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Originally posted 01/20/2011 07:35AM
With the announcement that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman Selina Kyle in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, she joins a sexy select few in the iconic role.
Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry have all played the on-screen feisty feline. Which one is your favorite pick of the litter?
Originally posted 01/07/2009 11:10PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie clearly have the people's vote.
The two were among the big winners at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Pitt was named favorite leading man at the ceremony, while Jolie was voted favorite female action star.
While neither accepted their honors in the flesh, plenty of stars – including Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl and the hosts of Dancing with the Stars (winners of the favorite competition/reality show) – collected their trophies in person during the two-hour ceremony which was hosted by Queen Latifah.
Originally posted 08/10/2008 02:30PM
One month into his game Batman is still ruling the box-office.
The Dark Knight remained No. 1 at the cineplex for the fourth straight weekend, grossing $26 million and bringing its total take to $441.5 million – and making it the third top-grossing film of all time, surpassing the previous third-ranked Shrek 2, reports Variety.
Sometime this week, the movie, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, is expected to overtake the No. 2 record box-office holder, Star Wars. (Still ranked No. 1 is Titanic, with $601 million.)
Originally posted 08/05/2008 03:05PM
Chalk up another record for The Dark Knight. Having hit the $300-million mark after only 10 days of release, the Batman adventure can now claim title to $400 million at the box office in only 18 days – the fastest pace ever, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Jeff Goldstein, general sales manager for the film company, said the movie, starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, sliced in half the amount of time it took the previous record to hit $400 million. Shrek 2, in 2004, crossed that line after 43 days in release, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 07/27/2008 06:50PM
No argument: The Dark Knight is Hollywood's brightest light.
The Batman adventure, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, shattered another box-office benchmark this weekend – reaching beyond the $300 million mark in a mere 10 days.
The movie grossed $75.6 million in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its North American box-office total to $314,245,000, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman tells the Associated Press.
The number breaks the record established by 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which hit $300 million after 16 days.
Originally posted 07/21/2008 08:35AM
In case you haven't heard – or witnessed at any cineplex this weekend – The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's dark sequel about the Caped Crusader, took in $158.3 million since Friday.
Speaking on Britain's GMTV Monday morning, the star of the picture, Christian Bale of the impressive box-office take: "It's Monopoly money to me – I can't even comprehend it."
Along with a hearty $27.6 million opening take for Mamma Mia – the best ever for a musical, topping last year's Hairspray opening – this turned out to be the best three-day weekend in Hollywood history.
Originally posted 07/18/2008 04:20PM
Buoyed by excellent reviews and exceptional word of mouth, the Batman adventure The Dark Knight has set a box office record for any midnight debut, according to the tracking service Media By Numbers.
Starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger, the movie made $18.5 million on Friday from its showings in 3,040 theaters, topping the $16.9 million made by the debut of 2005's Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, the Associated Press reports.
The Dark Knight figure excludes the box office from any of its 3 a.m. or 6 a.m. screenings. Some industry observers foresee the movie making as much as $130 million this weekend – another record.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 07/16/2008 12:15PM
Heath Ledger got to see his acclaimed performance as the Joker on the big screen before his death in January, says The Dark Knight director Chris Nolan.
"He saw the IMAX prologue. We [screened] that for him in London," Nolan told a sold-out crowd at a New York Times-sponsored discussion on Tuesday. "He enjoyed it very much."
Nolan and star Christian Bale discussed the movie, which opens Friday (several sequences were shot in the giant-screen IMAX format), and raved about Ledger's performance.
Originally posted 07/15/2008 02:15PM
Stars turned out for Monday's New York City premiere of The Dark Knight – and to honor their friend and fellow actor, Heath Ledger.
Ledger’s onetime girlfriend Naomi Watts, with her current flame Liev Schreiber, attended the gala screening, along with celebrities including Ethan Hawke, Blake Lively and Penn Badgley, Regis and Joy Philbin, Lauren Conrad, Patrick Wilson and Emile Hirsch.
Knight costars Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal (who came with boyfriend Peter Sarsgaard), Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman paid tribute to Ledger as they walked the black carpet.
"Heath will always be in our hearts,” said Eckhart. “I admire him as an actor and enjoyed watching him work.”
Originally posted 07/11/2008 06:25PM
Heath Ledger's legacy will live on not only in a theatre in his hometown of Perth – but possibly through an Oscar nomination, according to one his Dark Knight costars.
"I think Heath will surely get a posthumous nomination for an Academy Award," Michael Caine said Friday at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where the legendary actor was honored in a hand and footprint ceremony.
"He was incredible [and] he was amazing,” said Caine, 75. "And I think he will get it. It's an incredible performance, just wonderful."
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