19 is a very important number in the world of the Tower...

Get the salve!
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(08-06-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bronx-Man

Well, summer movie season is officially over. I'll see you cats in October when Blade Runner 2049 opens to 96% RT and $60 million opening weekend domestic.

Aww yeah
Fudgepuppy
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(08-06-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Ha, Guardians making more than Transformers.

Paramount, just kill it please.
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(08-06-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Arc

I cannot believe Sony is going to make money on Emoji. Unbelievable.

Originally Posted by WaffleTaco

War for the Planet of the Apes is doing bad isn't it?

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(08-06-2017, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

Aww yeah

If it makes 60 million in total Dom I'll be impressed.
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(08-06-2017, 05:38 PM)
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War for the Planet of the Apes is doing bad isn't it?
mreddie
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Originally Posted by Bronx-Man

Well, summer movie season is officially over. I'll see you cats in October when Blade Runner 2049 opens to 96% RT and $60 million opening weekend domestic.

Labor Day though...
Alienfan
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(08-06-2017, 05:38 PM)
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If The Dark Tower really had a 60 million budget, those numbers aren't that bad
Ninjimbo
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(08-06-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Apes has disappointing returns doesn't it? That WW number seems so low.
zsynqx
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(08-06-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Happy that Baby Driver ended up doing so well. Everyone seemed sure it would bomb prior to release.

Woo for Dunkirk as well, keep letting Nolan do his thing.
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Bobby Roberts
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(08-06-2017, 05:41 PM)
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So:

IT's opening weekend floor is probably $60 mil. It's very likely to break the September records for opening weekend, opening weekend for an R-rated movie, and PROBABLY overall domestic gross for a September movie.

Question is by how much.

Movie's gonna be a monster, I think.
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Atomic Blonde might outgross Valerian, holy crap...
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Originally Posted by kswiston

Worldwide updates

Despicable Me 3 - $879M (now the top gross of the summer)
Wonder Woman - $794M
Pirates 5 - $781M
Spider-Man Homecoming - $671M
Transformers 5 - $583M
Dunkirk - $314M
Cars 3 - $286M
War for the Planet of the Apes - $278M

Also from the last thread, Wolf Warrior 2 has now grossed $469M in China after a second weekend of $162M (giving it the largest second weekend in a single territory). Domestically the film has made $1M in two weekends.

Holy shit, will War even manage to make half of what Dawn did?

Movie was uncompromising. Really good, but not the kind of movie you tell your friends to go and watch. It's a more solemn experience.
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

So:

IT's opening weekend floor is probably $60 mil. It's very likely to break the September records for opening weekend, opening weekend for an R-rated movie, and PROBABLY overall domestic gross for a September movie.

Question is by how much.

Movie's gonna be a monster, I think.

If it isn't, I'll be sure to clown you about it.
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Bobby and BGE are saying that IT will do gangbusters, this assures that it will leave a crater in the Earth so deep that it's transcontinental
Phamit
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(08-06-2017, 05:45 PM)
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The Problem with War is that it looks like more Dawn.
Bobby Roberts
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Originally Posted by lightskintwin

If it isn't, I'll be sure to clown you about it.

heyooooo
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Dinkirk is a big hit, wasnt necessarily expecting that. Low drops too.
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Great numbers for Girl Trip. Sucks for War especially after the way Dawn did.

Homecoming doing good since it hasn't come out in China or Japan yet.

I was definitely off about Wonder Woman and it's great it's done so well. I expected $675 million overall and it managed to get close to $800 million.
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Baby Driver has now made more than the rest of Edgar Wright's filmography combined domestically. It is also getting close to doubling Hot Fuzz worldwide, which was his previous best.


Spider-man Homecoming is $2.5M behind Suicide Squad after the same 31 days. Spider-Man will lose some ground tomorrow, since this weekend was Suicide Squad's Labor Day weekend, but it should make that up again during the tues-thurs dailies.

$325M+ domestic is looking good for Spidey. Especially since August is going to be a week month at the box office.
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Pirates 5 didn't decline too bad. Disney might just do one more of these.
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Originally Posted by Jigorath

Pirates 5 didn't decline too bad. Disney might just do one more of these.

Yeah, there's a sequel hook at the end so I wouldn't be surprised if they greenlit Pirates 6 just to finally wrap up the franchise.
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Wolf Warrior deserves its own thread.

That is some amazing shit.
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(08-06-2017, 05:52 PM)
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It has one
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Originally Posted by 3N16MA

Wolf Warrior deserves its own thread.

That is some amazing shit.


http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1415796


EDIT: It looks like Bobby covered it.

Slightly off topic, but Mountain time is more conducive to weekend box office than eastern time was. Having to check in at 11am to noon was sort of a pain in the ass.
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Originally Posted by kurahador

Next up on Sony's bomb, Jumanji.

Maybe, maybe not. There isn't any notable movie other than Star Wars coming out in December. Daddy's Home killed it during the last week of December.
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Originally Posted by Phamit

The Problem with War is that it looks like more Dawn.

That was my initial expectation before I saw the film (and I absolutely loved Dawn). Managed to stay away from a lot of plot details so it was to my surprise that the film was actually an epic revenge flick. Still wished it did a little better, but I'm satisfied that we got three good films out of it.
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

It has one

Originally Posted by kswiston

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1415796

I should have known Kswis would be on it.
ShdwDrake
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(08-06-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Need to go see Detroit mos def.
ElBoxyBrown
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Originally Posted by Phamit

The Problem with War is that it looks like more Dawn.

The real problem is, much like Detroit, no one wants to see a very depressing movie. These are not feel good summer movies.
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(08-06-2017, 05:57 PM)
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Detroit is the 23rd worst opening for a film debuting in 3k+ venues. I guess Annapurna's aggressive release didn't really pay off in this instance.
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(08-06-2017, 05:57 PM)
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Very glad to see Steve carrel eating off of despicable me😎
3N16MA
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(08-06-2017, 06:02 PM)
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Good chance Homecoming breaks 850M?
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Originally Posted by Erv

Very glad to see Steve carrel eating off of despicable me😎

...you think Carrell hasn't been eating nonstop for the past 15 years?

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