The Avengers blasted its way to the top of the box office charts for the third weekend in a row. Battleship and Sasha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator didn’t stand a chance. The Marvel 3D superhero fight fest easily won the weekend, earning an estimated $55 million, bringing its 17-day total domestic box office gross to $457 million. The movie’s closest competitor, Battleship, earned an estimated $25.3 million. The Dictator comes [...]

Johnny Depp has starred in some huge blockbusters, including several films that grossed more than $1 billion. As a result, the actor often is ranked as one of the world’s biggest movie stars, but it is significant that he has only come close to being a sure-thing audience draw when he’s either playing a pirate or starring in a Tim Burton movie. As this weekend’s grosses for Dark Shadows reminds [...]

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Marvel’s four-year marketing campaign on behalf of The Avengers has paid off. On its opening weekend, the superhero movie not only earned an unprecedented $200.3 million (easily beating the $169.2 million earned last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2), but it also set a few other records, including becoming the fastest movie ever to reach $100 million. Box Office Mojo also reports that The Avengers had [...]

The Avengers is breaking box office records this weekend and it has won accolades from the vast majority of critics, but Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Sgt. Fury, has declared jihad against one of the few prominent movie critics who dissed the movie. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati [...]

The Avengers‘ $80.5 million opening day box office tally is second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which earned $91.1 million on its opening day last summer. Still, Box Office Mojo thinks The Avengers has a good shot at beating Deathly Hallows‘ weekend total of $169.2 million. The website, which monitors movie domestic and international earnings, thinks there is a chance The Avengers‘ openign weekend grosses [...]

Is it just me, or does Captain America’s new costume look like a better-tailored version of those cheap Halloween outfits that any schmo can get online for $39.99? I don’t know…Maybe it is just me. Even so, even though every close-up shot of Captain America made me want to giggle, I still found The Avengers far more thrilling than it has a right to be. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on [...]

Is it just me, or does anybody else hate it when masked superheroes spend huge chunks of the movie (and appear on movie posters like the new poster for The Avengers above) without their masks? I know why they do it – what studio executive wants to pay big bucks to hire movie stars who keep their faces covered up all the time? – but whenever I see a superhero [...]

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