Posts Tagged ‘thor’
Here is the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World the Alan Taylor-directed sequel starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, the film opens November 8th. If you were a fan of the first movie, this one will likely grab your attention. No more back story, they get right to the action which looks impressive here.
Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston,Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
- Trailer for ‘Rosewood Lane’ starring Rose McGowan and her strange new lips. [styd]
- HBO is developing a new series based on the film ‘The Kids are all Right’, one of the best movies of 2010. [deadline]
- ‘Thor 2′ will officially be directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster). [ew]
- Warner Bros. picks up ‘The Accidental Genius’ for Robert Downey Jr., sold already. [deadline]
- First poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D, so this is real then? [image]
- Jack Nicholson has been offered role in Jackie Robinson Biopic ’42′ [nymag]
Video Below – Christopher Nolan reveals who he identifies with – Han Solo or Luke Skywalker:
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.
Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming 3D family film Hugo Cabret has been retitled, it will now be called Hugo. The movie hits November 23, 2011. This will be Scorsese’s first movie aimed at kids; it will be interesting to see what he can bring to the screen with this one. More on the movie here.
In other news, according to Hugh Jackman filming starts this October on The Wolverine. This is a little excerpt from a radio interview that we found on indiewire: “We shoot in October, so it will probably come out a year after that. That’s usually around the timeline”. So I guess this movie is actually happening, and Jackman is a reporter now too.
Finally, Marvel Studios has announced they are committed to making Thor 2, with Chris Hemsworth set to reprise his role in the lead. Deadline reports that Kenneth Branagh will not be directing the sequel. So far the film has grossed $437 million and counting worldwide. A release date will be scheduled for Thor 2 for sometime during summer 2013. Iron Man 3 has already been slated for May 3, 2013…it’s another summer of over hyped superhero movies baby!
Super 8 took the top spot this weekend with an estimated $37M to push the X-Men to second place with $25M just a day or so away from crossing the $100M mark. To me Super 8 should have done better, especially with the crazy push the studio gave it over the last week. It was also one of the best of year according to my review.
1. Super 8 – $37M
2. X-Men: First Class – $25M ($98.8M)
3. Hangover Part II – $18.5M ($216.5M)
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – $16.6M ($126.9M)
5. Pirates 4 – $10.8M ($208M)
6. Bridesmaids – $10M ($123.9M)
7. Judy Moody – $6.2M ($6.2M)
8. Midnight in Paris – $6M ($14.2M)
9. Thor – $2.3 ($173.6M)
10. Fast Five – $1.7M ($205)
X-Men is still moving slower than the previous mutant films, but as I said last week, this film was a much harder sell and should merit a sequel when all is said and done. The Hangover Part II broke the $200 million mark on Friday and soon after became the top-grossing film of 2011. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris expanded into 944 locations and still holds in the top 10.
Next weekend, Green Lantern…anyone heard of it?
We will have official numbers tomorrow, the biggest Memorial Weekend box office ever is pretty money. Estimates (via Deadline) are saying that The Hangover Part 2 is going to shatter the R-Rated comedy record with $137M over first five days; Kung Fu Panda 2 $68M; Pirates 4 goes past $500M Global. The real winner this weekend is Woody Allen if you ask me, Midnight in Paris made it into the top ten with just 58 theaters.
Here are the estimates for the top ten films this past Memorial Day Weekend. If we need to, all official numbers will be updated tomorrow.
1. Hangover Part II – 3-day Weekend $85M, Est. 4-day $105, Est. 5-Day $137M
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – 3-Day Weekend $47.5M, Est. 4-Day $62M, Est. 5-Day $68M
3. Pirates – 3-Day Weekend $42M, Est. 4-Day $53M, Est Total $166.5M
4. Bridesmaids – Est 3-Day $16.2M, Est. 4-Day $21.5M, Est Total $90M
5. Thor – Est 3-Day Weekend $8.5M, Est 4-Day $11M, Est Total $161.3M
6. Fast Five – Est 3-Day $5.8M, Est 4-Day $9M, Est Cume $198.4M
7. Midnight in Paris – Est 3-Day Weekend $1.7M, Est 4-Day $2.6M, Est Cume $3.5M
Not a lot going on this past weekend, the numbers are in and it’s Thor once again taking #1 with $34M for a two week total of $115M, not too shabby. Bridesmaids was expected to do well, maybe not this good taking in $22.4M, it was also expected to be bunch of girls burping and farting like the boys do, it’s not, check this one out.
The other new wide release, Priest, came in fourth place with a soft $14.5M up against a $60M budget – expect this one to tap out next weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hits next week and is sure to make a bundle, as much as previous entries? Who knows? It Should be interesting.
That’s the best George Thorogood name game I could come up with, sorry. Some say the summer movies started last week with Fast Five, I personally think they started when The CoF posted its annual Summer Movie Guide. Let’s take a look at what went on this weekend at the box office:
Thor was expected to make about that much, he’s not on a lot of lunchboxes is another way to put it. He did well though, kicked off what should be a recording breaking summer in terms of money intake. Also, Fast Five has earned enough in 10 days to become 2011′s highest-grossing release, impressive regardless of your take on the franchise.
To counter Thor this weekend, the ladies were given Something Borrowed (am I the only one who dislikes John Krasinski a lot?) and Jumping the Broom. JTB beat Something Borrowed, which all of the Kate Hudson haters will enjoy – and did this on less screens (JTB 2034 to Borrowed 2904). Watch for a Thor repeat next week when Priest 3D arrives and people still ask what is this?
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.
The Summer has started, and it’s Fast Five leading the way while breaking many records in the process. Next week brings another major movie, the long-awaited release of Thor. For those keeping score, Thor is already Hollywood’s best overseas launch of 2011 with $93M.
Fast Five has the highest opening weekend of 2011 and the highest opening of the entire franchise [see]. Other records include Fast Five being the biggest debut Universal has had this year or any year for that matter. Then we have newcomers Prom and Hoodwinked Too; Prom failed to recapture that High School Musical magic and tanked while Hoodwinked didn’t even clear the top 5, earning $4.1M. Did I mention Hoodwinked was in 3D (75% of its theaters). Ouch.
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