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Old 05-05-12, 06:35 PM   #51
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

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Depending on which format I watch it this afternoon, means I'll probably go back to see it. Out here at the Barrywoods 24 you have your choice of a regular 2D, regular 3D, ETX 3D and IMAX 3D. Choices!
Other people may have different opinions but I didn't feel the 3D was worth the upgrade. I saw it in IMAX 3D mainly for the larger screen but the 3D option is the only way to see it and there's only one scene in the movie where I even really noticed anything worthwhile.

I believe Suprmallet or Chimel said that this is only playing in IMAX this first week of release since Dark Shadows is coming out so if you do opt to see it that way then you better do it before next Friday.
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Old 05-05-12, 06:37 PM   #52
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

Yes, it's only in IMAX for a week, and only in digital IMAX theatres.
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Old 05-05-12, 07:35 PM   #53
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

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I'm not exaggerating here, but every single person I know who went to see The Avengers already, is planning on going back AT LEAST once more to see it again, in the next week or two. People who don't see movies twice. I think it'll have pretty decent legs.


Yep, we saw it in IMAX 3D last night, and we'll be going back at least once more for a 2D showing. And I can pretty much guarantee that there won't be any other movie this summer that I see twice at the theater.
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Old 05-05-12, 09:04 PM   #54
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Per Deadline: Sources tell me that Marvel’s The Avengers is looking at $60M for today and is still on track for that record-setting $175M domestic weekend opening.

That would give it the all-time best Saturday ever, breaking Spider-man 3's $51.3 million record.
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Old 05-05-12, 09:13 PM   #55
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

If so, not just breaking that Saturday record, crushing it.
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Old 05-05-12, 10:43 PM   #56
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I'm not exaggerating here, but every single person I know who went to see The Avengers already, is planning on going back AT LEAST once more to see it again, in the next week or two. People who don't see movies twice. I think it'll have pretty decent legs.
I really enjoyed it but am fine with just waiting for the Blu-ray. Glad to see that Whedon finally is getting some movie recognition....
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Old 05-05-12, 10:49 PM   #57
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I can see this being a "multiple screenings" movie since it was a lot of fun but I can't justify seeing a movie twice anymore. I've only done it a handful of times as it is but after shelling out $17 for the IMAX 3D screening today I think I'm good until the BD comes out.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:08 PM   #58
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As a few others have said, I'm about as excited by what this success will allow Whedon to do as the movie itself. It would be immensely cool if he was able to sneak something into the contract along the lines of taking little up front to direct but having a bonus for himself worked in and backing guaranteed for future smaller projects depending on how The Avengers performs along with total creative control for said projects. He's shown he can make some pretty great stuff with lunch money and pocket lint (Dr. Horrible) so he wouldn't need much for his side work.
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Old 05-05-12, 11:15 PM   #59
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I saw The Avengers today in a packed theater.

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As a few others have said, I'm about as excited by what this success will allow Whedon to do as the movie itself...
I'm hoping for a Buffy movie. I probably shouldn't hold my breath.
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Old 05-06-12, 01:50 AM   #60
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I saw The Avengers today in a packed theater.



I'm hoping for a Buffy movie. I probably shouldn't hold my breath.
and Angel then Serenity II.
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Old 05-06-12, 01:53 AM   #61
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

It's only taken Whedon 20+ years to achieve this type of status. Monday morning's meeting will be the studio giving him carte blanche.
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Old 05-06-12, 02:06 AM   #62
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Re: Weekend Box Office (5/4 - 5/7): Joss Whedon Finally Achieves Box Office Gold

Looks like maybe 68 million now on Saturday with more than 185 million for the three day weekend.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/aven...hina-openings/
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Old 05-06-12, 06:48 AM   #63
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This thing is going to have legs like no one has ever seen.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:01 AM   #64
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After this weekend, the worldwide total will be over $575 million.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:31 AM   #65
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This thing is going to have legs like no one has ever seen.
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Guessing it will not be more than any of these in terms of "legs", so we've definitely seen it before. And there is still so much to come out this season that should quickly slow it down before long.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:45 AM   #66
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Yeah, it's going to do huge bank, but I'd be pretty surprised if its "legs" touched Avatar or Titanic or ET.
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Guessing it will not be more than any of these in terms of "legs", so we've definitely seen it before. And there is still so much to come out this season that should quickly slow it down before long.
Titanic is an anomoly that may never be seen again. It was fueled by millions of young teen girls seeing it ad infinitum. The Dark Knight and Avatar speak for themselves.. My thinking on ungodly legs comes from the 4 films that fed into The Avengers. Damn near everyone that saw those films (5, counting IM2) will see Avengers at some point. People that may have been hesitant to see it without a base film, a Capt America fan say, will see it based on his inclusion. You figure that in with the quality and perceived rewatchability....gawd. Scary.
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I'm hoping for a Buffy movie. I probably shouldn't hold my breath.
I think it's a safe bet that, outside of comics and other print, any chance of a Buffy/Angel/Firefly movie is DOA. Joss might finally get a Wonder Woman movie made, though.
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Old 05-06-12, 07:59 AM   #69
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Yeah, it's going to do huge bank, but I'd be pretty surprised if its "legs" touched Avatar or Titanic or ET.
I think it will have "legs" until at least July, being the only superhero movie around for a while. Heck, it might even be #1 at the box office until MIB 3 comes out. I don't see either Dark Shadows or Battleship being a serious threat...although I could be wrong.
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I think it will have "legs" until at least July, being the only superhero movie around for a while. Heck, it might even be #1 at the box office until MIB 3 comes out. I don't see either Dark Shadows or Battleship being a serious threat...although I could be wrong.
There was quite a few people myself included who thought that about The Hunger Games and it dropped like a rock 2 weeks before we thought it would. I was seeing it possibly be tops at the box office until The Avengers came out but fell off the radar a whole 2 weekends before that. And if it does fall to MIB 3 that weekend would mean it will only be at the top of the box office for 3 weeks. Sorry, but while this will make some serious bank just don't see it doing THAT well. These are just a few of the movies coming out before July that will seriously cut into that take for The Avengers.

MIB 3
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Old 05-06-12, 09:18 AM   #71
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I think it will have "legs" until at least July, being the only superhero movie around for a while. Heck, it might even be #1 at the box office until MIB 3 comes out. I don't see either Dark Shadows or Battleship being a serious threat...although I could be wrong.
Yeah, and it still wouldn't touch the legs of the movies I mentioned.
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"Official numbers aren't out yet, but THE AVENGERS will go down in history as the #1 debut of all-time--somewhere between $190-$200 million."

https://twitter.com/#!/ERCboxoffice/...35106735149057

Wow! Huge opening.
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Old 05-06-12, 09:50 AM   #73
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That's major. Can't wait to see it this afternoon. Guess I better get there early!
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Old 05-06-12, 10:00 AM   #75
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Nope. not even close to $400 million will this make.
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