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Old 05-20-2009, 06:38 AM
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Well, some people here think it was just not good enough advertised and mouth to mouth
propaganda will do the trick.
Let us hope for that.
Yeah, they really didn't try very hard with foreign advertising until the last minute, if at all. I don't understand their reasoning for that. Maybe they spent their entire advertising budget here or something and didn't have any money left over?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:42 AM
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Americans like the flash and bang but I think the eastern cultures tend to want something a bit more on the moral side.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:45 AM
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Maybe seeing the true potential of the film Paramount will push a little more with more adverts in the foreign markets. There's no reason this movie can't appeal to Star Wars fans in those markets the same way that franchise does.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:46 AM
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Americans like the flash and bang but I think the eastern cultures tend to want something a bit more on the moral side.
Then why is Wolverine doing better than ST? I'd wager a cup of coffee, Terminator does better too. It seems to me it's just the opposite. Action and flash don't need translation, moral theme are culturally specific.
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Americans like the flash and bang but I think the eastern cultures tend to want something a bit more on the moral side.
I don't know what you mean with eastern countries, but I belive the numbers for India, Japan or Hong Kong aren't out yet.
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Then why is Wolverine doing better than ST? I'd wager a cup of coffee, Terminator does better too. It seems to me it's just the opposite. Action and flash don't need translation, moral theme are culturally specific.
The Wolverine character has it's own weight.
remeber he's most popular of all the X-men and subsequently Jackman. X men is about misfits and cultural problems. It's been a call to arms for a long time for geeks and misfits everywhere.

Star Trek is a Japanese market kind of movie.
It's a bit elitest and tends to remind people of an American future.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:28 AM
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If the trend holds, Trek might actually be ahead of Wolverine domestically by now. I think it's already ahead of Batman Begins at this point in its run.

Also, Batman Begins gave rise to The Dark Knight, which made -- hold on to yer seats -- more than $500 million gross. So Paramount might be thinking that the sequel to Star Trek could be MONSTER big, which could mean even bigger budgets!
They should NOT have Dark Knight in mind when considering the sequel. It was a freak occurrence that should not be used as future reference.

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Why isn't Star Trek doing better in the foreign market?
Trek hasn't really always done so well in foreign markets. It's current gross so far is actually quite good. And it will rise further.

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The Wolverine character has it's own weight.
remeber he's most popular of all the X-men and subsequently Jackman. X men is about misfits and cultural problems. It's been a call to arms for a long time for geeks and misfits everywhere.
Fortunately, Wolverine eschews that for a basic revenge story about the loss of a woman.
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The Wolverine character has it's own weight.
remeber he's most popular of all the X-men and subsequently Jackman. X men is about misfits and cultural problems. It's been a call to arms for a long time for geeks and misfits everywhere.

Star Trek is a Japanese market kind of movie.
It's a bit elitest and tends to remind people of an American future.
I don't know about the Wolverine appeal but I agree with Star Trek being a very American vision of the future.

What's the deal with Angels and Demons. It did 10 million in Germany last weekend, Star Trek did one. Wolverine did less than one. Why is A&D so appealing to Europeans?
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Why is A&D so appealing to Europeans?
Higher concentration of Catholics?
A film not set in America?
Random chance?
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