Heroic Insider #11: BLACK PANTHER, SUICIDE SQUAD, WARCRAFT, & the Box Office Climate

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*BOX OFFICE
Are we in a slump? The guys discuss event fatigue.
*WARCRAFT
The video-game adaptation is looking at lukewarm returns in the U.S., but huge numbers overseas.  What does this mean for the industry?
*SUICIDE SQUAD
The movie is officially rated PG-13. Will we get an R-rated Director’s cut on DVD?
*BLACK PANTHER
What Marvel characters are poised to make an appearance in the King of Wakanda’s solo movie?
*ASK OUR HOSTS #HEROICINSDER & ask your questions. We will select a few to answer each week.

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez

Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.

  • Vegas82

    What about DVDs and merch sales in China? Don’t those things push the per $ at the box office over 1 for the US profit margins?

    • SAMURAI36

      Indeed they do, which is why people complaining that BVS didn’t make $1B in the box office are completely myopic. MOS made $124M in video sales, and BVS will easily double that amount, if not triple.

      • QTN

        And yet a producer got fired and Geoff Johns got promoted.
        People don’t make moves like that if BVS was a license to print money. Merch and DVD money are supposed to be the pure gravy, not your salvation from the red.

        • SAMURAI36

          And pray-tell, which producer got fired? I dare you to prove that.

        • SAMURAI36

          Also, it’s really sad that people don’t understand how these IP’s work, despite it being explained to them over & over. BVS was already the “pure gravy”, after all the merchandising & licensing was done up front. And the home video sales is the gravy on the back end.

    • xxjinzaxx

      What do you expect from people that do not understand economy or the reason behind diversification? Simply: “do not put your eggs in one basket”

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  • QTN

    The weird thing about the shared universe argument being used in that video, “juicing” Marvel films is that CIVIL WAR despite Spider-Man won’t make as much as AOU global. And won’t beat IM3 global either at this rate.
    Mind you CW is still a billion dollar hit, but let’s keep things in perspective.