Posts Tagged ‘The Happening’

Score to ‘The Happening’ Nominated for 2 IFMCA Awards

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

James Newton Howard’s score to The Happening has been nominated for 2 IFMCA awards, including Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film and Film Music Composition of the Year. James was nominated for 4 more IFMCA awards this year for his scores to The Dark Knight and Defiance, as well as a nomination for Film… continue reading »

RiffTrax releases The Happening and The Sixth Sense

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 by Paul Martin |

The gang from RiffTrax has contacted us about a pair of new tracks that they’ve just released.  Here’s what they wrote, with a bit of commentary from myself (in red).

The Happening: Now on DVD and Blu-ray

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 by Paul Martin |

The Happening was released today on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.

Shyamalan talks The Happening & The Last Airbender in recent interview

Monday, October 6th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

A couple journalists recently had the opportunity to sit in on a mini-conference call with M. Night Shyamalan.’s Brian Gallagher was one of those journalists. Q: Is there anything you can tell us about The Last Airbender? M. Night Shyamalan: It is gonna be really cool (Laughs). I’m at the stage where we have… continue reading »

The Happening DVD Artwork and Special Features

Friday, August 8th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe |

As we announced earlier, Fox Home Entertainment has scheduled an October 7th release date for The Happening on DVD and Blu-ray. We recently got hold of the Special Features to be included with the releases. Anamorphic Widescreen presentation English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio Deleted Scenes with introductions from M. Night Shyamalan Behind-the-scenes Featurette: (The Hard… continue reading »

Fox Prepares ‘The Happening’ For Blu-ray

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 by Paul Martin |

The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest opus, has been scheduled for release this October. Fox has set an October 7 Blu-ray release date for the Mark Wahlberg-starrer (day-and-date with the standard DVD). Tech specs are Fox’s standard BD-50 dual-layer presentation, with1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and audio in English DTS-HD Lossless MasterAudio 5.1 Surround, with additional English,… continue reading »

Happening on Blu-ray to feature Shyamalan “BonusView”

Friday, July 25th, 2008 by Paul Martin | has learned early details of the Blu-ray Disc for “The Happening” which will feature a quasi-commentary track by Shyamalan.  Is this the first in a new trend for Shyamalan?  Let’s hope to see more for “The Last Airbender.”

Overseas, “Happening” narrowly beat “Hulk” in grossing an estimated $32.1 million from 5,714 runs. “Hulk,” playing in far fewer locations, grossed $31 million from 3,165. “Happening,” bowing in 2,986, also made the record books. The horror-thriller, playing in 2,984 runs, is the second-best June opening for an R-rated film after raunchy laffer “Knocked Up,” which… continue reading »

And now the Weekend Box-Office Estimates are in

Sunday, June 15th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe | has now posted the studio box-office estimates for the weekend of June 13th-15th, and the figures for The Happening put it as Shyamalan’s 3rd biggest opening weekend ever at $30.5 million. A couple other sources estimate the weekend take at $32.3 million – but we’ll have to wait til Monday afternoon to get the… continue reading »

The Happening Friday Box-Office Estimates are in!

Saturday, June 14th, 2008 by Dr Malcolm Crowe | has posted the industry daily box-office estimates for Friday, June 13th… and The Happening is performing well above analysts’ predictions! Estimates place the opening day box-office take for Shyamalan’s newest thriller at $12,800,000. If the box-office take follows its typical patterns, The Happening should have a weekend total of over $30,000,000 – making it… continue reading »