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Post Is April 2019 Gonna Be Lit?
My current opening weekend predictions:

Avengers: Endgame - $275M
Curse of La Llarona - $47M
Shazam! - $44M
Little - $35M
Pet Semetary - $33M
Hellboy - $20M
Breakthrough - $20M
Missing Link - $12M
The Best of Enemies - $8M

Obviously not everything is a breakout, but we are looking at $30M openers all month long spread out across different genres.


Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:58 pm
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Curse is too high. Shazam too low.

But yea, April is the new June.

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Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:22 pm
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Did Avengers basically make April a summer month?

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I think Fast and Furious (4th one, 2009) started the trend.

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Did Avengers basically make April a summer month?

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1) it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, a blockbuster can also open with 200m in August or September. The only season where you really experience an advantage is Christmas time.
2) 275m for Endgame won‘t happen, it‘s runtime is over 3 hours. I guess something around 220-230m is the range where it will end up.


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Hellboy 2's opening adjusts to 43 million and this one has more general audience appeal, and 11 years of build up and it doesn't look , I wouldn't be surprised if it out opened Shazam.

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I am not sure if Hellboy will surprise or disappoint. He is a character people know despite neither of the first few films being huge, but could get lost in the shuffle of Avengers and Shazam as well

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Avengers: Endgame - $270M
Shazam! - $60M
Pet Semetary - $35M
Hellboy - $30M
Curse of La Llarona - $28M
Breakthrough - $20M
Missing Link - $18M
Little - $17M
The Best of Enemies - $10M

It really is a superb month. Great potential.

Though I cant help but think what a wasted opportunity of not having released Hellboy in January like it was originally supposed to + Shazam could have killed in February (all hindsight offcourse considering Glass and Lego 2 were expected to perform better) but there still were gaps that could have been filled.

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BTW - It is good to see April as a legit strong month at the BO (holding the all time record).

After "Summer" edged into early May by the mid 90s, there were many attempts to try and kickstart the summer even earlier.

1997 was the first attempt with Volcano opening over the last weekend in April. But that film was always doomed thanks to Dante's Peak beating it to release. It was a little more successful in 2002 with The Scorpion King but then Spider-man came along in early May blasting off to a new monster record and wiped out any memory of that film.

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I keep forgetting Haddish is not in Little.

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Yeah I had no idea what Little was until this thread. Not really sure what it can do.

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Thegun wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if it out opened Shazam.


Um... yeah, I'd be shocked if Hellboy does over $35m weekend. Shazam will do $45m+

I hope Shazam is a decent hit, the reviews will certainly help and I think WoM will make this another DCEU leggy run.

Pet Sematary and La Llarona are wild cards. Would be intetesting if one of them managed 100m


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Hellboy won't make shit. There are already two movies out there for the niche that love that character. The masses don't give a shit about Hellboy, and there's no more or less appeal for this one that the GDT ones.

Flava'd's prediction seems good, if a little low. I think it could get $23-$25m.


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So Lit is still going around even after Magnus left :thumbsup:

This month seems really nice in terms of breakout potential. The wild cards are definitely the two horror movies (Pet Semetary and La Llorna).

I don't think Shazam! will be as leggy as the last two DCEU movies even with good WoM mostly because the competition before and after it is BIG.


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The Curse of La Llorona is getting middling reviews. $40m+ is less likely now. Low $30m is still good though.


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April preview http://wokj.worldofkj.com/avengers-endg ... nt-memory/

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Avengers: Endgame - 250m
Curse of La Llarona - 40m
Shazam! - 100m
Little - 40m
Pet Semetary - 55m
Hellboy - 30m
Breakthrough - 18m
Missing Link - 12m
The Best of Enemies - 7m

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i.hope wrote:
The Curse of La Llorona is getting middling reviews. $40m+ is less likely now. Low $30m is still good though.
That’s a bummer but it sure didn’t stop The Nun.

I saw the new trailer for that and Little at Us and both slayed with the audience. That was the inspiration for this thread.


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Could Hellboy go under $10M opening? The marketing campaign has been so poor for a movie that nobody really wanted in the first place. And it is opening the week before Endgame? It’s going to ruin my thread. :mad:


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The other characters, villain, etc. in Hellboy looks really low grade.

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I think people were up for another Hellboy, just not THIS Hellboy.


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Yeah, I'm not quite sure what they were thinking releasing Hellboy at this date, just like it was dumb Hellboy 2 opened right before The Dark Knight. This could've done okay in January/February maybe.


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Well they keep thinking Hellboy can be another Venom or Deadpool. But he NEVER will be.


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publicenemy#1 wrote:
Yeah, I'm not quite sure what they were thinking releasing Hellboy at this date, just like it was dumb Hellboy 2 opened right before The Dark Knight. This could've done okay in January/February maybe.


It was originally scheduled for January. Moving it to April was stupid.

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Yeah Hellboy is going to flop big time. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it opened in the single digits, but it might end up barely scraping into the low to mid teens.


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