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Old 04-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #85
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Default Re: 'Days Of Future Past' BOX-OFFICE worldwide prediction

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Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez! View Post
Okay, we need to officially shut down this whole Cap vs. Wolverine thing, as if the fact that Wolverine outgrossed Cap is a testament of its staying power. It actually reveals the exact opposite. Behold:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine= $373,062,864
Captain America= 368,608,363


Okay. Am I the only one who sees how f***ing close these numbers are? That's damn disturbing. By the time XOW came out, Wolverine had been the lead for three X-Men films...plenty of set-up. Next to Spider-Man, he is hands-down Marvel's most popular male character and always has been (he's in every goddamn comic book, even non-X-Men titles, plus his own multiple titles). His film featured appearances from kid Cyclops, Emma Frost, Baby Storm, Gambit, Deadpool, every frigging mutant cameo of all time.

Now, let's look at Captain America by comparison: significantly lesser known and yet his first film (one that came without any set up, no trilogy, etc.) came within spitting distance of Wolverine's first "solo" film. That's on "What the hell" levels, people.

Translation: Audiences are burned out on Wolverine. And I think some of you guys are seriously overestimating his box office pull at this point.
I really think this is a brilliant analysis, Captain America in it's first film almost surpassing Wolverine is something that FOX should really take into consideration, I mean 3D helps, but it can only take you a bit further.

As far as the second round goes, Winter Soldier has the advantage of the already introduced Avengers and a colossal box office victory.

The Wolverine is a (let's face it) not that heavily marketed sequel to the least popular OT movie (critically not Box Office wise) or the not that heavily marketed sequel to the worst X-Men movie so far.

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