Don't spout fake news in here. Especially when the numbers are easily accessible to everyone.
TLJ 2nd weekend drop: 67%
A:E 2nd weekend drop: 59%
And the thread continued on for so long because, like this one, it tracked the whole performance of the film. Besides, the movie continued to perform poorly. Its legs were worse than Rogue One. Not just percentage-wise, but in terms of revenue, as well.
Honest mistake on my part. I was looking at data for full weeks when I posted that, not weekends (I tend to focus more on full weeks than weekends; cinemas are open Monday through Thursday as well, after all). TLJ dropped 43.3% in Week 2. Endgame dropped 60.6% in Week 2.
Still, while TLJ could have done better past Week 3, it's not like it was some catastrophic failure like some people implied it was. And I still insist that singling out it's less-than-impressive legs while ignoring other major films with bad or worse legs is a double standard, one that only exists because of the excessive outrage over TLJ. Endgame's legs were so bad relative to its debut that it its Week 3 gross was less than Avengers 2012 and Black Panther and was just barely ahead of Infinity War, and its total gross for all weeks after Week 4 was far less than IW and Avengers 2012 and was not much more than Captain Marvel's. In fact, its total gross for all weeks after Week 2 was only 29.4% more than TLJ's post Week 2 gross, despite its gross from its first two weeks being 44.8% better than TLJ's. (This is all in adjusted terms, BTW.)
If Endgame had stronger legs, it could have potentially been the first film to gross a billion dollars domestically in nominal terms, and the first to have done so in adjusted terms since Titanic. Instead its domestic gross was $150M less than TFA's adjusted gross. If legs are as important as total grosses, then why were Endgame's legs ignored? Why did nobody treat its gross after the first three or four weeks like they're as important as earlier weeks? Because it was largely adored by both general audiences and MCU fans. It wasn't a divisive film that some people treat as if it were an affront to their very being. That's why. People take their fandom way too seriously, especially when Star Wars involved, so when they get a movie they don't like, they take it personally, and even if the movie makes enough to where it's still the #7 movie of the decade and the #26 film of the past 45 years (domestically for both, of course), they'll still find a way to downplay it. Because this is the internet and that's what some fans do now, apparently. This was the case for TLJ, and it's going to be the case for TROS. Anything to feel that their ire has been vindicated and justified.
Box office figures, review scores, etc., have become weapons in some pseudo-political (and frequently just flat-out political-political) pissing contest.
Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 28 December 2019