Sam Worthington: Articles


'Avatar 2' & Sequels Release Dates

Na'vi Sam Worthington in 'Avatar' 'Avatar 2' and follow-up sequels' release dates revealed Avatar, James Cameron's late 2009 (and early 2010) blockbuster that spearheaded the (currently dwindling) popularity of 3D movies, will have three sequels. Why exactly that has come as a surprise revelation for some is unclear. Sigourney Weaver, […]


'Mirror Mirror' 2012: Snow White Spoof Disappoints

April 3 update The Hunger Games passed the $250 million milestone at the North American box office on Monday, April 2, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. Although Gary Ross' futuristic adventure tale reached that milestone one day after the studio had predicted, that's an impressive feat all […]


'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise

Debbie Reynolds, Katherine Heigl, One for the Money Jan. 28, '11, update: Forget Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement: Liam Neeson's action vehicle The Grey, which will likely be totally ignored when the Oscar 2013 nominations are announced, will easily top the North American box office this weekend. After taking in an […]


Worst Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Nearly Two Decades

Labor Day Weekend box office disaster: Helen Mirren thriller The Debt didn't help matters Sept. 8 update The Help was once again the no. 1 movie at the U.S. and Canada box office on Tuesday, Sept. 7, '10, grossing $1.34 million according to Box Office Mojo. The Help cast features […]


Zach Galifianakis vs. Mel Gibson

Zach Galifianakis in 'The Hangover': Saying No to Mel Gibson? 'The Hangover 2': Zach Galifianakis vs. Mel Gibson? Zach Galifianakis may have been the reason for the cancellation of Mel Gibson's cameo in Todd Phillips' The Hangover Part II. The cameo was meant to be Gibson's first baby step into […]


'Resident Evil: Afterlife': Milla Jovovich Thriller Offers Further Proof Audiences Eager for Original Fare

Wentworth Miller, Shawn Roberts, Kacey Barnfield in Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil: Afterlife Sept. 16, '10, update: Following a steep 20 percent drop on Wednesday, the North American box office was up slightly (+3.6 percent for the top ten films) on Thursday, Sept. 16, according to figures found at Box […]


'Takers' & 'The Last Exorcism' Dead Heat?

Javier Bardem, Julia Roberts in Ryan Murphy's Eat Pray Love (top); Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables (bottom) Sept. 1, '10, update: It was bound to happen: on Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Julia Roberts-Javier Bardem-James Franco romantic drama Eat Pray Love earned more money than Sylvester Stallone's violent actioner The Expendables at […]


'Vampires Suck' Sinks & Tom Cruise $200 Million 'Flop'

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in James Mangold's action comedy-thriller Knight and Day Aug. 26 '10 update: Tom Cruise's vehicle Knight and Day was labeled a “belly-up flop” in the United States because it opened in late June with $20.1 million on its initial weekend (the spy caper had been […]


Roger Ebert Film Festival Screening 'Pink Floyd The Wall' + 'Avatar' DVD Breaks Record

'Avatar' DVD Avatar sold 3.2 million DVD (including Blu-ray) copies on its first day out (not including rentals), last Thursday, according to figures provided by 20th Century Fox (via Deadline.com). Earlier reports had Avatar selling 4 million units. James Cameron's 3D sci-fier – on DVD in plain old HD 2D […]


'Avatar' 3D Rerelease

Miley Cyrus in the film version of Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song (top); James Cameron, Sam Worthington Avatar (bottom) April 22 update: Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, with Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage, held a very slight lead at the North American box office, with $1.297 million (down 12.8 […]


'Clash of the Titans': Sam Worthington Beats Tina Fey

Clash of the Titans with Polly Walker as Cassiopeia, Ralph Fiennes as Hades. April 16 update: Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans, starring Avatar's Sam Worthington, held the top spot at the North American box office chart on Thursday, April 15, according to Box Office Mojo. In all likelihood, that […]


Patrick Stewart & Sam Worthington + Mark Strong & Kare Hedebrant: Empire Awards

Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson, the stars of Tomas Alfredson's vampire drama Let the Right One In, arrive for the Jameson Empire Film Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, on March 28, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Jameson.) Let […]


'Avatar' Trailing 'Ben-Hur'? & James Cameron 3D Fantasy vs. 'Alice in Wonderland'

'Avatar' set with James Cameron and Sam Worthington. Avatar inflation-adjusted domestic box office chart James Cameron's socially conscious sci-fi/fantasy/adventure mix Avatar hasn't been the top grosser at the North American box office for nearly two months. Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver, Avatar was initially dethroned by the […]


'Alice in Wonderland' Record-Breaking Box Office, Kristen Stewart Indie Disappoints

'Alice in Wonderland' with Mia Wasikowska: Girl in blue dress and white rabbit smash several box office records. 'Alice in Wonderland' smashes box office records Sunday, March 7, '10, update: Despite wildly mixed reviews, Alice in Wonderland has shattered a number of box office records after grossing $116.3 million this […]


Iraq War & Corporate Downsizing Top WGA Awards + Stark German Drama Is Surprise ASC Winner

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original […]


'Shutter Island' Scorsese-DiCaprio Biggest Hit?

'Shutter Island' with Leonardo DiCaprio: Things and people aren't necessarily what they seem to be in Martin Scorsese thriller. 'Shutter Island' to become biggest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio box office hit? Feb. 28, '10, update: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island has remained at the top […]


'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison

Avatar hasn't been the top weekend grosser at the U.S. and Canada box office since late January. First, it was dethroned by the Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John; then came Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day, Joe Johnston's The Wolfman, and Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. […]


'Avatar' Performance Capture and the Oscars

Actors with faces but without voices can't be nominated for Oscars. Actors with voices but without faces can, but don't get nominated for Oscars. Ingrid Thulin couldn't have been nominated for The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse because she was dubbed by Angela Lansbury. The same goes for the widely […]


'Dear John' Ousts 'Avatar'

'Dear John' with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried: Love in times of terrorism. 'Avatar' no longer no. 1 as Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried melodrama 'Dear John' tops box office Feb. 8, '10, update: Starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, Lasse Hallström's romantic tearjerker Dear John topped the domestic box […]


'Hatty Potter,' 'Clash of the Titans' in 3D: Film History Repeats Itself

Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.) Fans of Daniel Radcliffe will be able to see him in 3D after Warner Bros. converts the last two Harry Potter flicks, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part II, to 3D at […]


'Avatar': Movie Racist & Paganistic? & China Ban

In James Cameron's Avatar, a white human is turned into a blue Na'vi, the inhabitants of a far-off moon. He eventually turns against the human invaders, becoming the leader of the Na'vi in their fight to preserve their way of life. Some people are pissed off because the human is […]


'Avatar' Gross: No. 3 All-Time Domestic vs. the Inflation Factor

'Avatar' with Sigourney Weaver: Worldwide box office milestone reached. 'Avatar' passes $2 billion milestone worldwide, to surpass 'Titanic' in U.S. & Canada – but not in ticket sales Jan. 31, '10, update: Avatar's estimated weekend (Jan. 29-31) gross was at the higher end of expectations: $30 million at 3,074 locations. […]


Sam Worthington & Paul McCartney + Toni Collette: Golden Globes

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA) Neither Sam Worthington nor Zoe Saldana – or any other Avatar cast member, for that matter – was nominated for a Golden Globe. James Cameron was probably none too pleased. As Steven Zeitchik reports in his Los Angeles Times blog, […]


Matthew Morrison & Tobey Maguire + Chloë Sevigny & Julianna Margulies: Golden Globes

Julianne Moore (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA) Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore was in the running for a best supporting actress Golden Globe for her performance in A Single Man, Tom Ford's drama starring Venice Film Festival best actor winner Colin Firth. In the film, Firth plays a gay […]


'Avatar' Box Office to Surpass 'Star Wars'? Or Still Trailing Robin Williams Comedy?

'Avatar' box office: Na'vi-by-design Sam Worthington to beat 'Star Wars' or Robin Williams comedy? 'Avatar' box office gross to surpass 'Star Wars' – or no. 87 (or lower) on all-time domestic box office chart? Jan. 10, '10, update: Starring Sam Worthington, James Cameron's Avatar box office has increased by an […]


Box Office: 1947 Is Banner Domestic Year & 2009 Sets International Record 'Harry Potter' No. 1 Worldwide

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Daniel Radcliffe hanging on to the title of Worldwide Box Office Leader. In 2009, the six major U.S. studios broke box office records around the world thanks to global blockbusters such as Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 20th Century Fox's […]


Box Office Records: Manufactured or Real? + the 'Avatar' Billion & the 'Nine' Bomb

Avatar: Zoe Saldana wears Na'vi blue digital make-up in global blockbuster that has passed the $1 billion milestone worldwide. James Cameron's mix of fantasy, adventure, and environmental conscience has already shattered several box office records – among them “fastest to $1 billion worldwide” – with more sure to come. Besides […]


'Avatar': James Cameron Fantasy Is Global Blockbuster But December Record Goes Unbroken

Avatar: James Cameron directed and wrote the environmentally conscious futuristic action-adventure fantasy known as Avatar, a 3D extravaganza that has captured the imagination of popcorn-gobbling moviegoers the world over. British-born, Australian-raised actor Sam Worthington stars as paraplegic U.S. marine Jake Sully, who, once on the planet of Pandora, goes – […]


'Avatar' Reviews & Budget: James Cameron Fantasy to Become Next 'Titanic' or Next 'Cleopatra'?

Avatar war: Titanic or Cleopatra? Not taking inflation into account, James Cameron's futuristic 3D action fantasy is the most expensive 20th Century Fox production ever. Once inflation is factored in, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's CGI-less Cleopatra remains not only Fox's costliest production but also the second most expensive movie ever made, […]


'Transformers 2' Smashes Competition

June 29, 09, update: Though massacred by critics, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed the North American box office this week with an impressive $201.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel, the anticipated sequel to Transformers opened […]


'Rogue' Movie: Costly Killer Crocodile Horror Flick Opens in Australia

'Rogue' movie: Crocodile horror thriller stars Michael Vartan. 'Rogue' movie opens in Darwin: Killer crocodile tale reportedly the most expensive Australian horror movie ever Rogue, the story of an American travel writer (Michael Vartan) who finds a killer crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory, has been hailed as the most expensive […]