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mannyguy
24th November 2005, 5:30 AM
Why Did Movies Lose Such Popularity From Movie Theater To Right Away To Kids Wb?

Heracross
24th November 2005, 5:34 AM
http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=74786

Is it really that hard to look around?

MasterJedi
24th November 2005, 2:17 PM
Uh Heracross, he's not asking about that movie.

He's asking why have the movies lost as much popularity as they have that instead of them all being in the movie theater they go directly to video and TV.

Lil Brother
24th November 2005, 7:39 PM
...because Miramax is stupid?

CyberCubed
24th November 2005, 7:42 PM
Because each movie made less at the box office than the previous one. The 1st movie made the most money, the 2nd movie less than that, the 3rd less than THAT, and the 4th and 5th movie were only released in selected theaters.

It makes much more sense to release them straight to DVD anyway, that way you don't have to deal with the annoying 5 year old kids in the theater. :D

AdvanceX
24th November 2005, 7:44 PM
Its because the movie isn't earning much to any money, honestly. So I just guess Miramax think its better just to release them out on DVD/VHS to the public instead

EDIT- Crap.. CyberCubed got to it before I did

Jesse GS the II
24th November 2005, 10:22 PM
As much as some of you may hate to admit it, the franchise just isn't as popular as it used to be.

blaze boy
25th November 2005, 1:29 AM
Why Did Movies Lose Such Popularity From Movie Theater To Right Away To Kids Wb?

Because most of them were boring excup Pokemon2000. plus Mum and dad didn't want to go see the movie for the same reason.

Lil Brother
25th November 2005, 1:50 AM
As much as some of you may hate to admit it, the franchise just isn't as popular as it used to be.Yeah, no kidding. Way back when it was impossible to round up three kids without two of them liking it. Of course it isn't. There are still millions of fans around, though.

intergalactic platypus
25th November 2005, 3:52 AM
errm perhaps cause in comparison to their potential the movies tend to suck?

Heracross
25th November 2005, 3:54 AM
Uh Heracross, he's not asking about that movie.

He's asking why have the movies lost as much popularity as they have that instead of them all being in the movie theater they go directly to video and TV.
Bleh. The little twit changed the question he was asking after I posted that. -_-

Torchic23
25th November 2005, 3:55 AM
The movies are awsome!!!!I miss them being in the theaters.It makes me sad to see pokemon popularity going down so much

Jesse GS the II
25th November 2005, 6:25 PM
errm perhaps cause in comparison to their potential the movies tend to suck?

The movies' overall quality has nothing to do with how much they make at the box office. "Pokémon: The First Movie" broke the bank because it was released at a time when the entire "Pokémon" franchise was at a massive level of profitability. The fad was in full swing when the movie saw its American release, and tons of hyperactive children dragged their reluctant parents to see it, resulting in a huge box office gross. But as the years wore on, the fad started to dwindle, fewer fans went to the movies, and they became less profitable. Thus, Warner Bros. sold the distribution rights to Miramax, who gave the fourth and fifth movies very limited theatrical releases and sent the sixth and seventh movies directly to DVD. It was a wise choice because a widespread theatrical release wouldn't bring in a decent amount of money - all the cash spent on a nationwide promotion wouldn't be able to justify a poor turnout in the theaters.

Long story short, they're not gonna release the movies theatrically if people aren't gonna go see them.

MaskedManAbsolkid
25th November 2005, 6:31 PM
Jesse is right, the 1st pokemon movie broke records for earning the most money on the day it came out, which was beaten by Shrek 2. But the others aren't as popular anymore. But some channels get a lot of people watching for Pokemon.

salamence373
25th November 2005, 6:45 PM
Jesse is right, the 1st pokemon movie broke records for earning the most money on the day it came out, which was beaten by Shrek 2. But the others aren't as popular anymore. But some channels get a lot of people watching for Pokemon.

there was no pokemon movie in theaters when shrek 2 was out. did you mean Shrek, not Shrek 2?

FabuVinny
25th November 2005, 7:09 PM
He means that the record that the first movie broke was broken later by Shrek2.

salamence373
25th November 2005, 11:12 PM
Oh, I get it.

mannyguy
25th November 2005, 11:45 PM
HERACROSS.yeah you're right the question was changed but not after u posted, atleast not intentionally, i meant to change it right away and then you posted..so i'm sorry

Heracross
25th November 2005, 11:51 PM
I see. Still not sure why you posted the original question then. >.>

Kamex
26th November 2005, 12:32 AM
But the movies are still popular theatrically in Japan, right? Guess they've got more respect and loyalty to the series. XD

intergalactic platypus
26th November 2005, 3:47 AM
i honestly think the quality of the movies has something to do with their lack of success though. the reason they dont make much anymore is because to be honest theyre not very good in my opinion and the opinons of many others, so they end up only having potential as straight to video

Jesse GS the II
27th November 2005, 1:00 AM
i honestly think the quality of the movies has something to do with their lack of success though. the reason they dont make much anymore is because to be honest theyre not very good in my opinion and the opinons of many others, so they end up only having potential as straight to video

No, that has nothing to do with it. I already explained it - they go directly to video because people don't care about "Pokémon" anymore.