Early Guardians of the Galaxy Box Office Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' started by MessiahDecoy123, Jun 30, 2013.

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How much WORLWIDE?

  1. 800+ miliion WORLWIDE

  2. 700+ m

  3. 600+ m

  4. 500+ m

  5. 400+ m

  6. 300+ m

  7. 200+ m

  8. under 200 m WORLDWIDE

  9. 800+ miliion WORLWIDE

  10. 700+ m

  11. 600+ m

  12. 500+ m

  13. 400+ m

  14. 300+ m

  15. 200+ m

  16. under 200 m WORLDWIDE

  17. 800+ miliion WORLWIDE

  18. 700+ m

  19. 600+ m

  20. 500+ m

  21. 400+ m

  22. 300+ m

  23. 200+ m

  24. under 200 m WORLDWIDE

  25. 800+ miliion WORLWIDE

  26. 700+ m

  27. 600+ m

  28. 500+ m

  29. 400+ m

  30. 300+ m

  31. 200+ m

  32. under 200 m WORLDWIDE

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  1. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    This isn't going to happen, but if it does remind me of this post, so you can laugh and mock my stupidity. :woot:
     
  2. Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    I don't think people were generally dismissing Guardians of the Galaxy or the quality of Marvel's output when describing this film as a risky prospect. It wasn't for me, I was sold on it right away. But "quality" isn't always the most reliable barometer for what will connect with a general audience: I've seen great movies flop, and utter stinkers do gonzo box office. I won't lie, I was much less worried about the prospect of the film not being great (I've long been confident it would be) and I was about it not getting the recognition it deserved from a wider audience.

    Yes, the film has a lot of marketable elements on paper. But it features characters who are largely unknown entities. And in this era of sequels and prequels and remakes and reboots, it at times feels like a minor miracle when a new idea even makes it onto the blockbuster release slate, never mind does well at the box office. But occasions like this renew my faith in the tastes of audiences. And after this, surely no one can doubt Marvel Studios' ability to make a hit out of anything!
     
  3. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    What needs to be distinguished is how much of the discussion before hand was thoughtful and how much was it hate for hate and fear of the Marvel machine. I love to talk box office chances, no matter the film. Same with the likes of I SEE SPIDEY and Spider-Fan. But then we have those that become experts overnight when they want to pump up their franchise, while playing down another.
     
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  4. TeeKay Registered

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    Wow just read this is projected to do about 90-100 million opening week-end.:eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Spider-Fan83 with great power...

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    well, to be fair, we've had 5 Spider-man movie in the 12 years, so, naturally people are going to gravitate towards something new/different that they haven't already seen (people take Spider-man for granted at this point)

    A-list/ E-list is all kinda irreverent to the GA who are introduce to these characters through the movies
     
  6. Hyde Ooga-Chaka

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    Where are the people who predicted a $40m opening weekend now?
     
  7. Spiderdevil Registered

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    Well I will give credit where its due.

    Marvel deserves an applause for bring such unknown characters on the big screen and making them a success(both critically and commercially)
    While Sony deserves to be bashed for what they did to Spidey,your point about franchise fatigue may explain the box office,but it doesn't explain why it has been received so badly
     
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    Who else is excited for people to keep pulling the "this will be Marvel's first flop"card in the future?
     
  9. TeeKay Registered

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    Eating crow.:oldrazz: Or better yet, where are the people who predicted this would make less than 200 mil in it's entire run?:funny:
     
  10. KDM1986 Midnight Sons Founder

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    It's gonna start up again when we get closer to Antman.
     
  11. TeeKay Registered

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    I predicted 400+ million worldwide. Is it safe to say this film might make more than that especially if it opens with anything over 90 mil OP? If this film pulls in IM2 or Thor 2 numbers, Marvel will be the new Pixar. I can only imagine what AOU is going to do at the B.O.
     
  12. KDM1986 Midnight Sons Founder

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    They pretty much already are. The only thing stopping the consensus is fanboys. I like all comic movies but Marvel is playing in a league by themselves for now.
     
  13. Drz Real Hero

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    I feel Ant-Man's bad talk has good reasoning behind it, there's so much drama behind the movie.

    GOTG was never a real risk for the studio, it was simply something new so the internet hivemind started making up things.
     
  14. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    Where is this new Pixar comparison coming from?
     
  15. TeeKay Registered

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    Wouldn't agree more.:up: It's incredible really.

    I was talking about Marvel Studios being like Pixar interms of being a recognizable brand. Like any film they put out, people will flock to see them because they recognize the brand.
     
  16. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You (P)

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    That makes sense.
     
  17. Raiden Wakanda Forever

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    I have a feeling that Ant-Man will do well, and I think they deserve the benefit of the doubt.
     
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    In terms of quality, IMO Pixar are untouchable. The Toy Story Trilogy, The Incredibles etc are great films. They hold a special place in my heart because I grew up watching them. The only 'meh' film they made was Cars 2. But overall, I've enjoyed all their films.

    Ant-Man will make money no doubt there BUT the real question here is, will it be a good movie or not.:oldrazz:
     
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    Seems like it's coming from Disney and the corporate world.
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...r-white-knight-fox-20140722-story.html#page=1


    Interesting tidbit from the most recent Hollywood Reporter article:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-shocker-guardians-galaxy-722792
     
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    GoTG goal was to reach IM2 or Thor 2 TDW numbers. 600-650 mil. (beating Thor 1 449 mil was pretty much guarenteed)

    Now the goal is to reach CAP 2 TWS or XMEN DoFP numbers. 700-750 mil.
    Who knows maybe it will do 775-800 mil. Depends on OS markets since we already know where DOM gross is going 250-280 mil.

    To be honest whatever the reasons are GoTG did so well i have to say one thing.
    When the 1st posters and 1st trailer hit if a person wasnt sold he doesnt have much of a taste imo. And should probably stick to dramas ,romantic comedies and nolanites cause he wont like Guardians much anyways.

    P.S. As for Ant-Man yes i agree it will do huge numbers too. The question is how good will it be as a film. Im guessing its gonna be at least B- and make at least 550 mil WW.
     
  21. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    When it comes release time, we always get the "Team X, Y, or Z" posters, LOL! Which I get because fans want their property to continue. When disappointing numbers come out, it is hard for the fans of said movie. Now, when things like GotG comes along and beats the thursdays of every movie prior this year, then it is awesoem to be a fan, LOL! I'm interested to see what GotG's final numbers for the OW look like. So far, looking good.
     
  22. Spiderdevil Registered

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    Before the summer by box-office predictions were

    1.TASM2
    2.TWS
    3.DOFP
    4.GOTG

    It might very well end up being upside down now!
     
  23. JC00 Registered

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    Reaction? It was a 30 second scene of Batman and Superman looking at each in Live Action for the first time. Not sure how reaction to that equates to it being a quality movie just yet.
     
  24. AVEITWITHJAMON Darksider

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    Never thought I would see the day a Guardians movie could end up having the biggest opening of the year. Awesome stuff, I am such a happy Guardians fan right now. I never expected this to flop, but I predicted around Thor 1 numbers, think it will go beyond that now.
     
  25. Docker2.0 Watchin' you!

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    You haven't been reading the financial papers in a while huh? Spiderman was one of the most profitable thing Sony had going and it didn't make anywhere near the money it had hoped which is why this chatter of selling off some of its properties have come up. Not sure if it will be a year but its going to happen.
     
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