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  1. That is factually false. TFA sold 63 million tickets in Europe while Harry Potter sold 60,5 million (HP1), 52,8 (HP2) and 44,5 (HP7); Fellowship sold 61 million, Return of the King and the Two Towers sold 55 million. TFA is the 3rd biggest film in Europe since 1996 after Titanic and Avatar. Personal anecdotes are just not going to cut it when discussing numbers.
  2. Domestic: $183,658,239 36.7% + Foreign: $316,800,000 63.3% = Worldwide: $500,458,239 A really magnificent run considering it's not a sequel, it's not in 3D, it's doesn't have any stars, little to no dialogue, and it pushed art-as-a-Hollywood-blockbuster as much as it can. 94 on MC, 93% on RT with a fantastic 8,7/10 average, $500 million and a big awards contender. I'd say, the film is a success.
  3. Top 60 films in Europe by ticket sales since 1996

    Update for Star Wars the Force Awakens: 63,181,004 tickets sold, making the film the third biggest after Avatar and Titanic. Kind of crazy that no Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter film sold as many tickets, even though Star Wars is generally considered to be not too popular outside USA. Outside of the slight underperformance in China, an absolutely historical box office run.
  4. Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23, 2017)

    Without China: TF1 $672,490,963 TF2 $770,466,403 TF3 $958,694,079 TF4 $784,054,072 TF5 $320,981,649
  5. HP's books are absolutely fantastic and they never would have been able to replicate that with the films. The books are thick with seemingly unimportant details that pay dividends later on, they cut dozens of characters that provided a natural flow in the story, and basically focused exclusively on Harry. Not to mention the acting by the main 3 leads in the first films is...sketchy at best. I re-read Goblet of Fire a couple of days ago and i'm still impressed by the meticulousness of the writing, the world building and the level of maturity going from a children's book into something far more interesting. The film didn't do justice to the book at all.
  6. A May release already did it. A superior film to TFA and released in the same year.
  7. Which is why Spider-Man 2 is still my favorite superhero film.
  8. OT: Can anyone be kind enough to tweet/write to RT to change Spider-Man 2's score from 93% to 94%? It's got the sufficient number of fresh reviews but for some reason the score didn't move when the last necessary review was added. I don't have twitter/facebook otherwise i would have done it myself. Sorry for the OT post and please continue with the jubilation.
  9. 2008 The Dark Knight 94% 2009 Wolverine Origins 38% 2016 Batman vs Superman 27% 2017 Logan 94%
  10. It's also the third highest ever for a Marvel film after Spider-Man 2 with 83 and Iron Man with 79. The reviews are fantastic! 77 on MC and 93% with 7.9/10 on RT.
  11. In my opinion there are two great superhero films: Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Knight. Everything else belongs somewhere between horrible to very good echelons.
  12. As a non-SW fan, this was everything i wanted from a Star Wars film!
  13. 1. Empire 2. A New Hope 3. Rogue One 4. Revenge Of The Sith 5. Attack of The Clones 6. A Recycled Hope 7. The Phantom Menace
  14. I'm with you all the way. It's a copy sold on nostalgia. They did a marvelous job of selling it, kudos to them. What they didn't offer was a sequel.
  15. As someone who disliked everything about TFA, i can safely say i really, really enjoyed this. The stakes are real, the characters grounded and worth rooting for, no comic relief to ease the tension and the last 15-20 minutes are truly spectacular. These are the heroes i was looking for.
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