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(Deadline)   The box office was stuffed as Wakanda Forever is #1 with $65 million, Strange World a soft #2 with $20 million, Glass Onion getting knives out at #3 with $13 million. Bones and All makes very few bones at #7, barely edging ackluster The Fablemans   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-11-27 9:34:47 AM  
The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.
 
2022-11-27 11:38:06 AM  
Also came into post about Glass onion. It was a lot of fun and I'm glad we saw in the theater. Coming in third with fewer than 700 theaters is pretty impressive. I wish they would have just given it a regular theatrical release, though. It was wild, funny, with great acting. And I guess it's only in theaters for a couple more days...
 
2022-11-27 1:12:46 PM  
So, it's entertaining to see how much money a film makes?
 
2022-11-27 1:12:49 PM  
When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.
 
2022-11-27 1:13:10 PM  

yellowjester: So, it's entertaining to see how much money a film makes?


Yes
 
2022-11-27 1:13:19 PM  
Glass Onion:

-funnier than the original, one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time.
-they almost completely abandoned the "whodunit satire" angle, this was pure farce w/ the whodunit set up.
-at their current escalating trajectory, the next one needs to be on a space station.
-it's kind of dark that you write/act up such a ludicrously over the top caricature, and the real person is actually worse.
-I really, really want that hot sauce in real life.
 
2022-11-27 1:24:55 PM  

Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.


Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.
 
2022-11-27 1:30:56 PM  
Glass Onion was just a delightful picture. Everyone is having so much fun. Janelle Monáe and Dave Bautista, especially, are perfect, but the whole cast nails it.

Kudos the the production design team for stuffing the Glass Onion with just an impossible amount of ludicrously expensive artwork.

Also, I can't stress enough the joy of being in a movie theater and seeing the trailer for the movie Megan. Intense mix of disbelief and horror.
 
2022-11-27 1:35:24 PM  

JerseyTim: BFG: $195,243,411

Budget 140 million.  In the red

JerseyTim: West Side Story: $76,016,171

Budget 100 million:  Lost a lot of money

Between the four you mentioned he is about even given the (one of many) rule of three times budget to break even.
 
2022-11-27 1:48:20 PM  
The pic, as Nancy reported, given its gay character storyline, isn't receiving a release in Russia, China, France, Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia and a number of medium/smaller international markets.

Wait, what?
 
2022-11-27 1:48:28 PM  

Xythero: Daniel Craig's accent is better.


That's kind of disappointing, actually. The best part of Logan Lucky was Craig's weird southern accent.
 
2022-11-27 1:58:16 PM  

JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.


I would doubt any of those exceeded their respective production and marketing budgets.
 
2022-11-27 2:18:49 PM  

Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.


I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?
 
2022-11-27 2:21:24 PM  

Corn_Fed: yellowjester: So, it's entertaining to see how much money a film makes?

Yes


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2022-11-27 2:25:57 PM  
Knives Out: Glass Onion made me cry in the theater.
 
2022-11-27 2:43:17 PM  
Black Panther was a bit slow. I liked it well enough but the kids were ready to leave halfway through.
 
2022-11-27 2:43:20 PM  
I saw Bones and All. It was a delightfully twisted love story. My kind of movie.
 
2022-11-27 3:15:36 PM  

king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?


it's amazing how you can complain about something so weird and yet so wrong as well
 
2022-11-27 3:21:02 PM  
+1 Glass Onion. I'm not sure it will diminish the experience all that much if you watch it on Netflix rather than in a theatre, but I'm still glad I stumped up for a ticket.
 
2022-11-27 3:26:05 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?

it's amazing how you can complain about something so weird and yet so wrong as well


Essentially the entire movie is like the opening scene of Saw. Every scene is in a small room except the main room, but you never get a very long line of sight, even in that room. 

But thanks for the troll!
 
2022-11-27 3:26:21 PM  

king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?


That's weird, I'm a pretty claustrophobic dude and didn't notice that at all.
 
2022-11-27 3:34:05 PM  

Trocadero: -at their current escalating trajectory, the next one needs to be on a space station.
-it's kind of dark that you write/act up such a ludicrously over the top caricature, and the real person is actually worse.


Here's where I was sold on Glass Onion. So thanks for this.
 
2022-11-27 3:36:49 PM  

king of vegas: I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.


So do you just watch The Green Knight and No Country for Old Men over and over again on a loop?
 
2022-11-27 3:38:42 PM  

blackminded: king of vegas: I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

So do you just watch The Green Knight and No Country for Old Men over and over again on a loop?


Lawrence of Arabia.
 
2022-11-27 3:59:30 PM  

JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.


Yeah, I never had any use for the original WSS, was surprised to enjoy the new one.
 
2022-11-27 4:04:11 PM  

king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.


The movie gets away from the mansion plenty. There's a drive downtown. There's a full-blown car chase. You go to one character's apartment, to an abandoned shop, and a few other locations. There are multiple scenes in the yard outside the mansion and in a nearby field, and a few conversations in an outdoor patio area at the mansion.
 
2022-11-27 4:08:40 PM  

king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?


I hadn't noticed anything like that in Knives Out, but Glass Onion has lots of spacious courtyards and long hallways. Most of the action takes place in a big living room with high ceilings.

There were almost too many celebrity cameos. I think one more would have made it into a problem.
 
2022-11-27 4:10:14 PM  

Fabric_Man: king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?

I hadn't noticed anything like that in Knives Out, but Glass Onion has lots of spacious courtyards and long hallways. Most of the action takes place in a big living room with high ceilings.

There were almost too many celebrity cameos. I think one more would have made it into a problem.


I've got some bad news about the capper to the trilogy, Knives Out: Cannonball Run.
 
2022-11-27 4:10:46 PM  

JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.


The problem with The Fablemens is it's peak, pure, uncut Spielberg, with no action sequences to distract us from his tics. I'd rather watch ANYTHING else.
 
2022-11-27 4:24:33 PM  
Other then the Ending which was garbage Knives out Glass Onion was pretty good.
No Evidence?????
You know other then a basic gunpowder residue test, the email, the envelope and given just how stupid the killer is pretty sure they can find his dna and finger prints all over the murder scene.
 
2022-11-27 4:25:37 PM  

JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.


WSS failed because it had no clear audience.

Keeping it set in the 1950s seemed designed to appeal to boomers like my parents who love the original and are old enough to have seen it on Broadway either during the original run or the first revival. But even my parents think the story is ridiculous, are quite content with the original broadway cast recording (as well as the more recent recording of the broadway version by MTT and the SFO), and rarely go to the movies in person, especially since COVID.

If you want to appeal to younger viewers, setting it in the 1950s was a huge mistake, as was having a creative team of old white men. (There's really no reason why it needed to be set in 1950s -- you don't have to change all that much for the story to work today because depressingly, the political and economic status of PR remains the same, as are the urban renewal dynamics with some neighborhoods left behind while others are gentrified.)
 
2022-11-27 4:53:34 PM  

mjbok: JerseyTim: BFG: $195,243,411
Budget 140 million.  In the red

JerseyTim: West Side Story: $76,016,171
Budget 100 million:  Lost a lot of money

Between the four you mentioned he is about even given the (one of many) rule of three times budget to break even.


It's always been roughly 2x and only because the promotional budget of big blockbusters is usually huge and the reported budget is only a production budget.  (Non-blockbusters don't have a ginormous promotional budget but also don't command 95% of the movie theatre haul for the first few weeks like blockbusters, it's more like 50-50, which works out to 2x again)

Only exception to that would be slow burn word-of-mouth blockbuster movies like Titanic or Top Gun Maverick which stayed high in the charts for months on end... they likely would've needed 3x to break even.  But they both grossed wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than that each, so ultimately, it doesn't matter anyway.
 
2022-11-27 5:02:00 PM  

Trocadero: The pic, as Nancy reported, given its gay character storyline, isn't receiving a release in Russia, China, France, Middle East, Malaysia, Indonesia and a number of medium/smaller international markets.

Wait, what?


That's probably because of the happy, healthy interracial marriage.

/Or they think the protagonists are Jewish or Muslim
//the movie is pretty good, not great
 
2022-11-27 5:07:38 PM  

king of vegas: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: king of vegas: Xythero: The Glass Onion was good. It was goofier than Knives Out but it was still very enjoyable. Janelle Monae gives a solid performance and Daniel Craig's accent is better.

I absolutely couldn't stand the Knives Out movie because of the claustrophobia of it. There were almost no long shots in any scene. The only time I remember being outside the mansion was in the diner. I will never watch that movie again.

Is the sequel the same? Everything is in small rooms and there's no long visibility in any scene?

it's amazing how you can complain about something so weird and yet so wrong as well

Essentially the entire movie is like the opening scene of Saw. Every scene is in a small room except the main room, but you never get a very long line of sight, even in that room. 

But thanks for the troll!


except for  all of the scenes in the grounds and driving scenes

/not a troll if you are correct
 
2022-11-27 5:19:07 PM  
https://www.thewrap.com/strange-world-historic-disney-box-office-bomb/

Disney is going to be a MUCH different company 10 years from now.

I see plenty of selling and layoffs in its future.

I'm not even really sure what Disney is anymore other than media-conglomerate #6478.
 
2022-11-27 5:35:45 PM  

contrapunctus: https://www.thewrap.com/strange-world-historic-disney-box-office-bomb/

Disney is going to be a MUCH different company 10 years from now.

I see plenty of selling and layoffs in its future.

I'm not even really sure what Disney is anymore other than media-conglomerate #6478.


I think they're about to go back to China-friendly content.
 
2022-11-27 6:06:28 PM  
I haven't had heat or hot water in my apartment since Thursday. Today, the electricity went out. I gave up and went to the movies.

Glass Onion is SO MUCH FUN I'm almost glad I live in a slum. I am a massive Stephen Sondheim fan, and one of my all-time favorite movies is The Last of Sheila,the murder mystery he wrote with Anthony Perkins about rich people playing murder games on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Glass Onion feels in some ways like a tribute to The Last of Sheila, and Sondheim himself has a tiny little cameo, which made me so happy. For my money, the movie absolutely never drags, and it's a constant stream of fun little surprises.

/my power's back on now, at least
 
2022-11-27 7:13:38 PM  

DuneClimber: I saw Bones and All. It was a delightfully twisted love story. My kind of movie.


It was surprisingly good. Or maybe not so surprising, given it was done by the same people that did the excellent Suspiria remake. And Mark Rylance stole the movie.

Glass Onion was also very good, just sucks Netflix is only letting it play in theaters for a week.
 
2022-11-27 7:17:38 PM  

thornhill: JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.

WSS failed because it had no clear audience.

Keeping it set in the 1950s seemed designed to appeal to boomers like my parents who love the original and are old enough to have seen it on Broadway either during the original run or the first revival. But even my parents think the story is ridiculous, are quite content with the original broadway cast recording (as well as the more recent recording of the broadway version by MTT and the SFO), and rarely go to the movies in person, especially since COVID.

If you want to appeal to younger viewers, setting it in the 1950s was a huge mistake, as was having a creative team of old white men. (There's really no reason why it needed to be set in 1950s -- you don't have to change all that much for the story to work today because depressingly, the political and economic status of PR remains the same, as are the urban renewal dynamics with some neighborhoods left behind while others are gentrified.)


People who won't see a movie because it doesn't take place in contemporary times should probably just stop watching movies and stick to something like reality TV.
 
2022-11-27 7:24:45 PM  
ack ack ack*

*luster
 
2022-11-27 7:27:20 PM  

gonegirl: I haven't had heat or hot water in my apartment since Thursday. Today, the electricity went out. I gave up and went to the movies.

Glass Onion is SO MUCH FUN I'm almost glad I live in a slum. I am a massive Stephen Sondheim fan, and one of my all-time favorite movies is The Last of Sheila,the murder mystery he wrote with Anthony Perkins about rich people playing murder games on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Glass Onion feels in some ways like a tribute to The Last of Sheila, and Sondheim himself has a tiny little cameo, which made me so happy. For my money, the movie absolutely never drags, and it's a constant stream of fun little surprises.

/my power's back on now, at least


FWIW, Last of Sheila is also one of Rian Johnson's favorite whodunnits as well.
 
2022-11-27 7:33:11 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: thornhill: JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.

WSS failed because it had no clear audience.

Keeping it set in the 1950s seemed designed to appeal to boomers like my parents who love the original and are old enough to have seen it on Broadway either during the original run or the first revival. But even my parents think the story is ridiculous, are quite content with the original broadway cast recording (as well as the more recent recording of the broadway version by MTT and the SFO), and rarely go to the movies in person, especially since COVID.

If you want to appeal to younger viewers, setting it in the 1950s was a huge mistake, as was having a creative team of old white men. (There's really no reason why it needed to be set in 1950s -- you don't have to change all that much for the story to work today because depressingly, the political and economic status of PR remains the same, as are the urban renewal dynamics with some neighborhoods left behind while others are gentrified.)

People who won't see a movie because it doesn't take place in contemporary times should probably just stop watching movies and stick to something like reality TV.


The setting was originally contemporaneous - Bernstein and crew wanted it to be a "modern day" Romeo and Juliet.

Keeping it set in the 1950s works against that.

Bernstein was someone always concerned with current events - if he was alive, it seems likely he would have required it to be set today, and updated to tackle current issues.
 
2022-11-27 7:35:17 PM  

thornhill: Bernstein was someone always concerned with current events - if he was alive, it seems likely he would have required it to be set today, and updated to tackle current issues.


Bernstein wrote the music, Sondheim the lyrics. Arthur Laurents wrote the actual story/plot.
 
2022-11-27 7:47:46 PM  

jake3988: It's always been roughly 2x and only because the promotional budget of big blockbusters is usually huge and the reported budget is only a production budget. (Non-blockbusters don't have a ginormous promotional budget but also don't command 95% of the movie theatre haul for the first few weeks like blockbusters, it's more like 50-50, which works out to 2x again)


Using the 2x metric those are 80+ and 130+ million dollar losses.  That's pretty bad.
 
2022-11-27 7:51:50 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: DuneClimber: I saw Bones and All. It was a delightfully twisted love story. My kind of movie.

It was surprisingly good. Or maybe not so surprising, given it was done by the same people that did the excellent Suspiria remake. And Mark Rylance stole the movie.

Glass Onion was also very good, just sucks Netflix is only letting it play in theaters for a week.


Also made Call Me By Your Name and A Bigger Splash, a great movie that more people should see.
 
2022-11-27 7:56:09 PM  

Trocadero: thornhill: Bernstein was someone always concerned with current events - if he was alive, it seems likely he would have required it to be set today, and updated to tackle current issues.

Bernstein wrote the music, Sondheim the lyrics. Arthur Laurents wrote the actual story/plot.


Bernstein was the creative force that made it work. There's a reason why everyone associates it with him.
 
2022-11-27 9:52:07 PM  

yellowjester: So, it's entertaining to see how much money a film makes?


There has been a Weekend Box-Office thread every Sunday for the last 13 or whatever years you've been here and you are just noticing it now?
 
2022-11-27 11:59:00 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Black Panther was a bit slow. I liked it well enough but the kids were ready to leave halfway through.


Yeah. Not a little kids movie. It was a long adult drama involving Jedis errr I mean superheros and the trade federation errr I mean the CIA.
 
2022-11-28 12:00:54 AM  

Naido: JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.

Yeah, I never had any use for the original WSS, was surprised to enjoy the new one.


Did it have the little mice singing about "the streets are paved with cheese?"

Because that's my favorite.
 
2022-11-28 12:02:10 AM  

drewogatory: JerseyTim: Corn_Fed: When was the last time Spielberg directed a movie that was an actual box office success? The closest I can come up with is Bridge of Spies, which was a modest success.

Since then, worldwide gross:
BFG: $195,243,411
The Post: $180,419,276
Ready Player One: $582,918,849
West Side Story: $76,016,171

West Side Story is the best of those. Bad timing and marketing.

The problem with The Fablemens is it's peak, pure, uncut Spielberg, with no action sequences to distract us from his tics. I'd rather watch ANYTHING else.


Ok. Thank you!
 
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