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Old 08-03-2010, 07:31 PM   #1  
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Washington, D.C. (August 3, 2010) -- The disappointing box office showing of Cats & Dogs in 3D appears to be more evidence that consumers are already getting tired of the new format.

The animated 3D children's film generated just $12.2 million last weekend after premiering on Friday. Home Media Magazine writes that roughly 45 percent of the total revenue came from 3D screens, with the remainder of the audience opting to watch the movie in less expensive 2D theaters.

After the success late last year of 3D films Avatar and Alice in Wonderland, 3D movies have generated less revenue overall -- and a smaller percentage of their revenue have come from 3D screens.

Many consumers apparently are deciding they rather watch the movies in 2D for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the studios charge more for the 3D edition. ..................

http://www.tvpredictions.com/catsdogs080310.htm
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I didn't think much of the previews of this film anyway. And I certainly wouldn't go to the theater to see it ( what's the point if you have invested several thousand dollars in a decent home theater system ? ). But, of course, you find "dogs" in any medium, not just movies.
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Not my opinion, but the opinion of the writer. I too find it more enjoyable to watch movies at home. I do hope that what he wrote isn't accurate, because it would limit the amount of movies produced in 3D regardless of where you watch it.
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I agree. However, it appears that with all of the announcements of 3D movies on the horizon, and the appearance of 3D shows and networks, there isn't any immediate danger of 3D being discarded. Not to mention the thousands of 3D TVs already sold to consumers who are expecting a multitude of 3D programming to arrive soon. It's all about supply and demand.
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I agree. However, it appears that with all of the announcements of 3D movies on the horizon, and the appearance of 3D shows and networks, there isn't any immediate danger of 3D being discarded. Not to mention the thousands of 3D TVs already sold to consumers who are expecting a multitude of 3D programming to arrive soon. It's all about supply and demand.
This didn't mean a hill of beans in the case of HD DVD, now did it? So don't be too sure about their ability to pull the plug even if 3D displays have been sold.

After all, you could still use your 3D display to watch 2D programming if they stopped producing 3D features, similar to the HD DVD players still being good up-converting DVD players after HD DVD movies were no longer being produced, incidently, due to lack of studio support.

Early adoption always has it's share of risks to go along with premium pricing.
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I don't understand why Hollywood is churning out such crappy 3D movies (The Last Airbender, Cats and Dogs, Step Up 3D, etc...) while DirecTV is producing such quality 3D television shows...
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I don't understand why Hollywood is churning out such crappy 3D movies (The Last Airbender, Cats and Dogs, Step Up 3D, etc...) while DirecTV is producing such quality 3D television shows...
It's a cash grab.
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It's a cash grab.
I hope they're not actually making money off all the crap.

It's inexcusable to make junk because it's in 3D. So far all of the 3D television shows I've seen on DirecTV have been quite good, and would have been good even if not in 3D.

I hope that Resident Evil: Afterlife (which will be in 3D) will be decent...
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I hope they're not actually making money off all the crap.

It's inexcusable to make junk because it's in 3D. So far all of the 3D television shows I've seen on DirecTV have been quite good, and would have been good even if not in 3D.

I hope that Resident Evil: Afterlife (which will be in 3D) will be decent...
You better hope they make money off of those movies or they won't produce any more movies in 3D. If they can't make money then what's the point of making a movie.
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It's a crap movie that has been converted from 2D to 3D.

Families get fickle over CGI animal pics

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...057a50730f5d20
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I've heard some references about it and i'll go to the cinema to see it at leat for curiosity, to make an opinion.
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I hope they're not actually making money off all the crap.

It's inexcusable to make junk because it's in 3D. So far all of the 3D television shows I've seen on DirecTV have been quite good, and would have been good even if not in 3D.

I hope that Resident Evil: Afterlife (which will be in 3D) will be decent...
Agreed. Some of the poor quality 3D movies being released now remind me of some of the movies that tried to rely on special effects to bring consumers to the theater when special effects were improving dramatically. Apparently Hollywood still hasn't figured out that "extras" like special effects, 3D, etc. are supposed to be compliments to a good movie that enhance the experience rather than the main draw of the movie. Hopefully they'll figure this out and start making better movies in 3D rather than abandoning the format as bad 3D movies continue to perform below expectations.
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It's a crap movie that has been converted from 2D to 3D.

Families get fickle over CGI animal pics

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...057a50730f5d20
Well, unfortunately, that seems to be the only features they've been marketing in 3D lately.
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There are always going to bad movies as long as studios, producers, directors, actors etc... make bad decisions. It's inevitable in all formats. I do think that if Cats and Dogs was not in 3D it would have been straight to video.

There is no denying that there has been a lot of hype on 3D. I'm not saying that it's only the hype that draws people in but it has contributed. I found this rather interesting information about hype cycles on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle


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Is Cats and Dogs 3D at the bottom of the "Trough of Disillusionment" or is it going to go lower?
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