Ender's Game opened strong but will not produce a new franchise for Lionsgate/Summit. That's the consensus from analysts Monday after Gavin Hood' s sci-fi epic opened to a solid $28 million in North America. "The film did not draw well from young adults, despite the book's popularity," MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler wrote in an investors note on Monday. "Roughly 54 percent of the audience was over the age of 25. A good but not great CinemaScore of B+ is not likely to hold moviegoer interest, with Thor: The Dark World opening next week."
Apparently, Michelle Pfeiffer accidentally joined a cult once. Pfeiffer opened up about her time with a "very controlling" couple she fell in with shortly after moving to Los Angeles. "They were very controlling," Pfeiffer says of the couple. "I wasn't living with them but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more." Pfeiffer credited her first husband, Peter Horton, with saving her from the cult.
Marvel Studios yet again proved its dominance at the Hong Kong box office, with its latest release Thor: The Dark World setting new records in its first few days out. Thor took only $2.5 million in the territory in 2011, an amount predicted to be surpassed in merely a week by the sequel. The sequel to the 2011 comic book adaptation, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Hong Kong, bowed on Thursday and took $360,000 on its opening day. It was the highest grossing opening ever for a non-Chinese-language film in the month of October in the territory.