The Amazing Spiderman or The Dark Knight Rises - Which one will top The Avengers?

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    Jun 25, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    The Avengers has so far made $1,436,000,000 in the worldwide box office, and $598,000,000 in the US alone. It will easily surpass $600,000,000 this week. With these numbers, it is not the 3rd highest-grossing film ever (without any adjustment for inflation).

    Which one of the upcoming superhero films has a chance to best it?

    The Amazing Spiderman comes off the heels of the first successful trilogy. It has two new stars in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. This is a reboot for the Spiderman franchise, with the same production team as the 3 previous movies.

    The Dark Knight Rises comes off the previous highest-grossing-superhero movie The Dark Knight, which was the followup to Batman Begins. The first two installments of this series were highly successful at the box office. The Dark Knight seemed to garner additional interest due to the sudden passing of one of its main stars, Heath Ledger.

    Both movies are set to hit theaters within a few weeks of each other.

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    Jun 25, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    Splitting $1.5 mil between all the actors, CGI artists, sound engineers, producer, studio, and others that were in the making of Avengers makes me glad I became a pilot instead of an actor. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 25, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidSplitting $1.5 mil between all the actors, CGI artists, sound engineers, producer, studio, and others that were in the making of Avengers makes me glad I became a pilot instead of an actor. icon_lol.gif


    Crap. corrected.
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    Jun 26, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    The Dark Knight Rises.
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    Jun 26, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    MarkRoger saidThe Dark Knight Rises.
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    Jun 26, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    neither I'd say. 'Rises' is to dark and we just had 3 Spidey movies. Batman will bury Spiderboy.
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    Jun 26, 2012 7:57 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidneither I'd say. 'Rises' is to dark and we just had 3 Spidey movies. Batman will bury Spiderboy.


    I tend to agree. The new movies are both a bit dark and somber and I think people are going to want something similar to The Avengers where it was a perfect balance of humor, emotion, and action. I do think Batman will beat Spiderman as Garfield/Stone just don't have the star power. Plus, Spiderman was already released in Japan for 2 weeks and there hasn't been a tremendous amount of buzz. When The Avengers was released outside of the US a week before the US release, there was alot of buzz generated.
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
    Batman will do better, but it's too dark to beat The Avengers.
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
    Dark Knight Rises will be epic.

  • Jun 26, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Is this even a question? Dark Knight Rises will destroy any sort of competition at the box office. Watch out, Avengers (though, I loved it and saw it multiple times)
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    workthestretch saidIs this even a question? Dark Knight Rises will destroy any sort of competition at the box office. Watch out, Avengers (though, I loved it and saw it multiple times)


    It's definitely going to be interesting.
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    Box office numbers are rarely an indication of quality.

    See The Twilight franchise for example.
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    I'm thinking The Dark Knight gonna win this one.
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    Jun 26, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    endo saidBox office numbers are rarely an indication of quality.

    See The Twilight franchise for example.


    Agreed. but we are just talking about dollars here, not Best Pic nominationsicon_razz.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    The Dark Knight will come closest but fall short. It will be dark and awesome, unlike the Avengers which was sort of vanilla and watered down for the masses. Spider Man will do okay but I think it will not be as successful as the earlier films. I am looking forward to it though. Spider Man 3 was just awful.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    I'll go with neither
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    S34n05 saidI'll go with neither


    I agree... The Amazing Spiderman seems horrifically boring. Don't get me wrong, I like the franchise... but this just seems, somehow, WORSE than the one done only a few years ago. (too soon!)

    TDKR could be really solid, I've enjoyed the other 2... but the Avengers has more mass appeal.
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    I think Dark Knight will outperform Spiderman, but neither will likely top Avengers overall appeal
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    Jun 27, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    endo saidBox office numbers are rarely an indication of quality.

    See The Twilight franchise for example.


    Agreed. but we are just talking about dollars here, not Best Pic nominationsicon_razz.gif

    Which are not an indicator of quality either. But that is off topic
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    Jul 07, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    I saw SPIDERMAN last night with friends and all three of us HATED it. It was just so contrived, sappy, overdone, and WAY too long. I honestly thought it would never end. Then, after the credits, it starts up again as we are walking out, clearly meant to set up the sequel. I have seen my last SPIDERMAN movie. The one redeeming factor was Emma Stone -- she is always good.
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    Jul 07, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Neither. Both will do very healthy numbers though.
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    LOVED the new Spider Man. Better than the Avengers and this is coming from a huge comic book fan growing up. Spider Man felt like a comic book and thats why I liked it and it was not contrived and did not try to explain everything and make it normal like say Iron Man or Avengers.

    Loved the use of Gwen Stacy because Mary Jane was just awfully miscast with Kristen Dunst and horribly developed

    and Andrew captured Peter Parker better than Tobey

    the end scene leaves a question over who the next villan will be...will it be the obvious Goblin or someone else...i do not think the filmakers know yet
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Dark Knight will be nominated for an Oscar after the debacel with the last movie.
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    I'll wait another 5 years for when they reboot spiderman again. "The Super Spiderman, it's really different, give us more money!"
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    Jul 08, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Avengers 2!