Underperforming at the box office


Another example of an over crowded summer. Everyone is seeing Sound of Freedom or waiting next weekend for Barbie and Oppenheimer

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Saw it the other day for a late showing. There were no more than 10 other people there. Was surprised by how empty it was.

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People are calling it a bomb when it really isn't. It's only "underperforming" because the most cost $300 million fucking to make. Had it cost $150 as usual, it would be blazing through the box office. I still think it'll end up doing just fine. It's already made $250 worldwide in its first 5 days. I'd be surprised if it made any less than $900 million, which should be a good enough amount of money for it to at the very least break even.

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My theater was packed. It was great to see. This movie has all summer to crush it globally.

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It's pretty clear now that this will not get anywhere near $900 million. It might not even hit half of that.

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yeah i think it could've made that if not for the barbenheimer weekend that came right after that. barbenheimer basically took any chance for it to have done better.

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$900 million seems like a big stretch for this film. It has earned less domestically after 12 days than Dial of Destiny earned in its first 12 days, and shows no signs of picking up steam. Worse, from the studio's standpoint, is the fact that it's earning the bulk of its money overseas, where theaters keep a greater percent of the profit.

If we are generous, and assume the studio keeps half of what it makes in U.S. theaters, 40% from overseas, and 25% in China, and figure they spent $300 million to make it and another $150 million to promote it, then the film is currently $295 million in the hole. If it miraculously earns another $300 million in the US, and another $400 million overseas, it will break even, but I see no way that that happens.

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It should still make money. Mission Impossible films are like Avatar or Fast and Furious-- they have a huge overseas audience, so even as Americans are eschewing cinema-going, this one should still earn enough foreign dollars to turn a profit.

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Americans are too busy going to see Sound of Freedom again lol

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I'm not familiar with that film, but it doesn't seem to be doing all that well at the box office.

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Looks like it's going to outperform Mission Impossible domestically.

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Foreign BO dont meaning anything! Its all about America.

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I doubt the studio heads think so. The dollars spend the same.

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Don't studios get less of a cut of the international box office versus the USA domestic box office?

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It's still money.

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Exactly! Studios only get 35% of the gross in overseas box office.

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M:I, Barbie and Oppenheimer target completely different audiences. Unless Oppenheimer kills NAZIs or Barbie kicks Ken's butt.

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they will cancel MI showtimes, cause Barbie in big demand

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It's doing fine. I'm still unsure why a 60 year old guy is jumping a motorcycle off a mountain to catch a train. Perhaps the writer's really enjoyed James bond bungee jumping off the dam and they decided to up the ante and age.

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Because that 60 year old just happens to be in better shape than most of the 60 years olds that will be in the theater..

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You're certainlycorrect. I'm just wondering why he didn't get on at the station. There's certainly less parachute packing involved. He could even ride a motorcycle to the station.

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Haven't seen it yet. But as fun and good as the MI films are. Like any action film they do stuff like that for the plot and for our enjoyment... 😂....if they did everything logically the film would be over in 10 minutes... 😂

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I can see it now:

AI is learning too fast.

Technician unplugs the internet modem.

AI starts coding, Janitor turns power off.

Then comes the office space beatdown.

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I'm guessing we are gonna see a ton of AI based action films soon. Ethan Hunt goes after the AI version of himself or some such thing.

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sequel canceled ?

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It's already started filming...

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Yes and entering the danger zone this weekend. Doesnt look good. They may have over promoted.

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big flop, Cruise getting his ass handed to him by a feminist toy commercial

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Domestically it's very close to what Fallout was at this point - going to depend on if it has similar legs, and the international take.

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