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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #690 on: December 27, 2018, 04:04:30 PM »
^exactly kind of trash if it only made 7 million worldwide
 dont know why so many people are Stans for this flick

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #691 on: December 27, 2018, 06:20:07 PM »
That's 7 mil domestic, not worldwide.

Also, keep in mind just how "indie" this film was compared to the top earning "indies" this year.

A miniscule budget doing 7 mil at the box office isn't necessarily bombing.

Consider the fact that this film had NO star power going for it, while Beautiful Boy, starring two of the biggest names in Hollywood, only hit 9 mil.

Context is important when making these statements people, try harder next time.

And for the record, I didn't love this movie. It was certainly the best skateboard-oriented film I've seen, but overall it was just OK as a film.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #692 on: December 27, 2018, 06:28:41 PM »
You may not have liked the movie,but you sure are sucking it's dick pretty hard. I don't even think it's going international,so that 7 mil is all Jonah gets to claim on the streets when he runs into a skater. What it is.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #693 on: December 27, 2018, 06:42:04 PM »
Wow this movie was absolute garbage. Jonah really missed the mark here. It could've been good if there was less skateboarding and more character development and an actual plot. The Courthouse "5-0" scene was unrealistic and beyond cringeworthy. The child rape scene was uncomfortable as hell. Glad I didn't have to pay for it and thankfully it was only 80 minutes long. Jonah Hill is a poser confirmed.
The Courthouse was like that though.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #694 on: December 27, 2018, 08:55:10 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol


It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.  I just meant that it is going to be like the Olympics and skateboarding.  Everyone in the skating community will/are debating it for years in advance and for years after and the regular person will maybe see it, like it if they do, completely forget about it. 

Also, has anyone mentioned on Slap that the Skate Kitchen director and Lesley Arfin from Love (the Netflix show with Dill) are developing an HBO pilot about women skaters?

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #695 on: December 27, 2018, 09:42:07 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.  I just meant that it is going to be like the Olympics and skateboarding.  Everyone in the skating community will/are debating it for years in advance and for years after and the regular person will maybe see it, like it if they do, completely forget about it. 

Also, has anyone mentioned on Slap that the Skate Kitchen director and Lesley Arfin from Love (the Netflix show with Dill) are developing an HBO pilot about women skaters?

Just wanted to remind everybody that Jaden Smith is in the movie and defends the movie for representing authentic NYC street skating by going to the bodega and grabbing kombucha. I'm sure that's true to his life but goddamn, it's some rich/privileged/egotistical thing to do and come in believing his personal lifestyle is an accurate representation of skateboarding anywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZwMfQc5lk @ 3:20ish.

Weird where skateboarding as gone. it's more inclusive and friendly, which is allegedly nice, but then with the changing population of the community, the culture is changed along with it. The best aspects of skateboarding are still alive, and there are also more subcultures emerging whether I find they fit my taste or not.

It's like how the definition of the word "literally" has changed to mean the exact opposite of it's original intent, to be used as "figuratively" because everyone is a stupid asshole.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #696 on: December 28, 2018, 01:26:56 AM »
Go buy a Welcome board you fucking piece of foreskin

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #697 on: December 28, 2018, 06:47:23 AM »
Thanks for the link, watched this last night.

Wasn't very impressed with the movie but I was impressed with Na Kel

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #698 on: December 28, 2018, 03:01:12 PM »
I watched it last night too. It was ok. Na-Kel was really good. The whole thing felt a little undercooked though. 3/5
Now, we used to say we put on our tights to put on the world. So I don't think it tarnishes the image at all.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #699 on: December 28, 2018, 06:49:45 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.

Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #700 on: December 29, 2018, 06:02:04 AM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.
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Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.

I guarantee that it cost less than $1m to make and grossed $7m.  If you can pull in 7x your budget at the box office alone, it's a success

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #701 on: December 29, 2018, 08:13:58 AM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.
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Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.
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I guarantee that it cost less than $1m to make and grossed $7m.  If you can pull in 7x your budget at the box office alone, it's a success

Lol pretty sure 7 mill box office means it did shit and movie is shit

But whatever letís talk 7mill ...thatís what the box office made...the box offices get their cut, Jonah had to pay the cast,  then had a ton of marketing press before so ...Iíd say he actually brought in a lot less than 7mill.  Shit numbers for a shit movie



 

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #703 on: December 29, 2018, 01:03:39 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
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Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.
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Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.
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I guarantee that it cost less than $1m to make and grossed $7m.  If you can pull in 7x your budget at the box office alone, it's a success
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Lol pretty sure 7 mill box office means it did shit and movie is shit

But whatever letís talk 7mill ...thatís what the box office made...the box offices get their cut, Jonah had to pay the cast,  then had a ton of marketing press before so ...Iíd say he actually brought in a lot less than 7mill.  Shit numbers for a shit movie

Imagine not understanding what you're talking about to this degree, yet still maintaining this level of confidence in your position. Yikes

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #704 on: December 29, 2018, 01:13:49 PM »
it's going to be getting a limited released in the uk, russia and france in spring 2019 but i highly doubt it will be more than 1-2 million added to it's overall earnings. If i were to guess i'd say it mightve already squeaked by with a tiny profit.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #705 on: December 29, 2018, 01:27:04 PM »
I watched it. It wasn't great, but it wasn't unwatchable. Just a lot of pretty lame, cringy scenes. 1 and a half stars. Also the main kid can skate but didn't do shit in the movie.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #706 on: December 29, 2018, 04:12:15 PM »
Surprisingly, Minding the Gap made it on to Barack Obama's best films of the year list.

It was definitely the best of the skate oriented films this year.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #707 on: December 29, 2018, 05:59:36 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
[close]

Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
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 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.
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Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.
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I guarantee that it cost less than $1m to make and grossed $7m.  If you can pull in 7x your budget at the box office alone, it's a success
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Lol pretty sure 7 mill box office means it did shit and movie is shit

But whatever letís talk 7mill ...thatís what the box office made...the box offices get their cut, Jonah had to pay the cast,  then had a ton of marketing press before so ...Iíd say he actually brought in a lot less than 7mill.  Shit numbers for a shit movie
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Imagine not understanding what you're talking about to this degree, yet still maintaining this level of confidence in your position. Yikes

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #708 on: December 29, 2018, 06:18:37 PM »
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this board remains the only people that still think about this movie
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It showed up on Amazon prime as available to buy and watch for me today...lol at how fast it came out...took a hard pass
[close]

Pretty standard for an indie release of this size...It's also only available digital for now, DVD later. Also pretty standard move these days but sure, LOL.
[close]

 it bombed at the box office as far as indie movies go too..lol
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It did fine for what it was.   It did well in its limited opening and was never expected to be 2500 theater release.
[close]

Bingo. Glad someone knows what they're talking about.
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I guarantee that it cost less than $1m to make and grossed $7m.  If you can pull in 7x your budget at the box office alone, it's a success
[close]

Lol pretty sure 7 mill box office means it did shit and movie is shit

But whatever letís talk 7mill ...thatís what the box office made...the box offices get their cut, Jonah had to pay the cast,  then had a ton of marketing press before so ...Iíd say he actually brought in a lot less than 7mill.  Shit numbers for a shit movie
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Imagine not understanding what you're talking about to this degree, yet still maintaining this level of confidence in your position. Yikes
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Do you want to do the lecture on the Waterfall or should I?
Dude needs to dive of the waterfall.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #709 on: December 30, 2018, 07:35:58 PM »
That's 7 mil domestic, not worldwide.

Also, keep in mind just how "indie" this film was compared to the top earning "indies" this year.

A miniscule budget doing 7 mil at the box office isn't necessarily bombing.

Consider the fact that this film had NO star power going for it, while Beautiful Boy, starring two of the biggest names in Hollywood, only hit 9 mil.

Context is important when making these statements people, try harder next time.

And for the record, I didn't love this movie. It was certainly the best skateboard-oriented film I've seen, but overall it was just OK as a film.
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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #710 on: December 30, 2018, 07:52:32 PM »
It's like how the definition of the word "literally" has changed to mean the exact opposite of it's original intent, to be used as "figuratively" because everyone is a stupid asshole.

I think about this way too often

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« Reply #711 on: October 08, 2020, 08:15:03 PM »
I'm trying to get through this movie and I'm not sure I can do it.

Everything feels super forced and "edgy." It is like, "Look, I know about skateboarding and my film is soooooo independent. OMG wasn't Juno was such a good movie?"

However, it is a million times better than Street Dreams but not nearly as good as Gleaming the Cube.

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Why the fuck would a high school girl be making out with this little kid?

Why the fuck is the shop sponsored kid who is in high school hanging out with this little kid who doesn't know how to ollie?

Why the fuck are all of the kids (other than Nakel) stoked as hell on going nowhere. We couldn't make more stereotypical skaters?
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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #712 on: October 08, 2020, 08:20:10 PM »
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That's 7 mil domestic, not worldwide.

Also, keep in mind just how "indie" this film was compared to the top earning "indies" this year.

A miniscule budget doing 7 mil at the box office isn't necessarily bombing.

Consider the fact that this film had NO star power going for it, while Beautiful Boy, starring two of the biggest names in Hollywood, only hit 9 mil.

Context is important when making these statements people, try harder next time.

And for the record, I didn't love this movie. It was certainly the best skateboard-oriented film I've seen, but overall it was just OK as a film.
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Number of theaters released to is important as well.  A24 is a distribution company first and foremost.  Itís good at getting itís films noticed and seen. 

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #713 on: October 09, 2020, 07:37:19 AM »
I'm trying to get through this movie and I'm not sure I can do it.

Everything feels super forced and "edgy." It is like, "Look, I know about skateboarding and my film is soooooo independent. OMG wasn't Juno was such a good movie?"

However, it is a million times better than Street Dreams but not nearly as good as Gleaming the Cube.

Edit:

Why the fuck would a high school girl be making out with this little kid?

Why the fuck is the shop sponsored kid who is in high school hanging out with this little kid who doesn't know how to ollie?

Why the fuck are all of the kids (other than Nakel) stoked as hell on going nowhere. We couldn't make more stereotypical skaters?

I got like 10 minutes into this movie and had to turn it off. It wasn't terrible or anything, just boring af.

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #714 on: October 09, 2020, 09:25:37 AM »
Yíall motherfuckers are going into this expecting Yeah Right not realizing itís a fucking coming-of-age movie 😂😂😂

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #715 on: October 09, 2020, 09:29:34 AM »
Making $9.3 million on a $1.7 million budget seems like a nice return on investment to me.
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« Reply #716 on: October 09, 2020, 06:10:02 PM »
Making $9.3 million on a $1.7 million budget seems like a nice return on investment to me.
And the real skaters?  Just a thanks so much?

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #717 on: October 09, 2020, 06:51:22 PM »
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Making $9.3 million on a $1.7 million budget seems like a nice return on investment to me.
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And the real skaters?  Just a thanks so much?

Im sure their SAG minimums are covered in the $1.7M budget.   And no, thatís not a real good ROI for actual film financiers (but it would be if he crowd funded).  Consider the budget is an optimistic number, plus tack on 50% of the budget cost to go towards Prints (what you send to each theater to play the movie) and advertising.   Then comes the ďwaterfallĒ which is essentially the hierarchy of who gets paid back/earns money at what time.   This was essentially a test/favor for Jonah to give him experience.  It didnít lose money which is nice, but he wouldnít go to director jail if it broke even or underperformed.  A24 is a talented distributor and could probably pre-sell the movie internationally and through VOD services to recoup that very small amount of money even with the lack of star power.   Iíd guess this was a quid pro quo (who knows what he had to do) like when Universal did the last movie Angelina Jolie directed, knowing it was no good, because she was going to be their Bride of Frankenstein (before the whole Dark Universe CU collapsed).  Anyways sorry

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Re: Jonah Hill's movie "Mid 90s"
« Reply #718 on: October 09, 2020, 10:11:38 PM »
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Making $9.3 million on a $1.7 million budget seems like a nice return on investment to me.
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And the real skaters?  Just a thanks so much?
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Im sure their SAG minimums are covered in the $1.7M budget.   And no, thatís not a real good ROI for actual film financiers (but it would be if he crowd funded).  Consider the budget is an optimistic number, plus tack on 50% of the budget cost to go towards Prints (what you send to each theater to play the movie) and advertising.   Then comes the ďwaterfallĒ which is essentially the hierarchy of who gets paid back/earns money at what time.   This was essentially a test/favor for Jonah to give him experience.  It didnít lose money which is nice, but he wouldnít go to director jail if it broke even or underperformed.  A24 is a talented distributor and could probably pre-sell the movie internationally and through VOD services to recoup that very small amount of money even with the lack of star power.   Iíd guess this was a quid pro quo (who knows what he had to do) like when Universal did the last movie Angelina Jolie directed, knowing it was no good, because she was going to be their Bride of Frankenstein (before the whole Dark Universe CU collapsed).  Anyways sorry

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