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(Deadline)   Man of Steel is the #1 film at the box office, earning $125 in green kryptonite at the US box office. This is the End is a distant #2 and Now You See Me slips unseen into the #3 spot   (deadline.com) divider line 221
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2013-06-16 07:22:35 AM  
I am going to assume that subby wrote a terrible headline as part of some Farkism that I am not awate of.
 
2013-06-16 08:25:47 AM  
I'm sure Superman is a decent enough film, but seriously check out This is the End if you're looking for a good laugh.
 
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2013-06-16 09:01:28 AM  
This is the End for #2?

/ Better get crackin' on my bucket list......
 
2013-06-16 09:06:51 AM  
going to see this is the end today. looks hilarious.
 
2013-06-16 09:34:19 AM  

Altair: I am going to assume that subby wrote a terrible headline as part of some Farkism that I am not awate of.


This happens every weekend. Same source, same snark. Probably the same subby too.
 
2013-06-16 10:55:34 AM  
Loved MoS.  It did a great job of capturing the idealism of Superman without making him a hokey boy scout.
 
2013-06-16 11:48:05 AM  
MoS was ok. Good enough for a sequel but origin stories for characters everyone knows about tend to bore me.

/batman begins was the exception
 
2013-06-16 11:48:07 AM  
Jesus Christ these box office headlines are horrible. Just awful, I feel like I have 80s Entertainment News Desk Teaser Bumper Juice all over me. And not in the good way like you want.
 
2013-06-16 11:49:18 AM  

Lost Thought 00: I'm sure Superman is a decent enough film, but seriously check out This is the End if you're looking for a good laugh.


Seriously. I didn't know a lot about it going in (and expected a Pineapple Express-ish vibe based on the cast and premise), but it was hysterical. It reminded me of Shaun of the Dead more than anything else.
 
2013-06-16 11:50:10 AM  
That just means This is The End is the #1 comedy in the country and Now You See Me is the #1 magicians robbing banks movie, and The Purge is #1 stupid social commentary/home invasion movie.
 
2013-06-16 11:50:32 AM  
I didn't like MoS. I didn't get why Superman and the bad guys spent half the movie punching each other through buildings, when it's clear they couldn't hurt each other by punching.

I'm looking forward to next week though, with World War Z and Monsters University.
 
2013-06-16 11:52:23 AM  
And Star Trek: Into Crapness warps off into box office failure.
 
2013-06-16 11:52:35 AM  

skazzytl: I didn't like MoS. I didn't get why Superman and the bad guys spent half the movie punching each other through buildings, when it's clear they couldn't hurt each other by punching.

I'm looking forward to next week though, with World War Z and Monsters University.


That is the problem with doing a serious superman movie. The character is too obscenely powerful to take serious but they still need to do something the viewers can relate to for action scenes. Nolan's Batman can't exist in the same world as a superman but they really want him to for Justice League.
 
2013-06-16 11:52:53 AM  
$125.

125 dollars.

seems a little under-performing.
 
2013-06-16 11:54:17 AM  

Bslim: And Star Trek: Into Crapness warps off into box office failure.


If by failure you mean the highest grossing star trek film ever than I guess so?
 
2013-06-16 11:54:40 AM  

Carth: skazzytl: I didn't like MoS. I didn't get why Superman and the bad guys spent half the movie punching each other through buildings, when it's clear they couldn't hurt each other by punching.

I'm looking forward to next week though, with World War Z and Monsters University.

That is the problem with doing a serious superman movie. The character is too obscenely powerful to take serious but they still need to do something the viewers can relate to for action scenes. Nolan's Batman can't exist in the same world as a superman but they really want him to for Justice League.


Well, if you think back, he was having trouble holding up a collapsing rig.  Something that would be ridiculously easy for the Superman of Superman Returns or any of the others.

He's not as strong in MoS as he is in all the others.  I suspect that's on purpose, too.
 
2013-06-16 11:55:39 AM  
$125, eh subby? That's more than your mom.
 
2013-06-16 11:59:39 AM  
Saw MoS last night. I went in expecting a fun, comic book movie and that's exactly what I got. It was satisfying and I'll more than likely see it again.
 
2013-06-16 12:01:59 PM  
And how did The Bling Ring do? I saw that MOS and This in the End yesterday. All were amazing. Thank you AMC lowes Lincoln for making them all so easy to see. One after another.
 
2013-06-16 12:04:47 PM  
taxandspend:
Carth: Bslim: And Star Trek: Into Crapness warps off into box office failure.

If by failure you mean the highest grossing star trek film ever than I guess so?

Too bad for Star Trek it doesn't have the global appeal that many, MANY other summer blockbusters do. Too bad for Star Trek Into Darkness that it will not outgross its predecessor in the US, despite spending $40 million more to make it. Failure? No. Success? No.


It wasn't a huge success but anyone calling it a failure is deluding themselves. It was favorably received by critics and audiences and it made a profit. I'd be amazed if we don't see another move in 3-4 years.
 
2013-06-16 12:11:46 PM  
I want to see This Is the End, but I don't really see it as a movie that MUST be seen in the theaters. At $22 for both my wife and I to go to the theater together, it almost makes more sense to wait four months or so and just grab the Blu-Ray.
 
2013-06-16 12:20:06 PM  
I'd go see This Is The End just to watch Jonah Hill getting raped by a demon. After attacking the world with that inexcusable piece of sh*t called Allen Gregory, it's truly a fitting punishment.

www.awn.com
 
2013-06-16 12:22:02 PM  
So, despite being able to defeat this iron man:

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Superman was no match for THIS Iron Man:

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2013-06-16 12:25:41 PM  
I like "The Purge" better when it was the premise of a 47 year old Star Trek TOS episode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao9Wxov9lQM
 
2013-06-16 12:30:07 PM  
Heh. Next week is WWZ? I can't wait for the flood of Fark headlines saying it will suck. I'll probably rent it, but I wish they had kept the individual story style of the book.

And maybe it will look better in the movies than in a 30 second film clip, but it just looks awkward that zombies would flow/move together like water. Unless the zombies somehow grew claws and grappling things when they transformed, how in the hell can they grab on to things like they were squirrels?
 
2013-06-16 12:30:08 PM  
Anyone else notice that a few of the trucks in MOS said LexCorp or that a satellite said Wayne Enterprises?  And apparently there was a quick reference to S.T.A.R Labs.
 
2013-06-16 12:34:45 PM  
My wife and daughter took me to see MoS in 3D at the IMAX. It took a while to get going, and the fight scenes do move rather rapidly, sometimes too rapidly to really appreciate but it was a fun enough movie. They had the sound just cranked in there, too. It was as loud as any rock concert I've ever attended.
 
2013-06-16 12:35:14 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I want to see This Is the End, but I don't really see it as a movie that MUST be seen in the theaters. At $22 for both my wife and I to go to the theater together, it almost makes more sense to wait four months or so and just grab the Blu-Ray.


Is Olive Garden too expensive for you?  Do you guys dress up to go to McDonald's for dinner on those "special occasions"?
 
2013-06-16 12:37:48 PM  
Spoilers:

Loved MoS.  It did a good job of depicting the type of carnage you would expect if gods suddenly fell to earth and started fighting.  And while the Jesus imagery was a bit ham-handed, I liked the way they addressed the theme of America's drone war as well as the way they portrayed Zod as a slightly more sympathetic version of Dick Cheney.  I also liked the idea of Zod and Jor-El as the black swans of the Codex who followed their genetic programming so single-mindedly that they stepped beyond the confines of Kryptonian society.
 
2013-06-16 12:38:45 PM  
Man, I'm increasingly feeling like I'm in the minority of people who just didn't care for MoS.
 
2013-06-16 12:39:18 PM  

texdent: Anyone else notice that a few of the trucks in MOS said LexCorp or that a satellite said Wayne Enterprises?  And apparently there was a quick reference to S.T.A.R Labs.


One of the buildings was also LexCorps headquarters.
 
2013-06-16 12:39:35 PM  

Fade2black: Mad_Radhu: I want to see This Is the End, but I don't really see it as a movie that MUST be seen in the theaters. At $22 for both my wife and I to go to the theater together, it almost makes more sense to wait four months or so and just grab the Blu-Ray.

Is Olive Garden too expensive for you?  Do you guys dress up to go to McDonald's for dinner on those "special occasions"?


$22 isn't a lot of money. I still wouldn't piss on it and set it on fire.
 
2013-06-16 12:41:42 PM  

Gaambit: Man, I'm increasingly feeling like I'm in the minority of people who just didn't care for MoS.


As it should be.
 
2013-06-16 12:42:02 PM  
I am sure I stand alone on this but Man of Steel was terrible.
 
2013-06-16 12:43:38 PM  

js34603: Fade2black: Mad_Radhu: I want to see This Is the End, but I don't really see it as a movie that MUST be seen in the theaters. At $22 for both my wife and I to go to the theater together, it almost makes more sense to wait four months or so and just grab the Blu-Ray.

Is Olive Garden too expensive for you?  Do you guys dress up to go to McDonald's for dinner on those "special occasions"?

$22 isn't a lot of money. I still wouldn't piss on it and set it on fire.


Hell, $5 isn't a lot of money but I still don't waste it and subscribe to total fark.
 
2013-06-16 12:44:30 PM  

Fade2black: Mad_Radhu: I want to see This Is the End, but I don't really see it as a movie that MUST be seen in the theaters. At $22 for both my wife and I to go to the theater together, it almost makes more sense to wait four months or so and just grab the Blu-Ray.

Is Olive Garden too expensive for you?  Do you guys dress up to go to McDonald's for dinner on those "special occasions"?


With the small window between theatrical and home video releases and the small price differences between watching a movie once and owning it on Blu-Ray, you just have to really give it some thought when you go see a movie these days. Sure, we can afford it, but unless it is a huge release with a lot of eye candy that we REALLY want to see on the big screen, we just wind up thinking that there are better things we can spend our money on. Just because we make a combined 6-figure income doesn't mean we need to throw money at the movie theater unnecessarily.
 
2013-06-16 12:46:37 PM  
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2013-06-16 12:48:13 PM  
Man of Steel just felt "off" to me. By all means, it's a really good effort by all the creative types involved, but the film just left me feeling really cold and numb. With the level of carnage and destruction featured, there is a lot of collateral damage (ie: civilian casualties) that is directly caused by Superman himself. I mean, realistically, when you have cosmic level super-beings going at it, a lot of innocent people are going to get caught in the crossfire, but I would think that Superman would have more sense to NOT punch the bad guy into the 7-Eleven gas station, sending up a fireball explosion that levels an entire city block.

Meanwhile, when Superman isn't conflicted about any of this until later in the film, where he actually has to choose. Am I wrong about any of this?
 
2013-06-16 12:51:51 PM  

Lost Thought 00: I'm sure Superman is a decent enough film, but seriously check out This is the End if you're looking for a good laugh.


THIS!

I haven't laughed so hard at a movie in years!  This is the End is farkin' hilarious!

Man of Steel was OK, and I'm glad I saw it on a big screen rather than waiting for cable.  Not sure the 3D was worth it, but whatever.
 
2013-06-16 12:54:46 PM  
Man of Steel > The Dark Knight > The Avengers
 
2013-06-16 12:56:40 PM  

Toquinha: Man of Steel just felt "off" to me. By all means, it's a really good effort by all the creative types involved, but the film just left me feeling really cold and numb. With the level of carnage and destruction featured, there is a lot of collateral damage (ie: civilian casualties) that is directly caused by Superman himself. I mean, realistically, when you have cosmic level super-beings going at it, a lot of innocent people are going to get caught in the crossfire, but I would think that Superman would have more sense to NOT punch the bad guy into the 7-Eleven gas station, sending up a fireball explosion that levels an entire city block.

Meanwhile, when Superman isn't conflicted about any of this until later in the film, where he actually has to choose. Am I wrong about any of this?


(spoilers ahead)

Ya know...this same thing occurred to me while I was watching it. They basically leveled Metropolis and then totally bleeped right over the fact that giant buildings falling down would probably result in massive amounts of dead citizens. The real time rebuilding of a city that size would take decades, yet he shows up at the Daily Planet at the very end and the office is all "business as usual" with no real reference to the destruction of before.

Yea, I know...it's "Superman" and it's based on a comic book, but after 9/11, I think people are a little more in tune to what happens when massive skyscrapers get knocked over. I'm really surprised the film makers weren't more aware of that.
 
2013-06-16 12:59:32 PM  
More spoilers ahead

At least Lois knows about Clark so we don't have to go through the whole 'what dumb scheme will Lois do to try to reveal Superman's secret identity' plots.
 
2013-06-16 12:59:51 PM  

zappaisfrank: Toquinha: Man of Steel just felt "off" to me. By all means, it's a really good effort by all the creative types involved, but the film just left me feeling really cold and numb. With the level of carnage and destruction featured, there is a lot of collateral damage (ie: civilian casualties) that is directly caused by Superman himself. I mean, realistically, when you have cosmic level super-beings going at it, a lot of innocent people are going to get caught in the crossfire, but I would think that Superman would have more sense to NOT punch the bad guy into the 7-Eleven gas station, sending up a fireball explosion that levels an entire city block.

Meanwhile, when Superman isn't conflicted about any of this until later in the film, where he actually has to choose. Am I wrong about any of this?

(spoilers ahead)

Ya know...this same thing occurred to me while I was watching it. They basically leveled Metropolis and then totally bleeped right over the fact that giant buildings falling down would probably result in massive amounts of dead citizens. The real time rebuilding of a city that size would take decades, yet he shows up at the Daily Planet at the very end and the office is all "business as usual" with no real reference to the destruction of before.

Yea, I know...it's "Superman" and it's based on a comic book, but after 9/11, I think people are a little more in tune to what happens when massive skyscrapers get knocked over. I'm really surprised the film makers weren't more aware of that.


Maybe DC has their own version of Damage Control who specializes in rebuilding after the destruction caused by super humans.
 
2013-06-16 01:02:37 PM  
Went to see Man of Steel, but it was sold out, so I ventured over to see This is the End...

Best. Consolation. Movie. Evar!!!  Laughed my ass off from start to finish.

/Going to see Man of Steel today
 
2013-06-16 01:04:38 PM  

taxandspend: Toquinha: Man of Steel just felt "off" to me. By all means, it's a really good effort by all the creative types involved, but the film just left me feeling really cold and numb. With the level of carnage and destruction featured, there is a lot of collateral damage (ie: civilian casualties) that is directly caused by Superman himself. I mean, realistically, when you have cosmic level super-beings going at it, a lot of innocent people are going to get caught in the crossfire, but I would think that Superman would have more sense to NOT punch the bad guy into the 7-Eleven gas station, sending up a fireball explosion that levels an entire city block.

Meanwhile, when Superman isn't conflicted about any of this until later in the film, where he actually has to choose. Am I wrong about any of this?

Man of Steel taught us all a valuable lesson on how to survive three god-like entities fighting in small town America: Stay off that one street and keep out of any building that paid to be a part of the movie.


And hiding under an overpass is the best way to survive a tornado.
 
2013-06-16 01:10:05 PM  

Mentat: And hiding under an overpass is the best way to survive a tornado.


That's the one thing in the movie that made me say WTF?
 
2013-06-16 01:11:21 PM  
This is the End was solid comedy, though the third act really sort of lost its way.
 
2013-06-16 01:12:51 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Mentat: And hiding under an overpass is the best way to survive a tornado.

That's the one thing in the movie that made me say WTF?


I figure it was because they were on a stretch of highway where there weren't many buildings and the overpass was the closet thing they could get to for cover.
 
2013-06-16 01:15:58 PM  

Gaambit: Man, I'm increasingly feeling like I'm in the minority of people who just didn't care for MoS.


No I didn't care for it much either. First, I don't mind cranking up the sound during action scenes or to emphisize a scene but they had the sound cranked to 11 for the whole film. Left with my ears ringing. (In my mid 30s so not too old for loud music)

Second, I felt no chemistry between Lois and Sups. Also how fast their relationship went from strangers to in love in just a day or so, to me, seemed forced. I wouldn't mind if it took two or three films to get them to that point, but not 1-2 days in the same movie.

Third, for the moral "i have to save human life" plot line, Superman certainly didn't seem to care about all the humans being killed by his bar brawl with zod. Instead of trying to take zod out of metropolis to fight him, instead sups is throwing and punching zod through sky scrapers which then fall, and kill dozens of folks.
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Finally, superman doesn't kill. I understand why the writer and director did what they did to darken the story, but Superman of all the other movies, tv shows, and comics does not kill. Yet he snaps zod's neck at the end of the movie, (again I understand the foreshadowing of this earlier in the movie and the reason behind it) and I personally find it soiled this movie for me. It would be like having batman using a hand gun and killing the joker. Totally out of character. Now I'm not a large comic book reader (owned maybe 10 total in my life) so I am not a purist, however there is just certain lines you don't cross and certain guidelines/moral ethos that certain characters follow that a writer needs to be aware of if they are going to create a story in that character.
 
2013-06-16 01:16:16 PM  

taxandspend: It did make a profit (depending on how much they paid for advertising and lord knows the Star Trek video game tie in died a quick death).


It will, but it hasn't yet.  It has 210 million domestic, which the studio gets half of.  That's 105 million.  They get 15 percent of foreign revenue, that is 26.4 million based on 176 million overseas.  That is a grand total of less than 135 million, well short of the 190 million price tag before prints and advertising.  It will break even, but not until home video and HBO/Showtime.
 
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