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(Huffington Post)   Margaret Thatcher's funeral delays Iron Man 3. Thanks, Obama   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Iron Man, Margaret Thatcher, Britain, Calista Flockhart, matriarchs, elderly woman, Kid Rock, funerals  
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2013-04-12 03:56:44 PM  
there;s a lot of hate for her
just what did she do to garner all that hate?
I was pretty young when she was in office and news really didn't travel like it does today
2013-04-12 05:01:31 PM  

offmymeds: oryx: Obama wants Iron Man 3 delayed?

FLMountainMan: He wants to make sure the funeral follows Sharia law.  Fact.


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I was just wondering whether a comma belonged in the headline.
2013-04-12 05:07:11 PM  

Critch: tjsands1118: Grimlock2099: The real question here is...why the fark is Iron Man opening earlier in the UK than here in the states? We farking INVENTED Iron Man! but the limeys get to see it first?! Not cool, I can understand them getting James Bond or Harry Potter Movies first, but Iron Man?

This, so much this.

An American Character, based in an American City, staring American actors, made by an American Company, and the UK gets it first. It would be like running the new Doctor Who episodes on BBC America three weeks before anyone in the UK gets to see them.

The US Market is no longer the only market that matters in the world.  These movies are made for a worldwide audience, filmed overseas, etc.  Overseas audiences are more likely to download if it doesn't get released there early.  A big overseas run just fuels hype for the US as well.

The overseas audience is also less discriminating.  Why do movies like Battleship and Die Hard 5 get released?  They make 500 million and 300 million dollars overseas.

The US is no longer important, just another country.

I asked someone who worked on the film. It's part piracy combatant but mostly because the overseas box office profit has been greater than the profit in the US. Producers will also tailor a film for the huge market in China, adding scenes set in China specifically for the Chinese release.
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