Canada’s Western Comic-Con (April 27-29) was absolutely blasted with more people than the convention has ever seen. At one point on Saturday, the city fire marshal shut down access to the event. Despite the chaos, comic legend Stan Lee, cast from Futurama and the entire reunited main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation made it to the sold out show.
At the end of each month we'll fill you in on which recently released film we feel most deserves the cost of admission. Also included are two runners up, just in case our top selection doesn't grab your interest or you've already seen it.
Meeting all expectations, The Hunger Games had a dominating opening while TV series turned feature film 21 Jump Street and Universal's animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story The Lorax only faced 40% drops for the weekend of March 16 - 18, 2012.
The TV series turned feature film has taken the weekend's top spot while Universal's The Lorax continues to stay strong and Disney's John Carter, wrapping up it's second week in theaters, moves to third place for the weekend of March 16 - 18, 2012.
After days of speculation and estimation, the final numbers are in for Walt Disney Pictures' live-action adventure film John Carter, which couldn't take the top spot away from Universal's The Lorax for the weekend of March 9-11, 2012.
Universal's latest Dr. Seuss adaptation surprised everyone will a whopping $70 million take, while the crime thriller Safe House and Dwayne Jonson headlining Journey 2 still stay strong for the weekend of March 2-4, 2012.
After two consecutive years of lackluster presenters, I believe what the Oscars need is an extra dose of panache to win audiences back for 2013's purported biggest movie event. Some of these choices may seem obvious, while others may cause you to balk; either way, it's hard to deny that any could do worse than what we've recently dealt with.