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Old 08-01-2017, 02:21 PM
 
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I've seen and heard some reports of people trying to book tickets to see detroit in their area and have gone online or to apps and theres no listing available for a movie that has its first national showing two days from now.

no news stories yet, but if you check imdb, it'll give you a better idea


is it being blackisted etc?
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Bookings and showtimes are often only finalized on Mondays or Tuesdays before a Friday opening. Things may be penciled in long before that, but negotiations and other factors can change things. It used to be a bear when I had my advertising paste-ups for the newspapers all ready to go and then an hour before the deadline there would be a schedule change.

The limited release results may have some locations re-thinking. It is a no-win for a lot of theatres.

"Annapurna's strategy appears to be similar to that of other Bigelow films: It launched the movie Friday in limited release — just 20 screens in 10 cities. It performed well, earning $365,000 for a per-screen average of $18,273. By comparison, Zero Dark Thirty earned $417,510 in just five theaters.

The bigger test comes this weekend, however, when Detroit opens Aug. 4 in 2,800 theaters. Tracking has been soft, with one service predicting a gross of $13 million. Zero Dark took $24.4 million upon expansion." -
source: 'Detroit' Marketing Leans Into Horror | Hollywood Reporter

Locally, I see showtimes listed in the multiplexes, but the remaining small theatres may have taken a pass. Both are consistent with what I would expect and do in those shoes.
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Old 08-01-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Bookings and showtimes are often only finalized on Mondays or Tuesdays before a Friday opening. Things may be penciled in long before that, but negotiations and other factors can change things. It used to be a bear when I had my advertising paste-ups for the newspapers all ready to go and then an hour before the deadline there would be a schedule change.

The limited release results may have some locations re-thinking. It is a no-win for a lot of theatres.

"Annapurna's strategy appears to be similar to that of other Bigelow films: It launched the movie Friday in limited release — just 20 screens in 10 cities. It performed well, earning $365,000 for a per-screen average of $18,273. By comparison, Zero Dark Thirty earned $417,510 in just five theaters.

The bigger test comes this weekend, however, when Detroit opens Aug. 4 in 2,800 theaters. Tracking has been soft, with one service predicting a gross of $13 million. Zero Dark took $24.4 million upon expansion." -
source: 'Detroit' Marketing Leans Into Horror | Hollywood Reporter

Locally, I see showtimes listed in the multiplexes, but the remaining small theatres may have taken a pass. Both are consistent with what I would expect and do in those shoes.

thanks!

i was just trying to figure it out. im not in a small town. im actually in the big city hub and they just listed showings (only 4 per day) as of two hours ago, and other cities have had showings listed for over a week. its almost like they're scared of the crowds
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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I don't blame theater owners one bit. Detroit looks like the kind of movie that could inflame racial tensions and possibly cause some violence and other problems in theaters. No thanks!
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I don't blame theater owners one bit. Detroit looks like the kind of movie that could inflame racial tensions and possibly cause some violence and other problems in theaters. No thanks!
It's a true story about the Algiers Motel incident. Historical movies are meant to bring past tragedies/happenings to light for the younger generations that aren't aware of what happened and expose them to things that happened in the past that helped shape the country they live in.

There's nothing wrong with this movie, and I hope it shows in all theaters across the country.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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There has to be at least one movie annually about slavery or racism which absolutely must generate a passel of Academy award nominations. And wins. Or else. So that the ensemble can traipse onto the stage to preach to a not surprisingly ever-dwindling number of viewers.

Where's the snooze smiley?
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: not where you are
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There has to be at least one movie annually about slavery or racism which absolutely must generate a passel of Academy award nominations. And wins. Or else. So that the ensemble can traipse onto the stage to preach to a not surprisingly ever-dwindling number of viewers.

Where's the snooze smiley?
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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There has to be at least one movie annually about slavery or racism which absolutely must generate a passel of Academy award nominations. And wins. Or else. So that the ensemble can traipse onto the stage to preach to a not surprisingly ever-dwindling number of viewers.

Where's the snooze smiley?
Yeah for a post like this you obviously have been napping. In the past 50 years I count five Oscar Best Pictures that are focused on racial themes :


Moonlight (2016)
12 Years A Slave (2013)
Crash (2004)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)


One movie annually? How about more like one movie per decade?
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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As Martha Stewart might say, reading comprehension is a good thing.

Read: ...there has to be....or else.....

Apparently, some (but not all) of you have missed the inevitable annual #[insert any award] so white beefing about racial quotas in nominations, and carping about the lack of wins.

And the political preaching is yet another reason why audiences are tuning out. That happens to be a fact.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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And the political preaching is yet another reason why audiences are tuning out. That happens to be a fact.
Where was the political preaching in the movie?
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