Green Lantern earns big green Father’s Day Weekend 2011 with green celebrities Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively keeping superhero movie scenes hot?
Actor Ryan Reynolds is an eco-friendly green celebrity and his new comic book superhero movie remake of the Green Lantern is earning big green money. The Hollywood blockbuster film is taking box office cash in big time for the Father’s Day Weekend holiday. The summer movie was produced and marketed by Warner Bros pictures, and the organization has been touting Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern character as the 21st century green celebrity hero to be. The Green Lantern movie co-stars actor Ryan Reynolds and actress Blake Lively, and opened in over 3,800 movie theaters nationwide during the holiday week. “The first installment in a potential new franchise, this lesser known DC Comics character is looking to build a new movie-going fan base while drawing Reynolds followers as well. Directed by Martin Campbell (who directed Bond series films Casino Royale and Goldeneye), the film earned $52.7 million this weekend after earning $3.35 million from midnight screenings on Friday…” reports Hollywood.com. Were the romance rumors about Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively what got people excited about seeing the movie on the big screen? Possibly, but it is more likely that people just like superhero movies because they fuel the imagination and folks can go see the action adventure flicks with all generations of their family.
GREEN CELEBRITY STATS: RYAN REYNOLDS AND BLAKE LIVELY
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are not a celebrity couple, but both star celebs are considered green celebrities.
Actor Ryan Reynolds (the man who plays the Green Lantern) is notoriously eco-friendly and a humanitarian. He and ex wife Scarlett Johansson actually bought a home in New Orleans [as part of the Hollywood celebrity movement to revitalize the natural disaster ravaged city] in the years following Hurricane Katrina. Joining ranks with other green celebrities like Bradd Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and gal pal Sandra Bullock, Reynolds and Johansson bought an older home and had it remodeled inside and out to be more eco-friendly. Beyond owning a more sustainable celebrity home in the Southern United States, Ryan Reynolds has actively campaigned for the U.S. to switch to clean energy. Despite the very true fact that Reynolds is actually a Canadian born celeb and a funny actor, he is still taken seriously by Washington DC.
Blake Lively, on the other hand, has taken her fame derived from her role as character Serena Van der Woodsen on the hit television series Gossip Girl and turned her eyes to helping out charity causes. She and Gossip Girl co-star Taylor Momsen made tabloid headline news back in 2008 when they both threw their celebrity star power behind an endorsement for the non-profit organization New Yorkers For Children at the organization’s fall gala. In 2011, Blake Lively also designed a butterfly t-shirt that is being sold now with the proceeds and benefits going to support earthquake and tsunami victims and survivors in Japan.