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How to Reinvigorate the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Franchise


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With the recent news surrounding 2015's filling slate and most of the discussion revolving around the AvengersStar Wars, and Superman vs. Batman (temporarily referred to as Man of Steel 2) flicks, there is still another major franchise that deserves some attention. After all, two of its four films grossed over $1 billion each at the global box office (with the third not far short of it).

 

That series is Pirates of the Caribbean. And since Johnny Depp has made it clear that he loves playing the character enough to continue ahead with sequels for the foreseeable future, it would take some serious box office disaster to prevent us from seeing at least one or two morePirates sequels in the years after 2015. Cash cows, after all, are nothing if not consistent.

 

Fans of the franchise have been vocal about their disappointment with the last two films (At World's End and On Stranger Tides), and they showed it at the box office. The fourth film, 2011's Tides, declined 22 percent and nearly 40 percent from the domestic gross and estimated tickets sold, respectively, of 2007's World's End. To be fair, overseas revenue jumped 22 percent with market expansion and 3D surcharges playing a significant hand in that surge. Even internationally, Tides still sold fewer tickets than 2006's Dead Man's Chest--which was only the third movie to ever reach $1 billion in total.

 

But, at the end of the day, $1 billion is $1 billion and it's hard to downplay that too much. Foreign audiences are clearly more along for the continuing Captain Jack ride than North American audiences are right now, but that's something Disney has an opportunity to work on. How can they do it?

 

They've already taken the first step in the right direction... (more)

 

http://www.boxoffice...bbean-franchise


Edited by ShawnMR, 24 July 2013 - 11:20 AM.

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Bring Orlando, Keira and the epicness back.


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Bring Orlando, Keira and the epicness back.

no thanks



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My list would have simply been "STOP MAKING THEM" but I'm glad you put a little more thought into it.


Edited by RichWS, 24 July 2013 - 11:23 AM.

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It's sounds far too typical for a major blockbuster, but one thing they could do is bring in a huge star to play the villain in this one. I think the number one thing to revive the franchise is to make a great movie- I haven't liked any since the first one, but COTBP is one of the best summer blockbusters ever. 


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I think the franchise is fine right now. For every one person who disliked the last movie there is a person that thought it went the right direction (smaller scale, more simpler story, etc.) 



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Just stick to the usual Disney business plan

 

1)250M budget

2)??????

3)Profit


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Put Batman in the movie


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While I like this series overall more than most, the last three films were missing a sense of fun and playfulness that was in the first film.

 

I thought the first film managed to be both a great swashbuckler while poking fun at the genre. 



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Put Batman in the movie

I remember the times when instead of Batman we used to say 'Put Channing Tatum in the movie'. WHD and Comic-Con changed everything :lol:


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I'm on the same lines of....stop making them. Period. They are getting tiring.


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And I know Depp is what brought audiences to the Pirate films, but Geoffrey Rush has been the MVP of this series since AWE, he is just as vital


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Give it a break...reboot it after 5-6 years with better writers and new actors.

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Give it a break...reboot it after 5-6 years with better writers and new actors.



If Johnny Depp doesn't return you light as well make Cutthroat Island 2
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The first three were so special, with characters you would care for, even the viliians. Now the series is going the Indiana Jones, they need to brink back Will and Elizabeth. That will bring people who care about their romance back into seeing these films, which I think was a main reason that OST fell big time DOM.
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Also, the movie can't just be about Jack, there are other very important characters. Also, Depp's last few films have shown people don't want to see if a film if the film is just marketed as a "Depp" film.
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Give it a break...reboot it after 5-6 years with better writers and new actors.

 

This right here is the attitude that's ruining Hollywood. 


Edited by tonytr87, 24 July 2013 - 12:16 PM.

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The funniest part of the whole Pirates 4 fiasco was before it everyone was screaming "Enough with Will and Elizabeth".  After it everyone was screaming "It sucked cause Will and Elizabeth wasn't in it".  LOL.  It's obvious you need the full TEAM to make Pirates work.  I say bring back the Big 3 and they can keep Cruz in it also. 


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The funniest part of the whole Pirates 4 fiasco was before it everyone was screaming "Enough with Will and Elizabeth".  After it everyone was screaming "It sucked cause Will and Elizabeth wasn't in it".  LOL.  It's obvious you need the full TEAM to make Pirates work.  I say bring back the Big 3 and they can keep Cruz in it also. 

Agreed!!!


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