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hhmmm 20 millions lower than the previous one! where are the people? They dont go to the movies anymoreThat's a VERY early prediction and I'm sure it will continue to rise over the next couple of weeks.
Basically, what that number means is that if the movie were to be released THIS WEEKEND, that's how much it would make. But there are still 3 weeks of promotion to go (and it's the heaviest part of the promo tour), so awareness of the movie will inevitably go up and the estimates will as well.1
Guys, if you have the opportunity don't even hesitate about going to see 'The Cripple of Inishman!' The play is terrific and Dan is splendid in it.
Last summer I was lucky enough to travel to London while it was still running on the West End. I wish I could now fly to New York and see it again!1
If it had to be one of the 'Potter' directors I'd definitely choose Yates, but I guess that wouldn't be quite possible. His schedule is already tight with the Tarzan re-make getting released in 2016. (Besides, who knows if he'd be interested in another Rowling project after directing four 'Potter' movies.)
Outside of that group of directors, it would be interesting to see a more seasoned filmmaker take on the material. David Fincher, maybe? He hasn't done much within the fantasy realm but he's great with drama and dark stuff.1
I'm sorry but I do believe that's bashing. I do not think that everyone is supposed to like Harry Potter, but you don't have to say it like that. He was mocking. He basically said that Harry Potter was not really worth his time.
Because of that, I have no respect for Fiennes. If he doesn't believe in the material, why is he doing it to begin with? For the money? I find it sad that someone with his career still does films simply based on the money he'd get, even if he doesn't like the script.
And finally, I find the "Harry Potter is no Shakespeare" line extremely condescending. To Rowling and to the fans. I mean, who's even comparing it? It's so snobbish.2
This is translated from an interview in Portuguese:
“I really wanted to create a total villain. But I can't say that I was involved in the role too much, because this is not my method of working. I work in accordance with the material's requirements. Make no mistake: Harry Potter is not Shakespeare, it is entertainment. When you read a (Potter) script and then you compare it against The Tempest by Shakespeare, the difference is very large. Anyway ... (Laughs)
To what extent are you influenced or based on the story of JK Rowling?
Fiennes - I'll be honest. I'm not a fan of Harry Potter. I never could read a book in the Harry Potter series. I can not, I'm unable to. I do not have much leisure time, and I need to study the scripts that really work.”
And that's not the only time he's talked as if Harry Potter is not worth his talent.1