The Big Screen Bulletin 3.03.14: Non-Stop Takes the Box Office!
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 03.03.2014
News and thoughts on Andrew Garfield's desire for a Spider-Man/Avengers crossover film, the villain role in Star Wars Episode VII being cast, the future of the Anchorman franchise and more!
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BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN
1. Non-Stop - $30 million ($30 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
2. Son of God - $26.5 million ($26.5 million total)
3. The LEGO Movie - $21 million ($209.3 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
4. The Monuments Men - $5 million ($65.7 million total)
5. 3 Days to Kill - $4.9 million ($20.7 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
6. Robocop - $4.5 million ($51.2 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
7. Pompeii - $4.3 million ($17.7 million total)
8. Frozen - $3.6 million ($388.7 million total)
9. About Last Night - $3.4 million ($43.8 million total)
10. Ride Along - $3.1 million ($127.2 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
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!
* Is Liam Neeson he new Chuck Norris?
* Why did Son of God over-perform at the box office?
WOW! Did you see the Oscars last night? Pretty awesome, right? Can you believe ______________ won? How about _______________ getting the Oscar over _______________?
My deadline was before the Oscars finished but I wanted to get your thoughts on the Academy Awards so...
Casting of the Week! Adam Driver is in final negotiations to play the lead villain role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Variety reported that the actor from Girls will play a role that is said to be similar to that of Darth Vader in the original trilogy. The article notes that Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were being considered for the part as well, but that J.J. Abrams considered Driver his top choice and it appears to be set. The film opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015.
GottaBeKidding! Movie 43 and After Earth topped the list of Razzie Award "winners." The 34th annual awards show was held on Saturday celebrating the worst in film from 2013 and organizers announced that Movie 43 took home Worst Screenplay, Worst Director and Worst Picture. After Earth "won" Worst Lead Actor (Jaden Smith), Worst Supporting Actor (Will Smith) and Worst Screen Combo (the two Smiths combined).
Also of note: Adam Sandler'sGrown Ups 2 was shut out, marking the first year that he hasn't "won" a Razzie since 2010.
Other "winners" were as follows:
Worst Actress: Tyler Perry - A Madea Christmas
Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Kardashian - Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Worst Remake/Rip-Off or Sequel: The Lone Ranger
Marvel just released a behind the scenes featurette for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In this installment, Captain America is confronted with an enemy that has a strong connection to his past and faces a moral dilemma of working for S.H.I.E.L.D. He is also struggling to adapt to his role in the modern world and has to confront a Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
Marvel has set April 4th as the release date for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film stars Chris Evans as Captain America along with Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford.
Speaking to Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb were asked about a potential onscreen crossover with Spider-Man and The Avengers. You can check out a video and some highlights on the subject below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.
Garfield on a crossover: "I would love that. I know that the fans would love that, the fans of the Marvel universe…the more the merrier, the bigger the better."
Webb's thoughts on Spider-Man crossover over with The Avengers: "I would love that, as a fan, I think that would be great. I don't know how that would happen, but I certainly would be supportive of it…There's efforts that were made [to make a crossover cameo happen], but obviously nothing came to fruition."
In an interview with MoviePilot.com for the Blu-ray/DVD release of Thor: The Dark World, actress Natalie Portman gave her thoughts on Star Wars: Episode VII. According to Portman, she told director J.J. Abrams that she was bummed out that her character, Padme Amidala, the mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker, died in the prequel trilogy and won't appear in the new movies.
Portman stated, "I am so excited about them. I think J.J. Abrams is such a talent and I can't wait to see what he does. I am only sorry that my character died, which means I can't be in them. I saw him somewhere and I said, 'How did this happen? I can't believe I'm not going to be in the new movie.'"
Are you "bummed" Portman won't be in the new movies? Could J.J. find a way to slide her in?
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jeff Goldblum revealed that he will be back for Independence Day 2 but not Jurassic World. Here are highlights:
On not coming back for Jurassic World: "Yeah, and they haven't called me for "4," I know Steven Spielberg isn't directing it."
On why he didn't do Jurassic Park 3: "No, nobody asked me, but I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I'm still satisfied with that and I'll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know."
On Independence Day 2: "Oh, good, so he's talked about it. Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see -- I haven't read anything -- what they cook up. You know, I think they're trying to put it together."
During an interview with Empire, director Adam McKay spoke about the future of the Anchorman franchise, and says that we shouldn't expect a third film. Here is what he had to say:
"It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy. No, that's the last sequel we're gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we're releasing this alt version, we're totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."
The two Anchorman films made a total of $259.9 million at the worldwide box office, from budget costs of $76 million. Anchorman made $90.6 million worldwide from a budget of $26 million and Anchorman 2 made $169.3 million worldwide from a budget of $50 million.
A new Japanese trailer has been released from the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending. The film will be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on July 18. It stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith.
Here's a synopsis: In the film, Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
What do you think?
Before I say GOODBYE!
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