Despite mixed reviews for Pain & Gain, Director Michael Bay‘s latest Crime-Action-Comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, it still finds flexes its muscles on-top of the Box Office with $20 million from 2,950 theatres. Made for $26 million, the Film easily is set to pay its bill for Paramount Pictures, earning 47% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
Last week’s Champ, Oblivion slips to number two this weekend with $17.4 million from 3,792 theatres for Universal Pictures, by all means still going strong and far ahead of another former number one Film in 42, finding itself in third spot for Warner Bros. with $10.7 million in its third week of release.
Opening universally panned (6% on the Tomatometer), Rom-ComThe Big Wedding debuts in fourth for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $7.5 million. Made for $35 million, this one is a bit of a disappointment considering its stellar Cast which includes Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Susan Sarandon, Ben Barnes, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace. Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore, just one of two Films to debut in the Top Ten this weekend.
Olympus Has Fallen is extremely resilient in its sixth week at number eight with $2.8 million, now earning $92.9 million in its domestic run. The Place Beyond the Pines continues to be a bit of a Slow-Burner at number nine with just $2.6 million for eOne Films/Focus Features, a bit baffling considering its heavily-fronted Cast with Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling and also undeniably strong reviews.
Jurassic Park rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.3 million for Universal Pictures, earning $42.4 million in its second run at the theatres in 3-D.
The Sightings are pouring in for That ’70s Show Star Topher Grace, which has many of us asking – just what is the Eric Forman doing in Toronto? Spotted at a Moroco Chocolat grabbing Dinner, Subway last week grabbing a Sandwich and at an exclusive GC Timepieces Party, the Camera-shy Actor turned quite a few surprised heads last week.
Grace is in-town till mid-April filming Thriller The Calling from Director Jason Stone. The Film which has him starring alongside Susan Sarandon, centers around a Detective named Hazel Micallef who works in a quiet town which gets awakened by a string of gruesome murders. It also is based on the Novel by Inger Ash Wolfe and re-teams Sarandon and Grace together once again. Their Rom-Com The Big Wedding hits theatres on April 26, 2013 via eOne Films. Filming for The Calling is set to take place in Pickering this week.
Want to approach him for a Photo? Think twice. Eager Fans asked him repeatedly for a Photo last week, but unfortunately were denied. Grace likes his Privacy.
Legendary. Robin Williams made several chilly Fans happy tonight arriving outside the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, stopping generously to take Photos and sign Autographs for Fans upon arrival less than an hour before Showtime. Keeping the situation completely under control with his Handlers, the youthful-looking 61-year-old Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and GRAMMY Winner took his time showing his gratitude to Fans – a true Class Act.
Williams appeared tonight at An Evening of Sit Down with Robin Williams hosted by his Pal, Canadian Actor/Author/Director David Steinberg, entertaining a Crowd of devout Fans to raves on Twitter.
2013 looks to be a big year for the Veteran Entertainer, whom I’ve long adored since his Mork & Mindy Days, with four Films on-the-way including eagerly-awaited The Big Wedding in which he stars alongside Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon, Robert DeNiro and Topher Grace. Williams also stars in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opposite Mila Kunis, plus The Butler with a super All-Star Cast including Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Alan Rickman, Forest Whitaker and many more.
Watch a quick Clip I captured of Williams and his Toronto Fans: