Movie News Monday for May 21, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)!! 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, The Avengers DICTATED the outcome of the box office by sinking a BATTLESHIP, but, I mean, what else were you EXPECTING? (See what I did there?) The Avengers, once again, took the #1 spot in the box office. Smashing even more records, The Avengers is now #4 on the list of the highest grossing movies of all time!! Wow. Well, in case you kind of forgot,  three wide new releases did hit theaters to try to fight against The Avengers.

And here’s how they fared…

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, May 18 -Sun, May 20:

  1. The Avengers ~$55M
  2. Battleship ~$25.3M
  3. The Dictator ~$17.4M
  4. Dark Shadows ~$12.7M
  5. What to Expect When You’re Expecting ~$10.5M
  6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ~$3.5M
  7. The Hunger Games ~$3M
  8. Think Like a Man ~$2.7M
  9. The Lucky One ~$1.7M
  10. The Pirates! Band of Misfits ~$1.4M

Congrats AGAIN to The Avengers for winning the box office! If you haven’t seen it yet, you had better do so!

#2- “Bond is Back!” Last week, the new poster for 007’s Skyfall released with promise of the new trailer posting soon. Well, that day has arrived! I am SO glad that 2012 is here. This year just absolutely ROCKS with awesome movies! Here is the newly released teaser trailer for Skyfall:

Tell me that you’re not excited to see it. Go ahead. haha.

Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, and many more, the 23rd Bond flick, Skyfall releases on November 9, 2012.

Are you ready for November’s BOND?

#3- “Robin Williams is ANGRY.” The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, actually. Williams is set to star alongside Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, and James Earl Jones in an upcoming movie that Landscape Entertainment and Force Majeure are producing.

According to Screen Daily:

[It is] the story of a stand-in doctor who mistakenly tells an obnoxious patient he has 90 minutes to live. The medic tries desperately to locate the man after her comments sends him on a contrite tour of the city to right all the wrongs in his life.

Production is set to begin this upcoming September in Brooklyn and several of those involved in the project are very excited for it, including Cargo Entertainment CEO and, of course, Robin Williams himself…who had this to say:

“I read the script and said wow!” Williams said. “I love the fact that it’s so fun and honest. The idea of being that nasty and funny is a gift.”

Look for more news on this as developments come about.

What do you think of this film so far?

#4- “The Darkest Tour.” The Dark Knight Rises arrives in theaters on July 20th, but prior to that The Tumbler and the Bat-Pod will be travelling cross country for fans to be able to check out the infamous rides of the caped crusader!

I am stoked because something famous will actually be rolling through MY neighborhood for once! ha. (I already have the day off requested!)

The tour has already started (May 12) and continues through ~July 7! Don’t miss your chance to see and take pictures of/with Batman’s rides in real life before the movie releases. Here is the official site with dates and locations of each stop of the tour 

Is the Bat tour coming to a city near you?

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

Red Tails– The latest tale of the famous Tuskegee Airmen of WWII with an all-star cast hits stores this week! I very much enjoyed this high-flying film and look forward to watching it again. Check it out. (Read my REVIEW)

Several other films also release this week. Check it out!

Also releasing: The Woman in Black (Read my REVIEW), This Means War (Read my REVIEW), and The Secret World of Arrietty (Read my REVIEW)

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

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!” 



  1. Wow…I know trailers are meant to whip up excitement for a movie…but i think I won’t be exaggerating when I say…SKYFALL is gonna be awesome!
    Re: Tumbler Tour…the nearest it’s going to get to me is a couple of hours away…it might be worth it though.
    Thanks for the updates T!


  2. Well…looks like I’m taking the day off in June also. What better excuse to take a day off than to take the family down to see the Tumbler?


  3. Skyfall looks brilliant and I can’t wait for it but was slightly disappointed by the trailer because it didn’t feel Bond enough. Kind of wanted the theme over the top or something like that?


  4. I really should try Shawarma soon, ahah, that pic always brings a smile to my face 🙂 Loving that Skyfall trailer, my hubby showed it to me in bed this morning, definitely made me wake up, ha..ha.. looks awesome!

    Darn it, that Tumbler Tour doesn’t come to MN!! Bummer!!!


  5. I enjoyed the Skyfall trailer, looks exciting! I’m mostly interested in the south Asia location seen in the trailer, it was so beautiful. Also “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” has an interesting plot; a lot of hilarious things could result from such a situation.


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