The Step Up movies have undeniably found their international cult following because of splashy production numbers, but there’s also no doubt the franchise owes much of its success to the daredevil dancers who bring that choreography to life. In an exclusive clip from Step Up Revolution‘s forthcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, producer Adam Shankman reveals behind-the-scenes footage that shows how the individual dancers work together to develop their eye-popping moves. Below, watch star Kathryn McCormick shakes her money maker and other members Revolution‘s army of dancers trick out their gravity-defying maneuvers.
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Alright, here are the facts about The Dark Knight Rises:
• Warner Bros.’ $250 million sequel is an utterly huge movie.
• It earned $64.1 million in its second weekend (a 60 percent drop).
• It has grossed $289.1 million after ten days.
• This total is less than the The Dark Knight had earned at the same point in its run ($313.8 million), and that’s fine.
• This total is also less than the The Avengers had earned at the same point in its run ($373.1 million), and that’s also fine.
• Overseas, the film has already grossed $248.2 million, and its headed for a finish between $900 million and $1 billion worldwide.
The reality is that it doesn’t matter if the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy beats any other film at the box office — The Dark Knight Rises is a truly gigantic hit that will have the suits at the studio very, very happy.
That said, the film is certainly performing below initial expectations. READ FULL STORY »
For the second weekend in a row, The Dark Knight Rises will top the box office, but it’s falling much faster than industry insiders expected. Perhaps those Olympic opening ceremonies, which were watched by a record number of people, are to blame?
The $250 million Warner Brothers film dropped 76 percent from its first Friday to $18.1 million, which should lead to a $60 million weekend. After eight days, Rises has grossed $243.1 million total. For comparison, The Dark Knight fell 65 percent on its second Friday to $23.2 million, giving it an eight-day total of $261.8 million. That film went on to have a $75.2 million sophomore weekend. READ FULL STORY »
Last weekend, a dark cloud hung over the box office after the tragedy in Aurora, Colo. rocked the country.
The Dark Knight Rises still managed a stunning $160.9 million opening weekend — the third best of all time — but most believe it could have finished with substantially more money had audiences not been avoiding the theater.
There’s definitely still some tension in the air this frame, but movie going is expected to return at least somewhat back to normal. Two new openers are hitting theaters — sci-fi comedy The Watch and dance sequel Step Up Revolution — but they won’t be any match for the second weekend of The Dark Knight Rises. Here’s how the box office may play out: READ FULL STORY »