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Old 03-18-04, 09:01 PM
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Who here thinks Hellboy will blow away Passion of the Christ?

I think it can.
Old 03-18-04, 09:16 PM
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Funny matchup; I dunno it if will "blow it away" because of Easter weekend, but it will do well. Unfortunately not a lot of people even know who or what Hellboy is, so it's success will depend largely on word of mouth.
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I seriously doubt it.
Old 03-18-04, 09:28 PM
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I doubt it either. I see it has a following but seeing I have no idea what/who it is I have no desire to see it.
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He will win, for 1000 years, if memory serves correctly. After which he will be cast into the lake of fire.
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i could see the taglines now:

"boy of hell defeats son of God"
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I hope not. I'm glad the public is pouring their money into a good film. I think the Ladykillers is gonna dethrone Passion before Hellboy does.
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In box office gross? Not a chance. I doubt anything besides Harry Potter 3 will top its money this year.
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I don't know if it will out gross The Passion of the Christ on its opening weekend or not. It doesn't have the vast appeal that most comic book films of late have had with well-known characters. Most people have no idea what Hellboy is, and quite frankly from an outsider's perspective who isn't into comics, it looks like a really dumb movie. So there's no telling how it will fare.
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And if they did have any interest, the overload of commercials might turn them off. Seriously, I want to watch the movie, but everytime I watch TV I get inundated with trailers for "Hellboy."
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Dawn of the Dead will take over Passion of The Christ this weekend for sure.
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Originally posted by harosa
Dawn of the Dead will take over Passion of The Christ this weekend for sure.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't know why we skipped over this weekend and just assume "The Passion..." will take the #1 spot again. I think Dawn of the Dead has a good chance of being number one this weekend.
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Hellboy will do well, but it won't come close to beating The Passion. I say Hellboy will top out at 100 million at the box office while The Passion will keep going.
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What is "Hellboy"?

All I know is that they're trying hard to copy the "X-Men 2" look.
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Who knows?

The Passion can't stay at #1 forever.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if the film goes down a number for a few weeks and then go back to #1 around Easter and Good Friday.
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Originally posted by gettinbranded
What is "Hellboy"?

All I know is that they're trying hard to copy the "X-Men 2" look.
Another comic book based movie. So it's not really trying to copy any look besides the 'comic book' one.
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I doubt Hellboy even cracks a 100 mil. It looks pretty crappy and most people have no idea who Hellboy is.
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Originally posted by Depression
Another comic book based movie. So it's not really trying to copy any look besides the 'comic book' one.
Watch the commercials and trailers. The production of them is very x-men like...

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What a silly question . . .

One is a movie that deals with a subject literally holy to millions of people around the world and is contained in a book that outsells all others.

The other comes from a little known story in comic books that are collected by a subset of the already small group (comparatively) of comic book collectors.

I am very much looking forward to seeing Hellboy, but, at the same time, my expectations for it's box office performance are realistic.
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Originally posted by gettinbranded
Watch the commercials and trailers. The production of them is very x-men like...
We musta been watching different commercials...looks nothing like X-Men...more like Blade really...(makes sense).
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I dont know, but personally i dont think Dawn of the Dead will come close at all.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
In box office gross? Not a chance. I doubt anything besides Harry Potter 3 will top its money this year.
I think "The Day After Tomorrow" might have a slight chance.
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I'm seeing Hellboy tomorrow, and if it's good, I'll see it again opening day, but I'm going to give this weekend to Dawn of the Dead.
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Saw hellboy on monday. It was good but I doubt it will be anything of a box office blockbuster. Why?

the promotions are not going for an X-men look, but more for a LXG look and we all know how well that one did..

It's not a mainstream comic character.

Star power is Ron Perlman, Although he is great, he is not a bankable enough actor to sale tickets.

I'm hopeful that dawn takes this weekend, but I some what have my doubts that it will.
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fyi - best buy has some free DVD preview disc of Hellboy - features interviews and clips from the movie and a few trailers. If nothing else, it's a free amaray case.

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