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What will be the top-grossing film of 2006?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
X-Men 3 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Superman Returns 2 vote(s) 22.2%
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest 5 vote(s) 55.6%
Cars 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Da Vinci Code 2 vote(s) 22.2%
Another movie not listed 0 vote(s) 0.0%
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  1. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    And tell us why. I'm thinking it's going to be Pirates, unless Cars or Superman is particularly good.
  2. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    I would like to be able to say x men.... but I think Pirates will, all the tenny bopper johnny depp gusher girls will make sure of that!
  3. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    oh please God, not the frickin' Da Vinci Code. When I was in London, it seemed like every second person on the tube was reading a Dan Browne book. (shudder)

    There's not that much I'm excited about, to honest. I'm sure X-Men III will be decent enough, and I'm interested enough to see the new Superman film, but there's not much else I'm really desperate to see, other than the Johnny Cash bio-pic, "Walk The Line" which looks awesome.
  4. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I haven't read the Da Vinci Code (it's always on loan at the library), but I've read the entire plot summary online. The hype surrounding it reminds me of the Blair Witch and Alien Autopsy marketing strategy ... 'is it real? you decide!'. It certainly is a money-spinner, there seems to be hundreds of these 'da vinci code decoded', 'da vinci code debunked', 'da vinci code re-coded in base seven with cheese' spin off novels around, trying to cash in on it. I guess people just love conspiracy theories.
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    This is where SFL jumps in to defend Dan Brown, yes?

    I've read all his books (which SFL lent me, thanks). Decent enough pulp fiction, even if all of the books rehash the same plot. But certainly nothing to stir up the Da Vinci Code craze that seems to have swept the world.

    I'll probably see it on DVD eventually. Nothing I'm particulary hanginig out for. And all the recommended movies I've hired on DVD or ones I've liked the look of lately (Hitchhiker's Guide, Life Aquatic, Minority Report) have bored me to sleep. Literally.

    Maybe it's that after a day with the kids, putting on a DVD and lying on the couch to watch it isn't the best plan. To be honest I was liking what I saw of Minority Report before i fell asleep.



  6. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    I've watched the teaser trailer for Superman online ... the music they used sounds like it could be from the 78 film. Apparently it's supposed to be in continuity with Superman: the movie and Superman II (I guess they're just pretending III and IV were never made, heh.). I've read they're using cut footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El in it, and the composer is using elements of John William's Superman theme.

    And speaking of Superman, does anyone else love the superdickery website as much as me? Funniest website ever.

    http://www.superdickery.com/galleries.html
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    give me back my life aquatic dvd then.

    Dan Brown* (no e STH :p) can write a gripping story, one that once you start is hard to put down, even for me who's never read a book in his life (even one's i 'had to' for english (i got by). And with Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon - it will be a good film (I'm hoping at least).

    So STH only likes things other people don't... popularity turns you off a movie or book? :p

    *note SFL defending him
  8. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    well, to be honest I don't really have a specific issue with Dan Brown's books - they're obviously a "good read" because every second person on the planet has bought one - as I haven't read them. I have read some commentry on them though, and I think he plays a little too much with history. I know he claims the books are a work of fiction, but based on some historical material, and that he's a bit dodgy in terms of acknowledging which of his source material is factual, and which isn't. Which means you have thousands of (mostly) Americans going to France on Da Vinci Code tours, actually believing _everything_ in the books.

    But, yeah, point taken - I'm sure i'd actually enjoy the yarn, should I ever decide to read one. I'm off home to make pizza dough.
  9. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I'll trade it for my Buller's Birds of New Zealand book. [face_thinking]

    How was Gizzy? Muscled in on your flattie's trip, huh? (Please answer in a different thread)

    Yes, but they're americans. While we're talking in sweeping generalisations, they (americans) also take the bible literally. And if Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons it means they're travelling to new countries and experiencing some other culture (albeit from behind their tour bus windows) and viewing classic artworks, well all power to those books.
  10. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    and speaking of which, you have my Brian Wilson DVD ...

    Anyway, I am the master of sweeping generalisations.

    Back to films,. just watched three fantastic documentaries in the last few days - "Murderball", "Grizzly Man" and "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price". All highly recommended ... esp. "Murderball", about the US/Canadian quadraplegic rudby teams. Hard, hard men.
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, well, you have my, umm, Backstreet Boys documentary DVD.

    Guess we'll have to hook up for an exchange of goods in brown paper bags on a disused bridge sometime.
  12. solo77 Force Ghost

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    I reckon the da Vinci Code.

    Ain't read the book, but pretty much everyone in the rest of the world has, so there's my logic.

    Personally i can't wait to see X3 :cool:
  13. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    I've heard uniformly bad stuff about X3, a lot of it from people who loved the first two. i seem to recall it's a new director, because the director of the first two (whose name escapes me) has jumped ship to direct the new Superman film.

    Anyone excited about "Walk The Line", the Johnny Cash biopic? Should be awesome.
  14. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Da Vinci, solo speaks logic.

    From the trailor online, X3 looks good I thought.

    The BEAST is in it, woo! :)
  15. solo77 Force Ghost

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    STH, me and the missus are planning on seeing Walk the Line this weekend. We've been hanging out for it actually, big Johnny Cash fans
  16. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    wow ... this place is pumping.

    Saw "Walk The Line" on the weekend, along with "Everything Is Illuminated", the new Elijah Wood life. Both highly recommeded.
  17. Darth_Berserker Jedi Master

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    greetings i think it will be X men 3 : the last stand, you just got to view the trailer and your hooked, my second vote would be for Pirates of the Carribean 2. D_B
  18. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    The full trailer for Superman Returns has been released:

    http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/supermanreturns/
  19. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Wow I saw X-Men last night... Awesome movie!!

    And I'm in love with Kitty Pryde!!
  20. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    How? It comes out today? Midnight screening?

    Good flick then? mmmmmm tuesday night I'm thinking, cheap tickets.
  21. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    yup midnight screening!!
  22. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Saw X-Men 3 this afternoon :) For those who haven't seen it, there's another scene after the credits worth staying for.
  23. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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  24. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    damnit, I just remembered about the bonus scene! Anyone else stay for it? PM me what it's about please. I doubt I'll see the movie again... unless on DVD
  25. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    This was how it turned out:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2006&p=.htm

    1. Pirates
    2. Cars
    3. X-Men 3
    4. The Da Vinci Code
    5. Superman Returns

    I expected Pirates to be the top grosser, but I was surprised at how well it did do in the end ... it was the third highest grossing film of all time on the worldwide chart. It will be interesting to see if Pirates 3 does as well.
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