300 Bloodies the competition
03.15.07 by REELZ
Okay, so we've known for a while now that 300
was going to be a big hit, but $70 million! That goes beyond big hit. It's the biggest March opening ever and the third-largest R-rated opening in movie history.
So what does this mean for Hollywood? Well, 300
director Zack Snyder
is now Hollywood's hottest director. His follow-up, an adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen will get a bigger budget and bigger stars attached. The King of the Spartans, Gerard Butler
, is now possibly a superstar. He'll land some A-list caliber roles. And the sword and sandal epic? It's back in a big way. Troy 2
, Alexander's Return
and Gladiator with a Vengeance
are all likely being green lit across Tinseltown this week.