MIB3 Breaks IMAX Record Memorial Day Weekend!

Wow! I knew that MIB3 outperformed the Avengers last weekend and became the number 1 movie in the U.S , but I didn’t know until now that it broke sales records!

Thats right- The Men In Black set a new IMAX Memorial Day Weekend record, grossing $12.7 Million at the IMAX box offices during its 4 day opening weekend! That is pretty fantastic. The previous record holder for the weekend was the final Pirates of the Caribbean Movie, so the competition was stiff. Still, the MIB came out on top!

I love seeing movies in IMAX, it really makes you feel like you are inside the movie. I’m glad that it did so well with MIB3, maybe more movies will be heading to IMAX theaters! Bring it on!

Congrats to the Men In Black, I think you have some MIBelievers to thank? 🙂

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/170823-men-in-black-3-sets-imax-memorial-day-weekend-record

Jaden Smith to Join the Men In Black?

I have posted before on the subject of future MIB films- MIB3 Director Barry Sonnenfeld had said previously that even though this trilogy was completed (with the story of Agents J and K) , that there was definitely room in the future for more Men In Black!

I’m sure that everyone found that news to be as exciting as I did! Well, now we know there is more to that story 🙂

Apparently Sonnenfeld has been speaking to JADEN Smith (Will Smith’s son) about working with him on MIB4! How awesome would that be?! Jaden Smith has starred in the reboot of the ‘Karate Kid’ and did a really good job. I think that whole family is bursting with talent, and that Jaden would be perfect to take over the MIB franchise.

Not only is he really talented, but he is super cute too!

What do you think of Jaden as a possible MIB Agent?

 

Read more here:  http://perezhilton.com/2012-05-18-barry-sonnenfeld-wants-jaden-smith-in-mib4#.T8eLgXNuFjA

MIB3 Museum Exhibit in Queens

Wow- this looks like a great exhibit for anyone with a passion for movie magic. The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY is doing a special exhibit on the work of special-effects master Rick Baker (aka the man behind the aliens of MIB3, plus many, many more.) This academy-award winning makeup/mask artist (7 awards, if you are interested,) led a team of 50 people in designing over 125 aliens masks for the movie!

(image courtesy of the NY Daily News)

His craftsmanship is unparalleled, not to mention his incredible imagination and artistic vision. The aliens in MIB3 are really the coolest part of the whole series, and we have Baker to thank for bringing those creatures to life!

I will definitely be checking out this exhibit. It is so interesting to see all of the work and artistry, (not to mention “magic”) that goes on behind the scenes of our favorite movies!

Check out the article from the NY Daily News Here: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/men-black-3-exhibit-museum-moving-image-shows-work-award-winning-special-effects-artist-rick-baker-article-1.1084652

Monocycles!

I am loving the new “bike” that the MIBs are using in the new movie! I want one! They are calling it a “monocycle.” I have to say, Agent J is looking pretty awesome in this MIB3 poster. I wonder when they will be available in stores…

Bugeyes found Clive’s Tattoo Parlor!

Our friend and MIBLeader Bugeyes has found the mysterious “Clive’s!” I wish I could see it! It certainly seems that there are strange things going on there… Bugeyes is really on top of this stuff! Check out what he found.

Anybody seen “Green Fireballs?”

So UFOs (unidentified flying objects) come in many different forms. Some are reported to look like the traditional “flying saucers,” while others look like blimps. These UFO sightings are usually reported by regular people. BUT- there are these UFOs that even scientists acknowledge, and that is pretty cool.

“Green fireballs” are UFOs that have been spotted in the southwest U.S since the 1940’s (same time as the Roswell crashes…coincidence?). They are acknowledged both by the military and top meteor experts, and no confirmed explanation has been given!

Sounds like a pretty good case for Extraterrestrial activity!

Back In Time

Just watched the music video for Pitbull’s “Back In Time” (for the 20th time), AKA the MIB3 theme song! It’s an awesome song- I highly recommend you download it! The best part is definitely the video though!

It looks like Pitbull visits a bunch of locations from the movie (I keep seeing this “Wu’s” place), which is a really cool teaser!

Also: I think there is a loop in “Back In Time” from a song from the 1950’s which is really cool because (spoiler): Agent J goes back in time in the movie! (to the 1960’s I think but whatever). It’s a really fun way to get people in the mood for MIB3!

Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIDwgpBh0Aw