The first trailer for Marvel’s newest cinematic adaptation is finally out, and it’s…
If Guardian’s of the Galaxy is just one small step outside Marvel’s very successful cinematic wheelhouse, then Big Hero 6 is one giant leap. (Actually, they’ve been planning this for a while.) Now that Disney owns Marvel, they’ve made sure to put their brand all over this (in movie guy voice: “From the maker’s of FROZEN,… and,… Wreck-It Ralph…”), but it’s based on a Marvel comic for sure. With a look somewhere between How To Train Your Dragon and Gorillaz, and its clearly irreverent tone, this might be another triumphant notch in Disney Animation Studios’ belt, and may even give Pixar a run for its money. Oh, wait. Disney bought them too. Anyway, this self contained skit is also our first glimpse at what might be the biggest family hit of the fall:
Speaking of Disney, there’s a new trailer out for another family friendly flick, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We’ll have to forgive the obnoxious, Disney-rific “Wreck-It Ralph” reference worked into the dialogue, because it’s an otherwise very funny tease.
Speaking of Disney, (is there anything else we’ve been talking about?), did you know Frozen is still in theaters? Yep. It’s only in about 100 theaters in North American, taking maybe $40,000 on the weekend, but…
It’s about to move into 5th position on the list of top world-wide, all-time grosses – totaling over $1.2 billion. And, with several markets opening later than the US (China, opening in February, while Japan didn’t open until mid-March), it’s still playing in 3 foreign markets, grossing almost $8 million last weekend. That positions it at 7th place for the frame. Finally, it’s been playing in US theaters for 26 consecutive weeks since opening. Frozen is in good company: ET ran for over a year, while Star Wars ran for 44 weeks and Beverly Hills Cop ran for 30.
Of course, you could just buy it on Blu-ray and watch it all summer long.