Sure enuff only 22m opening
Bomblebee didn't fair any better with 21m
(Aquaman did 67m!)
Shhhhh...don't tell billbrown. He said this would be the box office hit of the Christmas season and make 350 million domestically.
Y'know...cuz that's what box office.com predicted and he wrote a lot of taunting posts at me for not believing it for a minute and laughed in his face.
He told me "It's Christmas you gigantic idiot!".
LOL. Yes it is, bill, and thank you for the gift.
It's going to get good word of mouth and have legs.share
It needs to if it's going to even get remotely close to breaking even with a 130 million production budget and a GARGANTUAN marketing campaign.share
This movie needed to come out ten years ago. The only person I know who still loves Mary Poppins is my 75 year old ma and she took one look at Lin and went on a racist tirade lmao.share
Exactly i was born in 1984 and never once have i heard anybody talking about Mary Poppins. Never once have i seen anybody watching Mary Poppins, Never once have i seen Mary Poppins in anybodies video collection. I never seen someone wearing a Mary Poppins T-Shirt. I'm not even sure how i know it existsshare
I was born in '81 and certainly watched it as a kid, just as I watched other Disney classics like Cinderella, Dumbo, Snow White, Bambi and Lady and the Tramp.
In the 80s Mary Poppins was only about 20 years old so I'm surprised your parents (or grandparents) never showed it to you.
I guess my grandpa and i were too busy watching Hunter and Magnum P.I. to worry about Mary Poppins. I seen all those movies you named from my girl cousins but Mary Poppins was never on their listshare
Ha, I remember watching Hunter as well with the grandparents, as well as loads of episodes of Unsolved Mysteries for that matter. Oh, and Knight Rider and Airwolf.
But my grandmother also wanted to show me the classic Disney films.
Yeah, another 81 here and it's a friend's all time favourite film who was born the same year.
I guess it was a little eclipsed by The Sound Of Music in terms of people's favourite musical of that era. Another musical I remember seeing a lot was My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn.
This movie needed to come out ten years ago. The only person I know who still loves Mary Poppins is my 75 year old ma and she took one look at Lin and went on a racist tirade lmao.
Exactly i was born in 1984 and never once have i heard anybody talking about Mary Poppins. Never once have i seen anybody watching Mary Poppins, Never once have i seen Mary Poppins in anybodies video collection. I never seen someone wearing a Mary Poppins T-Shirt. I'm not even sure how i know it exists.
#MaryPoppinsReturns would be doing better at the box office if Disney had opened it on Christmas day, as they originally intended, but they had to try to drown #Aquaman, and now Aquaman's the one drowning them. I say what goes around comes around
Disney thinking a DC Super Hero film could be got after, yeah probably DC Movies haven't had a great track record lately compared to their Disney's Marvel ones. So perhaps they thought Aquaman would flop after DC disappointed with Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League (Wonder Woman being the one exception if you don't count Lego).
Alas they should have listened to what happened in Entourage back in 2005 when at first an Aquaman film was treated as a joke: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/entourages-version-of-the-aquaman-movie-hype-was-surprisingly-on-point/
To me they really should have opened Mary Poppins Returns back in May and saved Solo: A Star Wars Story for the Christmas period.
Yes that would've been a smart move to have Solo now as I think the real reason Solo massively underperformed was it was just too soon after Last Jedi (not so much the twitter backlash against TLJ or due to the behind the scenes stuff or even that it was kind of meh) had it been Xmas it may have made alot more than what it did as it'd be time for SW and everyone just used to having SW at xmas.. and Poppins can't have faired any worse that it has at summershare
I'm not sure solo would be the Christmas movie people would flock to see during the holidays. Typically these movies that come out around christmas, are either musicals like sweeney todd and les miserables, or they're fantasies like Harry Potter, the lion the witch and the wardrobe, and the lord the rings/hobbit. Solo definitely has a summer blockbuster vibe unlike this. This was the right movie, just the wrong time. What a shame.share
260M worldwide is a bomb now? K.....share
C'mon, this was expected to do Frozen moneyshare
more to the point i guess i would wonder why the obsession with box office numbers this or any film does? Pretty sure this isnt done yet, and pretty sure the people running disney have a good idea what theyre doing.share
yeh but that's the excuse for any movie that underperforms 'why is everyone so obsessed with box office?!' the fact is alot of fandom is obsessed with box office as its a way of measuring stuff against other stuff whats popular and what isn't. and anyway it determines what is going to continue. stuff does poor that's usually it for any sequels (or creates a big question mark for any) no matter how good it is. stuff does great and it gets sequels no matter how bad
Box office is the reason why there probably wont be a Blade Runner 3. or why theres a big question mark over the next Alien and Star Trek movies. or why the SW spin offs have been shut down after Solo massively underperformed, or why theres umpteen F&F movies and whys theres going to be about 5 Avatar sequels.. its why certain series have to change direction (Batman Begins instead of a 3rd Schumaker movie...or BatmanForever instead of a 3rd Burton movie......or BvS instead of a MoS2)
if MPoppins Returns was doing huge numbers and closing in on 1b (probably like Disney was expecting) then MP3 would be greenlit for 2020
Im not making excuses btw, haven't seen the film, i was just browsing on here to see comments on if people liked it or not.
I get your point on Blade Runner 3, that is a disappointment because i would see that. I just find it peculiar about how many people totally obsess over box office numbers, its become this huge thing on every message board. When i first joined the IMDB boards in 2004, I dont remember anyone ever discussing things like that, but now its everywhere.
I guess the thing that annoys me is when we have idiots troll boards somehow trying to equate box office totals to quality, since we all know there is usually no correlation, you can have an excellent film thats ignored by the public, and a really crappy one that is a runaway success.
At 130 million budget plus a huge marketing expense the breakeven point is 400 million.share
yeah well youre the guy who thinks queen outsold led zeppelin.....share
And I admitted I was wrong about that. I always knew Zap was much bigger than Queen in America but I though Queen had the bigger GLOBAL sales. Queen DID outsell Zeppelin outside the U.S., though just not enough to make up for their American shortcomings.
Anyways, it's indisputable that 400 million is the breakeven point for MPR and it's not gonna make it.
Yet ANOTHER money loser for Disney .
A truly HORRID holiday season for Disney with all 3 offerings Nutcracker/Ralph Breaks the Internet/Mary Poppins all in the red.