The box office results are in for Joyful Noise. It pulled $13.7 million for a 4 day weekend. Not a flop, but below expectations. For a $30 million dollar budget and $10 million estimated for promotion, it's another weak performance for WB. Contrast this with "Devil Insude" which has already totalled $47 million on a $1 million production budget. I believe Joyful Noise will eventually break even with DVD and sound track sales. Such weak musical concepts confirm how great some of the older movies were like, "Singing In The Rain," "The Wizard Of Oz," etc.
"Or at least be attractive enough to get someone else to pay for it."
Apparently, if you're *really* attractive, you can even get it for free.
Well that all depends on who or what you want to associate with.
Puppies are easier to please than girlfriends.
You have to have money to have a social life, right? Or at least be attractive enough to get someone else to pay for it.
That's what I heard!
@ Gary: ...and have a social life.
Better win more money, Playboy clubs aren’t cheap.
Don't feel bad "Jacob", my New Years resolution was to take some time off and have a social life.
A Participant says:
It did okay given the budget.
Yep. New Year's Resolution on my part... that I didn't quite keep! Sticking around until the $1 mill is announced.
LOL@ Lauri's comment.
Early estimates are that "A Joyful Noise" is going to make $16 million in its first four days. Which is pretty solid...
Well, of course they "lose" money at the box office, because that's only a portion of their distribution. It's like creating a new toothbrush and rolling it out, then saying after a month, "we've lost money because we haven't paid back all our costs yet." Releasing a movie in theaters is an expensive and risky proposition for Indie films, but for studios they have it pretty much worked out.
It's like a band going on tour, promoting their album. When the band rolls through town, only the die-hard followers go check out the show, not everyone who bought the album (or is going to). A theater release is met with a lot of promotion and hits the ground running, getting the word out on the street that the movie is "opening". It's their biggest marketing expense in the life of the movie. The studio rolls up all the costs of producing and marketing the movie (every last cent, down to the cost of all those extra TV spots and web banners they have yet to run) and says "we've lost money on our movie, since it only made 80% of what we put into it through our first month of theater runs.
*Then* they roll it out to the DVD market, foreign theaters, TV, foreign TV, streaming, pay-per-view, etc. Since most people interested in that genre of movie have now heard about it, the marketing costs are minimal, and they just make deals with distributors to make sure their product is in front of the audience that didn't see it in theaters (which is almost always a greater sum in every case).
Yeah... they'll make their money back, and then some. Or else they'd stop making movies today.
So why is Hoover gone? A New Year resolution on his part or somebody else's?
A Participant says:
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Yea sorry, I saw someone respond to "L" and immediately thought it was Norgard, but they were speaking to Lauri.
No, L is still here, Stephen Hoover is gone.
Oh it was L. Norgard! What happened??
What's real funny is these predictions are all based on the US BO - which if he had even half a clue what he was on about in these days of Global multi-level streamed revenue is far from the whole picture.
A lot of 'so-called' losers not only make back their money over several years but many actually turn a profit... okay, not too much (cough) - creative accounting and such... but far from being the loser that MAS is sooooooooooo intent on portraying.
But as I say, it rhymes with roll and he (thinks) a good wind-up merchant ;-)
Thumbs up to any flick with The Velvet Underground on the soundtrack.
I also enjoyed THE ROCKER surprisingly.
Yeah, Bandslam should have done better. They never figured out how to sell it right.
BANDSLAM was underrated. Liked it.
The funny thing is, in all his bashing, he never actually made a prediction. Come on - put a weekend number on it and a lifetime number. If you're going to make a thread about it, at least do some prognostication.
But, oh, wait ... that might show you don't know what you're talking about.
Dolly Parton has a large fan following. She does very well in comedy parts. What kind of nutcake would divorce Taylor when she was young?
Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton are going to bring in audiences. Plus it's directed by Todd Graff, who also did "Camp" and "Bandslam" - two very good, music-based movies.
Not all movies need to appeal to a young audience. "The Help" just made $169 million in the U.S.
Agree. Weird obsession bashing WB.
WB will do over a billion in box office next year. Wanna bet $100 on that?
Joyful Noise was made cheaply for a specific demographic - Faith based film primarily African American. Soundtrack to go with it.
Lauri - he's still mad that John Warner divorced Elizabeth Taylor. Dude, he wasn't a Warner Brother!