I saw Cloud Atlas in Imax yesterday. As I predicted, it looks a little like it was made by crazy people. It is not bad exactly but just crazy. The Bond picture Skyfall will have some trouble I think. It is about Bond getting old and not being able to do the job. You have 2 of the most unhumorous people in the world playing starring roles--Daniel Craig as Bond and Judi Dench as M. They were in the last 2 Bond pictures as well, but given the secondary theme of aging, this picture looks like it is going to have real trouble with the youth audience.
Speaking for myself I have never watched any Daniel Craig as Bond movie because I just wasn't a fan of him as well as this retconning #$%$ people seem to enjoy screwing original fans with. Watching the trailer for Skyfall however I find stubborn me wanting to give it a try, and if it's any indication then hopefully it will do well.
However I guess the question I am always concerned with as an IMAX long is, how well will a movie popularity work for IMAX? I will never forget how they screwed up Avengers and Batman. Have things changed re distribution, show run period, etc?
But I'm pleased to see that it's finally CRAWLED its way up. In retropsect wish I'd bought a few hundred down at $18!
looks like it has hit $10M in foreign box office already for IMAX....seems to be getting very positive reviews which is good, looks like this could actually contribute way more than I was initially thinking it would since its still yet to debut in a bunch of foreign markets like China and obviously it comes out this week here
I'm pretty confident that this will be the biggest grossing Bond movie ever in North America and probably the world.
The reviews are amazing first of all but if you look how Bourne Legacy and Taken 2 did there's a big audience for these movies right now. They are the only live action movies to do over 100 million since Dark Knight. Hotel Transylvania did over 100 million but that was animated.
Taken 2 did 125 million despite 20% on rotten tomatoes
Bourne Legacy did 113 million without Matt Damon or Jason Bourne and average reviews.