Film Marathon 02 – Box Office

In the cinema, you can see very clear that which age or gender is the main audience for this film. Some Disney films labels “Family” and the audience are mostly parents bringing their kids to the cinema. The adults watch it because they want to spend some family time with their kids. However, the film Zootopia which has great box office result attracts adults to watch without kids.

Taking a look at the worldwide box office of recent Disney animated films.

Frozen     $127 Billion

Incredibles 2  $123.7 Billion

Zootopia $102 Billion

Coco $80 Billion

Moana $63 Billion

The Incredibles $61 Billion

It is very interesting to look at these figures. The Incredibles 2’s box office is twice as much as the first incredible film. Why? Is it because it’s twice as good as the first one? On IMDB the first one’s rate is 8/10, the second one is 7.9/10. You may say time changes in these 14 years and it involves in economic growth. But The Lion King which is a 1994 film, the box office is $98.6 Billion. Interesting, eh?

The success of the Frozen and Zootopia, because of the target audience has contained as wide as possible. Both of these two films discussed feminist which is the hot topic in the society, it leads empathy toward many people.

It is quite fun to take a look at the box office and see these figures meaning. After all, everything has a price.


Film Marathon 01

Films I have watched recently:

The Smallfoot


The Nutcracker

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Johnny English Strikes Again

I like to spend one afternoon in the cinema and watch two films, doing a film marathon. I get values from a couple of ways by doing this.

Firstly the latest films offer me a sense of what is in trend. The “in trend” is not only refer to the technology and CGI but is also referred to the story developing and other details even for sound effects.

Taking Harry Potter, for example, the sound effects start to develop since the third one. It adds detail to the sound effects for each spell which makes the film more vivid. And the sound effects are still developing in the latest Fantastic Beasts film.

Secondly, in the cinema, it is clear to observe the audience reaction and target audience.


Story Developing

My process of the story developing:

bring up an idea – bubble dog

think about what I want to convey to the audience – childhood, friendship, hope, cannot go back to childhood after growing up

How can I put these feelings into the story – rule of three

building the story

The lesson I’ve learned is that do not bring your story to everyone and ask for advice. Too much advice can be troublesome and may lead you to the wrong direction. Be clear about who is the one you can ask for and ask that person. It is impossible that you can discuss your script with anyone because people from different background usually have different thoughts in life. Find someone you trust and for you easy to talk to.

Listening to others advice, respect others opinions. But make sure you are also committed to the script and opinion. In the brainstorming process, you can try everyone’s idea. However, as the story has well-shaped, you must have a clear eye of which idea works and which not.