I’ve been filling in for Watson for a while now on the Box Office Report despite my repeated preference to never do these again. Seriously, why do we do these at all?
Then, after a long conversation with last week’s distant Watson cousin, I finally figured it all out.
See, it’s all about the Free Market. Audiences buy tickets to show their approval, so a movie that sells many tickets must be better than a movie that sells very few.
See, by this unassailable logic, we can see that The Boss is a better movie than Batman Vs Marge Vs The Monorail. Both made over $23 million last weekend, but The Boss made an additional $45 thousand more than the action figures slammed together movie, so it must be a better movie than Batsoup.
Likewise, Batsoup is a better movie than Zootopia. Zootopia only made $14.3 million. Plus, overall, Batsoup made about $600 thousand more since its release than Zootopia has since its release. I mean, why else would Batsoup made more money? It must be because it is simply a better movie.
And continuing down this path, we can see that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is not as good as those other movies, and yet it is a better movie than Hardcore Henry.
I am sure there are plenty out there to doubt how the Free Market proves quality of movie product based off the quantity of tickets sold. But I offer one last unassailable example. Though Deadpool came in 12th for the week, it has overall made over $350 million, compared to Batsoup‘s $296. Anyone who has seen both movies knows that Deadpool is better than Batsoup.
I mean, when have bad movies ever made a lot of money?