Who WIll Win At The Box Office: Spider-Man or Star Wars

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Who WIll Win At The Box Office: Spider-Man or Star Wars

Poll closed May 16, 2002.
Spider-Man 1 vote(s) 9.1%
Star Wars Episode II 10 vote(s) 90.9%
There Is Another 0 vote(s) 0.0%
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  1. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    I have one word: inflation. The original screenings of ANH probably could triple those totals if the dollar value in 1977 were equivalent to 2002. Money doesn't prove anything... you saw Spidey twice Mullet, and you didn't pay either time; that's another $15 added to the total. Movie box office totals don't mean anything; the number of people who see the movie should be counted, not the money itself.
  2. DarthZome Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    You're right, but box office statistics sites have stats for both real earnings and earnings adjusted for inflation.

    In total dollars, Titanic is #1
    but adjusted for inflation, Gone With the Wind is #1

    I think Star Wars is #2 in both cases.

    On another note, Harry Potter held the record for opening weekend once, but it didn't come close to ANH or TPM.

    Fellowship of the Ring also had a huge following, but it, too, couldn't beat ANH or TPM.
  3. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2002
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    Ya, well, it doesn't go by inflation so at the moment spidy is #1, so nah!:)
  4. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    Jan 22, 2001
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    You just wait until May 16th. That will show them.



    I hope.
  5. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    You might as well relish in the glory now, you only have 9 days 3 hours 51 mins from this post until it's all over...

    The clones will attack, and Spidey will be squashed instantly! Besides, AOTC has prolly already made a killing before opening day has even hit with its presale tickets...
  6. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    Jan 22, 2001
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    I want a Ticket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    When it comes to Spidey vs. Star Wars, I must quote one of the greatest poets of our time, Busta Rhymes:

    "Star Wars movin ill like Han Solo..."

    I know that's what it's bout to do, fa sho!

    And look at who is representing which movie:

    Busta Rhymes- Star Wars

    Macy Gray- Spider-Man

    Busta Rhymes is so much cooler than Macy Gray...

    I totally forgot to put this in my review above^ Macy Gray = worst part about Spider-Man, but it's too late to edit that review...
  8. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    Jan 22, 2001
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    What are you talking about?
  9. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    Busta Rhymes is a rapper. In his song "Woo-Hah! (Got Y'all In Check)", he says the phrase "Star Wars movin ill like Han Solo."
    Ill = cool, awesome, etc.
  10. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    Jan 22, 2001
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    I know who Busta is. What I wanted to know is what does one person in the music buisness have to do with weather Star Wars os better then Spider-man.
  11. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    I edited my post above^. Check it out and you'll see my point.
  12. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    And I quote tf.n:

    Today's (Tuesday) New York Times indicated that George Lucas, who is determined to have Episode II shown only in theaters with advanced projection equipment, may prevent it from opening on as many screens as Spider-Man occupied last weekend.

    If AOTC doesn't do as well as Spidey, this may be one reason: George Lucas is about quality over quantity. If not as many theaters have AOTC, then not as many people can see it if it sells out, and thus it will not make as much.

    Another point is running time. According to spidermanhype.com:

    And rightfully so, who would want to sit in the theater for just 77 minutes after having waited for 20 years for Spidey to hit the big screen? Not us! And you won't have to either, as we have learned that the movie will run at 120 Minutes! "X-Men" clocked-in at 104 minutes, to give you some kind of idea.

    From tf.n's Celebration news:

    The official running time for the movie is 2 hours, 16 minutes. The film has 6 minutes of credits so the total official running time is 2:22

    Longer running time means less showings of a movie.

    FINAL CONCLUSION: The number of screens showing AOTC and its longer running time could influence how much it makes.
  13. DarthZome Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    In the long run, Episode II will have larger earnings from ticket sales than Spider-Man.
  14. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2002
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    $30,141,417? $30,141,417!
    THAT IS PATHETIC!!! THAT IS LAUGHABLE! THAT IS...ummm...YA! HA! I had a feeling it wasn't going to beat spidy for opening day, but, wow! that's not too good.
  15. DarthPoke-G Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 18, 2002
    THAT'S KIND O FUNNY SEEING AS THURSDAY IS A WEEK DAY. ONLY HARDCORE FANS ARE GONNA SEE IT.(like me who saw twice the16 and once 17)YOUR LACK OF COMMON SENSE IS LAUGHABLE, ITS PATHETIC ITS.....
  16. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2002
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    ya, but still man, it did like $20 mill today
  17. DarthPoke-G Jedi Padawan

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    Apr 18, 2002
    OOOOHHHHH WHOS DA BIG MAN NOW!!!!
    WHERE'S YOUR POST TODAY, HMMMM.
    SEEMS TO ME EPISODE II DID....
    WAIT...
    116,000,000

    THAT MEANS IT BEAT YOUR PRECIOUS SPIDER MAN!

    (anyways Yoda could beat the c**p out of SpiderMan)
  18. GrnJalera Jedi Knight

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    Feb 3, 2001
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    Technically, Spider-Man won. Episode 2 made 116 million in 4 days. Spider-man made 115 in 3 days. Do the math. ;)
  19. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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  20. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    *Cough Cough*
    24th highest grossing picture of all time so far(yes that is the list with adjustments for inflation).
  21. DonC Jedi Master

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    Mar 30, 2001
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    Overall, at the end of the summer, it's going to be real close. Spidey is still doing insane at the box office, and will pass $300 million in about another week. That's $50-100 million than most "experts" thought it would do total. But Clones is doing better than TPM, at that totaled about $430 million.
  22. Old_Benny Jedi Knight

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    Oct 4, 2000
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    Star Wars had two large problems preveting it from beating Spider Man

    1. Like Episode I, too many people stayed away on opening weekend fearing large lines. Waiting in line outside Friday, I don't know how many people said "See, that's why we didn't see Star Wars opening weekend!" The media did nothing but support this idea by covering all the lines when tickets went on sale, the lines at midnight, and the lines Thursday during the day. Never did I hear then say, tickets are still on sale, even though they were in many locations. Also their continuous reporting that Star Wars would be in fewer theaters would also be a turn off, even though the only theaters to lose out is the older, smaller multiplex and the drive-in. Most pig theaters, such as Cinemark, had Star Wars in the same number of screens as Spiderman. There was hype for Spiderman, but nothing saying "Don't go, it'll be sold out," like I did for Star Wars.

    2. Too many of the "avererage fans," (i.e. not ultimate fanboys) opted for taking the day off work and going to the matinee, as I did. This resuted in a loss of 2-3 dollars per ticket. Since millions of fans probably did this, this resulted in a several million dollar loss for the movie. This is why tikets as opposed to ticket dollars should be counted, buy since studios and distributers care about how much money they maight be getting, money is all we hear about.

    Finally, the title of the thead is "Who WIll Win At The Box Office: Spider-Man or Star Wars?" Winning is making the most money, not breaking opening records. Clearly Star Wars will win. EVERYONE who saw Spiderman will wise up and say "Hey, if I found the time and money to see Spiderman. I can certainly make it to Star Wars." Plus, folks like us will see it several times, making the grande total larger than Spiderman.

    DOWN WITH TITANIC!!!

    So ends my rant...
  23. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2002
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    Good points Old Benny, and YES! I DID SET THIS UP AS OVERALL TOTALS NOT BREAKING RECORDS!

    And on a side note...AOTC made $110.2 Million not the orginally estimated $116.3 Million.
  24. DarthZome Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    This is true. However, if AOTC follows the patterns of the other Star Wars movies, it will be re-released in theaters in a few years, then again about a decade after that. Then again, and again, and again.

    Hardcore fans, such as myself, will sit down and watch the movies every single time they're re-released in theaters.
  25. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    Mar 16, 2002
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    Ok. I know it's still a little early for the official talyl and winner. But at this point, I think it's safe to say that Spider-Man won. Sorry, but unless there's a major turnaround(which is a very slight possablility but I dought it). Spidy won.
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