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Wkd BO 11•04-06•16 - Strange Doctor trolls (ex-)Spider-man

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EGM1966

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The power of a good movie.

It's a very good, fun movie: but in China they love BBC's Sherlock Holmes with Cumberbatch so he really will be driving a lot of the interest there. Heck I think they started releasing Sherlock Holmes specials as movies in China IIRC.
 

jett

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Dr. Strange is from PHILLY dammit



Yup & yup. I think they were hesitant to put an Asian or Tibetan in the role, then Tilda popped in and made it much much easier to avoid the whole thing.

tbh I think the plot of Strange would've pissed off both of them if it was an Asian in it

China loves dem some Cucumbersnatch.
 

Schlorgan

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Giving horror movie directors Marvel movies continues to pay off. Hopefully Spider-Man is as good and uses its budget as well as Strange.

Strange is one of the best looking movies I've ever seen and it was a $165 million dollar movie. I'll stand by my prediction that Spider-Man will have around the same budget or lower.
 
More than that considering new legislature will let them blackball studios that make what they consider to be anti-Chinese films.

And considering the ones they seem to like co-funding show China in a heroic/sympathetic light (lookin at you The Martian, though IIRC that was in the book too), smart moves
 
I never really thought about it before now but Dr. Strange owed alot to old Hong Kong action films like the ones by the Shaw Brothers or Jackie Chan.
 

Toa TAK

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Friday Studio Estimates:

1) Doctor Strange - $14.9M (-53%) - $125M total
2) Trolls - $12.2M (-2%) - $71M total
3) Arrival - $9.3M
4) Almost Christmas - $5.9M
5) Hacksaw Ridge - $3.8M (-29%) - $25M total

xx) Shut in - $1.4M

Doctor Strange was down 36% if you subtract the $9.4M Thursday previews from last Friday. Trolls went up if you do the same. Kids being off school for Veteran's Day inflates Friday though.

Thor The Dark World made $10.5M on its second Friday.

Doctor Strange's second weekend might end up being pretty close to Suicide Squad's second weekend, despite opening almost $50M lower last weekend.
Damn @ Hacksaw. That was a good return to directing for Gibson.

Also ftfy
 

kswiston

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Have tickets for Rogue One gone on sale yet? I would have expected to see more news a bit more than a month from launch.
 

kswiston

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Reviews are coming in for Fantastic Beasts now. It looks like most are pretty positive. I guess that's a good sign for WB and the film's box office potential.
 
Giving horror movie directors Marvel movies continues to pay off. Hopefully Spider-Man is as good and uses its budget as well as Strange.

Strange is one of the best looking movies I've ever seen and it was a $165 million dollar movie. I'll stand by my prediction that Spider-Man will have around the same budget or lower.

Downey Jr's salary in Spider-Man pretty much guarantees that it won't be that cheap.
 

kswiston

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Weekend Studio Estimates

1) Doctor Strange - $43M (-50%) - $153M total
2) Trolls - $35.1M (-25%) - $94M total
3) Arrival - $24.0M
4) Almost Christmas - $15.5M
5) Hacksaw Ridge - $10.7M (-29%) - $32M total

xx) Shut in - $3.7M


Much bigger than expected weekend overseas for Strange. Its new worldwide total is $493M
 

BumRush

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Weekend Studio Estimates

1) Doctor Strange - $43M (-50%) - $153M total
2) Trolls - $35.1M (-25%) - $94M total
3) Arrival - $24.0M
4) Almost Christmas - $5.9M
5) Hacksaw Ridge - $10.7M (-29%) - $32M total

xx) Shut in - $3.7M


Much bigger than expected weekend overseas for Strange. Its new worldwide total is $493M

Great news for strange. Was almost Christmas supposed to be $15.9M?
 

Slayven

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Magic always wins

 

kswiston

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If the estimate holds, Doctor Strange had the third best second weekend drop in the MCU after Thor and Iron Man. If you discount Thursday/midnight previews, it had the best drop.
 

vinnygambini

Why are strippers at the U.N. bad when they're great at strip clubs???
X-men lol. The continuous Fox failure.

Disagree completely.

FOX's X-Men are good films generally, the last ones especially: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, Apocalypse (meh, could have been better) and lastly, Logan looks like a winner too.

Marvel have enough on their plate as is and having another entity take care of the X-Men universe and Deadpool is fine by me.
 

BumRush

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If the estimate holds, Doctor Strange had the third best second weekend drop in the MCU after Thor and Iron Man. If you discount Thursday/midnight previews, it had the best drop.

'Beasts' is definitely going to hurt it moving forward but Disney must already be incredibly pleased.
 
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