Originally Posted by KangConquers
People made this argument to justify predicting Avengers WW gross at roughly Iron Man 2 levels. Avengers made nearly $900 M more than Iron Man did. I think after Avengers, that argument is out the window.
Good point. Maybe it's just that one of the 'parts' was being an event movie though. Regardless, my overall thought is that, however much increase it is or is not, Sony and Marvel Studios couldn't possibly come to an agreement on how much it would be, especially beforehand.
And then Marvel Studios has the added unction to not give as much cash since they're giving away free publicity to Sony's character, and there's definitely no guesstimate for how much Sony will receive extra on the next Spidey movie, and no creative control over it for Marvel. It's a bad deal from their end, afaik.