While Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a prime summer release date for blockbusters, Disney's big release, 'Tomorrowland', has been struggling with both critics and at the box office. What happened? Well, Pat went to go see it and has some ideas where things went wrong.
Disney’s Tomorrowland set the tone for the disappointing weekend by topping the box-office with just $41.7 million in estimated box-office gross. Disney spent about $180 million to make Tomorrowland and the film was expected to make at least $50 million in its opening weekend. Mixed reviews and confusion over the premise of the film—the movie is based loosely on an area within Disneyland and the company’s marketing campaign was shrouded in mystery—likely contributed to the film’s lackluster ticket sales.
"We went yesterday. Indeed. Yes, and I wish I weren't. Because it sucks. It's a hot mess. It was an absolute mess, I thought. Maybe it's just me and everybody I went with, which was about ten people," Pat said.
"But we didn't like it. It's a mess. It's a jumbled confused mess. And they're also ambiguous. So you don't know what it is. And I'm not sure I still know what it is. Because even after having seen it, and, you know, George Clooney is in it, and so I don't know that he wrote any of it or had any influence in what went into it. But there's a lot of nonsense -- climate change bullcrap and all of that. Like, they just sprinkle it in there. And it's like, okay, do I really need George Clooney's agenda in this too? I mean, A, it sucks. B, I'm really bored. C, I don't need George Clooney's agenda."
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