Here's a two-and-a-half minute clip from Avatar. Although probably
not comparable to the theatrical 3-D experience, this gives a decent
impression of what the completely CGI sequences will be like. Avatar
opens December 18th.
Emmerich's latest end-of-the-world disaster flick dominated this past weekend
with a $65.2 million gross. This marks Emmerich's second highest opening
weekend, behind 2004's The Day After Tomorrow ($68.7 million). Opening in
882 theaters, Pirate Radio registered a tepid $2.9 million at #11. And
Precious, expanding into 174 theaters, came in at #3 this weekend with $5.9
million (making for a very impressive $33,000 per-theater average).
A Christmas Carol stayed fairly strong in its second weekend, dropping only
26% for a $22.3 million second weekend. Everything else in the top ten felt
steeply, with the exception of Couple's Retreat - which somehow has
managed to cross the $100 million mark. Opening in just 4 theaters, Fantastic
Mr. Fox grossed $265,900 this past weekend, with a per-theater average of
November 13-15 1. 2012
$65.2M / Total: $65.2M 2. A Christmas Carol $22.3M / Total: $63.3M
3. Precious $5.9M / Total: $8.7M 4. The Men Who Stare at Goats $5.9M
/ Total: $23.0M 5. Michael Jackson's This Is It $5.1M / Total: $67.2M
6. The Fourth Kind $4.6M / Total: $20.4M 7. Couples Retreat $4.2M /
Total: $102.0M 8. Paranormal Activity $4.0M / Total: $103.7M 9. Law
Abiding Citizen $3.8M / Total: $67.2M 10. The Box $3.2M / Total:
the teaser for Kick-Ass. The film, directed by Louis Leterrier (Stardust,
Layer Cake), stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson,
Lyndsy Fonseca, Clark Dukes.
Kick-Ass opens April 16th.
the teaser for Clash of the Titans. The film, directed by Louis Leterrier
(The Incredible Hulk),
stars Sam Worthington, Pete Postlethwaite, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, and
Alexa Davalos. Clash
of the Titans opens March 26th.
is reporting from reliable sources that Sam Raimi has begun casting
Spider-Man 4, and that Rachel McAdams has met with the film's producers for
a major role. Apparently, McAdams is a frontrunner for Felicia Hardy, aka Black
It now appears that Spider-Man 4 will be
at least a two-villain film, considering there are also rumblings of casting for
a male villain. It was previously rumored that The Lizard would be the villain
for the fourth film. But considering Dylan Baker has been in the cast as Dr.
Curt Connors (who eventually becomes The Lizard) since Spider-Man 2, it
is more likely that there will be another primary male villain other than The
Spider-Man 4 begins filming next year for a May 5th, 2011
release. Read more »
with four new movies in wide release, it was Precious, a film that opened
in just 18 theaters, that managed to have the most impressive weekend. Although
the film did not break the top ten, it pulled a very impressive $1.9 million for
a per theater average of over $104,000. That average stands as the 12th highest
on record. As the film expands in the coming weeks, it'll be interesting to see
how much of this strong momentum will be retained.
Disney's A Christmas Carol opened in the
#1 spot this weekend, although it wasn't quite the opening many had expected.
The $200 million film opened with just $30.1 million, although it may have
enough legs over the holiday season to pull a profit. The Men Who Stare at
Goats and The Fourth Kind came it at #3 and #4 with $12.7 million and
$12.3 million, respectively. At a disappointing #6 was Richard Kelly's new film
The Box. The film received very mixed reviews and made only $7.6 million
this past weekend.
November 6-8 1. A
Christmas Carol $30.1M / Total: $30.1M 2. Michael Jackson's This
Is It $13.2M / Total: $57.0M 3. The Men
Who Stare at Goats $12.7M / Total: $12.7M
4. The Fourth Kind $12.2M / Total: $12.2M 5. Paranormal Activity
$8.2M / Total: 97.1M 6. The Box $7.6M
/ Total: $7.6M 7. Couples Retreat $6.1M / Total: $95.7M 8. Law Abiding
Citizen $6.0M / Total: $60.7M 9. Where the Wild Things Are $4.2M /
Total: $69.2M 10. Astro Boy $2.6M / Total: $15.1M
the full trailer for
Avatar. The film, directed by James Cameron (Titanic,
Terminator 2), stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Lola
Herrera, and Joel David Moore.
Avatar opens December 18th.
the second trailer for The Road. The film, directed by John Hillcoat (The
Proposition), stars Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, and
Kodi Smit-McPhee. The
Road opens November 25th.
the trailer for Green Zone. The film, directed by Paul Greengrass (The
Bourne Ultimatum), stars Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Antoni
Corone, and Nicoye Banks.
Green Zone opens March 12th, 2010.
second trailer for
The Wolfman. The film, directed by Joe Johnston (Hidalgo,
Jurassic Park III), stars Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt,
and Hugo Weaving. The
Wolfman hits theaters February 12th, 2010.
trailer for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has
arrived! The film stars Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell, and
Christopher Plummer. It opens in limited release December 25th.
second trailer for Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, Shutter Island, is
here. Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben
Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Emily Mortimer,
and Patricia Clarkson. Sadly, Shutter Island won't be coming to a theater
near you too soon - Paramount recently delayed the film's release to February