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How much of the “Box Office” amount does the studio get?

Quite often when rating a film's success, the numbers often quoted are the budget of the film vs the amount earned at the Box Office. However, the money made at the Box Office is the total ticket ...
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How do movie studios evaluate the success of a film?

First a bit of a explanation-- if you are a Star Wars fan, then you've likely heard the news over the past month of "just how bad Solo has done" at the box office. Certainly, it's not done ...
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What was the first TV series to show a toilet?

So over the weekend I was listening to my local NPR station to Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! and they were playing a true or false game about characters in the TV series, The Brady Bunch. Anyways, one ...
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How could Lt. Hicox fluently speak German and then give himself away by using the wrong gesture?

In Inglorious Basterds, Lt. Hicox is an English officer who speaks German fluently yet with a mild accent. Speaking a language fluently requires a lot of practice with native speakers and so spending ...
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What has the MPAA(/RIAA/BSA) done in the re recent surge/s in film piracy? [closed]

Again, re the possible closing: It says 'Questions relating to the film and TV industry'. How are questions about the MPAA not on-topic here? Note that the analogous RIAA question is on-topic in music ...
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MCU connected to Doctor Who?

In the post-credit scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp, Janet van Dyne tells Scott Lang: "Don't get sucked into a time vortex. We won't be able to save you." Sometimes filmmakers will put in ...
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Why couldn't William save Zoe too?

In the 2018 movie Replicas with Keanu Reeves, why didn't he simply tell his family what happened once they had woken up, and say he had to clone them to save their lives? Then he could use one of the ...
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Why did Paul's plans get denied?

In Motherless Brooklyn, Paul is a genius engineer and idealist. He presents a new electricity grid plan to his brother Moses, who claims it's brilliant and that it would benefit the both of them. ...
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Why everyone turned away from this character?

This is a question about the very ending of a 6 season series, so obviously HEAVY spoilers ahead: I am failing to understand the final reaction that the main cast had in the end towards one of them - ...
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Did Gus have a family? [duplicate]

When Gus invited Walt to his house for dinner, there was a short glimpse of his - probably - living room where we can see a toy car and a toy table. Was Gus’ family ever mentioned in the show? I think ...
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Why was Flash affected by the prison pudding in Season 4?

In Season 4 of The Flash when Barry Allen was in prison, when the warden figured out he was the Flash and gave him pudding tainted with tranquilizers, why did the tranquilizer in the pudding affect ...
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Why did Adam kill her?

In Dark series Season 3, we see that Hannah travels back to 1911, to Adam (Jonas, his son) alongside Silja who is his half-sister. Adam tells them that they are in "wrong place". So at ...
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How can Flash turn around return from the blackhole?

In the season 6 episode of The Flash TV series, we see that Flash enters a black hole and returns back. since it is scify I can understand him going inside and speed force aura protecting him, but how ...
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Origin of the name of the seafood restaurant Melville's on Cheers

On the American television sit-com Cheers there was a seafood restaurant over the bar. This restaurant was called Melville's. Recently I have begun to suspect the restaurant was named after Herman ...
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What does “He's a lox” mean?

In The Departed (2006), Frank speaks on phone with Colin, who just saw dead bodies of two gentlemen from Providence: Frank Costello: Who's the lead detective? Good. He's a lox. By google, it is a ...
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Did the other teachers know that Hermione had a Time-Turner?

Did the teachers know that Hermione has a Time-Turner? For example, when a Boggart is announced during Professor Lupin’s lesson in Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione is greeted by both boys saying “When ...
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Did Heavyweights' Tony Perkis Inspire Dodgeball's White Goodman

In 1995, Ben Stiller started as Tony Perkis in 'Heavyweights'. Tony is a fitness nut who believes he can whip the campers into shape because he too was once fat with low self-esteem. Similarly, in ...
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Identify date a movie was aired on TV in the UK at end of January 2003 [closed]

I'm trying to identify a date which is significant to me. I remember that Terminator 2 was playing on the TV that evening (in the UK). It would have been some time between January 14th and January ...
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Is there a connection between Heavyweights and The Mighty Ducks?

Many actors who starred in the 1995 film Heavyweights also starred in the Mighty Ducks trilogy. Is there a connection between these two films?
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What Does Zha-ya in "Curb Your Enthusiasm” really mean?

Is it really "Fuck me"? I know they discuss this at length on the series, but I haven't found any non-curb related evidence to support it. So does it really mean that?
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Was Cary Elwes's evil scientist “Dr. Jonas Miller” a last minute addition to Twister (1996)?

I watched Twister for the first time today and was struck by how much of an afterthought the "evil competing scientist" subplot seemed. So much so that I suspect it may have not been in the ...
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What do the tentacles signify in the movie “The Lighthouse”?

In The Lighthouse, when Ephraim Winslow ascends to the lighthouse and tries to see what exactly is at the top, he sees a tentacle slithering on the surface. Then again, in one of the fight scenes, one ...
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Why do so many Dunder Mifflin employees wear overcoats? [closed]

Michael wears one. Dwight wears one. Even Karen (different branch) wears one. I believe I've seen episodes with Toby and David Wallace wearing them. This is paper sales, not law, not a big business ...
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Who was feeding Zeus the dog while Cecilia was away from the mansion?

In the 2020 movie The Invisible Man, after Adrian is declared dead, Cecilia, over a course of an unknown time period, visits a lawyer to settle her inheritance celebrates her freedom with Sydney and ...
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Why is Stranger Things set in the early 80s?

The Netflix hit series Stranger Things revolves around a group of teenagers who face various supernatural creatures after the advent of Eleven in their home town of Hawkins, Indiana. The timeline of ...
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Why did Nancy forgive Steve even after he called her a slut?

In Chapter 6: The Monster of Season 1 of Stranger Things, Steve had seen Nancy and Jonathan together in her house. Based on what he saw he assumed that Nancy and Jonathan are together, and that Nancy ...
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Was Gunda planned as a Trash movie?

There is a lot to read and talk about the 1998 Bollywood movie Gunda. General perception is that it's so bad it's good. The movie holds a rating of 8.2 on IMDB and holds a cult status. I want to ...
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Why is Rocket Raccoon obsessed with artificial body parts?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket asks Peter Quill to retrieve a prisoner's leg and he also attempts to get Ravager's cybernetic eye later in the movie. What's with his obsession for artificial body ...
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Why was this character murdered?

I am a bit confused about How to Get Away with Murder, specifically the reason why We know that Castillios were offering Wes money to break up with their daughter, Laura — something that Wes has ...
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Is there any meaning behind the letters “GMO” in this scene in “Brahms: The Boy II”?

I was watching "Brahms: The Boy II" when I noticed some letters somehow hidden in a scene. The shot is from 00:41:02. Here is an improved version:
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Where was “City Lights” shot?

I watched City Lights, a very famous film by Charlie Chaplin. Where was the film shooting done? Is there any chance it was Lindsay street, Newmarket, Calcutta [kolkata]?
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Non-sequitur in Tower Heist, “We're on for Thanksgiving”

In Tower Heist (2011), about halfway through the FBI agent calls Josh and tells him that the court date is moved up to Thanksgiving. He then turns to the crew and says, "It worked, we're on for ...
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Using two wands at a time in Harry Potter

It's quite common in Harry Potter that two wands obey one wizard if disarmed by Expelliarmus spell. Has anyone ever used two wands to cast a spell at the same time in the Harry Potter films?
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Why does this character look like this after the treatment?

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED This is about Martyrs from 2008 (France / Canada), not the remake. There are two female leads, Lucie and Anna. Lucie commits suicide and Anna is captured. Finally, Anna is ...
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How the audience does not notice voice difference when “singing-voice” dubbing? [closed]

How the audience does not notice voice difference when professional singer, with totally different voice, performs musical number and then lip synchronized to the actual actor? For example, Marnie ...
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Why is the supporting role of the girl frequently changed after three or four seasons in Pokémon?

The role of the supporting female character of Ash in Pokémon is quite frequently changed compared to that of his friend Brock. Is there a specific reason for doing so? I am super curious about this ...
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Why did Darth Vader not try stopping the space shuttle at the end of Rogue One?

The originals and the prequels of world-famous Star Wars both portray the immense amount of power possessed by Darth Vader. He could choke people on their breath with his Force. Then why come he didn'...
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Why did The Professor have Lisbon taken to the robbery location instead of his secret place?

In Money Heist S04E08, we see that Professor and his miner friends successfully perform an escape plan and rescue Lisbon from the court location. But after the rescue, instead of taking Lisbon (his ...
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What was the question about reparations that Josh Lyman almost asked, then didn't?

There was a conversation between Josh Lyman and an advocate for reparations to African Americans that took place in Lyman's office. I think it's the episode mentioned below but not 100% sure now. I ...
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If Cinderella's shoe fit perfectly, why did it fall off?

What was the reason for Cinderella's shoe to fall off? After all, we all know that the shoe she wears fits her perfectly.
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Why was Rachel's dilation measured in centimeters? [closed]

In Friends episode 8x23, "The One Where Rachel Has A Baby, Part 1", Rachel is at the hospital waiting to give birth to her child. During the episode, the doctor checks how much Rachel is ...
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What were the three words represented by 3W?

In the Doctor Who series 8 episode Dark Water, the 3W corporation is ostensibly doing research into the afterlife. The scientist explains to them that 3W is a representation of three words that were ...
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In Trolls World Tour, why is Branch grey again?

At the end of Trolls, Branch finds his true colours and his grey skin and black hair return to the vivid blue colours he had as a child before his grandma died. In Trolls World Tour he's back to his ...
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Why did King Henry V have Cambridge and Grey’s heads cut off?

In Netflix movie The King (2019), what mistakes have Cambridge and Grey made to have King Henry V have their heads cut off? Wikipedia article on this movie didn't give me clear explanation on this.
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Can anyone make sense of the Cast Away packages that were left on the island?

In Cast Away (2000), Chuck is flying west towards Malaysia, hits a storm, then crashes. Chuck finds a bunch of packages that seem to be headed for the US, the main angel wing package is for Texas. ...
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Why did Will Graham turn this man into a moth?

At the end of S03E03 of Hannibal, Will Graham 'designs' the man that Chiyo had been keeping captive as a moth (after he was killed, of course). Throughout the entire series, all other kills / later ...
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Wasn't The Abyss a box office bomb?

Everyone says to not bet against James Cameron as a director. That statement seems moot when you look at the financial information of only his third film on The Numbers: The Abyss (1989) Domestic ...
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Why is Tom James consider VP-elect at the end of Veep Season 4

In the last episode of Veep Season 4, they say that in the event of a tied vote it goes to the House and each state gets a vote (I guess meaning the congressmen from each state share a vote between ...
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Where did the title “Road To Singapore” (1940) come from?

The first of a series of "Road To …" films, staring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, was Road To Singapore, in 1940. Strangely, the characters never go to Singapore. In fact, nowhere in the ...
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What's the trope for some sequel where we see the characters in the original but much older?

What's the name of the trope for a sequel of a film, film series or TV series where we have some of the same characters from the original to be in the sequel but they're older by 5+ years? Usually you ...

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