Box Office 2005

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Galactus, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    New year. New movies. Will it be Star Wars vs. Batman this year? Or will the big Christmas movies like King Kong and Narnia end on top? Will Steven Spielberg deliver a huge hit? And how about Harry Potter and animated movies like Madagascar? Well, in a year from now we should have the answers about the hits and flops of 2005

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    1. Howl's Moving Castle ($134,9 million)
    2. The Chorus ($58,4 million)
    3. Kung Fu Hustle ($35,1 million)
    4. Bride and Prejudice ($11,8 million)
    5. Mindhunters ($10,5 million)
    6. Steamboy ($10 million)
    7. Melinda and Melinda ($5,5 million)
     
  2. Dodger

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    Erm.....You forgot the Fantistic four! You 60 ft tall idiot! Face it man just give richards his due, the movie will kick ass...if it doesnt you can eat us? cool?

    J/k ::p:
     
  3. Sava

    Sava Dont cry, my dear

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    god i hope Steven Spielberg is at his best for WOTW, that movie should be huge and great
     
  4. Kmack

    Kmack Cheers!

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    Whoa! Howl's Moving Castle is really slaying at the box office!:eek: Can't wait to see it! Does anyone know its U.S. release date?
     
  5. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    June, according to Comingsoon
     
  6. Kmack

    Kmack Cheers!

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    Oh, thanx:)
     
  7. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Here are my predictions:

    War of the Worlds is going to be VERY AVERAGE, do AVERAGE BOX OFFICE and start all sorts of, "Is Spielberg on the downward spiral? and, "When was the last good Spielberg film?" accusations.

    King Kong will be awesome, outdo War of the Worlds in every way, and have the critics saying, "With Lord of the Rings and now the majestic King Kong, Peter Jackson has taken the crown from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas."

    Star Wars Episode III will be the best prequel, but only by default. Writing, acting and directing will be as bland as Episodes I and II, but the sheer ammount of lightsaber battles, ties to the original trilogy and the appearence of Darth Vader will make it the most entertaining of the prequels.

    Batman Begins will be very much a product of it's time; beginning as a sword-swinging epic with stunning widescreen landscapes, before becoming a darker and much subtler version of Spider-Man. Does very well but not one of the year's top three hits, and doesn't rake in Spider-Man size box office. Critics suggest the superhero craze MAY BE on the wane, finally.

    Fantastic Four is the anti-superhero movie snowball picking up speed. Audiences just see it as a yet another comicbook extravaganza, and the critics state the animated The Incredibles had more heart and brains and more convincing characters (you just know the critics will say this WHATEVER FF is like). The relatively small budget compared to Spidey 2, X2 et al means it's somehwat underwhelming as a spectacle. Very average box office.
     
  8. Hunter Rider

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    well count King Kong out of being the box office champ for 2005 as it opens to late in the year to be worldwide BO king.I also think narnia will end up the same as Lemmony and do just average,My prediction on how i see the WW BO ending up for 2005:

    1)ROTS
    2)WOTW
    3)FF
    4)Potter 4
    5)BB
    6)kingdom of heaven
    7)Charlie and the chocolate factory
    8)The Island
    9)Mr and Mrs Smith
    10)Narnia
     
  9. Dark Donnie

    Dark Donnie Kenny Powers is Back!

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    1.Star Wars
    2.Batman Begins
    3.WOTW
    4.Kingdom of Heaven
    5.Charlie and the Choclate Factory
    6.Harry Potter
    7.The Island
    8.FF
    9.Madagascar(has this movie been delayed?)
    10.Mr and Mrs Smith
     
  10. Phaser

    Phaser Intellectual

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    It's Batman, one of the two films that started the whole superhero craze to begin with. Besides, you are seriously underestimating the mass-appeal of the character. I expect Batman Begins to occupy at least one of the top three slots at the BO come 2005.
     
  11. hippie_hunter

    hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    This is Star Wars dude it will make money and plus its the birth of Vader and we get to see Chewbacca. However many thought that Attack of the Clones was going to be the #1 movie of 2002 and it turned out that Spider-Man was the #1 film of 2002 hence why I give Revenge of the Sith a tie with:

    1. Batman Begins
    This movie is going to try hard not to be tied with Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. This has a very talented cast, and fan-favorites in the roles of Batman, Jim Gordon, Ra's Al Ghul, and Lucius Fox. This film has had nothing but positive hype

    3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Harry Potter movies tend to get better with each sequel and with a late autumn release this will be Q4's biggest movie

    4. King Kong
    Peter Jackson of the Lord of the Rings is directing this in a remake of an awesome movie. Many can't wait to see what he will do with it since he is fresh off the Lord of the Rings trilogy

    5. Fantastic Four
    This will be Marvel's biggest film of 2005.

    Movies that will either be very successful or will bomb:

    War of the Worlds
    If this succeeds this movie could be the #2 or #3 movie of the year. Also this movie has Tom Cruise and directed by Steven Spielburg. But that didn't stop Minority Report from sucking. This movie will not be faithful to the awesome novel written by H.G Wells and the last Wells novel that was adapted into a film, the Time Machine, sucked horribly. Also from when this movie started and and its release date in July it seems that this movie might be rushed. Hence why it could bomb majorly

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    The trailer was dumb in my opinion and people will compare this to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Also Tim Burton's recent films have kinda sucked recently. This movie will be more faithful to the book that the original movie but that was the same thing with Planet of the Apes and look at how that turned out. But if great and successful then this movie will most likely end up at #5
     
  12. Sava

    Sava Dont cry, my dear

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    i agree with you most of the time but god i hope your wrong about WOTW, i hope it does great
     
  13. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    The assumptions on WOTW and FF are pretty risky... I´ll remember them.
     
  14. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    1. Batman began the late 80's/early 90's superhero craze, which gave us shameless rip-offs like Darkman and The Shadow. As just about any of the gentlemen here will tell you, Blade and X-Men actually started the current superhero craze.

    2. Underestimating the mass-appeal of the character? Mass appeal is not enough, my friend. Mass-appeal didn't help Batman & Robin. And the character certainly had less mass appeal after Batman & Robin.

    Look at the competition. Harry Potter 4. Peter Jackson's King Kong. Spielberg's War of the Worlds. STAR WARS EPISODE III. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardobe. I love Batman and I love the Batman movies (obviously not that one), but don't see Batman Begins making the top three against this competition.
     
  15. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    Well, your prediction on WOTW didn´t sound so optimistic. And am I the only one who thinks Narnia´s popularity is being blown out of proportion? I was well-aware of LOTR and HP prior to the movies, but I swear I had heard nothing on Narnia prior to the movie project.
     
  16. Apollo87

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    Heres my predictions.

    1. Batman Begins:nothing but positive hype. People say theyve seen it on screen and spiderman made so much because it had never been seen. Well, noone has ever seen THIS story of batman. And plus, if the star wars prequels have prooved anything, its that from a marketable standpoint, the return of a hero is bigger then the begining. Episode one marked the return of star wars. People had seen star wars, but never seen this story. Same goes for Batman Begins. Spiderman was the begining, and was a better film then episode one, but if they each opened today, episode one has 521 million, spiderman 421 million. You do the math on which was more successful. the begining of the hero,or the return of the hero?The return of the hero makes it easier to hype, because people are already familiar with the character which makes it easier to people in the theaters to see it.This film marks the birth and the return to the silver screen for one of the worlds biggest, most iconic superheros, and it has a kick ass script and amazing cast to boot. Look for Batman to be huge.

    2. War Of the Worlds: peopel forget how big independence day was when it hit. Well, it was HUGE! Now take that and add cruise and spielbergs name to it. This will a big a ginormous film. I dont think prediction of 400-500 million domesticaly are accurate, but 300 million i think this film will net.

    3. Star wars. Hey its star wars, darth vader, chewy, the ending of the prequels. nuff said. 300 million due to dark tone. notice all dark toned star wars film make LESS then the kiddie ones. (episode one, a new hope-400 million +. episode 2, empire strikes back made atleast 100 million less then the preview one)

    4. Kong. Its King FRIGGIN kong. Its peter FRIGGIN jackson. 200 FRIGGIN milliondolalr budget. Naomi FRIGGIN watts. 275 FRIGGIN million.


    5. fantastic four. The begining of one of the bigger but lesser known superheros. but the size of the action cannot be that with its 85-90 million dollar budget. Look for this film to kick major ass and be about as big as X2. and also expect chiklis, along with bale from batman, to be made into a list stars.
     
  17. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    No offense old buddy, but I think you're amongst a minority then. Narnia is one of those things everybody knows. Obviously not everybody, but...you know.... ;)
     
  18. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    I don´t think I´m particularly unaware of popular genre books. Even though I hadn´t read HP, i was well aware of it. I certainly had heard a lot about LOTR on different media before getting the books myself and the movies. But Narnia? I don´t remember seeing too many mentions of it, sorry.
     
  19. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    I'm not sure I follow you. Audiences had never seen Episode I before it was released on '99, but audiences hadn't seen the original Star Wars before it was released in '77, either.
     
  20. Hunter Rider

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    I agree with you on the narnia thing,I read the books when i was aa kid but i don't see it being that big,you know my view on the rest though;)
     
  21. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    Yeah, I don´t see them as being a major pop culture thing, not the way LOTR and HP are, anyway. Or Batman, BTW.
     
  22. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Fair enough. I mean, they are children's books (whereas Lord of the Rings isn't written for any specific age group, and Harry Potter, although written for children, is also read by all ages). I guess if you missed them as a kid, you wouldn't take much notice as an adult. And there haven't been any major Narnia movies or TV shows, although there has been some half-assed animated film and the BBC's well-meaning but typically-cheap attempt in the late 80's. One thing the BBC did get right is having a huge Aslan, much bigger than any real lion.
     
  23. Apollo87

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    ok ill explain better. people say spiderman made so much because a spiderman movie had never been made before. they think batman cant make spiderman sized money because batman movies have been made before. what i am saying is, a movie about characters that have already been made into a movie, can be big. people had seen the movie star wars in 1999. people have seen the movie batman in 2005. but noone had seen the story episode one told, and noone has seen the story begins tells.
     
  24. ultimatefan

    ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    There have been James Bond movies for forty years and people still go to see them. The franchise was considered dead after the Tim Dalton movies and got to a new popularity prime with Brosnan.
     
  25. Phaser

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    Fair enough.

    Actually, it was the incredible mass appeal of the Batman brand that helped a campy ass suckfest like B&R gross over a 100 million at the U.S BO alone. Now, take that brand appeal, add in BB's nothing but positive hype, 6 script reviews (all of them enthusiastically optimistic about the direction this film is headed in), darker and more mature themes, an incredible cast (which includes real actors like Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman) - all of it under the supervision of the man who gave us Insomnia and Memento and its hard not to get excited about this film.

    The only real threat to Batman IMO is Episode III. Spielberg's reputation as an infalllible filmmaker has faded away thanks to A.I and The Terminal. Peter Jackson's film opens in late Q4 to pose any serious threat (though it just might gross more than BB, we'll see). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Never heard of it. As for Harry Potter vs Batman, when it comes to popularity, I think it is painfully obvious which one has the upper hand.
     

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