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If they make a movie more like the original Max Max they could probably make more. Just not $80 million plus.
 

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Maybe I should just use all 3 of my AMC A-List allotments

Sidebar but are you aware that AMC A-List stacks with Fandango rewards?

For every four tickets you purchase via Fandango, you get a $5 coupon for their service - you can choose to redeem it on their streaming service or for a discount on movie tickets.

Simply link your A-List membership to Fandango, purchase on Fandango’s app instead of AMC’s, and every time you use A-List, it counts as a purchase towards earning those coupons.

You can then use the coupon separately after you’ve used up all of your A-List reservations for a discounted ticket, use it for a discount on a ticket for someone else, or at a non A-List theater.
 

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Sidebar but are you aware that AMC A-List stacks with Fandango rewards?

For every four tickets you purchase via Fandango, you get a $5 coupon for their service - you can choose to redeem it on their streaming service or for a discount on movie tickets.

Simply link your A-List membership to Fandango, purchase on Fandango’s app instead of AMC’s, and every time you use A-List, it counts as a purchase towards earning those coupons.

You can then use the coupon separately after you’ve used up all of your A-List reservations for a discounted ticket, use it for a discount on a ticket for someone else, or at a non A-List theater.

Yeah, I realized that maybe a couple weeks into my membership I think, so I've been doing just that (and usually make sure I use up all 3 allotments every week, LOL). But I've forgotten to actually use my Fandango rewards a few times before they expired, especially earlier on, heh...

But yeah, that's why I think I'll likely just keep my A-List membership indefinitely (at least for the foreseeable future)... unless I really can't find more than 1 movie I'd definitely wanna see per month for multiple months -- I'm also finding I can't blast my own system at home that often anymore, especially during the daylight savings time stretch w/ too little night/dark hours and covers summer (when I also wanna avoid using my PJ, which heats up my space, LOL)... :lol:

Actually, maybe even just 1 movie/month that I'd definitely wanna see on a premium screen (and just treat all the rest as "icing on the cake") might be enough to make it worthwhile -- I haven't been able to convince a few friends to do likewise so far though, heh... :P

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I remember Fury Road hanging around for a good while after it was released. Mel Gibson is a turnoff to me. With the sole exception of Pocahontas, which I already loved from childhood before knowing anything about him, I deliberately avoid movies he is in. Even though Gibson isn't in Fury Road, I wasn't sure if the fourth movie in a series where I hadn't seen the others would be for me. But I ended up seeing it in probably mid-to-late June 2015 because a friend of mine insisted on it. Furiosa seems unlikely to have that kind of staying power because the theatrical model has changed so much since then.

There might very well be an audience for more Mad Max, but it seems clear that the audience is not large enough to sustain it with the budget point WB spent on this film. In order to greenlight a smaller-budgeted version, they would need to acknowledge spending too much on this one. Whether they're willing to do that is an open question. Often, it seems like studios will take the wrong lesson from things that don't work. It is probably easier to assume the audience doesn't want more at all than to be reflective.
 

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Per Deadline, this is on a short two-week theatrical window prior to Disney+.

So maybe see Furiosa an extra time and save this for D+? :P

Too bad it doesn't look like the No Way Home re-release this week is the extended version -- I still have never seen that version yet... although I'm apparently in the minority for not really loving NWH, so... :P

Think I'm also gonna try to catch Hit Man... though that's not at any AMC around here -- the extra Fandango rewards I've been "earning" (as discussed w/ @Josh Steinberg above) will come in handy... :D

_Man_
 

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Too bad it doesn't look like the No Way Home re-release this week is the extended version -- I still have never seen that version yet... although I'm apparently in the minority for not really loving NWH, so... :P
I saw both and I actually think the original release is better. The pace is tighter, and none of the alternate scenes make that much difference to the plot. Putting it out that way really just felt like Sony grabbing more money from fans rather than having a narrative reason to change the movie.

The re-release of the alternate cut happened to coincide with both the National Cinema Day promotion and my birthday, so I didn't mind spending $3 to see Spider-Man on my birthday. But it is not an improvement in my opinion.

So maybe see Furiosa an extra time and save this for D+? :P
At least you have the option of seeing it in a theater. It is so limited that it isn't playing anywhere near me. More theaters could have used it this weekend.
 

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Amongst 20th century TV series reboots of the last 10 years, The Fall Guy has inched ahead of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., but still lags way behind frontrunner 22 Jump Street.

Worldwide adjusted grosses ($ million):

22 Jump Street - 2014 ($435)
The Equalizer - 2014 ($253)
The Equalizer 2 - 2018 ($236)
Baywatch - 2017 ($226)
The Equalizer 3 - 2023 ($195)
The Fall Guy - 2024 ($157)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - 2015 ($144)
CHiPs - 2017 ($50)
 

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I don't understand who was a fan of the Mel Gibson movie series at all.... The new adaptations are so much better than the old ones. Except I don't like Anna Taylor Joy as Furiosa.
I remember Fury Road hanging around for a good while after it was released. Mel Gibson is a turnoff to me. With the sole exception of Pocahontas, which I already loved from childhood before knowing anything about him, I deliberately avoid movies he is in. Even though Gibson isn't in Fury Road, I wasn't sure if the fourth movie in a series where I hadn't seen the others would be for me. But I ended up seeing it in probably mid-to-late June 2015 because a friend of mine insisted on it. Furiosa seems unlikely to have that kind of staying power because the theatrical model has changed so much since then.

There might very well be an audience for more Mad Max, but it seems clear that the audience is not large enough to sustain it with the budget point WB spent on this film. In order to greenlight a smaller-budgeted version, they would need to acknowledge spending too much on this one. Whether they're willing to do that is an open question. Often, it seems like studios will take the wrong lesson from things that don't work. It is probably easier to assume the audience doesn't want more at all than to be reflective.
 

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I don't understand who was a fan of the Mel Gibson movie series at all...
What don’t you understand?

It’s pretty clear the original trilogy are considered by most action classics, especially The Road Warrior.
 

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What don’t you understand?

It’s pretty clear the original trilogy are considered by most action classics, especially The Road Warrior.

Maybe she's fairly young and largely still just quite "green" to all this -- she's certainly very new on HTF anyway. Maybe she's also not that familiar w/ other (particularly older/pre-90's) cult classics and their fans outside of cinema, eg. comics and sci/fantasy novels, gaming, etc.

I do get liking/loving the recent 2 films more just because they're more polished w/ their far greater budgets and advances in tech (due to advanced CG as well as sound design/FX), etc that most young moviegoers would likely prefer... much like I long (and probably still) prefered ST:NG over the original Star Trek (although they up their visual tech/FX game enough by the time of the movie franchise), heh...

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Disney has added a surprise, and welcome, 30th Anniversary theatrical re-release of The Lion King to the calendar for July 12.

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The last time The Lion King had a wide re-release in 2011, it was presented primarily but not exclusively in 3D. (I saw it twice in 2D then.) This grossed $185 million worldwide including $94 million domestically. I'm not sure it would be reasonable to expect those numbers again. But it is one of Disney's most popular titles ever. I think both the studio and theater owners will welcome whatever business it does bring in during what has been a pretty blah summer at the box office so far. I certainly look forward to another opportunity to see it in theaters.

It also provides Disney with a synergy opportunity present dedicated Lion King fans with marketing for the wholly unnecessary prequel to the garbage remake, which will be coming out in December.
 
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Except I don't like Anna Taylor Joy as Furiosa.


Well, if they went that route, the budget might well have exploded far more than it already ended up being (w/ de-aging tech used throughout even if it's actually convincing enough)... possibly yielding a much bigger box-office flop/bust (although I suppose Theron woulda been a significantly bigger draw reprising the role)...

Did all that many fans of Fury Road dislike the casting of ATJ (when they finally saw it), substantially impacting its box office performance? I had some doubts before seeing the movie, and yeah, I too woulda preferred Theron of course, but I found ATJ to work out just fine if not quite truly ideal -- it probably woulda worked better if this story didn't apparently play straight into Fury Road (timewise), which kinda highlights their diffs, not allowing us to more readily/easily accept them as if/when there's a significant time gap perhaps...

They really shoulda just made this around the same time as Fury Road w/ Theron (and probably release them no more than ~2 years apart), but I guess that just wasn't (quite) "in the cards"...

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Previews for Bad Boys 4 at $5.88 million, down about $500k from BB3 which opened to a first weekend of $62.5 million. RT 65% fresh from critics, 97% fresh from audiences.

The Watchers at $1 million. RT 31% rotten from critics, no audience score yet.
 
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Previews for Bad Boys 4 at $5.88 million, down about $500k from BB3 which opened to a first weekend of $62.5 million. RT 65% fresh from critics, 97% fresh from audiences.

The Watchers at $1 million. RT 31% rotten from critics, no audience score yet.
The bad guys have a pretty good chance of paying off. That's good news.
 

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The bad guys have a pretty good chance of paying off. That's good news.

But is it really (good news, that is)?

Not sure more Bad Boys (successful) sequels is what we could really use, LOL... although that'll at least help theaters stay afloat, but might ultimately contribute toward the decline of quality cinema...

Would be far better if (far) more people went to see Hit Man for instance and of course, Furiosa (even though that's also a franchise movie)... though Netflix sadly isn't interested in Hit Man becoming a theatrical hit at all, but probably quite the opposite... :huh:

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Looks like Bad Boys is doing well with $50+ million. The Watchers bombing with only $6-7 million.
 

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Movie TitleDistributorGross%LWTheatersTheaters
Change
Per
Theater
Total
Gross
Weekends In
Release
1NBad Boys: Ride or DieSony Pictures$56,000,000 3,885 $14,414$56,000,0001
2(1)The Garfield MovieSony Pictures$10,000,000-29%3,959-149$2,526$68,613,0003
3(3)IFParamount Pi…$8,000,000-24%3,582-201$2,233$93,520,0004
4NThe WatchersWarner Bros.$7,000,000 3,351 $2,089$7,000,0001
5(4)Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes20th Century…$5,400,000-40%3,155-295$1,712$149,772,7735
6(2)Furiosa: A Mad Max SagaWarner Bros.$4,245,000-61%2,984-880$1,423$58,709,0003
7(5)The Fall GuyUniversal$2,700,000-36%2,410-416$1,120$85,122,0006
8(6)The Strangers: Chapter 1Lionsgate$1,840,000-50%2,016-511$913$32,208,9394
9(-)Haikyu!! The Dumpster BattleCrunchyroll$820,000 1,119 $733$5,784,0002
10(8)In a Violent NatureIFC Films$640,000-70%1,266-160$506$3,641,8702
-(9)EzraBleecker Street$370,093-70%1,145-175$323$2,152,1242
-(15)I Saw the TV GlowA24$261,821-31%227-65$1,153$4,199,9556
-(11)SightAngel Studios$259,019-75%634-1,484$409$6,813,7983
-(13)BabesNeon$235,000-71%438-680$537$3,236,6684
-(14)TarotSony Pictures$221,000-45%247-256$895$18,314,0006
-(-)Civil WarA24$78,464-55%75-160$1,046$68,599,7419
-(-)Robot DreamsNeon$53,624+65%7+5$7,661$100,4192
-(-)Unsung HeroLionsgate$46,000-64%134-154$343$20,304,7527
-(-)Evil Does Not ExistJanus Films$41,900-9%72-13$582$713,7186
-NTuesdayA24$25,665 2 $12,833$25,6651
-NI Used to Be FunnyUtopia$15,054 1 $15,054$15,0541
21$98,252,640
 

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