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#1622

An animated Mario movie.
I can’t think of any others right now.


#1623

Detective Pikachu!

There’s a Five Nights at Freddies movie coming too.


#1624

That might be an interesting direction. Of all the video game movies, I think Silent Hill was the only one I really liked. It felt more like an original horror movie than a game. Which may be because the source material was more horror mystery than action.

Five Nights at Freddie’s isn’t straight horror or even straight horror-comedy, but it has a lot of fun, unusual elements that could support a good, somewhat original adaptation.


#1625

How incredible is Black Panther doing? It could overtake the Last Jedi…that is amazing.


#1626

Of course Detective Pikachu! That’s going to be the strangest thing. I still kinda wish they had cast Danny Devito though.


#1627

That’s largely down to a lack of competition, but it’s still impressive.


#1628

I’ve heard it used since I was a kid.

But I have been doing my best to get “bugger,” “sod,” and the two-finger flip-off to catch on over here since I started reading Garth Ennis books, but have had little luck. :frowning:


#1629

Nice that the Irish can continue to contribute to American culture.


#1630

Arseface doesn’t roll off the American tongue either.


#1631

Are we still doing “phrasing”?


#1632

#1633

Variety notes that “I Can Only Imagine” “crushed” early box office forecasts with its surprisingly strong opening at 1,629 North American locations. Opening-weekend estimates had been in the $2 million to $8 million range.

The musical drama ranked third at the domestic box office behind the opening of the reboot of “Tomb Raider,” starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, in the No. 2 slot with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites, and Disney-Marvel’s pop-culture juggernaut “Black Panther,” which scored a rare fifth consecutive weekend at No. 1 with $27 million from 3,834 locations. The second weekend for Disney’s book adaptation “A Wrinkle in Time” came in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations.

There is a huge audience for these movies, but very little in the way of media attention or critics who understand this particular kind of film (it’s too big to even call a “genre”).


#1634

So the story is; China’s not really very racist and will welcome stories featuring characters of varied ethnic backgrounds!

Good!


#1635

That’s a pretty significant range, boxofficemojo is saying it actually made $17 million.

I’m not sure there’s a huge audience for these films, usually because they tend to be terrible, but there’s definitely an audience for faith films. However, whenever they’ve tried to step into mainstream circulation they’ve always flopped hard. Faith films tend to make a tidy profit usually because they relay on church business and have relatively small advertising budgets.


#1636

Yes exactly. I’m with you on this one. Whatever the number it’s very good for a low budget flick but two dozen horror films or indie comedies do the same thing every year.


#1637

Yeah the church bulletin board and churches bringing vanloads of viewers is their bread and butter. And then DVD sales to the home-school crowd. There is no need for mainstream attention and it wouldn’t even drive sales if they got it. Having seen a few they are really quite terrible and frequently weirdly racist.


#1638

The sixth three-day for the Ryan Coogler-directed movie dips 36% and heads for a total by Sunday of $631.2M, besting the highest grossing title of 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi which finaled at $619.8M. But that’s not all: Black Panther by Sunday will be the highest grossing Marvel movie stateside, outstripping Avengers $623M.

That is nothing short of astonishing.


How much will Infinity War make at the Box Office?
#1639

I’m just waiting for WB’s reactionnary news that the Cyborg movie is begining production tomorrow :smile:

Too bad they completely obliterated all the character-building stuff with Cyborg that Snyder shot… u_u


#1640

Cyborg already has a movie coming out.


#1641

3 months after release The Greatest Showman is still in the top 5 box office in the UK. This film is not behaving normally, my 9 year old daughter came home and said it’s the must-watch film for all her friends.

After opening with £2.58m, The Greatest Showman took more than £1m on 12 consecutive weekends, an almost unheard-of feat. Twelve weeks after its opening weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by far the biggest release of December, took just £763, largely because it had pretty much left cinemas. We have to wind back two decades to find films with such staying power; in 1997, Titanic took at least £1m for 12 weeks, while The Full Monty achieved that for an unmatched 13 weeks. Only last weekend did The Greatest Showman dip below the £1m mark. Fox is now promoting its digital release next month; the DVD follows in May.