Jan 052016

The new year is upon us and The Force Awakens continues to crush more and more records. It would seem that J.J. Abrams’ fears about reaching $1.5 billion globally were unfounded. The Revenant and The Hateful Eight do very well in their limited releases, Star Wars matte paintings are still amazing, new Doctor Strange photos are released, the MPAA strikes again (and Rob Zombie is none too pleased about it), and more.

TFA breaks Christmas weekend records with $149M (domestic)…
…and New Year’s Day at $34M (domestic)…
…and over $1.5B (global)
The Force Awakens broke 32 records within one week of opening
The Revenant and Hateful Eight do very well in their limited releases
Domestic box office breaks the $11B record
Globally, box office revenue hits a record $38B
Hateful Eight pirates apologize then claim that they helped sales
– Fan-made modern trailer: The Empire Strikes Back
The original Star Wars trilogy matte paintings are still amazing
A dedicated fan spends a year to build a 7,500-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon
Warner will support Ultra HD Blu-ray at launch
Get a small look at the new Batcave for Batman v Superman
Video and photos from the set of Wonder Woman
Marvel releases new Doctor Strange images
Mads Mikkelsen gets to be the as-yet-unnamed baddie in Doctor Strange
Christopher Nolan’s next movie will be based on the evacuation of Dunkirk during WWII
Win a chance to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier in IMAX
Rob Zombie is not happy with the MPAA’s rating for his new crowdfunded movie 31
– Red-band trailer: Deadpool
– Green-band trailer: Deadpool
The top most-pirated movies of 2015