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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Box Office Report: 'Battleship' Sinks With Estimated $9.5 Million on Friday

Wham! Pow! Bang! For the third week in a row the superhero blockbuster “The Avengers” looks set to clobber its competitors at the box office. In just 14 days of release the Marvel Studios blockbuster has raced passed the $400 million mark domestically, more
New York Daily News ( 5/18/2012 1:19:22 PM -08:00 )

Audiences marvel at a comic escape
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Sydney Morning Herald ( 5/18/2012 6:26:51 AM -08:00 )

Superheroes arrive to rescue ... Hollywood?
Superheroes arrive to rescue ... Hollywood?Box office analysts say 'The Avengers' is only the beginning of potential blockbusters for the summer season. By Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer / May 18, 2012 Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor, left, and and Chris Evans portrays Captain America in a scene more
Christian Science Monitor ( 5/18/2012 6:09:23 AM -08:00 )

Can 'Avengers' Top 'Avatar' Or 'Titanic'?
Can 'By the time 'Avengers' is done kicking box-office butt, it will easily be the #3 film of all time,' one box-office expert tells MTV News. By Fallon Prinzivalli "The Avengers" sure did assemble! Marvel's superhero film is still the reigning champion of more
MTV.com ( 5/18/2012 2:54:50 AM -08:00 )

Avengers” may sink ”Battleship's” US launch
Avengers” may sink ”BattleshipIn this film image released by Universal Pictures, actress Brooklyn Decker, right, is shown with Taylor Kitsch in a scene from “Battleship.” A former swimsuit model, Decker is posing for the cameras more than ever. But now she's exchanged bathing suits more
DAWN.com ( 5/18/2012 1:58:13 AM -08:00 )

'Avengers' may sink 'Battleship's' US launch
The big-budget action film "Battleship", produced by Comcast's Universal Pictures, is shaping up to become the next film to fall victim to "The Avengers'" record box office march. Universal's new sci-fi blockbuster, which opens on May 18 in 3690 US and more
Moneycontrol.com ( 5/17/2012 7:39:46 PM -08:00 )

"Avengers" may sink "Battleship's" US launch
By Ronald Grover | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The big-budget action film "Battleship", produced by Comcast's Universal Pictures, is shaping up to become the next film to fall victim to "The Avengers'" record box office march. more
Reuters India ( 5/17/2012 5:33:43 PM -08:00 )

"Avengers" may sink "Battleship's" U.S. launch
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The big-budget action film "Battleship", produced by Comcast's Universal Pictures, is shaping up to become the next film to fall victim to "The Avengers'" record box office march. Universal's new sci-fi blockbuster, more
Chicago Tribune ( 5/17/2012 5:13:49 PM -08:00 )

Box Office Preview: Expect Avengers to win battle
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney/Marvel's "The Avengers" should top the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, fending off wide-release newcomers with another $50 million in receipts. It would give the money-making superheros the second-best more
Philippine Star ( 5/17/2012 4:01:40 PM -08:00 )

Movies That Should Top The 2012 Box Office
Summer 2012 is here, which means that Hollywood is gearing up to release an onslaught of summer blockbusters, but this year is shaping up to be different from all of the others. In what you could only describe as "The Year of the Sequel," it seems that more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 5/17/2012 12:12:48 PM -08:00 )

'Battleship': A Love Letter
I know we don't know each other very well, so please excuse me for being this forward. I don't want to come on too strong, but I can't hide my feelings any longer. The truth is, I think I've fallen in love with you. Look, I'll be frank: you're not more
Huffington Post ( 5/17/2012 5:44:56 AM -08:00 )

The Week in Spandex - The Expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Dark Knight
The Week in Spandex - The Expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Dark KnightOnce again, Marvel's The Avengers continues to shatter records at the global box office as audiences remain enthralled by the adventures of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. In North America, the Joss Whedon-directed superhero team-up became the fastest film more
Flickering Myth (blog) ( 5/19/2012 3:17:15 AM -08:00 )

Box Office Report: 'Battleship' Sinks With Estimated $9.5 Million on Friday
Box Office Report: "Dictator" is performing on the softer side domestically, but easily pulls ahead of "What to Expect When You're Expecting"; "Avengers" continues to dominate and will win weekend with $50 million or more. CANNES -- Universal and Hasbro Entertainment's more
Hollywood Reporter ( 5/19/2012 12:57:17 AM -08:00 )

'Battleship' and 'What to Expect when You're Expecting': Which movie received
By David Eckstein It's starting to look like it's a tough weekend for moviegoers. Two new releases "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "Battleship" aren't getting much love from the critics. The current ratings for the films on Rotten Tomatoes more
Zap2it.com (blog) ( 5/18/2012 4:57:52 PM -08:00 )

'Battleship' runs aground in US
By Stuart Oldham Universal's costly 'Battleship' is off to a rough start at the domestic box office, with early estimates putting the pic at $31 million for the weekend. Universal's "Battleship" is getting torpedoed at the domestic box office, more
Variety ( 5/18/2012 4:30:30 PM -08:00 )

Box Office Report: 'Battleship,' 'Dictator' Sluggish; 'Avengers' Still Soars
Box Office Report: With “Avengers” still looming large, “Battleship” is on course for soft $11 million to $12 million Friday, while “Dictator” and Lionsgate comedy “What to Expect When You're Expecting” duke it out. CANNES -- Universal and Hasbro Entertainment's pricey more
Hollywood Reporter ( 5/18/2012 3:37:27 PM -08:00 )

Box Office Earnings, Explained: Why Showing Up Matters at the Movies
Box Office Earnings, Explained: Why Showing Up Matters at the MoviesBy Kareem Tabsch Fri., May 18 2012 at 2:52 PM The accounting department at Disney is working overtime these days, burdened with tallying the ever-growing box office reports for the blockbuster superhero film, The Avengers. Since its April 25th release, more
Miami New Times (blog) ( 5/18/2012 12:12:42 PM -08:00 )

'Avengers' becomes no. 6 title of all time with $1.07 billion
The superhero tentpole smashed another record in North America, where it crossed the $400 million mark in only 14 days, besting the 19 days it took The Dark Knight to reach the same mark. It's also Disney's biggest release ever. more
Daily Caller ( 5/18/2012 10:53:56 AM -08:00 )

Box Office Forecast: Battleship tries to sink The Avengers
by Alex on May 18, 2012 · 0 comments There are three new films opening wide this week, The Dictator, What to Expect When Your Expecting and Battleship. Unfortunately for all of them, The Avengers is still going strong and is likely to remain at the #1 more
Filmonic ( 5/18/2012 10:23:19 AM -08:00 )

The Avengers Likely To Sink Battleship
The Avengers Likely To Sink BattleshipUniversal's sci-fi/action film Battleship will face the titanic might of The Avengers this weekend and will likely wind up scuppered, according to most analysts' forecasts. In its third weekend, the superhero epic is expected to earn around $50-55 more
Contactmusic.com ( 5/18/2012 10:21:55 AM -08:00 )