Box Office – The Rise of Skywalker nears Billion, Hit or Flop?


hello and welcome to this week’s Movie Review where things to finally calm down when it comes to Box Office – The Rise of Skywalker discussion not just cuz only one horrible new movie was released this weekend Oh we’ll talk about the grudge but also because I think we finally have an answer when it comes to

the box office fate of the rise of Skywalker and I think that the franchise or this trilogy let’s say hopefully not the franchise I don’t think the franchise but this trilogy is ending you know image wise as it is box office wise with Matt now if you wanted to put a really negative spin on this weekend’s box office for Star Wars you could cuz it’s down again after rallying

last weekend and being you know pretty much catching up to the last Jedi now it’s 13 percent behind the last Jedi domestically which looks even worse when you put the actual numbers next to each other 13 percent doesn’t sound so bad but it looks bad with the actual numbers in fact yesterday as the box office was taking shape I was gonna say this was a real nail-biter but you know

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker’ Suffers Massive 81% Plunge

what it’s not because the bottom line is is the rise of Skywalker going to join the billion dollar club and at 9:18 worldwide you know that now they’re like will it make six hundred domestic whatever the the line in the sand is a billion dollars and again at 9:18 only in its third week third week of release it’s probably going to join the billion dollar club right I mean it’s it’s getting there very slowly right something

could have happened it could stop just short of a billion but we have played this game with Disney before seeing many a movie March past that that line in the sand now the rise of Skywalker won’t get there in nineteen days like the last Jedi did and like

it seemed it might last weekend right and it won’t get there for sure in 12 like the force awakens did Avengers endgame did it in five but it’ll get there so when Kathleen Kennedy packs up her office to leave Lucasfilm as I still think she Willis

we’re gonna discuss she can still leave with her head held high proud to have delivered four out of her five movies into the billion dollar club Feige has eight foggy that teacher’s pet DC has four jurassic has three then there’s a bunch of two’s fast and furious Disney’s live action fairy tales pirates Lord of the Rings and then Harry Potter only has one get back in there Potter Wizarding World

what the heck that just shows you what a mess fantastic beasts truly is but Kathleen Kennedy who also you know Star Wars has even one more billion dollar club entry thanks to her old friend or is that former old friend George Lucas but Kathleen Kennedy has put the Star Wars franchise in a pretty darn good spot business-wise but of course creatively

she has the bed which it’s a which is why I think she’s still gonna have to leave because well four out of her five movies might be billion dollar club members which some of you might be furiously typing right now she’s still linking moviegoers like crazy I mean as of right now

and the numbers you know they’re gonna they’re gonna they’re gonna again as I said it’s gonna get past a billion but remember how much the force now of course not every movie can make what the force awakens dead right even

‘Rise of Skywalker’ Tops $900M Globally, ‘Frozen 2’ #1 Animated Release All-Time & ‘Grudge’ Debuts with $11.3M

Marvel has these extreme highs but at this point the rise of Skywalker has done about only half of the business of the force awakens but Feige for the most part has kept his audience consistent you know he doesn’t go real low he just has highs and then goes back to a wonderful you know you know regular line I’ll be curious by the way because for the most part he’s kept it consistent what he decides to do or who he’d more realistically

who he decides to add to ant-man 3 or mmm ant-man and the wasp 3 to make it worthy of a big screen release date considering how full his dance card is these days but of course everyone wants to know who won with the rise of Skywalker right the haters prevail or the lovers right but I gotta tell you as I said it’s a mess

situation I think it’s a draw the rise of Skywalker isn’t a box-office failure like solo it’s not this humiliation but at the same time it definitely shows that the franchise has been damaged on Disney’s watch look at that audience erosion and I think that Disney was supposed to save it but then they delivered something no better than the prequels so George Lucas can kind of hold his head high as well

now today I was having my viewer Skype calls for hitting 70 thousand followers on Twitter to celebrate and I talked to about 30 of you this morning and one of us one

conversation led to you know making sure that people love the movies they’re working on and I was talking about how of great it was that Feige of course loves Marvel you know I genuinely loves comic books and apparently also he genuinely loves Star Wars I think that’s funny how many things can find he genuinely loved Laura Barger would like to find out

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ wins the box office for a third-straight weekend but is tracking slower than its predecessors

but you know for instance transformers nobody’s working on transformers who grew up loving that franchise or is a fan today and I think the same could be said of Star Wars which is why strengthens some of you might already be ahead of me here it strengthens the case even more so for Dave Filoni to become a big part of the future leadership he won’t be the leader cuz he has he doesn’t have

enough experience but I still very strongly believe it’ll be Jon Favreau and even if it’s not Jon Favreau Dave Filoni will be a second to someone I think now speaking of the billion dollar club and trash talk right for everyone who’s complained that

frozen to isn’t as good as the first film well at least this franchise this Disney franchise is headed in the right direction and that’s up because the sequel is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time passing up the first movie this weekend now this doesn’t count though friendly fire

from speaking of Jon Favreau his CGI The Lion King remake which is basically a computer animated film but I guess it’s not being counted so by the industry because it looks like it’s real right creating an interesting issue of genre distinction especially when we get and we’re gonna get there Jon Favreau is leading the charge to

believable CGI human animation and at that point is when Willis truly have an argument as to what’s animation and what’s live-action right what do you think I I think if it’s not actual people I would call the Lion King an animated movie quite frankly and it should be competing in the animation category for awards this year Disney’s really not trying to put it there but I think that’s where it belongs that’s

where I’d like to see it in fact at the awesome nominations but we’ll see what happens you know they’re trying to animate James Dean let’s see how good it let’s see how good he looks alright now as for the top ten this weekend the Grunch might have been hated by everyone

who saw it this time critics and audiences agreed but as the only new game in town it still made off with eleven point three million I say I say made off with it because it’s extremely front-loaded because the more people see it and they talk about how horrible it is the less people go the next day right so it’s pretty much done and it was surprisingly

expensive for horror movie these days made it ten million usually they’re under five for a movie like this so it’s no escape room for Sony with and the studio had great success with horror at the beginning of last year you know the first weekend of

January has become a pretty big horror date and Jason Blum will try next date next year now this wasn’t a Jason Blum movie even though it seems like one this was Sam Raimi who after several box-office flops clearly needs to step up his game and maybe should go back to directing and not just producing or team up again with fede alvarez who he’s had the most luck with as of late Fetty Alvarez by the way could also use an assist after faltering with his first blockbuster effort

now as for holdovers knives out uncut gems little woman had the smallest drops little woman is now the second most successful film of 2019 directed by a woman just passing a beautiful day in the neighborhood this weekend but still behind hustlers Captain Marvel by the way I feel is co-directed by a man so I don’t think that counts but still hustlers is only at at the century mark and of course

so many other movies are much further past that but this year is going to be a great year for women directors at the box office they’re directing a lot of movies that really can’t fail and if they do it’s gonna look really bad for women directors but I don’t think that’s gonna happen so I’m curious to see how high up they can go at speaking of directors as for Ria

n Johnson knives out has now made more domestically than Maleficent to Godzilla two men in black international and glass although I think that’s more that’s saying that’s more saying something about those movies then knives out but still kudos to Rian Johnson the Lionsgate and I think that’s even more evidence


we’ll become a franchise as rumored then uncut gems is one of eight twenty fours most successful films of all time and will likely be a juggernaut on streaming as well it’s the movie apparently people love to hate or at least have to see for themselves but we have yet to see Adam Sandler get any other work off of this but yet he has murder mystery – coming up I make I make I make the joke but I have to say I think the first murder mystery was a very good

guilty pleasure and I’m actually quite excited for the sequel Hey the most-watched movie on Netflix period and tooth I think actually any Content at all of 2019 it was actually I think it was really really good and I just I think it was a really good

crowd-pleaser I think not only was it good but it was something that so many people could enjoy now what about the Safdie brothers who of course directed uncut gems now good time for comparison they had only three point two million worldwide total so they’ve certainly moved up but not as much as

Robert Pattinson they’re good time star he’s moved on to major blockbusters already but we’ll see what the directing duo what they get offered and what they decide to do next they might want to just make another big movie

themselves maybe they’ll have a bigger budget an even bigger star although they didn’t get any Adam Adam sailor any major acting nominations at least not yet we’ll see what the Oscars decide but I wouldn’t hold my breath after SAG snubbed him because it’s pretty much the same voting block especially for acting but you know maybe they want to move to a franchise.

we’ll see what again we’ll see what they decide to do although there are such a negative reaction from so many moviegoers to uncut gems that I think a franchise would be reluctant to take them so they might want to work on getting a better cinema score and then maybe then they can jump to a franchise now as for the movies that people hated

there’s no 9lives for cats which plummeted again at the box office and it’s almost out of the top ten in just its third week of release for comparison frozen to is still way up there at week seven and so is knives out at week six what will push cats out of the top 10 for now

movies Hollywood is chomping at the bit to get 2020 started after the holidays nineteen seventeen will expand and should take first place hopefully after some Golden Globe wins now speaking of the Golden Globes they are tonight live-tweeting them so I hope you’ll watch with me and then tomorrow

I’ll be having my first live stream of the year and I’m gonna make this one something that everyone can watch because but only members may comment because we’re going to talk about golden globes I’m gonna break down every single win from tonight including TV a lot of you I often asked me to cover the TV as well I’m gonna go over at all so I hope you’ll join me then as well right here on this

channel 4 p.m. tomorrow Monday then back to next weekend’s box office just mercy will also go wide and compete with like a boss both movies are expected to do about the same amount of business well it looks like 2028 Kristen Stewart’s here for blockbuster movies either and that’s this week’s movie math thanks so much for going over the box office with me be sure to share your thoughts down

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