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4-Day Estimates by President’s Day Klady

4 day est 2017-02-20 at 11.00.45 AM

4 Responses to “4-Day Estimates by President’s Day Klady”

  1. lockedcut says:

    It’s kind of mind blowing that rogue one is a 500+ grosser and no one even noticed hardly any coverage of its numbers. If episode eight splits the difference between episode seven and R1 does that mean we will be inundated with stupid articles about what a box office failure it is?

    What are the possibilities E8 follows the LOTR trajectory with each installment making more money than the last?

  2. Bulldog68 says:

    I thought Rogue One got plenty of coverage.

  3. Night Owl says:

    I thought Rogue One coverage was pretty extensive. Disney/Lucasfilm are victims of their own success. Billion dollar massive hits are kind of expected. What I imagine they are trying to do now is figure out how to squeeze out even more money since there won’t be a sequel. Books, comics, cartoon and yes I would bet the characters popping up in other stand-alones will come. Plus a few collector blurays. God they are just printing money with this franchise

    Episode 8 will likely drop from Episode 7 and yes we will be inundated with stupid articles about what a went wrong when it tops out at 1.7 billion. Won’t that be fun.

  4. Bulldog68 says:

    Arrival will finally crawl pass the $100m mark today. But can the Passengers arrive too? :-)

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