DarkRebel wrote:Werowe4 wrote:lukeskywalker wrote:This thread does bring up a big question though. We all brought up things Marvel has done well, but not all of the movies in their 10+ year arch were home runs. They bought enough good will at some point, for fans to forgive the occasional average movie, and there was enough connectivity that you wanted to see the films for what they would tell you about the rest of the arch.
For Star Wars, I am a fan of the original trilogy. It lost me at the prequel trilogy. The casting choices were weak in my opinion, and while I continued to watch the movies to follow, I was never as invested as when I saw the original trilogy. The Last Jedi renewed my interest, so that was a long time in between where my interest was luke warm. Pun intended. I also realize that Last Jedi was pretty divisive, so while it drew me back in a bit, it may also have turned a lot of people off. As mkenobi pointed out though, Star Wars still rakes in money, so the term falters is relative.
Two things: (1) while the prequels weren’t done well film wise, I do like/appreciate them for the expanded universe information they bring (which allowed for clone wars/rebels and legends); (2) as for SW raking in money, didn’t TLJ tank in China and Solo result in a net loss?
I got curious so I Google on it:
According to this one article, TLJ made over 400 million dollars. So it DID make money.
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment ... much-money
And according this this article “($214 million domestic and $393m worldwide on a $275m budget)”, SOLO likely broke even if taking into account marketing expense, or gain a small amount of money depending on how much they spent on marketing. Typical marketing budget for blockbuster is around 100-150 millions, and assuming the studio takes in 60% of ticket sales (360M), and maybe 20M on DVD, bluray sales.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmende ... 5a0abb42b8
Both are considered huge flop compared to the expectations though.
Lol, who buys DVD’s and Blu-ray’s anymore? In South America, there still is heavy DVD use but almost all of it is pirated (even the blockbusters - yes those still exist somewhat down there - are renting out pirated DVD’s half the time).