Movie News Monday for December 26, 2011!

*Sorry for the delay everyone! Here is your weekly installment of “Movie News Monday!” Enjoy!

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)!! (TODAY is the LAST ‘MNM’ of 2011!!!) 🙂 What is ‘MNM’all about?

In case this is your first time here, “Movie News Monday!” (MNM) is the place to visit every Monday for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! I’ve collected info, rumors, etc from all over just for you to keep you updated on movies being released, actors/actresses in roles, dvd releases to keep a lookout for, which movie won in the box office over the weekend, etc! Are you ready for your weekly update? Here it is!

This Just In!!…

#1- “The Weekend Winner.”  This past weekend acquiring the #1 spot in the box office became a mission: possible for Tom Cruise and crew! Several of the new releases did not make their way to the #1 spot. Which film did you end up seeing?

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Dec 23-Sun, Dec 25:

  1. Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol ~$29.5M
  2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ~$20.3M
  3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ~$12.7M
  4. Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ~$12.6M
  5. The Adventures of Tintin ~$9.7M
  6. We Bought A Zoo ~$9.5M
  7. War Horse ~$7.5M
  8. New Year’s Eve ~$3.3M
  9. The Darkest Hour ~$3M
  10. The Muppets ~$2.1M

Congratulations to Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

#2- “Don’t Give Her The Cold Shoulder!” The Snow Queen, a classic tale written by the famous fabler Hans Christian Anderson, has been an animation project that Disney has hoped to get off the ground for some time! See some of the concept art below (courtesy CinemaBlend):

Well, it has just been announced that the title for the hopeful upcoming animation is Frozen. Walt Disney’s new project has a tenative release date of November 27, 2013 and may, in fact, be in 2D! Below you will see a quick synopsis (from wikipedia) of what the tale of The Snow Queen is about:

The Snow Queen (Danish: Sneedronningen) is a fairy tale by author Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). The tale was first published in 1845, and centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by a little boy and girl, Kai and Gerda.

The story is one of Andersen’s longest and is considered by scholars, critics, and readers alike as one of his best. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work as well as being frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children. The tale has been adapted in various media including animated film and television drama.

For more on The Snow Queen, visit HERE.

Look for more on Frozen in months to come!

#3- “The Dark Knight Raises Up the Record!” ITunes got bombarded with anxious fans wanting to see the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises! Were you one of the millions of fans who downloaded the newest trailer? The Dark Knight Rises broke the record (which was set by The Avengers back in October)! It received 12.5 million downloads in 24 hours!!!

The new trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros summer blockbuster has many fans, including myself, super excited to see the film! Congrats to The Dark Knight Rises for breaking the first of many records…before it even opens in theaters! Look for the film to release on July 20, 2012!

#4- “Thor 2 Nails A Director” Finally, after losing Patty Jenkins as director (much to the dislike of Natalie Portman), Marvel’s upcoming sequel to 2011’s Thor has finally landed a director. (One that, hopefully, will stay so that production can proceed).

Say “Hello” to your new director for Thor 2: Alan Taylor

Taylor is known for his work as director of the tv series Game of Thrones and The Sopranos. It will be interesting to see his spin on the lore of the Norse god of thunder and continuing the tale presented by director Kenneth Branagh. Thor 2 has a scheduled release date of November 15, 2013.

#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:

Final Destination 5– The destination for this series never seems to be final (and, yes, they are continuing it after this one)…but for those of you that love it, the latest installment releases this week on blu-ray. I did not see it, and there is no review for it! Watch at your own risk! haha.

Also releasing: Apollo 18 and Buck

Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!”



  1. I’m not surprised MI4 dominates the box office, I guess the good reviews sway even non Tom Cruise fans to go see it.

    I haven’t heard about the The Snow Queen, that sounds interesting. I read a lot of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories as a kid, though the one I remember the most is The Little Matchgirl’… saw a play on it and bawled my eyes out!

    Hope your Christmas was good, T, it’s a nice mellow one for me.


  2. I saw the Dark Knight trailer twice in theaters. I liked it much more the second time around. Pretty excited for that now.
    Word of mouth must have played a big part in MI4, since it didn’t make much its first week. But once people started hearing how good it was, more must have gone to see it. I put myself in that category. I wasn’t sure I would have even gone if I hadn’t heard so many good things about it.


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