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View Poll Results: How will Captain America do at the World Wide Box Office?
$100-$199 million 8 5.06%
$200-$299 million 25 15.82%
$300-$399 million 41 25.95%
$400-$499 million 46 29.11%
$500-$599 million 22 13.92%
$600-$699 million 6 3.80%
$700-$799 million 3 1.90%
$800-$899 million 0 0%
$900-$999 million 1 0.63%
1 billion + 6 3.80%
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Obviously the cast isn't in place yet and we have limited information about the film at this point, so it's difficult to speculate how well the film might preform at the box office.

Having said that however, I can't help but wonder how successful a Captain America film will be outside the U.S

I would say that one thing the film has going for it in terms of world wide accessibility is that it's a period piece set mostly in WWII. At that point in history America was reluctant to enter into wars overseas, and did not enter the war until after the bombing of pearl harbor. I think it is considerably easier to portray America as a country who was in the right at that time, and that much of the world would probably agree.

Alot has changed over the years and America is certainly not the most popular country in many parts of the world today. So I would assume CA is not nearly as popular in many countries as other superheros.

When you consider that most american blockbusters count on the foriegn box office take for a considerable portion of the films overall gross, how much concern do you think there is that the film may not preform well outside of the U.S.?

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I'm kind of tired of the pissing contests; I really don't care how high Captain America box office is as long as it's enough for Marvel to Green Light Captain America 2.
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When does Cap come out overseas?

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I hope it does well, though I wont be too bummed if it doesnt...maybe Red Skull will bring it some german appeal

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@ cap Stacy

Around the same time as in US.I have to say though, the whole 'Cap might not do well outside of the US, because of how the world sees US' thing might not be as bad as some people may think.

IMO you have to be reeeally 'strange' if you think that watching a movie called captain America is offensive to you.

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Around the same time as in US.
Well it's been out here for three days now...

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Around the same time as in US.I have to say though, the whole 'Cap might not do well outside of the US, because of how the world sees US' thing might not be as bad as some people may think.

IMO you have to be reeeally 'strange' if you think that watching a movie called captain America is offensive to you.
Then there are a lot of reeeally strange people on the planet then.

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There have been questions about how Captain America will perform overseas, because of its title and bent. If the film’s opening in Italy over the weekend is any indication, the movie appears to be on solid footing.

Captain America opened to $2.8 million in Italy, 16% ahead of the first Iron Man, but slightly behind Thor.

“It played like a big tentpole in Italy, suggesting there won’t be much push back overseas,” Moore said.


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Next Friday here in the UK.

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Box Office Mojo has cap at around 66 million here in the US.

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Then there are a lot of reeeally strange people on the planet then.
You one of them?

Anyway. i think those kind of people would stay away from pop corn/ summer block buster movies in general... so the movie will do just fine.

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It opens here in the netherland in three days.

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A lot of international release dates are a week or two after the US to avoid some competition from Potter, since that has such a huge appeal overseas.

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$65.8 million!
Cap pulls ever so slightly ahead of Thor to become the U.S. comic book movie champ for 2011! Woohoo!
That makes me pretty pleased

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$65.8 million!
Cap pulls ever so slightly ahead of Thor to become the U.S. comic book movie champ for 2011! Woohoo!
That makes me pretty pleased
Those aren't actuals. It could be less or more but we'll know the official numbers on Monday.

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The actuals won't be too far off. Cap's gross will give or take MAYBE .5 mil from that estimate. The actuals are usually close.

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I´m from Brazil. We tend to frown a little upon American flaggs and stuff like that in movies, but I think that if people perceive the movie as an exciting adventure they´ll overlook the americana element. Superman is largely associated with americana too, and the Donner/Lester movies were very popular overseas, even SR actually did better OS than BB.

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A lot of international release dates are a week or two after the US to avoid some competition from Potter, since that has such a huge appeal overseas.
Hard to get huge ww opening numbers like potter when you stagger your release in such a way.

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That makes me pretty pleased
I'd rather it get a higher total than opening to be honest.
at least before I give it such a title.

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Hard to get huge ww opening numbers like potter when you stagger your release in such a way.

Well yeah Marvel/Paramount knew this when they staggered it but they also knew Potter would still be huge overseas during its 2nd week.

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I'd rather it get a higher total than opening to be honest.
at least before I give it such a title.
Yep, and that's definately not going to happen if your going by the worldwide gross (which you should).

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Yep, and that's defiantely not going to happen if your going by the worldwide gross (which you should).
To be fair, time will tell on that one. I don't see why we have to have a Thor vs Cap debate, though. They share the same universe, and both being successes can only build for a better MCU post-Avengers. I understand we have our preferred character, but I didn't want Cap to open like it did just to beat Thor...I wanted it to make as much money as possible so we can get Cap 2 announced very soon (like Thor 2 was)!

Cap can finish behind Thor...it can outgross. I only care about getting a sequel and enjoying future Cap and Thor films.

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To be fair, time will tell on that one. I don't see why we have to have a Thor vs Cap debate, though. They share the same universe, and both being successes can only build for a better MCU post-Avengers. I understand we have our preferred character, but I didn't want Cap to open like it did just to beat Thor...I wanted it to make as much money as possible so we can get Cap 2 announced very soon (like Thor 2 was)!

Cap can finish behind Thor...it can outgross. I only care about getting a sequel and enjoying future Cap and Thor films.
I didn't start the debate and I'm not saying which one I "want" to do better I'm just saying Cap always had a better chance in the US than overseas.

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Obviously the cast isn't in place yet and we have limited information about the film at this point, so it's difficult to speculate how well the film might preform at the box office.

Having said that however, I can't help but wonder how successful a Captain America film will be outside the U.S

I would say that one thing the film has going for it in terms of world wide accessibility is that it's a period piece set mostly in WWII. At that point in history America was reluctant to enter into wars overseas, and did not enter the war until after the bombing of pearl harbor. I think it is considerably easier to portray America as a country who was in the right at that time, and that much of the world would probably agree.

Alot has changed over the years and America is certainly not the most popular country in many parts of the world today. So I would assume CA is not nearly as popular in many countries as other superheros.

When you consider that most american blockbusters count on the foriegn box office take for a considerable portion of the films overall gross, how much concern do you think there is that the film may not preform well outside of the U.S.?
erm...no it wasn't. Its isolation prolonged the conflict and if they had been involved earlier they could have prevented the scale of the atrocity.

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Around the same time as in US.I have to say though, the whole 'Cap might not do well outside of the US, because of how the world sees US' thing might not be as bad as some people may think.


IMO you have to be reeeally 'strange' if you think that watching a movie called captain America is offensive to you.
I think the bigger obstacle is 'Its Captain America, why should I care? Call me when its Captain Britain/Captain France/Captain Italy'

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