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BATTLESHIP SUBMERGED BY AVENGERS‘ FORCE (Updated)

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship promptly sailed into the doldrums as it opened domestically this weekend and promptly found itself swamped by the backwash of The Avengers, which continued to set box office records in its third week. The superhero blockbuster, which sold more tickets in its first and second week than any film in history, nabbed a […]

THOR: THE SOUND OF DISTANT THUNDER

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Marvel’s Thor may not have been among the most popular superheroes to grace the pages of the publisher’s comic books, but as a movie character, portrayed by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, he certainly has held his own. With an estimated $66-million opening, he beat out the original X-Men ($54.5 million), The Fantastic Four ($58.1 million), […]

BRANAGH WAITING TO SEE IF THOR THUNDERS

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Kenneth Branagh, the improbable director of Marvel’s latest superhero flick Thor, is taking no bets on whether the movie will get Hollywood’s summer season off the ground when it debuts on Friday. “I’m immune to the idea of how to second-guess what an audience would spend its money on,” he told Reuters. “I can only […]

THOR HEADS LIGHTNING FAST TO #1 OVERSEAS

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Overseas, Paramount’s Thor appeared to be somewhat of a marvel in its own right as the movie pulled in a solid $83 million from 56 countries. The superhero flick, which stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role, doesn’t open in the U.S. and Canada until next weekend, but if overseas reaction is any predictor, the […]