Doesn't this prove people liked PM more than FOTR?

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Wattos_Jaunty_Hat, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. Wattos_Jaunty_Hat Jedi Knight

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    FOTR $16,201,260 on 3381 screens
    PM $25,632,000 on 3024 screens!

    FOTR is making a lot less per screen so the length has nothing to do with it.

    If PM got such bad word of mouth, and FOTR such great wom, how do you explain that?

    My theory, non-geeks liked PM more than FOTR and there's the proof.

    Fire away
  2. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Actually, the length would directly impact the per screen totals, although the gap in earnings is greater than any impact it had in this case.

    AYBABTU?

  3. GrandAdmiralPelleaon Force Ghost

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    People like private messages??

    Anyway, no people just wanted to find out for themselves if TPM was really that bad.

    It was a star wars film made by George Lucas after all...

    FOTR is a movie remake from PJ BASED on the books.
  4. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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    Well, also PM, as you refer to it, came out in the summer, while Fellowship has graced us in the winter, not to mention during the Holidays.
  5. BYOB_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Numbers mean nothing. Fellowship is the better film, if only by the virtue of lacking Jar Jar and fart jokes.
  6. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

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    And now, loyal readers, I present to you a snippet of the Fellowship of the Ring script, that was cut from the movie:

    Strider: Are you frightened?

    Frodo: umm...yes sir

    Strider: Note nearly frightened enough!

    Frodo: /farts/

    Strider: Pee-yusa!
  7. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    I'm going to have to revert to the more oft used TPM instead of PM. LOTR is a fantastic set of books that have captured the imagination of millions for a lot longer than Star Wars. But what Star Wars has done a long time ago that LOTR has just done, is to go mainstream. Star Wars was the first to do it and is thus more widely appreciated by a vast demographic of ages and other factors. Star Wars also has 20 years on its side, whereas strictly speaking as a movie, LOTR only has one month. Give it time.
  8. B.J. Zanzibar Force Ghost

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    I'd love to see at least one of the LOTR movies beat Titanic, but I'll be happy if it just buries Harry Potter.
  9. Mace Windy Manager Emeritus

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    I don't see why we must always have threads comparing SW to FOTR. I love them both, and honestly do not care which one has more "fans" or is more "popular."

    By the way, there is a reason I chose to put those two words in quotation marks....



    :cool: Mace Windy,
    one wind to blow them all!
  10. McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling

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    What if when Boromir's boat went over the waterfall, he said, "Wooooooooo! Now THIS is pod racing!"
  11. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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    Smashingly amusing, sir Burger!! [face_laugh]
  12. Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus

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    That would have been very odd, considering he was dead.
  13. Silac5 Jedi Knight

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    Mace Windy said it perfectly.
  14. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh] @ McNerf!!

    Or when the watcher in the lake appeared, Frodo says, "Uuuhhhh-ohhh it'sum BIIIGGG gooberfish!"
  15. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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  16. Bithysith Jedi Grand Master

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    TPM was also a children's movie, a demographic that is more likely to go back to the threatre for multiple viewings.

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  18. Nabooty_Call Former RSA / Obi-Wan Impersonator

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    So Merry and Pippin doing the very, very cliche'd surprise-look-at-each-other-with-singed-faces-and-overly-teased-hair after setting off the fireworks and Gandalf hitting his head not once, but *twice* in a place he's visited before, can conveniently get swept under the rug?

    Sorry, those moments made me wince *more* than anything in TPM...wish I had some people's blind spots :cool:

  19. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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    Stand hither foul knave! Thy words offend thee!
  20. Exiled Jedi Knight

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  21. THX_Princess Jedi Grand Master

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    I would just like to state for the record that I like FOTR a lot more than I like Phantom Menace. Not to say that I don't like TPM, but...Fellowship of the Ring is the best movie I have ever seen.

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  23. Wattos_Jaunty_Hat Jedi Knight

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    Exactly Nabooty...
    It was for kids, it was the holidays, etc. etc.
    Nobody would be making excuses if it was a SW movie, they'd all point as evidence of lack of quality.

    Let me restate my theory...
    How could TPM make so much more than FOTR if people didn't like it?
    The numbers don't lie.
  24. Sebastian_Updike Jedi Youngling

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    Have you never heard of something called inflation, sir jaunty hat?
  25. THX_Princess Jedi Grand Master

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    TPM made more money because (I believe) a bigger fan base than Tolkien and we all went to see the movie about 8 times a piece. There you go. Not as many people can/will go to a three hour long movie that many times. I will, of course, maybe even more, but then again, I have no life. ;)
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