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What we're seeing is a massive marketing campaign that was well executed at work.



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I hope starwars episode 7 beats all of them!



Lawlight said:
What we're seeing is a massive marketing campaign that was well executed at work.

Every Star Wars movie has tons of cross-promotional tie-ins, the prequels actually had a far bigger one, a two billion dollar deal with Pepsi.

The Force Awakens is the Star Wars movie the general public wanted. That's why it's going through the roof. It brings back the humanity/fun/mythic nature of the originals.

Hype and marketing really only goes so far, if your film does not connect with viewers then it's eventually going to drop off like a rock. 

Getting George Lucas away from the franchise and divorcing the prequel trilogy from the new trilogy was the smartest thing Disney did. 



LordLichtenstein said:
darkneal said:
With the Avatar sequels finally in pre-production, do you think they'l retake the box office throne if The Force Awakens steals it?

 

There is no way Star Wars will out-gross Avatar.

 


Do you mean episode VII won't outgross Avatar or do you mean Avatar 2?



Lawlight said:
What we're seeing is a massive marketing campaign that was well executed at work.

Theres more than just that, the marketing campaing and keeping the mistery about the plot worked wonders, but theres also nostalgia and the fact that Eps 1-3 sucked at play, if 1-3 had been great I dont think ppl would have this much craving for a new Star Wars, itd sell super well but I dont think it would be this insane. Also the reviews both professionaly and by viewers and the word of mouth have been generaly favorable wich helpped a lot as well.

Teeqoz said:
LordLichtenstein said:

 

There is no way Star Wars will out-gross Avatar.

 


Do you mean episode VII won't outgross Avatar or do you mean Avatar 2?

It can outrgross Avatar, its hard but possible, itll likely do 1 billion on USA alone its left for the rest fo the world to do the other 1.5 billion. Right now it seens liek worldwide itll end at 1.2 or so billion (the movie is strong worldwide but not nearly as strong as it is on the USA rigth now), but who knows, it still ahs to open on China, the chinese might go nuts watching it and send it over the 1.5 bil worldwide mark.





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Teeqoz said:
LordLichtenstein said:

 

There is no way Star Wars will out-gross Avatar.

 


Do you mean episode VII won't outgross Avatar or do you mean Avatar 2?

Well he did make a thread saying Avatar 2 will gross $3B, so I'm guessing he means both.





NSS7 said:
This movie will get 2 billion easily. Im sure it will beat Titanic.

 


adjusted for inflation I don't know if this will sell as many tickets as Titanic

 

it has no way of beating Avatar. it will beat the Avatar domestic number but it will not come close to the Worldwide numbers of Avatar, Star Wars seems almost as popular in the USA as it is everywhere else in the world combined. Avatar was a phenomena internationally 



DakonBlackblade said:
Lawlight said:
What we're seeing is a massive marketing campaign that was well executed at work.

Theres more than just that, the marketing campaing and keeping the mistery about the plot worked wonders, but theres also nostalgia and the fact that Eps 1-3 sucked at play, if 1-3 had been great I dont think ppl would have this much craving for a new Star Wars, itd sell super well but I dont think it would be this insane. Also the reviews both professionaly and by viewers and the word of mouth have been generaly favorable wich helpped a lot as well.

 


Do you mean episode VII won't outgross Avatar or do you mean Avatar 2?

It can outrgross Avatar, its hard but possible, itll likely do 1 billion on USA alone its left for the rest fo the world to do the other 1.5 billion. Right now it seens liek worldwide itll end at 1.2 or so billion (the movie is strong worldwide but not nearly as strong as it is on the USA rigth now), but who knows, it still ahs to open on China, the chinese might go nuts watching it and send it over the 1.5 bil worldwide mark.


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ehhh Star Wars is far from a certainty of breaking a billion in the USA. 850 million or so are some guesstimates people are thinking of. unfortunately Star Wars is performing nowhere near as well internationally as it is domestically.

for this to have any chance of even coming close to the likes of 2.5 billion it would need China to have a giant opening. 

the odds of it beating Avatar worldwide are virtually zero based on the opening last week or two in international markets. again, I'm talking worldwide totals





mountaindewslave said:

It can outrgross Avatar, its hard but possible, itll likely do 1 billion on USA alone its left for the rest fo the world to do the other 1.5 billion. Right now it seens liek worldwide itll end at 1.2 or so billion (the movie is strong worldwide but not nearly as strong as it is on the USA rigth now), but who knows, it still ahs to open on China, the chinese might go nuts watching it and send it over the 1.5 bil worldwide mark.


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ehhh Star Wars is far from a certainty of breaking a billion in the USA. 850 million or so are some guesstimates people are thinking of. unfortunately Star Wars is performing nowhere near as well internationally as it is domestically.

for this to have any chance of even coming close to the likes of 2.5 billion it would need China to have a giant opening. 

the odds of it beating Avatar worldwide are virtually zero based on the opening last week or two in international markets. again, I'm talking worldwide totals



Fair assessment: if it does crack 1B in the US, that would trend towards 2B US+RoW-China. Asking for another 800MM from China is a lot. I want it to happen, but it will require some crazy legs.





Fastest to one billion this would have happened a couple days earlier if it already would be playing in China.