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Old 01-07-2009, 02:37 PM   #23
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Default Re: The Avengers (2011) = the end of the X-men?

Originally Posted by X-Maniac View Post
I certainly don't recall 'normal' people on the streets recoiling with horror at the thought of X3, either before it or after it, nor did i hear bad word. Even though it could have been better/deeper/longer etc.
I didn't imply that though. I simply said the movie didn't meet audience expectations, a point you acknowledge as well.

Originally Posted by X-Maniac View Post
I'd love to know the exact reasons. But remember the film's domestic total beat (in the same year) Casino Royale, Superman Returns, Da Vinci Code, Happy Feet and Ice Age: The Meltdown among others. And yet oddly failed to match or beat Night at the Museum. Casino Royale had a very modest USA box office, quite oddly. All that shows it's quite a complicated thing to analyse.
Right. Based on its opening weekend performance, it should have beaten those movies. Its Memorial Day weekend numbers alone are enough to place it amongst the top 20 highest grossing movies of 2006. Hence my pointthe movie opened incredibly strong but began to falter (more than usual?) for one reason reason or another. Perhaps due to bad word of mouth and mixed reviews, as you said?

Originally Posted by X-Maniac View Post
I'm always hopeful of that.
Me too.

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