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01.24.2010


WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE

I've run out of 'clever titles' for how great AVATAR is doing...

It's easy for a lot of people to say NOW that they "always knew" that AVATAR would make so much money, or that it would beat TITANIC's records, but the truth is that nobody really saw this coming, as only 8% of you thought the film would gross over $600M back on December 20th when we asked you that very question in our MOVIE POLL. In fact, most of you (60%) thought that it would make between $300-400M. Well, I guess we've all learned a big lesson here and that lesson is that James Cameron is the king of all movies, and we just love anything he does, right? Right?!!

The short and end of it is this though: AVATAR has already grossed $553M domestically (beating THE DARK KNIGHT's $533M second place spot) and is now only $47M away from beating TITANIC's all-time $600M record (a record I personally didn't think would ever be broken, but what the heck do I know about movies, right?) and might even beat it in the next couple of weeks! In fact, do we dare start asking if AVATAR will now surpass the $700M mark domestically??

BTW, for all those STRIKE BACK-ers who always like to bring up the "inflationary differences"...OKAY, WE GET IT, inflation rises ticket prices, blah-blah-blah, but the same can be said about any record in the world, as the world is always changing, etc... I realize we'll never be able to compare apples to apples, as GONE WITH THE WIND probably sold more actual tickets than any other movie of all-time, but can we stop discussing it every single week? It's a "given", we get it...let's move on already... ;) Oh, and for those people who are dying to know the "real numbers" (with inflation worked into it), check out BoxOfficeMojo's ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION ALL-TIME BOX-OFFICE LIST!! (AVATAR is 26th on that list)

And for those wondering if AVATAR has already beat TITANIC in worldwide box-office, the answer is "no", but it may already have as I was typing out that last sentence as TITANIC sits at $1,840,000,000 billion, while AVATAR is now at $1,836,000,000 so another measly $7M and it's the record holder. Pish-posh.

Oh, but there are other movies on the box-office charts to discuss, you say? Oh yeah!! So LEGION actually scored a 2nd place finish and some pretty solid numbers for a film that didn't look like "all that", but something tells me that it might not hold on to those big numbers for long. Thankfully for everyone, the Rock and his lame-looking THE TOOTH FAIRY scored "meh" numbers with a 4th place opening and about $15M. That combined with the box-office bomb that was Jackie Chan's THE SPY NEXT DOOR might finally convince these action stars that it's time they back to their roots and stop chasing the paychecks, at least for a few years. The only other new film this week was something called EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES starring Indiana Jones himself, but thankfully it also tanked pretty big, with a 7th place finish and $7M (sorry but that movie felt like it should have been made-for-TV or something).

The 3 films that were knocked out of the top 10 to make room for the new releases included LEAP YEAR ($23M), THE BLIND SIDE ($234M!!!) and the surprising UP IN THE AIR ($70M) -- I just thought with all the amazing buzz, awards and the "George Clooney factor", it would have made a lot more money, but I think its buzz has died down somewhat at this point.

Next week sees the release of only 2 new movies although they both might possibly dethrone AVATAR after 6 weeks at the #1 spot. The first film is WHEN IN ROME, a romantic comedy starring Kirsten Bell and the dude who's married to Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. Sure, it looks pretty lame, but Valentine's Day ain't too far away and "the ladies" might be looking for an alternative movie choice by now. The second and more likely film to beat AVATAR is EDGE OF DARKNESS starring Mel Gibson, whose last screen role was in 2003's THE SINGING DETECTIVE. This film has greater chances because it's a straight-forward action movie and looks pretty damn intense. Gibson's films also used to open "pretty big", so it'll be interesting to see where he's at, in terms of "star power", after the debacle that became his life after his drinking/driving arrest, etc... So what movie do you think will be #1 next weekend? VOTE HERE!!!

1. Avatar $ 36 Million $ 552.8 Million
2. Legion $ 18.2 Million
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3. The Book of Eli $ 17 Million $ 62 Million
4. The Tooth Fairy $ 14.5 Million
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5. The Lovely Bones $ 8.8 Million $ 31.6 Million
6. Sherlock Holmes $ 7.1 Million $ 191.6 Million
7. Extraordinary Measures $ 7 Million
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8. Alvin and the... $ 6.5 Million $ 204.3 Million
9. It's Complicated $ 6.2 Million $ 98.7 Million
10. The Spy Next Door $ 4.8 Million $ 18.7 Million

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12:24PM on 01/25/2010

in the pic...

The dude in the second row with the medium pizza box is having the time of his life.

And good job on the movie breaking all the records. Last one standing is the domestic gross.
The dude in the second row with the medium pizza box is having the time of his life.

And good job on the movie breaking all the records. Last one standing is the domestic gross.
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11:38AM on 01/25/2010
Awesome! fraking awesome, better this than new moon
Awesome! fraking awesome, better this than new moon
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10:56AM on 01/25/2010
The movie keeps going and going. I think there is a chance it might hit the 2 billion mark.
The movie keeps going and going. I think there is a chance it might hit the 2 billion mark.
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8:27AM on 01/25/2010

The Trailer changed my mind

way back when Cameron was talking this movie up I thought without a doubt it was the next big thing, the movie to change all movies. But after I saw the trailer I was underwhelmed I thought it looked only OK. I'm glad the trailer shattered my expectations because if it didn't the movie would have not lived up to them.
way back when Cameron was talking this movie up I thought without a doubt it was the next big thing, the movie to change all movies. But after I saw the trailer I was underwhelmed I thought it looked only OK. I'm glad the trailer shattered my expectations because if it didn't the movie would have not lived up to them.
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7:37AM on 01/25/2010

@willthechill90

wooow....so your saying the studio goes through all the extra trouble of shooting in IMAX and 3D...FOR NO REASON?? that is mighty white of them. But, I don't buy it for a second. Also, aren't these numbers based on ticket sales, and not "profit made by the studio"?...Don't get me wrong...I saw Avatar...2x...but, I also saw Titanic 2x, and while Avatar is groundbreaking visually, the story is nothing new.
wooow....so your saying the studio goes through all the extra trouble of shooting in IMAX and 3D...FOR NO REASON?? that is mighty white of them. But, I don't buy it for a second. Also, aren't these numbers based on ticket sales, and not "profit made by the studio"?...Don't get me wrong...I saw Avatar...2x...but, I also saw Titanic 2x, and while Avatar is groundbreaking visually, the story is nothing new.
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12:16PM on 01/25/2010
There is a reason; they shoot it in 3d because 3d movies (as of now) make a s@#tload of money! But that doesnt mean theyre cheating, it just means they are investing more money in the picture.
There is a reason; they shoot it in 3d because 3d movies (as of now) make a s@#tload of money! But that doesnt mean theyre cheating, it just means they are investing more money in the picture.
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5:16AM on 01/25/2010

squeakWAT?

how many small children are their in America? I don't understand how the SQUEAKWEL can manage $200 million.....something is amiss with the masses if they seriously go to see crap like that....
how many small children are their in America? I don't understand how the SQUEAKWEL can manage $200 million.....something is amiss with the masses if they seriously go to see crap like that....
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5:08AM on 01/25/2010

1 of the 8%

I knew this movie would be HUGE. When everyone shat on Titanic back in 96 I said It's going to be huge..
When everyone yet again shitted all over AVATAR before its release I said, Its going to be FUCKING HUGE.
I knew this movie would be HUGE. When everyone shat on Titanic back in 96 I said It's going to be huge..
When everyone yet again shitted all over AVATAR before its release I said, Its going to be FUCKING HUGE.
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5:02AM on 01/25/2010

HUAAHAHAHA

(see pic above)
... that greedy bastard brought a whole pizza into the cinema to stuff himself!
(see pic above)
... that greedy bastard brought a whole pizza into the cinema to stuff himself!
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3:20AM on 01/25/2010

SIGH ...

... to bad T2 or Aliens didn't get this much dough, better movies than Avatar for sure ...
... to bad T2 or Aliens didn't get this much dough, better movies than Avatar for sure ...
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2:03AM on 01/25/2010

read!

Just because people seem to ignore it I'll post what was posted earlier "The extra margin of profit (if any) goes to the theater, not the studio. Digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projectors. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an
Just because people seem to ignore it I'll post what was posted earlier "The extra margin of profit (if any) goes to the theater, not the studio. Digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projectors. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an film. Theaters make the prices and pay the overhead."
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1:55AM on 01/25/2010
Suggestion for next week:

"The Sky is Blue, Water is Wet, and AVATAR is the #1 Movie."
Suggestion for next week:

"The Sky is Blue, Water is Wet, and AVATAR is the #1 Movie."
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5:17PM on 01/25/2010
I LIKE IT!!!!!
I LIKE IT!!!!!
1:28AM on 01/25/2010

Not for long...

because Titanic is being re-released next year in 3D/Imax. I'd expect Titanic to make enough in 2011 to pass Avatar and once again become highest grossing.

It made $600 Million in 1997 on regular screens. I think it could set a record for the amount of money made in a re-release. Tons of people will want to see that in 3D.
because Titanic is being re-released next year in 3D/Imax. I'd expect Titanic to make enough in 2011 to pass Avatar and once again become highest grossing.

It made $600 Million in 1997 on regular screens. I think it could set a record for the amount of money made in a re-release. Tons of people will want to see that in 3D.
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12:35AM on 01/25/2010

How...

Awesome would it be to have the "Expendables" do huge numbers and crush Avatar and Titanic, too bad that is a pipe dream with no chance of coming true lol but I can dream can't I?
Awesome would it be to have the "Expendables" do huge numbers and crush Avatar and Titanic, too bad that is a pipe dream with no chance of coming true lol but I can dream can't I?
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1:26AM on 01/25/2010
I don't know... I checked the Rules/Guidelines; they're not clear on the whole dreaming thing.
I don't know... I checked the Rules/Guidelines; they're not clear on the whole dreaming thing.
12:23AM on 01/25/2010

SAW ENTER THE VOID

Gaspar No is a sick fucker.
VERY unique which i like though
Gaspar No is a sick fucker.
VERY unique which i like though
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12:11AM on 01/25/2010

Avatar > Greatness

Eat it haters! Avatar is really good, and the proof is the pudding... money pudding that is! Bam!!! Goes to show, when you have a dream and loads of cash, you can accomplish anything. Take note Hollywood, stop producing lazy crap with predictable recycled plots, and gimmicky effects and 3D... wait, ummmmm.
Eat it haters! Avatar is really good, and the proof is the pudding... money pudding that is! Bam!!! Goes to show, when you have a dream and loads of cash, you can accomplish anything. Take note Hollywood, stop producing lazy crap with predictable recycled plots, and gimmicky effects and 3D... wait, ummmmm.
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11:30PM on 01/24/2010

iam glad

tht my fav movie of 2009 holmes made huge amounts of cash..cant wait for a sequel
tht my fav movie of 2009 holmes made huge amounts of cash..cant wait for a sequel
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12:07AM on 01/25/2010
Congrats dude!!
Congrats dude!!
11:21PM on 01/24/2010

people who bring up the extra cost

The extra margin of profit (if any) goes to the theater, not the studio. Digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projectors. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an film. Theaters make the prices and pay the overhead.
The extra margin of profit (if any) goes to the theater, not the studio. Digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projectors. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an film. Theaters make the prices and pay the overhead.
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11:12PM on 01/24/2010

whatever...

I'd love to see how close Avatar could get without IMAX and 3d...

apples and oranges
I'd love to see how close Avatar could get without IMAX and 3d...

apples and oranges
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10:58PM on 01/24/2010

darkhorizons for me from now on ...

Below are two reasons I won't be back to this site. Why do you idiots not realize that not every movie is made for you? Thankful a movie didn't make money? Give me a break. Get a life.

"Thankfully for everyone, the Rock and his lame-looking THE TOOTH FAIRY scored "meh" numbers..."
"The only other new film this week was something called EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES starring Indiana Jones himself, but thankfully it also tanked pretty big..."
Below are two reasons I won't be back to this site. Why do you idiots not realize that not every movie is made for you? Thankful a movie didn't make money? Give me a break. Get a life.

"Thankfully for everyone, the Rock and his lame-looking THE TOOTH FAIRY scored "meh" numbers..."
"The only other new film this week was something called EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES starring Indiana Jones himself, but thankfully it also tanked pretty big..."
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11:34PM on 01/24/2010
So it's wrong to hope for poor numbers on movies you don't like leading to the creation of films you will?!?!?

this site is for movie fan and their opinions, try to remember that
So it's wrong to hope for poor numbers on movies you don't like leading to the creation of films you will?!?!?

this site is for movie fan and their opinions, try to remember that
3:04AM on 01/25/2010
"Grr! Opinions! I'm going to another web site that [link] opinions. Aw shoot."
"Grr! Opinions! I'm going to another web site that [link] opinions. Aw shoot."
12:14PM on 01/25/2010
Ok bye.
Ok bye.
12:24PM on 01/25/2010
this is a site of like minded movie viewers... so yeah, the comment is very appropriate. we may not all agree on the story of Avatar, but a vast majorit of the people who visit this site would never sit through a screening of "The Tooth Fairy" even if it was brilliant.
this is a site of like minded movie viewers... so yeah, the comment is very appropriate. we may not all agree on the story of Avatar, but a vast majorit of the people who visit this site would never sit through a screening of "The Tooth Fairy" even if it was brilliant.
10:50PM on 01/24/2010

DAMN! This is crazy

Say wut U want bout AVATAR BUT James Cameron is the man & the proof is in the $$$.
Say wut U want bout AVATAR BUT James Cameron is the man & the proof is in the $$$.
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10:48PM on 01/24/2010

oh well...

I didn't think Avatar was the best picture of the year. But i'm not gonna say it wasn't entertaining, however "cheesy" (as some say) it was. Sure, i'm not jumping for joy to hear that it's making all this money but, honestly, what can we do? People are going to see whatever they want. And even if the movie is bad, according to some, who cares? There's surprises every year so we just gotta move on.

Records are made to be broken...
I didn't think Avatar was the best picture of the year. But i'm not gonna say it wasn't entertaining, however "cheesy" (as some say) it was. Sure, i'm not jumping for joy to hear that it's making all this money but, honestly, what can we do? People are going to see whatever they want. And even if the movie is bad, according to some, who cares? There's surprises every year so we just gotta move on.

Records are made to be broken...
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10:23PM on 01/24/2010

Avatar was pretty good

But the film was pretty much James Cameron saying, "Hey look at the pretty colors and effects for two hours and forty minutes while the characters, story, and dialogue take the background." It was still an enjoyable and entertaining movie, but it's definitely not something I'd show as an example of good filmmaking other than the visual effects.
But the film was pretty much James Cameron saying, "Hey look at the pretty colors and effects for two hours and forty minutes while the characters, story, and dialogue take the background." It was still an enjoyable and entertaining movie, but it's definitely not something I'd show as an example of good filmmaking other than the visual effects.
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10:17PM on 01/24/2010

Grats!

Jeez in a world where a kid like "Fred" can be the most subscribed/popular person on YouTube - It makes entire sense that Avatar should be the number one grossing film of all time. Maybe in another 10 years a film with even greater animation will take advantage of even higher movie ticket costs to take the number one spot. And we can be assured that this future movie doesn't even have to have a compelling storyline to do so. Grats Avatar for setting the standard for us back a couple years as
Jeez in a world where a kid like "Fred" can be the most subscribed/popular person on YouTube - It makes entire sense that Avatar should be the number one grossing film of all time. Maybe in another 10 years a film with even greater animation will take advantage of even higher movie ticket costs to take the number one spot. And we can be assured that this future movie doesn't even have to have a compelling storyline to do so. Grats Avatar for setting the standard for us back a couple years as far as scripts are concerned.
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9:35PM on 01/24/2010

WOW!

Never thought AVATAR would surpass TITANIC but I guess I undersetimated the power of J-CAM!
Never thought AVATAR would surpass TITANIC but I guess I undersetimated the power of J-CAM!
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9:30PM on 01/24/2010
I am just glad both Eli and Legion did better then Tooth Fairy
I am just glad both Eli and Legion did better then Tooth Fairy
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9:24PM on 01/24/2010
I don't care how much money it makes but I'll be pissed if it takes best picture at the Oscars.
I don't care how much money it makes but I'll be pissed if it takes best picture at the Oscars.
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9:13PM on 01/24/2010
Edge of Darkness looks badass. i cant wait!!!!!!!
Edge of Darkness looks badass. i cant wait!!!!!!!
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9:02PM on 01/24/2010
if you consider the fact that a big part of avatar's numbers comes from 3d and imax then it's clear that it would not be nearly as 'successful'

Titanic and Dark Knight, on the other hand, were not viewed in 3d or imax as much as avatar. If they were, they would have grossed much more.

I wish there was a better criterion to judge a movie's performance on. One that takes into account 3d glasses price increase, inflation, and yes, even weather.
if you consider the fact that a big part of avatar's numbers comes from 3d and imax then it's clear that it would not be nearly as 'successful'

Titanic and Dark Knight, on the other hand, were not viewed in 3d or imax as much as avatar. If they were, they would have grossed much more.

I wish there was a better criterion to judge a movie's performance on. One that takes into account 3d glasses price increase, inflation, and yes, even weather.
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8:45PM on 01/24/2010
I'm glad The Tooth Fairy bombed.
I'm glad The Tooth Fairy bombed.
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8:37PM on 01/24/2010
Edge of Darkness looks fuckin' sick and everything, but I kind of want to see Avatar reign at #1 for as long as possible.

There were only a handful of films that repeated #1 in 2009, when's the next time it's gonna happen 4 weekends in a row?
Edge of Darkness looks fuckin' sick and everything, but I kind of want to see Avatar reign at #1 for as long as possible.

There were only a handful of films that repeated #1 in 2009, when's the next time it's gonna happen 4 weekends in a row?
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8:21PM on 01/24/2010
damn double posts, oh well another comment, who knew the only person to sink the Titanic again would be James Cameron himself, good for him though seriously. Talk about irony yet the man has the top 2 grossing film ever!
damn double posts, oh well another comment, who knew the only person to sink the Titanic again would be James Cameron himself, good for him though seriously. Talk about irony yet the man has the top 2 grossing film ever!
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8:39PM on 01/24/2010
LOL even showin Cameron some love gets the geeks riled up! Shoulda made it green!
LOL even showin Cameron some love gets the geeks riled up! Shoulda made it green!
8:17PM on 01/24/2010
yawn like there is any other decent movies right now to watch, HELLO its fucking January!!
yawn like there is any other decent movies right now to watch, HELLO its fucking January!!
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9:59PM on 01/24/2010
dude... you have a Transformers movie logo for your icon.. one of the worst movies of all-time and you're gonna trash Avatar? I don't get it.
dude... you have a Transformers movie logo for your icon.. one of the worst movies of all-time and you're gonna trash Avatar? I don't get it.
10:15PM on 01/24/2010
The liked the first Transformers was more than Avatar.

Yeah, I said it.
The liked the first Transformers was more than Avatar.

Yeah, I said it.
10:16PM on 01/24/2010
Correction: I, not the. Why is there no edit option?
Correction: I, not the. Why is there no edit option?
12:54AM on 01/25/2010
what does my icon have to do with anything, im not trashing the movie since I have yet to see it, just all the hype behind it.
what does my icon have to do with anything, im not trashing the movie since I have yet to see it, just all the hype behind it.
8:00PM on 01/24/2010

Alvin and the Chipmunks

$204million. That right there, shows peoples intelligence when entering a theater. So no... no it does not surprise me to see Avatar on top again.
$204million. That right there, shows peoples intelligence when entering a theater. So no... no it does not surprise me to see Avatar on top again.
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7:53PM on 01/24/2010

so basically...

people love supporting mediocre movies with a hook. yay!
people love supporting mediocre movies with a hook. yay!
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7:00PM on 01/24/2010
Straight from the man himself! Thanks, JoBlo, for pointing that out. So sick of hearing people complain about inflation. I remember people saying the same thing about Titanic 12 years ago. Just get over it already!
Now if people would only stop complaining about how "unoriginal" it is, I'd be happy. It's simply an updated, exciting take on a classic, universal "good vs. evil" story. It has obviously touched a lot of people and has made a huge cultural impact, so I think that argument is void
Straight from the man himself! Thanks, JoBlo, for pointing that out. So sick of hearing people complain about inflation. I remember people saying the same thing about Titanic 12 years ago. Just get over it already!
Now if people would only stop complaining about how "unoriginal" it is, I'd be happy. It's simply an updated, exciting take on a classic, universal "good vs. evil" story. It has obviously touched a lot of people and has made a huge cultural impact, so I think that argument is void at this point.
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9:06PM on 01/24/2010
Granted the inflation talk has been discussed to death, but this is a forum after all, so if it really bugs you that much, don't read it. You're entitled to your opinion just as well as everyone else.
Granted the inflation talk has been discussed to death, but this is a forum after all, so if it really bugs you that much, don't read it. You're entitled to your opinion just as well as everyone else.
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6:42PM on 01/24/2010

Awesome stuff

Hell yes, not a bad effort for a film everyone was predicitng would bomb and be a joke. I'm very happy that the top two films are original. Look at the top 20 list, only Titanic, Avatar and Finding Nemo are original works, all the rest are based on exisiting material.
Yeah, inflation goes up, but so do other forms of competing entertainment. Adjsuted for inflation is only one part of the equation. If you want to truthfulyl compare films you have to factor in all forms of entertainment
Hell yes, not a bad effort for a film everyone was predicitng would bomb and be a joke. I'm very happy that the top two films are original. Look at the top 20 list, only Titanic, Avatar and Finding Nemo are original works, all the rest are based on exisiting material.
Yeah, inflation goes up, but so do other forms of competing entertainment. Adjsuted for inflation is only one part of the equation. If you want to truthfulyl compare films you have to factor in all forms of entertainment competiing agaisnt films in 2010 compared to other times like 1939's GWTW for example. Until you can compare apples to apples it's really a moot point. Yes GWTW sold more tickets, in 1939, but would it sell that many today? Would it sell as many as Avatar today with all the competition? Hell no. So comparing them simply on ticket sales and adjusted inflation figures is just plain wrong.
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6:18PM on 01/24/2010
I think the reason Avatar's so successful has little to do with 3D or even the amazing visual effects. It is because, as humans, we have a primal natural bond with nature, which this movie tapped into. The movie also depicts an evil trying to separate this bond and good (and nature) eventually destroying this evil. The film hit that nerve like no other film before with very efficient (if not too original) storytelling and ground-breaking visuals.
Sure, the 3D and the effects were responsible
I think the reason Avatar's so successful has little to do with 3D or even the amazing visual effects. It is because, as humans, we have a primal natural bond with nature, which this movie tapped into. The movie also depicts an evil trying to separate this bond and good (and nature) eventually destroying this evil. The film hit that nerve like no other film before with very efficient (if not too original) storytelling and ground-breaking visuals.
Sure, the 3D and the effects were responsible for the opening weekend. But the hold this movie's had on the audience is directly related to those primal things.
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10:46PM on 01/24/2010
well said man
well said man
6:13PM on 01/24/2010
No, WE don't love James Cameron films. But he clearly has a large group of fans with a massive hard on for his work, even if it is just average.
No, WE don't love James Cameron films. But he clearly has a large group of fans with a massive hard on for his work, even if it is just average.
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6:13PM on 01/24/2010
maybe i just dont get it... but how can AVATAR already have a $7 Million adjusted gross difference??

I cant wait for Edge of Darkness... i dont really think people care much about Mel Gibsons past, dude is a great fucking actor, made a mistake, paid his penance and is back in front of the camera! I would kill for a Lethal Weapon 5!!
maybe i just dont get it... but how can AVATAR already have a $7 Million adjusted gross difference??

I cant wait for Edge of Darkness... i dont really think people care much about Mel Gibsons past, dude is a great fucking actor, made a mistake, paid his penance and is back in front of the camera! I would kill for a Lethal Weapon 5!!
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5:40PM on 01/24/2010

Awesome

Glad Avatar is doing so well. Has anyone gone to a Sony store to see the new 3D TV's. Way better than I thought it would be, it looked sick!!!
Glad Avatar is doing so well. Has anyone gone to a Sony store to see the new 3D TV's. Way better than I thought it would be, it looked sick!!!
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5:15PM on 01/24/2010
lol.. i love how joblo called out the same Imax/3D/inflation people for posting the same thing on every article... we get it.

Didn't everyone want Titanic to finally be dethroned eventually? People bitch and bitch about it and finally a bad ass sci-fi/adventure movie comes along and people contain to complain. You really can't please everyone.
lol.. i love how joblo called out the same Imax/3D/inflation people for posting the same thing on every article... we get it.

Didn't everyone want Titanic to finally be dethroned eventually? People bitch and bitch about it and finally a bad ass sci-fi/adventure movie comes along and people contain to complain. You really can't please everyone.
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5:14PM on 01/24/2010

Pizza?

That must have cost that dude at least 20 bucks. Ridiculous.

But at least it isn't nachos during the crucifiction scene in The Passion ...
That must have cost that dude at least 20 bucks. Ridiculous.

But at least it isn't nachos during the crucifiction scene in The Passion ...
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10:47PM on 01/24/2010
Seriously, I had to sit through that scene with some obese dude munching down some 'chos. I have nothing against nachos, but there is a time and place. Jesus.

(Yes I just blasphemed, but it isn't half as disrespectful as the nachos. C'mon!)
Seriously, I had to sit through that scene with some obese dude munching down some 'chos. I have nothing against nachos, but there is a time and place. Jesus.

(Yes I just blasphemed, but it isn't half as disrespectful as the nachos. C'mon!)
5:13PM on 01/24/2010
I'm not sure what's more surprising, for me, at the moment: that "Avatar" is going to surpass "Titanic", or the picture above, in which a guy is eating a WHOLE pizza WHILE watching a 3D movie.
I'm not sure what's more surprising, for me, at the moment: that "Avatar" is going to surpass "Titanic", or the picture above, in which a guy is eating a WHOLE pizza WHILE watching a 3D movie.
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6:19PM on 01/24/2010
hahaha, thanks for pointing that out, funny stuff!
hahaha, thanks for pointing that out, funny stuff!
6:56PM on 01/24/2010
LOL, I noticed that as well, after I uploaded the image. I was like "Damn dude, movie theater rock nowadays!" What's next, Burger King serving beers? ;)
LOL, I noticed that as well, after I uploaded the image. I was like "Damn dude, movie theater rock nowadays!" What's next, Burger King serving beers? ;)
5:05PM on 01/24/2010
Would love to see what its in take would be without the IMAX and 3D extra
Would love to see what its in take would be without the IMAX and 3D extra
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5:13PM on 01/24/2010
I would be curious to see what the take would be if if was a standard 2D release..
I would be curious to see what the take would be if if was a standard 2D release..
5:20PM on 01/24/2010
The extra margin of profit (if any) made goes to the theater, not the studio so those are, in fact, the "real" numbers. Also, digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projector maintenance. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an film.
The extra margin of profit (if any) made goes to the theater, not the studio so those are, in fact, the "real" numbers. Also, digital prints are overall, more expensive to buy and feature. The same goes for Imax prints and projector maintenance. Also, the 3d glasses are bought by the theaters, so that cost can also be factored into the extra price. In the end, the overhead of featuring 3d movies, whether in imax or digital cancels out any price increase; Fox profits like it would an film. The whole reason it has taken 3d a long time to take off is because of this higher overhead cost, which is not compensated by the studio.
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5:02PM on 01/24/2010
shitty movie. i don't think it deserves that much but to be honest at least it aint a sequel or remake (even though we've all seen it before). Maybe Hollywood will put more faith in original big budget ideas for a while.
shitty movie. i don't think it deserves that much but to be honest at least it aint a sequel or remake (even though we've all seen it before). Maybe Hollywood will put more faith in original big budget ideas for a while.
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5:04PM on 01/24/2010
dude.. get over it. How many times do we have to hear it's a "shitty movie" from the same people on every article about Avatar.. we get it.. some people didn't like it. The majority of people in the country/box office sales beg to differ.
dude.. get over it. How many times do we have to hear it's a "shitty movie" from the same people on every article about Avatar.. we get it.. some people didn't like it. The majority of people in the country/box office sales beg to differ.
6:13PM on 01/24/2010
But it's not original. Not even close.
But it's not original. Not even close.
4:53PM on 01/24/2010

YAY for Avatar

YEAH!!!! Baby."Dark Knight" ain't got nuthin'. Katie Holmes should've pushed TDK to $575 million instead of Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Go "Avatar". I have a feeling it will sink the ship (but I still liked it anyway)
YEAH!!!! Baby."Dark Knight" ain't got nuthin'. Katie Holmes should've pushed TDK to $575 million instead of Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Go "Avatar". I have a feeling it will sink the ship (but I still liked it anyway)
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10:10PM on 01/24/2010
Actually, The Dark Knight has a lot of things. Like an original storyline, well fleshed out characters, and doesn't rely on CGI to be good.
Actually, The Dark Knight has a lot of things. Like an original storyline, well fleshed out characters, and doesn't rely on CGI to be good.
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