|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Star Trek Into Darkness ||$70.5M ||$84M ||Easily tops the weekend but falls short of expectations|
|Iron Man 3 ||$35.2M ||$337.1M ||Rises above the previous Iron Man movies, already exceeding their total gross|
|The Great Gatsby ||$23.4M ||$90.2M ||Mixed word of mouth means a great drop for the literary adaptation|
|Pain & Gain ||$3.1M ||$46.6M ||Strong enough to make fourth in week nine.|
|The Croods ||$2.6M ||$176.8M ||Returns to round off the top five |
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Weekdays 8a E/ 7a P Posted 05.20.13 by reelz
The phrase "highly anticipated" doesn't really cut it when talking about this week's release of Star Trek Into Darkness. As soon as the credits started to roll on 2009's Star Trek, Trekkers and non-Trekkers alike were ravenous for a follow up, and now it is only days away. We figured it was the perfect time to find some amazing fan-made Star Trek awesomeness, and there is absolutely plenty of it all over the interwebs. One of our favorite finds is this a cappella version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme song made by Chris Thompson. While we understand that the upcoming movie doesn't have much to do with TNG, this video is still Star Trek-related and awesome, so we figure that it counts. watch the video >> Posted 05.14.13 by reelz
A few weeks ago, a shot-for-shot remake of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer was released that used Legos to recreate each scene. Not to be outdone, Hasbro and J.J. Abrams teamed up to make a digital short using pieces from the KRE-O Star Trek line. The result is three-and-half minutes of self-aware awesomeness. Watch the short >> Posted 05.07.13 by Mandy
We've been excited for the sequel to 2009's Star Trek pretty much since the credits started rolling on the original. Now with the new clips that have been released, it looks like Star Trek Into Darkness will be well worth the wait. In one clip that was released this week, Star Trek fans will see a familiar situation when Captain Kirk gets frustrated with Spock's logical reaction to a tragic situation as well as his strict adherence to rules. Additionally, pretty much any movie fan, Trekker or not, can get caught up in the suspenseful situation, and any human with a soul can appreciate the awesomeness of Simon Pegg as Scotty. Watch the clip >> Posted 04.26.13 by reelz
"Now Shall We Begin"
Prepare yourself for a summer of epic superhero movies with today's release of two intense trailers.
First Star Trek into Darkness gives us an intense few minutes showing Benedict Cumberbatch as a threatening, badass meany armed with an even bigger ship (whoa, Excelsior Class?) while Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana fight to save their lives, and the Enterprise. Get Star Trek into Darkness May 17th.
Second, the latest Man of Steel teaser, plays with our emotions in a big way beginning with Russell Crowe and Ayelet Zurer sending their baby away to escape their dying planet. Focusing on a coming-of-age Clark Kent the trailer builds up to give us a first look at Amy Adams' Lois Lane bantering with the hero. While this Man of Steel seemingly portrays a more emotional, damaged Superman than previous takes on the superhero, we can't wait for the outcome. Man of Steel is set to hit theaters June 14th. Watch the Epic Trailers >> Posted 04.17.13 by reelz
One of the most enduring TV and movie franchises in entertainment history, Star Trek started in the 1960s with the original TV series, and will soon unveil its latest movie installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, next month. Shrouded in secrecy, all that is known is that the Enterprise crew will take on John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a Starfleet officer who seeks revenge for reasons that have yet to be divulged. However, with the new Star Trek series having the ability to use older canon while also hurtling into undiscovered territory, whether John Harrison is actually Khan (as fans continue to purport) will be up for debate until the movie opens. In the meantime, there is still other possibilities for Harrison's identity, which can only fans can prepare themselves for the next movie by catching up with the rest of the franchise. Fortunately, we have a plan for anyone to become familiar with the Star Trek franchise, and all you need is 8 hours to do it. check out the "essential" Star Trek >> Posted 04.10.13 by Ryan
It's tax time again, and while pouring over receipts and figuring out complicated tax forms isn't always fun, it's good to know that not even the IRS is free from auditing. In particular, the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee is interested in a Star Trek parody video the IRS created in 2010 in its own TV studio. (Yes, the IRS apparently has its own TV studio). That video, along with a Gilligan's Island parody, apparently cost $60,000 to make, with the Star Trek video taking up most of that budget. If that seems like a lot of publicly-funded money for a video made with employees playing roles for a video that was only shown internally, the IRS concurs.
"The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars," the agency said in a statement to Fox News. "There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources." watch the video >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
After the release of the first trailer for the upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, it didn't take long for a "Sweded" recreation (i.e. a no-budget version done shot-for-shot) to arrive online. A few trailers later, a Lego version of the trailer has arrived online, just as a new international trailer has been released. Created by Antonio and Andrea Toscano, the LEGO version of the trailer of capturing the drama, even if the facial expressions are permanently painted onto the characters' Lego heads. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.23.13 by Ryan
"None of you are safe."
Since the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek Into Darkness was rolled out, fans have been wondering what villain Benedict Cumberbatch's (BBC's Sherlock; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) would be playing. While Trekkers kept their Vulcan fingers crossed Cumberbatch was playing a reinvention of the titular antagonist from 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it was eventually revealed that the character had the less interesting name of John Harrison, described by Cumberbatch as a "one-man terrorist, who does despicable things for a noble cause."
That is certainly on display in the newly-released, international trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which gives its focus to Cumberbatch's Harrison, who starts out the trailer by attacking Starfleet, immediately prompting Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) into action. Also revealed is the first look at Peter Weller's (Robocop, Dexter) character as well as a more, um, let's say revealing look at Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.22.13 by Ryan
"You think the rules don't apply to you because you don't agree with them."
Those that went to see Oz The Great and Powerful this weekend already got to the second teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, but for those that missed it, you'll have to settle for an unofficial version (via Trek Movie).
Unlike the previous trailers, the latest teaser concentrates less on John Harrison, the mysterious villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), and instead focuses on Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), who, like 2009's Star Trek, is as reckless as ever and still has a few things to learn about the responsibility of being Captain, much to the chagrin of Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban) and the rest of Enterprise crew. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.09.13 by Ryan