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  • 5 Stars - a triumph!

    31 53.45%
  • 4 Stars - a very good movie!

    21 36.21%
  • 3 Stars - a good, but average film.

    6 10.34%
  • 2 Stars - not so good...below average.

    0 0%
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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Howdy Pards,

    As I look back at the job I had most of my life...it was very much like being thrown off a roof everyday. Only for me it was 32 years...instead of 30. So...I understand Ralph's desire to be invited to the party...to be accepted by his co-workers...to have a piece of pie or cake for a change. I understand his desire to prove that he could be a good guy if given the chance.

    Twas a feller named Henry David Thoreau as I recall who said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation."

    So...Ralph went off into whole other worlds to win a Gold Medal like the one Fix It Felix got nearly every game.

    We all have a desire to escape the commonplace. That's why we walk through those tunnels and gates at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. To find an elusive thing called happiness.

    There is something to be said for the routine...I suppose. Especially if it keeps the lights on and keeps food in the refrigerator...but...deep down inside...a good many of us sometimes feel trapped by the ordinary. We feel the need to explore...to search for a better, happier, more meaningful existence than...well, just existing.

    So...like Ralph...we yearn to be recognized...to be understood...to be loved...to be accepted by others.

    Now...there are many lessons to be learned from Wreck It Ralph. Perhaps the most profound lesson of all however is the lessons he learned when he began to help Vanellope achieve her goals...her dreams. It seems one of the best ways to find happiness yourself is by helping other people achieve the things that make them happy.

    It was a special moment when Vanellope ran back into the cave to get Ralph the homemade, heart shaped "medal" she had made for him... remember?

    Yep...I reckon there were many lessons to be learned from this wonderful movie. Life lessons. Lessons about the value of friendship...encouragement...caring about others...and, are you ready for this? This grizzled ol' cowhand is just gonna come right out and say it...love.

    Vanellope Von Schweetz proved to be a mighty wonderful friend to have, and, in the end Ralph knew he didn't need a medal to be a good guy. "Because if that little kid likes me, how bad can I be?"

    Wreck It Ralph is a movie with heart. And...it's a movie with lessons we all need to learn.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Quote Originally Posted by TCadillac View Post
    Definitely Disney's best all CGI offering thus far. Puts Tangled, Bolt, etc. to shame.
    Maybe no Tangled.....that's still a good film too...and I liked the songs and for me music can really make a film a instant classic like Tangled and the Muppets

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    'Wreck-It Ralph' crosses $100 million mark at domestic box office today!
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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    I loved it, rarely do I give a 5 in the poll but this one did it.

    I'm sure being a kid in the late 70's and 80's had a lot to do with my love for this film. I saw it with 10 other people, from my nephew who's 10 and my dad who's 61 and everyone really enjoyed it. Worked on all generations very well.

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I loved it, rarely do I give a 5 in the poll but this one did it.

    I'm sure being a kid in the late 70's and 80's had a lot to do with my love for this film. I saw it with 10 other people, from my nephew who's 10 and my dad who's 61 and everyone really enjoyed it. Worked on all generations very well.
    Very good point and I agree. Even my 62 year old dad was laughing along with my 8 year old boy. My dad liked "why did the hero flush the toilet...."


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Howdy Pards,

    As of November 12th,

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $99,556,758 79.1%
    + Foreign: $26,300,000 20.9%

    = Worldwide: $125,856,758
    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    its a bit sad that the film is already flat lining and if the $150mil cost mentioned previously is true... this film doesn't look like much of a financial success.

    With costs being so high.. and theatre runs being so short.. this is kind of scary for movies going forward. The cost of films or prices.. something is gonna break.
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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    its a bit sad that the film is already flat lining and if the $150mil cost mentioned previously is true... this film doesn't look like much of a financial success.

    With costs being so high.. and theatre runs being so short.. this is kind of scary for movies going forward. The cost of films or prices.. something is gonna break.
    Howdy flynnibus,

    Have no fear. BRAVE has already brought in a HALF A BILLION dollars at the box office...and it was just released on Blu-ray/DVD yesterday. It's headed for a Billion easy.

    Wreck It Ralph has barely opened up overseas. Once it does it's box office is gonna soar and, I believe, exceed BRAVE in Box Office results. Disney knows what it is doing. Wreck It Ralph is hardly "flatlining" as you say. It's gonna be a HUGE financial success!

    And, all this is not counting toys and other merchandise that will see sales through the roof this Holiday Season.

    Disney planted a little seed at the cost of $165 million...it will see returns well past a billion dollars for Wreck It Ralph.

    Taint nuthin' to worry about.

    As of November 12th...

    Total Lifetime Grosses

    Domestic: $101,011,607 79.3%
    + Foreign: $26,300,000 20.7%

    = Worldwide: $127,311,607


    Production Budget: $165 million

    Remember, this thing was released on November 2nd...

    Excellent reviews...excellent word of mouth...a triumph...headed for HUGE box office success.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Just saw Skyfall this evening, but will definitely see Ralph next week.

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Howdy Pards,

    Here's the estimated box office total as of November 16th...

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $107,591,000 80.4%
    + Foreign: $26,300,000 19.6%

    = Worldwide: $133,891,000
    If you haven't voted in our poll yet, go see the movie then give us your thoughts.

    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Howdy Pards,

    Estimated box office as of November 18th:

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $121,479,000 77.3%
    + Foreign: $35,700,000 22.7%

    = Worldwide: $157,179,000


    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

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    I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    I gotta admit, I didn't love it as much as some others. I thought it was good, very good, but not great, not even 4 stars for me. It's VERY rare that I like a movie but give it less than 4 stars.

    I did enjoy it, and I'm sure once we get it on Blu Ray and watch it more I will like it even more. I just wasn't emotionally involved in the movie. Parts of it felt forced to me, like it was trying too hard to get a particular emotion out of the audience.


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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    funny.. I felt the opposite about emotions.. I thought they did a pretty good job of making you feel Ralph's turmoil about helping/stopping the girl and the girl's struggle. It moved me way more than say PaTF or Tangled..

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Gave it a 4.

    Seemed a bit unDisney. Not Princess centric, and lots of subpar animation. I understand it was supposed to be 80's video game sytled and really like that part of the film. The non musical part was wired too. Also I felt character developement was too weak for a few scenes. It just seemed to be a whole different brand.


    As far as its market preformance, it's fine. I felt a long lull in quality films, and Wreck It Ralph came out when great films started to show again. Lots of competition from SkyFall, Lincoln, Hotel Transelvania, Taken 2, and now Twilight.

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    Re: Wreck It Ralph - a triumph! Destined for huge box office success!

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnibus View Post
    funny.. I felt the opposite about emotions.. I thought they did a pretty good job of making you feel Ralph's turmoil about helping/stopping the girl and the girl's struggle. It moved me way more than say PaTF or Tangled..

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    I think it was Disney's best computer animated movie (not counting Pixar of course), and I did enjoy it, just not as much as I thought I would.


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