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POTC sets record for most units sold for a live-action flick the first week

 
Old 12-10-03, 06:46 PM
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to Disney on this one.
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Old 12-10-03, 08:17 PM
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I just hope they dont screw up the sequels!
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Old 12-10-03, 08:23 PM
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I loved the Movie and the extras on the DVD.

It is very easy to see why the DVD would sell a ton during the 1st few days.
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Old 12-11-03, 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by Rammsteinfan
I just hope they dont screw up the sequels!
Oh man . . . wouldn't that be a great way to screw up this success . . . to put out a sequel.

It's a great movie, but it doesn't need a follow-up . . .
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Old 12-11-03, 11:49 AM
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It's gonna have a sequel man. The movie was POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl or whatever. A sequel is inevitable.
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Old 12-11-03, 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by talemyn
Oh man . . . wouldn't that be a great way to screw up this success . . . to put out a sequel.

It's a great movie, but it doesn't need a follow-up . . .
I second that notion.
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Old 12-11-03, 01:07 PM
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Considering the followup means more of Johnny Depp's excellent Jack Sparrow, i'm all for it.
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Old 12-11-03, 01:27 PM
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Considering the amount of business this movie did, the way it was named in "Franchise":"Episode" format, there is no way there will not be a sequel or three.

Will Johnny Depp be in it? Hope so, but who knows?
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Old 12-11-03, 01:46 PM
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I don't subscribe to this belief that sequels are always a bad thing and somehow tarnish the original in the process. Hell, especially when all the original cast and crew return. There have been plenty sequels I found more enjoyable than the first, a recent example being X2. And with this whole no sequels "rule", what is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time and the only sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar would have never been made. And then where would the world be without more of the zany adventures of Bernie the dead guy and two white guys, one of which was played by Andrew McCarthy.

Also, bring on the sequel! I could definitely use some more.

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Old 12-11-03, 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by Cornelius1047
I don't subscribe to this belief that sequels are always a bad thing and somehow tarnish the original in the process. Hell, especially when all the original cast and crew return. There have been plenty sequels I found more enjoyable than the first, a recent example being X2. And with this whole no sequels "rule", what is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time and the only sequel to win a Best Picture Oscar would have never been made. And then where would the world be without more of the zany adventures of Bernie the dead guy and two white guys, one of which was played by Andrew McCarthy.

Also, bring on the sequel! I could definitely use some more.

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Don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of sequels . . . when appropriate (like X2 . . . very cool movie). I just think that a sequel to POTC is a bad idea. I think that sequels work when there is story left untold from the first movie or if there is more to learn about the characters. With POTC, the story was wrapped up very nicely and I really don't think that there is anything more about the main characters that needs to be learned.
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Old 12-11-03, 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by TeeSeeJay
Considering the amount of business this movie did, the way it was named in "Franchise":"Episode" format, there is no way there will not be a sequel or three.

Will Johnny Depp be in it? Hope so, but who knows?
There is absolutely NO WAY they would make sequels to POTC. And it is even more impossible that Depp would be involved. So you guys should just relax.

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Have you guys been lost? They have already committed to shooting 2 sequels back to back (ala Matrix and LotR). Depp is back. They already have a tentative title for the 2nd (Treasures of the Lost Abyss).
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Old 12-11-03, 03:02 PM
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Have you guys been lost? They have already committed to shooting 2 sequels back to back (ala Matrix and LotR). Depp is back. They already have a tentative title for the 2nd (Treasures of the Lost Abyss).
Oh good grief . . .
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Old 12-11-03, 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by talemyn
Oh good grief . . .
...well... ahh...

. . . . . .
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Old 12-11-03, 03:19 PM
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It amazes me how this film continues to surpass nearly everyone's expectations. It's a pirate movie for goodness sake...but a good one. Yarrr.
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Old 12-11-03, 03:36 PM
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the sequel is slated for 2005, Its even got a listing on IMDB (not that IMDB is always right )

They have a tough time ahead of them seeing as how well the first did at the Box Office. People will be expecting bigger and better, lets hope they deliver.
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Do they count online e-tailers?
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Old 12-11-03, 04:02 PM
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Originally posted by Hendrik
...well... ahh...

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Ohh . . . I wasn't denying it . . . I was shaking my head at the fact that they decided to do it . . .
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Old 12-11-03, 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by Dubya
Disney never passes up an opportunity to toot it's own horn with these kind of press releases.
Dreamworks did it for Shrek
Columbia/Tristar for Spiderman
20th Century Fox for Episode 1 & 2
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Yada, Yada, Yada Disney isn't the only one. They all do it.
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Old 12-11-03, 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by talemyn
Ohh . . . I wasn't denying it . . . I was shaking my head at the fact that they decided to do it . . .
Personally. I'm happy they are doing it. I loved the characters and want to see them again.

I don't know what everyone has against sequels. They're not all bad. Personally, there are quite a few sequels I've even liked better than the originals.
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Old 12-11-03, 04:58 PM
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Since it was a widescreen only release, I wonder if that means we will see more of them. It's cheaper and easier for the studio because they only have to make one version, and it obviously doesn't affect sales.
No, they won't see it that way and I don't see how it's cheaper for them.

-- the pressing of 11 million is the cost of 11million discs. Wheter it's 5 of one and 6 of another, it's still 11 million.

--if you're referring to the cost of re-framing everything, that cost STILL EXISTS as that process is still done for in-flight movies, vhs, pay per view, cable, television....
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Pirates! Pirates!Pirates! Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Old 12-11-03, 06:02 PM
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I don't see how it's cheaper for them.
1. They only have to do the encoding for one DVD. Encoding costs money.

2. They get better economies of scale if they only have to produce, promote and distribute 11 million of one DVD than if they have to produce, promote and distribute 5.5 million each of two DVDs. It just works out cheaper that way.
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Old 12-11-03, 10:50 PM
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I believe it. I picked it up last Friday at Walmart and they had a huge empty display with only 5 copies left. I didn't see any copies in Target on that day either.
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