Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Old 02-26-13, 07:07 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,067
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

I doubt the new Star Trek or Iron Man will do it. I think there's a chance it might go all the way to the next Avenger's installment if it comes before the new Star Wars movies.
Old 02-26-13, 07:11 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,916
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Iron Man 3 could be huge but $200 million is a lot of dough.
Old 02-26-13, 07:17 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Lower Gum Curve
Posts: 19,086
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

I doubt Iron Man III gets much more than $150 million. Avengers II will do better.

The new Star Wars movie will have an insane opening weekend. Whatever records stand at that point for opening weekends, it'll break them.
Old 02-26-13, 07:45 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Puyallup
Posts: 16,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
I doubt the new Star Trek or Iron Man will do it. I think there's a chance it might go all the way to the next Avenger's installment if it comes before the new Star Wars movies.
Hunger games 2 maybe
Old 02-26-13, 07:50 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Jules Winfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: wandering the earth like Caine in the Kung-Fu
Posts: 19,931
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

I don't see any talking dog movies coming out soon so it's going to be a while.
Old 02-26-13, 08:15 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,201
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

One Direction 3D Concert. LOL
Old 02-26-13, 08:15 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Defiant1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Avengers 2, most likely. Possibly The Hunger Games 2. I don't think Avatar 2 will do it as it will most likely have a long runtime.
Old 02-26-13, 08:23 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mr. Cinema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 18,044
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

If the advertising for Godzilla is really strong, I think it could have a huge opening. But $200 mil is probably out of reach. I don't see anything outside of Avengers 2 or Episode 7 that would have a legit chance.
Old 02-26-13, 11:56 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,310
Received 19 Likes on 15 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Star Trek (2009) is the highest grossing in that series at $257m domestic, I don't see #2 opening to nearly that in a weekend but that reboot proved insanely popular, especially to non-Trekkies.
Old 02-26-13, 11:59 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Either The Avengers 2 or Catching Fire: The Hunger Games.

Iron Man 3 will be lucky to do more than $150M its opening weekend.
Old 02-27-13, 01:24 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Batman is done, Harry Potter is done, Twilight is done.

Not Iron Man, not Star Trek, not Superman.

I see a lot of blockbusters, but nothing to break 200 million on opening weekend.

Has filming even started on Avengers yet? Or Jurassic Park IV?
Old 02-27-13, 04:36 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
Has filming even started on Avengers yet? Or Jurassic Park IV?
Pre-production has already started on Guardians of the Galaxy (which has a release date of August 2014) and filming begins in June. If the schedule is similar to the first film, pre-production on The Avengers 2 will begin once Whedon delivers the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Marvel has already announced that the film will be released on May 1st, 2015 guaranteeing them another $200 million plus opening weekend similar to the first film.

I see Marvel sticking to their guns. I see Universal moving back the date on Jurassic Park IV within the next few months. Jurassic Park IV will be lucky to break $75M on its opening weekend.
Old 02-27-13, 04:59 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Rypro 525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: a frikin hellhole
Posts: 28,263
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire. Remember the last one made 152 mil opening weekend. Now they can advertise that it has an Oscar winner
Old 02-27-13, 10:18 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,067
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire. Remember the last one made 152 mil opening weekend. Now they can advertise that it has an Oscar winner


I would agree if it weren't for the fact that unlike Avengers, it won't be having a 3D surcharge for most of its showings. Here's hoping they don't decide to make it 3D just for that purpose.
Old 02-27-13, 11:46 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,075
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Hard to say, really. A film has to have a lot going at one time to secure that number. Avengers 2 isn't even a lock necessarily.

Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
If the advertising for Godzilla is really strong, I think it could have a huge opening. But $200 mil is probably out of reach. I don't see anything outside of Avengers 2 or Episode 7 that would have a legit chance.
Godzilla would never open that big. Really strong Godzilla marketing fooled people once, and that'll likely keep the new one from hitting a major high. I'll say it opens at $60m tops. And that's coming from someone who wants it to be mega.
Old 02-27-13, 12:18 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,067
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Hard to say, really. A film has to have a lot going at one time to secure that number. Avengers 2 isn't even a lock necessarily.
The first Avengers had three major things going for it in that regard: quite a bit of build-up+great reviews+3D surcharge for most screenings.
Old 02-27-13, 12:23 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
d2cheer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 9,760
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire. Remember the last one made 152 mil opening weekend. Now they can advertise that it has an Oscar winner
That is the one I was thinking (still suprised how much I actually liked it) or Avengers 2.
Old 02-27-13, 12:42 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,067
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Rypro 525 View Post
Hunger Games 2 Catching Fire. Remember the last one made 152 mil opening weekend. Now they can advertise that it has an Oscar winner
Technically two if you count Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Old 02-27-13, 01:22 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 39,310
Received 19 Likes on 15 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
Technically two if you count Philip Seymour Hoffman.
They should do the whole thing for their Cast:

Starring:
Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman
Academy Award Nominated Actor Woody Harrelson
Academy Award Nominated Actor Stanley Tucci
and Elizabeth Banks

Was always amazed Twilight didn't try to promote with:
From the Academy Award Winning Writer of Gods and Monsters (sure he was director in this case but eh)
Old 02-27-13, 01:33 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 22,067
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
They should do the whole thing for their Cast:

Starring:
Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman
Academy Award Nominated Actor Woody Harrelson
Academy Award Nominated Actor Stanley Tucci
and Elizabeth Banks

Was always amazed Twilight didn't try to promote with:
From the Academy Award Winning Writer of Gods and Monsters (sure he was director in this case but eh)


I notice studios tend to shy away from mentioning Oscar winners or other noteworthy efforts by actors and filmmakers when it comes to franchises. Notice that Skyfall didn't tout that it had two Oscar winners on board either (Mendes and Bardem). They only do it if it's something entirely new.
Old 02-27-13, 01:49 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Matthew Chmiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 13,263
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
I would agree if it weren't for the fact that unlike Avengers, it won't be having a 3D surcharge for most of its showings. Here's hoping they don't decide to make it 3D just for that purpose.
Not enough time to do a post-convert anyway with over thirty minutes of footage being shot specifically in 15/70 IMAX.

The first film did $11M in its opening weekend in 268 IMAX theaters alone. It only had a run in IMAX for a single week (it saw a week re-release later in the year), but that single week did over $15M in ticket sales.

Now with an actual reason to see it in IMAX (the first film looked like shit), I'm sure the sequel will have a larger opening weekend than that of the first.
Old 02-27-13, 02:03 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

I don't think academy award winners are going to sway new people into seeing a sequel to the Hunger Games.
Old 02-27-13, 03:55 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 16,977
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

I think it's going to be the next Hunger Games movie as well.
Old 02-27-13, 03:56 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Reviewer & TOAT Winner
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 8,546
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: What Movie Will Break $200 million Opening Weekend Next?

Whatever movie comes out when the greedy studios and theater owners decide to raise prices yet again and the public continues to bend over and take it.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.