Archive for June 3, 2012
Snow White And the Huntsman topped the box office chart over the weekend and captured an estimated $56.2 million. That’s a good number for a non-sequel, and the launch is much better than the last Snow White movie Mirror Mirror - which opened to $18 million and topped out at $62 million ($160 million globally). The cast includes the winning trifecta of Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, who all have solid fan-bases due to their past cinematic accomplishments.
Snow White And The Huntsman has had solid reviews (read ours) and its visuals have been compared to the Lord of The Rings films, and it should be noted that the opening of Snow White is ahead of The Fellowship of the Ring’s $47 million start, and just behind the $62 million start ...
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After the considerable commercial success of the recent Sherlock Holmes films, director Guy Ritchie has solidified his transformation from Indie darling to mainstream powerhouse.
He seems poised to continue on that trajectory after the recent announcement that Warner Bros. has recruited him to direct an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
According to Deadline, Ritchie will also produce the film with Lionel Wigram and Kevin McCormick, while Alex Harakis is handling screenplay duties.
Based on the box office take of Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes series, audiences (if not critics) obviously responded well to the filmmaker’s marriage of lush period visuals with frenetic, highly modern action sequences (Robert Downey Jr.’s signature charm probably didn’t hurt, either). The same approach could ...
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