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#2454

It’s a beautiful movie. I’m not big into heist movies, or movies without copious explosions, but I enjoyed it very much. I kind of want to see it again. Which, considering I go movies for pure kick splode, is significant for me.


#2455

I would watch a post apocalyptic movie world over-run by dinosaurs, it would be as much fun as aliens, zombies and weird guys with bad, punk hair cuts, but a bit fresher.

The ‘Jurassic’ series isn’t that though, and I don’t see it becoming that.

So I agree we’re in for something more like ‘Primeval’ without the time travel.


#2456

She was amazing in the OJ Simpson American Crime Story.


#2457

I swear for years I confused her with the teacher from Matilda.


#2458

Pam Ferris?


#2459

Brad Bird returns to write and direct Incredibles 2 14 years after the original film hit theaters. It is tracking for a $140-million plus debut in North America, which would be the top opening for an animated movie, passing Finding Dory’s $135 million bow two years ago.

Yeah, I think this movie is going to do ok.


#2460

#2461

Now for the limited cinema re-realease run just before Avengers 4.


#2462

I was wrong about Infinity War and the 2 billion dollar mark.

In my defense I was right that it won’t beat Black Panther in North America.


#2463

Weirdly, as of last weekend it’s outpacing it. At this point in its run, BP had $651M, IW has $655M. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?view=daily&id=marvelopeners.htm


#2464

Yeah but if you compare that to their opening weekends you can see where this is trending.


#2465

Well now it’s within spitting distance of TFA… let’s see if IW can take it down =P


#2466

I was right about it topping 2B. I rarely get to say that, so I’m taking the opportunity now.


#2467

What are you saying?


#2468

That I was right?


#2469

Sorry can you clarify?


#2470

Incredibles 2 made $71M opening day: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/

Ignoring inflation, that’s more than the first movie made opening weekend.


#2471

As badly as Solo was timed, so I2 got the benefit of being well timed. Barely any competition, school’s out, it’s hot or hot and wet, so inside in a/c is a benefit, lots of soccer on TV (which will drive Americans outdoors) and it has the widest appeal of any film for a goodly while - so, family time!


#2472

Possibly puts it above the $140 million projections. I expect Sunday will be big for it with it being Father’s day. It’ll help Disney forget the bomb that was Solo. Because clearly they’ve been having a rough year at the box office…:rofl:


#2473

So, Warner Bros has a problem finding a way to deal with it’s fans, following a similar path to Star Wars and Star Trek in the past;

Warner Bros. Crackdown Puts Dark Mark Over Harry Potter Festivals

Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they’ll transfigure the events into generic celebrations of magic.

"It’s almost as if Warner Bros. has been taken over by Voldemort, trying to use dark magic to destroy the light of a little town," said Sarah Jo Tucker, a 21-year-old junior at Chestnut Hill College, which hosts a Quidditch tournament that coincides with the annual suburban Philadelphia festival.

Philip Dawson, Chestnut Hill’s business district director, said Warner Bros. reached out to his group in May, letting them know new guidelines prohibit festivals’ use of any names, places or objects from the series. That ruled out everything from meet-and-greet with Dumbledore and Harry to Defense Against the Dark Arts classes.

“It was very quickly apparent weren’t going to be able to hold festival like years past,” he said. The late October festival drew about 45,000 fans last year to the historic neighborhood’s cobblestone streets. This year, they will instead have a “wands and wizards” family night and pub crawl and other magic-themed events — and people can still dress as their favorite characters.

“We want to make the best of it,” he said.

Chestnut Hill isn’t the only community to receive cease-and-desist letters from the entertainment company. Festival directors around the country, including in Aurora, Illinois, and Ithaca, New York, were also told the new guidelines would prohibit much of the Potter-themed activities, which are typically free events.

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Fans of the Philadelphia festival took to Twitter to try to get J.K. Rowling to help save the festival. A spokeswoman for the author said she has no comment.

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The festival crackdown is hardly the first time Warner Bros. has put the Avada Kedavra on Potter-themed fun. A woman in the U.K. was sent a cease-and-desist letter over a 2003 Hogwarts-themed dinner party she planned, with a guest list around 30.

And a Los Angeles bookstore called “Whimsic Alley” was sued by the company over its overtly Hogwarts-ian wares, from chocolate frogs to Gryffindor scarves. They settled but the store ended up closing last year. The opening of Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood worked as a killing curse for the mom-and-pop shop.

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Companies are always concerned about protecting their trademarks, said Gregory Mandel, professor of intellectual property law at Temple University. Warner Bros. has made a business decision to prevent these festivals from having any apparent association with them, and to prevent any possible profiting off the series, he said.

"Obviously one could argue that is the wrong business decision and that by having these informal pop-up festivals, it makes all the Harry Potter fans more enthusiastic and more likely to go to the movies and theme parks," he said.

Lorrie Kim is a member of the Potterdelphia club and huge Snape fan, and said she feels “disappointed and grim” to lose the festival.

"Seeing the throngs of families of all ages enjoying the festival together, all agreeing to suspend their skepticism for the day and believe in magic, is an experience that can’t be manufactured," she said.