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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Mr-shifter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:20 am

What's a gross?

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Postby Grant_C » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:07 am

Nah, you don't :lol:

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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Mr-shifter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:49 am

Your right. I would love it more if it smashed the second tuesday in february on a leap year sales before 10:30 Nepalese box office record that has stood firm at 5 sherpas and a goat since the 1991 release of Hudson Hawk.
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Grant_C » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:54 am

3 posts in this thread now Ben. You love it.

If TFA passes $1 billion U.S. domestic, it will be given the Ben Coomber Financial Gross award.

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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Mr-shifter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:01 am

What's a U.S domestic?
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby theforceuk » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:What's a U.S domestic?


It's when a Wife and Husband shoot each other in a trailer park.
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Postby Grant_C » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:10 pm

:lol:

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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Mr-shifter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:24 pm

theforceuk wrote:
Mr-shifter wrote:What's a U.S domestic?


It's when a Wife and Husband shoot each other in a trailer park.


Oh, I thought it was when a brother and sister shoot each other in a trailer park.

Actually, same difference......
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Grant_C » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:16 pm

Star Wars makes history.

Number 1 U.S domestic film of all time.

I think this article supports what an extrodinary achievement this is in 21 days:


Walt Disney sent out an “It’s official!” press release yesterday at around 4:30 pm, but yes, in case you need hard confirmation, yesterday’s $6.2 million gross for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has indeed allowed the Walt Disney film to surpass the $760.5m domestic gross of James Cameron’s Avatar. So yes, not taking into account inflation, the 3D bump, and the IMAX/PLF bumps, J.J. Abrams’s sci-fi sequel is the biggest grossing movie ever in America. And yes, for the first time in 18 years, a James Cameron movie is not at the top of the charts. And yes, for the first time in forty years, a film not helmed by James Cameron, George Lucas, or Steven Spielberg is the biggest movie ever in America. It really is the end of an era.

If you want to play the “adjusted for inflation” game, The Force Awakens is actually the 20th biggest movie ever, just above Raiders of the Lost Ark ($762m) and just below The Sting and The Lion King (both of which made around $767.5m in “2016 dollars”). There are a couple things to note before we get bent out of shape about inflation. First of all, many of the films at the top of the list (Gone with the Wind, Star Wars, E.T., etc.) benefited from at least one high profile theatrical re-release after its initial theatrical run. Many of the older films existed in a time when films ran in theaters for years and when consumers could only see them in theaters. Moreover, in the days before cable television, the Internet, Netflix, and video games, theatrical movie-going was among the only means of mass entertainment available to most consumers, give or take radio and broadcast television.

It’s easy to say “Well, The Force Awakens sold less tickets than The Sound of Music,” but there was a lot less competition for your entertainment time and entertainment dollar back in 1964. In an era when we all talk about how young people don’t go to the movies anymore, and that Americans in general don’t make theatrical movie-going a prime part of their entertainment diet as much as they did even a decade or so ago, it’s impressive, nay most impressive, that a new movie has not only become the biggest grosser ever but also become one of the most popular movies of all time in terms of tickets sold as well. That, to me, is the most stunning achievement. And of course it’s not done yet.

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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby theforceuk » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:42 am

It is an amazing achievement and I'm sure if they had used an origional story and came up with some new ideas it would have done just as well or evan better. :shock: So for me not sure you can say it's not George Lucas at the top, as it's a reboot of the original films for me. Not trying to start anything here just my very small opinion, I whent again last night to watch it and loved it. But the lack of origionality for me lets it down, I'm looking forward to the story moving forward, as well as some new and origional planets to explore, which I'm not sure will happen as were exploreing a Galaxy with millions of planets in it, but confined to landscapes from our own planet. Which luckily is hugely diverse.

As I said fantastic film and great job Lucasfilm and JJ. :D
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby _Lee_ » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:05 pm

I agree, George Lucas is being drawn over hot coals for this. Its as if people are stating to dislike the guy and put shit on him and that really annoys me. Without George Lucas's vision none of the films mentioned after him would have came to fruition. Its because of the technical advances he made in the way films were made, that Terminator, Avatar and the like were able to be made.

Im glad that TFA has done well, and i said it would all along. And it did prove me wrong, and was nowhere near as bad a train wreck that i thought it would be. As i said, a solid 7/10 for me even though it was based around older plots.

Lets just remember though,that Lucas started this and its really starting to get vindictive towards him now. Without him, we wouldnt have had the childhoods we had and we wouldnt be here now....
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Cazza » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:08 pm

It's now overtaken Skyfall to become no. 1 movie of all time in the UK. Only the second film to cross £100m in the UK. Also the only film to gross £50m in its first week and has the biggest single day at £9.7m.

Incredible 8) Has plenty of life left in it as well, so should take well over £110m.
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Grant_C » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:00 am

I guess we'll finally see with China.

It is poised to take over The Phantom Menace (includes 3D re-release) and Return of the Jedi (includes Soecial Edition/Re-Issues) by the end of the weekend for inflated U.S domestic.

Even Empire Strikes Back and Ben-Hur will be passed soon.

Crazy to think that any film has made so much money and addmissions in such a short time.

Film history.

Looks like the new Leonardo De-caprio film might knock it off number 1 in the U.S. though. At least for a day, not sure about weekend.

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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Cazza » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:12 am

Yeah, it's certainly slowing down in the States now. It should have a better Saturday than The Revenant though, so will be close. Original predictions were for a $40-50m weekend. Will be lucky to get $40.

I think we'll see the biggest drops in the next couple of weeks, as a lot of new films get released. I reckon it should chug along quite nicely for a while though like TPM did.
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Re: TFA Destroys Box Office

Postby Bonsai_Tree_Ent » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:44 am

Regarding Lucas the negativity is not a new thing, it started years ago right after The Phantom Menace with Jar Jar and midichlorians as the main cause of complaint.

"Master Qui Gon Sir I heard Master Yoda talking about midichlorians and I was wondering what are midichlorians?"

If anything, I would say people feel less bitter now towards him as The Force Awakens has been a bit of a palette cleanser and given Star Wars fans something new and different to discuss rather than endlessly and fruitlessly going round in circles about what went wrong with the prequel trilogy. It doesn't seem like Lucas will make any new movies and so people will be able to remember him for his legacy - and Star Wars, Raiders and Willow (plus all the Lucasarts computer games which were incredible) that's some good stuff!


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