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Looks great but is it another Disney/Fox flop?


My goodness...every Fox film released since Disney took over have been horrible money-losers.

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Name them considering disney took over in may , you love rubbing disneys nose in it dont you queen ?

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Dark Phoenix?

Stuber?

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Dark Phoenix was made by fox , before Disney took over you cant pin that on disney

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Understood...just saying that Disney has lost gobs of money on 2 of thethree Fox films they released since they took over. I hope Ad Astra isn't another one.

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I predict 200 million for ad adastra

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Domestic or worldwide?

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WW

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That would be awful.

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Why would it?

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200 million worldwide on a big budget film like this?

Are you serious? That would barely cover the P&A cost let alone the production budget.

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I'd say more than twice that to make money.

I like Gray but I'm still not convinced Pitt can carry this type of film. And why no TIFF? Gravity had huge buzz coming in. This one doesn't.

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[–] QueenFanUSA (2170) a day ago
Understood...just saying that Disney has lost gobs of money on 2 of the three Fox films they released since they took over. I hope Ad Astra isn't another one.
How does Disney lose money on Ad Astra when Disney neither fronted, invested, nor paid for the Production or even P&A for Ad Astra? Disney is now handling the Distribution for Ad Astra and in effect will be paying itself for distributing the film.

Ad Astra's production budget is $80-$90 Million dollars. What you really are doing and want to do is compare Ad Astra to WB's Gravity which was produced for $100 Million, took in $274 Million domestic and $723 Million worldwide. You are already staking your territory in that Ad Astra won't be as successful as Gravity. True or False? It's true and you will humble-crow on this detail when the time comes. Because? Disney is your favorite company. 🤣

Ad Astra isn't going to re-coup the "Disney/21st Century Fox, $55 Billion dollar" investment any time soon, and neither Dark Phoenix's nor Stuber's nor Ad Astra's profit projections are going to defray any of that outlay by Disney. The production companies for Ad Astra are as follows:
20th Century Fox
Regency Enterprises
Bona Film Group
New Regency
Plan B Entertainment
RT Features
Keep Your Head Productions
MadRiver Pictures
Conspicuous in it's absence is the name Disney.

Also: Principal photography on the film began in mid-August 2017 in Santa Clarita, California, lasting 60 days.

The visual effects are provided by Moving Picture Company, Method Studios, Mr. X, Weta Digital, Brainstorm Digital, and Capital T and Supervised by Christopher Downs, Guillaume Rocheron, Ryan Tudhope, Aidan Fraser, Olaf Wendt, Anders Langlands, Eran Dinur, and Jamie Hallett and Territory Studio.


There is no recoupment by 21st Century Fox possible for Ad Astra but the outlay of dollars wasn't by Disney.

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I'm looking forward to Ad Astra and I hope it's successful.

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Well pre-sale tickets already have it worldwide at 5 billion dollars

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Latest is $18-20mil for the weekend.

There's a bottleneck between It, Hustlers, Rambo, Ad Astra and Downton Abbey to win the weekend.

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The New Yorker latest edition just interviewed the director Grey. He lamented the current focus on box office gate by both the public and press. Asked by a doctor if he has seen Avengers Endgame, which Grey replied 'no' and the doctor asked 'why not', Grey responded "Because I'm not 9"

He makes a good point about focus on the box office and it's equation that it is a good movie. In 1974 The Godfather II and Chinatown were beaten (presumably with his right foot) at the box office by 'The trial of Billy Jack'

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"The Trial of Billy Jack"

I've never even heard of that movie.

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I have never seen it. The original 'Billy Jack' was not half bad though. A kind of low budget movie made for the hippie crowd. Tom Laughlin plays a ex Green-Beret who defends a small Hippie like community in a intolerant conservative town.

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But the serious movies were much higher on the charts than they are today. And even though 74 isn't the best example, back then the top box office films were an eclectic mix.

Look at the year before.

https://www.the-numbers.com/market/1973/top-grossing-movies

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Nice add...interesting that the only kid friendly show in 1973 was Robin Hood.

I guess that it is difficult work creating one without computer graphics.

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Wow you are really gutted over Marvel's success at Disney. You have problems that need fixing

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Long standing issues , just google queensfanusa, years of trolling

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