It should probably be clarified that it wasn't the #1 movie for the week (or weekend), it was #1 only on the single day of Wednesday, June 10.
"The last five years, it seems to have switched to Sigma, which to me, is embarrassingly noticeable if you have an eye for it."
This might be the single most ridiculous statement I've ever seen on this site. Are there better cine lenses out there than Sigmas? Of course, but the differences, whether you "have an eye for it" or not, are very often virtually unnoticeable even when pixel peeping. In many lighting conditions and after grading I'd bet it would be difficult for anyone to tell them apart with absolute certainty. Yes, some lenses may have a slightly better or more cinematic aesthetic (slightly), but to say that Sigmas create some type of embarrassing, low-quality, amateur image is absolutely absurd.
This will for sure be a great camera, but I think the biggest limitation is 6K codec, and 6K is the biggest feature of this camera versus the S1. 6K is 200 Mbit, Long GOP, which isn't terrible, but still a far cry from BRAW in the Blackmagic Pocket 6K. The S1H will probably have a bit more dynamic range, but the Pocket 6K image will be far more robust. An as for external RAW, I would bet it's limited to a 4K output over HDMI.
The S1H, would probably be easier to match to an EVA-1, though, as a B-cam.
Someone brings this up in every comment section or forum where cameras, lenses, gear, etc. are being discussed. No one is saying that a good camera will fix a bad story. Cinematography is an artistic process and having a better camera can certainly affect the overall project. Imagine if The Revenant had clipped hilights because having the BEST camera was silly. If gear doesn't matter, if image quality doesn't matter (let's be honest, the camera has a big impact on image quality), if all that matters is story then then we should all just settle on a "good enough" camera and call it a day (the GH2 is only a couple hundred bucks now). Heck, while we're at it, why even bother with theaters when we can get the gist of a great story on our phones.
As an update on this, I emailed Cooke to inquire about the availability of EF mount miniS4 lenses and they confirmed that they have abandoned the EF mount project due to mechanical issues. They still plan to introduce MFT and Sony E mount lenses, but this isn't very exciting news as there are already plenty of PL to MFT and PL to E mount adapters available.
I believe it will only let you export up to 1080p.