Actually, the post that you quoted of mine, I was just havin' some fun. But, actually it appears that I didn't actually understand the complete meaning of your thread. Even though I have been reading them since 2015. I thought that it was strictly based on box office. Like the example you made, Solo. It bombed at the box office, where Bohemian Rhapsody is a box office success right out of the gate. But, I did not thing that you were pre-judging or judging or the thread itself by any other standards that would predict the success or failure. I guess it is one of those things that were so apparent, that I failed to pick up on it. I'll take the SW burnout thing one step further. That being, now that the franchise has been acquired by Disney, everybody knows how Disney will milk it to death, by doing every kind of spin-off that is imaginable. Disney spinoff's are knot generally known for their quality, only their quantity. I don't think that most adults. because even if you were a kid when this started, it has taken three decades to make eight of the nine planned movies. I think that, at this point, "we" don't want to be fed other movies, we just want to see how the SW story ends. But, after all of that, we will really not be seeing the real "Lucas" story would/will end, because, the franchise is now under control of the mouse king. No matter how you look at things now, we will never see the ending as it was intended. I have no interest in the other SW universe. the same as I have no interest in any L.O.T.R.'s story that was not authored by Tolkien. How bout, let's finish the first SW saga and THEN we can explore, what's next? Just my rant... I don't recall any prior predictions on Nutcracker so I did a search and came up empty handed. It seems that this one sort of slipped through the cracks. What if you took a short trip in the Wayback machine, say about a month or so, before the November opening. Out of curiosity, if you did not know about the actual opening weekend, what would your predictions have been? FOr my part, I had always assumed that it would be a huge Disney holiday success, following in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast. What say you?