The Watchmen pulled in $55 million, just slightly under the estimated $60 Million.
I must say that is pretty impressive with a close to 3 hour movie and the reviews not being 4 stars across the board.
"Madea Goes To Jail", pulled in $8 million, almost $50 million less, to come in at #2. The Tyler Perry production has raked in just under $80 million so far.
The Jonas Brothers fell out of the top 5 pulling in less than $2.8 million. While everyone was watching the Watchmen, the Jonas Bros. went out the emergency exit back door.-Dr.FB
Here is Moviefone's Unscripted interview with the stars of Watchmen, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, and Matthew Goode.
The movie will be getting released on time.
Fox and Warner Bros. came to an agreement on the matter of rights on Thursday night.
Comic Fan Boys can now rejoice.-Dr.FB
Warner Bros. & Fox are about to play a game of chicken as both studios are not backing down over the movie "Watchmen".
Warner Bros. is refusing any type of settlement. Fox is saying they don't want the settlement, they want the movie.
Warners released this statement: "We respectfully but vigorously disagree with the court's ruling and are exploring all of our appellate options," the studio said. "We continue to believe that Fox's claims have no merit and that we will ultimately prevail, whether at trial or in the Court of Appeals."
Fox is looking to block the March 6th 2009 release date. They released a statement as well: "We are gratified by the recognition of our rights in the Judge's order, which speaks for itself."
So Fox does not want the settlement, they want the movie released as a Fox release. This def looks like it is heading to court on January 20th, 2009. Get your popcorn ready!-Dr.FB
Comic Book fan boys might be shaking in their boots regarding the upcoming movie The Watchmen.
A judge sided with Fox studios that they do indeed own a copyright interest in the movie Warner Bros. is releasing in 2009..or at least is slated to be released in 2009. Not only do they have an interest in it, they have a right to actually distribute it. In the 80's Fox picked up the rights to the film but dropped trying to make it.
Other movie studios such as Paramount & Universal were approached but none picked up on it til Warner Bros. did a few years back.
Now, Warner Bros. will have to either let the case go to court in late January OR be prepared to negotiate.
Warner Bros. would be making a huge mistake by letting this go to court. The longer this goes on, the more money they are gonna be handing over to Fox. Straight up stupidity for not checking on this before even shooting the movie. They could have bought the rights from Fox for anywhere between 5-10 million and now is anywhere between 10-50 million.
DC comics was purchased by Time Warner in the 90's, which a huge reason why all DC comics are made and distributed by Warner Bros. The music, television and movie groups all ran under different umbrellas are Warner Bros. could have been the biggest company around. Now, the music division is in turmoil. Gone is the huge television hit of "Friends". Through it all, the movie side was holding up.
I do feel for the WB in this but seriously, the rights should have been bought before the movie. They should have looked into it. Horrible move as Warner Bros. had no watchmen watching.-Dr.FB