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Love or hate, I pay attention to everything that the filmmaking partnership of Lana and Andy Wachowski produces. I’m never indifferent to their work.
The first Matrix film blew me away. Not so much the sequels. I was befuddled by the still-stunning visuals of Speed Racer and absolutely adored the compelling V For Vendetta. I dug the action of Ninja Assassin and really enjoyed the complex and touching Cloud Atlas. But even while sitting in a theatre and watching one of their films, I always wondered what the next big Wachowski sci-fi storyline would be. Today, we finally get a glimpse.
Long spoken of, if only in quiet and careful conversation, the first trailer for next summer’s Jupiter Ascending dropped today. There isn’t even a poster for the film yet!
Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, and the always-incredible Sean Bean (there’s even a small role given to director Terry Gilliam in the film), take a look at this hard-core sci-fi epic.
It’s only the first trailer, but will Jupiter Ascending be a hit or a miss? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
Oh, that was a fun heading to write!
Not that I really had much to do. How often do you get a weekend box office wrap-up report that can write itself like this particular weekend? Thank you, Disney and Buona Vista, Lionsgate and Relativity Studios!
With the cold snap currently being experienced throughout the United States, I wonder if it wasn’t an omen of sorts for the top grossing film at the box office this weekend?
Make the jump and find out what’s what with the prognostications!
No huge releases this weekend, so it’s a quick box office prediction entry, as the battle is down to two big films.
Both Disney’s Frozen and Catching Fire have a strong chance of claiming the number one spot this weekend, but I’m thinking that with the holiday season in full effect, that we’ll see Frozen grab the number one spot with $35 million. Look for Catching Fire to be closer behind though, with $32 million. Either film could switch spots so Sunday’s results will certainly be interesting.
New release Out Of The Furnace, a revenge flick staring Christian Bale, is the only new film out this weekend, and has neither buzz nor acclaim going for it. Look for a third place showing with $6.9 million. Thor: The Dark World will hit fourth place with $5.5 million, while Homefront should close things out in fifth with $4 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Frozen – $35 million
2) Catching Fire – $32 million
3) Out Of The Furnace – $6.9 million
4) Thor: The Dark World – $5.5 million
5) Homefront – $4 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out.
The trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here, and as a fan of both the character and the first film, I can tell you I love what I’m seeing here. I’m sure some won’t like the Ultimates depiction of Elektro, but you won’t be able to please those guys unless he’s in green with lightning bolts surrounding his head. But enough of my yacking – take a look and let us know what you think of the trailer.
Frozen Doesn’t Freeze, Catching Fire Burns Bright – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report
It was an absolutely huge weekend at the box office, for both last week’s champion and this week’s new release. Here’s what went down.
Catching Fire did an incredible $74.5 million in its second weekend in release, dropping just 53% week to week, bringing its current total to $296 million and counting. Will it make it to over $400 million within a month. Magic 8 Ball says there’s a very good chance.
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It started off with a bang – both Iron Man 3 and the 2013 summer movie season. The third instalment in the Iron Man series hit the big time whether anyone thought it was good or not, but unlike a Black Friday line-up, it was worth the time and effort to fight the crowd to get in. Here’s a look back at what worked in the biggest movie of the year.
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It’s Thanksgiving weekend for our pals in the U.S., which means big time movie grosses are expected over the next three days. Will a Disney newcomer be able to take down Catching Fire? Here’s our prediction:
Frozen is a computer animated film from Disney staring the of Kristen Bell about a young princess who is travelling to find her sister, the Snow Fairy. The movie is already off to an excellent start, grossing $15 million on Wednesday. While it will definitely find a family audience this weekend, it probably won’t be enough to top the box office. Look for a second place showing with $45 million.
Find out how the rest of the weekend will turn out after the jump!
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This weekend, audiences make it clear that they were hungry for Catching Fire, as the second instalment in The Hunger Games franchise did big business at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Catching Fire managed to do what all studios want to see from a sequel – outperform the origin. This time out, Katniss and Peta brought in an outstanding $161 million, nearly $10 million more than the original did. While it was a little lower than the studios were hoping, it still broke the November box office record. Look for Catching Fire to reign over the box office for at least another weekend.
Find out how the rest of the box office turned out after the jump!
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