Some back of the envelope box office calculations through the end of the year. Listing what each date range should earn, and then the new total in parenthesis.
First, Catching Fire:
Dec 9-12 - 6 (341)
Dec 13-15 - 14 (355)
Dec 16-19 - 4 (359)
Dec 20-22 - 9 (368)
Dec 23-26 - 9 (377)
Dec 27-29 - 8 (385)
Dec 30-Jan 2 - 5 (390)
Jan 3-Jan 5 - 5 (395)
At that rate, it would be very difficult for CF to not hit $400 million in total. It would probably earn a bit more than the first film as well.
Dec 9-12 - 4 (138)
Dec 13-15 - 21 (159)
Dec 16-19 - 3 (162)
Dec 20-22 - 14 (176)
Dec 23-26 - 12 (188)
Dec 27-29 - 14 (202)
Dec 30-Jan 2 - 8 (210)
Jan 3-Jan 5 - 9 (219)
Of course, having done that, I then thought to look at comparisons for Frozen. Specifically I looked at how it was doing compared to Tangled and what a similar performance through the end of the year would grant it. In that case, my estimates might be low, as there’s a range of 223-233 million in such a case. Added to that is Frozen generally holding slightly better than Tangled did, so it may be even above that.
Expectations are that Frozen is probably going to end up around 250 million as a total. I think it’s more likely to hit 270 or so.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug opens this weekend, but it’s not likely to make quite as much of a splash as a first. An opening in the low 70s seems likely, with a final total around 250 million.
"Letting Go" - my new Frozen giclee now available from Acme Archives.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
Anonymous asked: OMG FUCK YOU YOU STUPID PIECE OF SHIT DISNEY MOVIES WERENT CREATED FOR YOU THEY WERE CREATED FOR KIDS SORRY IF THEY DONT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS FUCK YOU
Once upon a time I was babysitting my 12 year-old cousin and I took her to the mall for food and window shopping. This was around the time Enchanted came out so of course the walls were lined with Giselle. Not that I particularly minded, Enchanted was a good film.
So at any rate, I was casually browsing some of the outfits they had out and pick out this pink sparkly dress meant to be Aurora’s. I said, “Hey, Destiny, why don’t you wear this for Halloween?”
I should note I was just joking because this was the age where she was rebelling against dresses but rather than to comment on that she simply replied with, “That isn’t for me.”
I thought she was talking about the fact that I was holding up a dress so I pressed on, “Aw why not? C’mooon! I’m sure it’ll look great on you! Oh we could get you a nice tiara and sparkly heels-“
But she shook her head and went, “That’s only for white girls.”
Of course it was the initial line that took me by surprise, but even moreso was the sheer matter-of-factness that was in her voice. She wasn’t even fazed by it and talked as if was telling me some fact that I must have missed in a memo.
She went on to look at the TV screen but I kept going through the outfits thinking that maybe Jasmine or Pocahontas or Mulan would work, but that wasn’t the problem.
The problem IS that she is the so-called target audience for a store in which she found nothing for her and she accepted it as a fact.
The problem IS that all of this princess stuff isn’t FOR her.
The problem IS that I went through this revelation when I was her age and I thought that it would have ended a long time ago.
The problem IS that they rejoiced in Tiana only to get three more non-POC princesses.
And the problem is that all of this will CONTINUE to be and I just don’t know if I would be able to stand watching my two year-old niece realize this herself.
Because we’re Mexican, we’re mixed, we’re African-American, but most importantly we’re not white.
So you know what? No. Fuck YOU.
Because I WAS a kid. These princess movies WERE created for me, my cousins, my niece, and damn near every other little girl I have know in my lifetime.
And we were NEVER a part of their formula.
We are NEVER going to be a part of their formula.
I’m sick of this shit. I want to see this shit change and I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to change.
I am going to raise hell and I will bust my ass through school and I will get my degree and I will get into the animation industry and I will fight my absolute hardest to help in the change because if there’s one thing I never want to see again is a kid questioning why movies refuse to acknowledge their existence.
So you sit the fuck down and you shut the fuck up and you go through hearing this shit from four different kids and then you see if you can get off your fucking ass and say that shit to me again.
From Der Spiegel, Picture This. Photo Credit: AFP.
Campaigners pose on Dec. 3 with 15 tons of 5 rappen (€0.04) coins in an old Basel bank vault, which they are auctioning to promote their initiative to introduce a 2,500 Swiss franc (€2,040) unconditional basic income for every working Swiss citizen. In a spectacular stunt on Oct. 4 the campaigners poured the same 8 million coins, one for every Swiss citizen, out of a truck in front of the Swiss parliament in Bern. They’ve already collected over 130,000 signatures in favor of their proposal — enough to force a referendum on the matter. The vote is expected to take place next year.
This is a really neat idea. I hope it goes through so the rest of the world can see how it turns out.
Character snow simulation - Anna, Frozen