Superhero Hype reports that Paramount Pictures has released high-quality versions of the seven photos from Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction published in Empire magazine.
The film opens on July 27, 2014 and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng and Titus Welliver.
The only details known about the plot are that it will involve dinobots and a chase from Hell."
A new international trailer has been released for George Clooney's The Monuments Men. It will be released on February 7 and stars Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman.
Here's a synopsis: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Here is a new banner from Warner Bros. Pictures for The LEGO Movie. The film features the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and releases on February 7th, 2014.
The film follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Bret Easton Ellis, the screenwriter of The Canyons recently spoke with The Daily Mail about the movie The Canyons and why it failed. Here is what he had to say…
"I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don't mean she wasn't good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The Canyons has become the Lindsay Lohan film…Lindsay's reputation follows her everywhere. And the moment that we cast Lindsay Lohan, the movie became something else. It stopped becoming the DIY movie that could make it into part of the trainwreck of the Lindsay Lohan narrative. And we thought the movie was ultimately going to step out of that shadow, that it was going to speak for itself and that people would be more interested in how we made this movie… But we didn't. We didn't step out of the Lindsay Lohan shadow, and it did affect the way the movie was perceived."
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It was a battle of heavyweights at the box office, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire held onto #1 for a second week. The second entry in the Hunger Games franchise brought in $74.5 million for the three day weekend and $110.1 million for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend. The latter is a record, smashing the previous record of $82.4 million set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone back in 2001. The film had a three-day weekend drop from its opening of 52%, which is actually very good considering how high it opened last weekend; it has now grossed $296.5 million domestically and $573 million worldwide on a budget of $130 million. It is the third-highest grossing film of the year domestically already.
While Hunger Games led the way, Frozen came in strong at #2. The Walt Disney animated film took in $66.7 million for the three-day frame and $93 million for the five-day frame, averaging $17,828 from 3,742 theaters for the regular weekend. The film added $16.7 million in a minor overseas opening; it expands into later countries in the coming weeks. The movie received a rare A+ CinemaScore, which should mean good things toward it making back its budget of $150 million.
Thor: The Dark World was down a spot to #3 in its fourth week with $11.1 million. The Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel has now grossed $186.7 million domestically and $591.1 million worldwide; it has now topped the domestic openings of the first Thor and Captain America, as well as the worldwide gross of the original Iron Man. Iron Man 2's $623.9 million gross isn't out of the question either. The film had a budget of $170 million.
The Best Man Holiday slipped a spot to #4 in its third weekend with $8.5 million. The ensemble comedy has now grossed $63.4 million domestically and $63.5 million worldwide, with a budget of $17 million.
Jason Statham's Homefront disappointed, opening at #5 with $7 million. The film hit $9.8 million for the five-day frame, below the mid-teens that were expected, and the B CinemaScore will neither help nor hurt it in future weeks. The movie averaged $2,712 from the 2,570 theaters in which it opened; it had a budget of $22 million.
Vince Vaughn's Delivery Man fell two spots in its second week to #6 with $6.9 million. The dramedy about a man who learns he is the father of 533 children had an excellent second-weekend drop of just 12% over the three day weekend, though it still has a ways to recoup the $26 million budget. The film has now grossed $19.5 million domestically and $20.7 million worldwide.
The Book Thief began its expansion and thus jumped nine places to #7. The World War 2-themed drama brought in $4.9 million from 1,234 theaters for a $3,930 average. It has now grossed $7.9 million.
Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity essentially bombed at the box office, finishing at #8 with $3.9 million and $5 million for the five-day frame. The Christmas-themed musical pic was expected to open in the low to mid teens but got buried under other releases. The film averaged just $2,559 from the 1,516 theaters it opened in, and even with a great A- CinemaScore it will have trouble recouping its $17.5 million budget in theaters unless business picks up the closer it gets to the holiday.
Up eighteen spots in the beginning of its expansion was Philomena. The British drama, which stars Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, finished at #9 with $3.8 million on the strength of awards buzz and great reviews. The film has grossed $4.8 million domestically and $19.2 million worldwide to date; the budget isn't known.
Last Vegas was down four places to close out the top 10 in its fifth week with $2.8 million. CBS Films' ensemble comedy about a group of senior friends heading to Las Vegas has now grossed $58.7 million domestically and $72.8 million worldwide from a budget of $28 million.
The weekend box office tally was $205.9 million, up an impressive 78% from last year's take of $114.5 million that was led by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2's third weekend of $17.4 million.
Note: Numbers include Sunday estimates and are three-day estimates. A studio recoups 55% of a film's grosses on average, meaning it needs to approximately double its budget to be profitable during its theatrical run.
BOX OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Numbers)
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $74.5 million ($296.5 million total)
2. Frozen - $66.7 million ($93.4 million total)
3. Thor: The Dark World - $11.1 million ($186.7 million total)
4. The Best Man Holiday - $8.5 million ($63.4 million total)
5. Homefront - $7 million ($9.8 million total)
6. Delivery Man - $6.9 million ($19.5 million total)
7. The Book Thief - $4.9 million ($7.9 million total)
8. Black Nativity - $3.9 million ($5 million total)
9. Philomena - $3.8 million ($4.8 million total)
10. Last Vegas - $2.8 million ($58.7 million total)