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R-Rated Movies Break 25 Year Record – ManlyMovie

R-Rated Movies Break 25 Year Record

R-rated movies have broken a 25 year record at the box office.  For the past 9 weeks, an R-rated movie has been on top.

Annabelle: Creation, The Hitman’s Bodyguard (3x), IT (2x), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2x), Blade Runner: 2049.

This is the first time since 1992 that R-Rated movies have had a streak like this.  Let’s look at the previous streaks;

2007: Resident Evil 3, The Brave One, 3:10 to Yuma, Halloween, Superbad (six weeks)
2001: Exit Wounds, The Mexican, Hannibal (six weeks)
2000: The Whole Nine Yards, Scream 3, Eye of the Beholder (six weeks)
1997: The Jackal, Starship Troopers, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Kiss the Girls, The Peacemaker (eight weeks)

It’ll be up to Blade Runner to sustain it for 10 weeks, since most of next week’s R releases look to be limited.  Wheelman will get its release, but as a sign of the times this is a big budget streaming movie that is prepared for home consumption for Netflix.

Nonetheless, this is good news for R-rated movies.

  • Anoyster

    Grown ups are going to the cinema again it looks like. I can personally say that I lost the desire to go to the theatres because the place looked like a daycare where the parents dropped their kids and fucked off but the last few times I’ve gone it’s been better.

    • The Night Rider

      I don’t find it a form of relaxation much anymore. Especially in the first week, or even second week.

      • Avenging force

        Agree I always try a weekday early show if I can just wanna sit in empty cinema and enjoy movie not listening to people talking for two hours

        • Jake

          I’ll sometimes wait and catch a matinee in a premium format if I want to try and have the theater to myself. By the 2nd or 3rd week, everyone willing to pay extra has likely already rushed out to the film.

  • TheOldMcClane

    Good. Maybe people are getting tired of vacuous CGI leotard kitsch™

    • French Predator

      ahahahah pwned !!

      • csc-60293

        still have no clue what pwned means

        • Avenging force

          It’s something stupid people thought was funny ten years ago but then realised it wasn’t ,so stopped using it all except one.

          • csc-60293

            Thats sad. I feel sorry for people stuck in the past

    • csc-60293

      Gabe, just wait until thor and justice league come out and you will see how tired people are of vacuous CGI leotard kitsch™ lol

      • TheOldMcClane

        sure thing Gabe.

      • BradyDeez

        Truth^

    • Barney Ross

      HAHAHAHAHA fact FUCK ALL THESE PG13 TRASH AND SUPERHERO SHITS
      https://media.tenor.com/images/12a54ef86c01bdb14b0395cb49a5d931/tenor.gif

  • Jimmy Smith

    2017 is one of the best for R rated action movies at least in this decade. John Wick 2, Logan , Headshot , Hitmans Bodyguard, The Foreigner, Kingsmen 2, Wheelman , Atomic Blonde. plus more to look forward too. When was the last time we had this many mid budget action movies in theatres ?

    • Barney Ross

      Agreed man superb year for us fans of R rated movies

    • Barney Ross

      -Logan : 616 Million Worldwide on a 97 Million budget

      -IT : Grossed 630 Million on a 35 Million budget that is fucking HUGE!!

      -Hitman’s Bodyguard : 30 Million budget – 175 Million worldwide and #1 for 3 weeks in a row. Sequel is coming

      -Kingsman 2 : 287 million worldwide : 40 Million opening in #1, which is better than the first one and bigger than Expendables 1 and 2. Lets see the total gross after a few weeks. Expect a sequel for sure

      -Baby Driver : Grossed 224 Million on a small budget of 34 Million, HUGE PROFIT

      -Annabelle 2 : 296 Million on a 15 Million budget

      -John WIck 2 : 171 Million worldwide, bigger than the first, budget is about 30 million, good profit.

      -Atomic Blonde : 95 Million gross on a 30 million budget

      Even Baywatch didnt flop (very soft R) made 177 on a 70 million budget not much profit if any but not a flop

      I might forgot some too.

      All in all, the R rated films are making more and more money every year since a few years…The future is looking bright for fans of R rated films.

  • Mucho Macho

    I still haven’t seen “IT” which I was dying to see. I loved the book as a kid & was a fan of the 1990 mini-series. If anyone here has seen it, please let me know how you like it.

    • The Night Rider
      • Mulla Krekar

        Damn, Thomas Rosales really IS in everything.

      • Mucho Macho

        LOL
        I never left..😂
        No..seriously I appreciate it.
        It’s my day off on sunday & I’m in a place that thankfully has Wi-Fi.
        I got a tough week ahead ahead but I expect things to improve.

        I have been around Florida & the caribbean these past few weeks. For both personal and professional reasons and the storms have left lots of damage. Puerto Rico suffered it’s worst hurricane in almost a century. It was not only in size but it took its sweet ol time to move away & thats why it was so devastating.

        I have noticed this a lot of bullshit news out there. As with everything when there are politicians there’s red tape and there has been some bureaucracy that’s prevented things from happening on both local and federal government.
        But things have been gettin done.
        You got the public and the private sector working together.
        It’s just that after events like this the days just seem eternal & it’s only been 3 weeks after Hurricane Maria and people say it feels like 3 months and it’s true.

        As with everything preparation is key but when you’re in tropical weather, storms are dime-a-dozen and I think people just did not expect this particular Storm to be as bad as it was.

        Some areas have improved but its the rural areas that have seen the worst damage.

        I’ll try to post more often.
        Lots of cel towers back on.
        In the meantime thank you guys and thank you Night. Stay Manly ya’ll.

      • Barney Ross

        HAHAHAHAHHA

    • Jacob Phillips

      Hi Macho, I watched it, albeit a not great copy. Its OK, pretty similar to the mini series if you ask me. I loved the series as a kid, but it looks badly dated, so this is just a more glossy version for today’s audiences, but its essentially the same.

      • Mucho Macho

        I loved the mini-series as a kid & I also read the book. I haven’t watched the movie but in most likelyhood will watch it this weekend.
        It looks like a movie I would enjoy.
        I expect to like it. But I doubt the new Pennywise would be as good as Tim Curry.
        Thanx for the review, I’ll let u know I like it when I see it.

        • Avenging force

          It’s great new penny wise is great on his own merits ,jeepers creepers now that was a good modern boogeyman.

  • David Barber

    R rated movies will never die although here in the UK, the equivalent of one now is a 15. Hopefully in the near future, we may see a return to 18 rated films.

    • Jacob Phillips

      Has the 18 rating been scrapped??

      • David Barber

        No. It still applies to stuff like Fifty Shades Of Grey, House Of Cards and series 2 of Daredevil (I was surprised series 1 wasn’t given an 18 because that had some very savage moments of violence too). I reckon the new Punisher series will be an 18 as well when that comes out on DVD/blu ray here.

        • Avenging force

          They give it more in America than here in U.K. must be more easily shocked over the pond

          • David Barber

            I know what you mean. Doesn’t R equal 17 years and over? These days in the UK, quite a lot of violent, gory stuff gets 15 rated, especially gritty crime series like the awesome Happy Valley.

  • Barney Ross

    TOLD YOU GUYS! all the work we did on imdb is paying off, this is the result of all the pg13 boycotting THANKS TO THOSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!

    The R rated films are doing great in 2017 im not worried at all Look at IT, already 630 million worldwide and Deadpool last year made 785 million worldwide

    I mean look at the numbers of some 2017 R rated films:

    -Logan : 616 Million Worldwide on a 97 Million budget

    -IT : Grossed 630 Million on a 35 Million budget that is fucking HUGE!!

    -Hitman’s Bodyguard : 30 Million budget – 175 Million worldwide and #1 for 3 weeks in a row. Sequel is coming

    -Kingsman 2 : 287 million worldwide : 40 Million opening in #1, which is better than the first one and bigger than Expendables 1 and 2. Lets see the total gross after a few weeks. Expect a sequel for sure

    -Baby Driver : Grossed 224 Million on a small budget of 34 Million, HUGE PROFIT

    -Annabelle 2 : 296 Million on a 15 Million budget

    -John WIck 2 : 171 Million worldwide, bigger than the first, budget is about 30 million, good profit.

    -Atomic Blonde : 95 Million gross on a 30 million budget

    Even Baywatch didnt flop (very soft R) made 177 on a 70 million budget not much profit if any but not a flop

    I might forgot some too.

    All in all, the R rated films are making more and more money every year since a few years…The future is looking bright for fans of R rated films.

    Deadpool 2 is coming which is gonna have a HUGE fucking budget and R rating.

    • Avenging force

      Top grossing movies of 2017 guardians of the galaxy ,beauty and the beast ,despicable me,fate of the furious ,transformers all pg 13 so I think your boycotting is a load of dick idiot.

      • Barney Ross

        HAHAHAH retarded coward! All these pg13 garbage have budget of 200 Million +…IT had a budget of 35 million and made 630 million which is way more profitable than a movie with a budget of 200 million that gross 1 billion, you inbred retard, use your head next time, scumbag.

        • Avenging force

          What the fuck difference does the budget make your the fucking retard who’s bragging about the fearless fight you did on IMDb as your nelson fucking Mandela so you go watch an 18 big fucking deal so do I so does 99 percent of people on this site getting on like your saving action movies what a dick .2016 the reverent ,the accountant,sausages party ,dead pool all crossed in the top twenty all 15 rated so absolutely no difference than any other year so to quote an absolute moron PWNED😂

        • csc-60293

          money is not important…..lets download everything

    • Jacob Phillips

      I’m going to do my bit by going to see Brawl in Cellblock 99 this weekend, it looks fucking awesome.

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