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Old November 30 2008, 10:04 PM   #16
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Re: Hancock ad complaint (possible spoilers)

Yes, it did very well, but I don't know if they consider that well when Will Smith is in the lead role or not.
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Old November 30 2008, 10:15 PM   #17
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Yes, it did very well, but I don't know if they consider that well when Will Smith is in the lead role or not.
Am pretty sure Will Smith was chosen because
He is the only actor in history to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the US domestic box office
9 if his next movie does it but for I don't think it will.
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Old November 30 2008, 11:28 PM   #18
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What's Charlize, chopped liver?

I'm boggled that they left her out of the ad campaign!
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Old November 30 2008, 11:44 PM   #19
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Star billing is weird. There are movies where actors are billing before the title but on the poster their name isn't one of the big above-the-title names (Gary Sinise in Snake Eyes, Gene Hackman in The Firm, Gary Oldman in Air Force One, Alec Baldwin in Mercury Rising, Charlize Theron in Hancock).

Supposedly, Vin Diesel didn't return for 2 Fast 2 Furious because he wanted sole title billing.

I understand Will Smith being the main selling point, since he is currently the No. 1 box office draw, but I don't understand leaving Charlize Theron out of the marketing.
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Old November 30 2008, 11:55 PM   #20
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This is the way I interpret this marketing ad:

The movie bombed at the box-office with a bad word of mouth with no repeat viewers and with potential new DVD buyers/renters driven away by their friends who have already seen it in theaters...so might as well put Charlize Theron on the front cover so that the pretty blonde could attract more potential buyers and renters of this film.
The movie was a success
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Old December 1 2008, 12:09 AM   #21
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This is the way I interpret this marketing ad:

The movie bombed at the box-office with a bad word of mouth with no repeat viewers and with potential new DVD buyers/renters driven away by their friends who have already seen it in theaters...so might as well put Charlize Theron on the front cover so that the pretty blonde could attract more potential buyers and renters of this film.
The movie was a success
Then all of you guys go rent and re-watch it again, and buy it on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Old December 1 2008, 12:24 AM   #22
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I just watch it over the weekend. It was pretty good movie, nothing special. Could of have been better if it stay on path from the first part of the movie. Do hope there is another one tho.
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Old December 1 2008, 12:49 AM   #23
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I finally watched this today when my wife gave me an early Christmas present. I avoided all spoilers and had no idea what the twist was.

The twist was telegraphed early on and had it figured by the time they showed us. But still it was fun. I really like Will Smith and Charlize is sooo yummy.

Hopefully they will do a sequel.
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Old December 1 2008, 02:09 AM   #24
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posting on another thread has me wondering, will Hancock be appearing in anything other than movies? Hancock vs Aliens for example?
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Old December 1 2008, 06:26 AM   #25
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This is the way I interpret this marketing ad:

The movie bombed at the box-office with a bad word of mouth with no repeat viewers and with potential new DVD buyers/renters driven away by their friends who have already seen it in theaters...so might as well put Charlize Theron on the front cover so that the pretty blonde could attract more potential buyers and renters of this film.
The movie was a success
Then all of you guys go rent and re-watch it again, and buy it on DVD and Blu-ray.
I am just wondering why you said it was not? It did well domestically and really well world wide and most likely on dvd
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Old December 1 2008, 06:42 AM   #26
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The movie was a success
Then all of you guys go rent and re-watch it again, and buy it on DVD and Blu-ray.
I am just wondering why you said it was not? It did well domestically and really well world wide and most likely on dvd
It may do poorly on DVD but that won't make it a failure nothing can make it a failure due to the sheer amount of money made at the box office. However I don't see any reason to watch it again but normally big movies in terms of $ sell at least decent at in DVD sales.

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Old December 1 2008, 06:45 AM   #27
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Then all of you guys go rent and re-watch it again, and buy it on DVD and Blu-ray.
I am just wondering why you said it was not? It did well domestically and really well world wide and most likely on dvd
It may do poorly on DVD but that won't make it a failure nothing can make it a failure due to the sheer amount of money made at the box office. However I don't see any reason to watch it again but normally big movies in terms of $ sell at least decent at in DVD sales.

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Old December 1 2008, 04:19 PM   #28
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I didn't really realize that Charlize Theron was a big star.
I enjoyed the first half of the movie and they should have continued on with that, ending the movie with Hancock accepted and even loved by the 'people' but him still sad and lonely. The sequel if there was one, could have been the second half, just done better.

But it does seem they are trying to use the fact that its two movies in one, they marketed the first half for the box office run and now are marketing the second half for dvd sales.

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Old December 1 2008, 05:10 PM   #29
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I watched it over the weekend. What is being called a twist, is more like a radical left turn into another movie. The first part is a mildly amusing - if tonally uneven (it bounces around from hyper realism to impossible cartoon feats of human biology to standard super hero stuff); everything after the left turn is drivel. The ending is so sappy as to be wretch inducing. Not sure what they were thinking.
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