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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 23 2011, 02:02 PM   #586
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Re: THOR: Grading, Discussion, Review **SPOILERS***

I saw it, it was a good movie.
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Old May 23 2011, 03:10 PM   #587
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Interestingly, it appears that the post-credits scene was directed not by Branagh but by Joss Whedon. Something of a first, no?

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=31051
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Old May 23 2011, 03:24 PM   #588
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Thor is looking to land more in the $440-460m WW range. Profit just at the box office. It's not that complicated on this one.
I think many are trying to compare it The Incredible Hulk of a few years ago:

Domestic: $134,806,913 51.2%
Foreign: $128,620,638 48.8%
Worldwide: $263,427,551

Incredible Hulk had a comparable budget to Thor ($150 million), and it did not get a sequel based on it's box office. However, Hulk lacked the foreign box office of Thor; and Thor will have surpassed that domestic take by Monday. Is it enough to warrant a Thor sequel? Hard to say, but it's got a better shot than Incredible Hulk had.
The Incredible Hulk isn't a comparison to make, it's no longer apples/apples.

Thor has passed the domestic total in 17 days and it's not done, by a long shot.
Thor has long ago passed the foreign total.
Hence, Thor has way, way, way passed the Worldwide Total.

Thor: (to date)
Domestic: $145.4m
Foreign: $247m
Worldwide: $392.4m

If this was Thor's conclusion, which it's not, one could at least say the domestic numbers were close enough. But it's not. Those Incredible Hulk numbers were for a total of 84 days in release. 84 DAYS.
Thor, is going to go at least as long in release as TIH but as a matter of comparison Iron Man got a 154 day release due to it's hit status. I'd argue Thor will likely have in the range of 100 days +/- in release due to it's status as a hit as well.

Now, surely after reading that one could without a doubt look back at how silly it is at day 17 to talk as if a THOR sequel is "iffy".
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Old May 23 2011, 05:27 PM   #589
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I thought it was interesting that Joss directed the final scene but makes sense. Perhaps he'll direct the final scene in "Captain America: First Avenger"? This reminds me of Steven Moffat taking over the final scene in "The End of Time Part II" for DW.
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Old May 23 2011, 05:59 PM   #590
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Interestingly, it appears that the post-credits scene was directed not by Branagh but by Joss Whedon. Something of a first, no?
Well, the post-credits scene for IM2 was actually in Thor, wasn't it? (Coulson: "We found it.") Meaning it was directed by Branagh, so that's actually pretty similar.

I think a Thor sequel is pretty much assured at this point. International numbers tend to balloon for sequels, and Thor's international take is already very good. Domestic numbers are respectable, if not great. Thor and Loki will be getting an additional profile-boost from Avengers, as well.
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Old May 23 2011, 06:10 PM   #591
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International numbers tend to balloon for sequels, and Thor's international take is already very good. Domestic numbers are respectable, if not great.
That's a good point about sequels. You think that a lot of foreign markets are less familiar than Americans with these properties when they're introduced in a first film, and that a "brand consciousness" is created for the next one?
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Old May 23 2011, 06:13 PM   #592
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According to this article "Thor 2" story ideas are already being suggested and worked on.

http://www.movieline.com/2011/05/chr...quel-plans.php
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Old May 23 2011, 06:19 PM   #593
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They were discussing all that before the movie opened, as the date on the linked article demonstrates.
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Old May 23 2011, 06:23 PM   #594
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Indeed. I'm just reminding people that "Thor 2" has already been discussed. I'm sure it was mentioned in the thread earlier.
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Old May 23 2011, 07:51 PM   #595
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You think that a lot of foreign markets are less familiar than Americans with these properties when they're introduced in a first film, and that a "brand consciousness" is created for the next one?
I think that makes sense. Certain types of properties also just seem to do well abroad, notably the fantasy genre, which probably explains why Thor's numbers are good despite not being an established property.

While I'm sure that plans for a sequel have been in discussions since well before the movie's release, they must have been contingent on the movie's box office. However, with the numbers Thor is putting up, it strikes me that it would be foolish for the studio not to green light the sequel, so it will probably go forward (since the studio is not foolish).

Big international numbers, two weeks on top of the domestic box office, Hemsworth is likely on his way to stardom and should be a bigger draw the second time around. A boost from Avengers (unless something goes horribly wrong with that film). A number of factors make a sequel seem like a safe bet.
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Old May 23 2011, 08:25 PM   #596
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You think that a lot of foreign markets are less familiar than Americans with these properties when they're introduced in a first film, and that a "brand consciousness" is created for the next one?
I think that makes sense. Certain types of properties also just seem to do well abroad, notably the fantasy genre...
The less important characters talking are to the narrative momentum, the better. This is why even Abrams's more kinetic version of Star Trek is box office-challenged overseas.
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Old May 23 2011, 08:34 PM   #597
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Indeed. I'm just reminding people that "Thor 2" has already been discussed. I'm sure it was mentioned in the thread earlier.
Is it too early for a 'Thor 2: Anticipation thread'?
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^ LOL.
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Old May 23 2011, 08:47 PM   #599
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Indeed. I'm just reminding people that "Thor 2" has already been discussed. I'm sure it was mentioned in the thread earlier.
Is it too early for a 'Thor 2: Anticipation thread'?
When Kevin Friege announces the rest of the Marvel Slate sometime this fall I fully expect a Thor 2 to be mentioned. Still, that might be too early for a Thor 2 thread. Probably some time after Avengers and/or when it's greenlit and going into pre-production. That's basically been my starting point for a thread, cause till then it's usually just base internet speculation with nothing but rumors. And we know how pages of boring rumor can sidebar into zaniness(Superman:Man of Steel thread anyone?).
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^ Yeah, me and the good Admiral have been ribbing each other about the timing of some of these threads. FWIW, I think you usually get the timing right.
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