Are we still excited about that, after Transformers 5 and Pirates 5?gaastra wrote:Huge hit in china. Opened with $60m!
https://twitter.com/weier1231997/status ... 84320?s=19
Followed by next week's headline about how it dropped catastrophically the next week, because Chinese audiences didn't "get it", as happened to Justice League and Spiderman:Homecoming?
I remember last summer when Paramount got a little TOO happy, went the whole nine yards and started ranting "Well, who cares what America thinks about Transformers 5, what makes us such a big deal, anyway??"...And then Wolf Warrior II came out, proved that Chinese audiences still prefer their own movies, and scared the crap out of Paramount, Disney and Universal. And that was before the whole Emperor-Xi thing made export markets shakier.
(Oh well, maybe like Warcraft, they'll all respond to the "Isn't it neat to use computers and the Internet now?" aspect of the movie, even if they haven't the faintest clue who Tracer or the Iron Giant are.)