Thursday, October 27, 2005

William Hootkins passes away

Sad news today that character actor William Hootkins has died after a battle with cancer. Burton fans will know him best for his role as the corrupt Lt. Eckhardt in Batman. He also had small but memorable roles in Star Wars (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). You can read more about him here.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Corpse Bride October 21-23 weekend box office update

Corpse Bride fell out of the top 10 at the North American box office this weekend, but still earned over $2 million according to estimates. That pushes its domestic total to $50.6 million, which means it's surpassed the box office total of The Nightmare Before Christmas already. Of course, ticket prices were much lower back in 1993, but it's still an impressive achievement for a stop-motion animated film to be so successful in this age of computer animation.
The film was released in the U.K. this weekend, with many other countries to follow in the month ahead, which should boost its worldwide box office significantly.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Burton Q&A, plus Golden Ticket Giveaway

You can read a short but interesting Q&A with Burton at
There's also the news that five Golden Tickets will be hidden inside Charlie and the Chocolate Factory DVDs. You can find out more about the giveaway and the prizes on the official site.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Burton Newsweek interview

In this web exclusive interview, Burton talks about his recent work, as well as his Batman films, which are both out on DVD tomorrow.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Corpse Bride October 14-16 weekend box office

Just a quick update on Corpse Bride's box office. The estimates for this weekend have it grossing $3.4 million (down 46.9% from last week) bringing its North American total to $47.6 million. While that's a lot less than the most successful animated movies of recent years, it's still pretty good for a stop-motion animated film. It should pass the $50 million lifetime box office of The Nightmare Before Christmas within the next week or two.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Burton retrospective and site update

7M Pictures website has an audio feature on Burton. You can listen to it here.
We've also updated our articles section to include some new Charlie and Corpse Bride articles.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Corpse Bride weekend box office update and event news

Corpse Bride held up pretty well in its fourth weekend, considering it was up against another stop-motion animated film, Wallace and Gromit. It grossed another $6.5 million, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo. This brings its North American total to $42.1 million.
In other news, those of you living in or near Montreal might want to check out an Animation Innovator event with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson later this month. He'll be appearing to discuss the film and show actual puppets from the production. You can find out more about it here.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Collective wins award and more!

Some very exciting news today - The Tim Burton Collective was the Editor's Pick for Best Director Fansite in the Second Annual Movie Site Awards! We didn't win the popular vote, but there's always next year.
In other news, Deep Roy, who has starred in all four of Burton's most recent films, will be appearing in Los Angeles to sign autographs to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. If you're interested in attending, you can find out more about it here.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Corpse Bride weekend box office Sep 30 - Oct 2

According to estimates from Box Office Mojo, Corpse Bride earned another $9.7 million in its second week of North American wide release, dropping to number three. Its total now stands at $32.9 million.