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Old 08-22-06, 08:17 PM
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Superman returns still not at 200 million

Word is that if the movie doesn't hit that mark they might not make a sequel. ( It is at 194 and change) Will it get 5-6 million at the dollar cinema, is that even possible,and has anyone heard any rumors any about a sequel for it.

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Old 08-22-06, 08:23 PM
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So if it only makes 199 million domestically they may not make a sequel?



Chuck, I think a sequel is a sure bet at this juncture, even though it perfomed below expectations stateside.
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I don't think a sequel is a sure thing right now. Sequels usually have even bigger budgets than their predecessors and Superman Returns already had a ridiculous budget. I think Bryan Singer pretty much killed the franchise.
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This really needed a brand new thread? Plus, there's this amazing new thing called DVD that tends to make even more money for the studios than a theatrical release.
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Alan Horn already said they're gonna do it in 2009. Close the thread.
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We've had a gigantic amount of in-depth discussion regarding this movie's box office. please stab this thread through the heart with something really sharp.
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Old 08-22-06, 08:56 PM
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Slimmed down budget, and there is your sequel.
Will anyone care? That's a different story altogether.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I don't think a sequel is a sure thing right now. Sequels usually have even bigger budgets than their predecessors and Superman Returns already had a ridiculous budget. I think Bryan Singer pretty much killed the franchise.

If there is a thing that killed the franchise it's that Hollywood can't think of any original story lines and they have to do a remake of a movie that is less than 30 years old. I fear the same thing is going to happen with Batman, I have no interest whatsoever in watching him fight the Joker again.
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Old 08-22-06, 09:10 PM
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Slimmed down budget, and there is your sequel.
There's the rub. Superman cost $210-260 million dollars (depending on who you ask). To lure fans to the next film they're going to have to up the visual flash and spectacle and that's not going to be cheaper. To make a cheaper sequel they'd be scaling back - if you scale back the action from Returns, you;re left with a guy in a suit just narrating action scenes.
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Originally Posted by Kal-El
Alan Horn already said they're gonna do it in 2009. Close the thread.
Co-signed.
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Originally Posted by clemente
There's the rub. Superman cost $210-260 million dollars (depending on who you ask). To lure fans to the next film they're going to have to up the visual flash and spectacle and that's not going to be cheaper. To make a cheaper sequel they'd be scaling back - if you scale back the action from Returns, you;re left with a guy in a suit just narrating action scenes.
Did Superman Returns cost that much, or all of the false starts put together?

Look this movie will take in another hundred mil in DVD and rentals. It's a success worthy of a sequel.
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This discussion should probably be in the current thread...

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?p=7224787
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