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Old 07-29-2008, 05:14 PM
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so it comes out on May 1st. How do you think this will effect Star Treks opening?
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:01 PM
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Is'nt Pat Stewart In That?
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:53 PM
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Is'nt Pat Stewart In That?
Patrick Stewart is not listed in the cast.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458525/
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so it comes out on May 1st. How do you think this will effect Star Treks opening?
I think this movie will be big it's first weekend, but will be overshadowed by Star Trek the next.
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I suggest asking MissionTrek08, he is our person in the "know" on Hollywood.
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I utterly defer to more knowledgeable X-MEN fans here on how WOLVERINE will do.

But I don't see it impacting TREK attendance greatly in its second week, because fans who want to see TREK in the first 3 days of release will, regardless of what else is playing.
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I utterly defer to more knowledgeable X-MEN fans here on how WOLVERINE will do.

But I don't see it impacting TREK attendance greatly in its second week, because fans who want to see TREK in the first 3 days of release will, regardless of what else is playing.
Good point, is there any projections that it will do better than X Men-3, or as I call it X Men 3-Fans 0.
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Again, I have no clue on that at all. I'm not a huge fan of the series -- heck, I liked 3 a bit more than 2 in some ways, so you CANNOT go by me, haha!

Personally, I feel the franchise is played out by now, and I'd think that narrowing the franchise down to one main character would also limit the film's appeal to audiences. If you're a big fan of Xavier or Storm, does a Wolverine film really float your boat? Does that keep some X-ers at home which was not a factor in the prior 3 films?

X-fans, speak up with your wisdom on this question!
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Again, I have no clue on that at all. I'm not a huge fan of the series -- heck, I liked 3 a bit more than 2 in some ways, so you CANNOT go by me, haha!

Personally, I feel the franchise is played out by now, and I'd think that narrowing the franchise down to one main character would also limit the film's appeal to audiences. If you're a big fan of Xavier or Storm, does a Wolverine film really float your boat? Does that keep some X-ers at home which was not a factor in the prior 3 films?

X-fans, speak up with your wisdom on this question!
But Wolverine had (still has?) a long running solo comic title, his fans are many,and alot of them have been waiting for this since X-1.
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I'll go along with that, and again it's an area I can't speak to with knowledge at all.

From the outside, I can only guess this truism though: I don't see how there can be more Wolverine-only fans than there are X-Men fans. The rabid (no pun intended) Wolverine fans would have to be a smaller subset of the larger X fanbase, wouldn't it? I don't think it's likely there are millions upon millions of fans out there who worship Wolverine and absolutely hate the X-Men as a group.

If the film caters to a more specific fanbase, that usually translates to a smaller audience pool -- just general math. How that audience reacts is a different story, of course. They could all take shifts in line to watch it 24 hours a day for all I know. But lesser numbers usually translate to less, not more.
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