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Thor 2 casting: Josh Dallas won’t reprise role as Fandral, Zachary Levi in talks to take role

Due to his busy schedule, especially his commitment to ABC’s hit fantasy drama “Once Upon a Time”, actor Josh Dallas won’t be reprising his role as Fandral in Thor 2 [via Inside Movies | EW]:

“The timing wasn’t right. I’m bummed about it because I had such a great experience and great […]

Iron Man 3 begins production + First official set photo

Following in the footsteps of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ release “Marvel’s The Avengers,” production on the highly anticipated film “Iron Man 3,” directed by Shane Black, has commenced production in Wilmington, North Carolina. The production schedule will also include locations in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, Miami, Florida and China.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”) as the iconic Super Hero character Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,”) as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle (“Iron Man 2”) as James “Rhodey” Rhodes and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Happy Hogan. Set for release in the U.S. on May 3, 2013, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” marks the second feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Snow White and the Huntsman has strong start to weekend with $20.3M Friday + The Avengers now 3rd highest grossing film of all time

Universal Pictures’ Snow White and the Huntsman opened to a better than expected first place $20.3M from 3,773 theaters on Friday en route to what should be an impressive $55-60M opening weekend. ‘Huntsman’ easily held off last week’s number 1 MIB 3 which fell to second place with an estimated $8.3M from 4,248 theaters ($91.304M […]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Walking with Dinosaurs, Thor 2, The Lone Ranger and Robopocalypse all get new release dates

20th Century Fox fox has pushed back the release of Thor Freudenthal’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters by five months from March 15, 2013 to a new date of August 16, 2013. The studio also announced a shift for Kenneth Branagh’s Walking with Dinosaurs which will now hit theaters on December 20, 2013–two months later than […]

MIB 3 opens with solid first place $55.6M 3-day + $69.3M 4-day Memorial Day weekend + The Avengers tops $500M in record time [Updated]

Updated: Article updated with final box office data.

MIB 3 opened with $55.593M Fri-Sun and added $14.662M on Memorial Day for a 4-day $69.255M from 4,248 theaters. That’s a solid debut for threequel, which opened nearly 10 years after “Men in Black II” debuted to $52.149M July 3, 2002. MIB 3 also topped the […]

The Avengers carries box office for third consecutive weekend with $55.6M + Enters into top 5 all-time domestic

The Avengers had no trouble taking care of business again this weekend, grossing $55.644M from 4,249 theaters (-100) to bring its domestic gross to $457.666M reaching the $450M mark in a record 17 days (the previous record holder was “The Dark Knight” which did it in 27 days). Next up will be fastest to […]

The Avengers reaches $400M domestic in record time; Nearing $1.1B worldwide

Marvel’s The Avengers remained in first place yesterday with $6.208M, crossing the $400M mark ($402.021M) in a record-setting 14 days. The previous record holder for fastest to $400M was 2008’s “The Dark Knight Rises” which reached that mark in 18 days. With only so-so competition this weekend, The Avengers will repeat as box office champion […]

The Avengers breaks 2nd weekend record with $103.1M; Passes $1B worldwide + Dark Shadows opens to $29.7M [Updated]

Update: Article updated with final box office data

Marvel’s The Avengers continued its hot streak this weekend with a record-setting $103.052M from 4,349 theaters ($373.072M cume), crushing the previous record held by 2009’s “Avatar” ($75.6M) for a film’s second weekend. It was down just 50% from last weekend’s record-breaking $207.4M opening. Other domestic records […]

$29.1M for The Avengers en route to possible $100M weekend + Dark Shadows 2nd with $9.7M Friday

The Avengers beat expectations again with an easy first place estimated $29.124M (est. $299.143M cume) dwarfing the competition including newcomer Dark Shadows. The Tim Burton-directed / Johnny Depp-starring comedy thriller opened to a so-so estimated $9.72M from 3,755 theaters and will probably open somewhere in the neighborhood of $28-30M for the weekend.

The big […]

The Avengers now past $800M worldwide in just 16 days of release + Dark Shadows does $550,000 from midnight screenings

As expected, The Avengers added $12.391M on Thursday to close its first week of domestic release — Friday-Thursday — at a record-setting $270.019M. The previous record was set by 2008’s “The Dark Knight” which grossed $238.615M in its first week of release.

The Avengers also continued its impressive run in foreign markets, adding another $15.5M […]

The Avengers passes $250M domestic in record-setting 6 days + Worldwide box office past $775M

Joss Whedon’s The Avengers became the fastest movie to hit $250M in domestic box office yesterday, adding another $13.613M to bring its 6-day domestic cume to an incredible $257.628M. The previous record-holder for the fastest to $250M was 2008’s “The Dark Knight” which reached that mark in 8 days.  The Avengers also holds records […]

The Avengers passes $500M foreign; Now past $700M worldwide at $744.1M

The Avengers had yet another strong weekday performance yesterday, grossing $17.7M domestically and $24.3M overseas for $42.0M. That pushes the film’s worldwide box office to $744.115M through just 14 days of release (just five in the US). The current breakdown is $244.015M domestic (5 days) / $500.1M foreign (14 days).

Source: Box […]