26 Total Quotes

Gitesh Pandya Quotes

It might not be a great year for movies. But there's still time left for it to be a good one.
Gitesh Pandya
#Movie

Hollywood is down versus last year by a significant amount. Nothing is impossible but it will take a few surprise blockbusters.
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#Hollywood

The remakes that do well shoot for audiences that might not have ever seen the original. The title isn't enough to get people, especially young people, into theaters.
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#Audiences

The public excitement just isn't there. 'Just Like Heaven' had a good opening, but not a Reese Witherspoon-sized opening.
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#Excitement

Both of these movies would have to be bigger smashes than anyone expects to erase that gap, and that's probably not going to happen.
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#Movie

It's one of the most crowded Christmas seasons I've ever seen. Many of them might end up being casualties.
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#Christmas

There's a tremendous financial upside to winning a Golden Globe. The amount of excitement that it creates and the amount of extra attention your film gets is priceless.
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#Excitement

We don't have a Star Wars this summer, but we've got Superman and X-Men . We don't have Tom Cruise in War of the Worlds , but we've got him in Mission: Impossible 3 . A good summer could turn things around in a big way.
Gitesh Pandya
#Men

I think this shows a growing divide between the expensive Hollywood films, which make a lot of money, and the artistic lower budget films which are made more from quality.
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#Hollywood

left a bad taste in the mouths of movie executives.
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#Taste

They probably wouldn't have done as well as they did. Controversy simply brought in so much extra business.
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#Business

Paris Hilton is probably the best example. She was one of many attractive starlets out there, then that tape hits and it's all the sensation. The reality show gets a boost and it propels her into one of the top five celebrity actresses in the world.
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#Example

Right now studios are just happy to break even at the box office.
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#Office

A one-year gap between films is pushing it as it is. Normally you want two years between sequels. An audience needs a little time to regroup.
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#Films

This helps save them from times when they have a drought at the box office.
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#Office

When they work, they work big.
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#Work

The big franchises are always going to sell. There's a level of excitement around them that sells.
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#Excitement

For the really big-budget films, the North American box office gross does not always have to be spectacular. International is becoming a bigger part of the pie and so are worldwide video sales.
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#Office

What sells nowadays is excitement,
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#Excitement

Though industry people thought it was a bad sign, ... the public simply got more excited, and it became the biggest movie of all time.
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#People

It was a big flop for Disney. The biggest reason is it looked too close to last year's 'Madagascar.' It's essentially the same story.
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#Disney

A lot of the genre divisions are acquiring and releasing movies with black stars and black movies and most of them seem to be working. It's a very attractive audience, very large and loyal and they come out and spend money on good films. It doesn't matter what color the people are if they come out and spend the green, that's what movie companies care about.
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#Movie

In the U.S., a movie like 'Saw' made a lot of money. You look at horror films in India, they're almost non-existent. It's not what the masses want to see.
Gitesh Pandya
#Money

It's a very popular franchise. People know exactly what they're getting. There's still a big audience for these spoof comedies. They had very good marketing.
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#People

Even though Tom Cruise has gone a little nuts recently, he is still a huge action star in this picture. But certainly some people who are turned off by Tom Cruise will skip this movie just like 'War of the Worlds.' The numbers for that film were great, but might have reached $250 million.
Gitesh Pandya
#Action

It should not have been a surprise that these films made so much money. We've seen it before and often times Hollywood forgets that.
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#Money