RiffRaff wrote:ok, i just don't understand the need for the opening weekend for a limited release. Why the rush for a limited audience? Looks like around $70 million i guess.
It's was going to make the same amount of money either way, there was no need to bring it out early. If this movie was worthy, than we might see a lot more.
I guess the Movie Theaters are getting desperate to keep us going to the theaters with the "Rental" Outlets slashing each others throats devaluing the movie experience.
This was just a silly Midnight Vampire thing.
I'm shocked you don't see the cash cow behind this. I can't believe I'm defending this... the books were ok, the movie was meh... what I'm defending and annoyed by is how you don't see the money in this movie even though you are in the business. There is a huge market for this movie. I know several people who went to the midnight showing and have already seen it a second time and are planning a third. It's following is dedicated. You talk about the limited audience... It has sold over 25 million copies already... The Fantasy Sports Trade Association estimates that between 15 and 18 million people played fantasy sports last year. That's all fantasy sports, not just football. More people have read Twilight than play fantasy football. Fantasy football is directed at guys, Twilight at girls. The movie may feel irrelevant to normal guys, but it's a monstrosity and the thing of the moment for many girls. Just because you aren't it's target market, doesn't mean it's irrelevant or unworthy. Come on. It had nothing to do with being a midnight vampire movie... it had to do with the giant amount of fans. Like I said, in the cities (the Twin Cities obviously... half the people in Mankato can't even read ) the theaters were sold out at midnight. The theaters were catering to their public. By doing this, theaters LITERALLY sold a midnight ticket, then sold another ticket to that same person less than 24 hours later in many cases. I know because I talked to people who did that very thing. (Treat talks to toooo many girls at work...)
Heck it had the 29th best opening weekend of all time...