Monday, August 17, 2009

district 9 win at the box office first week

#1 "District 9" ($37 million)
#2 "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" ($22.5 million)
#3 "The Time Traveler's Wife" ($19.2 million)
#4 "Julie and Julia" ($12.4 million)
#5 "G-Force" ($6.9 million)
August is usually a sleepy month at the box office, with studios ending the summer season with films that aren't exactly blockbuster material. But this year has been a different story. Earnings are up 12 percent from last year, and the critically acclaimed "District 9" took the top spot at the box office. Relying largely on viral marketing, Comic-Con buzz and good reviews, Sony's sci-fi flick outperformed the studio's wildest expectations and brought in $37 million. The R-rated thriller has turned out to be a Cinderella story for producer Peter Jackson and its director, newcomer Neill Blomkamp. After their "Halo" project fell apart, the pair teamed up to remake Blomkamp's short film "Alive in Joburg" with a $30 million budget. With "District 9" sitting at #1, it's doubtful there are any "Halo" regrets for the filmmakers or the fans.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

USAIN BOLT SET A NEW WORLD RECORD at berlin 8/16/09

jamaican news-no video copyrights -Triple Olympic champion runner Usain Bolt set a new world record as he cruised to a huge victory in the 100m at the World Championships in Berlin.
The 22-year-old Jamaican stormed home in a time of 9.58 seconds to leave the rest of the field in his wake.
American Tyson Gay was second in a time of 9.71, with Jamaica's Asafa Powell claiming bronze in 9.84.at the world championships finals in berlin

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Plane, chopper collide over the hudson in NYC 9 dead 8/8/09

new york news-Plane, a deadly day in new york city a chopper collide in NYC all 9 was killed in the crash 2 bodies was found in the water in the recovery the planes black box has not bane found The plane, a Piper PA-32, took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, and the helicopter was a Eurocopter AS 350 owned by Liberty Tours, a sightseeing and charter company, the Federal Aviation Administration said.