Interstellar Box Office Predictions

Christopher Nolan's 2014 grand scale science-fiction story about time and space, and the things that transcend them.
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Pr0creation wrote:Row Rank Title Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year^
1 10 Transformers: Age of Extinction Par. $1,087.4 $245.4 22.6% $842.0 77.4% 2014
2 51 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $772.7 $333.1 43.1% $439.6 56.9% 2014
3 55 Maleficent BV $757.8 $241.4 31.9% $516.3 68.1% 2014
4 57 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $748.1 $233.9 31.3% $514.2 68.7% 2014
5 63 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $724.5 $222.4 30.7% $502.1 69.3% 2014
6 65 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $714.1 $259.8 36.4% $454.3 63.6% 2014
7 69 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $709.0 $202.9 28.6% $506.1 71.4% 2014
8 70 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox $708.8 $208.5 29.4% $500.3 70.6% 2014
9 72 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 LGF $695.9 $324.3 46.6% $371.6 53.4% 2014
10 80 Interstellar Par. $660.4 $183.0 27.7% $477.4 72.3% 2014


Interstellar is top ten worldwide gross at the moment, but can you spot what all the other films have in common?

:think: I don't see nothing original in the horizon.

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Pr0creation wrote:Row Rank Title Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year^
1 10 Transformers: Age of Extinction Par. $1,087.4 $245.4 22.6% $842.0 77.4% 2014
2 51 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $772.7 $333.1 43.1% $439.6 56.9% 2014
3 55 Maleficent BV $757.8 $241.4 31.9% $516.3 68.1% 2014
4 57 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $748.1 $233.9 31.3% $514.2 68.7% 2014
5 63 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $724.5 $222.4 30.7% $502.1 69.3% 2014
6 65 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $714.1 $259.8 36.4% $454.3 63.6% 2014
7 69 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $709.0 $202.9 28.6% $506.1 71.4% 2014
8 70 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox $708.8 $208.5 29.4% $500.3 70.6% 2014
9 72 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 LGF $695.9 $324.3 46.6% $371.6 53.4% 2014
10 80 Interstellar Par. $660.4 $183.0 27.7% $477.4 72.3% 2014


Interstellar is top ten worldwide gross at the moment, but can you spot what all the other films have in common?
7 Sequels
1 Prequel/Remake
1 Adapted Comic Book
8 of those were released in 3D

Interstellar is the only Original Film
Edit: My bad Hunger Games wasn't release in 3D.
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Just joined this thread, so did we make billion dollars yet? :gonf:

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Pr0creation wrote:Row Rank Title Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year^
1 10 Transformers: Age of Extinction Par. $1,087.4 $245.4 22.6% $842.0 77.4% 2014
2 51 Guardians of the Galaxy BV $772.7 $333.1 43.1% $439.6 56.9% 2014
3 55 Maleficent BV $757.8 $241.4 31.9% $516.3 68.1% 2014
4 57 X-Men: Days of Future Past Fox $748.1 $233.9 31.3% $514.2 68.7% 2014
5 63 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB $724.5 $222.4 30.7% $502.1 69.3% 2014
6 65 Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $714.1 $259.8 36.4% $454.3 63.6% 2014
7 69 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $709.0 $202.9 28.6% $506.1 71.4% 2014
8 70 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Fox $708.8 $208.5 29.4% $500.3 70.6% 2014
9 72 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 LGF $695.9 $324.3 46.6% $371.6 53.4% 2014
10 80 Interstellar Par. $660.4 $183.0 27.7% $477.4 72.3% 2014


Interstellar is top ten worldwide gross at the moment, but can you spot what all the other films have in common?
7 Sequels
1 Prequel/Remake
1 Adapted Comic Book
9 of those were released in 3D

Interstellar is the only non 3-D Original Film
This is sad, really sad. I know adaptations have have been around forever, and have always done well at the box office, but for some reason seeing these particular ones crowd the top 10 angers me. Maybe because they all give off the vibe of being bloated, and are part of massive franchises. Or maybe I'm just being bitter.

Sad that Interstellar is the only original one and falls in at #10, but extremely happy it was the highest grossing original concept this year. Says a lot for Nolan and his penchant for bringing people to the theater.

Also mfw the mediocre "Hobbit" film knocked "How to Train Your Dragon 2" off of the list.

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nightfury93 wrote:
This is sad, really sad. I know adaptations have have been around forever, and have always done well at the box office, but for some reason seeing these particular ones crowd the top 10 angers me. Maybe because they all give off the vibe of being bloated, and are part of massive franchises. Or maybe I'm just being bitter.

Sad that Interstellar is the only original one and falls in at #10, but extremely happy it was the highest grossing original concept this year. Says a lot for Nolan and his penchant for bringing people to the theater.

Also mfw the mediocre "Hobbit" film knocked "How to Train Your Dragon 2" off of the list.

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What's most sad is that despite declining reviews for every film in the franchise Transformers continues to be a billion dollar earner and took the top spot for the year :facepalm: At least all those other films on this year's list and the top films on the all time list had more or less favorable to excellent reviews- http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/
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nightfury93 wrote:
This is sad, really sad. I know adaptations have have been around forever, and have always done well at the box office, but for some reason seeing these particular ones crowd the top 10 angers me. Maybe because they all give off the vibe of being bloated, and are part of massive franchises. Or maybe I'm just being bitter.

Sad that Interstellar is the only original one and falls in at #10, but extremely happy it was the highest grossing original concept this year. Says a lot for Nolan and his penchant for bringing people to the theater.

Also mfw the mediocre "Hobbit" film knocked "How to Train Your Dragon 2" off of the list.

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What's most sad is that despite declining reviews for every film in the franchise Transformers continues to be a billion dollar earner and took the top spot for the year :facepalm: At least the other top films on this list had favorable to excellent reviews- http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/
That's largely due to its success in China though(shame on my own country). In the US, its box office plummeted quite a bit compared to the previous films.

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That's largely due to its success in China though(shame on my own country). In the US, its box office plummeted quite a bit compared to the previous films.
Yes, but I just looked it up and even without China it would have finished first! :crazy: There's over a $300 million gap between it and Guardians; kudos to US for coming to their sense but shame on the world...

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K so I read the first 30 pages or so but couldn't keep going. I hope I don't just repeat things others said in the 38 pages following. Anyway, here are my thoughts on Interstellar's good but underwhelming boxoffice performance:

1. Poor release date.
Sure gravity did well in a similar spot last year, but the competition was different and it came out first. Switch Gravity and Interstellar and we might see something different.
I was worried about a fall release from the beginning. Plenty of movies thrive in the fall, but I felt without being a franchise, even riding off Nolan's name, it would be better suited in a late July spot. Part of the success for Inception's word of mouth was that the last few weeks of that summer there were very few if ANY must see or even marginally interesting movies. That wasn't exactly the case this year but I still think would have been more suitable.
2. Less glowing reviews
Rotten Tomatoes isn't the end-all-be-all of meters for film quality, but it is a fairly reliable indicator. This started out and pretty well leveled out as his lowest scoring film to date. His last three films were significantly higher. If critics were raving about it I do indeed think more people would have gone to see it. I was less than uninterested in both Edge of Tomorrow and John Wicke. Upon seeing very positive reviews I went and saw each of them and enjoyed them for what they were.
3. Lack of an ambiguous ending
Yes, this movie leaves you plenty to think about and overall I feel is a much more challenging movie than Inception, but Inception's ending got people talking AND going back to the theatre to watch again to see if they could pick up on anything else. Interstellar has more honest food for thought, but the ending of the movie is pretty straight forward.
4. It's not an action movie
Let's face it, Inception is an action flick and Interstellar is not. Traditionally big budget action movies do pretty well. Interstellar is more stimulating to me than Inception, but the teenagers are less inclined to check it out and/or rewatch it with their friends.
5. This year sucked
An overall abysmal year for the boxoffice. This is a combination of film quality and industry trends. Sadly people are just going to movies less than they used to. Even as recently as 4 years things were quite different. Streaming is in a MUCH different place than it was in 2010.

I did not cite lack of 3D in that I am primarily comparing to Nolan's films, not industry grosses as a whole. Additionally, 3d is dying down. The percentage of tickets for any particular movie that were 3d is dropping significantly with a few exceptions.
I can't cite this as a direct reason, but rather an industry trend, that original movies just don't seem to make much money these days. There was a time when someone like M Night Shyamalan (regardless of his bulk of poor films over the last 10 years or so) could release an ORIGINAL film and it it would gross over $200. Signs made SIXTY million it's first weekend with an august opening and that was 12 years ago! Today that would be closer to $80 million.

Anyway, I REALLY hope it cracks 200, but I'm not expecting it will. And Maybe it'll hit 700 internationally.

At the very least, we can feel good knowing it is the top grossing original film of the year.

This was far from a flop, but surely not what many people were hoping for.

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Not surprising.

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TomsWindow wrote:
That's largely due to its success in China though(shame on my own country). In the US, its box office plummeted quite a bit compared to the previous films.
Yes, but I just looked it up and even without China it would have finished first! :crazy: There's over a $300 million gap between it and Guardians; kudos to US for coming to their sense but shame on the world...
True but without China it wouldn't have come close to hitting that billion dollar mark, so I guess it was a good move on their part that the film panders so much to the Chinese audience.

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