The Walt Disney Studios who owns Marvel; announced that “The Avengers” made $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6. The movie Hulk Smashed previous records to become the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The global box office gross for the film is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.
The film had second highest single day of all time at $80.5 million and the highest Saturday’s box office gross of all time with $69.7 million. Not only is this movie making money hand over fist but its actually a very good movie. Critics gave it a perfect A+ CinemaScore. Marvel’s The Avengers is good enough for the fanboys and well written enough for any age to enjoy.
It’s not just the America that is love with the Avengers. Internationally it had the biggest Marvel opening weekend ever in Russia with $17.9 million, China with $17.4 million. The biggest opening weekend of all time in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Philippines
The film’s success only means one thing, sequels. Lots of money making sequels. The following films have them on the way; Captain America is due April 4, 2014. Thor in 2013, and Iron Man on May 3, 2013. I’m sure Walt Disney Studios is glad the scooped up Marvel.… Read the rest
Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series has once again broken media records. The best part about the 3rd installment is that the records it broke were established by its predecessor.
Last week it sold 6.5 million copies of the game for a profit of $400 million during its launch weekend alone. That was a new a sales record.
It did not stop there for the hot FPS. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now the fastest-selling video game in history. Even the beloved Grand Theft Auto did not sell this well. In just one week on the market Modern Warfare to sold a ridicules 12.3 million copies. That easily makes it the biggest launch of all time in volume. In terms of cash that one week is estimated to be $738 million in revenue for Activision.
The game was released to every system at $60 a pop. Leading all sales was the Xbox 360 version of the game with over 7 million copies sold. The PS3 sold 4.8 million copies the Wii and the PC had the rest of the sales. Side note: Who would why this game on a non HD, limited control Wii? The 7 million copies sold on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is a new sales record for game on one single system. The record had belonged to Call of Duty: Black Ops that had sold 5.8 million.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a great game that actully lives up to the hype.… Read the rest
It had to happen sooner rather than later but no one at the start of the season would have imagined this is how it would end. The house that Joe built has kicked him out to the curb. I will not enter the moral reasons for which he was fired. He should be fired for not following up but let us not forget, he did report it. That is neither here or there. What I will discuss is respect. After so many years and the fact that he was not the one that abused anyone, he should have been allowed to complete the rest of the season. I think 46 years loyalty can buy you just 3 more months.
Paterno won more games than any other major college coach in history. He told a grand jury investigation that when he was informed in 2002 of his assistant coach’s alleged sexual abuse of a boy, he passed the information on to the athletic director but did not follow up. The alleged abuse continued for several more years.
Assistant Coach Jerry Sandusky was charged on Saturday with sexually abusing eight young boys over a period of nearly 15 years. Two university officials were also charged with failing to report an incident when it happened in 2002.
Over 1,000 protesting Penn State University students protested on campus yesterday to share that same sentiment. They were chanting “Hell no, Joe won’t go” and “We want Joe back.” One student said: “I think it’s only fair to let him (Paterno) ride out the season because this is the house that Joe built.” Police and state troopers in riot gear attempted to clear the streets.… Read the rest