UPDATED: International Box Office: 'Titanic' Hits $2 Billion Worldwide Mark, Boasts Biggest Chinese Opening on April 16, 2012
Titanic 3D: $98.9 million from 9,889 locations in 69 markets. International cume = $157.1 million. Lifetime Global Cume = $2.020 billion. The six-day opening weekend in China was $67 million, which tops Transformers: Dark of the Moon's $56 million.
Battleship: $58 million from 4,950 locations in 26 territories. International cume = $58 million.
Wrath of the Titans: $16 million from 9,000 locations in 63 markets.
The Hunger Games: $15 million from 6,500 locations in 60 territories. International cume = $194 million.
Mirror Mirror: $14 million. International cume = $64 million.
American Reunion: $11.8 million from 2,641 locations in 34 territories. International cume = $40.8 million.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: $8.6 million from 3,753 locations in 51 territories. International cume = $74.3 million
The Pirates! Band of Misfit: $8.4 million in 34 markets. International cume = $44.4 million.
21 Jump Street: $4.0 million in 19 markets. International cume = $34 million.
Safe House: $600K from 400 locations in 27 territories. International cume = $74.9 million.
New International Trailer: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' on April 15, 2012
JEREMY RENNER TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD” on April 12, 2012
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Two-time Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of the Year," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Renner will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night's gala awards program.
"With his quiet and explosive intensity, Jeremy Renner has been entertaining audiences for a long time. However, it was his incredible performance in the Academy Award®-winning 'The Hurt Locker' that truly catapulted him into the public eye as one of our most talented and gifted actors today," noted Neuhauser. "He was riveting in 'The Town,' mysterious yet forceful in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' and audiences everywhere can't wait to see him take on the lead in the upcoming ‘The Bourne Legacy.' We are so pleased to be honoring such a deserving actor with ‘CinemaCon's 2012 Male Star of the Year.'"
Renner stars in two films this summer. On May 4, he portrays Hawkeye in Marvel Studios' "The Avengers," from director Joss Whedon. On August 3, Renner stars in Universal Pictures' "The Bourne Legacy," the next chapter of the hugely popular "Bourne" series. In this latest installment, writer/director Tony Gilroy expands the "Bourne" universe with an original story that introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Joining Renner will be series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, along with franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn.
TAYLOR KITSCH TO RECEIVE THE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF TOMORROW AWARD” on April 11, 2012
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Taylor Kitsch will receive the "CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kitsch will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony that will take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
"Having impressed television audiences with his engrossing portrayal of a troubled Texas high-school fullback in ‘Friday Night Lights,' Kitsch continues to dive into each assigned role with an incredible passion that shines through in all of his work," said Neuhauser. "A talented young man with a bright future ahead of him entertaining moviegoing audiences around the world, I could not think of someone more fitting to be this year's ‘CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow.' We are honored to be able to present him with this award."
Kitsch will next be seen as Lt. Alex Hopper in this summer's "Battleship," which will be released on May 18 by Universal Pictures. Peter Berg ("Hancock," "The Kingdom," "Friday Night Lights") directs and produces this epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. The film also stars Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Tadanobu Asano and Liam Neeson.
Later this summer, Kitsch will be featured as a former Navy Seal and ex-mercenary in the new ferocious thriller from three-time Oscar® winner Oliver Stone, Universal's "Savages," which will be released on July 6. "Savages" features an all-star ensemble cast of Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.
Most recently seen in Disney's live-action film "John Carter," Kitsch, who grew up in British Columbia, began his acting career in 2002, when he moved to New York to study with renowned acting coach Sheila Grey. Within a year, he landed his first major feature film role in "Snakes on a Plane," before landing a role on NBC's critically acclaimed sports drama "Friday Night Lights." Additional film credits include the horror flick "The Covenant," the sci-fi action-adventure "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club."
'Titanic 3D' Posts Massive Opening Day in China on April 11, 2012
20th Century Fox reports that Titanic 3D managed the studio's biggest opening day ever in China by earning Ic73m (RMB), or around $11.6 million from 2,400 3D screens and 66 IMAX screens. A final number is due this evening.