London premiere of TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE set for October 17th!

The official UK premiere of TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE will be held in London at the Vue Cinema, Leicester Square, on Monday, October 17th. For a film to premiere on a Monday evening is somewhat unusual, but the date has a lucky history for London Deppheads; on that date last year, FINDING NEVERLAND made its UK debut, and Johnny delighted fans by appearing on the red carpet and signing autographs. There is no word yet regarding whether Johnny will attend the UK CORPSE BRIDE premiere, however. He is presently shooting the sequels to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN in the Bahamas, and will be committed to that project for several more months. The Zone thanks emma for breaking the news of the CORPSE BRIDE UK premiere on the News & Views forum.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY reaches $200 million in overseas box office!

Demonstrating the appeal of a classic story as well as brilliant design and an impeccable cast, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY continues to perform strongly at movie theaters around the world. This week it crossed the $200-million mark in overseas box office receipts, nearly equaling its North American total of $204 million. Notes the Hollywood Reporter, “Amidst the barrage of new and ongoing titles making their way around the world, the late-summer holdover CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, with 4,300 prints in 52 markets, soared over $200 million in total international gross as it collected $13.8 million over the weekend. The Johnny Depp family attraction has dominated the overseas market for five weeks in a row and remained on top in Japan for three straight sessions.” CATCF’s total box office, worldwide, is more than $405 million. Thanks to emma, Yellow Rose, FANtastic JD, and sleepy for the box office update. Congratulations to Johnny, Tim, and the cast and crew of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!