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Title: Fast & Furious 6 - Amazon
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 25, 2013, 04:41:53 am
Fast & Furious 6 (Limited Edition Packaging) (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)  (

Yup. It seems like Amazon, along with the company putting out their respective items are changing their business practice of marketing their product while it's currently out in theater within weeks of its initial release.
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 6 - Amazon
Post by: Mac on May 25, 2013, 07:59:49 am
I wonder if they have ties to the studio, or this is just something the alone are doing?

Which then makes me wonder how this will change the theater going landscape?
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 6 - Amazon
Post by: Mac on May 26, 2013, 01:02:02 pm
WINNER OF THE WEEK: Fast & Furious 6. Still going strong after 12 years and five sequels, the street-racing saga easily drove off with the box office crown this holiday weekend. According to studio estimates, it fell just $1.5 million shy of speeding past $100 million during its first three days; over the full Memorial Day holiday, it's expected to earn $122.2 million. It's an especially impressive feat given how crowded the multiplex is with blockbusters right now. Credit the movie for the multi-ethnic appeal of its cast, which also helped Fast 6 gross $177 million overseas, for a worldwide total so far of $275.5 million. Also credit the film for delighting longtime fans by delivering exactly what it promises. With an A grade from CinemaScore, word-of-mouth is very strong.

Then again, nearly every major release did well this weekend, for a total estimated domestic box office of $315 million through Monday. That's a Memorial Day weekend record, surpassing the $296 million earned during the holiday two years ago. Last week's champ, Star Trek Into Darkness, held up well with an estimated $38.0 million over three days (good for third place) and a likely $48.0 million through Monday.  Also staying strong was Iron Man 3 (fifth place), with a Friday-to-Sunday estimate of $19.4 million and a full holiday estimate of $24.6 million. After four weeks, it's approaching $400 million, with $367.5 million earned through Sunday

Summer Movie Preview 2013

In this environment, new family cartoon Epic did even better than expected, opening in fourth place with an estimated $34.2 million through Sunday and a likely $44.0 million by the end of the holiday. It's the first major animated family film since The Croods opened 10 weeks ago, so the marketplace was hungry.

LOSER OF THE WEEK: The Hangover Part III. Months ago, the head-to-head opening of Fast 6 and Hangover III looked like an evenly-matched sausage-fest showdown. But it wasn't even close. Hangover opened in second place, but with just an estimated $42.4 million over three days, meaning perhaps $51 million by Monday. Its take through Sunday is about half of the three-day debut logged by The Hangover Part II ($86.0 million) two years ago. Of course, that second Hangover squandered most of the goodwill earned by the first, and even though this final installment promised to change gears, it still earned a B from CinemaScore, indicating just so-so word-of-mouth. Even Epic managed to steal some of its thunder.

'MIDNIGHT' MOVIE By one measure, the most eagerly awaited sequel of the weekend was Before Midnight, the third in the every-nine-years series of glimpses into the transatlantic romance of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy). It opened on just five screens but earned an estimated $274,000 from Friday to Sunday, for a per-screen average of $54,800. That's by far the highest per-screen average of any movie this week; Fast 6 earned about half that per venue ($26,935). Also opening strong in limited release were Israeli Oscar entry Fill the Void ($60,400 on three screens), documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks ($29,000 on four screens), and A Pig Across Paris ($10,000 at one venue).

Title: Re: Fast & Furious 6 - Amazon
Post by: Mac on January 17, 2014, 09:02:43 am
I don't think this is really a spoiler alert. It is in the trailer.

The final climatic scene occurs where a Antonov transport plane is trying to take off. The scene lasts 13 minutes, so apparently some very geeky people were trying to figure out how long the runway is.  ;)

How Long Was the Runway in Fast and Furious 6? (