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June 19, 2021 at 7:27 pm #1204309359
agreed. Also technically not his fault the BO wasn’t great but when u can get it at home on hbo max do u really wanna go see it in the theaters. That’s a huge factor too. I don’t think it’s a flop.
Umm… According to Sthe first sources, the streaming numbers weren’t good either (Less of 1M last week). And that didn’t stop for films like Godzilla vs. Kong, Mortal Kombat to gain money on BO. Please, Cruella, with the extra price per Disney+ is having a nice recaudation after all!. Even the trades right now acknowledge HBOMax wasn’t the impediment for ITH floppage, but yeah, keep that delusion alive (alongside with the great word of mouth from last weekend to this that sink the film from 2nd to 6th place at BO, lmao).
Anyway, I don’t think Ramos will be recast. Transformers is a brand and will gain money (Honests, this year’s two Best leading Oscar winners starred in Transformers XD). Also, it helps Ramos for visibility and name recognition after starring this flop.June 19, 2021 at 1:09 pm #1204309120
Just got home from seeing the movie, which I really enjoyed! First things first: I was the ONLY PERSON in the movie theatre!!!!! On a Saturday! Are people not returning to the movie theatres???
At least for this movie? It looks likely
From 2nd to 6th place at BO in just a week. Musical Hell may answer that lol.
Anyway, this movie is officially dead (as if it wasn’t already).June 19, 2021 at 1:53 am #1204308310
Musical Hell has a new video out talking about why she felt the musical numbers in the film are so good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFs2uw3Ni0&t=307sJune 17, 2021 at 7:45 pm #1204305977
Y’all are really dragging In the Heights lol! I was NOT a fan of the movie, but it might pick up some Critic’s Choice Award nominations. It got strong praise. SAG probably isn’t happening though.
Maybe song can happen, although considering Critics’ Choice tend to copy and paste noms…June 17, 2021 at 12:08 am #1204303711
I do think at least one musical will be nominated. I’m looking at Tick Tick Boom and Annete as possible contenders now since In the Heights flopped. Dear Evan Hansen honestly looks like razzie bait with Ben Platt as the lead and West Side Story helms Ansel as its lead which is unfortunate since it will difficult for Academy members to separate art when he is basically the face of the plot. Annete may be too not Academy friendly. And Tick Tick Boom can be one of Netflix’s top 2 contenders if Don’t Look Up or The Power of the Dog flops but Lin Manuel Miranda’s first feature is already risky itself. Maybe it’s just to safe to bet on Speilberg’s 100 million budget on West Side Story to get in.
Annette is the least dangerous bet now imo. AMPAS can take weird films if these have enough acclaim and support for a certain group of voters. And Carax, as proper auteur, can get the European/arthouse voters.
This is also the same Academy which nominated District 9, Amacord, Mad Max: Fury Road… They can go out of the box if there’s gold.June 16, 2021 at 9:12 pm #1204303578
This leave Dear Evan Hansen and Tick Tick Boom as non problematic musicals (WSS has Ansel Elgort in it, although argument can be made that one person cant dismiss the entire movie and argument Separate the art from the artist is strong still)
I guess with WSS, they can only cancel Ansel, while supporting the other cast. Right now, Ariana DeBose is promoting her AfroLatina heritage and queerness, which had been applauded and used as example over ITH disaster.June 16, 2021 at 9:10 pm #1204303576
In the Heights got backlash for it’s colorism. Do you still think it has a chance of winning BP?
Winning? The mere fact of the filler Best Picture nom is further every day… It’s DOA and considering Warner may lose $200M with this film, they will bury in the upcoming weeks as if nothing happened.June 16, 2021 at 4:11 pm #1204303313
I mean, even CNN moderators are coming against Lin Manuel Miranda and Rita Moreno for this film and their statements. Did anyone really believe this film will have awards push after these last days of punching and attack just because it’s a “diversity vote”, when this is precisely the point of criticism in first place? LOL.
At this stage Warner Bros. will probably bury the movie next week and trying to forget it while reducing the loss of money.June 15, 2021 at 5:31 pm #1204302036
In The Heights is likely getting in. It’ll get the sentimental vote of diversity
HA! Did you see the controversy over the film? This is bad buzz per the core audience (Afro-Latinos).
Beside, the film is currently BO bomb and this year is full for “diversity” ensembles anyway (Respect, King Richard, Dune, Eternals, West Side Story)June 15, 2021 at 3:24 pm #1204301847
Harriet is in the 60s too and US vs BH wasn’t panned
And who said “Harriet” was panned? You can make a proper individual critique, but that doesn’t mean that’s the whole truth (Regardless of which one said that).
US vs BH was mixed reviewed thought.
Panned film means red line, below 40%June 15, 2021 at 2:46 pm #1204301809
This one was fine but honestly nothing more than it. One of the most overhyped movies of the year.
Yeah. I wonder if the ridiculous critical reception instead of helping really hurts the film’s prospects to avoid the current backlash and creating such unrealistic expectations.June 15, 2021 at 2:43 pm #1204301805
But why must they be in a BP contender? Isn’t it best actress or is it best actress in a BP contender? Renée Zellweger was in a stinker last year and she swept the whole season. Billie Holiday couldn’t get the Oscars twice. Tina Turner and Harriet Tubman couldn’t do it and Aretha Franklin won’t either. But Judy Garland, Edith Piaf and Margaret Thatcher all won despite been critically panned. They’re just racist in this category
La Vie en Rose and Judy weren’t critically panned. If so just lukewarming, but in mid 60s on Metacritic.June 14, 2021 at 9:42 pm #1204301111
Considering The Help really underperformed at the Oscar noms (No Adapted Screenplay nom, no techs, no song), the film was so weak to win two acting Oscars.
And Streep was playing one of the most iconic women of the XX Century (good or bad, but still key part of the Western World History) with huge support of the European/international votes.June 14, 2021 at 2:26 pm #1204300462
Those HBO Max numbers for In the Heights are BAD. I can’t see how this movie stays six more months in the conversation.
Yep. Everything is against In The Heights now. At best it’s another Jersey Boys (Summer release, Broadway adaptation, A Cinemascore, niche following) and only made $67 millions at BO. But now, the toxic word of mouth can hurt more.
Too bad for Anthony Ramos, hoping he gets another opportunities to deliver.