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Wkd BO 12•16-18•16 - Mele kalikimaka for Disney as Rogue One & Moana #2

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xaosslug

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tomatometer:
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
95% Moana
43% Office Christmas Party
14% Collateral Beauty
75% Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

metacritic:
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‘Rogue One’ Scores Massive $155 Million Debut as Star Wars Fans Flock to Theaters

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the country and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend. The “Star Wars” prequel scored the second largest December opening in history, the second largest launch of the year, and one of the top debuts in history, opening to a massive $155 million.

Globally, the film has earned $290.5 million, after touching down in nearly every major foreign market save for China and South Korea.

Disney, which shelled out $4 billion to buy “Star Wars” creator LucasFilm in 2012, had been trying to downplay expectations for “Rogue One.” Executives noted that the film is the first “Star Wars” movie to exist outside of the main Skywalker clan storyline. It’s also a darker, war-themed tale; one that has an unusually high body count for a popcorn flick.

But the “Star Wars” pedigree proved irresistible to audiences, and the film seems positioned to play well through the holidays. Disney is planning to do more “Rogue One”-style spinoffs. The company is already working on a film about the early years of Han Solo that will star Alden Ehrenreich.

Most studios steered clear of “Rogue One,” but Warner Bros. and New Line offered up “Collateral Beauty” as counter-programming for audiences unmoved by tales of Jedi warriors. The drama about a grieving ad executive (Will Smith) was savaged by critics, and only managed to eke out a paltry $7 million debut for a fourth place finish. That’s a rough start for the picture and continues Smith’s bumpy period at the box office. The actor scored with last summer’s “Suicide Squad,” but struck out with the likes of “Focus,” “After Earth,” and “Concussion.” “Collateral Beauty” cost $36 million to produce. Village Roadshow also backed the picture. The opening weekend crowd skewed female and older, with women comprising 59% of the audience and 58% of ticket buyers clocking in over the age of 35.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution president, acknowledged that the poor reviews hurt the film, but stressed that its A-minus CinemaScore indicated that audiences were enjoying “Collateral Beauty.”

“I’m disappointed,” he said. “But the film plays well with an older audience, and we hope that over Christmas, they’ll have more free time available to go out and discover it.”

Disney’s “Moana” snagged second place, picking up $11.7 million and pushing its stateside gross to $161.9 million. Paramount’s “Office Christmas Party” nabbed third, earning $8.4 million and bringing the raunchy comedy’s total to $31.5 million after two weeks of release.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” rounded out the top five, picking up $5 million to push the Harry Potter spinoff’s domestic total to $207.7 million.

“Rogue One” loomed large over all of them. The film cost $200 million to make and attracted a great deal of media attention for its reshoots. Whatever the cause of those reshoots, audiences didn’t seem to mind. They came out, even shelling out for extra bells and whistles. Domestically, the film earned $19 million in Imax screenings and $17.9 million in premium large formats, with 3D accounting for 38% of all tickets sold.

Oscar-frontrunner “La La Land” performed nicely in its expansion. The acclaimed musical picked up $4 million after moving from five to 200 theaters. That brings its total to $5.3 million. Lionsgate is backing the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as two Angelenos in love.

Amazon and Roadside’s “Manchester by the Sea” capitalized on a slew of Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, adding $4.2 million to its $14 million haul while moving from 356 to 1,200 theaters.

In limited release, “Fences” picked up $128,000 in two theaters. Paramount is backing the adaptation of the August Wilson play, with Denzel Washington directing the film and co-starring opposite Viola Davis. It cost just over $20 million to make.

More to come…


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Rogue One can't even outdo BvS opening weekend. What a bomb!
Pack it up. Star Wars is done. Lucasfilm and Disney going third party.
 
It's ridiculous how big Disney is. Just having one of the divisions between Pixar, Disney Animation, Marvel, and Lucasfilm would have other studios skyrocket the box office.

It's like Disney woke up one day and said, "How much money do I want today? All of it. All the monies."
 
Rogue One did more in one weekend domestic than the highest grossing Divergent film did total. It came within spitting distance of besting the worldwide total of the biggest Divergent film as well.
 

Slayven

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It's ridiculous how big Disney is. Just having one of the divisions between Pixar, Disney Animation, Marvel, and Lucasfilm would have other studios skyrocket the box office.

It's like Disney woke up one day and said, "How much money do I want today? All of it. All the monies."

Once Trump tanks the dollar, Disney Dollars will be the leading world currency

Rogue One did more in one weekend domestic than the highest grossing Divergent film did total. It came within spitting distance of besting the worldwide total of the biggest Divergent film as well.

Vinny going to get you
 

kswiston

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Disney will likely become the first studio to make $3B domestic in a calendar year. No other studio has even hit the $2.5B mark. The only studios past $2B domestic in a year were Universal (2015), Disney (2015), and WB (2009). WB has a another entry or two if you counted New Line as part of it back in the LOTR days.
 

kswiston

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Worldwide Updates:

Rogue One - $291M
Fantastic Beasts - $717M
Moana - $280M
Doctor Strange - $653M
Office Christmas Party - $66M
Collateral Beauty - $12M
La La Land - $17M
 

kswiston

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Did Kimi no Na wa beat Rogue One in China?

What is this moon language?


Your Name probably won't beat Rogue One.

The Force Awakens made 825M Yuan. Your name is currently at 542M and looks unlikely to get much past 600M (if it even gets that high). Rogue One is not expected to drop much from TFA if it does drop.


Speaking of China, The Great Wall opened to $66M over 3 days.
 
Worldwide Updates:

Rogue One - $291M
Fantastic Beasts - $717M
Moana - $280M
Doctor Strange - $653M
Office Christmas Party - $66M
Collateral Beauty - $12M
La La Land - $17M
Is there any chance of Moana doing $500 or even $400 million WW? It's hard to think Zootopia did over $1 billion in comparison.
 

kswiston

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Moana is $34M ahead of Tangled at the same point in its domestic run, and is still making about 30% more than Tangled weekly. Tangled hit $200M domestic. Just making the same as Tangled during the remainder of its run will put Moana at $235M domestic. If it continues to makes ~30% more, it will land at $255M. The only question mark is what effect Sing will have on the holiday legs.


How is Arrival doing internationally?

Poorly. Whoever was in charge of the overseas marketing campaign must have dropped the ball.
 

kswiston

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Is there any chance of Moana doing $500 or even $400 million WW? It's hard to think Zootopia did over $1 billion in comparison.

People are always concerned for the overseas results of Disney animated films in the first few weeks of their run. If you go back and read the Zootopia era box office threads from March, we even had a poster claiming that Zootopia was performing terribly overseas.

The cause of this is the fact that Disney doesn't seem to believe in worldwide releases for their animated titles.

Moana International release schedule:

Code:
Germany		22 December 2016	
Greece		22 December 2016	
Italy		22 December 2016	
Australia	26 December 2016	
Brazil		5 January 2017	
Argentina	19 January 2017	
South Korea	19 January 2017	
Turkey		20 January 2017	
Hong Kong	26 January 2017	
Denmark		2 February 2017	
Norway		3 February 2017	
Sweden		3 February 2017	
Japan		10 March 2017

Moana isn't going to come close to cracking $1B WW, but it should easily hit $600M.
 
Damn not even a second page and already with the internet bullying box office gaf. We'll be back to posting tumblr art of pregnant batman and thread locks soon enough.
 

vinnygambini

Why are strippers at the U.N. bad when they're great at strip clubs???
There's also Monster Trucks releasing on the 21st & 26th in France and the UK.

Get excited.
 
Does Europe even know what a monster truck is? Are they getting titles that are even puns on the term? How do you say "Vehicles piloted by alien monsters!" in French?
 

Surfinn

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Disney will likely become the first studio to make $3B domestic in a calendar year. No other studio has even hit the $2.5B mark. The only studios past $2B domestic in a year were Universal (2015), Disney (2015), and WB (2009). WB has a another entry or two if you counted New Line as part of it back in the LOTR days.
Damn. Now the question remains.. How well is it gunna do in China?
 
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