Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Prometheus’ Spoiler-y Trailer; ‘Avengers’ Hulk-Smashes Box Office Records, and More

Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Prometheus’ Spoiler-y Trailer; ‘Avengers’ Hulk-Smashes Box Office Records, and More

Apr 30, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers

Hulk-Sized Smash: After starting big on its opening night, The Avengers gained momentum throughout the weekend, earning an estimated $178.4 million in 39 overseas territories. It set various box-office records in Brazil, Mexico, the UK, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. This coming weekend, it opens in North America, as well as in China and Russia, where it's also expected to smash records. Get your tickets early! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Don’t Stop Thinking: The success of Think Like a Man continued throughout its second weekend, with the thoughtful comedy’s estimated box office gross ($18 million) keeping it in first place on a low-earning weekend. It finished ahead of four debuting films: Aardman’s stop-motion family-oriented The Pirates! Band of Misfits ($11.4 million), romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement ($11.16 million),  Jason Statham-starring action pic Safe ($7.7 million) and the Edgar Allen Poe-influenced The Raven ($7.25 million). Maybe everyone’s saving their money for that superhero movie? [Box Office Mojo]

Life Imitates Art: Two young actors from Cuba who disappeared in Florida last week en route to the premiere of their film at the Tribeca Film Festival have surfaced. Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua de la Torre, who starred in Una Noche, appeared on a Miami TV station and confirmed that they are seeking political asylum in the United States. Nunez Florian, 20, shared an award for Best Actor for his role in Una Noche as a Cuban teenager contemplating fleeing the country on a homemade raft. [Los Angeles Times]

Watch at Your Own Peril: If you prefer your first-time movie-viewing experiences to be as pristine as possible, please click away. Otherwise, enjoy the new international trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, embedded below. [The Playlist]


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