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30 April 2012 @ 06:51 pm
So That's What's Going On!  
There's been a lot of talk about why Avengers is being released a week later in North America.

"The Avengers," Skipping US in New Trend, Makes $178 Mil Abroad

Disney was not going to have another “John Carter” debacle on its hands, that’s for sure. They released their Marvel blockbuster, “The Avengers,” in 13 countries over the weekend. The audiences didn’t all speak English, and that may have been a good thing. The studio raked in over $178 million. By the time “The Avengers” opens here on Friday, May 4th, the studio will be in the clear. And they’ll still have another dozen countries to go to, like Russia, which is turning into a go-to audience for misunderstood films. But hey, “The Avengers” may be good. It has a 97% rating so far on Rottentomatoes.com.

And this: "Battleship" Avoids U.S. Release and Makes $170 Mil Around the World
“Battleship,” Universal Pictures’ big summer entertainment, cost over $200 million to make. You know it’s cheesy and not very good, so why subject the studio to American reviews? Very wisely, Universal has been opening “Battleship” around the world in advance of its May 18th U.S. landing. And the result: already $129 million in the bank. And more to come.
 
 
 
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on May 1st, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
I would hope my old alma mater, Navy, would kick some alien butt
>;-)
ericadawn16: Weirdericadawn16 on May 1st, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
I'm very happy about Avengers and disappointed about Battleship...even with Liam Neeson, I think it looks stupid and it confused my nephew into thinking it was a fourth Tranformers.
Taxicab Messiah: abby in blue hue (primeval)donna_c_punk on May 1st, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I'm really disappointed to see Peter Berg's name attached to it. :/
Black Rook: cutiegrachonok on May 1st, 2012 07:45 am (UTC)
Well, good to know some people have logic reasons for doing strange things, too much insanity in the world as it is:).
(BTW, learned yesterday that an IMAX opened in my city last week... Avengers are well worth to try it out:))
valihavaliha on May 1st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Avengers in IMAX?

eeeeeeeeee!
blade_and_rosesblade_and_roses on May 2nd, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
We're seeing it in IMAX Friday -- I'm hoping it turns out well!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: avengers assembleidontlikegravy on May 1st, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Shoulda guessed it would be down to money.

I'm surprised they were nervous about Avengers though - it's a very different beast to John Carter, with a large built-in fanbase, and the not-really-prequels having good gross individually, this wasn't exactly a shot in the dark. *shrugs* If it means I get it a week early, I ain't complaining!! Saw it again today and Joss is still my master :) Have a great time in Vegas, I hope you love it as much as I have.
Jhavajhava on May 1st, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
I have to say, that's pretty sensible! Of course that now opens up the possibility of more *bad idea movies* being made because they know they'll recoup the costs overseas ...
blade_and_rosesblade_and_roses on May 2nd, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
I wondered about this -- then figured it had to be something to do with the funding.