Two new wide releases made their way to the August 6th – 8th 2010 Weekend Box office and they were the McKay-Ferrell buddy cop action comedy The Other Guys and the third installment of the dance and music featuring series Step Up 3D.
Well their entry did make a few changes to the box office rankings. Christopher Nolan’s Inception after securing the 1st position for 3 three consecutive weeks was pushed down to the 2nd position with a small 32.3% drop. However Inception has earned a cumulative gross of $ 227.7 Million so far and currently sits in 6th place on the 2010 top grossing movies list right behind Shrek Forever After with a $237 Million.
The movie that caused this drop in the rankings to Inception was The Other Guys after solid opening earnings of $36 Million comparative to Inception’s $ 18 Million for the weekend.
The Other Guys pairs Director Adam McKay and actor Will Ferrell for the fourth time after massive box office successes in the previous three collaborations which include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ($85 Million) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ($150 million) and Step Brothers ($128 million) and hence we could expect this trend to continue with it opening well at the box office.
John Cu directed Step Up 2 has sat in the 3rd position with opening earnings of $ 15.5 Million pushing Angelina Jolie’s Salt to the 4th position. When the first Step Up was released back in 2003, it became a surprise hit at the box office when it opened with $21 Million to make an overall $65M, while its sequel Step Up 2: The Streets opened with $19M and made $58M in total. And if you compare the opening earnings Step Up 3D has grossed the least of the three.
Salt earned an $11 Million and closed at the $100M mark and this would be her 7th $100M movie. Dinner for Schmucks has had a tremendous drop in ranks from 2nd to 5th place while Zac Efron’s Charlie St. Cloud moves down to the 8th position with gross earnings of $ 23.5 Million.
Finally as of next weekend we do have three interesting releases. One Sylvester Stallone’s action flick entitled The Expendables the other Edgar Wright’s Scot Pilgrim vs. The World and thirdly featuring Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love and so It wonder which out of the three can creep in to good positions at the next weekend box office.
Two new movies entered the July 23rd – 25th weekend of the US Box office. They were one of the most talked about action thriller Salt starring Angelina Jolie and the family movie Ramona and Beezus.
However only one movie was able to stand beside Christopher Nolan’s Inception which remained in the first position in its second week of release with a weekend gross of $43,505,000 and a cumulative figure of $143,663,000. Salt was right behind Inception earning a healthy $36,500,000 and Ramona and Beezus with quite a poor opening weekend earning of $8,000,000.
Inception seems to have a long way ahead of it considering the fact that word about Inception has spread across pretty fast competition during the next few weeks wouldn’t be that fierce and midweek sales have been predicted to be enormous and hence secure the number one position for more weeks to come.One thing about Salt that media is giving great prominence to is about the castoff it. As we all know Angelina Jolie’s Salt character was initially proposed to Tom Cruise who passed on the project and opted for another spy flick Knight and Day instead.
What I am getting at is that unfortunately for Cruise, Salt grossed more in its first 3 days than Knight did in its first 9 days and furthermore Salt stands a great chance of hitting the $100million mark while Knight and Day could end its domestic run with $80 million. Moving forward to the other movies Despicable Me seems to be the audiences favorite animated movie of the season with it withholding the third position in its third week of released with a gross of $161,700,000 and it is said to be Universal’s highest-grossing flick in three years.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage fell to the fourth place with weekend earnings of $9,685,000 and a cumulative gross of $42,643,000. The rate at which it is going it may not even be able to reach half of its initial budget of about 150 million. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as of now in its fourth week of release has managed to sum up a cumulative gross of $279,674,000 while Toy Story 3 has grossed a $379,529,000 in its sixth week of release with the potential of hitting the $400 million mark.
As of now Toy Story 3 is in the 12th position on the list of all time domestic blockbusters.
While many actresses including the Twilight star Kristen Stewart is waiting to occupy the female spot of the science-fiction thriller sequel Wanted 2, Angelina Jolie star of Wanted walks away from this cast. On asking the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress Angelina Jolie the reasons for leaving Wanted 2 she points out that the filmmakers were going to bring her back from being dead and that it wasn’t as interesting and as complex as her character in Salt.
While the upcoming movie Salt is set to hit the theatres on 23rd July 2010 there are questions as to what her next film project would be. There were talks about Angelina Jolie would star in Steven Soderbergh’s remake of the classic film Cleopatra where she would be playing Egyptian queen Cleopatra and that she would also be playing the witch Maleficent in Tim Burton’s re-imagination of the Sleeping Beauty tale but it seems that it wont happen anytime soon.
However, Mrs. Pitt seems to be very excited about doing Maleficent and working with director Tim Burton who she thinks is extraordinary. Angelina is also engaged in an upcoming 2011 movie The Tourist whom she will co-star with Johnny Depp.
I’ve got some new pics of Angelina Jolie on the set of her upcoming movie “Salt.” She plays Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who (maybe) doubles as a Russian sleeper spy and has people after her believing she’s out to assassinate the President.
It’s directed by Phillip Noyce, who knows what he’s doing with this genre. His other movies include “Clear and Present Danger,” “The Saint,” and “Patriot Games.” “Salt” is scheduled for a July 23, 2010 release.
Does Angelina Jolie know how to make an entrance or what? Check out the up-to-here slit in that dress! She and Brad Pitt attended the red carpet premiere of “Inglourious Basterds” at Cannes on May 20, 2009.
Director Quentin Tarantino’s take on World War II stars Brad Pitt as a U.S. army lieutenant leading a group of soldiers operating behind Nazi lines. The movie arrives in theaters August 21, 2009.
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You might not know her name, but there’s a 99.99% chance that you’ve seen Lorna Scott either on the big screen in theaters or the small screen in your living room. The veteran character actor has been in dozens of movies and TV shows, and right now, she’s everywhere!
She plays a secretary in Zac Efron’s “17 Again” (in theaters this Friday), a secretary in “Bedtime Stories” (on DVD this week), and a neighbor on “Surviving Suburbia,” Bob Saget’s new show airing Mondays at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. Read on for my exclusive interview with Lorna and her thoughts on working with Zac Efron, Adam Sandler, Bob Saget and Angelina Jolie.
JANE: So many actors are hit and miss, but you’ve been working steadily since the 1990s, and you’ve scored roles in so many movies and TV shows. Do you have a secret formula for working steadily all those years?
LORNA: Casting directors and producers want to feel secure when they hire you. They want to know they don’t have to worry about you when on set. So, you want to be as prepared as possible and remember, when you go into the room, they are on your side. They want you to do well. Also, I try to get along with everyone on set, no matter what.
JANE: You’ve built a career playing neighbors and peripheral characters. Is it fun to play a lot of different characters?
LORNA: I’m a character actor, so that’s what I do. I got into acting because I like playing different characters and showing a range of emotion for each role. Of course, some are more fun than others.
JANE: Bob Saget has been such a major force in the TV business for so long (my tween-aged daughter has watched “Full House” from start to finish about five times now, so I’m pretty familiar with Danny Tanner!). What’s it like being part of a Bob Saget show?
LORNA: It’s terrific. I LOVE BOB! He is great to work with, supportive, and he has a built-in audience … so that’s never bad. Plus, he’s constantly coming up with newer and funnier bits.
JANE: Is Bob Saget as foul-mouthed and as much of an off-color jokester as I’ve heard he is?!
LORNA: Yes. But, not as much of one as I am. I can match him any day.
JANE: I just watched the first episode of “Surviving Suburbia.” Tell us a little about your character on the show.
LORNA: Monica (my character) is the cantankerous neighbor who is friends with Bob’s wife, but Bob, not so much… You will see more of their true relationship in the April 20th episode titled “DMV.”
JANE: What’s up with playing a secretary in both “Bedtime Stories” and “17 Again”? Do you have that “secretarial” look?
LORNA: Well — that’s the kind of part written for character women. It’s what we’re offered.
JANE: Is Adam Sandler as funny in person as he is on-screen?
LORNA: Yes! Adam is one of God’s gifts to the planet. However nice you think he may be, he is, in real life, 10 times more. He is kind and polite. He loves dogs and his little girl and everyone around him. We all love him back. It’s a wonderful place to work.
LORNA: Yes. But, he was also fending off me!
JANE: I need to go back and watch “Wanted” again and look for you. Did you interact with Angelina Jolie, and what was it like making that movie?
LORNA: I didn’t work with Angie, but I did meet her. It’s hard to believe, but she is more beautiful in real life than on the screen, even without make-up. We were in Prague for the majority of my scenes, and it was beautiful. I loved it. The people of Prague are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I was so impressed by the film when I did see it, I was thrilled to be involved.
JANE: Wow, the lineup of actors in “The Great Buck Howard” is amazing: Tom Hanks, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt … I haven’t seen that movie yet, so tell me something amazing about it (other than the cast!) and why I should go see it.
LORNA: The writing. It’s a beautifully written, one-of-a-kind script.
JANE: What’s better/more fun? Working in movies or TV? Or doesn’t it matter?
LORNA: TV is faster, in general, but not always. The only thing that makes a difference would be the people you work with.
JANE: Anything else you’d like to add?
LORNA: Watch “Surviving Suburbia” on ABC following “Dancing With The Stars” on Monday’s at 9:30pm!
JANE: Thanks so much for your time!
Image Credits: Lorna Scott; ABC; Bauer-Griffin
I just posted about a poll conducted by Sky Movies on the top action movie stars of all time. Sigourney Weaver took the number one spot, which is very cool, considering she was the only female on the list!
Be sure to vote, and tell me your reasoning and/or favorite action movie in the comments below. And if y
Believe it or not, Ellen Ripley – a.k.a. Sigourney Weaver – has been voted the No. 1 action hero of all time!
Yeah, I believe it. She rocked in the “Alien” movies, and that’s a pretty awesome achievement when you consider that she beat out Arnold Schwarzenegger (2nd place), and Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris (tied for third place) in a poll conducted by British cable channel Sky Movies.
Matt Damon, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis and Steven Seagal also made it into the top 10. Each star was judged on five categories: weapons, one-liners, kill count, creative ass kicking and sex appeal.
But Sigourney was the only female on the list, which is impressive. Seems like Angelina Jolie should have been in there somewhere for “Lara Croft,” “Wanted,” and the other action flicks she’s made.
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For my shameless celebrity gossip story of the day, I’m putting the spotlight on mega-stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It’s rumored that they’re fighting, sharing separate beds, and heading for splitsville. Or, depending on the source, they’re talking marriage and thinking about adopting another child.
One of my questions is, who’s the “inside source” that’s telling the separate bedrooms story? I’m convinced it must be Maddox tipping off the press. Anyway, what do you think? Think the rumors are true? And if so, which ones?!
The Oscars are coming right up! ABC’s live telecast from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre will air this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.
I’ve been scouring the Web to see who’s got the best coverage, and The Hollywood Reporter has some excellent videos of filmmakers and actors up for awards on Sunday. Read on to see what Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams and others have to say about their projects.
Think stars have it easy? Then listen to Amy Adams and Michelle Williams talk about the challenges they faced while making “Doubt” and “Wendy and Lucy.”
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