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I was going to go see Incredibles tomorrow morning at 11 ish but the theater was almost totally sold out. I guess that's summer for you, even on a weekday 

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If you count prequels as essentially being sequels, ten of the top twelve movies at the box office this weekend are sequels.

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I have no idea what's happening with Black Panther but it went from making less than $1000 a day for the last week (including the weekend) to making $12K on Thursday and $16K on Friday. Remember, it's been sitting at $699,000,000+ for more than 2 full months. 

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22 hours ago, Matt D said:

I have no idea what's happening with Black Panther but it went from making less than $1000 a day for the last week (including the weekend) to making $12K on Thursday and $16K on Friday. Remember, it's been sitting at $699,000,000+ for more than 2 full months. 

I am looking at the weeklies and two weeks ago it suddenly had 126 screens added for a week so I am wondering if there was some sort of coordinated push to try to get it past $700 million (which is did this weekend)

So yeah Black Panther is now officially the third movie to make $700 million domestically.

The blurb from Box Office Mojo

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Finally, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther joins Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6m) and Avatar ($760.5m) as the third film to ever top $700 million at the domestic box office. The film did so as it entered its 25th weekend in release. Black Panther is the first 2018 release to remain in theaters that long as theatrical windows continue to shrink. In both 2017 and 2016 five films remained in theaters for 25 weeks or longer whereas in 2014 and 2013, 11 and 13 films reached that milestone or longer respectively.

 

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Black Panther officially ends it's domestic box office run with $700,059,566, 3rd all-time, 1st amongst comic book movies, 30th all-time inflation adjusted, 2nd all-time comic book movie adjusted (trailing only Marvel's The Avengers)

It is also 9th all-time worldwide, 3rd for comic adaptations.

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With the obvious caveat that inflation has a lot to do with this:

With Incredibles 2 crossing $600 million at the box office last weekend, there have now been nine movies to ever do that domestically. One third of them were released by Disney/Buena Vista between February 16 and June 15 of this year. Four of them, all by BV, since December 15.

Disney has made 2.7 billion already just domestic this year, about 300 million more than all of last year and closing in on the record 3 billion in 2016.

And Fox, so they will likely soon own, is at about 745 million.  They've combined for about 42% of the total box office.

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The Nun being #1 last week and The Predator being #1 this week is highly amusing. I'm sure there is much cursing and kicking of chairs in some of your domiciles over this (see Blockbuster Pool thread)

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1 minute ago, Curt McGirt said:

The Nun being #1 last week and The Predator being #1 this week is highly amusing. I'm sure there is much cursing and kicking of chairs in some of your domiciles over this (see Blockbuster Pool thread)

Considering neither is in the pool - I don't see why

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Nevermind then (of course I didn't check and see, just naturally thought they'd create an imbalance of some kind)

It definitely shows that the country wants some escapism right now

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The Predator was number 1, but it was also the lowest opening for a live action film that played on 4,000+ screens ever. It's not a good number.

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Halloween (2018) is now the non-adjusted all-time highest grossing slasher film of all-time, passing Scream 3 on Thursday and Scream 2 and Scream Friday. It joins the first two Scream movies as the only $100 million slashers. It needs about $80 million more to pass the OG Halloween adjusted, but it is already ahead of the rest of the franchise with inflation. A little over $100 million more would get it above Scream with adjustment. As far as I can tell that would make it the highest grossing domestic slasher with inflation ever, but I might have missed something.

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Freddy vs. Jason is still a top 5 slasher money maker and I was shocked there wasn't a sequel.  Also,  I liked the movie. 

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5 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

Freddy vs. Jason is still a top 5 slasher money maker and I was shocked there wasn't a sequel.  Also,  I liked the movie. 

It's the biggest hit in either franchise. Adjusting for inflation it's still only behind the original F13.

I liked it a lot too. Good stupid fun. They tossed around a bunch of sequel ideas but nothing ever came together.

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I definitely helped, as I saw it at least three times in the theater. The only film I went to more was The Devils Rejects which I think I went four times. (Hey, I was making a pile of money at a restaurant then)

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8 minutes ago, Brian Fowler said:

It's the biggest hit in either franchise. Adjusting for inflation it's still only behind the original F13.

I liked it a lot too. Good stupid fun. They tossed around a bunch of sequel ideas but nothing ever came together.

I know most people hate Jason Goes to Hell and I understand why (though I did love the part with the S.W.A.T. team) but I remember marking out for the glove. What a moment. 

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If you skip everything between those two, it's a really good short film.

Instead it's my least favorite movie in any of the four major slasher franchises (caveat: I haven't seen every Texas Chainsaw movie)

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