Domestic Box Office update:

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Michael, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Looking at the big summer blockbusters:

    Spider-Man 3 $325,585,149
    Shrek the Third $281,460,065
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End $253,441,723

    All three of them are performing below the level of the previous sequel.

    Now to see how Harry Potter, Transformers, etc do in the coming months!
  2. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Not too shabby I guess....I still don't feel sorry for any of the studios involved though....they'll still be makin an ASSLOAD of cash ...especially after the DVD's are released of these.
  3. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    So um just how big is an Assload? Does the size vary from person to person?

    Perhaps I should consult Colton and Drew are resident porn hounds.

    I would venture that Alfer's assload might be bigger then some other assloads because at times, he can be a really big ass, though there must be some flexibility to the assload because at other times he is not such a big ass.

    I really hope Colton and Drew can shed some light on this soon.

    :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol:
  4. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Hey I have a fairly small bootay!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  5. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    Don't be so quick. The actual cost to make the movies plus advertising them is usually double the actual listed price on the websites like Box Office Mojo for instance.

    Spiderman and POTC were >$200,000,000 to make + advertising so it would take nearly $400,000,000 in domestic receipts for the studio to turn profit.

    An assload of cash would be what Passion made.
  6. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    I should note that the worldwide gross is significantly higher, so each movie is indeed producing "an assload of cash". And we are talking Jennifer Lopez size cash.
  7. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Yup...USA + the rest of the world + future DVD(s) = $$$$$$$$$$$$
  8. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    Not really fair, since those previous sequels did $380m, $440m, and $420m respectively. Shrek 2 and Pirates 2 are the two biggest hits this decade. Spiderman 1 is third.

    Globally, which is what really matters these days, Spidey 3 is at about $850m and Pirates 3 about $750m, so there's no doubt they will both be big money makers, despite the huge costs of production/marketing (shrek 3 hasn't really been released globally yet, but it will doubtless do big money, too).

    Anyway, it looks like my domestic prediction will be correct: shrek 3 will finish first, spidey 2nd, pirates 3rd.
  9. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

    Actually, your prediction is far from coming true! Pirates will probably catch Shrek 3 domestically, while neither will catch Spidey 3 domestic take. And Pirates will end up being the worldwide champ yet again-
    Pirates will end up making more than Spidey internationally, though Spidey has to be considered a huge success because it is trouncing the performance of the first 2 films overseas! Shrek 3 won't come close to either one of them internationally- you can take that to the bank! If Shrek made $450 million overseas, I'd be very surprised, more likely it will top out at about $400M, possibly less.

  10. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    We'll see. I'm not so sure Shrek 3 won't hit $500m internationally, and i'm not sure Pirates will pass Spidey in overall (domestic + international) box office.

    I do stand by my prediction that Pirates will not catch Shrek 3 domestically. The only question is whether Shrek 3 can catch Spidey domestically. I think it will be close, but Shrek 3 will do it.

    At least this is one argument where someone will actually be proven right/wrong! :)
  11. Dennis Pagoulatos

    Dennis Pagoulatos Active Member

    That's true. It's a nice change from the typical Home Theater/ Audio arguments that get rehashed over and over again... :lol:
  12. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Good call!

    It looks like Pirates is the worst week over week and that Shrek has better legs then even Spidey. The question is whether Shrek can make up the $40 million jump Spidey had in the first three weeks of release (based on each titles release date).

    NOTE: It also looks like Shreks budget was $100 million < Spidey's budget and $140 million < Pirates budget!
  13. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    Yes, at 24 days, Pirates is at $273m, whereas Shrek was at $281m and Spidey at $302m after the same period of time.

    IMO, in the USA "pirates" was hurt by two factors relative to Shrek and Spidey: It came out last, meaning viewers were asked to trek to the theater thru huge crowds for the third time in almost as many weeks to see a "blockbuster", and it came out just barely 10 1/2 months since Pirates 2, whereas Shrek and Spidey had 2-3 year lags since their previous movies to whet the appetites of their fans.

    Still, with $273 million in the bank and with that likely to climb to close to $300m, Pirates 3 is obviously a big hit here, and even moreso internationally. I doubt Disney is shedding any tears. ;)
  14. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    $57.4 million for Fab4...I wonder how well it can hang on after word of mouth hits the streets...maybe 50-60% drop?
  15. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    60% drop is rather normal. I suspect more.
  16. Chris White

    Chris White New Member

    There was a big ad in the paper today for F4:SS. My wife (not exactly a movie buff) says "Didn't we see that?" I said, "No. We saw the original F4, this is a sequel." To which she replied, "You're kidding! The last one was awful! Why would they make another one?" I think it's safe to say she isn't the target audience. :)

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