BURBANK, CALIF. -- Marvel Studios announced today that "Marvel's The Avengers" will reward its fans on Facebook for their continued support of the film's campaign with advance screenings in cities around the world on a first-come-first-served basis. In the U.S. fans will be able to experience the film in stunning IMAX® 3D.
This unprecedented screening event will enable Facebook fans of "Marvel's The Avengers" in cities that have assembled the most fans on Facebook to win the first access to screenings of the film, weeks before the May 4th release in theatres. This event will kick off on April 14th at 10 a.m PDT with the top five cities in the U.S. with the most fans on Facebook: Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami. The next five cities to garner the most Facebook "Marvel's The Avengers" fans will be awarded an early screening as well - to be announced shortly on Facebook. Fans can rally for their city to be the chosen location for this special opportunity by going to https://www.facebook.com/avengers for details. International fans should visit their local "Marvel's The Avengers" Facebook page for more details on how to win a screening in their city.
Participating fans are encouraged to celebrate this movie event by coming to their local screenings dressed in their finest Super Hero costumes inspired by "Marvel's The Avengers" -- the winners of the Best Costume contest will be awarded reserved seats.
"Marvel's The Avengers"-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime- is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
In "Marvel's The Avengers" the world's greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, "Marvel's The Avengers" is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon.
"Marvel's The Avengers" will be released in the U.S. in 3D and IMAX 3D on May 4, 2012.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Dwayne Johnson will receive the "CinemaCon Action Star of Year Award," it was announced today by the convention's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 - 26, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Johnson will be presented with this special honor at the opening night Paramount Pictures presentation on Monday evening, April 23rd, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
"An exciting performer who first gained attention from audiences around the world when he developed the iconic character ‘The Rock,' Dwayne Johnson has taken his charismatic presence to the big screen and has proven over and over again that he can entertain audiences of all ages - whether it be in an action-packed film or in a family comedy," noted Neuhauser. "He thrills audiences around the world with exhilarating performances that leave them on the edge of their seats, and I cannot think of someone more worthy of being named the ‘CinemaCon Action Star of the Year.'"
Johnson will star in this summer's action-packed Paramount Pictures feature "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which is set to release on June 29, 2012. In this follow-up to the 2009 release of "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra," the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, they are also forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film also stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis.
Johnson's flourishing film career got its start over a decade ago when he transitioned from a successful World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) career to appear in the 2001 blockbuster release "The Mummy Returns," which led to his first starring role in "The Scorpion King" the following year. The films' success led to leading roles in "The Rundown," "Walking Tall," "Gridiron Gang," "The Tooth Fairy," "Faster," "Fast Five" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." In addition, he gave a standout performance in the ensemble hit "Be Cool," and lent his voice to the animated film "Planet 51." Recently, he wrapped production on "Snitch," which is set to release next year. Films on his production slate for 2012 include Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain," "The Fast and the Furious 6" and Brett Ratner's "Hercules."
Wrath of the Titans: $78 million in 60 markets. International cume = $78 million.
The Hunger Games: $34.8 million. International cume = $113.9 million.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: $14.5 million from 4,100 locations in 43 territories. International cume = $37.7 million.
Pirates! Band of Misfits: $7.8 million in 12 markets. International cume = $7.8 million.
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: $6.3 million from 1,932 locations in 27 markets. International cume = $43.8 million.
John Carter: $6.2 million in 54 territories. International cume = $188.3 million.
21 Jump Street: $4.0 million in 15 markets. International cume = $22.2 million.
This Means War: $2.8 million from 2,517 locations in 44 markets. International cume = $83.6 million.
Project X: $2.6 million in 27 markets. International cume = $24.2 million.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: $2.2 million in 47 markets. International cume = $214.5 million.
Bel Ami: $1.8 million from 375 locations in Russia. International cume = $1.8 million.
Puss in Boots: $1.7 million from 812 locations in 18 markets. International cume = $399.7 million.
The Vow: $1.6 million in 20 markets. International cume = $48.6 million.