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Evil Avatar 04-09-2018 11:25 AM

A Quiet Place Makes Box Office Noise #AQuietPlace
 

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year's second-best weekend after Black Panther.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of April 6th to April 8th, 2018.
  1. A Quiet Place $50.0/$50.0
  2. Ready Player One $25.0/$96.9
  3. Blockers $21.4/$21.4
  4. Black Panther $8.4/$665.3
  5. I Can Only Imagine $8.3/$69.0
  6. Tyler Perry's Acrimony $8.0/$31.3
  7. Chappaquiddick $6.2/$6.2
  8. Sherlock Gnomes $5.6/$33.8
  9. Pacific Rim Uprising $4.9/$54.9
  10. Isle Of Dogs $4.6/$12.0
  11. The Miracle Season $4.1/$4.1
  12. A Wrinkle in Time $3.1/$90.1

Interesting to note that despite a strong opening weekend, Ready Player One may actually lose money for the studio because of the $175 million budget and a huge marketing push.

vallor 04-09-2018 12:18 PM

I got to see Ready Player One this weekend with my brother. I read the book and he didn't but both of us enjoyed it.

I think I liked it enough I wouldn't mind seeing it again and there were so many damn pop culture references I am sure you'd almost have to go through frame by frame to find them all and I'm not sure a lot of people who weren't growing up in the 80s or 90s will give a shit.

I rate it good enough to go to see on the big screen. I thought the main male lead was a little disappointing, in fact I thought most of the actors did a serviceable job at best - particularly when they were forced to act in the real world - with the exception if I-Rok and the guy who played Halliday who did better. The guy who played Nolan Sorrento reminded me of the Principle from The Breakfast Club... maybe that was on purpose. Some of the diversions from the book were also disappointing though I understand why they were done but overall it was a fun movie with the real life parts being the worst.

I think this weekend I'm going to see A Quiet Place and Pacific Rim if it's in theaters still.

Chief Smash 04-09-2018 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by vallor (Post 2510167)
I thought the main male lead was a little disappointing, in fact I thought most of the actors did a serviceable job at best

I haven't seen the movie yet but this sounds pretty consistent with the book. None of the characters was really deep at all.

Terran 04-09-2018 02:16 PM

My wife and I absolutely loved The Miracle Season. Really sweet film, nice story. I've seen (and enjoyed!) my monthly chick flick. Next up, A Quiet Place, lol. The wife will...love it. :D

ElektroDragon 04-10-2018 11:03 AM

Ready Player One looks utterly amazing, but the problem is that the target audience has NO DAMN TIME to go to the theaters. They all have small kids, stressful jobs, etc. It will probably the biggest selling BluRay movie release in history. :D

BalekFekete 04-10-2018 01:26 PM

Took in Ready Player One this weekend with Mrs. and son - all in all a decent popcorn flick and something I enjoyed. Granted, I tried my best to go in with limited expectations and am glad I did. As others have said, story and character development were shallow. However, the plethora of pop culture that was flashing up every 6.31 seconds was fun.

Terran 04-10-2018 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Terran (Post 2510177)
Next up, A Quiet Place, lol. The wife will...love it. :D

Just got back. Not impressed. Bored, actually. Don't bother. Home rental, if that.

Sensei-X 04-10-2018 04:43 PM

A friend summed it up best, "Ready Player One is a good movie, but i'm glad it's failing because I don't want the rushed sequel that Ernest Cline is slapping together "just in case" to be made into a movie".

Which he explained was in reference to the Hollywood Reporter interview where he stated:

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"I had to start writing the sequel last year while the movie was being finished just to stay ahead of the curve. Its a good problem to have, but if this movie does well, the following week they'll decide whether or not they want to make Ready Player Two, and it occurred to me I should finish," he says.

"I'd always intended to write more in the series,"Cline adds, "but I never imagined the movie would get done before I finished writing them. So, I had to kick it into high gear."

Whereas Cline had the benefit of adapting his novel after hed written it, he explains that working on the sequel has proved to be a bit more challenging. "To see Steven visualize the first story, it's been really inspiring for me [to] revisit that world, but I'm trying to write a sequel to the book and not to the movie, because the movie has changed things. So, it's tricky, keeping two different versions of the story in my head."


PacerDawn 04-10-2018 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2510160)
Interesting to note that despite a strong opening weekend, Ready Player One may actually lose money for the studio because of the $175 million budget and a huge marketing push.

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Originally Posted by Sensei-X (Post 2510264)
A friend summed it up best, "Ready Player One is a good movie, but i'm glad it's failing because I don't want the rushed sequel that Ernest Cline is slapping together "just in case" to be made into a movie".

Actually, it's not failing. While true that it's take looks pretty bleak domestically, it's made around 3x that oversees for a grand total of around $400 million. Still not stellar compared to the budget, but I would say there is a decent chance for a sequel.

Azzy 04-10-2018 07:39 PM

A Quiet Place was great. While the wife and son were fairly boring John Krasinksi does a great job. The entire time I got the impression that he was a guy who wanted to do nothing but fall apart and freak out but instead was holding on with both hands only because of his family. It added to the tension and stress that you could tell they felt every minute of every single day.
I thought the silent gimmick worked well and it was nice to have a well structured and thought out horror flick that was a departure from what we usually get, gore porn for the teenage demographic.

Evil Avatar 04-13-2018 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by PacerDawn (Post 2510266)
Actually, it's not failing. While true that it's take looks pretty bleak domestically, it's made around 3x that oversees for a grand total of around $400 million. Still not stellar compared to the budget, but I would say there is a decent chance for a sequel.

The most recent article I read said that the movie would need to make around $700 million for the studio to consider it profitable. Of course, there is a lot of Hollywood budget magic going into those numbers, but it is true that they spent $175 million, plus probably $75 - $100 million in marketing and that they need to split the box office receipts 52.4% to the theaters (and more outside the USA).

It's rough for these movies to make a big profit, that is why Marvel keeps the budget for most of their movies in the $150 million range.

Evil Avatar 04-13-2018 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Sensei-X (Post 2510264)
A friend summed it up best, "Ready Player One is a good movie, but i'm glad it's failing because I don't want the rushed sequel that Ernest Cline is slapping together "just in case" to be made into a movie".

Which he explained was in reference to the Hollywood Reporter interview where he stated:

Your friend hasn't been reading the articles. Cline is already working on a sequel novel & script and they are already planning to make the movie sequel and turn his other novel, Armada, into a movie.

I really don't know how Armada will work as a movie, since it is almost literally the novelization of the movie Last Starfighter. I got the impression he wrote it just as a fanboy version of that movie without ever thinking of the idea of someone trying to make it into a movie and the potential for getting their butt sued off as a result.

I guess we will see how much they have to change the movie from the book to avoid a lawsuit -- or the studio could just license out the movie again. The last I heard the original writer owns those rights and isn't willing to sell them for a sequel, but since this isn't a sequel or a remake, I guess he could be willing to sell them the rights not to sue?

Money talks and since Speilberg is involved, he will probably cave in and sell.

PacerDawn 04-14-2018 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Evil Avatar (Post 2510503)
I guess we will see how much they have to change the movie from the book to avoid a lawsuit -- or the studio could just license out the movie again. The last I heard the original writer owns those rights and isn't willing to sell them for a sequel, but since this isn't a sequel or a remake, I guess he could be willing to sell them the rights not to sue?

Nah, he won't have grounds to sue. Hollywood is notorious for making copy-cat movies. There are many that basically have the same plot, but I think Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down were the most egregious to me, especially since they came out at the same time. This movie will just be another one of those. They will probably change a few things, but it's OK to have the same plot it seems.


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