Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Skyfire is a Chinese disaster movie, about a volcano eruption on a holiday island. Premiere in China was on December 12. 2019. We don't know about any international release yet.

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Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by thunder » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:58 pm

A film called Sheep Without a Sheperd came first in Skyfire's opening week.
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2019-12-17/- ... index.html
Apparently, the reviews haven't been the best either
Despite its expensive production and global cast, the film received mixed reviews as many questioned the logic of some of the plot, describing it as a "popcorn movie." It currently has a scored of 4.8 out of 10 points on Douban.com, China's Rotten Tomato-like film rating website.

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Helen8 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:09 pm

Well. A second-place finish is not bad. $20 million is a decent showing.

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:18 pm

Review. Oops. :oops:

Skyfire is China’s first big budget disaster movie, an earnest emotional blockbuster with disappointing special effects that barely register on the Richter scale of excitement.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment ... r-BB1b8jfU

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Post by Anniemouse » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:05 am

We are in lock down so not sure when they will give it an official theater release.

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Marie » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:58 pm

I suspect in the US it will be a straight to DVD.

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Anniemouse » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:49 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvdrj

They reviewed Skyfire during their show (I think it is about 1 hour 20 minutes) It has gone onto streaming and I have ordered the DVD but I really am not sure if it is my cup of Tea.

Hope that the link works.

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Hot Wheels » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:32 pm

Marie wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:58 pm
I suspect in the US it will be a straight to DVD.
LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN, WITHOUT HITTING THE WRONG BUTTON! (or, as they say in show business. “Take 2!”

That it will...next week, in fact.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thegua ... -before-30


Sorry, Marie! :bag:

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Hot Wheels » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:34 pm

Thank you for cleaning up my mess (or near-miss mess, or whatever you want to call it!) 😁

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Anniemouse » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm

Great interview thank you for posting it.

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Re: Skyfire opens in second place at box office

Post by Hot Wheels » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:04 pm

Anniemouse wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Great interview thank you for posting it.
You’re welcome.

BTW, China reports Skyfire opened at #1 in their box office*:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyfire_(film)

* (As of 11/21/20, this link provides a sub-link to a partial Cast, but NO link to a Plot, so no info—or Spoilers...yet!)

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