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Despite controversy over the political views of author Orson Scott Card, the high profile adaptation of his classic sci-fi novel "Ender's Game" ended up easily winning the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $28 million according to Film.com.
Returning champ "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" stayed strong in second place with $20.5 million, while newcomers "Last Vegas" and "Free Birds" debuted in third and fourth place, earning $16.5 million and $16.2 million respectively.
For a full rundown of the box office top ten, including figures for Oscar favorites "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave," head to Film.com.
The dog days of August are almost over, which means blockbusters are taking a backseat to all those lovely prestige pictures the studios trot out when the leaves change and Meryl Streep gets her thirst for gold like the Oscar vampire she is. Get More »
Harrison Ford is not necessarily known for his kind demeanor and warm manner, especially when it comes to his dealings with pop culture aficionados. The 71-year-old actor doesn't come near a lightsaber or whip these days, avoiding almost any and all fan gratification or throwbacks to the roles he's most famous for, Han Solo and Indiana Jones.
In 2010, Ford was led out onstage in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center for his very first appearance at Comic-Con, the annual gathering of the nerd tribe. The actor was handcuffed, accompanied by two police officers. For his efforts, fans greeted him with a minutes-long standing ovation.
All this is to say that while it was surprising that the notoriously grouchy Ford came back to the convention — in a promotional push for the upcoming "Ender's Game" — it was to the surprise of no one that he got a little, well, sassy.
Ahead, here are our six favorite snarky comments Harrison Ford has made at Comic-Con, accompanied by his best "you have got to be kidding me" facial expressions at Thursday's Hall H panel. Get More »
It was an especially exciting day at the San Diego Comic-Con as attendees were in the presence of none other than Han Solo and Indiana Jones himself.
Harrison Ford was at the Con to promote his new sci-fi adventure film, "Ender's Game," but the conversation inevitably turned to the future of "Star Wars" during an interview in the MTV Livestream room. Get More »
The world still has a few more months to go before "Ender's Game" hits theaters on Nov. 1, but mega-fans can curb their Formic-sized appetites right now with some new Comic-Con-based promo treats, which are currently causing some hooplah on the web. Get More »
True, there are a few more zeroes you could add to that figure when it comes to geek-worthy stuff at the San Diego Comic-Con, but how in the heck could any human being manage to experience it all over the course of only four days? Get More »
UPDATE (7/12/13): Lionsgate has now issued the following official statement to Deadline:
"As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from 'Gods and Monsters' to 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of 'Ender’s Game.' The simple fact is that neither the underlying book nor the film itself reflect these views in any way, shape or form. On the contrary, the film not only transports viewers to an entertaining and action-filled world, but it does so with positive and inspiring characters who ultimately deliver an ennobling and life-affirming message. Lionsgate will continue its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community by exploring new ways we can support LGBT causes and, as part of this ongoing process, will host a benefit premiere for 'Ender’s Game.'" Get More »
Geeks OUT isn't backing Harrison Ford's next movie and they're urging the rest of Planet Earth to do the same.
The LGBT organization is calling for a boycott of "Ender's Game," the big-budget adaptation of the 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. The author's anti-gay views have been well-documented.
The cleverly named Geeks OUT is an organization that works for the empowerment of gay people who love and participate in geek culture. They've launched SkipEndersGame.com, which urges filmgoers to do exactly what the domain name suggests.
"By pledging to Skip Ender's Game, we can send a clear and serious message to Card and those that do business with his brand of anti-gay activism - whatever he's selling, we're not buying," reads a statement on the site. "The queer geek community will not subsidize his fear-mongering and religious bullying. We will not pay him to demean, insult or oppress us." Get More »
UPDATE: It's finally here! Ready your battle stations, troops, because the first one-sheet for "Ender's Game" is in the house ... or, actually, rather far away in space.
Revealed by Yahoo! Movies today, the new snazzy poster gives us a first full glimpse of Ender Wiggin stepping into the zero grav battle room in his proud orange-highlighted Dragon Army suit. The kid's totally ready to give the intergalactic community the business. Get More »