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Box Office Thread 2018
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Steve Yohe



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Matthew McConaughey goofy car & Hamburger commercials hurt his movie box office?---Yohe
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He never was box office. Interstellar was Nolan.
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Bob Morris



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John brought it up in Yohe's review thread, but I'll pull it over here.

Venom set an October opening weekend record with $80.2M. With the reviews not being good overall, it remains to be seen if it has any legs.

I'm not sold that Venom will be a $300M film -- and it definitely needs legs to get to that mark. $200M appears likely, though.

A Star Is Born also had a good opening: $42.9M. That one has received more positive reviews and I've heard from several people that they liked this one.

I'm wondering if A Star Is Born might be one of those surprise films that does better than expected. $100M appears to be within its reach. If it has any legs, it could be in line for $150M, which would certainly be more than the studio would have expected.

The Nun, a September release, has done pretty well for itself with $113M so far on a $22M budget.

Crazy Rich Asians, which came out in August, has reached $169M and, if it sticks around in theaters long enough, could get to $175M.

If you are looking for domestic bombs, you look no further than the new Predator film: $50M after four weeks. Though its budget is $88M, I'm sure the studio hoped for $100M domestic and it has no chance of getting there.
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Bob Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mojo has a comp up for Venom.

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?view=daily&id=venomlogan.htm

Logan pulled in $88M its opening weekend and finished at $226M. So $225M would be the bar that Venom is trying to reach.

It's $7M behind Logan's pace, though, but it appears to be a safe bet for $200M.
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