Sunday, March 27, 2011

Movie News Today

Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's upcoming production of "Superman." I'm a huge Adams fan and I have to say, as unimpressed as I was with the casting of Henry Caville as Man of Steel himself, I'm getting excited about the supporting cast.

Armie Hammer will follow up his breakout success in "The Social Network" by playing the prince in one of the two upcoming "Snow White" projects. I'm not really sure which of the two movies is which anymore but good for Armie.

And to tie both of these two news blurbs together, Viggo Mortensen has officially exited from contention for a leading role in the other Snow White movie because he may soon sign on to play the villain in "Superman." This is a weird news day.

"Oz, the Great and Powerful" has locked in Mila Kunis as Theodora who later becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. In other news, I've completely lost interest in this movie. Nothing against Mila but we've now gone from Robert Downey, Jr. and a litany of A-list actresses (including the aforementioned Adams) to James Franco and Knuis. Meh.

Will Smith will still lead the way for a remake of "Uptown Saturday Night" though it is currently undergoing rewrites. I throw this in not because I'm all that excited about the movie but because it's been forever since Big Will has been in a stinking movie and dadgumit, I miss the guy!

Weekend Box Office Returns
Wow. Under no circumstances did I think it would even be possible for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2" could take the box office this week. After having caught 10 minutes of the first "Wimpy Kid" movie on HBO last week and seeing what an AWFUL film it truly was, you could not have paid me to sit in for the sequel. Man was I wrong. Also, are we done with Zack Snyder yet? He's now followed "300" with "Watchmen" (failure), "Legend of the Guardians" (failure), and now this (looking like a failure). At this point you have to feel like the guy is lucky that Christopher Nolan is supporting him right now because otherwise...

1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" - $24 million
2. "Sucker Punch" - $19.01
3. "Limitless" - $15.23 ($41.28 million total)
4. "The Lincoln Lawyer" - $11 ($28.97)
5. "Rango" - $9.8 ($106.36)
6. "Battle: Los Angeles" - $7.6 ($72.58)
7. "Paul" - $7.51 ($4.61)
8. "Red Riding Hood" - $4.34 ($32.45)
9. "The Adjustment Bureau" - $4.25 ($54.87)
10. "Mars Needs Moms" - $2.19 ($19.15)

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