If you live in America, you probably didn’t see ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins.’ Jim Carrey’s tepidly-reviewed summer comedy earned just $ 67 million in theaters here, well below average for the veteran film funnyman. Yet, as the Los Angeles Times notes, it’s earned more than $ 100 million overseas, doing especially well in Britain and Belgium, and it’s far from being played out.
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Sorry, British wizards. It’s time for an all-American hero to reign at the box office.
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ opened at No. 1 with an estimated $ 65.8 million, dethroning ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2′ and beating fellow Marvel flick ‘Thor’ by a hair for bragging rights to the biggest superhero movie debut of the summer. In its second week, ‘Potter’ plunged 72 percent to an estimated… Continue reading 'Captain America' Yanks Top Spot From 'Harry Potter': Box Office Report July 22-24
Whenever I go to a superhero film, beyond my comic book fan sensibility of wanting to see fidelity to the source material, I always want to be invested in the main character. Not just in their heroic abilities, but also in their personalities, their perceptions of the world, and their morality. Marvel Studios had given me very few opportunities to have that kind of belief. Like… Continue reading A Fan's Take on Captain America: Finally, an Avenger to Believe In
July 22, 2011
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