'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' was a modest hit last night, by TV standards... But what if it was a movie? We did the math, and found out exactly how much money it would have made:
We got that by multiplying the live watch numbers, plus same day (i.e., on demand or DVR) of 11.9 million by the average movie ticket price in the second quarter of 2013 in America, which is $8.38.
Now a couple of caveats:
- Those average prices include 3D and IMAX surcharges, and S.H.I.E.L.D. was neither... Though if we're playing movie math, it certainly would have been released in both formats. Point moot!
- Yes, of course more people are likely to watch a "free" television show in their house, than a movie they have to travel to the movie theater to see. But again: we're playing pretend world here, so shushie.
That out of the way... That's a pretty huge number. By comparison, the biggest opening day gross ever is 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,' at $91,071,119. Number two is 'The Avengers' with $80,813,985.
And we're only talking opening DAY grosses here. We don't know how many more people will watch S.H.I.E.L.D. on demand or by iTunes download, or on ABC.com, or by kidnapping the cast and forcing them to dance for their amusement. That sort of thing. How much S.H.I.E.L.D. could have made in the theater is entirely up in the air at this point, and could possibly even beat the opening weekend record of $207,438,708 set by... 'The Avengers'.
Oh, and if last night's episode of 'The Voice' was a movie, it would have made $118,493,200. So there's that.
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In the long history of celebs teasing their upcoming roles on Facebook, from Simon Pegg as Ant-Man (debunked!) to Vin Diesel as Groot (hasn't been bunked either way yet), here's a doozy: is Megan Fox playing Boba Fett in 'Star Wars VII'?
According to this pic the Transformers star posted on Facebook with the tagline, "Jealous?" all signs point to definitely, absolutely, 100% yes. The big questions, of course, are:
- How did Boba Fett escape from the Sarlacc Pit?
- Will Fox also play Fett in the rumored origin story/prequel?
- At what point will someone say, "That guy is good. Real good," and then Boba takes off "his" helmet and shakes down his hair and he's actually been a girl the whole time?
...Or alternately she could just have bought some sort of Boba Fett picture. But probably not, she's probably playing Boba Fett.
Stay tuned for way more great news scoops like this, only on MTV Geek.
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As announced on Deadline today, Marvel Studios may - or may not - be exploring an Agent Carter TV series, as a follow-up to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Mainly because kids go nuts for anything with the word "Agent" in the title. [Side-Note: The Agent Dead? Call Kirkman later today.] Well, we've got a sneak peek at what might be the bold new direction for Marvel, below:
Word is that each week, he'll be investigating peanut-based mysteries, though that has yet to be determined. Stay tuned for more info as it breaks!
[Though seriously, how bad-ass would a 1940's set Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell be? Totally bad-ass.]
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Ladies, their eyes are down there:
I gotta be honest, I'm not even 100% sure what joke I'm trying to make here. But, you know, let me know what you'd like us to make into abfaces next, I guess?
Arrow returns to The CW on Wednesday, October 9th at 8PM ET.
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You know, back when DC Comics printed Justice League #0, a full issue devoted to (part) of the new origin of Shazam, I said that, "This might be the best, most consistently enjoyable story [Geoff] Johns has told since his Superman story... With Gary Frank." I think I wasn't being hyperbolic enough*: Johns and Frank's revamped Shazam story is a classic. It's a huge, exciting, all-ages story that approaches the source material with just the right amount of reverence.
In case you missed the story, which ran as a sporadic back-up in Justice League, lucky you, it's being collected into one trade paperback at the end of the month. Before that, though, we've snagged you an exclusive look at some of Frank's development materials for Shazam. Check 'em out, and be sure to check out Shazam Vol. 1 when it hits shelves on September 25th:
The World’s Mightiest Mortal is reborn in The New 52 in this incredible tale from JUSTICE LEAGUE #7-11, 0, 14-16 and 18-21! Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but when he’s drawn to the Rock of Eternity, he is imbued with powers beyond those of any mortal man! But can he learn how to handle those powers in time to defeat the villainous Black Adam?
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Gary Frank
Cover by: Gary Frank
Page Count: 192
U.S. Price: 24.99
On Sale Date: Sep 25 2013
*Though clearly hyperbolic enough for that quote to end up on the cover. Hopefully, me quoting myself will end up on the cover of the collected edition of my blog posts about Shazam.
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