People want a great movie first, action second.
Kids dig Batman more because of all the toys.
Are you insane Avengers is making more money!
People are tired of Thor, Hulk, Captain America...etc.
The last movie made more money than God so...
Since this is the last film people won't want to miss it.
And with that said I think Avengers can reach the billion mark.
As for my comments on CBM fans getting carried away I believe this is true,I've seen many call this the gold standard for CBM's and throw other sorts of similar praise.
Now what exactly is so golden?
if they're referring to the experience of having your favorite characters being brought to life then yeah I can agree with that but if they're referring to storytelling then that seriously scares me.
Even here on the Bat boards you're seeing people defend the Avengers,will the same hold true if I opened a TDKR thread on the Marvel/Avengers board?
Still I do agree that we should all be happy that we're getting quality entertainment.
So I don't see how I proved your point, your point being that the numbers for Avenger's were only impressive 7 years ago. But if "Highest Grossing Domestic Release of all time" somehow doesn't work into the barometer by which you judge a film's financial success then we're on totally different wavelengths.
But this is kinda moot, as we're not even comparing two similar things. Avenger's is just one puzzle piece in what - most assuredly by the end of Avengers theatrical run, will be a $5 billion dollar Marvel cinematic film universe. TDKR is just one movie. Marvel is playing in a different league then WB when it comes to Superheroics, one us DC fans should wish WB could ascend to.
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My brother and sister of the atom.
We are the X-men, and we stand together
TDKR is predicted to gross the most money, so time will tell. Either way it looks good.
Seems like when you made this thread you had already decided that The Dark Knight Rises is gonna be a better film than The Avengers. How could you discuss what their profits say about movie goers' preferences if you didn't know if either one is a good movie yet? The first choice on your poll implies that The Dark Knight will be a better film and The Avengers will be just a lot of action. Wait until the movies both come out before you compare them
IMO marvel has a larger fanbase than dc so that automatically means that they get more money.only way dc gets more money is if casual or non-genre based people come to watch the movie..
Sometimes the lines get blurred. Sometimes the only thing between you and them is the mask and cape.
This may seem irrational to some, but my biggest problem with the Dark knight is that it disregards some of the comic elements of Batman. Its a statement that comic book movies can only be accepted and praised if they are 'gritty and realistic'. What I love about The Avengers is that it doesn't try to tone down what the Avengers comics are, its bright, loud and unapologetic.