AGEBOC IX – Week Twelve

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Predict the grosses of the films opening the weekend of July 21st-July 23rd, 2017

The one who predicts closest to the total Friday to Sunday gross for the #1 film wins 4 points. Runner-up gains 2 points. Predicting within half a million on the first question each week earns 2 bonus points.

Deadline is Friday, July 21st at 12:00 pm (EST)

    1. What will Dunkirk earn this weekend?
    2. What will Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planetsearn this weekend?
    3. What will Girls Trip earn this weekend?

Current rankings:
Jackrabbit Slim – 50
Juan – 41
Joe – 25
Marco – 25
James – 17
Filmman – 12
Rob – 8

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  1. Just back on the Apes films, of the 9 films released since 1967 the biggest moneymaker of the lot in the USA – adjusted for inflation – is still by a comfortable distance Tim Burton’s 2001 effort.

    It’s pretty remarkable that in a series where pretty much every film has its critical and cult followings, the one film that no one liked was the most popular of all. Incredible that it was the 10th most popular film of its year.

    In contrast despite stellar reviews and a generally highly regarded previous two films, ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ seems to be on track to be the lowest grossing of this trio of films.

  2. In contrast despite stellar reviews and a generally highly regarded previous two films, ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ seems to be on track to be the lowest grossing of this trio of films.

    And now War has dropped over 60% in its second week, which seems baffling considering it had everything in its favour.

    Ina series that had always been highly critically regarded, this had a series best of 94% on RT and it had the likes of Vox saying it was the best blockbuster series of the decade (and was rated similarly by JS here). The second film made more money than the first so one would’ve presumed that interest would’ve peaked for this finale and the 8.0 IMDB rating suggested the audience response was good.

    Somebody on another messageboard observed that having Woody Harrelson in one of the main roles was a mistake as he’s already been in a major film franchise this decade of Hunger Games (and he was also in the Now You See Me series) and this seemed like overkill. I don’t think that was a viable reason for the BO issue but it’s an interesting point about how you can get a bit sick of seeing the same actors popping up in the multiple prominent films at the same time regardless of their talents (remember our discussion about Jude Law overkill in the mid-00s?)

  3. I can’t believe anyone said, “I’d love to see it, but Woody Harrelson is in it, so I’m staying home.” It may be there is just a lot of stuff out there to see. A shame, it’s a great film.

  4. So a three-way split this week? Joe gets Dunkirk, Slim gets Girls, I get Valerian?

    Poor Luc Besson.

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