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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1530 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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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1531 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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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1532 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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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1533 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 #1534 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 #1535 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 #1536 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 #1537 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 #1538 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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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1539 on: June 19, 2013, 01:23 PM »
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1540 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!

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1541 on: July 10, 2013, 12:16 AM »
If anyone is looking for an excellent Science Fiction movie, check out Europa Report.  It's sort of a found footage type movie, more akin to District 9's style...it even has Sharlto Copely in it, but it's well done overall.

It's out on Demand now with a theatrical release due sometime next month.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1542 on: July 30, 2013, 10:29 AM »
Highly recommend The Raid:Redemption playing now on Encore I think. Police strike team leads all-out assault on inner city high rise under the control of a ruthless drug lord. The mayhem escalates from floor to floor, as the strike team battles the various bloodthirsty tenants on their way up, using guns, knives, fists, and explosives to unleash an unreal level of mayhem.

The climactic battle between three of the key characters at the end is one of the most brutal, extended fight sequences ever filmed this side of They Live. Seriously, it's that good.
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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1543 on: August 1, 2013, 05:36 PM »
The working title is "Unspecific Rim"  ;)

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Re: Official Movie Thread
« Reply #1544 on: August 1, 2013, 06:36 PM »
"Rim Shot?"