View Full Version : What about Haunted Mansion...The Movie?
09-11-2003, 07:20 AM
With the tremendous success of POC is anyone (else) out there seriously hoping for a repeat from HM?
I think the trailers have looked very good. Eddie Murphy looks funny and it seems mildly scary for the younger audience without being brutally greusome (which I hate in movies).
As I've said before, Eddie Murphy is capable of turning in an "A" or an "F" performance so it's always a crapshoot with him. But again, the trailers look funny so maybe he was well rested before shooting this!
I think it would be considered a great success if it was able to top 100 million. Compare it to freaky friday or daddy day care, in a crowded holiday market.
09-11-2003, 08:42 AM
It's all relative I know and I certainly am not expecting 300M type numbers (although I wasn't expecting them from POC either) and 100M will be just fine if the films budget is right. Do we have any indications as to the cost of this film or is this something we must wait for until after release?
09-11-2003, 08:49 AM
Is there any indication of what the plot will be?
09-11-2003, 08:55 AM
Certainly no big "plot" I think...Eddie & family visit a haunted mansion during a job interview and meet ghosts and their hijinks...But within this realm I thinks there is lots of room for anecdotal humor and thrills and chills...
09-11-2003, 09:00 AM
Sounds good, Murphey does some of his best work when he isn't over-scripted (IMHO)
09-11-2003, 09:07 AM
Muphey does some of his best work when he isn't over scripted.
I certainly think will give him a good shot then.
BTW, the Haunted Mansion Movie website is pretty cool. Movie trailer, the premise, a printable poster and such...
I haven't seen anything with the budget Peter - don't get me wrong, I would love it if it surprises and makes 150 or even 200 million, I just wanted to be realistic in my expectations -
09-11-2003, 01:11 PM
I had expected the worst with Pirates and was happy to be proven wrong. I don't have high hopes for Haunted Mansion either, but I would be happy to be proven wrong twice.
From the previews, it looks like there a lot of inside jokes for those of us who love the ride.
09-11-2003, 01:42 PM
I saw the LA Times estimated the budget at almost $90 million for THM. My guess is that this is production costs only so you need to add in another $45 million for marketing to get a ballpark figure for total cost.
WOW!!!! 45 million for marketing would be higher than any film this year except for matrix reloaded!! WOW! If they are going to promote it that hard I'll have to up my guesstimate!!!! Great news, thanks!
09-11-2003, 05:23 PM
$45 million is just an estimate.
09-14-2003, 04:36 PM
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion comes alive like never before with eye-popping visual & special effects in this all-new, fright packed comedy adventure. Shrouded in fog and mystery, the mansion was once a stately antebellum palace that hosted New Orleans wealthest. Now it's the creepy and crumbling home to a star-crossed 19th century bride & groom and 999 grim grinning ghosts!
When real estate agent Jim Evers (Murphy) and his family get stranded in the old house with a variety of mysterious residents, both seen & unseen, it's a hilarious and hair-raising battle for home rule. Aided only by the supernatural psychic Madame Leota and three hitchhiking ghosts, it's up to Jim and his family to weather falling floors, moving pictures, disappearing rooms and spectacular specters to break the mansions curse before the clock strikes 13.
As printed in the August edition of the Disney Store Scoop.
09-14-2003, 09:59 PM
Does anyone know if it's rated PG or PG 13?
09-16-2003, 11:04 PM
The new Disney Editions book about the Haunted Mansion, and its journey from concepts to theme park ride(s) to film is genuinely terrific. Highly recommended if you want to learn about how the Mansion is put together and see a lot of beautiful concept art for the ride AND the upcoming film.
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