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Old 07-08-2013, 04:52 PM
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3560766.html

"The Lone Ranger" bombs at the box office; could cost Disney $150 million



Uh-oh, Silver: According to THR, Disney could face up to $150 million in losses because of "The Lone Ranger," the latest high-profile film this summer to stumble during its opening weekend.
Over the three-day frame, "The Lone Ranger" earned just $29.4 million, giving the Johnny Depp film a lower per-theater average than "The Heat" managed during its second weekend. Overall, "The Lone Ranger" earned just $48.9 million in North America since its opening on July 3, a weak total given the film's nearly $250 million reported budget. (Disney may have spent another $175 million marketing the film, per THR.) Overseas, the film didn't fare much better: "The Lone Ranger" made just $24 million from 24 markets, a sign that perhaps Westerns don't travel well outside of America. To wit: even Depp disappointments like "The Tourist" and "Dark Shadows" made significant cash from international markets.
"The Lone Ranger" loss doubly tough for Disney, if only because of the level of talent involved: Depp, director Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer made three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films together, and none of those films grossed less than $654 million at the global box office. "The Lone Ranger" will likely barely hit $275 million worldwide.
"The Lone Ranger" is just the latest big-budget 2013 release to fail at the box office. Will Smith's "After Earth" and Channing Tatum's "White House Down" also faltered on opening weekend, and each will have trouble making up the lost ground in international dollars. For more on "The Lone Ranger" and why it is another "John Carter" for Disney, head to THR.
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go to the movies over the 4th or party..... what to do, what to do?
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I don't even know why people go to theaters anymore, with 20 dollar pop-corn and lunatics with fully automatic assault rifles, I will watch it on PPV or Netflix from the armed comfort of my couch.
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I don't even know why people go to theaters anymore, with 20 dollar pop-corn and lunatics with fully automatic assault rifles, I will watch it on PPV or Netflix from the armed comfort of my couch.
Your odds of getting struck by lightning sitting on your couch are better than what you are suggesting
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Your odds of getting struck by lightning sitting on your couch are better than what you are suggesting
My old friend! How have you been LC?

You might be right, but at least I will be comfortable. Movie theaters suck in my opinion, dirty, uncomfortable, stupid over priced, and too many unpredictable strangers for me.
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My old friend! How have you been LC?

You might be right, but at least I will be comfortable. Movie theaters suck in my opinion, dirty, uncomfortable, stupid over priced, and too many unpredictable strangers for me.
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Theatre's are Petri dishes of bacteria and biological splatter.......I doubt any hazmat or infectious disease professional goes to a theatre.
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Originally Posted by atcfris View Post
You might be right, but at least I will be comfortable. Movie theaters suck in my opinion, dirty, uncomfortable, stupid over priced, and too many unpredictable strangers for me.
Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.
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Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.
Old Pete is that you? Dude, go to the matinee. It's way cheaper, way less crowded, did i say cheaper? Oh sheet, I forgot my daughter is still six and we go to the kid shows. We went to Epic a couple weeks ago and I had a blast...remind me to read this thread when she's ten
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Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.
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Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.

True story.

My couch + netflix/redbox/PPV > the movies.
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Originally Posted by rusbob View Post
Old Pete is that you? Dude, go to the matinee. It's way cheaper, ? Oh sheet, I forgot my daughter is still six and we go to the kid shows. We went to Epic a couple weeks ago and I had a blast...remind me to read this thread when she's ten
Old Pete? Damn, that's funny! I guess my post was in full blown whiner mode.

My couch, 60" Hi-def, Netflix, BluRay, 5.1 digital surround, & those Paradigms are way cheaper, way less crowded, did i say cheaper?

Plus, Admiral Thimble-Kidney can hit "pause" and not miss anything.

Perhaps my theater experiences are unique, and I should have posted them in the "What's Your Super Power" thread.
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Capt Jack Sparrow as an indian may have been a bit much anyway. I actually like Johnny Depp, and the pirates of the Carribean movies are some of my favorites, but my guess is a fifth one in that series would have done better than this movie.
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Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.
Move out of the ghetto. The theater by me is super nice and they wait on you at your reserved seat that 2 people could sit in. I do hate going though...wife likes it...I prefer my couch and a pause button.
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Saw it. It sucked. Seriously wanted to walk out but had the wife and kids so that may have been a issue.
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Move out of the ghetto. The theater by me is super nice and they wait on you at your reserved seat that 2 people could sit in. I do hate going though...wife likes it...I prefer my couch and a pause button.
So before you were against it, you were for it?

I like my ghetto hovel by the way. Wal-Mart's just around the corner, Mickey Dee's right up the street. If relatives visit, there are a couple of "by the week" motels in walking distance. I don't care for the porn shop across the street, though, inventory is underwhelming.
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So before you were against it, you were for it?

I like my ghetto hovel by the way. Wal-Mart's just around the corner, Mickey Dee's right up the street. If relatives visit, there are a couple of "by the week" motels in walking distance. I don't care for the porn shop across the street, though, inventory is underwhelming.
I find it to be very nice, no ghetto babies, but I do not really like going because I cant pause it, and early are there any movies that I want to pay $20 a head for. My city does not allow adult book stores, so i have to travel

This is the nicer theater closest to my house.

http://www.ipictheaters.com/video.aspx?v=tour
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For Disney that's chump change. You can't win them all and some movies will flop.
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Unpredictable? Are you kidding?

If I went to a theater, I can safely predict that a large group of unmonitored ethnic children will sit near me, and chatter through the film. I predict cell phones will ring, and be answered, at length. I predict that old dude in the row in front of me will crank a nasty, extremely durable fart, and that the spastic dick head in the seat behind me will kick the back of my seat throughout the movie. I predict they'll show commercials. I predict the popcorn will smell just like the inside of the Gravitron at the county fair. I predict the fatty in the seat next to me will dangle a ham-sized arm over the arm rests, and have a yeast-infection-in-my-fat-folds smell. I predict some parents with a baby can afford the film, but not a sitter, and that the brat will squall throughout the show.

If I'm lucky, there's only a medium chance my license plate will be stolen when I emerge, or that I'll be hit by a ballistic Coke. I'll grant you, those might be unpredictable.

No, sir, the strangers at the theater are very predictable. You won't catch me dead in there.
Wow, talk about a negitive view of one's surroundings.....life must be rough going anywhere outside.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Theatre's are Petri dishes of bacteria and biological splatter.......I doubt any hazmat or infectious disease professional goes to a theatre.
The sad part of it is probably everywhere out in public is the same. ....we're all going to die.

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