Saturday, January 3, 2015

Comic Book Headlines

Hello Everyone,

Northwest Comics & Games is catching everyone up on latest headlines making news right, we're getting 2015 started on the right foot. 

- Gemma Atkinson Reportedly Up For Supergirl Role
British actress Gemma Atkinson is reportedly one of those auditioning for the role of Supergirl in Greg Berlanti's upcoming CBS series, The Sun reports. The British tabloid had previously claimed that Atkinson was in talks for a role on Emmerdale, a long-running British soap opera.

"Gemma is a huge fan of comic books so this is something she’d jump at. It will make her huge Stateside," the paper quotes a source close to the actress as saying. "She said next year will be her best yet whatever happens. If she gets Supergirl it will be amazing or if she begins working on Emmerdale that will be great too." She previously played the role of Barbara in 2013's Night of the Living 3D Dead, and is probably most recognizable for her role as Tamzin on Casualty or Lisa on Hollyoaks.

- 2014 Movie Box Office Attendance Lowest In Nearly Two Decades, What?
Movie theaters saw the lowest attendance in two decades, making 2014 one of Hollywood’s worst years in recent memory.

Estimates show that around 1.26 billion people purchased movie tickets in 2014, which is the lowest box office attendance since 1995, when only 1.21 billion people purchased movie tickets. Comparatively, 2013 saw 1.34 billion people purchase movie tickets, making for a 6 percent year-over-year decline for movie theaters.

As for total revenue earned, The Hollywood Reporter says that estimates see 2014 earning $10.36 billion (the official numbers will come later, when the National Association of Theater Owners determines the average ticket price of 2014). That’s a five percent decrease from 2013’s revenue, making for the largest year-over-year decline at the box office in nine years.

Many industry experts blame the box office slump on the 2014 blockbusters that failed to meet commercial expectations, such as Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The highest-grossing films of the year were Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned about $332 million in the U.S., and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which earned about $306 million in the U.S.

But with guaranteed successes like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and more headlining 2015's offerings, it’s safe to assume that the new year will be a far more successful one for Hollywood.