Here is the international trailer for Riddick which consists of mainly previously seen footage. I’m not sure that I am sold on the need for a third installment but the series managed to sell well on DVD so it’s now back on the big screen with a decidedly lower budget which really makes itself apparent in the FX work which doesn’t exactly strike me as being of AAA quality.
B.O. Man of Steel makes $116 million over three days, $128 since opening plus $71 million overseas for a first week total of just over $200 million
Final weekend numbers are in and Man of Steel has easily won the weekend with a huge $116 million opening which marks the second biggest three day take this year after Iron Man 3′s gargantuan $174 million to lead off the summer movie season.
As predicted Man of Steel arrived and caused Star Trek Into Darkness to lose over 800 screens but surprisingly it held up well dropping only 45% to take in another $6.25 million thus raising its domestic gross to $211,086,948.
As expected Man of Steel (2013) has arrived and injected a ton of excitement into the box office easily taking first place this weekend. Early numbers show that the film is exceeding most box office projections and if its pace holds is looking at about $120 million over the three day weekend. Throw in its Thursday night gross and come Monday the movie is on pace for around $132 million.
Now that Man of Steel has hit cinemas the next question becomes deciding which upcoming movie will breakout and become a genuine blockbuster. So far this summer just about every film that was projected to do well has done so led by Iron Man 3 which is days away from hitting $400 million domestic. Other films such as Star Trek Into Darkness and Fast & Furious 6 are already over $200 million while The Great Gatsby has certainly been a sleeper hit well on its way to a final gross around $150 million.
Whoa! Keanu Reeves has been conspicuously absent from cinemas since his last big budget film The Day The Earth Stood Still which was released back in 2008. Since then he has been involved in a bunch of smaller B movies none of which most people have heard about. Does anyone seriously remember The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Henry’s Crime (2010) or the amazingly titled, Generation Um…(2012)?
Although this new international trailer for The Wolverine (2013) contains a ton of new footage I just can’t shake the feeling that everything seen so far about this movie screams mediocrity. The narrative might be based on one of the most loved story lines from the comic but the film doesn’t seem to have a distinctive visual style of its own. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating that the trailers don’t have any real money shots in them either except for more angles of Hugh Jackman grimacing whenever his claws come out.
Not much has changed in regards to Star Trek Into Darkness versus the 2009 reboot as the new installment still trails by about $10 million USD. There’s really no way that the sequel will beat the original at this stage in the game especially since Man of Steel will rip through the box office this weekend and dramatically reduce the number of screens Into Darkness is playing on.