"The Avengers" Reaches $1 Billion in 19 Days, Smashes More Records! 

Marvel's "The Avengers" has become the fastest movie to reach the holy grail -- the billion dollar mark -- ever! This past weekend, "The Avengers" held on to the No. 1 spot and selling $103.2 million in domestic box-office tickets for a grand total of $373.2 million. And that's just in the U.S. ("The Avengers" movie review)

Overseas, the fantastic film from writer/director Joss Whedon has sold $95.4 million in tickets for a total of $628.9 million.

The total? Just over $1 billion in 19 days!

Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton must settle for No. 2. Their darkly comic vampire romp, "Dark Shadows," opened with $28.8 million, a distant cry from "The Avengers." That's considerably lower compared to previous Depp-Burton projects such as "Alice in Wonderland" which debuted with $116.1 million, and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" which opened with $56.2 million. ("Dark Shadows" Movie Review)

Overseas, "Dark Shadows" sucked $65.5 million out of international moviegoers. (Win "Dark Shadows" prizes from Warner Bros., click here)

Yes, "The Avengers" has been shattering box-office records. Last week, it has surpassed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," and now, the superhero flick has passed the previous best of $75.6 million for "Avatar," making it the first movie to sell more than $100 million in its second weekend.

And more records shattered -- "The Avengers" topped "The Dark Knight's" previous record of reaching $300 million in just nine days. The Christopher Nolan Batman film did that in 10 days.

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of May 11th:

1. "The Avengers," $103.2 million ($95.4 million international).

2. "Dark Shadows," $28.8 million ($36.7 million international).

3. "Think Like a Man," $6.3 million.

4. "The Hunger Games," $4.4 million ($2.4 million international).

5. "The Lucky One," $4.1 million ($2.5 million international).

6. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," $3.2 million ($2.2 million international).

7. "The Five-Year Engagement," $3.1 million ($1.7 million international).

8. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," $2.7 million ($1.9 million international).

9. "Chimpanzee," $1.6 million.

10. "Girl in Progress," $1.4 million.

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Self-Congratulatory Moment! I Got Nominated For Another Emmy! Yay! I'm So Wonderfully Blessed!!!! 

Thank you Lord! I count my blessings like a good boy, so this new Emmy nomination is my fourth as Manny the Movie Guy, and if I win, it would make a great addition to my four Emmys (I won two other Emmys for my other hat creating promos).

This one's for BEST ON-CAMERA TALENT/HOST/PERFORMER, so once again, and I know it's cliche, but I'm honored just for being nominated, but gosh darn it, I want to win!

The 2012 Emmy Awards for the Pacific Southwest is going to be on Saturday, June 16th, so please pray for me?

The nomination list is right here, and this is what you're going to see:

On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator/Performer

All Alone With a Flip, Mike Castellucci, KUSI-TV
Leyendas de Mexico, Zeji Ozeri, XHAS Telemundo
Manny the Movie Guy, Manny Dela Rosa, KMIR6

Once again, thank you all for your support, now, I'm going to chill and continue to count my blessings :wink

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Win DARK SHADOWS Exclusive Prizes from Warner Bros. Pictures! What Are You Waiting For? Enter to Win! 

This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, we have fantastic prizes from the film “Dark Shadows” courtesy of our friends from Walt Disney Pictures. One lucky winner will take home the following:

*** “Dark Shadows” mini-posters
*** “Dark Shadows” t-shirts, yes, two of them!
*** “Dark Shadows” water bottle that’s like a blood bag!

Everything you need to be a respected vampire! HA!

How to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post

And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever!

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:


It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!

Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents

Here's the video of the contest for your viewing pleasure:

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Will "Dark Shadows" Put You to Sleep? Hardly! Here's Why... 

For my written review of "Dark Shadows," click here.

Here's more on "Dark Shadows" from Yahoo:

Production Details:

In Theaters -- May 11, 2012

MPAA Rating -- PG-13 (for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking)

Genres -- Thriller

Distributors -- Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Director -- Tim Burton


Johnny Depp -- Barnabas Collins

Helena Bonham Carter -- Dr. Julie Hoffman

Eva Green -- Angelique

Jackie Earle Haley -- Willie Loomis

Bella Heathcote -- Victoria Winters

Michelle Pfeiffer -- Elizabeth Collins Stoddard

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Shia LaBeouf Criticizes Film Critics in New Cannes Festival Short Film 

Shia LaBeouf, perhaps tired of having film critics make fun of him in the "Transformer" movies, takes aim at those stodgy cinema scholars in a short film he directed called "Howard Cantour.com" which will premiere at Cannes during, surprise, surprise, Critics Week!

Previously, LaBeouf has directed the short film "Maniac" with Kid Cudi, and also directed the rapper's music video for "Marijuana."

LaBeouf is attending the Cannes Film Festival, not only for "Howard Cantour.com" but also for "Lawless" which will have its world premiere at the fest. Based on Matt Bondurant's "The Wettest County in the World," "Lawless" tells the tale of three brothers (LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke) who turned to bootlegging during the Depression-ear in Virginia. It's a star-studded Weinstein affair which also feature Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska. Directed by John Hillcoat ("The Road"), "Lawless" arrives in U.S. theaters on August 31.

Check out "Lawless" trailer below:

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