Francis Ford Coppola, however, believes that we could be experiencing a renaissance in big screen movies. He praised the box office reception of Barbenheimer. But one, Francis Ford Coppola, thinks we could be in a renaissance for big screen movies, offering praise for the box office reception of, yes, Barbenheimer.
In an Instagram AMA session (yes, Coppola has Instagram; no, we can’t confirm that Sofia taught him how to use it, although he did confirm he was the one in charge of the AMA), the maestro said that the collective turnout at the movies for both
and Oppenheimer, which have pulled in around $1.2 billion worldwide total so far, is a sign that people don’t just want to see major franchises on the big screen. “I have yet to see them, but the fact that people are filling big theaters to see them and that they are neither ‘sequels’ nor ‘prequels’… no number attached to them meaning they are true one-off’s is victory for Cinema.”Based on the monumental turnout for these movies, Coppola said he is beyond hopeful for the state of the cinemagoing experience, adding, “My hunch is that we’re on the verge of a golden age wonderfully illuminating cinema seen in large theaters.”
Here’s hoping his passion project, the $100+ million Megalopolis, can find the proper audience to recoup its budget, which is reportedly being financed by Coppola himself.The 84-year-old Coppola has been outspoken against certain modern movies before, criticizing the likes of Marvel because “we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration,”
which he says such fare doesn’t offer. Francis Ford Coppola may have continued to dismiss franchise films in his remarks but he has now taken a more positive stance on the state of box office. Where do you think Barbie and
Oppenheimer will land on the top highest-grossing movies of 2023?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua-7ScYrgo8