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I went into blackout mode and bought the blu-ray before I ever watched it. Torn between donating it to the library and throwing it in the microwave.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

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Glad to see Blade Runner is doing well compared to its box office. I loved 80% of the film but thr ending was fucking pointless. Gorgeous film though.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
the-pi-guy said:

I'm a bit surprised that it's not closer.

I personally still haven't seen TLJ.

Are you like me and haven't seen a new Star Wars film since The Force Awakens? 

Yeah.  

But to be fair, I'm not the biggest Star Wars Fan.  



WolfpackN64 said:
thismeintiel said:
Got to laugh at the cherry picking. Just like people like to use the strawman that people are saying TLJ was a flop. No one said that. It was a big disappointment. It made much less than it was projected to make, was beaten easily by a Marvel standalone film, and lead to a steep decrease in franchise sales, including the first ever SW flop, Solo.

Seems like the DVD sales will be no different. Last we heard, TLJ's home video sales are about half that of TFA. They state that the others are WAY behind, but not only is BP only 390K behind it, BP released to home video almost two months after TLJ did. Oh, and let's not wait til IW and JW2 numbers come in before we claim victory. In the end, TLJ probably won't even be in the Top 3 by the time the year is over. Pathetic for a main installment in the franchise.

Disney laughs in money

Oh yea, I'm sure Disney was laughing when TLJ performed worse than the lowest of expectations and led to a sharp decline in merch sales.  Bet they laughed all the way to the bank when they had to take out $100M+ to cover the loses of Solo, the first ever SW flop.



Mar1217 said:
xMetroid said:
Blade runner even being on this list is still pretty great compared to how it bombed.
TLJ was impressive visually but the plot was just pretty meh, nothing is happening in this new trilogy and there isn't much memorable. I wished Rey and Ben would just made a team and fight Luke. That would have been great but they went the boring route.

Also, don't get the hype around IT. Saw it, thought it was pretty lazy for the most profitable horror movie of all time. Still think The conjuring 1 is one of the best horror movie of this decade and IT isn't even top 5 imo.

Now, that's an opinion I can agree with !

Tea! Seriously the amount of time someone trips in IT is absurd. Its like the only thing they found to make people die or get caught. Like honestly the only scary part was the painting.

 

Conjuring 1 still got better reviews on Rottentomaoes but it really is the movie deserving the phenomenon. It shaped a new era of High quality and Well shot movie and IT is heavily inspired by it.



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Considering it's pacing well behind sales of TFA and heavy hitters like Infinity War just released this past month, I seriously doubt TLJ will end the year on top of home video sales. It probably won't crack the top 3 when all is said and done.

I haven't bought a SW movie on home video since TFA. I waited till Rogue One came out on Netflix to watch it, and I'm glad I did because it was meh. I've seen enough of TLJ through clips and long-form reviews on YT (hello RedLetterMedia!) to know that I have no intentions of ever watching the whole thing, Might check out Solo once it hits Netflix as well but really not that interested in it. And you couldn't pay me to buy the Blu-Ray "special edition" versions of the OT... I'll stick with the glorious "de-specialized" versions of the OT readily available via the interwebs.



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

I love how people always say "Wow, big numbers, it's a big success, you can't say it underperformed!", while completely forgetting to compare the numbers to the previous movies. If the previous movie really sold 6M, then 3M is an underwhelming performance. And I don't understand the "it's already a hit", since BR and DVD sales are a lot stronger closer to the release.

It's like saying "Wow, GTA6 sold 20 millions, it's better than any other recent games, you can't say that it underperformed!", while ignoring that the previous game made 3 or 4 times that (hypothetical scenario, of course).



epicurean said:
I didn't see Solo strictly because of TLJ.

But, seriously, I'm one guy so this means nothing. But I don't see me doing any more Star Warsing. Loved Luke, and they made him suck,so just don't really care anymore.

Hope everyone who liked it continues to enjoy, though.

This post sums up everything I would want to say.  And Faelco's post above mine.



Kylo Ren is the worst villain in the franchise...They did Luke a disservice in TLJ. Rogue One is the best out of all the new Disney SW films.



Oh, that looks like a sharp drop of home video sales from TFA. And BP will outsell TLJ within the month.