You may not have heard, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been a monster success. This past weekend, it added just over $10 million to the bank for a third place finish at the box office, which is far from the $247 million it opened with, but good enough that the film could make another significant step closer to a massive milestone. It’s already got several box office records in the books, but now, Star Wars is about to enter a plateau only previously enjoyed by James Cameron. Twice. For it’s worldwide box office take, The Force Awakens is on the verge of being a multi-billionaire. (more…)
The blockbuster business doesn’t come easy, or cheap, and a new list shows us just how true that is. Now, one website has compiled a list of the most expensive films ever made, and chances are pretty good that one or many of your own personal favorites are on here. But who is the big winner? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, of course. The third Pirates movie tips the bank at $341.8 million, but it’s not the only Pirates movie on the list, and it’s not the only Disney movie on the list either. Want to get a load of the other nine movies in the Top 10? Read on. (more…)
If you’re one of those people who say that if you were to become rich then you would feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and clothe the cold… Well you’ve got some attitude. After all, why would you use your money to help your fellow man when you could build not one, but two parks with dinosaurs! Like the movie Jurassic Park (currently enjoying a 3-D re-release in a theater near you). Except this time, they won’t clone dinosaurs from recombinant DNA found in mosquitoes frozen in amber – that’s stupid. Nope, this “Jurassic Park” will have robotic dinosaurs! Because nothing ever, ever went wrong with robots.
This brilliant notion comes from the mind of Clive Palmer. If that name sounds familiar it’s because you’re thinking of the same Clive Palmer who wants to build “Titanic II” and we don’t meant that awful direct-to-video movie starring Bruce Davidson and Brooke Burns. No, he wants to re-create the famously doomed ocean-liner that ended up 3-miles under the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage taking 1,400 people down with it. So clearly he’s a paragon of good judgment.
For his “Jurassic Parks,” Palmer is proposing life-size, animatronic dinos, according to an article on io9. One park will be built at the Palmer Coolus Resort near Brisbane and will feature 165 robo-dinos including a T-rex named Jeff and an omeisaurus called Bones, while another park built in central China will be home to 117 other robotic creatures from the dawn of time.
I’m not sure exactly how Palmer intends to set his robotic theme park apart from the dozens of others of attractions with robotic dinosaurs around the world – other than volume, I suppose – but this is perhaps a better use of his time than that “Hindenburg II” idea he’s been kicking around.
Source: Cinema Blend
It was rumored a while ago that The Avengers would get a theatrical curtain call at the end of summer, and it appears that it is so. Via Facebook, Disney announced that The Avengers will be opening wide again this weekend, increasing the number of screens its now on from its current count of 142. Disney is hoping to take advantage of a relatively slow weekend at the box office, to both give the fans a treat, and as maybe a way to get the flick that last $40 million sitting between The Avengers and the number two box office champ of all time, Titanic.
But could there be more to this release than petty greed? Possibly, the Facebook page also said, “Don’t forget to stay through the credits…” Now could that mean that there’s something new to see after the credits roll? Another extra scene or a sneak peak at Iron Man 3 perhaps? I’d hate to think it was a reminder to check out the Thanos cameo, or the shwarma gag. If you should happen to see The Avengers in theaters sometime over the weekend, let us know.
The expanded run of The Avengers will be one week only from August 31 through September 6. Check your local listings for showtimes nearest you. The Avengers will then be out on Blu-ray and DVD September 25.
Last weekend, Marvel’s The Avengers became the third highest grossing film of all time at the domestic box office; the only one standing in its way from complete box office dominance is James Cameron and his one-two punch of Avatar and Titanic. And while The Avengers has shattered a number of box office records, including some previously held by Avatar, having just made $11.2 million last weekend in fifth place and with increasing competition from summer new releases, it’s increasingly, seemingly, unlikely that The Avengers will catch Titanic’s $658.7 million domestic grab.
That’s right, Marvel’s hatching a plan to give The Avengers one last push at the end of summer for the all time box office crown. According to SuperHeroAuthority.com, Marvel is planning a release of The Avengers: The Director’s Cut sometime before Labor Day in the dog days of August. As previously reported, director Joss Whedon has said that there’s about 30 minutes of cut footage from the film that was to originally appear on the film’s Blu-ray release in September. If this plan goes forward, the director’s cut of The Avengers will bow at the box office and collect some extra coin for the coffers and give a pretty handy promotion for September’s DVD release.
But the question is, will it work? As of last weekend, The Avengers stands at $572.3 million, which is $86.4 million short of Titanic’s total haul, and $188.2 million short of Avatar’s total box office take of $760.5 million. So while it’s conceivable that The Avengers could at least catch Titanic, The Avengers would have to add another $200 million to the bank to do better than Avatar, which seems less likely.
What do you Bastards think? Would you check out an Avengers Director’s Cut in theaters, or all you all Avengered out?
Over the weekend there was a healthy diet of Titanic due to James Cameron’s 3D re-release, oh and the whole 100th anniversary of the boat vs iceberg battle royale. After already making over a billion the first time around, it looks like a lot of people went to see it again since it clocked in at number 3 at the box office over the weekend.
I was not one of those tricked or dragged into seeing it. I won’t be either.
If there is one thing I have learnt in my many years of being dragged back to the theater to shell out another $15 bucks for a movie I’ve already seen, it’s that you need more than just a crappy flip into 3D to be worth it. Cameron need’s to learn a little from the king of the re-release. George Mutha-effin Lucas. You need to special edition that biatch up, friend!
Luckily YouTuber PistolShrimps gives us the Titanic we want. Hell he even adds in some J.J. Abrams and Micheal Bay for good measure.
Explosions, sea monsters, storm troopers and lens flares abound in Titanic SUPER 3D!
Source: Geek Tyrant
What ya see above is what if the internet named the Donnie Darko movie and you know what, it works since I have many friends who still has no idea what the movie is about (though, it took me twice). The fine folks over at CollegeHumor has come up and renamed nine movies with titles that pretty much explains the movie. From movies from the late 90’s to some recent films, check after the jump to see if you understand these internet titles of some known flicks.
In the 3rd edition of “Iron Man Invades a Classic Girl Movie” youtube user reubenpac takes the Iron Man model and edits into the drawing scene from Titanic. As with the two previous installments ACDC blasts over the erotic scene and makes it bad-ass. So, I repeat Titanic+Leonardo Dicaprio+Iron Man+ACDC= Awesome hilarousnous.
Gah! WTF is this garbage? If you just had a bad day then expect it to get a lot worse. That is, if you listen to the closing credits of James Cameron’s upcoming “Avatar”. (Video after the jump) The song entitled “I See You” which is sung by “Leona Lewis” is Cameron’s sad attempt to recapture the success of Titanic’s Celine Dion theme song “My Heart Will Go On”. I’m sorry but for the people who are defending James Cameron’s 500 million, live action adaptation of “Fern Gully” there is no excuse for this. Ugh, after sitting through a 3 hour movie about Smurf’s this the last thing I want to hear. Pure audible diarrhea. For you folks that think this is beautiful and mirrors the story well then good for you. The rest of us will continue to shake our fists in a furious anger.