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cloud atlas was a joke. it was ok to watch, it just had no point.





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The fact that Dredd flopped is seriously disheartening. That movie was fantastic.

I was actually interested in Cloud Atlas from the previews, but after reading a portion of the book, I have little to no desire to see that thing.

John Carter truly suffered from poor branding. The trailer was a mess, made to showcase only its special effects, rather than its actual plot. That said, Peter Gabriel brought it in that trailer. Nevertheless, plastering the Disney logo to open the trailer immediately discredited the film as anything other than a children's movie. JC was not a kids' movie. And if it was, it shouldn't have been. (I haven't seen it, tbh) Plus, I think they should have kept the original name of the book (A Princess of Mars), but maybe that's just me.

Sad to see.






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Froman
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Whenever you go to the movie theaters and they say that the reason they have high concession prices is because that's the only way they make money, it's bull shite. Most big chains get at least 40% of the ticket price back.


The studio gets all the ticket sales from the first two weeks of a film's release, then the theater gets increasing percentages every following week. I know this for a fact.






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The studio gets all the ticket sales from the first two weeks of a film's release, then the theater gets increasing percentages every following week.

This is correct. That's why you won't get matinee prices on new release movies.






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Chet Manley
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Dark Shadows





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ZTiger87
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John Carter made $282,778,100 worldwide according to boxofficemojo.com. Had a $250m budget.





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GeauxTGRZ
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The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is your answer.
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" On August 29, 2012, the film opened at #17 at the box office to $102,564 in 2,160 theaters, with a per-theater average of $47. To put that in perspective, if each location played Oogieloves five times a day on one screen at an average ticket price of $7, that would translate to fewer than two people per showing", according to Box Office Mojo.




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TheBiggestSpur
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think they should have kept the original name of the book (A Princess of Mars)


Hell no. Disney is out of the Princess business. They are avoiding the term Princess and Queen in their movies - especially those primarily targeted at males - as much as possible.

They should have had better advertisements for one. The Peter Gabriel song wasn't exactly a match for the movie. If you are going to have a good action/adventure movie then plan your trailer music around that.

They also should have emphasized the fact that it was really the "Godfather" of all sci-fi stories. They sorta did that in the last week or so before it's release, but they should have done that sooner.







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MasonTiger
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cloud atlas was a joke. it was ok to watch, it just had no point.
Several times I'd look at my watch wondering when it would end, then the next second I'd be thinking "this scene is pretty cool", then a minute or two later I'd be looking at my watch again. Waste of time and money IMO.






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Zamoro10
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

...this movie seriously made Benjamin Button feel like a documentary biopic.

...and Lay the Favorite. What the hell, this movie was just nothing. No twists, no turns...Bruce Willis putting in Lifetime Channel work.

...and Seeking a Friend For the End of the World. Worst pairing in a movie (Steve Carell and Keira Knightley) - Soon to be Razzie Award winner.






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The original name of the movie was John Carter of Mars but they changed because movies with Mars in the title have a bad history. No one knew who the hell John Carter was so that hurt it too.





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TheBiggestSpur
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The original name of the movie was John Carter of Mars but they changed because movies with Mars in the title have a bad history. No one knew who the hell John Carter was so that hurt it too.


False. They cut the title to John Carter because they were going to make the sequel John Carter of Mars. They wanted to give this sense of him going from just John Carter - the lost soldier with no real home - to the man who has found his new beginning on Mars. He would become John Carter of Mars thus being the title of the sequel. Straight from the studio's mouth and to my keyboard.






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wavebreaker
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John Carter lost a bundle.

Deeds was entertaining. Bit of a ripoff of a foreign film called The Raid (cops assaulting a high ruse controlled by drug dealers).






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rmc
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In response to a comment in OP...

Doom didn't just kind of sucked. That shite was terrible.






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TheBiggestSpur
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Deeds was entertaining. Bit of a ripoff of a foreign film called The Raid (cops assaulting a high ruse controlled by drug dealers).


Deeds? You mean Judge Dredd? Judge Dredd was in production months before The Raid was even in production.






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TheBiggestSpur
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Doom didn't just kind of sucked. That shite was terrible.



The scene where they went first person mode was fricking bad ass.






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Straight from the studio's mouth and to my keyboard


and movie studios never lie






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TheBiggestSpur
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and movie studios never lie


and movie studios never tell the truth about trivial matters.






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Kafka
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and movie studios never tell the truth about trivial matters.


is that a boom?

and BTW just between us what was your original screen name?






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TheBiggestSpur
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This is my original screen name





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