Monday, July 25, 2005

Incredible French Premiere + on sale on ebay + looking for more infos about the mobile games

The French Premiere will take place Friday the 5th August at "Le Grand Rex" movie theatre in Paris on french biggest movie screen. And we'll get some incredible guests : Garth Jennings Nick Goldsmith and Robbie Stamp!! The movie will be shown in english with french subtitles. There should be a little exposition and some merchandising stuff to win also.
There is currently an oculas on sale on ebay. Disney produced 50 of these items. Most of them are still used in several countries to promote the movie in theatres. You can go inside, use the computer and see the trailer and get some infos about the movie. The auction began at 799 pounds and two days later the price was already 1751 pounds, so you'd better have a good amount of money on your bank account if you want to buy this one.
As you may know, in April 2005 Starwave Mobile released 2 mobile games to accompany the release of the film adaptation. The first, developed by Atatio, was called "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Vogon Planet Destructor". It was a typical top-down shooter and except for the title had little to do with the actual story. The second game, developed by TKO Software, was a graphical adventure game named "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Adventure Game" . Despite its name the puzzles were new and different from the Infocom ones and the game followed the movie's script closely and included the new characters and places. The "Adventure Game" won the IGN's "Editors' Choice Award" on May 2005. But we don't have much more infos, and these games don't seem to be avalaible anymore. If you have more info, you can get in touch with me.

Saturday, July 2, 2005

Box office report from Hungary & other central Europe countries

Thanks to Martin, an Hungarian fan of "Galaxis Ăštikalauz Stopposoknak" (The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy in Hunarian), here are the box office stats in his country.

The Hitchhiker's movie has been released in Hungary the 16th June

1. Madagascar (2nd week) / 37 315 people / 163,462 USD (Total: 541,336 USD) 2. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1st week) / 83,508 USD 3. Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith...

1. Madagascar (3rd week) / 23 814 / 101,570 USD (Total: 638,126 USD) 2. War of the World (1st week) / 11 626 / 54,796 USD 3. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2nd week) / 11 281 /51,661 USD (Total: 134,220 USD) 4. Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith...

Martin has a very good looking website about H2G2, and you can see it here :
If you've got reports from box offices results from all other the world, don't forget to send them to me.
In other central European countries, the movie is also already on the movie screens. In Poland the H2G2 movie remains 5th after three weeks and it has grossed $262,540. In Czech Republic, it is fourth after three weeks and it has grossed $156,921.