Los Angeles (AFP) - Marvel has unveiled plans for a slate of new superhero films, expanding its already wildly successful comic book universe -- and breaking ground with its first solo black and female hero movies.
By opening early abroad, movies like the Disney release 'The Avengers' build box-office momentum from their most avid audiences — foreign moviegoers who love spectacular action sequences on the big screen.With a quarter of a billion dollars already in its pocket from a week of ticket sales, the Marvel superhero mash-up"The Avengers"is poised to join Hollywood's most elite club — the brotherhood of billion-dollar box office movies.
Marvel showed off its two new films for next year at San Diego Comic-Con late Saturday afternoon: "Ant-Man" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Fans had to wait until more than halfway through the panel for footage of the most anticipated movie of next summer, the "Avengers" sequel, but it was worth it.
Hollywood is hoping that Friday's opening of 'Men In Black 3' will kick off a lucrative summer at the box office, a season that got going early with the tremendous success of the superhero action film 'The Avengers.'
I saw The Avengers over the weekend to a packed, rowdy, IMAX 3-D audience and I'm not the least bit surprised it raked in more than $200 million, setting a new box office record for a U.S. movie debut. Marvel's superhero action extravaganza fires on all cylinders. The story is fast-paced and engaging, the performances ...
Here's something I bet you didn't know. Back in 1979 and 1982, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan broke the opening weekend record with $11.9 million and $14.3 million respectively. So, yes, for a brief period, the Star Trek franchise really was in the same kind of company as Batman and Jurassic Park. The above quote is from my weekend box office report from four summers ago, when Star Trek debuted with a whopping $79.5 million in 3.25 days and seemingly restarted a grand old franchise.