Heath Ledger is just fantastic. The supporting race is over. Warner will promote him. The movie is a big blockbuster. The Oscar nominations will be announced after exactly one year of his death. Ledger's tragedy and triumph. Everyone will vote for him. But don't try best actor. It's best supporting actor.
Monday, July 21, 2008
155 million dollars. More than Spider Man or Pirates of the Caribbean. Just read EW:
"Holy blockbuster, Batman! The Dark Knight grossed a behemoth $155.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to early estimates, to score the biggest three-day opening in box-office history, while leading the way on a weekend for the record books.
The second Batman movie from star Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan finished at No. 1 (as anticipated, duh!), and, assuming the early estimates hold, it set new standards in just about every category imaginable. It scored the biggest three-day opening weekend of all time (beating Spider-Man 3's $151.1 mil bow). It achieved the best opening day and single day in history ($66.4 mil, shattering Spider-Man 3's mark of $59.8 mil). It brought in the most money from Friday midnight shows of any release ever ($18.5 mil, passing Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith's $16.9 mil). It banked a record $6.2 mil from 94 IMAX venues over the weekend (Spider-Man 3 had the old record, $4.7 mil). And it did it all with the biggest theater count, 4,366 locations, of all time".
Monday, July 14, 2008
The first Oscar doubt in on. Can Heath Ledger be nominated for best supporting actor? The most difficult thing will be getting the nod. Academy has a lot of prejudice against superhero movies. BATMAN BEGINS was one of the best pictures of 2005 but the voters showed no love. But if Heath gets the nod, it will be easy to win. The sentimental vote is strong. Even stronger than a prejudice. Heath's death shocked Hollywood. His role killed him, said some. His role will give him he deserved honor. Wanna bet?