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Tomb Raider (2018) reviews and Box Office- 48 Metacritic, 50% Rotten Tomatoes, $211m

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Did pretty well in China, $41m, WB's 7th largest opening in China ever.



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shikamaru317 said:

Did pretty well in China, $41m, WB's 7th largest opening in China ever.

I'm going to guess China will end up at $80M-$85M, if it holds up close to how Thor:R did (2.1x multiplier), but it may perform worse and end at $65M-$75M.  China will have to make the difference up, though, as it seems it is opening lower in other markets compared to the AJ version, at least where we have opening numbers available.  LC:TR opened with $2.64M in AU, TR opened with $2.1M, 20.5% lower.  LC:TR opened with $4.68M in Germany, TR opened with $2.1M, 55.1% lower.  And in the UK, LC:TR opened with $5.42M, TR opened with $4.2M, 22.5% lower. 

TR benefits from the fact that many territories have become larger markets, especially China.  Still, I don't expect the legs on this to be that good.  Should definitely beat LC:TR's FBO numbers, but without the DBO, I doubt TR will reach its $274.7M WW take.  Might not even make the ~$240M it needs to break even.



50% on Rotten Tomatoes with 208 reviews. Makes it the best reviewed VG movie of all time on RT. IMO reviewers have an inbuilt bias against video game adaptations so for me 50% = fresh for video game movies. I've generally heard good things from gamer reviewers who like the new gen Tomb Raider games. So I will see this in theatre (my cut off for seeing a VG movie in theatre is 45%, unless it's from a game I really like), and I expect to be suitably entertained as I have realistic expectations.

I also want to see a sequel made that is not a direct adaptation from the game. It's really possible for Lara Croft the movie character to diverge from and become a different set of stories to Lara Croft the game character. Shift the movie character focus to better story, character and drama and less about the action elements from video game.



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I saw it yesterday. It was pretty meh. They didn't chose a good actrice for this. No boobs and no ass. Too manly .

The asian captain was the one showing the most skin. SE gives us asian hunk. No wonder it's doing okay in China lol.

The biggest problem was the script. God, you would think any director would know it when he read a script that ripped off the first scene of the Raiders of the lost Ark. But here we are. I don't think Tomb raider is getting a sequel for this one.

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Besides not having big enough breasts, the actress didn't seem like a Lara Croft at all. She's more like the cheapest decent acting actress they could find when they couldn't get who they wanted.



I can't figure out if people complaining about lack of sexiness are trolling or not. I hope it's the first one, but I don't think it is...



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People keep forgetting that this is suppose to be an adaptation of the 2013 Tomb Raider and not the original. That one Lara Croft in particular that actually had realistic proportions.

Anyway, update on the box office: In the second week it cracked the 211 million dollars worldwide (Not sure if that is counting with this week's China numbers however) for the 94 million budget. Do not get shocked if they make another one.



Updated the meta and box office.

2nd week box office has been great, movie should break even after 2 more weeks and go on to make a small profit. Hopefully means we'll get a sequel, next time with a smaller budget.

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Stuart23 said:

People keep forgetting that this is suppose to be an adaptation of the 2013 Tomb Raider and not the original. That one Lara Croft in particular that actually had realistic proportions.

Anyway, update on the box office: In the second week it cracked the 211 million dollars worldwide (Not sure if that is counting with this week's China numbers however) for the 94 million budget. Do not get shocked if they make another one.

Yeah, I have absolutely no problem with the casting choice since it's based on the 2013 reboot. Her chest is smaller than Camilla Luddington's, who Lara was modeled after in the 2013 reboot, but it's close enough. Alicia is very clearly sexy, and she's a talented actress, winning an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl and receiving Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her role in Ex Machina. Almost every critic agreed she did a good job in Tomb Raider, it was mainly the writing, directing, and secondary characters that were criticized. 

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