Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Debbie Reynolds: Abba Dabba Honeymoon

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  1. Early-day Madonna. Carrie was her spawn. The fawning over old, stale potted plants from Old Hollywood is kinda sick, gay even. Why? She was an old, broke studio contract. Who even cares?

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    1. Wow. She was very attractive in her youth. There are so many more people I would trash in Hollywood before Debbie Reynolds (and she is a lot of things, but not at all like Madonna). It was more an excuse to link to Mark Steyn. She is the last of old Hollywood, perhaps (Shirley Maclaine does not count).

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  2. Still haven't seen La La Land, but will (if not in theaters, then Blu-Ray). I did go see Rogue One, which was better than I expected (expectations were pretty low), and was actually better than the novelization.

    But back to La La Land... it really doesn't matter what the critics have to say. It's been out for 4 weeks now in some capacity. It's weekend Gross was up 66% in its 4th weekend (grant it, the first couple of weekends was just a few theaters, and even now, only 750 screens nationwide). Per screen (not screening, but theater being utilized), it is bringing in over $12,500, which is $1000/screen more than Rogue One. La La Land's total domestic gross is over its $30 million budget. Add in foreign sales, and it's north of $65 million gross. That means it is in profit territory now. With each screen still averaging $4,000 a day and the movie pulling in $3 million day; I think it will make a nice income for Lionsgate.

    As point of comparison, Miss Sloan, which also started in a few theaters, went to nationwide distribution on Dec 9th (same weekend as La La Land's opening). By nationwide, I mean over 1600 screens. In the same 4 weeks, Miss Sloan only made $3.3 million gross.

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    1. I saw La La Land. It was not the greatest movie or musical ever made, far from it, but was a fine show for $12. Given the picking were pretty thin this movie season, it was up there as best for 2016. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling did a decent job. Rex Reed and Mark Steyn criticism aside, it was better than the vast majority of movies out there. For example, Arrival was ok, but was a downer the way it was presented (why).

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