Tag Archives: Superhero film

“Deadpool” has the top February opening weekend in history

Over the long holiday weekend, we saw some box office records fall. Yes, Deadpool had one of the very best early year openings ever, setting the mark for the month of February, as well as the one for an R rated feature. Considering what a struggle this was to even[...]

Will a Superhero movie ever make the Best Picture lineup?

HOLLYWOOD NEWS®: With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting theaters today, the superhero genre is on my mind. Like with horror films and more often than not science fiction (though Gravity put a nice little dent in that last time around), movies about superheroes or comic book adaptations are basically ignored[...]

Weekend Box Office: Captain America

HollywoodNews.com: Captain America: The First Avenger (review) debuted at number one this weekend, earning a rock-solid $65.8 million. The opening puts it just over Thor ($65.7 million) for the top superhero debut of the year. The film scored an A- from Cinemascore and had an okay 2.55x weekend multiplier. It[...]

“Green Lantern” grabs $3.3M in midnights

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: All eyes are on “Green Lantern” this weekend as Warner Bros. tries to roll out a new superhero franchise for a D.C. Comics character that lacks brand recognition. It might be an uphill battle. For starters, Summer 2011 already has superhero fatigue, what with Paramount’s “Thor”[...]

Nicolas Cage’s paycheck is just one budget cut on ‘Ghost Rider 2’

HollywoodNews.com: Turns out “Ghost Rider” has to buy a cheaper motorcycle. It was reported today that “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance,” the sequel to the 2007 Marvel comic book film, has had its budget cut from $135 million to $75 million. This is odd considering that A.) The sequel[...]

‘Batman 3’ gets spicy, will shoot in New Orleans

HollywoodNews.com: Score another superhero film production for New Orleans. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are planning to lense Christopher Nolan’s third “Batman” film in the Crescent City in April. Superhero Hype had the news. Previous “Batman” films of Nolan’s have featured a number of locations, making Chicago their primary haunt[...]

Ryan Reynolds is funny and charming in new GQ

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Something I never get tired of seeing: Ryan Reynolds on the cover of a magazine. The new GQ describes him this way: Funny. Charming. Ripped. (Even his abs have abs.) As likable as a guy that handsome can be. But while everyone was taking him for[...]

Blake Lively on ‘Green Lantern’ co-star Ryan Reynolds and their “cool tension”

HollywoodNews.com: Actress Blake Lively’s character in her new film has a “cool tension” with hero Ryan Reynolds. The 22-year-old plays Carol Ferris, Ryan Reynolds’ character Hal Jordan’s romantic interest in new superhero film ‘Green Lantern.’ And Lively thinks the pair have an interesting relationship because of their rivalry. Blake told[...]

“Sherlock Holmes 2” to bow December 2011; other Warner films announced

Hollywoodnews.com: Warner Bros. scheduled a slew of upcoming big pics including “Sherlock Holmes 2” for a mid December 2011 opening. In 2011, Warner Brothers, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will release about 25 films including: — Red Riding Hood: April 22, 2011 — The Hangover 2: May 26 — Green[...]