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-- box office -- -- this is a much better story already off to a great start with movies -- twilight.
And sky -- -- I disagree on that on bringing in big bucks out can we expect Hollywood to keep turning now.
Big hits -- season we have to have a discussion about the upon you don't like it I don't like -- are well joining us now is chairman CEO of Mandalay entertainment Peter don't work.
Our best friend in the movie business gonna see -- Peter thanks for being here appreciate it -- so let's let's get right to the movies because a lot for the past few years -- -- all these kind of silly comedies you know Santa -- goes to Vegas or whatever it is.
There's some very serious movies you're starting we already saw with Lincoln we have -- is coming up of course everybody knows -- -- -- rob that's not a comedy.
The hot bat which job I'm looking forward to -- -- again not a good and then the life of -- these are serious fell businesses.
Do you think it's a winning strategy.
-- Thanksgiving stops the whole fall winter season for the holidays and you know Hollywood doesn't like turkeys on the screen that's for sure.
To get it but really try to avoid it.
Those three films you mentioned -- is hot but you know most -- most especially Hobbits.
Looks to be a big winner -- but -- is -- prequel today a hugely successful Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson that -- Helmut ditto again.
And this film will have.
Bennett from repeat performance it will be a global it notice that all three of these films.
I really did internationally.
This is not a domestic holiday release does an international film business and they are -- to film the life of pipe will be enormous overseas may be a much larger than domestic and Lamy is -- an English show Cameron Mackintosh.
That was a musical back in 1990s so we're talking about real big -- -- product but.
Let me press you a little bit about this -- because -- it is kind of a gamble again they've been doing these silly comedy films.
And it's it may be an old formula but it seem to be working so it's a gamble to do these serious -- right.
Not really because -- got into this and that international market the domestic markets about ten half eleven billion dollars a year and now you see the international markets 22 billion.
Did the national -- three is seven billion people and the domestic markets 230 million people where would you Wayne you're gonna spend a hundred to 200 million dollars on an inventory of products.
Seven earnings -- given up on the US in the family market than Miami -- kids still watch to mount and the Santa Claus every year and now -- -- nothing to take into.
So so the families in the unites states are on hiatus.
As far as movies go this season.
I don't think serving the life of pie will turn out to be.
A very good -- -- -- -- but is it really geared younger so I think it -- capture that audience much battery and number Lord of the Rings so I'm not sure that's the case but you must remember we're in the spectacle business and Hollywood now not the small picture business yeah.
Yes you'll see comedies you.
Yes you'll see them from even television you'll see comedy films but the theatrical motion picture business when you're investing 200 million dollars in film them product and advertising.
You gotta aim with a target is the big international marketplace did you ever do -- holiday -- period.
Not really I I really name a -- you know way back -- Jack was kind of -- -- got a good holiday for element several other films we did had some fun and -- never that giant target of holiday like got.
And the night at the museum in those kinds of -- You you used to victim of the real heartfelt films like the Rain Man for example Feldman sampling could go to I think -- that would really get you know heart.
The the challenges today than big studios don't wanna make films that don't wanna -- -- remedies they wanna make big action speck spectacle films at a franchise are exhibited a -- 12 with rate.
Like twilight or James -- -- the gets 24 iteration now and it's a global you know -- mammoth.
Films still today.
Again I -- life and I'm a huge bond fan and I was sorely disappointed why that is but I -- otherwise.
There's a lot of golfers a ball but that's bottom for another -- what Oscars do you see coming down the pipe with these movies coming up here.
Well -- hot as the big.
Big time film they'll get a lot of attention repeated Jackson the question is -- -- used up their currency would Lord of the Rings that often happens at the academy voting.
The life -- -- as Langley that's a real favorite you know that's a real favorite direct that he's a real legitimate filmmaker I think that's gonna get a lot of noise.
No -- it'll get some noise really -- you know Daniel Day-Lewis and and Steven Spielberg didn't have a lot of films -- -- and some other.
Don't even like -- -- the director they'll be all kinds of films that get nominations and awards but the big Blockbuster is the big blockbusters.
May be the ones that dominate the global scene for the next number of years because of the way the marketplace is developing.
And don't forget Russell Crowe in late -- as I've I bet he's a contender -- very much very much so but but those roles don't move the box office that -- move the awards.
Right you're very right Peter -- that's why we have you line -- and CEO of Mandalay entertainment thing is the creator we thank goodness for you -- -- for being here.
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