I’m totally off the grid these days, but Ryan’s predictions are so bad I had to come in and rip them to shreds and give you the REAL numbers. His bold predictions about how the 2015 domestic box office would turn out were pretty weak. He called his performance was mixed–but for him mixed was chocolate plus peanut butter. In reality, it is a mix of Ex-lax and motor oil. So I am going to go, one by one, through his 2016 picks and give the real number. We have a lunch bet on who has the lowest delta between the acutals and their predictions. NO PRICE IS RIGHT RULES IN EFFECT!
One year ago I made some bold predictions about how the 2015 domestic box office would turn out. My performance was mixed–got some, missed some others. But now it’s time to look ahead to 2016. Jump after the break to see what I predict will be the top ten grossing films of the year along with 33 other movies I’m making some bold predictions on!
It’s been almost two years since Paul Walker died in a car accident and while the Fast and the Furious franchise has moved on, Walker’s teenage daughter still has some fight left over the incident. Meadow Rain Walker, Walker’s daughter, is suing Porsche over the luxury sports car not including an electronic stability system that could have prevented the crash as well as using weak building materials that led to the seatbelt and and fuel lines breaking when the car crashed.
While lawsuits like this can typically be a tactic to negotiate settlements and insurance policies, it’s also true that Porsche’s parent company, Volkswagen, has some current problems over their cars breaking the rules. While those emission issues are much larger it could play into a narrative that makes this lawsuit go the distance. Just like the entire Fast and the Furious franchise, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Lionsgate just dropped the first trailer for Vin Diesel’s new film The Last Witch Hunter. It’s nice to see what Alfred has been up to now that Batman is retired in Italy, but otherwise this looks like the worst parts of I, Frankenstein and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters mixed up with some Underworld elements (but not from the first Underworld movie that was okay–all the other ones that sucked). When are filmmakers going to realize that we don’t want monster movies based on the good guys? If you make a movie about witches–make it ABOUT WITCHES and not someone hunting them. Sigh.
See the full trailer for yourself after the break. The Last Witch Hunter opens to horrible reviews on October 23, 2015. Not even Paul Walker plans on seeing it.