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'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'
Reuters ^ | 04/06/2014

Posted on 04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."

The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011.

"Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure, was second with $17 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, and has collected $72.3 million in overall domestic sales since opening last week, according to studio estimates. It's total worldwide take is about $180 Million.

The dystopian action film "Divergent" was third with $13 million, for a total of $114 million since its March 21 release in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; captainamerica; divergent; moviereview; noah; thewintersoldier
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1 posted on 04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Marvel movies are making a bundle everywhere. What a franchise. Much of this movie was filmed in Cleveland, btw. For those who have never seen the city, here is a bit of it.
2 posted on 04/06/2014 5:39:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind
The Entertainment business seems to be churning out a lot of dystopian product, with frequent messages that "your government is out of control, you can't trust your government, the people who seem to be running things are not actually running things, things are not as they seem".

People know. They don't admit it to themselves quite yet, but there is a groundswell in this country, and people sense that something is wrong. And it's not just the US. It's the EU and it's Russia and China too. Everywhere.

For the record: I think it's all much, much worse than anyone can imagine, and I think the superstructure of society will inevitably collapse. I see massive debt default, the end of the nation state, and the rise of small, weak governments in all corners of the globe. In many respects, it will be a Dark Age. But there will be some possibility that the chaos will allow a rebirth of freedom.

I'm actually expecting all of that to be forestalled by the Second Coming, but no man can predict that hour, so in the absence of the return of Jesus, I say we're in for a bumpy ride.

3 posted on 04/06/2014 5:48:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: SeekAndFind

Saw Noah. No mention of God punishing man for sin. ‘The Creator’ punished man for misusing the earth. The film had rock transformers throwing lightning bolts. I think Al Gore wrote the screenplay. It is a laughable film.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 5:52:21 PM PDT by abclily
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not the day or the hour, but you can discern the signs when it’s near.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 5:52:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: hinckley buzzard

I have all 3 of the Ironman movies on DVR and just finished watching the last one an hour ago.

Enjoyed all 3 of them.

According to IMBD, Ironman 3 took in $174M it’s opening weekend


6 posted on 04/06/2014 5:52:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Lucky guy I cant wait to see capt. America,I really do like all those superhero movies.Heaven knows we need a superhero just about now.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 5:54:45 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: hinckley buzzard

A couple of interesting points.

1. The Clintons were involved in trying to steal the rights to the Marvel Comics Series from Stan Lee.

2. Stan Lee always has a cameo role in each of the Marvel Series Movies.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 5:55:08 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: digger48

I thought they where way better than they had to be for something like that. Really raised the bar for sure as far as I am concerned.

Freegards


9 posted on 04/06/2014 5:56:02 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: hinckley buzzard

Doesn’t Cleveland look like Detroit?


10 posted on 04/06/2014 5:57:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: digger48

Iron Man 3 had a couple of really hot chicks.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: abclily

Any movie should “Leap” past “Noah”.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 5:59:13 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

LOL! That’s wHy I was on IMBD. Looking to see who they were.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 6:03:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: abclily
‘The Creator’ punished man for misusing the earth...

OK, I won't bother seeing it. I get tired of being preached at by radical environmentalists; I'm not going to pay to do so.

14 posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ClearCase_guy

I fear you’re right. A few years ago, I would’ve laughed at such a statement as conspiracy theory nonsense.

Now....let’s just say I ain’t laughing.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Pretty soon, every inner city is going to look like Detroit.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 6:13:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

And according to the grand plan.


17 posted on 04/06/2014 6:17:14 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Unintended Consequences: Expanded Autism Spectrum now includes the entire Obama Administration)
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To: SeekAndFind


18 posted on 04/06/2014 6:17:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: UCANSEE2

He appears in some not all, he hasn’t been any of the Xmen movies since the first one.


19 posted on 04/06/2014 6:22:36 PM PDT by globoreally
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To: SeekAndFind

Watching “Turn” on AMC now. So far so good.

Gotta love the resistance.


20 posted on 04/06/2014 6:23:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t see a big problem here. Generally, when Hollywood takes on a Bible story, there’s going to be a lot of “made-up stuff” to fill in 90 or 120 minutes of film. And it’s not going to be good.

I’d rather see Capt. America, a known fantasy, than Noah which would be borderline blasphemy.


21 posted on 04/06/2014 6:23:30 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”...

No political significance.

Thanks SeekAndFind.


22 posted on 04/06/2014 6:23:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I just saw it. Robert Redford, who portrayed Agent Alexander Pierce, was the bad guy who wanted ultimate control—a new world order—in exchange for the freedom of all humanity. The forces against freedom are epitomized by Agent Pierce: “Captain, to build a better world sometimes means turning the old one down...and that makes enemies.” Later we hear Captain America say, The price of freedom is high... and it’s a price I’m willing to pay.” This is a movie about slavery vs freedom. It is outstanding.


23 posted on 04/06/2014 6:26:30 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind
how that commie scumbag redford got in the movie is beyond me...
24 posted on 04/06/2014 6:26:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode
how that commie scumbag redford got in the movie is beyond me...

By playing himself. :)

25 posted on 04/06/2014 6:28:13 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope to see it next weekend with my son, who will be coming home from Marines boot camp.


26 posted on 04/06/2014 6:30:24 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
pretty much... he and his character have no redeeming values whatsoever
27 posted on 04/06/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: digger48

I haven’s seen the third and the second I wasn’t crazy about, but the first one was one of the most fun movie experiences I’ve had.

I think our daughter gave it to hubby for Christmas, and we watched it, and the next day my brother came over and we watched it again!

There aren’t too many movies that I’d enjoy 2 days in a row like that, but Ironman was just great!


28 posted on 04/06/2014 6:33:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

I wasn’t as crazy about Ironman 2, I think simply because I find Mickey Rourke throughly disgusting.

I guess that’s what makes him such a good Bad Guy.

But I think #3 redeemed the trilogy quite well.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 6:38:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: jonrick46

Yeah, it was so clear that Redford played an Alynskyite that I was astonished. It really was a direct hit on the whole mantra of the Left. Then again the bad guys are Nazis, which contrary to lots of propaganda are Leftists.


30 posted on 04/06/2014 6:44:21 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another frigging superhero movie huh?

I HATE FRIGGING SUPERHERO MOVIES!
ARGH!!!!!


31 posted on 04/06/2014 6:45:15 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: globoreally

X-Men movies aren’t from Marvel Studio, Fox owns the X-Men.

Here’s a picture for anybody curious on who owns what. And feel bad for Lionsgate who paid money for Man-Thing:
http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2014/02/tumblr_n0sbtcJKyr1qa0uujo1_1280.png


32 posted on 04/06/2014 6:50:23 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: mowowie
ya might hate-em, but some ARE better than others...
33 posted on 04/06/2014 6:51:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mowowie
Watching this on AMC tonight. So far very good.

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34 posted on 04/06/2014 6:51:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drbuzzard

I saw the tyranny of the Nazis as the same tyranny of today’s Left. And, the same zero infobots today as were in Germany.


35 posted on 04/06/2014 6:52:20 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46
I saw the tyranny of the Nazis as the same tyranny of today’s Left.

It's that of anyone that believes that government is the source of everything good, be it on the Left or on the Right.

36 posted on 04/06/2014 6:53:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Since there were so many threads about “Noah” last week, here is some follow-up info: its box office take fell between 61 and 64 % compared to its opening weekend last weekend.

That drop marks “Noah” as an official box office flop. It will play for a few more weeks, but it needs to make $350 million to show a profit. This weekend’s returns say that number is out of reach.

Some Industry types will say it’s not a flop, only a “disappointment,” meaning it’s not going to lose as much money as last year’s “Lone Ranger.” That’s arguable, but the bottom line is everyone lost money on “Noah,” and there won’t be a Noah 2 in the works.


37 posted on 04/06/2014 6:57:23 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: rodguy911

I watched it yesterday with my 7 yr old grandson. Even he was bored.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 6:57:54 PM PDT by sheana
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To: All

I was shocked to see the “government” adopting 20 million people to ensure power. (ala Obama’s weather underground radicals)


39 posted on 04/06/2014 6:58:17 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: discostu

doesn’t Disney own them all? even universal pays them royalties.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 7:00:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Chode

Well I WAS at the premier midnight showing of the original Batman at Showcase Cinemas in Dedham, MA that somehow set off 300+ AA’s to the point that the Staties and SWAT had to be called in.
THAT was a crazy night.
The original Superman movie was the stage for my very first date back in ‘78.
I guess that crap flick was ok.

I must admit I was never into comics and really don’t get the superhero thing.
Stan Lee also comes across as a jerk as far as i’m concerned.

I guess I just don’t get it.


41 posted on 04/06/2014 7:03:09 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: longtermmemmory

Disney owns Marvel the publishing company and Marvel Studio the movie company. Marvel Studio started owning them all, but Marvel was in very bad financial shape as a whole so they licensed out stuff to get money. Luckily they licensed wisely, made a lot of money from the movies and increased readership, and got to see how to make a good superhero movie. So while Marvel owns the characters they don’t own the movie rights to many of them, though they are in the process of getting them back as much as they can.


42 posted on 04/06/2014 7:10:19 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: mowowie
i'm not saying you are wrong or wrong not to like them, just that some of them are more watchable than others(think having to take kids to the movies etc) especially if the message is a positive one... 8^)
43 posted on 04/06/2014 7:10:33 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damn good flick and my kids loved it.The message is right on too.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 7:17:21 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Right on.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 7:22:03 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: drbuzzard

I love tuning up leftist with the fact that they are the Nazis.Boy, it gets under their skin, big time.


46 posted on 04/06/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“your government is out of control, you can’t trust your government”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


47 posted on 04/06/2014 7:28:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

NOPE!


48 posted on 04/06/2014 7:29:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Chode

I know Chode.
I’m just in a bad mood tonight. :)
I’m sure these movies a entertaining or else they wouldn’t exist.


49 posted on 04/06/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess it just goes to show that people prefer a fantasy that makes them feel good, not one about eco rage.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 7:42:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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