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Old 12-22-2010, 05:28 PM
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If you wait long enough, it's not a sequel, it's the beginning of a whole new franchise. So it is with 'TRON: Legacy,' which proved so huge in its first three days that it rendered the original movie 28 years ago a mere footnote in the reboot's success.

'TRON: Legacy' dominated the box office with an estimated $43.6 million, about $17 million more than the 1982 'TRON' earned during its entire run. You'd think a sequel to a movie made nearly 30 years ago and beloved only by a cult of fanboys would face an uphill climb at the box office, but Disney deserves a lot of credit for expertly marketing the sequel, making sure it had state-of-the-art special effects, getting Jeff Bridges to return as the star (and to play opposite a CGI version of his younger self), and getting it into as many 3-D and IMAX theaters as possible.

In fact, IMAX screens made up more than 25 percent of the movie's midnight opening take of $3.6 million early Friday, a record ratio for IMAX. Those spectacle surcharges, plus enthusiastic word-of-mouth, should keep the new 'TRON' a top moneymaker throughout the holiday season. Not to mention ensuring that Disney doesn't wait another 28 years before making 'TRON: Legacy: Legacy.'

Even so, given the hype, many pundits expected 'TRON: Legacy' to open even bigger, with estimates as high as $54 million.
'Tron: Legacy' Gets the High Score at Weekend Box Office - The Moviefone Blog
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:11 PM
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Wow... I heard the amount Disney was expecting was more along the $50 million range, so they considered it a flop. Heard the news all over RT and IMDb; many are considering it a flop since it didn't meet the expectations of Disney.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:13 PM
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I consider it to be a hit, considering it did so well against it's 1982 counterpart, and plus there's a lot of good reviews of the film floating about. But then again, the more who consider it to be a flop, the more likely they'll be right.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:13 PM
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Now we see how fast it drops off - I really doubt it will get many repeat viewings at all
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:54 AM
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The couple weeks leading up to it's release lots of people were hyped up talking about it. but now that it's out, seems to have died off quite a bit. I still need to go see this though
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Oh the IMDb boards are very much alive with Tron Legacy... and the Tron thread here isn't doing too shabby either.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:20 PM
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I think the title of this thread is an exaggeration but I do feel Tron has done better than most films this year, it's in the spotlight quite a lot at the moment.

Though it won't be one of the biggest box office hits ever. There isn't enough that happened in the film that would make me see it again. Unlike Avatar and Inception where so much happened that repeated viewings was necessary, and worth it!

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Old 12-23-2010, 06:31 PM
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I haven't seen it yet but I want to, only to see Thirteen. She rocks!

It doesn't look to be a movie that I'd watch again and again like Avatar.
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