With names as big as J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg behind it, few people doubted that Super 8 would do well in box office. On Friday it earned $12.2 million, and Hollywood Reporter estimates that over the whole weekend it would gross $35 million in the United States.
The numbers might not be that impressive given the huge names attached to it, but not if one considers that the movie was purposefully made with a low budget ($50 million), in order to make it all the more old school. Paramount actually predicted the first weekend gross to be around $25 million.
As it turns out, most of the audience was made up of male (56%) viewers over the age of 25 (71%), which isn't very surprising, as Abrams intended the movie to be a homage to Spielberg's…Read more >
In just 4 days, J.J. Abrams's new low-budget monster film Super 8 will hit the theaters. Yesterday, Abrams, along with producer Steven Spielberg and actors Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney, gave us a small sneak peek at the movie at the MTV Movie Award.
The video introduces us to six kids in 1979 shooting a movie at a train station who witness a sudden train crash. As it turns out, something inhuman has escaped the train... The movie also stars Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills and Ryan Lee and opens this friday in theaters worldwide.
Any speculation on what the mysterious monster will turn out to be? So far the creators of the movie have been quite tight-lipped. Watch the video below!
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