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NECA Announces the Release of Exclusive Kick-Ass 2 Hit-Girl Leather Jacket

Hitgirl_JacketNational Entertainment Collectibles Association, entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, has announced the release of the exclusive Kick-Ass 2 Hit-Girl Prop Replica Leather Jacket. The replica is based on the actual jacket worn by Hit-Girl on-screen in the popular movie, Kick-Ass 2.

Now available to consumers, the exclusive jacket is made of high-quality purple metallic leather with extensive stitched detailing, and is lined in purple satin. The jacket is tailored with princess seams, zip front and invisible wrist zippers for a sleek, close-fitted look. Topstitched black leather patches at elbows and shoulders are padded for vigilante style and protection. The exclusive will be available for $200 on eBay and Amazon, while supplies last.

Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can prevent their annihilation.

Kick-Ass 2 Continues to Do Anything But

Kick_Ass_2_Poster_7_12_13With summer blockbuster season winding down, we’ve seen the last of the comic book movies hit the screen until later this fall and it was a mixed bag for the final few releases. Kick-Ass 2, which debuted last week dropped in it’s second week, shedding 68%. The movie dropped to 10th place to earn $4.27 million bringing its two week total to $22.4 million. The first movie had earned $32 million at this point. The good news is Kick-Ass 2 had a budget of $28 million and has earned $38.5 million globally. There’s a chance the movie will turn a slight profit when all things are said and done.

2 Guns slipped to #11 in its fourth week in theaters from the 10 spot the previous week..  That’s a drop of 41.7% from the previous week and it brought in an additional $3.4 million. The movie has brought in $65.4 million and had a budget of $61 million. The movie hasn’t opened internationally, so any profit will rely in how it does there, but looks like the movie will make it in the black, not bad for BOOM! Studios first comic to movie adaptation.

The Wolverine was in the 15 spot, earning $2.5 million with a domestic total after five weeks of a little more than $125 million. That’s well behind the total for 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which earned around $180 million domestically. Overseas the movie is doing better, where it’s earned $22 million more than the first movie for $225 million overseas and a grand total of $350.7 million. That puts the movie as the top grossing “X” film overseas, but still in the middle of the pack when it comes to grand total globally. The movie had a budget of $120 million.

Kick-Ass 2 Does Anything But Kick Ass

Kick_Ass_2_Poster_7_12_13Kick-Ass 2 was the latest and last comic book based movie to debut this summer. The sequel to the 2010 movie based on the comic series by Mark Millar earned an estimated $13.6 million putting it tied for third place with Elysium. The movie was supposed to be a contender for the top spot. The movie looked like it was heading for issues when it dropped 27.6% from Friday to Saturday. That shows fan of the series flocked to see it right away.

The movie has a budget of $28 million, which caused Universal who released it to spin that the movie will likely break even or turn a profit in the end. The first movie debuted with #19.8 million, $21.2 million when you take inflation into account. The first film was also produced by Lionsgate which passed on the sequel.

The movie skewed heavily male, who accounted for 63% of the audience. The movie received a B+ CinemaScore, but has a horrible 28% approval on RottenTomatoes. It’s been reported that the 15% of the audience under 17 gave the film an “A” rating. Keep in mind, the film is rated R.

The original film earned $96.4 million worldwide, but did very well on DVD.

2 Guns continued to slide, dropping 50.5% and moving to eight place from fifth in its third week. The movie has earned $59.2 million domestically and the film cost an estimated $61 million. It has yet to be released in the rest of the world due to the vast amount of American films already out. That’s also a Universal film.

The Wolverine earned $4.4 million to place it into tenth place. The domestic total is $120.5 million and overseas it has earned $214.8 million bringing its total globally to $335.3 million. That film cost $120.5 million.

2 Guns Drops to Fifth in its 2nd Week

2 guns movieAs expected, Elysium was number one at the North American box office. The movie took in an estimated $30.5 million over the weekend a bit shy of the estimated $35 million to $40 million it was expecting. A bunch of other debuts filled out the top four which dropped last week’s top spot holder, 2 Guns to fifth.

2 Guns, the movie based on a comic by BOOM! Studios, brought in an estimated $11.1 million which brings its two-week total to about $48.5 million. In its second week, the movie dropped about 59%. The movie has a budget of $61 million which it’ll probably just about cover domestically.

The Wolverine continues to struggle. In its third weekend, the movie shed over 1,000 theaters, making way for new releases. It brought in about $8 million, that’s a drop of about 63 percent. In its third week, it has earned an estimated $112 million, and looks to be the lowest grossing “X-Men” movie yet at the domestic box office. However, the movie earned another $18 million overseas for a total of $194.7 million.  The movie still has Japan to open in and when the dust settles, it’ll likely be the highest grossing “X-Men” movie when it comes to international earnings. It’ll wind up somewhere in the middle when it comes to the global total.

This coming weekend sees the opening of Kick-Ass 2, another movie based on a comic.

SDCC 2013: NECA Announces Exclusives Line-Up

National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) today announced their San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive merchandise line-up, available directly at the show with limited quantities available online July 17-21.

Four limited-quantity convention exclusives, created just for the event, have been revealed and include:

  • KICK-ASS 2 “Betsy Ross” Axe Handle Prop Replica – Modeled directly on the prop used by Colonel Stars & Stripes in the upcoming film, KICK-ASS 2. The exclusive will be available for $50, while supplies last.
  • KICK-ASS 2 Series 1 Action Figures – The Series 1 Action Figure set includes Kick-Ass, Hit-Girl and villainous The Motherf*cker with exclusive, uncensored packaging. The set will be available for $75, while supplies last.
  • Albino PREDATOR Action Figure – As seen in the classic fan film “Dead End,” the 7″ Albino Predator features more than 25 points of articulation, including ball-jointed hips and double knee joints. Complete with exclusive albino paint and tribal deco, the Albino Predator will be available for $25, while supplies last.
  • FRIDAY THE 13TH  Video Game Jason Voorhees Figure – Based on the 1989 video game, the 7″ Video Game Jason Voorhees is complete with glowing hands, feet, mask and weapons. Comes in special game-style packaging and will be available for $25, while supplies last.

Fans who are unable to make it to the show can visit NECAClub.com, where a very limited quantity of show exclusives will be made available at various times daily throughout the show, July 17-21. European fans can obtain the exclusives at Loudclothing.com.

Additionally, WizKids Games has also revealed two limited-edition 2013 HeroClix convention exclusives:

  • Marvel HeroClix 2013 Convention Figure: Shuma GorathBorn from nightmares, Shuma Gorath is one of the greatest terrors of the Marvel Universe.  Standing nearly 8″ tall, the exclusive Shuma Gorath HeroClix piece also features an articulated eye! Shuma Gorath will be available for $50, while supplies last.
  • DC HeroClix 2013 Convention Figures: The Trinity of Sin – Tying directly into DC Comics’ summer crossover event, The Trinity War, the Trinity of Sin HeroClix team base features three iconic characters: the mysterious Pandora, the Phantom Stranger, and The Question! These exclusive HeroClix figures can be played individually or all together on their team base for even greater effect.  The Trinity of Sin will be available for $25, while supplies last.

Visit NECA at booth #3145.

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New comics are out tomorrow! Who is excited for what?

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Bleeding Cool – Another Marvel Movie Takes July 8th 2016 Release DateI guess Squirrel Girl.

Comic Vine – ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Teases More Skins Solid game, too much DLC.

The Beat – Fight! Jim Carrey vs Mark Millar over Kick-Ass 2 gun violence I actually think Millar was restrained in his response. Almost diplomatic.

Kotaku – Man Carrying a Knife Storms Anime Event in Tokyo WTF!?


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Talking Comics – Edison Rex TPB

CBR – Indestructible Hulk #9

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It’s a new week. What are folks looking forward to? Also, San Diego Comic-Con is right down the road! Folks excited for one of the biggest conventions of the year?

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Lawyers, Guns, Money – The Dark Knight Returns and The Zak Snyder School of Literal FilmmakingBut to really look at this, wouldn’t it be better to look at his adaptation of 300. And is it weird these are all Frank Miller comics?

Bleeding Cool – Does Superior Spider-Man Make Peter Parker Seem Pathetic?I think the article missed the point that the series is about Otto’s journey, not Peter’s.

The Motley Fool – Marvel’s Marketing Masterstroke Atones for Its “Iron Man 3” MistakeSo how did they atone? Kind of missed the ball on this one two as I had no idea it released finally.

Bleeding Cool – After Sandy Hook, Jim Carrey “Cannot Support That Level Of Violence” In Kick-Ass 2As opposed to all of the other shootings?

A Comic Geek’s Guide to Summer Movies

film realThis summer looks like a feast for comic book fans with numerous movies directly based on comic books or having a comic book tie-in. Here’s what to expect each month and what we think is going to be the hits and the misses. And there’s a few weekends comic geeks will have to choose between movies, or go with the double feature.


Iron Man 3 – May 3 – easily the juggernaut of the summer movies. This is likely to be the highest grossing movie of the summer unless a certain caped hero goes huge. The second movie of the series was a bit of a let down, but with a new director and an interesting villain, here’s hoping the franchise bounces back. The expectations are high, which works a bit against the movie.

Star Trek Into Darkness – May 17 – The second entry in the rebooted Star Trek franchise has had a prequel released by IDW as well as an ongoing series based in it’s universe. The movie looks much darker than previous entries, but that might not be a bad thing.


After Earth – June 7 – Will Smith’s new movie also featuring his son is a futuristic sci-fi tale. It also had a comic tie-in released by Dynamite that was pretty decent.

Man of Steel – June 14 – The other possibility of the top grossing movie of the summer. It looks darker in tone, but this is a reboot of the classic character, just in time for Superman to celebrate his 75th birthday. Like a certain shellhead, there’s high expectations for this one.

Monsters University – June 21 – Pixar’s sequel to their awesome movie Monsters Inc. Maybe Disney and Marvel are smart enough to release a comic tie-in to go with it? I expect it to be a solid family movie.

World War Z – based on Max Brook’s amazing book, the trailers look horrible. But, it’s a zombie movie and Brooks writes comics. I think the movie will tank, but expect publishers to attempt to play off of the Brooks connection.


Despicable Me 2 – July 3 – I loved the first one. If someone is smart they’ll grab up this family movie. There’s no comic connection that I can think of, but I love the first movie so much I couldn’t not mention it.

The Lone Ranger – July 3 – the trailers to this also look horrible. There is a Dynamite series, but that has nothing to do with this movie. I expect a box office bomb.

Pacific Rim – July 12 – there’s a graphic novel tie-in that’s supposed to come out, but even if there wasn’t it’s giant robots versus giant monsters. One of the most anticipated movies of the summer for me.

Red 2 – July 19 – the first movie wasn’t all that great. There was something entertaining about it, but barely. Kind of shocked there’s a sequel. The first movie was based on a comic, no idea for any plans for this one.

R.I.P.D. – July 19 – If I’m seeing a “comic movie” this weekend, it’s this one. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds the movie is based off of the Dark Horse series.

The Wolverine – July 26 – the first movie was horrible. So bad, I refused to spend movie to see it. This sequel is looking better, but I expect it to be third when it comes to comic movie grosses for the summer.

The Smurfs 2 – July 31 – there is the Papercutz comic series that continues this classic cartoon series. The first movie was smurf, I’m expecting much of the same for this one.


2 Guns – August 2 – a tough weekend to open, see below, this movie is based on the BOOM! Studios series. The story is entertaining and it has a solid cast. Another under the radar summer movie I can’t wait to see.

300: Rise of an Empire – August 2 – a tough weekend to open, see above, this movie is based on the upcoming graphic novel Xerxes which is the sequel to the graphic novel 300. I’m not expecting it to match the box office dollars or awesomeness of the first one.

Elysium – August 9 – no comic tie-in that I know of, but it looks like awesome science fiction.

Kick-Ass 2 – August 16 – I hated the comic series this will likely be based on. It was violence for violence sake at times. We’ll see what they get away with for this one.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – August 23 – it was a book first, but there’s also a comic adaptation of this popular young adult novel.

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