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OFFICIAL NEWS Star Wars: The Last Jedi Made $417M In Profit

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by DailyPlunge, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Wolfpack

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    One guy making what he himself calls "a pessimistic prediction" does nothing to change the fact that the overall consensus was that this movie would do better. As your own article states, the consensus of analyst expectations were for at least $100 million higher than what it got.

    According to your logic, if analyst consensus for Episode 9 is $1 billion, but one guy predicts it will make $500 million, then you would consider that movie as having reached expectations if it made $500 million. Think about how little sense that makes.

    As your own article states, TLJ performed worse than was generally expected. It even performed worse than this guy's "pessimistic" projection. This article proves the point I have been making for weeks now. Thank you for posting it here and helping me support my point.
     
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  2. DailyPlunge

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    The Last Jedi made similar money as other middle chapters in Star Wars. The reason why this "expectations game" is so dreadfully obtuse is because no one inside the industry is complaining about The Last Jedi's box office. The only people obsessed with creating some negative narrative about box office are the people who didn't like the film. Did the film narrowly miss forecasts because people didn't like the film or because forecasters had unrealistic expectations? Based on history it appears forecasters didn't pay close enough attention to history.

    Based on history I expect Episode IX to make more at the box office than The Last Jedi unless it's a disaster of some kind. I expect JJ will deliver.
     
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    Agreed.

    The Phantom Menace did 900 million (1 billion with 3D), Clones did 640 million and Sith did 840.
    A New Hope (adjusted) did 1,3 billion in the US, Empire did 720 and Jedi did 740.

    JJ is more crowd pleaser than Rian, so IX should beat VIII box-office wise, however, IX doesn't have Han, Luke or Leia or the Force Awakens good will, so we'll see.
     
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    Oh please, as if Disney would admit to making mistakes while the trilogy isn't even finished. They would never admit that TLJ underperformed since they don't need any negative PR moving forward. We have seen this time and time again since KK took over Lucasfilm. Problems are only discuseed in public when there is absolutely no way coverng them up anymore. Just look at how they handled the R1 reshoots or the SOLO reshoots. To think that Disney (or any large company for that matter) would publicly state their dissapointment is ridiculous.
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    If IX has a slightly better BO than VIII then everything is okay (eg Empire = 720Mio, Jedi = 740Mio). However, if IX earns substantially more than VIII (let's say more than 10%) then it should be quite obvious that TLJ was a failure with audiences and will hopefully lead to Rian losing full creative control over the new trilogy.
     
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    I don't know if JJ is more of a crowd pleaser, but it's just the nature of middle chapters. Empire Strike Back isn't a happy ending. Return of the Jedi is a film that has some serious flaws but it still made more money. This idea that someday we're going to look back at The Last Jedi as a financial failure is silly and detached from reality.

    As far as Rian Johnson, the only question about whether or not his trilogy happens is if he comes up with a compelling story. That's a question for a different thread.
     
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  6. Wolfpack

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    This this this.

    Not only would Disney not want negative PR, but publicly admitting you missed a revenue forecast in one of their entertainment divisions could negatively impact the stock price. Now I will admit that Disney has a very tough road here. It's -->Star Wars<-- so it is given incredibly high expectations. It just blows my mind how some people can't understand how a movie can be profitable but, at the same time, still have fallen short of the average of analysts' forecasts.

    (I will not delve into the train wreck which is Star Wars merchandising here in this thread, but that is also a symptom of same)
     
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    they apparently did it with age of ultron (which is kind of stupid), so i dont think that they are afraid of say it when something didnt work
     
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    The #1 Hollywood movie in the 2nd biggest movie market is Transformers: Age of Extension (that alone should tell you something). China doesn't like SW. Never has and never will. SW isn't ingrained into their culture like it is in Europe, Japan or USA. US has at least 4 generations of SW fans. China doesn't even have one. SW was never big in China, so it's common sense that it did poorly. TLJ quality of film is irrelevant in China when you have objectively worser quality film sitting in the #1 spot.
     
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    Cheers,
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