The latest 3D science fiction film Clash of the Titans broke the box office record for Easter with $61.4 million. 3D screens accounted for 52 percent of the gross.
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The film is based on the classic Perseus of Greek mythology. The demigod Perseus killed Medusa and rescued Andromeda in an epic adventure captured in 21st cameras and as never seen before. Directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Basil Iwanyk, Kevin De La Noy and Richard D. Zanuck. This version is the latest remake and over $123 million was spent on the production and has made over $64 million so far in the US. The 1981 Clash of the Titans was directed by Desmond Davis and produced by Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer. It was done with a budget of $16 million and was a box office hit, grossing over $41 million in the US alone and “was the 11th highest grossing film of the year” and it was not in 3D.
From the rave reviews and the 3D craze, the latest version should fare better in the long run.
As the hero Perseus, the acting prowess of Sam Worthington is tested beyond his SFX-enhanced role as Jake Sully in Avatar.
The scene from the 1981 film.
Photo of the sculpture of Perseus with the head of the gorgon Medusa, by Antonio Canova, completed 1801 from the Vatican Museums.
- Clash of the Titans (tour), a 1990s metal concert tour