Daily Archives: March 18, 2012
The Walking Dead Season 2 has come to a close (what a crazy episode!) and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably going to go mad waiting for new episodes this Fall. But fear not! Or rather, continue to fear! Because the zombie hordes are coming in The Walking Dead: The Game.
IGN just released a taser trailer for the highly anticipated Walking Dead game based on the TV show (based on Kirkman’s graphic series). So far, the game is planned to be released in episode format for all major platforms. As you’d imagine, the game is essentially a first person shooter where you’re the star, forced to somehow survive the first days of the zombie onslaught.
Unfortunately the game doesn’t feature any characters from the TV show, but rather a new story line around someone named Lee. TV. But the trailer suggests a good layer of story building and atmospheric development, with graphics smooth enough to blend in to the background as you enter survival mode. Check it out below – what do you think?
Ridley Scott returns to the world of sci-fi, horror and Aliens with Prometheus, one of the most talked about films of the upcoming summer blockbuster season. We’ve still got a few months to go before the film is in theatres but after Wondercon this weekend and the release of the brand new trailer, hype has gone into overtime. I think this is a stellar taste of what we’re going to get in IMAX 3D – I can’t wait to see this one when it hits theatres June 8th, how about you?
21 Jump Street Conquers The Box Office, John Carter Still Can’t Get Arrested – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Wrap-Up Report, Weekend of March 16th, 2012
One new release hit theatres this weekend and it managed to not only top the box office, but exceed expectations when it came to its gross. Here’s how things turned out:
Chalk it up to 80′s notalgia or the star power of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill or the rave reviews; whatever the reasons, 21 Jump Street had a fantastic opening weekend, debuting at number one with a stellar $35 million gross, ten million more than predicted. The film had everything going in its favour this weekend, and it all added up to a great performance. The question now is, what will happen over the next few weekends.
As for the rest of the top five, it was all holdovers. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax fell to second after two weeks on top, with a still strong $22.8 million, for a total gross of $158 million in North America. John Carter fell one spot to third with an abysmal $13 million. It’s current total in North America is only $55 million. While it’s worldwide total is up to $179 million, keep in mind that this Disney film cost $250 to make, and that doesn’t include promotion. So really, any way you look at it, John Carter has been a financial flop.
In at number four is Project X with $4 million while A Thousand Words actually moves up a spot from last week to close out the top five with $3.7 million, $0.1 million ahead of Act of Valor.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $30 million
2) 21 Jump Street – $25 million
3) John Carter – $20 million
4) Projext X – $6 million
5) Act of Valor – $4 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) 21 Jump Street – $35 million
2) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax– $22.8 million
3) John Carter – $13 million
4) Projext X – $4 million
5) A Thousand Words – $3.7 million
Next weekend sees the release of The Hunger Games, which will undoubtedly top the box office. Check back here on Friday to find out how much we think it will gross !