Marvel Cinematic Universe movie #14 in series

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December 6th, 2016 at 2:45:22 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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It's going to be huge..... Baby Groot!!!


A lot of Sci-Fi films take themselves too seriously. I think that Star Trek lost their way again, by eliminating much of the humor. To have the third make less money than the first one is very sad.

2009 Star Trek $385.7 million
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $467.4 million
2016 Star Trek Beyond $343.5 million
December 6th, 2016 at 3:15:05 PM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Pacomartin
A lot of Sci-Fi films take themselves too seriously. I think that Star Trek lost their way again, by eliminating much of the humor. To have the third make less money than the first one is very sad.

2009 Star Trek $385.7 million
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness $467.4 million
2016 Star Trek Beyond $343.5 million


I felt JJ Abrams' direction was sorely missed in the third one. I could barely tell what was happening in some of the poorly shot action scenes.
December 6th, 2016 at 3:52:31 PM permalink
Nareed
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A lot of Sci-Fi films take themselves too seriously. I think that Star Trek lost their way again, by eliminating much of the humor. To have the third make less money than the first one is very sad.


I saw the third one recently. I was expecting nothing, and I wasn't disappointed.

Look, the plot had more holes in it than a colander. there were missed opportunities for good drama and/or surprises that would make sense. Not to mention the bad guy's objective was more easily achievable without whatever mystical ancient super-weapon he had. Come now, he took down the Enterprise without breaking a sweat. He surely could have destroyed the star base as easily.

The only good element about it was the actress who played the alien living on the hidden ship. She was great! She also had the only really funny lines, including near the end "My edge is still on."

I think the real Trek curse is that the movies are uneven, hovering between good and terrible, regardless of whether they are classic Trek, Next Generation Trek, or reboot Trek (though the last still hasn't had a good one). And for the first two, there were one-hour eps on TV much better than any of the movies.
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April 21st, 2017 at 10:39:05 AM permalink
ams288
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the next MCU release coming out next May.

It's gonna be HUGE.

I predict it will be their biggest hit behind only the two Avengers movies. Might even do better than the 2nd Avengers did.


Bump. ;)

I see that it's tracking at 150+ million opening weekend. I think it will go higher.

Early word-of-mouth from people who have seen it is STELLAR.

I've already got my ticket for opening night.
April 21st, 2017 at 11:11:16 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Bump. ;)

I see that it's tracking at 150+ million opening weekend. I think it will go higher.

Early word-of-mouth from people who have seen it is STELLAR.

I've already got my ticket for opening night.


Beauty and the Beast (2017) has already passed $1 billion (29th movie and 14th Disney movie in history to pass $ 1 billion)
The Fate of the Furious pass $700 million first week

Four Disney movies passed a billion dollars in 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Finding Dory
Zootopia

Disney releases in 2017
1) “Beauty and the Beast” (March 17th) BILLION
2) “Disneynature’s Born in China” (April 21st)
3) “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (May 5th) BILLION
4) “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (May 26th) BILLION
5) “Cars 3” (June 16th)
6) “Thor: Ragnarok” (November 3rd)
7) “Coco” (November 22nd)
8) “Star Wars: Episode VIII” (December 15th) BILLION

I suppose that Coco and new Thor movie could go over a billion dollars, but it seems unlikely

Thor: The Dark World BV $644.6 million
Thor Par. $449.3 million
April 21st, 2017 at 11:55:07 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Four Disney movies passed a billion dollars in 2016
Captain America: Civil War
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Finding Dory
Zootopia


But how do they keep it up. There
are only so many billion dollar
movies. Disney has a new Pirates
movie next month. Orlando and
Keira are back, that will help.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 21st, 2017 at 12:29:29 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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But how do they keep it up. There are only so many billion dollar movies.


I don't think that there is an upper limit. Most of Disney's money comes from overseas. Disney has almost completely given up on releasing small films this year (other than a Nature film), and short of bombs like "Alice Through the Looking Glass" most films have the potential to make hundreds of millions of dollars.

I think they are going to try for at least four or five billion dollar movies every year.

  1. 2017 56.1% Beauty and the Beast (2017) $1,048.20
    ...
  2. 2016 64.6% Captain America: Civil War $1,153.30
  3. 2016 49.6% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $1,055.80
  4. 2016 52.7% Finding Dory $1,028.60
  5. 2016 66.7% Zootopia $1,023.80
    ...
  6. 2015 54.7% Star Wars: The Force Awakens $2,068.20
  7. 2015 67.3% Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,405.40
    ...
  8. 2013 68.6% Frozen $1,276.50
  9. 2013 66.3% Iron Man 3 $1,214.80
    ...
  10. 2012 59.0% Marvel's The Avengers $1,518.80
    ...
  11. 2011 76.9% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,045.70
    ...
  12. 2010 61.1% Toy Story 3 $1,067.00
  13. 2010 67.4% Alice in Wonderland (2010) $1,025.50
    ...
  14. 2006 60.3% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest $1,066.20


Jungle Book was a near miss in 2016 with over $966 million

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June 20th, 2017 at 8:57:28 AM permalink
ams288
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Looks like Guardians 2 won't get to one billion. It's made most of its money already and is at $844 million worldwide.

Pirates 5 has no chance at a billion. Currently at $650 million worldwide. I think the awful reviews killed that one's chances. That franchise is just so stale...
June 20th, 2017 at 1:11:22 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Looks like Guardians 2 won't get to one billion. It's made most of its money already and is at $844 million worldwide.

Guardians 1 was at $306 million by 45 days, and $333 million overall domestic + $440 million internationally ($170 million production)
Guardians 2 is at $375 million domestic + $470 million internationally ($200 million production) 45 days after release

Guardians #1 made $27 million domestic after 45 days.

So Guardian #2 probably won't surpass $400 million domestically by much, but it opened very strong in nearly every country around the world compared to the first film. Money comes in a little slower in other countries because there aren't as many theaters. It could still reach $600 million in foreign markets.

Opening weekend in millions of dollars around world
2017 ---- 2014 ---- Country -- improvement
$48.56 $30.07 China 62%
$16.93 $12.90 United Kingdom 31%
$12.06 $10.70 Russia - CIS 13%
$11.78 $6.08 Australia 94%
$9.33 $6.87 Germany 36%
$8.20 $6.75 Mexico 21%
$7.94 $6.58 France 21%
$6.88 $3.83 South Korea 79%
$6.87 $5.27 Brazil 30%
$3.57 $2.26 Spain 58%
$3.40 $0.00 Indonesia n/a

It may still reach a billion dollars.
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