April 30, 2017

Tag Archives: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Dark Knight Rises opens with $160 million

HollywoodNews.com:This was edited from a phone, so pardon any formatting errors. When a heavily-anticipated film debuts alongside a mass murder that takes place during a midnight showing of said film, it’s difficult to know how to analyze the opening weekend figures. I don’t mean morally speaking (all due respect,[...]

The Avengers followed up its $18.7 million midnight haul with a $80.5 million gross for its first full day

HollywoodNews.com: Ten years ago we had the first $100 million opening weekend. Five years ago we had the first $150 million opening weekend. This weekend, we may be looking at the first $200 million Fri-Sun opening weekend. The Avengers followed up its $18.7 million midnight haul with[...]

Marvel’s The Avengers midnight gross

HollywoodNews.com: The unofficial midnight gross for Marvel’s The Avengers is $18.7 million. That’s the eighth-biggest such midnight haul on record. The seven ahead of it are The Hunger Games ($19.7 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22 million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part I ($24 million),[...]

The Hunger Games topped the box office for the third time in a row

HollywoodNews.com: Whatever my issues with The Hunger Games in terms of its quality as a film, its continued box office might can only be a good thing. Considering the current trend of studios basically remaking/rebooting/rehashing every remotely popular property over the last thirty years, the fact that this NEW[...]

The Hunger Games again topped the box office this weekend

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: As expected, The Hunger Games again topped the box office this weekend, but its relatively strong hold suggests that it may be a bit mightier than a conventional Twilight/Harry Potter sequel. With $61 million in weekend two (the eighth-biggest non-opening weekend ever, ahead of all the[...]

The Hunger Games opened this weekend with a scorching $155 million

By Scott Mendelson Besting any number of opening weekend records, The Hunger Games (review HERE) opened this weekend with a scorching $155 million. That’s the third-biggest opening weekend of all-time, behind The Dark Knight ($158 million) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($169 million). Obviously by[...]

Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter influence a decade of blockbusters

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This is the final entry in a handful of essays that will be dealing with the various trends that were kicked off during the 2001 calendar year, and how they still resonate today. Yesterday (the 19th) marked the tenth anniversary of the US theatrical release of The Lord[...]

Oscars: “Harry Potter” harbors legitimate Best Picture dreams – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Did “Return of the King” blaze a trail that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” – the eighth and final installment in the beloved film franchise – can walk on down? The theory is being tested by Warner Bros. as the Oscar season continues to[...]

Harry Potter “Making Of” studio almost ready for fans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Harry Potter may be gone, but he’s hardly forgotten. Fans of the Boy Who Lived have ample opportunities to revisit the magical hero, from theme parks in Orlando to the original books that inspired the movie franchise. And soon enough, they’ll have another avenue to exercise their[...]

Emma Watson voted most likely to succeed beyond “Harry Potter” franchise

By Kim Palacios hollywoodnews.com: Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in more than eight “Harry Potter” films has been voted by an overwhelming majority (via the Parade 2011 Pop Culture Poll) as the actor most likely to succeed beyond the franchise. Not only was Watson the landslide winner,[...]
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