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Author Topic: AvP Requiem Box Office Figures  (Read 18166 times)

MEMPHIS
Dec 31, 2007, 04:51:32 AM
Reply #165 on: Dec 31, 2007, 04:51:32 AM
How old are you Yautja? 5? You can't spell half of your sentence right.


killzonewith bladesandteet
Dec 31, 2007, 04:52:06 AM
Reply #166 on: Dec 31, 2007, 04:52:06 AM
the film was okay. But I feel due to contract/budget limitations plus directorial inexperience it suffered.I mean usually when a movie makes a ton of money don't they spend more on sequels to make more money? I am at a guess thinking that Shane Selermo's script was a contractual thing after the success of AVP. It could have been better in that framework IF the Strausee Bro's Knew their  basics about directing-especially the actors a for instance would be when they go into the hospital and they see the hive no-one reacted in a remotely realistic way when seeing  no "WTF is this??" no OMG's or anything just stares. Remember in Aliens when the troops see the hive for the first time? That's what I am talking about about the Strausse Bros directorial inexperience. They weren't bad just inexperienced. And more action and fights and Predators costs money which they didn't have for the scope they were trying to pull off-again an inexperience factor,is  how I see it. Its not a bad movie  I've seen a lot worse but it was stopped from being  better because of directorial inexperience. If AVP3 goes ahead a bigger budget could bring better actors and a better script writer


chrisr232007
Dec 31, 2007, 05:33:01 AM
Reply #167 on: Dec 31, 2007, 05:33:01 AM
Well as you can see the total box office is 23million plus so if you use the rule of half than it will only make around 11 million by end of next weekend which would put it at 34 million than the week after that it would be around 40 million so when all said and done AVP_R is only going to make maybe a lil over 50 million in the USA so i hope it does good around the world or AVP might just be dead and ALIEN AND PREDATOR as well   :-\  



Starkiller
Dec 31, 2007, 06:24:59 AM
Reply #169 on: Dec 31, 2007, 06:24:59 AM
If everyone is so worried that avpr hasn't doesn't well enough or wont do well enough to get our 'space epic' avp3? Then why dont US fans go to the cinema again and tell there non avp fan friends to go watch it aswell?    :-\    As for me im going to watch it twice (uk fan), first with family then again with friends even if the film sucks! beacuse id rather have avp3 than predator 3 and I would still like to see alien 5    ;D    So go avp fans ''spread the word'' and go watch the film again lol....fox needs our hard earned cash    :D    Im still going to be open minded and watch the film and ignore the bad reviews


Rob - - - - - - ski
Dec 31, 2007, 08:45:24 AM
Reply #170 on: Dec 31, 2007, 08:45:24 AM
I think it'll do fine at the Box Office, both domestic and overseas. So far it made $26.8 million, with $10 million on the first weekend at 2611 theaters. I think that number of theaters for a major FOX film is a bit small. I believe they're trying to, while it having a small weekend, drop far less in the later ones than AVP. They opened it at 2611 theaters while there are 3 mega films open at 3,400 or more. So a lot are booked. Than next weekend, which will be "ALVIN" 's and "Lengend" 's third weekend meaning a theater count drop, opening the door so AVP-R could be wider distributed. Likely by the next weekend it be in the 3,000's. While the money for theater avg. would drop the weekend total wouldn't. So it could be $10 million weekend again, likely.


Rob - - - - - - ski
Dec 31, 2007, 08:53:45 AM
Reply #171 on: Dec 31, 2007, 08:53:45 AM
And as for overseas. I looked it at Box Office Mojo at what were the highest profitters for the first AVP. Then went to the IMDB and compared release dates of AVP and AVP-R. I saw that the countries that earned the most for AVP are released like within the week or month of USA (and other AVP high profitters) release. Those countries earn good bit of money even when they were knowledged of how bad it was a month earlier, but could earn more if not knowledged of that. So they are released sooner so the knowledge of it possibly turning bad again wouldn't effect profit so much.


Maximus
Dec 31, 2007, 09:34:56 AM
Reply #172 on: Dec 31, 2007, 09:34:56 AM
AvPR is #6 in the box office in the first week, that's pretty poor.  It's only going to go down from there, and American companies don't really care how much money their movies earn overseas.  Plus, theaters take in half the profits, so Fox has only earned maybe 13 million dollars so far.  The simple truth is, critics and fans have panned the movie.  AvPR is a piss poor film, and most likely the end of the franchise until Ridley Scott does Alien 5.


killzonewith bladesandteet
Dec 31, 2007, 10:07:03 AM
Reply #173 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:07:03 AM
Theaters DON'T take half the profits they get paid a percentage of the screen rental by the distributor, which is why concession stand prices are high that's where most of their money comes in. And as far as saying American companies don't care about how much money their movies make in international territories that's just bullshit.  AVP-R will make a profit but not what people were expecting in the short term compared to AVP. And it took almost 9.5mil its first day  not its first weekend. While this may not be a great film it will be a commercial success probably turning a samll profit once you factor in DVD sales. It is also not too shabby for a directorial debut. The ONLY way we will get an AVP film that we think we deserve is to support this one to even remotely justify a decent budget therefore a chance of a decent script for a third. This film was rushed, an with a less budget a stronger rating  which cuts the market before you start plus a poor script. And this is what you get. If you really want that big budget film show Fox that there's a market for it.


Hunters Moon
Dec 31, 2007, 10:31:01 AM
Reply #174 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:31:01 AM
killzonewithbladesandteet | 30 Dec 2007 22:06173  The ONLY way we will get an AVP film that we think we deserve is to support this one to even remotely justify a decent budget therefore a chance of a decent script for a third. This film was rushed, an with a less budget a stronger rating which cuts the market before you start plus a poor script. And this is what you get. If you really want that big budget film show Fox that there's a market for it. ________________________  So true! lets all watch this film again, plus there are alot of avp fans in the uk and other europeon coutries so lets hoping they go watch it    :-\    I want avp3? FOX better make it and this time make a 'good' movie!!!!!   >:(  


Maximus
Dec 31, 2007, 10:43:55 AM
Reply #175 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:43:55 AM
But the thing is, I don't want an AvP 3, the series has no integrity left after AvPR.  The formula has worn thin and no one takes it seriously anymore.  Then again, Aliens and Preds never belonged in the same movie to begin with.    After two movies, you'd think that Fox would have made a good film by now, but they haven't, and they never will.  Although AR was sub-par, it never sunk to the level of indignity of AvPR, and I would love for Ridley Scott and Weaver to re-team for a fifth and final Alien film.  AvPR being a box office bomb serves them right.  AvP is dead, it's time to pull a "Casino Royale" and get some good filmmakers and actors back into the original Alien series.


psy_coma77
Dec 31, 2007, 10:45:44 AM
Reply #176 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:45:44 AM
Ive seen it 3 times now, I love it still. The Predator had more screentime than any one human that was awesome. Blood, Guts, fingers and toes.....


Hunters Moon
Dec 31, 2007, 10:53:25 AM
Reply #177 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:53:25 AM
I agree with you maximus but still i would like to see another avp movie? and i definitly want to see alien 5 with either cameron or scott behind it or both. I only watch the avp films for the predator    :D  


Hunters Moon
Dec 31, 2007, 10:55:19 AM
Reply #178 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:55:19 AM
psy_coma77 what was your favourite part of the movie? and which fight is better hive or sewer? mine was the hive    ;D  


Hunters Moon
Dec 31, 2007, 10:58:17 AM
Reply #179 on: Dec 31, 2007, 10:58:17 AM
also maximus i dont think they can leave the franchise at avp-r they need to make another one with a decent budget, script cast and crew, and either have the strause brothers return to direct or get an experienced director, and finish the 'avp franchise' with 3 films and nice litlle trilogy would be nice I think?   ;D   rather than wreck both franchises then just leave it at that    :(  


 

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