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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1530 on: April 29, 2013, 02:45 PM »
Monsters University opens two weeks before Despicable Me 2  and it's possible that they could cannibalize each other's audience, plus DM2 opens against The Lone Ranger which could have an impact even though they aren't after the exact same audience.

But, I didn't realize that the first DM movie did that well.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1531 on: April 29, 2013, 08:54 PM »
Its really sounding that Iron Man 3 is not only very good, but is even out-opening Avengers overseas (which is unreal to me).  That really makes me think that IM3 will likely be the top movie of the year, but if I had to guess at a Top 5, I think it would be:

Iron Man 3
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Man of Steel
Monsters University or Despicable Me 2

There are a few other movies like Star Trek Into Darkness, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim, or even comedies like Hangover III or This is The End that could be top earners as well.  I can't decide which animated movie (Monsters U or DM 2) will earn more - both look good and I know our daughter is looking forward to both about the same.  I guess you can't ever count out Fast and the Furious either, that franchise's success continues to amaze me.  I still haven't seen any of them, maybe I should do that some day.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1532 on: June 10, 2013, 08:47 AM »
Looks like Fast 6 will end up out-earning NewTrek 2... impressed that franchise keeps building on the success of the previous installments.  Iron Man 3 looks set to crack $400 million domestic this week.  And it's looking like Man of Steel might give IM3 a run for its money.
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« Reply #1533 on: June 10, 2013, 09:07 AM »
  And it's looking like Man of Steel might give IM3 a run for its money.

How do you know that?   ???
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« Reply #1534 on: June 10, 2013, 10:54 AM »
Early estimates for MoS opening weekend is $100 million plus.  If it can hit $150 million and has some legs, it might surpass $400 million.
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« Reply #1535 on: June 10, 2013, 11:08 AM »
Early estimates for MoS opening weekend is $100 million plus.  If it can hit $150 million and has some legs, it might surpass $400 million.

I just don't get how there are any estimates before the movie is showing.  Are they polling poeple on whether or not they are going to see it?  It could very well beat Iron Man 3 - I just don't know how anyone would predict that in advance outside of a total guess.
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« Reply #1536 on: June 10, 2013, 11:16 AM »
Fandango tracks pre-sales and releases those numbers.  That's a pretty accurate gauge on how well a movie will do on any given weekend.  If you follow the industry, opening weekend estimates are a big focus.
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« Reply #1537 on: June 10, 2013, 11:20 AM »
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By tracking pre-sales of tickets.  I can buy tickets on Fandango for Man of Steel right now for certain shows and the list of shows will grow the closer we get to Friday.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1538 on: June 10, 2013, 12:04 PM »
Wow, do that many people buy pre-sale tickets?  I would think this is just a small fraction of the opening weekend ticket sales.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1539 on: June 10, 2013, 12:23 PM »
Thurs night shows up here are sold out. Next show on Fri at 12:30 pm, only 19 seats were sold when I got my ticket. 4pm show is 1/2 sold... last 2 shows are sold out. Weekend shows pretty well sold out. Sitting dead center for UltraAVX 3D, bring it on!  ;D

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1540 on: June 10, 2013, 12:34 PM »
Wow, do that many people buy pre-sale tickets?  I would think this is just a small fraction of the opening weekend ticket sales.

I only buy if there's a chance the movie will sell out (IM3, for example).  I'm not sure what the overall percentage of sales might be, but it's high enough to be an accurate gauge.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1541 on: June 10, 2013, 12:41 PM »
Wow, do that many people buy pre-sale tickets? 

I think it's becoming more popular especially seeing Fandango advertising advanced sales for blockbusters lately.  Heck, you would think a film like "Gatsby" wouldn't be sold out but it was.  I think it's the idea of reserving your ticket now instead of waiting in line for minutes and be disappointed you didn't make it in.

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1542 on: June 10, 2013, 12:45 PM »
I know that WM have a ticket pre-sell for an advanced (7pm) showing on Thursday. Not sure if you can still get them at this point though.
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« Reply #1543 on: June 19, 2013, 01:23 PM »
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1544 on: June 21, 2013, 03:39 PM »
Saw Monsters University this morning. Fun stuff, with virtually everyone from the first movie making an appearance at some point. Make sure to stay after the credits!