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Highest Grossing move of 2012?

The Dark Knight Rises 65 55.56%
 
The Avengers 5 4.27%
 
The Hobbit 38 32.48%
 
The Amazing Spiderman 6 5.13%
 
Hunger Games 0 0%
 
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 2 1.71%
 
Other 1 0.85%
 
Total:117

The interesting thing about the Dark Knight is that it made it over the 1 billion mark by making more domestically than it did over seas which is very unusually for a box office of that caliber especially when you consider it was a sequel to Batman Begins and sequels usually fair very well over seas. Most movies that a huge successes manage their success by taking in 60-70% of their total box office over seas. If The Dark Knight Rises makes in the neighborhood of around 700 million over seas, and another 500 million domestically we are looking at around 1.3 billion, but it all depends on the overseas numbers because it will have a hard time reaching the 550 domestically that the dark knight posted. Now the hobbit won't fair as well in North America, but because of the books and the previous Lord Of The Rings series adaptation it will have a much easier job finding success overseas. It will be very close between these two movies. Too close to call, but I'm going to take a wild guess and say The Hobbit because it will have greater international appeal and should reach 1.2 billion, and the batman flick coming in second for the year but also crossing the billion mark.

I also want to add that I'm not a fan of 3d movies, but the hobbit should be amazing in 3d because it is filming at a frame rate that is twice as high as any other movie ever filmed meaning it will look increadicble smooth and clear, even in 3d. 



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I say The Hobbit because of it's worldwide appeal. Batman is amazingly popular in NA but outside that territory it's not doing as strong.



Boutros said:
I say The Hobbit because of it's worldwide appeal. Batman is amazingly popular in NA but outside that territory it's not doing as strong.

Deep down inside, you're screaming Spiderman



Probably Avengers.



           

blkfish92 said:
Probably Avengers.

You take that back, or the pigeon dies!



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I think:

TDKR -> The Hobbit -> The Avengers -> All else

I hope:

TDKR -> The Hobbit -> The Avengers -> Prometheus -> All else -> Twillight.



pezus said:
blkfish92 said:
Probably Avengers.

You take that back, or the pigeon dies!


No pigeons shall die and if they do...then there's much more than this to come.



           

morenoingrato said:
Boutros said:
I say The Hobbit because of it's worldwide appeal. Batman is amazingly popular in NA but outside that territory it's not doing as strong.

Deep down inside, you're screaming Spiderman 4

Fixed.



It will come down between DKR and the hobbit. Far behind on 3rd place Avengers and after it everything else.
Like a year ago I believed that Avengers could get enormous, but after Thor and CA kinda flopped I don't see it as the years top grossing movie...



Logic says the Hobbit should easily win. The Return of the King outgrossed the dark knight by over 100mil and it came out 5 years prior. So adjusted for inflation it outsold it by a lot more. You also have to take into account that the hobbit will be in 3d while, correct me if im wrong, the dark knight rises won't be so average ticket price will be much higher. 

But then again... Return of the King came out nearly a decade ago. And theres no doubt that without the Lord of the Rings name, many of the more casual viewers won't realize this movie is the prequel to the lord of the rings and might chose to ignore it.

Spider Man might also sell near 1bil, but I don't think any of the other movies will approach 1bil.