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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by Dr. Pezus - Today at 12:44 AM
Yeah that explains why it was big but its still crazy how it was as huge as it was. Its run was crazy, it debuted with a $7.5m weekend and its next 10 weekends were all around or higher than that, it just never dropped. Japan is more leggy than other markets but that's still bonkers.
Funny that it's the exact reverse situation with games
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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by Xevross - Today at 12:31 AM
I found this article
Why 'Frozen' Was Huge in Japan | Hollywood Reporter

So basically fantastic marketing, a song that translated over well, and popular voice actors.  
Yeah that explains why it was big but its still crazy how it was as huge as it was. Its run was crazy, it debuted with a $7.5m weekend and its next 10 weekends were all around or higher than that, it just never dropped. Japan is more leggy than other markets but that's still bonkers.
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Off-Topic Community / Re: General Discussion Thread
Last post by Dr. Pezus - Today at 12:27 AM


Really sad watching all this unfold. What's even sadder is that it seems not many are aware of the symptoms of mania.
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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by the-pi-guy - Yesterday at 11:55 PM
Speaking of Frozen, holy shame did that film do well in Japan. Like its only a smidgeon below Titanic for #2 imported film of all time. It made a total of $249m in Japan, which is by far its biggest overseas market. I wonder why it was so popular. Maybe its that kind of animated musical film they love... but Moana only made $45m there so surely it can't be that. Weird.
I found this article
Why 'Frozen' Was Huge in Japan | Hollywood Reporter

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One factor that helped contribute to the success of Frozen was the local voice and song casting. Anna and Elsa were voiced by Sayaka Kanda and Takako Matsu, two singers and actresses whose performances received almost universal acclaim. Two postings of Matsu's Japanese version of Let It Go have more than 95 million hits on Youtube, and the song has been heard everywhere for months, while the bilingual soundtrack album has been in the top 10 since March, currently sitting at number two.
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Disney's marketing in Japan originally targeted young women and girls with the somewhat unconventional dual-female lead characters and the film's musical-like qualities. Spreading from that core audience, Frozen began to attract a wide age range, getting occasional cinemagoers into theaters, and a large number of repeaters.
So basically fantastic marketing, a song that translated over well, and popular voice actors.  
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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by Xevross - Yesterday at 11:47 PM
Incredibles 2 is going to settle at #9 all time domestic, TLJ is too far out of reach. That's great though, looks like it will have broken the animated film record by around $100m by the time its done. Worldwide is hard to judge with so many countries yet to launch still, but Frozen's $1.27b animated record may be within reach.

Speaking of Frozen, holy shame did that film do well in Japan. Like its only a smidgeon below Titanic for #2 imported film of all time. It made a total of $249m in Japan, which is by far its biggest overseas market. I wonder why it was so popular. Maybe its that kind of animated musical film they love... but Moana only made $45m there so surely it can't be that. Weird.
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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by Xevross - Yesterday at 11:39 PM
Oh I also finally saw Solo.

It tried to be good and I liked some things about it but it really lacked polish imo. A lot of the elements just didn't fit together as good as they should have. Robot was great.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Felt very rogue one like at first with everyone dying, but then in the end I was very surprised it was setup so strongly to have a sequel. Also Darth Maul is back!!! His CGI was horrible and it was handled in probably the dorkiest way possible (they really wanted to hit people over the head with reminding people who he was) but he was my second favorite prequel character.

Its a good fun film, nothing special. Worth watching if you're a Star Wars fan, sure, but if you're not then meh.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Yeah they definitely set it up to have a sequel, probably focusing on Qira and Maul but I guess we're never getting that. Darth Maul cameo was awesome, but it was done really badly like you said.
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Off-Topic Community / Re: Movie Thread
Last post by Legend - Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Oh I also finally saw Solo.

It tried to be good and I liked some things about it but it really lacked polish imo. A lot of the elements just didn't fit together as good as they should have. Robot was great.

Spoiler for Hidden:
Felt very rogue one like at first with everyone dying, but then in the end I was very surprised it was setup so strongly to have a sequel. Also Darth Maul is back!!! His CGI was horrible and it was handled in probably the dorkiest way possible (they really wanted to hit people over the head with reminding people who he was) but he was my second favorite prequel character.
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Off-Topic Community / Re: General Discussion Thread
Last post by Xevross - Yesterday at 11:08 PM
Ah then I've seen it before!

I would switch
As you should!
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Off-Topic Community / Re: General Discussion Thread
Last post by Dr. Pezus - Yesterday at 11:01 PM
It was from a game show.


One door has a good thing behind it, the other 2 have a bad thing behind them. The player picks a door and then the host shows one of the other doors has a bad thing behind it. Then the player can stick with the door they selected or switch to the other unopened door.
Ah then I've seen it before!

I would switch
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Off-Topic Community / Re: General Discussion Thread
Last post by Legend - Yesterday at 10:53 PM
I don't think I've heard about it. Is it something you're taught in school? Maybe I know of it in a different form
It was from a game show.


One door has a good thing behind it, the other 2 have a bad thing behind them. The player picks a door and then the host shows one of the other doors has a bad thing behind it. Then the player can stick with the door they selected or switch to the other unopened door.
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