PDA

View Full Version : "The Incredibles,'' $70.7 million. How much of that was made from the trailer?


Nairb Notneb
11-08-2004, 02:56 AM
"The Incredibles,'' $70.7 million. Why?

The Trailer that's why. How many people do you think showed up just to see the trailer? I'll bet Pixar and Disney owe Geroge Lucas a lot of money. In fact I know they do because Pixar is Lucas' baby anyway. He started the company and then sold it in its firsts years. So, imagine if Pixar was still owned by Lucas?

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by Nairb Notneb
"The Incredibles,'' $70.7 million. Why?

The Trailer that's why. How many people do you think showed up just to see the trailer? I'll bet Pixar and Disney owe Geroge Lucas a lot of money. In fact I know they do because Pixar is Lucas' baby anyway. He started the company and then sold it in its firsts years. So, imagine if Pixar was still owned by Lucas?

i think thats a mite unfair. after all your talking about a film that a lot of people put a great deal of work into. And i dont think it would be accurate to attribute Pixar's success to Lucas either. Plus the trailer contains about 45 seconds of actual clips from ROTS i dont think people flocked by the millions of dollars just to see that. the phantom menace they did, but that little phenomenon ended there.

Astrotoy7
11-08-2004, 03:26 AM
hmmm....I'm sure it was a factor, but not to the extent that it can outshadow the merits of the movie itself. From everything Ive heard, it seems to be a really great flick :)

Pixar don't owe Lucas anything, he sold them, he made money off that....its called capitalism :D

mtfbwya

Sivy
11-08-2004, 03:40 AM
i just hope Ep III is the film that finally beats the box office grosse of Titanic.

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
i just hope Ep III is the film that finally beats the box office grosse of Titanic.

near, faaaaar wherever you...aggggghhhh

*sizzle*

*charred remains of celine dion fall to ground under Vader's lightsaber*

Boba Rhett
11-08-2004, 03:46 AM
... Or could it perhaps be because The Incredibles is one of the best movies evAr?

Orca Wail
11-08-2004, 04:04 AM
I think Lucas (or whoever) just figured alot of people (including easily brain washed little ones) would come out to see the Incredibles, so why not jump in and get some attention?

At any rate, its just the TRAILER....i mean, come on...

EDIT: and any way, if there were any adults out there in the theatre, chances are they were "our people" and would appreicate(sp) a star wars trailer. phhgf.

ET Warrior
11-08-2004, 04:32 AM
I'm going to say...0 dollars.

Anyone who wanted to see it could have seen the trailer for free somewhere online or on TV. There is no reason to spend the 9 dollars on a movie just to see a 2 minute trailer.


The Incredibles made that much money because it's freakin awesome, and everybody KNOWS Pixar does awesome work.

Darth Groovy
11-08-2004, 04:39 AM
I don't think it's really because of the trailer.

I think it is probably because The Incredibles looks like a kick ass movie. After all it has Samuel L. Jackson in it. Crap, I go see ANY movie if HE is in it.

After all the negative vibe from the first two prequals, I seriously doubt the E3 trailer had anything to do with it at all. In fact, I would bet the farm that 20% of those who saw it even knew that the E3 trailer was there.

Also, there are not a whole lot of kids' movies out right now, save for Shark's Tale, which is not in too many theaters anymore. Think about it.

toms
11-08-2004, 09:02 AM
i haven't seen it, but the incredibles got UNIVERSALLY GREAT reviews on slashdot. (never seen everyone agree on ANYTHING on there before) and apparently is a really good grownup superhero flic (several people said better than spidey 2) and has really good lighting and 3d...

I know i wouldn't go off to watch a film just for the trailer anymore... i DID for Ep1, i might just have for Ep2... and there is no chance for ep3.... that and the fact that NONE of my mates care about SW anymore tends to mean that there are only gonna be a few left who would go just cos of the trailer... not enough to make up the numbers...

From what i hear, most people went with their kids (adds to the number right there) based on the monsters inc/finding nemo/shrek 2 bandwagon... even though some thought it wasn't suitable for young kids (deaths, torture, etc...)

The trailer was ok, but so were the ones for ep1, and we know how that turned out...

El Sitherino
11-08-2004, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by toms
The trailer was ok, but so were the ones for ep1, and we know how that turned out... good. So it'll be a great movie too. :)

Nairb Notneb
11-08-2004, 09:12 AM
I have spoken with at least three people (a very small number I admit compared to 70 million dollars worth) that weren't going to go this weekend, but they changed their minds because of the trailer. They are all die hard SW fans but don't have access to the trailer like we do here at the Forum 'cause they are not addicted to SW like us wonderful people are. I told them I would e-mail them a copy but they weren't interested in waiting for 10 meg download. I told them it was worth the weight in gold.

ET Warrior
11-08-2004, 10:27 AM
Anyone who will spend 9 dollars for a 2 minute trailer of a movie that doesn't come out for 6 more months should have their head examined. :dozey:

ckcsaber
11-08-2004, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Anyone who will spend 9 dollars for a 2 minute trailer of a movie that doesn't come out for 6 more months should have their head examined. :dozey:

I bought a ticket for Wing Commander just for the Episode 1 trailer. After the trailer, I snuck into Cruel Intentions.
:naughty:

Win win situation, I say.

ET Warrior
11-08-2004, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
I bought a ticket for Wing Commander just for the Episode 1 trailer..

*examines ckc's head*


What? Where are all the brains?


of course I am only keeeeding.





They were there, just very very tiny :p

Leper Messiah
11-08-2004, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Nairb Notneb
I have spoken with at least three people (a very small number I admit compared to 70 million dollars worth) that weren't going to go this weekend, but they changed their minds because of the trailer. They are all die hard SW fans but don't have access to the trailer like we do here at the Forum 'cause they are not addicted to SW like us wonderful people are. I told them I would e-mail them a copy but they weren't interested in waiting for 10 meg download. I told them it was worth the weight in gold.

so you are suggesting that die hard star wars fans without internet are the sole reason for the success of this movie?

Nairb Notneb
11-08-2004, 01:22 PM
No, I'm not suggesting it, just asking if they helped to contribute any significant portion of it. I was planning on seeing the film myself (some time this week) but once I heard that the trailer was going to be on it I knew for a fact that I was going to see it no matter what. I spoke with several other people that I knew and they said they were now going simply to see the trailer, the movie was a mute point. One lady told me that she took her kids to see the movie, but she went to see the trailer. She had rented and watched TPM and AOTC right before she went just to set the mood. I then asked her why she didn't own her own copies? I got a blank stare in return.

acdcfanbill
11-08-2004, 05:45 PM
maybe i was just in a daze from seeing the incredibles, but i dont even remimber a star wars trailer. anyway, that flick sure earned my $4.75 i might even have to go see it again...

Boba Rhett
11-08-2004, 05:53 PM
What theatre do you go to, Bill? I have no clue what's over in your direction.

TiE23
11-08-2004, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by toms
apparently is a really good grownup superhero flic (several people said better than spidey 2)
*snaps fingers*
Thats it! Thats the movie I kept comparing it to, but never realized I was, it is better than Spidey 2.
Some of the action parts are like the hospital fight in SM-2, so it like, 5 times better :D

SEE IT, SEE IT NOW!!!!

TiE

Lady Jedi
11-08-2004, 07:37 PM
... Or could it perhaps be because The Incredibles is one of the best movies evAr?

I agree. I've wanted to see this movie since I saw the teaser at Finding Nemo. There was NO way I was gonna miss it on the big screen, so the EPIII trailer was just a perk. ;)

A FREAKING AWESOME ONE!!!!!!

ckcsaber
11-09-2004, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
*examines ckc's head*


What? Where are all the brains?


of course I am only keeeeding.





They were there, just very very tiny :p

lmao

This is coming from the guy that went to go pickup Halo 2 at midnight.


xp

ET Warrior
11-09-2004, 08:57 AM
Not only that, picked it up at midnight AND didn't goto sleep.

it's now 11 AM. I've been 29 hours without sleep, and I still have an exam tonight :indif:


but yeah, I really think anyone who would go to see a movie just for a trailer needs to learn about teh intarnet / Television. Both of these are things you already have, and don't incur an extra cost of a movie on top of it.

ckcsaber
11-09-2004, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Not only that, picked it up at midnight AND didn't goto sleep.

it's now 11 AM. I've been 29 hours without sleep, and I still have an exam tonight :indif:


but yeah, I really think anyone who would go to see a movie just for a trailer needs to learn about teh intarnet / Television. Both of these are things you already have, and don't incur an extra cost of a movie on top of it.

Episode 1 was back in 99'. My only interent option was a 56k modem on a POS cpu. 9 bucks to see the episode 1 trailer and a lesbian kiss sounded like a hella' good idea to me.

Leper Messiah
11-09-2004, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Episode 1 was back in 99'. My only interent option was a 56k modem on a POS cpu. 9 bucks to see the episode 1 trailer and a lesbian kiss sounded like a hella' good idea to me.

manly :rolleyes:

ckcsaber
11-09-2004, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
manly :rolleyes:

Yeah. Would you suggest that I sit through that crapfest that was Wing Commander?

Please, go easy with the ****ing sarcasm and the : rolleyes : smiley. I can only take so much of your 1 word sarcastic posts. Btw, thanks for helping deviate this thread futher off course. You seem to enjoy doing that.

*nicks Leper Messiah on the ear*

txa1265
11-09-2004, 09:51 AM
You think about it:
- What would the teaser trailer have done for the grosses on, say "National Lampoon's Gold Diggers"? Or "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2"? Both this year, both pure crap. On movies like those, the impact, perhaps, could have been measured.

But for the incredibles, it is just good marketing:
- The relationship with Pixar is good - use what you got!
- The movie looked really good ever since introduced.
- The age range is quite appropriate - the core PG crew.

It all adds up to a great place to stick a trailer.

So what impact? Perhaps a million $? At most ... if anything, if someone knew a theater was going to be screening the preview they might go there, or if they were deciding on whether to go out or not that might have been an extra push ...

Mike

toms
11-10-2004, 04:48 AM
i see the review thread for the incredibles thinks it is just as amazing as everyone at slashdot. I really must go and watch that film.

Oddly enough, i didn't think the trailer FOR the incredibles was that great.

I can't believe that there would be enough die hard SW fans to add more than about a million to that gross. I can't see how many fans would even KNOW the trailer was on there without the internet... and most people with the internet would have downloaded it by now anyway (or seen it on tv).

I was on dialup for Ep1, and of course at that point the hype was HUGE as we asssumed the prequels would live up to the originals, so i went to the cinema mainly to watch it (was attached to some other film over here, lost souls maybe? can't remember...).

But i wouldn't bother these days. I've already downloaded it and watched it. It is really short and mostly stuff i've already seen. I'm not as hyped as i once was. It has rekindled my interest, but not made me want to rush off to the cinema.

Unfortunately it probably isn't attached to a cool film like the incredibles over here, as it hasn't come out yet...

Nairb Notneb
11-10-2004, 05:03 AM
Maybe the better question would be:

"What did the Incredibles do for the Episode III Trailer?"

If 70 million bucks was made on the movie, a lot of people saw the trailer. How many of those people didn't know the trailer was going to be there and got a great surprise and are now hyped up on Star Wars again? I think it was a great marketing move by Georgie poo.

Leper Messiah
11-10-2004, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Yeah. Would you suggest that I sit through that crapfest that was Wing Commander?

Please, go easy with the ****ing sarcasm and the : rolleyes : smiley. I can only take so much of your 1 word sarcastic posts. Btw, thanks for helping deviate this thread futher off course. You seem to enjoy doing that.

*nicks Leper Messiah on the ear*

i had no problem with your choice of film, i certainly wouldnt have gone to see Wing Commander (as much as i love the games i KNEW that movie would be bad i finally saw it couple of months ago on sky and it was mighty baaaad.....:D)

anyway, returning to topic, Notneb presents a very good point, The Incredibles has probably done a lot for the exposure of the trailer and many more people will now be eagerly awaiting episode 3.

2005s gonna be a good year for movies for me, if im lucky i might even get a War of the Worlds film out of it (possibly two if speilberg and cruise get a shift on but that version is only going to drain ten pounds out my account and give me enough material to complain for many years to come....)

acdcfanbill
11-10-2004, 09:30 PM
trailers aside, i still liked wing commander, and no, it didnt hold a candle to the games...

toms
11-11-2004, 08:56 AM
well, this year was pretty poor for movies, so it will have to be a bit better.
Can't think of much at all that i have seen that has been good this year. Lost in Translation and Infernal Affairs are probably the ONLY great films of the year. (and hopefully the incredibles).

I miss the expectation of a new LOTR film... at least with them you knew there was one good film left for the year.

Isn't speilberg making a futuristic war of the worlds? I'd be more interested in the other guy (whoever it is) who is making a victorian era one, as it would make it much more unique and interesting. Though he probably isn't as good a director as SB.

swphreak
11-11-2004, 10:01 AM
I haven't seen the movie yet, I'm gonna see it thanksgiving, and I've already seen the trailer. So that isn;t gonna be my dciding factor. My deciding factor is because it was made by Pixar, and I liked the trailers they showed of it.

The Ep3 trailer on the big screen is just a bonus.

Nairb Notneb
11-12-2004, 08:34 AM
I finally saw "The Incredibles" and I'll have to say that it has to be one of the best movies that I have ever seen in my life. I recommend that everybody see it in the world. It is Pixars best movie yet. The animations are great but the story is even better. The humor is great and the action is great. The story is very predictable of course, but it goes well with the entire package. Two thumbs way up for me.

Mike Windu
11-12-2004, 08:57 AM
Finding Nemo.


I've yet to see the Incredibles, but I doubt it's going to top Nemo.

P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney

Nairb Notneb
11-12-2004, 12:11 PM
Nemo was a great movie, no argument, but it was a great "feel good" family type, kiddy movie. The Incredibles is a great action adventure comedy movie that happens to be in CGI. It's about superheroes and the like. It has action, romance, bad guys, explosions!!! It was great.