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Old July 8 2013, 05:29 PM   #2691
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote: View Post
Franklin wrote: View Post
It'll also be behind "Oz, The Great and Powerful" which made $234 million domestic and $491 worldwide.
I was talking about summer releases, which doesn't include Oz: The Great and Powerful, which was a spring release.
Fair enough.

SalvorHardin wrote: View Post
Franklin wrote: View Post
But let's be honest, isn't there something at bit unsatisfying about the domestic numbers?
Yeah, there is.
None of that money went in my bank account.

It's like rooting for a professional sports team. All perspective is lost. Say your favorite baseball team wins the World Series. A lot was at stake for them. The players get about $350,000 each in winning shares and rings worth several thousand dollars each. We fans, who are as emotionally attached to the team as anyone, have nothing at stake other than getting the privilege of buying overpriced t-shirts and caps that say "World Series Champions" on them.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -- Mark Twain
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