Horror Box Office talk weekend 42 - Downunder

Jethro

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So the weekend saw Geostorm dislodged Blade Runner from top spot with a $1.54 million result, definitely above my call of $1.2. The storm front may not last that long, another in the never ending superhero flicks dropping next weekend, but is well on the way to a passing mark. Meanwhile holdover Happy Death Day slipped 44% over weekend 2 earning $798K in the process which pushed total gross to $2.6 million. Genre heavy hitter It is definitely in the suck on weekend seven. The movie dragged in $122K as its run starts to wind down, total earn is now at a staggering $23.5 million! And to round out The Limehouse Golem proved to be indifferent with a $11K earn, a tad under my call of $120K, which had more to do with lack of advertising and screen numbers than anything else. Still a train wreck for distributor Trans.

Nothing coming up this weekend, Thor is set to hammer the box office, but the new Saw movie is on the horizon, just in time for post Halloween.
 

Tom

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I just got a clean copy of Happy Death Day.
I have a TS copy of Geostorm but from the reviews I've read it doesn't look well-received.
I'm still waiting on clean copies of:

Geostorm
Valerian
IT
Flatliners
Blade Runner
Logan Lucky
American Assassin
Kingsman: The Golden Circle

While I grab the cam/TS copies I don't watch them till a clean copy is out.
Kinda like placeholders.

On my To Watch list (that I already have):

The Slayer
Talon Falls
Otherlife
Nightworld
The Grinn
MFA
American Gothic: Bloodletting
A Demon Within
Did You See That
Wheelman
Bad Day For The Cut

Recently I have seen:

The Babysitter ( 2017 )
The Babysitter: The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

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  • Currently 3.92/5
(128 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
October 13, 2017
Runtime: 85 mins
Genres: Horror
Countries: USA
Director: McG
Actors: Bella Thorne Hana Mae Lee Leslie Bibb Robbie Amell Samara Weaving
Found it a comical farce of bloody action I rated it 3 of 5 for keeping me interested.

Jungle ( 2017 )
Jungle: A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

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  • Currently 3.87/5
(95 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: 7.6/10 Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
October 20, 2017
Runtime: 115 mins
Genres: Action Adventure Drama
Countries: Australia Colombia
Director: Greg Mclean
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe Thomas Kretschmann
Interesting but kinda drawn out, rated a 3 of 5 on production values and acting

Gun Shy ( 2017 )
Gun Shy: An aging rock star is kidnapped while vacationing in Chile.

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  • Currently 3.13/5
(40 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
September 08, 2017
Runtime: 91 mins
Genres: Action Adventure Comedy
Countries: UK
Director: Simon West
Actors: Aisling Loftus Antonio Banderas Ben Cura Mark Valley Olga Kurylenko
Comical with references to 60's lifestyles, rated it 3 of 5 for production values and fun.


Blood Money ( 2017 )

Blood Money: Three friends on a wilderness excursion must outrun a white collar criminal hellbent on retrieving his cash, but soon their greed turns them against each other. A modern re-telling of ...

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  • Currently 2.83/5
(12 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released:
January 01, 2017
Runtime: 85 mins
Genres: Thriller
Countries: USA
Director: Lucky McKee
Actors: Ellar Coltrane Jacob Artist John Cusack Willa Fitzgerald
This film did not play out like I expected, rated it 4 of 5 for the unique story and good production values.
 

Jethro

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The Babysitter amused the hell out of me I have to admit.

For those wondering, Downunder box office rules of engagement are

10 million+ - breakout hit

20 million+ - blockbuster

Current wisdom on tracking against North American box office, taking into account ticket prices, number of screens, exchange rates, and population is simply multiply everything by 10.

So It is currently tracking Downunder at $235 million in comparison to North America's $321 million. Very few horror movies track better Downunder than North America.
 
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