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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has fallen short of box office expectations. When will Disney learn that people are getting tired of this constant stream of sequels and remakes?

    From the LA Times:

    "The $185-million film, which stars Angelina Jolie as the titular “Sleeping Beauty” sorceress, opened with a disappointing $36 million, well below analyst projections of $45 million to $50 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Internationally it earned $117 million for a global cumulative of $153 million.

    It earned a mixed reception with an A CinemaScore but a 41% “rotten” rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

    A follow-up to 2014’s “Maleficent,” the sequel failed to recapture the allure of the first film, which opened with $69.4 million in North America on its way to $758 million in global ticket sales. The result may reflect fatigue among moviegoers of Disney’s live-action remakes, following underperformers such as “Dumbo” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”


    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
    designed to appeal to everyone."

    - Walt Disney

    "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
    - Michael Eisner

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    When will Disney learn that people are getting tired of this constant stream of sequels and remakes?
    I think this pretty much sums it up.........

    The problem here is that Disney executives seem to have a hard time learning anything from past mistakes. It seems that they are doing the same thing over and over, hoping for 'the big hit' that'll make everyone forget their past screw-ups.

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    • #3
      Einstein: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." There ya go.

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      • #4
        Walt Disney, on his refusal to do sequels to his hit short The Three Little Pigs: "You can't top pigs with pigs."
        "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
        it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
        together with every variety of recreation and fun,
        designed to appeal to everyone."

        - Walt Disney

        "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
        - Michael Eisner

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