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Social Network Futures: THE HEAT & WHITE HOUSE DOWN Poised for a Box Office Battle of the Sexes


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Full article: http://www.boxoffice...hite-house-down

 

For those who say the era of the box office star is over, June 28 is primed to be the exception to that new rule.

The contenders: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy headline The Heat(from Bridesmaids director, Paul Feig), while Jaime Foxx and Channing Tatum lead White House Down. Here's how they're stacking up in our weekly social network analysis.

Twitter activity over the past five days has been slow for The Heat, but deceivingly so. Its 597 tweets yielded an impressive 22.8-to-1 positive-to-negative ratio. While the volume itself significantly trails McCarthy's last hit, Identity Thief, by a wide margin, the film is slowly gaining traction on 2011's mid-summer hard-R comedy, Horrible Bosses... (more)


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I think The Heat may win this one because at the moment White House Down has no marketing and the last trailer to me was very unconvincing and didn't know what it wanted to be 


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I have seen both movies, and felt that "White House Down" actually had more humor than "The Heat". Or maybe I am just not the target audience for a female "buddy-cop" movie. But there will have been no big female centric movie in 2 months when "The Heat" releases, so it may have a Gatsby type breakout.

 

WHD really needs to differentiate itself from Olympus - every single time I have seen the trailer in theaters, I have heard someone or the other go "Didn't we already see this movie?"


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I have seen both movies, and felt that "White House Down" actually had more humor than "The Heat". Or maybe I am just not the target audience for a female "buddy-cop" movie. But there will have been no big female centric movie in 2 months when "The Heat" releases, so it may have a Gatsby type breakout.

 

WHD really needs to differentiate itself from Olympus - every single time I have seen the trailer in theaters, I have heard someone or the other go "Didn't we already see this movie?"

OMG YOU SAW IT  TOO. I hate you and Jay :angry:

 

How do you rate White House Down?


Edited by Dragon, 06 June 2013 - 11:20 AM.

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if this movie Flops I'm going to blame SONY.  They aren't doing shit for this movie.


Edited by Dragon, 06 June 2013 - 11:21 AM.

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OMG YOU SAW IT  TOO. I hate you and Jay :angry:

 

How do you rate White House Down?

 

I would rate it well. Maybe 3.5 out of 5 (i'm an easy grader). This is a true buddy flick more than an action flick - there is action and plenty of it, but the character moments are well done.

 

There is no comparing this and Olympus though - Olympus was just out and out action, this one is comedy+action.

 

For comparison, I would rate "The Heat" 2.5 on 5. Went in expecting a buddy movie, came out having seen a Melissa McCarthy movie featuring Sandra Bullock.


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I have seen both movies, and felt that "White House Down" actually had more humor than "The Heat". Or maybe I am just not the target audience for a female "buddy-cop" movie. But there will have been no big female centric movie in 2 months when "The Heat" releases, so it may have a Gatsby type breakout.

WHD really needs to differentiate itself from Olympus - every single time I have seen the trailer in theaters, I have heard someone or the other go "Didn't we already see this movie?"



Is White House Down a crowd pleaser

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Is White House Down a crowd pleaser

 

I would say so. The crowd I watched it with definitely seemed to enjoy it. There are the usual one liners which get a cheer and everyone seemed to laugh at the right moments.


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I would say so. The crowd I watched it with definitely seemed to enjoy it. There are the usual one liners which get a cheer and everyone seemed to laugh at the right moments.



So it's trying to be more of a buddy comedy type movie instead of serious like something like Air Force One?

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So it's trying to be more of a buddy comedy type movie instead of serious like something like Air Force One?

 

There is plenty of action - the central conceit is different than that of Olympus though. Here Tatum and Foxx are working together (this is clear from the trailers as well). And there is pretty good chemistry between the two.


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There is plenty of action - the central conceit is different than that of Olympus though. Here Tatum and Foxx are working together (this is clear from the trailers as well). And there is pretty good chemistry between the two.



Cool, can you just tell me what the run time was

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I would rate it well. Maybe 3.5 out of 5 (i'm an easy grader). This is a true buddy flick more than an action flick - there is action and plenty of it, but the character moments are well done.

 

There is no comparing this and Olympus though - Olympus was just out and out action, this one is comedy+action.

 

 

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This is my 3rd anticiatped film After Fast 6 and Man of Steal. Glad to hear its good. Cant wait


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Cool, can you just tell me what the run time was

 

Genuinely can't remember. When a movie is good and I enjoy it, I don't look at my watch. On the other hand, when a movie drags on for too long, even 80 minutes feels too long.

 

I stood in line at 6 for a 7:30 showing and was home by 10:30. So, I would say the run time was around 2 hours. "The Heat" was also roughly that long.


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Genuinely can't remember. When a movie is good and I enjoy it, I don't look at my watch. On the other hand, when a movie drags on for too long, even 80 minutes feels too long.

I stood in line at 6 for a 7:30 showing and was home by 10:30. So, I would say the run time was around 2 hours. "The Heat" was also roughly that long.



So this is one of the best Roland Emmerich movies probably right

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I would rate it well. Maybe 3.5 out of 5 (i'm an easy grader). This is a true buddy flick more than an action flick - there is action and plenty of it, but the character moments are well done.

 

There is no comparing this and Olympus though - Olympus was just out and out action, this one is comedy+action.

 

I agree completely with you. I gave WHD a B- when I saw it. It was definitely "Fun". The crowd seemed to really like it though. In the focus group everyone who saw OHF said they like WHD better. 


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So this is one of the best Roland Emmerich movies probably right

I hope so

 

How was the action? was the cgi done when you saw it?


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Its no Independence Day that's forsure and I think the Patriot is a great underrated movie. It would be his 3rd best for me. 


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Its no Independence Day that's forsure and I think the Patriot is a great underrated movie. It would be his 3rd best for me. 

 

 

I think Stargate is pretty underrated as well



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I think Stargate is pretty underrated as well

I haven't seen that since I was like 7, I have it on DVD though, I may have to pop it in.


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Its no Independence Day that's forsure and I think the Patriot is a great underrated movie. It would be his 3rd best for me. 

Poeple are describing it as  ID meets Air force one. Is it because the vibe feels like Independence Day?


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