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Wkd BO 07•21-23•17 - Slam Dunk' for Nolan, Apes escape, not rough Girl's Trip, Luc

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If anyone here is from Wisconsin, you guys have a nice state, but should clean up all your dead deer. Decided to stop in the St Paul side of the twin cities.



Dunkirk taking first place this weekend is not that surprising. If that $12.2M holds, Dunkirk should make around $29M for the weekend.

Looks like the Emoji Movie will be pretty close behind with around $27M. That exceeds the earlier tracking, so I suppose that is a positive for Sony.

I'm curious to see how Atomic Blonde managed on Saturday. Girls Trip has a pretty good shot at beating it for 3rd place this weekend.
 

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I wonder if that TV movie announcement was sort of a "please by Allegiant on BluRay. The ending will be out eventually. We swear!" thing.

For real.

Lionsgate fucked up the franchise big time, sad :(
 

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The American movie beat the French movie in America and the French movie beat the American movie in France. Luc Besson is not a well-known name in America so the Christopher Nolan name alone would have put more asses in seats, unless Valerian starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Valerian and ScarJo as Laureline.
 

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all these places could beat Marvel at their on game

Gi Joe vs Transformers

Resident Evil vs Underworld

They would have to invent a new form of currency to count the wealth

I'd be down for both of those so fast. GI Joe vs Transformers because the comic series was cool. RE vs Underworld since that'd be so ridiculous it'd be fun.
 

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The American movie beat the French movie in America and the French movie beat the American movie in France. Luc Besson is not a well-known name in America so the Christopher Nolan name alone would have put more asses in seats, unless Valerian starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Valerian and ScarJo as Laureline.

Or could it have been that the French movie was bad and had poor leads and marketing?
 

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The American movie beat the French movie in America and the French movie beat the American movie in France. Luc Besson is not a well-known name in America so the Christopher Nolan name alone would have put more asses in seats, unless Valerian starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Valerian and ScarJo as Laureline.

Dunkirk is an American film?
 

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For real.

Lionsgate fucked up the franchise big time, sad :(

I'm assuming you never read the books, cuz they were always fighting an uphill battle there. Hell, it's good they're not even bothering with the end, that last book was horrible. It was an insult to that genre, which is really saying something.

Edit: Actually, you would probably be the best person to ask, since you're the only one here who watched that last one. Did they ever get to the part where they put her in a jet and she looks down at the small buildings and stuff and has a random monologue about how that proves the existence of God?

The American movie beat the French movie in America and the French movie beat the American movie in France. Luc Besson is not a well-known name in America so the Christopher Nolan name alone would have put more asses in seats, unless Valerian starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Valerian and ScarJo as Laureline.

What? Valerian could've been the only movie released last weekend and it still would've bombed.
And maybe apes wouldn't have :/
 

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Or could it have been that the French movie was bad and had poor leads and marketing?

It's definitely not bad. I've said it before, but I think there's a bit of a cultural gap here. You say "poor leads," but what leads, in such an oddball film, could have countered Christopher Nolan? Short of getting A-listers, no, there was no beating Dunkirk. Valerian is very European in style and too wacky to resonate with American audiences as much as a WWII film made by one of the most popular directors of his generation.
 

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Looking it up, y'know I think Dunkirk could outright be called a British Film on it's own, as I don't see any other American production companies involved with this film unlike Nolan's other films despite Warner Brothers funding it.

However if all it takes is for a Hollywood studio to fund a film and distribute it for it to be American, then I guess it's an American film.

It's definitely not bad. I've said it before, but I think there's a bit of a cultural gap here. You say "poor leads," but what leads, in such an oddball film, could have countered Christopher Nolan? Short of getting A-listers, no, there was no beating Dunkirk. Valerian is very European in style and too wacky to resonate with American audiences as much as a WWII film made by one of the most popular directors of his generation.

Obviously Luc Besson didn't think this when getting the funding and making the film.
 

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That first Divergent is like a group of young stars Hollywood has been trying to make happen (Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, etc)...and then Kate Winslet, who hopefully collected a good paycheck.

It could've been worse. It could've been Mortal Instruments City of Bones.
 

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I'm assuming you never read the books, cuz they were always fighting an uphill battle there. Hell, it's good they're not even bothering with the end, that last book was horrible. It was an insult to that genre, which is really saying something.

Edit: Actually, you would probably be the best person to ask, since you're the only one here who watched that last one. Did they ever get to the part where they put her in a jet and she looks down at the small buildings and stuff and has a random monologue about how that proves the existence of God?

The first book was good, the other entries got progressively worse with each release, though I still enjoyed the series overall, especially the films.

No that did not happen in the film.
 

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Entire title should be emoji

It will be.

It still won't make sense

edit: Or would the Xaos thing to do be a thread title with no emoji, just words FOR emoji between : :

(which still makes no real sense)

Atomic Blonde was a top notch spy film. I think folks might be disappointed because it was marketing as a John Wick-like, which it only is in small bits.

I still haven't seen the film, but this is the one consistent thing I've heard from people who have: Those who went in knowing about the Wick stuff came out disappointed it wasn't Wick-esque. Those who went in only knowing it was a spy-movie with asskicking came out more satisfied.
 
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Atomic Blonde was a top notch spy film. I think folks might be disappointed because it was marketed as a John Wick-like, which it only is in small bits.

For what it's worth though, those Wick-esque moments are glorious.

I was too young during most of the cold war to really get a sense of the dread and paranoia of the age but it works as a noir film, at least.

It will be.

It still won't make sense

edit: Or would the Xaos thing to do be a thread title with no emoji, just words FOR emoji between : :

(which still makes no real sense)

Xaos doesn't really post much in these threads but I'm pretty sure he reads every post for what not to do with next week's title.
 

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If anyone here is from Wisconsin, you guys have a nice state, but should clean up all your dead deer. Decided to stop in the St Paul side of the twin cities.



Dunkirk taking first place this weekend is not that surprising. If that $12.2M holds, Dunkirk should make around $29M for the weekend.

Looks like the Emoji Movie will be pretty close behind with around $27M. That exceeds the earlier tracking, so I suppose that is a positive for Sony.

I'm curious to see how Atomic Blonde managed on Saturday. Girls Trip has a pretty good shot at beating it for 3rd place this weekend.

Close between Dunkirk and Emoji. There's a morbid desire in me to see it actually win out just because Nolan fans are some of the most insufferable people and I want them to see their God King dethroned by a movie where Patrick Stewart plays a literal walking piece of shit. But nah, my senses come back to me because I'm sure Dunkirk is a great film and doesn't deserve to be dethroned by a movie where Patrick Stewart plays a literal walking piece of shit.
 

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Is Spider-Man out in China yet? Isn't that market always a big pieces of the pie?
 

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Speaking of references.

Finally got a chance to watch BvS ultimate edition. And my only thought was, couldn't they figured out a much less convoluted way to set up Superman?
 

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Obviously Luc Besson didn't think this when getting the funding and making the film.

Lucy - Worldwide Gross: 463,360,063
US Gross: 126,663,600

Dunkirk will make more than Lucy in the US, yet Lucy numbers was what Besson was hoping for for Valerian. Besson films are stronger outside of the US, and while I'm sure he didn't make Valerian thinking it was going to bomb in America, Lucy numbers would still be below Dunkirk.
 

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Is Spider-Man out in China yet? Isn't that market always a big pieces of the pie?

It's a big piece of the international pie, but the international pie isn't really all that filling.

Hundreds of millions of dollars aren't actually WORTH hundreds of millions depending on where those hundreds of millions are made.

which is why the primary focus for me is domestic. Domestic is the target audience, domestic gets the biggest returns. If you're not #1 Domestic, you're not #1.

(with rare exceptions)
 

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Close between Dunkirk and Emoji. There's a morbid desire in me to see it actually win out just because Nolan fans are some of the most insufferable people and I want them to see their God King dethroned by a movie where Patrick Stewart plays a literal walking piece of shit. But nah, my senses come back to me because I'm sure Dunkirk is a great film and doesn't deserve to be dethroned by a movie where Patrick Stewart plays a literal walking piece of shit.
There are better things to watch where Sir Patrick Stewart plays a piece of shit.