Originally Posted by Dr.
You can define “success” in different ways. One valid way is to measure “units (tickets) sold.” This is how we determine if a song or album is a “hit,” how we assign “best seller” status to a book. So the calculation is that SR had 59.7 million “units sold.” That’s not close to TDK’s 139M. But it’s significantly better than GL’s 27.7M and slightly better than Thor’s 56.6M.
There are TWO measures of success, and they are the only two that matter:
1. "THOR" had a production budget of $150 million dollars. Much smaller than the SR with a higher return.
2. "THOR" has a sequel curretnly in production.
The rest is just useless fan-wank for a film that failed, when it SHOULD have succeeded if it was any
It’s clear that Bruce B is speaking about “units sold.” If you want to use another criterion for “success” then you need to state which one you’re applying. Otherwise, you’re talking past each other.
Oh, and SR was in theaters almost 3 weeks longer than "THOR" was. So take that
into consideration when you talk about "units sold".....