Posted Aug-06-2017 8:11 PM
The Dark Tower opens the weekend with a $19.5 million opening with a budget of $60 million. Yet fox states it DOMINATES the weekend. It did knock Dunkirk out of the 1st place spot. Yet Alien Covenant knocks Idiots of the Galaxy out of 1st place but is labeled a disappointment. $97 million budget, $35.1 million opening weekend. Rated R. The Dark Tower. Rated PG-13. The trolls were out of control attacking Alien Covenant. What gives
Posted Aug-06-2017 8:59 PM
JAY JHONS - Do not allow the masses to sway you from enjoying a film for its own sake, my friend. At present, I believe the film industry is suffering a lull to its poor choice in movie production - namely a great deal of super-hero offerings which do not stimulate the imagination. There will come a time when films once again make us wonder and gae in awe. We must simply work toward that goal with our comments and viewership. :)
Posted Aug-07-2017 9:34 AM
I'd say both were pretty good out of context (if I'm using that correctly). A:C was a decent stand alone alien movie. Die hard fans didn't get exactly what they wanted, but that's what all the shorts and filler videos are for.
I'm on the 4th Dark Tower novel and thought the movie was also pretty good on it's own. COmpared to the books, it felt like they tried to squeeze a lot of content and story into a short hour and a half movie. Very fast paced, but overall I thought it was an entertaining movie. I have the books to finish if I want more detail, story, and depth.
Lastly, reviews and headlines for new movies can usually be disregarded because they will push in favor of what the author likes. I usually read reviews to get an idea of the content that will be in the movie, and not to decide if it going to be good or not. Reviews are typically a biased opinions anyways.
Posted Aug-07-2017 10:23 AM
I'm siding with Jay Johns on this, also here is a link to an article on the subject.
Posted Aug-07-2017 11:04 AM
Jay Johns - Great topic! I wanted to start a similar one, but you are the first! :)
Let me add these numbers as a support:
The Ghost in the Shell (2017):
opening weekend: $18,6 million
production budget: $110 million
(I love the original anime, and the movie is very good in my op., different but good!)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017):
opening weekend: $17 million
production budget: $177 million
After three weekends the worldwide number is $65,6 million! A disaster!
(I haven't seen Valerian yet, but we are talking about a Luc Besson movie!)
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