How big do you think the budget will and should be?

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  1. Mr. Dent Registered

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    I'm very interested in how much money Fox is going to put into this. The only X-film to exceed $200m to date has ben Last Stand.
     
  2. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    My predictions (it could change once I saw clips from the movie)
    Budget = $220 Million
    Domestic Box Office = $280 Million
    Worldwide Box Office = $600 Million
    DVD/Blu-Ray Sales = $150 Million
     
  3. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    200 million seems fair.

    They'll need 500 m to break even which is possible with top level effects, the old cast and a compelling story.

    But they definitely need a big budget to do the sentinels and DOTP story justice.
     
  4. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    They are releasing the movie in 3D and outside of United States, 3D is a big seller and it really inflates the ticket price. Hopefully FOX will get their money back so they can make more X-Men team movies especially with the original cast!

    And it would be awesome if this ends up as the most successful X-Men movie ever! It will just show that for every X-Men movie that included the original cast, the box-office gross gets bigger and bigger!
     
  5. Glutton Registered

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    I'm guessing the budget for DOFP is approximately 200 million.I still don't understand why Jack The Giant Slayer needed a 190 million budget:huh:
     
  6. Mr. Dent Registered

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    That cast isn't getting any younger.
     
  7. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    And as if the newer cast members are teenagers. :o Their age isn't a big issue. Look at the newest additions to the cast, Peter Dinklage is 43 and Omar Sy is 35.

    The age of the OT cast:
    Ian McKellen = 72
    Patrick Stewart = 72
    Halle Berry = 46
    Hugh Jackman = 44
    Shawn Ashmore = 33
    Daniel Cudmore = 32
    Ben Foster = 32
    Anna Paquin = 30
    Ellen Page = 26

    The age of the FC cast:
    Jason Flemyng = 46
    Michael Fassbender = 35
    January Jones = 35
    James McAvoy = 33
    Nicholas Hault = 23
    Caleb Landry Jones = 23
    Jennifer Lawrence= 22
    Lucas Till = 22

    The only cast members from the OT that are really old are Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Hugh Jackman/Halle Berry are already in their mid 40s but they look good for their age. And there isn't a very big gap between the ages of the OT cast and the cast of FC.
     
  8. henzINNIT Registered

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    OT - "X-Men: Goes to Space" is probably the funniest title I have ever read in my life.
     
  9. Mr. Dent Registered

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    I was mainly talking about McKellen and Stewart. I can see them continuing to use Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, if the actors want to continue the films, and the other younger cast in a rebooted timeline of sorts but I can't see them continuing to use the current timeline with the original actors like you are suggesting.
     
  10. Saitou Hajime Registered

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    Probably 175m at the most, 200m if we're really lucky although highly unlikely.
     
  11. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    wow, they're going to need 100 million just to hire the cast.
     
  12. Angamb Registered

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    I think 200millions is a likely number.

    FC had a 160m budget, so this movie with the two casts, Sentinels and more would need much more than that.
     
  13. cheungcheung Registered

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    200 mill sounds right
     
  14. marvelrobbins Registered

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    Last summer reports said It had a 175 Million budget.It could easily be at around 200 Million now.
     
  15. Zant Registered

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    About 185 mil. Fox are not Disney. Most Disney big budget movies cost at least 200 mil. Apart from Xmen 3 and Avatar I can't remember the last Fox movie that cost 200 mil
     
  16. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    I want FOX to continue this series with the original cast after DOFP. But I already mentioned before that they shouldn't bring back McKellen and Stewart and I have my reasons for that. Hugh, Halle, Anna, Shawn, Ellen + new faces like for the new members of the X-Men and new villains would be enough for me.

    It cracks me up too! :woot:
     
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    Wow. James McAvoy and Shawn Ashmore are the same age...
     
  18. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    And thats not a bad thing. The good thing about Shawn Ashmore/Anna Paquin being in their 30s are they wouldn't look like a student anymore, that they are now adults that they could go to missions without the assistant of Storm or Wolverine.
     
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    Wasn't trying to make seem like a bad thing. Just kinda surreal. Can't believe X2 was 10 years ago. :eek: :waa:

    And if FOX is really serious about matching the Avenger's success, I don't see why it couldn't be 200 million.
     
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  20. X-Maniac High Evolutionary

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    Haha... I'm sure Psylockolossus was just putting an idea he/she liked but the principle of the team finally getting into space is a great concept. Starjammers, Imperial Guard, Shi'ar, M'Krann Crystal. Eventually, yes!
     
  21. lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    It should be at least $200 million. I could see them trying to aim lower than that though, especially with FC's lackluster box office performance.
     
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    the budget could go anywhere from 200-250. As for box office I see this kind of range
    domestic 250-300
    OS 300-400
    WW 550-700
     
  23. Mr. Stark Put On The Suit!

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    At least 180 million. I can see up to 220
     
  24. BMM Registered

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    $200 million. This is a big movie, and it needs a big budget. First Class grossed $350 million worldwide. With its cast, storyline, release date, and 3D, Days of Future Past should at least be able to earn another $50 million--hopefully, a lot more--to justify the added cost. Plus, there are 15 months between the start and release dates, unlike the 9 for X-Men: The Last Stand and First Class. With the extra time, the money should go further, too.
     
  25. Mr.M Registered

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    I'm gonna say 250 million. I don't see how you can make a 2:30 film with this cast and Sentinels. Unless the technology has advanced to such a degree that they can mitigate the costs these set pieces. So yeah, but with the talent involved, I think Fox will easily recuperate the budget. This is their biggest film (other than Avatar) since X-3 and probably Independence Day.
     

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