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, Snow White and the Huntsman teamed up and fought off The Avengers and the Men in Black in order to win over movie goers and claim the #1 spot in the box office. Who knew lil’ Miss White had it in her? And only one other of the four or so new releases made it into the top ten for the weekend. In other news, with $1.355 BILLION Marvel’s The Avengers beat out The Dark Knight in overall gross, placing it as the #3 movie of all time, right behind James Cameron’s Titanic (#2) and Avatar (#1).
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, June 1 -Sun, June 3:
- Snow White and the Huntsman ~$56.3M
- Men in Black 3 ~$29.3M
- The Avengers ~$20.3M
- Battleship ~$4.8M
- The Dictator ~$4.73M
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ~$4.6M
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting ~$4.4M
- Dark Shadows ~$3.9M
- Chernobyl Diaries ~$3M
- For Greater Glory ~1.8M
What did YOU watch this weekend?
AMC has listed the film with a running time of 2 hours and 45 minutes. Can’t wait for the epic final conclusion.
Also, in celebration of the epic release, AMC Theaters has announced a “Dark Knight Marathon” to run on June 19. Showing Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and then The Dark Knight Rises back to back. Tickets are set to go on sale starting June 11 at 12pm EST. You can click HERE for tickets.
The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and more, is set to release on July 20th.
Are you ready for the final chapter?
#3- “Movie Release Date Changes.” Yes, it’s the never ending cycle. A studio announces the release date of that one film you want to see…and then it gets pushed back, then forward, then back again. So many changes. Well, here’s the latest batch of release date changes:
- World War Z -Due to the need for 7 additional weeks of reshoots, Brad Pitt’s World War Z has been pushed back from December 21, 2012 to June 21, 2013.
- Robopocalypse – Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation has been movied from the awesome July 4, 2013 weekend to April 25, 2014 with no official reason cited.
- Thor 2 -Marvel’s sequel moved up from November 15, 2013 to November 8, 2013.
- The Lone Ranger -Pushed back AGAIN. Was December 2012…then May 31, 2013. NOW: July 3, 2013 (Filling in Robopocalypse‘s spot to compete against Independence Day in 3D).
In other news, two sequels have received release dates for 2014.
- X-Men: First Class sequel slated for July 18, 2014
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes slated for May 23, 2014
Of course…those can change at any time!
What do you think? Do the release date changes make you nervous?
#4- “Warner Bros. seeks Riches with Ritchie” Guy Ritchie (director of Sherlock Holmes) has been attached to an upcoming project by Warner Bros. who now wants a piece of the pirate movie action. After the wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Warner Bros. had decided to produce an updated version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island.
According to Deadline:
“It was said they wanted to update the 19th century tale for contemporary audiences, playing up the relationship between Long John Silver and narrator Jim Hawkins.”
Sounds interesting. Look for more details on this as time goes on.
Are you interested in this project?
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This week, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
John Carter– This Disney adventure based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs finally comes to blu ray! Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, and more, this one wasn’t well received in theaters, but I LOVED it and will be buying it on blu ray. Will you? Read my REVIEW.
Several other films also release this week. Check it out!
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
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