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Old May 31 2010, 12:06 AM   #16
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The other problem with winter is that weather can keep people indoors. Look at poor DAREDEVIL.
That's your example? You think the weather is what was keeping people from watching that movie?
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Old May 31 2010, 12:09 AM   #17
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The other problem with winter is that weather can keep people indoors. Look at poor DAREDEVIL. It's opening weekend take was severely impacted by a major snowstorm that shut down most of the East Coast.

I wrote the novelization and even I couldn't make it to a screening for a week . . . .
I don't think that really holds water. Avatar's first weekend (I think?) was severely impacted by a major blizzard in the northeastern US. Even with that, it went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.

Daredevil got poor receipts because it was just a mediocre movie and didn't have anything going for it to get butts in seats.
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Old May 31 2010, 12:11 AM   #18
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The other problem with winter is that weather can keep people indoors. Look at poor DAREDEVIL.
That's your example? You think the weather is what was keeping people from watching that movie?

The movie was #1 at the box office and made money. But it's generally accepted that the box office was badly hurt by the blizzard.

I know there have other instances of severe weather hurting a film's box office take. I just happen to remember DAREDEVIL because of my personal connection to the film.
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Old May 31 2010, 12:40 AM   #19
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I'm excited and I think it will be good...there was an article back in Feb from Nolan who discussed the project a bit and David's script featured Luthor and Brainiac as well building a mythology around the film. I'm pretty sure the article was posted in the other Superman Nolan thread...
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Old May 31 2010, 12:47 AM   #20
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I'm surprised at the indication that some people are making about winter releases. Isn't the winter movie season known for being a bedrock of big releases?

As for Daredevil...keep in mind it was released in February (Valentine's Day, to be exact). The late winter season is very different from the Thanksgiving-Christmas winter season.

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They are about some people who did some stuff somewhere, and then something happened and then there were credits and the lights came back on.


And there was a song at the end, I think.
I remember that. It was this, right?
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Old May 31 2010, 12:52 AM   #21
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I'm surprised at the indication that some people are making about winter releases. Isn't the winter movie season known for being a bedrock of big releases?

As for Daredevil...keep in mind it was released in February (Valentine's Day, to be exact). The late winter season is very different from the Thanksgiving-Christmas winter season.

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They are about some people who did some stuff somewhere, and then something happened and then there were credits and the lights came back on.


And there was a song at the end, I think.
I remember that. It was this, right?
Nope, this one.
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Old May 31 2010, 01:10 AM   #22
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Haven't some of the highest grossing films in history had winter releases?

Avatar - December 18th
Titanic - December 19th

Just to name two.
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Old May 31 2010, 02:15 AM   #23
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If we have Superman, I hope we can have more action this time, maybe with a little Darkseid to the mix...
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Old May 31 2010, 05:32 AM   #24
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If we have Superman, I hope we can have more action this time, maybe with a little Darkseid to the mix...
Enter: Smallville Season 10
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Old May 31 2010, 05:35 AM   #25
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Now that Hobbit has lost it's director, I think Warners will probably move Superman to December 2012.
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Old May 31 2010, 07:21 AM   #26
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If we have Superman, I hope we can have more action this time, maybe with a little Darkseid to the mix...
Enter: Smallville Season 10
He said Superman. Not whatever Smallville is.
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Old May 31 2010, 07:48 AM   #27
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I think Superman around Christmas time would do good. StarTrek was going to be realesed on Christmas. Avatar is a perfect example. If it does well, they will release the sequel in the summer. Wasent one of the Toy Story's released in winter?
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Old May 31 2010, 08:29 AM   #28
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No reports of Darkseid which I why I believe Broccoli referenced "Smallville Season Ten" which seems like the villain for the finale season will be Darkseid...and that article I referred to before did not indicate Darkseid. Only Luthor and Brainiac. We'll have to wait of course for further news about the plot and casting.
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Old May 31 2010, 09:14 AM   #29
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I personally don't get why they still think the time of year is important. Sure, going up against competition is going to affect things, but why is it all summer or winter? Who cares if the movie comes out February 1st rather than June 1st? People don't only go to the movies two days a year or something for crying out loud.

If anything, like most business models these days, it all seems self perpetuating. They only release movies at specific times. Those movies do well. So, clearly, it was the timing of their release that was the crux of the success.

Absurd.
I heard somewhere that before Jaws came out...Summer was considered a dead time for movies as everyone was outside.
Unless you live somewhere very cold, then yeah, the date shouldn't matter about seeing a movie.
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Old May 31 2010, 02:28 PM   #30
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As silly as it sounds I just hope the "Superman" music and opening sequence are used...at least.
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