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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (sequel)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by DavidPla, May 25, 2007.

  1. DavidPla

    DavidPla Cinematographer

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  2. todd s

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    I really enjoyed the first one...And I am looking forward to the sequel. Nice additions to the cast..except Harvey Keitel was in the original.
     
  3. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Yeah I did enjoy the first one, but am surprised that a sequel was greenlit. I didn't think the first one made too much money, and I only saw it because it was in the 2/$15 sale at Best Buy.

    Well, far be it from me to complain about getting to see more of Diane Kruger! [​IMG]
     
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    It made $173m with a budget of $35m, so it shouldn't be that surprising.

    Most DVDs of blockbusters get heavily discounted eventually, so it shouldn't be a judge if a movie was a financial success.

    Personally, I thought the movie was pretty darn silly.

    Jason
     
  5. Rakesh.S

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    The budget for this movie was NOT $35 million.

    Are you high? They did a lot of action sequences, not to mention that they had to pay the cast.

    It was $100 million, and they made $173.
     
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    I was gonna say [​IMG]. Cage alone probably eats up half of that amount.

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    Off course it was a bit silly. But, how cool would it be if their really was such a treasure? Am I am not talking about the gold and other valuables. I am talking about the lost works of literature. Think about how much stuff was destroyed when the Library at Alexandria was destroyed.
     
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    The first one was surprisenly a lot of fun. Here's to hoping the second keeps that going.
     
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    They also made $174 million overseas, so after paying theaters their due this movie was quite profitable.

    However, I saw it. I remember thinking it was a fun time, but I really couldn't tell you much of what happened it was that effervescent.
     
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    National Treasure also had really good legs. I thought it was only amusing but it did really seem to connect with a lot of audiences.
     
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    Really enjoyed National Treasure and it kind of grew on me even more on dvd. I have high hopes...
     
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    Liked the first one enough. Thought that trailer for #2 was laughably bad.
     
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    Whoops. You are right. I read the wrong number. It did cost $100m

    In any case, it made money. Worldwide, it did $347m, so it probably made a decent profit.

    Jason
     

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