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Old 02-12-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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Starting, Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 an estimated 31 Countries will get a wide release of this movie. 3 Days After it's wide release in the USA on Feb 16, 2018.

31 Countries get to see the movie before anyone in the USA????

There is something weird going on.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=oHLU3T-e2t4
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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Not weird at all. The same has been done with a number of Marvel movies, including Avengers Assemble (UK title for Marvel's The Avengers) and Thor: Ragnarok.

Also, you should have posted this in the existing Black Panther thread.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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Nope, not weird at all. I've seen a lot of movies with overseas openings.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:56 AM
 
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Sometimes they're released internationally ahead of North America to discourage pirating. Or because those movies are really popular in international markets (especially Spider-Man in Asia), or the Hollywood movie is actually a foreign production (ex. James Bond series), they were co-produced by a foreign company like China, or because of a deal with the international distributors to release the movie early elsewhere.
There's a number of possible reasons. It's a global movie market.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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Wouldn't it actually encourage pirating, cause then people can pirate it and send it back to the US before it's even released there for example?
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:28 AM
 
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Piracy will happen no matter what. You can only minimize the damage, not prevent it completely. When a country with a high piracy rate is given the movie first, the demand in that country to pirate the movie drops. It's usually more convenient to go to the nearest theater with the large screen and sound system, than engaging in illegal activity for a poor-quality theater recording, especially over their ISP. But there will still be bootleggers distributing or selling the movie for people who want it.

A similar example is Comic-Con exclusive preview trailers. People used to sneak their cameras to make a poor recording of an unfinished preview reel for an anticipated movie. Locking down the convention, or hiring guards to confiscate everyone's cameras, is too complicated and won't work 100% of the time anyway. With everyone carrying Internet-ready camera-phones, it's a losing battle. Instead, studios are beginning to post the previews online, with a disclaimer that the movie isn't finished yet.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Looks like a stupid movie to me.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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Looks like a stupid movie to me.
I saw it today, I'd give it a B. Had a lot of great elements, but the hype was so ridiculous I left the theater feeling underwhelmed.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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I don't plan to see it; however, I'm curious as how many characters in the film are kings.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:44 PM
 
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I saw it today, I'd give it a B. Had a lot of great elements, but the hype was so ridiculous I left the theater feeling underwhelmed.
As soon as I saw the consensus across the board I knew it was all BS. This isn’t Rocky or The Godfather and even those movies were not so universally praised. Just more of the echo chamber that is ruining everything.
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