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Old 03-05-2012, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Crickett View Post
if Avatar wasn't so ridiculously successful as it was, I doubt there would be a sequel.
Gotta disagree with that one. Today's Hollywood business model is to plan on sequels from the very beginning...any sci-fi movie franchise that doesn't generate at least 2 sequels nowadays is considered a flop.
I think this is a reflection of the cost and scope of creating a truly unique and richly detailed fictional universe. Those costs must be ammortized over several films in order to maximize profits.
They plan for sequels, and then if the film bombs (Green Lantern is a great example), they pull the plug on the sequels. But they are always planning on being the next George Lucas.
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