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Message Subject Ladies... Gentleman... They are lying about the BLACK PANTHER movie being a hit. Slow
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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My son is a manager at a larger theater in northern New Jersey.

He just arrived home and I asked about the movie since threads have been on GLP all day about it.

The theater is in a mixed city... with gentrification taking hold around the theater.

He says the Black Panther has never sold out and Peter Rabbit and 50 shades are doing better. And this is a typically slow "dump week" weekend because of Valentines Day spending and dates.

I looked online real quick and saw this.

1 N Black Panther BV $192,023,000
2 2 Peter Rabbit Sony $17,250,000
3 1 Fifty Shades Freed Uni $16,940,000
4 4 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony
5 3 The 15:17 to Paris WB $25,432,717
6 5 The Greatest Showman
[link to www.boxofficemojo.com]

So is my son lying or are they trying to build hype?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76267690

The GF and I went and saw The 15:17 to Paris movie on Saturday evening. The Black Panther movie had already started and I peeked into it while we were walking to our theatre.

If was roughly 80% empty.

I think they're making shit up.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63658239

Probably. Have you ever been to a film that was targeted to a black audience?
White audiences don't want to be in the middle of a predominantly black one when they go into howler monkey mode and get all hyped up.
It's the sort of movie to gin up some misplaced racial backlash so most would avoid that scene altogether.
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