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Madame Tussauds London has unveiled a new waxwork of Katniss Everdeen.
Katniss sports her famous braided hairstyle and she wears her brown leather hunting jacket, dark charcoal trousers, knee-length tie-up leather brown boots, brown leather quiver and bow.
Likenesses of Katniss have also been placed at Madame Tussauds' New York and Hollywood attractions.
"We are hugely excited to have worked with Lionsgate to launch a Katniss wax figure following The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," said Nicole Fenner from Madame Tussauds London.
"The figure is in its own film-specific backdrop, allowing our guests to get up close to Katniss and the beloved story of The Hunger Games, which we know they'll love."
Paula Kupfer from Lionsgate added: "We are delighted to have worked with Madame Tussauds London, »
2Nd Update, Monday 4:39 Pm Pt: Actuals are in from the international weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies climbing $4.6M above projections. The 1st frame cume is now $122.2M with 3D results accounting for 71% of the box office total. Increases in key overseas markets have been updated below. Expanded Hobbit holiday cheer will flow next weekend in North America, Italy, Spain and Korea. On the flipside, Exodus: Gods And Kings came in slightly lower in its cume, which is $18.2M versus an estimated $18.8M on Sunday. However, the biblical epic was up over projections in some Asian markets where audiences have been drawn by the scale and spectacle. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 stayed just about on par with Sunday’s estimates, but has now passed the lifetime of Catching Fire in 32 territories including Italy and Brazil — and could imminently pass Cf‘s Latin American take entirely. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Exodus took home $24.5 million in its debut – nowhere near Mockingjay's $121.8 million – but still, impressive nonetheless. Now it's time to see which star comes out on top in our Et Celebrity Showdown.
Lawrence and Bale are two of the biggest names in Hollywood, and both have similar reputations for being versatile actors who can seamlessly transition between starring in big budget blockbusters or headlining small, independent dramas.
They starred together in the 2013 crime caper American Hustle, they have both won Oscars and despite their ages – Bale is 40 while Lawrence is 24 – they have both had acclaimed careers filled with explosive and celebrated performances. So who has the edge when it comes to this Celebrity Showdown »
It was another quiet pre-Christmas weekend at the North American box office, as audiences wait to return to Middle Earth this Wednesday. Leading the charge was Exodus: Gods and Kings, the pricey 3D swords-and-sandals adventure from director Ridley Scott. It earned an estimated $24.5 million over its first three days. The film was the second major title this year to tackle a popular Old Testament story, although it debuted far below Noah‘s $43.7 million opening in late March.
Normally, a film with that opening and a $140 million budget would be labeled a box office disappointment. However, with Christmas holidays coming up, it is likely that the movie displays much better legs than Noah did back in the spring. (That film crawled to the $100 million mark due to mixed word-of-mouth.) However, Exodus: Gods and Kings has received similarly lukewarm responses from audiences, who gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Among CGI-infested epics that »
- Jordan Adler
Exodus: Gods and Kings missed the mark this weekend, though it still easily ruled over another very quiet weekend at the box office.Meanwhile, Chris Rock's Top Five got off to a decent start, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice did big business at a few theaters in New York and Los Angeles.The Top 12 earned $76.7 million, which makes this one of the slowest weekends of the year. Business will pick up next weekend, though it does look like this will be one of the worst Decembers in recent memory.Playing at 3,503 locations, Exodus: Gods and Kings opened to an estimated $24.1 million this weekend. That doesn't compare favorably to this year's previous Biblical movies, as its nearly $20 million lower than Noah's debut and roughly on par with the much-less-expensive Son of God.That's not really an apples-to-apples comparison, though, as opening weekends in December are historically muted. Still, »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" knocked "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1" from the top of the box office this weekend, but it did it in unspectacular fashion. The reported $140 million epic pulled in $24.5 million, significantly lower than pre-release polling was predicting just a few weeks ago. The movie will likely have to turn a profit overseas as it earned only a B- Cinemascore rating from polled moviegoers (quite bad actually) and will face the onslaught of the last "Hobbit" movie beginning on Wednesday. Dropping to no. 2 for the first time since November was "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1." The Lionsgate blockbuster earned another $13.2 million for $277.3 million domestically. Globally, the second to last installment of the series has now grossed $611.3 million. Overall, its substantially lower than "Catching Fire's" returns last year, but still enough to rank as the no. 2 film of the year so far behind "Guardians of the Galaxy. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Scoring a hat trick, Lionsgate has passed the $1B mark at the international box office for the third year in a row. The exact estimate after this frame is $1,000,302,862. That’s largely off the wings of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 which now has an overseas cume of $334M. This weekend, Mockingjay added $16M in offshore coin, playing in 86 markets. Brazil has now passed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s lifetime gross and that’s also occurred in 24 other territories including Chile, Venezuela, Central America and Portugal. The Top 5 Mockingjay markets are now the UK ($42.9M), Germany ($32.7M), Australia ($24.8M), France ($22.7M) and Mexico ($22.3M).
The global cume on the penultimate Hunger Games installment is now estimated at $611.4M. After leading the international box office for three consecutive weeks, Mockingjay is still playing but will see its flight path begin to shorten somewhat as competition heats up around the »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Just days after the release of the final trailer [which you can watch here], a new poster has arrived online for Inherent Vice, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name…
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, »
- Gary Collinson
Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has not fared well with critics, but the spectacle plus the star power of Christian Bale resulted in a solid opening day. The reported $140 million epic pulled in $8.6 million for what could be a $24-25 million weekend. The movie will likely have to turn a profit overseas as it earned only a B- Cinemascore rating from polled moviegoers (quite bad actually) and will face the onslaught of the last "Hobbit" movie beginning on Wednesday. Dropping to no. 2 for the first time since November was "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1." The Lionsgate blockbuster earned another $3.7 million for $267.9 million domestically. Globally the second to last installment of the series has grossed $570.7 million. Overall, its substantially lower than "Catching Fire's" returns last year. Chris Rock's critically acclaimed comedy "Top Five" debuted at no. 3 in just 979 theaters with $2.5 million. It should earn a little over $7 million over the three-day. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Amy Schumer has been confirmed to host the MTV Movie Awards 2015.
The stand-up comedian and actress announced the news during a takeover of MTV's Twitter accounts on Wednesday (December 10).
She wrote: "I am honoured to be hosting the awards. I will carry the audience with me like a teen mum #breaktheinternet #breakmywater."
The 2015 ceremony will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on April 12. »
Following yesterday’s interactive poster, a new final trailer has arrived online for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Inherent Vice, entitled ‘Paranoia’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too »
- Gary Collinson
In this week’s instalment of our series tracking cinema’s worldwide winners …
Ridley Scott’s $140m Moses epic begins roll-out in devout countriesUnexpected triumph of local college drama confirms the rise of Chinese young-adult Paddington charm offensive eclipses Penguins of Madagascar in Europe
Another week, another No 1 hold for the mighty Mockingjay. Though, to back up the last column’s observation about individual countries tracking lower than Catching Fire, it has passed the $500m mark in 13 days rather than the second film’s 10 – despite a much wider release pattern. Lionsgate obviously felt that the franchise was well enough established to deliver a global carpet-bombing, but aggressive approaches such as this leave you prone to heavy dropoffs, with no new openings to drip-feed in top-up grosses. Mockingjay has fallen 54.9% and 57% on its second and third weekends. Interstellar, confounding my early suggestion that similarly front-loading its schedule might damage it, »
- Phil Hoad
With the recent cinematic release of the latest installment of The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay- Part 1, it seems to be the perfect time to look into some of the more predominant themes and allegorical references in this wildly popular franchise. Being that these films have been adapted from Suzanne Collin’s trilogy of bestselling novels geared toward the younger adult crowd, they have come to be some of the most anticipated blockbusters of the last few years, bringing in massive box-office success. Despite the well-defined financial achievement and reverberant hype of the saga, the series of films, soon to conclude with next year’s Mockingjay- Part 2, has not done particularly well with critics. Some reviews suggest that the Battle Royale storyline turned moody propaganda display is becoming rather thin, gratuitous as well as underdeveloped. Yet what does seem to keep audiences returning to the theatres, year after year? It most »
- Trish Ferris
Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. has debuted a new interactive poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice, which offers up some information on the characters featured in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation…
See Also: First poster and trailer for Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those »
- Gary Collinson
2Nd Update, Tuesday Am Pt: Actuals are in from all studios with the exception of Sony. For the most part the estimates matched the final results, although Mockingjay came in slightly higher with $32.9M for a $306.6M cume, and Penguins Of Madagascar flapped up to $24.2M with a $95M cume. Also among notable upticks was Fox’s new entry, The Pyramid, with $4.2M versus the original $3.8M estimate. Next week will see Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings expand while The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies emerges from Middle Earth.
Figures have been updated below for Mockingjay Part I, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Penguins Of Madagascar, Interstellar, Horrible Bosses 2, Big Hero 6, The Pyramid, The Book Of Life, Ouija, The Theory Of Everything, Alles Ist Liebe, Trash, Dumb And Dumber To, Black Sea, Dracula Untold, Boyhood, Men Women & Children and Billy Elliot: The Musical Live.
- Nancy Tartaglione
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 continues to dominate the domestic box office, but awards season hopefuls Wildand The Imitation Game proved their might with impressive limited release showings on this sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend.
In its third weekend in release, Mockingjay - Part 1 earned an estimated $21.6 million. Lionsgate's penultimate chapter in the massively successful franchise has now earned $257.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday.
And yet, even though Mockingjay - Part 1 is on track to become the second-highest grossing movie of the year by mid-week, it's still about $78 million shy of where the previous installment, Catching Fire, was in its third weekend just last year.
For Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box office tracker Rentrak, this deficit is only concerning for the overall box office, which is down 4.6 percent for the year. "We are nearing the finish line for 2014 and that is a lot of ground to make up, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
We reported last week that David Green (Earth to Echo) would be replacing Jonathan Liebsman as director for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, and we can now confirm some of the previous rumours surrounding new character additions.
According to Omelete (via Collider), long-time adversaries Bebop and Rocksteady will appear in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, possibly alongside Casey Jones. A few months back we posted some concept artwork for Bebop and Rocksteady and were asked to remove them, prompting speculation that they would feature in the sequel.
Co-producer Brad Fuller also confirmed the return of April O’Neil, Vernon Fenwick and Shredder. No word yet on Krang.
This will be Bebop and Rocksteady’s first big-screen appearance. »
- Luke Owen
Your Us Box Office Report for 5th – 7th December…
With virtually no competition, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has made it three weeks a the top of the Us box office on a very slow winter weekend.
Adding another $21.6 million to its total, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 now sits at $257..7 million domestically. The film has also performed well Internationally having taken $302.8 million worldwide, giving the movie a global total of $560.5 million. However, it is still the lowest earner of the Hunger Games franchise by some margin and it will unlikely catch up with The Hunger Games ($691.2 million) or The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($864.9 million). Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 using the player below:
Penguins of Madagascar retained the number two spot, adding another $11.1 million to its disappointing $49.5 million domestic total. Thankfully for 20th Centry Fox, the film has performed significantly better overseas, »
- Luke Owen
Katniss continued to kick butt at the domestic box office - though it wasn't as if she had much competition. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" finished at No. 1 for the third time in a row with an estimated $21.6 million over a typically weak post-Thanksgiving frame, falling 62 percent from last weekend - a drop similar to "Catching Fire's" 65 percent slide during the same period last year. The film has now taken in $257.7 million, making it the fourth-highest grossing movie of 2014 so far. It will rise to No. 2 this week, however, as both "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" ($259.7 million) and "The Lego Movie" ($257.76 million) are only a hairsbreadth away from being toppled by the Ya sequel. It's also within striking distance of current No. 1 "Guardians of the Galaxy," which finished with $332 million during its run. Coming in a distant second was Dreamworks Animation's "Penguins of Madagascar," which tumbled 56 percent »
- Chris Eggertsen
Americans weren't interested in Thanksgiving leftovers this year as the post-Thanksgiving day into December frame only pulled in $77M-$79M. That is 16-19% off last year's figures. Those figures haven't been that low since 1998, when that same time period generated $66.4M. Much of the blame for that rests with the major studios who decided not to serve up any potential blockbusters. It wasn't all bad news for the domestic box office as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took the top spot for the third weekend in a row with $21.6M. If you compare that to previous films in the series, Catching Fire made $4M more in its third weekend and The Hunger Games made $11M more. Mockingjay is now on the verge of surpassing Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.76M) for second place at the domestic box office. Can it catch Guardians of the Galaxy's $332M by »
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