Just as what we’ve called The Console Wars had a surprise ending, the big box office race of 2013 also had an interesting twist as well. Not so much a surprise ending really, but another big movie has unseated Iron Man 3 as the box office champ of 2013.
This has been quite a year for movies. There have been major genre hits, and major disasters, but the box office pundits claim this could again be another record year. The Hobbit has been doing bang up business, and other genre films have also been doing very well, but the biggest movie of the year came out in the summer, and that movie is…
With movies costing so much these days, we guess it should be expected that there could be some real manic depressive returns at the box office, and this year especially had some major highs and lows.
Everybody knew The Hunger Games was going to be an enormous movie, that’s a given, and it indeed pulled in an enormous haul of $307 million world-wide. While it clearly beat the original’s opening weekend by a good $9 million domestically, it still hasn’t beaten the current record set by Iron Man 3.
We’ve often said here on TGD that many serious actors have an inner geek that’s dying to get out. Ian McKellen has done a great job as Gandolf and Magneto, Patrick Stewart has been geeking out for years as Captain Picard and Professor Xavier, and Ben Kinglsey did two geek performances this year in Iron Man 3 and Ender’s Game.
While it looked like it was in jeopardy earlier this year, Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the giant dinosaur series, is indeed moving forward full speed ahead. Bryce Dallas Howard is the first official member of the cast, and now Jurassic World has another lead role filled.
Many predicted that World War Z would suffer the same fate as After Earth and The Lone Ranger. In other words, everyone was convinced it would wind up a complete box office disaster. While World War Z wasn’t a hit on the level of say, Iron Man 3, and it could still take time before it earns a profit, it dodged a bullet and actually did fairly well all things considered.
Robert Downey Jr. has had an incredible career resurrection. It didn’t seem like that long ago he was totally gone on drugs, and it looked pretty likely we were going to lose him.
It wasn’t that long ago that superhero movies were just dreadful, but the first X-Men and Spider-Man movies, not to mention the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, went a long way to change the dreary status quo.
To the surprise of no one, Iron Man 3 was a huge hit this weekend. How huge? Well, how about the second biggest opening weekend in box office history?
Star Trek Into Darkness is now two weeks away from hitting theaters, and along with Iron Man 3 it should help make this summer a rather memorable blockbuster season.
Marvel has big plans for its superhero stable beyond Iron Man 3, which has been getting stellar reviews across the board, and is on track to make a ton of money this weekend.
JJ Abrams claims it’s “insane” to talk about his Star Wars movie this early in advance because the film's release date is still a two good years away.
Lately, you can't help but get the feeling that quite a lot of serious, award winning actors secretly want to do a geek role.
We’re just about three weeks away from Star Trek Into Darkness, and soon the public will be making the final decision whether it was worth the wait or not.
It looks like this summer’s really shaping up to be a great season for genre films, and the verdict is finally in on two of the biggest.
Guardians of the Galaxy is part of what’s considered Phase Two of Marvel’s superhero movies. The second phase kicks off with Iron Man 3, then we’ve got Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians, Avengers 2, and Edgar Wright’s Ant Man. Phase Three is rumored to include Doctor Strange.
Fans of Marvel Comics all around the world are excitedly waiting for Iron Man 3 to hit theaters next month.
There’s the old saying that every ride has to end, and for many movies, bands and TV shows, it’s always a good idea to go out while you’re still on top.
This is going to be a great summer for genre fans. Spring’s already gotten off to a great start with Jurassic Park 3D and the Evil Dead remake, and we also have Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, After Earth, Man of Steel, World War Z, Pacific Rim, The Wolverine, and more to come.