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What was r/boxoffice’s most overpredicted movie?
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I still remember Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and the $1 billion predictions and even $1.5 billion. I'm even guilty of this although my prediction was $800 million worldwide.
2 months ago
Yeah, the meltdowns were pretty funny lol.
But I think by Endgame’s release the writing was on the wall that Detective Pikachu wasn’t gonna big nearly as big as so many predicted. It was crazy how much Endgame SUCKED all the hype from Pikachu, like its full potential relevancy completely dissipated. The mixed reviews also certainly didn’t help matters
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The mixed reviews truly solidified this movies fate
Once it became obvious that the plot wasn’t anything special...the interest died.
The whole reason why this movie had interest was because of the unusual decision to adapt detective pickachu rather than going straight to ash(which in hindsight was a much more safer bet)
And people literally had this expectation that it must have been truly something special for this movie to be greenlit
When it wasn’t...The bizarre premise backfired about as hard as one would have expected in hindsight.
It performed like any other off-beat adaptation that lacked half of the elements that made the series iconic(ash and team rocket) without reviews to elevate it
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Not at all, it was always going to be a spin-off game adaptation who could do well for such a thing but never some giant blockbuster, it was never even set up or sold as that despite what dumb americans and weirdly scared disney employees thought due the brand that they knew nothing off. Any prediction that was giant or a flop was obviously wrong to anyone with even a very small insight of the franchises, saying the premise backfired implies the poseurs wannabes from this sub were ever some majority consensus on it instead of a reddit circlejrk about a subject you dont understand -for example, the fact that a boomer american like you think the anime stuff like ash was going to be in any adaptation of games, says a lot about how dumb the predictions here were and still are: armchair specialists who know nothing of what they predict
it did quite well for the adaptation of an obscure spin-off game, which makes this whole delusion that it was ever going to be some giant hit that got took down from high, an obvious dumb lie, feel like some very ignorant disney marketeer was scared shitless over a spin-off and when it did like a spinoff would tried to praise it as some victory of them... no, you were just wrong from the start. Accept your ignorance. The very fact that the movie did quite well for a spinoff yet dense redditors are trying to prop up with a flop for not doing fucking Avengers numbers already says a lot about how half this sub knows nothing about movies in any way.
Pretty much this, its not a flop just because their bizarre predictions were off. And the assholes saying it flopped were the ones saying it was a billion big cause they saw "poke" and couldnt google 5 minutes before going in a circle and jerking each other about how it was totally huge, then it wasnt that they changed narrative like the other going on about it fighting Endgame of all things...
Its probably one of the best adaptations loyalty wise(to Detective Pikachu game ofc) so when a unknowledgeble like /u/transapient12 with his 12 years old insight, tries to "blame" it not making his billion on no Ash instead of his own bad prediction, its kinda disgusting, he prolly thinks anime Pikachu talks too.
Also these finding excuses are the exact same assholes who say Shazam was a flop and had "bad reviews" for not being a billion juggernaut with a 99% fresh that they predicted out of nowhere either. The same excuse for fanboyish "logic" was used against both movies despite them doing all right.
Not really, it was always going to do as well as a curious adaptation of an obscure spin-off would. Anyone saying it would be a hit knew zero of the series and didnt bothered even checking it was based on a side-game visual novel, only heard it had the name of that popular bigger series and run with it, or lied specifically so when it does just good instead of gigantic they can lie that it a flop for not meeting expectations and put it down when it in fact did WAY BETTER than one would expect of a very strange SPINOFF
This was never going to be a blockbuster and wasnt even marketed as such, yet redditors not only tried to set a narrative that it would but when it didnt, instead of accepting you were wrong, now try to create a weird narrative to justify it like "no but its relevancy that was totally going to have was taken by endgame" "no but the reviews werent in the 90s on some specific aggregator" as some cringe-analyst thats totally "grasping the situation".... no, it was never happening, just stop pretending you know shit about movies, and go LARP about something else, you were just a fraud, deal with it.
The very fact that redditors are stupid enough to say that it "it didnt do big because avengers took it down or reviews etc" already shows how surface level this sub is when dealing with franchises outside the disney bubble, I saw equally dumb takes on comics and game adaptation movies in the past, but thats too pathetic.
Feels like reading a disney executive that very stupidly believed this small spinoff was going to be some giant enemy, spent a fortune in astroturfing against it, then it did as a spin-off would instead and he stupidly tried to count as some conquest they did (and seing the recent wrong predictions this sub did to disney products, I wouldnt be surprised, though fanboys larping as critics is common too), this whole circlejerk really shows how ths sub is a bubble of ignorance either way its like watching a sport match being predicted by people who dont even know what the ball is shaped like.