Interestingly enough on President’s Day/Valentine’s Day weekend, Moviegoers opted for action instead of Romance, making the latest in the long-running Die Hard Franchise, the number one Film in North America. The Action Flick starring Bruce Willis grosses $28.2 million from 3,552 theatres between Thursday through Sunday. Audiences responded well with a B+ CinemaScore for the 20th Century Fox release, while Critics panned it with 17% on the Tomatometer. The Film falls just short of its highest-grossing Live Free or Die Hard, which opened with $33 million back in 2007.
Still going strong is Universal Pictures’ Identity Thief in second spot with $27.6 million in its second week of release, from 3,165 theatres, undoubtedly helped by Critic Rex Reed‘s controversial remarks about Melissa McCarthy‘s weight giving it some added buzz.
Although it kicked-off with a bang on Valentine’s Day, Safe Haven from eOne Films/Relativity Media, earns $25.4 million this four-day weekend. The Romantic- Thriller starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough might not have fared well with Critics with an 18% rating on the Tomatometer, but audiences enjoyed it with a B+ CinemaScore. Perhaps overseas it will fare better or even it its second run on Video-on-Demand/DVD/Blu-ray.
On a weekend lacking Family-oriented choices, Escape from Planet Earth from The Weinstein Co./eOne Films grosses $20.5 million from 3,288 theatres. The Canadian Animated Feature which contains the voice work of Jessica Alba, Ricky Gervais, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry and Sophia Vergara didn’t get critical love, but it does receive at B+ CinemaScore. The Film looks to be a profitable venture, made for $40 million and likely to recoup that over the next couple weeks.
Warm Bodies is proving to be a great hit with Moviegoers, earning $10.9 million in fifth this weekend for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films in this its third week out, an option for those looking for a bit of Romance but less tears than Safe Haven.
Beautiful Creatures surprisingly opens in sixth spot for Warner Bros. with only $8.5 million from 2,950 theatres and many are saying that Director/Writer Richard LaGravenese taking some liberties with this Film Adaptation have deterred Fans of the Novel. Overall audiences reacted fairly well with a B CinemaScore.
In its second week, the excellent Side Effects is in seventh spot for eOne Films/Open Road Films, earning $7.3 million for a cumulative total of $19.6 million. This places it just ahead of Silver Linings Playbook which benefited from its Romantic appeal this weekend, earning and awesome $7.2 million in its 14th – yes you read that right – 14th week of release. The David O. Russell Film is just fractionally shy of the $100-million mark domestically.
Best Picture Contender Zero Dark Thirty rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.5 million this weekend in its ninth week of release.
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With the Premiere of Beautiful Creatures soon before us, promotion for the Film is reaching a feverish pitch. I challenge you not to see a TV Spot for the Movie these days! Alice Englert, who stars as Lena in the Film Adaptation of the Novel by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, has the distinction of appearing in the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair with an Interview by Krista Smith and some gorgeous Photos of her in Lanvin, Chanel, Calvin Klein and Oscar De La Renta, by Williams & Hirakawa.
Englert, 18-year-old Daughter of acclaimed Filmmaker Jane Campion, reveals the Vanity Fair that she plans soon to move to London after having grown-up in Australia, saying “I always had a real crush on London. And I feel like we need to make that date and do it.”. Click here to read more.
Meanwhile, a stunning new five-minute Featurette for Beautiful Creatures has been released. Watch it over at Entertainment Weekly.
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Word is, one of the talented Cast Members will be visiting Toronto soon for a bit of Press. Stay tuned.
“I don’t know who I really am inside. I don’t know what I’ll be”.
Mr. Will Wong is thrilled to give Readers in OTTAWA, VANCOUVER and TORONTO a chance to attend the Advance Screening of the awesome BEAUTIFUL CREATURES! Screenings take place Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
A supernatural Love Story set in the South, Beautiful Creatures tells the tale of two star-crossed Lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young Man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new Girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective Families, their History and their Town.
Oscar® Nominee Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King, P.S. I Love You) directs from his Adaptation of the first Novel in the best-selling Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The Film stars Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro), Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa),Academy Award® Winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune), Oscar® Nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Emmy Rossum (TV’s “Shameless), Thomas Mann (Project X) and Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson(Howard’s End, Sense and Sensibility). Rounding out the cast are Eileen Atkins, Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch, Tiffany Boone, Rachel Brosnahan, Kyle Gallner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Sam Gilroy.
Watch the Official Trailer in full below:
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With less than a month to go till Valentine’s Day, the release of Beautiful Creatures soon will be before us! Check-out this brand new 60-second TV Spot titled Pedigree, available exclusively at E! Online by clicking here.
It isn’t every day that Jeremy Irons dishes praise, hence when he says, “What can the Audience expect to see? A great Film, a great Story”, we are forced to listen.
In addition to Irons, the Fantasy-Drama stars Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Thomas Mann, Emmy Rossum and Breakout Stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich. Richard LaGravenese directs this Story about Ethan (Ehrenreich), who falls in love with a mysterious new Girl in Town named Lena (Englert). He learns that Lena comes from a long line of Witches, while at the same time they both discover some dark secrets about both their respective Families, their History and Town. Will all of this get in the way of their Love?
Warner Bros. releases Beautiful Creatures on Valentine’s Day. We have something v. special in-store for Readers. Stay tuned.
This is going to be so deep, dark and delicious! Beautiful Creatures is poised to make an impact in the never-too-crowded field of Young Adult- Fiction Adaptations and following the massive success of the Harry Potter Franchise, Warner Bros. has its sights set on this first Film based upon Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Novel to whet the thirsts of a demographic which will not be ignored.
The Cast is superb and the Director Richard LaGravanese (P.S. I Love You, Freedom Writers) knows the way straight to heart. The Drama-Fantasy stars Alice Englert, Thomas Mann, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Alden Ehrenreich.
Beautiful Creatures centers around Lena (Englert) who moves to the town of Gatlin, catching the eye of a bored Ethan (Ehrenreich). He gets more than he bargained for as Lena‘s secret dark powers are unleashed, posing potential danger to others and herself.
Check-out these new Character Posters for the Film below:
Watch the Trailer below:
Warner Bros. releases Beautiful Creatures on February 13, 2013.
With attentions turned to her Ginger & Rosa Co-Stars Christina Hendricks and Elle Fanning, this Actress went under the radar of many at TIFF 2012, but I had my eyes peeled! Make no mistake, she is going to be a major Star this time next year. Alice Englert is the Daughter of brilliant Director Jane Campion and Filmmaker Colin Englert, hailing from New Zealand. She will be starring as Lena in the upcoming Film Adaptation of Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl‘s Beautiful Creatures.
The Story centers around Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) who meets the mysterious Lena, both of them uncovering v. dark secrets about their Families. Beautiful Creatures stars also Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emily Rossum and Kyle Gallner. Thrilled also to see Thomas Mann (Project X) advance to this next step of his Career – was amazing getting to chat with him last year as he was in-town!
Warner Bros. releases Beautiful Creatures right in-time for Valentine’s Day on February 13, 2013.
Watch the Trailer below:
I don’t think I’ve posted it yet, but here’s my Snap with Englert from TIFF 2012: