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Superheroes Get Stamps

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL and a handful of other superheroes will feature on their own US postage stamps. The 39-cent stamps are set to be unveiled today (20JUL06) at the annual Comic-Con International...

Pirates Becomes Year's Biggest Film

Studio estimates for Pirates of the Caribbean's weekend came in pretty close to the actual figures, with the official gross put at $62.3 million. After two weeks, the film hasalready become the highest-grossing movie of...

Routh Was A School Loner

SUPERMAN star BRANDON ROUTH was a dateless loner at school, because he was terrified he'd get mixed up in drink and drugs and blow his chances of an acting career. The 26-year-old's parents were baffled...

Bloom: 'Bosworth Is Irresistible'

ORLANDO BLOOM has blasted claims his relationship with KATE BOSWORTH is in trouble, insisting he still finds her "irresistible" and "extraordinary". The couple were rumoured to have split after Bloom was snapped with KIRSTEN DUNST...

Routh Has Been Superman Since He Was A Kid

BRANDON ROUTH's parents are convinced he was destined to become SUPERMAN, because he started practicing to be the superhero from a young age. Routh's dad RON says the 26-year-old spent hours glued to CHRISTOPHER REEVE...

Superman Composer's Theme Tune Dilemma

SUPERMAN composer JOHN OTTMAN was tempted to create a new theme tune for the latest superhero movie, but stuck with JOHN WILLIAMS' classic music for the sake of the movie's fans. Ottman, who also edited...

Pirates Plunders 17 More Countries

Pirates of the Caribbeanopened in 17 additional countries over the weekend and finished in first place in every one of them. Now showing in 24 overseas markets, the film took in $58 million to bring...

Pirates Becomes Year's Top Film -- In 10 Days

Pirates of the Caribbean remained hotter than a July weekend in Barbados as it took in an estimated $62.2 million between Friday and Sunday to bring its 10-day total to $258.2 million and becoming the...

Superman Disguise Didn't Work On Routh

SUPERMAN star BRANDON ROUTH was brought back to earth when he tried his character's cunning disguise to avoid the attention of fans - it doesn't work. The superhero manages to avoid recognition as alter ego...

U.k. Newspaper Gives Away Superman Returns "Bonus" Dvd

British newspapers, which have been vying with one another over which can give away the most elaborate CD or DVD as a promotion, saw the competition move in a new direction today (Wednesday) as the...

Ho Hum, Ho Hum. Pirates, Not For Wall St.

Wall Street reacted unenthusiastically Monday to reports that Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest had earned $135.6 million, $3.6 million more than earlier estimates, setting a slew of box-office records in the process....

Pirates Shakes Its Booty

Box office records became so much cannon fodder for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest over the weekend as the Disney sequel opened to a stunning $132 million. It broke the previous record for...

Superman's Rival Praises New Man Of Steel

The actor who fought BRANDON ROUTH for the role of the Man of Steel in new movie SUPERMAN RETURNS has heaped praise on his rival, insisting the former bartender was the best choice for the...

Superman's Home On The Market

The Westchester, New York house CHRISTOPHER and DANA REEVE called home has been put up for sale. The seven-bedroom property is on the market for $2.9 million (GBP1.6 million). The couple bought the three-storey house...

Movie Reviews: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Like last week's Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has divided the critics about equally, with half suggesting it's a real summer treasure and the other half ready to dump it overboard....

Pirates Set To Vanquish Rivals

The deciding day has come -- or more accurately, the deciding weekend -- when moviegoers will vote with their wallets on whether Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest will have the biggest opening...

Hurt: 'How Can Adults Enjoy Superman?'

Actor JOHN HURT has lashed out at the much-loved SUPERMAN saga, insisting superhero adventure movies are just for kids. The ALIEN star will not be rushing to see BRANDON ROUTH play the spandex-sporting legend in...

The Man Who Tried Out For Superman Competes For He-man Role

SUPERMAN contender CHRISTOPHER SHOWERMAN has confirmed he's in the running to play another comic book superhero - HE-MAN. The GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 2 star is reportedly competing for the role in JOHN WOO's new...

Will Pirates Capture Moviegoers?

Following the failure of Warner Bros.' Superman Returns to meet analysts' predictions for its opening last week, studios are hoping that next weekend's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and some smaller films being...

Devil Likely More Profitable Than Superman

The devil was certainly in the details of the holiday box office, as The Devil Wears Prada surpassed all expectations by taking in $27 million over the weekend and an estimated $39.6 million over the...

Superman Stalls

Ticket sales for Superman Returns amounted to $13.1 million on Monday, dropping 27 percent from Sunday, to bring the film's gross to $97.6 million since its opening last Tuesday night, according to the entertainment industry...

Superman Didn't Fly High Enough, Say Analysts

If Superman Returns hadn't cost about $204 million to make and an additional $40 million to develop over the past 19 years, the $84.2 million that the movie earned since it opened late Tuesday night...

How High Did Superman Really Fly?

Rival studios were claiming Thursday that Warner Bros. overestimated the opening-day gross of Superman Returns by more than $2 million, according to L.A. Weekly columnist Nikke Fink. Fink also reported that Warner Bros. is rushing...

Movie Reviews: The Devil Wears Prada

They're positioning The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, as the adult (mostly female adult) alternative to Superman Returns. Most critics agree that Streep's performance significantly overpowers Brandon Routh's as the Man of Steel. Gene...

Bloom Fears He Can't Match Bosworth's New Love

British hunk ORLANDO BLOOM fears he can't compete with girlfriend KATE BOSWORTH's latest onscreen flame - because he's no real life SUPERMAN. Bosworth, who plays LOIS LANE in new movie SUPERMAN RETURNS, is seen on...

Superman Falls Short Of Super Cruise And Spider-man

The new SUPERMAN movie crashed into cinemas with a $21 million (GBP11.6 million) opening day on Wednesday (28JUN06), but it wasn't enough to share the skies with SPIDER-MAN. The webslinger spun up a $40 million...

Superman Returns With A Bang

Superman Returns posted a mighty $21,015,000 in ticket sales on its opening day Wednesday, including midnight screenings the previous night, according to unofficial figures posted by the industry website Showbiz Data today (Thursday). Although well...

Fbi Claims It Shut Down Huge Piracy Ring

The FBI said on Wednesday that it had arrested 13 members of an international movie-piracy gang that churned out 25-50 percent of all bootleg DVDs made with camcorders. Nine others were being sought. The arrests...

Marlon Brando, The Action Figure

Not only is Marlon Brando making his final appearance in Superman Returns -- director Bryan Singer created it from outtakes from the original 1978 Superman in which Brando played Jor-El, Superman's father -- but he...

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