18 Responses to Avengers US Box Office #1 AGAIN - will Prometheus be able to beat it?
RobGOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:30 PM
But my point was - and I think I didnt get it across well - is that box office for Prometheus is important so we can get a sequel - if it flatlines at the box, we wont.
Have to remember, Blade Runner was a massive flop upon its release - hopefully we wont have to wait decades for a Prometheus sequel - though Scott returning to Blade Runner universe is equally as mindblowing potentially as his work on Prometheus
Agree with you too Wirrn - one thing I will say is that The Avengers was definately at the higher end of blockbuster entertainment - for those little kids who saw it at cinemas, it will be their Star Wars so I reckon it will be remembered
PrenihilityOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:06 PM
....I don't see how this is a Prometheus-related discussion, tbh... All your posts seem to be related to Prometheus financially...
My answer: Who gives a ****.
Not_my_intentionOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:07 PM
no. not at all. Prometheus will make a good amount of money yes, we know that, but lets be honest here, this is no blockbuster, this is a hardcore r rated smart sci fi horror, how many of the general public do you really think will go see it?
EGR101OvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:11 PM
By the time PROMETHEUS opens, AVENGERS will take in something like $15-17 million, just a simple projection.PROMETHEUS is dark & rated R would probably open around $50-60million, and this is the most optimistic prediction. If the movie opens around $20 million plus, the low end, it would be disappointing. I would hope it would open around $70 million and drop reasonably, gains traction through good word of mouth (the snake in the helmet scene would probably get the twitter buzzing like crazy) and ends up around $200 million plus. The last big budget gory, violent R-movie is 300 and it did around $200 million. The original ALIEN grossed about $250 million in today's dollars. I would want PROMETHEUS to gross close to $300 million in US/Canada, but that is just a wish
SkyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:11 PM
No. I don't even expect it to be.
There are two reasons for this. Many people outside US from non-english speaking countries have no idea about aliens, so they have no clue how this movie is going to be.
On the other hand, whole world knows heroes like thor, hulk, iron man and vilians like loki. That "knowing" factor is going to make such movies based on comics a hit, also it has moderate pace which helped this movie unlike battleship which is too fast for sci-fi lovers taste.
Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.
RobGOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:17 PM
@Prenihility who gives a ****? Well I am sure FOX and Ridley Scott give a ****! And how would the box office performance of Prometheus not be related to Prometheus!
I want this film to succeed more than anyone - and for this to knock Avengers off the top spot means additional press and the potential sequel a sure thing.
Luckily with Ridley Scott at the helm we have a seasoned film-maker who has made a sci-fi epic for about a 1/4 of most of the other blockbusters out there - so that means it probably doesnt even need to open at number 1 - a healthy $60/70 million opening (excluding the international take) would be enough to guarantee a sequel.
Hopefully, film-goers will the tired of The Avengers by the time it opens!
I am sorry if you were offended somehow by my question but this is a Hollywood picture and as much as we may not like it, it all comes down to money at the end of the day. I for one am hoping for an earth shattering take so we get to see more of this universe as Scott seems keen to return!
FrantzOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:20 PM
pfff even transformers rule at the box office ...of the first 10 movies all time 8 are for teens ...well lets say 8 and half ...some are not even good movies .
Who si better Moon or Transformers ?? And the worse gained more than 10 times the best one .But we can be sure that all the pirate of carribeans and Harry potter will be forgotten in 50 years while people will still talk about alien and bladerunner .
PrenihilityOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:41 PM
Sorry for not elaborating... I'm just tired of seeing threads that aren't actually discussing the content of the movie...
Of course i want RS to succeed, and i want Prometheus to succeed. RS should definately be rewarded for all the effort and skill put into Prometheus.
Adding to Wirrn's post: It will always be like that. I just think it's an extension of nature.
Why do the vast majority of people listen to this commercialized pathetic excuse for music?
Why do people KEEP buying Call of Duty videogames?
It recquires a passion, an educated opinion, and intellectual capacity to understand things of high quality.
It'll remain that way because not everyone has the brains to see the truth.
There's no doubt, that Prometheus will 100% guaranteed be a better FILM than Avengers. It may not be as profitable, but looking at the criteria for making a quality movie, and what makes a good movie a good movie; Prometheus will be on top.
Back to what i said earlier: It's sort of like natural selection; Instead of death; it's quality/truth :D.
You have to give up something to achieve something. It will always be that way.
And again, i apologize for coming off as an arse-clown with my blatant, out-right response...
I just sometimes hate this world... More specifically the people in it, who have the attention span of a goldfish, and are not complex in any way, whatsoever...
CBT1979OvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 4:50 PM
@ OP, I would say no, because the avengers
Is a mainstream blockbuster movie that
Appeals to a much bigger spectrum
Of audience than a horror scifi blockbuster
Like prometheus might do.
and btw, why do u care?
is ur salary affected by the box office
@ Sky, you are dead wrong if you think
The rest of the world would not know
About aliens. Maybe in most african
Countries they dont know because
They dont have access to many movies,
but in europe, asia and australia,
The alien series is well known.
RobGOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 5:01 PM
To those posters who keeping taking a swipe because I asked a question about box office - which world do you live in??? No of course my salary isnt affected by the box office - what a daft response.
I want to see a sequel.
If nobody sees this movie - it will not get one - end of.
PrometheyOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 5:27 PM
Do you know that Leonardo DiCaprio was planned staring in Prometheus before shooting , but he had contract obligations to other movie at the time ? Fox wanted him and Ridley too ... Now , no matter how this movie will look like , people would rush in cinemas when they hear that " Inception " and " TITANIC " star is in new R.S. sci-fi masterpiece ... Think about it ... Some things ( considering box-office ) would be different ...
CBT1979OvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 5:38 PM
To be honest, i dont know whether
I want a sequel of prometheus.
if prometheus is not directed by
Ridley scott but by someone
Like james cameron or michael bay
I say no thanx.
AtweenOvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 5:51 PM
Sky, you are so wrong." There are two reasons for this. Many people outside US from non-english speaking countries have no idea about aliens, so they have no clue how this movie is going to be.". Most of people in non english speaking countries have never heard about stupid comic heroes but are very familiar with alien. I don't give a **** about comic heroes . I'll not watch avengers even on my pc. I like only X-men animation and the firts two batman movies. Everything else connected with comics is a crap for me.
fanboy79OvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 6:06 PM
No. The genre and exposure is different. Not many people like horror though the film is factually considered sci fy the general public with view it as horror. Not even close to avengers number. That fil has a bigger draw . Robert Downey jr Sam Jackson Scarlett johanssan etc and more known characters cap America Thor iron man hulk etc.
Unfair to compare
dallas!dallas!OvomorphMember0 XPMay-20-2012 10:49 PM
Are you kidding. Coors and Prometheus have just teamed up! So look out Hulk, look out Thor, Coors is on our side! Yeah!
I mean, I had my doubts, but that Coors commercial was so cool and having a beer commercial just makes Prometheus more classy.
Okay, I can't keep it in anymore, let the your bile out on me all you want, but, after avoiding it as much as I could, I just watched it for the first time and that friggin commercial is lame as hell. I am thinking less and less this is 2001 on steroids and just on steroids.
Have faith. It's only a commercial. It's only a commercial. It's only a commercial.
FamishedOvomorphMember0 XPMay-21-2012 5:55 AM
I think some of you are underestimating the audience for this film. If it is a good film, with any sort of rave reviews that reference Ridley Scott history, people are going to come out of the woodwork to see it. The idea, of course, is that audiences are so used to half-baked concepts and crappy storytelling, that they are starved for something both intelligent and exciting, and more importantly, something new and iconic for this generation.
Prometheus has the advantage of a tangent relationship to Alien, which helps market the film, but it's true strength with audiences will come from it's ability to provide a unique experience. If it truly does that, it will find the wider audience, become not just something like another superhero film, but something you "have" to see in the theater: an [i]event[/i] film.
We will know the answer in a few short weeks, when audiences start responding from the theaters. if it is good, people will find out in a hurry.
Osiris OvomorphMember0 XPMay-21-2012 1:48 AM