Chinese market for American films

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June 28th, 2015 at 1:09:22 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
It bored the crap out of me


Out of the five films to make half a billion dollars in domestic boxoffice, did you like any of them?

Days to get domestic boxoffice to $0.5 Billion
17 Jurassic World 6/12/15
23 Marvel's The Avengers 5/4/12
32 Avatar 12/18/09
45 The Dark Knight 7/18/08
98 Titanic 12/19/97

There are now 22 films to make over $1 billion worldwide, but only 5 films made $0.5 billion in USA and Canada. Of the 22 films, only "The Dark Knight" made more than half it's revenue domestically.
June 28th, 2015 at 1:18:00 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
Out of the five films to make half a billion dollars in domestic boxoffice, did you like any of them?

Days to get domestic boxoffice to $0.5 Billion
17 Jurassic World 6/12/15
23 Marvel's The Avengers 5/4/12
32 Avatar 12/18/09
45 The Dark Knight 7/18/08
98 Titanic 12/19/97


Dark Knight. Never saw Avatar past the first 15 min,
walked out on Titanic, no JW yet, Avengers was
OK because of Downey.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 1st, 2015 at 2:40:06 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Evenbob
walked out on Titanic,


Titanic was the last one of the big old style movie release. It's biggest day at the box office was 58 days after it's release on Valentine's Day. It broke $500 milllion after 98 days in release, and they left it in another 26 weeks so it would break $600 million. Nobody would waste that much time as the movie could be generating DVD and streaming sales.

With the exception of limited releases where the film opens in only a few theaters to get positive reviews, no movie today does better on it's second weekend than it's first.

But nobody expected Jurassic World to break $500m in 17 days.
July 2nd, 2015 at 1:04:17 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Pacomartin
I finally saw the fourth Transformers movie.I didn't realize that they had battle scenes in both Chicago and Hong Kong. They also mixed in some Mandarin and Cantonese dialogue.

This storyline where the middle aged American falls either in love or lust with the beautiful Chinese woman is getting a little old. It just feels like pandering. But given the amount of money involved, I suppose pandering is to be expected.

Between Ted and Transformers Mark Wahlberg should just have the money truck drive up to his mansion.

Quote: Variety

Bay, Spielberg and Paramount kowtow for cash

Bay once again is showing the way forward for the American film industry, and this time, the path he has revealed is a dark one, and not just from the point of view of film critics and cineastes. My first reaction to “Age of Extinction” was that it was an astonishingly unpatriotic film. But I was wrong. “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” is a very patriotic film. It’s just Chinese patriotism on the screen, not American.

http://variety.com/2014/film/columns/transformers-age-of-extinction-patriotic-for-china-1201257030/


Bay got shot or stabbed in China during the filming of Transformers, no?
July 3rd, 2015 at 11:08:14 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Bay got shot or stabbed in China during the filming of Transformers, no?


He was injured, but not seriously enough to stop filming. It seems that the film company paid local merchants some money to make up for lost business, and these thugs felt that they were overlooked.
January 2nd, 2019 at 9:28:35 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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It looks like what used to be a rare thing where the Chines Boxoffice revenue was higher than Domestic revenue is now becoming more common. In at least 5 out of 9 of the big movies this year, the Chinese box office revenue was higher than the USA.

They seem to like CGI monster movies more than the domestic audience.

Below are the nine biggest Hollywood movies in China in 2018, ranked by Chinese box office (all numbers are according to Box Office Mojo unless otherwise stated):

9. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" -DOMESTIC
8. "The Meg"-CHINESE
7. "Rampage"-CHINESE
6. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" -DOMESTIC
5. "Ready Player One"-CHINESE
4. "Aquaman"-CHINESE
3. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" -DOMESTIC
2. "Venom"-CHINESE
1. "Avengers: Infinity War" -DOMESTIC

Biggest movies by domestic audience in 2018 starting with Black Panther


9. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" -DOMESTIC
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 18
Chinese box office: $121,203,074
Domestic box office: $216,648,740
Worldwide box office: $622,674,139
Estimated production budget: $162 million (source: Variety)


8. "The Meg"-CHINESE
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 16
Chinese box office: $153,033,208
Domestic box office: $145,443,742
Worldwide box office: $530,243,742
Estimated production budget: $130 million


7. "Rampage"-CHINESE
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 15
Chinese box office: $156,381,897
Domestic box office: $101,028,233
Worldwide box office: $428,028,233
Estimated production budget: $120 million


6. "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" -DOMESTIC
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 14
Chinese box office: $181,184,137
Domestic box office: $220,159,104
Worldwide box office: $791,017,452
Estimated production budget: $176 million


5. "Ready Player One"-CHINESE
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 10
Chinese box office: $218,471,784
Domestic box office: $137,690,172
Worldwide box office: $582,890,172
Estimated production budget: $176 million


4. "Aquaman"-CHINESE
Overall ranking at Chinese box office (so far): 9
Chinese box office (so far): $232,954,203
Domestic box office (so far): $188,785,000
Worldwide box office (so far): $748,785,000
Estimated production budget: $160 million (source: IMDb Pro)

3. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" -DOMESTIC
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 8
Chinese box office: $261,224,207
Domestic box office: $416,769,345
Worldwide box office: $1,304,944,060
Estimated production budget: $170 million

2. "Venom"-CHINESE
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 7
Chinese box office: $270,554,912
Domestic box office: $213,205,181
Worldwide box office: $855,156,907
Estimated production budget: $100 million

1. "Avengers: Infinity War" -DOMESTIC
Overall ranking at Chinese box office: 5
Chinese box office: $359,543,153
Domestic box office: $678,815,482
Worldwide box office: $2,048,709,917
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