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GH16: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

GH16: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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Gears of War is getting a feature film, Nintendo Switch gets an NBA Jam style game for cheap, plus our first impressions of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! We talk about our thoughts for how they could pull off a successful Gears of War movie, comparing it to Resident Evil, Warcraft, and even Lord of the Rings. Then, it’s off to the streets for NBA Playground, a new $19.99 title coming to the Switch on May 9th featuring all kinds of players in a 2-on-2 style. After that, it’s out main topic, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. We compare it to the Wii U release, talk new characters, completely overhauled battle mode, and what we loved and didn’t love about Nintendo’s latest game that sold over one million copies in just three days.

1:30 – Gears of War feature film

9:40 – NBA Playgrounds coming to Switch

14:20 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Gamer Heroes Podcast Credits

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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GH16: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

SH S2E12: Summer Movie Wrap-Up

With the summer movie season officially over, we look back at the big blockbusters that hit theaters between May 1st and August 31st. We discuss the summer movie winners, losers, surprises, and complete busts along with some thoughts as to why this summer was better or worse than 2015’s. We use a lot of financial data from Box Office Mojo and you can see most of that information below.

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Summer Movie Box Office Winners: 20 total weeks with 12 different box office winners

  • The Jungle Book: 1 week (plus 2 weeks prior to Summer Season)
  • Captain America: 2 weeks
  • Angry Birds: 1 week
  • X-Men: 2 Weeks
  • TMNT 2: 1 week
  • The Conjuring 2: 1 week
  • Finding Dory: 4 weeks
  • Secret Life of Pets: 2 weeks
  • Star Trek Beyond: 1 week
  • Jason Bourne: 1 week
  • Suicide Squad: 3 weeks
  • Don’t Breathe: 1 week (plus 2 after the Summer Season)

Biggest summer movie overall week: May 6-8 with $233.6 million across Top 12 – Cap 3 won that weekend

Top Grossing Summer Movie Films:

  1. Finding Dory $483.55 million (135.06 opening)
  2. Captain America: Civil War $408.06 million (179.139 opening) – 4.608
  3. The Secret Life of Pets $361.84 million (104.35 opening) – 10.53
  4. Suicide Squad $307.48 million (133.68 opening) – 4
  5. Jason Bourne $158.727 million (59.215 opening) – 3.25
  6. Star Trek Beyond $156.578 million (59.253 opening) – 1.72
  7. X-Men: Apocalypse $155.442 million (65.769 opening) – 3.05
  8. Central Intelligence $127.44 million (35.535 opening) – 4.3
  9. Ghostbusters $126.984 million (46.018 opening) – 1.57
  10. The Legend of Tarzan $126.585 million (38.527 opening) – 1.98

The number at the end of the lines was calculated based on the international box office gross divided by the reported budget. Box Office Mojo did not have a reported budget for Finding Dory.

Surprises:

  • Independence Day: Resurgence – no winning weekends, did not crack Top 10 ($103.137 million with $41.039 opening) but did hit 2.34 gross to budget
  • TMNT 2 – 1 winning weekend, did not crack Top 10 ($82.051 million with $35.316 opening) with a 1.81 gross to budget
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – no winning weekends, did not crack Top 10 ($77.082 million with $26.858 opening) – 1.74 gross to budget
  • Biggest Bust: Ben Hur 2016 – $100 million budget, current gross: $65.77 million international, only $25.573 domestic

All box office information provided by Box Office Mojo.

Summer Movie Wrap-Up Podcast Credits

Hosts
Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
Ryan Couture

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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SH S1E11: ‘What If’ Iron Man Died?

In our first installment of our new “What If” Screen Heroes segment, we explore the many different stories we’d come across if Iron Man (Tony Stark) died at the end of Marvel’s Avengers. How would Avengers: Age of Ultron be affected? Would other heroes be featured more prominently with Iron Man no longer in the limelight? What about Civil War? These questions and more are answered as we pick apart the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) with this one creative change. We also go on a few tangents and rants. Always good times. Check out what we have to say and then give us your opinion in the comments below.

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‘What If’ Iron Man Died Podcast Credits

Hosts
Rae Stewart
Ryan Couture

Special Guest
Ian Turner

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Michael Wallace (Flying Killer Robots)

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