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    Originally posted by Aes
    This is just a tad bit irritating....
    My god. Such old beliefs. Drives me crazy with how ignorant some people are


    Its kind of like saying ad&d create crazy people. Crazy people that play d&d become crazier. I never like the 'cause and effect theory' when it comes to socialism. At least in those situations.

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    Where did I put my armour and sword ??? I have a big tourny in an hour!
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    Originally posted by TWTCommish
    I was half playing. I just mean that everytime someone does something a bit over the top, or incorrect, or anything like that, and they're labeled a CONSERVATIVE, it makes me look that much worse when I tell someone else that I call myself the same. I wasn't genuinely mad...just a minor annoyance. Wasn't blaming anyone specifically.
    ahhh, but I was certainly not bashing CONSERVATIVES...I was bashing ULTRA-CONSERVATIVES! Big difference!

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    The Scooby Doo trailer was the surprise!?

    I heard from several places that the StarWars trailer was going to be debuting.

    I was waiting to see that, and I don't really like StarWars at all!

    Oh well.
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    Well, I did see the Star Wars trailer there, too...but it wasn't a surprise in the same way. The "SB" trailer fooled you at first, you see. The Star Wars trailer was available online before it's theater debut, anyway.

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    I heard that Harry Potter brought in $93 Million in the U.S. Can anyone confirm this figure? That's an astounding number for opening day of a movie.
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    http://us.imdb.com/Charts/

    this confirms it...
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    I'm going to see it with the wife tonight. I'm really looking forward to it, since everyone's given it a good review. And it's smashed all the box office records for an opening - the marketing guys must be going crazy!
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    Originally posted by goober
    I heard that Harry Potter brought in $93 Million in the U.S. Can anyone confirm this figure? That's an astounding number for opening day of a movie.
    Not opening day but opening weekend...

    http://movies.go.com/boxoffice/index.html

    93.5 million

    The next best did a whopping 23
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    HP made 22 million in the UK alone!

    Shattering box office records, Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone took in an estimated $93.5 million in North America and $22 million in the U.K. over the weekend
    Source: http://us.imdb.com/StudioBrief/

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    Well, I think it deserved every penny of it.
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    That's got to be undoubtedly the best ROI for any movie of all time!

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    Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

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    I believe it is. It surpassed Jurassic Park: The Lost World, which was the highest grossing of all time, by about four million. Plus, in the United States at least, it opened in some eight thousand screens -- which is a brand new record as well I believe.
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    Originally posted by Aes
    I believe it is. It surpassed Jurassic Park: The Lost World, which was the highest grossing of all time, by about four million. Plus, in the United States at least, it opened in some eight thousand screens -- which is a brand new record as well I believe.
    I thought that was Star wars...wait that was first night not the weekend NM I need more coffee
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    Originally posted by hurtdidit
    That's got to be undoubtedly the best ROI for any movie of all time!
    Not really. It cost $125 million to produce, and at least several dozen million to market...so it hasn't made it's money back yet. "The Blair Witch Project" cost $60,000, and pulled in well over $100 million in the theaters alone (made quite a bit more in DVD/video sales and rentals).

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    I forgot about The Blair Witch Project...still haven't seen it yet either!

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    Originally posted by hurtdidit
    I forgot about The Blair Witch Project...still haven't seen it yet either!
    I have watched it 3 times. Each time with someone els trying to convince me of its greatness. And each time me just shaking my head. :mcamera:
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    Originally posted by hurtdidit
    I forgot about The Blair Witch Project...still haven't seen it yet either!
    Poorly filmed.
    Poorly acted.
    Unbelievable storyline.

    What a waste of film that one was.

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    I agree. Before I had seen it in theatres, people were saying "it changed their life and how they see movies" or some rubbish. I heard how scary it was. It didn't scare me at all. I suppose it was entertaining at parts, but it just didn't have the effect on me that it allegedly did other people. I was, overall, very dissapointed. I'm not saying any of the big-budget horror movies churned-out in the last couple of years were good either, at least those that I saw. I dislike horror movies in general -- they're so pointless.
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    You kiddin' me? That movie was terrifying. For the most part, it was real, too...the actors had no lines, and didn't know specifically how they were going to be freaked out in the woods. I thought it was very scary.

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    i thought it was good.. i'll admit i am one of the people that it scared the stuffing out of. but i'm not going to try to convince any of you that it was a great movie. its pointless to argue. You either thought this movie was pointless, or it scared the stuff out of you. for the most part there was not middle ground. and there is no changing peoples mind.

    as for it being poorly filmed.. duh, it was supposed to be poorly filmed, it was supposed to look like some kids shot it in the woods with handheld cameras.
    poorly acted? i'll give you that, for the most part. but there are parts of the movie, where they were really scared. because for the most part, they didn't know what would be happening to them next.

    I think there should have been some more scripted lines in certain parts, instead of them ad-libbing. I think this is what lead to everyother word being the f-word. i dont have a problem with bad language, but when it is every other word it starts to get annoying.

    As for what made the movie scary, it played on the natural human fear of the unknown. Most horror movies these days just try to gross you out with blood and guts. in this movie you never saw what was coming for these kids. So you have to imagine what it might be, and the mind is a very powerful thing. You can scare the stuff out of yourself if you are not careful. Plus most of the movie takes place in the woods, at night. Personally i hate the woods at night. I don't like not knowing whats around me. What could be hiding behind that tree, or that one.

    but like i said, i hate arguing about this movie. it is pointless. There is no way to change anyone's mind. It either scared you or it didn't. and thats the way it is.
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    Eh -- it just didn't scare me -- I don't know. I do agree with you though -- like I said above I dislike horror movies in general. But at least BWP used unknown instead of blood and guts. (Well -- almost -- the tongue thing was the scariest part for me). Yuck.

    Change of topic -- the final figures are in for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone:
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    Weekend Box Office: Potter Smashes Records
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone cast its spell on the North American box office this weekend, smashing record after record...


    $90.3 million...that's the final tally for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone this weekend. That tally is a little lower than yesterday's original estimates ($93.5 million), but that magical sum was still enough for HP to become the highest-grossing weekend opener of all time. The previous record holder was The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which made $90.2 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend in 1997.

    Other records shattered by the enchanted film include:
    • Largest consecutive three-day domestic box office gross ever previous record held by Jurassic Park with $72.1 million.
    • Largest November three-day weekend previous record held by Monsters, Inc. with $62.6 million.
    • Largest non-holiday three-day weekend previous record held by Planet of the Apes with $68.5 million.
    • Largest holiday weekend previous record held by Toy Story 2 with $57.4 million.
    • Largest Friday previous record held by Planet of the Apes with $24.6 million.
    • Largest Saturday previous record held by The Mummy Returns with $27 million.
    • Largest Sunday without a holiday Monday previous record held by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace with $21.2 million.
    • Largest Sunday with a holiday Monday previous record held by Jurassic Park with $26.1 million.
    • Largest single day previous record held by Star Wars: Episode One with $28.5 million.
    • Largest three-day opening of the year previous record held by Planet of the Apes with $68.5 million.
    And if that wasn't enough:
    IGN FilmForce

    And if that's not enough for you, the film was also Chris Columbus' largest three-day weekend ever. His previous record was Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, which opened with $31.1 million.

    Harry Potter also played on a record 3,672 screens. The previous release record was Tom Cruise's M:I-2, which was released on 3,653 screens.

    If Harry Potter stays the course, the film should become the fastest film to reach the $100 million mark. Projections have the film passing the century mark on Monday. That would boost the film past The Phantom Menace which made $100 million in five days.

    As noted in today's Hollywood Reporter, the success of the film is even more impressive because a major portion of the audience was too young to pay full price for their tickets.
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