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A fair amount of truth there. Rings also benefited heavily from the critical raving and

AinurOlorin
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Dec 31 2012, 11:25pm


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A fair amount of truth there. Rings also benefited heavily from the critical raving and [In reply to] Can't Post

repeated Academy Awards nods, even before the full slew of wins. Oscar nominations, even pre-win, cause many people to see movies they would not otherwise have invested in. So even though Fellowship and Towers did not win Best Picture, and their nominations may have only been ceremonial procedure to lead up to what everyone expected to be and many Academy members clearly intended to be a crowning of the series by awarding Return, those films still benefited at the box office for having their names put in contention for the Academy Award in the first place. The nomination affirmed "great movie," in the minds of many casual film goers, so even some stragglers got out and saw it.

There was a lot of good will towards Rings, and as the poster above you mentioned, the opposite is largely true for The Hobbit, it seems. It was, in terms of quality, a better movie than Avengers (which was good), but it has, from many critics, been getting none of the leeway Avengers received, and all of the intensive scrutiny that it didn't.

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In terms of the US boxoffice espeically I think its always been overestimated just how wide an appeal LOTR actually had, it did well yes but not on the level of something like the Dark Knight even with inflation taken into account, add to that I think LOTR benefited from alot of repeat viewings from a hardcore fanbase. Compaired to Batman LOTR sucess was really built more on its performance in europe and I think were seeing that reflected again with 2/3rds of the takings looking likely to come from non US markets.

As you say my main concern is that it does "well enough" to avoid any problems for Jackson in terms of extra budget and to me it looks like thats going to happen with $800+ million seemingly likely.

"Good legs" is really a double edged sword for studios though I'd guess, on one hand it does reduce there income as they generally get more of the opening weeks taking but on the other it does generally point to good word of mouth and a good opening for a sequal. One group of people want should be happy if AUJ can show FOTR like legs are I'd guess going to be cinema owners, I remember back in the day alot of smaller owners claiming FOTR provided them with a massive boost that helped to keep them in business.


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Subject User Time
Box Office #'s BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 4:03am
    i think people finally realized the critics were wrong MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Dec 30 2012, 4:15am
        Critics have different agendas Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Dec 30 2012, 4:31am
            I have seen it 3x with two 2d and tonight at an IMAX 3D HFR Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Dec 30 2012, 5:22am
                The problem is... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Dec 30 2012, 5:37am
            Yes, I understand what you´re saying. Anubis Send a private message to Anubis Dec 30 2012, 12:14pm
                article about the hobbit having legs BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 3:35pm
            Moreso than normal here though I feel... moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Dec 31 2012, 7:03am
        4:10 show sold out ashonmytomatoes Send a private message to ashonmytomatoes Dec 31 2012, 12:26am
    Off topic: 300 people?! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 9:20am
        The numbers at my showings were all over the place... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Dec 30 2012, 3:55pm
            Hobbit at 622 milion could hit 650 million this weekend. BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 4:44pm
                also MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Dec 30 2012, 6:03pm
                    AUJ didn't have a slower start than FOTR. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 6:17pm
                        Mostly right. Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Dec 30 2012, 6:33pm
                            Oh, i forgot expanding foreign markets. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 6:47pm
                                Irony: Smaug, greed, and B.O. "experts" Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Dec 30 2012, 7:08pm
                                Other studies... Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Dec 30 2012, 7:16pm
                                    Why does it have to affect my personal bank account? Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 7:36pm
                                        I'll never undstand Avatar's success. BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 8:33pm
                    Slow but steady wins the race Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Dec 30 2012, 7:02pm
                        Went again today imin Send a private message to imin Dec 30 2012, 8:57pm
                            It seats thousands!?// Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 30 2012, 8:58pm
                            Glad it was packed Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Dec 30 2012, 9:33pm
                            Is this the Manchester one? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 9:44pm
                                One in Sheffield imin Send a private message to imin Dec 30 2012, 10:56pm
            viewings BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 6:11pm
    Some US weekend projections from Deadline. Steven Van der Berg Send a private message to Steven Van der Berg Dec 30 2012, 10:49am
    Anecdotal report Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Dec 30 2012, 6:11pm
    Numbers for the weekend are out... Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 8:55pm
        Almost 700 million... sharpened_graphite Send a private message to sharpened_graphite Dec 30 2012, 9:18pm
            RE: Sharpened_Graphite Ref Send a private message to Ref Dec 31 2012, 12:44am
    Skyfall has just exceeded $1 billion DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 10:50pm
    Funny... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 11:24pm
        Hobbit: AUJ closing on 700 million BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Dec 30 2012, 11:27pm
            calling it now TheCoon Send a private message to TheCoon Dec 30 2012, 11:41pm
    The hobbit now 8 for the year Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Dec 30 2012, 11:42pm
        It really has picked up pace the past week or so imin Send a private message to imin Dec 31 2012, 12:01am
            It'll have another good week Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 31 2012, 12:27am
                Estel, i wonder if there'll ever come a point sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 31 2012, 1:18am
                    I had it doing $1.3b at least. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 31 2012, 1:22am
                        Since AUJ will not hit 1.3billion... Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Send a private message to Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Dec 31 2012, 3:45am
                            Why didn't my previous post... Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Send a private message to Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Dec 31 2012, 4:08am
                                This forum doesn't bump posts entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Dec 31 2012, 4:16am
                                    Okay, and Thanks,,, Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Send a private message to Ceres_the_Dwarf_(planet) Dec 31 2012, 4:23am
                            Personally I'd question those expectations aswell.. moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Dec 31 2012, 9:07am
                                A fair amount of truth there. Rings also benefited heavily from the critical raving and AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 31 2012, 11:25pm
                Terrible numbers. Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Dec 31 2012, 7:28am

 
 
 

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