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View Poll Results: What grade do you give THOR?
A+ 25 12.25%
A 48 23.53%
A- 49 24.02%
B+ 33 16.18%
B 24 11.76%
B- 9 4.41%
C+ 5 2.45%
C 6 2.94%
C- 1 0.49%
D+ 0 0%
D 2 0.98%
D- 0 0%
F 2 0.98%
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Old May 9 2011, 01:57 PM   #256
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"Disappointed" and worried are different things, too. They'll make money, no doubt about it - they'll want Thor to do 275 domestically, but they have to be happy that the international is as strong as it it. Other than Spider-Man, though, Marvel's high-water marks are the Iron Man movies - and nobody likes their greatest successes to be years in the rear-view mirror. Thor got crowded more than expected by Fast Five; Marvel's probably looking a little anxiously at Captain America now.
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Old May 9 2011, 02:16 PM   #257
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At least it got good reviews as well as financial success.
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Old May 9 2011, 02:20 PM   #258
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"Disappointed" and worried are different things, too. They'll make money, no doubt about it - they'll want Thor to do 275 domestically, but they have to be happy that the international is as strong as it it.
Most definitely...I doubt Thor is gonna' make 275 domestically. 200...maybe.
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Old May 9 2011, 02:28 PM   #259
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When does Potter come out?
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Old May 9 2011, 02:32 PM   #260
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Sometime in mid-July I think.
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Old May 9 2011, 02:35 PM   #261
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When does Potter come out?
Potter is gay?!

According to the report below, it's the 11th highest opening w/e for a superhero movie (which includes The Incredibles). It did better than Superman Returns, Hancock, Watchmen and others. It's felt that any disappointment about the US gross is offset by its stronger-than-expected international take.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/204...ox-office-race
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Old May 9 2011, 02:50 PM   #262
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Saw this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit... I gave it a solid B, as I didn't think it was quite up there at the "epic" level...

My big quibble was the "town" in New Mexico used as the earthly setting... The whole place felt like a set piece rather than an actual town.. Being here in New Mexico, I can tell you first off that there is no such place, but that's neither here nor there.. It was very reminiscent of the old sets used in Western genre movies..

With all the "realism" in superhero movies these days when it comes to settings, this really stuck out like a sore thumb.. There are plenty of small towns here in New Mexico that could have been used. Having what looked like a 1950's version of a wild west town was distracting to me.

Other than that, I really thought the action and the acting, along with the humor were all well done.
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Old May 9 2011, 02:53 PM   #263
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Saw this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit... I gave it a solid B, as I didn't think it was quite up there at the "epic" level...

My big quibble was the "town" in New Mexico used as the earthly setting... The whole place felt like a set piece rather than an actual town.. Being here in New Mexico, I can tell you first off that there is no such place, but that's neither here nor there.. It was very reminiscent of the old sets used in Western genre movies..

With all the "realism" in superhero movies these days when it comes to settings, this really stuck out like a sore thumb.. There are plenty of small towns here in New Mexico that could have been used. Having what looked like a 1950's version of a wild west town was distracting to me.

Other than that, I really thought the action and the acting, along with the humor were all well done.
I guess they were looking for a big contrast though between Earth and Asgard, and that surely setup a big contrast between worlds.
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Potter is gay?!

Gay as in happy.... I dont thing so..... Voldy kinda has him really depressed and he's not happy....
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Old May 9 2011, 03:55 PM   #265
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HP is the one that'll suck all the air out of the room. Captain America has to contend with Potter's second weekend, but looks pretty clear for its second and third weeks - I mean, Smurfs? Really?
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Old May 9 2011, 03:59 PM   #266
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^ Unless people think the Smurfs movie is Avatar 2.
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Old May 9 2011, 04:10 PM   #267
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A $242m worldwide take in the first weekend alone for a $150m budgeted movie with neither the protagonist nor the villain played by recognizable actors? Sounds pretty darn good to moi.
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Old May 9 2011, 04:16 PM   #268
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^ Unless people think the Smurfs movie is Avatar 2.
The millions of people who made Avatar the most successful movie in history will not be confused. They're smart folks.

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A $242m worldwide take in the first weekend alone for a $150m budgeted movie with neither the protagonist nor the villain played by recognizable actors? Sounds pretty darn good to moi.
Against a 150 million dollar negative cost and considering that the biggest chunk of it is international, it's plausible at best; not "pretty darn good."

T'Baio may be right, that 275 million would be tough for a film opening under 70 million. I'll try to look up similar examples.
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Old May 9 2011, 04:17 PM   #269
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I think it's more of people craving the summer movie blockbusters after an abysmal to mediocre run of movies since the beginning of the year. Fast Five kind of started the party and now passing the torch to Thor. The fact that both movies are actually pretty good (especially and surprisingly Fast Five) probably helps out a lot too.
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Old May 9 2011, 04:27 PM   #270
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Clash Of The Titans pulled 61 million in its first weekend, to reach about 163 million domestic. However, IIRC correctly it wasn't very well received - Thor got largely good reviews, so we can probably assume that word of mouth will be good as well.

The second Fantastic Four movie did 131 million against a 58 million dollar opening.

Abrams's Star Trek movie had an 80 million dollar opening, cost about the same as Thor, and made it to 258 million dollars. It didn't do nearly as well internationally as Thor but has a sequel coming, so the studio must have been happy enough.

On the more optimistic side, Up opened to 68 million, cost 175 million to make, and topped out at 293 million.
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