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mmmm, flop?!.....'Dear Evan Hansen' movie flops.....'Shang-Chi' still #1....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 26, 2021 11:54AM
.....this weekend.........not as bad as 'Cats' but it cost less.......most said they were distracted by the age of Ben Platt who is 27 now (and looks it), playing a teenager.....

...“Shang-Chi” still # 1 and has become the highest grossing movie this year........surpassing “Black Widow”.........

Box Office: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Hits Wrong Notes as ‘Shang-Chi’ Stays No. 1

....“Dear Evan Hansen,” the Universal Pictures adaptation of the smash Broadway musical, didn’t strike a chord with moviegoers.

Marred by negative reviews and COVID-19 concerns, the film fell short of expectations and collected a muted $7.5 million from 3,365 North American theaters in its debut. Industry experts predicted the movie musical would make at least $10 million between Friday and Sunday.

Even though the film seems unlikely to turn a profit in theaters, the losses won’t be catastrophic. “Dear Evan Hansen” cost $28 million to produce, a modest budget for a musical. That puts Universal in a much better position compared to its last movie musical, “Cats,” which opened to $6.5 million in late 2019 and ultimately lost the studio nearly all of its $100 million budget.

The critical response to “Dear Evan Hansen” has been vastly different than the glowing reactions that greeted the 2016 stage version, which netted six Tony Awards and cemented Ben Platt as a star. It underscores the struggle to bring even commercially popular musicals to the big screen. Earlier in the summer, the well-reviewed Warner Bros. adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit show “In the Heights” struggled to draw crowds while debuting simultaneously on HBO Max. The splashy song-and-dance spectacle cost $55 million, almost double the amount that Universal spent on “Dear Evan Hansen,” and opened to $11.5 million. It ended its box office run with $29 million in the U.S. and Canada and $43 million globally, losing millions for the studio.

Platt reprised his role as Evan Hansen, an anxious high school student who finds himself tangled in a lie that spirals out of control. Many criticized the casting choice because Platt is 27 years old and doesn’t look like a teenager. Audiences, at least the few who bought a ticket on opening weekend, appeared to be less distracted by a high schooler with 5 o’clock shadow. Moviegoers awarded the film an “A-” CinemaScore, which is exponentially better than its 33% on Rotten Tomatoes. Around 62% of patrons were female, while 53% were, like Platt, over the age of 25.

“Dear Evan Hansen” is playing only in theaters, which could help ticket sales. Since Universal last year hammered out a rare agreement with movie theater chains to put its films online sooner than usual, the coming-of-age story will land on premium video-on-demand platforms on Oct. 14.

“We have very good audience reactions, especially with younger females,” says Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution. “We hope it points to a good run from here.”

Given the underwhelming turnout for “Dear Evan Hansen,” reigning box office champion “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” had no trouble staying atop domestic charts, even in its fourth weekend of release. The Disney and Marvel superhero adventure added a solid $13.3 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic tally to $196.5 million, a pandemic record.......



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Re: mmmm, flop?!.....'Dear Evan Hansen' movie flops.....'Shang-Chi' still #1....
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: September 26, 2021 12:20PM
Is that a Hanson reference??

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Re: mmmm, flop?!.....'Dear Evan Hansen' movie flops.....'Shang-Chi' still #1....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 28, 2021 12:24PM
rich in distress
Is that a Hanson reference??


Close, correct answer is Nirvana.

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