300: Rise of an Empire Wins Weekend Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire easily won the weekend box office with a $45 million take. The sequel had a strong $12,983 per theater average. The opening was very big, but not as enormous at the $70 million opening for 300 in 2007.
The 300 sequel was followed by Mr. Peabody & Sherman, which also had a big $32.5 million opening. The animal film from DreamWorks Animation features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles and Stephen Colbert.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman was followed by Non-Stop, The Lego Movie, Son of God and The Monuments Men. 12 Years a Slave was up on an Oscar bump and made $2.2 million during its 21st weekend in theaters. Frozen continues to slowly make its way to $400 million. It made another $3 million this weekend to put its box office gross at $393 million.
Photo: Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures
Posted on March 9, 2014
Here is the trailer for Frank, a new offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Fassbender The film, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Ronson also wrote the book, The Men Who Stare at Goats. Fassbender wears a giant mask in the film as Frank the leader of the maverick band. He never removes his giant fake head. Take a look:
Photo: Magnolia Pictures
Posted on March 8, 2014
Trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Starring Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba
It's been nine years, but the sequel to Frank Miller's Sin City is finally here. Well, the trailer is here. The film will be released on August 22nd. The first film, based on the popular graphic novel, was a bit hit but it seemed to take forever to get the sequel off the ground. The new film is called Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. It stars Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach. The film is directed by Roberto Rodriguez and is written by Frank Miller. Take a look:
Photo: Dimension Films
Posted on March 6, 2014
Teaser Trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction Starring Mark Wahlberg
Here is the first teaser trailer for Transformers 4 starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer. Mark Wahlberg is a hard working family man who scavenges things to resell to put his daughter through college. He brings home a wrecked semi which appears to be missing Transformer Optimus Prime. Things escalate rather quickly after that. Humanity tells the Transformers they don't need them anymore, but you know that's not right. Take a look:
Photo: Paramount Pictures
Posted on March 5, 2014
Non-Stop Wins Weekend Box Office
Non-Stop won the weekend box office. The thriller starring Liam Neeson made $28.9 million and ended The Lego Movie's winning streak at three. It averaged $9,345 per theater. Non-Stop was followed closely by Son of God, which made $25.6 million.
The Lego Movie remained strong during its fourth weekend in theaters. It made another $20 million to bring its domestic box office gross to $209 million. The Lego Movie was followed by 3 Days to Kill, The Monuments Men, RoboCop (2014) and Pompeii.
Frozen finished eighth and added $3.6 million to bring its domestic gross to over $388 million, just over $11 million shy of the $400 million mark. It could join The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Iron Man 3 in the $400 million category for 2013. You can find the complete box office report here.
Photo: Universal Pictures
Posted on March 4, 2014
Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor Oscar for Role in Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club at the 86th Academy Awards. It was his first Oscar win. McConaughey also won the Golden Globe for the role. McConaughey is also receiving praise lately for his role as Rust Cohle in HBO's True Detectives.
McConaughey thanked God in his acceptance speech. He said God has shown him that it is a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. He also thanked his family. His said his father is up there in heaven with a pot of gumbo. McConaughey also says he chases his hero, who is himself ten years in the future. Take a look:
Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.
Posted on March 3, 2014
Jay Leno Makes Surprise Appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show
Jay Leno made a surprise appearance on his old buddy Arsenio Hall's show. Arsenio was doing his monologue when Jay snuck up behind him. Jay pulled out two envelopes, which Arsenio thought was money because Jay owes him $20. But no. Jay read the letter announcing that Arsenio's show has been officially renewed for its second season on CBS late night. Jay then joked that what they didn't tell Arsenio is that Jay will be hosting the second season. It's really funny, take a look:
Posted on February 27, 2014