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The Expendables 3 Sells Out 1st Screening

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Despite the negative shitstorm over the past few days, a one-two blow of the movie not only being leaked in DVD format but also reportedly being the worst of the three, the first screening of The Expendables 3, or one of the first screenings, has sold out its 600 seats in just over an hour.

The premiere for the movie, in France at least, will take place at the UGC Normandie on August 7th.  Tickets went on sale at 10am local time this morning and have since all sold out.

While it may sound like the beginnings of a resounding success on the face of things, this is a red carpet premiere.  Red carpets are rolled out for big stars, so it’s an event, an attraction of sorts.  The real battle will come in North America on the opening weekend and second weekend, where no members of the cast will be present.  The movie will be facing off against TMNT and Sin City: A Dame To Kill for, both catering to opposite ends of the demo spectrum – one is a kids/family movie, the other is a R-rated action thriller.

The movie will almost certainly take a financial hit.  The only question now is how badly.  Either way it seems that Millenium and LionsGate are prepped for damage control with this leak.

 

8 Comments

  1. Sergey

    July 28, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    IF Ex3 will be released in cinema as this copy that leaked even for online streaming watch, with (beside its quality as action movie) some small sounds problems, few unfinished/unrendered green screen shots during some moments and well with bad rendered cgi, i guess TMNT and Sin City 2 will kick this movie’s ass really hard. And in this case this probably will be the end of Ex franchise. They need fix all that and either make an R rated release, or at least i dont know… cause pg13 wont allow them to include all or some cuts that could extend fight scenes and action scenes. Damn, so sad to know that all this “We are going top the Raid” is just another bullshit line from Sly. I hardly beliave that even if they tried REALLY HARD they wont be able to top Raid, but at least they could try to come close to it at some action scenes.
    Even with Jet Li illnes and impossibility to do hand to hand fight. Still the rest of the actors and director at least could TRY to make some action look close to Raid Redemption, but instead they did this.Well at least Mel did all what he could for this movie(and/or what the producer and director allow him to do) Again, i just want to say, less new kids precence and more old guys in action would only help this movie. Strange that everybody understand this exept Sly and Avi. We will see how all this turns out in the end. But my guess, it will fail badly if they wont fix some things and release this version.

  2. Commando85

    July 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Not even interested to see it for free (The PG13 version) release an un-cut R RATED version then i will pay to see it, until then we’re all boycotting.

    There is no reason to see a watered down movie with all these stars, the movie is ruined, i’ve been told that all the kills are off-screen and there is no blood, this is so lame and pathetic. Soft PG13 = fail.

    Let’s hope there is a true R rated cut on DVD otherwise i won’t even watch it at all.

    They should release the R rated version in cinema this would bring the haters back on board….

    BOYCOTT THE PG13 VERSION.

    • Eric

      July 29, 2014 at 5:44 am

      Of course there’s no blood, no gore. It’s like every other candy ass PG-13 movie. It’s made for kiddies, for the purpose of making more money. But now that’s backfired on them with this leak. Only serves the sellouts right.

  3. Wendy

    July 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    French people are brilliant shoe makers

  4. Anuj

    July 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    The worst one yet is an understatement!!! absolutely no intensity, balls to the wall action of the first 2 films. Very watered down, no blood, crappy CGI, a bloated runtime/cast. Words cannot describe the disappointment of this movie, especially for core fans of the genre/series. Their’s barely any action, we get to see this new crew nobody cares about and barely any Jet Li, Statham, Terry Crews, Couture all the people you actually want to see are barely in it. Instead we get the loser from twilight or some no name guy, nobody wants to see. The new castmates like Gibson, Ford, Snipes are good and so if the comic relief but you dont have the balls to the wall R rated action that fans want to see!! it’s this CGI heavy, PG crap which makes this the most forgettable, water down edition to the franchise!!! if they’re gonna continue down this path of PG-13 action, just end it. Theirs enough of that already around.

  5. Mucho Macho

    July 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I will see it in theaters..
    Will make up my own mind. Maybe some of the haters are right , but at the same time people statt ragging on shit cause its cool. Dont like Pg13, fucking hate it. Know b4 hand the shit is wattered down but still..
    Gotta formulate ones own opinion..
    People on message boards remind me if high school sometimes. The people over at imdb dont like anything, makes u wonder y they even there

  6. Josh

    July 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    If only Sly and Lerner realize that they’re only chance now is to release R-Rated version. All teenagers (from those who was interested) already watched it online, so there is no reason at all to insist on this shitty PG13 version which sucks totally, it looks so faked without the blood…

    My apologize to all “haters”, who were saying that it will sucks, etc, who hated PG13 decision. I was blind, I was hoping that Sly have great story to tell, so I didn’t care about blood… and I believed in Patrick Hughes. I was wrong.

    I’m sorry guys, you were right all the time.

  7. Mucho Macho

    July 29, 2014 at 7:10 am

    I guess in the end..The new generation owes Stallone some $$$ after downloading it for free… Welcome to the 21 century expendables , where kids dont pay for movies, they just steal it