Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 12345 13 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 196
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    L.A.~ lower Alabama
    Posts
    959
    Credits
    36
    Ok I am going to go with....

    198.1 - 200 Million



    I came across this review,sounds good.

    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2009/12/11...v-movies-blog/

    24 hours have passed since I caught "Avatar" in London. And I suppose it's sunk in enough for what I'd call a still instinctual/gut review.

    In a nutshell? This is the one you've been waiting for. Not since "The Dark Knight" has a Hollywood film been poised to take hold of popular culture like this one. Let the haters have at it. History will be kind. The dialogue may be trite at times. The cynic in you may urge you to roll your eyes at the sight of a blue alien or a snarling company man but then you're just going to miss out on the jaw-dropping adventure of the year.

    So if you haven't bailed out yet... know this: you need to see this movie. For the first truly soulful performances made since motion capture was invented. For the sweep and the scope. For the small moments and the sublime. For the way Stephen Lang snarls and spits out an order. For the soaring ride of the banshees. For the finale, oh yes for that finale.

    In 1978 Warner Brothers proudly predicted "you will believe a man can fly." If I were James Cameron I would proudly proclaim "you will forget Zoe Saldana is blue" for that may be the true accomplishment of the technique and performances that fueled this unique production. "Avatar" takes a little time to suck you in but once you release yourself to it you are there and even if your brain is telling you to marvel at the effects, your heart will beg you to surrender to the story and characters.

    The setting is the future. The technology is cutting edge. But make no mistake--this is classical moviemaking of the first order. If David Lean had a virtual camera, "Lawrence of Arabia" might have felt like this.

    And "felt" is the operative word. For all his bombastic attitude and man's man love of guns, girls, and gadgets, it's no secret to all that kick-ass Cameron is just a big old softie at heart. "Aliens" worked because Ellen Ripley had to go back into hell not to save herself or humanity as we know it but for the love of a little girl. "Titanic" transcended every simplistic storytelling trope because damn it, you took that journey with Jack and Rose, experienced the first rush of love, and were shattered in how it was torn apart.

    In "Avatar" it's the love of a man for a Na'vi and a noble and mysterious people for their land. Big emotions. Big moments. Cameron doesn't paint with a fine brush (ok I'm talking story here clearly and not the artistry on screen). He goes for it and damn it if it didn't leave me with a lump in my throat for much the film. There is so much passion in this work, it's just exhilirating. Take the trip.

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182

    Cool

    2 1/2 days left to post your predictions!!




    the entry deadline is 10 pm, U.S Central time, Wednesday, December 16th - Europe +6 and +7




    I am also changing the amount of Credits the top 3 winners are getting

    OLD:

    Grand Prize - 100,000,000
    Second Prize - 50,000,000
    Third Prize - 30,000,000

    NEW:

    Grand Prize - 120,000,000
    Second Prize - 80,000,000
    Third Prize - 50,000,000

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Krakow, Poland
    Posts
    974
    Credits
    15
    Fourth Prize - 40,000,000

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by michalz00 View Post
    Fourth Prize - 40,000,000

    thank you Michalz00!!


    Last edited by j7wild; 12-16-2009 at 06:09 PM.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Canadian Prairies
    Posts
    398
    Credits
    51
    My best guess is 118.1 - 120 Million. I don't think it will break opening weekend records, but I think it might pass 'The Dark Knight' for overall domestic box office returns (which I believe was over 530 million). Cameron's movies seem to have longevity. Good luck to everyone with this guessing contest.
    Homer Simpson: "I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182

    Exclamation

    12 hours left to post your predictions!!

    there will be 4 winners

    Grand Prize - 120,000,000
    Second Prize - 80,000,000
    Third Prize - 50,000,000
    Fourth Prize - 40,000,000

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Moved from Minas Tirith!!! Direction of my new path is not so clear, but I think I'm on the way to MY SHIRE
    Posts
    4,453
    Credits
    -2
    12 hours?

    I think 18. 17.25 exactly.




  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir01 View Post
    12 hours?

    I think 18. 17.25 exactly.
    10 pm Central tonight; it's now 2:44 pm Central.

    7 hours and 16 min left.


  9. #39
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    11,021
    Credits
    558

    Prediction

    Change of heart:

    Last and final prediction 72.1 - 74 Million
    ___

    I can't see through walls, but I can kick your ass.

  10. #40
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Edmonton Canada
    Posts
    37
    Credits
    20
    I'm guessing 104.7 Million so I guess that makes it 104.1 - 106 Million

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182
    where's Mithy with the official predictions from the box office experts?

    Last edited by j7wild; 12-17-2009 at 04:30 PM.

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Moved from Minas Tirith!!! Direction of my new path is not so clear, but I think I'm on the way to MY SHIRE
    Posts
    4,453
    Credits
    -2
    I'm here :-)

    Boxoffice.com: $75 mil. (maybe Avatar will beat December opening record - $77.2 mil. I Am Legend)
    The Weekend Warrior: $68.4 mil

    I will not change my prediction. 78.1 - 80 mil.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182

    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir01 View Post
    I'm here :-)

    Boxoffice.com: $75 mil. (maybe Avatar will beat December opening record - $77.2 mil. I Am Legend)
    The Weekend Warrior: $68.4 mil
    that's not a lot, isn't it?


  14. #44
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Moved from Minas Tirith!!! Direction of my new path is not so clear, but I think I'm on the way to MY SHIRE
    Posts
    4,453
    Credits
    -2
    Quote Originally Posted by j7wild View Post
    that's not a lot, isn't it?

    I told you. You never belive me :-)

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    23,454
    Credits
    182
    The bidding period is now over!!

    Good Luck to Everyone!!





    The Final Bids:

    jacques1400 - 72.1 - 74 Million
    Mithrandir01 - 78.1 - 80 Million
    hlbimage - 88.1 - 90 Million
    wirm - 90.1 - 92 million
    Haazhel_Thorn - 102.1 - 104 Million
    cyberg4 - 104.1 - 106 Million
    goodasgold - 118.1 - 120 Million
    Ravenhorn - 142.1 - 144 Million
    stonecoldjedi - 144.1 - 146 Million
    ClaytonMG - 156.1 - 158 Million
    Jax - 176.1 - 178 Million
    Hardkore - 198.1 - 200 Million
    michalz00 - 206.1 Million (and over)

Page 3 of 14 FirstFirst 12345 13 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Predict Box Office - March 24-26
    By Mithrandir01 in forum General Chatter - Movie Related
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-26-2006, 01:17 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •