V For Vendetta Box Office Tracking Thread

Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by TheVileOne, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,630
    Likes Received:
    1
    Im sorry but Watchmen needs not to be touched. Honestly, the 12 part mini-series idea is the only way to go. Theres way too much material to be covered and unlike V, all the plots and storylines are necessary for Watchmen, you cant cut anything out. Its at its core a murder mystery, all the elements need to be present.
     
  2. Antonello Blueberry

    Antonello Blueberry Inglorious bastard

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2000
    Messages:
    7,932
    Likes Received:
    7
    You still think that just the US theatrical grosses make the income of the movie.
    The money a blockbuster movie makes in theatre in the US is (as average) a fifth ot the total income for the studio.
     
  3. BatJeff7786

    BatJeff7786 Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    0
    I haven't read Watchmen, but from what I've read, the David Hayter script is so good that even Alan Moore approved it. If they are smart, they would go with that script.BTW, almost all the shows for V for Vendetta at my theater (near Los Angeles) were sold out, and the general public seems to like it, so I agree that it will probably have a strong, if not better run next weekend.
     
  4. Nivek

    Nivek Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Messages:
    14,850
    Likes Received:
    0
    From comingSoon.net


    Warner Bros. Pictures' graphic novel adaptation V For Vendetta, starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, topped the weekend box office with an estimated $26.1 million from 3,365 theaters. The action-thriller averaged a strong $7,766 per theater. The film, which is also playing in IMAX theaters, was adapted by Andy and Larry Wachowski, creators of "The Matrix" franchise, and directed by James McTeigue.
     
  5. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,630
    Likes Received:
    1

    David Hayter's script was for a 12 part HBO like series.
     
  6. GL's Light

    GL's Light Countin' down to '16

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, Hayter's script was for a feature film. The script ran 134 pages - Stax had a review of it at IGN.

    On V For Vendetta: MCN has the weekend estimate at $ 24.7 million. We'll have to wait for the actuals tomorrow to see who's right.
     
  7. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,630
    Likes Received:
    1

    Im pretty sure hsi draft was for a mini-series. Ill have to double check since I dont rust IGN ever.;):up:
     
  8. GL's Light

    GL's Light Countin' down to '16

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    CHUD also ran a script review of Hayter's screenplay - again it was a feature film screenplay. Everything I've heard about it was that it was for a feature.
     
  9. Darthphere

    Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Messages:
    83,630
    Likes Received:
    1

    Ok, I see where I got confused. Hayter wanted to split it into two movies when he first started doing the scripts back in 2001, his 3rd draft in 2003 is the one you speaketh of.:up:
     
  10. THE MR. TERRIFIC

    THE MR. TERRIFIC HYPES KING OF COSPLAY

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,443
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's #1, that's pretty cool.
     
  11. Karea07

    Karea07 Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    9,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope it makes a lot more money :up:
     
  12. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    58,132
    Likes Received:
    2,198
    And yet Warner Brothes still canned a Constantine sequel even though the first movie did very well overseas and more than doubled its box office.

    In other words, I doubt any movie studio is going to give the greenlight to a $100+ million Watchmen movie.
     
  13. War Party

    War Party Ve vant ze money,Lebowski

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,969
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah it's cool that the movie was #1 this weekend, but it doesn't mean as much as it used to. It seems like now that it isn't too difficult to have a #1 movie these days.It would mean something if it were to be for more than 2 weeks. Inside Man is probably going to be #1 next week, and V is probably going to have no legs. I hope that doesn't happen though, because I loved this film.
     
  14. TheVileOne

    TheVileOne Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    58,132
    Likes Received:
    2,198
    http://www.superherohype.com/forums/poll.php?do=showresults&pollid=14968

    I think a lot of people over-predicted this one. There should've been at least a "less than $100 million" or more than $50 million option on this poll.

    I see the movie getting around $60-80 million, unless it has an absolutely FABULOUS second weekend. I suppose that this is pretty respectable.

    However, I think the marks for this movie need to see that most comic book movies these days, even if they have strong openings, almost always have big dropoffs in the second weekend. Even dark and violent ones like Sin City.

    The Spider-man movies are among the FEW exceptions.
     
  15. Octoberist

    Octoberist point blank

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    46,503
    Likes Received:
    11
    Also, it's a Rated R movie. With Sin City, it's going to break records, but their glory will not work with the box office; It will live on....in our HEARTS!
     
  16. GL's Light

    GL's Light Countin' down to '16

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    The actuals are in: $ 25,642,340.
     
  17. Deathlok2001

    Deathlok2001 Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2005
    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    0
    so is that number good or bad
     
  18. GL's Light

    GL's Light Countin' down to '16

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    3,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's within the expected range, although on the low end of that range. Studio tracking predicted an opening of $ 25-30 million.

    The success of the film now rests on how good its legs are. A lot of genre films, especially those with R ratings, tend to be frontloaded (even when reviews and word of mouth are strong).

    If V is similarly frontloaded it could end up with a multiplier of 2.5X, which would lead to a domestic gross of around $ 64 million. That should be the minimum that it'll gross.

    If it holds up well it could have a multiplier of 3X, which would mean a domestic gross of $ 77 million. It's possible that it could develop even better legs, but I don't think it's likely.

    $ 65-75 million domestic is the most likely range. With worldwide box office and DVD revenue it will certainly turn a profit. It won't be one of the smash hits of the year, it won't be in the Top 20, but it will be a solid success.
     
  19. I SEE SPIDEY

    I SEE SPIDEY Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    54,628
    Likes Received:
    2
    It did well, but i'm a little surprised (with Imax and all) it could match SinCity's opening. I think that it only went up 18% on saturday because St. Patties day hurt it's friday numbers. I don't think good legs are instore for it. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  20. Cinemaman

    Cinemaman Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    14,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Matrix made $27m opening weekend, for V it isn't so bad.

    I think it will hardly get $105m domesticly and $128m in overseas.
     
  21. I SEE SPIDEY

    I SEE SPIDEY Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    54,628
    Likes Received:
    2
    I wouldn't compare it to the matrix. I liked V but it didn't come close to the Matrix in my eyes. The lack of action will surely hurt it's legs.
     
  22. Agentsands77

    Agentsands77 Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,914
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope they never make a film of WATCHMEN. Too much material would be missing. I know Hayter's script is supposedly phenomenal (with the excellent "Watchmaker" chapter entirely intact), but there's just too much. The work would lose so much of it's wonderful complexity.

    WATCHMEN is the greatest graphic novel work of all time and I just can't see a film being anything but a disappointment in comparison.
     
  23. Cinemaman

    Cinemaman Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    14,568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you have a link of script or where can I find script review???
     
  24. The Guard

    The Guard Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Messages:
    33,010
    Likes Received:
    537
    David Hayter's WATCHMEN script was indeed, fantastic. Very faithful, hit on most, if not all, of the important points, and kept the essence of WATCHMEN intact, and then some. Later versions of his script did away with many of the problems people had with the script's earlier drafts.

    No, it wouldn't. The work wouldn't lose ANY of it's complexity. And this is the kind of thinking that fans of any material have GOT to get past when it comes to the material adapted. WATCHMEN would not lose any of it's complexity, because the FILM does not alter the book itself. Did the movie version of FROM HELL make the graphic novel "From Hell" any less impressive? Hell no. The movie, which was pretty solid, but made numerous changes, was based on the book, and did what it could, given the demands of screentime and story space, to keep the main thrust of the story intact, while introducing a whole new generation of readers to Moore's work on some level. Because you'd better believe the movie made people go "I have to read this".

    No matter what happens with WATCHMEN (and I have every reason to believe it will be the most powerful comic book film ever made), the book itself will remain one of the best comic book works of all time, if not the best. What would happen is that a wonderfully complex and powerful and layered film would be made, that happens not to be AS complex and chock full of layers as the book. Now, seeing as how damn near any movie I've ever seen lacks the complexity and power and layering of the books they are based on, how the hell is this a bad thing? Nevermind that, like with FROM HELL and numerous other adaptions that have been made into major motion pictures, many people who otherwise would never have experienced WATCHMEN as a graphic novel would go "I have to read this", and be introduced to the true joy of WATCHMEN through that route. Again, how is this a bad thing?

    The "If it's not a perfect adaption, it's not a good one" attitude sickens me. People continue to ignore that it is not possible to make perfect adaptions, given the nature of the mediums involved.

    What movie hasn't been a disappointment compared to the book it was based on? Try not to compare the film to the book on every detail. That's an absurd practice.
     
  25. Agentsands77

    Agentsands77 Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,914
    Likes Received:
    0
    Let's face it, the film would *not* be as complex as it's graphic novel counterpart. WATCHMEN as a graphic novel cannot be devalued by the film, but I couldn't help but feel that no matter how well done the film was, I'd just miss so much of the excess material. As far as I'm concerned, there isn't a moment in WATCHMEN that just isn't pure gold.

    And for the record, I really liked the film version of V FOR VENDETTA, which I thought was actually superior to the graphic novel at certain moments.

    I am not a "perfect adaptation" mongerer. I tend to give a lot of room for adaptations.

    If a WATCHMEN film is made, I'll probably go to the theatres, fall in love with it, add it to my collection, and watch it over and over again. I'm just wary of it - if they're going to do WATCHMEN, they better do it well, and I'm so afraid that a film wouldn't live up to the graphic novel. I'm not prepared to give that adaptation the leeway I gave V FOR VENDETTA.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"