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2006 at the Box Office


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#21 of 2056 mattCR

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Posted January 01 2006 - 04:57 AM

It appears as though "Chronicles of Narnia" will win the last frame of 2005/first of 2006.

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#22 of 2056 Larry Sutliff

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Posted January 01 2006 - 05:06 AM

Looks like a lean year. The only film on the list I'm looking forward to is SUPERMAN RETURNS, and I'm curious about CASINO ROYALE. Next Christmas looks especially depressing for event films.

#23 of 2056 TerryRL

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Posted January 01 2006 - 05:36 AM

Much to director Bryan Singer's chagrin, WB's "Superman Returns" boasts the year's biggest budget (its also the most expensive film WB has ever produced). After marketing costs are factored in, the film will have a final budget in the area of $275-$300 million (making it the most expensive film ever made, especially if you count the millions WB has spent over the years trying to get the movie off the ground), so the studio is obviously hoping for a gigantic performance from it.

As far as which film will be the biggest hit of the year? Personally, I think it'll come down between "Cars" and 'Dead Man's Chest'. I think both 'X3' and 'Superman' will be monster hits, but my money is on "Cars" and 'Pirates'. I'm probably wrong, but that's how I see it right now.
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#24 of 2056 David Williams

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Posted January 01 2006 - 07:06 AM

I can't believe how few films on are on my must see list at this point... I mean, I had this many on my list to see just in Nov-Dec of this year!

Must see list (First run):
Underworld: Evolution
The Da Vinci Code
X3: The Last Stand
Superman Returns
Clerks 2
Hannibal: Behind the Mask

Look interesting (Second run):
V for Vendetta
Mission: Impossible III
A Prairie Home Companion
The Devil Wears Prada
Super Ex-Girlfriend
Eragon
Charlotte's Web
Dreamgirls

I think The Da Vinci Code will be the movie to beat this year, considering how many copies the book has sold. That's what you call a built-in audience. This will also be the first year since I was old enough that I won't be seeing the new Bond film (my first: The Living Daylights) in the theater due to my extreme disappointment in the direction the franchise is heading.
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#25 of 2056 Larry Sutliff

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Posted January 01 2006 - 07:08 AM

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This will also be the first year since I was old enough (The Living Daylights) that I haven't seen the new Bond film in the theater due to my extreme disappointment in the direction the franchise is heading.



I'm interested in how they handle CASINO ROYALE, but it may very well by my last Bond if it's another stinker like DIE ANOTHER DAY.

#26 of 2056 Tim Glover

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Posted January 01 2006 - 01:21 PM

Lean year for sure. Posted Image at least for now. The only one that has me really hyped is Superman Returns, MI3 in a way if Cruise will keep his mouth shut this year. Posted Image

BTW, Terry, thanks for ALL the figures and your assessment of those on the 2005 thread. Seeing your posts we get the industry voice as well as your own. Very cool. Thanks! Posted Image

#27 of 2056 Ray Chuang

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Posted January 01 2006 - 01:51 PM

Folks,

If 2006 is shaping to be not such a great year at the box office, what films already planned do you think will make a big splash in 2007?
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Posted January 01 2006 - 02:55 PM

If 2006 is shaping to be not such a great year at the box office, what films already planned do you think will make a big splash in 2007?
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," of course! Posted Image

Is 2007 when Peter Jackson's "Son of Kong" comes out, as they discussed in the KK Production Diaries?

I know, I know...they were only joking!

Like Larry, I'd be interested in "Casino Royale"...but Daniel Craig?? Eugene Levy is more Bond-like.
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#29 of 2056 David Williams

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Posted January 01 2006 - 06:41 PM

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MI3 in a way if Cruise will keep his mouth shut this year.

My sentiments exactly. He's almost on my "Won't Watch in Anything" list right next to Russell Crowe (whose behavior I find execrable) and Woody Allen (ditto).
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#30 of 2056 MikeRS

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Posted January 01 2006 - 06:42 PM

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If 2006 is shaping to be not such a great year at the box office, what films already planned do you think will make a big splash in 2007?


Spidey 3 shouldn't do too bad. Posted Image

#31 of 2056 TerryRL

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Posted January 01 2006 - 07:22 PM

Tim, thanks for the compliment. Posted Image

As for 2007, here are some of the flicks that are expected to hit theaters that year...

"Battle Angel"
"Beowolf"
"The Bourne Ultimatum"
"Fantastic Four II"
"Ghost Rider"
"Halo"
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
"His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass"
"Indiana Jones IV"
"Ocean's Thirteen"
"Pirates of the Caribbean III"
"Rocky Balboa"
"Rush Hour 3"
"Shrek 3"
"Spider-Man 3"
"Spy-Hunter"
"The Transformers"
"Wonder Woman"

I know that the execs are going to have sky high expectations, but can you really blame them with some of the films expected to open in 2007?
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#32 of 2056 Jake Yenor

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Posted January 02 2006 - 12:58 AM

If Indy IV does make it out in time then 2007 overall will easily make up for the rather empty 2006. Posted Image I can see easily 4 titles on that list which can likely break 300 million.

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Posted January 02 2006 - 01:24 AM

We will never see Indy IV.

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#34 of 2056 mattCR

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:02 AM

I'll predict right now: Halo, no matter who is behind it, will be a stunning FLOP.

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:41 AM

To take Tino's comments further, I'd hate to see Spielberg waste his time on an Indy IV movie. I'd rather see his Lincoln biopic, a musical from him, anything!

I doubt Halo will be a flop. I doubt it will make $300M, but it's a pretty basic sci-fi action film. Those make money.
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#36 of 2056 Jake Yenor

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:41 AM

Film's I am positive will break $200 Million:
Superman Returns
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Cars


Film's I think have a good chance to break $200 Million:
X-Men 3
The Da Vinci Code


Films that will do good but not $200 million:
Casino Royale
Mission: Impossible III


#37 of 2056 Colin Jacobson

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Posted January 02 2006 - 03:03 AM

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I doubt Halo will be a flop. I doubt it will make $300M, but it's a pretty basic sci-fi action film. Those make money.


Wasn't Doom a "pretty basic sci-fi action film"? It made $28 million. Why would Halo be any different?
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#38 of 2056 Chuck Mayer

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Posted January 02 2006 - 03:18 AM

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Why would Halo be any different?
It's not directed by the guy behind Ecks vs. Sever. It's not being dumped. It'll get promoted (which is key for opening weekend). It has a more basic sci-fi plot...not a horror plot.
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Posted January 02 2006 - 05:37 AM

I don't know about you guys, but all the "2's" and "3's" tell me that the movie industry is running out of stuff to do. Don't get me wrong, some movie's warrant sequels and beyond, but after looking at the '06 & '07 lists, it looks like overkill to me.

I would like to see some fresh idea's, new material ie. Sin City. Plenty of great Director's out there to get "R" dun.

That being said, I know I will go see Pirate's DMC, X3, Underworld Evolution, and Spidey 3. Its just sad that most of the movie's that are supposed to carry these next two years are going to be in some part an extended version of a movie we have already scene.

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Posted January 02 2006 - 05:54 AM

well and sequels are easy to announce, there's no reason in announcing the equivalents of the Must Love Dogs and Maria Full of Graces if the scripts haven't been written or picked up yet. There's no point in studios announcing every production company that receives a script in consideration.

On the other hand, it's very easy to announce a sequel before you have any contracts, script, outline, or schedule. And sequels/franchises are quite successful right now, seems the only movies people want to bother about in theatres are shrek, star wars and spiderman movies.

Clearly we need more movies that start with the letter S because those are the most successful!
 


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