Sunday, August 28, 2005

CatCF August 26 - 28 weekend box office

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fell out of the top ten at the North American box office this weekend, but still earned another $2.6 million, pushing it's total to a dreamy $197 million. It's worldwide total is now an even more incredible $309 million! A nice birthday present for Burton, who turned 47 on August 25th.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Corpse Bride Soundtrack news and hosting update

Warner Bros. have issued a press release about the Corpse Bride soundtrack, which contains some interesting comments from Danny Elfman. It's set for release on September 20th.
In other news, the Collective has just moved to a new host. Hopefully this will put an end to the problems that have caused the site to be down frequently this month.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

CatCF August 19 - 21 box office

This update is a little later than usual because of problems with our host, but Charlie and the Chocolate Factory grossed approximately $4.4 million this weekend according to final figures from Box Office Mojo. That's puts it's total North American box office at over $192 million. Worldwide it's made a towering $284 million!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

CatCF August 12 - 14 box office update

According to estimates from Box Office Mojo, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory earned another $7.2 million this weekend, boosting its total North American gross to a delicious $183 million. That already makes it Burton's second most successful film after Batman, and it's on track to break through the $200 million barrier before it leaves theaters. Worldwide, the movie has already earned over $250 million. Why should we care about the film's success? Well, the better Charlie does, the more freedom and power it gives Burton with his future projects. And that's good news for everyone.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Forums are back up!

Just to let everyone know that the forums are back up. You can find them here. Unfortunately we weren't able to get all the old posts back. And anyone who registered after June 18th of this year will have to register again. We may get the full forum back at a later date, but feel free to use this forum as a temporary measure.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Matthew McGrory passes away

Actor Matthew McGrory who is best remembered to Burton fans as Karl the Giant in Big Fish, has passsed away. Aged 32, he died of apparent natural causes.

His latest movie on release was Rob Zombie's The Devils Rejects, which is still in theatres.

McGrory had recently been working on a biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Andre the Giant, who was familiar to movie fans from The Princess Bride.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

TBC, Charlie box office update and more.

The Tim Burton Collective was down a few days due to an unexpected server change. We apologize all the users for the downtime. The forums aren't up yet, but they should be working again within a day or two.

While the forums are down, use the time to browse our other sections and explore the greatness that is the Tim Burton Collective.

At the box office, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory collected additional $11 million last weekend, boosting the total to $169.4M. The movie has now has a world wide gross of $236.7M.

Burton fans are lucky this year, as the next Burton feature is being released in just over 6 weeks. Stay tuned for more news reports and reviews of Corpse Bride.

Monday, August 01, 2005

CatCF box office update

According to estimates from Box Office Mojo, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dropped to number two at the North American box office this weekend, behind Wedding Crashers. However, it still earned around $16.4 million, boosting it's total box office to almost $150 million!