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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The Avengers is now the third-biggest movie of all time, earning $1.331 billion and knocking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to 4th place   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 143
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2012-06-02 05:23:37 PM  
...adjusted for inflation and 3D prices.
 
2012-06-02 05:29:47 PM  
Congrats,Joss,for knocking it out of the park twice this year!
 
2012-06-02 05:48:44 PM  
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2012-06-02 07:07:48 PM  

Mugato: ...adjusted for inflation and 3D prices.


Yeah. This is what I want to know.


Avatar made a BOAT LOAD of cash. Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.
 
2012-06-02 07:28:35 PM  

doglover: Mugato: ...adjusted for inflation and 3D prices.

Yeah. This is what I want to know.


Avatar made a BOAT LOAD of cash. Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.


Just for you, I'm going to research this:

Casablanca came out in 1942.

A cursory search shows that the average movie ticket price in the U.S. was $.27 in 1942. (source: Link)

So we take that and drop that into ye olde inflation calculator at WestEgg.com and we get:

$3.57

So, yeah.
 
2012-06-02 07:34:27 PM  
Avatar - 2.8 billion.
 
2012-06-02 07:43:53 PM  

doglover: Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.


Great Googly Moogly!

I just looked up the summer schedule of a old restored theater here..and they're playing Casablanca in July..I think tickets are about 6 bucks. They also serve cocktails, beer and wine.
And you get to see it in a place like this:
www.alabamatheatreorgan.com

And yes, sometimes some old guy plays the organ that rises up from the stage before showtime and they show loony tune shorts before the feature.
 
2012-06-02 07:52:02 PM  
b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but the movie industry is suffering from t3h pirat3z
 
2012-06-02 07:53:56 PM  
i'm just glad i didn't pay to see it

because it
was alright,

not great.


/avengers fan since early 70s
 
2012-06-02 08:00:46 PM  

davynelson: i'm just glad i didn't pay to see it

because it
was alright,

not great.


/avengers fan since early 70s


Alright, not great? What movie did you watch?

Most fun superhero movie I've ever seen.

Maybe if you were watching it through 40 years of Avengers comics it would have had some flaws, but it was a really great movie.
 
2012-06-02 08:06:32 PM  
It was ok. My oldest son (5) appeared to enjoy it. Nice ass shots of Scarlett.
 
2012-06-02 08:21:06 PM  
I like the movie less as I think about it. It was good, no doubt, but the plot felt shallow, I guess.

Good character interaction, boring story. It's no Dark Knight.
 
2012-06-02 08:28:51 PM  

Wayne 985: It's no Dark Knight.


Dark Knight was great, but the story was so-so. Good characters, some good scenes, but the story had massive plot holes.
 
2012-06-02 08:35:29 PM  

Wayne 985: I like the movie less as I think about it. It was good, no doubt, but the plot felt shallow, I guess.

Good character interaction, boring story. It's no Dark Knight.


I saw it today for the first time. You're right. Pure bubblegum. Great one liners, but no depth. So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.

Having said that, when you have a cast of characters as big as this movie, it's hard to really get in depth with the characters and story.
 
2012-06-02 08:39:34 PM  

GoodHomer: I saw it today for the first time. You're right. Pure bubblegum. Great one liners, but no depth. So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.


Its based on a comic book. There is no such thing as depth. So what the fark were you expecting?
 
2012-06-02 08:47:52 PM  

optikeye: doglover: Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.

Great Googly Moogly!

I just looked up the summer schedule of a old restored theater here..and they're playing Casablanca in July..I think tickets are about 6 bucks. They also serve cocktails, beer and wine.
And you get to see it in a place like this:
[www.alabamatheatreorgan.com image 602x400]

And yes, sometimes some old guy plays the organ that rises up from the stage before showtime and they show loony tune shorts before the feature.


Great googly moogly that would be a blast. Hell's bells, ANY movie from that era would be fun on the big screen.

For preference, I'd like to see either a Marx Bros bouble feature of A Night At The Opera and Duck Soup or a double bill of Casablanca and Maltese Falcon.
 
2012-06-02 08:48:23 PM  

optikeye: doglover: Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.

Great Googly Moogly!

I just looked up the summer schedule of a old restored theater here..and they're playing Casablanca in July..I think tickets are about 6 bucks. They also serve cocktails, beer and wine.
And you get to see it in a place like this:
[www.alabamatheatreorgan.com image 602x400]

And yes, sometimes some old guy plays the organ that rises up from the stage before showtime and they show loony tune shorts before the feature.


We have the same thing here at the Victoria Theater. You can get a ten-ticket pass for $28, and there are always at least five movies we want to see. There's free popcorn (but only in the lobby). Before each show, a man named Martin Beavis rises out of the ground playing a fully restored Wurlitzer theater organ. There are audience sing-a-longs, whistle-a-longs, and then everyone rises for the "Star Spangled Banner." Then Martin and the Wurlitzer slowly descend back into the pit as Martin plays as the MGM theme. The lights go dark, and a Looney Tune cartoon plays, and then the big picture starts.

If the movie-going experience was always like that, I would go more often.
 
2012-06-02 08:50:19 PM  

Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Wayne 985: It's no Dark Knight.

Dark Knight was great, but the story was so-so. Good characters, some good scenes, but the story had massive plot holes.


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gingerjet: GoodHomer: I saw it today for the first time. You're right. Pure bubblegum. Great one liners, but no depth. So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.

Its based on a comic book. There is no such thing as depth. So what the fark were you expecting?


Watch the Nolan Batman films or Spider-Man 2 or X2 and First Class. There are plenty of superhero movies with a complicated, intelligent story.

Avengers was a lot of fun, but a straight-forward alien invasion is a little simple and cliche.
 
2012-06-02 08:58:28 PM  
Count me in the "Avengers was good and worth seeing in the theater but it's not something I'm dying to see again" camp.
 
2012-06-02 08:59:36 PM  
The thing is that thanks to 3D showings and ticket prices, this doesn't surprise me.

Compare prices to when the Dark Knight came out in 08 and now with Avengers.

I have to guess it's a 2 buck difference.
 
2012-06-02 09:03:39 PM  
Now that Joss Whedon has found success, I think that all his movies, TV shows, and comic books suck.
 
2012-06-02 09:05:21 PM  

Wayne 985: Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Wayne 985: It's no Dark Knight.

Dark Knight was great, but the story was so-so. Good characters, some good scenes, but the story had massive plot holes.

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gingerjet: GoodHomer: I saw it today for the first time. You're right. Pure bubblegum. Great one liners, but no depth. So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.

Its based on a comic book. There is no such thing as depth. So what the fark were you expecting?

Watch the Nolan Batman films or Spider-Man 2 or X2 and First Class. There are plenty of superhero movies with a complicated, intelligent story.

Avengers was a lot of fun, but a straight-forward alien invasion is a little simple and cliche.


I'm sorry, but the Nolan Batman films do not have very much depth. They have a lot of navel-gazing, a lot of brooding, and a lot of posturing for the audience, but the stories are pretty flimsy:

Batman Begins: Fall down a well. Parents die. Swear revenge. Get told. Leave the country. Travel the world. Get in fights. Learn to fight. Join assassins. Quit assassins. Go home. Stop terrorist with gadgets. Question mission. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

The Dark Knight: Show new gadgets. Terrorist appears. Bad guys argue. Question mission. Act like douche in public. Confront terrorist. Save girlfriend. Spring trap. Catch terrorist. Terrorist springs trap. Girlfriend dies. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guys. Story over.

and here's a sample of the new one:

Show new gadgets. Question mission. Terrorist appears. People die. Meet new girlfriend. Confront terrorist. Save new girlfriend. Terrorist springs trap. Chaos ensues. Question mission again. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

People who say Nolan's Batman is somehow more deep than the average modern James Bond film must have been smoking dope while watching them. They're good, but they're most certainly not complicated or intelligent. All Nolan is doing is making Bond/Bourne movies with a bat cowl on the protagonist, and a shade more whining.
 
2012-06-02 09:08:00 PM  

beta_plus: Now that Joss Whedon has found success, I think that all his movies, TV shows, and comic books suck.


Well... His comic books always have sucked (he was the only person that could damage X-Men more than Greg Land does), and his shows are 50/50 at this point. His movies have been better than average, but he has had some stinker scripts out there, too.
 
2012-06-02 09:13:23 PM  

doglover: Mugato: ...adjusted for inflation and 3D prices.

Yeah. This is what I want to know.


Avatar made a BOAT LOAD of cash. Tickets cost me $37 a piece to see it. (from yen) vs the usual $25. I dunno what the dollar was worth when Casablanca hit the screen, but I recon it was no $37 per ticket.


Holy shiat, dude, do you always just buy tickets at the door instead of going to a ticket shop and getting one of those super-discounted 'advance' tickets? I've never paid more than 1500-1800y to see a movie in Japan, IMAX included.

/did just see Avengers in the US and they're up to $10 for matinees. Ridiculous.
 
2012-06-02 09:20:29 PM  

ZeroCorpse:
Batman Begins: Fall down a well. Parents die. Swear revenge. Get told. Leave the country. Travel the world. Get in fights. Learn to fight. Join assassins. Quit assassins. Go home. Stop terrorist with gadgets. Question mission. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

The Dark Knight: Show new gadgets. Terrorist appears. Bad guys argue. Question mission. Act like douche in public. Confront terrorist. Save girlfriend. Spring trap. Catch terrorist. Terrorist springs trap. Girlfriend dies. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guys. Story over.


There are two possibilities here. The first is that you missed alot of the subtext about the first two movies. Batman Begins' subtext is largely about fear. The Dark Knight's subtext is largely about morality and ethics.

The second possibility is that:

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2012-06-02 09:21:09 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Wayne 985: Sun Worshiping Dog Launcher: Wayne 985: It's no Dark Knight.

Dark Knight was great, but the story was so-so. Good characters, some good scenes, but the story had massive plot holes.

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gingerjet: GoodHomer: I saw it today for the first time. You're right. Pure bubblegum. Great one liners, but no depth. So I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it.

Its based on a comic book. There is no such thing as depth. So what the fark were you expecting?

Watch the Nolan Batman films or Spider-Man 2 or X2 and First Class. There are plenty of superhero movies with a complicated, intelligent story.

Avengers was a lot of fun, but a straight-forward alien invasion is a little simple and cliche.

I'm sorry, but the Nolan Batman films do not have very much depth. They have a lot of navel-gazing, a lot of brooding, and a lot of posturing for the audience, but the stories are pretty flimsy:

Batman Begins: Fall down a well. Parents die. Swear revenge. Get told. Leave the country. Travel the world. Get in fights. Learn to fight. Join assassins. Quit assassins. Go home. Stop terrorist with gadgets. Question mission. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

The Dark Knight: Show new gadgets. Terrorist appears. Bad guys argue. Question mission. Act like douche in public. Confront terrorist. Save girlfriend. Spring trap. Catch terrorist. Terrorist springs trap. Girlfriend dies. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guys. Story over.

and here's a sample of the new one:

Show new gadgets. Question mission. Terrorist appears. People die. Meet new girlfriend. Confront terrorist. Save new girlfriend. Terrorist springs trap. Chaos ensues. Question mission again. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

People who say Nolan's Batman is somehow more deep than the average modern James Bond film must have been smoking dope while watching them. They're good, but they're most certainly not complicated or intelligent. All Nolan is doing is making Bond/Bourne movies with a bat c ...


i knew i had you on my fav list for a reason. couldn't have said it any better
 
2012-06-02 09:30:32 PM  

GoodHomer:
There are two possibilities here. The first is that you missed alot of the subtext about the first two movies. Batman Begins' subtext is largely about fear. The Dark Knight's subtext is largely about morality and ethics.

The second possibility is that:

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And Revenge of the Nerds is about being true to yourself against all the odds. That don't make it deep. The word we're looking for is ponderous.
 
2012-06-02 09:32:54 PM  
the thing about nolan flicks...once you get past chapter 2 in your Intro to Philosophy textbook, you realize his movies are full of nothing but superfluous, formulaic, pop-psychology WANK
 
2012-06-02 09:35:53 PM  

DeusMeh: the thing about nolan flicks...once you get past chapter 2 in your Intro to Philosophy textbook, you realize his movies are full of nothing but superfluous, formulaic, pop-psychology WANK


Which is about all that 86.3% of theatre goers will be able to understand.

Doesn't mean they're ponderous or wankery.

And yes, I happen to enjoy Nolan as a film-maker.
 
2012-06-02 09:36:02 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Batman Begins: Fall down a well. Parents die. Swear revenge. Get told. Leave the country. Travel the world. Get in fights. Learn to fight. Join assassins. Quit assassins. Go home. Stop terrorist with gadgets. Question mission. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guy. Story over.

The Dark Knight: Show new gadgets. Terrorist appears. Bad guys argue. Question mission. Act like douche in public. Confront terrorist. Save girlfriend. Spring trap. Catch terrorist. Terrorist springs trap. Girlfriend dies. Chaos ensues. Beat up bad guys. Story over.


I think those are simplistic, but somewhat accurate descriptions and I'm okay with that. Those things are all entertaining, especially combined with social themes, ethical dilemmas, and amazing music.

All Nolan is doing is making Bond/Bourne movies...

[shrug] I don't see the Bond comparison aside from gadgets, but who doesn't like the Bourne movies? Aren't they smart?
 
2012-06-02 09:42:20 PM  

dokool: Holy shiat, dude, do you always just buy tickets at the door instead of going to a ticket shop and getting one of those super-discounted 'advance' tickets?


Pretty much.

Those ticket shops are a pain in the ass to find spontaneously. Ruins a date to slow down that much.

Much better to not go, like I normally do and avoid 3D altogether because let's face it fark that shiat. Once a year and I'll pony up the 1800 yen.


Thing is, even 1000 yen is TOO MUCH for a movie. You should pay about $5 for a new movie, $3 for a rental, $20 to own a copy legally. That price should be hard across all countries, all theaters. Anything older gets cheaper.

THAT is my deam, baby. To see movies priced correctly. Also, none of Japan's bullshiat delaying tactics. Bring out the movies as they come out. Ta-da, you're no longer last in the world in every distribution list.
 
2012-06-02 09:45:10 PM  

stellarossa: It was ok. My oldest son (5) appeared to enjoy it. Nice ass shots of Scarlett.


Your five year old son liked Scarlett's ass?
 
2012-06-02 09:53:20 PM  

Flint Ironstag: stellarossa: It was ok. My oldest son (5) appeared to enjoy it. Nice ass shots of Scarlett.

Your five year old son liked Scarlett's ass?


Scarlett's ass transcends age barriers.

Scarlett's ass is a peach. Like when you eat a peach that is so ripe you can push your thumb through the skin. The juice runs down your chin and drips onto your chest, and the place in between your fingers gets so sticky you have trouble separating them. The next day, even after you wash your hands, you can still smell the sweet juice on your skin and, if no one is watching, you lick your fingers and the memory of that sweet fruit on your tongue floods back. Scarlett's ass is like that.
 
2012-06-02 09:54:34 PM  

Flint Ironstag: stellarossa: It was ok. My oldest son (5) appeared to enjoy it. Nice ass shots of Scarlett.

Your five year old son liked Scarlett's ass?


what five year old wouldn't?? yaknowwaddimeen
 
2012-06-02 10:00:11 PM  

stellarossa: It was ok. My oldest son (5) appeared to enjoy it. Nice ass shots of Scarlett.


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2012-06-02 10:02:42 PM  

ZeroCorpse: beta_plus: Now that Joss Whedon has found success, I think that all his movies, TV shows, and comic books suck.

Well... His comic books always have sucked (he was the only person that could damage X-Men more than Greg Land does), and his shows are 50/50 at this point. His movies have been better than average, but he has had some stinker scripts out there, too.


His Runaways story arc was awesome.
 
2012-06-02 10:05:12 PM  
Is this where we express our disdain for popular things?
 
2012-06-02 10:06:39 PM  

fusillade762: Is this where we express our disdain for popular things?


Well, it's Fark, so...yeah, pretty much.
 
2012-06-02 10:08:26 PM  
Avengers was fun, the character interactions were awesome and it had some great one liners. The plot was just 'meh' to me. And to whoever said it was teh best superhero movie they'd ever seen, I'd disagree. It isn't even the best Marvel Studios movie. That would be either Iron man or Captain America. Avengers is third at best.

/I'd place it fourth, but I really liked Thor so YMMV.
 
2012-06-02 10:09:21 PM  

fusillade762: Is this where we express our disdain for popular things?


I used to be into inhaling Oxygen and exhaling Carbon Dioxide before it went mainstream.
 
2012-06-02 10:19:32 PM  

fusillade762: Is this where we express our disdain for popular things?


No one in this thread said they disliked it.
 
2012-06-02 10:23:56 PM  
Is this the movie with Optimus Prime?
 
2012-06-02 10:38:42 PM  

Master Batorium: Is this the movie with Optimus Prime?


Yes.
 
2012-06-02 10:41:25 PM  
artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-02 10:43:51 PM  

LucklessWonder: [artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com image 497x700]


Heh...every damn time.
 
2012-06-02 10:44:25 PM  

styckx: b-b-b-b-b-b-b-but the movie industry is suffering from t3h pirat3z


Piracy introduced me to Battlestar Galactica. Now I'm going to buy all the seasons. The same goes for Game of Thrones, Deadwood and so forth. Quality gets rewarded with purchases. Crap like Land of the Lost, not so much.

/not an admission of piracy
//merely an acknowledgement that piracy was done somewhere in the chain of events that lead to watching BSG
///Yellowbeard is the greatest pirate of all times
////Need to buy that movie too
//5 slashies are a result of the rum being gone
 
2012-06-02 10:45:17 PM  

LucklessWonder: [artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com image 497x700]


What always bothered me the most about that pic was that the legs don't come close to matching the upper body. People need to get better at p'shopping.
 
2012-06-02 10:58:27 PM  

doglover: dokool: Holy shiat, dude, do you always just buy tickets at the door instead of going to a ticket shop and getting one of those super-discounted 'advance' tickets?

Pretty much.

Those ticket shops are a pain in the ass to find spontaneously. Ruins a date to slow down that much.


But still worth it! If you see a movie in Shibuya or Shinjuku it's pretty easy to remember where those shops are - the one in Shibuya is next to the Baskin & Robbins, and there's half a dozen ticket shops in Shinjuku right across from the Bic Camera.

This summer is going to be killer; Amazing Spiderman, Dark Knight Rises, Avengers, and Prometheus, and I'll probably see them all in IMAX...
 
2012-06-02 11:04:16 PM  
I thought it was ok. It felt rushed as they tried to cram everything in. The interactions between the characters made me chuckle, but I didn't really like it being "an alien is going to take over the world". And, with all the different characters, it kinda sucked that they couldn't fit enough screen time for each person (obv that for the specific movies).

It definitely wasn't the best superhero movie ever. And, I'd say Ironman was easily miles better (capt America, ironman 2, and Thor were just as good) when considering Marvel movies.

Also, seriously, people are slamming the Nolan Batman movies now? Fark always comes through with the "I liked it before it was cool, but now it sucks" nonsense.
 
2012-06-02 11:07:44 PM  

fusillade762: Is this where we express our disdain for popular things?


Nobody cool does that anymore. The edgy folk are filled with infectious enthusiasm.
 
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