1. Ender's Game - $28 million ($28 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - $20.5 million ($62.1 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
3. Last Vegas - $16.5 million ($16.5 million total)
4. Free Birds - $16 million ($16 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
5. Gravity - $13.1 million ($219.2 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
6. Captain Phillips - $8.5 million ($82.6 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
7. 12 Years a Slave - $4.6 million ($8.8 million total)
8. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - $4.2 million ($106.2 million total)
9. Carrie - $3.4 million ($32 million total)
10. The Counselor - $3.3 million ($13.4 million total)
Box Office Survey!
Instead of me just repeating what you can see, how about we ask some questions about the weekend box office? Answer in the comments!
* Will Ender's Game become a successful franchise?
* Will Bad Grandpa get a sequel?
Deadline reports that Joe Cornish could be the one to take the helm on Star Trek 3 with J.J. Abrams out of the director's chair for the film. Besides directing Attack the Block, Cornish has also been the co-writer on The Adventures of Tintin and Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are also reportedly set to return to script the third film, which will reportedly start filming in 2014. Star Trek 3 currently has no official release date as of yet, but Star Trek will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. Paramount will likely want a film release to coincide with the milestone.
Casting of the Week!
Another week, another Star Wars casting rumor. Chiwetel Ejiofor is the latest name to surface as a potential participant in J.J. Abrams'Star Wars: Episode VII.
As relayed by Times of London writer Rhys Blakely, Ejiofor was recently spotted at Abrams' office, which is now enough to start speculation about Star Wars. For his part, Abrams refused to discuss whether Ejiofor was involved in the Episode VII casting, but he did tell Blakely that the actor was "a very talented gentleman."
Ejiofor is just the latest actor to have his or her name attached to Episode VII discussion, joining the ranks of Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan and Alex Pettyfer. Even original players Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are still only rumored for the sequel, as their involvement has not been confirmed in an official capacity just yet.
"I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're trying to figure out what they want," Michael B. Jordan, who admitted to the Associated Press that he also auditioned in October.
"Everyone who wants to be part of that film, they know about," Cumberbatch told The Hollywood Reporter when the subject of his Star Wars rumor was broached in a recent interview.
For now, Abrams is busy writing the script for Episode VII with Lawrence Kasdan. The film is expected to arrive in theaters in 2015.
GottaBeKidding! Robert Downey Jr. and director James Toback made three films together between 1987 and 1999. A strong bond was surely made but don't expect them to join creative forces again. In an interview with HuffPost Live host Ricky Camilleri, Toback slammed Downey by saying "he's not the same person anymore."
"He's clearly under some influence which has flattened him out," Toback said. "He's not, apparently, doing any drugs. He's not going up and down. He's on an even keel, and he's become the most successful robotic cartoon character in movie history. He's a one-man brand franchise. I think it requires him to be a person who doesn't resemble the person he used to be. That was a conscious decision. I was one of the three people who toasted him at his wedding, and I could feel the beginning of it there. I got a sense of the wife, and the kind of control she was going to take over his life. The fact that he was ready to surrender his life to somebody and to AA or whatever."
Downey married his wife, Susan, in 2005 and the pair run Team Downey, a production company that will develop projects for Downey. "She runs him," Toback said of Susan, who worked as a producer on films like Iron Man 2, Sherlock Holmes and Due Date.
According to Toback, the Downey he worked with is gone. "That Downey is either dead or in the parking lot under three layers of concrete and cars," Toback said. "That Downey, which I found fascinating and addictive and alluring, was not financially feasible and not pharmacologically feasible. Now he's got a financially feasible and pharmacologically feasible life, in which he's doing nothing but heading toward the billion. It used to be, 'I'm a millionaire.' Then it was $20 million, then it was $100 million, then it was a billion. From what I gather, he'll be there in a couple of years."
Toback made similar dismissive comments about Downey in interviews withIndiewire and Interrobang. While the actor has not yet responded to Toback's claims, he did speak about his career with writer Chris Heath during an in-depth story for the May issue of GQ.
I ask Downey what was the key thing that finally enabled him to move away from where he was and how he used to be. He suggests that any answer he gives today might be different from an answer yesterday or tomorrow. "What would I say?" he considers. "I fell in love?" He offers this in a way that seems to say: That's certainly true, but if you imagine that any one answer can fill the gap that follows a question like that, then you don't really have a clue what it is that you're asking about.
"Any of my answers," he adds, "always have to do with: I stopped worrying about fixing things and just dealt with what was right in front of me. The bouncing ball of the moment."
Some new details have been reported for the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie. The South China Morning Post spoke with director Michael Bay who said, "We are not destroying Hong Kong."
Bay also spoke about the Hong Kong set in Detroit and added, "there was a lot of dynamite." When Bay was asked if Hong Kong serves as a refuge for the Autobots from the Decepticons, Bay said, "I can't tell you how they get here. They are not rescuing Hong Kong but definitely rescuing something."
Also, Seibertron has a report regarding one of the Hong Kong locations in the film. One particular location is said to be a "a heroic turning point scene, which takes place after the fall of Hong Kong."
The report goes on to say, "A group of Transformers will meet up with another group Transformers where they battle their way out of a crater (Wulong Karst is known for it's sink holes) that was apparently created by a crashed starship. After the Wulong Karst battle they return to Hong Kong."
The film is due out on June 27, 2014.
THANOS! Kevin Feige has compared Thanos to the end boss of a video game. The Marvel Studios president spoke with HuffPost about Thor: The Dark World and was asked about whether Thanos, who appeared at the end of The Avengers but won't be in the sequel Age of Ultron, is like a video game's final boss fight.
"We never thought of it exactly like that, but I'd say that's...fair," said Feige. "It's also, you look at some classic story lines in the comics and they tease out characters like that -- big bads like that -- for sometimes years. I think Walter Simonson was teasing Surter for years before he popped up. It's fun to have the luxury to build somebody up like that."
Thanos will reportedly be a part of Guardians of the Galaxy, which releases next year.
Speaking to Erin Darling of Clevver Movies, Tim Miller, the director attached to the long in development purgatory Deadpool movie, spoke about the current status of the movie. Miller reportedly claimed that the movie is "ready to go," but they still need the green light from 20th Century Fox in order for the movie to happen. You can check out the report in the player below.
A video has been posted online of Tom Hiddleston making a surprise appearance at a special Halloween screening of Thor: The Dark World for children, courtesy of Variety the Children's Charity of New York and The Children's Aid Society in Times Square.
He greeted the fans as Loki, then spent time taking photos and spending time with the kids, who were big fans.
NME reports that Ron Burgundy has released a trailer for his "highly, highly anticipated autobiography". The book is called Let Me Off At The Top!: My Classy Life And Other Musings. It will be published by Century on November 19 in print and digital editions. Burgundy said when the book was announced: "I don't know if it's the greatest autobiography ever written. I'm too close to the work. I will tell you this much: The first time I sat down and read this thing, I cried like a goddamn baby, and you can take that to the bank."
A month later, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 25. The film stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate.
Here is the first trailer for The Lego Movie. The movie opens on February 7th and features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
What do you think?
Before I say GOODBYE!
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