Land of the Dead - Box Office Tracker

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  1. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    So I take it you don't have proof that DVD marketing always costs $7 million either? Why am I not surprised?
     
  2. maybrick

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    Hey, I'm just doing the exact same thing you are, making broad unsupported statements disguised as fact. It's funny how it's only bullshit when someone else does it, isn't it? ;)
     
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    you my man are now just trolling.

    Believe what you want on the marketing costs. You'll sleep better at night.

    Its been fun.

    Good day sir.
     
  4. maybrick

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    $7.5 million.

    I stand by my figure.
     
  5. Nos4ah2

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    I'd be willing to believe that they only spent 8 Million or so on marketing.

    How many trailers did they do?
    I only saw one...

    That couldn't have cost them too much.
    I didn't see any specials on tv or cable talking about the movie.
    I didn't see much in the way of promotional materials, and as far as I know the screenings happened 2 or 3 days before the actual movie release, so they didn't spend a lot of money or energy planning those.

    I honestly believe that the majority of the marketing for this movie was grassroots and street team kinda stuff.
     
  6. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    This thread is getting stupid.

    Back to Box Offcie Tracking....

    Domestic Total as of Jul. 11, 2005: $19,251,790
     
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    --It cost 7 million just to market dvds.--

    Erm, I simply don't believe that figure. I don't think it's even close. In all seriousness, even you must realized that you're grossly over-estimating the figure. You seem to be stretching a point now to suggest this film simply won't make its money back.

    However, there is a couple of intresting tidbits that I have nowhere to post, so i'll do it here.

    Did you guys know that both Dreamworks and Pixar both took huge financial hits this week, with Dreamworks dropping 12% in value? Why? Shrek 2 DVD sales were lower than expected for Dreamworks. For Pixar, The Incredibles sales were lower. Goes to show what rests on single DVD releases.

    Shrek is headed to broadway though, so that should help :rolleyes:
     
  8. baggio

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    you have to take into account its not just manufacturing the dvd. its promoting the release, tv spots, contests giveaways, magazine & paper ads, internet ads, possible holiday tie ins example Halloween, etc...

    you see what I mean.
     
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    I understand it's not just making it. Distribution etc is an added cost. However, 7 million seems way too high. As someone else has said, no way the minors would be able to play in that back yard if those were typical costs.

    The cost of marketing the DVD will be much lower than the film, with all artwork done etc. Don't know man, seems...... off.
     
  10. KR~!

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    Domestic Total as of Jul. 12, 2005: $19,394,530
     
  11. baggio

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    I was just generalizing obviously it will be much lower for smaller known films.

    So lets say War of the Worlds would be the very high end. There will be marketing a special edition, multidisc , (you could imagine) type of dvd campaign. Food product tie ins, the whole 9 yards. I'm telling you this stuff dosen't come cheap.

    Just look what companies pay for a lousy 30 sec spot on the superbowl. to sell stupid products.

    Even though it may not be a superbowl. 30 second tv spot costs alot.




    People everywhere are getting paid.
     
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    -- Food product tie ins--

    And what food tie in could they use for "Land of the Dead" :D

    DVD advertising seems to be, generally, very low key. Usually magazine ads, but the vast majority is in-store ads. War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise isn't Land of the Dead. Entirely different animal one would think.

    Still, I have no idea, and all I got in gut-reaction and speculation. I know I'm going to be online to buy it when it hits, so that's some money they'll be getting back.
     
  13. allmessedup

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    I guess they could use barbecued ribs or something...or is that more the realm of Texas Chainsaw Massacre?
     
  14. betterdan

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    They could have some bbq ribs and call them the "Bigdaddy ribs" They could even make them really stink just like the Bigdaddy character.
     
  15. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    And have a commercial with him biting into one and shouting, "ARRRRRGH!"
     
  16. betterdan

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    :lol:
    Now don't be getting too big of ideas young man, that idea of yours alone will jack up the marketing costs to almost 12 million ;)
    I think we should just stick to having fireworks shooting off as a picture of the stinky Bigdaddy ribs slowly come into focus. Lets keep it simple. If you really MUST have him in the ad though i guess we could spring some dough and have him go off screen for a moment then come back on screen with a gas can, pour it on the grill and light it with a big shit eating grin.
     
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    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    You're right, it costs 7 million just to market ribs....
     
  18. betterdan

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    Do you have a link to prove that?
     
  19. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    No, but I know a guy who scoops poop at a slaughterhouse....
     
  20. Luna

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You know, I loved the movie, but Big Daddy had me cracking up when he'd do his tortured zombie equivalent of "Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!"
     

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