Monday, July 12, 2010

Despicable? Box Office Sales Says No

Universal's 3D animated film Despicable Me was well received by audiences in North America as it debuted on the weekend box office at the top with a healthy $60.1 million dollars. The movie is led by actor Steve Carell, who lends his voice to the main character of the movie, Gru. Last week's winner The Twilight Saga: Eclipse slips to number 2, while the sequel Predators opens with $25.3 million, exceeding expectations and pushing it to 3rd place.

'Despicable' is delightful at weekend B.O.
'Despicable Me' Dominates, 'Predators' Solid But Unspectacular
'Despicable Me' tops weekend box office at $60.1M
'Despicable' puts sizzle in b.o. at No. 1

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Life in a Day

What does your life look like in a day? On July 24, 2010, millions of people from all over the world will try to answer that question with their own video of their life on that day. Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald, this ambitious social experiment is a documentary of millions of people's lives condensed into a watchable format. The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.

It is a brilliant idea, but July 24 is a Saturday. It is a sad truth that most of us spend 5 days of our 7-day week working, so if they want to capture someone's life in a day, then they should do it on a weekday. It is interesting to see how each of us live our life on a weekday, who among us have that "weird" job, and who works during the night instead of the day.

YouTube to gather videos for 'Life in a Day' movie
Ridley Scott and YouTube prep for "Life in a Day"
Life in a Day YouTube Channel

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse Dominates The Box Office

Vampires and werewolves reigned supreme as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned $64 million over the Independence Day weekend, and a total of $83 million since opening Wednesday June 30. M. Night Shyamalan's latest offering, Nickelodeon-based The Last Airbender, opened in 2nd with $40 million under its belt, despite the poor reviews it has received. Last week's topnotcher and critically-acclaimed Toy Story 3 slips to 3rd place with still a strong $30 million.

Twilight sequel Eclipse shines at US box office
'Twilight' climbs to $83.6M over holiday weekend