Austin Powers in Goldmember

Release Date: July 26, 2002

I can't decide which one is more feminine.

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Mike Myers and Jay Roach have agreed to do another Austin Powers film, subtly subtitled Goldmember. The film gets its name from a new villain played by, so surprisingly, Mike Myers. Apparently, Myers and Roach want to keep the reason that he's called Goldmember a secret. Hmmm, I wonder what Goldmember could mean? Aside from the low-brow obvious, I could see potential for an ad line with MasterCard (just as they did so brilliantly with Austin Powers 2), having Goldmember becoming a MasterCard, errr...Gold member. Of course, Myers and Co. will probably just make a dozen gold penis jokes, which means I will laugh at least a dozen times.

Talks are underway to get almost all of the cast to return, which includes Rob Lowe, Verne Troyer, Seth Green and Robert Wagner. Heather Graham (Felicity Shagwell) may make a cameo, but Austin will have a new shagadelic lady friend in the third installment.

The second film opened to $54.57 million the second weekend of June in 1999. It went on to make $205.4 million domestically, and over $300 million worldwide. The word-of-mouth was solid for The Spy Who Shagged Me, so opening above $54.57 million is almost a given. New Line has set an opening date of July 26, 2002 for Goldmember (same as the Vin Diesel-starrer Triple X). With a blistering ad campaign, clever trailers and a huge fan base, Austin Powers 3 could end up opening above Planet of the Apes' $68.5 million, which also opened the last weekend in July. Unless Jay Roach, Mike Myers, and New Line completely forget how to market the Austin Powers series, this should be a slam-dunk for all involved. (David Parker/BOP)

January 28, 2002
New Line has scrapped the title "Goldmember" due to legal action taken by MGM. The Motion Picture Association of America ruled the title "inadmissible." New Line will appeal the ruling, which came after MGM and United Artists protested over the third Austin Powers installment's title, which was a parody of their James Bond film, Goldfinger. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

April 15, 2002
MGM and New Line negotiated a deal where MGM will allow New Line to use the Goldmember title if they will show the trailer for the next James Bond film, Die Another Day, with the third installment of the Austin Powers films. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Austin Powers in Goldmember
Main Cast Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine
Supporting Cast Heather Graham, Eddie Adams, Robert Wagner, Mindy Sterling, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Fred Savage, Kevin Spacey, Britney Spears, Danny DeVito, Quincy Jones
Director Jay Roach
Screenwriter Mike Myers, Michael McCullers
Distributor New Line Cinema
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 94 minutes
Screen Count 3,613
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Austin Powers in Goldmember
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Austin Powers in Goldmember 7/26/0273.07 75.97 3613 20224.00 20224.0 213.08 221.53 2.87
Rush Hour 2 8/3/0167.41 71.94 3118 21619.00 22193.0 226.14 241.35 3.35
Austin Powers II:The Spy Who Shagged Me 6/11/9954.57 65.03 3312 16582.00 18932.2 205.40 244.77 3.69
Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, The 7/28/0042.52 47.56 3242 13115.00 14112.6 123.29 137.92 2.90
Lethal Weapon 4 7/10/9834.05 43.77 3117 10924.00 13509.4 130.44 167.70 3.83
Lethal Weapon 3 5/15/9233.24 48.29 2510 13243.00 18508.3 144.73 210.29 4.35
Rush Hour 9/18/9833.00 42.42 2638 12509.00 15469.6 141.17 181.50 4.28
Nutty Professor, The 6/28/9625.41 34.66 2115 12014.00 15765.0 128.81 175.73 5.07
Dr. Dolittle 2 6/22/0125.04 26.72 3049 8212.00 8430.0 112.89 120.48 4.50
Scary Movie 2 7/6/0120.50 21.87 3220 6367.00 6536.0 71.28 76.07 2.82
Lethal Weapon 2 7/7/8920.39 30.81 1803 11309.00 16439.1 147.25 222.53 7.22
Austin Powers 5/2/979.55 12.54 2187 4367.00 5518.2 53.82 70.70 5.64



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