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Sony announced today that Skyfall has surpassed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming just the 14th film in history to reach the coveted milestone.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office. To date, the blockbuster has earned an estimated $179.7 million domestically. In addition, on the heels of its record-breaking release in Australia — the biggest Boxing Day opening of all time — The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has grossed an estimated $344 million internationally, for a global total of $523.7 million.
The Academy Award nominations are revealed in just a few short weeks, so here is what we think will be on the list!
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce and Black.
Tom Hooper’s musical Les Misérables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, took the top spot with an estimated $18.2 million, the second-largest Christmas Day opening, while Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, took second place with $15 million. That would make it the third-biggest Christmas Day opening ever.
Actors including Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson and, of course, Bill Murray, will star in the upcoming comedy, according to the Golden Globe nominated director.
The Small Man
Holidays are here, and chances are, we won’t be posting much between now and the start of 2013!
Last month, news broke of a short list of five actors in contention for the leading role of Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Variety offers an update that claims the list has shrunk to two names: Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) and Zachary Levi (“Chuck”).
It looks like “How I Met Your Mother” fans will have to wait a little longer to find out the identity of the show’s titular matriarch. According to Deadline, “How I Met Your Mother” has been renewed and will return for a ninth season, after all five stars reportedly signed on for another year following weeks of contract negotiations.
Leading lady Kristen Stewart today confirmed to ET that she’ll be back as the fairytale lead in a sequel to this year’s Snow White and the Huntsman.
Apatow Family Home Movie
In the March 15, 2013 release, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other.