2012 People’s Choice Awards: The Nominees Are

You know were getting closer to 2012 when the nominees are announced for the Peoples Choice Awards are here. So here are the nominees and who I think should win. First we will start with the films

Favorite Movie:

  1. Bridesmaids
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  3. The Help
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Who’s the Winner: All five films have there certain fan base, eclipsed at least the billion dollar mark in the box office and all could potentially win. I have a feeling Potter mania will steal this one along with other awards throughout the night. Many belive DH Part 2 is the best Potter film yet and all those Potter fans are all grown up and ready to vote their hearts out.
Wild Card: Bridesmaids could be the wild card but if you are really living on the wild side go with The Help.
Favorite Movie Actor:
  1. Daniel Radcliffe
  2. Hugh Jackman
  3. Johnny Depp
  4. Robert Pattinson
  5. Ryan Reynolds
Who’s the Winner: Quite the list, but since this is the people’s choice it could easily turn into a battle between the Twilighters and Pottermaniacs as the 2 leading men of the 2 of the biggest film franchise’s go head to head, even though Pattinson is nominated because of Water For Elephants.
Wild card: Johnny Depp, Captain Jack has always been a favorite.
Favorite Movie Actress:
  1. Anne Hathaway
  2. Emma Stone
  3. Jennifer Aniston
  4. Julia Roberts
  5. Reese Witherspoon
Who the Winner: Yet another amazing list…Emma Stone is the unknown among these other actress but Jennifer Aniston shined in Horrible Bosses and will walk away with the statue.
Wild Card: Emma Stone
Favorite Movie Icon
  1. George Clooney
  2. Harrison Ford
  3. Morgan Freeman
  4. Robert De Niro
  5. Tom Hanks
Who’s the Winner: So in the category we have among others Danny Ocean, Indiana Jones, Eddie Dupris, Jake LeMotta and Forrest Gump. Many could argue that Clint Eastwood should be on this list.
Winner: Harrison Ford, although I could see Clooney getting it on popularity
Wild Card: Morgan Freeman
Favorite Action Movie
  1. Fast Five
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  3. Thor
  4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  5. X-Men: First Class
Who’s the Winner: If Potter fans come out and vote, Harry and the gang will Apperate with the awards come Jan. 11th. Thor is the only non-sequel/franchise film on this list but it doesnt help here against the big draws of Potter or Transfomers.
Wild Card: Thor
Favorite Action Star
  1. Hugh Jackman
  2. Ryan Reynolds
  3. Shia Lebeouf
  4. Taylor Lautner
  5. Vin Diesel
Who’s the Winner: Once again we have a Twilight heart throb in a category but for a different film, this doesn’t bode well for the fellow nominees as Twilighters are very loyal. Hugh Jackman is also at the top of the list.
Wild Card: Ryan Reynolds
Favorite Drama Movie
  1. The Adjustment Bureau
  2. The Help
  3. Limitless
  4. Moneyball
  5. Water for Elephants
Who’s the Winner: Really could only be a 3 way race between Adjustment Bureau, Limitless and Moneyball. This ones a guess but Brad Pitt and america’s pastime could win it.
Wild Card: The Help
Favorite Comedy Movie
  1. Bad Teacher
  2. Bridesmaids
  3. Crazy Stupid Love
  4. Friends with Benefits
  5. Hangover Part 2
Who’s the Winner: Bad Teacher – It relates to everyone and so everyone saw it, same with Bridesmaids and this award it basically a two film race or it should be. Hangover is just done as in not funny and the other two can’t compete.
Who Should Win: Bridesmaids
Wild Card: Hangover
Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
  1. Adam Sandler
  2. Ashton Kutcher
  3. Bradley Cooper
  4. Ryan Reynolds
  5. Steve Carrell
Who’s the Winner: Adam Sandler. Carrell could also walk away with the statue. Cooper has only had the Hangover, Kutcher is funnier on TV shows and Reynolds is more the romantic comedy type.
Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
  1. Cameron Diaz
  2. Emma Stone
  3. Jennifer Aniston
  4. Mila Kunis
  5. Natalie Portman
Who’s the Winner: Cameron Diaz – Everyone has had one of those “Bad Teachers” in their lifetime and this was some of Cameron Diaz’s best work in comedy.
Wild Card: Mila Kunis aka the newbie
Favorite Movie Star Under 25
  1. Chloe Moretz
  2. Daniel Radcliffe
  3. Emma Watson
  4. Rupert Grint
  5. Tom Felton
Who’s the Winner: Why don’t we just say that someone from Harry Potter will win as the film’s stars have a 90% chance of winning. The “3 Musketeers of the Magical World” will lead the way.
Wild Card: Chloe Moretz…Really how is she going to beat the Potter stars
Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast
  1. Bridesmaids
  2. The Hangover Part 2
  3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  5. X-Men: First Class
Winner: Harry Potter or Bridesmaids, although Captain Jack will make a run but will fall short
Favorite Animated Movie Voice
  1. Anne Hathaway(Jewel – Rio)
  2. Jack Black(Po – Kung Fu Panda)
  3. Johnny Depp(Rango – Rango)
  4. Katy Perry(Smurfette – The Smurfs)
  5. Owen Wilson(Lightning McQueen – Cars 2)
Favorite Movie Superhero
  1. Chris Evans(Captain America)
  2. Chris Hemsworth(Thor)
  3. James McAvoy(Professor X)
  4. Jennifer Lawrence(Mystique)
  5. Ryan Reynolds(Green Lantern)
Favorite Book Adaptation
  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  2. The Help
  3. I Am Number Four
  4. Soul Surfer
  5. Water for Elephants
Winner: Plain and Simple…Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Film 8 puts the francise on top.
Wild Card: All the other nominees shall we say, but Soul Surfer is a potential scene stealer.

The Boy who Lived is breaking film records

Harry Potter aka The Boy who Lived fanatics are at it again.

After stealing the crown of highest grossing midnight screenings film away from Twilight:Eclipse by a whooping $13.5 million to set the record at $43.5 million dollars, Harry and his friends weren’t done breaking records just yet.

The final film in the hugely successful Potter franchise earned a cool $169 million(4,375 theaters, 3,000 of which were 3D)over the weekend dethroning another Warner Brother’s film The Dark Knight’s $158.4M its opening weekend. Not only does it become the holder of the highest earning opening weekend record but Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows and J.K. Rowling’s final book completely outdistanced Deathly Hallows Part 1 which only earned a paltry $125 Million its opening weekend.

After casting a spell on audiences across the world for the midnight screenings, Harry did it again on Friday as the film earned another box office record title by earning approx. 92.1 million on Friday once again stealing the crown from a Twilight film albeit this time New Moon. Warner Brother’s estimates that Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned approx $43 million on Saturday and appox. $33.6 on Sunday which still puts Deathly Hallows in the Top 10 earners for a Sat./Sun.

The last record the film set in North America was largest IMAX opening by a film with $15.5 million dollars stealing the crown away from 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. The one record Deathly Hallows didn’t break was largest 3D opening which is still held by Alice in Wonderland at $81.3 million(DH only earned $73 million).

After setting new records in North America, Harry Potter wasn’t done yet as new records were set across Europe and numerous foreign markets. In native Britain the film earned $37 million which represented the biggest 3 day opening weekend there. As well as in Australia with $26.7 million, even though no records were broken else where it still brought it the bucks such as in Germany($25.7), France($23.9), Mexico($15.3), Italy($15.1) and Spain with $8.3 million. Take all this into account with other markets and Deathly Hallows sailed to the Foreign Box Office Record with a total of just over $307 million which completely oblterates the record of $260.4 million held by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides

After adding together the North American and Foreign Box Office earnings, Part 2 of Deathly Hallows earned another title by sailing to the worldwide opening weekend record with a astronomical $476 million(in 1 weekend!) surpassing the record of $394 held by it’s franchise brother Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  With almost half a billion in earnings Potter will certainly pass the $1 billion mark in the next couple of days which would set another record of becoming the fastest film to $1 billion dollars in earnings passing the latest Transformers which just set the record 2 weeks ago. DH is already set to become the highest earning Potter film of the franchise and most certainly will hit the $1 billion mark which would make it the 3rd film this year to do.

Now the entire Harry Potter film francise to this date has now earned $2.177 billion dollars and is setting its sights on passing Star Wars as the top grossing film franchise which Star Wars currently holds with earnings of $2.218 billion.

So for now Harry Potter fanatics have one thing to say: Mischief Managed!