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Old 09-07-2012, 01:45 AM   #11
Mad Hattered
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Originally Posted by tjkraz View Post
And apparently they liked it, as evidenced by the high Rotten Tomatoes figures from both critics and the public.

Not sure I really see the point here. Avatar doesn't have the fan base of Harry Potter and yet it sold far more tickets at the box office. I won't claim that Avatar is a better property than HP but clearly it has its fans. And that interest can only be re-kindled with sequels on the way.

WWoHP has been a boon for Universal but it hasn't drawn anything away from Disney. The WDW parks' attendance was up about 1% in 2011.
Yeah....OK. I am sure people will fly from across the pond to visit Avatar land because Rotten Tomatoes says they will. And you are incorrect. If you don't think Potter has drawn anything away from Disney then you are delusional.

Do you realize how many people have left Disney property to spend time at Universal *gasp*? Do you think they aren't spending money there? I do believe they are spending "Disney's" money there. Do you even consider that maybe people across the pond go to Universal and "pop" into Disney since they are in the neighborhood? Do you think Disney would have increased attendance by a whopping 1% if there wasn't something new to see in Orlando?


For the record, I am not even a Potter fan. I've never read the books or seen all of the movies. My wife is a huge fan, hence my experience with the Potterverse.

I like escalators, because an escalator can never break; it can only become stairs. There would never be an “Escalator Temporarily Out of Order” sign. Only an “Escalator Temporarily Stairs… Sorry for the Convenience.”
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