Sci-Fi, teen juggernaut, The Hunger Games wins it’s second weekend, scoring an estimated three day total of $63.5 million against big new releases Wrath of the Titans and Mirror, Mirror which managed to pick up $35.6 million and $19.3 million, respectively. Rounding out the top five were 21 Jump Street ($14.m) and Dr. Seus’ The Lorax ($8.3m). The Hunger Games is expected to pass the $250 million mark in the week ahead.
Archive for March, 2012
It’s got cowboys, Egyptians and lots of flashing lights. No, it’s not the opening of another NYC disco. It’s the first trailer for Series 7 of “Doctor Who”!
Scoring the best single day total for a non-sequel on Friday ($68.5 million), The Hunger Games is expected to equal that record for the weekend with a total haul of somewhere north of $150 million. This would also be the highest March opening ever. All signs point to The Hunger Games phenomena being bigger than The Twilight Saga, perhaps even bigger than Harry Potter.
Straight from the “Doctor Who” convention floor in Wales, here’s a look at the first series 7 trailer. Undoubtedly, better versions of this video will surface in the days ahead. But, for those who have to see everything first, no matter the quality, here it is!
Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant offers his advice to the latest actress cast as a “Doctor Who” companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman.
On BBC Radio Wales’ Roy Noble show this week, “Doctor Who” reboot honcho and “Torchwood” creator Russell T Davies had this to say about his upcoming kid’s show:
Coming up now we’ve got a children’s drama that we’re making out these new Roath Lock Studios called Wizards vs. Aliens. it was called Aliens vs. Wizards until a lawyer stepped in, but there we go. By Easter it will probably be called Chickens vs. Rabbits or something… It’s a great big, fun series for Children’s BBC that will be out in the Autumn.
Not heard anything about this? Stay tuned for the skinny after the jump …
Fox’s new drama from “Heroes” creator Tim Kring, premiered strongly, landing a 3.2/9 rating/share with the 18-49 demo. However, this is down seven tenths from the special airing of its first episode last month. Still, it easily won its time slot, beating even the NCAA Basketball game. In fact, the only show which out-performed on the night was its lead-in “American Idol”.
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Here’s a first look (above left) at a still from The Girl with Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren. And the originals are right there (above right) for comparison. “The Girl” chronicles Hitch and Tippi’s tempestuous off-screen relationship as they worked together creating The Birds and Marnie. There’s another Hitchcock biopic in the works as well. It’s called Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. It stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitch, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy as Tony Perkins.
As if the announcement of new companion today wasn’t enough, “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat had other exciting news to share. A bit about monsters, the schedule and more.
Find out all after the jump: