FROM MTV NEWS: "You sunk my Battleship!" is not a line you'll hear in Peter Berg's big-screen adaptation of the Hasbro board game ("They don't sink our battleship," he reasoned when MTV News recently brought up the topic), but perhaps it's a phrase Universal execs are shouting in the general direction of "The Avengers" this morning.
Earth's mightiest heroes once again stand tall at the top of the box office pile, smiling down on a domestic weekend tally worth $55.1 million and a worldwide total of $1.2 billion. As it stands, Marvel's superhero flick is the fourth highest-grossing film of all time, and is well on track to beat "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for third place. Meanwhile, after raking in only $25.3 million in its debut, "Battleship" is left languishing in the water. On the bright side for the Universal action flick, the movie already made $226 million worldwide, softening the blow of an otherwise disappointing domestic debut.
Get more box office updates over at MTV News.
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the man in the tuxedo with the shaken-not-stirred martini (or maybe it's a Heineken?) is back: James Bond has returned with the first official teaser trailer for "Skyfall," his first big-screen adventure since 2008's "Quantum of Solace."
Where "Solace" registered as a pretty serious disappointment among the 007 faithful, "Skyfall" looks to be upping the ante in all sorts of ways. A very disgruntled Bond is the man we meet at the beginning of the teaser, engaging in a round of free word association with an interrogator of some kind. He's asked to react with the first words that come to mind in response to "Country," "Gun," and "Murder." Easy enough answers: "England," "Shot," "Employment."
But when asked about the mysterious "Skyfall," James is initially silent, before answering "Done." Whether he means the mission is complete or the interrogation is over, it's clearly a raw point for the licensed-to-kill agent.
If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones," the photo you see below should make you very, very happy. Your mind isn't playing tricks on you: that is indeed Jerome Flynn as the sellsword Bronn, taking aim with a fire-tipped arrow at an unseen enemy with Blackwater Bay at his back. That's right: the Battle of Blackwater is on!
It's the first official photo from "Blackwater," the highly awaited episode of "Game of Thrones" season two that finally, finally, thrusts viewers into the thick of an all-out battle (as in on screen, no getting-knocked-out-and-skipping-the-fight trickery) between Joffrey's allies in King's Landing and the forces of Stannis Baratheon. "A Song of Ice and Fire" mastermind George R.R. Martin wrote the episode, only adding to the list of reasons why fans are losing their minds in anticipation of the hour.
Welcome to Friendsy's, where everyone's your friend, and everybody is welcome — even wolves!
In this exclusive clip from "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," the impending-apocalypse dramedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, our two heroes find themselves in a shockingly jovial place considering that the world's about to end.
Arriving at Friendsy's, Carell and Knightley's characters can't help but grin at all the ridiculousness on display: public weed-smoking, endless congo lines, and waitresses who are "rolling really hard right now."
"Prometheus" spoilers are no good. There's a reason that Ridley Scott, Damon Lindelof and everyone else involved with the project have been so damn secretive all this time: the movie hinges on mystery, and to tip too many hands is to spoil the surprises.
All that said, if you've been watching all of the "Prometheus" trailers, viral videos and other bits of footage that have rolled out over the past several weeks, then what you're about to see in the "Prometheus" international poster past the break shouldn't come as much of a surprise. We've seen this shot in the trailer, and we still don't know the how's or why's, so I feel as though the surprise is still intact. But your mileage may vary when it comes to spoiler sensitivity, so click on for the full poster at your own risk.
Sometimes, the old saying is really true: a picture's worth a thousand words. When the picture in question is actually the first official James Bond poster since 2008's "Quantum of Solace," it's worth considerably more than a thousand words.
Without further ado, then, click past the jump and check out the first full poster for "Skyfall," Daniel Craig's glorious return to the 007 franchise hitting theaters this November.
"Friday Night Lights" has no flaws, save for one: the Landry Clarke murder subplot. The NBC football drama misfired horribly in its second season when it turned bumbling geek Landry into a killer of rapists, and even the show's staunchest supporters can't overlook the laughably bad storyline.
But here's a Landry Clarke murder subplot-in-the-making we can all get behind: actor Jesse Plemons, the man behind the East Dillon Lions kicker, is joining another critically acclaimed television series, "Breaking Bad," in a role that's sure to get bloody before all's said and done.
What do Nick Fury, Agent J and Austin Powers have in common? "They're all secret agents" is the obvious answer, but look deeper… think back… the actors who played those characters are among the finest MTV Movie Awards hosts of all time!
Indeed, we've had our fair share of memorable hosts over the years. There's no forgetting 2007's host Sarah Silverman, who ruthlessly ripped into the star-studded crowd with equal parts shock and hilarity. Jimmy Fallon took a gentler approach when he hosted in 2005; looking back on that night, it's easy to see why he's as widely adored on the talk show circuit as he is now. Even as recently as 2011, Jason Sudeikis left audiences in stitches at the Movie Awards, a perfect amuse-bouche ahead of his then-upcoming R-rated raunch-fest "Horrible Bosses."
Russell Brand joins the ranks of our great MTV Movie Awards hosts this year, but before we see what he's made of, let's dwell on the past a little bit longer. Which MTV Movie Awards host was the very best? Let us know by voting in the poll below!
"Prometheus… are you seeing this?" We are indeed, Elizabeth Shaw — we just don't know exactly what we're looking at!
A brand new "Prometheus" viral video has hit the web this week, and it's very different from what we've seen before. There are no powerful TED Talks or awe-inspiring android tutorials to gaze upon today. No, today we're getting to know Doctor Shaw, the female lead played by original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" actress Noomi Rapace… and what we're learning about her, while interesting, is nowhere near as alluring as the circumstances surrounding the video.
Take a look past the break!
People, if you're not already hip to this lesson, let us give you a tip: cool guys don't look at explosions. It's just science, really.
Actually, what it really is, is a callback to one of the best movie spoofs in MTV Movie Awards history, when Andy Samberg and Will Ferrell teamed up with J.J. Abrams (what?) at the 2009 show to stress to movie lovers the most important lesson one can take away from the action movie genre.
But that's not the first (or last) time the Movie Awards have poked fun at our favorite flicks. The boys of *NSYNC teamed up to save the world from "Armageddon" levels of doom in 1999, and later, in 2003, Justin Timberlake was back again, ready and reloaded to take on "The Matrix." As recently as 2011, Jason Sudeikis and Emma Stone went as far as to apply a live piano show to the art of movie-spoofing, as seen above.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other movie spoofs to think back on fondly, but which one is the funniest of them all? We're leaving that choice up to you in the Movie Awards poll below!