Unfortunately, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 4 and Keanu Reeves’ Matrix 4 no longer scheduled to open the same day.
Lionsgate dropped a number of ridiculous new release dates yesterday. Because they did this while I was doing “dad’s work,” think of this as the “yesterday’s news today” post. Yes Before the war now scheduled for 21 August 2020, only a week after Wonder Woman 1984. And yes, as feared, Guards of Hitman’s Wives has been moved from 28 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Meanwhile, Lionsgate does not have the courage to move Spiral: From the Book of Saw until 30 October 2020 and will instead schedule it for May 21, 2021 instead. To be fair, they put a new thriller Deon Taylor Fatale (starring Michael Ealy and Hillary Swank) that Halloween weekend, so it was a relative victory. Unfortunately, ever since Spiral now scheduled for next May, John Wick: Chapter 4 was moved to May 27, 2022.
The bad news is we now have to wait one more year for the next John Wick installment. The good news is, consider it also not delayed from the May 21, 2021 slot, Warner Bros. ‘ Matrix 4 no longer playing chicken with Lionsgate John Wick 4. Yes, Warner Bros. dropped the sequel directed by Lana Wachowki into the frame of the same pre-Memorial Day weekend that was occupied by John Wick 4. It makes sense for both franchises. Reloaded Matrix broke the record in 2003 with the debut of Fri-Sun $ 91 million / $ 134 million Kam-Sun on the main release date. John Wick: Chapter 3 opened with $ 56 million last May in the same frame before reaching $ 171 million domestically. Needless to say, we won’t really get the first two opening “Keanu Reeves” on the same day.
Idea about Matrix 4 and John Wick 4 opening on the same day is about possibility Batman v Superman open together with American civil war captain in May 2016. And since then Matrix 4 was in the middle of production when the coronavirus pandemic caused and halted production throughout the industry, temporarily John Wick 4 (best) In initial development, a sci-fi franchise will always be open before the franchise action. Of course, it’s always possible Warner Bros. has to delay Matrix 4 and move the big budget sequel to May 27, 2022 too. Or maybe Matrix 4 will stick to the summer slot of 2021 while Orion moves Bill and Ted Facing Music until May 21, 2021. Okay, now I’m just annoying just to amuse myself.
I will note that Lionsgate’s big release date randomly shuffles leaving Aneesh Chaganty Run undated, which is bad news for people who eagerly await the next film from the person who directs the dynamite Looking for, but don’t try. Heck, at this level the delay and rescheduling (bye bye Batman and Spider-Man 3), Matrix 4 might end up being one of the biggest films of the summer by default, along with Marvel Shang-Chi and the Ten Ring Legend, Lighting Waiter 2 and (if still a course) Universal Jurassic World: Dominion. But the great battle of Keanu Reeves vs Keanu Reeves will not take place, as far as has ever happened. We have to wait until 2022 until the next one John Wick film. Hopefully we still get Matrix movie next year.
Marvel Cinematic Universe emphasizes character rather than plot and world development, making a series of films that are mostly stand-alone (and for the most part pretty good) that treat interlocked multi-franchise narratives as bonuses rather than as the main hook.
One year ago today, I worked on a math problem Reply: Endgame and its domestic debut which slumped $ 357 million (38% more than its opening) Avenger: Infinity War a year before) and a $ 1.2 billion global launch. The most impressive statistic that weekend, beyond the size of that number, is that it has a opening jump that is greater than the weekend Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, which opened with $ 169 million six months later Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I has been opened with $ 125 million (+ 35%). Even though Harry Potter 7.2 play in 3-D and Harry Potter 7.1 play in 2-D. In the end, it would generate $ 867 million in North America alone. That will top AvatarsThe seemingly unable global sink of $ 2.789 billion, thanks to a 71% surge from China Infinity War and made $ 619 million of cume.
As a single event, it was the culmination of an 11 year goodwill the audience received, selling itself as the end of the line for the original Avengers group and the end of “Infinity Saga” after 21 before being well received, well reviewed. and most good popcorn entertainment. Warts and all, MCU puts their characters (the heroes and their heroic supporting cast) first, while placing the third plotting and inter-connectivity first. An audience will emerge for the character they like, the special cinematic incarnation of this well-known superhero, with inter-connectivity being a bonus. Avenger is a kick because it’s Chris Evans’s Captain America with Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., not just “Hey, it’s Hulk and Thor!” MCU works because every film, except for Avengers installments (and you could say American Captain sequel) is mostly a stand alone adventure.
The DC Films franchise initially put a long-term plan in advance while hoping that the mere idea of Superman and Batman hanging out would be just as attractive to the audience. Like it Edge in his day, DC Films finally played down mythology and began to emphasize its core character. Besides, File x did not become a mythological weight until the middle of season two (which itself was required by Gillian Anderson to require maternity leave and was therefore abducted by aliens). Do MCU, which makes no sense overall “Thanos hunting rocks without limits!” the story until the end of Phase Two. The cruel irony of Batman v Superman faltering by placing the plot above the characters is that Zack Snyder’s casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman are “Chris Columbus playing Harry Potter 1-The level is impressive and works like a gangbuster in each other’s solo films.
The “Dark Universe” that was destined Universal made the mistake of thinking that only the idea of the cinematic universe itself was the binding of victory. To be fair, the idea of famous adult film stars such as Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Russell Crowe playing in the world of “classic monsters” Universal is not without a certain attraction, and makes Tom Cruise as the first. one gives a number of false hopes. Dear, Mummy not a very good film and far more concerned with long-term world development than being a single part of high-quality popcorn entertainment. Marvel didn’t announce their “big road to” Avengers“The plan is until the following Monday Iron Man99% stand-alone film,opened with $ 102 million in May 2008. Marvel captures viewers with one superhero film that is very well-liked and then says, “Hey, there’s more to where it’s coming from.”
That is the secret of Marvel’s success story “once in a lifetime”. Even after they found out, through $ 700 million plus success Captain America: The Winter Soldier and guardians of the galaxy in 2014, that viewers would appear in part thanks to the MCU brand name, they did not try to link the films. They still offer a large portion of stand-alone films, though, action and spectacle mega-bucks, character studies that make it a point to have more talk about their protagonist than “you must embrace your destiny as special.” The audience can see black Panther without seeing Thor: Dark world. More importantly, they can see Ant-Humans and Wasps without seeing American civil war captain. My oldest child sees and understands Reply: Endgame without seeing Infinity War (He only wants to show his friends by seeing them in front of them).
It also helped the comic book superhero film really begin, around 2014, to stand out from the blockbuster movie crowd. This is because they are getting better and because they have to, both Marvel and their competitors, be more than just superhero films. They began to monopolize genre-friendly cinema audiences, while other franchise candidates found themselves trying “like a superhero film.” At least in terms of fantasy blockbuster action, like it Wonder Woman, Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse better than Robin Hood,The Mummy, Solo: A Star Wars Story and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. They approach genre films and are often better than the original article. So, yes, relatively speaking, Logan > Blood father and The Winter Solider > Recruit Shadow. I would be surprised if Sony He-Man approach as well Thor: Ragnarok.
Reply: Endgame get 24% more in the country than in Avenger: Infinity War. In terms of jumping “part three to part four”, it’s just sitting behind Lightning, Live Free or Die Hard (12 years after that Die Hard with Vengeance), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Sudden Impact (seven years after that Enforcer and at the height of Dirty Harry’s popularity), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (5.5 years after that Mission: Impossible III), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (18 years after that The Last Crusade), fast and roaring (actually more than a direct sequel to Fast & Furious compared with Tokyo Drift spin), Jurassic World (14 years after Jurassic Park III) and Mad Max: Fury Road (30 years after relative veneration Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome). For conventional four parts to conventional three parts not spaced many years apart, Reply: Endgame stand almost alone.
If you choose to count American civil war captain as Avengers film (humor me for a moment) and thus count Reply: Endgame as “part five,” then the 38% jump will be just above the record jump of 35% of the settings fast and roaring ($ 155 million) for Fast Five ($ 209 million). By the way, yes, the jump is bigger than Harry Potter 7.1 ($ 295 million) for Harry Potter 7.2 ($ 381 million, again in 3-D). Like it Harry PotterThe MCU Final broke the record by removing every public cinema audience who had ever watched a single MCU film in the theater. Ironically, the first long-form MCU arc ended right when the studio realized that the cinematic universe was not the answer for themselves, and even the cinematic installment of the prospective universe (Aquaman, Kong: Skull Island, Venom, Nun) need to stand on its own two feet.
In which year Game of Thrones and Star Wars ending with a thump, the MCU is a long-form fantasy narrative that traps the damn landing with a generally satisfying final series. No matter what happens to the upcoming MCU, an 11-year victory, 22 films, $ 17 billion stands alone for itself as a cinematic achievement looming. Looking at the theatrical landscape, both in terms of how the current pandemic will affect movie viewing habits, what franchise installments are left and the impossibility of getting an audience to appear for a “new” franchise, we may never, save for maybe Avatar 2, look like Reply: Endgame again. One year ago, Reply: Endgame hit like Lightning. To paraphrase another final series into a blockbuster franchise that changes games, it will be a very long time before a film … inspires us Reply: Endgame To do.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will generate around $ 300 million in profit but how the franchise entry makes money (especially in terms of creating excitement for the next installment) is almost as important as whether it makes money.
Walt Disney DIS just announced it Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut at Disney + 4 May, or a week from today, which is sort of unofficial “Star Wars Day “(” May the fourth be with you. “). That’s also Disney + air date for the final series Clone Wars, which is why I was a little surprised that Disney did not come out of “big.” Star Wars news day. “The debut, while early, will still be more than a month after the March 31 release of DVD / Blu-ray / VOD films. Frozen II dropped (as a PR step right when Americans began to distance themselves socially, natch) to Disney + only 20 days after the date of the DVD / Blu-ray / VOD road. It will arrive at Disney + as one of the most profitable blockbusters last year.
It’s no secret that A) I don’t like the latter Star Wars film and B) think it does long-term damage to the brand. That said, it generated $ 515 million domestically and $ 1.074 billion worldwide with a $ 275 million budget, and that with $ 20.5 million was ludicrous (but entirely expected) from China. Damn, active DeadlineThe annual list of the most profitable blockbusters of the previous year, that’s ninth with about $ 300 million in profit (factoring in marketing expenses, life after theater death, participation offers and the like). That’s less than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($ 319.6 million in 2016) but definitely better than Solo: A Star Wars Story which lost around $ 76 million in 2018. But there is a difference between a slightly disappointing performance and direct financial loss.
The Last Jedi, the alleged super-failed were destroyed Star Wars, generating a profit of around $ 417.5 million in 2017, meanwhile The Force Awakens reigned in 2015 with a profit of $ 780.1 million. The rise of Skywalker earning nearly $ 1 billion less than The Force Awakens ($ 1.074 billion versus $ 2.068 billion in 2015) and $ 422 million less in the country ($ 515 million versus $ 937 million). That is a record in raw grosses for a decrease between “part 1” and “part 3” of a given franchise. However, The Force Awakens is a flash in pan breaking that sets standards so high that Disney might have unrealistic expectations going forward. However, The rise of Skywalker still have lower incomes in North America than The last Jedi ($ 620 million) and Naughty One ($ 532 million).
Ditto, relatively speaking, Illumination The Secret Life of Pets. Universal UHS the animated sequel failed a little last summer, as one of the big sequels to block the original film that didn’t click a second time. Once again, I would argue that the lack of tent characters (Max and Snowball are not Anna and Elsa or even Hiccup and Toothless) and a scenario where the four-quadrant animated film spawned a sequel that was played as a straight kiddie movie is to blame. (See also – Angry Birds 2 movie and LEGO 2 film). It still generates $ 158 million domestically and $ 430 million worldwide with a budget of $ 80 million. Yes, that’s far from the first Pet ($ 368 million / $ 875 million in 2016). That still yields, all-told, around $ 118 million in profit.
So while I do not see Universal green light The Secret Life of Pets 3 in the near future, this film is quite profitable, more than (for example) John Wick Chapter 3 and Knife out. However, with that clear warning The Secret Life of Pets over-performing four summers ago, what is that fact The Secret Life of Pets 2 Essentially ending the animation franchise made it less successful? In the past, sequels were “surprises” or unplanned prizes for financial success. Deadly weapon not necessarily intended to start a new action franchise. But today, the sequel is almost a bar of success. And that perception (and the desires of many franchises) can lead to a sequel Pacific Rim: Rebellion and The Hunter: Winter War, which has no business.
As Hollywood is increasingly rooted in franchising, the definition of success becomes more complicated. A clear example is Warner Bros. much maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which generated $ 330 million domestically and $ 873 million worldwide but was seen as a major loss and disastrous franchise. And, to be fair, bad legs and mixed acceptance (at best) for Zack Snyder’s films are the main reasons why Justice League tripping ($ 229 million / $ 659 million) 1.5-years later. But for films that carry the burden of franchising and the whole cinematic / interconnected brand world, “Does it make money?” the question becomes only one variable in determining success. Certainly already Batman v Superman making $ 300 million in profit, we might get “Snyder Cut” from Justice League in the cinema.
Dito The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which has low performance in North America ($ 202 million, compared to $ 262 million for its predecessors) but continues to study abroad for $ 709 million global cume (compared to $ 759 million for Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man). However, the Sony film A) costs ridiculous $ 255 million, B) kills the most popular character, Gwen Stacy, to appease the hardcore fan base and C) inspires zero excitement to Amazing Spider-Man 3 or a series of spin-off plans related to Spider-Man and / or a Spooky Six film. By the definition of “getting people excited about what will happen next,” that is a pretty big loss. Is it cheaper or not ASM3 can be a hit, the franchise ends and Sony makes a deal with Disney to join the MCU.
Which is poorly reviewed and poorly received Mummy earned $ 409 million, non-rareMission Impossible Tom Cruise’s film topped $ 400 million worldwide, with a budget of $ 125 million. However, that in no way inspires love for himself or later chapters in the Universal “Dark Universe”. The connected “classic monster” franchise was buried alive. Ever Mummy still getting exactly the same number but with a warm welcome and long legs, we might get Bill Condon Frankenstein’s Bride. See also: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which generates a respectable $ 659 million (down from Fantastic beasts and where to find them($ 817 million cume), but getting poor reviews, bad domestic legs while failing to inspire excitement to Fantastic Beast 3 or five parts J.K. Rowling’s prequel franchise.
Way where The rise of Skywalker ending Skywalker Saga could be said to trigger a lower domestic and global total than expected. Film acceptance and relative quality present problems going forward in terms of getting people excited for non-Skywalkers Star Wars the film moves forward. Even so, Disney / Lucasfilm sci-fi actors will benefit about $ 300 million. Is that solely responsible for his own appearance as a single film, which contradicts the whole Star Wars brand, this will be a very different conversation. For franchises, especially related brands, the variables that cover how a film makes money (reviews, feet, word of mouth, excitement for the next film, etc.) are almost as important as whether the film makes money. The rise of Skywalker might be the biggest disappointment, but it’s still a big hit.
Change of date for all three without the Sony title Spider Man the film goes Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness open broken and produce Thor 4, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 open within six months of each other.
Today is technically a one-year anniversary, counting Thursday’s $ 60 million buzz preview record from a domestic debut Reply: Endgame. The climax of the 22-movie “Infinity Saga” drives a wave of solid reviews and a decade of goodwill gained to open with a jaw that drops (and probably will never be replicated) $ 357 million domestic launches and $ 1.2 billion globally. The film will eventually generate $ 857 million domestically, second (without inflation) Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 937 million in 2015) and $ 2.8 billion worldwide, besting AvatarsThe $ 2.789 billion in cash was thanks in part to a decrease in jaw (and + 71% of Infinity War) $ 629 million in China alone. In a cruel irony, this warning was marked by a series of changes in the MCU’s date, which for the first time, placed the broader MCU narrative into (relative) and / or dangerous questions.
This is not the first time a group of Marvel films has been postponed due to the closure of the coronavirus-related theater and production delays. Black widow has been moved from 1 May to 6 November this year, while other non-Sony MCUs are pushed back “one release date”. So Eternal moved to February 12, 2021, Shang-Chi and the Ten Ring Legend moved to May 7, 2021, Doctor Strange and Multiverse of Madness moved to 5 November 2021 (five years to the weekend thereafter) Weird doctor) and Thor: Love and Thunder moved to February 18, 2022. Since Disney DIS just shifting the entire schedule downfield a bit, the order of the release of this Phase Four MCU film hasn’t changed. Well, until yesterday, that no longer happened, thanks to Sony Spider-Man 3.
While I assume that there was some communication between Sony and Disney before the announcement was made, Sony moved Jon Watts to a third without a title Spider Man larvae from July 16, 2021 to November 5, 2021. It sent Sam Raimi Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness until March 25, 2021 (five years to this day Batman v Superman). Meanwhile, to reduce congestion a little, Taika Waititi ‘Thor: Love and Thunder, which will bring Natalie Portman back to the MCU as “The Mighty Thor” while introducing Christian Bale to the MCU party. Oh, and Sony moved Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from April 8, 2022 to October 23, 2022, but put the pin there for a moment. What does this mean? Thor 4 and Spider-Man 3 will be opened beforehand Weird Doctor 2. That might be a problem.
If we are optimistic, we can assume that the Phase 4 MCU films will be relatively independent and relatively interchangeable in terms of continuity, like most MCU films. In Phase One, Thor, Extraordinary Hulk and Iron Man 2 thought to occur in the same week simultaneously, meanwhile guardians of the galaxy the films take place within six months of each other and basically happen between anytime Thor: Dark world and Thor: Ragnarok. Yes Civil war must be monitored beforehand black Panther, and Ragnarok need to be seen before Infinity War, but there is only so much continuity that is needed in the first mega-arc. Most of the most MCU films are connected to their own specific franchise except for reference to Avengers like certain mythological films and episodes Winter soldier.
Even when Phase Three is preparing for the final of the two major sections, you can still enter black Panther or Spider-Man: Going home without seeing a single MCU movie, and you can enjoy Ant-Humans and Wasps have you seen even the first Ant Man film. Yes, event Captain America: Civil rustled through the film Phase Three, but each film contains enough exposition of the past to get beginners. But what didn’t happen was the release schedule Ant-Humans and Wasps opened before American civil war captain, making us wait to see events that landed Scott Lang by Paul Rudd under house arrest. That would be a problem, which now exists if Weird Doctor 2, originally scheduled to open earlier Thor 4 and Spider-Man 3, intended to be a “mythological episode.”
The initial plan is for Phase Four to be launched this week (in foreign regions) with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which will adjust any large arcs that will occur during the next phase or three. But it was canceled when Disney temporarily shot (and eventually was rehired) Gunn, which led to GotGV3 delayed indefinitely. Weird Doctor 2 should be Elisabeth Olsen’s co-star Scarlett Witch AND play directly after events that might change the Disney + universe Wandavision episodic. It’s not crazy to assume that, following three stand-alone films (Black widow, Eternal and Shang-Chi), Weird Doctor 2 it should be a mythological episode whose story will have a direct impact on what happens after. But if Weird Doctor 2 now open after Spidey sequel and Thor movie, that might be a problem.
Maybe I was mistaken or overly thought about it, and Phase Four would generally be a stand-alone adventure whose narrative would be combined in the MCU film “everyone who goes into a big pool” no matter what. Spider-Man 3 will likely be a sequel Spider-Man: Away from Home while Thor: Love and Thunder looks like it’s tied to the rest of the MCU like, at the time, the first two Security film. But new release orders make it difficult for any plans for continuity to be shared more explicitly and eliminate one big link Multiverse of Madness, a sequel five years later for a film that was well-liked but not necessarily likeable and made ($ 677 million in 2016) closer to Thor: Dark world ($ 642 million in 2013)money than Thor: Ragnarok ($ 854 million in 2017)money.
Another problem is that Marvel now has four major films that were opened almost simultaneously in 2022. Thor 4 will open on 11 February 2022 (just in time for Valentine’s Day), temporarily Weird Doctor 2 it now opens six weeks later on March 25. Black Panther 2, which will still start the summer, will open six weeks after that on May 6 Captain Marvel 2 opened two months later on July 8. God helps with any competition, but the first three films can cannibalize each other. The practical choice is to move something to October 23, 2022, but Sony has just decided to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2. Even so, I still hope that some of the dates of 2022 will shift, maybe move Weird Doctor 2 until May 6, send Black Panther 2 to July and moved Captain Marvel 2 until early 2023.
Compel Weird Doctor 2 to move not only after Spider-Man 3 (which happened when Marvel changed their release date last week) but now after Thor 4 it can also cause a real hiccup to any big narrative plan that Kevin Feige and his friends might dream of. Spider-Man 3 in November 2021 and Spider-Verse 2 in October 2022 both had the potential to disrupt Marvel’s sustainability and produce four large MCU films that were basically trapped in a small release window (from February to July 2022). Nothing is fatal because continuity is only part of the attractiveness of the MCU, but it is very ironic that this is what we are talking about today, on the anniversary of the anniversary Reply: Endgame, instead of, say, overseas opening weekend numbers for Black widow. Believe me, I prefer to do math.
History shows that moviegoers will appear for the next two Tom Cruise shows Mission Impossible sequel (which has only been postponed until November 2021 and 2022) for as long as is needed.
I guess I should postpone the writing of the summer film 2021. Yes, the next two Tom Cruise (and maybe the finals) Mission Impossible both films have been delayed. M: I’m 7 will open not on July 23, 2021 but November 19, 2021. And M: I’m 8 (which may or may not be titled Ethan Hunt and Deathly Hallows part II) will open not on August 5, 2022 but November 4, 2022.
The good news is, relatively speaking, Mission Impossible The series is a series that develops both through unexpected date changes and at various locations the release date, as well as series that are unbroken by long leave between installments. Viewers will wait for the next one, and they will appear wherever it is on the calendar.
Mission Impossible and Mission: Impossible II both had large Memorial Day weekend launches in 1996 and 2000. Brian DePalma Mission Impossible breaking records for six gross days, generating $ 75 million in Wed-Mon’s debut, including $ 46 million above the Fri-Sun framework, before generating $ 181 million domestically and $ 457 million globally with a budget of $ 80 million.
John Woo M: I’m 2 resulting in a record-breaking $ 58 million debut for Fri-Sun (just behind The lost world and Phantom Menace right above Toy Story 2 and Austin Powers 2 at the time) during the launch of the $ 91 million Wed-Mon Memorial Day weekend, finally drove to $ 215 million domestically and $ 547 million worldwide with a budget of $ 125 million. That will be a record for Cruise in the country (until Mission: Impossible – Fallout just two years ago) and throughout the world (until World War in 2005).
J.J. Abrams’ $ 160 million Mission: Impossible III arrived six years later, arrived just when Cruise’s picture had just been hit because he was more open about Scientology and a less-received interview the previous summer where he (allegedly but not really) bounced on Oprah Winfrey’s couch while expressing his admiration for a new girlfriend Katie Holmes.
That’s one reason the film is a bit underperforming despite getting solid reviews (most of the marketing campaigns centered on Phillip Seymour Hoffman threatening to injure / kill the main female character of this film might not help), but the film opens with “only” $ 48 million in May 2006, generating $ 133 million domestically and $ 399 million worldwide. If the performance is below Mission: Impossible III is the culmination of the whole “Is Tom Cruise finished?” chat, then Mission: Impossible IV bring it back to “life” 5.5 years later.
Brad Bird Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol perhaps, at some point in its development, it was intended as a torch installment through which supporting player Jeremy Renner took over for Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise, who was not far off what his game was like. This classic action film of all time began a new phase in Cruise’s fame, which was recognized as being even more focused on action films than even during the post-M: I’m 2 point, and also recasting Cruise as American Jackie Chan, is willing to risk life and limb through death-defying action (and look a little scared doing it like you or I might) for the entertainment value of your blockbuster.
The recognized sequel opened at IMAX just five days before the launch of its national Christmas week. Even though it opened outside the summer, it still soared to $ 209 million domestically and a record $ 695 million worldwide with a budget of $ 145 million. Paramount’s plan is to bring Ethan Hunt back into action four years later, with Christopher McQuarrie (best-series) Mission: Impossible Bad Naughty launch more than Christmas 2015. But Disney DIS Decision for slots Star Wars: The Force Awakens cause Paramount to move M: I’m 5 not backward but forward, giving what turned out to be the ultimate summer release date.
Naughty Nation lucky moment Fantastic Four and Men from U.N.C.L.E. both were bombed in August, leaving Ethan Hunts adventure as the final problem of the season. Cue $ 195 million domestic cume (from the $ 55 million launch at the end of July) and $ 683 million globally with a budget of $ 150 million. And then, two summers ago, McQuarrie Mission: Impossible – Fallout opened on July 25 with a $ 62 million weekend and finally a $ 220 million domestic / $ 794 million global, all personal best for Cruise.
All six Mission Impossible the films are relatively good. I like Mission: Impossible II more and Mission: Impossible III less than you, but the last three have been very popular. The first two were big hits at the end of May, all three were somewhat disappointed at the beginning of May, but the fourth scored in December while the last two were big hits at the end of July. If the James Bond movie can break in early November, then so can the Ethan Hunt adventure.
The audience waits four years between the first two films, six years between the sequel and three, between 5.5 years M: I’m 3 and Ghost protocol and then 4.5 years before Naughty Nation. Fall out, which opened three years after its predecessor, is the only sequel that follows conventional waiting times. An additional five months to M: I’m 7, to wait 3.5 years, will be equivalent to the course.
The plan, like Fast and full of energy series, released two more sequels in successive years which, combined, served as potential / finalist series finalists. It still happens, it will only be a little behind schedule. F9 moved from May 22, 2020 to April 2, 2021 which was originally occupied by Fast & Furious 10, and (assuming a normal return) we can expect Fast & Furious 10 around 2022.
Dito M: MeThe two-part final (maybe), which will now launch on the pre-Thanksgiving weekend is usually occupied by fantasy films YES in 2021 and the holiday season kick-off slot is usually occupied by the MCU film in 2022. There is little reason to expect a financial decline provided they are finally open amid the presence of conventional theater. Viewers like this franchise and will wait as long as needed for the next one.
And, yes, I guess WB Shazam 2 will now vacate the newly announced November 4th 2022 release date. Maybe April, 2023 is available.