Top Ten Films Updated!
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It is time to say goodbye to the films that
carried us through summer and hello to the films that will take us through
2006. Actually, some of us may be surprised to see a fall/winter box office
that has the ability to score even better than summer. With quite a few
anticipated films, and one being the we - get - more - hype - than - any
- sith - movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there just
may be more people heading to theatres.
sits comfortably as the number one most anticipated film.
Top Ten Films
The top ten most viewed films on CanMag.Com before
the recent update were:
Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire (233,892 views)
Star Wars: Revenge of the
Dukes of Hazzard
Charlie and the
War of the Worlds
Though most of these films should have been expected, there were a few surprises.
First, I didn't expect to see Superman Returns to already beat
our Revenge of the Sith in terms of page views until November or
December. And, now that Revenge of the Sith will be removed from
the list [only on the side bar], Superman Returns will find a good
portion of its competition switched over to Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire. Are Star Wars fans beginning to convert over to Potter
or are they waiting for a similar genre that can be found in Whedon's Serenity?
All of the other films on the above list were expected except for DOOM.
Though it was predicted DOOM would receive a ton of hype because of The
Rock, Karl Urban and the fact that the film is based off of a best-selling
FPS video game, I did not expect it to appear on the top 10 as soon as it
did; especially with the competition still up. However, with a trailer as
cool as the one recently released for DOOM, how can we deny this
The top ten most viewed films on CanMag.Com after
the recent update are:
is the biggest surprise as it sits at #4.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (233,892 views)
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest
V for Vendetta
Though the top two films, Potter and Superman, are seated
comfortably in each of their ranks, the other eight films are slightly closer
in page views. You could easily take a look at this list and tell which
films are looking to have box office success at the theatres.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will continue to remain strong
thanks to the support of the books plus the fact that Goblet of Fire is
probably the best book in the entire series. Add the fact that this is the
first Potter film rated PG-13 and we can really have something here.
Superman Returns has always had a huge fan base ever since the
first comic featuring the alien being hit newsstands. Add the fact that
Bryan Singer is at the helm and this comic book adaptation has got the goods.
Who doesn't love a remake that features prehistoric animals, a giant ape,
Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Naomi Watts? The story goes all the way back
to old New York where we encounter Kong and his now-expected demise. A final
animatic was shown to various crew of how the ending of this version of
King Kong is pictured to happen; the response was nothing short
of excellent. Add the fact that Peter Jackson is coming off his Lord
of the Rings high and here is a holiday film worth catching.
DOOM is rated fourth! It has always been known that there is a
nice relation between gamers and moviegoers; check out all of the film -
to - game and game - to - film adaptation we have coming our way. By bringing
the best-selling FPS shooter to film, with nothing short of stunning effects
and a hard R rating, this could be one of the first adaptations that pleases
all [if not, we always have Halo]. Add the fact that Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson and Karl Urban have teamed up for this action thriller
and we just may want to bring a date.
The casting updates for X-Men 3, never mind the repeated change
of directors, have been enough to give the film a lot of attention; not
saying whether that is good or bad. Though X-Men fans felt deserted after
losing not one but two directors, the latest additions at least give the
film an impressive cover. Add the fact that Kelsey Grammer supposedly looks
amazing as Beast and we could have a film that continues the progress already
made by Bryan Singer.
Underworld: Evolution follows a simple formula that has been known
to work. Dark atmosphere, sexy vampires, enough fantasy to fulfill vampire
and comic book fans alike, cool weaponry and hottie Kate Beckinsale in tight
black leather. Add the fact that she looks even hotter with either eye color
and you are guaranteed full theatres by horny males.
Ghost Rider has received a lot of easy hype just by having a cool
cast [Nicolas Cage] and the fact that it is another comic book adaptation.
An early trailer was posted online but later pulled as it was meant only
for comic con. We have still a lot to see from this film, especially that
of an official shot of the Ghost Rider skull on fire; something Mark Steven
Johnson [director] is still working to figure out. If they can make Nicolas
Cage look half as cool as the teaser poster, then we may have another one
of those few comic book adaptations that raise the bar on film just a little
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is finally in the top
ten; so stop bugging me about it. With more than a few emails asking why
this film isn't beating out some of the others that were previously listed,
I had begun to wonder the same. The only thing that is currently carrying
the hype for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 is the fact that the original
film was just so damn good and the entire cast is returning. Add the fact
that we also now have Bill Nighy as the CGI character Davy Jones and we
could have a sequel that outmatches the original.
Aeon Flux is another example of where action and sex sells. Based
on the animated series played on MTV, the film should have featured Charlize
Theron running around in little less than maybe a foot of leather. However,
due to the fact that it was probably impossible to find a gifted actress
to wear the Aeon outfit, Paramount Pictures added a little bit more material.
Though I was disappointed with this move, the fact that the film remains
in the top 10 is a good sign of others forgiveness.
has all the right elements to bring people to the theatres.
Alan Moore's graphic novel, V for Vendetta, is a great tale about
a relationship of a known terrorist, 'V', and a young girl who later joins
his cause. Though similarities between the terrorist activities performed
by 'V' and the latest bombings to occur in England may ring a little too
close to home, Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers have not held back
any of the planned events for the film. The only problem is that Alan Moore
is not exactly happy with the adapted screenplay and is now less than supportive
of the project. Judging by the set pics and movie stills, V for Vendetta
may have a little too much action for Moore. However, take into account
that the Wachowski brothers have had a humbling experience with the Matrix
sequels and may be working to restore faith in their projects.
That's the new top 10! Agree or disagree with the most popular* films on
CanMag.Com? Let us know!
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*popularity is judged by how many times each movie page has been opened.
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