Posts Tagged ‘Captain America’
The official summer movie season starts next week (our guide will be up in a few days) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Until then, the last “meh” weekend featured three new releases, and The Other Woman came out on top with $24.7 M beating out Brick Mansions and The Quiet Ones.
Brick Mansions, the last film completed by the late Paul Walker, made into the top five with $9.6 M and is surely going to go away fast. The PG-13 horror movie (why is that a thing?) The Quiet Ones took in $4 M, just barely avoiding becoming the lowest major release opening of the year, that honor belongs to Vampire Academy.
Next week we get: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
|1.||The Other Woman||$24.7 M||$24.7 M|
|2.||Captain America 2||$16 M||$224.8 M|
|3.||Heaven is for Real||$13.8 M||$51.9 M|
|4.||Rio 2||$13.6 M||$96.1 M|
|5.||Brick Mansions||$9.6 M||$9.6 M|
|6.||Transcendence||$4.1 M||$18.4 M|
|7.||The Quiet Ones||$4 M||$4 M|
|8.||Bears||$3.6 M||$11.1 M|
|9.||Divergent||$3.6 M||$139.4 M|
|10.||A Haunted House 2||$3.2 M||$14.2 M|
It’s three weeks later and Captain America: The Winter Soldier held on to the first place spot again, and the new faith-based drama Heaven is for Real ($21.5 M weekend, $28.5 M since Wednesday) nearly doubled Johnny Depp’s Transcendence ($11.5 M). The Marvel hit took home $26 M, only a 36% drop from last week and should pass Thor: The Dark World in the next few days.
Rio 2 took second place again, this time with $22.5 M which is no surprise, it will hang in there for the rest of the month I’m sure. The surprise for some people (not me), is the bomb that is Transcendence. Depp’s other lame openings of late include like Dark Shadows ($29.7 M) and The Lone Ranger ($29.2 M). It’s also interesting to note that it did worse than other sci-fi bombs like Stealth ($13.3 M), The Island ($12.4 M) and In Time ($12.1 M). The movie was marketed in a strange way (boring) and didn’t give a hint of having an interesting story. It’s a shame that if this movie actually has something to say – no one will be listening.
Next week we get: The other Women, Brick Mansions, The Quiet Ones
|1.||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||$26.6 M||$201.5 M|
|2.||Rio 2||$22.5 M||$75.3 M|
|3.||Heaven is for Real||$21.5 M||$28.5 M|
|4.||Transcendence||$11.1 M||$11.1 M|
|5.||A Haunted House 2||$9.1 M||$9.1 M|
|6.||Draft Day||$5.9 M||$19.5 M|
|7.||Divergent||$5.7 M||$133.9 M|
|8.||Oculus||$4 M||$21.1 M|
|9.||Noah||$5.2 M||$93.2 M|
|10.||God’s Not Dead||$4.8 M||$48.3 M|
Early reactions for Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier might be accurate if the first 10-minutes are any indication of what the entire movie will be like. We get a great sense of character and tone, and even action for all for your viewing pleasure below.
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.
The film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in 3D on April 4th, Check out the first ten minutes below:
Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for The Avengers, you can watch it below. Scheduled for release May 4, 2012, The Avengers is finally happening after setups in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America. Director Joss Whedon brings together Iron Man, Captain America and Thor who have been recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to help save the world from annihilation.
The Avengers stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. Check it out after the jump.
- Shawn Levy is confirmed to direct ‘Frankenstein’ 20th Century Fox. [showblitz]
- Mark Bomback to Re-Write ‘The Wolverine’. [variety]
- Kal Penn and NBC to set up new workplace comedy set in the United Nations. [deadline]
- Ed Helms to star in remake of french comedy ‘Le Mac’. [hollywood.com]
- Captain America Blu-ray details and cover art revealed. [blu-ray.com]
- James Gandolfini drama ‘Big Dead Place’ to be developed by HBO. [THR]
- The Poster for ‘Killer Joe’ starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. [comingsoon]
- Director Marc Webb talks The Amazing Spider-Man. [totalfilm]
- New details revealed for the Captain America sequel, keep trying to make this franchise happen guys! [nbcmiami]
- Update on Universal Pictures remake of The Invisible Man, more like the inevitable shitty box office. [herocomplex]
- Lee Unkrich reveals some rejected Toy Story titles that were tossed, hilariously bad. [aicn]
- HBO is considering a fourth West Memphis Three documentary. [thr]
- Visual effects for Game of Thrones. [likecool]
Dragonslayer Trailer: Skateboarding and Anarchy in a Punk Rock Doc – watch it below:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows didn’t hold onto the top spot, but what else can you do after breaking so many records? It held up well and should continue on its way to be one of the biggest of the year and the franchise. Captain American took the lead, let’s look at some numbers.
I thought for sure Captain America would face the same humiliation as Green Lantern did, but I guess people just prefer Marvel to DC, or so I’m sure some people will spin it to seem. The truth is Green Lantern looked horrible and Captain America has Nazi’s, and people love them some Nazi killings. Whatever the reason, Captain now holds the highest debut for a comic book hero in 2011, previously held by Thor’s $65.7M debut.
So how did another R-rated comedy do? Well not as well as Bridemaids ($24M) and Bad Teacher ($31M) and not as much as its twin No String Attached (19.6M). Next week: Cowboys and Aliens, The Smurfs and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Here’s the latest poster for Captain America: The First Avenger along with what’s been called the final trailer for the film. I haven’t seen nearly as much hype for this one as I did for Green Lantern, and that’s a great thing. Captain America: The First Avenger will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. Tommy Lee Jones is also involved, so that’s awesome.
The film also stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci and Hugo Weaving. Captain America: The First Avenger opens in 3D on July 22, 2011.
The 2011 Summer Movie Season is on and The City of Films has put together a guide to the must-see movies including a record number of sequels, highly anticipated blockbusters and lesser known movies. Grab a cold one as we take a look at this summer’s hot releases. Note: Dates are subject to change – COF will keep it updated.
To hell with it, we’ve decided to go super optimistic with The Dark Knight Rises and have compiled a list of reasons why you should too. If The Dark Knight was the Empire Strikes Back of sequels, then TDKR is a combination of Return of the King, Last Crusade, Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Toy Story 3 and Goldfinger! How’s that for hype? July 20th, 2012 will go down in history as the day the greatest movie ever made was released and here’s why in no particular order: (more…)