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The Big Screen Bulletin 5.05.14: Spider-Man Does Amazing at the Box Office!
Posted by Steve Gustafson on 05.05.2014
















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Welcome to the Big Screen Bulletin! My name is Steve Gustafson and this is where we hit the big movie news from the weekend and anything else going on in the world of Hollywood! Follow me on Twitter for random bits, news RT's, and updates! Only at http://www.twitter.com/stevethegoose! For some additional reading you can check out my Comics 411. Click and read my interview with Playboy's Miss April Shanice Jordyn!


BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN




1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $92 million ($92 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
2. The Other Woman - $14.2 million ($47.3 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
3. Heaven is for Real - $8.7 million ($65.6 million total)
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $7.8 million ($237.1 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
5. Rio 2 - $7.6 million ($106.5 million total)
6. Brick Mansions - $3.5 million ($15.5 million total)
7. Divergent - $2.2 million ($142.7 million total)
8. The Quiet Ones - $2 million ($6.8 million total) READ THE REVIEW!
9. God's Not Dead - $1.8 million ($55.6 million total)
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel - $1.7 million ($51.5 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!

* Are you surprised Amazing Spider-Man 2 performed as well as it did?

* What movie in the top 10 surprises you the most?



BULLETIN BOARD
Paramount Pictures has released a new version of the trailer from the upcoming Michael Bay produced reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles starring Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, and William Fichtner.

The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman from a screenplay written by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, and John Fusco.

Check out the new trailer:



My question:





Casting of the Week!
Paramount has confirmed the casting of Matt Smith, who is best known as the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, has signed on for Terminator: Genesis. The site notes that Smith's role (currently unnamed) is a "major role that will grow in the second and third films."

Smith joins a cast that includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney (Divergent, A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) as Danny Dyson and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt also star in the film, which will be the first in a new standalone trilogy that will reportedly attempt to tie all the continuities from the films together. Laeta Kalorgridis and Patrick Lussier wrote the script with Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) directing.

The film will open on July 1st, 2015.




GottaBeKidding!
Must be nice. This time 10 years ago, Josh Hartnett was on the list for "Next Big Thing". His resume included Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Pearl Harbor and 40 Days and 40 Nights, among other. He was destined to be a breakout start but after a brief part in 2005's Sin City, things seemed to come to a halt.

A new interview with Details finds Hartnett discussing his decisions to turn down offers to play Superman (in Superman Returns, which eventually went to Brandon Routh), Spider-Man and Batman. "Spider-Man was something we talked about. Batman was another one," he said. "But I somehow knew those roles had potential to define me, and I didn't want that. I didn't want to be labeled as Superman for the rest of my career. I was maybe 22, but I saw the danger."

Think about that. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man.

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X-Men!
20th Century Fox has released a new clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) meeting the past version of Hank McCoy, the Beast (Nicholas Hoult). The second clip features Charles Xavier and Magneto. The film will be released on May 23. It also stars Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halley Berry, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till and Evan Jonigkeit.

Here's a synopsis: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.






Rebels!
Lucasfilm has finally released the full trailer for their new animated series Star Wars Rebels. The company chose Star Wars Day for the trailer reveal and had been dropping teasers for it in the past several days. You can check out the full trailer below!

The series will premiere as a one-hour special on Disney Channel this fall and then will air as a regular series on Disney XD. It continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.




Godzilla!
Here are four new clips from Godzilla. The film opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX on May 16th and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, the spectacular adventure pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.










Beverly Hills Cop!
Paramount and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have slotted March 25, 2016 for Beverly Hills Cop, which will star Eddie Murphy in one of his signature roles. Brett Ratner is attached to direct.

In April, Bruckheimer told the Hollywood Reporter that they were in the process of getting the script finished, and eyeing a summer or early fall shoot. "We're going to take Eddie [Murphy] back to Detroit," the producer said. "He's going to be in Beverly Hills so we're going to have some fun with him."




Hulk!
Latino Review is reporting that Lou Ferrigno recently told a Minnesota radio station that the jade giant would return to the big screen in his first solo movie since 2008's The Incredible Hulk, citing the new found popularity of the character after Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Ferrigno said, "Now because he saved the day they're making another solo Hulk movie after the second Avengers comes out."

How true can this be? Rumors about a new solo Hulk movie starring Mark Ruffalo brewed after the release of The Avengers in 2012, but Marvel has been mum about it. Among the many rumors about Marvel's upcoming "Phase Three", the series of solo films that will follow 2015's release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, was that not only would the Hulk get his own movie once again, but that it would follow the storyline of Planet Hulk, which found Bruce Banner and his mighty alter ego stranded on a distant planet full of hostile alien lifeforms and eventually conquering it for himself.

Do you want to see Hulk back on the big screen...on his own? Does he work better as part of a team?

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How about another TV series?



Trailer Talk
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened well, but Sony is keeping the promotion going to ensure a great opening weekend. CS.net has a new featurette for the film looking at the animation process for the new film in terms of bringing the characters to live in their action moments. Be warned: there are some minor spoilers in the video.

What do you think?




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