For the third time since his Oscar-nominated film "Flight" (201
] This feature adaptation of the documentary "Marwencol" from 2010 was an attempt by the director to provide a similar kind of drama that is pulled from the strings (eg "Forrest Gump", "Castaway" ). Zemeckis, who often works with VFX, is the winner of motion capture. The audience did not buy the bad luck that recommended God-awful Exit scores of two stars, 57 percent positive and 37 percent definitely on PostTrak with a B-on CinemaScore.
WHY WELCOME TO MARWEN AT THE BOX OFFICE UNWELCOME
Marwen, based on a true story, stars Steve Carell as Mark Hogancamp, who, after being brutally assaulted, heals his PTSD with art therapy and miniature scenes from World War II mainly constructed with female dolls. Prior to the release of "Marwen," social media monitor RelishMix noted a mixed reaction among moviegoers online, with some people being rejected by the protagonist's fetish for wearing women's high-heels.
But before the audience refused "Marwen," the awards press declined to do so in mid-November. And if this Illuminati was completely blown away with this movie, this kind of drama is as good as dead in the award season at this time. Rotten Tomatoes was extremely low at 27 percent. With Joel Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal, Marwen grumbled that he was "stunningly huge, joyless and completely lifeless." You have to see it to believe it, although I would not believe it, you advise. "A year ago, the award show press was crazy about" Greatest Showman, "but this movie (yes, unlike" Marwen ") convinced the masses, as it was a hymn-active musical starring Hugh Jackman.
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So the debate in the industry continues, whether an off-beat movie like" Marwen "is better It is clear that this was a big screen release for Deadline, and Deadline's film finance sources expect Marwen to lose around $ 60 million, with production costs ranging from $ 40 million to $ 50 million Dollars and the global P & A value was around $ 60 million, and our budget-aware sources say they originally received $ 120 million in P & A for the film during the period developmen ng was considered. However, Uni significantly reduced this after learning that the image was spoiled. DreamWorks sold to Universal in proportion to a 40 percent commitment, with Perfect World providing additional funding due to its shale business with the latter studio.
"Marwen" had an original release date on November 21 and then was postponed for a month Last weekend, Universal had prioritized "Green Book" for the awards season and launched the film directed by Peter Farrelly at TIFF. There he won the main prize of the festival, the Grosch People's Choice Award. We also heard that "Marwen" jumped this weekend as more VFX work was needed. When a studio has a bomb in hand, there is no better time for publication than at Christmas when the multiple image of a picture can be eight or more times. Our financial sources are seeing an estimated less than $ 20 million worth of worldwide movie rental with global accessories (global TV, home entertainment, free-TV, SVOD) expected to bring in less than $ 35 million. Pin "Marwen" as another challenging high-concept movie that was a marketing nightmare (gosh, the title alone keeps people from coming in), no different from the science fiction bomb from Uni / Media Rights Capital from last weekend, "Mortal Engines" will lose far to the north of 105 million dollars.
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For both Zemeckis and Carell, "Marwen" is the lowest release time ever in the domestic box office. "The Walk" by Zemeckis is a redesign of the 1974 World Trade Center, which was also an adaptation of the 2008 documentary "Man on Wire," which raised $ 10.1 million in 2015 and $ 61.1 million globally. Dollars brought. The director's last film in 2016, the WWII romance "Allied" starring Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, also failed to work, bringing in nearly $ 120 million in production costs for $ 85 million.
Despite a dreadful December, Universal can win consolation In third place at the domestic box office for 2018 were currently $ 1.74 billion in hits such as "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" ($ 416.7 million), "The Grinch ($ 254 million) and "Halloween" funded by Blumhouse and co-funding Miramax ($ 159.3 million), "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" ($ 120.6 million) and "Fifty Shades Freed" ($ 100.4 million).