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#781 Almuric

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

So, it's made back it's production budget. Now we need to pay for the "marketing", and it can start turning a profit.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

So, it's made back it's production budget. Now we need to pay for the "marketing", and it can start turning a profit.


Unfortunately it's not that simple. The theaters take a good chunk of the box office (I want to say 40% or so, maybe higher), so that's why movies always want to make at least double their budget in its theatrical run. Profitability is still a long way off.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Aw, man, how does anything make money? <_<
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:18 PM


So, it's made back it's production budget. Now we need to pay for the "marketing", and it can start turning a profit.


Unfortunately it's not that simple. The theaters take a good chunk of the box office (I want to say 40% or so, maybe higher), so that's why movies always want to make at least double their budget in its theatrical run. Profitability is still a long way off.


Really? I actually thought it was less than that! Like 10% or 20%, more or less. Hence why theatres make the most money out of their pricey food. Hmm.

Edited by stonecold-mike, 04 April 2012 - 05:19 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:33 PM



So, it's made back it's production budget. Now we need to pay for the "marketing", and it can start turning a profit.


Unfortunately it's not that simple. The theaters take a good chunk of the box office (I want to say 40% or so, maybe higher), so that's why movies always want to make at least double their budget in its theatrical run. Profitability is still a long way off.


Really? I actually thought it was less than that! Like 10% or 20%, more or less. Hence why theatres make the most money out of their pricey food. Hmm.


You're right. I just double checked and in the US, the usual % for the theater is 15-20%. They do make most of their money on the stuff they sell (not sure I can call some of it food ;) ). I did see a story on JC regarding its overseas take, that's where I saw the 40% for the theaters.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:27 AM

Aw, man, how does anything make money? <_<

surprisingly a lot of successful movies don't make money initially.

JC will almost certainly make money eventually, DVD/Blueray, etc, etc.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:42 AM



OK, Be warned before you proceed, this is a conspiratorial theory. If you find such things offensive to your intelligence, proceed no further!!!!

Richard Hoagland, someone who contends that Space Agencies cover up the truth about life on Mars and other parts of the universe, here says that these forces are behind some of the failings in the marketing of JOHN CARTER.

I think it's still interesting . But if offended, don't open.

Edited by Brule80, 06 April 2012 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

We're all fantasy fans here. ;)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

Maybe Hoagland can write the script for the next Conan film. :ph34r:

Or the next JC Film.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:53 AM

JCM is still showing in St. Louis, but on a reduced number of screens.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

They took JC film from local theatre less than a month after the premiere here in town. Thats a new record low here. They listened to Disney talk of flop....

I didnt get to see it here. Im thinking about taking a train trip to a town 1 hour away from here or just wait for the DVD. The 3D version only played twice a week in this town before they removed.

People who wanted to see JC with me 5-6 of friends and family are of course not willing to go to another city to see the film....

Edited by Libaax, 09 April 2012 - 03:27 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:05 PM

They took JC film from local theatre less than a month after the premiere here in town. Thats a new record low here. They listened to Disney talk of flop....

I didnt get to see it here. Im thinking about taking a train trip to a town 1 hour away from here or just wait for the DVD. The 3D version only played twice a week in this town before they removed.

People who wanted to see JC with me 5-6 of friends and family are of course not willing to go to another city to see the film....


It's worth the trip. It's still playing in my area, but I expect it to hit the $1.99 circuit in a couple of weeks.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:48 AM

Still playing in St. Louis, but on a greatly reduced schedule. Theaters are now 2D only or 3D only. This is probably the last week.
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:22 AM

They took JC film from local theatre less than a month after the premiere here in town. Thats a new record low here. They listened to Disney talk of flop....

I didnt get to see it here. Im thinking about taking a train trip to a town 1 hour away from here or just wait for the DVD. The 3D version only played twice a week in this town before they removed.

People who wanted to see JC with me 5-6 of friends and family are of course not willing to go to another city to see the film....



They just didn't have clue on how to market the film . Despite the huge budget, This film marketed property Could have been and should have been a monster hit.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:25 PM


They took JC film from local theatre less than a month after the premiere here in town. Thats a new record low here. They listened to Disney talk of flop....

I didnt get to see it here. Im thinking about taking a train trip to a town 1 hour away from here or just wait for the DVD. The 3D version only played twice a week in this town before they removed.

People who wanted to see JC with me 5-6 of friends and family are of course not willing to go to another city to see the film....


It's worth the trip. It's still playing in my area, but I expect it to hit the $1.99 circuit in a couple of weeks.


There is only 3D version here why there were few sessions per week. The trip is worth for me because i just became John Carter fan when it comes to ERB book. Im going to that town tommorow. If i hadnt read the great,fun JC books i wouldnt bother with the film in cinema i would wait for the dvd.

Edited by Libaax, 10 April 2012 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Still showing in St. Louis, both D's. What an enlightened city!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

I saw the film, thought they did a decent job (especially for Disney). I wish they hadn't made the cute dog thing such a prominent character (Disney). I also thought that while the actor playing Carter was believable and looked the part, I always saw Carter as more of a "southern gentleman" than a "tough guy" like they made him out to be. I definitely expected a heavy Virginian accent (I have family there), so I was obviously disappointed there.

Overall, I thought it was worth seeing, and it's a shame that the project was basically sabotaged and crucified by the media, because it was very entertaining and I would like to see more.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

I saw the film, thought they did a decent job (especially for Disney). I wish they hadn't made the cute dog thing such a prominent character (Disney).


Heh, I had the opposite impression: I don't think they did enough with Woola. Woola's companionship with Carter is one of the most poignant parts of the book for me.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:55 PM

It's worth the trip. It's still playing in my area, but I expect it to hit the $1.99 circuit in a couple of weeks.


man I used to love those theatres when we had them, I saw Matrix like 20 times that way...I WISH we still had one and they got JC...
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:52 PM


It's worth the trip. It's still playing in my area, but I expect it to hit the $1.99 circuit in a couple of weeks.


man I used to love those theatres when we had them, I saw Matrix like 20 times that way...I WISH we still had one and they got JC...

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Personally, I hate ours, and would just rather wait for Blu Ray. There's no Dolby digital sound, and they use worn out prints of the film that have obviously been shown too many times during the normal theatrical run. Pristine picture and sound are things that I'm used to now, and anything less ruins the experience. You get what you pay for.

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