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  • ENGLAND
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    I decided to start a discussion on the film. It has great reviews so far and the cast is being praised, especially David and Lupita. Alicia Keys has written an outstanding song for this film as well. I think this film should be added to the predictions board. Anyone had the opportunity of seeing this?

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    Reluctant to seek this movie out. Seems like a children’s movie. And rarely watch anything new in that genre. Rooting for Lupita to secure a 2nd nomination to get her out of the cliche of one and done award season wonders.

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    Justmimusicmon
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    Yeah, it does seem like a children’s movie. But i’m still inclined to want to check it out.

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    clay bryce
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    So far, it’s box office take is $323,319, abysmal for anything carrying the Disney label. It also doesn’t help that the trailer shows you nearly every single thing that happens, so there’s really no need to rush out and see it. Obviously, audiences agree.

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    So far, it’s box office take is $323,319, abysmal for anything carrying the Disney label. It also doesn’t help that the trailer shows you nearly every single thing that happens, so there’s really no need to rush out and see it. Obviously, audiences agree.

    Those numbers are from its limited release engagement.

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    Andrew Carden
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    I suspect Best Supporting Actress would need to prove supremely anemic for Lupita to emerge a real player. This thing ain’t going anywhere at the box office.

    COMING SOON to The Awards Connection…Horror at the Oscars!

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    GusCruz
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    Reluctant to seek this movie out. Seems like a children’s movie. And rarely watch anything new in that genre.

    Mira Nair always shoots as if she’s telling the story to kids, no matter how adult the theme.

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    thatfilmgirl
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    Just got back from seeing this. I thought the movie was actually really great and wasn’t a childrens movie at all.

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    KyleBailey
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    Saw it yesterday. I wasn’t a fan of the movie as a whole but glad a movie like this was made. I wish it was more about Lupita’s character because the family stuff was far more interesting than the chess stuff (just not a filmable event). It’s going wider this weekend I think I saw it at the only theater playing it in DC.

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    GraemeONeil
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    Very good film. Man, Oyelowo and Nyong’o are such powerful screen presences. Loved their scenes together. Would love to see them work together again. Nyong’o is certainly in the Best Supporting Actress mix, and Oyelowo absolutely deserves a nom in Best Supporting Actor. Maybe even the win. He’s damn good here.

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    This officially died at the domestic box office in wide release. Is Disney reluctant to spend money for an award season campaign?

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    thatfilmgirl
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    It’s a shame this made little money. People talk about the lack of diverse films and films made by women or non-white settings and this movie was all those things! And it was extremely well made, well-acted and very crowd pleasing. Why aren’t people going to see it? And why was it released in way fewer theatres than Million Dollar Arm and McFarland, USA? Is Disney unwilling to take risks on more diverse films? And if people are complaining about the lack of diverse films, this movie is proving that people don’t actually care when they do get released because of how little money it’s making. I find this frustrating. Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are so great here and it’s a shame this story isn’t getting the box office success it deserves. Especially when compared to similar films made by Disney.

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    cinephile25
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    Yes, it is a shame. But, do you really think you should be “attacking” the people who champion for more diversity in Hollywood, or those who don’t see it as a problem? And, this film was released in fewer theaters because it didn’t have a white movie star as an entry character for white audiences much like Million Dollar Arm and McFarland, USA. The film also has an all-black cast and an Indian woman as its director. Unfortunately, these are turnoffs for many people. I think Disney did a decent job at marketing the film, and commend them for even making it at all.

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    thatfilmgirl
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    I’m more disappointed in people who are championing diversity but then aren’t going to see movies that are diverse! Yes, it’s a way bigger problem that people don’t see it, but it’s sad when someone does make a diverse film and then the box office draw is poor, despite similar films by the same studio doing well and being given a better chance.

    I’m just sad when diverse films that are actually really good are box office disappointments. Because that reassures studios that only “white movies” make money.

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    It’s a shame this made little money. People talk about the lack of diverse films and films made by women or non-white settings and this movie was all those things! And it was extremely well made, well-acted and very crowd pleasing. Why aren’t people going to see it? And why was it released in way fewer theatres than Million Dollar Arm and McFarland, USA? Is Disney unwilling to take risks on more diverse films? And if people are complaining about the lack of diverse films, this movie is proving that people don’t actually care when they do get released because of how little money it’s making. I find this frustrating. Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are so great here and it’s a shame this story isn’t getting the box office success it deserves. Especially when compared to similar films made by Disney.

    The genre this film falls under is inspiration children’s movie. How many of those live-action are huge sleeper hits regardless of the cast?

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