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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009

WATCHMEN NO. 5 AT THE BOX OFFICE

Watchmen should cross the $100-million mark this week after placing fifth at the box office over the weekend.

In its third weekend of release, Watchmen brought in an estimated $6.7 million, pushing its domestic total to $98.1 million.

The film has the biggest opening so far this year and will join 2008 comic book films Iron Man, Wanted, The Incredible Hulk and The Dark Knight in surpassing $100 million.

Watchmen dropped 62 percent from its second weekend.

Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage, was No. 1 over the weekend with $24.8 million, followed by I Love You, Man with $18.0 million, Duplicity with $14.0 million and last week's champion, Race to Witch Mountain, with $13.0 million.

Look for more Watchmen news on Monday here in The Continuum.

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TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: "BORN TO RUN"

Fox has released a description for "Born to Run," the Season 2 finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, set to air on Friday, April 10.

Here's how Fox describes the episode:

"The Connors come face-to-face with Weaver in a confrontation that shakes John to the core and changes his reality forever. Nothing will be the same after the season finale."

Look for images from the episode soon here in The Continuum.



JUNE SOLICITATIONS ROUNDUP

For previously posted May solicitations, click on the publishers' names below:

* Archie Comics.

* Bluewater Productions.

* Dark Horse Comics.

* Moonstone Books.

* Radical Publishing.



BRIEFLY

* Pere Perez is drawing Action Comics Annual #12 from DC Comics.

* The Sunday, April 12 episode of The Simpsons on Fox will be a repeat of "Lisa the Drama Queen."



COMICS CONTINUUM BACK ISSUES

If you missed The Continuum's coverage over the past month, following are links. Click on the date to get the day's full report.

* Tuesday, March 17: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Comics First Looks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, DC Comics roundup, Marvel Comics' Wolverine Art Appreciation month and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Monday, March 16: Archie Comics for June, Top 300 for February, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel Comics First Looks, Devil's Due Publishing First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and Sci Fi to become Syfy.

* Sunday, March 15: Watchmen box office, Punisher: War Zone on DVD and DC Comics First Looks. Limited Edition Watchmen gift cards

* Saturday, March 14: Watchmen box office, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, February sales and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Friday, March 13: Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Smallville, Heroes and Watchmen.

* Thursday, March 12: IDW Publishing First Looks, Marvel movies, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Marvel Super Hero Squad.

* Wednesday, March 11: Smallville, Heroes, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Watchmen, Dark Horse Comics First Looks nnd Archie Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 10: Dark Horse Comics for June, Bluewater Productions for June, DC Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dollhouse and Devil's Due to publish Jericho comic book.

* Monday, March 9: DC Comics movies, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Battlestar Galactica, The Darkness and First Looks.

* Sunday, March 8: Watchmen box office and DC Comics First Looks.

* Saturday, March 7: Watchmen box office, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Family Guy and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Friday, March 6: IDW Publishing First Looks, Marvel Comics First Looks, Image Comics First Looks, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Smallville, The Simpsons and Wolverine and the X-Men.

* Thursday, March 5: Smallville, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Family Guy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Celebrity Apprentice.

* Wednesday, March 4: Megan Fox lines up Jonah Hex and Fathom movies, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Watchmen, Battlestar Galactica, Family Guy, Top Cow Productions First Looks, Archie Comics First Looks and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.

* Tuesday, March 3: Smallville, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Watchmen, Marvel Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks, Top Shelf Productions for 2009, The Simpsons and Wonder Woman's Keri Russell.

* Monday, March 2: From Wonder Con: IDW Publishing's movie titles, Green Lantern movie, Watchmen and X-Men; plus DC Comics First Looks, BOOM! Studios First Looks and Marvel Comics First Looks.

* Sunday, March 1: From Wonder Con: X-Men, IDW Publishing, DC Universe, Dark Horse Comics and The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* Saturday, February 28: From Wonder Con: Green Lantern: First Flight, Image Comics, Black Panther, DC Nation and BOOM! Studios; plus The Spectacular Spider-Man.

* Friday, February 27: Marvel Comics First Looks, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wonder Woman's Rosario Dawson, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Smallville, The Simpsons and Marvel change submissions policty.

* Thursday, February 26: Moonstone Books for June, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Simpsons.

* Wednesday, February 25: Samuel L. Jackson's deal with Marvel Studios, Heroes, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Radical Publishing for May, Avatar Press for May, Archie Comics First Looks and Top Cow Productions First Looks.

* Tuesday, February 24: Season 9 for Smallville, Marvel Studios, Dynamite Entertainment for May, Top Cow Productions for May, Legend of Isis, Heroes, DC Comics First Looks, Dynamite Entertainment First Looks and BOOM! Studios First Looks.

* Monday, February 23: Watchmen, Battlestar Galactica, Heath Ledger wins Academy Award, BOOM! Studios for May, Antacric Press for May and Dark Horse Comics First Looks.



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