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 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

TOP 10 FILM FRANCHISE GROSSES---current US top-grossing film franchises with Marvel at the top with $2.46 billion. If adjusted for inflation, James Bond would be #1 with $5.6 billion. The Harry Potter franchise is #1 globally with $7.7 billion.

1 - Marvel Cinematic Universe (9 Films)--$2.46 billion
2 - Harry Potter (8 Films)--$2.39 billion
3 - Star Wars (7 Films)--$1.91 billion
4 - James Bond (24 Films)--$1.91 billion
5 - Batman (8 Films)--$1.89 billion
6 - The Lord of the Rings (6 Films)--$1.62 billion
7 - Shrek (5 Films)--$1.41 billion
8 - Spider-Man (4 Films)--$1.37 billion
9 - Twilight (5 Films)--$1.36 billion
10 - Pirates of the Caribbean (4 Films)--$1.27 billion





RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---new photo released from the sequel. Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell star. Premiere is July 11.





BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN---a source claims Holly Hunter will play "Leslie Thompkins, or a Leslie Thompkins replacement character" who is Batman's doctor.

THE WHOLE TRUTH---Daniel Craig withdrew from the courtroom movie without explanation a week before filming was to start.

PURSUIT---World War II thriller movie underway in which Nazis attempt to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt who is visiting a POW camp in Washington state. Mace Neufeld (THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, PATRIOT GAMES) is the producer.

DOCTOR WHO---Ben Miller (PRIMEVAL) and Tom Riley (DA VINCI'S CODE) will guest star in Season 8.

DC UNIVERSE---writer David S. Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT, MAN OF STEEL) commented on if there are plans for a single DC movie universe similar to Marvel's, "It's too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it's really, really early.,,Marvel has had enormous success, but I'm not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. Its just been vague conversations so far."

GAME OF THRONES---HBO renewed the series for two mores seasons.

THE DIG---Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in the movie based on the novel about the 1938 archaeological dig at England's Sutton Hoo burial grounds.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS---movie underway based on the comic book about an FBP agent who is sent on a rescue mission after a gravity failure produced an alternate dimension and is unaware his partner has a different agenda.

THE ONE AND ONLY---Walt Disney movie underway based on the children's book about a gorilla who must escape from his shopping mall cage to liberate a baby elephant.

THE LAST SPACE---Charlize Theron is in negotiations to star in this movie set in refugee camps in Sudan and Liberia. Sean Penn is the director.

THE NEST---Amy Poehler is in negotiations to star with Tina Fey in this comedy movie about two sisters who spend a wild time in their childhood home before it is sold.

GARDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD---Warner Bros. Western movie underway with a plot similar to THE SEARCHERS with a sci fi twist.

YOU"RE NOT YOU---movie underway about a woman suffering from ALS and her self-absorbed college student caretaker. Hillary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel and Marcia Gay Harden star.

TRANSFERENCE---horror movie underway set in a small Bible Belt town where the residents must cope with a global demonic possession plague.

POINT BREAK---Ray Winstone is in negotiations to star in the remake movie in the FBI agent role originally played by Gary Busey.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

THE DIG---Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in the movie based on the novel about the 1938 archaeological dig at England's Sutton Hoo burial grounds.

Damn! For a moment there, I thought we'd finally see a film based on the brilliant 1995 Lucasarts game THE DIG (written by Spielberg) -- my alltime favourite videogame.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

THE DIG---Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in the movie based on the novel about the 1938 archaeological dig at England's Sutton Hoo burial grounds.

Damn! For a moment there, I thought we'd finally see a film based on the brilliant 1995 Lucasarts game THE DIG (written by Spielberg) -- my alltime favourite videogame.


Likewise, I keep hoping that he'd return to the idea of trying to make it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

DC UNIVERSE---writer David S. Goyer (THE DARK KNIGHT, MAN OF STEEL) commented on if there are plans for a single DC movie universe similar to Marvel's, "It's too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it's really, really early.,,Marvel has had enormous success, but I'm not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. Its just been vague conversations so far."

Translation: if this sequel is a box-office hit, yes. If not, we'll see.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Series Films Total Average Per
Spiderman 4 $1,370,000.00 $342,500.00
Pirates 4 $1,270,000.00 $317,500.00
Harry Potter 8 $2,390,000.00 $298,750.00
Shrek 5 $1,410,000.00 $282,000.00
Marvel 9 $2,460,000.00 $273,333.33
Star Wars 7 $1,910,000.00 $272,857.14
Twilight 5 $1,360,000.00 $272,000.00
Lord of Rings 6 $1,620,000.00 $270,000.00
Batman 8 $1,890,000.00 $236,250.00
James Bond 24 $1,910,000.00 $79,583.33


On a per unit basis Spiderman is easily the most successful and James Bond a downright dud.
Marvel falls pretty far down the line. If we threw in the production costs on all these I would imagine that Shrek would come pretty close to the top for profit versus production cost, whereas Marvel, and many of these others are extremely expensive, and often barely turn a profit at all.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

On a per unit basis Spiderman is easily the most successful and James Bond a downright dud.
Marvel falls pretty far down the line. If we threw in the production costs on all these I would imagine that Shrek would come pretty close to the top for profit versus production cost, whereas Marvel, and many of these others are extremely expensive, and often barely turn a profit at all.


Figures need adjusting for inflation before any comparison is possible.

 
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