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August 08, 2016

"Suicide Squad" Beats "Guardians of the Galaxy" For Highest Opening Weekend August Release, Despite SJWs Trying to Talk Down the Movie as "Misogynist"

I'm not sure why the SJWs have such an anti-hard-on for the movie-- I guess because Harley Quinn is "sexualized," unlike, say, Black Widow. (Or any of the male characters -- but SJWs approve of that.)

Not sure if this is their attempt to get vengeance for the dropping-like-a-rock Ghostbusters reboot misfire. "You're going to keep women out of the important STEM field of Ghostbusting? Okay, we're going to try to talk down the box office of your traditional-gender-expectations eye candy HateFilm."

If they're trying to keep men away by warning them that the film sexualizes Margot Robbie's ass, they're failing.

Seems kind of a counterproductive line of attack, really.

The film made $135 million domestically (beating February's Deadpool, itslef a huge hit) and another $132 million in 57 foreign markets. (It's not opening in China -- too dark, and apparently the film features witchcraft.)

Reviewers seem to dislike it, calling it dark and disjointed, and both too lazy and too ambitious in introducing so many characters in one film.

I guess I'll see it. To be honest, I kinda forgot it was opening this weekend -- when you don't watch too much tv, that happens.

Oh, and Matt Damon's hypocritical Bourne movie dropped 62%, which is a big drop from first week to second week. Probably indicating short legs. Like Matt Damon.

By the way: The Ghostbusters idiots -- and I don't mean Sony so much as I mean the You Go Grrl fangirls who are determined that this movie will be acknowledged as a hit, despite the fact it's, you know, a flop -- are claiming the movie is "officially a hit" because it made back its production costs by grossing $158 million so far (or as of a few days ago).

Um, No, John Sexton explains. The actual budget of a film -- and this is the number always used to represent its actual cost, except for now, because the SJWs need a lower number, and because they can't do math -- is production costs plus advertising and prints costs.

Usually they say "double the production costs for the costs of the entire venture, including advertising and getting 5000 expensive prints out to theaters across the world."

Ghosbusters is reported to have a production cost of $144 million or something like that, and is rumored to have an advertising and prints cost of another $100 million (which sounds a little low to me, going by the "double the production cost" guideline).

So it has to make at least $250 million to break even.

This guy frantically tries to make the case that despite not making much (or any) money, Ghostbusters is still a success because it relaunched the brand.

Um, if the movie doesn't make any money, or just barely does, how on earth does that re-launch the brand? It buries the brand, Hoss.

The Green Lantern movie grossed $220 domestically. Add in foreign receipts, and I'm sure it made some money too -- a tiny bit.

Notice there was no Green Lantern 2: The Rise of Sinestro, though.



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