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(Deadline)   Avengers assemble at the US box office, putting its box office gross over $300 million. Could this beat records set by Batman and Harry Potter?   (deadline.com ) divider line
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2012-05-04 10:04:55 AM  
I will be helping them reach that number tonight. Soooo excited!
 
2012-05-04 10:16:53 AM  
It was excellent. It was a big "fark you" to all the assholes who use phrases like "popcorn movie" and "turn your brain in at the door" and "it's a movie about fighting robots, what did you expect?". I'm not saying it's The Godfather but it was well directed, well paced, likeable actors, some genuine character moments, a plot that wasn't convoluted and good dialog, ie everything that movies like Transformers is not.

As for beating records, records are beaten every year because of rising prices, 3D and IMAX. I think this will be the biggest of this year though. The Dark Knight might wind up being a better movie but its audience isn't as wide and it's not in 3D.
 
2012-05-04 10:35:40 AM  
I hate 3D so Batman not being in 3D actually makes me happy. But I CAN NOT WAIT to see this. I want to go to iMax and watch it but the ticket price is soo hefty.
 
2012-05-04 10:46:14 AM  
It probably will hold the record, for about 2 months.

TNel: I hate 3D so Batman not being in 3D actually makes me happy. But I CAN NOT WAIT to see this. I want to go to iMax and watch it but the ticket price is soo hefty.


So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.
 
2012-05-04 10:52:49 AM  

DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.


I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.
 
2012-05-04 11:22:34 AM  

TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.


3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.
 
2012-05-04 12:22:05 PM  
I loved it, and the 3D didn't bother me a bit.
 
2012-05-04 12:41:13 PM  
Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?
 
2012-05-04 12:45:50 PM  
Question to people who've seen it: I still haven't watched Thor or Captain America. Should I see those first or can I go straight into this movie and enjoy it without being confused?
 
2012-05-04 12:46:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I will be helping them reach that number tonight. Soooo excited!


The wife and I are activating the rarely seen Avenger, The Babysitter so that we can go enjoy this movie.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:39 PM  

unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?


It was converted. Bought tickets to the 2D show for tonight. If it had been shot in 3D, I might have been convinced to shell out the extra bucks.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:59 PM  
I think Dark Knight Rises will surpass this. We should be looking at 170 million+ in 3 days for DKR.
 
2012-05-04 12:51:06 PM  

Wayne 985: Question to people who've seen it: I still haven't watched Thor or Captain America. Should I see those first or can I go straight into this movie and enjoy it without being confused?


Basically Iron Man 2/Thor/Captain America all have post-credit lead ins that lead up to the Avengers movie. There are plot devices used from Thor/Captain America but honestly you don't have to watch each movie to understand what is going on.
 
2012-05-04 12:51:11 PM  

unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?


Conversion job. That said, it's a fine conversion job - not distractingly bad like "Clash of the Titans," but ultimately unnecessary. Could be wrong about this, but I believe the nature of 3D requires longer holds on images, so the faster cuts during the action scenes were a bit annoying. See it in 2D.

/awesome flick
 
2012-05-04 12:51:38 PM  

unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?


Shot in 3D. Marvel wouldn't be stupid enough to pull a conversion job on something this important to the studio. They really have put all their eggs in one basket, and if Avengers had flopped for any reason, the entire Marvel Studios brand would suffer.
 
2012-05-04 12:56:05 PM  
I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?
 
2012-05-04 12:56:29 PM  

Already Disturbed: unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?

Conversion job. That said, it's a fine conversion job - not distractingly bad like "Clash of the Titans," but ultimately unnecessary. Could be wrong about this, but I believe the nature of 3D requires longer holds on images, so the faster cuts during the action scenes were a bit annoying. See it in 2D.

/awesome flick


Serial: unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?

Shot in 3D. Marvel wouldn't be stupid enough to pull a conversion job on something this important to the studio. They really have put all their eggs in one basket, and if Avengers had flopped for any reason, the entire Marvel Studios brand would suffer.


Someone's lying. I declare a fight to the death. One of you will be granted a hammer, and the other one a red/blue trash can lid with a star painted on it.
 
2012-05-04 12:58:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Someone's lying. I declare a fight to the death. One of you will be granted a hammer, and the other one a red/blue trash can lid with a star painted on it.


and the rager shall get painted green
 
2012-05-04 12:59:37 PM  

Serial: unlikely: Was it shot in 3d or was it a conversion job?

Shot in 3D. Marvel wouldn't be stupid enough to pull a conversion job on something this important to the studio. They really have put all their eggs in one basket, and if Avengers had flopped for any reason, the entire Marvel Studios brand would suffer.


Incorrect. It was converted.
 
2012-05-04 01:00:11 PM  

Mugato: It was excellent. It was a big "fark you" to all the assholes who use phrases like "popcorn movie" and "turn your brain in at the door" and "it's a movie about fighting robots, what did you expect?". I'm not saying it's The Godfather but it was well directed, well paced, likeable actors, some genuine character moments, a plot that wasn't convoluted and good dialog, ie everything that movies like Transformers is not.


I'm still not going to go see it in the theater, but I'm glad to hear that. I was pleasantly surprised at how the first Iron Man turned out. I figured it would just be a stupid, brainless action movie, but I was happy to see it actually had interesting characters with interesting motivations and back stories, especially the first half. The other two (Thor and Captain America) I didn't like as much. Between them both the only character I really thought was very interesting was Loki. Hulk was alright, but a bit dull.

/ much more into the Nolan Batman series than the Marvel stuff that's been coming out
 
2012-05-04 01:00:31 PM  

loonatic112358: scottydoesntknow: Someone's lying. I declare a fight to the death. One of you will be granted a hammer, and the other one a red/blue trash can lid with a star painted on it.

and the rager shall get painted green


No need, it was shot in 3D. The other guy's trollin'.
 
2012-05-04 01:06:46 PM  
This seems like such a big movie with an extensive list of characters...
Any predictions on when the superhero genre will peak?
 
2012-05-04 01:07:41 PM  
It was so...incredibly...f*cking...great.
 
2012-05-04 01:10:11 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I will be helping them reach that number tonight. Soooo excited!


Yeah, seriously thinking about going tonight to watch it. If not now, certainly within the next 2 weeks or when the crowds die down a bit.
 
2012-05-04 01:11:41 PM  
I gotta admit I'm surprised by how good the reviews are.
 
2012-05-04 01:13:44 PM  

zvoidx: This seems like such a big movie with an extensive list of characters...
Any predictions on when the superhero genre will peak?


This is the peak year. Starting with X-Men a decade ago it's all been leading to this point. Marvel and DC are both bringing out the biggest guns they have. Doesn't mean there still won't be great movies and big BO. Just that it can't get any bigger than this year.
 
2012-05-04 01:14:21 PM  
A+, would watch again. I may venture to say that while the Dark Knight (and the coming finale) may be better objective movies, the Avengers might be the best superhero movie ever. It took all the wasted potential of Iron Man 2, Thor, Hulk, etc. and actually acted on it. So much fanservice, but it remained human, intelligent, and witty.

If you liked the humor in the film, stick around for the scene after the credits.

Possible spoiler:

When Bruce hulked up and curb stomped the giant flying snake (name?) the entire audience just lost their shiat.
 
2012-05-04 01:15:38 PM  

zvoidx: Any predictions on when the superhero genre will peak?


1980, Superman II
 
2012-05-04 01:20:31 PM  
Until they make a superhero movie that's rated R, I'm not all that interested.

//Miller's Dark Knight series needs to be done proper
 
2012-05-04 01:21:18 PM  
 
2012-05-04 01:22:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: I will be helping them reach that number tonight. Soooo excited!


Me too, just bought tickets online.
 
2012-05-04 01:24:40 PM  

timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?


I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?
 
2012-05-04 01:32:43 PM  
I just got back from watching it. 3D, since the 2D started a half hour later, and I have no problem with the 3D glasses over my normal ones. Totally kick ass movie. Not a lot of people in there at the early hour, started at 9:15 AM CST, but we got very enthusiastic at times. I'd go into more detail, but I don't want to spoil the best parts.

In other superhero news, I did see a new Spiderman trailer beforehand, in full 3D. He's going to make viewers dizzy.
 
2012-05-04 01:33:28 PM  

Decillion: loonatic112358: scottydoesntknow: Someone's lying. I declare a fight to the death. One of you will be granted a hammer, and the other one a red/blue trash can lid with a star painted on it.

and the rager shall get painted green

No need, it was shot in 3D. The other guy's trollin'.


No, it was converted.
Source
 
2012-05-04 01:33:57 PM  
So it was good enough that you should be all "meh" or "I hated it" to be cool, but you should definitely see it in 2D?
 
2012-05-04 01:35:45 PM  

Lipspinach: timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?

I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?


I'm not sure what you're asking. I'm just curious if those tickets count toward the $300M+. Is that what you mean by "taking interest a wee bit far"? I mean, it's idle curiosity, really, since there's a thread on it and all.
 
2012-05-04 01:39:21 PM  

Decillion: loonatic112358: scottydoesntknow: Someone's lying. I declare a fight to the death. One of you will be granted a hammer, and the other one a red/blue trash can lid with a star painted on it.

and the rager shall get painted green

No need, it was shot in 3D. The other guy's trollin'.


Nope, it was shot in 2D and converted. I've heard that the 3D can cause some viewing issues, too. If it was shot in 3D, that's how I'd see it, but I haven't seen anything converted that actually looked as good as the stuff that was 3D to begin with.
 
2012-05-04 01:40:38 PM  
I was just perusing the showtimes at my local theaters. Do they set the 3D showtimes at the most convenient times because of demand or because people who have curfues or babysitters with curfues will be forced to dish out the extra cash to see it then in 3D because they can't get there earlier or wait till later to see it that night? Or both?

/annoyed
//don't want to cancel the dinner rez or the babysitter
 
2012-05-04 01:45:18 PM  

Lipspinach: timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?

I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?


Goddamit, I want Joss Whedon to get some goddam respect for once - and if it takes seeing this thing multiple times in the theater to prove it to Big Hollywood - then god help me - my wallet is open and bleeding like Courtney Love's woman hole.
 
2012-05-04 01:46:57 PM  
I have tickets for 9AM Saturday morning. IMAX-3D at only $12. That's almost the base price for a regular no IMAX-3D showing at night ($11.)
 
2012-05-04 01:48:11 PM  

BarleyGnome: Until they make a superhero movie that's rated R, I'm not all that interested.


Some motherfarkers are always trying to ice skate uphill.
 
2012-05-04 01:50:06 PM  
Mugato: TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.

3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.


Depends on the method of 3D. Avatar WAS stereoscopic 3D, which was basically like seeing the world through a window. But, studios also have been doing cheap 3D, which is no better than a viewmaster with 5-6 different "fields".

Which one is Avengers?
 
2012-05-04 01:50:19 PM  
(checks my theater's web site) I paid $8 this morning, in 3D. Looks like the evening showings are $10 for 2D, $13 for 3D.
 
2012-05-04 01:52:51 PM  

TyrantII: Mugato: TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.

3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.

Depends on the method of 3D. Avatar WAS stereoscopic 3D, which was basically like seeing the world through a window. But, studios also have been doing cheap 3D, which is no better than a viewmaster with 5-6 different "fields".

Which one is Avengers?


Viewmaster
 
2012-05-04 01:58:59 PM  
Awesome flick. Zero real complaints. Whedon did an outstanding job. Script was solid. Movie flowed very well. No lag points. good humor. Awesome action. Genuinely impressed with the delivery on this one. Hopefully between this and dark knight, the production studios will start seeing the value in investing in these stories and getting good actors and good script writers to pen them.

And somehow, and this is really the most difficult part of the movie. They have made Hulk completely awesome again. I kinda thought he was gonna be meh, but my favorite character i think in the end.
 
2012-05-04 02:02:34 PM  

timujin: Lipspinach: timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?

I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?

I'm not sure what you're asking. I'm just curious if those tickets count toward the $300M+. Is that what you mean by "taking interest a wee bit far"? I mean, it's idle curiosity, really, since there's a thread on it and all.


Ok here goes...I personally don't understand why BO grosses are so picked over & analyzed every week on Fark. I just don't get it. To each his own though, I mean, I always read the threads. I guess I just saw some strange fanaticism in wanting to know exactly which total your contribution went towards. Idle curiosity sounds reasonable :) please cut me some slack, Ive been sick/dizzy all
week. serious brain sludge. No offence meant
 
2012-05-04 02:03:43 PM  
It was ok... I'd have preferred Nolan reboot it though next time around. He brings a real sense of dark realism and elitism that this film was lacking. Well,... off to take a ride in my hybrid.
 
2012-05-04 02:04:05 PM  

Optimus Primate: Lipspinach: timujin: I'm curious... I bought my tickets for a Sunday matinee already (yay Arclight), do those count towards the gross yet or do they get counted after the actual show?

I can understand peoples interest in BO receipts but geez, man isn't that kind of taking it a wee bit far?

Goddamit, I want Joss Whedon to get some goddam respect for once - and if it takes seeing this thing multiple times in the theater to prove it to Big Hollywood - then god help me - my wallet is open and bleeding like Courtney Love's woman hole.


fair enough. love the simile.
 
2012-05-04 02:04:55 PM  

timujin: TyrantII: Mugato: TNel: DamnYankees:

So don't see it in 3D. I'm gonna see it in 2D tonight.

I am going to 2D also tonight, I just wish the 3D didn't give me headaches so much because the few parts of movies that I've seen in 3D is pretty cool.

3D is a bullshiat gimmick just like it was in the 50's and the 80's because they think it would get more asses in the theater instead of watching TV. It's not even 3D. It's about as 3D as a pop-up book or a Viewmaster, I don't care what James Cameron says.

Depends on the method of 3D. Avatar WAS stereoscopic 3D, which was basically like seeing the world through a window. But, studios also have been doing cheap 3D, which is no better than a viewmaster with 5-6 different "fields".

Which one is Avengers?

Viewmaster



It's all the same basic concept.
 
2012-05-04 02:05:01 PM  
I had my reservations about this film going into it. I've enjoyed all of the previous Marvel movies (some more than others), but most movies with an ensemble this large end up being a mess. Whedon managed to actually pull it off and give proper time to all the major characters.

Hulk v Loki got a great reaction from the theater I was in.
 
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