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Old February 22 2014, 09:38 PM   #436
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The movie couldn't even open at number one. The foreign numbers are keeping it from being a total bomb, but I'd be surprised if a sequel was in the cards. It looks like the studio will break even and move on.
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Old February 23 2014, 02:19 AM   #437
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Domestically it's only at about 36 million. That's what some movies make on opening weekend. Like Harvey says, the foreign markets are keeping it afloat right now, but it's slowing down already.

I mean it's taken a 66% drop off in the second week. The only way for this to turn around and possibly warrant a sequel would be if it's a megahit on bluray.
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Old February 23 2014, 03:34 AM   #438
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Studios do consider foreign markets more and more these days which is why movies are so widely marketable and somewhat saccharine anymore. If does well enough in foreign markets to pull ahead, as well as on home video, it should come out... okay.

That said, I sort of doubt it'll set anything on fire.
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Old February 23 2014, 10:30 PM   #439
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We're looking at $200-250 million with home disc sales and BO, expect a sequel.
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Old February 23 2014, 11:09 PM   #440
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If you say so. The movie's chances look pretty slim to me.
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Old February 23 2014, 11:36 PM   #441
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I'll catch this movie on DVD or blu-ray.
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Old February 23 2014, 11:39 PM   #442
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We're looking at $200-250 million with home disc sales and BO, expect a sequel.
That's not a very good run for a $100m movie, you have to factor into that the cost of advertising and that the studio doesn't get every, single, cent of its boxoffice take.
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Old February 24 2014, 03:37 AM   #443
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In 11 days it's already made $144 million. It could get a sequel.
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Old February 24 2014, 08:38 PM   #444
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I doubt this gets a sequel. Its going to fall below Die Hard 6 (or whatever the hell that last one was) with a slightly higher budget. Its doing okay overseas but its opened in just about every major market except Russia and China. $200-250 is a pretty good ballpark . . . . maybe slightly over that . . . but that's hardly enough for that kind of tentpole production budget.

As for the movie itself, I thought it was okay but lacked the humor and heart of the first one. Plus the ending of the original was great and a lot of times its the ending that leaves us our final impression. My son also complained that he wanted to see Robocop actually catching more criminals. Those allowed some of the best scenes of the original too (especially humor wise).
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Old February 25 2014, 04:30 AM   #445
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The age old debate about whether or not there will be a sequel. Just wait and see, guys.
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Old February 25 2014, 06:43 AM   #446
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I just saw the original Robocop for the first time since I was a kid; after having seen the remake. And I have to admit the original is better. It moves a lot faster and has a lot more action in it.
Moves faster, I'll give you. Has more heart, I'll give you. (While at first the jerky stop-motion ED-209s grated, but by the end their touches of personality that kept showing up won me over. Plus, the original's resolution to Directive 4 was a lot more fun than the remake's approach.)

But more action? The two seem pretty comparable to me on that score.

(I saw the first movie for the first time yesterday, and the remake today. Both were enjoyable; both had their moments. But ultimately they have such different takes on the material - one telling a story, one using the story to try to make a point about society - that it's not fair to compare the two. Each did what they set out to do.)
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Old February 28 2014, 03:06 AM   #447
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The original: 4= stars
The new one: 1 star. I almost walked out.
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Old February 28 2014, 03:38 PM   #448
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We're looking at $200-250 million with home disc sales and BO, expect a sequel.
That's not a very good run for a $100m movie, you have to factor into that the cost of advertising and that the studio doesn't get every, single, cent of its boxoffice take.
As we know well by now, the studio financial equation is not set in stone. no one really knows. if it makes 2.5 times its budget as the experts and i suggest, there is no reason it wont fit into the usual pattern and make a profit. Thats actually a good run for a $100 million movie.

$144 million in 11 days....
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Old February 28 2014, 03:45 PM   #449
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The original: 4= stars
The new one: 1 star. I almost walked out.
Um...yeah..
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Old February 28 2014, 07:53 PM   #450
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The original: 4= stars
The new one: 1 star. I almost walked out.
Um...yeah..
This may come as a shock to you, but "new is always better" is not, to the best of my knowledge, a universally agreed-upon maxim.
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