Variety dropped a major feature related to Dennis Villeneuve DunesHas received positive attention at the Venice Film Festival and will slowly begin its global theatrical release tomorrow prior to its domestic debut on October 22nd. Buried in the article is the idea that the movie may still produce a sequel (Dune part 2Even if the box office is overwhelmed (because the next movie is only the first half of Frank Hubert’s huge book). HBO Max viewership is considered along with raw theater revenue. But recent history is Dunes Dropping a bomb in the theater follows a similar fate on HBO Max.
It’s no secret that I’m convinced / concerned that the $ 165 million online interest in sci-fi action fantasy does not indicate the interest of the general public. Dunes You can follow the same fate as Bill Neuve Blade Runner 2049. The film was acclaimed and won $ 90 million in theaters domestically and $ 252 million worldwide. It would have been great if it had been 2.5 hours, R rating, action light and star free (Ryan Gosling wasn’t the opener and Harrison Ford wasn’t one ever since). What is below In 2000), “hard science fiction” flicks cost less than $ 155 million. Watch filmmakers get an additional $ 150 million or more to adapt what is a cult property (from the point of view of the general audience) to science fiction “strictly for the fans” Was interesting.
Anyway, the idea that even the overwhelming global box office might be saved by a strong HBO Max viewership is optimistic at best. Simply put, if you look at the 2021 WB Release Slate, a movie that works to some extent on HBO Max is the same as a movie that succeeds at the box office.Go by Samba TV Open the weekend numbers (this is enough until HBO Max is on Nielsen’s list), Godzilla vs. Kong It won $ 50 million in Suigetsu opening on the 2021 Easter weekend, recording 5.1 million households in the first 17 days. Similarly The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It It has 3 million households and by that time has earned $ 53 million domestically since its $ 24 million debut weekend.
when In heights It crashed for only $ 11 million at the opening of the weekend. Everyone expected it to just mean that many had seen John M. Chu’s musical, which is highly regarded on the WarnerMedia streaming platform. Although not long-term speaking, the film was watched on just 696,000 households (out of the 28 million American “smart TVs” measured by Samba) on the opening weekend. Similarly Malignant It opened in the country for only $ 5.5 million last weekend, recording only 753,000 households.It’s lower Recollection (Opened for just $ 2 million last month) And 53% less than the 1.6 million people who watched it Fascinating 3 At the opening weekend of HBO Max. Contrary to popular belief, people who don’t watch Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters don’t see them on HBO Max instead.
Also, the topics and content that govern the entertainment-specific Twitter discourse ( In Heights, suicide squad Also Malignant) It does not correlate with the interests of the general audience. It’s very easy to get something related to the trending Snyder Verse on Twitter, but the 4-hour version of Zack Snyder Justice League Hit only 3.2 million households in the first 17 days The Conjuring Devil 3 When Wonder Woman 1984 (3.9 million in the second half of 2020). Suicide squad It worked pretty well by HBO Max standards, with 4.7 million households in the first 17 days. But money is money, and $ 180 million James Gunn Flick earned only $ 165 million worldwide.
Interestingly, HBO Max’s biggest big movie premiere this year is Mortal Kombat. The restart / re-adaptation of R-rated video games started well at $ 23.3 million, but has since plummeted to a cumulative total of only $ 43 million domestically (and $ 88 million worldwide).To that extent Mortal KombatPowerful (5.5 million households in the first 17 days) deserves the potential for a sequel. A) The “Project Popcorn” program could be justified as “evidence” that not all of WB’s large franchises knelt down. B) Only the movie cost $ 55 million. While Lewis Tan’s flick isn’t a commercial hit, its powerful HBO Max numbers correlate with a pretty decent opening weekend.
I haven’t seen it yet Dunes, And I hope you like it (arrival When Cicario >> >> Prisoner When Blade Runner 2049). I’m not optimistic, but in theaters and / or streaming. However, recent history suggests that inadequate box office revenue correlates with inadequate HBO Max ratings.And since this movie will be released in much of the world before its domestic debut (which will ease piracy concerns), we may already know. Dunes It is destined to premiere here on October 22nd.
To be honest, the main motivation for the sequel is, of course, the idea that having half of the whole story isn’t of long-term value to WarnerMedia unless it’s actually a hit. Dunes Part 1 Without it Dune part 2 It’s not very useful for Warner Bros. Pictures or Discovery as an A-level streaming attraction or something that can be released and re-released in a variety of physical media formats. The question is whether it’s worth spending an additional $ 160 million. Dunes It won’t be a modern version of Ralph Bakshi Lord of the Ring (Adaptation of animation finished with 2/3 mark).
The studio concept of waiting to see how the first movie works before turning the sequel into a green light is a huge amount of pre-release chatter focused on future installments and spin-off possibilities. Even if it doesn’t seem to be because of, it’s still how things work.If Dunes It’s a hit, it gets a sequel. If not, well, probably not. The suspicion of such a formula shows how a desperate studio maintains the notion that the date and date releases did not actually harm the seemingly certain theater franchise titles (Jungle Cruise, Wonder Woman 1984, NS. ).Unfortunately, I’m not sure Dunes It was “Surefire” in the first place.