Why is Marvel promoting the Inhumans?

The Inhumans

Lately, I’ve noticed there’s a lot of grumbling online about the Inhumans, the traditionally second-tier characters with mutant-like powers that Marvel’s been pushing quite hard lately. This push has come both in comics (an explosion of titles, crossovers, etc., including this month’s solicitations) and in other media (they’re on “Agents of SHIELD”). Background First appearing in … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “Straight Outta Compton” #1 for a third week

Straight Outta Compton

The third weekend’s the charm, as “Straight Outta Compton” is the #1 film at the box office for the third week in a row. The film earned $13.2 million (-49.8%), bringing its totals to $134.1 million domestic and $140.9 million globally. (Still not much of an international release yet…) The film fended off the #2 film … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “Straight Outta Compton” #1 again

Straight Outta Compton

“Straight Outta Compton” is for the second week in a row the #1 film at the box office, thanks to a positive reception and lackluster new competition. The film earned $26.8 million (-55.5% from last weekend), bringing its totals to $111.7 million. Almost all of that’s from North America, as the film’s not been released overseas … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: “Straight Outta Compton” #1 with $56 million

Straight Outta Compton

The top film this weekend at the box office is “Straight Outta Compton,” the musical biopic about famed classic rap group NWA. Thanks to positive early reviews and word-of-mouth, plus nostalgia, the film opened with $56 million. “Compton”‘s not only the top film this weekend, but also one of the top openings for its genre. I’ll … Read more

Cartoons at the box office: A not-so-“Fantastic” voyage

Fantastic Four

The top film this weekend at the box office once again is “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” The film-based-in-name-only-on-the-TV show made $29.4 million (-47% from last weekend). So far, it’s pulled in $108.7 million domestic and $173.7 million globally. On to the most discussed film of this weekend. The newest “Fantastic Four” reboot greatly underperformed, opening … Read more