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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen did quite well at the box office

Posted by LiveFor on June 25, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had an estimated take of $16 million from a 3,000 screen midnight run last night reports Variety.

That number is second only to The Dark Knight last Summer which took in $18.5 million from Thursday midnight runs last July. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” previously held the record for a Tuesday midnight run opening with $12 million in 2007.

By this Sunday, ‘Fallen’ is expected to have a first five-day haul not far off from the $203 million take that ‘Knight’ scored last Summer.

Reviews have been pretty bad all over

Rotten Tomatoes : The first film had a 57% approval rating and 5.8/10 average score. ‘Fallen’ however sits at 20% and 3.9/10.

Metacritic: The original scored 61/100, whereas ‘Fallen’ sits at 40/100.


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Watchmen drops while Witch Mountain Races ahead

Posted by LiveFor on March 15, 2009


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In the second week of it being open Watchmen has dropped to second place in the US and Dwayne Johnson’s Race to Witch Mountain has taken the top spot. Watchmen’s takings have dropped by 67% which is not good, but it’s still taken a fair few million.

I am just so surprised that Paul Blart: Mall Cop is still in the top 10. It makes no sense that a straight to DVD type of film should be doing that well, but what do I know.

Taken has become the first film since The Dark Knight to have seven consecutive weeks in the top five. I really must get round to watching Liam Neeson’s latest film as it has been out on DVD over here for ages.

Did you expect Watchmen to drop so much so soon? What are your theories for Paul Blart’s popularity?

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Dr Evil would be happy. The Dark Knight has almost made $1 billion dollars. You can also now download the screenplay

Posted by LiveFor on November 11, 2008

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The Dark Knight is nearing the $1 billion dollar mark, with a grand total of $997,535,317 in box office receipts (as of Monday morning). The film has made $528,535,317 domestically (just $72,252,871 below Titanic’ record) and $469,000,000 overseas.

That is a whole lot of money.

Warner Bros is planning a big rerelease of the film in January so the amount of money it makes will just keep going up and up. I think it is going to take some beating.

Warner Bros have also released Christopher and Jonah Nolan’s screenplay online for Awards Consideration. You can download it for free on

What Oscars do you think The Dark Knight should be nominated for?

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Cineworld thrives on the urge to escape uncertainty Business

Posted by LiveFor on August 22, 2008

Source: The Independent (UK)

Inflation IS soaring, house prices stagnating and sterling losing out against the rising dollar – but at least the Great British Public is still going to the cinema.

Bucking the trend for gloomy results, Cineworld, the second-largest UK chain, reported revenue and profit rises in the first six months of 2008, on the back of a 1 per cent rise in box office receipts to £89.6m.

Mamma Mia! and Batman: The Dark Knight are doing a roaring trade, the company says, and the summer blockbusters Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Sex and the City brought in £40m and £26m respectively.

“The enduring appeal of film continues to be even more pronounced in times of economic uncertainty,” Stephen Wiener, the Cineworld chief executive, said. “We feel confident that the strong line-up of films in the second half will drive admissions, particularly in the fourth quarter, when James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Madagascar 2 and High School Musical 3 hit our screens.”
Revenue for the first half was up 0.9 per cent to £137m and operating profit was up 19.5 per cent to £14.1m. Average ticket price per admission rose to £4.34 from £4.09. Despite rising costs for extras like confectionery, ice-cream and popcorn, average retail spend was also up, from £1.64 to £1.73, thanks to a change of coffee and alcohol suppliers, more Ben & Jerry’s kiosks and upgraded sales areas. Cineworld has 74 cinemas, with 770 screens. It is planning a five-screen facility in Haverhill, Suffolk, in the fourth quarter, and another seven branches nationwide over the coming three years. A joint venture with Odeon, Digital Cinema Media, recently acquired Carlton Screen Advertising to become market leader in cinema advertising.


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The Dark Knight smashes all box office records

Posted by LiveFor on July 21, 2008

Hannibal Tabu over at CBR sums up the recent assault of The Dark Knight on the US Box Office.

This summer, the billionaires are making all the money. The Christopher Nolan-directed sequel “The Dark Knight” first set a new record for a midnight opening, with $18.5 million dollars. Then the film set a new record for a Friday opening day with a whopping $66.4 million dollars.

When would the madness stop? Not soon, according to Box Office Mojo, which lists the domestic
box office total for “The Dark Knight” at just over $155 million dollars, at an average of $35,579 per screen and opening in 4,366 theatres. When you add in an estimated $40 million dollars of international ticket sales, that puts the grand total at $195 million dollars.

Let’s put that in perspective: “The Dark Knight” is now the sixteenth biggest comic book adaptation (since 1978) and the 15th largest superhero adaptation (again since 1978). This summer’s current ruler of box office tallies is “Iron Man,” with $314 million … and “The Dark
Knight” is almost two thirds of the way there. The highest grossing Batman film ever, the 1989 original with Michael Keaton, grossed a grand total of $251,188,924 … and this film could reach that plateau next weekend.

“The Dark Knight” is also already the sixth highest grossing film of 2008. “The Incredible Hulk” has been in theatres since June 13th, and it’s only made $131 million. Mark Millar’s “Wanted?” It opened June 27th and has made $123 million. The Guillermo del Toro/Mike Mignola collaboration “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army?” $56 million since July 11th. In three days, a character that was made when before the creators of some of the other summer blockbusters were born has topped them all.

This film had a budget of $180 million dollars

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The Dark Knight Kapows Box Office Records

Posted by LiveFor on July 19, 2008

It opened in the States at midnight last night. Slash Film states

“Chris Nolan’s Bat sequel grossed $66.4 million, including $18+ mill in midnight
showings. Several analysts say this figure is low, mirroring the first midnight show tallies. According to Box Office Mojo, the current figure places TDK in the record books for top opening day of all time, zooming past Spider-Man 3’s $59+ million last year and POTC: DMC’s $55+ mill the year before. Clearly, the weekend record of $155 million is obtainable.”

Looks like it will keep smashing those records.

By the way the picture above is of an acrylc painting I did a while ago and sold. **Initiate Shameless Plug** I do comic book commissions **End Shameless Plug**

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Weekend US Box Office

Posted by LiveFor on July 14, 2008

Here is what’s what over in the States. Cheers to Matt. First figure is this weekends take and the second is the gross take. Indy 4 has done incredibly well.

1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) $35.9M $35.9M
2 Hancock (2008) $33M $165M
3 Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) $20.6M $20.6M
4 WALL·E (2008) $18.5M $163M
5 Wanted (2008) $11.6M $112M
6 Get Smart (2008) $7.11M $111M
7 Meet Dave (2008) $5.3M $5.3M
8 Kung Fu Panda (2008) $4.3M $202M
9 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) $2.36M $11M
10 Indiana Jones…Crystal Skull (2008) $2.25M $310M

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U.S. Weekend Box Office

Posted by LiveFor on July 8, 2008

1. Hancock$66 million weekend, $107 million since Wednesday – Still not seen it, don’t really want to see it. Think they should have stayed with the original title, “Tonight, He Comes”
2. WALL-E$33.4 million
3. Wanted$20.6 million – Not too shabby for a movie based on an indie comic book.
4. Get Smart$11.1 million
5. Kung Fu Panda$7.5 million

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All-Time Worldwide Box Office

Posted by LiveFor on July 5, 2008

1. Titanic (1997) $1,835,300,000
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $1,129,219,252
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $1,060,332,628
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) $968,657,891
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) $958,404,152
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) $937,000,866
7. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) $922,379,000
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $921,600,000
9. Jurassic Park (1993) $919,700,000
10.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) $892,194,397

Titanic is still King of the World and the rest is dominated by franchises. I hadn’t realised the Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean series had been quite so succesful.

The most recent movie on the to make the top 30 is:

28.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) $714,884,000

Despite it’s flaws (check out Chisholm’s review on the site here) this success at the box office will no doubt lead onto more in the series…Mutt Jones and the Flash in the Pan anyone?

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