Originally Posted by rdgrimes
Proof of what? That popularity means it's a good film? You must be joking.
Not at all. You can absolutely tell if a film connects with audiences by looking at specific box office behaviors. If a movie opens big but tanks the second week that means marketing did it's job but word of mouth did not.
Avatar's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekend drops were so slight, (it's opening weekend was 10% of it's total gross) it was nothing short of miraculous. This will NEVER happen to a film like Transformers 2 (opening week was 28% of total gross) but it WILL happen with a movie like How to Train Your Dragon. (Which is seeing very modest drops week over)
I'm also surprised by the senseless violence comment. Were there specific scenes of violence that didn't propel the plot forward? Also, the violence in this film is very much of the cowboy and indians variety. Yeah, there's a lot of big explosions and arrows flying, but it's mostly bloodless and doesn't exactly revel in it.
This is more in line with senseless in my mind...http://videosift.com/video/Robocop-T...of-Alex-Murphy