Weekend Box Office:
Immortals $ 32,000,000
Jack and Jill $26,000,000
Puss in Boots $25,500,000
Tower Heist $13,200,000
J. Edgar $11,470,000
(Studio Estimates via Boxofficemojo.com)
The real winner at the box office this weekend may have been Paranormal Activity 3, reaching $100.8 million domestically and $189 million dollars internationally. The movie’s budget was a mere $5 million dollars…somehow I sense there will be a fourth movie…
New this Week, Trailer Park, A first look at the Hobbit, and Gossip after the jump….
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Just a note on the Official Podcast: If you ONLY check the blog, you’ve probably been wondering where all the pods have been and that’s my bad. I use a separate service to upload them here, and haven’t been really getting to that lately. But all that stops today/tomorrow. We just finished . . . → Read More: WEEKEND Watchers Official Podcast updates
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In a sort of surprising move (at least to me I guess), HBO has picked up Bored to Death for a second season. Not that I don’t like the show, it’s solid, but there really hasn’t been that much buzz about it. Critics were either marginally impressed or marginally disappointed with . . . → Read More: ‘Bored to Death’ gets a second season
Not long after their chief rival Marvel penned a major deal with Disney that will only make competition tougher, DC Comics (and its parent company, Warner Bros.) announced a shake-up of their own today.
DC Comics is no longer. The company is now DC Entertainment. Warner noted that, “the revamp is designed to make better use of DC’s massive library of characters.” Industry insiders noted that the move was in the works for a long time.
Moreover, veteran DC Comics leader Paul Levitz, will step aside to “return to his roots as a writer for DC and become a contributing editor and overall consultant to the new company.”
So what the hell does this mean? Continue reading DC Comics becomes DC Entertainment
The big news today in the entertainment industry centered around Disney’s announcement that they are buying Marvel Comics for $4 billion.
Disney noted that most of the Marvel properties like the comics division and the current film deals that various properties have with studios (like “Spiderman” and Sony or Paramount and their huge . . . → Read More: Disney buys Marvel
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Even though it sucks and all of its ratings decreased last season, illegal dowloaders sure love HEROES.
A recent report by measurement firm Big Champagne noted that almost 55 million HEROES torrents were downloaded over the past year. Wow. I guess the show is geek-friendly, but I thought many of those folks turned on the show since its gone down the toliet — and rightfully so.
But I hope there comes a day that these illegal downloads can be infiltrated into the numbers with other ratings (Live, DVR 7-day, etc.) so we can actually see the real number of people watching these shows. HEROES averaged around 7-8 million viewers this year, but if you divide the 55 million torrents by the number of episodes, that’s at least another million viewers per ep. Better for HEROES, better for NBC.
Except the show still sucks.
The rest of the top 10 post-jump : Continue reading ‘Heroes’ tops illegal downloaders wish list
I hate to say it, but thank goodness.
Ben Silverman, a target for harsh criticism from any follower of the television industry with a brain since he took over major control at NBC Universal in 2007, is officially stepping down from that post. Silverman will go on to create a new production company . . . → Read More: Ben Silverman out at NBC