Lost in News: 3D Weekend Wrap up 12.21.09

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No special glasses are required to read the weekend wrap up which includes this weekend’s box office, how to avoid the 3D headache, 3D is the new black in Hollywood (Jackass 2, Clash of the Titans), a few notes on Toy Story 3 and the fourth Shrek, Zombies get distributed, Laurence Fishburne goes to catch a Predator(s) and Jack Bauer interrogates Santa.

The ‘King of the World’ James Cameron has done it again. Avatar was the number one at the box office this weekend. I don’t think this is a surprise to any one.  The biggest question was how much would it bring in? The Answer 73 million. The only other film that opened this weekend, Did you Hear About the Morgans? opened at number 4 bringing in 7 million.

1. Avatar 73million
2. The Princess and the Frog 12.2 million
3. The Blind Side 10 million
4. Did you Hear About the Morgans? 7 million
5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon 4.3 million
6. Invictus 4.1 million
7. A Christmas Carol 3.4 million
8. Up in the Air 3.1 million
9. Brothers 2.6 million
10. Old Dogs 2.2 million

Seeing as every one is excited about Avatar and the best way to see it, if possible, is in IMAX 3D, many are wondering about headaches. Having seen Avatar twice now in IMAX 3D, I have walked away with a minor headache both times. It goes away very quickly but still isn’t pleasant. /Film has a link to an article about how to avoid this annoyance on repeat viewings or if you haven’t had a chance to see Avatar yet.

Paramount and MTV films made JACKASS in “eye-popping 3D” official this weekend. Set for release October 15, 2010 Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are) and star Johnny Knoxville are set to produce. Knoxville stated that “We’re going to take the same 3D technology James Cameron used in AVATAR and stick it up Steve O’s butt. Were Taking Stupid to a whole new diemension.”

So 3D is the new black after The Final Destination 3D was a surprise hit back in August, and the success of Avatar. Now comes word of even more 3D with Clash of the Titans? Sam Worthington doing the promotion rounds for Avatar revealed that the Clash cast and crew were set to get back together in January to film some more scenes. Further he alluded to the film being dimensionalised. Read more over at (/Film)

The teaser trailer for the final Shrek, Shrek Forever After has shown up…

In more welcome news, that Toy Story 3 two minute first look we posted about early Saturday morning? It’s now online. It was also announced over the weekend that Toy Story 3 will be getting the IMAX 3D release treatment when it arrives in theaters June 18. (Comingsoon.net) Clip (Variety) IMAX

George Romero’s latest Zombie film Survival of the Dead has been picked up by Magnet Releasing, a part of Magnolia Pictures for release in the US.

The quirky dark indie Sunshine Cleaning has been picked up by Showtime to be a series. (Variety)

Laurence Fishburne is set to catch a predator in Predators (joBlo.com)

This cleverly edited video of Jack Bauer interrogating Santa Claus is pretty funny and is making the viral rounds. It also gives me a good reason to wish all of our Lost in Reviews readers a Happy Holidays and thank you for reading the site as we have grown very well for our first year and it’s all thanks to you.

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