Paul W.S. Anderson’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel, The Three Musketeers, has been out in our cinemas for about a week now (you can catch up on all things Musketeers-related here), and has been out in other international markets for some time, and in spite of some mixed reviews, its gross box office totals currently stand at just shy of $50m., from an estimated $75m. budget.
It’s important to note, however, that the film is only just being released in the States today, where naturally it’s expected it will find its biggest audience. So it should make a fairly healthy return on its initial budget, I would think.
To coincide with the film’s release across the Atlantic, the film’s first five minutes have gone online over at Apple, via ComingSoon.net, to try and entice you to go and watch it. Of course, there’ll now be many here in the UK who’ve already seen the first five minutes and the next hundred and five, but for anyone who hasn’t and wants to, it’s now available for your viewing pleasure.
The film stars Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Milla Jovovich, Christoph Waltz, Orlando Bloom, and Juno Temple, and is out in both 2D and 3D, for you to choose which you prefer.
“The hot-headed young D’Artagnan (Lerman) joins forces with three rogue Musketeers (MacFadyen, Evans and Stevenson) in this reboot of Alexandre Dumas’ story. They must stop the evil Richelieu (Waltz) and face off with Buckingham (Bloom) and the treacherous Milady (Jovovich).”
I’m still yet to see it, but would quite like to see Anderson’s take on the tale. I personally don’t want to see the first five minutes of any film before I go and watch it – I’d rather see it all in one go, myself. But I’m sure there are plenty out there who would disagree, so without further ado, here’s the video should you choose to watch it ahead of going to the cinema, to get a taste of what to expect. And if you’d like to see it in glorious HD, then you can head on over to Apple here.