"Super 8" has much buzz ahead of its release, thanks to the big names behind it: writer/producer J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg. The hype factor increased even more Wednesday, when Paramount Pictures began advertising on Twitter about a one-day-early sneak preview of the film.
Ron Howard's "Angels & Demons" soared to a $48 million opening this weekend, narrowly edging out a stellar $43 million second-week performance by "Star Trek," according to estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
J.J. Abrams' franchise reboot boldly went where no Star Trek movie has gone before, grossing a stellar $72.5 million from Friday through Sunday, according to early estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
Not many trailers have had the impact of the teaser for "Cloverfield," which debuted last summer attached to Michael Bay's "Transformers" bearing not so much as a title and the solitary credit "Produced by J.J. Abrams." (For some of us, it was the high point of the evening.)
Last year this time, "Heroes" was just another new show hoping to find some viewers. As everyone who owns a TV knows, it succeeded. Last season's top-rated freshman series, about a group of ordinary people with extraordinary abilities, now has fans scratching for second-season details.
LOS ANGELES, May 7 (Reuters) - "Mission: Impossible III," the first big action film of the summer, opened disappointingly at the weekend box office in North American, despite a whirlwind publicity tour by its pricey star, Tom Cruise.