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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.

 The Predator Tops Box Office With M Opening

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. whiterabbit
    I didn't think it was going to bomb this hard either but it's over after just the first week. It's may not even cross 50M domestically at this rate. This one might have actually damaged it's reputation as a viable box office franchise. I mean it hurts and will be a loss.
  2. goose_3387
    I wasn't expecting great numbers for this but I wasn't expecting it to perform so poorly, especially comparing it to AVPR and Predators numbers. Looks like it will do less then them.

    I guess Predator is a very niche market in the grand scheme of things.
  3. Wysps
    According to the article, in reference to the "drop" it seems to be performing in the same manner as Alien: Covenant and Predators, though the latter's initial earnings were higher relative to their budgets. But still, the article makes it seem like the drop is massive when it's just following the same route as the other movies that came before it...unless I'm misunderstanding the wording there...
  4. Trav
    I've seen it 3 times and I like it more every time. It's not great but I love the predator action in the movie. It's looks and run like a lot of things were cut from the movie. I still enjoyed seeing the predator on screen, its was a fun movie for me and that's how I went into the movie. I just wanted it to be fun.
  5. The Old One
    The Alien prequels being in the same list as "AVPR" or "The Predator"  :laugh:

    Horribly written, but everything else is top-notch, that's not the case with the others.
  6. ROYCE_THE_PREDATOR
    I know fox started the Alien and Predator franchises but I'm happy that Disney is in control. Avpr, Prometheus, alien covenant, the predator, all fairly recent films that are beyond horrible. I do enjoy Avp and Predators. 
  7. bb-15
    Quote from: Serpico Jones on Sep 21, 2018, 04:21:39 PM
    Quote from: ELDERCLANLEADER on Sep 21, 2018, 04:19:52 PM
    Not being funny, but there's not a cat in hell's chance that Disney would of allowed this film to come out under their brand name. The sooner fox is out the door the better, they have some great franchises and rather than showing them love, and crafting quality films to be remembered, they would rather run them into the ground. Embrace the change people, the house of mouse is coming, and I for one cannot wait, if it means getting films that are actually good.  :o

    Disney would've pulled a "Rogue One"and fired the director. They would've reshot half the movie with a different director and screenwriter.

    And Disney also did this with "Solo" and the result was a flop. (Even though I liked it.)
    Disney is not infallible in terms of box office hits. They go where they are sure they can make money.
    That's why there are so many Marvel movies from Disney. They make a profit.

    - Imo the "Solo" flop shows how Disney reacts when a franchise underperforms (such as with stand alone Star Wars films). Then the studio cancels or delays movies in that franchise.

    ;)
  8. Serpico Jones
    Quote from: ELDERCLANLEADER on Sep 21, 2018, 04:19:52 PM
    Not being funny, but there's not a cat in hell's chance that Disney would of allowed this film to come out under their brand name. The sooner fox is out the door the better, they have some great franchises and rather than showing them love, and crafting quality films to be remembered, they would rather run them into the ground. Embrace the change people, the house of mouse is coming, and I for one cannot wait, if it means getting films that are actually good.  :o

    Disney would've pulled a "Rogue One"and fired the director. They would've reshot half the movie with a different director and screenwriter.
  9. ELDERCLANLEADER
    Not being funny, but there's not a cat in hell's chance that Disney would of allowed this film to come out under their brand name. The sooner fox is out the door the better, they have some great franchises and rather than showing them love, and crafting quality films to be remembered, they would rather run them into the ground. Embrace the change people, the house of mouse is coming, and I for one cannot wait, if it means getting films that are actually good.  :o
  10. bb-15
    Quote from: ROYCE_THE_PREDATOR on Sep 21, 2018, 05:20:46 AM
    If we get a new pred film, will it have the Disney logo now? I don't want Shane to return. I hope Disney announces a new film soon.

    I'm not sure what Disney will do with several franchises that I like.
    It seems Disney wants big box office hits and doesn't want to take more risks when a movie series under performs.

    - Take stand alone Star Wars; the Obi-Wan film is on hold after "Solo" flopped.
    - "Alien Covenant" had so so box office and there's no word of Disney approving another Alien movie.
    - I enjoyed "The Predator" as a fun action/comedy film.
    I have my doubts that Disney will allow another Predator movie for a long time.

    ;)
  11. Biomechanoid
    Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Sep 17, 2018, 06:51:30 PM
    It was a nice and easy job. Bit of retail, bit of cleaning, get free films on the off-day.

    I was forced into early retirement, but once in awhile I will take a part time seasonal job to get me outta the house, like Christmas at Macy's. Measly paycheck, but it allowed me to stock up on socks and underpants on employee discount. I decided to apply at a theater nearby for the summer blockbuster months. They never called me back. I wanted to call them and scream, hey I own a movie website, dammit! But then I realized that means jack squat to them.
  12. Johnny Handsome
    Well, i'm beyond disappointed in the box-office to say the least, but well, money is not everything.

    I still have a fun new movie to add to the collection, and this one has rewatch-value for me, so it's win-win.

    And guys, don't fool yourself, this is not the end of the Predator franchise, there will be other movies, by the end of it's run we will see this movie still doing over a 100 million, possibily much more with China involved.

    Now, for an 88 million dollar movie, that's bad, but not for a 30+ year old franchise that had low budget productions up until now. There will be other movies, just not that big.

    I was hungry for that big, blockbuster style Predator movie, and it was fun, but i think they should scale it back now. The dogs, reshoots, CGI Predator etc., they could have saved a shitload of cash in my book and this movie would have made some money, but they went all-in on this, and we see there are not enough people into this.

    It's a shame, but i rather have a small movie that doesn't get tested and twisted six ways to Sunday.
  13. AVP-CAPCOM
    Can't really articulate my disappointment at the box office failure.

    I still maintain its a 5/5 movie for me. Maybe a 3/5 movie with 2 extra esoteric points, the humour worked well and the tweeness of the kid and almost 80s nostalgia (Monster Squad, Flight of the Navigator, ET) also worked.
    True its a "twisting of the genres" and I guess people saw the tone as inconsistent, but again my opinion is it enhanced the film.

    I can't wait for the Blu-Ray which I hear is due as soon as December 2018.

    Hicks do long-term Blu-Ray, DVD and Cable Home Box Office download sales count as breaking even or is this movie, as a commercial venture, cooked?
  14. Biomechanoid
    Quote from: Serpico Jones on Sep 21, 2018, 06:03:56 AM
    It's going to be interesting to see who's career survives this train wreck.

    Shane Black is set to direct Doc Savage with Dwayne Johnson stepping in as the golden age bronze superhero (or is Savage a silver age?). So unless the studio or whoever executive powers in charge of that project waver with doubt, it appears Shane will continue to pound the cinematic pavement.

    Dekker, on the other hand, has no current/future projects on his plate that I know of, so it's possible he could be one of the career casualties you suggest.
  15. Serpico Jones
    Quote from: Biomechanoid on Sep 21, 2018, 05:01:25 AM
    BOM describes doom and gloom for The Predator's box office.....

    "Last weekend's #1 film, The Predator, is looking at a steep drop this weekend. Despite playing in 1,368 more theaters than 2010's Predators, The Predator was unable to top its predecessor's opening weekend, pulling in just $24.6 million last weekend from 4,037 locations. To that point, the 2010 film dipped a massive 71.7% in its second weekend and we see no reason for The Predator to fair much better. Right now we're expecting a 66% decline and a three-day around $8.4 million and a domestic cume topping $40 million by the end of day Sunday."


    I've mentioned before I rarely go to the theater, but I was going to make the Predator an exception. But the juggernaut of negativity (not just box office, also including reviews) has me in procrastination mode. I may very well wait till this shows up on VUDU.

    It's going to be interesting to see who's career survives this train wreck.
  16. Biomechanoid
    BOM describes doom and gloom for The Predator's box office.....

    "Last weekend's #1 film, The Predator, is looking at a steep drop this weekend. Despite playing in 1,368 more theaters than 2010's Predators, The Predator was unable to top its predecessor's opening weekend, pulling in just $24.6 million last weekend from 4,037 locations. To that point, the 2010 film dipped a massive 71.7% in its second weekend and we see no reason for The Predator to fair much better. Right now we're expecting a 66% decline and a three-day around $8.4 million and a domestic cume topping $40 million by the end of day Sunday."


    I've mentioned before I rarely go to the theater, but I was going to make the Predator an exception. But the juggernaut of negativity (not just box office, also including reviews) has me in procrastination mode. I may very well wait till this shows up on VUDU.
  17. 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...  ???
  18. Samhain13
    Quote from: Nathsp on Sep 19, 2018, 01:50:05 PM
    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.
  19. 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..
  20. Yautja_Warrior
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
    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.
  21. 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.
  22. MudButt
    Quote from: Serpico Jones on Sep 18, 2018, 09:56:25 PM
    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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. MudButt
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 08:10:07 PM
    Quote from: MudButt on Sep 18, 2018, 05:58:22 PM
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
    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.
  26. Huggs
    Quote from: MudButt on Sep 18, 2018, 05:58:22 PM
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
    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?"

    ;)
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. MudButt
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
    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.
  31. Serpico Jones
    Quote from: Huggs on Sep 18, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
    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.
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