Originally Posted by The Morningstar
Youtube statistics aside, what I find strange here it peoples correlation with the individual Avenger characters movies.
I don't really see it. I don't think it's a case of "Well the highest grossing Marvel film was IM2 with 600 million, so where is the other 200 million coming from?"
The people seeing Avengers won't just be the people who saw the other Marvel movies. The marketing has assured this.
The last trailer is a teenage boys/20 somethings wet dream. It's frickin superheroes fighting an alien invasion. It's superheroes fighting a war. It's just a completely different level than any of Marvels other movies, or any other superhero movie for that matter. Whether they like superheroes, saw the previous movies or not, it's irrelevant. It's a massive action extravaganza that's opening in May, it has 2 weeks basically free run at the box office... the movie will be a monster.
Also what i think is unique to movies like these, is the fanboys. Usually the comic book fans make up about 5% of a box office (if that). But with true event movies like this and your TDKs, they are the movies that the fanboys go and see 5, 6, 7, **** maybe even 10 times in the cinema. It all adds up. I remember on another forum i post on when TDK came out some guy went and saw it 27 times. 27 times?!!?!? Holy ****. Too much time and too much money. lol. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.
I completely agree with all of this.
That said, TDKR will still be king, imo. But both films will be juggernauts, and they're both looking pretty darn great if you ask me, so it doesn't really matter.