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Box Office of DoS

Arannir
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May 7 2013, 7:55am


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Time for that one again, Estel I am counting on you ;)


With all the hype regarding the recent and future summer superhero movie releases, I felt confirmed again, that the potential of the box office of AUJ was highly over-estimated in certain internet circles. The zeitgeist seems to hype other things right now. Sure, the huge appeal of LotR, Tolkien and the original trilogy still guarantee high numbers, but there does not seem to be the hype that brings you 1,2 Bill plus numbers. Yes, critics probably hurt a bit, but still, even the opening weekend wasn't as hot as some hoped it to be (look how IM3 exploded at the BO although average rating is not that much better than AUJ's and is still falling).

I see the same happening for DoS - the hype lies with other movies. Though some of them do not have the fanbase to outdo DoS, I guess we will not see a sudden explosion.

The overall worldwide ranking after the year I would expect is:

1. Iron Man 3
2. The Hobbit 2
3. Catching Fire

with Star Trek, Man of Steel and Pacific Rim potentially outdoing their expectations.

The only other scenario I could see is massive praise for Smaug. Things like that indeed seem to be something that the BO is very influential to. And a dragon, is a dragon, is a dragon (though expectations for Smaug are probably so high that reactions are doomed to be mixed).

Any thoughts?



“A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.

(This post was edited by Arannir on May 7 2013, 7:57am)

Subject User Time
Box Office of DoS Arannir Send a private message to Arannir May 7 2013, 7:55am
    Cool thread here cats16 Send a private message to cats16 May 7 2013, 8:31am
        I'm thinking Star Trek will do really well, if they would just... Patty Send a private message to Patty May 7 2013, 12:54pm
            Star Trek is about the only summer film I'm looking forward to! Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela May 7 2013, 2:37pm
            Star Trek macfalk Send a private message to macfalk May 8 2013, 7:13am
                I didn't know that. Patty Send a private message to Patty May 8 2013, 11:44am
        Regarding Thor TDW... UncleThorin Send a private message to UncleThorin May 12 2013, 9:53am
    Hobbit has long legs Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) May 7 2013, 8:55am
        Bomby sees DOS doing Better than AUJ... Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil May 7 2013, 9:52am
            I think it may do better than AUJ Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela May 7 2013, 10:53am
    Did someone call my name? ;) Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 May 7 2013, 7:36pm
        Iron Man 3 Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 8 2013, 1:06am
            My 2 cents... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir May 8 2013, 7:06am
                It certainly is frontloaded so far. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 8 2013, 2:26pm
                    There is a lot of info here: Arannir Send a private message to Arannir May 8 2013, 3:30pm
                        Ok thanks! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë May 8 2013, 3:36pm
            Around $1.2b worldwide for Iron Man 3. // Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 May 8 2013, 7:06am
    my prediction MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron May 8 2013, 2:30am
    Well Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero May 8 2013, 8:02am
    Just DoS Elessar Send a private message to Elessar May 8 2013, 1:00pm

 
 
 

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