Although it might be a bit cliché say that it did fantastic, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" did indeed scorch the the box office this weekend. Raking in $57.4 million it its opening salvo according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, Marvel's First Family beat out expectations by anywhere from $4 million to $20 million, depending on the source.
Battling mixed reviews and wary expectations, "Rise of the Silver Surfer" layed the smackdown upon "Ocean's Thirteen" and continued the uber-successful streak for Marvel's film division. Naysayers be darned, USA Today's Scott Bowles proclaimed that the film "improves mightily on the original."
The first "Fantastic Four" installment also proved a financial colossus in its first week at the box office in 2005, grossing $56.1 million on the weekend of its release. It too was expected to accrue far less than it did. Eventually, "Fantastic Four" moved on to gross $154.7 million domestically and $330.1 million worldwide. If this proves any predictor, "Rise of the Silver Soar" could eventually soar to similar stellar heights.
While the question of a third "Fantastic Four" film burns brightly, talk of a Silver Surfer spin-off film has increased of late. Whatever the case, keep checking Marvel.com for all your Marvel news and info.
Visit Marvel's own official Fantasitc Four movie site
for news, photos, videos and more.
If you want to get a quick glimpse of what you're in for, watch the official trailer below and check out the other videos we have including another FF: RotSS trailer
and a tv spot
In addition to the great videos featured on Marvel.com, be sure to check out the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie image gallery
. We also have some eye popping downloadable Fantastic Four wallpapers
for you to spruce up your computer with.
But the action doesn't stop there. Don't just watch the movie, be a part of the action with the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer video game. Check out features on the levels
of Marvel's First Family, as well as a gallery
with screenshots, character stills and more. Buy the game!
And don't forget about Cartoon Network's animated series, Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes. Get your fair share of downloads, episode guides and news on our official Fantastic Four World's Greatest Heroes site
Hasbro has also caught Fantastic Four fever, and it shows with the release of their brand new Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer toy line. Check out features on the full line of Fantatstic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer toys--including all the action figures, Super Hero Squad toys and exclusives--at our Fantastic Four toy hub
If you feel you need to catch up on your history, save yourself some dough and check out Fantasitc Four #48 and #49, featuring the first appearances of both the Silver Surfer and his planet eating boss Galactus in our fine collection of free digital comics
. Absorb more background info on the FF with our retrospectives on the FF's pimped out ride, The Fantasticar
, an exploration of the 40 years of shared history between the Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer
and the various replacement Fantastic Four members
And if you still can't get your fill of info, you could also read the carefully crafted bios for The Silver Surfer
, The Fantastic Four
and Dr. Doom
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