Zack Snyder Responds to Accusations of Being ‘Delusional’ After Saying REBLE MOON Would Make $1.6 Billion

Zack Snyder previously raised some eyebrows when talking about the success of Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire saying he would beat Barbie at the box office.

Snyder explained at the time: “Say now, [Rebel Moon has] about 90 million views… 80 or 90 million accounts turned it on, more or less. They assume two viewers per screen, right? Here’s the math… so presumably 160 million people watching; 160 million people at 10 dollars a ticket, or 1.6 billion dollars.”

He added: “[Barbie made $1.5 billion.] So probably more people saw Rebel Moon than Barbie in the theater. Netflix is ​​crazy – this is the distribution model they created.”

Snyder has faced a lot of backlash for these comments and many people believe the director is delusional. People pointed out that the math was wrong and that he was crazy to think Rebel Moon would ever make that much money.

Well, the director addressed these claims by saying that he is delusional. During an interview with io9 he was asked if he was saying at the time that theatrical distribution is no longer as important as it once was. The question was intended to clarify his comments.

Snyder replied: “Oh, no, I would say it’s kind of the opposite. What I was implying was that, well, there are two things. The first is that I was just following the numbers that were given to me by Netflix. The people are like, “Oh, well, Snyder is crazy,” but I literally just do it [math] with this, nothing else. If we’re close to 100 million viewers now, 100 million views times two is 200 million views.”

He added: “So, people are like, ‘Snyder is delusional,’ and I’m just like, ‘I don’t know what to tell you.'”

The director continues: “Who knows what [Barbie’s] done on Max and everything. Barbie’s cultural significance manifested itself when she was in theaters.”

She said: “That’s when we all took a bite of Barbie’s apple, and with joy. And so my only point is that I think there is a theatrical zeitgeist [and] even though perhaps more people have their sights set on something, the true cultural meaning is still dictated by the theater.”

If Rebel Moon had been released in theaters, I seriously doubt that the amount of people who saw it on Netflix would have flocked to theaters to pay to watch it on the big screen.

Watching movies on Netflix is ​​simply more convenient for people. They are already signed up, something new is released on the platform and people watch it. If the movie had been released in theaters, I don’t think it would have come close to those Barbie or Oppenheimer numbers.

What do you think of Snyder’s comments about Rebel Moon and how much it would have made in theaters?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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