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Old 02-14-2010, 03:20 PM
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I dunno - most predictions I had seen didn't peg The Wolfman as topping $30 million even across the entire four day weekend.

What is impressive is that AVATAR only fell an estimated 3.7% from last weekend to take another $22 million, not counting the fourth day.

Since Valentine's Day was the predestined champ anyway, all the other flicks out seem to have done pretty well.

Especially given The Wolfman has been sitting there for a year and has had known problems pre-release. The only thing I find confusing is that I had previously seen the budget for it as $85 million, but per Box Office Mojo it's now reported as being $150 million - which is quite a jump!
I'm not nearly as pumped for Wolfman as I had been, and may just wait to catch it on DVD. I really haven't heard anything all that great about it.

That is impressive about Avatar! Lots of staying power with that movie!
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I never hear anything great about half the films I want to see - usually it doesn't mean they are that bad!
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I never hear anything great about half the films I want to see - usually it doesn't mean they are that bad!
My decision isn't based on that...If I listened to critics all the time, I would have hated all but the eleventh Star Trek movie. I just kinda don't have much desire to make it to the theater these days. Money's tighter and I don't really care to spend it on the movies.
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I only ever go to a handful of movies a year, I prefer watching at home.
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I only ever go to a handful of movies a year, I prefer watching at home.
Me too. It's become that way for me over the last couple years, but 2010 really looks to be a wait for the DVD kind of year.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:11 AM
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Looks like Wolfman is officially a bomb. 70% drop this weekend from #2 to #5. I didn't really expect it to flop that badly.
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My decision isn't based on that...If I listened to critics all the time, I would have hated all but the eleventh Star Trek movie. I just kinda don't have much desire to make it to the theater these days. Money's tighter and I don't really care to spend it on the movies.
I get that.

I go quite a lot because it's local and because it's pretty much my main interest. I love going to the cinema still.

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Looks like Wolfman is officially a bomb. 70% drop this weekend from #2 to #5. I didn't really expect it to flop that badly.
I saw it and I have to say it's really not that bad. That drop is quite surprising. Though all last weeks openers have fallen quite badly (Although Valentine's Day had the virtue of costing only $52 million to make) it's pretty severe.

There are worse films that have had better holds.

Although, spending $150 million on it was really asking for trouble. These genre pics have a ceiling and most don't get close to $100 million US Gross (I shall voluntarily leave out the Twilight bilge as they are not strictly werewolf movies) so I don't know why they thought it would do that kind of business.
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I get that.

I go quite a lot because it's local and because it's pretty much my main interest. I love going to the cinema still.



I saw it and I have to say it's really not that bad. That drop is quite surprising. Though all last weeks openers have fallen quite badly (Although Valentine's Day had the virtue of costing only $52 million to make) it's pretty severe.

There are worse films that have had better holds.

Although, spending $150 million on it was really asking for trouble. These genre pics have a ceiling and most don't get close to $100 million US Gross (I shall voluntarily leave out the Twilight bilge as they are not strictly werewolf movies) so I don't know why they thought it would do that kind of business.
I wonder if Universal saw it's failure coming though. Wasn't it delayed twice? What was the deal? Are people just tired of Werewolves or something?
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There haven't really been any pure werewolve flicks on the go - most of the stuff these days is Vampires (Twilight and Underworld incorporate Lycans but not solely. A little film a couple years back called Blood & Chocolate did but I think it was European and not widely released in the USA). Wolf is the main one I can think of and that was back in 1994 and so it's a little hard to judge how successful it could have been.

Obviously behind the scenes issues sometimes create a sense of failure before a film even comes out but then again, once a film is out (and it had a sturdy start) then it's up to people going to see it.

Seemingly, they all went weekend 1 and not again!
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My Dad had an "it's all been done before" reaction to the trailer and subsequent previews. Perhaps, other people are thinking similarly?
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