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ztigr 4/29/2013 8:18:51 AM

 The strategy is that foreign markets follow word of mouth from the US.  If US audiences don't like a movie, and then it gets released overseas, its more likely to do bad there too.  However, US audiences don't follow word of mouth from overseas, if a movie does bad overseas, it may be a big hit in the US.  Therefore its a safe play to launch overseas first.  There are several exceptions to this strategy, but it is the safe play.

monkeyfoot 4/29/2013 8:37:34 AM

We are going to see The Croods suddenly surge up again and demolish all competition next week!!!

nemesis1_57 4/29/2013 8:45:43 AM


Having movies opening overseas helps piracy more than deter it. Thats how the bootlegs are out before the movies open.

DarthBob 4/29/2013 9:17:33 AM

Domestic numbers are tracking somewhere between $165 - $170 million.  Not too shabby but less than Avengers.  Marvel has another hit on their hands!

almostunbiased 4/29/2013 2:09:27 PM

I don't think they should open any place first.  Why can't a world release happen.  If the movie is done then why wait.  I think its crap.  That's why, PONY.  Of course I love Iron-Man movies so maybe I'm bitter.

dalgoda 4/29/2013 6:14:32 PM

It's going to be tough for Man of Steel to match IM3 redvector.  Box Office Mojo predicts IM3 to win the summer box office by a pretty nice margin over everything else.

CaptAmerica04 4/29/2013 6:55:31 PM

 So, Robert, you're saying the odds are good that we'll see Iron Man 4?  LOL.


DarthDestructicus 4/29/2013 9:39:11 PM

 I don't care what anyone else says, we, the USA, should have been the first ones to see Iron-Man 3.  Having another country experience our own movie is like me taking my paycheck and paying for a gift for you before paying me own bills.  That's just stupid!!

ponyboy76 4/30/2013 3:56:04 PM

 You act like you paid for the movie yourself. Yes, most of it is made in the US , but its still filmed in a lot of other places. Things change, The US always released their movies at home first but now movie companies aren't as closed minded. They realize that it's a global market.

Wiseguy 5/1/2013 9:09:56 AM

 I think ztigr put it well and makes sense. The US box office probably has a bigger influence on the rest of the world than the other way around.

Still it shows a bit of doubt if the studio doesn't want to take that chance. Not to say that all films released overseas first is due to that reasoning. Films more associated with  certain parts of the world are a good example like LOTR always opened in NZ and Australia first, Harry Potter in the UK, Bonds in the UK so....

.... I tend to agree with DarthDest. in that the reason some of these films are made is due mostly to the American fanbase so I can see how some may feel slighted when that's the case. Marvel films is a perfect example of that

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