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The Avengers Juggernaut

 
 
Reply Sun 20 May, 2012 06:52 pm
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Once again, it was all about The Avengers at the box office, as three new releases failed to even approach the Marvel superhero blockbuster’s third-weekend gross of $55.1 million, according to studio estimates.

The movie dropped 47 percent — an admirable hold for a picture that’s putting up such huge numbers. By the end of Sunday, The Avengers will have made an estimated $457.1 million domestically, passing $450 million in a record 17 days. (The previous record holder, The Dark Knight, reached that milestone in 27 days.) Meanwhile, The Avengers also passed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest to become Disney’s biggest movie ever both domestically and worldwide. It now sits in fourth place on the all-time worldwide chart, behind only Avatar, Titanic, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/05/20/box-office-report-battleship-dictator/

So... have you partaken in this summers first great unstoppable box office beast? If so did you see it more then once? If not and you're a fan of the superhero genre why haven't you seen it yet?

Do you think The Dark Knight Rises will challenge or at least equal The Avengers' box office success?


Fans of The Hunger Games movie, did you expect these numbers for the first film of that trilogy franchise? Do you think the difference between these two action films and their respective box office totals is because The Hunger Games has a sympathetic and thoughtful female for its lead character whereas The Avengers the lead character ratio is decidedly male as usual for the genre films?[/color]
 
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2012 07:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've seen it twice. Once in 2D and once in 3D. The 2D experience is better.

It's a great flick. Joss Whedon got the formula/mix just right.

I think I will probably enjoy Prometheus more because it'll have a more serious and interesting story, but I don't think anything is likely to beat The Avengers for box office returns. The Avengers is almost custom tailored to hit the broadest swath of audience possible.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2012 07:10 pm
@rosborne979,
I only seen The Avengers once (in 2D). Prometheus still is my most anticipated film this year followed by The Dark Knight Rises but you're right. Prometheus has no chance to keep up at the box office. Not a snowball's chance in a supernova explosion.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2012 07:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
I think the Dark Knight will be good, but I don't think it'll be as good as the last one, so I'm not really anticipating it very much.

I also think The Amazing Spiderman will be good, and I think it'll actually be better than its predecessors, even the first one. But it still won't touch The Avengers for Box Office draw.
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engineer
 
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Reply Sun 20 May, 2012 11:14 pm
@tsarstepan,
Avengers is just fun - no plot, nothing to think about other than watching the characters riff off each other and things explode. I can't even remember seeing a non-CGI alien die throughout the entire movie (except the nerdy aid to Fury and he was practically made a martyr) even though NY was trashed. I saw it once, it was fun and I have no desire to watch it again. I can see kids wanting to go over and over again and parents letting them. I liked Hunger Games a lot more but Hunger Games requires some thought and there were all those children dying on screen and a fair amount of political content. I don't think it has to do with a young, female protagonist and more to do with it being a more adult movie even though it is based on a young adult book. Unlike Avengers wholesome goodness, Batman (done well) has always been dark and brooding so I don't think there is any way that it will come close to matching the Avengers' box office take and from the trailers I expect a high body count. I expect it will be successful but not a way that will have preteens watching it three and four times.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 21 May, 2012 02:19 am
@engineer,
My problem with all these news stories about The Avengers and other block-busters is that after a film begins to generate that kind of revenue, nobody cares about the content and/or quality of the film any more. It's all about the cash at the box office, not about the movie at all. I'm tired of seeing all the stories about how many hundreds of millions of dollars a movie has grossed on its opening weekend. I want to know whether it's a movie I might possibly want to see or not. But it seems to be assumed, somehow, that just because a lot of people spent their money to rush to the multiplex I better plan on seeing this flick.

Know something? I doubt I'll go see the Avengers at all. It's not my kind of flick.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 May, 2012 05:56 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

I'm tired of seeing all the stories about how many hundreds of millions of dollars a movie has grossed on its opening weekend. I want to know whether it's a movie I might possibly want to see or not.

They have those things. They're called movie reviews. Razz
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marvels_the_avengers/

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Rottentomatoes score: 93%

Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 265
Fresh: 247 | Rotten: 18



Quote:
It's not my kind of flick.

That's reasonable and nothing wrong with that. Smile
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 21 May, 2012 07:15 am
@Lustig Andrei,
The parts I enjoyed from the Avengers were not the action scenes; some of those are downright silly. The humor sells it. Some of the one liners are delivered so well that you end up laughing out loud. The other part for me was that I saw it in India where my ticket, popcorn and a drink added up to less than $5 and I got bragging rights by seeing it before my kids could in the US.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 21 May, 2012 08:17 am
@engineer,
Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist
http://www.npr.org/2012/05/03/151854647/watching-the-avengers-in-india-with-a-twist
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 21 May, 2012 03:04 pm
@engineer,
Quote:
Avengers is just fun - no plot, nothing to think about other than watching the characters riff off each other and things explode.


Isn't that the description of all US blockbusters, E? Were there cameos from Sylvester, the Rock and Steven Seagull?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 31 May, 2012 02:36 pm
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All-Time Box Office: World-wide
4. The Avengers (2012) $1,250,473,955

Only $77,181,664 from surpassing the last Harry Potter film and its still going strong in the box office. Give it one more month and it's in the number 3 spot.
http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=world-wide
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garry d
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jul, 2012 01:04 am
The Dark Knight Rises
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kraj8995
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jul, 2012 12:51 am
@tsarstepan,
The Avengers premiered on April 11, 2012, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. The film received positive reviews from most film critics and set numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America, tied the record for the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide and became the third highest-grossing film of all time.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Aug, 2012 10:47 am
Good news this week:
'The Avengers 2' will be directed by Joss Whedon
http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Culture-Cafe/2012/0808/The-Avengers-2-will-be-directed-by-Joss-Whedon
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 16 Aug, 2012 11:51 am
@tsarstepan,
Avengers 2 Dated for May 1, 2015
http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/avengers-2-dated-for-may-1-2015.html
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 01:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
Hugh Jackman Wants Wolverine to Join ‘Avengers’
http://variety.com/2014/film/news/wolverine-in-the-avengers-1201186428/
Not sure how an actor would get two highly competitive studios to compromise on this collaboration and allow this to happen. Twould be a lovely thing if it happens.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2014 05:16 pm
How The Avengers Should Have Ended:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QZkqC4Lz8dU
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megmchugh
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jul, 2014 02:52 am
what do you feel about the representation of the black widow in avengers
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 14 Jul, 2014 10:08 am
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20140706.png
http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3412#comic
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 1 Aug, 2014 01:10 pm
We have a long way to Avengers 2 so technically this relatively old College Humor video is still fresh:
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