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The Predator Tops Box Office With $24M Opening

The first box office figures have been released and The Predator came out on top with $24 million domestically while overseas, it made $30.7 million for a worldwide total of $54.7 million in its first weekend. For its second weekend, Conjuring sequel The Nun also made $18.2 million domestically which ate into a bit of The Predator‘s box office takings, I suspect.

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For comparison sake. 2010’s Predators made $24.7m in its opening weekend while AvP Requiem made $10m. They both went on to make around $128m worldwide. The bad news, both those movies were made for around $45m and media outlets are reporting that The Predator cost $88m to make. Still, the highest grossing movie in the franchise was 2004’s Alien vs. Predator which raked in $172m on a $60m budget.

Unfortunately, The Predator has had a number of negative reviews, currently sitting on a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Mainstream audiences aren’t going to see it – it’s mainly just the hardcore Predator fans and the whole “sex offender” scandal certainly hasn’t helped. It might finish with at least $50m domestically but it might certainly do better overseas as these sorts of movies tend to do. But even if it ended up with the same totals as Predators and AvP Requiem, it’d still be pretty disastrous given the $88m budget.

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  1. ELDERCLANLEADER
    There is no two ways about it imo, everyone who was involved in this movie had a roll in its downfall... You got 20th century fox going down the whole "bigger is better" mentality and the truth is the script was just dire, iv used this analogy before, but you cannot build a skyscraper when its foundations are made out of sand. This film was in trouble the moment Fred Dekker got his hands on it. Not only that, but he went on record to say he didn't like the original, i mean what was anyone seriously expecting? And what the hell was fox thinking employing someone that didn't like or respect the source material? No amount of flashy cgi effects or comedy is going to cover up the mess it was in from the very beginning. And ultimately Shane Black is the captain of the ship, so he is just as much to blame as Fox and Fred Dekker. I'v watched it twice now, and not only is it a bad predator film, its one of the worst films of the year. The editing is horrendous, and theres just elements in there that broke my heart, for me this was predators funeral. i just cant get the predator killer out of my head...  ???
  2. Samhain13
    The problem is not the reshoots or the company messing with black plot, the problem was that the plot and testcreens were so Bad that they tried to save the boat, make no mistake, the problem of the movie is shane black putting a plot that has no sense, spider predators, dogs with dreads... Theres a lot of interesting plots for a predator movie..

    Yep, the studio tried to save the mess but ended up making things worse in the process. There was never much hope as soon Shane got involved.
  3. Nathsp
    The problem is not the reshoots or the company messing with black plot, the problem was that the plot and testcreens were so Bad that they tried to save the boat, make no mistake, the problem of the movie is shane black putting a plot that has no sense, spider predators, dogs with dreads... Theres a lot of interesting plots for a predator movie..
  4. Yautja_Warrior
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    After all the problems, would Black even want to work on Predator again ? If Fox can't let him make the movie he wanted, then why would he want to go through all that again ?

    Fox haven't had a clue how to handle the Alien and Predator franchises for a long time now and this movies production problems prove they still don't. I'd certainly lay more blame on Fox than Black, because Blacks other movies are well made and well directed, not messy like The Predator is. I can imagine a lot of the changes came from the studio and they butchered it in editing too.
  5. Lalo
    I never understand why fox never did movies based on the well received dark horse comics or novels since they tried so hard to be like Marvel in this mess. I mean make a movie about the predator Ahab go way to connect Prometheus and aliens, broken tusk another good predator that can be a main stay and main character of the series, hell even the blood time story could be a good avp movie and have the preds do sign language like in the apes film or a film based on bad blood. I'm sick and tired of these movies of being pinned down to be a sequel to The First movie tbh predators had a better shot but it's too late at this point. If disney wants to succeed with this franchise they need to be original stories or base them on successful ones. Rather by tv or film or just stick to making books and comics. This movie deserves to fail fox doesn't know what to do with alien or predator might as well give it to some one who knows what the hell there doing. But thats just me.
  6. MudButt
    Shane Black’s next movie is set up at Netflix, which is perfect for him considering they have the reputation of leaving their creatives alone.

    It's a movie he had been developing for awhile. There is no confirmation of him directing it or being attached. The headline is very misleading for that news report. Netflix acquired the title as a development title and Black may have done a re-write recently which is why Netflix picked up but nothing has come out saying that it's his next film.

    It would be a smart move for him though. A lot of directors/showrunners love these streaming services because they leave the creators alone.
  7. The Old One
    The gaming side isn't fantastic where Predator is concerned, AVP 2010 came out the same year as Predators and apart from mobile offerings or cameos we haven't had anything since, where-as it'll soon to be that we'll have had  four Alien games in this timespan between 2010 and when Cold Iron Forge's Alien game releases.

     & Then the novels for the Predator are going on the back burner, so all you're left with are comics.
  8. whiterabbit
    The controversy had no discernible effect on the movies box office tracking and it's soft bow is because the movie wasn't that good. Also you can't sue somebody for reporting a factual claim, the same as the pedo can't sue her for telling everyone that he's a convicted sex offender. Either case would be thrown out. Now if she went around and didn't market the movie or actively did something to disown it before or during it's release would be another story. Yet it didn't even matter.

    However this won't have much of any effect on Shane Black's career. Especially when it is obvious the studio interfered. Which is what happens. They recruited him and overall it was the product he produces that they received. Munn on the other hand, has probably done some damaged to her acting career. That comes with the Territory but I doubt she'll be able to accept it in the long term. Yea it's a sexist thing, if Black did what she did no one would care. In fact no one really cares about him hiring his friend. He was edited out for public relations and that's just business. Get scolded, say  sorry; rinse and repeat.

    There's not going to be a sequel. The films lack of success doesn't warrant one. It's sad really. Black isn't going to hurt in any way by this failure. Munn may have stifled if not done permanent damage to her career. Worst of all the hundreds of thousands of hard core Predator fans just got place on the back burner "big screen" wise. However as others have said, the rest of the franchise is doing well comic wise. How the gaming side of things?
  9. MudButt
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    Based off of the controversy he definitely won't be allowed to work on a large budget movie with Fox anytime soon.

    Yeah. I was referring to the Predator franchise in particular. I just can't see him ever being allowed near it again.

    On a side note, do you think they'll try to explain this one away as a "dream sequence"?   :D If so, I wonder who would be the one dreaming? I vote Traeger. So then there would be no need for McKenna, the loonies, Munn, the kid, Upgrade, the dogs with dreads, the comedy, etc. Basically erase the whole movie. Let's just see him get woken up in the next one. The dialogue could be:

    "You Good?"

    "Yeah, just a bad dream"

    "Nightmare?"

    "I'll say. Was like a Shane Black Movie"

    "That bad eh?"

     ;)

    It'll depend on how this movie does financially. It's got a shot to make some money overseas but it looks DOA here in the US. My theory is they'll do a soft reboot and either destroy or ignore that Predator Suit from the end. At this point I won't be surprised if they go trending route of ignoring all of the films and making a sequel to just the first movie in a few years.
  10. Huggs
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    Based off of the controversy he definitely won't be allowed to work on a large budget movie with Fox anytime soon.

    Yeah. I was referring to the Predator franchise in particular. I just can't see him ever being allowed near it again.

    On a side note, do you think they'll try to explain this one away as a "dream sequence"?   :D If so, I wonder who would be the one dreaming? I vote Traeger. So then there would be no need for McKenna, the loonies, Munn, the kid, Upgrade, the dogs with dreads, the comedy, etc. Basically erase the whole movie. Let's just see him get woken up in the next one. The dialogue could be:

    "You Good?"

    "Yeah, just a bad dream"

    "Nightmare?"

    "I'll say. Was like a Shane Black Movie"

    "That bad eh?"

     ;)
  11. Soooo....
    Some of you blame an actor for being subjected to working with a sexual child predator and not reporting it.
    How would you feel if you were employed to work with a convicted child groomer.... or your kids.....and your employer knew all along ... the role this pedo played says it all. A joke to far- right Shane ...
    Anyway - You would want it reported- right
    Shane Black is over.
    His silence is deafening
    Game Over
  12. Suing Oliver Munn
    ..., you have got to be deluded if you think a producer would even consider suing her.
    The director, writer, producers  are all utterly terrified of being called out.
    And quite right too.
    Feel for the cast and crew.
    Seriously what a utterly horrible scenario
  13. Dark Angel
    Sadly, I must say the movie was a disaster. I really did not like it. The best movies were the first 2. Predators was regular. I am not considering AVP movies because they belong to a crossover series.
  14. MudButt
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    Based off of the controversy he definitely won't be allowed to work on a large budget movie with Fox anytime soon. Another studio might pick him up, but Fox won't give him another big movie like this.

    Also, based off of his comments about the experience and the stories that have been out there it doesn't even seem like he really enjoyed his experience making the movie. If we get a sequel I would be shocked if Black returns.
  15. Serpico Jones
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?
    The movie flopped so it won’t get a sequel. Shane Black is going to have to rebuild his career after this with a smaller movie.
  16. Kailem
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    If Predators didn't do well enough for them to move forward with the sequel ideas Robert Rodriguez had for that I can't see any way they'd go forward with sequels to this now either, and honestly that's probably for the best. The quicker they sweep the whole "Predator Killer" thing under the rug, the better.
  17. Serpico Jones
    My whole thing is, is that Munn stated in an interview that she did all of this in part due to the fact that she didn't want the victim to be reminded of the events that took place with that actor.  However, if she was really so righteous,  she wouldn't have done a single interview with the press.  I feel as though she is kind of selfish in the aspect of the victim.  I believe that she obviously did in fact disagree with the scene shot, but is looking at this situation as her chance to be in the spotlight.  She's quite ardent if you ask me.  But yea, I guess if I were Shane Black, I would probably take a hiatus too.
    This is going to end up affecting Munn’s career as much as it’ll affect Black, imo. She apparently angered the studio which is something you can’t do in Hollywood.
  18. Samhain13
    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?

    Probably no and I hope so. Seems as likely as that AVP3 on space the Strause Brothers wanted to make, they threw Yutani at the end hoping it would lead to a sequel.

    Not only because of the below average reception, probable below expectations box office and Munn thing but didn't Shane said he didn't want to make another big studio movie like this again? I think someone posted a comment from him on social media saying that. Maybe it was Hicks. I remember reading people saying how tired he was with the movie and wanted now to only do his own things.
  19. Huggs
    I was reading on Wikipedia about how this was supposed to set up two sequels that Shane would be directing. I just don't see that happening.

    Does anyone else think he'll ever work (or be allowed to work) on these movies again? Or that this particular storyline is even going to continue?
  20. Samhain13
    Is it just me, or is everyone else curious as to why Black hasn't said a word since the movie's release.  I would imagine that it's due to the scandal and poor response. I mean is he running away from it?  Or is it normal for a director to keep his/her mouth shut for a brief period after their films debut?

    Shame? Well after this mess of a movie he should be. Better for him to just move on. Like Paul Anderson and the Strauses did. The franchise will be better without him and he will be better without it.
  21. zackpred12
    My whole thing is, is that Munn stated in an interview that she did all of this in part due to the fact that she didn't want the victim to be reminded of the events that took place with that actor.  However, if she was really so righteous,  she wouldn't have done a single interview with the press.  I feel as though she is kind of selfish in the aspect of the victim.  I believe that she obviously did in fact disagree with the scene shot, but is looking at this situation as her chance to be in the spotlight.  She's quite ardent if you ask me.  But yea, I guess if I were Shane Black, I would probably take a hiatus too.
  22. Johnny Handsome
    There's no point to suing Munn and it didn't even have an effect on ticket sales.
    Don't be naive, it did, and boy did it have an effect.

    Go to twitter, or any other social media site, type in #thepredator and you'll get hundreds of posts about the controversy and just as much people stating openly that they won't go see the movie now although they planned to.

    It did hurt the movie, not by an astronomical amount, but a couple of millions. But... people got sued for a lot less in the past.
  23. Johnny Handsome
    Call me old fashioned, but to boycott the hard work of actors, SFX studios, stunts and so on - likely more than 400 people involved with the movie for a freakin 2 minute scene with a child molestor - not cool i agree - is f**kin insane.

    I have no idea how i would reacted if i was a woman ,but personally this would not stop me from seeing the movie. Boycotting the movie just cause of SJW crap is for slack-jaw faggots.
    But it's the reality, go to twitter, it's all there and it's all that people were talking about it just before the movie hit theaters.

    I agree it's stupid, because the scene is not in the movie, but that's how people react, they don't know the facts, they just read "Predator sex controversy" and go "Ohh, i don't support that!!".

    To be honest, i wouldn't be suprised if we hear one of the producers suing Munn in the months to come.
  24. JCDenton
    Call me old fashioned, but to boycott the hard work of actors, SFX studios, stunts and so on - likely more than 400 people involved with the movie for a freakin 2 minute scene with a child molestor - not cool i agree - is f**kin insane.

    I have no idea how i would reacted if i was a woman ,but personally this would not stop me from seeing the movie. Boycotting the movie just cause of SJW crap is for slack-jaw faggots.

  25. Johnny Handsome
    Is it just me, or is everyone else curious as to why Black hasn't said a word since the movie's release.  I would imagine that it's due to the scandal and poor response. I mean is he running away from it?  Or is it normal for a director to keep his/her mouth shut for a brief period after their films debut?
    He just invested 3 years of his time making the movie, working his ass off, had multiple reshoots and rewrites, a me-too/sex controversy in between just before the press played the 'who could be the biggest asshole' game with the movie and now it's bombing... maybe there is not much to say at the moment?

    Watched it again last night, my opinion still stands, it's not a perfect movie but one i'll still have fun with in the years to come and certainly better and much more entertaining than the crap that's doing really great at the box-office over the years.

    No one can tell me that Olivia didn't influence this, even Mojo got their forecast way up because the movie really got marketed well, the the controversy started and there were hundreds of people saying "i don't watch the movie because of this". Now to be honest, with the critics and stuff i don't think this movie would have gone through the roof, but a 30 million plus opening was very likely if Munn didn't come out a day before the f**king premiere of the movie.

  26. JCDenton
    Is it just me, or is everyone else curious as to why Black hasn't said a word since the movie's release.  I would imagine that it's due to the scandal and poor response. I mean is he running away from it?  Or is it normal for a director to keep his/her mouth shut for a brief period after their films debut?

    What could he say ? If there was a studio interference he would keep quiet- rule number one in order to stay in Hollywood - anybody ask Josh Trank if you could find him from his slumber shelter what happens when you openly confront the studio.

    Secondly - i think he is too tired and no longer gives a shit anyway - many fans complaining, having to also agree with the test audiences and other craps and let`s not forget the reshoots. Nobody can convince me that this was just because of the daytime/nighttime shift

    Third - i think he also knows he is to blame with Dekker for not creating more solid script for the movie in first place

    In short - he is right to keep quiet until he  has something to say after the shitstorm

  27. zackpred12
    Is it just me, or is everyone else curious as to why Black hasn't said a word since the movie's release.  I would imagine that it's due to the scandal and poor response. I mean is he running away from it?  Or is it normal for a director to keep his/her mouth shut for a brief period after their films debut?
  28. Psshreallygreat
    I like the film ! But it was just full off dumb ideas, don't have a predator film with kids in especially trick or treating?? Why do we need predator dogs ?? If he's a big badass upgraded pred he doesn't need them,  best scene for me was the predator lab escape very AVP game like  ;D  ::)
  29. Biomechanoid
    And other factors like total number of movies available and overall weekend attendance compared to other weekends in 2018. It appears this weekend did not have a high turnout overall. Only four other weekends had lower revenue than this weekend according to BOM. I suppose folks are getting some last summer outdoor activities in before the cold hits.

    If The Predator had been released in June - high revenue weekends of the big releases - it may not have even broke into the top 10-15 for its debut.

    Also, The Predator's competition for this weekend....... It's strongest competitor was The Nun, not exactly a box office heavyweight. Nor did its widest opening release hamper it's performance, at 4,037 theaters, which is about average. Black Panther widest opening release was fewer than that.

    So yea, at the moment it's number one, but it has an ugly asterisk next to it.
  30. MudButt
    In terms of box office it is because it was literally #1 at the box office this weekend. All movies say this once they open at number 1 over the weekend, regardless if the weekend gross isn't that big.
  31. BishopShouldGo
    I have no idea why this movie is performing this way, but it's baffling and I do think a Predator movie can still do very well.

    I always urge people to compare the box office success of the original The Terminator and Predator, both pretty similar with Predator grossing a bit more a few years later. Then look at the creative decisions with Terminator 2(and Lethal Weapon 2 and Die Hard 2, the main characters returned) vs. Predator 2, where the main character did not return.

    I feel like if The Predator was the sequel that came out in 1990, things would be different for the better now.
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