View Poll Results: Which will be the top 5 movies at the boxoffice this winter?

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  • The Marvels - Nov 10

    14 63.64%
  • Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Nov 17

    15 68.18%
  • Trolls Band Together - Nov 17

    10 45.45%
  • Wish - Nov 22

    10 45.45%
  • Napoleon - Nov 22

    11 50.00%
  • Poor Things - Dec 8

    0 0%
  • Wonka - Dec 15

    15 68.18%
  • Aquaman 2 - Dec 22

    12 54.55%
  • Migration - Dec 22

    2 9.09%
  • The Color Purple - Dec 25

    9 40.91%
  • Argyll - Feb 2

    4 18.18%
  • Madame Web - Feb 14

    4 18.18%
  • Field

    5 22.73%
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  1. #61
    Hunger Games looks like it may come in at the low end of a projected $50-60 million for its opening weekend.

  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Hunger Games looks like it may come in at the low end of a projected $50-60 million for its opening weekend.
    So... Ahead of the Marvels? Excellent.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    So... Ahead of the Marvels? Excellent.
    Looks like it may end up behind The Marvels. Trolls at $30 million.

    Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Opening to $45M-$50M, ‘The Marvels’ Suffers Historic Drop


    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/mo...235663158/amp/

  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Looks like it may end up behind The Marvels. Trolls at $30 million.
    The big story of the weekend is Marvels absolutely tanking in its second weekend. A $10 mil haul is a epic drop, one of the worst ever by a large, mainstream movie. This is a scream in the face of Kevin Feigie and Marvel that what they are doing is not work at all. I now think Marvels may only earn around $100 mill total.

    It would not be at all surprising for Marvel to go back to the drawing board and re-think everything... in fact, there are reports they are doing that already.
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

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    I saw the Marvels last week. Had immensely low expectations, so it was a low bar for the movie to exceed them, which it did, but not by much.

    One of the real problems is that I had not seen Ms. Marvel on Disney. And so I had no idea her back story. It's a bad decision to have a major movie where you needed to have seen something on a streaming platform to fully understand it. I actually kind of liked her, but the "oh you're my hero" stick got old quick, and it's already been done (much better) with the Spiderman remake. And her parents were funny for about 5 minutes, and then I just wanted them off the screen completely.

    Also, the villain was a massive YAWN and you never understood how she would even have a chance against Captain Marvel, who is one of the strongest super heroes ever.

    And don't get me started on the mid credit scenes. No spoilers, but man oh man are they beating a dead horse with this kind of stuff.

    Up until Infinity Wars and Endgame, Marvel could barely miss. They made some fantastic movies, including numerous ones that brought in tons of characters and story arcs and were engaging, funny and an absolute blast. Since then? Yuck.

    Black Widow - bad/borderline terrible
    Ten Rings - I kind of liked. Saved by the humor.
    Eternals - bad/borderline terrible (saved only by a cool concept of how you beat someone like a Superman)
    No Way Home - good.
    Dr Strange - bad. Would be borderline terrible except for one part, which was then ruined for me by how quickly everyone was killed.
    Thor: terrible
    Black Panther - pretty bad (I liked it a lot less than most - dumb back story, unbelievable villain)
    Ant Man - bad/borderline terrible
    Guardians - easily the best of the bunch
    Marvels - bad/borderline terrible

    That's 7 swings and misses, with 1 really good movie, 1 pretty good movie and 1 that was decent.

    Honestly, at this point they may be better served starting over with reboots of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

  6. #66
    So, is this turning into the least bad 5 movies of the winter?

  7. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    So, is this turning into the least bad 5 movies of the winter?
    That do better than better movies.
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    So, is this turning into the least bad 5 movies of the winter?
    We took the kids to see both kidsí movies out this weekend (Trolls and Wish) - Trolls was ok and Wish was absolutely abominable. One of the worst movies Iíve seen in a long time.

  9. #69
    I'm beginning to wonder about the retirement of Bob Iger, the short but potentially impactful stint of Bob Chapek as CEO, and the pandemic have done to Disney's ability to produce content. Plus, the potential impact of the streaming pkatform, Disney +, on all of the above.

    Was something like Wish greenlighted during Chapek's time or does it pre-date his tenure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Was something like Wish greenlighted during Chapek's time or does it pre-date his tenure?
    Development on Wish began in 2018, but it is not clear how fast the film moved from concept to script writing to animation production. It is also not clear where along that timeline the wheels began to come off. Iger left the CEO chair in Feb of 2020. I think it is pretty reasonable to cast Wish as a film made primarily under Chapek's tenure.

    That said, I am far from convinced that the CEO of Disney has all that much to say about the production efforts of Walt Disney Animation Studio. I guess they might get updates and likely see early cuts of the film, but this isn't a level of control like Kevin Feigie or other prominent Hollywood EPs.
    Why are you wasting time here when you could be wasting it by listening to the latest episode of the DBR Podcast?

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Development on Wish began in 2018, but it is not clear how fast the film moved from concept to script writing to animation production. It is also not clear where along that timeline the wheels began to come off. Iger left the CEO chair in Feb of 2020. I think it is pretty reasonable to cast Wish as a film made primarily under Chapek's tenure.

    That said, I am far from convinced that the CEO of Disney has all that much to say about the production efforts of Walt Disney Animation Studio. I guess they might get updates and likely see early cuts of the film, but this isn't a level of control like Kevin Feigie or other prominent Hollywood EPs.
    In this case, I'm thinking less of Chapek than of Kareem Daniel, whom he placed in charge of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.

    "Financial executives, not those who developed the programming, were in the driverís seat."

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...bob-chapek-era

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    Hunger Games - Nov 17 - $98,373,951
    The Marvels - Nov 10 - $76,853,446
    Trolls Band Together - Nov 17 - $63,298,460
    Napoleon - Nov 22 - $32,500,000
    Wish - Nov 22 - $31,700,000

    What movie has had the lowest total and still managed to make the top 5? Have a feeling this contest will be breaking that record.

  13. #73
    I can't speak for everyone, but Oppenheimer sucked me into thinking Napoleon had a chance.

  14. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    I can't speak for everyone, but Oppenheimer sucked me into thinking Napoleon had a chance.
    Ridley Scott vs Christopher Nolan.

    All the other bad options had me thinking Napoleon had a chance.

  15. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    "Financial executives, not those who developed the programming, were in the driverís seat.
    Many say this was a large cause of the failure of GM during the Great Recession. Supposedly, they were too enamored with packaging loans originated through Ditech.

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