While most movies would be viewed as a huge success with an opening weekend gross north of $100 million, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and it’s $102.66 million opening, is being viewed as a bit of a let down. The reason why, that’s $20 million less than Mockingjay Part 1’s opening. There’s a lot of head-scratching going on as executives try to figure out what happened. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be a surprise. I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, the books, however, Book 3 was not my favorite one. Also, it wasn’t very long and should not have been stretched out into two movies. Just because the final one book/two-movie option worked for Harry Potter, does not mean every other book to movie treatment has to follow that formula.
We are just a few days away from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The final movie in the series will bring the Hunger Games story to a close. I read the books, and while Book 3 was not my favorite, there are some scenes that I’m excited to see on the big screen.
Spectre held onto the #1 spot on the Box Office list for it’s second week in a row. The 24th James Bond movie took in an impressive $35.4 million here in the states, and an even more impressive $48 million (estimate) in China over the weekend. If that estimate is correct, Spectre will hold the record for the largest opening weekend and largest opening three days of all time for any 2D US film in China.
Last week’s #2 movie, The Peanuts Movie, held onto the spot for it’s second weekend in theaters. The Snoopy and Charlie Brown movie took in another $24.2 million, bringing it’s domestic tally almost to $82.5 million. For more Peanuts fun, check out my TTPM.com review of the video game based on the movie, by clicking here.
The 4th TV Spot for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has started airing. This one is action packed, and includes a few clips that we haven’t seen yet.
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Last week we saw the 30 second TV spot for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and now, behold the 60 second spot. It’s mostly comprised of footage that has already been released, but there are a few new shots added in. One on my favorite’s is what looks like a war room scene with Han, Leia, C-3PO, and Admiral Ackbar (my guess).
Entertainment Weekly’s site, ew.com, has a ton of great Force Awakens info and images. I’m avoiding the info because I want as spoiler-free of an experience as possible when I see the movie. However, I can’t resist checking out some of the images.
Skylanders SuperChargers is now available to play on Apple’s iPad, and for the first time on iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV!
The Starter Pack includes the game, the Portal of Power, Bluetooth controller, a built-in stand, two Skylanders SuperChargers characters and a Skylanders SuperChargers vehicle. Players can also purchase the digital Portal Owners Pack for select iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV. All 300+ Skylanders characters are compatible with both versions.