Sunday, November 20, 2011

Movie News Today

Steven Soderberg has walked away from his MAN FROM UNCLE film adaptation, probably because he was down to considering Channing Tatum for the lead.

SEVEN writer Andrew Kevin Walker will re-team with director David Fincher for Fincher's Disney sponsored 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. I think it's really weird that Fincher is helming this movie in the first place but okay.

I, FRANKENSTEIN continues to put together an impressive cast with Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski joining in on the genre-blending fun.

Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in HBO's GAME OF THRONES, will play one of the leads (most likely Arthur) in another telling of the classic tale, ARTHUR & LANCELOT. Good to see Harington getting some roles as I think the kid has some real chops.

Top 10 Films lists the top 10 characters from LORD OF THE RINGS. Totally agreed with the top 3 but I'd have Boromir higher personally.

Weekend Box Office Returns
Now, before we all get up in arms about the newest TWILIGHT breaking all sorts of records and becoming the highest grossing film of all-time or anything close it, let's take a second and remember: historically, these films experience TREMENDOUS drop-off from week 1 to week 2. Like, 65% drops or more. Everyone who wants to see the newest TWILIGHT film goes to see it opening week and then the rest of the take is made up by repeat viewings and old women who mistakenly stumble in the wrong theater. Just hold your horses.

1. BREAKING DAWN: PART 1 - $139.5 million
2. HAPPY FEET 2 - $22.03M
3. IMMORTALS - $12.25M ($52.98 million total)
4. JACK AND JILL - $12M ($41.03M)
5. PUSS IN BOOTS - $10.73M ($122.31M)
6. TOWER HEIST - $7M ($53.43M)
7. J. EDGAR - $5.9M ($20.69M)
9. IN TIME - $1.68M ($33.42M)


  1. How on (Middle) Earth does Sam Gamgee not make that list? At all?


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