I knew Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie would have a drop in box office over the weekend, but I didn’t expect the feature film to drop a whopping 67% from its debut a week ago.Â Watchmen was only able to bring in $18.1 million over the weekend, while Disney’s Race to Which Mountain, debuted with $25 million. “This drop falls within the norm for big and highly anticipated movies,” Warners exec VP of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said. Pointing to several examples, Goldstein noted that “The Incredible Hulk” fell 60% in its second weekend after opening to $55.4 million. That film
Perhaps you’ve heard of this highly hyped Watchmen movie that opens today. Perhaps you were one of the fortunate masses, who stood in line for hours, only to wide up sitting next to that big sweaty smelly guy, who ended up dripping nacho cheese on your arm, but on the plus side offered you some of his Junior Mints, but you got to see the film before anyone else (although that other big sweaty smelly guy in front of you was blocking half the screen). Perhaps you were the big sweaty smelly guy who was annoyed by that person sitting
I think things are slow today because everyone is in line for the Watchmen movie.Â For the rest of you, here’s yet another Watchmen feature from CineMax. Look at it this way, after Sunday, all this Watchmen stuff will disappear, and the Intarwebs will be a quiet, quiet place.
With all the hoopla surrounding the upcoming Watchmen movie, and with the realization that newcomers to the Watchmen series, are going to be left asking, “I’ve read this awesome series and have seen the movie, what’s next?” DC Comics has announced it’s After Watchmen campaign.Â Â The campaign features a selection of $1.00 comics to be given away or sold at conventions and comic book shops.
I wish there was an IMAX theater near here that would show the Watchmen movie.Â This visuals for this film look so slick and jaw dropping, that I would love to see it on a screen the size of a building.Â Of course, I’m not sure I want to see Doctor Manhattan’s wang in IMAX, but you have to take the good with the bad. via MTV Splash
Details are beginning to emerge on the settlement between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox over the Watchmen movie. The film will still open on March 6 Warner Bros. will pay between $5 million and $10 million in the $1.4 development fees Fox claims it invested in the movie when it had the rights. The rest of that load will cover the legal fees. Fox gets a percentage of gross sales – somewhere between 5% and 8.5%. Fox also gets a percentage of gross for any sequels or spinoffs. I don’t know if that includes video game revenu or not.
As the battle for the fate of the Watchmen movie plays out in the courtroom, we’re pitting the Watchmen characters against the Charlton characters that inspired them.Â This week’s battle features Doctor Manhattan taking on Captain Atom. FIGHT!
One of my favorite moments of 2008 was all the viral marketing that sprang up around the various movies and major events in comics.Â Even though the Watchmen movie is in turmoil at the moment, that hasn’t stopped the viral machine from launching The New Frontiersman website to hype the movie. The New Frontiersman is Rorschach’s newspaper of choice, so why not have a website dedicated to this bit player in the movie?Â The website is only a dummy page at the moment, but it may spring to life as the release date (whenever that might be) draws near. I’m
Warner Home Video has announced the complete “pre-Nolan” Batman films will be released on Blu-Ray on March 10, 2009.Â This is really close to the Watchmen movie release date, and may be a further snub to 20th Century Fox and its desire to release the Adam West Batman movie on DVD. The collection inlcudes Batman (1989) – Jack Nicholson is The Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crimefighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both
IfÂ you want to find out more about the politics featured in the Watchmen movie, check out the Japanese trailer for the film. Holy. Crap.Â Nixon looks scarier than ever! Still can’t wait to see this. Thanks for the tip Simon!
This might be one more reason not to see the 20th Century Fox Wolvering movie when it arrives.Â In a ruling by Los Angeles federal judge Gary Allen, his honor saw fit to release an intial ruling that says Fox owns a copyright interest in Warner Bros. Watchmen movie. â€œFox owns a copyright interest consisting of, at the very least, the right to distribute the â€˜Watchmenâ€™ motion picture,â€ the ruling said. Yikes.Â Considering that Fox’s original motion was set up to keep Watchmen from being released on March 6, this puts a big damper on the film. While I agree
I really don’t know what to think about this prequel video game for the upcoming Watchmen movie.Â I’m sure Alan Moore is simply spinning like a dervish over this. There’s certainly a lot of fighting and action going on, but I really can’t tell what the story is about.Â Fighting and action, I guess. via MTV
The azure bug is out of a home!Â And soâ€™s the giant squid!Â And soâ€™s the Rat-man!Â For a change of pace, Batman fights the Jokerâ€¦Â Kirk gets his ride pimpedâ€¦Â Constantine gets his groove backâ€¦Â And Rodrigo ends up sword-fighting his way past the palace guard and riding out of town in style, only to end up huddling in an inn while a reality storm passes overhead. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_49.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!