Mania Box Office Report: Avengers Sinks Battleship Comments -


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akiraakobus 5/21/2012 12:27:58 PM

I love that the author of the article says no one is looking forward to Men in Black III, yeah thats a load of bull plenty of people want to see that one, heck it has almost 200,000 want to see votes on Rottentomatoes, and heck the theme song/music video for MIB III already has like 9 million views on youtube, so yeah I think plenty of people are interested in the movie.  I know I will be seeing it this weekend.

I saw Dark Shadows yesterday, it wasn't great  but it was pretty good, a fun gothicky Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaberation.  The movie definitely was weird in places, but I would probably base that on the fact that it was trying at least in part to stay true to the TV series, which I never liked, I personally thought the film actually could of used more comedic bits.

I have not seen Battleship, and might/might not, as MIB III is coming out this week, but I doubt its gotten all the hate its gotten online, heck while its got a negative rating on Rottentomatoes, the movie has like 70 positive reviews so apparently there are some definite things to enjoy in the movie, also it did not deserve the F rating it got here, but hey thats Rob Vaux and hardly anyone here agrees with his reviews. 

Basically if critics were honest they would just come out and say they hate the movie because its a film based on  a board game and a lot of them just can't stand that,  plus its a movie obviously made to make money and they hate that as well, thats a primary reason its gotten bashed so much.

redhairs99 5/21/2012 12:56:42 PM

 goldeneyez, I'm sure Rob was trying to be "punny" when he said "bored" rather than "board."  My family has long been calling them "bored" games since as far back as I can recall.  Not that they are boring to play but you play them when you are bored.

Tighelander 5/21/2012 1:41:03 PM

Shouldn't the Avengers hit $500 million by the end of next weekend?

DarthoftheDead 5/21/2012 1:58:22 PM

I knew Avengers would beat out Battleship and I'm hoping it beats M.I.B 3 also, should'nt be to hard.

Saw Avengers for the 5th time this weekend and I was wondering something.......

At the desk, on the Heli-carrier, where the Avengers sat....there are seven seats, not including the head who was supposed to be the 7th Avenger?  Maybe I'm wrong, lol.

I guess I'll just have to go watch it again, lol.

Wyldstaar 5/21/2012 2:30:18 PM

CyanideRush- Don't give Battleship too much credit overseas.  While the Hollywood studios keep 90-95% of the box office here in the US, the same does not hold true with the foreign market.  Each nation has it's own laws regarding foreign entertainment being imported, and who is allowed to act as distributor for those films.  These days, it's usually a homegrown distributor and they don't play by the same rules as we do.  The percentage varies from one country to the next, but it averages out to only around a 50% take for the studio.

What that boils down to is that Universal has only made $108 million from the foreign market and $25 million here at home.  With a filming budget of $209 million, and a marketing budget of $100 million, they are a long way from breaking even.  So cheer up!  It tanked BIGTIME!

Kaziklu 5/21/2012 6:46:26 PM

 @tigerland, it's Monday to Thursday numbers have been low (or it would already been to 500) compared to full summer relases like Batman where kids are out of school. 

It'll make between 8-12m during the week and most likely no more then 30 next weekend ( 25-30 I'd guess) I'd gues that it gets to about 495 and breaks 500 on the 1st of june. I'm not an expert of course, but based on the number trends that seems fairly likely to me anyway. 

Kaziklu 5/21/2012 6:49:04 PM

 @DarthoftheDead that would be Nick Fury's seat... either that or a production designer saw the character list and wasn't a comic can... and gave a seat for both Banner and Hulk. 

vitieddie 5/21/2012 7:54:29 PM

@dalgoda ... you're prob right  .... even using a decay(?) curve, avengers will prob make it across the line ...

that's why i said "hope it would be close" ...

damn you boy wizard!

Wiseguy 5/22/2012 8:44:23 AM

vitieddie I can't believe you're still rooting for that instead of The Avengers. Shame on you

Japan is a question mark but I think although close The Avengers will trump your vision impaired weak ass wizard. Japan really kicks ass for SpiderMan but most of the Marvel Studio films have not been anything spectacular over there. Then again this is the team up for the ages so we'll see.

Hopefully they're not too big into pirating movies

DarthoftheDead 5/23/2012 11:32:16 AM

Down with M.I.B. 3!!!!!! Avengers Forever!!!!!

Please, God, if its not asking to much, can you please see your way clearly to let the Avengers have just one more #1 spot this weekend, I promise not to rant so much when TDKR craps out........

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