Star Wars Movie Reaches Milestone, Star Wars Sites Yawn

Well, not this site, of course! But it’s been more than 24 hours since TPM crossed $1 billion in box office worldwide and it’s not been mentioned on TheForce.net, starwars.com, Rebelscum, or any other major fan site I can think of besides Jedi News. What gives? Maybe since most of these sites are based out of the U.S., they don’t keep track of international box office, but come on!

I always ask…would they ignore it if it was TESB?

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18 Responses to “Star Wars Movie Reaches Milestone, Star Wars Sites Yawn”

  1. jack Says:

    Club Jade mentioned it…

  2. Eddie Says:

    When TPM overtakes “The Dark Knight” this weekend (only a million to go, it’ll probably do it by tomorrow!) on the “All Time WorldWide Box Office” list, I’m going to be visiting every forum or message board that I can think of to let people know all about it…as The Dark Knight is a sacred touchstone for Hateboys/Pro Internet Geeks™. Of course, box office gross is no guarantor of quality, but it would be a waste not to bring it up to these seething bores!

  3. Carl Says:

    Well…let’s do keep things in perspective that TPM does have its prior release and the inflated price of 3D tickets going for it. It’s still an impressive feat, but not entirely unsurprising (Let’s also remember that if the ticket prices for all movies were adjusted to the current average, the #1 highest grossing film domestically is still Gone With the Wind).

    Personally, though, I have a feeling all the SW movies are going to break the 1 billion mark over the course of these rereleases. It’ll be interesting to see which one of them in the end ends up with the highest count…

    • Bob Clark Says:

      Half the movies on that list have multiple releases, though, so it balances itself out.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      I’ve read that the real biggest ticket seller of all time is “Deep Throat,” which makes sense when you consider it was a staple at X-rated theaters for more than a decade. But they don’t count porn with mainstream movies ;).

      You have re-releases along with higher ticket prices skewing that list but it is what it is; I’ve acknowledged before that TPM 3D’s higher ticket prices will boost its overall box office total.

    • Bob Clark Says:

      Real-D is a pretty modest boost to the price compared to stuff like IMAX for “The Dark Knight” and IMAX 3D for “Avatar”. It’s within the margin of error, I think.

  4. Mike S Says:

    Mousedroid noticed! =)

  5. Lin Says:

    We know what it’s about…..it’s a prequel film and therefore anything positive will not be noticed. That’s the way it’s always gone. Things get so negative (everyone is rehashing how bad the prequels are instead of any celebration at seeing Star Wars on the big screen again plus, of course, the success at the box office) they are implying George is holding them hostage until it’s time for the OT in 3-D and that George should have just skipped the prequels 3-D treatment entirely. Yeah – that’s where they continue to go.

  6. Eddie Says:

    You’re completely right, Lin, and it would be more dispiriting if we all didn’t just expect it by now. TPM’s re-release has brought them all out with sharpened knives–there’s even some new viral youtube video (which I won’t even dignify with a link or name) featuring some fast-talking twit babbling about how HE could salvage TPM into a “good movie”…I’m sure. I just wonder if these people apply that egregious attitude to everything else that they’re “interested” in–do they drone on about how they would re-record albums by bands they once liked? They just come off as brats throwing a tantrum on the floor of a toy store. George Lucas has every right to do *whatever* he wants with any of these movies, period. No matter how many impotent youtube videos these jokers make, that’s not going to change. I’ll never understand devoting that much energy to something you hate instead of something you love.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Really? How silly. Why not make your own movies instead of a dopey YouTube video? Oh, that’s right, it takes more than an afternoon to do that.

  7. Adam D. Bram Says:

    It makes me want to draw a Trollface Jar Jar and say “Problem, Haters?”

    I won’t, because it’ll just make things worse. But it would feel soooooooo good.

  8. The White Knight | A Certain Point of View Says:

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  9. Mike S Says:

    “They just come off as brats throwing a tantrum on the floor of a toy store.”

    So true.

  10. Stefan Kraft Says:

    As Carl mentioned above, it was not that surprising. Still, no honorable mention at all…? Come on, fansites! 😉

  11. Mark Newbold Says:

    I wish they still ‘ranked’ films based on bums on seats and not financial cost of tickets. Of course, money makes the world go round, but in terms of having a definitive listing of films in a chart it would be the perfect way.
    Take a film like Gone with the Wind. You could work out an average annual viewing figure that would stack up against any new release, taking inflation out of the equation and making a fairer chart.
    Just a thought. All I know is that out of the top 11 films worldwide, 7 were released in 3D, or have been/will be refitted in 3D (TPM and Titanic). It’s an unfair comparison, especially when a 3D ticket costs half as much again.

  12. Stefan Kraft Says:

    The news was also posted on starwarz.com: http://www.starwarz.com/tbone/index.php?categoryid=16&p2_articleid=1633

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