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View Poll Results: How do you rate Captain America: The First Avenger?
A+ 34 19.21%
A 51 28.81%
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B+ 27 15.25%
B 15 8.47%
B- 5 2.82%
C+ 5 2.82%
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Old September 15 2011, 07:09 AM   #556
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http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...united-states/

Cap takes more globally than in North America. STOP. American fans shamed by international love for ole winghead. STOP. Fears overseas take would be crap completely unfounded. STOP. Who's laughing now? STOP.
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Old September 15 2011, 08:52 AM   #557
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DVDTALK reviews Captain America DVD!

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/52215/captain-america/
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Old September 15 2011, 05:36 PM   #558
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...united-states/

Cap takes more globally than in North America. STOP. American fans shamed by international love for ole winghead. STOP. Fears overseas take would be crap completely unfounded. STOP. Who's laughing now? STOP.
I like the way you wrote that.

Essentially until the movie opened in China last weekend though the tallys were neck-and-neck. The $5m Chinese opening seems to be the difference in the two figures.
Still I'm pleased and not surprised. I always felt the "anti-American" prophets were being either a)overly gloomy or b)haters for the sake of it.

Captain America also has a slim chance to pull even or go ahead of Thor domestically which stopped at $181m. Captain America is at $173m now.
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Old September 15 2011, 05:48 PM   #559
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I hear Falcon might be in a sequel, who would you guys cast?
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Old September 15 2011, 06:59 PM   #560
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=p11I6ZZYcbM

The two Reb Brown Cap movies are coming to DVD as a double feature, clip reel at the link above.

man alive, they look sucky. and people moaned about the changes to the cossie in TFA!
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Old September 16 2011, 12:24 AM   #561
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^^ Fuck, that looks bad!

Mind you it looked bad when it was new. And time hasn't been any kinder.
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Old September 17 2011, 05:26 PM   #562
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=p11I6ZZYcbM

The two Reb Brown Cap movies are coming to DVD as a double feature, clip reel at the link above.

man alive, they look sucky. and people moaned about the changes to the cossie in TFA!
I'd forgotten how bad those looked.

Really puts into perspective about how silly the negative comments about the current Avengers costume looks are.
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Old September 17 2011, 08:43 PM   #563
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
http://spinoff.comicbookresources.co...united-states/

Cap takes more globally than in North America. STOP. American fans shamed by international love for ole winghead. STOP. Fears overseas take would be crap completely unfounded. STOP. Who's laughing now? STOP.
Doesn't surprise me. I've noticed no correlation between content of a movie and the domestic/foreign BO take. Cap's 50/50 split is very characteristic of big-budget summer blockbuster movies. I wouldn't say it's an unusually good foreign take, but it certainly doesn't indicate that skittishness about the "Captain America" name was justified either.

Here are the correlations I have noticed: big names like Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves amps the foreign BO; more action/splosions and less dependence on dialogue (which might need to be subtitled) also amps the foreign BO; and conversely, the more complication and backstory you have, the more it lowers foreign BO. (see www.boxofficemojo.com for all stats)

So Star Trek XI, with no big names and a complicated backstory, didn't do so hot overseas, proportionate to domestic: 67%/33% domestic/foreign.

Contrast that with The Tourist - no backstory, big stars in Depp and Jolie, plenty of action. 26%/76% split.

Captain America slots into the midrange. No big name stars, some backstory (the first half is almost all talking!), solid action in the second half. The "underdog triumphs" theme has universal appeal. I was actually predicting that it wouldn't do quite as well overseas as it did, maybe more like 55%/45%, so a 50%/50% split is surprisingly good considering its drawbacks that have nothing to do with the movie content.

Domestic/foreign split doesn't mean anything about the quality of a movie, just how well it's calibrated to the global market with the stuff that Hollywood knows works well. When something like Star Trek XI gets made, I'm always kind of surprised, because everyone must realize it's handicapped. But Abrams did a good job overcoming the handicaps as much as possible (it wasn't Star Wars-ized, it was globalized).

I enjoyed the talky first half of Captain America and got kind of restless in the second half - haven't we all seen all the action tropes before? - but I knew that it had to be there for the sake of the overseas take, and I don't begrudge them the need to make a buck.
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Old September 17 2011, 08:47 PM   #564
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captcalhoun wrote: View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=p11I6ZZYcbM

The two Reb Brown Cap movies are coming to DVD as a double feature, clip reel at the link above.

man alive, they look sucky. and people moaned about the changes to the cossie in TFA!

Conan Obrien brought attention to the features a month ago



My god! Even Christopher Lee made an appearance
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Old September 17 2011, 10:28 PM   #565
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So Star Trek XI, with no big names and a complicated backstory, didn't do so hot overseas, proportionate to domestic: 67%/33% domestic/foreign.
Star Trek has never had a good history of performing overseas. What it made for this film was a record I think.
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Old September 18 2011, 05:39 AM   #566
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Captain Craig wrote: View Post
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=p11I6ZZYcbM

The two Reb Brown Cap movies are coming to DVD as a double feature, clip reel at the link above.

man alive, they look sucky. and people moaned about the changes to the cossie in TFA!
I'd forgotten how bad those looked.

Really puts into perspective about how silly the negative comments about the current Avengers costume looks are.
Wow, those look really really bad.
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Old September 22 2011, 09:03 PM   #567
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No sequel until 2014? And no Cap cameos in other Marvel movies apart from Avengers? Seems so.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=82447
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Old September 22 2011, 10:05 PM   #568
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Makes sense to me. Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 (I hope they don't actually call it that) are already slated for 2013. I can see Cap 2 being Marvel's first movie of 2014, with their second movie that year introducing a new character to lead into The Avengers 2 in (presumably) 2015.
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Old September 23 2011, 01:44 AM   #569
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Ant-Man, perhaps? I know they've been talking about doing an Ant-Man movie, and from what I've seen online that would seem to be the earliest time that makes sense.
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Old September 23 2011, 07:30 AM   #570
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Black Widow solo movie or SHIELD movie.
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