The comic-book-to-movie trend in Hollywood continues to be pretty much a win-win situation with plenty of dollar signs. The latest comic book to hit the big screen is “Watchmen,” which opened with early morning showings yesterday. The result: “Watchmen” raked in an estimated $25 million on Friday. A great kick-off for the debut weekend of this superhero flick.
DC Comics published the vigilante thriller in a 12-book series back in the mid-1980s. It quickly gained a cult following and the interest of Hollywood. A film version of the superhero classic has been in the works for a couple of decades. Now that “Watchmen” is in theaters and making big bucks, you can bet more comic books will be snatched up for movie development.