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Tenet and The New Mutant Go First and Second Again at the Box Office While the Empire Strikes Back!

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The past weekend box office looked a lot like the past weekend’s with Tenet taking first and The New Mutants taking second.

Tenet dipped 27.7% from the previous weekend bringing in $3.4 million domestically. That brought its total to $41.2 million after 4 weeks. Internationally, the film is doing better with 85.5% of its current grosses coming from there. It’s international earnings stand at $242 million which is an increase of $39 million over the week. Worldwide, the film has earned $283.2 million.

The New Mutants held on to second place dipping 37.1% from the previous weekend. The film earned a little under $1.15 million for the weekend domestically. It currently stands at $19.5 million. Over the week, the film gained about $2.1 million at the international box office. It’s a rare film with a nearly 50/50 split for grosses at the international and domestic box office. Internationally, the film has earned $19.4 million. That brings its worldwide total to a little under $38.9 million.

With an estimated budget of $67 to $80 million, things aren’t dire for the film but one wonders if it’d have done better with a video-on-demand run instead. Even if just 1 million individuals paid $30, it’d be a net gain as Disney would not have had to split earnings with theaters.

Unhinged moved up to third place for the weekend dipping 22% and bringing in an even $1 million. The film has earned $17.2 million at the domestic box office so far.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has had a re-release bringing in $908,000 and placing the film in fourth place. Its apparently been going on for 11 weeks and the film has earned $1.9 million domestically during the re-release.

Rounding out the top five was Infidel which dropped 46.2% and earned $745,000 to bring its domestic total to $2.7 million after two weeks.

19 films brought in a total of just $8.9 million at the weekend domestic box office. That covers 19,242 theaters and that means each theater brought in just $462. Theaters have to be struggling at this point and one questions if it’d have been smarter to remain closed for a longer period to minimize losses.

Preview: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Graphic Novel Adaptation

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Graphic Novel Adaptation

Alessandro Ferrari (w) • Various (a) • Eric Jones (c)

Faithfully bringing events from the series’ defining installment to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi; Han, Leia, and Chewie struggle to evade the Empire, encountering danger at every turn; and Vader pursues the Rebellion with greater determination than ever before. Plus, emerges from the shadows a certain 900-year-old Jedi Master does.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6-3/4” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-408-4

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Graphic Novel Adaptation

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Mystery Minis! in July

Funko has revealed that characters from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back are now Mystery Minis!

Unwrap the blind bags to find characters such as Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Han Solo and many more! You never know who you might get!

Collect them all this Summer! Mystery Minis: Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back are out this July.

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Look for additional characters!

Find Bossk, Snowtrooper and an additional version of Han Solo at Hot Topic!

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At GameStop look for another version of  Princess Leia, 4-LOM, and AT-AT Driver.

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Zuckuss, Lobot and an additional version of Luke Skywalker can only be found at Target!

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Unboxing: Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Micro Collectors Fun Packs

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back is coming to IDW Publishing‘s successful Micro Collectors Fun Packs line of comics. Each Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Micro Collector Fun Pack release includes a collectible classic Star Wars comic, trading card, 3-D poster, and 3-D glasses.

IDW Publishing hooked us up with a free box for a look at the packs which we open up to show off what you get.

So check out these new collectible Star Wars comics!

Adi Granov Covers Two Classic Star Wars Adaptations!

This May, Marvel and Lucasfilm are set to return you to the story that started it all with the Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope OGN. Completely remastered for the modern age, this iconic story now comes to an entire new generation of fans. But before that can’t miss graphic novel hits shelves this May – Marvel has released a first look at the covers to Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back OGN and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi OGN!

Brought to life by famed artist Adi Granov, these stunning images will grace the covers of the original Marvel adaptations of these iconic films. Also remastered and recolored,  don’t miss your chance to relive these iconic stories when the oversized Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back OGN and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi OGN come to comic shops and book stores in 2015!

Pre-Order Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back OGN on Amazon!

Pre-Order Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi OGN on Amazon!

STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN-HC (APR150894)
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN
Art by AL WILLIAMSON & CARLOS GARZON
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Pre-Order on Amazon
On Sale August 2015!

STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN-HC
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN
Art by AL WILLIAMSON & CARLOS GARZON
Colored by CHRIS SOTOMAYOR
Pre-Order on Amazon
On Sale November 2015!

STAR WARS EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK OGN-HC COVER STAR WARS EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI OGN-HC

Superman’s Trunks Don’t Sell


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Superman III was not a good movie, even with the comedic power of Richard Pryor, and it probably didn’t help the pair of trunks up for auction by Christie’s in London that was the movie this particular pair was from.

Along with a full Darth Vader costume, both items failed to sell at a recent auction.  The Vader costume from Empire Strikes Back got up to $235,000, but didn’t reach the $250,000 minimum.  The pair of trunks worn by Christopher Reeve also failed to sell.

However there were some hot items at the recent auction.  From a New York Times article:

The pistol held by Mr. Connery in the 1963 film, “From Russia With Love,” which was sold to an unidentified telephone bidder, was among the items having much better luck. They included a dinosaur model from the 1933 “King Kong” film that went for about $39,000 and a metal box containing the glowing red eye of the computer HAL from the 1968 science fiction classic, “2001:A Space Odyssey,” which sold for about $27,000.

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