Brace yourselves for an Aussie Invasion, Moviegoers! After winning much acclaim back in her native Australia, 23-year-old Actress Margot Robbie has her sights set stateside and although she’s currently filming the Comedy Focus, opposite Will Smith, she next can be seen opposite another Hollywood Heavyweight, Leonardo DiCaprio.
She certainly didn’t start right at the top though. In fact, the Gold Coast-born and raised Actress is a bit of an acting Veteran after winning LOGIE Awards in Australia for her work on long-running Soap Opera Neighbours as Donna Freedman, originally intended only as a Guest Role. Those of you who saw About Time last monthstarring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleason, will remember her as Charlotte and Fans of ABC’s short-lived PAN AM will remember her as Laura Cameron.
The stunning Star, most easily recognized by her sunny blonde locks and brunette eyebrows, appears in Martin Scorecese‘s almost NC-17-rated The Wolf of Wall Street as Naomi Lapaglia, love interest of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio). “What’s wrong Daddy?”, she asks teasingly in its mega-mesmerizing Trailer.
See the Trailer below:
As a bit of a Fun Fact, Robbie apparently has been known to visit Canada to snowboard!
Paramount Pictures releases THE WOLF OF WALL STREET on Christmas Day.
For a second straight week, Thor: The Dark World finds itself atop the Box Office, this weekend with $38.4 million from 3,841 theatres across North America. The Action-Fantasy starring Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, continues to power-on for Disney in its second week, although it certainly wasn’t an easy victory.
Universal Pictures’ Toronto-filmed The Best Man Holiday, a Follow-up to Malcolm Lee‘s 1999 Comedy-Drama, opens in its debut with an over-achieving $30.6 million from 2,024 theatres. Its Predecessor in its debut managed only to muster $9 million and in its theatrical run made actually $34 million also domestically. Reviews have been positive for the Film which stars a talented Cast including Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs and Regina Hall, with Critics giving it 64% on the Tomatometer, while earning a rare and coveted A+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
CBS Films/eOne Films’ Last Vegas continues to go strong in its third week with $8.8 earned this weekend, its third week out, just ahead of Animated Feature, Free Birds in fourth with $8.3 million.
Oscar-contending 12 Years a Slave expands to 1,411 theatres, garnering $4.6 million for Fox Searchlight in eighth spot. Domestically, it has grossed $30 million in its run thus far.
About Time rounds-out the Top Ten for Universal Pictures with $3.1 million in its third week out.
After an explosive $31-million Friday opening, THOR: THE DARK WORLD debuts this weekend with $83 million across North America for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Made for $170 million, there is little doubt that this is a profitable venture, opening in 3,841 theatres. By comparison, its 2011 Predecessor also starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman banked $65 million in its debut. Critics gave it a consensus 66% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, while Audiences adored the Film with an A- CinemaScore.
Jackass: Bad Grandpa, a former Box Office Champion, slips to a v. distant second spot in its third week of release with $11.2 million for Paramount Pictures. Domestically, the Film starring Johnny Knoxville is closing-in on the $80-million mark already. This places it ahead marginally of the older demographic-skewing Comedy, Last Vegas, sitting once again in third in its second week with $11.16 million for CBS Films/eOne Films. Free Birds also just gets edged-out in fourth with $11.1 million for Relativity Media/eOne Films, also in its second week out.
Surprisingly, last week’s Champion Ender’s Game wasn’t able to hold as well in its second week, slipping to fifth this weekend with $10.2 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film to date has earned $43.9 million.
12 Years a Slave this weekend expands to 1,144 theatres for Fox Searchlight in seventh spot with $6.5 million, now having earned $17 million in its domestic run.
About Time expands to 1,200 theatres in its second weekend out, landing in ninth spot for Universal Pictures with $5 million. The Rom-Com stars Domnhall Gleason and Rachel McAdams certainly wasn’t disgraced by Critics, earning a 66% on the Tomatometer.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with $2.7 million for Sony Pictures, just surpassing $110 million in earnings domestically.
Who hasn’t fantasized about Time Travel? About Time is a Sci-Fi/Rom-Com about Tim (Domnhall Gleeson) who discovers he has the ability to travel through time, changing things which happen in his own life. He decides to make the World a better place by finding himself a Girlfriend in the insecure and lovely Mary (Rachel McAdams), only for a travel mishap to take place, meaning he’d never met her. He must then find a way to meet her allover again and this time marry her.
About Time is from the same people who brought us Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral. I love it already. And finally Gleeson gets a chance to shine after years of smaller supporting roles.
Watch the Trailer below:
Universal Pictures releases About Time on November 8, 2013.