The Brits may have swept up a good number of nominations for Donwton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes, but it was Homeland lead Damian Lewis who took home the big prize for the UK with an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award.
With Breaking Dawn - Part 2 making its premiere this fall, this year's Comic-Con will be the last for the cast and crew of the Twilight franchise (including Edward Cullen himself, Robert Pattinson, pictured above), but it will be the first for many new films and television shows hosting various promotional events and panels starting Thursday, according to CBS News.
Despite the booming success of certain unexpected box office hits over the holiday season, like Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, 2011 was a bit of a letdown for many studios.
Though David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara has been one of the most talked-about films of the holiday season, its box office release was a real downer, as it was blown away by Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner, which topped the four-day holiday weekend figures (Friday - Monday) with $46.
After Guy Ritchie's first take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (2009) series took in over $500 million at the box office, it was obvious that a sequel was in the offing. And fans’ prayers have been answered.
Avatar, the 3-D epic by James Cameron, continued to rake in the cash taking in $75 million at the Christmas weekend box office, edging out a strong opening from Guy Richie's Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr.
If only we could all be as lucky as Guy Ritchie. That whole marriage to Madonna thing aside, the man has led a fairly charmed life and one that seemingly is continuing to tick upwards. After churning out an oeuvre that would leave any respectable filmmaker blushing Warner Brothers decided to turn over the keys to their surefire Christmas blockbuster, Sherlock Holmes, and its accompanying $90 million budget.
Guy Ritchie, Madonna's ex husband who directed Sherlock Holmes, is set to record a song for the debut album of The Punchbowl Band, the first band signed with his new record label, Punchbowl Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music.