Monday, February 27, 2012

February Issue 2012: Movie News

Movie News:
·   As of February 29, Transformers 4 is set to be released on July 27, 2014. Michael Bay is expected to reprise his role as director, but Shia La Beouf will not return to the Transformers series. Although “Sam ” is out of the coming picture, some stars from the previous films can still play a role in the upcoming Transformers.
·        As of February 29, the new official release year for Avatar 2 is 2016, a delay of 2 years from 2014. News suggests that James Cameron’s high tech equipment will need time for the sublime oceans of Pandora.

Upcoming Movies:

Although February 2012 had relatively good results, March seems to be another ordinary month that will follow the same trend projected by box office analysts.  For March 2012, over four films will be released at the theaters.  However, the most successful of the four films is likely to be Wrath of the Titans—sequel of Clash of the Titans.

1-      Wanderlust (1 March, 2012)
Starring Jennifer Aniston, one of the many booming stars in the movie business, Wanderlust can easily garner $40 million internationally. However, without any good marketing techniques the film doesn’t look well-prepared to rake in good numbers  globally. Expect a worldwide gross of around $60 million. Worldwide Forecast: $62 million

Synopsis: George and Linda  are an overextended and stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized out of his job, they find themselves with only one option: to move in with George's awful brother in Atlanta. On the way there, George and Linda stumble upon Elysium, an idyllic community. Careers? Who needs them? Clothes? Only if you want them. Is Elysium their fresh start? Or…

2-      A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas In 3D(8 March, 2012)

Scheduled a few months after Christmas, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas doesn’t seem to be very eye-catching during March. Nonetheless, who knows, sometimes Christmas can always have a comeback in March. Without any recent good marketing and a low gross at North America, Kumar Christmas will rest safely with $50 million worldwide. Worldwide Forecast: $50 million

Synopsis:  Following years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar's door on Christmas Eve, his whole plan changes.

3-      Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (15 March, 2012)
 The Dr. Seuss brand has a strong track record globallyHow the Grinch Stole Christmas made $345 million in 2000, and The Cat in the Hat earned $134.0 million in 2003. Although The Lorax story isn't quite as popular, it still has a strong vibe in many of its previews. Worldwide Forecast: $412 million

Synopsis: The 3D-CGI feature The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams.

4-      Wrath of the Titans In 3D (29 March, 2012)

The sequel of Clash of the Titans is poised to kick-start the year with the largest- international opening weekend of 2012. The second film in the Clash of the Titans franchise, distributed by Warner's Bros., will star Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson. The predecessor brought in $493 million globally while most critics disparaged its 3D post-conversion. The sequel is also supposed to be released in 3D. However, in order to avoid any 3D-conversion criticism, producer Basil Iwanyk, chose to shoot the film in 3D. WoT should gross more money in non-north America markets than its predecessor. However, in North America, it's less likely that it will make a huge increase due to the lack of interest in 3D and sequels. Expect it to gross around $485 million worldwide. Worldwide Forecast: $490 million

Other movies that will be available at the theaters during March include: J. Edgar (1 Mar, 2012), Gone (1 Mar, 2012), Young Adult (8 Mar, 2012), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (15 Mar, 2012), How I Spent My Summer Vacation (15 Mar, 2012), BEL AMI  (22 Mar, 2012), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (29 Mar, 2012), and The Devil Inside (29 Mar, 2012) [All dates are International Release Dates] 

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