Well I’m sure a lot fo CB fans are interested in him, but I don’t see the general population being all that excited about a reboot of a recent-ish franchise that didn’t do all that well in the BO, despite having some big names and talent.
But what about CBD fans?
Glass opened to $40M, almost exactly what Split did two years ago:
Probably would have been higher if the reviews were better (and/or the film was better), but it only cost $20M.
Impossible outside of one plot beat.
But it’s nice it’s made back a bulk of full undisclosed costs at this point.
I feel like it’ll make a killing with regards to full trilogy box sets.
That cost is ridiculous. I wonder what they spent on marketing. That’s an incredibly cheap budget - good on him for making a killing on this.
I know others disagree, but to me it really looked like a movie that was made on an incredibly cheap budget.
The three leads must have taken their whole pay on the back end to get it down to $20 million though.
I felt it was more pragmatic than cheap.
I’d say SLJ and Willis’s pay took up a lot of the budget.
Bruce Willis has been asleep for a decade so it would have been easy enough to get him to agree.
Willis has done 2-3 movies a year, for years, but most of them don’t get a big release anymore.
He’s entered the cashing-in phase of his career.
He’s a global name with smaller but still loyal fanbase and worth a few million dollars for an otherwise average production, or one that’s likely to slip past the notice of the general public.
A sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ would be different, they can’t really recast his role, any more than they can recast for a ‘Die Hard’ sequel.
I’m sure his agent got him a good deal.
That’s possible, but he and Jackson have spoken pretty highly in the past of Shayamalan and Unbreakable, so they both might have done it for a reduced rate.
Do you think Shayamalan is making less money after ‘Split’ did so well?
Maybe they all took less up front, that’s entirely possible, but if they did then they’re taking the lion’s share of any profits.
Studio filmmaking isn’t a charity, and doesn’t need to be.
Shyamalan and Willis and McAvoy and Sam probably all took their money on the back end for that low a production cost. They all know how to think long-term!
Apparently Shyamalan financed Glass with is own money.
I guess that Blumhouse had less to do with these movies than I figured. Huh.
I think they took cuts of the home video release.
I’m telling you - the box sets from this are gonna be huge.
How many are you intending to buy?
I keep reading that as “Dragon Ball Super: BRONY”.