Monday, August 1, 2011

Movie News Today

John Moore has been offered a shot at directing the fifth "Die Hard" film. This is what John McClane has come to? The guy who directed "Max Payne" could be in charge of his next chapter? Boo.

Drew Pierce, who was recently tapped to write "Iron Man 3", will also pen an adaptation of the graphic novel "The Mighty." Big year for Mr. Pierce.

Weekend Box Office Results
This week's results make me a little sick to my stomach. Really, people? "The Smurfs"? *Head shake* Also, let this be a lesson to future blockbuster filmmakers: sometimes it's not about your direct competition as far as what's getting released against your film; sometimes it's about the sheer number of quality options at the box office. "Cowboys and Aliens" didn't get great reviews but that shouldn't have stopped it from making at least $50 million in it's first weekend. A lot of people went to the movies this weekend but they spread their money around rather than focusing in on one film. If "Cowboys and Aliens" would have pushed back a single week to the first weekend in August, I would guess its haul would have been 30% higher. Bad call right there.

1. "Cowboys and Aliens" - $36.2 million
2. "Smurfs" - $36.2 million
3. "Captain America" - $24.9M ($116.77 million total)
4. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" - $21.93M ($318.46M)
5. "Crazy, Stupid, Love." - $19.3M
6. "Friends with Benefits" - $9.3M ($38.2M)
7. "Horrible Bosses" - $7.1M ($96.2M)
8. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" - $5.97M ($337.89M)
9. "Zookeeper" - $4.2M ($68.73M)
10. "Cars 2" - $2.3M ($182.1M)

Movie News has been slow of late so I present you with two trailers today.
The first is for the George Lucas-produced "Red Tails", a WWII flick about the Tuskegee Airmen. Looks pretty solid.

And the second is for the star-studded "Ides of March" which is Oscar bait of the highest order. Can't wait.

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