Monday, March 26, 2007

TMNT is #1...comic book movies continue to dominate box office

TMNT opened in first place at the box office this past weekend with $24.3 million. TMNT, of course, stands for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles were first created as comic book characters by Mirage Studios in 1984. So with TMNT's first place finish, that means that there has been a comic book movie finish in first place in 5 of the past 6 weekends (TMNT, Ghost Rider twice, and 300 twice). And with Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer coming soon, 2007 is truly comics' breakout year at the movies!

But where are DC's comic book movies? I'll tell you where: NOWHERE.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Another comic book movie is on top of the box office; this time, it's 300

300, a movie based on a five-issue comic book mini-series by Dark Horse Comics, was the number one movie at the box office this past weekend, bringing in $70.9 million. It was also the biggest opening weekend gross for a movie for the month of March in history. And this happens just a month after Ghost Rider, another comic book movie, broke the record for highest Presidents' Day weekend movie gross ever. Are comics awesome or what? ;-)