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Confirmed: Kick-Ass 2 moving forward

Earlier this week “Kick-Ass” illustrator let slip that a sequel was in the works, and now Heat Vision | THR has confirmed the news, reporting that Universal Pictures planning to distribute Kick-Ass 2 with filming eyed for September confirming . Matthew Vaughn, who co-wrote and directed the 2010 film based on the Mark Millar-John […]

Kick Ass 2 to begin filming this summer for release next May?

Illustrator John Romita Jr. has revealed that deals have been completed for Kick Ass 2 and production is scheduled to begin this summer for a release sometime next May. At the moment it’s unclear who will be directing the project, as Matthew Vaughn is only signed to co-write and produce.

Kick Ass was released […]

Kick Ass 2 greenlit? That’s what Mark Millar says

Mark Millar told Radio 5 in the UK that due to strong sales of Kick-Ass on DVD, Kick-Ass 2 has been greenlit:

Hi Guys

Been listening to Mark Millar on Radio 5 in the UK who says that because of the fantastic number of DVD sales of Kick Ass that Kick […]

Box Office Numbers for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Back-Up Plan stayed in first place on Wednesday with $832,377 ($14.902M cume), with How to Train Your Dragon taking second ($737,763 / $180.789M cume) and Kick-Ass in third with $703,031 ($37.021M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($656,813 / $65.345M cume) and The Losers ($617,005 / $11.518M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Back-Up Plan perked up 21% to take Tuesday with $1.024 million ($14.069M cume). How to Train Your Dragon was 2nd with $860,937 ($180.052M cume) while Kick-Ass took 3rd with $809,920 ($36.318M cume).

Rounding out the top five were The Losers in 4th place with $767,496 ($10.901M cume) and Date Night in 5th place with $709,394 ($64.688M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 26, 2010

The top three films on Monday were separated by less than $45,000, with How to Train Your Dragon holding onto 1st place with $844,721 ($179.161M cume), The Back-Up Plan in 2nd with $843,885 ($13.046M cume) and Kick-Ass took 3rd with $800,248 ($35.508M cume).

Rounding out the top five were The Losers in 4th place with $727,119 ($10.133M cume) and Date Night in 5th place with $645,807 ($63.979M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 23-25, 2010): ‘Dragon’ stays in 1st ($15.4M); Weak debuts for Back-Up Plan (#2 – $12.2M) and The Losers (#4 – $9.4M) [UPDATED]

Update: Article and chart updated with the final actual numbers.

The weak debuts of The Back-Up Plan (#2 – $12.2M) and The Losers (#4 – $9.4M) allowed for How to Train Your Dragon to win another weekend. The 3D feature grossed $15.35 million, pushing its domestic cume to a solid $178.346 million and its worldwide tally to an impressive $355.346 million. After opening more than 25% below Monsters vs. Aliens ($59.3M vs. $43.7M), ‘Dragon’ has surpassed ‘MvsA’ on a daily basis and will easily cross the $200M mark domestically.

The only other new release this week was the limited Oceans (which opened on Thursday) which grossed $6.059 million ($8.526M cume) for the weekend — #8 — from 1,206 theaters (for a top 10 best $5,024 per theater average). Rounding out the top five were Date Night in third place ($10.461M / $63.333M cume) and Kick-Ass in fifth place ($9.342M / $34.708M cume). Click over the jump for the weekend chart.

Continue reading Weekend Box Office Numbers (April 23-25, 2010): ‘Dragon’ stays in 1st ($15.4M); Weak debuts for Back-Up Plan (#2 – $12.2M) and The Losers (#4 – $9.4M) [UPDATED]

Box Office Estimates for Friday, April 23, 2010: Weak debuts for The Back-Up Plan (#1 / $4.2M) and The Losers (#4 / $3.2M)

The Back-Up Plan and The Losers both opened up to disappointing numbers on Friday. The Back-Up Plan grossed an estimated $4.2 million for first place, while The Losers opened in fourth place with an estimated $3.245 million. Neither film will take the top position this weekend, that honor will go to How to Train Your Dragon which grossed an estimated $3.44 million ($166.436M cume) and should be at around $15-16 million for the weekend.

Rounding out the top five were Date Night in third place with an estimated $3.3 million ($56.172M cume) and Kick-Ass in fifth place with an estimated $2.85 million ($28.216M cume). Oceans, which opened on Thursday, fell 17.1% to eighth place with an estimated $2.045 million ($4.512M). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Estimates for Friday, April 23, 2010: Weak debuts for The Back-Up Plan (#1 / $4.2M) and The Losers (#4 / $3.2M)

Box Office Numbers for Thursday, April 22, 2010: Strong start for Oceans ($2.5M); ‘Dragon’ beats Kick-Ass ($1.22M vs. $1.19M)

Playing in just 1,206 theaters, Disney’s nature film Oceans opened in first place on Earth Day yesterday, grossing a solid $2.466 million. That’s a healthy $2,045 per theater average. The film has already opened in several markets overseas where it has grossed more than $54 million. Second place went to How to Train Your Dragon ($1.223M / $162.996M cume) which managed to pass up the under-performing Kick-Ass which took third place ($1.19M / $25.366M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($1.039 / $52.872M cume) and Death at a Funeral ($927,504 / $20.449M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Thursday, April 22, 2010: Strong start for Oceans ($2.5M); ‘Dragon’ beats Kick-Ass ($1.22M vs. $1.19M)

Box Office Numbers for Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kick-Ass took in $1.298 million ($24.175M cume). How to Train Your Dragon placed second with $1.107 million ($161.772M cume) and Date Night moved up to third with $1.058 million ($51.833M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Death at a Funeral ($970,833 / $19.522M cume) and Clash of the Titans ($967,449 / $135.724M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kick-Ass remained in first place on Tuesday, but declined about 5% to $1.49 million (just one of two films to decline in the top 10). Its 5-day domestic cume now stands at $22.877 million. How to Train Your Dragon held steady in second place with $1.207 million ($160.665M cume) and Death at a Funeral was third with $1.178 million ($18.551M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Date Night ($1.107M, crossing $50M domestically — $50.775M cume) and Clash of the Titans ($1.088M / $134.757M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

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Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 19, 2010: Kick-Ass back to 1st ($1.6M); ‘Dragon’ 2nd ($1.2M)

Kick-Ass climbed back up to the top spot on Monday, a small reward for a film which turned in a disappointing opening weekend, taking in $1.56 million and pushing its 4-day domestic cume to $21.389 million. Second place went to kid-friendly How to Train Your Dragon which grossed $1.206 million ($159.497M cume) and Death at a Funeral settled for third with $1.155 million ($17.372M cume).

Rounding out the top five were Clash of the Titans ($1.068M / $133.668M cume) and Date Night ($1.001M / $49.668M cume). Click over the jump for the daily chart.

Continue reading Box Office Numbers for Monday, April 19, 2010: Kick-Ass back to 1st ($1.6M); ‘Dragon’ 2nd ($1.2M)