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View Poll Results: How would you grade Green Lantern?
A+ 5 3.52%
A 7 4.93%
A- 11 7.75%
B+ 20 14.08%
B 18 12.68%
B- 23 16.20%
C+ 10 7.04%
C 15 10.56%
C- 13 9.15%
D+ 4 2.82%
D 3 2.11%
D- 3 2.11%
F 10 7.04%
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Old July 9 2011, 11:24 PM   #481
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That's why it'd be in the five dollar bin!

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Old July 10 2011, 01:00 AM   #482
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I remember blinking and missing the entire laser disk revolution.

the complete failure of laser disks had me guffaw when DVD's showed up.

but then in all honestly I went from renting video to cable TV missing DVDs as well.

Bluray are not even on my radar.
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Old July 10 2011, 03:46 AM   #483
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This movie blew and it got the proper treatment from moviegoers. Simple as that. They could have made this an EPIC movie, the Matrix of this decade, but they blew it.
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Old July 10 2011, 06:37 AM   #484
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This movie blew and it got the proper treatment from moviegoers. Simple as that. They could have made this an EPIC movie, the Matrix of this decade, but they blew it.
I agree it should have been more epic, but I don't think if would have made much of a difference with moviegoers. The trailers were already putting most of the emphasis on the alien/outer space stuff, and people still weren't much interested.

I think it probably looked more like a scifi film aimed at nerdy 14 year olds than the kind of mass appeal superhero movie people are used to seeing.
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Old July 10 2011, 06:45 AM   #485
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Maybe the movie should have focussed on Carol visiting and playing with her socialite friends on the upper east side of Manhattan, and they unbury dark secrets about their pasts and plot to destroy each other?
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Old July 10 2011, 07:30 AM   #486
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Not really.
Critical and box office consensus says otherwise, Mr. Champion of Populism.
And judging by the difference in box office grosses, it might be at least 2 to 3 times as good as GL. And in a month it might 4 or 5 times as good. Yeah, that's nonsense but what's also nonsense is judging actual quality by how much money something makes.
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Old July 10 2011, 05:25 PM   #487
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"Green Lantern" slipped to 8th place in the top ten and now has earned $110 million domestically. According to the latest numbers at Box Office Mojo it's pulled in $33 million globally. I'll admit those are pretty bad numbers. I expect the DVD sales to be pretty significant though when this does comes out.
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Old July 10 2011, 06:27 PM   #488
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^^^^
GL at 9th place with $109.7m.
I'm frankly amazed it stayed inside the top 10.

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Yeah, that's nonsense but what's also nonsense is judging actual quality by how much money something makes.
True, I agree. However it is a good barometer of success vs budget.
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Old July 10 2011, 07:53 PM   #489
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"Green Lantern" slipped to 8th place in the top ten and now has earned $110 million domestically. According to the latest numbers at Box Office Mojo it's pulled in $33 million globally. I'll admit those are pretty bad numbers. I expect the DVD sales to be pretty significant though when this does comes out.
I'm not so sure about that, US$33m internationally. Is not a good sign for DVD/Blu-ray sales unless people have decided to wait for the DVD/Blu-ray release rather than see it at the Cinema.

US Domestic might be a different story. If I were the Studio exec I would be dissapointed with that taking, It might have been ok with a storng US box office, but with a poor US box office, I would hope to make it up on the international box office and hopefully have a 60-40 split minimum.
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Old July 10 2011, 08:18 PM   #490
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I guess I'm gonna remain in the ever hopeful minority when it comes to a sequel then, which I don't mind at all
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Old July 10 2011, 09:49 PM   #491
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How often does Box Office Mojo update the international take? The $33 million number's a week old.

Looks like the slow spread into overseas markets might bite WB in the ass even harder. With a wider open, they had a chance to bring in more cash earlier, but now as the lukewarm-to-negative word of mouth spreads, the receipts'll no doubt be less than they might have been.
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Old July 10 2011, 11:43 PM   #492
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As far as the dvd sales go, you have to remember that there's a Saturday morning cartoon coming out soon.

The kids are going to go apeshit.

If they had timed it better... Although TPTB must have assumed that the good movie would have made the kids go apeshit for the Saturday morning cartoon.

Any cartoon will make a kid demand to see a bad movie. No parent will pay to take a kid to a movie that doesn't relate to their kid in some way.
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Old July 11 2011, 12:08 AM   #493
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Is "Green Lantern Animated" slated for "Saturday Morning" though? I thought it was going to be a prime time series but I get your point Guy. Maybe "Green Lantern" would have been better off in a fall release. Right between the summer blockbusters and the upcoming winter blockbusters. It does seem like Warner Bros overestimated this movie's potential now.
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Old July 11 2011, 12:13 AM   #494
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I just... do not understand my fellow scifi fans sometimes. I frankly can't think of ANYTHING in GL that was as bad as some of the stuff in Transformers 3.
It's hard to think of any stories outside of hard core porn movies that are dumber than any of the Transformers movies - and porn has the virtue of costing a lot less to make and being less of a time-waster than a Bay movie.

This evening's probably my last chance to see GL in 3D, so I'm going to the late show.
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How often does Box Office Mojo update the international take? The $33 million number's a week old.

Looks like the slow spread into overseas markets might bite WB in the ass even harder. With a wider open, they had a chance to bring in more cash earlier, but now as the lukewarm-to-negative word of mouth spreads, the receipts'll no doubt be less than they might have been.
Typically on Tuesday, I think. It is looking likely that by not have a more coordinated simultaneous release it's international take is going to suffer. I believe if what I hear at the BOM forums is right that it doesn't open in Australia till August.

Maybe when the overseas numbers are updated GL will be at $150m worldwide...maybe.
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