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(Deadline)   Wolverine claws its way to the top of the box office with $56 million, with The Conjuring a distant #2. The giant rock 'em sock 'em robot meets monsters flick Pacific Rim tumbles to #7, and R.I.P.D. is even further buried   (deadline.com) divider line 140
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2013-07-28 10:43:36 AM
pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.
 
2013-07-28 11:01:05 AM
I watched Wolverine Friday.  I can't say I hated it, but I wish I'd have waited for it to be released to video or Netflix or something.
 
2013-07-28 11:24:39 AM
I liked it.  More focused than the last movie, no major issues except for one at the end.
 
2013-07-28 01:01:43 PM
Knocking on Pacific Rim and R.I.P.D I see again. The subby who gets these greens every week must laugh all the way to the submission count bank.

/didn't see RIPD after seeing bad reviews
 
2013-07-28 01:33:20 PM

FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.


I'm going to see it tonight, is it worth seeing it in IMAX?

/I assume the answer is yes
 
2013-07-28 01:36:51 PM
Pacific Rim: A fantastic homage to mecha anime, despite the clunky dialogue.

The Wolverine: *sigh* Logan's most compelling with the X-Men(at least cinematically).

The Conjuring: Haven't seen it yet. Is it really worth all the hype?
 
2013-07-28 01:38:34 PM
Wait dead pool is in this one? Like a good version or Ryan reynold's omg awful version?
 
2013-07-28 01:39:09 PM

Apos: The Conjuring: Haven't seen it yet. Is it really worth all the hype?


I screamed like a little girl (appropriately) through most of it. It starts off slow but I watched the last third through my fingers.
 
2013-07-28 01:42:01 PM

Apos: The Wolverine: *sigh* Logan's most compelling with the X-Men(at least cinematically).


though I thought this movie was better than the original (Disclaimer; I didn't think the first one was as bad as some people made it out to be, though it wasn't all that good.), I did think the lack (or at least the minimising) of other mutants kind of prevented it from being as good as it really could've been. It was pretty good otherwise, though.
 
2013-07-28 01:42:57 PM

miss diminutive: FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.

I'm going to see it tonight, is it worth seeing it in IMAX?

/I assume the answer is yes


Let me put it this way:  if Pacific Rim doesn't win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the Academy might as well give themselves the award for Best Rigging.
 
2013-07-28 01:43:22 PM

thecpt: Wait dead pool is in this one? Like a good version or Ryan reynold's omg awful version?


Deadpool isn't in the movie.
 
2013-07-28 01:44:53 PM

miss diminutive: Apos: The Conjuring: Haven't seen it yet. Is it really worth all the hype?

I screamed like a little girl (appropriately) through most of it. It starts off slow but I watched the last third through my fingers.


Sounds like a strong endorsement to me.
 
2013-07-28 01:45:50 PM

thecpt: Ryan reynold's omg awful version


Ryan reynolds was awesome as Deadpool for all 45 seconds of screentime.  The POS they pulled in the end fight was OMG awful.

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.
 
2013-07-28 01:46:34 PM
RIPD is just awful.
 
2013-07-28 01:48:37 PM

meyerkev:

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.



It was about as faithful to the comics as Eliot Spitzer was to his wife.

/Farking awful movie.
 
2013-07-28 01:50:24 PM
I don't understand how you all think a movie about an Art Professor is supposed to be good, anyways.
 
2013-07-28 01:51:11 PM

texdent: thecpt: Wait dead pool is in this one? Like a good version or Ryan reynold's omg awful version?

Deadpool isn't in the movie.


Sorry, tfa said it at the bottom. Or at least that's what I thought I read
 
2013-07-28 01:53:37 PM
I want The Wolverine to be the last time the studios suck Wolverine's dick, but I highly doubt it. So tired of him.
 
2013-07-28 01:55:00 PM

meyerkev: thecpt: Ryan reynold's omg awful version

Ryan reynolds was awesome as Deadpool for all 45 seconds of screentime.  The POS they pulled in the end fight was OMG awful.

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.


It's as faithful as Anthony Weiner on Twitter. Deadpool's whole appeal is being the "merc with a mouth." He's constantly taunting his enemies and cracking wise, and no matter what you do it's impossible to shut him up, and he drives people nuts. So when they first introduced him that was PERFECT - for before his skin gets all messed up (he wears a mask because they actually say in the comics he's supposed to look like Ryan Reynolds as a burn victim and he's kind of sensitive about it sometimes).

But once they literally sewed his mouth closed... that was farking retarded. The merchant with a mouth.... and in the movie they don't let him speak for 3/4 of his screentime. So stupid.
 
2013-07-28 01:59:49 PM

mongbiohazard: meyerkev: thecpt: Ryan reynold's omg awful version

Ryan reynolds was awesome as Deadpool for all 45 seconds of screentime.  The POS they pulled in the end fight was OMG awful.

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.

It's as faithful as Anthony Weiner on Twitter. Deadpool's whole appeal is being the "merc with a mouth." He's constantly taunting his enemies and cracking wise, and no matter what you do it's impossible to shut him up, and he drives people nuts. So when they first introduced him that was PERFECT - for before his skin gets all messed up (he wears a mask because they actually say in the comics he's supposed to look like Ryan Reynolds as a burn victim and he's kind of sensitive about it sometimes).

But once they literally sewed his mouth closed... that was farking retarded. The merchant with a mouth.... and in the movie they don't let him speak for 3/4 of his screentime. So stupid.


That and he wasn't crazy enough during the "good" dead pool portion. Reynolds is supposed to continue the character and I don't see how execs will ever cover his face so he'll never get the tumors.
 
2013-07-28 02:02:45 PM

miss diminutive: FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.

I'm going to see it tonight, is it worth seeing it in IMAX?

/I assume the answer is yes


Yes. Yes it is. The movie seriously rocks; the wife and I saw it on AVX (a larger screen, better sound quality and actually comfortable seats that can recline) and we were blown away. It's not without its flaws, of course, but the flaws are really quite minor overall.

I'm not really sure why it's gotten such a negative view from some people, nor why it's doing so poorly. It's well worth the price of admission, and I'm really hoping for an extended BluRay edition.
 
2013-07-28 02:06:43 PM
Out of all of these, Conjuring is the only one I want to see in the theater.  I'll probably rent all the rest, though.

/still like my neighborhood video store.
//off my lawn.
 
2013-07-28 02:10:15 PM

Lackofname: I want The Wolverine to be the last time the studios suck Wolverine's dick, but I highly doubt it. So tired of him.


They haven't even really touched on Origins or Old Man Logan yet.
 
2013-07-28 02:12:43 PM

miss diminutive: FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.

I'm going to see it tonight, is it worth seeing it in IMAX?

/I assume the answer is yes


We saw it opening weekend and we're going back tonight to see it in IMAX.
 
2013-07-28 02:14:35 PM
Techhell:I'm not really sure why it's gotten such a negative view from some people, nor why it's doing so poorly. It's well worth the price of admission, and I'm really hoping for an extended BluRay edition.

It's doing okay. It still hasn't opened in Japan, China, or Brazil yet and the overseas numbers are from last week so they could be significantly higher than listed.

Domestic:     $84,026,000       37.5%
+ Foreign:     $140,000,000       62.5%
= Worldwide:     $224,026,000

In other news, the highest grossing film in Japan for 2013 is Ted. Anyone in Japan want to explain that? $43 million?
 
2013-07-28 02:16:08 PM
So Wolverine missed expectations but didn't bomb as bad as Lone Ranger or RIPD. Good maybe from now on we'll hear about any of the other xmen. After 5 movies I'm sick of Wolverine.
 
2013-07-28 02:16:55 PM

BalugaJoe: RIPD is just awful.


Is it still worth spending $1.50 on at the budget theater? Or is it REALLY awful? ( eg. 2 hours of our limited lifespans completely wasted....)
 
2013-07-28 02:28:48 PM

FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.


It's also kicking butt, in terms of gross - 2nd worldwide, 6th domestic, $66.8m total. Doing a hell of a lot better than the industry predicted, too.
 
2013-07-28 02:32:53 PM

mongbiohazard: meyerkev: thecpt: Ryan reynold's omg awful version

Ryan reynolds was awesome as Deadpool for all 45 seconds of screentime.  The POS they pulled in the end fight was OMG awful.

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.

It's as faithful as Anthony Weiner on Twitter. Deadpool's whole appeal is being the "merc with a mouth." He's constantly taunting his enemies and cracking wise, and no matter what you do it's impossible to shut him up, and he drives people nuts. So when they first introduced him that was PERFECT - for before his skin gets all messed up (he wears a mask because they actually say in the comics he's supposed to look like Ryan Reynolds as a burn victim and he's kind of sensitive about it sometimes).

But once they literally sewed his mouth closed... that was farking retarded. The merchant with a mouth.... and in the movie they don't let him speak for 3/4 of his screentime. So stupid.


Yep. The movie completely screwed up Deadpool at the end, but had a lovely start to him. If Ryan Reynolds had been allowed to actually play Deadpool as he was supposed to be played, instead of that silly-ass manufactured moron at the end of the movie, we would've had a much more interesting flick.

Ryan Reynolds wasn't the problem - he started out right on target, but was handed a bizarre script involving a "super-combo manufactured mutant" (What in the hell was up with the retractable swords longer than his forearm? Where in the hell did he keep them? Why was his mouth sewn shut? And what in the fark was with the other abilities) that was so far off the mark that all he could do was... nothing.
 
2013-07-28 02:33:49 PM

taxandspend: Dr.Zom: Techhell:I'm not really sure why it's gotten such a negative view from some people, nor why it's doing so poorly. It's well worth the price of admission, and I'm really hoping for an extended BluRay edition.

It's doing okay. It still hasn't opened in Japan, China, or Brazil yet and the overseas numbers are from last week so they could be significantly higher than listed.

Domestic:     $84,026,000       37.5%
+ Foreign:     $140,000,000       62.5%
= Worldwide:     $224,026,000

In other news, the highest grossing film in Japan for 2013 is Ted. Anyone in Japan want to explain that? $43 million?

So what you're saying is that it still has $150 million dollars to make before it passes The Golden Compass, which is seen as a box office bust that failed to start a franchise.


Yes, that's what I'm saying. Hence the use of the word "okay" as opposed to "stellar" or "cromulent."

Golden Compass made money, just not enough to do it again given the risk involved. According to the wiki, it was pretty much paid off before its release thanks to international pre-sales. Hell, it made $41 million in DVD sales alone.
 
2013-07-28 02:36:05 PM
Grown Ups 2: 101.6m total
Pacific Rim: 224.0m total

That, alone, is enough to restore a bit of my faith in humanity. After listening to pundits try to break Pacific Rim before it ever showed, claiming that it was going to be stomped by this stupid Adam Sandler vehicle, it's nice to see quite the opposite occur.
 
2013-07-28 02:36:59 PM

FormlessOne: FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.

It's also kicking butt, in terms of gross - 2nd worldwide, 6th domestic, $66.8m total. Doing a hell of a lot better than the industry predicted, too.


They spent 190 million on it before marketing and are nowhere close to making it back yet. I'm sure someone somewhere thought it would do much better or it would never have gotten made.

I agree it was awesome though.
 
2013-07-28 02:45:23 PM
I'm. . .  hesitant about seeing The Wolverine. I really want to, but after Origins. . .

Pacific Rim is my favorite movie this year, followed by Iron Man 3.

The Conjuring was fun, took my best friend's wife (he hates horror movies) and she screamed a lot, which made me happy.

R.I.P.D. was a very poor copy of MiB, but had a couple of funny moments. Only one I recall really getting a laugh out of everyone was "I hope he got both eye sockets"
 
2013-07-28 02:46:42 PM

taxandspend: Wow. New Line is a pretty terrible film company. Selling the overseas rights to fund a $180 million dollar film based of a book that isn't terrible popular in the US. How did the red flags not fly up when these ideas were passed around in development? No wonder it turned The Hobbit into a 6-7 hour epic.


Yeah right? Apparently the Golden Compass deal was the "last straw" for Time Warner and they merged New Line with Warner Brothers shortly thereafter.
 
2013-07-28 02:48:01 PM
Go see Pacific Rim on Imax. It's gorgeous fun! It is very similar to Avatar, beautiful, little dumb a great time.

I've seen it twice on 2 different imax screens. I really only go to imax movies anymore. It is the best looking movie I have ever seen.
 
2013-07-28 02:51:05 PM

Dr.Zom: taxandspend: Wow. New Line is a pretty terrible film company. Selling the overseas rights to fund a $180 million dollar film based of a book that isn't terrible popular in the US. How did the red flags not fly up when these ideas were passed around in development? No wonder it turned The Hobbit into a 6-7 hour epic.

Yeah right? Apparently the Golden Compass deal was the "last straw" for Time Warner and they merged New Line with Warner Brothers shortly thereafter.


There were flaws to The Golden Compass, but I liked it. Don't really know why it tanked enough not to warrant the sequels, but if it was the fundies hating on it, I think we should kickstarter a big-budget version of The Salvation War just to really get them stirred up.

/If you haven't heard of them, online novels, author never finished the trilogy, but first book is humanity declaring war on Hell. . . second book is the war against Heaven
 
2013-07-28 03:02:58 PM

Dr.Zom: It's doing okay. It still hasn't opened in Japan, China, or Brazil yet and the overseas numbers are from last week so they could be significantly higher than listed.

Domestic: $84,026,000 37.5%
+ Foreign: $140,000,000 62.5%
= Worldwide: $224,026,000


No, it's not and I can explain it in two words:  After Earth.

Everybody acknowledges After Earth shiat the bed box office wise.  It has grossed 10 million more and cost 60 million less.  I don't know if Pacific Rim has 70 million left in the tank, but either way it will still lose money in theatrical release.  Best case scenario it climbs to 100 domestic/200 worldwide.  That means the company gets 50/30 for a grand total of 80 back to the company that paid 190 million for it.  110 million in the red, not good.
 
2013-07-28 03:12:58 PM
The two I was halfway interested in bombed, the ones I have no interest in do well. Glad I'm not a studio executive, but I bet the bombs still spent hundreds of thousands on analytic script tweaks that were sold as the way of the future.

But script doctors bury their mistakes with NDA's, like real doctors.
 
2013-07-28 03:15:23 PM
Pacific Rim is an absolutely amazing, visually speaking.

Story-wise, it's lacking.  It's lacking a lot.

It's one of those movies that you enjoy best if you simply and purely ignore the story and watch it while muted.
 
2013-07-28 03:16:50 PM

Infernalist: Pacific Rim is an absolutely amazing, visually speaking.

Story-wise, it's lacking.  It's lacking a lot.

It's one of those movies that you enjoy best if you simply and purely ignore the story and watch it while muted.


But this one is analog! It's got a nuclear reactor!
 
2013-07-28 03:18:41 PM

Dr.Zom: taxandspend: Dr.Zom: Techhell:I'm not really sure why it's gotten such a negative view from some people, nor why it's doing so poorly. It's well worth the price of admission, and I'm really hoping for an extended BluRay edition.

It's doing okay. It still hasn't opened in Japan, China, or Brazil yet and the overseas numbers are from last week so they could be significantly higher than listed.

Domestic:     $84,026,000       37.5%
+ Foreign:     $140,000,000       62.5%
= Worldwide:     $224,026,000

In other news, the highest grossing film in Japan for 2013 is Ted. Anyone in Japan want to explain that? $43 million?

So what you're saying is that it still has $150 million dollars to make before it passes The Golden Compass, which is seen as a box office bust that failed to start a franchise.

Yes, that's what I'm saying. Hence the use of the word "okay" as opposed to "stellar" or "cromulent."

Golden Compass made money, just not enough to do it again given the risk involved. According to the wiki, it was pretty much paid off before its release thanks to international pre-sales. Hell, it made $41 million in DVD sales alone.


Great book but awful movie.  That girl has no charisma at all.
 
2013-07-28 03:26:56 PM
Saw it yesterday, and The Wolverine freakin' ROCKED. It was a 6:00 show in 3D and there was only 7 other people in the theater besides me and my buddy.

/there's a scene after the "fancy" credits that makes you pumped for Days of Future Past
 
2013-07-28 03:29:29 PM

Apos: Pacific Rim: A fantastic homage to mecha anime, despite the clunky dialogue.

The Wolverine: *sigh* Logan's most compelling with the X-Men(at least cinematically).

The Conjuring: Haven't seen it yet. Is it really worth all the hype?


I'm a complete horror film junkie, have watched hundreds and hundreds of them over the years. The Conjuring is the first one I've seen in at least fifteen years that actually gave me gooseflesh. So. . . yes.
 
2013-07-28 03:44:12 PM
RIPD looked terrible from the trailer, and all I could think was "Rooster Cogburn".

/I'd like to see Bridges trot the character out one last time, as the Saint of Killers in a Preacher movie.
 
2013-07-28 03:46:58 PM

thecpt: mongbiohazard: meyerkev: thecpt: Ryan reynold's omg awful version

Ryan reynolds was awesome as Deadpool for all 45 seconds of screentime.  The POS they pulled in the end fight was OMG awful.

/Disclaimer: I've never actually read the comics, so I have no idea how faithful that was.

It's as faithful as Anthony Weiner on Twitter. Deadpool's whole appeal is being the "merc with a mouth." He's constantly taunting his enemies and cracking wise, and no matter what you do it's impossible to shut him up, and he drives people nuts. So when they first introduced him that was PERFECT - for before his skin gets all messed up (he wears a mask because they actually say in the comics he's supposed to look like Ryan Reynolds as a burn victim and he's kind of sensitive about it sometimes).

But once they literally sewed his mouth closed... that was farking retarded. The merchant with a mouth.... and in the movie they don't let him speak for 3/4 of his screentime. So stupid.

That and he wasn't crazy enough during the "good" dead pool portion. Reynolds is supposed to continue the character and I don't see how execs will ever cover his face so he'll never get the tumors.


You could do it a-la "The Unknown Soldier". He would construct different masks while fighting Germany in WWII. Read that comic in the 70s... doubt it's still around.
 
2013-07-28 03:51:36 PM

turdfergusonn: Saw it yesterday, and The Wolverine freakin' ROCKED. It was a 6:00 show in 3D and there was only 7 other people in the theater besides me and my buddy.

/there's a scene after the "fancy" credits that makes you pumped for Days of Future Past


The whole X-Men series is like having a real kick-ass life review at the Pearly Gates and X3 is pressing the fast forward button on the shiatty emo phase you went through in high school.  They acknolwedge it's existance just to get to the awesome stuff (Days of Future Past)
 
2013-07-28 03:55:21 PM

Infernalist: Pacific Rim is an absolutely amazing, visually speaking.

Story-wise, it's lacking.  It's lacking a lot.

It's one of those movies that you enjoy best if you simply and purely ignore the story and watch it while muted.


Oh yes, this. The characters are pretty much predictable types and don't engage you enough so that you care about them - or that you're ever worried about fate of mankind being in the hands of a bunch of giant robots rapidly dwindling in number. And did the screen have to be so damn dark all the time?

Pacific Rim was not at all what I thought it would/could be, given what del Toro did with Pan's Labyrinth, so that's why I found it disappointing.

turdfergusonn: Saw it yesterday, and The Wolverine freakin' ROCKED. It was a 6:00 show in 3D and there was only 7 other people in the theater besides me and my buddy.


I went 10pm on Thursday night. I like Wolverine in the movies (not a comic book fan), and Hugh Jackman is still eye candy, so I enjoyed it. To me, it's another transition movie -- one that's meant to tell you how a character got from A to B as a set-up for the next big ensemble movie. And it served the purpose.

/there's a scene after the "fancy" credits that makes you pumped for Days of Future Past

That scene made someone in my theater yell, "GIT dafuq outta here! WOOOO!!!" as the rest of us cheered, so yeah, Days of Future Past can't come soon enough. :-)
 
2013-07-28 04:13:31 PM

miss diminutive: FlashHarry: pacific rim is awesome. worth a look. and i normally hate blockbuster shiat like that.

I'm going to see it tonight, is it worth seeing it in IMAX?

/I assume the answer is yes


Yes, the answer to that is yes. I saw Pacific Rim in 2D first, and then again IMAX 3D. The 3D gives it a bigger sense of scale. This is one of the few movies in which the 3D is used well. You'll have a great time.

And since no one is going to see it, you'll have your pick of seats for an optimum 3D experience.
 
2013-07-28 04:16:55 PM
But once they literally sewed his mouth closed... that was farking retarded. The merchant with a mouth.... and in the movie they don't let him speak for 3/4 of his screentime. So stupid.

And how the heck did he bend his arms when his 3' long adamantium blades were retracted?
 
2013-07-28 04:23:57 PM

mjbok: Dr.Zom: It's doing okay. It still hasn't opened in Japan, China, or Brazil yet and the overseas numbers are from last week so they could be significantly higher than listed.

Domestic: $84,026,000 37.5%
+ Foreign: $140,000,000 62.5%
= Worldwide: $224,026,000

No, it's not and I can explain it in two words:  After Earth.

Everybody acknowledges After Earth shiat the bed box office wise.  It has grossed 10 million more and cost 60 million less.  I don't know if Pacific Rim has 70 million left in the tank, but either way it will still lose money in theatrical release.  Best case scenario it climbs to 100 domestic/200 worldwide.  That means the company gets 50/30 for a grand total of 80 back to the company that paid 190 million for it.  110 million in the red, not good.


I think Pacific Rim has quite a bit left in the tank. Let me speculate:

Foreign totals are from last week if I'm reading it correctly so we don't know how it did this week around the world but we'll assume a 50% drop from opening week. I figure it's $50 mil.

Then there's Japan and China, where it has yet to open. Japan (August 9) seems like a sure $50 mil, as does China (July 31 - and I'm totally guessing here but Iron Man 3 made $124 million in China).

So-

Domestic: $84,026,000
+ Foreign: $140,000,000
+Last week foreign est. $50,000,000
+Japan/China est. $100,000,000

= Worldwide: $374,026,000


And that's $374 as we stand now (or would be standing if it had opened in Japan and China). It will be in theaters for at least another month in the states, maybe longer (with diminishing returns, sure, but still.) And there are still territories yet to open, like Brazil, which could be good for another 20. Or not. No idea.

My estimate, by October 1st:

$115,000,000 Domestic
$400,000,000 International

Pretty solid. If everything comes up roses you could add another $100 mil to that foreign total.

I think this was Legendary's long game strategy all along. Remember, the "disappointing" opening weekend everybody was blabbering about only happened because analysts revised their numbers the week before it opened. They had it right and then RAISED them. Then when they were wrong the movie is suddenly under-performing. It actually opened right where they had thought it would.
 
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