Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: The Martian. It’s Still The Martian

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Look, we know you’re busy.  We know you have things to do.  So do we.  But the Box Office Report isn’t going to write itself.  We know.  We tried to see if that would happen.

So, who made money this past weekend?

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Gabbing Geek Box Office: Truly Outrageous Witches

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Some stinkers tried to slip into the top spot and were fended off by the mainstays.  Who won the week?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office My Bumps Are All Goosie!

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A lonely Martian entered the cinaplexes to do battle with vampire Sandler.  Who won the week?
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Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally
Gabbing Geek 56: Fangirl, Finally

Our latest episode of the Gabbing Geek podcast has MCU movie news, Ready Player One movie news, the Fangirl Geek Book Club, and a riveting discussion on what makes geek content in the first place.  And Watson introduces what might be the world’s worst convention ever.  You can give the episode a listen right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Why Box Office Matters

ll62uWatson was out of town yesterday so Tom took over our Box Office report with something different.  Sure, he reported the top five movies’ box office and the top zero Broadway shows but then Tom asked an interesting set of questions about why we care.  Find out what he asked and all the answers after the break!

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report–Get Your Butt Back To Mars

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Man, people bought movie tickets over the weekend!  Wow!  Commerce at work!

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Podcast Reaction: Wait, More Villains?! Edition

"I'm going to go menace a St. Bernard, Scully."
“I’m going to go menace a St. Bernard, Scully.”

This week on the podcast, there was no Jenny.  That means a lot of boring stuff about box office numbers that haven’t happened yet.

I mean, yeah, there was some Mars talk that proves Watson is as bad at counting as Jenny, but at least they didn’t get into some really complicated numbers over how many rocks from the Sun Mars happens to be when Mars has two moons of its own to screw with his totals even more.

Then there was a List O’Truth for movie bad guys…

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Gabbing Geek 52: Fantasy Season

Gabbing Geek 52: Fantasy Season
Gabbing Geek 52: Fantasy Season

While everyone else drafts Fantasy Football teams, the Gabbing Geek podcast is doing something a bit geekier.  We’ve got robots and Chinese movie thieves and fantasy box office and trivia!  What more could you ask for?  How about Watson’s voice going up two octaves?  Oh, it’s in there!  Give the episode a listen right the heck now or jump after the break to read more.

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Would You Pick A Terminator’s Pocket? Because China Would.

"It is acceptable for you to steal my wallet because I have that new Discover card that I can freeze from my smart phone. Ha ha stupid pickpocket. Oh, and I am also going to kill your entire family."
“It is acceptable for you to steal my wallet because I have that new Discover card that I can freeze from my smart phone. Ha ha stupid pickpocket. Oh, and I am also going to kill your entire family.”

The growing importance of global box office receipts for Hollywood films can have some interesting ramifications when you face a market as tightly controlled by the government as China.  We’ve already discussed how Terminator: Genysis is now outperforming the Star Trek reboot thanks to huge numbers overseas in general and China in particular.  It turns out the numbers might be even better than reported thanks to some Chinese shenanigans and might make the sixth Terminator film even more likely.  Find out why after the break.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report – Ryan Takes Over Again

Fun Fact: Only one of the shows in this picture was decent and yet despite all the billboards advertising Broadway performances Watson will only see the now-closed Sbarro and lament its untimely death.
Fun Fact: Only one of the shows in this picture was decent and yet despite all the billboards advertising Broadway performances Watson will only see the now-closed Sbarro and lament its untimely death.

Watson hinted he might be too busy to complete his regularly scheduled box office analysis so I eagerly jumped into the fray to fill the void.  Mostly because it has been far too long since our weekly analysis has covered the box office that really matters: Broadway!  Find out all the jazz-handy details after the break!

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