In trying to scare up some laughs for its annual Halloween episode, The Simpsons also got deadly serious: They recruited big-screen writer-director Guillermo Del Toro. Known for crafting surreal worlds of fantasy and horror (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone) as well as action (Pacific Rim), Del Toro turned Springfield into this own wicked playground with a 2-minute-45-second couch gag/opening titles extravaganza to kick off Oct. 6′s “Treehouse of Horror… Continue reading ‘The Simpsons’: Guillermo del Toro on creating the epic opening to ‘Treehouse of Horror XXIV’
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Warner Bros. and Legendary
For a while there it looked like “Pacific Rim,” which Warner Bros. and Legendary were sincerely hoping would kick-start a giant new franchise, would be a one-and-done phenomenon. However, as the Guillermo del Toro sci-fi epic struggles to connect with audiences at home, a blockbuster Chinese showing could mean a “Pacific Rim 2″ after all.
According to Deadline, “Pacific Rim” opened in China… Continue reading 'Pacific Rim' Sequel a Possibility Again Thanks to Huge Chinese Opening
“Man of Steel” leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.
The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $ 113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Superman tale starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned an additional $ 12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its total to $ 125 million. Original expectations for the film ranged from $ 75… Continue reading Box Office: 'Man of Steel' Soars to $113 Million Opening Weekend
Superman is on track to have himself a super weekend, if the latest box office projections are to be believed.
The Wrap reports that “Man of Steel” is set to make at least $ 100 million when it opens in 4,207 theaters on Friday, with studio Warner Bros. and industry analysts setting that number anywhere between $ 85 million to $ 105 million.
Exhibitor Relations vice president and senior… Continue reading 'Man of Steel' on Track for $100 Million Opening Weekend
LOS ANGELES — “Star Trek: Into Darkness” has warped its way to a $ 70.6 million domestic launch from Friday to Sunday, though it’s not setting any light-speed records with a debut that’s lower than the studio’s expectations.
The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise fell short of its predecessor, 2009′s “Star Trek,” which opened with $ 75.2 million.
Since premiering Wednesday in huge-screen IMAX theaters and expanding Thursday to general cinemas… Continue reading Box Office: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Misses $100M Domestic Mark on Opening Weekend