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Old 05-29-2014, 02:12 PM   #41
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K. Todd Freeman... Hm, he looks the part to me.

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Yep. Looks cool to me.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:29 PM   #42
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I did not get to post this in the thread that discussed Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub joining the cast, but I'm not surprised that Knoxville was given the job after reading this the other day.

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Paramount Pictures has signed Johnny Knoxville and his Hello Junior banner to an exclusive 2-year first-look deal. This comes after Deadline revealed that he was brought in to voice Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and it follows a long string of hits with the studio including the Jackass films and Bad Grandpa. Those Jackass films have earned $336 million globally, and Bad Grandpa did just over $150 million worldwide.

“Johnny is hilarious,” said Brad Grey, Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures. “I have known him for many years now, and I am constantly impressed and in awe of his unwavering commitment to ensure audiences around the world have a great time at the movies.”
It's clear that Paramount believes that his success in Jackass might help the movie and bring some adult audiences. We'll see if he has a big enough fan base.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/para...rst-look-deal/

Tony Shalhoub is also a very recognized actor who has won many awards for his work on Monk and has appeared in successful movie franchises like Men in Black and Spy Kids, but I'm not entirely sure if he really is a box-office draw. Still, he is a much more well-known actor than Danny Woodburn.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:33 AM   #43
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I cant wait to hear more of Splinter's voice.. and the rest of them. Hopefully in about two weeks
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:00 PM   #44
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Back in April, Wall Street Cheat Sheet listed the it as one of 12 blockbusters that will burn up the box office this summer. They had this to say:

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There’s already a lot of buzz surrounding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s the 8th ranked film on IMDB’s MovieMeter, which means it’s a highly searched term this week, a full four months before it’s due to be released.

Originally a comic book, the ninja turtles were first adapted for screen in 1990. That first film was a commercial success, spawning sequels in 1991 and 1993. Another film for the franchise didn’t follow until 2007, and unlike the previous films, was completely computer generated. Given its low production budget — just $34 million — the film didn’t exactly ‘bomb,’ but it barely ranked in the top 50 films that year, a far cry from a blockbuster. With the king of blockbusters, Michael Bay, behind the upcoming film, it’s fair to say expectations for the reboot are higher.

As demonstrated in 2007, there will always be an audience for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fortunately, young men in their teens and twenties are the biggest theater-going demographic, and they also happen to be the generation that grew up with the ninja turtles, on film and on TV, as action figures and Halloween costumes. With the same man behind the Transformers franchise lending his expertise to the turtles reboot, and adding Megan Fox for good measure, it seems likely Paramount will have a hit on its hands come August.
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Back in April, Wall Street Cheat Sheet listed the it as one of 12 blockbusters that will burn up the box office this summer. They had this to say:



http://wallstcheatsheet.com/entertai...tml/?a=viewall
Never heard of 'em.

Here's all the sites either predicting mediocrity, failure or with the movie not even on their radar.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Summe...-42837-p4.html

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3826

http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/...rm_predictions

http://www.imdb.com/list/z-adK7H6lL8/

http://www.hitfix.com/news/summer-bo...ers-maleficent

http://www.slashfilm.com/2014-summer-movie-wager/

http://www.thewire.com/entertainment...e-hits/356747/

http://boxofficefrontier.wordpress.c...fice-forecast/
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Hard to predict. I just hope it makes enough to warrant a sequel. So hyped for this movie.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:14 PM   #47
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I did not get to post this in the thread that discussed Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub joining the cast, but I'm not surprised that Knoxville was given the job after reading this the other day.

It's clear that Paramount believes that his success in Jackass might help the movie and bring some adult audiences. We'll see if he has a big enough fan base.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/para...rst-look-deal/
This is one of the things that makes me wildly nervous about the movie. I don't wish to be snobby about people who enjoy Jackass and movies like Bad Grandpa, I really don't (so no offense intended to anybody who does enjoy them), it's just... one of those things where I don't understand the appeal, and as such, it makes me wonder once again who the target audience for this movie is meant to be.

That being said, I wasn't happy with the news that Jason Biggs was going to be NickLeo's voice either, and he ended up nailing it - so here's hoping that I'm proven wrong.
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If this movie even makes back the cost of its budget ($125 million according to Wikipedia) it still probably won't make enough to warrant a sequel.

If this movie does well, no one will be more surprised than Paramount.

There's just about two months left until this movie comes out; we've got one crappo trailer and a bunch of leaked images as the promotion for this film. Now, is that enough to make the average joe aware of a Ninja Turtles movie? Probably not.
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If this movie even makes back the cost of its budget ($125 million according to Wikipedia) it still probably won't make enough to warrant a sequel.
Let's see if happened with G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra can also happen with this movie. Believe it or not I actually do not recall seeing lots of trailers for that film even a few months before it came out. I might have just seen one during a showing of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and that was it. I would see a few posters for it too, but I did not know who was in the film at all until I saw it. That movie went on to make $150 million domestically against a budget of $175 million, but its foreign grosses, which brought its worldwide total to $302 million, and home video sales helped it turn a profit and green-light a sequel.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pToyPkrju1o Not sure why so many people are so invested in this movie bombing.

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:38 PM   #51
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pToyPkrju1o Not sure why so many people are so invested in this movie bombing.
The film is not even listed in some of the sources that TrickOrTreater posted. We really won't know anything until August approaches.
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The film is not even listed in some of the sources that TrickOrTreater posted. We really won't know anything until August approaches.
Yes I mentioned that.

It's not even on their radar.
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Yes I mentioned that.

It's not even on their radar.
Well that clinches it.. This movie is going to bomb because some nobody on a nothing site didn't mentions the newest TMNT movie.
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Well that clinches it.. This movie is going to bomb because some nobody on a nothing site didn't mentions the newest TMNT movie.
Gee. As if I was replying to someone about some nobody on some nothing site saying the movie was going to be a huge hit box office wise with OTHER sites claiming the opposite in a box office thread.

Try harder.
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What would be the possibility of this film to get moved up to July 18, 2014?
Now that Jupiter Ascending is/now getting pushed back to Feb 2015?

Wishful thinking on my behalf....the studio would have to really do some heavy marketing.

Just a theory of mine.
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Gee. As if I was replying to someone about some nobody on some nothing site saying the movie was going to be a huge hit box office wise with OTHER sites claiming the opposite in a box office thread.

Try harder.
Because a blog doesn't cite the movie or some 80s hipster baby whining about his or her childhood being ruined doesn't mean the movie is going to bomb. Confirmation bias is a bad thing.
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What would be the possibility of this film to get moved up to July 18, 2014?
Now that Jupiter Ascending is/now getting pushed back to Feb 2015?

Wishful thinking on my behalf....the studio would have to really do some heavy marketing.

Just a theory of mine.
Slim to none.

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Because a blog doesn't cite the movie or some 80s hipster baby whining about his or her childhood being ruined doesn't mean the movie is going to bomb. Confirmation bias is a bad thing.
Nobody said it did, gorgeous.
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Nobody said it did, gorgeous.
It seems you got some invested interest in this movie flopping.. But have nothing to back it up why it's going to flop.
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It seems you got some invested interest in this movie flopping.. But have nothing to back it up why it's going to flop.
About as much as anybody else here who hopes/knows it'll be a huge success.
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It seems you got some invested interest in this movie flopping.. But have nothing to back it up why it's going to flop.
Marketing, competition, no real stars, being released during a month that doesn't indicate a lot faith by the studio, the inevitable reviews.
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