Given the massive role of special effects in today’s film industry, the Visual Effects Society has plenty of material to consider in determining each year’s stand-outs.
And earlier today, the nominees for the 11th Annual VES Awards were announced, spanning 24 categories of film, animation, television, video games, and commercial projects. The winners will be declared during an official ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 5th.
With one animated film replacing another, "Brave" easily shot atop the box office over the movie-going weekend of June 22-24, 2012.
In what's their thirteenth straight first place release, the Pixar/Disney created action/adventure tale about Princess Merida churned out a $24.5 million opening day followed up with $23.6 million on Saturday which places debut weekend estimates at a respectable $66.5 million.
Making for a big weekend of movie money-making, "Prometheus" stormed out to the early lead at the box office to begin the weekend on June 8-10, 2012.
The Ridley Scott directed film starring Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender conjured up a solid $21.4 million opening day while simmering down with a $16.4 million Saturday to make for second place worthy total first weekend of $49.5 million.