Monday, December 13, 2010

Movie News Today

A company called Prima is planning to offer a service that makes it possible to watch brand new movies in your home the same day they debut in theaters. The price? $20,000 plus $500 per film. Which begs the question, what's the matter with the theater? Hey, the dude in the next row over sucking popcorn butter off of his fingers annoys me, too, but it's not a $20,000 annoyance.

Last week we heard rumblings of "District 9" director Neill Blomkamp and star Sharlto Copley were reuniting to a film called "Elysium." Now it appears Matt Damon is working to join the party. If I wasn't already super interested, I certainly am now.

JJ Abrams, aka the Man of a Thousand Projects, admits that there's still no script for "Star Trek 2." Getting a bit lazy, isn't he?

Weekend Box Office Returns
Wow. If ANYONE needed further proof of how bad 2010 is, look no further than this weekend's returns. I meagerly predicted poor returns for "Narnia" and "The Tourist" but even I didn't think it would be this bad. The "Narnia" franchise is in serious jeopardy at this point, friends.

1. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" - $24.5 million
2. "The Tourist" - $17
3. "Tangled" - $14.56 ($115.62 million total)
4. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" - $8.5 ($257.69)
5. "Unstoppable" - $3.75 ($74.27)
6. "Black Swan" - $3.33 ($5.61)
7. "Burlesque" - $3.2 ($32.57)
8. "Love and Other Drugs" - $3 ($27.65)
9. "Due Date" - $2.55 ($94.88)
10. "Megamind" - $2.51 ($140.2)

1 comment:

  1. I friended the Voyage of the Dawn Treader on Facebook about a year ago. This week they were pleading with people to go to the movie if we wanted to see the future of the Narnia movies secured. If you want to secure the future of the movies, make a good movie! Don't beg people to attend!


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