Daily Archives: May 18, 2012
Following the cancellation of their European tour in March due to an “urgent health issue,” husband-and-wife duo Handsome Furs delivered a blow to indie-pop fans late Thursday night; the band is no more. Dan Boeckner and wife Alexi Perry posted the following message (titled “The End.”) on their website:
Battleship, What To Expect When You’re Expecting & The Dictator Take On The Avengers – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions, Weekend of May 18th, 2012
Three new films – two comedies and a Transformers style action flick - are looking to knock The Avengers off the top of the box office mountain. Will any of them be able to topple this summer’s juggernaut, or will the end of the weekend find The Avengers assembled back at number one? Here are our predictions:
Directed by Peter Berg, Battleship stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rhianna and others in a film based kinda sorta on the classic Milton Bradley game. It goes without saying that the trailers give off a huge, Transformers vibe to the film, which may be enough to bring audiences in. The movie has already made $215 million overseas on an estimated $200 million budget, which isn’t a bad showing. I think that as a summertime flick, Battleship has what audiences are looking for - sfx and explosions – but likely not enough to toppled The Avengers. Look for Battleship to open with $53 million for second place.
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