TWENTY movies grossing over $50 million at the box office expected on DVD in 10 weeks

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  1. Johnny G

    Johnny G Supporting Actor

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    starting Sept 14th thru the end of November, here's what to expect (some dates TBC)

    Approx grosses in $ million as of 7/19

    9/14 Home On The Range $50
    9/14 Man On Fire $77
    9/21 Mean Girls $85
    10/5 Day After Tomorrow $184
    10/12 Troy $133
    10/19 Garfield $71
    10/19 Notebook $54
    10/19 Van Helsing $120
    10/26 Dawn Of The Dead $59
    OCT Fahrenheit 9/11 $94
    OCT Stepford Wives $57
    OCT Terminal $72
    11/5 Shrek 2 $425
    11/9 Dodgeball $105
    11/16 Elf $174
    11/19 Spider-Man 2 $302
    11/23 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban $239
    NOV Chronicles Of Riddick $56
    NOV White Chicks $64
    NOV I, Robot $53

    I'm sure you'll agree, that should make for a good 10 weeks in the bank for a few DVD retailers!
     
  2. Joshua Clinard

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    You missed the biggest one.

    9/21 Star Wars Trilogy: $1,060 Million.
     
  3. Malcolm R

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    Yeah, but who's gonna want to buy that? [​IMG]
     
  4. Johnny G

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    I should have worded the subject differently, I supposed there are other major releases in that time but I was just considering current movies.

    I was gonna mention Walking Tall too, out on 9/28 but that only grossed $46 million.
     
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    9/14 Home On The Range $50
    9/14 Man On Fire $77
    10/5 Day After Tomorrow $184
    10/12 Troy $133
    11/5 Shrek 2 $425
    11/19 Spider-Man 2 $302
    11/23 Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban $239
    NOV Chronicles Of Riddick $56
    NOV I, Robot $53

    I will own all of these.
     
  6. Todd Phillips

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    You also missed:

    8/31 The Passion of the Christ: $370 mil
    10/5 Aladdin: $217 mil


    unless you were trying to limit yourself to 20 films.

    And I might also add Return of the King EE
     
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    Must Have's

    Day After Tomorrow
    Troy
    Van Helsing
    Shrek 2
    Spider-Man 2
    Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban
    Chronicles of Riddick
    I, Robot
    Star Wars
    The Passion of the Christ
    RotK: EE
     
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    Just Spiderman 2 for me so far
     
  9. MikeEckman

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    DVD has become such a revenue behemoth that the studios and the major retailers all coordinate when movies come out. Thats why you'll rarely see more than one A-list title come out in the same week. It obviously happens a little closer to the Holidays, but these releases one week apart aren't an accident.
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

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    My fear is the inevitable double-dippiing. I'm passing on Hellboy next week because of that (at least they're up-front about it). I have it on good authority that Man on Fire will be released as an SE farther down the line and we've already heard about Spider-Man 2.5. I'm guessing the same is true about The Day After Tomorrow.
     
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    how the list that you have. I would only be interested in these four movies. I thought spidey 2 was okay. I would still get it my collection, since I have the first movie. I also liked troy and day after tomorrow. and of course I will get garfield.

    JACOB


    10/5 Day After Tomorrow $184
    10/12 Troy $133
    10/19 Garfield $71
    11/19 Spider-Man 2 $302
     
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    Wow a sad day when White Chicks outgrosses Riddick.
     
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    Really, how many on that list will be a double dip. Probably everyone of them.
     
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    So are the decisions of what movies are worth buying are based on whether they gross at least $50 million or not?
     
  15. Malcolm R

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    Yeah, that's exactly the point. [​IMG]
     
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    Puhlease.

    I will buy them if I'm interested in them. Stepford Wives and Farhenheit 911 are the only 2 that don't interest me.
     
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    WOW! FIFTY MILLION! THAT'S AMAZING!

    Or it would be if the average budget for a movie was, say, $20 million. A lot of these movies have not even come close to proffiting domestically (rememeber, the gross typically has to be double the production and marketing budget to see one cent of profit) and many of them have lost tons of money.



    Cost $67 million to make. Loss is $35 million.
     
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    It'd be pretty cool if this was 1978. In 2004, however, $50 million is pretty damned meaningless, though it's relative. For a movie like Super Size Me, if it made $50m, that'd be amazing. But given that $100m is reached by so many modern movies, $50m is really nothing.

    In 2003, 58 movies made $50m or more! Not exactly a mark of a big hit, is it? (Interestingly, precisely half that number went past $100m...)
     
  19. Johnny G

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    All these escalated budgets don't alter the fact that 20 movies in 10 weeks will make a nice little earner for DVD retailers.

    I'm sure studios don't just consider theatrical takings in 1 country when they calculate profit/loss, a film that makes this level of business will at least double or maybe treble that in it's first 2 years but will continue to earn money for years to come.

    $50 million is a sign of decent projected DVD sales and 2 titles a week is a much higher average than most periods, usual averaging around 1 a week.
     
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    Well, out of that list I would only buy the ones I want once and the initial release will be good enough for me.

    I think the only titles I've ever double dipped are Terminator 2 (UE and then Ext. E for the commentary) and each of the LOTR titles (which to me didn't count as they were quite different editions)
     

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