This is closer to what I believe The Hobbit will open
70 million plus I feel this low balling by the studio.
Peter Jackson‘s initial Hobbit is looking to match its Lord of the Rings brethren. Also in Wednesday’s news round-up, Joel Edgerton is eyeing to star in next Natalie Portman pic; Andy Samberg is set to take on the Spirit Awards; Top Gun is flying toward IMAX; and Hobbit mock-buster gets a new title.
The Hobbit Tracking for $70 Million Opening
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks like it will take in $70 million-plus at the box office this weekend, putting the 3-D pic on par with the Lord of the Rings franchise. On the same weekend in 2003, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King opened to $72.6 million in North America, THR reports.
Joel Edgerton Eyes Jane Got a Gun
Edgerton is in talks to join the Lynne Ramsey-directed Western action pic Jane Got a Gun, which stars Natalie Portman…
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This post is very insightful post on some truly innovative films
There is no doubt that this is the era of the moving image. Since the 1860s, with the invention of the zoetrope, an unstoppable wave of innovation has taken this infant technology and built it into the definitive mode of communication for the twenty-first century. Now we are increasingly unlikely to go a single day without exposure to computer screens, televisions, smart-phones, cinema screens and no doubt many other examples that do not immediately spring to mind. In the modern era, when our reality is governed by the moving image, it is sometimes hard to recall just how incredible this change truly is.
So I’ve taken the liberty of almost arbitrarily selecting some examples of the moving image from history to remind us of the incredible shifts it has afforded.
Earliest surviving film and sound recordings (1888)
Here is some footage shot in Leeds, London on 14 October 1888, purported…
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an interesting look at the oscar race and all have box office potential.
A great review of the new James Bond.
Has the James Bond franchise come full circle? Are we now at a point where there are no more secrets to the world’s most famous globe-trotting, womanizing, martini-guzzling spy? By the time Sam Mendes directs Skyfall, his entry in the half-a-century-old series, to its logical conclusion, we’ve actually experienced cinema of regression, watching as the film delves into the character’s roots before witnessing them burst forth to let their genre heritage flourish. Since Daniel Craig took over star duties in 2006’s excellent Casino Royale, we’ve seen him take Bond from a debonaire MI6 agent to a British cousin of Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne; with Skyfall, we come to understand why, and also see Craig assume the traditional mantle we expect him to bear in the role.
The film literally starts with a bang– in fact, several of them. Mendes’ name isn’t one typically associated with high-end…
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As someone who likes to follow the Box Office this information is very helpful. I’m going to use it to forecast The hobbit which is likely to join this club.
$1 billion dollars… that like sweet music to my ears… Am made with that kind of money… kai! Anyways am going to be listing the movies that have crossed that milestone.
1. Avatar (2009) – $2,782.3 billion (made $760.5 billion in the US & $2,021.8 billion overseas)
2. Titanic (1997) – $2,185.4 billion (made $658.7 billion in the US & $1,526.7 billion overseas)
3. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) – $1,502.8 billion ( made $620.5b in the US & $882.3b overseas)
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) – $1,328.1 billion ( made $381b in the US & $947.1b overseas)
5. Transformers: Dark Side Of the Moon (2011) – $1,123.7 billion ( made $352.4b in the US & $771.4b overseas)
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – $1,119.9 billion ($377.8b in the US & $742.1b overseas)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Deads…
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