What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

April 29th, 2017 at 11:14:43 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
Tom Hanks Heads to Worst Opening Weekend and Lowest Box Office Ever of Career
I've seen the ads for it. Ain't no Tom Hanks film, its an Emma Watson film.
April 29th, 2017 at 2:40:07 PM permalink
ams288
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I wanted to see The Circle until I read the horrible reviews.
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April 30th, 2017 at 5:33:52 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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"The Fate of the Furious" (TFOTF) or "Fast and Furious #8" will be the 30th film to pass a billion dollars worldwide this weekend. The so called billion dollar movie began twenty years ago with Titanic which came out when DVDs were in their infancy. Titanic stayed in theaters for over a year to accumulate that kind of revenue. Clearly in today's business climate, leaving a movie in theaters for a year would damage DVD and streaming sales.

TFOTF has 82% of its revenue from overseas. China's opening weekend has topped the 15 day revenue from USA and Canada.
April 30th, 2017 at 9:21:27 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin
"The Fate of the Furious" (TFOTF) or "Fast and Furious #8" will be the 30th film to pass a billion dollars worldwide this weekend. The so called billion dollar movie began twenty years ago with Titanic which came out when DVDs were in their infancy. Titanic stayed in theaters for over a year to accumulate that kind of revenue. Clearly in today's business climate, leaving a movie in theaters for a year would damage DVD and streaming sales.

TFOTF has 82% of its revenue from overseas. China's opening weekend has topped the 15 day revenue from USA and Canada.

I only saw the 1st one just thought it was just average, not franchise worthy.
In the 1st one, they were trying to take down a trucker. I was actually rooting for the trucker fighting back instead of the fast cars.
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April 30th, 2017 at 1:03:42 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Movie shown at Canadian film festival is about Finnish girls who ride hobby horses competively... up to age 20.
I look forward to seeing it.

(Yes, folks.... I am sober).
April 30th, 2017 at 1:45:13 PM permalink
ams288
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I gave up on the Fast and Furious movies after the awful fourth one.

As I understand it, the 5th one turned the series around, but it's too far gone for me to care now.

They plan on making two more (10 total). And then I'm sure there will be spin offs and eventual reboots.
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April 30th, 2017 at 2:19:19 PM permalink
Evenbob
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I never saw a whole F&F movie, not even
close. They seem to be for the scatter
brained who have trouble paying attention.
All action with a plot that's barely discernible.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 30th, 2017 at 3:15:43 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Evenbob
I never saw a whole F&F movie, not even
close..


Got you beat. Never even seen part of one.
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April 30th, 2017 at 4:53:33 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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As I understand it, the 5th one turned the series around, but it's too far gone for me to care now.
They plan on making two more (10 total). And then I'm sure there will be spin offs and eventual reboots.


In the hoopla about the fastest movie ever to reach a billion dollars in 17 days, you shouldn't lose sight of the fact that this is basically a hit movie in China. Domestically it is very unlikely to end up in top 10 for the year, and it is not even the most popular one in the franchise. Paul Walker's death brought millions of more domestic fans for the previous film.

Movie - Domestic Tickets sold by 17th day in theaters
#1 17.9 million <--- ranked fourteenth for the year
#2 17.1 million
#3 07.9 million <---- Series almost died because dropped stars and made "Tokyo Drift" version
#4 18.3 million
#5 21.1 million
#6 24.2 million
#7 34.2 million <--- Paul Walker died November 30, 2013 : in the middle of filming #7. The film was ranked 5th for the year.
#8 21.8 million <--- just slightly more tickets sold than the fifth film

Thirteen films last year sold between 26.5 million and 60.4 million tickets domestically.

After the first two films, more than 50% of revenue came from foreign box office.

Foreign% Year - Title - Millions worldwide
81.8% 2017 The Fate of the Furious $1,060.3
76.7% 2015 Furious 7 $1,516.0
69.7% 2013 Fast & Furious 6 $788.7
66.5% 2011 Fast Five $626.1
57.3% 2009 Fast and Furious $363.2
60.6% 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift $158.5
46.2% 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious $236.4
30.3% 2001 The Fast and the Furious $207.3

In five years nearly all of the top 30 films ranked by world wide boxoffice will all be films that appeal to the Chinese. Right now only 30 western films per year are permitted to be shown in the country
April 30th, 2017 at 8:02:08 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Quote: ams288
I gave up on the Fast and Furious movies after the awful fourth one.

As I understand it, the 5th one turned the series around, but it's too far gone for me to care now.

They plan on making two more (10 total). And then I'm sure there will be spin offs and eventual reboots.

Actually, Fast 5 was pretty darn good. The whole last 30 minutes while two Chargers drag a bank vault through the streets of Rio was damn exciting. It introduced The Rock as a character which maybe saved the franchise. F&F movies are brainless eye candy for 2 hours. It's the latest James Bond-type entertainment! Just watch and don't scrutinize too much. Not everything has to be Shakespeare.

Their naming convention is kinda cool too....F8 of the Furious, and the 10th might be "Fast-ten your Seatbelts"

Quote: Pacomartin
"The Fate of the Furious" (TFOTF) or "Fast and Furious #8" will be the 30th film to pass a billion dollars worldwide this weekend. The so called billion dollar movie began twenty years ago with Titanic which came out when DVDs were in their infancy. Titanic stayed in theaters for over a year to accumulate that kind of revenue. Clearly in today's business climate, leaving a movie in theaters for a year would damage DVD and streaming sales.

Paco?...explain!

TFOTF has 82% of its revenue from overseas. China's opening weekend has topped the 15 day revenue from USA and Canada.


I was shocked when I saw Logan as a matinee for over $10. Been a while since I saw a film in theaters; wonder what full price is these days. (I won't pay it, just wondering) No wonder movies make $1B nowadays.

On a side note, I've always wondered why movies cost the same no matter what we see. Costs $10 to see a 3-hour Oscar winner like Titanic as well as $10 to see a crappy 85-minutes Texas High School Girls in Trouble. Not fair and not logical at all. Doesn't work that way in any other industry. Can you imagine paying $40,000 for a either Ferrari or a Ford? $40,000 for a CAR, regardless of brand. or $20 for a piece of food regardless whether it's lobster or a Hershey bar.

Paco...explain!