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Jay Johns

MemberOvomorphAug-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

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Something Real

MemberTrilobiteAug-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. :)

cuponator3000

MemberChestbursterAug-06-2017 9:09 PM

I'm not sure... I mean, can you link any article or a Fox statement saying that it was a very successful, dominant weekend? I have mostly just heard bad news/reviews about, "The Dark Tower." 

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joylitt

MemberNeomorphAug-06-2017 9:16 PM

Why should Fox care. The Dark Tower is Sony's. Maybe you mean the box office analysts?

Im Durp

MemberFacehuggerAug-06-2017 9:31 PM

I would say both are pretty disappointing

drucea

MemberFacehuggerAug-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.

Batchpool

MemberFacehuggerAug-07-2017 10:23 AM

I'm siding with Jay Johns on this, also here is a link to an article on the subject.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/the-dark-tower-box-office-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

 

Ati

MemberPraetorianAug-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!)

Starlogger

MemberChestbursterAug-07-2017 11:39 AM

It all says one general thing: movies (in the theater) are on the decline and more people are staying home and waiting for releases on DVD/HD in order to watch in their own comfort.

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