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Weekend Box Office Report: June 21-23, 2013

Jun. 23, 2013by: Dave Davis

A Monster opening!

Pixar took a look back at the education of MONSTERS, INC.'s top scarers, and audiences were more than happy to attend class with Mike and Sully, putting MONSTERS UNIVERSITY at the top of a busy box office weekend with $82 million!

That marks the second-biggest opening for a Pixar movie, behind TOY STORY 3's whopping $110.3 million first weekend in June 2010. Crowds definitely thought the MONSTERS prequel made the grade, giving it a straight 'A' CinemaScore.

It's certainly a better report card than Pixar's summer release last year -- BRAVE started out with $66.3 million (and went on to $237.2 million). The original MONSTERS, INC. opened way back in November 2001 with $62.5 million and ended up with $255.8 million.

In second place was WORLD WAR Z, which overcame its troubled production to debut with a solid $66 million. The viral apocalypse thriller (loosely based on Max Brooks' novel) is the biggest box office opening for a zombie movie, and also the biggest weekend for star Brad Pitt, behind the $50.3 million opening of 2005's MR. & MRS. SMITH.

WWZ has also chewed up an additional $46 million from international crowds so far. Audiences gave the globetrotting undead disaster movie a 'B+' CinemaScore -- and with an eventual price tag north of $200M, it will need some positive word-of-mouth to carry it further into the summer.

Last week's box office champion MAN OF STEEL wasn't quite as bulletproof as his reputation, coming in third with $41.2 million  -- almost a 65% drop from Kal-El's heroic $125M opening. Still, the latest iteration of Superman is already up to an impressive 10-day total of $210 million (plus another $135M from overseas). For DC Comics characters on the big screen, MAN OF STEEL isn't shaping up to be a Batman-sized success, but it's stomping every imaginable color out of GREEN LANTERN (which only ended up with $116.6M domestic).

Seth Rogen and friends seem to still have audiences enjoying their catastrophic predicament in THIS IS THE END, placing fourth with another $13 million. The crafty magicians of NOW YOU SEE ME are slowly looting their way to the $100 million mark, and FAST & FURIOUS 6 is still chugging along (it's the biggest entry in the franchise, both domestically and internationally).

THE INTERNSHIP and THE PURGE continue to drop, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is up to $430M worldwide (besting STAR TREK's $385.7M global total), and IRON MAN 3 still hovers inside the Top 10 a full two months after Tony Stark's armored alter-ego first arrived in theaters.

Outside the chart, we bid farewell to AFTER EARTH and EPIC (which just crossed $100M), Ethan Hawke's BEFORE MIDNIGHT is now up to $4.6 million, and director Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING expanded to 650 screens and made an additional $2 million.

Next weekend has agent Channing Tatum protecting President Jamie Foxx in director Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy fight crime in THE HEAT, and vampires come to limited release in BYZANTIUM, along with Jason Statham's latest actioner REDEMPTION (aka HUMMINGBIRD), also available on VOD the same day.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Monsters University $82 M
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2. World War Z $66 M
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3. Man of Steel $41.2 M $210 M
4. This Is the End $13 M $57.7 M
5. Now You See Me $7.8 M $94.4 M
6. Fast and Furious 6 $4.7 M $228.4 M
7. The Internship $3.4 M $38.3 M
8. The Purge $3.4 M $59.4 M
9. Star Trek Into Darkness $3 M $216.6 M
10. Iron Man 3 $2.1 M $403.1 M

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7:53PM on 06/24/2013

$40 million is not good for Man of Steel.

Keep in mind that Raimi's first Spider-Man made less money opening weekend, yet made more money in its third weekend than Man of Steel made in its second. Why does that mean anything? Because during Spider-Man's third weekend it went up against fucking Star Wars: Attack of The Clones! It went up against a mega giant movie and still dropped less than 40% that weekend. If a film has good word of mouth, people will chose it over the big new movie. Spider-Man had great reviews and even better word
Keep in mind that Raimi's first Spider-Man made less money opening weekend, yet made more money in its third weekend than Man of Steel made in its second. Why does that mean anything? Because during Spider-Man's third weekend it went up against fucking Star Wars: Attack of The Clones! It went up against a mega giant movie and still dropped less than 40% that weekend. If a film has good word of mouth, people will chose it over the big new movie. Spider-Man had great reviews and even better word of mouth.

My mom chose to see WWZ this weekend, and has no plans to ever see Man of Steel in theaters (and she loves Superman). I asked her why? (I'm personally boycotting WWZ because I'm a fan of the book) She said "Well, I hear Man of Steel just isn't all that good". Despite me, her own son, telling her she should at catch it on the big screen for the crazy action alone.

Though Man of Steel had such a large opening weekend, its not going to be a failure by any means. Just a disappointment, much like Superman Returns nearly a decade ago.
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3:09PM on 06/24/2013
I loved MoS and I recommended it to all my friends and family, whom also loved. I don't hear any bad word of mouth, other than from the critics.

40+ million on the second weekend is a lot of money. Most films with an A lister starring gets that in the first weekend.

This isn't about how bad MoS is. It's about how popular Pixar is with kids, the marketing for WWZ and the marketability of Brad Pitt + PG 13 Zombies.
I loved MoS and I recommended it to all my friends and family, whom also loved. I don't hear any bad word of mouth, other than from the critics.

40+ million on the second weekend is a lot of money. Most films with an A lister starring gets that in the first weekend.

This isn't about how bad MoS is. It's about how popular Pixar is with kids, the marketing for WWZ and the marketability of Brad Pitt + PG 13 Zombies.
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1:48PM on 06/24/2013

man of steel will outlast...

no worries. Man of Steel will outlast both monsters and wwz. white house down might make a little money since everyone's wanting to get channinged all over their tatums. but Man of Steel will be back up to 1st or 2nd next week. everyone that hasn't seen it yet, will and others like me will be going back for multiple viewings. Man of Steel will be top 1-2 until july 12th.
no worries. Man of Steel will outlast both monsters and wwz. white house down might make a little money since everyone's wanting to get channinged all over their tatums. but Man of Steel will be back up to 1st or 2nd next week. everyone that hasn't seen it yet, will and others like me will be going back for multiple viewings. Man of Steel will be top 1-2 until july 12th.
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6:37AM on 06/24/2013

MoS

look at it this way. MoS is DCs reboot and rebuild of its Superman franchise and part of the base for JL. its already surpassed Batman Begins and Captain America. Itll probably end in the $250 to $275 range, which aint that far off the original Iron Man. with that said, this could be the start of something awesome.
look at it this way. MoS is DCs reboot and rebuild of its Superman franchise and part of the base for JL. its already surpassed Batman Begins and Captain America. Itll probably end in the $250 to $275 range, which aint that far off the original Iron Man. with that said, this could be the start of something awesome.
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7:15AM on 06/24/2013
If you count inflation, and 3D ticket price, MoS is no where near Iron Man.

You can't really put something like MoS in comparison with something like Captain America. CA had a much smaller budget, and smaller marketing. Plus it didn't have the pedigree of a box office giant like Nolan attached to it. Two entirely different leagues.

Look at it this way. When it looked like James Cameron's Avatar wasn't going to earn $1billion world wide, everyone, including this site, was calling it
If you count inflation, and 3D ticket price, MoS is no where near Iron Man.

You can't really put something like MoS in comparison with something like Captain America. CA had a much smaller budget, and smaller marketing. Plus it didn't have the pedigree of a box office giant like Nolan attached to it. Two entirely different leagues.

Look at it this way. When it looked like James Cameron's Avatar wasn't going to earn $1billion world wide, everyone, including this site, was calling it failure. Even though the movie cost $250million to make, people held it to higher standards. Right now Cameron is in a spot where if one of his films doesn't break major records, it will be considered a failure by the media. Why? Because people expect more out of him.
12:20PM on 06/24/2013
1. although 3D has played its part, inlfation hasnt. theres only a .75 cent difference between the average ticket today and 2008 when Iron Man one rolled out.

2. although you are right about Capt America's budget (though $140M aint pocket change) i was more referring to Man of Steel's chronological place in the current DC push to keep up with Marvel. I included Iron Man and Cap because those were the two kick off films of this new era for Marvel. i listed it more to say MoS, being right
1. although 3D has played its part, inlfation hasnt. theres only a .75 cent difference between the average ticket today and 2008 when Iron Man one rolled out.

2. although you are right about Capt America's budget (though $140M aint pocket change) i was more referring to Man of Steel's chronological place in the current DC push to keep up with Marvel. I included Iron Man and Cap because those were the two kick off films of this new era for Marvel. i listed it more to say MoS, being right after Batman, sits in the same place on the timeline as Capt.

3. i dont see this as a Nolan movie, mostly cuz its not. this is a Snyder film and its strange people keep looking at this as Nolan's baby. its not like he directed it. Hell he's not even a writer. So then compare it to Snyder's other films and you have a blowout.

look, MoS is a strong movie thats doing very well everywhere. i guess my point was, i dont understand people bashing its performance.
9:36AM on 06/25/2013
1. Maybe but it didn't hurt that Man of Steel was released in 2D, 3D, IMAX AND IMAX 3D and more theaters while Iron Man was released only in 2D and in less.

2. $140 million isn't pocket change but next to $225 million dollars it isn't much either. Either way passing up Captain America shouldn't be considered a huge accomplishment.

3. It may not be Nolan's baby, but there isn't a single trailer that was released about Man of Steel that wasn't letting you know that he was involved and he
1. Maybe but it didn't hurt that Man of Steel was released in 2D, 3D, IMAX AND IMAX 3D and more theaters while Iron Man was released only in 2D and in less.

2. $140 million isn't pocket change but next to $225 million dollars it isn't much either. Either way passing up Captain America shouldn't be considered a huge accomplishment.

3. It may not be Nolan's baby, but there isn't a single trailer that was released about Man of Steel that wasn't letting you know that he was involved and he directed the Dark Knight Trilogy. It's box office performance is being criticized because while it's good, it's not great relatively speaking. It's budget and marketing push should put in the league with the big boys. Instead it's reduced to being compared to movies with mostly much smaller budgets.
5:44AM on 06/24/2013
I don't care if Man of Steel drops to #3. It already passes $200 million!
I don't care if Man of Steel drops to #3. It already passes $200 million!
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4:01AM on 06/24/2013
When a movie has a gigantic budget like Man of Steel, a 65% drop is a massive blow to the film's overall success. I've been hearing nothing but negativity towards this film from coworkers, friends, and family. This film will continue to plummet, even long after the crowded weekend. I doubt that this film will end up with little more than $275million domestically. For a movie that was expected to reach $1 billion world wide, that isn't good [link]
When a movie has a gigantic budget like Man of Steel, a 65% drop is a massive blow to the film's overall success. I've been hearing nothing but negativity towards this film from coworkers, friends, and family. This film will continue to plummet, even long after the crowded weekend. I doubt that this film will end up with little more than $275million domestically. For a movie that was expected to reach $1 billion world wide, that isn't good [link]
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12:45AM on 06/24/2013
I realize it's technically a big percentage drop from last weekend, but when did we get to the point where we were calling $41m on a film's second weekend a dissapointment? Most studios would kill to have their movies gross that much on a second weekend. Some would argue that Iron Man 3 kept its number one spot, but you have to consider that IM3 didnt have two massive movies opening its second weekend and it was coming off the huge success of The Avengers a year earlier while MoS was trying to
I realize it's technically a big percentage drop from last weekend, but when did we get to the point where we were calling $41m on a film's second weekend a dissapointment? Most studios would kill to have their movies gross that much on a second weekend. Some would argue that Iron Man 3 kept its number one spot, but you have to consider that IM3 didnt have two massive movies opening its second weekend and it was coming off the huge success of The Avengers a year earlier while MoS was trying to revigorate a whole franchise. I'm completely satisfied with the numbers MoS has been putting up and I haven't met a person yet who didn't like it, so I can't see the argument about bad word of mouth. For me personally it's the second best film I've seen all Summer (right behind Mud).
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4:44AM on 06/24/2013
It's disappointing because the box office for this film is mimicking Twilight. Which shows that this film doesn't have the universal love that something like TDK or Iron Man had. It was extremely front heavy, more so than normal. Twilight can do this because the budget is much smaller, but a massive tent pole like MoS NEEDED to perform better. When you count inflation, Man of Steel is under performing compared to other big comic book movies. A movie with an enormous opening weekend, like MoS,
It's disappointing because the box office for this film is mimicking Twilight. Which shows that this film doesn't have the universal love that something like TDK or Iron Man had. It was extremely front heavy, more so than normal. Twilight can do this because the budget is much smaller, but a massive tent pole like MoS NEEDED to perform better. When you count inflation, Man of Steel is under performing compared to other big comic book movies. A movie with an enormous opening weekend, like MoS, should not be under performing. Add that to negative reviews & negative word of mouth.
12:28AM on 06/24/2013
Funny what a little competition did to Meh of Steel's box office take, bad word of mouth didn't help it either. I was personally able to direct 2 people away from it last week, they both enjoyed This is the End far more than they would have MoS, my good deed for the week.
Funny what a little competition did to Meh of Steel's box office take, bad word of mouth didn't help it either. I was personally able to direct 2 people away from it last week, they both enjoyed This is the End far more than they would have MoS, my good deed for the week.
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6:15AM on 06/24/2013
listen to yourself. i think you need a bit of perspective. i mean, before you start running around saying MoS is a terrible movie, i think you need to watch some truly terrible movies. just look back at 2012 with Alex Cross, Thats My Boy, Twilight and Battleship. i mean...Battleship, dude. i think youre spoiled. you have to be if youre calling a film with some strong actors, good FX and a strong basis for a franchise a bad movie. .
listen to yourself. i think you need a bit of perspective. i mean, before you start running around saying MoS is a terrible movie, i think you need to watch some truly terrible movies. just look back at 2012 with Alex Cross, Thats My Boy, Twilight and Battleship. i mean...Battleship, dude. i think youre spoiled. you have to be if youre calling a film with some strong actors, good FX and a strong basis for a franchise a bad movie. .
10:04AM on 06/24/2013
Mos isn't a bad film, but iisn't a great film either. Everybody is praising the film because of all the CGI and action, that is all. There was no real character development, everyone was so serious, plus it jumped around alota lot, no real sense of time is in this movie, and shaky, handheld camera movement iisn't the way to go when making a film. In the past it was barely used and we still had successful films, it was annoying as hell watching this movie at times.
Mos isn't a bad film, but iisn't a great film either. Everybody is praising the film because of all the CGI and action, that is all. There was no real character development, everyone was so serious, plus it jumped around alota lot, no real sense of time is in this movie, and shaky, handheld camera movement iisn't the way to go when making a film. In the past it was barely used and we still had successful films, it was annoying as hell watching this movie at times.
12:10PM on 06/24/2013
violentbuddha - just the fact that you bring up movies like Alex Cross and Battleship in comparison says A LOT about MoS, I"m not say it's a terrible movie, but it is a giant disappointment with really bad writing, weak special effects and just a bunch of characters nobody cares about, hopefully the sequel will be better but if Nolan, Goyer and Snyder are attached, I'd be very surprised.
violentbuddha - just the fact that you bring up movies like Alex Cross and Battleship in comparison says A LOT about MoS, I"m not say it's a terrible movie, but it is a giant disappointment with really bad writing, weak special effects and just a bunch of characters nobody cares about, hopefully the sequel will be better but if Nolan, Goyer and Snyder are attached, I'd be very surprised.
10:55PM on 06/23/2013
It's interesting to see how Man of Steel matches up with Superman Returns. Critically MoS didn't do as well as SR, but the fanboys and some of the general audiences seems to like it more. MoS will end up making more money, but I think part of that will be due to 3D, higher ticket prices from 7 years ago, etc. I don't WB will be disappointed with these results, but at the same time I don't think it was quite the smash hit they were hoping for.
It's interesting to see how Man of Steel matches up with Superman Returns. Critically MoS didn't do as well as SR, but the fanboys and some of the general audiences seems to like it more. MoS will end up making more money, but I think part of that will be due to 3D, higher ticket prices from 7 years ago, etc. I don't WB will be disappointed with these results, but at the same time I don't think it was quite the smash hit they were hoping for.
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4:00AM on 06/24/2013
Superman Returns is to Man of Steel what The Hulk was to The Incredible Hulk.
Superman Returns is to Man of Steel what The Hulk was to The Incredible Hulk.
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10:43PM on 06/23/2013

Really? you really expected it to last?

why are so many of you surprirsed that MoS didnt make #1 for the second weekend. I knew it wouldnt once i saw it. this isnt a knock against the film, but look at what the season this is, not too many movies hold the top spot during the summer season, there are a few exceptions. as of now, i cant see to many movies lasting more than one weekend this summer, there almost a big movie coming out almost every friday up until August. so people lets be happy the movie didnt flop and that you DC fans
why are so many of you surprirsed that MoS didnt make #1 for the second weekend. I knew it wouldnt once i saw it. this isnt a knock against the film, but look at what the season this is, not too many movies hold the top spot during the summer season, there are a few exceptions. as of now, i cant see to many movies lasting more than one weekend this summer, there almost a big movie coming out almost every friday up until August. so people lets be happy the movie didnt flop and that you DC fans are still in the fight.
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10:43PM on 06/23/2013
Man of Steel has almost 400 million world wide in 10 days, but people try and say it is a failure haha what a joke. But, I am glad for Monsters University I am a huge Pixar fan. I don't like what WWZ did and butchered the book, but it still was a decent enough film.
Man of Steel has almost 400 million world wide in 10 days, but people try and say it is a failure haha what a joke. But, I am glad for Monsters University I am a huge Pixar fan. I don't like what WWZ did and butchered the book, but it still was a decent enough film.
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9:13PM on 06/23/2013
Quite an impressive weekend i must. say The top 3 all above 40 mil, but I didn't thnk Monsters University woukd make that much I am sure people didn't expect WWZ to gross more than 50 mil. Still have not seen Man of Steel, but i will this week.

Also let me add that 2nd weekend drops to me don't have the same impact like they did say 5 or 10 years ago. If any big movie opens above $100 million then it should automatically be considered a success. Everyone has seen it so of course it will
Quite an impressive weekend i must. say The top 3 all above 40 mil, but I didn't thnk Monsters University woukd make that much I am sure people didn't expect WWZ to gross more than 50 mil. Still have not seen Man of Steel, but i will this week.

Also let me add that 2nd weekend drops to me don't have the same impact like they did say 5 or 10 years ago. If any big movie opens above $100 million then it should automatically be considered a success. Everyone has seen it so of course it will have a major drop the 2nd week. It just doesn't make sense for people to blame word of mouth just because Man Of Steel didn't repeat on top.
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8:07PM on 06/23/2013
Don't disregard Man of Steel, Joblo, Yahoo! pointed out it's larger than usual drop but also noted that it faced an unusual amount of competition this weekend as compared to most films. I wish it had made more, but considering two big films in one weekend, especially with one being from Pixar, $40+ million is a good tally. I doubt next weekend will be as much of a drop at all.
Don't disregard Man of Steel, Joblo, Yahoo! pointed out it's larger than usual drop but also noted that it faced an unusual amount of competition this weekend as compared to most films. I wish it had made more, but considering two big films in one weekend, especially with one being from Pixar, $40+ million is a good tally. I doubt next weekend will be as much of a drop at all.
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7:15PM on 06/23/2013

Disappointing..

I was really hoping MoS got #1 again, it deserves much better than 3rd in its 2nd week, and WWZ doesn't even belong in the same sentence as MoS, shocked it beat it for #2. Pixar very rarely puts out a bad movie, no surprise it took first I guess.
I was really hoping MoS got #1 again, it deserves much better than 3rd in its 2nd week, and WWZ doesn't even belong in the same sentence as MoS, shocked it beat it for #2. Pixar very rarely puts out a bad movie, no surprise it took first I guess.
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10:30PM on 06/23/2013
you gotta think, just because the fanboys like it doesnt mean everyone else will.
you gotta think, just because the fanboys like it doesnt mean everyone else will.
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6:21PM on 06/23/2013
Why the hell aren't ppl going to see This is the End?? It's by far the funniest film in the last 7-10 years! Go see this is the end!!!!
Why the hell aren't ppl going to see This is the End?? It's by far the funniest film in the last 7-10 years! Go see this is the end!!!!
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7:04PM on 06/23/2013
going tonight! very excited
going tonight! very excited
5:55PM on 06/23/2013

World War Z was great

WWZ is a great movie with great FX, unlike MoS which doesn't deserve the praise its getting with its very bad blurry grainy CGI.. So I guess the Nolanites themselves are not going to support it all the way to the billion $$ box-office like they did for Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises.. Which might compromise the planned Justice League movie..
WWZ is a great movie with great FX, unlike MoS which doesn't deserve the praise its getting with its very bad blurry grainy CGI.. So I guess the Nolanites themselves are not going to support it all the way to the billion $$ box-office like they did for Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises.. Which might compromise the planned Justice League movie..
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6:24PM on 06/23/2013
Nolan didn't write or direct the fucking thing! He's just a producer that probably didn't have a whole lot to do with the production of this film. Just a name attached so his fans r sure to go see it. Meanwhile a film doesn't need to reach the billion $ mark to get a sequel. Batman begins didn't make a shit load of money either.
Nolan didn't write or direct the fucking thing! He's just a producer that probably didn't have a whole lot to do with the production of this film. Just a name attached so his fans r sure to go see it. Meanwhile a film doesn't need to reach the billion $ mark to get a sequel. Batman begins didn't make a shit load of money either.
5:50PM on 06/23/2013
I think I'm going to see Man Of Steel a 2nd time this week.
I think I'm going to see Man Of Steel a 2nd time this week.
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4:31PM on 06/23/2013
We took the kids to Monser U. and all really liked it. I'm not too keen on sequels & prequels to existing Pixar flicks, but if they were all done at LEAST as good as this one, then I say there's nothing to complain about. I liked it just about as much as Toy Story 2. Don't see how any fan of Monsters Inc. could come away disappointed.

Also, the short beforehand, 'The Blue Umbrella', was really cute and QUITE different from anything Pixar's already done . . .

Only thing I have to
We took the kids to Monser U. and all really liked it. I'm not too keen on sequels & prequels to existing Pixar flicks, but if they were all done at LEAST as good as this one, then I say there's nothing to complain about. I liked it just about as much as Toy Story 2. Don't see how any fan of Monsters Inc. could come away disappointed.

Also, the short beforehand, 'The Blue Umbrella', was really cute and QUITE different from anything Pixar's already done . . .

Only thing I have to bitch about is STILL NOT SEEING MAN OF STEEL!!!! It's driving me insane . . .
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4:15PM on 06/23/2013

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I'm surprised by Man of Steel's drop. I'm wondering if this means maybe it's not worth checking out. Or maybe it's succumbing to the same thing that happened to Star Trek Into Darkness, which was poor marketing. My question, though, is Which movie is more worth seeing, Man of Steel or World War Z? I may not get a chance to see both in the theater. Monsters University is not an option cuz I don't do "Dixar" movies. Except may The Good Dinosaur (we'll see).
I'm surprised by Man of Steel's drop. I'm wondering if this means maybe it's not worth checking out. Or maybe it's succumbing to the same thing that happened to Star Trek Into Darkness, which was poor marketing. My question, though, is Which movie is more worth seeing, Man of Steel or World War Z? I may not get a chance to see both in the theater. Monsters University is not an option cuz I don't do "Dixar" movies. Except may The Good Dinosaur (we'll see).
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8:28PM on 06/23/2013
Are you out of your mind? Man of Steel had fantastic marketing, especially the trailers. The reason for the drop is terrible word of mouth.
Are you out of your mind? Man of Steel had fantastic marketing, especially the trailers. The reason for the drop is terrible word of mouth.
10:46PM on 06/23/2013
guess you dont have a Carls Jrs/ Hardys where your from.
guess you dont have a Carls Jrs/ Hardys where your from.
12:30AM on 06/24/2013
If you have to choose, go see WWZ, it's much much better than Meh of Steel, this coming from a pretty big DC fan.
If you have to choose, go see WWZ, it's much much better than Meh of Steel, this coming from a pretty big DC fan.
12:31AM on 06/24/2013
Man of Steel is reported to have the largest amount of marketing partnerships in film history. Its been attached to car commercials, restaurants, military recruitment ads, Sears, and many more. I heard a week ago it already had $118m from marketing partnerships alone, so definitely no lack of marketing. And bad of word of mouth? I haven't met a person yet who didn't like it. Personally, it's the second best film I've seen all Summer (just behind Mud).
Man of Steel is reported to have the largest amount of marketing partnerships in film history. Its been attached to car commercials, restaurants, military recruitment ads, Sears, and many more. I heard a week ago it already had $118m from marketing partnerships alone, so definitely no lack of marketing. And bad of word of mouth? I haven't met a person yet who didn't like it. Personally, it's the second best film I've seen all Summer (just behind Mud).
1:43AM on 06/24/2013
Mud and MoS must be the only two movies you've seen then because so far everything I've seen has been better, can't even compare MoS with Mud since Mud's a very good film and MoS is just a big disappointment. I mostly blame David Goyer, he needs to be relieved of comic book movie duty pronto, the guy's worthless.
Mud and MoS must be the only two movies you've seen then because so far everything I've seen has been better, can't even compare MoS with Mud since Mud's a very good film and MoS is just a big disappointment. I mostly blame David Goyer, he needs to be relieved of comic book movie duty pronto, the guy's worthless.
2:40PM on 06/24/2013
Well, its just my opinion of course. I've seen just about every wide release movie that interested me and MoS was great to me. I was severely disappointed by Iron Man 3, thought Oblivian and Star Trek 2 were excellent. Now You See Me was a pleasant hour and a half, and GI Joe was decent but not worth the wait. I think a lot of the negativity on this site about MoS is because it wasn't the film a lot of fans were expecting or not the film they themselves would've made, but that doesn't make it a
Well, its just my opinion of course. I've seen just about every wide release movie that interested me and MoS was great to me. I was severely disappointed by Iron Man 3, thought Oblivian and Star Trek 2 were excellent. Now You See Me was a pleasant hour and a half, and GI Joe was decent but not worth the wait. I think a lot of the negativity on this site about MoS is because it wasn't the film a lot of fans were expecting or not the film they themselves would've made, but that doesn't make it a bad movie.
3:57PM on 06/23/2013

Opted for 'This is the End' this weekend

Great movie. Very funny all the way through. Highly recommend it.
Great movie. Very funny all the way through. Highly recommend it.
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3:25PM on 06/23/2013
Caught Man of Steel. Third act got really clunky with excessive exposition from Zod and the triple action climax (take a cue from Die Hard, after the big explosion, keep the final fight short & sweet)...but other than that I kind of loved it. Lots of really smart little things they did to build up Clark as a character and set up this world that will populate the other DC characters. The school closet scene with Diane Lane came close to bringing me to tears.

At its worst its still better
Caught Man of Steel. Third act got really clunky with excessive exposition from Zod and the triple action climax (take a cue from Die Hard, after the big explosion, keep the final fight short & sweet)...but other than that I kind of loved it. Lots of really smart little things they did to build up Clark as a character and set up this world that will populate the other DC characters. The school closet scene with Diane Lane came close to bringing me to tears.

At its worst its still better than Transformers' best. Lots and lots and lots of action, but there's an actual soul behind it.
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3:13PM on 06/23/2013
So I guess both films were able to dethrone Man of Steel. I can't complain, as that movie has been successful and will probably continue to do so. I'm reluctant to check out Monsters University, as I've heard so much about it's mediocrity, but I suppose I can go see for myself.
So I guess both films were able to dethrone Man of Steel. I can't complain, as that movie has been successful and will probably continue to do so. I'm reluctant to check out Monsters University, as I've heard so much about it's mediocrity, but I suppose I can go see for myself.
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4:34PM on 06/23/2013
Go see for yourself for sure. I really enjoyed Monsters U.
Go see for yourself for sure. I really enjoyed Monsters U.
2:20PM on 06/23/2013

Bad word of mouth is obviously hurting Man of Steel.

Man of Steel's drop is the same as Green Lantern's. If it wasn't for the extremely front heavy opening weekend, this film would be in trouble. It'll be very lucky to end with $300million domestic. Looks like it'll land in the Amazing Spider-Man territory instead of Spider-Man's territory like the studio wanted.
Man of Steel's drop is the same as Green Lantern's. If it wasn't for the extremely front heavy opening weekend, this film would be in trouble. It'll be very lucky to end with $300million domestic. Looks like it'll land in the Amazing Spider-Man territory instead of Spider-Man's territory like the studio wanted.
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3:25PM on 06/23/2013
Bad word of mouth? Shut the trap. The fact that a Pixar movie was released as well as a zombie film kids can go see probably had the most effect on its totals.

Everyone I know who's seen it has loved it, so I can't agree.
Bad word of mouth? Shut the trap. The fact that a Pixar movie was released as well as a zombie film kids can go see probably had the most effect on its totals.

Everyone I know who's seen it has loved it, so I can't agree.
3:37PM on 06/23/2013
If the film had better word of mouth, it would have easily fought off WWZ. Outside of the internet, I really haven't met anyone who thought much of MoS.
If the film had better word of mouth, it would have easily fought off WWZ. Outside of the internet, I really haven't met anyone who thought much of MoS.
4:01PM on 06/23/2013
Agreed - out there in the real world I've heard very little positive reaction to Man of Steel.
Agreed - out there in the real world I've heard very little positive reaction to Man of Steel.
7:42PM on 06/23/2013
I cal BS here you clearly don't know what you are talking about. Man of Steel had massive competition from Monsters University but on top of that World War Z did far better than anyone thought. And taking that into account Man of Steel had a great weekend. Not to mention it is now up to 400 million dollars worldwide in just 10 days.
I cal BS here you clearly don't know what you are talking about. Man of Steel had massive competition from Monsters University but on top of that World War Z did far better than anyone thought. And taking that into account Man of Steel had a great weekend. Not to mention it is now up to 400 million dollars worldwide in just 10 days.
3:08PM on 06/24/2013
I loved MoS and I recommended it to all my friends and family, whom also loved. I don't hear any bad word of mouth, other than from the critics.

40+ million on the second weekend is a lot of money. Most films with an A lister starring gets that in the first weekend.

This isn't about how bad MoS is. It's about how popular Pixar is with kids, the marketing for WWZ and the marketability of Brad Pitt + PG 13 Zombies.
I loved MoS and I recommended it to all my friends and family, whom also loved. I don't hear any bad word of mouth, other than from the critics.

40+ million on the second weekend is a lot of money. Most films with an A lister starring gets that in the first weekend.

This isn't about how bad MoS is. It's about how popular Pixar is with kids, the marketing for WWZ and the marketability of Brad Pitt + PG 13 Zombies.
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