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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:11 am

With the film's release near discuss here the film's boxoffice success or failure.

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Post  webhead2006 on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Well looks like Captain America is off to a good start:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/captain-america-opens-to-4m-midnights/
'Captain America' Opens To $4M Midnights
By NIKKI FINKE | Friday July 22, 2011 @ 10:30am PDT

That's better than midnights for this summer's other original superhero movies like Thor and Green Lantern as well as prequel/reboot X-Men: First Class, which all did between $3.25M and $3.5M in Friday midnights. Distributor Paramount had been expecting Marvel/Disney's Captain America: The First Avenger to track

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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:11 am

Another box office update:
http://m.deadline.com/2011/07/captain-america-opens-to-4m-midnights/

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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:58 pm

Fri estimated box office:
http://m.superherohype.com/news/articles/168005-captain-america-opens-to-258-million-on-friday

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:26 pm

webhead2006 wrote:Fri estimated box office:
http://m.superherohype.com/news/articles/168005-captain-america-opens-to-258-million-on-friday

That means the comic book adaptation topped Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 for the day as the epic finale dropped a large 84% in ticket sales.

Wow.

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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:52 pm

Ya sounds bad when you look at it. But with the film scoring what was it 160mill in like 5 days. They are already set. But nice to hear cap will top the weekend.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:00 pm

webhead2006 wrote:Ya sounds bad when you look at it. But with the film scoring what was it 160mill in like 5 days. They are already set. But nice to hear cap will top the weekend.

It's still not normal for a film to take such a nose-dive.

If 60% is BAD, what is 84%??

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Post  webhead2006 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:47 pm

I am not saying it isn't a bad drop its a big one. Just that with how much it made already it isn't really a bad thing for wb with the haul they made off it.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:11 am

Films are made with the specific goal of making as much money as possible. Dropping 84% in one week puts a huge dent in that goal.

No movie company ever says "Meh, we already made enough money off that film.".

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:34 pm

http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-cleveland/box-office-report-captain-shows-all-american-appeal

Box Office Report: Captain Shows All-American Appeal
George Thomas, Cleveland Movie Examiner
July 24, 2011


He doesn’t own the street cred of the Dark Knight or the broad appeal of Spider-Man, but Steve Rogers – a.k.a Captain America – does possess the all-American flavor of Superman and that’s likely what struck a chord with movie fans this weekend.

His big budget debut – Captain America: The First Avenger – zapped some of Harry Potter’s magic to take the top slot at the box office. Its estimated $65 million take in North America’s theaters made it a clean sweep for superhero films this summer with each one debuting at the top slot of the box office charts, according to box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com.

Considering the fact that Captain America can’t even be called a B-list comic book, it’s an impressive debut. Should the movie show some longevity in theaters, it will mark the perfect segue into next summer when the massive superhero adveture The Avengers, which is being filmed in Cleveland in two weeks, which features Cap, as he is affectionately called, along with The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and others.

For the past several years, Marvel Films and the various studios associated with their films have slowly built momentum toward that ambitious undertaking. Now superhero geeks and fanboys only have to wait a year for the payoff.

But it’s also impressive that Captain America knocked off Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in just the second week of that movie’s run. It still took in an impressive $48 million and will likely become the second film of the year to pass the $300 million mark next week, however.

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Coming in an impressive third place for the week – Friends with Benefits starring Mila Kunis, an actress who started in television sitcoms but is showing that she has the power to light up the silver screen, and singer Justin Timberlake who continues successfully to diversify his career.

Rounding out this week’s top five – Transformers with an estimated $12 million and Horrible Bosses with $11.7 million.

Ont another note: the summer is shaping up to be everything the studios hoped it could be. Box office revenues are currently tracking two percent better than last year and attendance is up as well. It’s certainly helped to take the bite out of the frostiness at the box office that the new year brought with it.



Here are this week’s Top 10 grossing films according to Dergarabedian and Hollywood.com:

Captain America (Paramount Pictures): $65 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Warner Bros.): $48 million

Friends With Benefits (Sony Pictures): $18.5 million

Transformers (Paramount Pictures): $12 million

Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros.): $11.7 million

Zookeeper (Columbia Pictures): $8.7 million

Cars 2 (Walt Disney/Pixar): $5.7 million

Bad Teacher (Columbia Pictures): $2.6 million

Midnight in Paris (Sony Pictures Classics): $1.9 million

That bold part is pretty funny, no?



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Post  thecolorsblend on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:34 pm

Not sure I buy that. None of Marvel's characters apart from Spider-Man were necessarily household names until their movies came along. Iron Man? Strictly B-list most of the time... until the summer of 2008. Now he's a Marvel superstar. On that basis, Cap has always been one of their more well known heroes.

Oh well.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:50 pm

I love reading certain people's reaction to Cap & Thor's box office numbers as "nut dat grate". Really? Does every idiot with an interweb connection expect every "successful" film to top $1,000,000,000?

I would weep for this planets future, if I gave a fuck.

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Post  webhead2006 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:15 am

Great to see cap doing well. Let's hope it keeps legs for aug and ends at a good final bo.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:18 am

Apologist Puncher wrote:I love reading certain people's reaction to Cap & Thor's box office numbers as "nut dat grate". Really? Does every idiot with an interweb connection expect every "successful" film to top $1,000,000,000?
I long ago rationalized this sort of thing. One popular Apologist tactic, for example, was to down-play SV's success. "If it was on a *REAL* network, ratings like that would get it cancelled!" Shit like that. Ifs, buts, candy, nuts. Some assembly required.

The FACTS are that Cap had (in modern terms) a relatively low budget. That makes it easier to recoup the investment. Judging by the opening weekend, the movie will do just fine.

And speaking of opening weekends, and going back to the Apologists, I've read them make similar remarks about Cap as what you're saying. Keep in mind that Moneypit Returns opened on a fairly rare five day weekend back for July 4, 2006. And all it managed was $84 million during the prime of the summer movie season that year. As you know, it only did $200 mill domestic when it should've been closer to $270 to $290 million (and that only if you give Singer the benefit of the doubt). No Singerman sequel off of THAT type of "performance".

Meanwhile, Cap hit $65.8 mill on a standard two day weekend toward the end of the summer movie season. All that, and it doesn't have to do anything near Singerman's original expectations (ie, $500 mill worldwide) to be successful. Methinks Marvel will not hesitate to greenlight a sequel when all's said and done.

You tell me which is more successful.

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Post  non_amos on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:39 am

Apologist Puncher wrote:I love reading certain people's reaction to Cap & Thor's box office numbers as "nut dat grate". Really? Does every idiot with an interweb connection expect every "successful" film to top $1,000,000,000?

I would weep for this planets future, if I gave a fuck.

Some of this can no doubt be blamed on www.boxofficemojo.com because just wait & see. When Cap's numbers have dropped this coming weekend, they'll lambast it like Harry Potter, GL, or anything else. Crap like, "It earned 'x' amount of dollars on 'x' amount of screens but that's a ___% drop from the previous weekend. It also doesn't have the attendance of _______________ from 2002 which actually made more when you factor in inflation. At this rate, Cap will probably close at ____ million." Box Office Mojo is bad for that crap! And no film is immune!

As for duh apologists, I saw over at duh Homopage in comments how their new Fagley, 'Scotty V', is basically 'recycling' this same sort of garbage when it comes to THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA. That idiot even suggested that Comic Con fans HATED the new SPIDERMAN. Funny thing there, that's not what I've seen thus far! But consider duh apologists. Not only are they for the changes that DC is making, some are even suggesting that Superman lose the 'split curl' & be more like George Reeves was on the old TV series. But consider the source, I guess.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:02 am

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=captainamerica.htm

Domestic: $117,421,571
+ Foreign: $53,500,000
= Worldwide:$170,921,571

That's in, what, 9 days?

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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 am

And keep in mind, it's only opened in a couple of other countries besides America. The bulk of the foreign gross from, of all places, Italy but that'll change in time.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:06 am

thecolorsblend wrote:And keep in mind, it's only opened in a couple of other countries besides America. The bulk of the foreign gross from, of all places, Italy but that'll change in time.

Exactly.

And hey, look, your Reputation went up! Imagine that!

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Post  webhead2006 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:41 am

Good. To see its doing well in foriegn markets so far.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:02 am

Apologist Puncher wrote:And hey, look, your Reputation went up! Imagine that!
I can't imagine. Very Happy

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Post  thecolorsblend on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:32 pm

Incidentally, I've not been able to find where these numbers are tracking. I suck at predictions (check my history on this if you don't believe; I figured Singerman was good for something like $250 mill in the US based on the name alone and boy was I wrong!) but I'm guessing Cap will top out at around, what, $180 to $190 million in the US? I'd call that sufficient justification to make a sequel. Hell, if Thor's getting one, Cap should definitely get one.

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Post  webhead2006 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:39 pm

i agree colors, it has done very well so far in the first few weeks out in us, and doing ok enough in foreign markets that are playing it. I am sure sequel is already set.

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Post  thecolorsblend on Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:47 am

Domestic Week 01, Jul 22–24: $65,058,524
Domestic Week 02 Jul 29–31: $25,554,303
Domestic Week 03 Aug 5–7: $13,000,000 (estimate)
Domestic Total: $143,182,000
Foreign Total: $103 million
Production Budget: $140 million

Given how many successful movies have opened recently, I'm surprised by the $13 mill State figure. Guess audiences dig this movie after all.

There's an argument (and a credible one) that Cap's foreign box office shouldn't be viewed as a referendum on America's global popularity... but assuming there's nothing to that argument, well, see for yourself. And keep in mind that it has yet to open in several western and eastern European territories. I'd say this figure looks pretty good.

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Post  webhead2006 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:15 am

good to see it doing well here domestically and internationally too.

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Post  Apologist Puncher on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:56 am

Speaking of 'Captain America', did anyone else see the connection with 'Iron Man 2'?

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