Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter has written an open letter to the fans, asking them to go see the film again. Hayter insists his plea isn’t to get beef up the fim’s box office, but instead to ensure that in the future, more films like Watchmen get made. Read a few excerpts from the letter after the jump. Continue reading Open Letter To The Fans from Watchmen Screenwriter David Hayter
Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel Watchmen, opened over the weekend with a solid $55.2 million from 3,611 theaters on 7,500 screens, helping the box office improve a healthy 11% over the same time frame last year. The film opened on Friday with $24.5M before dropping 25% on Saturday [...]
According to studio estimates, Warner Brothers adaptation of the Alan Moore comic/graphic novel Watchmen pulled in a very respectable $55.7 million this weekend. The film took in $25.14 million on Friday, dropped to $19 million on Saturday and is expected to pull in another $11.52 million through tonight (Sunday).
Now, it’s true that the [...]
Watchmen grabbed an estimated $25.14 million on Friday. That figure includes the $4.55 million that the film grossed from midnight Thursday grosses. That’s actually slightly lower than Snyder’s last film, 2007′s 300 which grabbed $28.11 million in its first day ($2.5 million of which from Thursday midnight).
While 300′s March opening weekend record of [...]
Watchmen grossed $4.6 million from Thursday midnight runs. That’s nearly double the midnight gross for Snyder’s previous film 300, which took in $2.5M in March 2006. The film played in more than 1,595 theaters across the country and did so well in IMAX that the exhibtor sold out all 124 showings and added 3am [...]
The final three exclusive Watchmen character profiles — for The Comedian, Silk Spectre II and Nite Owl II — have gone live on NBC.com/Watchmen. Click the link, or the above image, to watch the three spots (when you reach the site, just click the character name on the lower right hand side to watch [...]
The third of six exclusive Watchmen character profile’s (discussed in this post), this one focusing on Ozymandias, has aired on SCI FI during the network’s telecast of Ghost Hunters International and is now available to watch online at http://www.nbc.com/watchmen/.
Adrian Veidt, acclaimed as “The World’s Smartest Man,” was inspired by the [...]
It hasn’t theaters yet, but Watchmen is already breaking records. The Zack Snyder-directed comic book adaptation will play in 3,611 theaters, the most ever for an R-rated film. Before going wide on Friday, the film will play at 1,600 locations on Thursday night. That’s substantially above Snyder’s last film, 300, which played 656 midnight shows, helping pull in $28 million for its first day of its $71 million opening weekend in March 2007.
That first day number for 300 was the second-highest ever for an R-rated film,below the $42.5 million tally that Warners The Matrix Reloaded took in in its first day back in 2003. ‘Reloaded’ is the previous widest release for an R-rated film with 3,603 theaters. It took in $91.8 million for its first weekend.
There’s also a brand new Watchmen uncensored scene and interview that aired on Cinemax HD which you can check out after the jump. Continue reading Watchmen Has Already Broken a Record + New Uncensored Clip
Warner Bros. has debuted a new website, 6MinutesToMidnight.com, and released a new 10-minute interactive trailer for Watchmen. Just visit the site (click the image above), enter your name and decipher the Rorschach ink blots to unlock and watch trailer.
Here are a few highlights from the WonderCon 2009 Watchmen panel courtesy AICN and io9. The panel discussion included director Zack Snyder, illustrator Dave Gibbons and stars Malin Akerman (Silk Spectre II), Billy Crudu0p (Dr. Manhattan), Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Comedian) and Patrick Wilson (Nite Owl II).
The studio [...]
NBC Universal has announced that video profiles for six characters (Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, Ozymandias, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre II and The Comedian) from Zack Snyder’s Watchmen will air during the programming of shows on NBC, USA and SCI FI, gearing up for the film’s theatrical release on March 6, 2009.
NBC has released a [...]
Two extended clips from Zack Snyder’s upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Watchmen are now online. The two clips feature Rorschach (played by Jackie Earle Haley) and are introduced by Snyder. Words cannot accurately express how psyched I am to check out this movie. Early reviews are coming in strong and its currently sitting at a very solid 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Watch the two-clip video after the jump. Continue reading Extended Watchmen Rorschach Clips