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Old 05-05-2013, 02:00 AM   #38
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Default Re: The Iron Man 3 Box Office Prediction Thread - Part 1

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Originally Posted by xeno000 View Post
Yes, it did get an A score. But some fans on this site have claimed that it was getting slammed on social media by people who hated "the twist," and that this would cause the box office to plummet on Saturday and Sunday. That obviously has not been the case.
People tend to be very insulated.

I know someone...I won't get into the details...that posted an idea on a forum...the 5 or 6 people that commented loved the idea...so this guy got convinced that there was now a massive national buzz. TONS of money was spent...almost a year of work went into it...and he sold less than a hundred total. I think even with donations etc, he lost a hundred thousand dollars. All because a message board seemed to like an idea, and that somehow meant to him that it was a national consensus.

The public is probably loving this movie. Most people aren't really superhero fans, and prefer Tony Stark over Iron Man, so the fact that Tony is front and center without the suit for most of the film is probably a huge hit with them.

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