Do you think Thor: The Dark World will break the 1 bn mark?

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#1 Posted by LeeSensei (430 posts) - - Show Bio

Look at the Iron Man film series.

Iron Man: 585,174,222.

Iron Man 2: 623,933,331

Iron Man 3: 1,199,002,239

The Iron Man films were more successful than Thor, but look at that big boost between Iron Man 2 and 3. The Avengers gave Iron Man a big boost. So do you think Thor 2 will make it past 1 billion?

Thor: 449,300,000

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#2 Posted by novi_homines (1468 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Definitely not. Hype and expectations just aren't there. I do think it'll be fantastic though. Probably will be one of the most unique cbm, films to date. Due to the direction Alan Taylor is taking this film.


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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt it

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#4 Edited by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh, doubt it.

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#5 Edited by Perethorn (6168 posts) - - Show Bio

Hardly think so, Thor is not as famous as other characters in popular culture. Nevertheless i think that The Dark World is going to be an awesome film.

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#6 Posted by HaveAtThee (1140 posts) - - Show Bio

Hemsworth just isn't the star that Downey Jr. is, who was already relatively famous before putting on the Iron Man armor. Iron Man was also the lead character out of The Avengers so having the most screen time and dialogue was greatly beneficial for him. Unless future trailers for Thor 2 are superb and help build up anticipation, I highly doubt The Dark World tops the 1 billion mark, which is okay. It would be a very good success if it surpassed 500 million, but if it exceeds expectations and is a really great film it could pick up steam and approach the 800 million mark or something. I'm just looking forward to the actual film itself as I feel it has a lot of potential, since the main focus will be Thor traversing the Nine Realms.

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#7 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8936 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the movie I been waiting for all year. And Thor is definitely my all-time favorite Marvel hero.

But, I don't think this movie will hit 1 billion.

I'm sure it will do pretty good though.

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#8 Edited by 2chimcha3 (2303 posts) - - Show Bio

No, sadly. Not many non-comic book readers really appreciate Thor :(

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#9 Posted by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

No chance. At all. I think its gonna be great though

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#10 Posted by HumanRocket (11231 posts) - - Show Bio

There aren't that many people outside of consistant comic book readers who will go out and see The movie. Most people will see the trailer and think oh look he blonde guy from the avengers movie.

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#11 Posted by NightCrawler358 (202 posts) - - Show Bio

No way, it'll probably come to around 700 mil, so just more than Iron Man 2, but less than 3.

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#12 Edited by isaac_clarke (5961 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

I doubt it

This.

Although with the right marketing I suppose anything is possible.

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#13 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

Doubt it. Better than the first one for sure. It all depends how Marvel markets it, using Avengers as a marketing agent(which is likely) and the amazingness of the second and third trailers as well as posters and tv spots.

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#14 Posted by captnmcdeadpool (1003 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt it. I would love to see it.

But I seriously doubt it. Might back the 500 million mark worldwide. Last one did over 400 million worldwide.

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#15 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1198 posts) - - Show Bio

nope, i think none of the " Marvel Cinematic Universe" films will beak the billion dollr mark until Avengers 2( or whatever it is called) comes along. But i think it will be a sure bet to break through. Personally i am most excited about Guardians of the Galaxy.

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#16 Posted by THORSON (4604 posts) - - Show Bio

of course. Al, thor needed was a movie and everyone knows who he is.

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#17 Posted by TheGodofThunder (693 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent: Pretty sure IM3 had already passed 1billion when you posted this.

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#18 Posted by cmartin (356 posts) - - Show Bio

.... the real question is If you wasnt a thor fan....r knew thor and you saw that trailer , would you be excited to watch that movie....

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#19 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope.

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#20 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah.

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#21 Posted by the_stegman (38810 posts) - - Show Bio

Nay

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#22 Edited by SandMan_ (4581 posts) - - Show Bio

If it does it will be because of Loki, but I doubt it. Iron Man did it because he is the most popular character in Avengers.

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#23 Posted by THORSON (4604 posts) - - Show Bio

you can make a billion and still be a shiit movie. (IM3)

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#24 Posted by cmartin (356 posts) - - Show Bio

@thorson said:

you can make a billion and still be a shiit movie. (IM3)

very true

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#25 Posted by noj (1400 posts) - - Show Bio

Im sure itll be a great movie but it wont break 500 million. Iron Man is simply on another level of poularity when compared to Thor. Though now that I think about it Loki had a huge surge in popularity after the Avengers so maybe it will break that 500 million mark and hit something closer to 600 million but I wouldnt bet money on it.

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#26 Posted by deaditegonzo (4168 posts) - - Show Bio

I dont think so. Thor just isnt that popular, even amongst comic fans. And as someone pointed out, this movie doesnt have RDJ. Iron Man wasnt that popular either, but RDJ made the character and now people have started following him with dedication.

Loki is the closest thing to a star that the Thor movies have.

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#27 Posted by Killemall (18938 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as i like Thor and as much as i think he is one of the coolest marvel Hero on big screen, his fan base are limited. As per fan base for Captain America.

Its very unlikely for them to be able to make as much money as Iron Man, even if they are just as good. Thats just a sad part of it.

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#28 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23375 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Iron Man 3 absorbed most of the momentum gained from The Avengers. IM3 was also pretty controversial on critical reception and people liking it vs not liking.

Plus. Thor isn't going to have RDJ - who sells himself.

I could see Thor get up to 750 mil...but I doubt it will break 1 bill.

I really do hope Marvel steps up Thor's power though in this movie. They toned him down for the first Thor (cause he was power stripped most of the movie) and he had to be a member of the team in Avengers. I'm hoping for Man of Steel-type displays of power from him.

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#29 Posted by HaveAtThee (1140 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard positive reviews about the extended trailer at the SDCC. Been trying to find it but no luck.

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#30 Posted by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

That'd be tough. Im going to say it can likely beat MoS numbers, and that's something.

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#31 Edited by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo: "Loki is the closest thing to a star that the Thor movies have"

Uh what about Chris Hemsworth? Dude rocks as Thor and his career is on the rise big time.

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#32 Edited by novi_homines (1468 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

@deaditegonzo: "Loki is the closest thing to a star that the Thor movies have"

Uh what about Chris Hemsworth? Dude rocks as Thor and his career is on the rise big time.

This. I loved him as thor He had that swagger. Loki just adds to the film's appeal.


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#33 Posted by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

@novi_homines: they really nailed the casting: Hemsworth, Hiddleston, freakin Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson and if course Natalie Portman

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#34 Posted by novi_homines (1468 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

@novi_homines: they really nailed the casting: Hemsworth, Hiddleston, freakin Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson and if course Natalie Portman

Yep. They sure did. I loved them all.

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#35 Posted by BullPR (4377 posts) - - Show Bio

No. As stated above, the momentum of success was probably broken with IM3, and that's clearly not The Wolverine that will reboot it.

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#36 Edited by RedLantern23 (898 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely no chance. I still think it will be a good movie though.

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#37 Posted by deaditegonzo (4168 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

@deaditegonzo: "Loki is the closest thing to a star that the Thor movies have"

Uh what about Chris Hemsworth? Dude rocks as Thor and his career is on the rise big time.

People who arent big fans thought he did a good job, but he is not going to be remembered as one of the iconic portrayals like say RDJ as Iron Man, Chris Reeve as Superman, or Heath Ledger as Joker. Essentially, there is a difference between being good enough, and being great or even more influential than the character youre playing.

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#38 Edited by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo: ok well my point would be that you don't have to define the character in a new way for you to be a star. He's done a good job. IMO a lot better than I thought he would. And it's undeniable tht he's a rising star. So to your initial post, I would contend this film had MANY stars. Lots a great supporting actors as well (including 2 Oscar winners).

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#39 Posted by deaditegonzo (4168 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

@deaditegonzo: ok well my point would be that you don't have to define the character in a new way for you to be a star. He's done a good job. IMO a lot better than I thought he would. And it's undeniable tht he's a rising star. So to your initial post, I would contend this film had MANY stars. Lots a great supporting actors as well (including 2 Oscar winners).

Yeah, they all do pretty good, but Hiddleson's Loki is the only one comparable to RDJ level of recognize-ability, where just that characters presence is a greater draw than all the marketing the world.

I have a prediction, and it of course depends largely on this film performs, but if they make another sequel, and Loki is not featured (or part of the advertising) we will see a rare drop in box office.

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#40 Edited by jumpstart55 (10476 posts) - - Show Bio

No its highly unlikely, but i do think its going to gross anywhere between the nature of 500 to 800 million.

The only reason Iron man 3 broke the billion dollar mark, is because Robert Downey jr stole the show in the Avengers.

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#41 Posted by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo: fair enough

I just wanted to correct you as to the star power behind the film

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#42 Posted by Extremis (3743 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor TDW won't beat MoS domestic numbers, but I think it can worldwide assuming it rides the Avengers wave. It did very well overseas, the first one that is.

I'm predicting 600-750 mil worldwide when all is said and done.

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#43 Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg (2452 posts) - - Show Bio

The one thing Thor does have is Loki. And he has a huge fanbase comprised of fangirls so its possible they'll come out in herds to see this.

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