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Which movie had the most disappointing domestic performance?

Cars 2 3 3.80%
 
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 2 2.53%
 
Kung Fu Panda 2 2 2.53%
 
Green Lantern 29 36.71%
 
Cowboys and Aliens 9 11.39%
 
Conan the Barbarian 32 40.51%
 
Final Destination 5 0 0%
 
Mr. Popper's Penguins 0 0%
 
Zookeeper 0 0%
 
Other 2 2.53%
 
Total:79

Conan, definitely. Green Lantern was at least able to break even internationally. Of course, when Hollywood announces movie budgets larger than 100-150 mil you should take it with a grain of salt. Especially when it comes to potential "blockbusters." They always inflate the budget to make it seem the movie is larger than it was/is. Hell, I bet Green Lantern already made its real budget back with just the domestic.



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Mordred11 said:
sapphi_snake said:

And they will all bomb. The only type of movies that should be remade are those that sucked, but had potential (for example Ben-Hur, the famous version with Charleton Heston, is actually the second remake of a movie that originally bombed). If a movie is already massively succesful, and considered a classic (like Gone with the Wind, which is universally acclaimed by critics, and actually has the highest cinemat attendance ever, the most watched telecast ever etc.) then a remake of it (which will no doubt be inferior in every way) will bomb hard.

Iconic movies shouldn't be remade!!!

I agree.I'm still waiting for Warner Bros. to remake Matrix 2&3

Yes, those two were definately worse than they could've been.



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thismeintiel said:
Conan, definitely. Green Lantern was at least able to break even internationally. Of course, when Hollywood announces movie budgets larger than 100-150 mil you should take it with a grain of salt. Especially when it comes to potential "blockbusters." They always inflate the budget to make it seem the movie is larger than it was/is. Hell, I bet Green Lantern already made its real budget back with just the domestic.

Heh,Green Lantern is far from breaking even.If you include it's estimed marketing budget,it's production+advertising budget would stand at around $300M.

And studios don't get 100% of their movies's grosses.Just somewhere between 50-60%.

Green Lantern would have to do more than $600M Worldwide to break even



Mordred11 said:
thismeintiel said:
Conan, definitely. Green Lantern was at least able to break even internationally. Of course, when Hollywood announces movie budgets larger than 100-150 mil you should take it with a grain of salt. Especially when it comes to potential "blockbusters." They always inflate the budget to make it seem the movie is larger than it was/is. Hell, I bet Green Lantern already made its real budget back with just the domestic.

Heh,Green Lantern is far from breaking even.If you include it's estimed marketing budget,it's production+advertising budget would stand at around $300M.

And studios don't get 100% of their movies's grosses.Just somewhere between 50-60%.

Green Lantern would have to do more than $600M Worldwide to break even

Lol, you actually believe that?  Truth is, even if you factored in ALL of the marketing in with the production costs, it would probably only just break the $200 mil point. 



thismeintiel said:

Lol, you actually believe that?  Truth is, even if you factored in ALL of the marketing in with the production costs, it would probably only just break the $200 mil point. 

Believe what?The marketing budget?I think WB could afford anything when it comes to movies.They have been the top movie studio in the past few years.They make around $2b from movies every year in North America alone o__O.



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Conan stands out as the worst.



Green Lantern for me too. I had really little expectations for Conan but Green Lantern had a massive ad campaign.



Boutros said:
Green Lantern for me too. I had really little expectations for Conan but Green Lantern had a massive ad campaign.

Exactly..



Empirically from your list it has to be Conan given it's probably not even going to cover its production cost domestically and is likely to struggle internationally.

I think in terms of potential expectations you could argue for Green Lantern - although personally I thought it would struggle as the property just isn't know. In fact, I expect, looking at Captain America, to see more of these comic book adaptions of lesser known properties perform only adequately or a little better domestically and to struggle to connect internationally.



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sapphi_snake said:
Mordred11 said:
sapphi_snake said:
Mordred11 said:

The truth is,they dont have that many choices left.They ran out of ideas a while ago.

I'm pretty sure they must have some options. If they remake Gone with the Wind I will personally egg every one of their houses!

All past big movies will be eventually remade.Even the Harry Potter movies in 20-30 years.Titanic too,among other examples.

And they will all bomb. The only type of movies that should be remade are those that sucked, but had potential (for example Ben-Hur, the famous version with Charleton Heston, is actually the second remake of a movie that originally bombed). If a movie is already massively succesful, and considered a classic (like Gone with the Wind, which is universally acclaimed by critics, and actually has the highest cinemat attendance ever, the most watched telecast ever etc.) then a remake of it (which will no doubt be inferior in every way) will bomb hard.

Iconic movies shouldn't be remade!!!

They did a remake of Karate Kid! They had the balls to remade one of the most iconic movies of the 80's! And then they thought Ralph Macchio was the star of that film (fools), so they replaced him with one of Will Smith's sons...

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