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Weekly Box Office & Film Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, May 20, 2012.

  1. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    It's being marketed as the enemy to make it seem more dramatic when Pi trains the tiger to be on his side, which takes up most of the middle portion of the book.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah.

    Yeah...

    totally not bothering with that or the book.

    Apparently, I spoke too soon, Monsters Inc's 3-D rerelease will be December 19. I thought that was supposed to be February.
  3. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3 3D Re-Releases Release Dates Annonced, According To BoxOfficeMojo
    Episode 2 9/20/13
    Episode 3 10/4/13
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw Rise of the Guardians over the weekend. It's really good, I don't think it dethrones Wreck it Ralph for me, but it's probably in my top 5 animated films this year.

    I'll say this for it. The commercials treat the film like it's a Christmas movie, as Santa Claus is in it (and quite honestly, it's become my favorite portrayal of Santa Claus since the Knights Templar Robo-Santa from Futurama)... the film takes place (without spoiling too much) over Easter. That would be a good place to release it on DVD, though.

    But seriously, I just can't say no to Butt Kicking Santas. Especially when they co0me with Butt Kicking Easter Bunnies. Clearly the best movie to feature both Santa and a Bunny, though the competition isn't really Something to be proud of
  5. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I saw that movie on Friday as well, and I quite enjoyed it. It was better than the previews made it out to be, but then previews often play to the lowest common denominator.

    I won't post any details as I don't want to spoilerize it. I will say I had to grin when I saw Hades and Ralphie in the same scene, and it made me want to reread Terry Pratchett's Hogfather again.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they do. They always do. They really overemphasized the Elf-minions when they played such a low role in the film. And so many of the scenes used in the trailers were only seen during the credits. And the Yeti played a more significant part of the film. I'm surprised, and pleasantly at that, that the film was played so straight!

    However, I have to comment on the trailer for The Croods. I was very unimpressed by it. The character designs, cavemen or not, were fugly. The plot seems like nothing special. I mean for a movie that's all about not being afraid to explore new frontiers, it sticks to cliches hard. And above all, the project sounded much better when it was to be Crood Awakening, a film that was going to be an Aardman/Dreamworks joint venture and had a script written by John Cleese. Actually, I'm just not loving Dreamworks's 2013 movie outlook. Croods in March, Turbo (the thrilling story of a Snail who wants to be a NASCAR... yeah...), and the only thing remotely interesting being their version of Peabody and Sherman next November.
  7. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    This Weekends Actuals
    1 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $43,641,448 -69.1% 4,070 - $10,723 $227,366,118 $120 2
    2 2 Skyfall Sony $35,502,973 -13.6% 3,526 +21 $10,069 $221,144,122 $200 3
    3 3 Lincoln BV $25,676,413 +22.0% 2,018 +243 $12,724 $62,840,796 $65 3
    4 N Rise of the Guardians P/DW $23,773,465 - 3,653 - $6,508 $32,341,090 $145 1
    5 N Life of Pi Fox $22,451,514 - 2,927 - $7,670 $30,573,101 $120 1
    6 4 Wreck-It Ralph BV $16,572,669 -10.8% 3,259 -363 $5,085 $149,278,699 $165 4
    7 N Red Dawn (2012) FD $14,276,668 - 2,724 - $5,241 $21,689,162 $65 1
    8 5 Flight Par. $8,451,144 -4.0% 2,638 +26 $3,204 $74,718,990 $31 4
    9 17 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $4,383,669 +889.5% 367 +351 $11,945 $6,209,767 $21 2
    10 6 Argo WB $3,865,158 -4.5% 1,255 -955 $3,080 $98,062,309 $44.5 7
    11 7 Taken 2 Fox $950,043 -55.3% 763 -1,300 $1,245 $136,477,003 $45 8
    12 20 Anna Karenina Focus $896,258 +179.5% 66 +50 $13,580 $1,534,832 - 2
    I Feel Bad For Rise Of The Guardians :cry:
  8. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    OH GOD, WHYYY!! ANOTHER TYLER PERRY MOVIE!?! Huh, According To BoxOfficeMojo, It's Going To Be Called Tyler Perry's Single Mom's Club And Is Scheduled To Be Released On May 9, 2014
  9. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Tyler Perry movies are relatively cheap to make, and can exceed their budget pretty easily, so he can keep making them and turn a decent profit.
  10. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    (Facepalm) Another Paranomal Activity!?!?, Huh Oh Well There REALLY Cheap To Make Anyways So I Can See The Point Why They Would Make Another One, But... Just... WHY.....????
    Anyways, It's Slated For October 25, 2013.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Was there any doubt that overrated thing was going to continue to be overrated? I'm SOOOO glad circumstances happened and her other book got leaked, or we'd have ANOTHER movie for people to pretend to not like them and pretend to like them.

    He's also a huge self made businessman as a result of these films... yet, the last Unfunny Self Deprecating Racial Jokes Coming Out of a Cross Dressing Fat Suit Madea film flopped. Other than that, these films do decent enough business to keep making more, like Charlie said... and the fact that he's a hot celebrity right now, and he doesn't even need to bankroll these himself, though he totally could.

    Because it's a horror movie. While crappy, cheap, easy to produce sequels of horror films is hardly new (remember how they used to add the title "Son Of..." to a monster's name and they have an instant sequel), it's a tradition to keep recirculating the same film with a different number at the end of it because it's also Halloween. Crappy horror films do great at Halloween time.

    My problem is, these aren't like the GOOD crummy horror franchises that have too many sequels. Look at Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13Th. While I can't say the sequels are great, they work because they stopped giving a crap and stopped taking themselves so seriously. After a couple movies, you stop fearing the villain and start rooting for them. Kids LOVE Freddy Kruger. Paranormal Activia can't find enough humor in itself to do that, and instead it became a Mission Pack sequel... for those who don't read TV Tropes, it's essentially making the same movie with the same exact plot, sometimes with different characters.

    And people will still see it.
  12. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    The Paranormal Activity movies are fun to watch once. I don't think I've ever seen any of them more than that though. I doubt they'd hold up to repeated viewings and they aren't nearly as scary as some would have you believe.
  13. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    The problem is, because of the techniques his movies rely on (cheap stage-play budgets, questionable stereotypes with roles), he can't break out of those kinds of movies. His attempt to break loose with Alex Cross failed because no one can take him seriously anymore.
  14. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

    This Weekend's Actuals, Sorry They Took So Long
    1 1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $17,416,362 -60.1% 4,008 -62 $4,345 $254,598,866 $120 3
    2 2 Skyfall Sony $16,555,894 -53.4% 3,463 -63 $4,781 $245,585,083 $200 4
    3 4 Rise of the Guardians P/DW $13,388,852 -43.7% 3,672 +19 $3,646 $48,836,105 $145 2
    4 3 Lincoln BV $13,376,696 -47.9% 2,018 - $6,629 $83,566,169 $65 4
    5 5 Life of Pi Fox $12,151,853 -45.9% 2,928 +1 $4,150 $48,512,994 $120 2
    6 6 Wreck-It Ralph BV $6,948,550 -58.1% 3,087 -172 $2,251 $158,184,813 $165 5
    7 N Killing Them Softly Wein. $6,812,900 - 2,424 - $2,811 $6,812,900 $15 1
    8 7 Red Dawn (2012) FD $6,500,245 -54.5% 2,781 +57 $2,337 $31,272,953 $65 2
    9 8 Flight Par. $4,479,067 -47.0% 2,603 -35 $1,721 $81,465,903 $31 5
    10 N The Collection LD $3,104,269 - 1,403 - $2,213 $3,104,269 - 1
    11 9 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $3,090,131 -29.5% 371 +4 $8,329 $10,740,112 $21 3
    12 12 Anna Karenina Focus $2,245,570 +150.5% 384 +318 $5,848 $4,106,921 - 3
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Somehow, I'm pretty happy Life of PiRsquared is doing so poorly. Seems very self indulgent. Wish Ralph and Rise of the Guardians were doing better, Twilight's Twilight, and James Bond's a strong brand.

    Anyway, I can't wait for the 3-D rerelease of Monsters Inc. I thought that was supposed to happen in February. I need to get that one on DVD before they rerelease it as a "Blu Ray bonus only." It's one of my favorite films to come out of Pixar, and I hope they have a bigger trailer for Monsters Inc -1 in front of it (after all, that's basically the reason they're rereleasing it).
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I just came across this via Wikipedia:

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/2011-03-08-rango08_ST_N.htm

    The anti-smoking advocates don't think that Rango deserves a PG due to all the depictions of smoking, still believing that PG = kids' stuff. :rolleyes:
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    UGH! Spaceballs had a PG rating, and it has heavy cussing in it. From "We ain't found *&^%!" to "&^%! Even in the future nothing works" (the wisest, most realistically accurate words ever formed in a movie period). I hate this whole "protect kids from the horrible sight of tobacco existing." It's just garbage.

    Funny thing is, I found this quote on TV Tropes page for the first Hoodwinked:

  18. MrBabySpencer

    MrBabySpencer Active Member

  19. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    "RAISE YOUR HAND IF THAT SURPRISES YOU!"

    Honestly, they were talking about the sequel before the movie even came out and Disney being the money-whores they are would no doubt jump at the chance to profit of their successes again. I wouldn't mind a sequel, mind you.
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    If the movie flopped, they would have let it just languish in obscurity and not give it a proper continuation. However, I'd venture to say the film makers built in sequel possibilities, especially since the game is called Fix it Felix Junior, and no mention of as to why it's called Junior (implying the game is a sequel itself) in the film at all. I was kind of expecting Felix to have some odd one off moment where he discusses Felix Sr. or mention it somewhere, but that was the hidden sequel hook they were looking for.

    Still, I'd rather this get a sequel than half the movies that get sequels based on good box office performance. As it stands, there's going to be a Hotel Transylvania 2, and that's all because it did shockingly well at the box office.


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