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Demo-Graphics: The Hunger Games

As we reported earlier today The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 topped the weekend box-office. The film had a primarily female audience.

When it came to demographics Mockingjay—Part 1 played closer to the Hunger Games core audience than Catching Fire with 60% of the crowd female compared with 57% for Catching Fire, and 52% of the Mockingjay crowd under 25 versus an even split for the previous Hunger games film.

Below is how the Facebook data breaks down.

Hunger Games DemographicsWhen you combine all of the terms, not including characters, you get an audience that’s just shy of 67% female. The movie has been reported as having 60% female audience, so again the Facebook data is off, but not by a huge amount. Where the data continues to struggle is with age. 52% have been reported as under the age of 25, while Facebook returns that number at just 41%.

In another report, we’ll add characters from the books to see how that might affect the above data.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

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Disney Wants Us to Pirate the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Trailer (Updated)

star wars the force awakensThe first trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters this Friday, but unless you live around the nine Regal Cinemas, you’re going to miss out. This isn’t the first time this has been done to promote a Star Wars film. When The Phantom Menace trailer premiered in 1998, that was on 75 screens in 26 stats. Many fans showed up to watch it, and then left.

The nine locations are:

CA Irvine — Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX

 

CA San Diego — Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

GA Atlanta — Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

IL Chicago — Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

 

NY New York — Regal Union Square Stadium 14

 

PA Warrington — Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX

 

TN Knoxville — Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

 

TX Houston — Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX

 

WA Seattle — Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

 

Most likely Regal rolled up a large truck full of cash to make this happen, thinking it’ll drive individuals to the theaters, but in this day and age where the internet provides easy access, and access usually before planned, the move seems to be idiotic and shortsighted. If you don’t live around one of these theaters, then sucks to be you in Disney’s eyes. I guess major metropolitan areas like Dallas, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and many others’ money isn’t worth it to Disney, and movie chains.

The move is clearly to build hype around the trailer (not the movie) in a weekend that generally is a big one for movie theaters, Thanksgiving.

But, in the age of the internet, is this even worth it? Marvel hyped the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron to see it leak five days earlier. At first Marvel and Disney handed out “cease and desist” letters like candy, then eventually released the trailer officially. They are currently fighting Google to find out who leaked it. Chances are when the weekend is up, the trailer will be officially released, but before that happens, Disney is creating an artificial demand pirates are more than happy to deliver to.

There’s a chance more locations will be announced, but with just nine initially making the list, any more will come off as reacting to what’s likely a lot of head scratching, and anger. For such a huge movie that’s likely to be one of the highest grossing films of the year when it comes out, this seems like an unexpected, and unneeded bump in the road, and middle finger to those who have made Star Wars what it is, the devoted fans.

The Force Awakens will be released on December 18th, 2015.

Update: Starwars.com has released a much fuller list with quite a few cities missing off of the first update. It’s up to 30 theaters:

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Hunger Games Tops Big Hero 6

big hero 6It’s not a surprise, but The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 topped the box-office with an estimated $123 million. That put Big Hero 6 in a solid second, as that film is estimated to earn a little over $20 million.

In its three weeks at the box off Big Hero 6 has earned around $135.7 million domestically. The film faces tougher competition this coming week as another animated film hits theaters.

When it came to demographics Mockingjay—Part 1 played closer to the Hunger Games core audience than Catching Fire with 60% of the crowd female compared with 57% for Catching Fire, and 52% of the Mockingjay crowd under 25 versus an even split for the previous Hunger games film. We’ll see how all the films compare to each other later today when it comes to their demographics.

Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $331 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.5 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $191.2 million
16. Big Hero 6 – $135.7 million
23. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
24. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
27. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
37. Hercules – $72.7 million
46. Robocop – $58.6 million
106. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
124. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million
283. We Are the Best! – $180,590

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087.4 billion
2. Guardians of the Galaxy– $770.6 million
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $708.2 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $477.2 million
15. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
19. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
24. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
27. Hercules – $243.4 million
28. Robocop – $242.7 million
35. Big Hero 6 – $185.2 million
57. Snowpiercer – $86.8 million
94. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $39.4 million
265. We Are the Best! – $181,000

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Dance Off Featurette

The ending Guardians of the Galaxy could have been very different. Still not as good as Breakin’…..

Nerd Block Classic Guarantees an Autographed Willow Print this December

nerd block willowThis December Nerd Block has partnered with actors Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer to include an autographed Willow print in every Nerd Block Classic! That’s right, subscribers will receive an autograph from either Warwick Davis or Val Kilmer in their December Nerd Block!

 

 

 

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Big Hero 6 Drops to Second

big hero 6In its second week at the box office, Big Hero 6 dropped to second place, being knocked out of the top spot by Dumb and Dumber To. The film earned a little over $36 million domestically this weekend to bring its total to over $111.6 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy continued to bring in money earning over $300,00.

Here’s where everyone stands currently when it comes to “comic” movies in 2014.

Domestic Gross

1. Guardians of the Galaxy – $330.5 million
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $259.8 million
4. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $245.4 million
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $233.9 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $208.5 million
8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $202.9 million
9. Godzilla – $200.7 million
11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $191.2 million
20. Big Hero 6 – $111.7 million
21. Mr. Peabody & Sherman $111.5 million
22. 300: Rise of An Empire – $106.6 million
24. Edge of Tomorrow – $100.2 million
36. Hercules – $72.7 million
45. Robocop – $58.6 million
104. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $13.8 million
124. Snowpiercer – $4.6 million

Worldwide Gross

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $1.087.4 billion
2. Guardians of the Galaxy– $770.1 million
4. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $746 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $714.1 million
6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $709 million
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $707.8 million
9. Godzilla – $525 million
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $474.4 million
14. Edge of Tomorrow – $369.2 million
16. 300: Rise of An Empire – $331.1 million
22. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $272.9 million
25. Robocop – $242.7 million
26. Hercules – $242.1 million
38. Big Hero 6 – $148.4 million
56. Snowpiercer – $86.8 million
92. Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For – $39.4 million
254. We Are the Best! – $181,000

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League coming in February

Lego_JL_vs_Bizarro_League_ONLINE_CTM_07In the follow-up to LEGO Batman, The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, the Justice League is newly solidified yet faces a peculiar set of villains when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group release LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 10, 2015. The Blu-ray and DVD releases will include an exclusive Batzarro LEGO Minifigure on-pack, while supplies last.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League in Digital HD on February 10 via purchase from digital retailers.

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Special Features include:

  • LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES: BATMAN: BE-LEAGUERED TV SPECIAL – Approximately 22 minutes
  • BIZARRO! – FEATURETTE – One part oddity, one part comedic curiosity, Bizarro is a favorite among the characters within Superman’s universe. Take a look at the Man of Steel’s potent, backwards nemesis.
  • BE-LEAGUERED BLOOPERS

Daniel Bruhl Joins Captain America: Civil War

Daniel BrühlMarvel has announced the addition of Daniel Bruhl to the cast of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The movie is set to come out May 6, 2016. It has not been announced what role he’ll have.

The 36 year old actor has appeared in The Fifth Estate, Rush, Inglorious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum and a whole lot more. He has three other films in post-production, and currently another being filmed.

Bruhl joins Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and Chadwick Boseman, with Joe and Anthony Russo returning to direct after this year’s hit Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: Civil War is one of the many films Marvel has announced that will come out between now and 2020, making up their Phase 3 of their movies. The film kicks off that third phase.

A New Trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

Godkiller animated film trilogy starts production at Black Mask

godkiller 1 second printingPublishing and production company Black Mask Studios has announced its first major in-house production: three animated features based on the comic book Godkiller by Black Mask co-founder Matt Pizzolo, Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk, and Ben Templesmith.

Black Mask acquired the film/TV/transmedia rights earlier this year from Pizzolo’s film company Halo-8, who produced an animated series of the property in 2010.

Black Mask will re-release the animated series Godkiller: Walk Among Us in 2015 as a fully re-mastered feature with new voice talent. This will be followed by two brand-new animated features Godkiller: Tomorrow’s Ashes in 2016 and Godkiller: The Trouble You Took From Her Eyes in 2017.

The features will utilize different animation styles for the various dimensions the characters travel through. They will be produced by Black Mask Studios, co-founded last year by Pizzolo, Brett Gurewitz, and Steve Niles.

Godkiller, about a teenage orphan and an escaped slavegirl journeying through a post-apocalyptic wasteland, debuted as a self-published underground comic and was launched in stores as a new ongoing comic book series from Black Mask on October 29. It was recently announced that Godkiller’s debut issue on Black Mask sold through its print run and would be the label’s first comic to receive a second printing based on outsized demand.

Black Mask is co-producing the Syfy series Fiver Ghosts with UCP and BenderSpink, based on the comic by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham. Evan Daugherty is writing the pilot. Black Mask is also developing a transmedia adaptation of the same comic in-house.

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