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Old 04-08-2013, 08:13 AM   #50
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Default Re: 'Days Of Future Past' BOX-OFFICE worldwide prediction

Originally Posted by psylockolussus View Post
Then next year, I don't think Malificent, Hercules, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jupiter Ascending will be a box-office threat to DOFP.

I wouldn't sleep on GOTG. DOFP has the established X-Men brand, but Guardians has some advantages over the FOX mash up:

1) A new concept versus the the 7th film in a series.

2) Lots of tie-in merchandise for GOTG, nothing for DOFP.

3) A more "kid friendly" tone than the presumably darker X film.

4) A talking anthropomorphic Raccoon.

5) Promotional Post credit scene in either IM2, CA:TWS or T:TDW.

6) The first look at Avengers 2 in the GOTG post credit scene.

7) A marketing juggernaut that would love to kill off FOX's X franchise.

If Disney is confident in Gunn's work, I wouldn't be surprised if they flip the release dates for this and Maleficent to beat DOFP into movie theaters. The general audience probably won't see two super-hero team films within such a short window, so one of the two will likely fail to meet studio expectations.

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