On what traditionally is a slower time of the year at the Box Office, Historical-Drama, The Butler, remains the number one Film in North America for a second week in-a-row with $17 million from 3,110 theatres. The Film starring Forrest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in two weeks has grossed over $52.2 million for The Weinstein Co. and eOne Films.
We’re the Millers for the third consecutive week remains the number two Film with $13.5 million earned for Warner Bros. The Comedy has earned$91.4 million thus far and is showing at 3,445 theatres.
Despite higher expectations, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones manages to debut in third with $9.2 million, a five-day gross of $14 million from 3,118 theatres after a Wednesday opening for Sony Screen Gems and eOne Films. Although Critics were harsh on the first Adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s bestselling Novels, giving it 21% on the Tomatometer, Audiences enjoyed it far more with a B+ CinemaScore. A second Installment films in Toronto this September.
Edgar Wright certainly has loyal Fans on both sides of the Atlantic and after performing well in the UK earlier this Summer, his latest The World’s End debuts in fourth spot with $8.9 million from only 1,549 theatres. Critics loved the Sci-Fi/Action/Comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, giving it 91% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a decent B+ CinemaScore.
After debuting at TIFF two years ago, You’re Next debuts finally in fifth with $7 million for Lionsgate Films and eOne Films from 2,437 theatres. Critics responded well to the Horror starring Sharni Vinson, with an 80% rating on the Tomatometer, while Audiences weren’t as responsive with a B- CinemaScore.
Blue Jasminein its fifth week continues to see the benefit of strong word-of-mouth thanks to Cate Blanchett‘s stellar performance in ninth spot $4.3 million forSony ClassicsandMongrel Media. Kick-Ass 2 slips to tenth spot this weekend already in its second week with $4 million for Universal Pictures.
Never under-estimate the power of Oprah. In her first Film Role in over 15 years, the Multimedia Magnate finds herself atop the Box Office with Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opening in 2,933 theatres across North America at number one with $25 million. Starring Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, Audiences loved the Film giving it a coveted A CinemaScore, while Critics gave it 73% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to its two Stars the Historical-Drama features a plethora of Stars including Mariah Carey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, James Marsden, Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams and more.
After a solid debut in second spot last weekend, We’re The Millers remains in second spot with $17.8 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks, the Comedy has grossed over $70 million domestically.
Last week’s Champ, Elysium lands in third with $13.6 million for Sony Pictures, a total of $55 million grossed in two weeks.
Kick-Ass 2 opens in fourth spot with $13.6 million from 2,381 theatres, just shy of the $19 million its Predecessor made in 2010. The Superhero-Action/Comedy shot in Toronto, earned a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences, although Critics didn’t think much of it with a harsh 26% rating on the Tomatometer. Like the first Kick-Ass Film, it is expected to recoup costs also in Rental and DVD Sales.
jOBS, based on the life of Apple Creator Steve Jobs and starring Ashton Kutcher debuts in seventh spot with $6.7 million from 2,381 theatres for Open Road Films/Remstar Films, earning a B- CinemaScore and 25% on the Tomatometer.
Rounding out the Top Ten is The Wolverine with $4.4 million for 20th Century Fox, for a total $120.4 million to date.
UNIVERSAL PICTURES CANADA and MR. WILL WONG are thrilled for the first time to give you the chance to win one of 5 Admit Two Passes to the Advance Promo Screening of KICK-ASS 2 on Wednesday, August 14th 7:00PM at SilverCity Yonge & Eglinton.
We were there on-set last Fall as Kick-Ass 2 filmed in our City and we couldn’t be happier to take you to see the Action-Comedy first! Read about it all here.
Official Synopsis below:
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our Hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur Superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) — reborn as The Mother F %&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation.
When we last saw junior Assassin Hit Girl and young Vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal Teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first Superhero Team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire — leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school Mean Girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-Mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil League and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his Dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all.
Kick-Ass 2 stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut,
John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey.
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See for yourself the Red-Band Trailer (NSFW) which is dropping jaws everywhere:
For the Safe-for-Work Trailer, look below:
Official Artwork below:
Universal Pictures Canada releases the amazing Kick-Ass 2 on Friday, August 16, 2013.
This looks absolutely hilarious! Shot in Toronto, this brand new Red Band Trailer for Kick-Ass 2 has just surfaced! We were among the first to spot casting addition Jim Carrey(Colonel Stars and Stripes) filming in Toronto and here we can finally see him in all his sadistic glory! See Hit-Girl (Chloë Moretz) really kick some ass!
Watch the Trailer below:
Universal Pictures releases Kick-Ass 2 in Canada on August 16, 2013.
With filming set to wrap in a couple days for Kick-Ass 2, traffic came to a standstill this evening as filming blocked-off one of Toronto’s busiest strips between Eaton Centre and Yonge x Gould. Onlookers gave Canadian Funnyman Jim Carrey a Hero’s Welcome Home as he appeared barely recognizable as Colonel Stars, filming scenes with Co-Star Aaron Johnson who stars as the titular Protagonist. Also on- set tonight were Robert Emms who stars as Insect Man and Oakville’s Lindy Booth as Night Bitch.
Click here to read about my experience with Johnson, who was out and about at TIFF for Anna Karenina with his Wife, Sam Taylor-Wood.
Kick-Ass 2 promises to continue the epic Feud between Kick-Ass and Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as the latter vows to torture everyone associated with Kick-Ass in this Sequel. Stars John Leguizamo and Chloë Moretz (who has been here all Summer filming Carrie) just wrapped the other day, already having head home.
Watch a couple short Snippets I took of Carrey and Johnson interacting earlier:
Universal Pictures will be releasing Kick-Ass 2 in Canada on August 16, 2013.