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We’re going to be heavy on the Days of Our Lives liveblogs this week, with snicks keeping up with the action Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Brittney Griner, Wnba recruit and former Baylor star, says that Kim Mulkey told players not to discuss their sexuality because it would be bad for the school’s recruiting. Like having an oppressive society on the team isn’t bad for recruiting.
Star Trek Into Darkness couldn’t match the original at the box office, bringing in $84.1 million for the four day period, compared to $86.7 million for the predecessor.
The Virginian Republican Party has chosen anti-gay minister EW Jackson as their candidate for Lt. Governor to run with anti-gay Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Jackson has said that President Obama views the world from a Muslim perspective. »
- Ed Kennedy
Fan service. It’s an act of appeasement. An effort to try and satisfy the fan base of a particular franchise while trying to do your own thing with it. The truth is, fan service is an anchor. A cinder block chained to the neck of a property that weights it down and prevents it from becoming something original. Star Trek is a franchise with deep roots that runs back nearly five decades. When they decided to relaunch Star Trek, there were radical departures made to try and separate the old from the new. I was a big fan of the rebooted Star Trek because director J.J. Abrams and his creative team weren’t afraid to reconfigure the formula. The sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness is weighed down by »
- Flickering Myth
If 2009′s Star Trek reboot didn’t drive a stake through the heart of this long loved franchise, Into Darkness certainly finished off the job with all the subtlety of a castrated bull frustratedly ploughing through a field full of the sexiest cows he’s ever seen. Don’t get me wrong: if you were simply looking for an action/adventure epic and you don’t care what transwarp beaming is, then you will most likely enjoy this movie. However, the smile on your face as you exit the cinema will most likely have Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek’s original creator) not only spinning in his grave, but reaching out of it with his withered claw just hoping there’s an ankle nearby.
Maybe I’m being a bit harsh given that team Abrams have very little interest in impressing nerds like me who learned what a warp core was before hitting puberty. »
- Neil Cochrane
Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in Star Wars: Episode VII? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is "in talks" to star in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, according to Latino Review. Best known for his role as King Henry VIII in the Showtime series The Tudors, which also features upcoming Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Rhys Meyers has already been featured in one Abrams movie: Mission: Impossible III (2003), in which he supported Tom Cruise. (Photo: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors.) At this stage, it’s unclear which role Jonathan Rhys Meyers would play in Star Wars: Episode VII, now a Walt Disney Studios production. The next installment in the highly popular franchise is reportedly to continue the Star Wars saga where Return of the Jedi left off. Having said that, in case Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels (perhaps a little rustier?) are indeed returning to the Star Wars fold, »
- Zac Gille
Washington, May 20: 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' fetched 70.6 million dollars in its opening weekend in the Us.
However, it's not setting any records as it debuts lower than the studio's expectations.
Since premiering Wednesday in huge-screen IMAX theaters and expanding Thursday to general cinemas, 'Into Darkness' has pulled in 84.1 million dollars, well below distributor Paramount's initial forecast of 100 million dollars.
The film added 40 million dollars overseas, pushing its total to 80.5 million dollars since it began rolling out internationally a week. »
- Amith Ostwal
"Star Trek Into Darkness" took first place at the domestic box office with a four-day opening of $84 million, short of the $100 million that Paramount Pictures predicted. Overseas, the movie grossed another $80 million, for a worldwide total of $164 million. Jj Abrams' first "Star Trek" movie opened to $79.2 million back in 2009. While the sequel will likely earn the same amount as the first film domestically ($258 million), Paramount is expecting to at least double the international result of first movie ($127 million). In other words, the studio expects "Star Trek Into Darkness" to end up with a worldwide total of $500 million theatrically. The film cost $190 million to make and has a RottenTomatoes fresh rating of 87%. Meanwhile, "Iron Man 3" broke the $1 billion mark and is currently the ninth highest-grossing film of all-time. Click here to read our "Star Trek Into Darkness." »
In 2009 the Trek reboot opened to $75.2 million. The film had a lot going against it, mainly because Abrams and crew were completely rebooting a beloved classic sci-fi series. The film, however, wowed critics and audiences and ended it’s domestic run with $257.7. Usually when this happens, the sequels open even bigger, but Stid only took in $70.5 million in it’s debut weekend.
I say that with a hint of sarcasm, because I don’t think a film that opens with that much money and earns $84 million over four days can be deemed anything but a success. In other words, Paramount needs to look at this glass as half full.
On the international market, where Star Trek films have historically under performed, Stid managed $80.5 million, and »
- Philip Sticco
Star Trek Into Darkness took home $84.1 million since opening on Wednesday night, handily winning the weekend box office. And yet somehow that's considered disappointing, since 2009's Star Trek earned $86.7 million in the same time frame. Iron Man 3 notched an extra $35.2 million in the U.S.; it recently passed the $1 billion-mark worldwide as well. The Great Gatsby took third place with $23.4 million, dipping more than 50 percent from last weekend's gross. »
- Zach Dionne
With the exception of 1989's Star Trek V and 2002's Nemesis, the Star Trek film franchise has been consistently reliable at the box office to the tune of approximately $80 million gross for each entry. Of the twelve movies made thus far, only three managed to break the fan barrier to reach out to mainstream audiences: 1986's The Voyage Home, 1996's First Contact and 2009's reboot Star Trek. Given the massive $257 million the last film brought in - a series high - it was easy to see why Paramount Pictures may have thought that Star Trek had risen from the franchise dead and hit the mainstream.
So why didn't Star Trek Into Darkness have a bigger opening than the last film? Sure, $84 million at 3,868 locations (a percentage of which are 3D and IMAX equipped) is nothing to sneeze at. Most movies would kill for an opening - or total run - reaching those heights. »
Star Trek Into Darkness easily opened on top this weekend, though it wasn't the kind of box office sensation that many*including distributor Paramount*were expecting it to be. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel took in an estimated $70.6 million for the three-day frame; add in its grosses from Wednesday night and all-day Thursday, and the movie has to-date earned $84.1 million. In comparison, 2009's Star Trek grossed $75.2 million for the weekend, and $86.7 million through its first four-and-a-half days.While it's usually unfair to knock a movie for opening in line with its predecessor, it certainly feels like the "disappointment" label is applicable in this case. All signs suggest the 2009 Trek is very well-liked (it has a strong 8.0 rating on IMDb) and Paramount's marketing did a decent job walking the sequel tightrope (a balanced approach of promising more-of-the-same and offering something new). Additionally, there was four years of ticket price inflation and »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Doesn't matter how much film critics and movie-goers adore "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Every Oscarologist knows that the film is doomed as it boldly goes into the next Oscar derby. Forget the possibility of "Star Trek: Into Darkness" earning anything more than a few stray nominations in the tech categories – and even those are a longshot. Only four of the past 10 "Star Trek" movies nabbed Oscar bids: 12 total and only one paid off with a win (best makeup, "Star Trek" of 2009). Actually, the previous TV incarnations of the franchise scored poorly too. The original "Star Trek" series never won an Emmy in any category, not even in the tech slots. However, it reaped 13 noms over all, including two for Best Drama Series. It lost in 1967 and 1968 to "Mission: Impossible." Leonard Nimoy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, but he lost to Eli Wallach ("Poppies Are Also Flowers »
Star Trek Into Darkness has debuted at the top of the Us box office this weekend.
However, DreamWorks animated film The Croods rose two places to number five, adding $2.75 million to a total domestic gross of $176.7 million.
Peeples and The Big Wedding round out the top ten.
The Us box office top ten in full (studio estimates):
1. (-) Star Trek Into Darkness - $70.5 million
2. (1) Iron Man 3 - $35.1 million
3. (2) The Great Gatsby »
Pretty much at the start of the video above from this weekened's Dallas Comic Con, longtime animated and video game Dcu voice actor Kevin Conroy revealed that he'd spent the last "9-10 months" working on the next "Arkham" game.
While Conroy doesn't call out WB Montreal's "Batman: Arkham Origins," he says that the title he's been working on has already been announced, and that the reveal of the voice cast was strictly down to the studio attempting to control the flow of information about the project. If that's the case, then when a WB Montreal rep was speaking with a South African publication about the prequel, they were either misquoted or outright lying about Conroy's involvement in the game, saying that with a younger Batman taking center stage in "Origins," they wanted to go in another direction.
Conroy's been voicing the Dark Knight in some form or other for over 20 years now, »
- Charles Webb
Star Trek Into Darkness is off and running in theaters right now and up to $164.6 million worldwide. Last week, as the North American publicity tour wound down co-stars Simon Pegg, John Cho and Alice Eve ventured into Seattle where I had a chance to sit down with Scotty, Sulu and Carol Marcus to discuss the film, their aspiration, their reactions upon learning their director was also going to direct Star Wars: Episode VII and also ask where do all the dogs go in the future? The mood was light and festive as you'll quickly see... Do you have to get into shape for Star Trek? Are the suits form-fitting? Simon Pegg (Sp): Nah, I like to live my life like an international rock star. No, um, I was in quite good shape already because I came off shooting Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. These guys are always in great shape, »
- Laremy Legel
There has been a lot of build up for the first of what are likely to be many more sequels in the Star Trek franchise reboot and its arrival didn't disappoint at the box office, though it didn't quite manage to outperform its predecessor. Into Darkness was the only new movie out and had an easy path to number one, making $70 million over the weekend, short of the $75 million Star Trek opening a couple of years ago. Adding in sales for early showings and the sequel has banked $84 million, a couple of million less than the first film had made by the same day of release. Iron Man 3 packed on another $35 million, bringing its domestic total $337 million. International sales have held solid, pushing the Marvel hero beyond the $1 billion mark and into the top ten biggest world-wide sellers of all time. At this rate the movie is likely end »
The long-awaited Star Trek Into Darkness arrived on the scene this weekend at the North American box office with Captain James Kirk and crew beaming up a solid but unexceptional $84 million in its first four days of release. The movie pushed previous two-time champ Iron Man 3 and Warner's The Great Gatsby down a notch on the list, yet each continued to rake in the big bucks.
Star Trek Into Darkness was projected to have a bigger opening, especially with the inclusion of IMAX and 3D screens. I will be diving deep into why it may have opened lower in an in-depth analysis that will be published a little later today. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD versions of Star Trek Into Darkness are already available for pre-order.
The return of Kirk and Spock did knock Iron Man 3 down but far from out. »
Whether or not you’re a fan of Star Trek Into Darkness, you should take a look at the latest SoundWorks Collection shorts on the music of the film. Michael Coleman visited the 20th Century Fox Newman Scoring Stage to document some of the recording of the Star Trek sequel’s score. While there he interviewed Tim Simonec, the conductor and orchestror, while also getting some footage of director J.J. Abrams and composer Michael Giacchino overlooking the sessions. Also named in the video is co-producer Michelle Rejwan as the orchestra plays “Happy Birthday” in her honor (at least I think it’s in her honor since the camera is turned toward her). Behind the scenes stuff like this is always neat, and here Simonec explains some of what’s different about the Into Darkness score compared to the previous Star Trek movie’s music. For one thing this has more synth less choir. I »
- Christopher Campbell
“Star Trek Into Darkness” took the #1 spot in its debut, racking up $84 million for its 4-day weekend after opening on Thursday, according to studio estimates. A lot of films would love to have that kind of opening, but even so, “Darkness” is trailing behind director J.J. Abrams’ own 2009 reboot of the franchise, “Star Trek”, which opened to $79 million in just 3 days four years earlier. Still, $84 million is $84 million and the #1 spot, so I don’t suppose Paramount will be too angry. A tad disappointed, maybe. Worldwide, the sci-fi sequel has collected $115 million so far. Meanwhile, last week’s #1, “Iron Man 3″ fell to second place with another $35 million in its third week on the charts. There’s no need to shed a tear for ol Shellhead, though; the Marvel comic book sequel has already earned $337 million domestically and a whopping $699 million Internationally. That gives the film a $1.035 billion take »
Star Trek Not Looking Into Black; Overestimations Leads To Disappointment? by Erik Childress Here's your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Star Trek Into Darkness - $70.6 million 2. Iron Man 3 - $35.2 million 3. The Great Gatsby - $23.4 million 4. Pain & Gain - $3.1 million 5. The Croods - $2.75 million 6. 42 - $2.73 million 7. Mud- $2.25 million 7. Oblivion - $2.22 million 8. Peeples - $2.15 million 9. The Big Wedding - $1.1 million The Big Stories Welcome to this week's edition of "That's a disappointment?" No, not Iron Man 3 which became the 16th film to pass the billion dollar mark at the box office. When the first reports about Star Trek Into Darkness' tracking surfaced, the weekend was...
- Erik Childress
There was an expectation Star Trek Into Darkness would open somewhere in the $100 million range for its first four days at the box office. It managed $84 million instead, which was $6 million less than Laremy's prediction for the three day alone, which ended up being only $70.5 million. These are still solid numbers, and the film is already up to $164.6 million worldwide and the "A" CinemaScore would imply audiences will tell their friends to go see it and perhaps go see it again themselves. However, with a $190 million budget it's got a lot of work to do. Is it possible the popularity of the first film is a bit overrated? Star Trek 2 also has to deal with two new sequels next weekend for big budget franchises in The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6. I've got to assume Paramount was really hoping for a bit more in their opening weekend before »
- Brad Brevet
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