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  • Justin 2:40 pm on November 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 Hits $220M on Day 1 Launch, Sets Media Entertainment Record 


    What will be one of my last, if not my last Halo post of the year, Halo 4 Day 1 sales hit $220 million within 24 hrs and is expected to hit $300 million in one week.

    Halo 4’s one day sales set the new record for one day sales for  media entertainment; that includes movies, videos games, etc. Not too bad for a video game. Will this series ever extend to the movie screen? I hope not; I’m satisfied.

    And for you Winklevi and for everyone in general, a great (and humorous) five minute retelling of the entire Halo story up to Halo 4, courtesy of IGN:

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  • Justin 1:30 am on November 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    343 Studios Releases Halo 4 Cinematic Introduction 

    Happy Election and Halo 4 Eve, courtesy of 343 Studios and Machinima:

     
    • winklevi twins 12:25 pm on November 13, 2012 Permalink

      HOLY $#!*

      http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/12/3637718/halo-4-day-one-launch-sales-figures

      After all these Halo Posts Justin, I started to read about Halo, but maybe you can give a breakdown of why its so successful and popular. Its this idea that exists in only the video game world and I don’t know what other precedents like it. BTW I grab some Halo photos for you at Comic Con not knowing anything about Halo. There were some crazy articulate costumes.

  • Justin 2:46 pm on November 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 | First Video Game Soundtrack to Hit Billboard Charts & Best Selling VG Soundtrack Ever 

    No other video game music soundtrack has ever booked a spot on the Billboard music charts before. The soundtrack managed to sell 9000 copies on its first week on sale. This placed it at #50 overall. If you want some reference, Ellie Goulding’s album sold 44,000 in its first week.

    Not surprisingly it is the best selling video game soundtrack, ever.

     
  • Justin 3:45 pm on November 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 | Forward Unto Dawn Part V 

    Part V of V of Halo 4’s webseries Forward Unto Dawn  is now online. And of course Halo 4 drops Tuesday November 6th!

     
  • Justin 7:21 pm on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Halo 4, Part 4, Part IV   

    Halo 4 Preorder Sales Past $150M | Forward Unto Dawn Part IV Online 

    Halo 4 continues to climb in pre order sales and is expected to have past the $150 million mark with another 11 days to go before arrival. This is exciting but not really a surprise:

    Halo 3 sold more than US$170 million worth of copies in the first twenty-four hours of release, breaking the record set by Halo 2 three years prior. Halo: Reach, in turn, broke the record set by Halo 3, selling US$200 million worth of copies on its first day of release. The games have sold over 43 million copies worldwide, and all Halo merchandise has grossed over $3 billion.

    I think the five year wait, the success of Reach, and the ridiculous marketing (Theatres have often been showing the two minute preview before Argo…) for what looks like a amazing games, means this H4 will hit at least $190 million in 24 hours…. It is Microsoft’s most expensive game, and the most expensive game ever made. The soundtrack sits at #1 on iTunes for the category and then there’s the 10 million web series Forward Unto Dawn; Part 4 just went online. Happy Friday everyone!

     
  • Justin 2:38 pm on October 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alice Braga, , Elysium, Halo 4, Jodie Foster, , Matt Damon,   

    Halo 4 Passes $130M in Preorder Sales | 60sec TV Spot 

    Halo 4 preorder sales are estimated to have past the $130 million mark. This is not a surprise given Halo is in the top bucket for high grossing games.

    The Peter Jackson produced and Neill Blomkamp directed District 9, was originally to be a Halo movie, but never obviously materialized. I actually don’t think a Halo movie should be made because I’m satisfied with what they’ve done and don’t want a movie version of the Chief or Cortana…

    Blomkamp is now finishing his next movie, Elysium, with leads Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Alice Braga, hitting theaters August 2013:

    In the year 2159, two classes of people exist. The first are the very wealthy who live on Elysium, a pristine man-made space station built by the Armadyne Corporation. The rest live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard-nosed government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That does not stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky ex-con Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds

     
  • Justin 1:44 am on October 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Making Halo 4 Part 3 | Infinity Multiplayer 

    In two weeks the US we’ll have a new or reelected President and after half a decade the Master Chief returns. 343 Studios has released part 3 in the making of Halo 4. While the first two were on the story and campaign, this is all about the multiplayer. Cant wait. If you look carefully you’ll see Firefly’s and Castle’s Nathan Fillion testing. Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin (from Firefly) were also there.

     
  • Justin 4:44 am on October 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 | Forward Unto Dawn Part 3 

    The next episode of the Halo 4 web series Forward Unto Dawn is now online. Haven’t watched it yet; I think there’s two more left after this one, and then Halo 4.

    Part 1: http://groomsmenonfilm.com/2012/10/13/halo-4-forward-unto-dawn-part-ii/

     
  • Justin 6:07 pm on October 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: David Fincher, Halo 4, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network   

    Halo 4 | Launch Trailer 

    The launch trailer for the most anticipated video game of the year Halo 4 has just been released. While this is a video game and I generally give a disclaimer on how this is the only non-tv/movie topic I will address on Groomsmen, this time, I can finally tie this more to movies beyond saying one day this game-franchise will become  a movie-franchise, because this trailer is produced by David Fincher (The Social Network) and directed by Tim Miller, the visual effects lead on Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  So once again Microsoft and its 343 Studios is going all out.

    The trailer doesn’t really show much, is a little slow, but is visually pretty cool. It also highlights the new threat and emphasizes how much darker this new trilogy is.

    Halo 4 drops November 6th, at which point it’ll make over a 100 million in sales on Day 1 and talk of a movie will begin, again.

     
  • Justin 9:05 am on October 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 | Forward Unto Dawn Part II 

    Part II is online. While its shorter, I thought it was much better than Part I. Halo 4 Drops November 6th, Election Day.

    I find the first 60 seconds, similar to Part 1, showing Cortana and the Chief following Halo 3, to be the best part.

     
  • Justin 6:54 pm on August 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 117, , Covenant, Forerunner, Halo, Halo 4,   

    Halo 4 Featurette | Like Making a Movie 

    Here at Groomsmen on Film, I make one exception for myself when it comes to posts. I’ll always posts on tv and film; and one video game series: Halo. Halo 4, which trumps most movies and shows when it comes to production budget and sales, will be released on Election Day, November 6th.

    IGN has posted a short little featurette on the newest entry in the series and once again, Im really looking forward to it. There’s no speaking or sound effects; just the new soundtrack overlaid on a  two and a half minute montage of the creation of the video game over at Microsoft’s 343 Studios. Take my money!

    H4

     
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