Box Office: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Eyes $175 Million Foreign Debut

John G M Burke:

Well it begins boys and girls. Avengers; Age of Ultron is already hitting the screens in the foreign markets. Many of you like myself are getting wet in the groin with excitement to see this film. In the article below the film is expected to gross 200 million in the first weekend. But this is just a guess. I am sure this will get a shit load of cast but will have to do at least 3 times it cost to make it’s money back. Anyone willing to bet that is does not. Hell not me.

Originally posted on Variety:

“Avengers: The Age of Ultron” doesn’t hit the U.S. until May 1, but it’s already shaping up to be an overseas juggernaut.

The superhero sequel will debut to between $160 million and $175 million when it bows in a number of foreign counties such as France, Italy, Korea, the U.K. and Russia. It will screen in roughly 55% of the international market before completing its world domination in the coming weeks.

The “Avengers” sequel faces some currency headaches. The relative strength of the dollar, coupled with a weak euro and a feeble ruble, could depress the total. That’s been cited as a reason that recent blockbusters such as “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” fell short of previous films in the franchise.

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Movie Monday: SUNDAYS

Hey gang.

Boy do I have a very interesting short film for you today. SUNDAYS is a proof-of-concept short from director Mischa Rozema. If you have read some of my articles before I am not the sharpest pencil in the box. Boy this one had me going WTF is going on. But if you watch till the end you will find out what is going on. This is one well crafted short. Getting you to really spend you time pay attention and it pays off at the end. The effects are very well done. So well done that a sequence involving a young boy and a jet airliner had me worry about the kid. Awesome effect.

Synopsis:

“The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.”

This short has caught the eye of Hollywood and sparked a bidding war with Warner Bros being the ones to win. So hopefully we will see this film in the future. Also the hoping that the Hollywood fat bastards allow Mischa Rozema film his vision.

Source: Youtube, Salon

 

Watch: Human Torch, Invisible Woman Take Flight in New ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer

John G M Burke:

So here is the international trailer for the up coming FF movie. I have not plans on seeing this film but like a car accident I still take a look. Not to much from the trailer that has bee out but there is some difference.
Enjoy

Originally posted on Variety:

A new international trailer for “Fantastic Four” teases something the domestic trailer didn’t reveal.

The never-before-seen footage offers a sneak peek of Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm/Invisible Girl (Kate Mara) in flight.

Released by 20th Century Fox Japan, the teaser also briefly shows Thing breaking out of the ground and Mr. Fantastic throwing out his arm.

Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot hits theaters on August 7. It also stars Miles Teller and Jamie Bell.

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