Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Star Wars The Last Jedi...Numbers Update



Now before anyone gets too exited and calls TLJ a "flop," please bear in mind that the planet wide gross for this heap of shit stands at one billion dollars.  So, not a flop but that said...


On its 18th day of release, the latest “Star Wars” movie was supplanted at number 1 on the box office chart by the reboot of “Jumanji.”

“Jedi” took in $15.7 million. “Jumanji” scored over $16.1 million. “Jumanji” is in its 13th day of release.

For “Jedi,” losing number 1 less than three weeks after release is a little surprising. But as I’ve told you right along, the new “Star Wars” movie hasn’t been keeping pace with its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.”

The older movie was at $750 million by its 18th day. “Jedi” is at $533,089,000.
Star Wars was not the Golden Goose.

Star Wars was the Diamond Goose.  I could have understood killing the goose to get all the diamonds all at once.  That is stupid but understandable.  For some people the future just isn't real.  They have no foresight.  They just can't see beyond the tip of their nose.

And Disney ain't those people.  They had pretty big plans for the Diamond Goose.  They were planning on that bird pushing out diamond eggs for decades.

But Bob Iger decided to turn the Diamond Goose over to the kind of animal rights activist who trains her own cat to eat Vegan and then becomes furious with her cat  when it dies of dilated Cardiomyopathy and also went blind.

You don't put an SJW like Kathleen Kennedy, whose biggest concern for the first movie was that everyone be convinced that BB-8 was a girl, in charge of the Diamond Goose.

I have a sneaking suspicion that Iger brought her on board to be his replacement.  He brought her on board with the idea of making her the first Girl Walt Disney. 

 That dream isn't dead by a long shot but when Solo is released in May of this year (and there isn't even a teaser-trailer out yet) we will know just how much the Star Wars fans who can't tell good from shit are willing to pay for a glass egg.

3 comments:

Joe Katzman said...

"But Bob Iger decided to turn the Diamond Goose over to the kind of animal rights activist who trains her own cat to eat Vegan and then becomes furious with her cat when it dies of dilated Cardiomyopathy and also went blind"

Good line. Less funny when you know of an actual instance with someone's pet, but still a good line.

sysadmn said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that Iger brought her on board to be his replacement.

or put her in a caretaker role, while he runs for President.

Shitlord Numéro Uno said...

3rd week numbers are in. It's in fucking free fall! Oh, this is so very sweet. On the other hand, it's interesting to listen to bugmen argue that it's an amazing movie because it's what they want to happen to the world at large, in so many words. I've talked to nerdy guys who are literally awakening because of this. Pun intended.