This is going to flop.
>>implying banning a movie in a certain country has to do with its worldwide box office gross
> implying movies today don't get massive funding from China and do not actively cater to its uneducated masses who grew up on martial arts flicks and journey to the west ripoffs
Don't you know how rated R the comics are. Deadpool is not like the other superheroes, he is clearly for adults.
>It is what most people on my facebook think, so a good sign for staying away from this movie based on their targeted consumers.
Nope, because fox won't be bullied into shoving one of their telle stars into the film.
Good for you, "consumer." Are you going to pay for half of Deapool's production and marketing to show your approval now? Because this movie is headed straight to being a giant financial failure that all but ensures the character gets zero sequels or follow-up.
China is usually just a neat bonus for the studios, so it doesnt matter in this case.
Deadpool will fail because its R-rated, if they're lucky they will make $300m (which is still more than Green Lantern did).
Movies succeeded before breaking into the Chinese market was a thing. To be honest the Chinese market sounds fucken terrible. They would watch any damn movie as long as it has them as the heroes doing great with no negativity at all.
China is weird like that.
I mean, they also ban anything gay related too, and that seems nonsensical when one of their biggest issues is overpopulation. Shouldn't they encourage more people becoming gay so that they have less kids?
>People concerned about Chinese box office
>China is having an economic slow-down that may turn full-blown recession because of Ghost City Mentality
Doesn't mean Fox execs won't use it as an excuse to never do this again, but still.
>American people concerned about Chinese box office
Whatever happened to this country?
That movie opened next to Avengers 2, it had no chance.
Deadpool is opening in February and Fox already had a hit with Kingsman in the same month, I see no reason why this movie can't do as well if not better than that.
Not to mention it helps that this movie has a low budget, so it's not like it needs a huge box office number to be a success.
>Expletives are censored
>Sexual activity is the same as any other Big Two comic
>Violence isn't really that far from standard Big Two fare, and doesn't really add anything anyway
Everybody get into the pile!
Nothing that hasn't happened before. They want money. It's partly why comedy movies are so god awful right now. All the jokes have to be easily translatable for the chinese. It's why so many comedies rely on dances, farts, and crotch shots or their equivalent. You'll never have something like Airplane or Monty Python again.
>Movies succeeded before breaking into the Chinese market was a thing.
And now they depend on the Chinese market, particularly for blockbusters. Times changeThis movie reportedly cost $80mil, likely $100mil with reshoots. That's 1/3rd of a AAA capeshit budget, but it's still a massive cost for any other type of movie. Which is why the Chinese market is so important. The R rating was going to cut this movie's take in half anyway. This is going to kill it before it gets out of the gate.
The Yuan was strong-ish for a little while and money talks loud when it's coming from the country with the highest population(not that they could really AFFORD movies for their population, but hey, party at the People's Republic!)
>Fox already had a hit with Kingsman in the same month, I see no reason why this movie can't do as well if not better than that.
Kingsmen opened in China and did nearly 1/5th of it's business there. China is a big thing in the movie business.
>Movies that pander to the chinese market are fucking terrible
...you mean like that wave of capeshit movies that actually had chinese officials walking around on the set and being involved in the dev-process?
>I'd like to hope that this somehow allows good filmmakers to make good, non-blockbuster movies.
People have been making good, non-blockbuster movies since the dawn of the medium and continue to do so. They just don't expect them to make too much money in the theatres nowadays (if at all).
So, this thread is the prove of tumblr/reddit being mad. Wow, now I can truly see.
>TFW no blockbuster movie has turned a 'profit' in 10+ years.
They don't appeal to the chinks because their finances depend on it, it's literally just more money for them to cook on 'distribution costs' and other bullshit.
>a render farm in Pakistan costs $20M
Chinese people are racist motherfuckers and I wish England had gained full control of them before the first opium war
It's the new shitpost, but to spin it to a positive it's how you filter opinions sans tripcode. Anyone who calls another Reddit must have absolutely no basis for an argument or any way to support what they think. So they do this.
It's like fun being a buzzword
>>implying banning a movie in a certain country has to do with its worldwide box office gross
When it's the second largest market in the world, only trailing behind the US, then yes it does.
I don't think it's about Finn. He's still there.
They took out that pilot guy and Chewie entirely. They could have done that to Finn too if they wanted.
They just rearranged the poster so that the droids (ie, toys) are in center view. They're pretty clearly banking on the idea of a bunch of kids clamoring for Soccer Ball Robot toys.
>/co/ used to make fun of /a/ for being weaboo
>'western' comics are now slaves of China
I don't think you know what a 'meme' actually is.
/co/ is always, always wrong with their predictions and seeing how hard you guys are fucking this 'IZ GON FLOP' melon can only mean it's going to do well. Also, this is possibly one of the least expensive superhero films, it is a near certainty it will not lose money.
It's running near $100mil not counting marketing. That's not as big as Avengers or BvS, but that's still a ton of cash for any movie. This movie needs the revenue from China, especially since Fox needs cash to cover what they lost from Fant4stic. If they get another superhero bomb they'll likely stick to just doing group X-Men flicks and Wolverine. They and may even reconsider making Gambit, since that's even more of a risk than Deadpool.
Marvel will most likely give in and change it to PG-13 by next week.
They see there's a higher demand to see it among youngsters, so they won't risk losing profits, especially Valentines Day weekend.
They're at the point of no return right now. Unless they plan on spending even more money on doing months if reshoots and edits to make it PG13 then try and have it squeezed in to the limited US movie release pool in China so it comes out in the fall.
But may I ask /co/ a question?
Can fox be trusted to do this justice?
>I'm really hoping this will be good.
>this fucking thread
Honestly it might make them more money/have more press because of this.
Look at what happened to "The Interview" that movie was always bound to be a piece of shit, but because of all that shit that happened with hackers threatening Sony to not release the movie in theaters and shit, it ended up getting seen by everyone because of the news regarding it.
There is no such thing as bad publicity when it comes to movies.
I'm thinkin' that's the smartest thing they can do. This isn't another F4 debacle where even China looked at it and said "Wowree, that sheet", this is more of they don't wanna' waste a spot on an R-Rated movie.
Or fuck I don't know, maybe Kim Chung Possible is just an asshole.
>everyone saw James Franco & Seth Rogen Browse Reddit: the Movie
>$40 mil budget
>$10 mil box office
Go home anon
The interview took in $6mil domestically and $5mil worldwide. It got in the news and a handful of people went to watch it one day as a novelty and was forgotten the next day. It cost $80mil to make and market. It didn't do good at all.
$5 says that Deadpool gets a crappy bootleg translation on par with Backstroke of the West.
>but Ryan Reynolds
That's a ahockingly big concern though. He's a cool guy and gets leading man roles all the time because he's funny and has nice abs. But he also tanks every movie he's leading in. Man is the pre-Channing Tautm.
Fucking good, I'd rather have one good cult film than one massive franchise that goes on forever.
China is strict with foreign movies. They only allow a certain amount of them every year into their theaters, and because they have no rating system, they must be acceptable to all audiences (around PG-13 level).
He's talking about Finn being bigger in countries outside of China because of large black populations, but that's bullshit, because Finn is big on the poster in every other country, no matter how many blacks they have.
It's their way of fucking over the western movie industry.
They only allow in a set number of western movies in there and they make up massive potential profits (while also taking bigger cuts than anyone else in the world)
So basically most movie studios are rampantly trying to pander harder and harder to shitty Chinese tastes while also getting less and less for their efforts.
an early version of the script has been available on the internet for like 6 years now, so you could actually find out for yourself.
It's been a while, but all the elements seem the same. Colossus, intercutting between deadpool and wade flashbacks, highway chase scene with flipping car and sticking cigarette lighter in a dudes mouth, etc
I don't think Fury Road was was that great. It had all the ingredients. I like charlize, tom and hoult.
Movie was made all the right moves, but didn't gel for me.