Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Angels & Demons was never as popular as The Da Vinci Code...and its big screen numbers reflected that.
Despite huge success with the overseas box office this weekend (the movie had the 10th best international open ever), the latest Ron Howard/Tom Hanks collaboration barely struck gold domestically. Over the last three days, Angels grossed $46.2 million—just enough for first place. Unfortunately, the Dan Brown adaptation only earned $3 million more than last week’s champ and over $30 million less than the previous installment.
Star Trek, in the meantime, continued on its warp speed pace. The second place finisher pulled in another $43 million and put itself within $3 million of Wolverine‘s overall total. (The Hugh Jackman film, this week’s #3, had a 7-day head start on the sci fi adventure.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Family, Music, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Lists, New Releases
Based on these numbers, a Star Trek sequel would seem like the logical response.
After a five-month delay, the highly-anticipated J.J. Abrams feature finally unspooled to an eager crowd. And though it didn’t outearn last weekend’s office champ, the science fiction adventure appeared to be in a galaxy far, far away.
Since it’s debut late Thursday night, Trek grossed approximately $79.2 million. (That’s nearly $3 million more than was estimated a day ago, but still $6 million less than Wolverine‘s premiere.) Around $8 million of Paramount’s haul came from IMAX ticket sales alone. (That figure bests the $6.2 million raked in by The Dark Knight last year.)
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Despite a growing list of hurdles (leaked footage, swine flu, mediocre reviews), X-Men Origins: Wolverine proved it was a force to be reckoned with last weekend. Although it failed to surpass X-Men: The Last Stand (that 2006 entry debuted at $122.9 million), the Fox feature trounced the competition with an $85.1 million open. In other words, Wolverine earned over $20 million more than the other Top Ten entries…combined.
Sitting far back in second place was Ghost of Girlfriends Past, Matthew McConaughey’s attempt to bring a little muscle into the box office. The romantic comedy, costarring Jennifer Garner, grossed $15.4 million on the weekend before Mother’s Day. (That’s less than a million more than what Made of Honor pulled in at this same time last year.) Meanwhile, last Friday’s only other wide release, Battle for Terra, raked in a disappointing $1.1 million for a 12th place finish.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Animation, Documentary, Drama, Family, Musicals, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
It was a battle between two Dreamgirls stars at the box office this weekend.
After back-to-back roles in music-related dramas, Beyonce Knowles proved she could deliver without having to sing a note. Obsessed, a thriller produced for approximately $20 million, pulled in nearly $29 million for a 1st place finish. The film, also featuring two NBC stars (The Office’s Idris Elba and Heroes’ Ali Larter), more than doubled last week’s champ, 17 Again.
Meanwhile, an Academy Award winner and an Iron Man joined forces for a surprising fourth place finish. The Soloist, costarring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., didn’t even cross the $10 million mark. Although it was once considered as a pre-Oscars release, the film’s debut grossed less than last week’s nominee-filled entry, State of Play.
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Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:
- Earth (G): starring Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield (directed by James Earl Jones)
- Fighting (PG-13): starring Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Brian White (directed by Dito Montiel)
- Obsessed (PG-13): starring Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter (directed by Steve Shill)
- The Soloist (PG-13): starring Robert Downey, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener (directed by John Wright)
The official trailer for Where the Wild Things Are debuted this morning on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and immediately caused many to start frothing at the mouth due to it’s high level of awesome. We must say, after watching it a few times, this has got to be one of the most beautiful movie trailers we’ve seen in, well, ever. For those unfamiliar, Where the Wild Things Are is an adaptation of a children’s story written by Maurice Sendek about a disobedient boy named Max who gets sent to bed without supper (or, dinner, as we call it.) He then creates an imaginary forest world that is inhabited by wild creatures who crown him as their ruler.
The movie hits theaters on October 16th, 2009.
I have no idea why children might run crying from this movie.
After enduring rumors of reshoots and terrifying test screenings, Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are will finally unfold in theaters on October 16. (That’s nearly one year after its original release date.) The adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s book will combine live-action, CGI, animatronics and enormous puppets to tell its story.
The film, shot in Australia, stars Forest Whitaker, Paul Dano and Catherine Kenner. You can see two more stills from movie after the jump.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Sony, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Drama, Foreign, Foreign Language, Independent, Period, Religious, Romance, Satire, Comedy, Lists, New Releases
Once again, theatergoers will have new options to choose from starting on Wednesday:
- Babylon A.D. (PG-13): starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry (directed by Mathieu Kassovitz)
- College (R): starring Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell, Nick Zano (directed by Deb Hagan)
- Disaster Movie (PG-13): starring Matt Lanter, Vanessa Minnillo, Carmen Electra (directed by Jason Friedbeg, Aaron Seltzer)
- Traitor (PG-13): starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Saïd Taghmaoui (directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff)
Once again, theatergoers will have new options to choose from this Wednesday:
- Death Race (R): starring Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson (directed by Paul W.S. Anderson)
- The House Bunny (PG-13): starring Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone (directed by Fred Wolf)
- The Longshots (PG): starring Ice Cube, KeKe Palmer (directed by Fred Durst)
- The Rocker (PG-13): starring Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate, Jason Sudeikis (directed by Peter Cattaneo)
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Picturehouse, FOCUS, Fox Searchlight, Miramax, Lionsgate, Picturehouse, Universal, Warner Bros, Weinstein Company, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Foreign, Foreign Language, Independent, Music, Musicals, Period, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Awards, Lists
Thanks to an interim waiver granted by the WGA, the 14th Annual SAG Awards telecast will air as scheduled on Sunday, January 27. Since plans for the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards are still up in the air, this could be TNT’s most viewed awards show in quite some time.
This year’s film nominees are:
OUTSTANDING LEADING MALE PERFORMANCE
- George Clooney, Michael Clayton
- Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
- Ryan Gosling, Lars And The Real Girl
- Emile Hirsch, Into The Wild
- Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
OUTSTANDING LEADING FEMALE PERFORMANCE
- Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
- Julie Christie, Away From Her
- Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
- Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
- Ellen Page, Juno
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