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What trailers will be likely shown before ROTS?

Old 05-05-05, 03:24 PM
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What trailers will be likely shown before ROTS?

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I'm guessing Begins will be attached to this.
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war of the worlds....
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Narnia? Harry Potter?
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Old 05-05-05, 06:37 PM
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Nah, Potter's slated to be attached to Begins. No idea about Narnia.
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Too many.
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Must be sad for you since you don't have your Lakers to be watching in the playoffs.
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Hopefully, Serenity. Probably Batman Begins.
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the Wallace and Gromit movie....
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Too many.
True dat. You know they're gonna load this sucker up with previews and ads.
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Old 05-18-05, 12:22 AM
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True dat. You know they're gonna load this sucker up with previews and ads.
If I remember correctly, Lucas has been pretty picky about the trailers shown beforehand on the previous two. Phantom Menace only had three on the initial prints (Titan AE, Fight Club, and one other) and AOTC had Matrix and one or two others I believe.
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According to the La Times , Fox has requested a limit of 5 trailers.

On 'Sith's' coattails
The hottest place in Hollywood is the trailer bank preceding "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."
By John Horn and Chris Lee, Special to The Times


Where's Hollywood's most coveted real estate? It's not a Malibu beachfront compound or a ski-in, ski-out Telluride chalet. The hottest frontage this week is in the trailer bank preceding "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," the film every studio is banking on to energize a listless box-office year.

All the major studios are jockeying for the opportunity to use George Lucas' final intergalactic prequel to tout their coming attractions including the dystopian thriller "The Island" and Steven Spielberg's invasion drama, "War of the Worlds." In an effort to improve their chances, some are even slashing trailers into 60-second previews and lobbying exhibitors, who have the ultimate say in trailer placement.

But securing even a brief plug is proving to be tough: Several distributors say Lucas has forbidden theater owners from running more than five trailers before his movie. Some chains also try to cap the number of trailers shown, but others will sometimes show as many as eight trailers, especially if they are shorter than the standard 2 1/2-minute preview.

"Revenge of the Sith" is expected to debut in more than 3,700 theater locations when it opens Thursday, with an estimated 9,000 individual film prints, making it one of the widest releases ever. The first two prequels each grossed more than $100 million in their four- and five-day debut weekends.

Studios and exhibitors consider trailers crucial to drumming up business for future releases, an important goal with box-office revenues down 7% from a year ago.

"It's one of our best marketing tools, especially when you can program them in front of so many moviegoers," said Dick Westerling, a spokesman for Regal Cinemas, the nation's largest chain with 6,273 screens.

Moreover, those ticket buyers will include legions of young boys, the driving force of many summer blockbusters. And once in their multiplex seats, these teens are a captive audience.

"Of course, I want to be on it," said New Line Cinema marketing chief Russell Schwartz, who's trying to get his big summer release, "Wedding Crashers," on the trailer playlist.

Only one studio, 20th Century Fox, has guaranteed trailer positioning because it is distributing the movie. The studio chose to attach a "Fantastic Four" trailer to the "Revenge of the Sith" print, but it is also submitting a preview of its other big summer release, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."

The film can appears to be getting pretty crowded, though. As is industry practice, several studios will also be including their trailers in the "Revenge of the Sith" shipment to exhibitors.

According to one studio, the delivery will include no fewer than seven other trailers contending for placement. Bruce Snyder, Fox's president of distribution, said he knows of only three: Walt Disney Studios' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," Paramount's "War of the Worlds" and Sony's "Stealth."

Others in the mix, according to another studio: New Line's "Wedding Crashers," DreamWorks' "The Island," Universal's "Cinderella Man" and Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins." And some studios are also sending trailers for other films directly to exhibitors in hopes of screening with "Revenge of the Sith." Sony, for example, is distributing a new "teaser" trailer for "The Da Vinci Code," even though the movie doesn't come out for a year.

But for those movies hoping to ride in the film's wake, the five-trailer rule, which was implemented on at least one previous "Star Wars" prequel, could leave any number of previews on the projection booth floor.

Several distributors said the rule emanates from Lucas. A spokeswoman for Lucas referred phone calls to 20th Century Fox, Lucas' longtime distributor, which contends that the trailer cap is voluntary and was created to avoid a logjam of promotional spots cluttering the "Revenge of the Sith" screenings. The studio also says the rule comes from Fox, not Lucas. "It's my request to exhibitors," said Fox's Snyder. "It's not an edict; it's a request."

But one person familiar with the agreement between Lucas and Fox disputes that characterization and said theaters can be penalized for violating the cap. One such exhibitor, John Logan, chief executive of Logan Luxury Theatre Corp. in South Dakota, confirmed that those who violate the order risk losing their copy of the film. "No one's ever pushed" Lucasfilm to contest the cap, he said. And if a theater chain did? "I think you'd get the phone call. In the contract, it says they could pull your contract and feasibly pull your print."

For the exhibitors, deciding which trailers to project is more art than science. Furthermore, the studios are certain to call and plead for their own coming attractions, sometimes offering financial incentives.

"We try to put trailers with movies that are going to have the same appeal, the same demographics," said Peter Dobson, chief executive of Mann Theatres. "In addition to that, we get recommendations from the studios. It's a very delicate balance."
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I distinctly remember the Beach being one of the big ones that was chosen to trail TPM
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Looks like the minimum required are the following, for my location:

The Chronicles of Narnia
The Fantastic Four
Batman Begins
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Old 05-18-05, 07:16 PM
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War of the Worlds for sure
Maybe Fantastic Four....other than that don't know
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Old 05-18-05, 07:47 PM
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Fantastic Four is attached to the print. It's the only guarenteed one.
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Old 05-18-05, 08:38 PM
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My theater got

On Every Print

Fantastic Four
War Of The Worlds
Chronicles Of Narnia

Random
Wedding Crashers
Cinderella Man
Stealth
Batman Begins
The Island

The Da Vinci did NOT come with any prints.
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Old 05-18-05, 09:28 PM
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TPM had "The Beach," "Anna & The King" and "Fight Club."
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Old 05-19-05, 03:00 AM
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We had :

Fantastic Four
War Of The Worlds
Chronicles Of Narnia
Cinderella Man
Batman Begins
The Island
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we got

The Chronicles of Narnia
The Fantastic Four
The Island
Stealth
Mr & Mrs. SMtih
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Old 05-19-05, 04:34 AM
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Fantastic Four
Cinderella Man
Stealth
Batman Begins
The Island
Mr & Mrs. Sith
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Vegas tonight got:

- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
- Shark Boy and Lava Girl
- War of the Worlds
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Fantastic Four
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Lansing, MI got:

Batman Begins
Fantastic Four

Yes, only two and then the flik began!
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