Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
Cinema Geekly wrote:
Plus I look at STiD's #3 spot like this. It was only just barely #3. Hangover III did a mere 4 million more in business which in big movie release terms means that they were more or less tied.
Considering that STID opened at a huge number of IMAX locations and that it was in 3-D at a higher ticket price than the previous film + that Paramount make a big effort to promote and even release the film overseas first - coupled with the fact that they hired an international film star, Cumberbatch and it didn't, 'hit it out of the park,' with over $100 million opening weekend - I'd wager that the beancounters at Paramount are disappointed.
But, go right ahead an put the happy face on the numbers.
We shall see.
As an aside, I wonder if Paramount is worried about their next big release in June, World War Z,
which they've also put a subsantial financial stake into?
I'm sure that Iron Man
however has pleased everyone at Paramount this summer however.
We shall see what, exactly? There's going to be a third film by the same production company featuring the same cast.
Some say that he haunts the halls of the Top Gear production office and that, if you listen closely, you can hear his wails around Gambon.
All we know is that he's not The Stig, he's The Stig's drowned predecessor.