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Biggest Flop This Summer: All of Hollywood

Tickets sales reached lowest level in 20 years

(Newser) - Hollywood is happy to call "cut" on this summer's less-than-blockbuster movie season, with box office numbers down across the board, reports the New York Times . US revenues fell 3% to $4.28 billion for the period from May to this Labor Day weekend, the first drop in summer... More »

ScarJo Lands Massive Fee for Avengers Sequel

Scarlett Johansson banks $20M for superhero flick

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's sexy curves and, uh, epic acting skills are worth no less than $20 million, the New York Post reports. Producers of an Avengers sequel are prepared to sign the eye-popping paycheck so she'll reprise her role as Black Widow when filming starts next year. “Scarlett... More »

Madagascar 3 Vanquishes Prometheus

Animated threequel pulls in $60.4M in debut

(Newser) - The circus animals of Madagascar 3 romped all over Ridley Scott's Prometheus this weekend, with the animated family favorite scoring a $60.4 million debut, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Scott's alien saga came in at No. 2 with $50 million, a reasonable showing given an R rating that... More »

MIB: 3 Zaps Avengers, Nabs $55M

'Avengers' finally falls off the top spot

(Newser) - Men in Black: 3 turned out to be much more in the black than The Avengers , winning the three-day holiday weekend with a whopping $55 million domestically and $202 million worldwide. But, notes the Hollywood Reporter , it needs to do well to justify the $230 million Sony spent to make... More »

Avengers Busts $1 Billion Mark

Superheroes still going strong

(Newser) - Marvel Comics' gang of mismatched superheroes are quite the draw. The Avengers crashed the billion-dollar mark just 19 days after hitting theaters, scooping up $103.2 million here and in Canada for Disney this weekend, and another in $95.4 million overseas, reports Bloomberg . Dark Shadows came in second with... More »

PG-13 Rating: Ticket to Box-Office Magic?

6 highest-grossing films all have it

(Newser) - One key to The Avengers' record success this weekend: its PG-13 rating. The top six highest-grossing movies ever made are all rated PG-13; the rating points to a film that's titillating enough for teens but isn't likely to offend adults, the Los Angeles Times notes. The rating has... More »

Avengers Opens to Whopping $200M

Marvel-Disney movie shatters domestic box office record

(Newser) - The Hunger Games is looking a little anemic this weekend: The Avengers swooped in and grabbed a record-bursting opening weekend of $200.3 million, reports the Hollywood Reporter , easily thumping the $169.2 million that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 took in last year in the previous... More »

Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast

Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey Jr. in superhero blowout

(Newser) - Sure, it's an effective moneymaking scheme: release movies about individual superheroes, then one about all of them. But with Joss Whedon at the helm, The Avengers really works. What critics are saying:
  • "Even if you don't particularly like comic-book adaptations, this film just might make a believer
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Avengers Scores Overseas Before US Debut

$36M in two days a week before American opening

(Newser) - The Avengers is still nearly a week away from its US debut, but the superhero blockbuster is already pulling in big numbers around the world, reports Variety . In just two days, Avengers has made $36 million around the world, notes the Hollywood Reporter , including $8.2 million in Australia (the... More »

Critics Salute Captain America

Chris Evans stars in Joe Johnston's film

(Newser) - Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans, isn't exactly deserving of 50 stars, but as far as superhero flicks go, it's an enjoyable, if somewhat enhanced, period piece. Just don’t expect Dark Knight-quality stuff.
  • "Captain America, like its unapologetically corny hero, is propelled by unpretentious
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Marvel Takes Superheros Online

Hit hard by Internet, comic business hopes fans pay to subscribe

(Newser) - Comic giant Marvel will soon launch a website where fans can access thousands of new and vintage titles featuring Spider Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and other iconic superheroes. The Internet has dealt a heavy blow to newsstand comic sales, and Marvel hopes to recoup some of the loss with... More »

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