Ever since you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens you have been counting the days until the next movie in the franchise comes out. You thought that it was going to be released on May 26, 2017, but Disney announced today that they have changed the date. It is now coming out on December 15, 2017. That means instead of waiting 492 day until it comes out, you will have to wait 695. What is another 203 days?
To get you through those extra 203 days, you can watch some cute kittens playing with the even cuter BB-8. If the internet has taught us anything, it is that kittens make everything better. Did it work here?
If not, than maybe the news that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be walking the plank on May 26, 2017 might. Hey, it was worth a try!
After 4 weeks of being #1 at the domestic weekend box office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been taken down 2 notches. According to Box Office Mojo, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart’s Ride Along 2 claimed the #1 spot and the multi-Oscar nom The Reverent is #2.
Even though Star Wars: Episode 7 is no longer the #1 film at the weekend box office, it is still the #1 movie of all time domestically and #3 and climbing internationally. Not bad for just a month of play. That’s right, tomorrow marks its one month anniversary. Crazy, isn’t it.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens did the impossible and the film did it in just 20 days. Not only did it knock James Cameron’s movie Titanic out of the second place, it also knocked his other movie Avatar out of first place in the United States. That means for the first time since 1998, a James Cameron movie is no longer the #1 movie domestically. I wonder how he is handling the news? Has anyone seen him?
Here are all of the other Box Office records the film has broken in less that 3 weeks:
· Fastest film to reach $100M (21 hours), $200M (3 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), $600M (12 days), and $700M (16 days)
· Biggest all-time debut and biggest December debut ($247.966M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall moviegoing weekend of all time ($313.3M for all films, Dec. 18-20)
· Biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall Christmas weekend of all time ($296.4M for all films, Dec. 25-27)
· Biggest third weekend of all time ($90.2M)
· Biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M)
· Biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M)
· Biggest Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), and Tuesday ($37.3M)
· Biggest Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M)
· Highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982)
· Biggest opening week ($390.85M)
· Biggest IMAX debut ($30.1M)
Globally, the film posted the highest global opening weekend of all time ($528.967M) and surpassed $1B in a record 12 days. It also had the biggest global IMAX debut ($48M) and surpassed $152M in IMAX in a record 19 days. It was the highest international debut in December history with $281M, and it remains #1 in many territories after posting the biggest opening weekend in at least 18 major markets.
If that is not enough to show you how powerful this movie is, so far it has made $758.2M domestically and $799.1M for a global total of $1,557.3M. With that dough, it can buy its own planet, like Jupiter.
The force is so strong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens that it was able to sink Titanic’s status as the #2 Grossing Movie in the United States in just 2 weeks according to Box Office Mojo. That’s right, in just 14 days, the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise made $686,425,583. That is almost $30 million more than the 1997 Oscar winner made in it’s entire run.
How much money does it have to make to take down Avatar and become to the #1 Grossing Movie Domestically of all-time? It needs to make another $74,082,042 to do that. In others words, by next week it will have that title. And somewhere James Cameron is in a corner crying trying to figure out how he can make Avatar 2 earn more money than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I think that ship has sailed.
Carrie Fisher is like everyone else in the world, as in she ages. Well some Star Wars “fans” called her out for it and not in a nice way. So Princess Leia responded to them in a way that Yoda proud would be. She Tweeted, “Please stop debating about whetherOR not👁aged well.unfortunately it hurts all3 of my feelings.My BODY hasnt aged as well as I have.Blow us👌🏼” Followed by, “My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see.” Then she concluded her rant with, “Youth&BeautyR/NOT ACCOMPLISHMENTS,theyre theTEMPORARY happy/BiProducts/of Time&/or DNA/Dont Hold yourBreath4either/ifUmust holdAir/takeGarys.” Gotta love her because she doesn’t take sh!t from anybody. Nor should she!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke so many records in its first few days, and it looks like it will be breaking a whole lot more before it ends its theatrical run. You could say the latest movie in the franchise is staying alive. Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show believe it so much that he mashed up the cast from the first 6 movies so it sounds like that they are singing the Bee Gees’ classic. It is crazy how well it works, and that could be because the first three movies came out in the Disco era! Ah Ah Ah Ah!
The force was very strong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend. How strong? It broke so many Box Office records, I can’t even count then all. Or lazy I am!
Here they are: United States:
· Biggest Thursday preview gross with $57M.
· Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross with $120.5M.
· First film ever to post a single day over $100M.
· Fastest film to $100M and $200M.
· Biggest December debut (nearly 3 times previous record of $84.6M).
· Biggest IMAX Thursday night preview ($5.7M), single-day ($14M, Friday), and weekend ($30.1M).
· Highest theater average for a wide release ($57,568)
· Biggest opening weekend of all time in UK (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand. Second biggest opening weekend in France, Belgium, Israel, Chile.
· Biggest IMAX global debut of $48M.
Remember this is only the opening weekend, imagine how many more records it is going to destroy the longer it is out. I don’t know anyone who has hated it and that includes fans and non-fans alike. I am sure many people are going to see it over and over again while it is in the theaters for the next several months and that will help make it even more money than its predecessors. Maybe even combined.
There are many great movie theaters in Los Angeles, but one of the prime ones is the Cinerama Dome. It is a theater with a larger screen wrapped around the rounded theater’s front wall. Because of that you feel like you are almost in the film as you watch it. So of course everyone wants their movie screened there, but only one film can be shown there at a time.
As soon as Quentin Tarantino knew the release date for The Hateful Eight, he asked Arclight Cinemas if he could show it there. He says they agreed to start showing it there on Christmas when the movie comes out.
Well tonight, the most anticipated movie is coming out and Star Wars has that particular theater booked. According to Tarantino for two weeks, which means it would still be there next week.
The director told Howard Stern that Arclight told him on Tuesday that Disney said that they want to keep the Cinerama Dome for the whole holiday season. Taratino goes on to claim that Disney said that if the movie chain didn’t keep Stars Wars in that theater, they would pull the movie from all of the Arclight Cinemas.
So here’s the problem with QT’s story, he says that Disney had it booked for two weeks. Well the release date for this movie has been known for over a year, so we know that would get them through New Year’s if comes out on the 18th aka tonight. So did the Arclight double book the Cinerama Dome? Is QT doing a woe is me? Is the Archlight lying to him because they don’t want to tell him the truth that they would rather have the bigger budget film in that theater that holds over 800 people instead of his smaller independent movie that has an intermission? Which movie is more likely to sell out every performance? Star Wars or The Hateful Eight? Let’s be real, even in LA it will be Star Wars! Plus, which movie are people more likely to see on Christmas? Families will want to take their kids there because it is the 2nd best place to the see the blockbuster in Los Angeles and it’s cheaper than the first place which is the El Capitan. So I don’t buy his story and I side with Disney and Arclight on this one. I mean if I were going to see Star Wars, I would want to see it there because it truly is a great way to experience for a film like this one.
Is your force with Disney or with Quentin?
Ewoks are one of the most adored things about Star Wars, but not everyone loves these cuddly creatures. When Conan O’Brien’s studio was infested with them, he called in an exterminator to kill them all. Once they started spraying, the little guys started hitting the floor like crazy. So much so, it broke my heart. I would’ve taken in a few of them, he didn’t have to murder them like that. Who else, besides the TBS host, doesn’t love the mammaloid bipeds?
I don’t think I will ever be able to watch Conan again. Well, at least not until tomorrow night at 11p when he has on the whole cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hopefully, Chewbacca will confront him on this mass killing.