Avatar is killing the box office vol.#1 movie of ALL TIME (soon)

Discussion in 'General' started by dangerousg, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. dangerousg

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    Avatar made an estimated $75m over the weekend, which is only a 2% drop from its first weekend figure of $77m.It's total is now about $212,268,000 That is an absolutely insane drop from its first weekend number(most movies usually drop around 50%) and if it continues at this rate, it will probably break 400m and who knows, maybe even 500m.

    James Cameron does it again, the man is a god. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

     
  2. rfx45

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    Doesn't the movie need to make $750 mil to break even though?
     
  3. unkleluke

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    [​IMG]
     
  4. drsfinest72

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    thats not killing the box office. there been movies who actually kills the box office.
     
  5. dalilboy

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    is this movie really worth watching?? everyone says its good
     
  6. swyftdahoe

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    I think 400. And it's probably surpassed that by plenty when you consider worldwide numbers. Word of mouth is pretty strong with this. And it'sprobably gonna stick around in theatres for a while. Plus, dvd and blu ray sales are gonna be pretty strong too.
     
  7. sneakers904

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    SMH at spending $750 million to make this movie.
     
  8. presequel

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    damn thats crazy

    with next weekend being new years, it should still do pretty good. there's nothing else to watch right now.
     
  9. dangerousg

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    Avatar's budget is probably somewhere around 250m with probably another 100m going towards the marketing. The other inflated numbers are justridiculous (750m, like really now?). At this rate it'll definitely make back its budget with its domestic gross alone and if you add in merchandising(video games and toyline) and overseas number( could hit 1billion worldwide), it'll definitely make a huge profit.
     
  10. paulitics

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    Avatar deserves it's spot.. haven't watched a good movie in awhile
     
  11. dangerousg

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    The movie studios only see a very small percent of the international gross. So much of the movies success rides on the
    domestic gross, but even then Avatar should be in no trouble at all.
     
  12. uptown roamer

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    This movie just doesn't look interesting to me at all...
     
  13. Kobekobe

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    doesn't look too interesting, to me at least..
     
  14. nash

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    Avatar is brilliant, I loved every minute
     
  15. itsaNYthing

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    Avatar was [​IMG]. I saw it in a regular theater two Saturday nights ago and I was already [​IMG]. I tried catching it in IMAX 3D last night but that joint wassold out. [​IMG]

    Definitely gonna watch it before I leave though
     
  16. josebronx

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    not even the air bender, DAMN!!! [​IMG]
     
  17. doctor knows best

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    Budget: $237,000,000
    Gross Revenue: $615,168,000

    From: Wikipedia

    I think they did pretty well.
     
  18. dtothed

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    i could not stay up on the first half of the movie
    very slow building up the love story between the two
     
  19. 5am6oody72

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    It didn't to me either, but it was awesome and I loved it. You are missing out if you don't go see this.
     
  20. russ tha g

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    The only thing that I've even heard about this movie is its budget.
     
  21. diego

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    James Cameron is like the Phil Jackson of the box office.

    James with his budgets and Phil always coaching Hall of Famers.
    How can they not seem great at what they do?
     
  22. rl treyce

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    Truth

    guess its time to go see it
     
  23. johnnyredstorm

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    Unlike 2012 and those other high budget cgi loaded action flicks, Cameron delivered.
     
  24. rfx45

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    From the articles I read a month ago, iirc, it cost $100 mil to research new graphic/cgi filming for this movie, which apparently worked as it is beingtermed a masterpiece to the eye. It was also stated that it cost $250 mil to film and another $150 mil to advertise and promote. All of those are estimates ofcourse and chances are we will never know the true cost of this movie though.
     
  25. memphisboi55

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