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RollTide1987
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"Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Upsetting the presumptive favorite, Dr. Sleep. Deadline is reporting a roughly $20 million haul for the independently produced WWII action/drama from disaster film director Roland Emmerich.

Deadline article

I got off work early and decided to run down and see this one. There was too much going on in the film but overall I think it's a good waste of two hours. It's not the disaster some were predicting but it's definitely not Saving Private Ryan either.






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Brosef Stalin
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
I don't see why this would be considered an upset. Dr Sleep won't make much money at all.


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TheeRealCarolina
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Going to catch it tonight.


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lsuroadie
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
will be so disappointed if this movie sucks


why cant anyone make decent WW2 movies, esp one of the greatest most intriguing battles in the war.

very frustrating....literally, a director could make a hall of fame career doing nothing but movies from WW2 with some of the most epic story lines in the history of mankind....I mean it literally is RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU...all you have to do is put it on film. rant over


LSUfan0420
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
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It's not the disaster some were predicting but it's definitely not Saving Private Ryan either.


I can live with that, nothing can be, as long as its not Pearl Harbor level disaster.


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LuckyTiger
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
I felt even Dunkirk missed the mark.

It didn’t suck but I didn’t think it was great and I expected better from Nolan.

Loved Saving Private Ryan, Enemy At The Gates, and Band Of Brothers.


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Lawyered
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
They’ll get some Jonas brothers fans too to come in for this


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jg8623
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
The overuse of CGI looked awful in the trailer. Hopefully it wasn’t that bad in the actual movie


Shiftyplus1
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
I hate that out of all of the creators in Hollywood, Michael Bay and Roland fricking Emmerich are the ones tackling subjects like Pearl Harbor and Midway.


marcus3000
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Call me an old fuddy-duddy if you like, but there was nothing wrong with the original Midway which used scenes from Tora Tora Tora.

I'm Gen X btw, so skip that "OK Boomer" thought.


McCaigBro69
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
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I hate that out of all of the creators in Hollywood, Michael Bay and Roland fricking Emmerich are the ones tackling subjects like Pearl Harbor and Midway.



At least Bay hit on 13 Hours


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MF Doom
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Imagine how much money it would make if it didn't look like complete shit


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GetCocky11
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
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will be so disappointed if this movie sucks


Prepare to be disappointed


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NPComb
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Shitload of CGI



and I love it!


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volnavy
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
IT2 in August and Dr. Sleep in November. Amazing how bad they timed these with halloween.


supatigah
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
Midway script is laughably bad
Dick Best actor is awful
Movie is pretty well done, lots of CGI
I think they hit every single cliche and war movie trope they could think of
Entertaining, will watch again on TBS but that is it


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dchotard
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
I saw it today. It is an excellent, well-made movie. I highly recommend it, to all Americans.


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Methuselah
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
How can something that is expected be a surprise?


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Macintosh504
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re: "Midway" is expected to be a surprise #1 at the box office this weekend...
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I'm Gen X btw, so skip that "OK Boomer" thought.


But for most people, you’re considered a boomer even if it’s not factual


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