Interesting read.

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  1. explode7 Registered

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    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/05/01/8375925/index.htm

    Here's an interesting quote from the article

    "Some Hollywood critics are already whispering that Marvel is crazy to try this. They say most of its best-known characters have already been cinematized: Spider-Man is one thing; Shang-Chi, a crime-fighting martial artist who's also on the Marvel film slate, another. Marvel also faces plenty of competition: Last summer Batman Begins, based on the DC Comics caped crusader, outslugged Marvel's Fantastic Four, and this summer DC Comics's Superman Returns is expected by some analysts to generate about $400 million in U.S. box office alone."
     
  2. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    400 Million? Wow, that should knock both Cinnamons and Hunter Riders socks off for seperate reasons!
     
  3. Mr. Thing HAHAHAHA no.

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    ...Seriously, if it makes that much I'll eat my hat.

    Thanks for the article Explode.
     
  4. Mentok Registered

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    Superman for the win.
     
  5. VGPOP Registered

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    And how will you take it? With cheese?
     
  6. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    Thanks for the article X-Plode.
     
  7. Mr. Thing HAHAHAHA no.

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    Only if it's Feta.
     
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    Interesting....
     
  9. Cinemaman Registered

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    $400m??? That is really impossible for SR! The highest numbers, which we can expect from SR are $350m.

    But this will not be. because POTC2 will be there. I still don't think POTC2 will beat SR.
     
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    POTC2 will beat SR in my opinion.
     
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    Wait, another box office prediction thread? INNOVATIVE!!

    ;)
     
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    Nothing is impossible at the movies, buddy.
     
  13. Cinemaman Registered

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    This is your opinion :)
     
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    People keep saying Pirates will compete with SR. I don't buy it. They are two types of movies, yes, but that means either 1) audiences will see POTC -or- SR 2) audiences will see both. Its an either/or probability problem, we just don't know the statistics to predict whats going to happen one way or another. If the trailer delivers, there is no reason why audiences won't go see BOTH. But if its box office domination for sheer revenue, then who knows.
     
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    SR could make 400 million dollars but it probably won't because the film isn't being properly marketed.

    Spiderman made 400 million The Phantom Menace made 400 million after a 16 year wait, Superman could but it will probably make about 325-350 if it makes that much. The marketing for the film has been HORRIBLE.

    What scares me about SR total is that if it only makes about 300 million the buget will be likely be cut by the cheapskates at WB for the sequels. The film cost 185 mil to make so 300 isn't a lot. If it makes under 300 million the movie will be considered a financial flop. You can bet your life on that.

    It would be a disaster to because the sequels will probably need more or at least the equal amount of $ to make considering they'd be featuring super villians such at Metallo or Brainiac ect ect..................
     
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    If you goes to Misc. Film boards, you will understand that people hate SR.
     
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    Ah i see the article has made it over here as well,$400M is crazy talk
     
  19. explode7 Registered

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    ^ Courtesy of me of course.
     
  20. Metropolis_Man Mister Doctor?

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    Thanks for the article, very interesting to hear that some pick it to make 400 million. Thats the most I've heard yet.
     
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    thank god, jesus, mary and joseph it's only your opinion :D

    SR will make 350-400 mil domestic and 400-450 internationaly... wait and see my friend...
     
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    DONT FORGET THE REST OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!
     
  23. Excel O-bama-ama-ama-ay-ay

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    they can predict 400 million all they want, its not happening. 350 million aint happening, but i do think superman will top 300 million.
     
  24. Metropolis_Man Mister Doctor?

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    I share the same opinion. I want Superman Returns to be the big blockbuster this year, but I think Pirates is going to be taking it home. The first one did so well, and I know of a lot of people going to watch it again because of Depp.
     
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    I agree, but it is kind of hard to tell which will win.
     

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