The international box office came to the rescue for numerous films and franchises, often counting for nearly three quarters of their worldwide gross.
Confession: I don’t like The Lord of the Rings films. All of them.
Without question, Bale remains one of Hollywood’s most versatile and risk-taking leading men.
Disney continues to produce and use the same kind of fantasy marketing template to attract kids of all ages.
Aside from the ethics of 3D, it’s undeniable that Catching Fire will be at an economic disadvantage without it, losing as much as $4 per ticket in some cases.
The departure of a new Martin Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle surely meant another equally high-profile or even several smaller-profile releases would be flocking to the date.
Anchored by its attachment to The Avengers, this new film’s artistic aspirations become irrelevant to domestic reception, since the massive global opening ensures its event status.