By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Estimates by Is A Star Wars Movie Opening Klady
Star Warrrrs, fabulous Star Waaarrrrrrsssss…
Reasonably good movie. Too complicated. Cameos are more functional than meaningful. I say, a still-remarkable $1.15 billion worldwide. Nothing there anyone actually needs to see twice.
Of course, if Collateral Beauty turned out to be a Star Wars movie, it too would do $800 million before anyone noticed.
Meanwhile, Collateral Beauty is stillborn and Rogue One is no excuse. It died on its own. Easily the worst Will Smith wide opening of his entire career. Rest in Pieces.
It’s hard to judge the expansions of Manchester and La La by yesterday’s numbers. Both are good. La La’s is better. The level of success will be easier to determine tomorrow (or Monday, really).