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Bumblebee Box Office Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Music, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. hendrijr

    hendrijr Well-Known Member

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  2. hendrijr

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    I’ve been saying this. It’s going to make $100m in profit alone.
     
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  3. Music

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    Damn, I knew TLK was a bombed, but I didn't think it lost $100M. Good to see Bumblebee is a success though. I hope it's a sign that we'll see more movies like Bumblebee rather than TLK.
     
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  4. Sir Spookii

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    Wow, how high was the budget for TLK that it lost that much money?
     
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    This pleases me. Hopefully this is the start of a new chapter for transformers movies.
     
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  6. Aernaroth

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    Problem is the performance of TLK showed that the formula from before may no longer work. That's why they went in a different direction with this movie.
     
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  7. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Your laser fire is merely making me STRONGER!

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    How anybody thinks TLK was just a stumble and not jumping off the Eiffel Tower in terms of how bad it hurt the franchise confuses me to this day. Going back to the old model is franchise suicide.
     
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  8. Music

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    $217 plus a lot in marketing the film.
     
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  9. hendrijr

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    Problem was the production was $217m and then they spent another $325m on advertising and then you had Whalberg’s first cut of the profits. Then you had tens of millions spent in preproduction on the various sequels and spinoffs that all got canned. Not to mention the film only did big numbers in China where they only pocketed about 30% of the gross.
     
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    I think that's where the difference lies. TLK had a massive marketing push. Bumblebee's was fairly light and grass-roots (reliant upon Christmas season WoM).

    We're definitely getting another movie in this style: small budget and character-focused.
     
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  11. shockwave2005

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    Yessss.[/Beastwarsmegatron]

    Even before @Music posted the updated numbers, BB was way beyond flop status.

    If we want to talk flop...Annihilation, while a good movie, had a budget of $55 million and a box office return of $43.1 million. Now that's a flop.

    Also @AutobotStrider, may I ask where you got your numbers from? You seem really confident on those marketing costs and how they correlate with the box office return thus far. Also, as others have stated, but it bears repeating...the old formula was definitely not working anymore.
     
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  12. myrrh

    myrrh Knell-Mown Wember

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    ...i think part of what diminishes the notoriety of the last knight is that it was just the last in a long line of pretty poorly-crafted films, the final sputtering-out of a long fizzle in the public eye...

    ...the fact that its failure was drawn out so long, over four sequels, is unfortunate because it's permanently sullied the franchise' reputation in a lot of folks' minds, and they can't dissociate bumblebee from everything that came before in order to give it a fair shot...i'm still hearing, as recently as this week, from friends whose children love the toys but have absolutely no interest in seeing bumblebee because 'the movies are stupid and boring', and from peers with negligible interest in the film for the same reasons...
     
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  13. transf0

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    Paramount execs are happy with how Bee is doing (I think someone posted an article that publicly confirmed this). It's good news for a franchise that honestly was in serious peril after TLK.
     
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    funny how some are holding out hope for a continuation movie after TLK...... Pretty much shows that indeed some are sadists and masochists ......... I'd rather sully my soul by wishing death on Bay than ever have him direct and have say over another TF movie....

    Good thing for me and my soul.... there wont be a TF6 that picks up from TLK


    PS. before you say anything... the sully my soul death wish was a joke......... I'd really just wish him into a 2 year coma where bay couldnt do the movie haha
     
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    Another side effect of a 'successful' Bee movie may be Hasbro looking at the confidence Paramount has in the brand (that is, they're committed to making more movies), seeing a long term opportunity there, and investing more in toys as a result. If not wider product lines, then more support for them and maybe deeper funding for design and r&d. It also means likely more licensing contracts, which means more merch outside of toys and more visibility for the brand.
     
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    I’m sure it’s already been asked but I’ll just ask again.

    Since it seems like Bumblebee will be a financial success and the execs are happy with it, do you guys think it’ll end up going the reboot route now?
     
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    From what I heard they were gauging reception to Bee and would go with whichever route was determined by their analysts/execs to be more financially viable. It would seem the path of a reboot is clear now.
     
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    As of now I only want more live-action movies.If it's not how I wanted to be I'll take it..I just want more.
     
  19. Music

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    Do you think they'll be making an official statement regarding this?
     
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  20. Sir Spookii

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    I think @SilverOptimus said that Hasbro will be at Toy Fair in February so we might hear something from them there.

    To add on to what @transf0 said, if they’re gauging the reception then I would think they’re definitely going to go with the reboot route. I can go on twitter for like 5 minutes and find people saying they loved the movie and that they hope it’s the beginning of a reboot. It already seems like they were going to go the reboot route with all the reshoots.
     
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