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2013-11-03 08:23:50 PM
Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.
 
2013-11-03 08:31:03 PM
Thor was a really good fun movie and deserves big numbers.
 
2013-11-03 08:32:52 PM

LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?


Overseas. Damn foreigners are getting our movies before we do.
 
2013-11-03 08:37:25 PM

fusillade762: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

Overseas. Damn foreigners are getting our movies before we do.


Since most Americans don't pay attention to those foreign types a movie can bomb overseas and before the US populace knows about it the studios can do damage control PR
 
2013-11-03 08:44:56 PM
bravo headline
 
2013-11-03 08:45:11 PM
I hope at some point the end surprise is explained.
 
2013-11-03 08:46:11 PM
Took my 11 year old to see Enders Game.

He read the critics reviews and didn't want to see it. I explained that most of their reviews were not commentary on the movie, but on the original authors personal views.

He likes Futurama, so he liked the tie in between the two.

Ultimately. We really enjoyed the film. You can pick it to pieces and it should have probably been longer or two movies.

It was a good movie,
 
2013-11-03 08:47:23 PM
That's a lot of Mjolnir.
 
2013-11-03 08:47:40 PM

Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

Overseas. Damn foreigners are getting our movies before we do.

Since most Americans don't pay attention to those foreign types a movie can bomb overseas and before the US populace knows about it the studios can do damage control PR


Is that when the foreign types with the hookah pipes say oh no?
 
2013-11-03 08:49:11 PM

paulleah: Took my 11 year old to see Enders Game.

He read the critics reviews and didn't want to see it. I explained that most of their reviews were not commentary on the movie, but on the original authors personal views.

He likes Futurama, so he liked the tie in between the two.

Ultimately. We really enjoyed the film. You can pick it to pieces and it should have probably been longer or two movies.

It was a good movie,


I'm glad to hear this.  I loved the book, but was worried about the movie based on the trailers.  The trailers made it look like it was a ton of explosions and space battles, missing the more personal story of Ender and having the deck repeatedly stacked against him.

Also, Futurama tie-in?
 
2013-11-03 08:49:24 PM
Foreign audiences eat the sparkly Baysplosions stuff.

It's why Transformers, Battlefield and Iron-Man 3 made gangbusters overseas.

Oh boy, Iron-Man 3 suuuucked.
 
2013-11-03 08:50:41 PM

Fano: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

Overseas. Damn foreigners are getting our movies before we do.

Since most Americans don't pay attention to those foreign types a movie can bomb overseas and before the US populace knows about it the studios can do damage control PR

Is that when the foreign types with the hookah pipes say oh no?


I wouldn't know.  Those damned foreign types and their weird customs and all.
 
2013-11-03 08:51:23 PM

LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.


Similar complaints were lodged about rifles, long range artillery, and aerial bombing in their time.
 
2013-11-03 08:52:15 PM

rocky_howard: Foreign audiences eat the sparkly Baysplosions stuff.

It's why Transformers, Battlefield and Iron-Man 3 made gangbusters overseas.

Oh boy, Iron-Man 3 suuuucked.


Yes we don't go for that sort of thing here in the U S of A.
 
2013-11-03 08:54:21 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama:_Bender's_Game

Other that the title, no relation in plot.
 
2013-11-03 09:00:39 PM
I am looking forward to this flick.
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-03 09:05:31 PM

js34603: rocky_howard: Foreign audiences eat the sparkly Baysplosions stuff.

It's why Transformers, Battlefield and Iron-Man 3 made gangbusters overseas.

Oh boy, Iron-Man 3 suuuucked.

Yes we don't go for that sort of thing here in the U S of A.


Not as much, as you can attest yourself from the box office tallies.

Transformers 3
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $352,390,543   31.4%
Foreign: $771,403,536   68.6%

Iron-Man 3
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $409,013,994   33.7%
Foreign: $806,426,000   66.3%

Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%
 
2013-11-03 09:09:24 PM

LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.


Dune had drones and Heinlein wrote about them(I think it was door into summer).
 
2013-11-03 09:14:24 PM
rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%


Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.
 
2013-11-03 09:20:40 PM

LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.


Saw Ender too.  I liked it.  Asa was quite good for a young boy.  Carried the movie and great acting I thought.
 
2013-11-03 09:23:52 PM
So is release films overseas before US is a new thing?
 
2013-11-03 09:30:39 PM
That's a very American Gods headline for an overseas opening, Subby.

Nicely done.
 
2013-11-03 09:32:33 PM
HARRISON FORD IS A GHOST THE WHOLE TIME!
 
2013-11-03 09:41:36 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.


Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?
 
2013-11-03 09:42:15 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Even worse;John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100 25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000 74.3%$284m take, $250m Production budget. Of course, that doesn't include advertising.


I thought John Carter was actually pretty entertaining.

Enders Game was spectacular in IMAX.
 
2013-11-03 09:54:23 PM

Kwogh: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.

Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?


We know they're out there but they don't really count.  It's not like their money is worth anything either.
 
2013-11-03 10:01:58 PM

LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.


That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.
 
2013-11-03 10:04:02 PM

rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.


Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.
 
2013-11-03 10:04:37 PM

Kwogh: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.

Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?


People in other countries still viewing movie going as an experience.  Other than pirating they do not have redbox, on demand, or first run rentals.
 
2013-11-03 10:04:49 PM

Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

Overseas. Damn foreigners are getting our movies before we do.

Since most Americans don't pay attention to those foreign types a movie can bomb overseas and before the US populace knows about it the studios can do damage control PR


That's actually an explanation for foreign-first openings that makes sense.  The "official" explanation is utter bullshiat: "The total box office take for the rest of the world is bigger than the U.S.".  Well, no shiat.  The total box office for "everywhere else" is bigger than any single country's take.
 
2013-11-03 10:22:48 PM

NeoCortex42: Also, Futurama tie-in?


Wasn't it more of a South Park tie in?
 
2013-11-03 10:23:01 PM

theflatline: Kwogh: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.

Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?

People in other countries still viewing movie going as an experience.  Other than pirating they do not have redbox, on demand, or first run rentals.


Wait'll you hear about the cell phone market outside of the U.S. of A. It'll blow your freakin' mind!!!!

/it's almost as if there's a whole other world out there!
 
2013-11-03 10:26:05 PM

LesserEvil: Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.


To be fair, Ender's Game also depended on the concept of real time, FTL communications being a reality.
 
2013-11-03 10:27:53 PM
I don't understand why this is cool. I mean I guess kids have fun and thats good, but the screaming 20 year old bro who loves avengers and thor I just don't get that. These mega movies are just so slow, I mean the third act in all these things is like 40 minutes of straight action. do people just farking love that shiat?

Can anyone who loves these movies tell me why? I am sincerely interested.
 
2013-11-03 10:29:23 PM

nerftaig: I don't understand why this is cool. I mean I guess kids have fun and thats good, but the screaming 20 year old bro who loves avengers and thor I just don't get that. These mega movies are just so slow, I mean the third act in all these things is like 40 minutes of straight action. do people just farking love that shiat?

Can anyone who loves these movies tell me why? I am sincerely interested.


Because you're better than they are.
 
2013-11-03 10:32:26 PM

nerftaig: I don't understand why this is cool. I mean I guess kids have fun and thats good, but the screaming 20 year old bro who loves avengers and thor I just don't get that. These mega movies are just so slow, I mean the third act in all these things is like 40 minutes of straight action. do people just farking love that shiat?

Can anyone who loves these movies tell me why? I am sincerely interested.


You're asking why people enjoy things that you don't.  You might as well ask why people like some foods that other people don't.

Or why some people are cat lovers and some prefer dogs.

It's preference, it's personality type, it's just the reality of a world of variety.  Some people are going to like stuff that you don't.  It really doesn't merit an explanation.
 
2013-11-03 10:32:43 PM

Smeggy Smurf: We know they're out there but they don't really count. It's not like their money is worth anything either.


The thing was, even ten years ago doing 50% of domestic gross overseas meant you had a solid hit and 100% of domestic gross meant you had a flat-out blockbuster.

It's good to know the rest of the world is now making enough money that they're all going to see moves in those numbers.

It's a shame they're shiatty Michael Bay-type movies, but I guess shiat that goes bomb is universal.
 
2013-11-03 10:33:05 PM

NeoCortex42: rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.

Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.


Hmmm... it's been a couple of decades since I read the book. I thought the entire invasion force was piloted and controlled remotely. I might have to re-read the book soon.

I also had a special appreciation for the depiction of his training in the movie, having served in the Marine Corps. I think many people who watch the movie won't quite understand what they are seeing, though.
 
2013-11-03 10:36:57 PM

LesserEvil: NeoCortex42: rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.

Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.

Hmmm... it's been a couple of decades since I read the book. I thought the entire invasion force was piloted and controlled remotely. I might have to re-read the book soon.

I also had a special appreciation for the depiction of his training in the movie, having served in the Marine Corps. I think many people who watch the movie won't quite understand what they are seeing, though.


They sent out the ships as soon as the first bugger war was over, and they were all piloted by people, the FTL communication was the key.

The only drones in Enders game were the Buggers hive workers.
 
2013-11-03 10:38:57 PM

nerftaig: I don't understand why this is cool. I mean I guess kids have fun and thats good, but the screaming 20 year old bro who loves avengers and thor I just don't get that. These mega movies are just so slow, I mean the third act in all these things is like 40 minutes of straight action. do people just farking love that shiat?

Can anyone who loves these movies tell me why? I am sincerely interested.


I thought Avenger was well-paced.  Saw it in the theater and watched it a couple times on Netflix.  Thor's finale was slow and I have no idea what the resolution was.  I'm a pretty critical consumer but I'm finally old enough/sane enough that I can shut off my brain and enjoy a well-crafted action film, and Avengers did that perfectly.
 
2013-11-03 10:40:08 PM

LesserEvil: NeoCortex42: rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.

Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.

Hmmm... it's been a couple of decades since I read the book. I thought the entire invasion force was piloted and controlled remotely. I might have to re-read the book soon.

I also had a special appreciation for the depiction of his training in the movie, having served in the Marine Corps. I think many people who watch the movie won't quite understand what they are seeing, though.



<< SPOILERS PROBABLY.. SKIP IF YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH ENDER >>
In the book, some of the simulations were actual battles with the Formics, with Ender's team commanding ships/fighters with actual live pilots.

In the movie, the final simulation was going to be a test for Ender, that if he were to pass, he would graduate to actually commanding the real manned invasion force.  That final simulation was actually not a simulation but the real battle.
 
2013-11-03 10:44:30 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100 25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000 74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget. Of course, that doesn't include advertising.


And that doesn't include rentals, streaming and DVD sales of course.  Imagine the numbers if John Carter hadn't been pretty good but crippled by awful advertising.
 
2013-11-03 10:57:43 PM

AeAe: LesserEvil: NeoCortex42: rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.

Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.

Hmmm... it's been a couple of decades since I read the book. I thought the entire invasion force was piloted and controlled remotely. I might have to re-read the book soon.

I also had a special appreciation for the depiction of his training in the movie, having served in the Marine Corps. I think many people who watch the movie won't quite understand what they are seeing, though.


<< SPOILERS PROBABLY.. SKIP IF YOU'RE GOING TO WATCH ENDER >>
In the book, some of the simulations were actual battles with the Formics, with Ender's team commanding ships/fighters with actual live pilots.

In the movie, the final simulation was going to be a test for Ender, that if he were to pass, he would graduate to actually commanding the real manned invasion force.  That final simulation was actually not a simulation but the real battle.


Yep, and the whole point of keeping it a secret was b/c it allowed Ender to suicide a lot of real human beings in order to win the larger war. And then they told him after the fact that he killed a ton of Formics, as well as killed a ton of human pilots, too.
 
2013-11-03 11:20:07 PM

MrSteve007: Enders Game was spectacular in IMAX

on a really big screen with inferior sound.

Dolby Atmos > Dolby Surround 7.1 > IMAX 5.0 sound

/Ender's Game wasn't shot in IMAX
//It *was* mixed in Dolby Atmos
///several AMC ETX have huge screens with 4K projectors and Dolby Atmos sound
////once you see something in Atmos everything else seems like a clock radio in mono by comparison
//slashies!!!
 
2013-11-03 11:24:08 PM

theflatline: Kwogh: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.

Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?

People in other countries still viewing movie going as an experience.  Other than pirating they do not have redbox, on demand, or first run rentals.

Remember that studio get about 55% of gross take. So Battleship put around 165 millions in the studio pocket, while John Carter got 156 millions. And since the DVD market is dying, the studios gets less from that than before.

 
2013-11-03 11:52:08 PM

foo monkey: HARRISON FORD IS A GHOST THE WHOLE TIME!


The most banal comments possible in a thread are: "This," and "LOL."

That said, LOL.
 
2013-11-04 12:10:57 AM

LesserEvil: NeoCortex42: rugman11: LesserEvil: Thor opened this week?

I watched Ender's Game. Took the family to see it.

There were tradeoffs because of the format, but it was a pretty damn good movie. Wife and youngest enjoyed it. I didn't spoil the ending for them.

I thought it was also interesting in light of one drone pilot's recent mind-shattering realization he had tallied 2600+ kills by remote control. Ender's Game predicted this long before anybody thought it would be a reality.

That's actually something I was trying to figure out.  They weren't drones in the book, right?  I thought the fighters were actually manned.  Because in Ender's Shadow Bean says a prayer to the pilots as they're about to dive-bomb the planet.

Yeah, Ender was a fleet commander, not a drone pilot.  I think the faster-than-light communication was a new technology in the book.

Hmmm... it's been a couple of decades since I read the book. I thought the entire invasion force was piloted and controlled remotely. I might have to re-read the book soon.

I also had a special appreciation for the depiction of his training in the movie, having served in the Marine Corps. I think many people who watch the movie won't quite understand what they are seeing, though.


Ender thought they were simulations of ships for an invasion.  He and the kids under him were generally not directly controlling individual ships (though a few lines imply the other kids could control individual ships).  I guess, technically, they would be bots, not drones, since this was all a computer simulation.  Or, at least, Ender and Co. thought they were playing in a computer simulation.  In reality, they were transmitting orders to real people in real ships (who were evidently aware they were being led by some kids who thought it was a battle simulation).
 
2013-11-04 12:13:04 AM
Saw Ender's Game Friday night.  Chose the latest show so I could avoid the most people.

It was quite a bit better than I'd expected.  Of course, there were some changes that I wish hadn't been there (the first bully and Bonso's fates), but I'm glad they dropped the long, boring Demonthes/Locke subplot.
 
2013-11-04 12:15:00 AM

Kwogh: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: rocky_howard:
Battleship
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $65,422,625   21.6%
Foreign: $237,602,860   78.4%

Good Lord, it made back more than it's $209m production budget???

Even worse;

John Carter of Mars
Domestic: $73,078,100   25.7%
Foreign: $211,061,000   74.3%
$284m take, $250m Production budget.  Of course, that doesn't include advertising.

Its almost like this "Foreign" place has more people than the US, surely this cannot be true?


Well, not really. Obviously there are more people outside the US, but that doesn't mean it's the same amount of moviegoers. American movies usually split 50/50 with the international market (with a +-5% differential margin).

It's only the big bad event baysplosion movies that end up doing gangbusters overseas compared to the domestic rake.

For example, The Dark Knight was a milestone and raked in a billion, right?

Look at the splits:

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $534,858,444   53.2%
Foreign: $469,700,000   46.8%

Iron-Man 1 was a success and landed the character on the map?

Oh look at the splits:

Domestic: $318,412,101   54.4%
Foreign: $266,762,121   45.6%

The more sophisticated/wordy the movies, the less success it has abroad. People have a hard time following the lingo. The few wordy properties that made it were LOTR and HP movies and for obvious reasons, those books are cultural touchstones around the world and people have read them in their own languages.
 
2013-11-04 12:37:49 AM

steveGswine: That's a very American Gods headline for an overseas opening, Subby.

Nicely done.


Good catch! I totally missed that!
 
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