Amph Will there be any billion dollar movies in 2013?

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    No.
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  2. Diggy Force Ghost

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  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Maybe jp maybe.
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  4. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Yes it should.
  5. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Personally, I'm not mentally strong enough to stay away from Hobbit Episode 2, Attack of the Frame Rate. Once the trailer comes out, we'll all be gushing again about how magnificent the whole thing looks. Trailers work their magic even when we should know better. Except for the Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailers. They sort of worked in reverse, making me think the movie could not be as bad as the advertising was trying to make it look.

    But it's interesting that 2012 had 4 $1 billion movies: Avengers, Skyfall, Dark Knight, and Hobbit. The most ever, despite 3 of those 4 movies being surprisingly mediocre, bordering on bad. Global audiences have even worse taste in movies than American audiences. Chinese box office growth seems to be playing a role in the ability of Hollywood studios to make a killing by feeding recycled landfill waste to paying moviegoers.
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  6. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    That's the most reassuring thing I've read about China in 15 years.
  7. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    The next and very anticipated installment in a multibillion dollar franchise will not do well at the box office. Yeah, it can happen...
  8. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Everyone knows that M. Night's new movie After Earth will make so much money that it'll cause a New Great Depression.
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  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Your post reads like the plot of a Shyamalan movie.
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  11. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    The good thing about Abrams ST is that it works as a sequel, prequel and reboot. So really it should work for and appeal to everyone.


    Not everyone agrees.
    None of them were Michael Bay CGI noisefests
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  12. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Dark Knight Resurfaced was about as silly a movie as I've ever seen. Skyfall had one of the most pointless and bland Bond villains in decades and the Hobbit made a mess of a classic children's story by doubling down on all the things about it that were never good to begin with.

    And the moneymaking secret of Avengers was that no single superhero was given enough screen time to be able to bore audiences the way Thor and Captain America and the other Hulk movies. It's hard to fail by playing directly to people's short attention spans.
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  13. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    People in ridiculous costumes are always going to be silly, just be thankful Batman wasn't wearing his pants on the outside.

    I fail to see how a movie not being totally accurate to the source material makes it bad. It is not a copy, it is an interpretation and so long as it is done well it should be judged on its on merits as a movie not by how much it is like the thing it is based on.


    And Javier Bardem is awesome, just sayin'
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  14. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I don't have a problem with loose adaptations, as long as they offer up a compelling artistic vision. Judging Jackson's movie on its own merits: awful. I think it got a free ride on the coattails of goodwill left over from Lord of the Rings, which is entirely understandable. But as with Star Wars EP2, the middle Hobbit film has a higher chance of shedding fans.
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    Or that Nolan's Batman didn't have nipples on his Bat armor.
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  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm pretty pessimistic about his year's chances of having many profitable movies. Maybe G.I. Joe 2 will make all the moneys up in here yo?
  17. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd put Ender's Game up as a potential dark horse here; I doubt it will, but if it's marketed well it might have a chance.
  18. Diggy Force Ghost

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    There are two hopes of Enders topping a billion; no and bob.
  19. tom Chosen One

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    if any film this year is going to break the billion mark it's this one!
  20. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    starring adrian brodee!
  21. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    ?? Iron Man grossed $318,298,180, IM2 grossed $312,057,433 ..... so what are you talking about multibillion dollars?
  22. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    Ender's Game isn't going to be a box office smash. People are already raising the decibel level on the complaints about Orson Scott Card's anti-gay politics, for good reason. The author of one of my favorite sci fi books is a complete tool IRL.
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  23. Souderwan Force Ghost

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    That's a rather...interesting way to view it. I think Avengers was successful because it was just plain fun. People like to have fun at the movies.

    Not being fun is ok for Batman or Skyfall since brooding and boring is sort of central to the characters involved. But for the most part, people aren't going to pay to see the same movie more than once unless they had fun the first time (unless it's TPM, but that's a whole other psychological ordeal about denial and stuff). Superman will not break $500 million unless it ends up being way more fun than the previews imply. I doubt it, though.
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    There's a part of me that really wants this new Superman re-boot to fail, and fail miserably, since Superman has always been my least favorite superhero character.