Avengers Assemble! (Or at least some Fun Facts about them!)
Planning on seeing
The Avengers this weekend? Us too. To celebrate, we have assembled some Avenger themed fun facts.
Thinking about marathoning each movie before seeing
The Avengers? That will take you 10 hours and 1 minute:
The Avengers is expected to do incredibly well this weekend, adding to the already impressive total combined box office numbers of the previous movies:
A special thanks to
heavymetalmeteorologist for providing one of the examples!
The Hunger Games had another strong weekend and surpassed the first Twilight movie, but can it earn more than the first Harry Potter film?
Movies about Mars have not done very well at the box office since Total Recall.
If Jake and Elwood Blues had actually eaten what they ordered at the Soul Food Cafe in the Blues Brothers movie, Jake would’ve consumed over 6,000 calories and nearly 1,200% his RDV of protein.
The grey carpets were rolled out 59 years ago today for the first televised Academy Awards.
Get a recap of all of last night’s Oscar winners with Wolfram|Alpha! You can also look up past nominees and winners.
2012 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, and once again Wolfram|Alpha can help you settle all sorts of Oscar-related arguments, generate some cool trivia questions for your Oscar-night party, and do a few fun new tricks you probably didn’t know about.
Consider the list of
2012 best picture nominations, for example. Even among the front-runners for this year’s statuette, there’s a pretty big spread in general popularity and box office performance. How big? Ask Wolfram|Alpha to compare box office for , and you can see that Moneyball, Hugo, The Artist, and The Help The Help has earned more than twice as much as Moneyball and more than 6 times as much as The Artist (which has 10 nominations this year, versus 4 for ). The Help
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Cool Runnings Spoiler Alert!
Happy Birthday, HAL 9000!
Happy Birthday to our favorite fictional supercomputer! Is it strange that HAL was built in Urbana and Wolfram|Alpha (our favorite actual supercomputer) was born in Champaign, its twin city?
We promise to open the pod bay doors if you ever need it.