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Old May 24 2013, 09:16 PM   #1036
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

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i watched the Total Recall remake the other day, it was made for $125m and the visual effects and action set pieces were very good! I don't think it will make much difference.
Yep, 125 million dollars worth of mind numbing boredom, and they didn't even give me a Johnny cab!
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Old May 24 2013, 09:23 PM   #1037
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JJ's movie cost so much because he likes to use practical sets and FX. With some tweaking, more set extensions, green screen, and more CGI, the movie could easily have been made for $150 million.

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Old May 24 2013, 09:23 PM   #1038
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Paramount spent somewhat less money on Ghost Protocol, the fourth Mission Impossible film, than they did on the third and made a great deal more money with a slightly higher percentage of it coming from the foreign markets. In fact the foreign percentage rose some with every MI film.

On the third one, they didn't even make back their production cost on the domestic release.

They're so anxious to do a fifth that Cruise just dropped out of Warner Bros The Man From Uncle because production on MI 5 has been moved forward.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:31 PM   #1039
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You really think?
Yep. I really think adults might be interested, too.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:34 PM   #1040
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Pity there's no one who can explain it.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:40 PM   #1041
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Well, some people aren't interested in hearing it anyway.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:17 PM   #1042
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

Unscientific theater report: Saw STID today, liked it a good deal more on the second go around. Still have quibbles, but I was in better spirits leaving.

That said, I was 1 of 20 people in the theatre. Out of the crowd, I was the youngest outside a 9 year old girl. Considering I sit just outside of the demographics, it was interesting to see. All mid-day to early evening performances of Fast & Furious 6 were sold out. Didn't get a sense of Hangover's theatre traffic, but there were a lot of people there. I'll be curious to see Friday's numbers.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:31 PM   #1043
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im going again at least next Tuesday. May be the final time.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:35 PM   #1044
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Variety is saying anywhere from $35-45 million for F&F 6 on Friday. No early estimate for STiD yet.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:36 PM   #1045
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So, as of yesterday, it's make back its budget.
The studio doesn't get all of the box office, so making a production budget back takes a lot more than the box office gross simply equally the budget.
In the future just point to Superman Returns when others claim it just needs to make as much as its budget to get a sequel. Superman Returns had $270 million budget, made $391 worldwide. Never got a sequel.
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In the future just point to Superman Returns when other claims it just needs to make as much as its budget to get a sequel. Superman Returns had $270 million budget, made $391 worldwide. Never got a sequel.
Yeah, although the $270 million is inflated with the costs of the previous cancelled Superman projects. Then there's John Carter, which did $282.7 million on a $250 million production budget - a disaster that Disney lost a lot of money on, which is a pity because I personally enjoyed it and would have liked to see a sequel.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:44 PM   #1047
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In the future just point to Superman Returns when other claims it just needs to make as much as its budget to get a sequel.
That would be a useful tip, of course, if anyone "claimed" that.
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^^^
Some people think all of the box office goes to the studio, though. That's the broader point Dream was referencing.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:51 PM   #1049
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In the future just point to Superman Returns when other claims it just needs to make as much as its budget to get a sequel.
That would be a useful tip, of course, if anyone "claimed" that.
People need to stop talking about this movie making back its back its budget as if it actually means anything. It needs quite a bit more for a sequel.
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In the future just point to Superman Returns when other claims it just needs to make as much as its budget to get a sequel.
That would be a useful tip, of course, if anyone "claimed" that.
People need to stop talking about this movie making back its back its budget as if it actually means anything. It needs quite a bit more for a sequel.
It is a good sign though that the film has made its budget in a week-and-a-half of release. Unless the wheels just totally come off, it should have enough legs to guarantee a sequel.
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