Grading My 2015 Bold Predictions

goldcoinsGabbingGeek.com was only a few weeks old when I wrote about my bold predictions for 2015 movies.   Now that we know the rankings for the year, it’s time to judge those bold predictions.  Jump after the break to find out why I hate Jurassic World even 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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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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