Noteworthy News: Harry Potter, Captain America, The Avengers & Toy Story 4?
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ continues its treacherous path through the record books. Harry reeled in $18.04 million yesterday, bringing the grand total to $187.2 million through four days; breaking ‘The Dark Knight’s’ four-day record of $182.9 million. Potter also made $41 million overseas bringing the grand worldwide total to $542.2 million. The finale crossed the half-billion mark in six days, breaking ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ 9-day record.
Don’t expect Harry to beat The Dark Knight in the end. Despite the constant breaking of records, Potter has been losing steam since opening day, and the gap between the two is only $4.3 million at this point.
(Via Box Office Mojo)
The first review for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ is in and it’s from Karina Longworth of the Village Voice. Let’s just say she didn’t pull her punches.
“[A] hokey, hacky, two-hour-plus exercise in franchise transition/price gouging, complete with utterly unnecessary post-converted 3-D.”
Here’s to hoping that Ms. Longworth doesn’t start a rotten trend.
(Via Rotten Tomatoes)
It has already been reported that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ teaser trailer will be attached to ‘Captain America’, and reports are now including a teaser trailer for ‘The Avengers’ in the mix. ‘The Avengers’ just started filming in April, is being directed by Joss Whedon, and stars Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (The Hulk), & Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Once again, a handy cam version of the trailer has leaked online, but we won’t post it here. Go see ‘Captain America’ or wait for an official trailer to be released.
(Via Red Box)
After Tom Hanks hinted to BBC back in June that were “already working on” a 4th ‘Toy Story’ film, Pixar head John Lasseter told BBC that he thought Hanks statement was “interesting”. He also snuck around the question in saying “We haven’t announced anything, so I can’t really talk about it”. That’s a really odd response if the book was actually closed.
(Via Total Film)
Posted on July 19, 2011, in News and tagged Box Office Records, Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Avengers, The Dark Knight, Toy Story 4. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.