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The upcoming epic thriller based on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
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radewart wrote:
April 26th, 2022, 8:47 pm
WB pissed at Nolan, gonna release the "Barbie" movie head-to-head against Oppenheimer next year... :D
Pissed? Maybe, maybe not. There have been many leadership changes with warner-discovery merger. It is more plausible that they do not see Oppenheimer as a threat.

As it stands, the July 2023 slate is filled with many anticipated movies and Oppenheimer will struggle if it is good, if is bad there won't even be a struggle.

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As excited as I am about MI7, Oppenheimer will have all of my attention and will get at least 3 IMAX viewings out of me, couldn’t care less about Barbie or Antman. TENET got 15 IMAX viewings out of me but there was literally no other movies at that time so the IMAX theater I go to was showing it on their screen for 3 months straight, I don’t expect the same treatment for Oppenheimer so all of my viewings will probably be crammed into one week

Also TENET didn’t underperform, it actually exceeded expectations given the state the world was in when it was released, it frustrates me a bit seeing people still say it was a box office bomb or a flop and all that, it was far from any of that

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KEM wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 2:52 am
As excited as I am about MI7, Oppenheimer will have all of my attention and will get at least 3 IMAX viewings out of me, couldn’t care less about Barbie or Antman. TENET got 15 IMAX viewings out of me but there was literally no other movies at that time so the IMAX theater I go to was showing it on their screen for 3 months straight, I don’t expect the same treatment for Oppenheimer so all of my viewings will probably be crammed into one week

Also TENET didn’t underperform, it actually exceeded expectations given the state the world was in when it was released, it frustrates me a bit seeing people still say it was a box office bomb or a flop and all that, it was far from any of that
It was a bomb. This forum titled its collection forum 'box office autopsy' for a reason.

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blackColumn wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 3:33 am
KEM wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 2:52 am
As excited as I am about MI7, Oppenheimer will have all of my attention and will get at least 3 IMAX viewings out of me, couldn’t care less about Barbie or Antman. TENET got 15 IMAX viewings out of me but there was literally no other movies at that time so the IMAX theater I go to was showing it on their screen for 3 months straight, I don’t expect the same treatment for Oppenheimer so all of my viewings will probably be crammed into one week

Also TENET didn’t underperform, it actually exceeded expectations given the state the world was in when it was released, it frustrates me a bit seeing people still say it was a box office bomb or a flop and all that, it was far from any of that
It was a bomb. This forum titled its collection forum 'box office autopsy' for a reason.
Are you sure you know what a Bomb is?

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blackColumn wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 3:33 am
KEM wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 2:52 am
As excited as I am about MI7, Oppenheimer will have all of my attention and will get at least 3 IMAX viewings out of me, couldn’t care less about Barbie or Antman. TENET got 15 IMAX viewings out of me but there was literally no other movies at that time so the IMAX theater I go to was showing it on their screen for 3 months straight, I don’t expect the same treatment for Oppenheimer so all of my viewings will probably be crammed into one week

Also TENET didn’t underperform, it actually exceeded expectations given the state the world was in when it was released, it frustrates me a bit seeing people still say it was a box office bomb or a flop and all that, it was far from any of that
It was a bomb. This forum titled its collection forum 'box office autopsy' for a reason.
You do realize almost all movie theaters across the world were shut down right? And all the ones that were open only allowed for half their typical capacity? TENET did very well under those circumstances, end of story

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Are we talking about THE #1 taboo discussion on Nolan Fans again?

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When luck works on his side it is him. When it doesn't it was the circumstances.

Did Inception work because of Leo Dicaprio or was it Nolan? Beyond these great choices there were many things out of his control that just happened to be right in the first decade of his career. So now if his luck has run out then so be it. There are far more brilliant filmmakers who never had the good fortune to be mainstream.

By the way Tenet had No Way Home budget. It's big deal. NWH worked outstanding despite circumstances and showed there are not 'despite's when audience has to show up in theatres it will.

No Way Home made $610M profits from a $1.9 Billion gross. This shows how much of a bomb Tenet is.

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Calling Tenet a bomb is in bad faith considering the state of the world at that time, but it is to be expected coming from that member (I like how the successes Nolan has had in his career come from "luck", if that's not trolling I don't know what is). However, making comparisons to No Way Home, of all films, is ridiculous - I mean, that's a Marvel film that features its most popular superhero with years of anticipation and build-up. Tenet, while still a blockbuster through and through, is an original property.

Obviously Tenet did terrible in the US, but I can't see how the +$300M that it grossed overseas is nothing but impressive and again shows that Nolan himself has become a brand (even if his popularity has declined, but that's how it goes). You can even do some research and see how OS it did better than a lot of the films released in 2021 - https://www.boxofficemojo.com/year/worl ... sort#table

But what do we know. It's not like context matters or something.

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DylanHoang wrote:
April 26th, 2022, 10:09 pm
Oku wrote:
April 26th, 2022, 9:32 pm
radewart wrote:
April 26th, 2022, 8:47 pm
WB pissed at Nolan, gonna release the "Barbie" movie head-to-head against Oppenheimer next year... :D
That's great news, honestly. The man produces his best-received work when he is challenged/threatened. He had to prove to the world that TDK was no fluke, and we got Inception. After Interstellar's not-so-enthusiastic critical reception, we got Dunkirk.

With Dunkirk, the man was back to being on top; he achieved the trifecta (rave reviews, box office smashed, dozens of Oscar noms), with nowhere left to go. So it was only natural that he would make something like TENET, which I absolutely adore, but at the same time recognize that it is complacent and self-indulgent, and not nearly as radical as Dunkirk.

Now that TENET has received the most mixed reviews of his career, the fire is lit again. He has to prove to the world again that he's still got it. And hopefully, that means that we will be rewarded with an innovative, radical film a la Dunkirk.

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April 26th, 2022, 9:02 pm
Oppenheimer is my most anticipated movie of 2023. Nolan is my favorite working director. But one week before its release is Mission Impossible 7 and the week after is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Now with Barbie releasing on the same day, there must certainly be some sweaty palms at Universal. Obviously Barbie has a different demographic but one has to imagine there is some overlap. Another obvious is that people can always watch both opening weekend but how many will make that decision? Oppenheimer will have IMAX screens for one week only and who knows if it will dominate other premium formats the weekend of its release. I'm both curious and nervous as to how this will play out; are there any glaring factors I'm overlooking that should wane or heighten my thoughts regarding the situation? What is the possibility that Oppenheimer moves from its July date?
First, there's little chance that Oppenheimer only gets IMAX screens for one week.

Second, Oppenheimer is not moving. The man loves the third weekend of July so much that he's basically freezing a movie that could easily be released in December 2022 in storage for seven months just so that he can have it out on his favorite weekend.

My completely unfounded side theory is that his superstitious love for the third weekend of July grew even fiercer after TENET moved to September 2020 and then proceeded to disappoint at the box office. I feel like that that only confirmed in his eyes the holiness of that date lol

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And also WTF did some posts get blipped or something? I swear Ace posted some interviews from two of the actors, but it's gone now; and I posted a reply to someone replying with the set photos to my question a few pages back, and that's gone too.
Super great points you've made there. I didn't realize that pattern with him re Inception +Dunkirk till you pointed it out and Dunkirk is my favorite movie of all time. So do we think Oppenheimer and Ant-Man will do some sort of shared IMAX schedule? Because with it coming out the week after, I only assume it will take those screens. After all Ant-Man and the Wasp was released in IMAX back in 2018.
Mr. Nolan and IMAX have a very special relationship. He basically kickstarted the use of IMAX in Hollywood, and gets to hog IMAX cameras when he's shooting, even when other directors (No Time to Die) want to use them too. And he's supposedly involved in the development of their next-gen cameras, although that could just be PR fluff.

IMAX in turn reciprocates by including his films on its yearly shortlist of movies to give extra special promotion and showings to. Of course, that's been a no-brainer decision so far, what with all of his recent films having been big-budget spectacles; a win-win for IMAX with no real downsides.

So Oppenheimer will be the true test of just how far their special relationship will go. Will they stick by their rockstar filmmaker who has championed their company for more than a decade, and who only comes out with a film once every three years? Or will they give him just one measly week in favor of Marvel movie #???, of which there are several in any given year?

The decision looks obvious to me (but then again, I don't have a crystal ball or anything).

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And just 'cause it looks like some of y'all need reminding :lol: , 'Don't feed the troll' isn't just a catchy soundbite, it's actual, actionable advice. You're not correcting them or educating them, you're simply playing right into their hand of getting attention.

The only way to get a troll to go away is to ignore them with deafening silence, even when that causes the troll to say increasingly extreme things in order to provoke a reaction (extinction burst). Resist the temptation, and we will all be rewarded for it in due time.

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Master Virgo wrote:
April 27th, 2022, 2:41 pm
Are we talking about THE #1 taboo discussion on Nolan Fans again?
Looks like it. Sigh

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