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Box Office   Saturday, September 18, 2010 (1:49 p.m.) 

Now obviously Chris isn't wrong about critics mostly trashing the film. But wasn't it a relative box office success? The impression I got was that audiences loved it, for the most part, and the sequel has been all but green-lit because of its resounding success.


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Re: Box Office   Sunday, September 19, 2010 (6:37 a.m.) 

> Now obviously Chris isn't wrong about critics mostly trashing the film.
> But wasn't it a relative box office success? The impression I got was that
> audiences loved it, for the most part, and the sequel has been all but
> green-lit because of its resounding success.

You're right : it was a box-office success, both domestically (yesterday it crossed the 100 million $ bar, and it has already earned 130 million $ overseas. It should end up around 250 million $ worlwide, which for a 80m$ budgeted movie is unequivocal success.


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From studio perspective, disappointing   Sunday, September 19, 2010 (7:25 a.m.) 

> You're right : it was a box-office success, both domestically (yesterday
> it crossed the 100 million $ bar, and it has already earned 130 million $
> overseas. It should end up around 250 million $ worlwide, which for a 80m$
> budgeted movie is unequivocal success.

From studio perspective, $100 million domestic is disappointing. Something like this movie, Lionsgate wanted $200 million domestic. It's not even in top 12 anymore - made less than Eat Pray Love and The Other Guys yesterday for movies that age. Lionsgate will make profit of course, but below expectations for a movie with Sly, Bruce, and Arny in the ads.



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Re: From studio perspective, disappointing   Sunday, September 19, 2010 (7:39 a.m.) 

> From studio perspective, $100 million domestic is disappointing. Something
> like this movie, Lionsgate wanted $200 million domestic. It's not even in
> top 12 anymore - made less than Eat Pray Love and The Other Guys yesterday
> for movies that age. Lionsgate will make profit of course, but below
> expectations for a movie with Sly, Bruce, and Arny in the ads.

100 million would have been below expectations 20 years ago. Today, for an R-rated film with a cast of ageing action stars (none of which have any significant drawing power on their own) to garner 100 million $ in the USA and an additionnal 130 million abroad is a minor triumph. The box-office predictions didn't think the movie would pass the 50 millions mark domestically.
The movie has tripled its budget and will no doubt have mammoth sales on DVD (based on how a film like RAMBO performed on the DVD market).
And in the end, there's no way THE OTHER GUYS or EAT PRAY LOVE will have earned more than THE EXPENDABLES worldwide. And yet, these are PG-13 films...



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