Predicting the Movie Hits & Bombs of 2022

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  1. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    $50 only for the tickets? Wow! I thought there would be cheaper options. Here, in most places there are discounts for little kids, so parents can afford a trip to the theater without breaking the bank!
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  2. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    Just going to leave this here for awhile before reopening the thread...

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  4. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    You said the "C" word here!

    Concessions today will rip the fabric of your wallet. I can't believe what concessions cost today! Not just in movie theaters but EVERYWHERE!

    I worked in a concession stand a couple if years back, when things were just reopening and tourists were chomping at the bit.

    This was in the lobby of a live show. Because of reopening rules, we only had about half the normal audience.

    Before the shows and during intermission, the concession stand was mobbed! And the prices!
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  5. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    I always hit up the stand for at least a soda when I go. It’s the only thing that keeps theaters in the black so I support them because I want a local cinema around.
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  6. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    That reminded me of a conversation I had with my friend's wife, some years ago.

    We might agree that Michael Criton is an excellent author. He wrote The Andromeda Strain while he was still in medical school.

    But remember this movie!


    When I commented on how "lackluster" the movie was, my friend's wife replied, "That movie is just about monkeys, JP is about dinosaurs!".

    See how very true this is?
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  7. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Congo was truly horrible. And you find out that the intelligent apes have been killing men by pounding them with giant sticks, which is beyond bizarre.

    Meanwhile, Elvis is getting mixed reviews...

    ‘Elvis’ Review: Baz Luhrmann’s Deliriously Awful Biopic
    Is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at 4,000 M.P.H.

    Incurious yet frantic, Luhrmann’s spangly epic is off-key
    – and Austin Butler flounders in those blue suede shoes

    Elvis review – Baz Luhrmann’s squeaky-clean King is shaking no one up

    Yikes! I'll see it anyway, but this gives me pause...
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  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Still haven't seen it - might go today - but NOW if I understand correctly, "Lightyear" is supposed to be the 1990s movie that Andy from "Toy Story" liked and inspired him to get the toy.

    I always thought Buzz was taken from a TV series, but I could be totally wrong about that. I never thought Buzz was a movie character, though.

    Anyway, it's a strange concept: a movie that's supposed to resemble a 1995 movie that inspired a toy in another movie actually from 1995.

    I can't help but think that the confusion over the basic idea hurt ticket sales.
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  9. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Senior Member

    There seems to be a lot of confusion around Lightyear with many people thinking this is a Toy Story movie and it's not. Good discussion here around Disney + and their treatment of recent Pixar movies causing potential issues moving forward.

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  10. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Troy, MI, USA
    Probably because there *was* a post Toy Story animated movie, and cartoon on the Disney Channel called Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, which *was* supposed to be the cartoon that the toy was based on.

    The pilot movie even frames it as such, as the 3d animated toys of the Toy Story franchise are going to watch a VHS copy of the "Buzz Lightyear" movie.

    I guess Lightyear is supposed to be... the in-universe reboot of the original Buzz Lightyear cartoon? Yeah it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
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  11. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    That's disappointing but I can't say I'm surprised. To me Luhrmann didn't bode well for this project.
  12. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

    Batavia, IL
    Here are a few raves from the Elvis movie thread that have my hopes up:
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  13. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Every year, I buy the special popcorn buckets from the two theaters near me - the ones that you can bring back and get filled for around $5. Never go see a movie without one. The funny part is $5 is still a huge markup, but compared to the regular price it seems like a huge bargain. But like you, I want to support the business. There was even one near me that sold popcorn to go as fundraisers when they were closed for the pandemic & I bought it for movie watching at home.
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  14. brucewayneofgotham

    brucewayneofgotham Forum Resident

    Elvis 80% is very solid, but a 10% move either way, could make a huge difference in Box Office
  15. brucewayneofgotham

    brucewayneofgotham Forum Resident

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  16. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Senior Member

    The TOP 10 of 2022 so far.

    Rank/Release/Worldwide $$/Domestic $/Foreign $

    1- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $943,155,698 /$405,333,340 43% /$537,822,358 57%
    2- Top Gun: Maverick $887,568,000 /$466,168,000 52.5% /$421,400,000 47.5%
    3- The Batman $770,345,583 /$369,345,583 47.9% /$401,000,000 52.1%
    4- Water Gate Bridge $626,571,280 /$117,294 <0.1% /$626,453,986 100%
    5- Jurassic World: Dominion $623,287,690 /$249,796,690 40.1% /$373,491,000 59.9%
    6- Uncharted $401,517,726 /$148,417,726 37% /$253,100,000 63%
    7- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore $401,069,682 /$95,769,682 23.9% /$305,300,000 76.1%
    8- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $399,778,000 /$190,478,000 47.6% /$209,300,000 52.4%
    9- The Bad Guys $237,360,005 /$94,239,005 39.7% /$143,121,000 60.3%
    10- Too Cool to Kill $217,254,604 /$185,882 <0.1% /$217,068,722 99.9%
  17. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I have my $5 refill bucket!
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  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits, Abbie & Mitzi: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    It really is confusing.

    Saw "Lightyear" today and found it moderately entertaining but not especially vivid. It' offers 104 minutes of decent entertainment but it lacks the "fun factor" of that Buzz animated movie from 2000.

    It never really feels like a movie from 1995. It feels like a Pixar stab at a space-based action movie and not something with a lot of verisimilitude.

    It's perfectly watchable but not memorable.
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  19. fuzzface

    fuzzface Forum Resident

    Lebanon, MO
    Disney has been p@ssing off religious groups since at least the 80s. Always shouts of "boycott". Yet the same people always capitulate and buy more Disney stuff. Hilarious.
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  20. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    We've already bought out tickets for one of the 10PM showings later on in the week. I loved the trailer and hope the Elvis movie does well.
  21. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Senior Member

    The family movie of 2022?? I think I've flown on this airline :D.

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    Deuce66 Senior Member

  23. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Excellent. I'll be waiting for your thoughts.
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  24. Certainly similar thinking kept me from seeing The Irishman in theatres a couple of years ago.
  25. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster What does it mean, if it all means nothing?

    The Netherlands
    Very true. Big studio’s (Disney for example) demand a big percentage of the sold ticket price (sometimes up to 65%).

    A theather can’t live off those numbers. Concessions is the only way to make some money.
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