Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Bailey, Apr 25, 2019.
Does it turn out that Luis is a Watcher?
It is possible.
ID is more ambitious but also more flawed. It's the new GEN. For me, the ambition in GEN prevails, the flaws in ID prevail.
Alternately, it's the new FC, where the first sequence is more enjoyable than anything that follows.
Endgame just passed Avatar's original theatrical run.
Avatar nudged itself the rest of the way with re-releases.
Endgame has 38 million left to topple Avatar's all-time record counting re-releases.
Nice poster for the re-release:
Until I came across that image, I didn't realize Sam's "on your left" comment in Endgame was a throwback to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
I have a sinking feeling that the Endgame re-release will not put it past Avatar. Two reasons:
1. The release is not being hyped at all here in Toronto, and no new theatres are showing it. It's only playing at theatres that still have it running from the original April release.
2. Even if Endgame manages to claim the top spot, James Cameron will very likely re-release Avatar in advance of the sequel in 2021.
I don't think the re-release will do it.
Then there's no other way.
We have to kill James Cameron.
*Opens a cardboard box, and starts handing out tech-9s*
Won't work. You have to take out the whole studio and all copies of the film.
Unless you've got a time machine in that box and can un-snap the decision to make an Avatar sequel and re-release of the original it's not going to work. James Thanos wins.
If you are going to use a time machine, please wait until 1995 before you off him. Most of his stuff before then was quite decent. I'd say 1995 was right around the time he started drinking his own pee and began to stick his head up his arse.
No good. He's made of liquid metal!
Well, they're predicting only $5.5-million for this weekend's box office.
Definitely not going to beat Avatar with those crappy numbers.
UPDATE: That was the domestic total. Total box office total (domestic and international) for the weekend is projected at $13-million. Still probably not enough, though.
But not enough.
Kneel before Jim Cameron.
Saw the re-release today. The theatre was about 50% full, which isn't bad for a holiday Monday and a film that's been out for two months.
Here's what I got:
1. A 20-second intro from co-director Anthony Russo thanking you for coming along on the journey and asking you to hang around for some bonus stuff after the credits.
2. A 3-minute post-credit tribute to Stan Lee, which was actually very well done and should have frankly been included with the original release.
3. A 2-minute shitty deleted scene involving the Hulk and a building fire that's barely worthy of being on the Blu-Ray.
Here's what I didn't get:
1. Movie-goers to the re-release were supposed to receive a copy of the kewl new Iron Man/Infinity Gauntlet re-release poster. Even though I saw the the film three days after its re-release, the nice lady at the box office advised me that they never received the posters to hand out in the first place.
2. The clips/previews of Spider-Man: Far From Home that were allegedly supposed to be including with the re-release.
All in all, while Avengers: Endgame is one of the best action films I've seen in ages, the re-release is a pure cash grab and not worth spending the money on.
Shame on Marvel Studios and Disney. They could and should have done a better job with the re-release.
It's a pretty cynical stab at the box office record, one which I think will disappoint most fans expecting something significant. I think this was ill-advised: it will fail to topple Avatar, and it will be a hit at Marvel's credibility.
Maybe this is a job for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: Far From Home only broke Endgame's single day midweek record, and it was helped by Thursday being a holiday.
Endgame's total box office record is in absolutely no danger from Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Ok, sorry. I wasn't clear if you believed it or were just reposting it for its absurdity.
They're 7 million away!
Adjusted for inflation, it's almost half a billion away.
Well, I guess they probably will make it. Just keep it in the theaters for another week or two...
Now expected to dethrone Avatar.
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