"Avengers: Infinity War" took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday. 'Avengers' opens with $630 mn, smashing global record, AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN "The latest Marvel juggernaut... opened with $630M worldwide, making it the largest global weekend tally in the history of film, and this was done without China," which has a later opening, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. That topped "The Fate of the Furious," the eighth installment of the high-octane action series starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez that opened with more than $530 million globally in 2017. "Infinity War," which features more than two dozen superheroes fighting to save the universe, also broke the record for highest North American opening weekend, raking in $250 million at US and Canadian box offices. That beat "The Force Awakens," the seventh film in the long-running "Star Wars" space saga that made $248 … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers’ opens with $630 mn, smashing global record
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This week, Marvel Studios unleashes the highly-anticipated "Avengers: Infinity War" on theaters worldwide, almost 10 years to the day that it introduced movie fans to its ever-expanding comic book world with "Iron Man." The film, set to hit US theaters on Thursday night, is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year - and the unofficial kick-off to the summer movie season. "Infinity War" is the 19th film in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) - it combines a whopping nine franchises, and the cast list reads like a who's who of Hollywood's A-list. Robert Downey Jr will don the red and yellow metal suit once again as Iron Man; Benedict Cumberbatch is Doctor Strange; Scarlett Johansson is back as Black Widow; and Australia's Chris Hemsworth is Thor. Also back for more? Black Panther - the Marvel breakout of the year after the massive opening of the standalone pic in February, Captain America, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, the Guardians of the Galaxy and their … [Read more...] about Marvel heroes together en masse for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Marvel’s big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies. World Premiere of “Thor: Ragnarok” – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/10/2017 - Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky. Hulk, the muscle-bound, larger-than-life green alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, appears in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok,” out in U.S. theaters on Nov. 3, as a gladiator trapped on a futuristic planet and forced to fight Thor. The Hulk will also appear in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and its sequel, 2019’s yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4. “We’ve taken the arc of a standalone Hulk movie and put it into those three movies, consciously,” … [Read more...] about Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel’s Hulk
The team of Avengers in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Quang Huy. Nguyen Quang Huy, a 25-year-old artist, is clearly a fanboy. Combining his unique sense of humor and his obsession with superheroes, Huy has created a series of drawings, showing what the Avengers would look like if they were Vietnamese. The Marvel Comics team of superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Spider-Man and Thor, have become much friendlier, and cooler, when their body parts are made from objects easily found in Vietnam. Spidey, for instance, now has a lychee head while Captain Vietnam is given a tin of the famous aromatic balm Cao Sao Vang instead of a shield. The artist has had three art exhibitions in Hanoi since 2012. … [Read more...] about What if the Avengers were Vietnamese?
My Van to appear on L’Officiel The first runner-up of Vietnam’s Next Top Model 2012 contest Kha My Van will appear on French fashion magazine L’Officiel. Van has been chosen after competing with hundreds of international models in Milan, Italy. L’Officiel is a French fashion magazine which has been published in Paris since 1921 and targets upper-income, educated women aged 25 to 49. In 2006, it had a circulation of 101,719. A men’s edition of L’Officiel, L’Officiel Hommes, and many foreign editions are also published. The complete name of the magazine is "L’Officiel de la couture et de la mode de Paris". Van began her career as a professional model in Milan, Italy in January 2015. She was chosen to appear on the Italian Vogue-a world’s leading fashion magazine and in the latest collections of some famous fashion brands, including Elisabetta Franchi and Label2. Van is scheduled to come back to Vietnam in early April. She … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment News 19/3