Movie Musicals Box Office - LES MISERABLES vs. Previous Musical Films - the Story So Far
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2012
With Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES already making a healthy start at the box office, BroadwayWorld decided to gather a ranking of the Top 20 movie musicals since 1974. Grease leads the pack, and as of today, December 30, 2012, Les Mis is at No. 11 and likely to keep rising! (more...)
LES MISERABLES Finishes Third at Weekend Box Office; THE HOBBIT Continues its Reign
by Movies News Desk - December 30, 2012
Following its strong Christmas Day Debut of $18 million, Tom Hooper's big screen adaptation of LES MISERABLES grossed an additional $28 million this weekend (Dec. 28 - 30), bringing its domestic box office total to $67.4 million. Overall, the sweeping epic musical placed third. (more...)
LES MISERABLES Film Soundtrack Expected to Hit Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart by Next Week
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2012
According to Billboard.com, 'Les Miserables: Highlights From the Motion Picture Soundtrack' is zooming up the charts and on track to hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart by next week. The album is estimated to reach 100,000 copies sold by December 30. (more...)
Cameron Mackintosh Says LES MISERABLES Will Be Back on Broadway in 2014!
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2012
Will LES MISERABLES return to the Great White Way? With the starry film adaptation on track for a successful opening week nationwide, producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed today with Showbiz411 that the show is preparing to return to Broadway in 2014. (more...)
BEYOND THE BARRICADE: LES MIS Film Cast Talks Singing Live on Set and the New Song
by BWW - December 27, 2012
Stars of the film Jackman, Hathaway, Barks, Redmayne, and Seyfried chatted with the press about their experience, and in this edition they cover what it was like singing live on set, adding a new song to the score, and more! Check out the interview below: (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 26th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - December 26, 2012
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards winners and 1/9/13 Celebration, 'Mormon' and 'Les Miz' reaction, 'Oliver!' opens, 'Lucy' extends, StarKid goes sketch, our unofficial Lloyd Webber festival and more! (more...)
LES MISERABLES Opens at No. 1, Takes in $18M at Box Office
by Movies News Desk - December 26, 2012
Deadline reports that the highly anticipated film version of LES MISERABLES opened in the top spot on Christmas Day, taking in $18 million at the box office. The film debuted in 2,808 theaters and earned an 'A' CinemaScore from audiences across the country. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: LES MIS Producer Debra Hayward on Filming in Extreme Places, Her Learning Curve and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 26, 2012
Now, finally in movie theaters, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was invited to chat with producer Debra Hayward about working on a learning curve, filming scenes in extreme locations, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
Early Box Office Report Says Les Mis Film to Open at #1
by BWW News Desk - December 25, 2012
According to Nikki Finke at Deadline.com, Les Miserables is likely to debut at $15-20 million and at number one for this week's movie box office - along with setting Christmas Day records and exceeding studio expectations (of $10 million). (more...)
LES MISERABLES Opens in Movie Theatres Today!
by BWW News Desk - December 25, 2012
After what feels like decades of waiting, the HIGHLY- anticipated film version of LES MISERABLES opens in movie theatres today, December 25. What are you waiting for? Get to the movies now and experience the epic on musical event! (more...)
VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Film Featurette - Samantha Barks' Journey to Playing 'Eponine'
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2012
Universal Pictures has released another behind-the-scenes featurette for director Tom Hooper's film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, opening in theaters tomorrow, Christmas Day. Go backstage with Samantha Barks as she talks about how she won the role of 'Eponine'. Click below to watch! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: LES MIS' Eddie Redmayne on Winning the Role of 'Marius,' His Secret Desires to Play 'Gavroche,' and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 24, 2012
LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres until Christmas day, but you need not wait that long to get the inside scoop on the highly anticipated new film. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was invited to chat with Eddie Redmayne, who stars as 'Marius,' about his history with director Tom Hooper, his obsession with the role of 'Gavroche,' and so much more! (more...)
LES MISERABLES Beats THE HOBBIT in First International Markets
by Movies News Desk - December 23, 2012
The big-screen adaptation of sweeping, epic musical LES MISERABLES was released in its first international markets this weekend: Japan and Korea. According to Deadline, Tom Hooper's film, starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, has outperformed Peter Jackson's newly-released THE HOBBIT. (more...)
Hugh Jackman Hopes LES MISERABLES Film 'Leads to More Movie Musicals' - With Him!
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2012
In an interview with the New York Post, Hugh Jackman commented on the possibility of a forthcoming Miss Saigon movie adaptation saying, 'I hope 'Les Miserables' leads to more movie musicals - but, selfishly, only if I can be in them!' Read the full interview here, in which he discusses reading Victor Hugo's epic of a novel to prep for the film, his first experience seeing Les Mis on stage, Cameron Mackintosh's request for Jackman to play 'Javert' on stage, working with Joan Lader, the difficulties of singing 'Bring Him Home' for the movie, Anne Hathaway and more! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: LES MIS Producer Eric Fellner on Chasing Tom Hooper, Watching the Finished Film, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 23, 2012
LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres until Christmas day, but you need not wait that long to get the inside scoop on the highly anticipated new film. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was invited to chat with producer Eric Fellner about adapting the musical for film, persuing director Tom Hooper, finding an all-star dream cast, and so much more! Check out the full interview below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Caine Talks Originating Role of 'Cosette' in LES MISERABLES
by Stage Tube - December 22, 2012
Just days before the Christmas release of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables film adaptation, Rebecca Caine, who originated the role of 'Cosette' in the stage musical in 1985, appeared on 'Context with Lorna' to talk about why Les Miserables has such an effect on those who see it. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)
Download LES MISERABLES Soundtrack for $5 at Amazon MP3
by Oliver Oliveros - December 22, 2012
LES MISERABLES fans may opt to listen to the soundtrack of Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh's highly anticipated movie adaptation of the mega-musical three days before the film opens Christmas Day by downloading 20 highlight tracks from the new album 'LES MISERABLES: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack' for $5 only at Amazon MP3 until Monday, December 31, 2012. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES' Anne Hathaway Sings 'Feliz Navidad'
by Stage Tube - December 21, 2012
Getting ready for the Les Miserables movie Christmas Day premiere, star Anne Hathaway brings you her rendition of 'Feliz Navidad'. Watch below! (more...)
BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES Movie - Passing the Candlesticks to a New Generation
by Kelly Cameron - December 21, 2012
The long awaited feature film version of Les Miserables opens Christmas Day, twenty five years after it first took the world by storm on a West End stage. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, the film made the daring choice of having its actors sing live instead of being recorded in a studio. Die-hard fans of the stage production will likely take issue with some of the directorial (and musical choices) but overall the movie is a solid adaptation of Victor Hugo's beloved tale. (more...)
VIDEO: New LES MISERABLES Film Trailer Featuring 'On My Own'!
by Movies News Desk - December 21, 2012
With the US debut of the LES MISERABLES movie just days away, a new trailer featuring the song 'On My Own', sung by Samantha Barks as 'Eponine', has just been released! Click below to watch! (more...)
BEYOND THE BARRICADE: LES MIS Cast Talks Crying on Screen and Real Life Inspirations
by BWW - December 21, 2012
Stars of the film Jackman, Hathaway, Barks, Redmayne, and Seyfried chatted with the press about their experience, and in this edition they cover getting through the crying scenes, their real life inspirations, and more! Check out the interview below: (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LES MISERABLES' Colm Wilkinson on Taking on the Bishop, Working with Hugh Jackman, and More!
by Stage Tube - December 20, 2012
In the clip below, original Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, chats about taking on the role of the Bishop, working with Hugh Jackman, and more! (more...)
VIDEO: Insane Clown Posse Reacts to LES MIS Trailer
by Movies News Desk - December 20, 2012
Insane Clown Posse's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope comment on the trailer for the highly anticipated film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, which hits theaters Christmas Day. Click below to watch! (more...)
BEYOND THE BARRICADE: Director Tom Hooper Talks Choosing His LES MIS Cast, Deciding on Live Singing, and More!
by BWW - December 20, 2012
Hooper recently chatted with the press about bringing the classic musical to the big screen, and you can check out his full interview below: (more...)
LES MISERABLES Breaks Records for Christmas Day Advance Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012
LES MISERABLES might not open in movie theatres for another week, but accoridng to Fandango, the movie is the company's #1 advance ticket-seller among all Christmas Day releases, surpassing its previous record-holder, 2009's "Sherlock Holmes,' and the #1 advance ticket-seller among movie musicals, surpassing the previous record-holder, 2006's "Dreamgirls." (more...)