If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Hollywood Reporter)   He won't be back with box office numbers like these   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 87
    More: Fail, Jessica Chastain, Martin Luther King, human beings, Zero Dark Thirty, New Regency, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Russell Crowe  
•       •       •

11253 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 20 Jan 2013 at 8:12 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



87 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-20 08:18:54 AM  
Wife and I went to see Last Stand the other night - while not the greatest epic film of all time by any stretch, there were a few times when everyone in the theater was laughing.

I guess as long as you view it as a "action-comedy" and not a serious flick, you may not be too disappointed.
 
2013-01-20 08:22:03 AM  
Johnny Knoxville is just horrible.
 
2013-01-20 08:37:41 AM  
There was so much potential for the lil' old grandmother and her lines.  It could have been epic.

/saw it yesterday .....
 
2013-01-20 08:43:22 AM  
I actually want to see The Last Stand, but since my girlfriend is a farking biatch, I didn't get to last night.
 
2013-01-20 08:48:13 AM  

doczoidberg: I actually want to see The Last Stand, but since my girlfriend is a farking biatch, I didn't get to last night.


If only "a" and "farking" were switched huh?!...
 
2013-01-20 08:55:45 AM  
I would see it. From what I understand it's written as kind of a spoof of Ahnahld's age. Plus Luis Guzman's in it. Can't go wrong with Luis Guzman.

We ended up seeing This is 40. About 20 minutes too long, but had some great one liners, extremely uncomfotable funny moments, and a nice little story all in all. Plus I appreciated Leslie Mann showing her breasticles.
 
2013-01-20 09:00:31 AM  

chuggernaught: We ended up seeing This is 40. About 20 minutes too long, but had some great one liners, extremely uncomfotable funny moments, and a nice little story all in all. Plus I appreciated Leslie Mann showing her breasticles.


You're telling me that a Judd Apatow film went on too long?!?!?
 
2013-01-20 09:34:29 AM  
I watched "Commando" again a few weeks ago. I remembered it being a great movie.

/It's a steaming pile of turd
 
2013-01-20 09:38:19 AM  
Arnold really should try his hand at another genre. Maybe dramatic period pieces.
 
2013-01-20 09:38:50 AM  
with all the other options in theatres at the moment, I'm shocked this turd even got 10th place...
 
2013-01-20 09:41:42 AM  
30 million dollar production budget? It will not only turn a profit but just might get a sequel if it does well overseas.

/haven't seen it
 
2013-01-20 09:42:37 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Arnold really should try his hand at another genre. Maybe dramatic period pieces.


He should redo Hamlet a la Last Action Hero.

"To be, or not to be"
"NOT TO BE!"
 
2013-01-20 09:44:23 AM  

WhippingBoy: Lost Thought 00: Arnold really should try his hand at another genre. Maybe dramatic period pieces.

He should redo Hamlet a la Last Action Hero.

"To be, or not to be"
"NOT TO BE!"


I was thinking more like playing Christof Waltz's father in a mid-life crisis dramady set in WW2 Germany
 
2013-01-20 09:44:54 AM  
It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!
 
2013-01-20 09:46:55 AM  

sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!


Yep. Nothing says "success" like "Straight to Video"
 
2013-01-20 09:46:56 AM  

sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!


The butthurt is strong with this one.
 
2013-01-20 09:47:07 AM  

jimzdat: Wife and I went to see Last Stand the other night - while not the greatest epic film of all time by any stretch, there were a few times when everyone in the theater was laughing.

I guess as long as you view it as a "action-comedy" and not a serious flick, you may not be too disappointed.


Just putting it out there, but if anyone walked into the theater and expected a serious flick, they are poaching our oxygen and should be allowed to perish.
 
2013-01-20 09:50:40 AM  
Broken City was rated R? I don't see why. There's one completely gratuitous sex scene (that whole story line was unnecessary), and the violence, while there, didn't seem like much higher than a PG-13.
 
2013-01-20 09:58:09 AM  

WhippingBoy: I watched "Commando" again a few weeks ago. I remembered it being a great movie.

/It's a steaming pile of turd


Let off some STEAM, WhippingBoy!

/Chainmail?
 
2013-01-20 10:00:29 AM  

sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!


Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!
 
2013-01-20 10:01:57 AM  

chuggernaught: From what I understand it's written as kind of a spoof of Ahnahld's age.


The it was marketed poorly. It looks bad, but still not as bad as Parker. What kind of retard wants to see that after it's ads>
 
2013-01-20 10:03:12 AM  
It cost nothing to make and will probably do really well on home video.
 
2013-01-20 10:07:35 AM  
I dont want to see Sherriff Arnold. I want to see enemies crushed and/or fleeing, and hear some farking lamentation. Do you know what I am saying?
 
2013-01-20 10:09:04 AM  

Crewmannumber6: chuggernaught: From what I understand it's written as kind of a spoof of Ahnahld's age.

The it was marketed poorly. It looks bad, but still not as bad as Parker. What kind of retard wants to see that after it's ads>


Huh. Jason Statham as a badass. Hot chick, partially dressed, probably more than once. Statham kicks ass, gets revenge on people stealing his cut.

Verdict: Maybe Netflix. Or, I just watch a better Statham vehicle, like Snatch.
 
2013-01-20 10:11:32 AM  

Subdue their bellies: I dont want to see Sherriff Arnold. I want to see enemies crushed and/or fleeing, and hear some farking lamentation. Do you know what I am saying?


Nice fresh spin on an old meme
 
2013-01-20 10:11:53 AM  

coeyagi: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!


Dumb movies like that make a lot of money overseas. I'm convinced that Hollywood often gives the green on movie projects with international box office receipts in mind.
 
2013-01-20 10:15:28 AM  

coco ebert: Dumb movies like that make a lot of money overseas. I'm convinced that Hollywood often gives the green on movie projects with international box office receipts in mind.


Waterworld ended up making money after the international box office was figured in. I wonder how much Gweneth Paltrow's flung feces made in the end, the one that made $24 its opening weekend?
 
2013-01-20 10:18:23 AM  

EnviroDude: There was so much potential for the lil' old grandmother and her lines. It could have been epic.


Does she rap? I'll see it if she raps.

jimzdat: I guess as long as you view it as a "action-comedy" and not a serious flick, you may not be too disappointed.


At least I'm warned. I hate it when I go in thinking it's a straight film and turns out to be a comedy. See also Hudson Hawk and The Fifth Element, the latter I ended up liking but the goofiness was jarring.

/multipass

Anyway, movies like these do better overseas but that's deceiving because of taxes and stuff, the studios wind up not seeing as much as is reported. You could have an entire bachelor's degree on movie math and still not understand it all.
 
2013-01-20 10:19:20 AM  

coco ebert: coeyagi: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!

Dumb movies like that make a lot of money overseas. I'm convinced that Hollywood often gives the green on movie projects with international box office receipts in mind.


I agree that they do that, and that may happen, but 10th place opening in the US for a moderately marketed movie (i.e., they spent a fair amount to market it), I don't think bodes well for anything resembling a profit.
 
2013-01-20 10:20:31 AM  
I'm noticing a lot of aging actors doing action movies- Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Willis, etc. I wonder if studios are consciously trying to reach out to baby boomers and it's failing or if these guys are just institutions that are able to get what movie they want produced regardless of age.
 
2013-01-20 10:21:30 AM  

Mugato: Anyway, movies like these do better overseas but that's deceiving because of taxes and stuff, the studios wind up not seeing as much as is reported. You could have an entire bachelor's degree on movie math and still not understand it all.


I think that's mostly to hide the profits from the actors with money relying on the back end.
 
2013-01-20 10:23:39 AM  

coco ebert: I'm noticing a lot of aging actors doing action movies- Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Willis, etc. I wonder if studios are consciously trying to reach out to baby boomers and it's failing or if these guys are just institutions that are able to get what movie they want produced regardless of age.


That's part of it I'm sure. I know I don't consider Shia LeDouche, James Franco and Ryan Gosling suitable replacements
 
2013-01-20 10:26:57 AM  

Crewmannumber6: coco ebert: I'm noticing a lot of aging actors doing action movies- Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Willis, etc. I wonder if studios are consciously trying to reach out to baby boomers and it's failing or if these guys are just institutions that are able to get what movie they want produced regardless of age.

That's part of it I'm sure. I know I don't consider Shia LeDouche, James Franco and Ryan Gosling suitable replacements


Yeah, they're not replacements, but Channing Tatum, Taylor Kitsch, and Sam Worthington probably are, though of those three, I think only Channing Tatum has the charm of the old guard action stars.
 
2013-01-20 10:29:45 AM  

Subdue their bellies: I dont want to see Sherriff Arnold. I want to see enemies crushed and/or fleeing, and hear some farking lamentation. Do you know what I am saying?


I always thought it was lamination. This completely changes the power of that line.
 
2013-01-20 10:32:54 AM  
Obviously, people don't much want to see an action hero of yesteryear making self-deprecating old people jokes for an hour and a half.  His action movie days are over. Now might be a good time for him to consider going into politics.
 
2013-01-20 10:36:53 AM  

thamike: Obviously, people don't much want to see an action hero of yesteryear making self-deprecating old people jokes for an hour and a half.  His action movie days are over. Now might be a good time for him to consider going into politics.


Or perhaps some sort of sport.
 
2013-01-20 10:40:30 AM  
Im kind of disappointed The Last Stand is only getting middling reviews.The guy who directed it is a fantastic director.

I Saw The Devil is one of the best movies Ive ever seen.
 
2013-01-20 10:47:41 AM  

born_yesterday: WhippingBoy: I watched "Commando" again a few weeks ago. I remembered it being a great movie.

/It's a steaming pile of turd

Let off some STEAM, WhippingBoy!

/Chainmail?


It was the 80's. A tumultuous time, where the badasses wore chain mail dickies.
 
2013-01-20 11:06:42 AM  

BalugaJoe: Johnny Knoxville is just horrible.


You've never seen the Ringer?
 
2013-01-20 11:44:15 AM  

coeyagi: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!


Those numbers you pulled out of your ass represent Math?

This, mon frier, is how you get a job as an accountant for major studios. Keep up the great horrible.
 
2013-01-20 11:45:23 AM  

the_rhino: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

The butthurt is strong with this one.


I hate you. I took time out of my day to announce that I hate you. Because you said that thing that people say on the internet when they don't have anything to farking say.

(P.S. I hate you)
 
2013-01-20 11:48:56 AM  

WhippingBoy: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Yep. Nothing says "success" like "Straight to Video"


Hey, Subby. Do you even understand the words you're saying? Do you know what "STRAIGHT to VIDEO" means? You've completely forfeited your place in the discussion by saying something that's demonstrably false.

Which is too bad, because my real point was an irritation with those who would presume to understand a financial situation that's SO far from being understood. Because of the factors I listed, success or failure is years from being determined. And those years only contribute to an inevitable baseline of "made money."

The fact that you still attempted a half-assed sarcastic "success" shows just how much you're missing the point.
 
2013-01-20 11:50:49 AM  
The previews make The Last Stand look dumb enough that 'I might watch it through Netflix, but not at a theater.
 
2013-01-20 12:00:43 PM  
I saw it yesterday. It's a fun time.

I was also one of about 20 people in the audience, and the only one laughing at the one-liners.

I've missed Arnold. I'm glad he's back in a leading role and not a supporting role a la Expendables. The world of movies is a better place with him being in it.
 
2013-01-20 12:01:38 PM  
isn't the hollywood business model, american box office pays for the film and marketing and the rest of the world and dvd is profit?
 
2013-01-20 12:03:33 PM  
It was okay. If you're up for a movie where people shoot each other, I'd probably recommend seeing Django instead. Even if you've already seen Django once.
 
2013-01-20 12:13:48 PM  
Kind of interested in broken city, but no one I know has seen it. Any farker recommendations?
 
2013-01-20 12:13:49 PM  

sidcart42: WhippingBoy: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Yep. Nothing says "success" like "Straight to Video"

Hey, Subby. Do you even understand the words you're saying? Do you know what "STRAIGHT to VIDEO" means? You've completely forfeited your place in the discussion by saying something that's demonstrably false.

Which is too bad, because my real point was an irritation with those who would presume to understand a financial situation that's SO far from being understood. Because of the factors I listed, success or failure is years from being determined. And those years only contribute to an inevitable baseline of "made money."

The fact that you still attempted a half-assed sarcastic "success" shows just how much you're missing the point.


Worst. Movie. Ever.
 
2013-01-20 12:21:28 PM  

coeyagi: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!



You failed to take into account the action figure merchandising and you forgot to carry the one...
 
2013-01-20 12:30:47 PM  

sidcart42: coeyagi: sidcart42: It's Sunday morning.

Time for the people who willfully ignore the current climate of International/DVD/Blu-Ray/Netflix/Television/Amazon/iTunes/Basic Budget Analysis to gleefully declare something a failure.


Good validating, Subby. You're tougher than Arnold!

Facepalm. The budget is between 30-45 million according to wikipedia, which seems like it would be easy to recoup. But that doesn't take into account the marketing costs, which sometimes doubles the budget. So, let's say 80 million. This film will be 10th place this weekend. IN ITS OPENING WEEKEND. I am guessing that it will not make 10 million this weekend, it will probably make 8 million or less. The second weekend, you can expect between a 40-60% decline in revenue, and the same for the next 4 weeks after that. 8 + (8x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) + (8x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4x0.4) = 8 + 3.2 + 1.28 + 0.512 + 0.2048 + 0.08192 = about 13.3 million, in its entire theatrical run. Let's say my math is off by 50%, that is still only about 20 million. Do you think that the rental / purchase market is going to recoup 60 million dollars?

Oh SH*T! Math strikes again!

Those numbers you pulled out of your ass represent Math?

This, mon frier, is how you get a job as an accountant for major studios. Keep up the great horrible.


Numbers based on considerable experience. MLK weekend is not exactly going to bring in the bucks, historically. Do you think The Last Stand is going to make more than 10 million? And yes, the 40-60% drop off is typical. The marketing costs are typical. The 6 week run time is typical. The budget was pulled from wikipedia.

What part of these numbers were pulled from my ass? The part that invalidates your butthurt (which in fact, would be the numbers in their entirety)?
 
Displayed 50 of 87 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report