Given the massive role of special effects in today’s film industry, the Visual Effects Society has plenty of material to consider in determining each year’s stand-outs.
And earlier today, the nominees for the 11th Annual VES Awards were announced, spanning 24 categories of film, animation, television, video games, and commercial projects. The winners will be declared during an official ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5th.
The excitement over its much-awaited theatrical debut quickly turned to sadness after a tragic shooting rampage claimed numerous lives in Aurora, Colorado, but "The Dark Knight Rises" still managed to deliver a dominant box office topping performance over the weekend of July 20-22, 2012.
Delivering another solid performance for the animated genre, "Ice Age: Continental Drift" has become the third such film to garner the box office crown over the past five weeks.
While it hasn't posted as impressive numbers as predecessors "Brave" ($66.3 million) and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" ($60.3 million), the Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios tale about Manny, Diego, and Sid's adventures took in approximately $16.5 million on both Friday and Saturday (July 13-14) which places its opening weekend total at a pack-leading $46 million.
Swinging into theaters in the grandest of fashion, "The Amazing Spider-Man" climbed its way to the top spot at the box office during the weekend of July 6-8, 2012.
The Andrew Garfield/Emma Stone starring Marvel adventure took in $20.7 million on Friday and $24.4 million on Saturday while on track for a debut weekend of $66 million putting its projected cume since being released on Tuesday at $140 million.
With movie-goers pledging their hard earned cash to raunchy comedy entertainment, "Ted" stormed into theaters in an impressive fashion while shooting atop the box office over the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2012.
With one animated film replacing another, "Brave" easily shot atop the box office over the movie-going weekend of June 22-24, 2012.
In what's their thirteenth straight first place release, the Pixar/Disney created action/adventure tale about Princess Merida churned out a $24.5 million opening day followed up with $23.6 million on Saturday which places debut weekend estimates at a respectable $66.5 million.