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Old June 27 2013, 10:15 PM   #2500
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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Blade was exciting when it came out and I think it demonstrated how to present comic book material onscreen and make it palatable and sucessful to a wide audience.
"Batman" did that in 1989.
To be fair though, the 1989 'Batman' did big business based on the fact it was Jack Nicholson as The Joker (movie goers - myself among them at the time loved it when Jack played a psycho character and you can't get more psychotic then the Joker.) To be honest, while I felt it was one of the better comic book films at the time (although to be fair, the bar for comic book films wasn't high as there hadn't be a good one previously except the first two Superman films (hated 3 and 4 which had released by the time 'Batman' hit.)
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