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A lack of a clear plot apparently meant very little to theatergoers this past weekend.
Little Fockers, which added another $30.8 million in ticket sales ($45.1 million since Wednesday) to the Fockers series, finished in first place after the holiday frame. Although the Ben Stiller/Robert De Niro production failed to top Meet the Fockers’ debut in 2004 ($46.1 million), the comedy did bring in more than the 2000 original. (Meet the Parents opened to $28.6 million.)
Meanwhile, the Jeff Bridges from the past found himself passing the Jeff Bridges from the future. True Grit, costarring Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, roped in $24.9 million – the best number for the Coen brothers to date – and second place. The Western wound up landing just one notch above Tron, Bridges’ current sci-fi entry.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG): starring Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley (directed by Michael Apted)
- The Tourist (PG-13): starring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany (directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
- And Everything is Going Fine* (NR): starring Spalding Gray (directed by Steven Soderbergh)
- The Fighter* (R): starring Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams (directed by David O. Russell)
He’s played crazy, he’s played brilliant, he’s even played opposite Angelina Jolie -- and now, Johnny Depp is ready to make us fall in love with the vampire craze all over again.
Depp will star in Dark Shadows, a big screen version of the series that originally ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971.
In its time, Shadows was an unprecedented show that featured ghosts, witches, werewolves and many other supernatural elements, not to mention a revolving door of actors. The series hit its stride with the introduction of Barnabas Collins, a vampire played by Jonathon Frid.
Depp and longtime pal/director Tim Burton were both fans of the series. (Are you surprised?) Speaking of which, the duo will come back together for the flick. Burton plans to direct Depp in the role of Collins … just as soon as he’s finished playing a rum-soaked, bowlegged pirate for Disney.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Columbia Pictures, IFC Films, Magnolia, Paramount, Adaptation, Documentary, Drama, Foreign, Horror, Independent, Remakes, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases, Trailers
Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Case 39 (R): starring Renee Zellweger, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper (directed by Christian Alvart)
- Let Me In (R): starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins (directed by Matt Reeves)
- The Social Network (PG-13): starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield (directed by David Fincher)
Steven Spielberg is considering a directorial role on Robopocalypse.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker is lining up the project—based on a forthcoming novel by Daniel H. Wilson—with reports that Dreamworks is “in a frenzy” about the potential of the movie.
“With DreamWorks, everything is potentially a Steven project - until it’s not. That’s why everyone’s in a frenzy trying to read it,” a source told the Vulture blog.
The story, which was optioned by the studio back in November 2009, is believed to be a realistic portrayal of a possible robot uprising.
It is one of a number of robot-related projects being created by DreamWorks. Transformers 3 is due to be released earlier next year, while Reel Steel, a movie about robot boxing, is due to hit cinemas in November 2011.
Steven is currently filming War Horse - the tale of a boy who goes to the battlefields of World War I to find his beloved horse - and is attached to work on sci-fi movie Interstellar, due for release in 2012.
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Summit Entertainment recently announced the release date for the last Breaking Dawn movie, breaking Twihard hearts around the world. However, the end of the Twilight Saga road may not be as near as you think.
Rumors suggest that The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a Stephenie Meyer novella based on the Twilight books, may become the next feature film installment in the franchise.
Sources say that Summit is not currently planning to use Jodelle Ferland, who played the briefly-seen Bree in Eclipse, in the new film version of her short second life.
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Danny Boyle finally releases 127 Hours—a follow-up to his 2008 (multiple) Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire—starring James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston who gets trapped in a canyon and reconsiders his outlook on life while fighting to survive.
Boyle’s fast-paced, electric storytelling and Franco’s charm (and looks) definitely draw me into the story, but do we really need to be reminded of all the films Boyle’s done? There is such a thing as IMDB… I’m also glad to see that Franco has moved on from his General Hospital gig.
The film, which also stars Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan, Amber Tamblyn, and Clemence Posey, hits theaters on November 5.
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Forget that silly Team Edward vs. Team Jacob rivalry. The real question is “Are you Team Zac or Team Justin?”
That’s the unfortunate decision one studio may have to make if an adaptation of Memphis comes to fruition. The Broadway production could soon be headed to the big screen, and rumor has it Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake are both interested in the same role.
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I hope Emma Watson doesn’t regret cutting her hair now.
One of Hollywood’s most highly coveted parts has finally been cast. Rooney Mara, most recently featured in the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, will now play the lead in the remake of another film: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Although a number of A-list actresses had reportedly been in contention for the role of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, director David Fincher decided to narrow his focus on lesser-known stars. Rooney, who will be seen later this year in The Social Network, was the one who eventually won the part over names like Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman and Mia Wasikowska.
Mara will alongside Daniel Craig, who was previously cast as journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Shooting on Tattoo will begin next month in time for a December 21, 2011 release.
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Kristen Stewart is the fan pick for the next Girl With the Dragon Tattoo film project, which has already snagged Daniel Craig in the role of Mikael Blomkvist. The Girl of the title is a brilliant, troubled bisexual - and the role seems to fit K-Stew like a glove. Unfortunately, it looks like the girl better known as Bella Swan can’t possibly do the movie due to a scheduling conflict.
In a bitter twist of irony, Twi-hards won’t get to see K-Stew in Dragon Tattoo because they’ll be enjoying her in Breaking Dawn, which begins production at the same time as the aforementioned flick. Both films are scheduled to begin shooting in the fall; Breaking Dawn in Louisiana, Dragon Tattoo in Sweden.
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