Ticket Sales Gross for AS3

Posted by lostsierra 6 years, 8 months ago to Movies
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To see what ticket sales are like for AS3 go to "the-numbers.com." Sales for the first three days in 242 theaters were $355,000. If you divide by $10/ticket you get an estimate of the number of people attending. However, some people go twice so the real number is less. 242 theaters is pitiful and the gross per theater is pathetic. The movie will be dropped by theaters soon as owners need to make some revenues and get some popcorn sold.


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  • Posted by comsguy 6 years, 8 months ago
    I will keep fighting but will also keep looking for the plan B gulch. If a movie causes this much controversy thats a good thing. If that is all that will change young minds thats a bad thing. In the meantime I keep my bumpersticker on to be a trendy old guy. Also answer the inevitable questions it produces among curious others. Don't think I will ever peel it off like the Obama Biden people have been doing with theirs.
    So maybe the engine of the world really does need to stop and we all just go on strike until the reality finally does wake everyone up in time to put up a fight.... The cities will be the worst...
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      • Posted by gerstj 6 years, 7 months ago
        Indeed, the audience totals are too low to cause controversy. There needs to be a much larger audience. Look at the dystopian Hunger Games filmsfor comparison on broad popular impact. Maybe, in time, the trilogy of films will cause a wider impact, but not yet.
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  • Posted by cruiseladytexas 6 years, 8 months ago
    Well, I've seen it twice, paying $7.50 and $6 for first of the day showing on Sunday after church. I will definitely buy the video, and have purchased other merchandise. I just hope there is a lot of bonus stuff on the DVD. When it arrived I will sit down to all three parts. Wearing the T-shirt, I have found that no one has heard of the movie, but those who asked were interested.
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  • Posted by preimert1 6 years, 8 months ago
    I caught the 7:40 showing at the AMC theater in Rolling Hills (CA). I counted about forty people--mostly old, rich folks. Probably came down from"the hill"--Palos Verdes. My planned theater party fell through, so I had to go alone.

    I thought production values were much better for this segment. Good choice of actors. Sure chopped a lot out, but I think Rand herself could have kept her book down to maybe 800 pages instead of 1000+.
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    • Posted by 6 years, 8 months ago
      Bad demographic you mention. Theaters like a younger set, they buy more eats and drinks which is where they make their money. Production co. usually gets 90% of the gate. AS3 is a disaster at the box office. People here mostly seem to blame Americans for not going, instead of the producers for making a poor quality product. Quality sells. Any critic is denounced. I even have a minder that follows me around and edits my posts. But I just tell the truth and cite the facts. I would have liked to see a well done film series.
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      • Posted by preimert1 6 years, 8 months ago
        I bought a $8 bag of popcorn and a $5 drink. Cost more than the ticket. Anyway, I don't think Mr. A's goal was to create a box office extravaganza, just get Rand's message out there with the best cast and writers he could afford. Hopefully he will at least break even on DVD sales. It was a valiant and noble effort in my opinion.

        I think I remember Gary Cooper played Roark in the movie version of Fountain Head. Wonder how that faired?
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      • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 8 months ago
        Hate to say it, but your "follows me around and edits my posts" sounds a little hyperparanoid... doesn't do credit to your opinions.
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        • Posted by 6 years, 8 months ago
          They did.They've done worse in the past. Anyway I asked the Gulch to cancel my account. Couldn't find the link to unsubscribe. If this posts I will be surprised. I do not fit in in the Gulch. I post sometimes on "themadjewess.net," Pam Geller's" Atlas Shrugged," "Front Page Mag" and many other news sites. Take care and watch your six.
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          • Posted by $ winterwind 6 years, 8 months ago
            I actually think you DO belong here; look at how much traffic this single post engendered, most of it in agreement with you.
            You're only paranoid if no one's after you - if strange things are happening to your posts, we need to know more.
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  • Posted by khalling 6 years, 8 months ago
    what is your goal with this post?
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    • Posted by 6 years, 8 months ago
      To let people know where they can find the amount of ticket sales/attendance numbers/theater numbers. Since theaters will soon pull the movie, those who wish to go see it should go now as they don't have much time. Otherwise they will have to wait for video. A video release may not happen. I doubt if I will have time to go see it in a theater given the numbers so this is of concern to me and likely many others. I blame the producers for this state of affairs and am angry at them.
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      • Posted by $ Ripside 6 years, 8 months ago
        There will certainly be a video release - they'll recoup a lot of the investment from that alone - I plan to buy the BD, to add to my others, which include the D'Anconia Copper edition of AS 2.)
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      • Posted by $ winterwind 6 years, 8 months ago
        lostsierra, what do you mean by "this state of affairs"? That the ticket sales are low?
        I'm confused, why would you have less time now to see it in a theatre than you have had before?
        I'm sure I'm missing something here......
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        • Posted by 6 years, 8 months ago
          I just mean the low number of theaters and low ticket sales. Have plenty of demands on my time and the family has plenty of activities going on so the shorter the theatrical run the less time we have to see it in a theater. Tai Chi class, karate classes, square dance club and hoe down, business time demands, school, adds up and the next thing you know you're out of time.
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          • Posted by $ winterwind 6 years, 8 months ago
            I don't know exactly how movies get put into theatres, but it's not 100% the efforts of the Production company.

            No advertising IS 100% their decision. Maybe the money they spent on advertising AS2 didn't have the right cost/benefit for them. I disagree with that decision.

            I AM the person who said I would crawl on my hands and knees over flaming broken glass to see this movie [at the Premier, but it continues to be true].

            I think being angry with the producers because the movie showings don't fit into your schedule is extremely poor aim. The release date has been known for months; you've been in the Gulch for seven of them.

            One does what one values doing.
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            • Posted by 6 years, 8 months ago
              Advertising is their decision and you beg the point. The first two parts in my area did not even have lobby posters. First time in my life I went to a movie without lobby posters. The showings have to fit into my schedule, same for all films we go see. Seeing AS3 is not the highest priority we have. I do what I value. There are few theaters and it will be a short run because the first two parts bombed at the ticket counter. Theater owners said "no thanks" to part 3; that's about 4 out of 5 previous renters (theaters). The owners will pull the plug soon. The producers are responsible for the product they create; I am not responsible to like whatever they throw at me or buy it. Why are you so defensive?
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              • Posted by $ winterwind 6 years, 8 months ago
                please re-read my second paragraph; I think you'll find that we actually agree.

                What I am is irritated because you are angry at the Producers of the movie because its short run doesn't fit into your crowded schedule. Angry seems out of proportion and certainly somewhat mis-aimed for your situation.

                We do what we value; I made it work while you may not. I think it will be your loss.
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  • Posted by Scatcatpdx 6 years, 7 months ago
    Unpopularity is only one factor but also people like me, regardless what others say prefer to wait until its at Redbox or on Netflix.
    The there the small amount of moochers torrenting the movie.
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  • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 8 months ago
    I do know part of the problem - most of the younger generation have been so thoroughly brainwashed and conditioned that "socialism=good, capitalism=evil" that one mentions Ayn Rand to them and their eyes glaze over and they become mute, as if you're speaking Venusian (which to them, you may just be)...

    Case in Point. Took one of my WIJG post-its, and put it on my daughter's laptop. She was intrigued, and was genuinely curious to know why that sounded so familiar... I asked her if she'd ever read Atlas or any of Ayn Rand's works - instantly, without any further commentary - blank stare of, I don't know, almost indignation, and no commentary whatsoever - even to tell me I was flipping bonkers.

    It - the lack of even debate on it - was heartbreaking. And that, IMO, is why the younger generation - the ones where the movies needed to catch and grasp the concept and ideology behind it - weren't there, the middle agers scorned it soundly. They are programmed that such freedom of thought, commerce, and ideas are inherently evil, and must not even be thought of... as it will destroy the "good socialist society" that they are programmed to believe and trust in. And that even to think of AR as anything but the modern version of the Antichrist will land them in some prison camp or insane asylum... because they were taught to believe that.

    If someone took the book, but changed the characters and name, modernized it without changing the underlying principles behind it, and made a multi-part series on Netflix, I suspect that (without the reference to AS or AR) it would be a hit... because it is an engaging, intriguing story. After all - the socialist ruined our young with their subversion and misstatements and outright lies... it may take a bit of what they're used to, to bring them back to reality.

    Heck... it's been decades since I wrote *anything* for screen or stage (and even then, it was minor stuff), but I may have my work cut out for me. Heaven help me!!!
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    • Posted by $ winterwind 6 years, 8 months ago
      We'll probably all help you!
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      • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 8 months ago
        I just wonder how plausible it would be - build a parallel to AS without referencing AS, its characters, and changing the plot outline *just* enough to make it immediately unrecognizable (at least until the 3rd or 4th epi...) but holding true to its vision, message, and soul...

        I could almost see it running a full 13, if it didn't get recognized for it's truth (is subverting the subversives ethical?) immediately... I suspect (if the writers were good) it could go into sequels... If something like House of Cards, or 24, can do it... this should be a slam dunk. (And better, we'd be showing something good, not blasé, boring, or trite)

        I don't even know what the standard screen time ratio is nowdays... used to be 23/30 or 44/60 back when I was doing that stuff (THAT oughta date me pretty well), but with no breakage for commercials, what, 52/60?

        Conceptually, tho... I could seriously see it. Better, I could feel it. I wonder if a certain John, Harmon, Joan, et.al did the same with AS I-III...
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  • Posted by TheTrooper 6 years, 8 months ago
    Sad, but true. I saw it twice at two different theaters. There were about a dozen people for the first matinee on both Friday and Sunday. Look at the number of theaters in each metropolitan area. It isn't on enough screens to do big numbers. Worst of all, I count 13 states where it isn't playing at all.
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    • Posted by gerstj 6 years, 8 months ago
      Too few screens to do big numbers in the aggregate, but the small number of screens should have generated bigger audiences at each one if there was any significant interest. What happened? Some of it was undoubtedly a very small advertising budget, but what else? Was the product that off putting?
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    • Posted by $ Susanne 6 years, 8 months ago
      I have to agree with you there... were the release more widespread, it would have gotten a much better reception. Don't know the dynamics of why only 244 screens showed the movie... something definitely misfired there, and while your opening only gets one chance, it would be interesting to find out the actualities of what happened...
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