>>40746 Hmm Expendables 4 they are flown out to some desolate part of the Southwest. They are gassed and separated wake up surrounded by only half their squad and are communicated to by depending on the squad either Eastwood or Connery.
"Gentlemen, you have been brought to this location to fight the more dangerous beasts on the planet, yourselves. You have until sundown to be the last squad standing."
>Millennium/Lionsgates’ Expendables 3 is opening lower than any previous of its installments on a Friday night with an expected take of only $6M (or a tad less) — that’s a 40% decline from Expendables 2′s Friday opening and about a 54% decline from the first Expendables Friday. This third installment, which went all PG-13 on its fans, is likely to only bring in $16M+ for the three-day weekend; let’s hope it gets a shot in the arm from its international rollout as this is one tired franchise in the U.S. The word tanking comes to mind. Not sure how much of its total gross is impacted by the 5M or so illegal downloads but it might really affect the international gross. The good news, if there is any, is that it received an overall A- from its core audience.
Yeah, here's the thing about the leak: if it hurt the film's box office, it's because the film sucked and people told their friends.
The Wolverine was leaked like this a few years back, but the leak didn't seem to hurt the film all that much. Positive word of mouth got out and people went to go see it in theaters. Likewise, negative word of mouth came out ahead of Expendables 3 due to the leak and the film didn't do nearly as good as the studio predicted. Piracy doesn't matter; making quality content does.
Eh, doesn't matter anyway, it'll make its budget back on overseas box office dosh.
>>40891 My understanding is that the Chinese love super-huge explosions (kinda like Americans in the mid 90s/early 00s when CGI was super-geared up and we all watched The Matrxi), which I'm sure this movie has in spades, so, yes, it will likely recoup overseas.