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Old 08-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #26
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Probably because of the innacuracies of the source material which these days the complaints are really getting more childish.

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Estimates predict the movie did about $2 million for the midnight showings. Not that the midnight showings were made out to be a big deal though.

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FINALLY, A FILM FOR FLYOVER COUNTRY: 'G.I. Joe' Doesn't Tank! Opens To $22M Today For Possible $55M Domestic And $35M Foreign Weekend; 'Julie & Julia' Counter-Programs Successfully For $20M Wkd

FRIDAY PM UPDATE: With a big pricetag of $175 million, and bad buzz preceding it, G.I. Joe seemed certain to tank. All that time, Paramount's claims that the movie worked fell on deaf ears. Not until the pic came on tracking with incredibly high awareness among males. Now, despite all the sniping and snarking, it looks to open for a $55M North American weekend after earning $22M today from a huge release into 4,007 theaters. That would be a great result if the film weren't so expensive. But added to box office grosses will be other revenue streams. "This property will sell 100's of millions of dollars of toys that we get a royalty in," a Paramount exec reminds me. "And given the action, this will be a huge seller on DVD." G.I. Joe also opened day and date in 75% of its foreign territories. Although I've heard reports from rival studios that ticket sales were "disappointing" in Australia (where the pic opened #2 to the Sony romantic comedy Ugly Truth), early numbers from Asia are said to be "huge". One projection for overseas grosses this weekend is $35M -- despite what is sure to be some Anti-American military sentiment in, say, parts of Europe. (C'mon, this movie is called G.I. Joe!) But in the U.S., the studio expects the film to do best in so-called flyover country -- with blue-collar moviegoers in the Midwest, South, and West where the common complaint is that liberal elite Hollywood doesn't make movies for their "God, guns, and country" tastes. Indeed, this pic's strength is that it doesn't suffer from any moral ambiguity: there are good guys, bad guys, and nothing inbetween. "With this domestic opening, and the early international results, the film should be on its way to $300 million worldwide," a Paramount exec predicted to me tonight.

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hmmm...good but not amazing. I just hope it can hold a little bit next weekend. For those who liked it, it has to at least do okay during it's second weekend if we want a sequel.

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Why is it a film for flyover country? Because it has to do with the military?

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This will be big oversees. Especially in Asia. You know how they like the special effects extravaganzas. They'll eat it up.

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No. The studios think they can't sell this movie to those in big citys or the North(There seen as more intelligent), while those out west are still seen as slow farmers who will get the picture of what there selling.

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No. The studios think they can't sell this movie to those in big citys or the North(There seen as more intelligent), while those out west are still seen as slow farmers who will get the picture of what there selling.
Good way to put it.

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The movie is a positive portrayal of the armed forces, which is a stark contrast to all of the recent Iraq war dramas which negatively depict the miliatary (and subsequently flopped at the box office). In this day and age of economical on geopolitical strife, I think people want a movie that makes them feel good, which is why GI Joe can be a hit while a movie like Jarhead flops. It's a fun, straightforward good vs. evil story, which is something most people can easily identify with and enjoy.

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The movie is a positive portrayal of the armed forces, which is a stark contrast to all of the recent Iraq war dramas which negatively depict the miliatary (and subsequently flopped at the box office). In this day and age of economical on geopolitical strife, I think people want a movie that makes them feel good, which is why GI Joe can be a hit while a movie like Jarhead flops. It's a fun, straightforward good vs. evil story, which is something most people can easily identify with and enjoy.
Wreaking Paris isn't that positive... wait what am I thinking this is America, we make fun of the French. If this was any other city the armed forces would be seen as a bunch of idiots. Paris, is o.k though.

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I really hope this movie does well for one primary reason; its success, along with Transformers', will likely get a He-Man movie the greenlight faster.

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Wreaking Paris isn't that positive... wait what am I thinking this is America, we make fun of the French.
I'm hearing a bunch of people who have seen it referring to this as a live action Team America movie. Given the clips and comments around the net, I really think this has more weight to it than some positive posters would like to admit. Someone even mentioned red, white, and blue camouflage clothing (not sure if that's true).

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TEAM AMERICA was an obvious ripoff of GI JOE/THUNDERBIRDS concepts. There are similar elements for sure. But this isn't as ridiculously patriotic as the movies TEAM AMERICA parodied, nor was it quite as melodramatic.

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well they've been working on that awhile. I think that Kung Fu Panda guy is still on as director.

I'm also hoeping this does well. Now I haven't see it(8:30 tonight I will), but I'm a huge joe fan. I don't like the cartoon and never owned one of the toys, but I do own a complete run of the Devil Due comic and I'm up to 30 on Marvels with an origianl copy of issue 21. If this does well, I'm hopeing like you to see Masters moved quicker, Voltron, and Thundercats.

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TEAM AMERICA was an obvious ripoff of GI JOE/THUNDERBIRDS concepts. There are similar elements for sure. But this isn't as ridiculously patriotic as the movies TEAM AMERICA parodied, nor was it quite as melodramatic.

But they apparently trash Paris destroying landmarks, property, and kill bunches of people chasing Cobra (blowing up the Eiffel Tower even), right? That was an actual plot point, right? I also heard Hawk end up in a Wheelchair too (just like Spotswoode), isn't that right?

The more I read in reviews, the more it confirms my suspicions of being correct.

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well they've been working on that awhile. I think that Kung Fu Panda guy is still on as director.

I'm also hoeping this does well. Now I haven't see it(8:30 tonight I will), but I'm a huge joe fan. I don't like the cartoon and never owned one of the toys, but I do own a complete run of the Devil Due comic and I'm up to 30 on Marvels with an origianl copy of issue 21. If this does well, I'm hopeing like you to see Masters moved quicker, Voltron, and Thundercats.
Yep, forgot to add Thundercats. This one and He-Man would be my two favorites, being a huge fan of the blend of sci-fi and sword & sorcery.

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But they apparently trash Paris destroying landmarks, property, and kill bunches of people chasing Cobra (blowing up the Eiffel Tower even), right? That was an actual plot point, right? I also heard Hawk end up in a Wheelchair too (just like Spotswoode), isn't that right?

The more I read in reviews, the more it confirms my suspicions of being correct.
Hey thats in the comics.

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Hawk was never in a wheelchair in the old Marvel comics, is that in the newer IDW rehash books?

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Basically most of the stuff Team America did was snatched from G.I. Joe. Anything G.I. Joe does is stuff they originally did.

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In the Devils Due run which talks place a few years after Marvels.

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Team America was riffing on Thunderbirds, not G.I. Joe.

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It was riffing on Thunderbirds and GI Joe.

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Looks like GI Joe is going to perform exactly as I predicted as far as opening weekend goes.

Next up legs inbetween Van Helsings and Fantastic Four. I expect a drop today of over 10%.

So far the numbers haven't been remotely surprising one way or the other. The opening isn't bad at all but it's far from amazing.

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But they apparently trash Paris destroying landmarks, property, and kill bunches of people chasing Cobra (blowing up the Eiffel Tower even), right? That was an actual plot point, right? I also heard Hawk end up in a Wheelchair too (just like Spotswoode), isn't that right?

The more I read in reviews, the more it confirms my suspicions of being correct.
Your suspicious of what? A few basic similarities to TEAM AMERICA, which itself, is a broad parody OF things like THUNDERBIRD, GI JOE, and big action movies in general?

They trash SOME of Paris. And by they, I mean COBRA, not the Joes. It's a much different scenario.

In TEAM AMERICA, the heroes are indiscriminately blasting at everything that moves, and they manage to destroy several key landmarks by being careless and stupid.

In GI JOE, the terrorists destroy the Eiffel Tower, because they're pretty damn capable, and because that was their plan from the start.

Hawk ends up in a wheelchair because he had just recovered from an attack by Storm Shadow, and because that's a nod to the comics.

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When the Joe team managed to capture one of Cobra's high ranking officers, Destro, Destro offered to help them capture Cobra Commander in exchange for his freedom. A plan was put into effect, and Cobra attacked to rescue Destro. During the action, Hawk was shot in the waist by Cobra Commander, who was in turn shot by the Baroness and captured. Hawk lapsed into a coma in which he had a dream where he was finally retiring and settling down with his wife, who in reality was long dead. He then visited Cobra Commander in prison and the two argued before Cobra Commander moved from the shadows to reveal Hawk's face. When Hawk woke up he learned that he the bullet that hit him was lodged within his spine and it has left him paralyzed below the waist.

So yes, there are a few similarities, but they're not ripping off "Team America" if that's what you're implying.

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Nivek's opinion doesn't have any relevance until he has seen the movie.

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$56Mil Domestic. $100Mil World Wide.

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LOS ANGELES G.I. Joe is the latest toy to invade Hollywood and plant its blockbuster flag.

Inspired by the Hasbro action figure, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took command of the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut domestically. Worldwide, "G.I. Joe" has marched to $100 million.

"G.I. Joe" follows the "Transformers" franchise as the latest toy story to find success on the big screen.

Meryl Streep's Julia Childs tale "Julie & Julia" opened a solid No. 2 as an alternative for adult crowds with $20.1 million.

While "G.I. Joe" was the first choice for young males, women 35 and older were the main audience for "Julie & Julia."

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