WOW, I am in shock. (Mania.com)

By:Karl Schneider
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2006

X-Men


Holy flying cows! I figured X-Men: The Last Stand would be huge, but this huge? No way, can't be, not gonna happen.

In case you don't follow the box office day to day, X-Men: The Last Stand grossed an eye popping $44.1 million on it's opening Friday, placing it behind only Star Wars: Episode III ($50m). A Friday gross of that size means that the movie could very likely grab the title of BIGGEST Opening Weekend ... EVER.

The record is currently held by Spider-Man which hauled in an astounding $114,844,116 during it's first weekend. I guess this just goes to show you how big comic book adaptions are these days. Kids don't seem to want to READ the comics, but obviously the premise still intrigues them as much as it did past generations. Marvel and DC are simply finding new avenues to reach their audiences.

I enjoyed X-Men: The Last Stand, but I didn't enjoy it that much. I wish a better film held the crown, and to be honest ... I expect it to change hands very shortly. Pirates of the Caribbean 2 comes out later this summer, and will be absolutely massive. It has the fan base to do break the record and I fully expect it to do just that. Oh and we can expect the next Spiderman film to make a run at the record the following Summer.

Little Tid Bit


I will be conducting an interview with James Darren this upcoming week. You may know him from one of the many projects he has been a part of over the years, including but not limited to: The Time Tunnel, Melrose Place, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, etc, etc. Far to much to list!

Look for the interview to pop up on the site soon, and if you have any questions for James, feel free to email me at scoop@cinescape.com. I am hoping to throw in one question from a reader during the interview, so if you can think of anything, drop me a line. If you don't want to be named when your question is asked, please provide an alias.

That's it for this week. Until next time ...