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India's submissions to Oscars since 2000s and how fair it had been.

2020.06.21 08:07 LooneyLoser86 India's submissions to Oscars since 2000s and how fair it had been.

As I don't watch much of regional cinema, I'll only mention years when bollywood films were sent to Oscars, and whether that year we had better options from Bollywood or not.
2001 : Lagaan (Got a nomination at Oscar. So the film federation choose the right film unless there was a film which could've won the award, which I don't think.)
2002 : Devdas (We might call this film crap and overrated now, but this movie got a lot of attention in International Film Festivals that year. Another alternative was RGV's Company but overall I'll say Devdas was a better and best choice from Bollywood.)
2003 : No film was sent this year because film federation thought no Indian movie released this year was worthy enough to be sent to the Academy. Don't know about regional cinema, but Vishal Bharadwaj's Maqbool (Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth) was also released this year.
2005 : Paheli (Definitely a questionable submission. Movie was not even critically acclaimed. Black would've been a better choice for sure.)
2006 : Rang De Basanti (RDB was a great film, but Omkara was also released this year. An Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello would've been more relatable to the Oscar jury than a movie about Indian patriotism.)
2007 : Eklavya : The Royal Guard (Don't know what were they smoking when they chose this film. Deepa Mehta'a Water which was a joint Canadian and Indian production was released this year. This film was shot simultaneously in English and Hindi. It was submitted by Canada as an Oscar entry and went on to get a nomination. So India really shot itself on the foot by missing this golden opportunity. Even if India got late, they had Black Friday or even Chak De India to send over this crap.)
2008 : Taare Zameen Par (I don't see any other film which could've been a better entry even though it didn't get a nomination. Tell me if you disagree.)
2010 : Peepli Live (Was a good choice but an argument can be made about Udaan as well. Although I don't think Udaan could've done any better. So it's a tie.)
2012 : Barfi (Barfi was great but many other gems were released this year so its an insult that they choose a film which had acts copied from Charlie Chaplin over an English Vinglish or Vicky Donor.)
2014 : Liar's Dice (I don't even care which film was sent. I just want to ask WHY THE LUNCHBOX WAS NOT SENT?)
2017 : Newton (This was the film which had the best shot among bollywood movies if it had any and this wasn't all that great of a film on it's own either, which is really sad.)
2019 : Gully Boy (Edit : Okay, Thank you for correcting me. Andhadhun and October were actually released in 2018. So there weren't many options from Bollywood this year, which makes Gully Boy the best option by default.)
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2020.03.06 11:48 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Friday 6th March

Good morning from the UK.

Prologue 1: My inbox has been exploding both here and on linkedin (where I C&P this into various supply chain interest groups) with queries to my posts as well as direct PMs. Apologies if I haven't responded yet, I will do my best to catch up over the weekend.
Prologue 2: A kind redditor pointed out via PM that the Epoch Times has been known to stretch the truth somewhat so I'll be careful to double check in full their accuracy of their articles before linking to them. If you feel any other sources I'm using are dubious please do call me out on it, I'd appreciate it.
If anyone has any personal anecdotes about their experiences, I (and I'm sure many others) would be really interested!

Virus update

The WHO dashboard (Link) reports a global case count at time of writing of 97,993 cases (that's an increase of 2.8% from yesterday). Another 8 more countries have reported cases, bringing the total amount of countries to 87. Countries with more than 100 cases:
- China: 80565 (once again it's up a suspiciously consistent 0.2% - I remain dubious)
- South Korea: 5766 (up another 9.0%)
- Italy: 3089 (up another 24.9%)
- Iran: 2922 (up 20.2%)
- France: 420 (a jump of 47.4%)
- Germany: 400 (a jump of 52.7%)
- Japan: 349 (up 9.1%)
- Spain: 260 (a jump of 30.5%)
- USA: 148 (up 14.7%, sorry for yesterday's incorrect figure)
- UK: 118 (a jump of 32.6%)
- Singapore: 117 (up 6.4%)
Netherlands, Australia and Sweden are all approaching triple figures. Reminder, these are identified case counts and medical experts are reporting this virus has a long incubation period with people being infections despite displaying no symptoms; the true infection figures are likely to be much higher.

American drug shortage list - if you are a resident in the US and need it, click here (hat tip kit8642)

What Wuhan doctors say about the virus - Bloomberg has an article (link) detailing what's known about the virus so far. It says experts now think the incubation is a maximum of 14 days, it has a relatively low fatality rate and tends to claim the lives of older patients with weaker immune systems or those with pre-existing conditions although some younger victims are harder to explain.

Global impact and governmental response - Today's Guardian blog (link, I know many other major media companies are doing daily blogs but I sadly don't have time to read them all, sorry) reports that
Separately there were reports in Israeli media that the ruler of the UAE Mohammed bin Zayed had caught the virus, but this is being widely viewed as fake news.

Economics

Senior supply chain execs / decision makers - McKinsey has offered its thoughts here. The well known strategy consultancy has created a Covid-19 insight here. They think that new outbreak clusters may emerge leading the general public to believe that infections are not contained. If so, consumer confidence may erode, particularly if governments introduce limits on mass gatherings and/or travel. As a result, they expect a slowdown in global growth for 2020. The thought piece goes on to discuss a best / medium / worst case outcome and the likely impacts and what steps business leaders to take including protection of employees, setting up a cross functional response team, ensuring your financial liquidity is sufficient to cope, stabilising your supply chain, practice the plan and demonstrate purpose.

Bloomberg: Global Economy Is Gripped by Rare Twin Supply-Demand Shock - Bloomberg has an article pointing out that supply is being restrained in China (personal note: other media articles suggest things are returning to normal) but because the virus is rapidly spreading around the world, a V-shape rebound may turn into a U-shape rebound (personal note: what they mean is think of an exports graph in a V shape, then one in a U shape, indicating a much longer down-turn). Economists are debating what the effects will be, with Harvard University Professor Kenneth Rogoff writing this week that a 1970s style supply-shortage-induced inflation jolt can’t be ruled out. “Certainly, rate cuts will not help re-stock emptying grocery shelves,” said Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors. “Monetary policy is hopeless when supply simply cannot feed demand,” she said. The article goes on to discuss the differing financial stimulus approaches being taken by the central banks of major economies around the world.

Supply chain specifics

Air pollution in China rising signalling a return to work - Supporting various news articles in the past 48 hours (some of which I linked to yesterday), satellite tracking shows particulate emissions increasing in China, a further sign that the country is starting to get back to work. If interested, click here, then click on earth at the bottom left and under the control section the double arrows will allow you to go forward or back in time or you can click on the calendar icon. Hat tip to iChinguChing from yesterday's post's comments. This Bloomberg article (link) on the same topic also agrees, thinking that the economy may be running at 60-70% at present.

CMA CGM says volumes recovering - GCaptain reports (link) that the major container carrier CMA CGM says that “Manufacturing activities are gradually picking up, more port workers and truck drivers are returning to their posts, and cargo flow is easing up at the major coastal ports. In short, business operations have now entered the recovery phase.”

Seafreight rates for Europe/US shipments to China starting to rise due to acute shortage of empty containers - Freightwaves reports (link) that backhaul rates (i.e. from Western countries back to Asia) are starting to rise due to the blanked (cancelled) sailings last month. Capacity is likely to be tight both due to the shortage of empty containers as well as the shortage of available sailings. Between Feb. 28 and March 4, rates on the North Europe-China route have risen 46%; rates on the Mediterranean-China route are up 22%; rates on the North America East Coast-China route have increased 7%; and rates from North America’s West Coast to China are up 4%. At the same time, the rates out of China are either down, flat or only slightly up.

China-Europe weekly rail services restarting - Logistics Manager reports that Davies Turner will restart its weekly service from China to the UK after suspending it due to the virus. The service will run from Xi'an to Duisburg if any forwarders are interested. Link

Nigeria being impacted - the largest economy in Africa is beginning to be impacted by supply chain disruption reports the Daily Trust newspaper (link). The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) separately raised alarm on impending scarcity and price hike of essential products, including consumables and pharmaceuticals, being imported from China, India, South Africa and some European countries over the COVID-19 outbreak. The President of ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode echoes the Harvard Business Review's report from a few days ago that the peak of the impact is likely to occur in mid-March (or maybe he's just quoting it, who knows). He adds that some companies are reporting that imports from India are becoming difficult, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry whilst Le Havre port in France (one of the key transhipment ports for Western African countries) is slowing down. The Nigerian federal government is starting to stockpile essential products including some drugs.
Apple warning of potential future problems replacing iPhones - CNet reports (Link) that Apple has warned that replacements for badly damaged devices will be in short supply with some stores already experiencing parts shortages. Apple did not provide a comment on the article.

Infographic: Coronavirus' Impact on Small Parcel Shipping - Industrial Distribution has an infographic courtesy of Auditshipment (link) - a provider of shipping invoice audit process solutions. The infographic has analysed the performance of FedEx, UPS and DHL showing a reduction of 41.5%, 65.5% and 23.9% respectively with all 3 experiencing increased shipment times.

China small parcel shipping industry recovering rapidly - CGTN (China state owned major TV station) says that the country's express delivery industry may return to normal by mid March except for Hubei Province, quoting a senior manager of the State Post Bureau. The government has issued a relief package including exemption from VAT and financial supports and availability of low interest loans for affected companies. (Link)

Harvard Business Review calls for more resilient supply chains - A new article has come out from the Harvard Business Review (link) pointing out the dangers of single sourcing but also the importance of understanding the risk profile of at least your tier 1 and 2 suppliers and if possible further still. It explains what steps must be taken to understand their risk exposure and gives a best in class example from General Motors claiming that those companies who had already mapped their supply chain already knew what came out of Wuhan and were able to react much faster than their competitors.

Italian ship owners asking for help from their government - Spalsh247 reports today (https://splash247.com/italian-shipowners-seek-romes-help-in-coronavirus-fight/) that Italian ship owners who have been heavily impacted are asking for financial support to help relaunch Italian exports. The country's economic minister has announced that €3.6bn will be injected into the economy to soften the impact of the virus outbreak whilst there are reports that Italy flagged ships are being refused entry at a number of ports around the world.

US truckers confused about how to deal with the virus - Walmart and Amazon drivers in the US are complaining they have had no communication from their companies how to cope with the outbreak says business insider (link).

Apple, Lenovo, McDonalds and others linked to forced labour factories - Associated Press reports (link) that a factory in Nanchang in a predominantly Muslim area of the city owned by OFILM is producing technology products such as computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners. AP claims that if you're a Uighur employee, you're only allowed outside the factory grounds twice a month and worshipping is banned. https://apnews.com/3f9a92b8dfd3cae379b57622dd801dd5. Apple did not answer repeated requests for clarification on which factory it uses. OFILM also supplies American company PAR Company which supplies touch screen terminals to retail chains such as McDonalds, Taco Bell and Subway. McDonald’s said it has asked PAR Technology to discontinue purchases from OFILM while it launches an immediate investigation. PAR Technology also said it would investigate immediately. Subway and Taco Bell did not respond.

Emirates Sky Cargo celebrates all-women cargo flights - Air Cargo News is reporting it now has all-women flight deck crews operating multi stop B777F flights (personal note: I think this is great news). Link

EDIT Some humour for lunch time - Video, needs sound: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool Football club manager, he's always good for entertaining press conferences) gives his opinion about the Coronavirus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUuxLeaAlD4
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2019.11.25 06:21 sanjayshah Grand Release of Biography of Sandeep Marwah -A Walk In The Corridor of Eternity

Noida: A grand function was organized to release the first book on Sandeep Marwah under the title ‘A Walk In The Corridor of Eternity’ written by a young writer Shreeya Katyal on the third day of 12th Global Film Festival Noida 2019 at Noida Film City.

“I extend my heartiest congratulations to Sandeep Marwah on the release of his first biography. He deserves this kind of grand function. He is a source of motivation for many. I wish him all the success in his forthcoming ventures,” said Arif Mohammad Khan Governor of Kerala while releasing the book.

“Though I am meeting him for the first time but I have heard enough about him. His contribution to the industry is par excellence,” said Priyadarshan a renowned film director from South.

“Not many people from film, television and media fraternity are that lucky to have a biography written on them. Sandeep is actually been always different from the crowd,” said Rahul Rawail film director and advisor to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

“Being written in a book, means part of the history. It is hard to believe that single man can do so much to promote the industry,” added Muzaffar Ali a well-known producer, director writer, poet and fashion designer.

“Sandeep I know him for more than 20 years, he is a one person army. He has solution for every problem of the industry” said T.P. Agarwal Former President of FFI- Film Federation of India and President of IMPPA- Indian Motion Picture Producers Association.

“Never ever seen such a huge event for the release of a book and so many dignities at the same time. It is Sandeep Marwah’s love and affection that we all are here at the same time,” added B.N.Tewari president of FWICE- Federation of Western India Cine Employees.

“He has proved to the world that passion is the key to success. Sandeep has broken all records of film education,” said Prem Chopra a veteran & popular actor of Bollywood.

“I am privileged to be here on the same stage where giants of Indian film industry are appreciating Sandeep Marwah together. I wish him all the best in life and many more books on him,” said Akhliesh Mishra Director General ICCR- Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs Government of India.

“We all extend our best wishes and blessings to Sandeep so that he can do better than what all he has already achieved. He is a real showman,” said Shyam Shroff a known film financer.

“Success comes to those who are down to earth, and Sandeep Marwah is an another case study in the same series, we all congratulate him for his book,” expressed Vikram Ghokhale well known Marathi and Hindi cinema artist.

The book was released also in the presence of Manish Paul, Rahul Bhatt, Meera Chopra, Nilima Azim, Ranjit Kapoor, Virendra Saxena, Rajendra Gupta, Deepak Balraj Vij, Arun Bakshi, Raja Bundela, Brij Gopal, Deepak Kejriwal, Amita Nangia, Nadeem Khan and Parwati khan.

Manish Gupta, Pankaj Parashar, Usha Deshpandey, Karma Tshering of Bhutan, H.E. Paulias Korni of Papua New Guinea, H.E. Ivan Lancari of Slovakia, H.E. Data Hidayt Abdul Hamid of Malaysia, H.E. Mohd Cengic of Bosnia Herzegovina, Tumrbek Anvabekov of Uzbekistan and many other dignities also witnessed the program.

“I am so thankful to each and every one, who is present here, for their wishes and blessings,” Sandeep Marwah thanked emotionally in heavy voice

“This book is treat for every person who wishes to make a difference not only in his own life but in the lives of million others, who dares to dream and want to get the confidence and courage to achieve all the great heights,” concluded Shreeya Katyal writer of the book.
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2019.11.11 15:36 UMMnews Hindutva pop amplifies a wave of hate songs in Modi’s India: NYT

Hindutva pop amplifies a wave of hate songs in Modi’s India: NYT

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NEW YORK, Nov 11 (APP): A report in a leading American newspaper has focused attention on how Indian singer Laxmi Dubey is currently promoting Hindutva pop music in India, especially violent songs that openly call for “harsher action against Pakistan and separatist Kashmiri militants, and for forced conversions and a Hindu settlement campaign in Kashmir.”
The report in The New York Times said that mixing dance tracks with calls for religious warfare, the Hindutva pop amplifies a wave of Hindu nationalism in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s India.
“Every house will be saffron!” Ms Dubey yelled into her microphone at a concert in Raipur, capital of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, referring to the colour representing Hinduism, the report said. “We have to make terrorists run from our blessed land!”
“The crowd cheered when she added a throat-slitting hand gesture,” the Times correspondent, Kai Schultz, wrote.
Ms Dubey is one of the biggest stars driving the rise of Hindutva pop music in India over the past few years, the report said, noting that the music sets traditional Hindu religious stories or Bollywood clips to dance beats,”with added lyrics that in some cases openly call for the slaughter of nonbelievers, forced conversions, or attacks on Pakistan.”
Correspondent Schultz wrote: “The songs are amassing huge numbers of views on YouTube, Ms Dubey’s most popular song has more than 50 million on its own, and a growing fan base among the young.
“Muslims and other minorities fear that some of Modi’s Hindu-nationalist supporters are damaging the country’s secular foundation and making life dangerous for any who do not display extreme patriotism or Hindu religious fervor. These concerns were only heightened with a court decision Saturday in favour of Hindus over a contested holy site (referring to the Babri mosque).
“During Hindu festivals, the processions have started blasting the music in Muslim neighbourhoods in shows of intimidation. Most of the songs prominently feature the call of ‘Jai Shri Ram!’ Meaning ‘Hail Lord Ram,’ a major Hindu god, it has become the battle cry for Hindu nationalists. Mobs have attacked Muslims who refuse to chant it along with them.”
The Times quoted T M Krishna, one of India’s most renowned traditional singers, as saying, “Hate bundled with so-called faith has become par for the course today. The masks are off, and what we are seeing should deeply worry us.”
The report said: Ms Dubey, a gleeful provocateur, travels India with a 28-person troupe and is in such demand that families invite her to their homes to bless newborn babies.’
Her goal, she said in an interview with The New York Times, is to recruit foot soldiers to make India a Hindu nation. At least one state government dominated by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party has used public money to stage her performances.
“Hindus used to be too innocent and docile to understand that Muslims are the biggest threat,” Ms Dubey was quoted as saying. “They needed someone like Laxmi Dubey to wake them up.”
“Some of the most violent expressions in Hindutva pop focus on Kashmir, the Muslim-majority territory that is disputed by Pakistan and that was stripped of its autonomy by Modi’s government in August. Popular lyrics call for harsher action against Pakistan and separatist Kashmiri militants, and for forced conversions and a Hindu settlement campaign in Kashmir,” the Times said.
“For some of the millions of Indian Muslims, those hyper-patriotic expressions are seen as carrying a personal threat.”
Correspondent Schultz went on to say, “In one music video, Sanjay Faizabadi, another popular Hindutva pop artist, lunges toward the camera in military fatigues. Footage of Indian troops, exploding planes and a pack of lions punctuates the song, called ‘Kashmir Is Our Life.’
“I will come to Pakistan and play marbles with your eyes!” he sings, boasting in a subsequent verse of waging a campaign of sexual conquest there.
In an interview with the Times, Faizabadi conceded that his lyrics could give the impression that he supported violence. But the singer insisted that he had nothing against Muslims, only those who spread terrorism.
“I’m Modi’s devotee, but I’m not anybody’s adversary,” he said. “You can label me Hindutva, but I don’t spite those who are not.”
The Times said, “The far right has never been more emboldened in India. Some of the top figures in Modi’s government have repeatedly referred to immigrants as termites, threatened the citizenship status of hundreds of thousands of Muslims and encouraged vigilante violence against those accused of slaughtering cows, a sacred animal for Hindus. (Most butchers in India are Muslims or from lower castes.)
“This summer, the police arrested several musicians for recording a song urging Hindus to kill those who do not chant, ‘Jai Shri Ram!’
“Ms Dubey’s biggest hits feature that chant prominently, and she is outspoken about her intention to incite a revolution through Hindutva pop.
“In her songs, Ms Dubey exhorts Hindus to ‘perform ceremonies with bullets,’ ‘fight proudly against ungodly religions’ and ‘cut off the tongues of enemies who talk against Ram’.”
Ms Dubey, according to the Times, drew closer to extremist Hindu circles and began subscribing to a belief that Muslims planned to take over India by marrying and converting Hindu women. “To show her devotion, she vowed to remain single and moved away from estranged relatives to the nearby city of Jabalpur, where she persuaded 11 girls living in poverty to make a home with her and become disciples.
“She spent a few years making music and putting it on YouTube, then found a surging popularity after Modi rose to power in 2014. Ms Dubey and several people who work for her said she regularly performs for officials from his Bharatiya Janata Party.”
“We go wherever BJP leaders invite us to perform,” Ms Dubey was quoted as saying. “That’s because the BJP is helping to propagate Hindutva.”
In the state of Chhattisgarh, where Ms Dubey often sings, Rahul Singh, a director in the culture department, confirmed that his office had paid for some of her concerts, according to the report. But he said he did not know much about her. Two state politicians from the BJP said they knew the singer but denied support, though party leaders promoted her music ahead of national elections this year.
The report said: Her performances draw thousands of people. One show in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, was marketed as a jagrata, an all-night vigil dedicated to deities.
But the singer’s tone shifted after midnight, when most of the youngest children had gone to bed.
Turning her attention to the beef industry, which employs many Muslims, Ms Dubey encouraged the crowd to take action to protect cows, echoing comments by Hindu mobs that have killed dozens of minorities accused of slaughtering cattle.
“People who I give milk to have become my butcher,” she was quoted as saying, channeling the animal. “Become a cow protector and fulfill your promise.”
Ms. Dubey transitioned to one of her most popular songs, “Every House Will Be Saffron,” a YouTube juggernaut that has inspired covers sung by children. During interludes, the singer promised to target those “living in Kashmir, exploding things” and to “spill blood in mother’s holy court.”
“The song’s tempo picked up. Clusters of men rose and danced,” the report said, adding, “Ms. Dubey drew her arm back and let go of an imaginary arrow.”
“People who don saffron will rule!” she screamed. “Only one slogan, only one name: Jai Shri Ram! Jai Shri Ram!”
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2019.06.02 16:39 MetalmindStats [International] Box Office Highlights of the Weekend Ending May 26: Aladdin Rides the Magic Carpet to Box Office Riches

Welcome back to my biweekly series chronicling the highlights of the international box office. For an additional explanation about the data, see the original post. Without further ado, let's get to it!

Major Territories:

Australia: Aladdin started upright down under with $5,259,368 at 578 (likely screens). That was ahead of both Maleficent and The Jungle Book, though inevitably far behind Beauty and the Beast, as with most of its international starts in general. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was a fairly distant second, with a nonetheless impressive 31% decline to $1,965,283 at 258 theaters. John Wick: Chapter 2 opened in May 2017, months after most of the world, in Australia, so John Wick 3’s opening alone almost matched its predecessor’s total. Pokémon Detective Pikachu took the bronze medal, but was affected by Aladdin, declining 48% to make $1,187,747 at 288 theaters in its third weekend. Its total of $8,105,562 to date is running behind Shazam! ($10,355,839 through the same point), thanks to its lack of school holidays in comparison. Avengers: Endgame was the final notable holdover; with $55,990,729 to date after a fourth-place $1,057,898 fifth weekend gross, it has officially overtaken The Avengers in US dollars.
Brazil: Aladdin did alright with a $4,680,838 start on 1,219 screens. That was almost double The Jungle Book, but still far behind Maleficent. Avengers: Endgame rounded out an all-Disney leading duo, adding further dough onto its already record-breaking cume with $1,825,639 on 951 screens in its fifth weekend. John Wick 3 finished the top three over its second weekend, making $790,519 on 525 screens; at $2,636,578 to date, its total has exceeded John Wick 2’s finish. Last and least, Detective Pikachu is a sad rodent, with just $3,997,948 to date after a steep third weekend decline, still failing to match Shazam’s opening alone.
France: Disney is usually a strong brand in France. Impeded by generally cinema-unfriendly European weather among other factors, however, Aladdin wasn’t. Its $3,587,004 debut was less than half of The Jungle Book, though not quite as far behind Maleficent. The original Aladdin bested Jurassic Park for the second highest admissions total of 1993, its year of release in most of the world outside North America. In contrast, the live-action remake may ultimately fall short of 2019’s top 20. In second, John Wick 3 counterprogrammed to success; its $2,055,803 start at 329 theaters almost matched its predecessor’s finish. Miscellaneous holdovers followed with steep drops, led by Detective Pikachu (third with $1,212,740), then We’ll Be Together (fifth with $1,061,405), and finally Avengers: Endgame (sixth with $1,029,449). They are all lagging behind some very rosy comparisons, and yet each movie has found success in its own right.
The other major event at the French box office was a Cannes showdown between Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar’s autobiographical latest, and The Dead Don’t Die, a droll, starry zombie comedy from Jim Jarmusch. After their comparable openings over the frame ending May 19, the two movies trended in totally different directions last weekend. The former was the one highlight among holdovers, slipping just 9% to a fourth-place $1,139,537 at 432 theaters, and at $2,869,458 to date, France could best Spain as its highest-grossing territory – which wouldn’t be unusual for Almodóvar. The latter fared much worse, collapsing 65% to tenth place and just $445,399 at 291 theaters, for a total of $1,943,463 to date – already far lower than Pain & Glory despite its higher-grossing opening. Overall, though, they both served as a sideshow against weekend box office that was among the weakest of the year to date.
Germany: John Wick 3 blazed Aladdin over their respective opening frames in a seemingly surprising upset. However, Germany was already one of the second John Wick’s strongest territories, and German audiences have generally been blasé towards previous Disney live-action remakes. Still, Wick shot further than his predecessor with a $3,549,085 start at 547 theaters, whereas Aladdin fell short of both Maleficent and The Jungle Book, with $3,114,411 over the weekend. Among holdovers, both Endgame and Detective Pikachu continued excelling past their comparisons with near-identical respective weekends of $1,334,863 (Endgame’s fifth) and $1,322,554 (Pikachu’s third).
India: Aladdin was alight over the weekend with a $3,016,779 debut, crushing Beauty and the Beast. Among other news, while its $1,166,597 gross to date is modest, John Wick 3 already bested its predecessor’s total on opening. Finally, Avengers: Endgame has reached a high-tier Bollywood gross of $61,124,215 to date, easily besting all previous Hollywood comers in the process.
Italy: Italy always delivers for proper Disney fare (even The Nutcracker and the Four Realms succeeded there), and it was no different for Aladdin. Prince Ali trumped over all with a massive $6,319,712 debut on 908 screens, besting Maleficent and almost doubling The Jungle Book in the process. In second was another opening, as well-received local crime drama The Traitor’s $1,619,560 opening on 381 screens made two successful starts in one weekend. Holdovers also delivered riches over the highest-grossing May weekend since 2014. Pain & Glory declined a mere 35% to a third-place $796,952 on 469 screens in its second weekend, for a total of $2,390,697 to date, leaving it within spitting distance of Julieta’s Italian total. John Wick 3, on the other hand, felt the usual Italian holdover burn with a 58% descent to fourth and a $725,474 gross on 352 screens; still, its $2,904,466 total to date is about 50% over its predecessor’s lifetime total.
Japan: In the absence of an Aladdin to dominate, strong depth and a solid mix of local and Hollywood fare characterized the Japanese market. Local TV series adaptation The Confidence Man JP repeated in the top spot with $3,211,057 in its second weekend; its 8% drop was strong even by Japanese standards. Another homegrown success, Aircraft Carrier Ibuki, opened in second with a $2,252,785 debut over the proper weekend, exceptional by indie distributor standards. A mix of successful holdovers Detective Pikachu (in third), Kingdom (in fifth), Avengers: Endgame (in sixth), and Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire (in seventh) rubbed shoulders with the latest installment of the Sadako / Grudge franchise’s opening (in fourth) further down the charts; each movie made over $1 million in just two days.
Mexico: Aladdin’s lamp shined brightly with an $8,913,265 opening to dominate the charts. That was about 40% short of Maleficent in dollars, yet it barely fell short in pesos. In a very distant second place, John Wick 3 nonetheless had a great hold, declining just 36% to $1,235,146 on 1,198 screens in its second weekend. Its $4,567,311 total to date is more than double its predecessor’s lifetime total. In third and fourth respectively, Detective Pikachu and Avengers: Endgame were each thwacked by the tough general audience competition from Aladdin, both declining about 60% to make less than $1 million in their respective third and fifth weekends.
Russia-CIS: Aladdin had a solid but not quite splendid $6,508,425 weekend debut, trailing The Jungle Book in a nonetheless easy first place. In second, The Secret Life of Pets 2 grossed a total of $3,474,368 from previews on 1,446 screens ahead of its official opening; that was a bit ahead of the first movie’s preview total from far fewer screens. The dueling holdovers Detective Pikachu and John Wick 3 were a respective third and fourth after steep 60%+ drops to $1,495,045 on 1,763 screens and $1,301,510 on 1,650 screens, respectively, in their joint second weekends. The former is trailing Shazam through the same point, while the latter has barely beaten its predecessor’s lifetime total.
South Korea: Aladdin capitalized on excellent word of mouth in a musical-friendly country to deliver a surprise backloaded triumph over a solid local title, with a $6,046,833 weekend debut on 1,311 screens – besting The Jungle Book and almost doubling Maleficent in the process. The aforementioned local movie, crime actioner The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil, was right on the Arabian thief’s tail, making $5,601,652 on 1,132 screens in its second weekend, for a good 34% hold and a total of $20,435,465 to date. Endgame rounded out the top three with a 59% drop to $1,268,300 on 615 screens in its fifth and final weekend of wide play; its $104,015,033 total is good for fifth all-time, and second after Avatar for a Hollywood movie.
Spain: Aladdin was the sole Spanish box office highlight; its $4,908,445 debut was about 20% ahead of Maleficent and The Jungle Book, and also around 20% behind Beauty and the Beast. Holdovers and minor openers each made less than $1 million, with steep drop-offs.

Selected Non-Major Territory Highlights:

Aladdin showed his power in typically action-loving markets Indonesia and the Philippines, as its total debuts in each (respectively $5,766,464 and $4,076,975) remarkably bested its starts in France and Germany, both far larger markets. Aladdin also easily bested Beauty and the Beast in Indonesia, and it fell just short of Maleficent in the Philippines. Completely on the opposite side of the spectrum, however, was its pathetic $207,992 second place start on 320 screens in exchange rate-battered Turkey, which has only about 18% fewer people than the Philippines.
Focus On: Slovenia: Slovenia is among the smallest international territories in terms of box office. That partially explains why The Hustle was tops for a second straight weekend over the frame ending May 26; Slovenia has been the only (fully tracked) territory where it managed that feat so far, and that unusual chart-topper is responsible for my choice.
For basic context about the tastes of Slovenian moviegoers, here’s the 10 highest-grossing movies in Slovenia:
  1. $1,825,003 Avatar
  2. $1,460,506 Titanic
  3. $1,372,209 The Smurfs
  4. $1,268,299 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  5. $1,236,133 Bohemian Rhapsody
  6. $1,154,075 Pr’ Hostar [local comedy]
  7. $1,090,147 Ice Age: Continental Drift
  8. $891,891 Minions
  9. $845,583 Fifty Shades of Grey
  10. $788,493 Mamma Mia!
I suspect Slovenia is a leading candidate for worst all-time top 10, according to the opinions of boxoffice users. Anyways, this chart isn’t all that dissimilar in composition to parts of Western Europe. The key difference is that Slovenia is a rather new market, barely existing for box office purposes 25 years ago; like much of Eastern Europe, it’s generally grown slowly but steadily since the fall of the Iron Curtain. That explains why there’s only one movie before 2009 on its top 10 chart.
Additionally, Slovenia is one of the weakest of all territories, both in relative and absolute terms, for the type of blockbuster fare that Hollywood tends to prioritize. Along with the idiosyncrasies of being a very small market (entire weekends totaling under $100,000 aren’t all that uncommon, especially in the summer), Slovenia’s aging, female-skewed population (average age of 42.8 years and 0.95 males per female) also contributes to its moviegoers’ preeminent tastes. Finally, in common with much of Europe, Slovenia is a very weather-dependent market, which tends to have strong holds as long as the weather is unfavorable for outdoor pursuits.
Unfortunately for Slovenian exhibitors, the weather did not cooperate over the weekend ending May 26. The Hustle narrowly topped the weekend box office despite a 52% drop to $25,450 on 11 screens. That caused it to fall behind the pace of Ocean’s 8 through the same point. Aladdin was a slight second in its opening with just $20,789 on 28 screens. That was about on par with Maleficent’s start on far fewer screens, though easily ahead of The Jungle Book. John Wick 3 rounded out the top three with a healthy 42% dip to $20,164 on 18 screens in its second weekend. Its total to date is now ahead of its predecessor’s lifetime total. Among other holdovers, Detective Pikachu has suffered for its brand’s evident failure in Slovenian establishment; its $50,826 in ten days is behind Ready Player One through the same point, and just a fraction of what Angry Birds had grossed in ten days. Finally, Avengers: Endgame has already bested all its MCU predecessors and could finish as the highest-grossing movie of 2019; with a $593,940 total to date, it currently holds that title.
I know this isn’t as detailed as usual; my focus here was admittedly on simply getting this out after falling behind in its preparation. As always, I look forward to any other feedback or miscellaneous comments anyone might have!
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2014.09.10 10:34 Ceyber (x-post from /r/self) The Year of the Metal Rabbit

In my early twenties, relatively carefree and happy, I was satisfied with the direction my life was headed. We all know though, with just a splinter of a second, the blink of an eye or a fraction thereof, absolutely everything can change. My accident and the shock of what happened to me can be so easy to forget, by everyone else yes, but perhaps more so by myself...
This is the way life works. The cogs wind, the wheels turn and people move on with their own journeys. The important thing to remember is how a life-altering event affects you and what you ultimately decide to do about it. Applying this new-found knowledge to the present as well as future is tantamount to ensuring survival. That's why I've decided to put my life's ill-fated XP to good use, in the hopes that perhaps there's someone out there who'll take something positive out of these ramblings.
Levity aside, to make this life-altering event brief and easily-digestible, I've left out quite a lot of context and history. My mom passing away two months before this memory happened is, unfortunately, just one example of many, but this post is for motivation and the focus on looking forward.
So to put it simply? That's all in the past. What I do want to do here is share one of my bigger triumphs, so please take the time to read it if you can.
Almost three years ago now, the 28th of November started out as a damn fine day. Finally having bagged an enjoyable movie role, I was on a beach somewhere vibrant and happy, beautiful people frolicking everywhere. On set for this movie, some Bollywood generic about cricket and love. The skies are clear, a gentle breeze more than enough to help tolerate the scathing sun.
That sunshine was everywhere, harsh and rejuvenating at the same time. I remember my proudly-ripped torso roasting in the heat as I sat, soaking up all that golden goodness. As I'm waiting for my next scene I begin to doze off, the sun's rays gently injecting their anesthesia as my eyes draw closed. I'm awakened rather unceremoniously, my narcissism promptly cut off as my best friend announces his presence;
"Wrof! Wroof wrof!" (Dog bark 2.0)
I stop my egotistical daydreaming, thinking that the wait for my next scene must be close to over by now. My dog (a white Shepard named Diesel), is my trusted wing-man, fiercely intelligent and real easy on the eyes. For this movie we've been cast as; "Typical good-looking bachelor with manly dog, running across sand to show off body".
So... as you no doubt already imagine, off we go, up and down the beach all sweaty and buff for the cameras. Everything goes smoothly as we shoot, and I can't believe my eyes when an old high-school flame decides to swing by, inflating my ego more, if that was even possible at this point. We don't get much chance to talk while I'm filming but, without trying to sound crude, them signs are looking good. (Two years later a rather sub-par fling materialized, but that's another story!)
Anyway, towards the end of the day's filming, one of the film crew approaches me. He says the director asks if I can do a diving scene, running in to the waves in what I imagine had to look like the well-known Baywatch beef-master David Hoffmeister.
"Why the hell not?" I ask myself.
This day just keeps getting better... Now I get to show off my athletic diving skills in front of all the hot women.
Can my head get any bigger?!
So off I go, leaving Diesel to play in the sand and pester some of the friendly extras who were kind/foolish enough to look after him. My feet are ready, tensed up and itching to tear through the hot beach sand. One of the crew yells out;
"Action!"
Cameras start rolling and off I go, running full-tilt down the beach. I sprint through the shallows and make as big a leap as I can, the brief flight gained by my momentum exhilarating in its trajectory and breathtaking in style, or at least that's what my imagination says... But that's when my world got flipped. That is the exact moment. Seriously, right there at that very split-second is where my life changed completely.
I BROKE MY NECK.
Shattered C5 with immediate and all-encompassing paralysis to be precise. My neck bone shattering sounded like thunder in my head. Later I found out that a breaker wave had hit, just as my head went under the surface. That rogue force of nature had enough strength to knock me completely backwards, head-first in to a sand bank. The crack was sickening, I swear I could hear the bone fragments bursting through the surrounding tissue.
I was face-down and still as a statue, thinking that if I drown I'll have a nice bone to pick with whoever's up there, just watching me die this stupid death. But as luck (let's call it that for now) would have it, a wave came and turned me upright, a welcome wind blowing through my eyelashes announcing my increased chances of survival. I chugged air like a vacuum, until another wave took me under again. This happened over and over until I lost count, I remember thinking how "this must be what it feels like to be inside a washing machine." Eventually I watched myself being lifted up and out of the water by a couple of lifeguards, tight-Speedo'd angels that they are. I passed out just as I was placed in the ambulance.
Woke up in ICU, pipes everywhere, neck brace and metal struts all over the place. Two ops to fuse my vertebrae together with a metal plate in the middle, exactly where my bone used to be. Apparently during the op I bit clean through the aluminium tube running down my throat, subsequently woke up to staff calling me "Wolverine" as recovery was unusually fast, not to mention I just chowed through solid metal. Doctors told me I'd probably walk again, maybe get some arm movement back, but my hands were something I'd have to learn to live without.
"There's too much neurological damage and swelling makes it hard to judge, but it's not looking good," the head doctor said. The obvious pity and slight condescension in his tone made me angry.
"I'll show him."
I told myself this repeatedly, clenching fists that refused to respond, my hands as limp as soggy dough. I knew my hands were there, I could FEEL them. They were moving in my mind so why not in real life? This and a thousand other thoughts were all vying for attention in a brain vastly overwhelmed. This was and still is a mental battle, of epic proportions, redrawing broken neural bridges and painting my movements back with a mix of imagination and willpower... it's about having to start over with memories and reflexes that everyone else has been developing since birth. I had to re-learn everything.
It's amazing the things you take for granted, things like being able to write, or hold someone's hand... simple things like waving goodbye or even the trivial satisfaction of picking my nose. These tiny but significant gestures were all lost to me, or so I thought.
Fast forward two months and I was finally back home. Still major muscle weakness in a few areas and the annoying spasms are always a reminder that there's work to be done. But my hands? They're at about 75% mobility. I can do things I was told were impossible.
Two long and hard years later, I'm typing this out at above-average speed. I can write again, hold hands, drop a beat-down if need be and (to my infinite joy) I can finally dig for any diamonds hidden in my delectable caverns of snot.
There's really not much online at all when it comes to results and efficacy of treatments, or for dealing with an injury like this in the long-term. I've scoured the net looking for people who've made as much improvement as I have but no such luck. This is why I've chosen to share my life's more dramatic moments (there's always more). And of course there's that ever-lingering MOTIVATION of running on to a sports field again.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
"Unos dias procul a vicis." - One day at a time.
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2014.09.10 10:21 Ceyber The Year of the Metal Rabbit - A True Story

In my early twenties, relatively carefree and happy, I was satisfied with the direction my life was headed. We all know though, with just a splinter of a second, the blink of an eye or a fraction thereof, absolutely everything can change. My accident and the shock of what happened to me can be so easy to forget, by everyone else yes, but perhaps more so by myself...
This is the way life works. The cogs wind, the wheels turn and people move on with their own journeys. The important thing to remember is how a life-altering event affects you and what you ultimately decide to do about it.
Applying this new-found knowledge to the present as well as future is tantamount to ensuring survival. That's why I've decided to put my life's ill-fated XP to good use, in the hopes that perhaps there's someone out there who'll take something positive out of these ramblings.
Levity aside, to make this life-altering event brief and easily-digestible, I've left out quite a lot of context and history. My mom passing away two months before this memory happened is, unfortunately, just one example of many, but this post is for motivation and the focus on looking forward.
So to put it simply? That's all in the past.
What I do want to do here is share one of my bigger triumphs, so please take the time to read it if you can.
Almost three years ago now, the 28th of November started out as a damn fine day. Finally having bagged an enjoyable movie role, I was on a beach somewhere vibrant and happy, beautiful people frolicking everywhere. On set for this movie, some Bollywood generic about cricket and love. The skies are clear, a gentle breeze more than enough to help tolerate the scathing sun.
That sunshine was everywhere, harsh and rejuvenating at the same time. I remember my proudly-ripped torso roasting in the heat as I sat, soaking up all that golden goodness. As I'm waiting for my next scene I begin to doze off, the sun's rays gently injecting their anesthesia as my eyes draw closed. I'm awakened rather unceremoniously, my narcissism promptly cut off as my best friend announces his presence;
"Wrof! Wroof wrof!" (Dog bark 2.0)
I stop my egotistical daydreaming, thinking that the wait for my next scene must be close to over by now. My dog (a white Shepard named Diesel), is my trusted wing-man, fiercely intelligent and real easy on the eyes. For this movie we've been cast as; "Typical good-looking bachelor with manly dog, running across sand to show off body".
So... as you no doubt already imagine, off we go, up and down the beach all sweaty and buff for the cameras. Everything goes smoothly as we shoot, and I can't believe my eyes when an old high-school flame decides to swing by, inflating my ego more, if that was even possible at this point. We don't get much chance to talk while I'm filming but, without trying to sound crude, them signs are looking good. (Two years later a rather sub-par fling materialized, but that's another story!)
Anyway, towards the end of the day's filming, one of the film crew approaches me. He says the director asks if I can do a diving scene, running in to the waves in what I imagine had to look like the well-known Baywatch beef-master David Hoffmeister.
"Why the hell not?" I ask myself. This day just keeps getting better... Now I get to show off my athletic diving skills in front of all the hot women.
Can my head get any bigger?!
So off I go, leaving Diesel to play in the sand and pester some of the friendly extras who were kind/foolish enough to look after him. My feet are ready, tensed up and itching to tear through the hot beach sand. One of the crew yells out;
"Action!"
Cameras start rolling and off I go, running full-tilt down the beach. I sprint through the shallows and make as big a leap as I can, the brief flight gained by my momentum exhilarating in its trajectory and breathtaking in style, or at least that's what my imagination says... But that's when my world got flipped. That is the exact moment. Seriously, right there at that very split-second is where my life changed completely.
I BROKE MY NECK.
Shattered C5 with immediate and all-encompassing paralysis to be precise. My neck bone shattering sounded like thunder in my head. Later I found out that a breaker wave had hit, just as my head went under the surface. That rogue force of nature had enough strength to knock me completely backwards, head-first in to a sand bank. The crack was sickening, I swear I could hear the bone fragments bursting through the surrounding tissue.
I was face-down and still as a statue, thinking that if I drown I'll have a nice bone to pick with whoever's up there, just watching me die this stupid death. But as luck (let's call it that for now) would have it, a wave came and turned me upright, a welcome wind blowing through my eyelashes announcing my increased chances of survival. I chugged air like a vacuum, until another wave took me under again. This happened over and over until I lost count, I remember thinking how "this must be what it feels like to be inside a washing machine." Eventually I watched myself being lifted up and out of the water by a couple of lifeguards, tight-Speedo'd angels that they are. I passed out just as I was placed in the ambulance.
Woke up in ICU, pipes everywhere, neck brace and metal struts all over the place. Two ops to fuse my vertebrae together with a metal plate in the middle, exactly where my bone used to be. Apparently during the op I bit clean through the aluminium tube running down my throat, subsequently woke up to staff calling me "Wolverine" as recovery was unusually fast, not to mention I just chowed through solid metal. Doctors told me I'd probably walk again, maybe get some arm movement back, but my hands were something I'd have to learn to live without.
"There's too much neurological damage and swelling makes it hard to judge, but it's not looking good," the head doctor said. The obvious pity and slight condescension in his tone made me angry.
"I'll show him."
I told myself this repeatedly, clenching fists that refused to respond, my hands as limp as soggy dough. I knew my hands were there, I could FEEL them. They were moving in my mind so why not in real life? This and a thousand other thoughts were all vying for attention in a brain vastly overwhelmed. This was and still is a mental battle, of epic proportions, redrawing broken neural bridges and painting my movements back with a mix of imagination and willpower... it's about having to start over with memories and reflexes that everyone else has been developing since birth. I had to re-learn everything.
It's amazing the things you take for granted, things like being able to write, or hold someone's hand... simple things like waving goodbye or even the trivial satisfaction of picking my nose. These tiny but significant gestures were all lost to me, or so I thought.
Fast forward two months and I was finally back home. Still major muscle weakness in a few areas and the annoying spasms are always a reminder that there's work to be done. But my hands? They're at about 75% mobility. I can do things I was told were impossible.
Two long and hard years later, I'm typing this out at above-average speed. I can write again, hold hands, drop a beat-down if need be and (to my infinite joy) I can finally dig for any diamonds hidden in my delectable caverns of snot.
There's really not much online at all when it comes to results and efficacy of treatments, or for dealing with an injury like this in the long-term. I've scoured the net looking for people who've made as much improvement as I have but no such luck. This is why I've chosen to share my life's more dramatic moments (there's always more). And of course there's that ever-lingering MOTIVATION of running on to a sports field again.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
"Unos dias procul a vicis." - One day at a time.
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