#BOXOFFICE: “ELYISUM” IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AT THE BOX OFFICE
With a Cast that boast stars like Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, resistance is futile for Moviegoers and such was the case at the Box Office this weekend as Sony Pictures’ Elysium nabs the top spot at the Box Office with $30.5 million from 3,280 theatres. More impressively, Sci-Fi Flick did this with the handicap of an R-rating in the U.S., made for a budget of $98 million. With above average reviews overall from Critics (66% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes), Audiences gave it a “B” CinemaScore.
Debuting in second was Warner Bros.’ We’re the Millers which actually opened on Wednesday, but over the three-day weekend it grossed $26.6 million from 3,260 theatres. Since Wednesday, it has made over $38 million already. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, the Comedy earned a great A- CinemaScore from Audiences, and 41% from Critics on the Tomatometer. The Film was made for $37 million – already paying its bill.
Disney’s Planes 3-D featuring the Voicework of Dane Cook, gave Families an option at the theatres this weekend, debuting in 3,709 theatres with $22.5 million. Audiences give it an A- Cinemascore, while Critics gave it a 25% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, based on the popular Novels and second Film in the Franchise, debuts with $14.6 million from 3,031 theatres for 20th Century Fox, good enough for fourth spot with a B+ CinemaSCore and 34% on the Tomatometer. By comparison, the first Installment in 2010 earned $31.2 million in its debut.
Meanwhile, last week’s Champ, 2 Guns, slips to fourth spot with $11.1 million from 3,028 theatres, a cumulative total of $48 million in two weeks for Universal Pictures/eOne Films.
The Conjuring continues to scare audiences with $6.5 million in its fourth week, a total of $120.5 earned thus far domestically. Grown-Ups 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fifth week.
#SPOTTED: ALEXANDRA DADDARIO IN TORONTO FOR “TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3D”
Beautiful and burgeoning, Alexandra Daddario is a name to look-out for. The Star of VVS Films’ upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D already boasts an incredible Résumé and you may actually recognize her from her work on Parenthood, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Percy Jackson & the Olympians and White Collar.
Looking a vision of festivity in pink, Daddario was out at Global Television‘s The Morning Show earlier today promoting the eagerly-awaited Remake which sees a young Woman have to travel to Texas with her Friends to collect an inheritance… only to run into a Chainsaw-wielding Maniac. Don’t you bloody hate it when that happens? The Horror is poised to scare the heck out of Moviegoers next month when it sees a release.
“Thanks so much for standing out in the cold for me”, Daddario says with gratitude. I clarified that what we’re experiencing here in Toronto actually is considered mild and she comments back, “Oh believe me, I know – I’m from New York!”.
So get this, the Actress was incredibly sweet to sign a Photo for me, which I am going to give away to a lucky Reader. If you’re interested, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook – I’ll pick one of you at random early January!
VVS Films releases Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D on January 4, 2013.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)