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Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Old 03-10-09, 08:37 AM
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Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

In 2008, we spent over $9.6 billion (and growing) at the box office. Now that almost every 2008 movie is out of theaters, I can ask this: How many of the biggest movies did you see in theaters?

For sake of brevity, let's look at the Top 20. Here they are:

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
WALL-E
Kung Fu Panda
Twilight
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Quantum of Solace
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Sex and the City
Mamma Mia!
Marley and Me
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gran Torino
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted
Get Smart
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

For a %, simply multiply the movies you did see by five.

I saw these in theaters:

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
WALL-E
Kung Fu Panda
Twilight

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Quantum of Solace
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Sex and the City

Mamma Mia!
Marley and Me
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gran Torino
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted

Get Smart
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

So, 70% of the Top 20.
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

I did see many movies in 2008, but many of them I didn't pay for, so I'm not too sure how much I contributed. In any case, here are the ones I attended in the theatre.

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
Wall-E
Kung Fu Panda
Quantum of Solace
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted
Get Smart
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

I saw 50% and Gran Torino is the only one out of the other 10 that I wish I had.
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

I saw everything except Marley & Me - which I was going to see but then I realized I hate dogs.
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I saw everything except Marley & Me - which I was going to see but then I realized I hate dogs.
you would love the ending
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
Quantum of Solace
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted
Get Smart
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

saw everything but:

- Wanted
- Get Smart
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Originally Posted by An4h0ny View Post
Spoiler:
you would love the ending
See how easy that was
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Out of that list, I only saw Iron Man, The Dark Knight (twice), and The Incredible Hulk. But I saw about 8 movies in theaters last year, and all of them were free (either free, advanced screenings, or free tickets). What can I say, I'm .. err .. frugal.
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Only 3: TDK, Button and Slumdog
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Only saw TDK, Iron Man and Indy, and the last 2 I saw the same night at the Drive-In by us which is only $8/person on first run films so not a bad price at all.
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Only 3: TDK, Button and Slumdog
+1....like your priorities Cardiff
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
WALL-E

Kung Fu Panda
Twilight
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Quantum of Solace
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Sex and the City
Mamma Mia!

Marley and Me
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gran Torino
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted
Get Smart
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

more than i would have initially predicted.

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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

In don't go to the theatres often... so only 2. The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire. Other than those, I've only seen Cloverfield, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Zack and Miri and Milk in theatres this year (although I may be missing one).

I saw Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Wanted on DVD.

I plan on seeing Wall E, Gran Torino and Benjamin Button eventually.
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

3/20:

The Dark Knight
WALL-E
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

2009, though, is going to break the bank...
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

I only saw The Dark Knight and Wall-E. Both for free
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Originally Posted by Giles View Post
saw everything but:

- Wanted
- Get Smart
Figured you'd be the one answering 90%.

Wanted was pretty good fun summer escapism.
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I saw Slumdog Millionaire, but I wish I hadn't.
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Gran Torino
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

40%, although I did see the last two in 2009.

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Sex and the City
Mamma Mia!
Wanted
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

good god. i only saw 4 of those movies in the theater. probably less this year with a kid coming soon.

the dark knight
iron man
the hulk
indiana jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull
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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

I caught 12, less than I thought actually.

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hancock
WALL-E
Quantum of Solace
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Gran Torino
The Incredible Hulk
Get Smart
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire
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Of the Top 20, the only one I saw theatrically was The Dark Knight.

Only other flicks I saw at the theater in 2008 were The Strangers and Zack and Miri Make A Porno.
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30% 4 first run, 2 in the 2nd Run cheap theater

The Dark Knight
Iron Man Cheap Theater
WALL-E
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Incredible Hulk Cheap Theater
Slumdog Millionaire (2009) (liked this one, but had sticker shock afterward, probably won't go to a first run flick again, unless I have moviecash)

also purchased 9 on DVD and saw 2 more on an airplane.

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Re: Did You Contribute? How many of 2008's hits did you see in theaters?

Out of the Top 20? 9. 45%.

The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
WALL-E
Mamma Mia!
The Incredible Hulk
Wanted
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Slumdog Millionaire

Out of the Top 100 (looking off of BOM)? 29.

There was a lot of shit in 2008.

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