What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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March 15th, 2021 at 5:35:33 PM permalink
rxwine
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Never heard anything about Wayne and Eastwood not seeing eye to eye on Westerns. Don't even know if it's accurate, but the explanation makes sense to me.

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March 31st, 2021 at 2:41:50 PM permalink
ams288
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Netflix paying $400M for Knives Out 2 and 3.

Great news. Knives Out was one of my favorite movies of the past few years. Can’t wait for more.
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April 1st, 2021 at 12:35:12 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Netflix paying $400M for Knives Out 2 and 3.


Knives Out had a production budget of $40M
DOMESTIC (53.1%) $165,363,234
INTERNATIONAL (46.9%) $146,035,067

It was the top comedy of 2019 if you don't count "Jumanji: The Next Level".

But that is a helluva lot of money.
April 1st, 2021 at 2:05:23 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
Knives Out had a production budget of $40M
DOMESTIC (53.1%) $165,363,234
INTERNATIONAL (46.9%) $146,035,067

It was the top comedy of 2019 if you don't count "Jumanji: The Next Level".

But that is a helluva lot of money.


Dumb investment. The second and third movies of any franchise never make as much as the first one, and that only made 400 million gross.
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April 1st, 2021 at 4:37:36 AM permalink
Mission146
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Dumb investment. The second and third movies of any franchise never make as much as the first one, and that only made 400 million gross.


If Wikipedia can be believed, the Jumanji movie did 6x its budget at the box office with 800M (I assume worldwide). I'd say that's a better than average investment.
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April 1st, 2021 at 8:56:30 AM permalink
Evenbob
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If Wikipedia can be believed, the Jumanji movie did 6x its budget at the box office with 800M (I assume worldwide). I'd say that's a better than average investment.


I don't get your point. All franchise movies are a good investment? Like Ghostbusters 3 was?
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April 1st, 2021 at 10:35:03 AM permalink
gamerfreak
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Dumb investment. The second and third movies of any franchise never make as much as the first one, and that only made 400 million gross.

Yea but streaming is different.

Netflix doesn’t care if the sequels are good or not, they care about how many people will watch it.

Knives Out was such a blockbuster hit that nearly everyone who saw it and also has a Netflix sub is going to watch it.
April 2nd, 2021 at 9:42:59 AM permalink
ams288
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There is no denying this is John Wick copycat, but it is entertaining. And it is a quick 90 minutes, so it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome. Wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel.
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April 3rd, 2021 at 11:43:46 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Knives Out was such a blockbuster hit that nearly everyone who saw it and also has a Netflix sub is going to watch it.

Blockbuster hit is an overstatement. It was a solid hit.

Both these movies had $40 million production budget and were released in 2019 and John Wick #3 made more money .
John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (worldwide box office is 8.1 times production budget)
Knives Out (worldwide box office is 7.8 times production budget)

Of course, Knives Out, probably played out better to the older audience that buys DVDs or streams movies. John Wick appeals to younger moviegoers that go to theaters.

Obviously Netflix thinks this kind of movie will retain subscribers. But that still seems like an incredible amount of money.
April 19th, 2021 at 6:14:05 AM permalink
ams288
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Downton Abbey 2 is a go.

“The entire cast” is returning. I guess that means even Maggie Smith...

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