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    Default The Top 7 Films At The Box Office in 2011 Are Sequels

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/mo...v/C9w6eCLl7JKw

    In fact, this excellent NYT's article points out that if Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, MI:4 Ghost Protocol and Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, perform well enough, the top 10 grossing movies of 2011 will all be sequels.

    Yes! Way to go general public!

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    and movie attendance has dropped to the lowest level since 1995

    co-inky dink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    and movie attendance has dropped to the lowest level since 1995

    co-inky dink?
    I think not!
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    lots of factors -

    bad economy
    shitty movies
    unreal ticket prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    lots of factors -

    bad economy
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    Anything that tries is "pretentious". If something isn't overly accessible then most aren't going to like it. The movies that people go to see now is proof that most aren't interested in anything that isn't shallow or/and full of special effects.


    Heck, Most anyone I know under 35 will not watch anything that's older than 15 years or so. That frustrates the shit out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    and movie attendance has dropped to the lowest level since 1995

    co-inky dink?
    Let's take a look at the movie sales for 2007:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_in_film

    Very little there of any substance.

    Even the accessible 3:10 to Yuma didn't make but like 60 million in the US despite the presence of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

    The only good movie on that top 10 list is Ratatouille.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_in_film

    2006 had a couple of good movies hit the top 10. Casino Royale, Mission Impossible III and maybe Happy Feet. The first two were still part of a franchise.

    The best movies of 2006 was: The Departed, Casino Royale, Little Miss Sunshine, The Last King of Scotland, Letters from Iwo Jima, Pan's Labyrinth, Thank You for Smoking, Inside Man, V for Vendetta, United 93, The Illusionist, Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, Notes on a Scandal, Borat, Children of Men, The Prestige and The Painted Veil.

    Not all great films, but better than most of the ones listed in the top 10.

    2005?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_film

    Sequels and franchise films.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_in_film

    In 2004 people went to see Troy, Meet the Fockers and The Day after Tomorrow instead of: Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator, Sideways, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Kill Bil Vol 2, The Bourne Supremacy, Garden State, Collateral, Team America: World Police and Hotel Rwanda.

    Not a great year for movies... But Troy and Meet the Fockers? Really?

    Most of the general public seems to not go watch films that aren't big budget or sequels. Even Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption were not big hits in 1994 at the time. But they became hits after the fact because people were still interested in film at some artistic level atleast.

    Now? Not so much.

    It's been a really bad year for movies and the last decade has been hit or miss. But the signs show that sequels and big budget movies are what people want.

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    There's a lot of good movies that people won't see, even if some do well, but your batting average is likely better with a known item.

    There will always be exceptions (Garfield, The Smurfs, etc.), but when there's a built-in audience, your risk is lessened than with an unknown item.

    Then again, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was excellent AND a known quantity and STILL bombed, so what do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/29/mo...v/C9w6eCLl7JKw

    In fact, this excellent NYT's article points out that if Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, MI:4 Ghost Protocol and Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, perform well enough, the top 10 grossing movies of 2011 will all be sequels.

    Yes! Way to go general public!
    why blame the general public? its all Hollywood fucking gave us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    why blame the general public? its all Hollywood fucking gave us.
    The public keeps laying the money down. The Hollywood biz is just trying to make money right? Why are they going to put in extra effort when people will watch shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    There's a lot of good movies that people won't see, even if some do well, but your batting average is likely better with a known item.

    There will always be exceptions (Garfield, The Smurfs, etc.), but when there's a built-in audience, your risk is lessened than with an unknown item.

    Then again, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was excellent AND a known quantity and STILL bombed, so what do I know?
    The Alvin and the Chimpmunks sequel basically out sold Girl With the Dragon Tattoo when Alvin was in it's 2nd week. That's just what I'm talking about. People like shit.

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    MOST RENTED REDBOX DVD LIST SEEMS TO PROVE MOST REDBOX USERS HAVE POOR TASTE IN MOVIES



    I've never rented from a Redbox but every time I've walked by one of their kiosks, I always see the people at the screen about to make some very bad choices. Just the other day I saw a woman seriously considering renting the latest BLOODRAYNE film. I wanted to intervene and suggest that if she liked vampire movies, she could try LET ME IN, but I just walked on by. Turns out this woman was not alone in her poor choices.

    Redbox has announced its most rented movies of 2011 and it's a rather unfortunate list. JUST GO WITH IT, a movie that was on one of our "Worst of 2011" lists, was the top "comedy" of the year, a list that also included THE DILEMMA. Not satisfied with just being the top comedy, JUST GO WITH IT was also named the Most Rented Movie of 2011 (this is a movie with a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes).

    The top drama was THE TOURIST, the poorly received Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie movie that somehow beat out THE SOCIAL NETWORK and INCEPTION. The top "action" rental was THE GREEN HORNET, another pretty terrible movie, but at least I can understand the reasoning behind giving that movie a shot (being really, really high).

    Even worse, Redbox gave a Lifetime Achievement Award because his films - like GROWN UPS, ZOOKEEPER, THE DILEMMA and PAUL BLART - have been aaaamong the most successful films in Redbox history. Think about that for a second.

    Source: http://www.redbox.com/movieawards

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    well, part f that is the whole point of redbox to me... its 1$, get the crappy movies where they cost 1$.

    I saw all the good movies you mention in the theater.
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    and I just read an article on MSN that says movie going is lowest in 16 years, so I still dont see blaming the consumers
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    I usually only go to the movies if it's something I really want to see, like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last week. Other than that, I have rediscovered my public library. I get my DVD's there now. I get them for a week and they're FREE. Sure, at times, I have to wait on a reserve list for new films, but I'm not usually in a rush to see a lot of these films, so the wait doesn't bother me.
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    Sometimes you just decide with the wife "hey, let's do dinner and a movie" on a whim, and then when you get there you gotta pick something.

    We did that a few months ago, and the movie was so good I can't even remember what we saw. With that in mind, it must not have been horrible either, or I would have remembered that as well.
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