• Fred

    Jeff I thought about this, it’s going to be interesting to see how ‘Age Of Ultron’ will stack up against the first film’s box office take. While I think the chances are very good for AOU to top the first film’s 895 international gross thanks to the immense growth in the overseas market since t first ‘Avengers’ film, I think beating it’s 625 million domestic gross is going to prove much more daunting in my opinion. Now if there is one film with the potential beat that 625M domestic it is definitely ‘Age Of Ultron’, time will tell. Since it’s now December i’ll throw my little early projection-prediction out there, I think ‘Age Of Ultron’ finishes somewhere between 550-650M domestic and I think it becomes only the third film after ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ to gross over 1 billion overseas alone, what do you think. I’ve been saying for a while that I can see AOU grossing somewhere between 1.7 to as much as 2.2 billion when it’s all said and done.

  • Fred

    Plus I’m becoming more convinced that this will be the last ‘Avengers’ film Joss Wheedon does and I think he’s going to go out with an absolute bang, AOU could turn out to be this franchises ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and TDK, but we’ll see. At first I was of the thought that Whedon should continue making the ‘Avengers’ films, but the more I think about this it just might be better that he does leave after AOU. John Campea of AMC said something real smart that stuck to me as well, once you get a director that starts to stick around for too many films no matter how talented he or she is, you run the risk of running out of good ideas and the franchise can become stale. He gave great examples like Sam Raimi with ‘Spider-Man 3’, and I personally could clearly see the drop off with Nolan on TDKR. So if the Russo Brothers indeed take over the franchise for the last two films I’m cool with that. Now if Whedon is indeed dropping directorial duties I hope he does still stick around as a writer and perhaps executive producer, his impact could still be great even without directing. I could end up being wrong, but I have a feeling that ‘Age Of Ultron’ is going to be something really special.

  • Think you’re right on a lot of counts, but disagree about drop off with TDKR as trying to top TDK was impossible, but with a few adjustments, it could have been just as good.

    I do agree, that “AOU” is gonna be a real treat for us!

  • I’m going with AOU knocking Titanic down to third place. The Cameron 1-2 punch is about to be broken up at the box office.

  • Fred

    If AOU does manage to get past “Titanic” it will be an absolute monster at the box office and set the stage more record breaking potential with ‘Infinity War’. Don’t get me wrong now, I don’t think TDKR was the drop off “Spider-Man 3” was, I just think it was a drop off in quality compared to TDK, it was still pretty good, just not great IMO.

  • Fred

    So Jeff since you believe that AOU will surpass “Titanic” I take it that you believe it was surpass the first ‘Avengers’ 625M domestic box office take. I might be cool if we threw out our little predictions for what we think will be the 10 biggest box office hits of 2015 and how much we think they will make domestic and globally i,bet it would be a very interesting topic.