Forget the Critics: X3 was a smash hit

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Post by HoodedMan » Tue May 30, 2006 5:04 pm

According to the Associated Press, X-Men: The Last Stand took in $120.1 million last weekend, the biggest Memorial Day weekend opening ever.

Not only that, but its premiere took in the second-biggest one-day gross next to Star Wars: Episode III. You'll hear a lot of negative reviews (especially if you hang around comic purists) but the mainstream movie-watcher loves it, apparently!

Good for the director and producers; I think everyone can say it wasn't as good as it could have been, but I think it was a fitting end for the series. I look forward to the spinoffs.

Sources: Associated Press (via the Toronto Sun)

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Post by BAMFCentral » Wed May 31, 2006 12:07 am

hmm... a sequel that makes over 100. Wont be the end, yeah I know they have spin offs coming, but they will try to milk the X-men franchise yet again. The money is just hitting them in the face not too.
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Post by Northstars Love » Wed May 31, 2006 4:52 am

Not only that, but its premiere took in the second-biggest one-day gross next to Star Wars: Episode III. You'll hear a lot of negative reviews (especially if you hang around comic purists) but the mainstream movie-watcher loves it, apparently!
And that is the problem with those that go into the theatre thinking it should be exactly like the comics. It simply isn't. I love the X-Men and I read the comics but I don't get angry at the fact that they have moved away from the comics to create these movies. The names, and for the most part the powers, are the same.

If you go into the theatre expecting a good time you will. And that is the attitude everyone should go into a theatre with.

I'm planning to see it again! :dance:

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Post by Chlorine » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:08 pm

I haven't read the comics and I still didn't like X3...But that's just me, so :P

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Post by SamKarns » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:01 am

I loved X3, thought it was the best one yet. I will admit I didn't like Bryan Singer's take on X-Men but I'm looking forward to more films. Maybe Fox may re-boot the films and present Psyclops a little better.

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Post by Nandireya » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:57 am

It’ll be interesting to see if it maintains its momentum…most blockbuster movies make their real money on repeat viewings (I saw X2 four times…X-Men I saw once, and I didn’t pay for it, won a free pass a did…and as we probably all know, I’m yet to see X3)…
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Post by HoodedMan » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:56 pm

From what I hear (I have a friend who works at a movie theatre), X3 is getting a lot of repeat viewings, and not only from X-Men fans. But of course, X-Men fans are the majority. What do you expect? :P
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Post by Singe » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:54 am

Purity isn't my thing- what's the point in sticking to something you've already seen before? Reinterpretation is what makes the movies interesting. I still deplored it. Biggie of course being the screenplay- so inconsistent, such bad writing. But the fact that Ratner is such an inferior director doesn't help much either. Woe, he's an alumni of my school. :(
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Post by CurlyyHairGirl » Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:58 pm

I've also heard that it's getting repeat viewings.
I think that over the years I have learned that everyone has there own tastes in movies and it's usually completely pointless to listen to anyones reviews about it. I haven't seen it yet, so I wanna go soon. The night it came out I couldn't go because I had been up for over 36 hours in Disneyland for Grad nite and would have fallen asleep during the film (as it was, there were students from 106 different schools passed out from exhaustion on main street), and now I have to cram for finals and prep for graduation. *exasperated* Hopefully by the time I have a window to got to the movies, it won't have already left the theatres. :X

I hope it's good, if not, oh well, there are many more movies that can make up for it.
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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:09 am

I was hoping to see the movie at least three times in the opening weekend, but only saw it once.. I was pretty disappointed by the lack of characterization in the movie, but now that I think of it, did we really know that much in the first two? Does any non-xfan know who Toad or Sabretooth really were or anything about them? What about Lady Deathstrike? So I'm not really that disappointed anymore and want to see it again in order to get my geek fix, but I still wish Colossus would've had more to do and say in the movie..
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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:44 pm

Sorry to double post, but :o..

ComingSoon.net reports that X-Men: The Last Stand was taken down by Universal's romantic comedy "The Break-Up":

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston took down the mutants in a weekend that was expected to see a second straight box office win for 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.

Universal Pictures romantic comedy The Break-Up surprised the industry with an impressive $38.1 million from 3,070 theaters in its first weekend. The Vaughn and Aniston-starrer averaged a strong $12,395 per theater and cost about $52 million to make.

Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand took a huge dive of 66.6% in its second weekend after setting the new Memorial Day weekend record last week. The third installment added $34.4 million and has collected $175.7 million so far domestically.


I'm calling all fans to go see X-Men again, in hopes that Vaugniston(:LOL) is vanquished at the box office!
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Post by HoodedMan » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:11 pm

I saw that too, but some are expecting that X3 will have gotten more viewings over the weekend; we'll see if it regained momentum when Monday's figures come out.

And who knows what'll happen when Cars comes out. It's the year of over-promoted movies. But I expect X3 to at least hold its own, if not at the top. It already had record success.
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Post by Singe » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:49 pm

Originally posted by Blue_Demon94
Sorry to double post, but :o..

ComingSoon.net reports that X-Men: The Last Stand was taken down by Universal's romantic comedy "The Break-Up":

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston took down the mutants in a weekend that was expected to see a second straight box office win for 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.

Universal Pictures romantic comedy The Break-Up surprised the industry with an impressive $38.1 million from 3,070 theaters in its first weekend. The Vaughn and Aniston-starrer averaged a strong $12,395 per theater and cost about $52 million to make.

Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand took a huge dive of 66.6% in its second weekend after setting the new Memorial Day weekend record last week. The third installment added $34.4 million and has collected $175.7 million so far domestically.
That made my Schadenfreude go :D. Eat it Fox.
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Post by BAMFCentral » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:16 pm

Originally posted by Blue_Demon94

I'm calling all fans to go see X-Men again, in hopes that Vaugniston(:LOL) is vanquished at the box office!

Ooh really. I like Vincy ever since dodge the ball. SO

UP WITH VAUGNISTON DOWN WITH X3 :P
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Post by Nandireya » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:07 am

Originally posted by Blue_Demon94
I'm calling all fans to go see X-Men again, in hopes that Vaugniston(:LOL) is vanquished at the box office!
Not planning to see either one...but then, I rarely manage to get to see the movies I DO want to see...but there’s no way I’m missung the return of Captain Jack Sparrow… :sparrow ...won't see it opening day (stupid work)...probably won't get there until the Sunday, seeing as Sundays are my only days off...when I also have to clean the house, do the washing and take care of all that piddling crap...maybe that's why I never get to see any movies...
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Post by Slarti » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:12 pm

In fact, X3 was such a smash that our good friends at Landover Baptist Church decided to have a go at it! They even penned this catchy little number for their X-Men comic book burning:

When Jesus takes His last stand
On their butts, all X-Men land
Wolverine, that hairy queen,
Will squeal his last high-pitched scream
As Jesus turns Storm's cartoon bust
Into a giant pile of Holy Eraser dust!

Jesus is the X-Factor
He is the eternal life reactor
There are no X-Men
Never will I read a comic book again
In Jesus' name A-men.

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Post by HoodedMan » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:38 pm

... and those kind of people give religious people a bad name. "I don't mind God, it's his fan club I can't stand," and so on. Idiots.
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Post by Northstars Love » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:41 pm

I like the very fact that they decided not to burn X-Men #1 (1963) and went on Ebay to sell it to the unsaved.

Isn't this enabling those unsaved full of sin to commit sin? :LOL

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Post by x___bamf! » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:14 pm

I thought X3 was great.
But I also noticed that there really wasn't very much character development, some parts were a little rushed, and Nightcrawler wasn't in/mensioned it at all. But that's all the complaints I have. :LOL

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Post by Angelique » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:30 pm

Slarti and Northstar, something about that whole site tells me the book-burning is a hoax.
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Post by Blue_Demon94 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:54 pm

That whole thing sounds like a joke.. especially the whole thing about forty year old men crying in their mother's basement :rolleyes
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Post by Singe » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:55 pm

Originally posted by HoodedMan
... and those kind of people give religious people a bad name. "I don't mind God, it's his fan club I can't stand," and so on. Idiots.
Um, Landover Baptist is a parody website, folks.
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Post by Slarti » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:41 pm

Originally posted by Singe
Originally posted by HoodedMan
... and those kind of people give religious people a bad name. "I don't mind God, it's his fan club I can't stand," and so on. Idiots.
Um, Landover Baptist is a parody website, folks.
Yup, it is. And I find it a damn funny one too sometimes.

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Post by HoodedMan » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:17 pm

Ah. Well, I didn't look at the site, I just read what Slarti said and wasn't surprised. :P
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Post by Angelique » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:27 pm

On the other hand, I would have been surprised if it was true.
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