In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet seductive mother, in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend.
Your technical title for the film was Look Development Supervisor. Can you describe that, and what that all entails?
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According to DVD Town, Beowulf has been slated for a DVD release date of February 26. The film will be released in a standard version, a two-disc director's cut version along with the HD DVD version. No pricing details or cover art were made available.Read More
Beowulf is showing at a theater near you, currently, and the film's soundtrack, conducted and composed by Alan Silvestri, is in stores now. We're giving away copies of this soundtrack, which features two songs performed by actress Robin Wright Penn, for our readers. Click below to pick up this CD for free.
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IMAX Corporation today announced that Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience grossed $2.95 million on 84 domestic IMAX screens during its second weekend, setting a new record for the highest grossing second weekend in IMAX history. IMAX theatres contributed more than 17 percent of the weekend's overall domestic box office of $16.5 million on less than 2 percent of the screens, with a per screen average of $35,076. The ten-day domestic total for the IMAX 3D release was $8.8 million, with a per screen average of $104,500. Further, 45 of the 50 top-performing domestic locations playing Beowulf were IMAX theatres. The worldwide IMAX total for Beowulf has reached $11.1 million.
The IMAX 3D version of Beowulf also continued to show strong results internationally, grossing $1.3 million on 35 screens through the second weekend, bringing the international total to $2.3 million. London's bfi IMAX theatre was up 2% over its opening weekend, posting more than $115,000 for the second weekend in a row, and in Russia, Moscow's Nescafe IMAX Theatre posted over $120,000 in gross box office receipts, selling out every show through its four-day opening weekend.Read More
IMAX Corporation today announced that Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience contributed a record-setting $3.58 million of the $27.5 million that the film grossed at the domestic box office through its opening weekend. The IMAX 3D release played on 84 domestic IMAX screens and registered 13 percent of the film's overall box office on less than two percent of the total screens. This performance marks the highest percentage box office contribution to a Hollywood film's total opening weekend performance in IMAX's history. The IMAX per screen average through the three day weekend was $42,625.
Many IMAX theatres reported sold-out shows throughout the weekend, with several adding 2:00 a.m. screenings to meet audience demand. The film also performed well internationally, grossing an estimated $660,000 from 13 IMAX screens. Another 21 international IMAX engagements will open next week, followed by 7 more in the coming weeks.Read More
Beowulf, the revolutionary new epic adventure from Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, conquered the worldwide box office as the #1 movie both in the U.S. and internationally. The Shangri-La Entertainment presentation, in association with ImageMovers Productions, was released domestically by Paramount Pictures in association with Shangri-La Entertainment and is being distributed internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film, featuring a stellar cast led by Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie, earned $27.5 million in 3,153 theaters in the U.S. to claim the #1 spot. In the widest U.S. release to date in Digital 3D, Beowulf grabbed roughly 40% of its estimated weekend gross from 740 Digital 3D screens, and 13% from 84 IMAX 3D screens. Beowulf represents Zemeckis' third highest domestic opening after What Lies Beneath and Castaway.Read More
A couple of independent films didn't do so badly for themselves. Richard Kelley's follow-up to Donnie Darko, entitled Southland Tales, pulled in an estimated $117,000 on 63 screens. Margot at the Wedding took in $83,000 on two screens. And "What Would Jesus Buy" made an even $11,600 on just one screen.
Thanksgiving will usher in a bevy of heavy hitters. Opening on Wednesday is the videogame adaptation Hitman, the Disney charmer Enchanted, Stephen King's The Mist, and Robin Williams doing his best Bono impersonation in August Rush. That darn bee doesn't stand a chance.Read More
Beowulf comes to conventional theatres & IMAX 3D on November 16th from Paramount Pictures. Recently we had the pleasure of talking with voice actors Ray Winstone, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover and Alison Lohman exclusively about the new Robert Zemeckis 3-D film. Watch our exclusive featurette below!
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf saga that has never been told before. Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Shangri-la Entertainment present Beowulf, starring Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother, Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, and Ray Winstone as Beowulf. The film also stars John Malkovich, Brendan Gleeson, Dominic Keating, Alison Lohman, Robin Wright Penn and Ray Winstone.Read More