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Old 04-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #82
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Default Re: 'Days Of Future Past' BOX-OFFICE worldwide prediction

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.
Captain America is only close to origins' WW numbers because of price inflation and 3D.

But if you adjust the box-office numbers of all Marvel films to the ticket price of 2013. Origins outgrosses Thor and X2/X3 outgrosses The Amazing Spider-Man. The only Marvel movies that really outgrossed the X-Men series are the original Spider-Man trilogy, the Iron Man movies and The Avengers.

Originally Posted by Zarex View Post
A list, B list, C list.... none of that matters. Disney/Marvel will be loading up stores with Rocket stuffed animals and Groot action figures, putting racks of GOTG t shirts in major retailers, and they may even wrap another monorail. DOFP will have no retail presence. I think kids will react much more strongly to this film than the seventh X Men installment, and it should be a close race between the two.
Hmmm we'll see. But Guardians of the Galaxy could be Disney's John Carter 2.0. And about DOFP having no retail presence, that is not yet official. And its up to FOX, the movie will be released next year. So how do you know this movie will not have no retail presence? Thats just pure speculation.

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