Archive for April 15, 2012
The Hunger Games retained its hold at the top of the box office, grossing an additional $21.5 million and upping its gross to $337 million. The Gary Ross directed film has now scored almost $500 million globally, a fantastic number for the $78 million movie. Roll on Catching Fire.
The Farrelly Brothers directed The Three Stooges had a surprisingly good debut, grossing $17 million over the weekend. Helped by decent reviews (read ours) the film is on its way to recoup its $30 million production budget. The film has been a labour of love from the brothers Farrelly, who have been trying to get a Three Stooges film off the ground for over a decade, and this gross seems to have justified the hard work.
Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 15th, 2012
In an age when studios often greenlight the screenwriting process for a sequel before a first installment has even hit theaters (see: 21 Jump Street), Walt Disney Pictures was relatively slow on the uptake to officially give the go-ahead for a followup to The Muppets - which will bring back director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller (but not co-writer/star Jason Segel).
The ball is now rolling on Muppets 2 (or, rather, the eighth theatrically-released Muppet movie) with Stoller and Bobin collaborating on the script. Where exactly the film will go in terms of plot – which is always the major concern with a Muppet flick (kidding) – and how soon Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Co. will be returning to the big screen, that’s been a bit up in the air until now.
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Today, we have a new Japanese-subtitled Amazing Spider-Man trailer to offer, which includes not-yet-glimpsed scenes and footage, sprinkled amidst all the impressive 3D Spidey-swinging sequences and set pieces featured in previous promos for the film.
What with The Avengers hogging all the attention from comic book/film geeks right now – and The Dark Knight Rises already positioned to take its place in a few weeks – it’s easy to forget that there’s another superhero blockbuster sandwiched between those two flicks, which looks pretty darn good on its own terms: Sony Picture’s 3D reboot of the Spidey movie franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Thanks to excellent buzz from preview footage for Social Network star Andrew Garfield’s first outing as Peter Parker, plus talk from director Marc Webb suggesting Amazing Spider-Man won’t simply rehash what filmmaker Sam Raimi did with his 2002 Spider-Man movie, the overall ...
Click to continue reading ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Japanese Trailer: Peter Parker Explores His Past
The Avengers won’t arrive in theaters nationwide for a few weeks but director and screenwriter Joss Whedon is already talking about what’s not in it. The super-hero mash-up has been racking up plenty of praise and it seems as though, even though the film is the longest Marvel movie to date, audiences are likely going to want even more time with earth’s heroes.
Details are slim on the super secret scene the cast recently filmed (which will be attached to the final version of the film) but, as mentioned, Whedon left plenty of other scenes on the cutting room floor.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Whedon described a scene he wrote for the movie involving Captain America that ultimately was edited out. In this case, ...
Click to continue reading Joss Whedon Discusses a Deleted Scene from ‘The Avengers’