Sunday, November 15, 2009

"2012" Opening Wipes Out The Competition...

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Sony's "2012", the Vancouver-lensed 'disaster' film directed by Roland "Independence Day" Emmerich sold $225 million worth of tickets globally, as of November 15, according to distributor Columbia Pictures,

North American grosses accounted for $65 million.

Foreign box office came from 105 countries, led by France with $17.2 million, Russia with $15.3 million and Germany with $12.4 million.

"2012," budgeted at $200 million, in which every available performer in Vancouver managed to get work on (including yours truly as an 'Ark Boarding Officer'), uses 'end-of-days' prophecies to depict the world's demise after a solar meltdown.

The ensemble cast includes actors John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson, following the aftermath of a global cataclysm in the Year 2012, leading to the 'end of the world', with survivors struggling for their lives.

Premise of the feature is inspired by theories that posit the ancient Mayans predicting a doomsday event occuring during the 2012 winter solstice.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "2012"...