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The Predator Is Officially Rated R!

If Shane Black’s earliest comment’s on the rating weren’t enough to let you know this was coming, The Predator has officially been given an R-rating by the Motion Picture Association of America! The news to comes to us via Box Office Mojo. The reason’s cited for the rating are:

“strong bloody violence, language throughout, and crude sexual references”

 The Predator Is Officially Rated R!

The Predator has not yet been rated in the UK (but we expect a 15), though the film has received an 18+ rating in Russia. Thanks to MudButt for the news.

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Comments: 46
  1. Corporal Hicks

    Hi Everyone,
                  Long time lurker here again, the UK ratings body, the bbfc have rated The Predator 15 for strong bloody violence, gory images, language, which isn't too surprising considering that's the rating most studios target nowadays, there doesn't appear to be any pre-cuts either and the website has the film run time at 107 minutes. The film is also available in 3D and there is a break down, but spoiler warning, it may be best to avoid that, below is the direct link to the rating.
                                                   
    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/predator-2018

                                                                           Kind Regards
                                                                          Wobblyboddle

    Thanks Wobbly. I've merged this with the existing rating thread. A 15 was pretty much what I was expecting.
  2. Wobblyboddle77

    Hi Everyone,
                  Long time lurker here again, the UK ratings body, the bbfc have rated The Predator 15 for strong bloody violence, gory images, language, which isn't too surprising considering that's the rating most studios target nowadays, there doesn't appear to be any pre-cuts either and the website has the film run time at 107 minutes. The film is also available in 3D and there is a break down, but spoiler warning, it may be best to avoid that, below is the direct link to the rating.
                                                   
    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/predator-2018

                                                                           Kind Regards
                                                                          Wobblyboddle
  3. Danversity
    According to IMDb it got 18 here in Brazil, which is shocking me. Without any drugs or nudity, this thing has to be REALLY violent to have gone up to 18. Predators itself was a 14.

    Could be wrong tho, we'll see about that.
  4. Wysps
    The Meg has done over 350$ million worldwide!! Wow

    Gonna need around 400mil to break even, if I remember correctly. And it's really starting to level out. I don't see it going any higher than 400.

    $400 to break even? How does that even work? It's got Jason Statham and a big CGI shark.

    From what's being said, it has now reached 400 million. So even has been broke I'd say. Glad to see it succeed. But it's a shame it wasn't made as a more serious movie on a smaller budget. such a high return might have lead the studio to do a sequel. But, per your question, I submit the following from Wikipedia:

    "With a production budget between $130–178 million, and another $140 million spent on advertisement, the film needed to gross at least $400 million in order to break-even."

    And another:

    "The studio spent $140 million on global prints and advertisement for the film"

    This was not a low budget movie, and advertising for it was through the roof.

    It’s easy to forget, imo anyway, that the total budget includes advertising and marketing for the film. Makes it so much more costly  :-\ Now I can see why people get worried when films don’t use a lot of advertising - could be that the studio is anticipating diminished returns and doesn’t want to spend anymore on it. Thankfully, I don’t see it in this case.
  5. Huggs
    Seems like a crazy risk to spend $300 mil on a shark movie. I guess somebody nailed it somewhere.

    After what happened to Guy's King Arthur, I had a hard time believing Warner Bros. invested such money in a shark movie starring J.S.

    I actually liked that movie....

    Me too. If it had been a more reasonable budget though, I think it would've turned out more like the scorpion king. All that extra money very likely saved the film.
  6. Huggs
    The Meg has done over 350$ million worldwide!! Wow

    Gonna need around 400mil to break even, if I remember correctly. And it's really starting to level out. I don't see it going any higher than 400.

    $400 to break even? How does that even work? It's got Jason Statham and a big CGI shark.

    From what's being said, it has now reached 400 million. So even has been broke I'd say. Glad to see it succeed. But it's a shame it wasn't made as a more serious movie on a smaller budget. such a high return might have lead the studio to do a sequel. But, per your question, I submit the following from Wikipedia:

    "With a production budget between $130–178 million, and another $140 million spent on advertisement, the film needed to gross at least $400 million in order to break-even."

    And another:

    "The studio spent $140 million on global prints and advertisement for the film"

    This was not a low budget movie, and advertising for it was through the roof.
  7. Danversity
    Oh I wish The Meg was a rated R movie...

    I'm sure that The Predator will do well. Marketing's been great, release date is no less than perfect with absolute zero competition, even if it's not as popular it is a recognizable brand, people are excited, runtime is ideal, and no one makes a fun movie like Shane Black. Action packed, terror, scary creatures, clever humor, it surely will draw people to see it. All that's missing is good reviews and we're done. No reason for this to fail.
  8. Still Collating...
    Of course it's possible The Predator might do extremely well, but the truth is predator is not as popular as any superhero movie. Deadpool and Logan showed us that the R rating doesn't have to be an obstacle for massive success but they bear no certainty for other R rated movies. The thing that makes me optimistic is that The Meg is doing well and if I'm not mistaken, it also has an R rating? 
  9. Danversity
    Tell that to Deadpool.

    Deadpool is the highest-grossing R rated movie in history, and it didn't make it to $800 million worldwide. It's a massive success, especially considering its budget, but again, it's the highest-grossing one. For a big budget PG-13 comic book movie in the veins of the MCU, DP's worldwide gross would be a big hit, but nothing absolutely groundbreaking. Logan, which I imagine is a movie The Predator is closer to in terms of budget, is another massive hit as an R rated movie and it grossed $619 million. So yeah, the R rating does limit the film's gross, but they are budgeted accordingly to that.
  10. von
    Agree that Predator shouldn’t be compared to Deadpool and Logan but Fox is definitely now more confident in putting out R-Rated films. Sadly, now that Disney will have the final say on Predator, ....
  11. Huggs
    Oh yeah, at last! Bored of PG-13  ;D

    R should be the new pg-13. Or just get rid of pg-13 altogether.  A movie should either be child-friendly (like the incredibles) or not (everything else). These little undamaged 13-17 year old minds are watching horror films, playing doom, and F' ing each other out over xbox live. They can handle alittle cussing and violence in a movie. It's time Hollywood got with the program. G and R ratings, that's all we need people.
  12. BigDaddyJohn
    Very good, but i just hope we don't slip in AVP:R territory in terms of gore, over the top and sometimes goofy scenes, or just plain generic. Give me something worth remembering, like the first two movie's gore ! Gory, but not totally unbelievable and bland.
  13. TERMINATOR-SSD
    was just about to say it will be a 15 in the UK for sure. A film to get an 18 in the UK has to be real ott gore, strong sex reference or drug use is what gets an 18 in the UK. Which is fine. Just hope it's a good film and a worthy Predator film. 
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