Originally Posted by Spider-Fan
Thor's release wasn't as well marketed as Cap's has been so far. We didn't get a TDW 5 min preview prior to IM3. If we did, I think TDW could have made more. Between that and very strong buzz around the trailer, I think Cap has a shot at going over 500 mil. I think if reviews for the movie are as strong as I think they could be (assuming the potential of the film in the trailers is realized), it will have strong week to week drops. Say what you will about quality not meaning something to BO, but quality certainly has helped these films sustain their BO performance. If Cap 2 gets awesome reviews, I think it will be reflected in the opening.
Agreed. That's what shocked me. We didn't get the Thor blitz until like 2-3 weeks prior to it's release and it didn't even feel like a blitz at all. While we got a Cap trailer 6 months before it's release.