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Feb 15th
12:35 pm
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Ugh. I'm pleased by people seemingly enjoying the trailer in front of The Vow. But I'm still super anxious about Titanic crushing TLO. On top of how well other 3D re-releases have been doing, comments from the sneak peek last night indicate Titanic is going to be stunning both in quality and in profit (again). I don't want to be Rose, crying over TLO's Jack sinking dead into the icy depths of the box office.
 
 
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It's Audrey not Aubreyaudrey_za on February 15th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Fuck a Titanic (and I say that as someone who saw it countless times in theaters the first go round)!
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on February 15th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
Lots of people have been pleased with TLO previews before The Vow, and even more people I know personally are more excited about it after seeing the previews in theaters.

Isn't Titanic coming out 3 weeks before TLO anyways? If that's the case, it's not like they're going to be competing against each other.

Oh, and I posted these pictures on facebook. Pleasantly surprised with how many people I know in real life "liked" the pictures and said they were excited for the movie. Which normally never happens.

Edited at 2012-02-15 08:14 pm (UTC)
babytakemy_handbabytakemy_hand on February 15th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
i might just be living at the theater that weekend seeing both movies again & again :)
Sapphirasapphia on February 15th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
I wish to show you this. The countries where will show TLO and The Vow.
The Lucky One
http://www.kinopoisk.ru/level/80/film/461784/
The Vow
http://www.kinopoisk.ru/level/80/film/506296/

And now also Titanic. It's bad...

lilly4848lilly4848 on February 16th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
A while back, I saw something on some site that listed the movies opening on the various weekends. I seem to remember that there were a lot of movies opening the same weekend as TLO, but just a couple opening the weekend prior. I was thinking what drove the decision for the weekend that was picked.
Bee: Zac – CStC - ani - crying 1jeezbee on February 16th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Back then last fall, a re-release didn't seem that bad and everyone was getting sick of post-conversion 3D. But now? The early box office predictions for Titanic 3D are huge already and they will likely even go up more.

The way things are right now, Titanic might steamroll over TLO even 2 weeks later. :(

Even best case it will at least saturate the market and hence reduce the casual moviegoers who might just look for a bit romance.

Idk what's the best to do but personally I would feel better if they pushed it back a bit. Counterprogramming eg against MIB3 looks more promising now.
kleth on February 16th, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
Can they really reschedule at this point, nine weeks out? All the posters and stuff have been blazoned with April 20, the theaters might not want to/be able to reshuffle their schedules, etc.

Let's look at it this way: If TLO does well in spite of Titanic, it will impress a lot of the right people; if it does poorly, it can be blamed on Titanic, not Zac.
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 16th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
The haters will find some way to blame Zac for something, no matter what. Let's assume that TLO finishes ahead of Titanic. I can see the headline now.... Zac Efron Sinks Titanic. And if TLO does not do well.... Zac Efron Can't Find a Lifeboat.
kleth on February 17th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
"I can see the headline now.... Zac Efron Sinks Titanic."

From your keyboard to God's monitor! It's a total fantasy, but I hope I'm home when I see this headline, 'cause I'm gonna need to change my undies.
Bee: Zac - GQ - Jumping on Car 1jeezbee on February 16th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Can they really reschedule at this point, nine weeks out?

If they want to, sure. I'm not sure though, if they plan on - unfortunately.

Blaming a potential failure on Titanic does only work for a hot 5 minutes. Then it will be all forgotten and people will only look at the total numbers and just say he can't open a movie - second time in a row.
countessm3countessm3 on February 16th, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
I NEVER saw Titanic the first time around and turn the channel whenever it's on tv, so no worries that I might be lured away, lol.

I will say that for all of his horrible writing, Sparks has his own fans, and they will see it in hopes for another Notebook.
annabelle83 on February 16th, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Will Titanic be that big of a success? I just realized it comes out 12 days after The Hunger Games. Maybe it will be somewhat affected by THG and won't be that big? God, I feel so bad for wishing a movie not to do well, but really hope it doesn't affect TLO much..
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 16th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad. Titanic had it's day of glory already. It shouldn't be allowed to have another one, especially at the expense of TLO. ;)
Beejeezbee on February 16th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well, lets just say that the one site which does long term forecasts, has Titanic opening at $42m right now. And Cameron's movies often don't drop like a stone in the consequent weeks either.

Idk, I surely hope that Titanic isn't as big a threat as it looks right now. My problem is that it attracts a lot of the same demographic as TLO and I fear that the moviegoers who only go every once in a while will go to Titanic instead since it's opening only 2 weeks before.
Sapphirasapphia on February 17th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
And only 14 countries, it are not enough. In my country TLO will not show. But "The Vow" it is possible to look at cinemas....
Bad marketing...
Beejeezbee on February 17th, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think this is a final list though. I believe kinopoisk.ru just uses mostly the international IMDb dates (plus Russia if they have additional info there) and those get often updated late or even in hindsight. Plus, it might open in some international territories much later than the US and do not even have a date there yet.

Having said that, straight romantic dramas incl Sparks movies typically don't do that well internationally. Even The Notebook and Dear John which are the highest grossing Sparks movies made only between $34 - $35 million internationally.
Sapphirasapphia on February 17th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
"I believe kinopoisk.ru just uses mostly the international IMDb dates (plus Russia if they have additional info there) and those get often updated late or even in hindsight. Plus, it might open in some international territories much later than the US and do not even have a date there yet."

Yes it is. And updatings in the list happen, but very very slowly...