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‘The Fall Guy’ box office predictions

It’s the male ‘Barbie’ must see movie event of summer 2024 with box office king Ryan Gosling and America’s sweetheart, Emily Blunt.

Opening weekend: $65 million US box office: $700 million Worldwide: $1 billion

by Anonymousreply 283May 22, 2024 11:19 PM

[quote]America’s sweetheart, Emily Blunt.

Can you be "America's sweetheart" if you're not, you know, American?

by Anonymousreply 1April 20, 2024 1:34 AM

It looks incredibly formulaic, but the formula does sound like it will provide a hit: rom-com + action-adventure, with the heroine being intelligent and accomplished and the hero being laid-back and cool.

by Anonymousreply 2April 20, 2024 1:37 AM

Emily Blunt is the UK’s reigning cunt.

I think $1 billion is doubtful.

by Anonymousreply 3April 20, 2024 1:37 AM

This site says lower

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by Anonymousreply 4April 20, 2024 1:41 AM

Prior to La La Land, Ryan Gosling had never carried a film to gross over $100 million domestically.

Given that the Fall Guy is more of an industry-inside pic, it will probably do similar to other “industry pics” with big stars

The first is of course La La Land

It did $151mm dom and $433 worldwide

The other is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

It did $142mm dom and $377 worldwide

Those are INCREDIBLY similar numbers

Therefore, it is highly likely the Fall Guy will make around $150 million in NA and around $400 million worldwide. This genre has a ceiling.

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by Anonymousreply 5April 20, 2024 1:45 AM

I’m aging fast and I need to show some skin.

by Anonymousreply 6April 20, 2024 1:50 AM

Unfortunately, Emily Blunt is very unlikeable and cold.

by Anonymousreply 7April 20, 2024 1:51 AM

What’s with the messy hairpiece?

by Anonymousreply 8April 20, 2024 1:52 AM


Gosling and Blunt have ZERO chemistry. Don’t believe the Barbenheimer hype. Neither one is an opening weekend box office star.

by Anonymousreply 9April 20, 2024 1:52 AM

R9 = Justin Timberlake, taking his Wegovy shot.

by Anonymousreply 10April 20, 2024 1:54 AM

Emily Blunt is a fantastic actress but she’s like Debra Kerr or Jill Clayburgh. There just isn’t that oomph that a real leading lady like Emma Stone or Margot Robbie has.

Emily Blunt consistently works and is cast in many high profile roles for one reason


by Anonymousreply 11April 20, 2024 1:56 AM

What the FUCK has Emily Blunt been a “fantastic actress” in??!?

by Anonymousreply 12April 20, 2024 1:59 AM

Carey Mulligan is another one frequently cast opposite big make stars.

by Anonymousreply 13April 20, 2024 2:00 AM

Emily is 41 … tick tock:

by Anonymousreply 14April 20, 2024 2:01 AM

R12 The Devil Wears Prada, A Quiet Place and Oppenheimer.

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by Anonymousreply 15April 20, 2024 2:03 AM

R15, no to all! She sucks!

Amusing in ‘Prada’ in a minor role.

by Anonymousreply 16April 20, 2024 2:04 AM

She was not a memorable part of “Oppenheimer”. Sorry, no.

by Anonymousreply 17April 20, 2024 2:05 AM

I could see Emily telling Tom Cruise, “you’re the star I’m just here to make you look your best.”

by Anonymousreply 18April 20, 2024 2:07 AM

She’s on repeat mode, r18! What has she been a star in!?

She’s the girlfriend to “The Fall Guy”, despite looking like his mother.

by Anonymousreply 19April 20, 2024 2:10 AM

Despise cold fish Blunt but Ryan is my favorite so I will see this and am hoping it does well.

by Anonymousreply 20April 20, 2024 2:28 AM

Ryan Goaling.

by Anonymousreply 21April 20, 2024 2:29 AM

This film is trying to be “Bullet Train” and “ When Harry Met Sally”?!?!

Hard pass. Wait till it’s on Max.

by Anonymousreply 22April 20, 2024 2:34 AM

R1, yes it’s possible. And Emily Cunt ain’t it.

by Anonymousreply 23April 20, 2024 12:59 PM

It looks like it will be lucky to match ‘Bullet Train’ at the box office?

Blunt is not a marquee, butts in the seat box office draw and her chemistry with Gosling looks “off” in the trailer.

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by Anonymousreply 24April 26, 2024 12:05 AM

I wish Hollywood would stop trying to push Blunt on us. It's great they love her. How nice for you guys! No one else does.

by Anonymousreply 25April 26, 2024 12:09 AM

At ages 40+, they both look rather old for this type of mindless popcorn movie. Hetero couples in their forties, if they happen to *still* be single and dating, don’t sing Taylor Swift songs to mend away their blues.

I’d recast with Glen Powell and Jodie Comer.

by Anonymousreply 26April 26, 2024 12:22 AM

Lmao I don’t know anyone who wants to watch this

by Anonymousreply 27April 26, 2024 12:25 AM

Is this based on the Lee Majors television series?

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by Anonymousreply 28April 26, 2024 12:42 AM

It’s based on the TV series, but largely reinvented with the love story between Gosling and Blunt now more of a focus.

by Anonymousreply 29April 26, 2024 12:45 AM

But will they cover the original theme song?

by Anonymousreply 30April 26, 2024 1:15 AM

Apparently it’s not tracking well. It’s only expected to make $25 million this weekend.

Looks like a flop.

by Anonymousreply 31May 1, 2024 12:13 PM

[quote] I could see Emily telling Tom Cruise, “you’re the star I’m just here to make you look your best.”

It requires a Herculean level of effort, dear.

by Anonymousreply 32May 1, 2024 12:16 PM

[quote]It’s the male ‘Barbie’ must see movie event of summer 2024

No one is talking about it. Barbie was an event of the summer, but it had threads and threads on DL discussing it a year before it premiered. Even in a godforsaken place like DL with only a couple of dozen posters, you can easily gauge what will become big and what won't.

by Anonymousreply 33May 1, 2024 12:21 PM

I don't understand the reference. Other than Ryan Gosling appearing in both summertime releases, what does "Fall Guy" have to do "Barbie"?

by Anonymousreply 34May 1, 2024 12:25 PM

It doesn’t look like a movie anyone is rushing to see this bloated budget disaster in theaters.

It’s also gross how they’re using “we love Taylor Swift” references to jack up audiences for this.

by Anonymousreply 35May 1, 2024 12:29 PM

Oh he goes there! The gays are not into Emily Blunt and her fillers!

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by Anonymousreply 36May 1, 2024 12:31 PM

They BOTH look like cartoon characters with their fillers. Hard pass on this movie and both of them.

by Anonymousreply 37May 1, 2024 12:33 PM

No one at work and none of my friends are talking about this movie

Unless it’s universally praised by the critics, I doubt that I’ll even watching it when it’s streams for free, despite liking Emily and Ryan. The entire premise is meh.

by Anonymousreply 38May 1, 2024 12:47 PM

I think it will have good WOM among men. But if it doesn’t open to $50 million then it goes to PVOD in 17 days.

by Anonymousreply 39May 1, 2024 12:52 PM

But they sing a Taylor Swift song to each other. Will that bring out the Swifties?

Ryan went to the LA premiere in his Beavis and Butthead SNL skit character. Desperate for attention.

by Anonymousreply 40May 1, 2024 12:56 PM

r40 Eugh. I realise there's always a huge marketing push behind every big movie, but there's a subtle way of doing it that doesn't annoy people. If we notice the try-hard marketing, you've already lost half the battle.

by Anonymousreply 41May 1, 2024 1:11 PM

R41, agree! It’s annoying and I’m surprised Gosling is game for this kind of cheap gimmick to be viral before this turd gets unleashed on us.

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by Anonymousreply 42May 1, 2024 4:34 PM

Ryan is 43 but acts 13!

by Anonymousreply 43May 1, 2024 4:49 PM

R42 the studio and Ryan’s team must have looked at pre sale numbers and are terrified

by Anonymousreply 44May 1, 2024 4:52 PM

According to Screenrant:

Fall Guy cost $125 million to film.

It needs about $250 million (worldwide) to break even and about $310 million to be considered a win (really profitable) before it hits streaming.

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by Anonymousreply 45May 1, 2024 5:00 PM

It’s too bad they didn’t pair Ryan with a more appealing American actress.

by Anonymousreply 46May 1, 2024 5:09 PM

At they paired him a white actress r48, rather than sex bonbs Viola Davis or Michelle Rodriguez

by Anonymousreply 47May 1, 2024 5:23 PM

R44: Terrified because it will confirm that Barbie was just because of a massive and effective campaign and that he himself has no real drawing power.

by Anonymousreply 48May 1, 2024 5:33 PM

That’s pretty much all bland Emily has to offer us, r47.

by Anonymousreply 49May 1, 2024 5:34 PM

I agree about cold and bland Emily but I'm not a huge fan of Ryan anymore. Barbie clearly got to his head.

by Anonymousreply 50May 2, 2024 3:57 AM

Don't worry, Ryan. It is possible to survive a big-budge action movie disastrous flop.

by Anonymousreply 51May 2, 2024 11:53 AM

Emily Blunt is specifically chosen for roles so she doesn’t overpower the leading man.

The correct person to cast for this to make it more appealing would to men would be, for better or worse, Sydney Sweeney.

by Anonymousreply 52May 2, 2024 11:58 AM

Emily Blunt is this generation’s Sarah Miles.

by Anonymousreply 53May 2, 2024 12:01 PM

R53 - I think you meant Sylvia Miles...

by Anonymousreply 54May 2, 2024 12:16 PM

The failure of Fall Guy, if it does fail, will only confirm one thing


This is what killed Johnny Depp. The Lone Ranger and Dark Shadows got greenlit because he liked them as a child.

Barbie became a blockbuster because the people who played with Barbie are now in their 30s and 40s and have fond memories of it as a child.

The Fall Guy was also from the Eighties but the only people who remember it are in their 80s, too. I had never heard of it until this was greenlit and I’m a millennial who had followed show business since the late 90s. I used to read TV Guides at night when I had insomnia. I had NEVER heard of this show. It’s not even referenced in other shows from the 80s like The Golden Girls. It has no cultural currency.

So if it does fail, now looking increasingly likely, Gosling is allowed a big flop because he made so much money for Barbie.

But you know what this means don’t you? What did Johnny Depp do after those flops?


But what does this mean?

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by Anonymousreply 55May 2, 2024 12:24 PM

Apparently the script has a distasteful Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

by Anonymousreply 56May 2, 2024 12:34 PM

Distasteful Johnny Depp and Amber Heard joke

by Anonymousreply 57May 2, 2024 12:35 PM

R54, No, I meant Sarah Miles.

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by Anonymousreply 58May 2, 2024 1:33 PM

OP, the film made a total of $8.5 million at the box office so far with a budget of $130m. Lay off the pipe.

by Anonymousreply 59May 2, 2024 6:25 PM

[quote] No one at work and none of my friends are talking about this movie

People who post shit like this are embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 60May 2, 2024 6:26 PM

R60 unpaid wishing to be sexually harassed intern at Universal

by Anonymousreply 62May 2, 2024 7:50 PM

The two critics in this podcast seem lukewarm on The Fall Guy

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by Anonymousreply 63May 3, 2024 1:12 AM

The box office predictions range from $30 to $50 million because no one can figure out the level of interest.

by Anonymousreply 64May 3, 2024 1:21 AM

R59, that’s a “subdued” opening international weekend per Variety. Especially for this big budget nonsense with two old people attempting to act and sound like Gen Z.

by Anonymousreply 65May 3, 2024 2:49 AM

Who cares how much money a movie makes? Isn't it more important that the movie is GOOD?

by Anonymousreply 66May 3, 2024 3:06 AM

I can kind of buy the argument that Gosling is a bigger star today due to ‘Barbie’. Everyone talked about his performance and he owned the Oscars this year with his performance. Clearly, many are amused by his hijinks on SNL as well. One could say he’s more bankable due to Barbenheimer even though he wasn’t the lead.

But Emily Blunt? She got a pure coattail Oscar nomination for being a female in ‘Oppenheimer’ in a less competitive category. The success of that film cannot be attributed to Kitty Oppenheimer! Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. are hotter after ‘Oppenheimer’. Emily is lucky to be in yet another wife/girlfriend role here. I’m dumbfounded by these (mainly hetero white male) critics who always claim she has any star quality onscreen or acting talent. She’s such a bore.

by Anonymousreply 67May 3, 2024 3:07 AM

[quote] No one at work and none of my friends are talking about this movie

There’s $30 they’ll never see.

Seriously, you sound like a fucking 15-year-old girl.

Why would anyone be so invested in hoping something fails that has nothing to do with you unless you’re seriously disordered?

Grow the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 68May 3, 2024 3:11 AM

R66, it’s a business honey boo boo. When you spend $125 million dollars on a movie and pay handsome figures to Gosling and Blunt to bring butts to seats, profitability matters.

by Anonymousreply 69May 3, 2024 3:21 AM

Your outrage is delicious r68

by Anonymousreply 70May 3, 2024 4:19 AM

This is the remake that nobody asked for of a dumb tv show nobody watched FIFTY YEARS ago.

How weird.

They said I don’t wish the movie ill and think it’s strange when people do that. (What's in it for them?). But the idea of this is still quite puzzling to me.

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by Anonymousreply 72May 3, 2024 2:56 PM

Has no one pointed out r59 lied?

by Anonymousreply 73May 3, 2024 2:58 PM

I checked a big theater for a 7:00 show and it’s mostly empty seats.

by Anonymousreply 74May 3, 2024 6:10 PM

R74 is correct. This may be a low 20s opening, possibly beneath that.

This is a middle American market, Cinemark IMAX Dallas

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by Anonymousreply 75May 3, 2024 6:25 PM

In my city, in the major centrally located theater, the IMAX showing at 6:30 has a 13 seats already sold at 11:30 am.

by Anonymousreply 76May 3, 2024 6:25 PM

Cinemark Playa Vista (Los Angeles)

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by Anonymousreply 77May 3, 2024 6:26 PM

Poor Ryan and Emily! The horror.

by Anonymousreply 78May 3, 2024 6:28 PM

R59 didn’t lie! It opened internationally earlier and made that paltry sum.

I’ve had enough of the “Barbenheimer” brats coasting on the coattails of their more important stars! Please end frigid Emily Blunt’s Hollywood career asap!

by Anonymousreply 79May 3, 2024 6:29 PM

NO Critic’s Pick from the Times…

by Anonymousreply 80May 3, 2024 6:29 PM

But batshit Manohla praised it, r80

by Anonymousreply 81May 3, 2024 6:32 PM

Faint praise ~ hence the lack of a gold check mark.

by Anonymousreply 82May 3, 2024 6:36 PM

Saw it last night in Los Angeles and there were probably six of us in the theater. But to be fair, it was showing on multiple screens so maybe the earlier and later showings had a bigger crowd.

It's fun film. Heard of the original "The Fall Guy", but have never seen it, but the film is its own thing. Very meta about the stunt community and film industry so if you are into the ins and out of the showbiz, the jokes pays off more.

by Anonymousreply 83May 3, 2024 6:53 PM

If this fails, that’s going to be a huge wakeup call for Hollywood

This is what’s notable

There was another film, a male targeted action movie, based on 80s intellectual property, starring another 43 year old white male actor with a gigantic head, who did the movie because he has fond memories of it as a child.

It went straight to streaming and was a huge success.

This would indicate that a whole crop of male stars in their forties (the Chrises and their peers) are no longer bankable in theatrical films, unless they are in a film with wide intellectual property appeal.

In other words… theatrical star driven male targeted action movies are dead. Unless they are IP.

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by Anonymousreply 84May 3, 2024 7:04 PM

Not surprised it’s not getting a big audience. It seems jokey and something you could watch on TV later.

by Anonymousreply 85May 3, 2024 7:06 PM

Yep, it means audiences prefer streaming over going to a theater.

by Anonymousreply 86May 3, 2024 7:08 PM

Why are people so obsessed with movie box office figures?

by Anonymousreply 87May 3, 2024 7:12 PM

Wow, r75 r77 is so invested in seeing this fail that they’re actually taking screen shots of empty theater maps and presenting those like a district attorney. So much effort and hostility for something that has zero impact on your life.

Wouldn’t your time be better spent learning a new language? Maybe cooking classes? How about volunteering at an animal shelter?

Taking screen shots of theater maps, uploading them to an image hosting site and then linking to these seems weirdly obsessive and a colossal waste of time.

Stop throwing your life away.

by Anonymousreply 88May 3, 2024 7:13 PM

^ Eva Mendes

by Anonymousreply 89May 3, 2024 7:14 PM

R88 is Donna Langley, crying over spilled milk !

by Anonymousreply 90May 3, 2024 7:17 PM

Box office is very interesting to movie fans, especially as the film industry is figuring out what does or doesn’t work in today’s marketplace. Okay for you to ignore thread if you are not interested.

by Anonymousreply 91May 3, 2024 7:19 PM

Looks like they give away too much in the trailer

by Anonymousreply 92May 3, 2024 7:21 PM

Ryan and Margot were box-office poison before Barbie, and now it's no different after Barbie. Barbie was a phenomenon because of the Mattel doll, which all women played with as little girls. Its success had nothing to do with the cast.

Ryan and Zendaya can not open a movie, as we've seen in recent weeks.

by Anonymousreply 93May 3, 2024 7:26 PM

R93, disagree on Zendaya. Without her, Challengers would have made nothing. It’s an intelligent, art house movie playing broadly now.

by Anonymousreply 94May 3, 2024 7:28 PM


How do you know some of us aren’t in show business?

by Anonymousreply 95May 3, 2024 7:55 PM

Perhaps I'm being a sourpuss, but does anyone else find this production just totally uninteresting?

by Anonymousreply 96May 3, 2024 8:16 PM

R95 because you are even more a moron than those who work in the entertainment industry

by Anonymousreply 97May 3, 2024 8:35 PM

28, i think it will do closer to 25

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by Anonymousreply 98May 3, 2024 9:37 PM

Wow. What a bust.

by Anonymousreply 99May 3, 2024 10:09 PM

Heather Thomas at the premiere.

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by Anonymousreply 100May 3, 2024 10:10 PM

No more free pastel suits for Ryan.

by Anonymousreply 101May 3, 2024 10:15 PM

R100 What the fuck! She’s unrecognizable.

by Anonymousreply 102May 3, 2024 10:16 PM

Emily Blunt is heartbroken 💔

by Anonymousreply 103May 3, 2024 10:19 PM

[quote] Okay for you to ignore thread if you are not interested.

I don’t need anyone’s permission to ignore threads, and anyway I am indeed interested — in why people are obsessed with something that doesn’t indicate the quality of a film, and in which they have no financial stake.

It seems like, these days, everyone is obsessed with every aspect of movies except the only one that matters — whether the movie is entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 104May 3, 2024 10:27 PM

Except that is not true. Box office does matter and people are fired if a movie fails to attract an audience. This one is truly a bust.

by Anonymousreply 105May 3, 2024 10:31 PM

It's fun film.

by Anonymousreply 106May 3, 2024 10:33 PM

I’m gonna say that The Fall Guy is likely to underperform because it doesn’t really deliver. As a comedy it’s rarely laugh-out-loud funny, and because the tone is so jokey throughout the action scenes feel weightless. Instead of promoting this movie NONSTOP for the past 9 months, Universal really should have brought this thing back into the edit room for another pass.

by Anonymousreply 107May 3, 2024 10:42 PM

The reason it’s doing badly is partly due to Gosling himself

He was one of the crop of actors who took big paychecks to make unmemorable streaming action films (The Gray Man, with his peer Evans)

They TRAINED audiences to expect these films on streaming.

by Anonymousreply 108May 3, 2024 10:51 PM

R56 go touch grass

by Anonymousreply 109May 3, 2024 10:54 PM

r109 ugh I hate when people say that. And I am not r56

by Anonymousreply 110May 3, 2024 10:58 PM

R110 Go touch grass.

by Anonymousreply 111May 3, 2024 11:14 PM

[quote] How do you know some of us aren’t in show business?

Well, if you are, you should be fired. First, for posting on a gay message board when you should be working, wasting company dollars. Secondly, for rooting for the failure of a film at a time when the industry needs all the help it can get in a post-COVID/streaming world. Rather, shameful, actually.

Who works in a business rooting for it to go down the drain?

You deserve a pink slip.

by Anonymousreply 112May 3, 2024 11:21 PM

It’s now 4:30 pm at 14 seats have been sold for the 6:30 IMAX showing….a total one additional seat since I last checked 5 hours ago.

by Anonymousreply 113May 3, 2024 11:25 PM

Here will be the immediate effect:

Amazon had committed to a theatrical platform for Red One with Chris Evans and Dwayne Johnson; that will be scuttled (movie is rumored to be a trainwreck anyway)

Lionsgate has two Henry Cavill movies slated for theaters: In the Grey with Jake Gyllenhaal (finished) and a Highlander remake in preproduction. Henry Cavill just had two bombs. In the Grey will be punted to streaming; Highlander will recast it with a younger actor, maybe Mescal or Butler, but still go theatrical. Chad Stahelski is too important to Lionsgate to go straight to streaming.

Chris Hemsworth’s Furiosa should do well, but he’s unrecognizable in that movie. IP is the star now. The actors are just… actors.

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by Anonymousreply 114May 3, 2024 11:26 PM


#1. You do know that many people in show business don’t keep regular business hours, right? How does someone not know this? You think people who make movies have schedules like normal people?

#2. Hollywood’s favorite past-time is, and had always been, schadenfreude.

Talking to people who know nothing about show business is like talking to children.

by Anonymousreply 115May 3, 2024 11:32 PM

Now 5:30, and a total of 18 seats have been sold at the 6:30 IMAX showing

by Anonymousreply 116May 4, 2024 12:24 AM

I will always be rooting for Ryan Gosling to fail.


by Anonymousreply 117May 4, 2024 12:30 AM

I think it isn't tough enough for the action movie loving males and it is not as appealing to the females as a romcom would be.

by Anonymousreply 118May 4, 2024 12:31 AM

It has a Netflix vibe and the leads are in their 40’s. Not surprised it’s soft.

by Anonymousreply 119May 4, 2024 12:39 AM

Did you see Ryan and Mikey Day dressed up as Beavis and Butthead again for the premiere

by Anonymousreply 120May 4, 2024 12:58 AM

[quote] Did you see Ryan and Mikey Day dressed up as Beavis and Butthead again for the premiere

R40 did.

by Anonymousreply 121May 4, 2024 1:00 AM

Does Ryan crack-up laughing at his own comedic lines? You know how fun that can be for us.

Maybe it'll be in the DVD extras...

by Anonymousreply 122May 4, 2024 1:11 AM

[quote] Talking to people who know nothing about show business is like talking to children.

Your gig ushering at the AMC 12 is hardly show business.

by Anonymousreply 123May 4, 2024 1:26 AM

It’s 6:30 and I’m looking at the 6:30 IMAX showing at there are 23 seats sold

It’s a flop

And I like Ryan Gosling

by Anonymousreply 124May 4, 2024 1:30 AM

This is a bomb

Big Cinemark south of San Francisco, 7:45 show (one hour from now)

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by Anonymousreply 125May 4, 2024 1:43 AM

Hollywood this is your last warning: Ryan Gosling is not a box office drawcard. Nobody is showing up just to see Gosling. There are no draws in this post-Covid, streaming world but don’t pay him a handsome figure to headline paycheck movies.

by Anonymousreply 126May 4, 2024 1:56 AM

The site at link claims to know the salaries for Fall Guy.

Ryan Gosling - $12 million

Emily Blunt- $10 million

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - $200,000

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by Anonymousreply 127May 4, 2024 3:19 AM

This is the big Cinemark on the 405. This is in one hour. In LA.

The could be a legendary turkey. Think Ishtar.

Nobody wanted to see this movie.

I would be very surprised if it did $25 million. This could fall to 18-19. I see this doing Argylle numbers (also Universal, but just releasing for Apple). That opened to $17 million and did $45 domestic.

This will kill vanity projects all over Hollywood. No one will be able to pitch a star vehicle to a studio unless it’s attached to a franchise or its awards bait.

Universal just greenlit a Leonardo DaVinci biopic. I wouldn’t be shocked if Gosling agrees to star. It’s the only studio work he will get from now.

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by Anonymousreply 128May 4, 2024 4:39 AM

They never learn. Gladiator 2 will be in the same boat.

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by Anonymousreply 130May 4, 2024 4:58 AM

Gladiator 2 will probably do very well. It simply will not do well enough to justify its budget. These things have a ceiling. You cannot spend $250 million on The Lone Ranger, you cannot spend $300 million on Gladiator.

by Anonymousreply 131May 4, 2024 5:12 AM

Choose Your Seats

Seriously... take all you want...

by Anonymousreply 132May 4, 2024 5:46 AM

Hollywood is slow to learn the lesson. The box office isn't there anymore to justify these ridiculously massive budgets.

by Anonymousreply 133May 4, 2024 6:13 AM

R127, that’s an insane amount for Blunt. Gosling is the star of the film and his amount makes sense.

by Anonymousreply 134May 4, 2024 6:30 AM

We all have to eat r134.

by Anonymousreply 135May 4, 2024 9:01 AM

Hollywood’s most annoying couple - Krasunt!

by Anonymousreply 136May 4, 2024 10:03 AM

Phantom Menace is expected to make more than The Fall Guy today.

May the 4th be with you bitches!

by Anonymousreply 137May 4, 2024 10:04 AM

Mescal looks remarkably like Henry Cavill in that Gladiator still. Don’t be shocked if he chosen to replace him in Highlander.

They could possibly swing Cavill to the Sean Connery role - actually not a bad idea - but it will not be made with him in the lead, unless it is reconfigured as television series or Stahelski is OK with straight to streaming. If Gosling cannot open an action movie, none of the fortysomethings can.

You are only going to get big budget action movies anymore if the brand name is a household name. The brand is the star.

And I have a very strong feeling this will be proven by Twisters doing bonkers business. All millennials remember Twister. Glen Powell like Bill Paxton merely needs to be recognizable, attractive and have a decent Q score; but the tornados are the star. And it doesn’t hurt that God appears to be launching a viral marketing campaign for it right now.

People are only going to go to the theater if they have some idea of what to expect. Yes, Twister was a stupid movie, but it was a good theater experience with its wall to wall sound (Twister was always the movie used in electronic store demonstrations for surround sound in the late 90s.)

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by Anonymousreply 138May 4, 2024 1:20 PM

Cavill won’t be replaced in Highlander. He’s perfect for it, (the character is similar to Witcher) and it will most likely be a limited hit for him.

Blunt should never have been cast opposite Gosling. She’s not an action romcom star. She need to be in things where she can be masculine, sardonic, and cold as ice like Sicario and Prada.

by Anonymousreply 139May 4, 2024 1:30 PM

Glen Powell is not equivalent to Bill Paxton. He has a much bigger and broader career already. Paxton was a character actor whose biggest movie moment was Twister. He then moved to TV. Glen Powell is being positioned as a major star. That never happened for Paxton whose biggest claim to fame was one funny line “Game over man, game over,” in Aliens, and a minor role in Titanic.

Your analysis in general is really off.

by Anonymousreply 140May 4, 2024 1:38 PM

Cavill will be replaced in Highlander if Lionsgate wants it theatrical. It doesn’t matter if he would be good in it - he is simply too old and the IP is not well recognized.

by Anonymousreply 141May 4, 2024 1:39 PM

He is not going to be replaced. Period.

by Anonymousreply 142May 4, 2024 1:41 PM

People know this movie exists; they just don’t want to go to the theater to see it. The marketing is all over the place. Ryan Gosling + Emily Blunt + explosions. Who is the audience for this? Women, action film fans, rom com fans?

by Anonymousreply 143May 4, 2024 1:54 PM

True r140 except in your world, the movie Apollo 13 does not appear to exist. Apollo 13 was the highest grossing live action movie worldwide in 1995. Paxton was cast because of Apollo 13 (same studio, Universal). Bill Paxton was widely recognizable but not particularly famous, much like Glen Powell is now, and that allowed him to take a backseat to the real star of the movie, the tornados. That’s why they cast the star of “Mad About You” for his costar and not Michelle Pfeiffer or Demi Moore.

“Glen Powell is being positioned as a major star” by who, Darryl F. Zanuck? There is no positioning as a major star any more because major stars do not exist. Hitman has a NINTEY SIX fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes but it’s going straight to streaming. Glen Powell is going to be about as famous as any actor of his generation will get. Look at all the actors of Powell’s generation: Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Austin Butler. None of them are particularly famous. Austin Butler is the most famous of those three and his film The Bikeriders was PULLED from general release by Disney two weeks before opening and is still sitting on a shelf.

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by Anonymousreply 144May 4, 2024 1:55 PM

You could make the argument that a lack of competition helped Anyone But You at the box office. Twisters will really test whether or not Glen Powell can put asses on seats. I don’t think Twisters is that IP driven considering that it’s been twenty-eight years since the standalone first film.

by Anonymousreply 145May 4, 2024 1:59 PM

Well r142 has spoken! Never mind that Lionsgate bought Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare for him to prop up his star for Highlander and it bombed spectacularly. Lionsgate didn’t even want to risk worldwide theatrical rights; this is only being released in North American theaters. Amazon Prime bought the film for all overseas territories where it will go straight to Prime.

If Lionsgate wants to make the film that badly with him, they will just do a day and date release in which case many theaters will not even show it.

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by Anonymousreply 146May 4, 2024 2:04 PM

Good luck with that, R146.

by Anonymousreply 147May 4, 2024 2:09 PM

R75 / R77 - So it appears for Emily Blunt that a Quiet Place is the theater showing Fall Guy.

by Anonymousreply 148May 4, 2024 4:28 PM

Deadline still says a 28 opening. Maybe they are expecting weekends matinees to lift it.

Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is already out of the top ten after two weekends. Cavill cannot carry a film, which is actually unfair because if you saw Argylle and Ministry, he’s pretty much a supporting character. But he agreed to top billing so those are his turkeys. I don’t think he has a manager anymore since firing Dany Garcia.

by Anonymousreply 149May 4, 2024 4:30 PM

What a tremendous flop and proof that Emily Blunt is bankable. Never has been.

Hollywood! Stop shoving her down our fucking throats. She’s not even talented and looks like a skinner Rachel Dratch. Debbie Downer would be a great starring vehicle for her.

by Anonymousreply 150May 4, 2024 4:37 PM

It's a fun movie, but shouldn't be two hours long. Gosling is charming in the movie. The plot is silly. Aaron Taylor Johnson doesn't appear to be aging well. His body is great, but his face is showing some cracks. As for the box-office, movies don't interest young people. These budgets need to get a lot smaller.

by Anonymousreply 151May 4, 2024 4:42 PM

Even the bomb ‘Prince of Persia’ made more on its opening weekend and that was fourteen years ago.

$30.1 million in its first 3-day weekend of release and it didn’t even make $100 million. That film killed Gylenhaal’s Hollywood aspirations.

by Anonymousreply 152May 4, 2024 4:52 PM

[quote] Your analysis in general is really off.

This could be said of every poster in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 153May 4, 2024 4:52 PM

There’s something dead behind Cavill’s eyes that will forever keep him from being a true leading man.

Glen Powell is more smarm than charm.

I actually like Gosling but have zero interest in the Fall Guy.

by Anonymousreply 154May 4, 2024 5:07 PM

Unlike Challengers, I’ve heard no one I know talk about this movie. If it’s a hit, I will be shocked.

by Anonymousreply 155May 4, 2024 5:11 PM

[quote] No one at work and none of my friends are talking about this movie

Word r155

by Anonymousreply 156May 4, 2024 5:17 PM

Not being interested in acting has kept Cavill from being an actual leading man. He merely wants to appear in genre franchises. He has said this many times.

The problem with Cavill is that he has essentially gotten reduced to being a “cypher”. He is merely in his films, he doesn’t play a character, you cannot say anything about his character that isn’t communicated in exposition. The only movies in which he has not played the stock “Henry Cavill template” are Man from UNCLE and Enola Holmes, and he was good in those.

There was a finding on a creative writing platform that Henry Cavill was the most cited person used when writers imagined their protagonists. That cypher quality is the reason for that.

by Anonymousreply 157May 4, 2024 5:36 PM

[quote] Enola Holmes

Did he play Enola Gay?

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by Anonymousreply 158May 4, 2024 5:43 PM

What does Henry Cavill have to do with the box office of The Fall Guy?

by Anonymousreply 159May 4, 2024 6:00 PM

Nada. Nunco. Nadie.

by Anonymousreply 160May 4, 2024 6:02 PM

Bill Paxton was MAGA.

by Anonymousreply 161May 4, 2024 6:02 PM

It had to do with forty year old men being unable open action movies.

by Anonymousreply 162May 4, 2024 6:07 PM

Bill Paxton was a Democrat.

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by Anonymousreply 163May 4, 2024 6:10 PM

r162 r163

by Anonymousreply 164May 4, 2024 6:14 PM


Dude. Welcome to the Hollywood shit list. Maybe I can be Butthead wit ya next time.

Btw, you should have had Zendaya cast as your love interest if you wanted Gen Z box office.

You’re 40+ mate.

by Anonymousreply 165May 4, 2024 6:14 PM

[quote] Phantom Menace is expected to make more than The Fall Guy today.

Meesa so happy!

by Anonymousreply 166May 4, 2024 6:51 PM

Gosling and his team must be feeling pretty nervous right now. He can't be relied upon to open an action film or a rom-com. The Fall Guy has been pushed for weeks so it wasn't like it suffered from a lack of publicity. Hopefully this humbles him a bit. His career needed Barbie and Barbie came into it at the right time but I think he thought Barbenheimer would last forever. Throughout the whole award season, he did zero interviews on the red carpet and at the Critics Choice Awards he even had a security guard form a protective shield around him as if he was the President. So hopefully this knocks him down a peg.

by Anonymousreply 167May 5, 2024 2:21 AM

You tell him r167!


by Anonymousreply 168May 5, 2024 2:24 AM

He's a straight white man so he'll always get work but holy fuck his face is botoxed beyond repair.

by Anonymousreply 169May 5, 2024 2:28 AM

Adults in their forties don’t blather about Taylor Swift and spicy margaritas. Gosling and Blunt are too old to play “cute-sie” and struggling newbies in their professions. Lay off the fillers and play more age appropriate characters!

And ye both aren’t butts in the seats marquee names!

by Anonymousreply 170May 5, 2024 2:31 AM

With marketing costs, this budget is north of $250 million!

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by Anonymousreply 171May 5, 2024 2:37 AM

This was the movie Gosling was going to do for Universal before he decided to do Fall Guy. Universal should have only agreed to make Fall Guy in exchange for Gosling doing The Wolf Man (a fairly standard occurrence once; Billy Murray agreed to do his most famous role, Ghostbusters, in exchange for his forgotten vanity project The Razors Edge.)

My God Ryan Gosling looks like a different person now.

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by Anonymousreply 172May 5, 2024 3:25 AM

We think he should get that mole on his left cheekbone removed.

by Anonymousreply 173May 5, 2024 3:27 AM

The plot for The Fall Guy is actually somewhat similar to The Nice Guys - a jokey neonoir set in LA with Gisling as a hapless anti-Philip Marlowe. That movie flopped which begs the question why he decided to use the same formula again. Why even bother to call it The Fall Guy when that series centered on a bounty hunter who entraps marks with elaborate stunts.

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by Anonymousreply 174May 5, 2024 3:38 AM

I thought the movie was a lot of fun, but my theater tonight, on a Saturday night in Union Square, was maybe 10% full. To be fair, the entire theater was shockingly empty. It’s really true that Gen Z is just not going to the movies anymore.

by Anonymousreply 175May 5, 2024 3:39 AM

OP not nearly the BO predicted. Including the Thursday night preview The Fall Guy made $10.4M opening day. It'll be lucky if it makes $28M opening weekend

by Anonymousreply 176May 5, 2024 3:44 AM

Though supposedly a love story, the reviews make it seem more like a stunt-driven action film. Which explains why young women aren’t going. Also Gosling’s appeal is to women in their 30s, 40s and above, and they’re going to wait to see this on streaming.

“Anyone But You” had young, pretty stars with great bodies taking their clothes off, which brought in teenaged girls and young women in their 20s. This movie was never going to get that crowd, it needs crossover appeal to make a mint, amd it’s not getting that.

And for the Emily Blunt haters, Deadline reported that 35% of attendees went to see it for her as opposed to 50% who went for Gosling. While neither figure is great, hers is higher than I would have thought while his is much lower. Personally, I like her, she always reads as interestingly intelligent and neurotic, which is hardly a typical leading lady type in Hollywood films today. And I still think she deserved a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for “The Devil Wears Prada.”

by Anonymousreply 177May 5, 2024 4:35 AM

Movie would have been better without her. Focus on Gosling and the stunts. It’s aiming to be too many movies and Gosling just has no chemistry with her.

by Anonymousreply 178May 5, 2024 4:46 AM

[quote] Fall Guy, despite how well it plays with audiences (SXSW crowds were belly laughing), there’s nothing that screams “rush to this”

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by Anonymousreply 179May 5, 2024 12:38 PM

I always go to weekday matinees, when there are usually under 5 moviegoers.

Has anybody sat in a crowded movie theater lately?

by Anonymousreply 180May 5, 2024 12:49 PM

Yes r180

The Dune 2 IMAX showing was sold out when I went in the first week

by Anonymousreply 181May 5, 2024 12:51 PM

[quote] Personally, I like her, she always reads as interestingly intelligent and neurotic, which is hardly a typical leading lady type in Hollywood films today

That’s basically Emma Stone’s wheelhouse.

by Anonymousreply 182May 5, 2024 12:55 PM

He has become insufferable and shameless when he talks about Eva and his two daughters.

by Anonymousreply 183May 5, 2024 12:56 PM

Yes, because every father should hide his daughters away and not speak of them ever r183

by Anonymousreply 184May 5, 2024 12:58 PM

#183 is a gay homosexual.

by Anonymousreply 185May 5, 2024 1:06 PM

Now you know Matt wouldn’t have described R183 as that R185. The word is “fag.”

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by Anonymousreply 187May 5, 2024 2:27 PM


SUNDAY AM Writethru after Saturday AM Update: Universal’s The Fall Guy isn’t so strong, and nobody is really shocked.

While it was projected to do at least $30M, and it’s coming in at $28M, this is the range for original action comedies, even when they star Ryan Gosling. PostTrak exits report he’s 50% of the reason why people went to see the movie (versus 35% for Emily Blunt).

The opening for Fall Guy is actually on the higher end of Gosling starts, ranked third after anomaly Barbie ($162M) and Blade Runner 2049 ($32.7M), yet further down on Blunt’s. It’s looking like her tenth-best opening of her career stateside, short of Edge of Tomorrow ($28.7M) and Jungle Cruise ($35M with an asterisk – it did have a theatrical day-and-date PVOD on Disney+).

by Anonymousreply 188May 5, 2024 2:52 PM

In addition, Amazon MGM Studios’ Challengers did a have good hold at -49%, meaning they were able to keep some younger women away from the Gosling pic (71% women, 18-24 at 44%). However, the Zendaya tennis rom-com is coming in $1.1M lighter than expected (yesterday pic was at $8.7M) for a $7.6M weekend 2.

by Anonymousreply 189May 5, 2024 3:24 PM

IMHO there were too many clips of Ryan and Emily in their jokey banter, laughing at each other’s jokes, and audiences said PASS. There isn’t any incentive to pay $20 for the movie with those two middle aged stars.

by Anonymousreply 190May 5, 2024 3:32 PM

Seeing a film in a movie theater is so expensive now.

by Anonymousreply 191May 5, 2024 3:34 PM

Ryan will be best remembered for his “I’m Just Ken” musical performance at the Oscars rather than any film he was in.

by Anonymousreply 192May 5, 2024 3:36 PM

R191, I stopped seeing movies in a theater after a rat ran in front of me as I was walking to my seat at a major Boston venue at a screening of “Brokeback Mountain”.

by Anonymousreply 193May 5, 2024 3:38 PM

Happy that Challengers came in third.

by Anonymousreply 194May 5, 2024 3:39 PM

Second r194

by Anonymousreply 195May 5, 2024 3:50 PM

[quote] Ryan will be best remembered for his “I’m Just Ken” musical performance at the Oscars rather than any film he was in.

And still only good enough for #3 trend on Twitter.

Celebrities with the most tweets trending in the last hour of #Oscars:

#1. Ariana Grande — 400K

#2. Billie Eilish — 262K

#3. Ryan Gosling — 251K

#4. Cillian — 212K

#5. Emma Stone — 197K

by Anonymousreply 196May 5, 2024 3:52 PM

[quote] IMHO there were too many clips of Ryan and Emily in their jokey banter, laughing at each other’s jokes, and audiences said PASS. There isn’t any incentive to pay $20 for the movie with those two middle aged stars.

Not with them as a pair. Had Ryan been paired up with someone else it may be done better business - Jennifer Lawrence (she wouldn’t take a girlfriend role though), Zoe Kravitz, that blonde with the titties, or even gone older and put him opposite Sandra Bullock - it may have done well.

by Anonymousreply 197May 5, 2024 5:59 PM

Zoe Kravitz?



by Anonymousreply 198May 5, 2024 6:03 PM

R197, they bantered together at the Oscars and SNL, and in countless promotional interviews.

by Anonymousreply 199May 5, 2024 6:11 PM

R179 What did I tell you? R176

by Anonymousreply 200May 5, 2024 6:22 PM


Sure. People know and like her.

by Anonymousreply 201May 5, 2024 6:30 PM

Gif has spoken. The end.

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by Anonymousreply 202May 5, 2024 7:55 PM

Christ —NYT has spoken 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 203May 5, 2024 7:55 PM

Everyone is talking about it being a FLOP

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by Anonymousreply 204May 5, 2024 9:19 PM

I thought this would make more in its opening weekend. Guess not. Maybe Ryan and Emily should have been like Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney with "Anyone But You" and pretended they were secretly fucking.

by Anonymousreply 205May 5, 2024 10:14 PM

Doesn’t bode well for the rest of the summer.

by Anonymousreply 206May 5, 2024 10:40 PM

Who thought a movie based on a television series hardly anyone remembers would be a success?

by Anonymousreply 207May 5, 2024 10:44 PM

R207, because it has Emily Blunt who was very much responsible for the success of ‘Oppenheimer’ last year. It would have tanked without her.

by Anonymousreply 208May 5, 2024 10:48 PM

Emily Blunt has ZERO sex appeal.

by Anonymousreply 209May 5, 2024 11:31 PM

Who was the idiot that thought Emily Blunt would help this film? Probably feminist Ryan Gosling.

by Anonymousreply 210May 5, 2024 11:35 PM

R210 You really need psychiatric help, Desperately.

by Anonymousreply 211May 5, 2024 11:52 PM

Well, it looks like Glenn Close's "Sunset Boulevard" will be delayed further. What studio will take a chance on her, I ask you ?

by Anonymousreply 212May 6, 2024 12:01 AM

At 82, my starring in 'Gypsy' would have had a better opening weekend box office. Ya hear that studios ?

by Anonymousreply 213May 6, 2024 12:02 AM

Glen Powell is more bankable than Ryan Gosling. Discuss. 🤔

by Anonymousreply 214May 6, 2024 12:14 AM

No discussion needed—that flick was slowly rolled out, with savvy social media and a great pair of tits. That is all

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by Anonymousreply 215May 6, 2024 12:24 AM

And Powell doesn’t need fillers yet!

by Anonymousreply 216May 6, 2024 12:37 AM

Powell was excellent in the TV show Scream Queens. It's the role that made him a star. I wonder if he had to do a private audition for Ryan Murphy to get that role?

This scene with Nick Jonas on Scream Queens shows how he likes to appeal to a gay audience.

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by Anonymousreply 217May 6, 2024 1:00 AM

Why is no one talking about what a flop Guy Ritchies The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is? 17 days in release its domestic gross is $18.4 compared to Fall Guy's 3 day weekend total of $28.5M

by Anonymousreply 218May 6, 2024 1:36 AM

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare has so far made just under $16 million globally, with 97% of its earnings coming from North America alone. It's a disappointing sum of money, especially when the movie's $60 million production budget is factored in. Though The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is still showing in cinemas, its total earnings are unlikely to increase by much. After all, the film finished sixth at the domestic box office in only its second weekend, and with greater competition on the horizon

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is already a certified flop.

by Anonymousreply 219May 6, 2024 1:56 AM

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare didn’t have $125 million dollars spent on marketing on top of an inflated $125 million production budget. That’s what Universal did with “the Fall Guy” (including a Super Bowl commercial).

by Anonymousreply 220May 6, 2024 2:02 AM

Will The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare do well in streaming like Henry Cavill's other recent flop, Argyle, did?

by Anonymousreply 221May 6, 2024 2:05 AM

but has it been certified a flop R220?

by Anonymousreply 222May 6, 2024 2:06 AM

Glen Powell was very funny in that “Scream Queens” clip. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 223May 6, 2024 2:22 AM

I saw it today and enjoyed it. I thought the movie was funny and self-referential in a kind of wink-and-nod sort of way. It kept me engaged. I had a good time and I definitely feel I got my $10's worth for a couple of hours of fun.

by Anonymousreply 224May 6, 2024 2:39 AM

The Fall Guy has a 73 Metascore and a 7.3 IMDb Rating and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

This is a major motion picture built on the hope that audiences will want to see a cast of attractive, charming, interesting actors bounce off each other on screen, trading barbs and dashing looks. There's no franchise-building here, and no ambitions beyond offering the audience primal, pure pleasures.-SLASHFILM/ Jacob Hall

by Anonymousreply 225May 6, 2024 3:22 AM

Ryan Gosling has no social media. He can’t even be bothered to have an official account to at least just publish promotional material to a couple of million people? Some stars who don’t use social media do it to promote films when the rollout begins.

It’s beneath him!

And this is what it looks like! Hollywood shouldn’t even cast $12 million dollar leads with no social media.

by Anonymousreply 226May 6, 2024 4:49 AM

R226 To continue, “Roadhouse” had Connor McGregor and Post Malone promoting it on social media. And even Jake Gyllenhaal, who’s not very social media friendly, promoted it.

I don’t think Ryan will humble himself (as someone mentioned here) because he’s used to disappointment. Before “Barbie”, he vanished after making dud after dud so this is just business as usual for him.

by Anonymousreply 227May 6, 2024 4:52 AM

R226 r227

by Anonymousreply 228May 6, 2024 10:35 AM

I don't think many people say "Emily Blunt is in this, I want to see it". She should be thanking her lucky stars she is getting paid that much per film. The only thing I liked Gosling in was The Notebook, I thought he looked attractive with the shaggy look and it was a cute romance.

by Anonymousreply 229May 6, 2024 11:15 AM

Ryan Gosling is hot, but I don't see a movie just because the actor is nice to look at. That's what porn is for, and you get a hell of a lot more than maybe a bare chest or a fleeting butt shot.

by Anonymousreply 230May 6, 2024 12:11 PM

R214 - I think Powell is more likeable than Gosling.

by Anonymousreply 231May 6, 2024 12:14 PM

Ryan Gosling seems a bit weird, he has been with Eva Mendes for years, they have 2 kids but doesn't marry her and you don't see them out together in public.

by Anonymousreply 232May 6, 2024 12:17 PM

This summer is going to be a disaster at the box office. The strikes delaying everything forced people to find other entertainment, and they've gotten used to it. The window from theatrical release to streaming being only a few weeks has also damaged a film's box office potential.

by Anonymousreply 233May 6, 2024 3:01 PM

Exactly, R233. A disaster of the stuidos' own making. I try to go to the cinema every week to see new releases. But now I find myself evaluating if this week's new release is something I want to see now in a theater or just wait until it comes out on streaming. And if I hold out for the streaming option, there's a good chance I'll never get around to watching it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 234May 6, 2024 3:08 PM

Is Glenn Powell bisexual?

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by Anonymousreply 235May 6, 2024 3:13 PM

We went to see Civil War at the theater when it came out. It was a recliner theater, which was nice, but tickets and snacks were $50+. It was a nice night out, but watching a home release on my 75” screen while lounging on my comfy corduroy recliner sofa where I can pause the movie and go pee is pretty nice. And I don’t have to come out after the movie is over to find someone dinged my car door.

by Anonymousreply 236May 6, 2024 3:18 PM

Ministry is not being talked about as a flop because it was an acquisition with Lionsgate only taking some exposure because they only bought North American rights. They will lose money but it’s not considered a disaster like Argylle which was also an acquisition (Universal releasing for Apple) but Apple paid $200 million.

Universal acquiring Argylle was odd considering how bad it was; but they also put an enormous amount of effort into marketing it. In my opinion, Argylle was marketed exactly like a Warner Bros. film. Warner Bros. makes talent-heavy films. Universal is rumored to want to acquire Warner Bros. Perhaps it was part of a strategy to show that they can merge the studios successfully.

But it will impact decisions regarding casting Cavill because two flops in a row shows he doesn’t have the brand awareness to carry a film. So he will probably lose Highlander unless Lionsgate decides to swing it to streaming. Highlander IMO simply lacks the need to be remade; the concept isn’t that interesting and it’s poorly remembered.

by Anonymousreply 237May 6, 2024 3:30 PM

Agreed R233. The only thing that looks even remotely close to being a sure hit is Twisters. But who knows it's been 28 years since the standalone first film.

by Anonymousreply 238May 6, 2024 3:36 PM

[quote][R214] - I think Powell is more likeable than Gosling.


Ryan Gosling comes off smug.

Glen Powell is affable.

by Anonymousreply 239May 6, 2024 3:36 PM

Additionally Cavill has burnt bridges at Netflix, given Apple a bomb and is committed to a Warhammer series at Amazon that doesn’t appear to be moving anywhere soon. Who would be the buyer of a Highlander streaming project? HBO? Disney?

Just recast Cavill as Ramirez to save face and cast a young actor in the role.

by Anonymousreply 240May 6, 2024 3:41 PM

I never thought Ryan was that attractive but in his early career I could see the appeal in his personality and talent. I think overtime he became more smug. He had mega bombs like First Man and Blade Runner 2049 and then Barbie made him super arrogant.

by Anonymousreply 241May 6, 2024 3:46 PM

Gosling was a hipster icon when he became famous and now he’s the definition of mainstream

Barbie was successful because of his ironic awareness of what Ken represents - an empty unfulfilling product. But he took it to mean validation for that “himbo” image, when in fact Barbie criticized it. He cannot bring that metatextual awareness to a brand no one remembers. He becomes the joke, rather than being in on it. That’s exactly why the Beavis appearance was so cringe. He is no longer in on the joke; he is the person who laughs at his own jokes. That’s why his “breaking” on SNL was no linger charming. He represents satisfaction with a badly told joke.

by Anonymousreply 242May 6, 2024 4:06 PM

My sense is Ryan knows he has limited appeal, especially now. He’s never been a big box office star.

Emily Blunt had been in some big films but she is usually second to a bigger star.

by Anonymousreply 243May 6, 2024 4:17 PM

Listen to R234 being all fancy: I go to the cinema. This is the DL: we go see a movie, at a the-A-ter.

by Anonymousreply 244May 6, 2024 4:23 PM

r172, I know that Ryan was being really difficult with the first director of Wolfman (he was asking for a ton of changes), because he wanted a different director that he worked with before to direct it. Then the project lagged, and now the first director is doing it again, sans Gosling.

by Anonymousreply 245May 6, 2024 5:30 PM

[quote] Ryan Gosling has no social media.

I like him better already.

Definitely going to see “The Fall Guy” now.

by Anonymousreply 246May 6, 2024 5:36 PM

And whomever suggested Sandra Bullock- I would definitely would have seen that movie.

by Anonymousreply 247May 6, 2024 5:37 PM

Yes Leigh Wannell was going to direct, Gosling appears to have thrown his weight around to get Derek Cianfrance to direct and it was probably something too arthouse for Blumhouse which does have a house style

Leigh Wannell was then rehired

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by Anonymousreply 248May 6, 2024 5:40 PM

[quote] This summer is going to be a disaster at the box office. The strikes delaying everything forced people to find other entertainment

How? Everything filmed before the strikes is just now getting released. No one has been “forced” to find other entertainment because of a dearth of movies. There’s been no dearth of movies. Yet.

If you’re going to make up bullshit, and least have it make sense. Or buy a calendar.

Dumb shit.

by Anonymousreply 249May 6, 2024 5:42 PM

[Quote] Gosling was a hipster icon when he became famous and now he’s the definition of mainstream

R242 when was Gosling a hipster icon? To me he was that Mouseketeer who got a nose job who I confused with wonky-eyed fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds.

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by Anonymousreply 250May 6, 2024 6:25 PM

Young Hercules?

Hercules, Hercules!

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by Anonymousreply 251May 6, 2024 6:31 PM

Gosling was a hipster icon when he did films like The Believer, Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl and Drive.

by Anonymousreply 252May 6, 2024 6:32 PM

I thought Ryan Gosling was so sexy in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (2012).

by Anonymousreply 253May 6, 2024 6:45 PM

the term hipster seems outdated

by Anonymousreply 254May 6, 2024 6:47 PM

The box office has now been downgraded from 28.5 to 27.7.

by Anonymousreply 255May 6, 2024 6:47 PM

It's great to see stars in their 40s in leading roles. Maybe it's because everyone looks younger these days. The actresses who are the ages of the original Golden girls are the likes of Sandra Bullock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Catherine Zeta...And even 30 somethings still aren't seen as responsible adults.. Shia Lebeuff in a Robert Deniro role at the same age wouldnt wash now.

by Anonymousreply 256May 6, 2024 6:57 PM

[quote] The actresses who are the ages of the original Golden girls are the likes of Sandra Bullock, Jamie Lee Curtis, Catherine Zeta...And even 30 somethings still aren't seen as responsible adults..

But I am in my 30s!

by Anonymousreply 257May 6, 2024 6:59 PM

how to look like that 'hipster'

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by Anonymousreply 258May 6, 2024 7:02 PM

He’s so ordinary looking. Average Joe. Anyone can work out and get abs.

by Anonymousreply 259May 6, 2024 7:10 PM

TV’s Frank weighs in with some realness

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by Anonymousreply 261May 14, 2024 6:10 AM

So was The Fall Guy a passion project for Ryan?

by Anonymousreply 262May 14, 2024 8:50 AM

R259 - Love him or hate him, Ryan Gosling does NOT look like the Average American male. Have you seen the Average American male? Think Kevin James on a bad day.

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by Anonymousreply 263May 14, 2024 11:40 AM

It’s a flop.

by Anonymousreply 264May 14, 2024 12:24 PM

Emily and Ryan are above age 40 and acting like Taylor Swift matters to them on-screen in this vainglorious attempt to have chemistry in a rom-com.

1) People didn’t go to see ‘Oppenheimer’ because Emily Blunt was in it. Most people don’t even remember she was in it. It’s Christopher Nolan movie that made Cillian Murphy a star and more bankable than anyone else in the cast.

2) Charming as he was in ‘Barbie’, he had a minor role and, again, no one went to see “the new Ryan Gosling movie” when they purchased tickets to see it last year.

by Anonymousreply 265May 14, 2024 3:30 PM

[quote] ‘THE FALL GUY’ will release on Digital tomorrow, just over 2 weeks after the film released in theaters.

I think it's shocking that a major summer studio film is already going to premium VOD 2+ weeks after its theatrical release. This used to happen to mostly small, independent films that played in theaters for a week or two.

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by Anonymousreply 266May 20, 2024 3:55 PM

That was the deal Universal reached with exhibitors. Openings over 50 million get five exclusive theatrical weekends (31 days) and those under 50 million get three weekends (17 days.)

The studios WANT this because then they have already paid for P&A for the theatrical release so consumers would still be aware of it. The studios get almost all the money from a PVOD rental and only half from a theatrical exhibition.

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by Anonymousreply 267May 20, 2024 4:02 PM

Cool, I get to miss all over again.

by Anonymousreply 268May 20, 2024 9:56 PM

The premium VOD released tomorrow will cost $24.99. For that price, you'll get an extra 20 minutes of the movie that was previously edited out. So if you thought the theatrical version at 2 hours was too crisp and fast-paced, they're selling you the bloated version at no extra cost.

by Anonymousreply 269May 20, 2024 11:40 PM

[quote] I think it's shocking that a major summer studio film is already going to premium VOD 2+ weeks after its theatrical release.

Yes and no.

This had great reviews but with ticket prices absurd - $24 to see this where I live - there is zero reason to see this in a theater when I can spend the same price, own it, watch it as often as I want and not have to sit through 30 minutes of commercials and pay $12 for 10 cents worth of popcorn and deal with rude customers.

Lower ticket prices. It’s become absurd.

by Anonymousreply 270May 21, 2024 12:05 AM

[quote] This had great reviews but with ticket prices absurd - $24 to see this where I live

I remember when $24 got you a Broadway theater ticket. Christ, I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 271May 21, 2024 12:04 PM

People need to understand something about movie theaters

Movie theaters make money off of concessions

Younger people drive concession purchases

Younger people are more likely to see the movie opening weekend

This is what the theaters want. They want the studio to put all their marketing into opening a movie to deliver concession-buying young people to the theater. That is ALL they care about. Concessions, concessions, concessions.

Do you know why you have twenty minutes of advertising after the stated showtime? To give people the opportunity to go buy concessions after they have sat down!

Unless the film has a gonzo opening, which, as per Universal’s agreement with AMC for is $50 million, then the theaters have less incentive to keep the movie playing because it is just taking up space. Theaters do not really want “movies”. They want “concession-delivering events.” The studio puts all its might into opening the movie as big as possible, which Universal very clearly tried with Fall Guy. If they fail to create a “concession delivery event” then the studio gets the movie back to allow people to watch it at home with the money the studio put into its advertising campaign still keeping the movie in the public’s awareness.

by Anonymousreply 272May 21, 2024 1:01 PM

I agree with your logic R270. But I have to ask, where do you live that a movie ticket is $24? Where I am, a ticket for Furiosa in a premium format this Friday night at 8pm is $14.25.

by Anonymousreply 273May 21, 2024 1:05 PM

A premium format opening night ticket is about $21 is a mid-tier city (I used AMC Disney Springs in Orlando). In Los Angeles it is $28.

by Anonymousreply 274May 21, 2024 1:14 PM

A large suburb (used Plano, TX outside Dallas) is $17.50.

by Anonymousreply 275May 21, 2024 1:17 PM

I'm in suburban Fort Worth. Premium is $14.25 here for weekend evening shows. But I don't typically go to movies on Friday or Saturday nights. I can get premium format at weekend matinee times for $11.00.

by Anonymousreply 276May 21, 2024 4:49 PM

R273 Atlanta. I just bought two advance IMAX tickets for ”Deadpool and Wolverine” in July that cost $57.

It’s become absurd.

by Anonymousreply 277May 21, 2024 4:57 PM

Wow, R277. In Dallas, opening Friday 8pm showing of Deadpool in IMAX is $17.50. That's still expensive to me, but nowhere near what you had to pay.

by Anonymousreply 278May 21, 2024 5:07 PM

[quote][R259] - Love him or hate him, Ryan Gosling does NOT look like the Average American male. Have you seen the Average American male? Think Kevin James on a bad day.

Kevin James is from the Northeast, which has a lot of fugs.

The Midwest average is still above average.

Tons of attractive Average Joes in that region.

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by Anonymousreply 280May 21, 2024 6:40 PM

When I was a kid, it took weeks/months before some movies would make it to our area. It was always fun looking in the paper to see when big movies were finally coming.

I remember Halloween didn't make it our city until well after Halloween. By that time, it had turned into a cultural phenomenon. I miss how films would last in theaters for months, and could be up an audience by word of mouth. Sadly, those precious days are long gone.

by Anonymousreply 281May 21, 2024 8:07 PM

[quote] a mid-tier city (I used AMC Disney Springs in Orlando)

Mid-tier?! Don't make me break off my glass slipper in your ass!

by Anonymousreply 282May 21, 2024 11:19 PM

R281 aww your cute.

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