Amph Tim Burton: The Wizard of Odd: Now Disc. New "Dark Shadows" Photos

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  1. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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  2. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    How are you able to say that so calmly? :p
  3. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Not being a hyperactive teenager is key. :p
  4. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Aww, that's no fun at all. :p
  5. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    Tim presides over the Cannes Film Festival and provoked bewildered responses
    for the choice of this year's jury. People are puzzled.

    Tim Burton at Cannes

    It's not often you see an article about Tim Burton in the Wall Street Journal. The success of Alice has had a positive effect on Disney's stock price.

    Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" on Thursday passed the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales, Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said, making it just the sixth movie ever to do so.

    Sales in North America have reached $332 million, making it Disney's third-highest grossing film behind "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," which also stars "Alice" actor Johnny Depp, and the animated "Finding Nemo."

    The second in the three-film "Pirates" series is also one of the five other movies to reach $1 billion--the others being "Avatar," "Titanic," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "The Dark Knight."

    The movie is set for home-video release in the U.S. on Tuesday. The box-office performance of "Alice" helped Disney post a 55% profit jump for the latest quarter as earnings for the struggling studio-entertainment unit soared nearly 20-fold.

    Disney shares were recently up 2.4% at $33.87 amid a sharp market rally. The stock is up 42% the past year.

    -By Tess Stynes, Dow Jones Newswires
  6. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Of course they're puzzled. That's the natural response. :p
  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I'm glad Burton finally had the global megahit we've all been waiting for since 1989's Batman. Lighting did indeed strike twice.
  8. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    You're right Jabba, and it sure took him long enough. If Burton hadn't wasted so much time on Superman Reborn or Mars Attacks! he might have got back on top sooner. Though Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a huge hit, but not on the scale of Alice.

    Alice has now not only broken the 1 billion dollar barrier, but it's surpassed the Dark Knight in ticket sales. 5th highest grossing film ever. Go figure. The details:

    All Time Global Box office chart from Box Office Mojo
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  11. Slowburn Jedi Youngling

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    Jesus. "Alice" was good, but not that good. o_O
  12. Merlin_Ambrosius69 Force Ghost

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    It's got that crossover appeal. Little kids love it because it's talking animals and Jabberwockies. Older kids love it 'cause it's... kinda cool. Moms love it because it's family-friendly fun. Teenagers and college students love it in equal measures of childhood nostalgia and psychedelic eye-candy. And film fans love it because the director is one of our own: a weirdo, an oddball, an artist(e). We can dissect his work analytically, and munch popcorn at the same time. Translation: $1 billion.

    Way to go, Tim! Put all that bread to a good cause, and go make some more genius-level movies (I'm hoping Dark Shadows will be next, myself! :cool: )
  13. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Couldn't have said it better, myself! :D

    Personally, I wish Frankenweenie was his next project, but it looks like we'll have to wait until after he clears Dark Shadows off his metaphorical, cobweb-laden plate. Speaking of such, I hear DS is going to have a highly original blend of tongue-in-cheek humor, drama, and an ode to the cheesyness of the original series. Sounds like pure Burton to me!

    Shoot me for saying this, but I'm not the world's biggest vampire fan, and I'm not incredibly excited about the prospect of this...this...this...this, and think there are other things I'd rather Burton and Johnny be collaborating on. That said, I'm intensely curious to see what they come up with next.
  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    People people people... it's 3-D. Obviously it has a lot of appeal, but the 3-D would surely be inflating the gross hugely.
  15. Slowburn Jedi Youngling

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    I doubt it would increase the appeal that much. I mean, when I hear that a film is shown in 3D, I think it's cool, but it doesn't make me want to see it more. If the subject isn't interesting to someone, 3D won't mean a thing.
  16. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Sure the 3D's inflating the gross, but it's not inflating the appeal. Because everything's in 3D, so the novelty's gone.
  17. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    [face_thinking]

    That analysis is thoughtful and right on target. It appealed to many different audiences and the marketing campaign was well done and relentless.

    People people people... it's 3-D. Obviously it has a lot of appeal, but the 3-D would surely be inflating the gross hugely.

    One could say the same thing about the Dark Knight's IMAX ticket prices, which surely contributed tremendously to it's massive box office success.
  18. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    And not everything needs[ to be in 3-D, but that's a whole different story. Don't remember if I already said this here, but I enjoyed Alice much more in 2-D. The 3-D seemed pointless and distracting.
  19. DanyKenobi340 Jedi Knight

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    I know what your saying. I saw it in 3D at the theater, then saw it at the drive ins and it was a whole other world.
    I enjoyed it at the drive ins more, since it was outside and you felt like you where right there even more.
  20. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Actually, I bought a Blu-Ray copy yesterday and watched it at home last night, and it looked the best I've ever seen it. I mean, better than 3D, theater 2D, and IMAX 3D. :p I guess you just notice more on a smaller, more focused screen.
  21. solojones Chosen One

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    Really? I haven't seen it, but it looks pretty bleh. My parents said they almost walked out of the movie because it was so bad, and that's something they never do. I've had zero desire to see it.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  22. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    I think it would be worth it to try it out.
  23. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    Frankenweenie release date bumped to 2012.

    Frankenweenie's due to be releasted in March of 2012. Disney had been letting on that it was going to be out next year, but I sort of doubted that was true, with everything else Burton has on his plate at the moment. Kind of disappointing, but not unexpected.
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Burton's Alice struck me as very... Gilliamesque. Maybe it was because of the Jabberwocky ( :p), but it had a very similar visual look and atmosphere to classic Gilliam's films.
  25. JMJacenSolo Jedi Master

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    I watched Alice on a flight to Montreal and turned it off after 40 minutes from boredom.