Sunday, November 13, 2011

Movie News Today

Sasha Baron Cohen has joined the already amazing cast of Tarantino's Django Unchained which could be a very interesting turn for him.

Speaking of interesting turns, Colin Firth has been approached to play the villain in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. Hmm...

With Eddie Murphy (foolishly) pulling out as host of the Oscars, Billy Crystal has been brought on as a replacement. Terrible choice by Murphy, good save by the Academy. It'll be good to see Crystal back on stage again and Cinema Blend brings us the top moments from his other Oscar appearances.

Steve Carell will star in Lunatics which is based on a Dave Barry novel. Surely it'll be better than Big Trouble, the last movie based on a Dave Barry book.

The first trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman (which, for the uninitiated, is one of two Snow White films on tap next year) is in and it looks much different (and better) than I had imagined.

Weekend Box Office Returns
There was a LOT of money spent at the box office this weekend, especially considering the relatively weak slate of films. Could be an indicator of a big holiday season at the movies.

1. Immortals - $32 million
2. Jack and Jill - $26M
3. Puss in Boots - $25.5M ($108.81 million total)
4. Tower Heist - $13.2M ($43.9M)
5. J. Edgar - $11.47M
6. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas - $5.9M ($23.22M)
7. In Time - $4.15M ($30.67M)
8. Paranormal Activity 3 - $3.63M ($100.82M)
9. Footloose - $2.73M ($48.88M)
10. Real Steel - $2M ($81.75M)

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