The definition of clinical insanity is to do the same thing twice, and expect a different result. Hollyweird has spent the last two plus years engaged in a savage attack against POTUS, and his so called deplorable supporters. The result is that for two plus years movie after movie has not only pushed a radical, extreme anti deplorable agenda, but revenue has collapsed in 2017, 2018, and now 2019. I guess Hollyweird doesn’t care if they don’t make money on the drivel they have been pouring out. The latest being the sequel to the 1980’s Top Gun. In the new PC version, shoulder patches showing Taiwan have been removed to please the totalitarian regime in Bejing, and on the 30th anniversary of the massacre there. The level of hypocrisy is amazing, even to somebody as cynical as Doomer Doug. The very same Hollyweird Celebutards who savagely attack the USA as a fascist state, don’t say a peep about the repression in Hong Kong, or the facebook fascist state being created in China, or the thousands murdered back in June of 1989. I hope Hollyweird goes broke and all the celebutards end up eating out of garbage cans in downtown LA. The link is below.
Nolte: Box Office Crumbles for Second Quarter In a Row
Even the Avengers failed to save the domestic box office, which dove nearly four percent in the second quarter of 2019 when compared to last year.
After a disastrous first quarter collapse of 16 percent, the second quarter’s 3.8 percent decline might come as a relief, but it was not supposed to be this way.
What’s more, only to one studio, Disney, is responsible for all five of the top five blockbusters of the second quarter: Avengers: Endgame $853 million), Captain Marvel ($427 million), Toy Story 4 ($354 million), Spider-Man: Far From Home ($294 million), and Aladdin ($334 million).
After that, the closest competition is the horror film Us, which grossed $175 million, or more than a $100 million less than the lowest grossing Disney title listed above, which is Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is still in theatres making good money.
To put things in an even starker perspective, thus far, this year Disney has grossed $2.48 billion at the domestic box office. Its closest competition is Warner Bros. at $894 million.
In worse news, fewer people are going to the movies — 2.5 percent fewer in the second quarter, which is better than 15 percent attendance drop during quarter one.
Overall, combining both quarters, the domestic box office is down 9.1 percent compared to last year, down one percent compared to 2017, down two percent compared to 2017, and less than a half percent ahead of 2015.
Yep, things are bad.
Even the sycophant trades are finally conceding that 2019 is unlikely to be the record year we had been told was a sure thing.
“It’s unlikely that 2019 will match last year’s record for North American box office grosses,” writes Variety.
Gee, ya think?
There is still half a year left, a year that will see the release of at least six guaranteed blockbusters, including this weekend’s Lion King, along with the upcoming It: Chapter 2, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Frozen 2, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The only problem is that four of those six titles hail from — you guessed it — Disney.
Possible blockbusters include Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Terminator: Dark Fate, Joker, and Ad Astra.
A lot also rides on a number of these titles.
If Terminator flops, that franchise is probably dead forever. This is the FOURTH attempt to reboot this series after three previous failures. They brought James Cameron back (as an adviser/producer), the brought Linda Hamilton back, who never should have been missing. If this doesn’t work, nothing’s gunna work.
Hobbs & Shaw will test whether the Fast & Furious franchise can expand beyond the mother ship. Reportedly, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel hate each other, so they gave Johnson his own spin-off.