It was a monstrous weekend at the Box Office with spectacular numbers from the Top Three-finishing Films. Alas it was Families who ruled Ticket Sales with Monsters Inc. Prequel, Monsters University, opening on-top with a stellar $82 million from 4,004 theatres across North America for Disney. With John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles as Mike Wazowski and Sulley, Audiences could not resist getting another chance to see the animated Duo on-screen, giving the Film an A CinemaScore, while Critics agreed it was a solid effort with a decent 77% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. By comparison, its Predecessor in 2001 opened with $62 million domestically.
Not to be outdone, Paramount Pictures’ World War Z opened in second with $66 million. Starring Brad Pitt, this continent-hopping Action/Horror/Adventure thrilled Audiences who gave it a B+ CinemaScore, and Critics were on-par with 67% rating on the Tomatometer. Moviegoers cannot get enough of Zombies, this becoming the highest opening ever for a Zombie Flick, surpassing last year’s Hotel Transylvania which debuted with $42 million.
Man of Steel had a superb opening last week and doesn’t disappoint despite its slip to third spot for Warner Bros. The latest in the Superman Franchise earns $41.2 million domestically this weekend. Internationally it already has surpassed the $350-million mark.
Sony Pictures Comedy This is the End amidst all the Blockbusters, certainly holds its own in fourth spot with $12.6 million in its second week of release, just ahead of the resilient Now You See Me in fifth with $7/8 million in its third week out for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Meanwhile, former Champion The Purge slips to sixth for Universal Pictures with $3.3 million.
Rounding it out is Veteran Iron Man 3 which in its eighth week earns $8.1 million placing Disney at the top and bottom of the Top Ten. In limited release, Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring sits in eleventh with $2 million from only 650 theatres. Overall, Critics gave the Docu-Drama about a group of Teens who robbed the homes of Celebrities, mixed to bordering-positive Reviews with 58% on the Tomatometer.
Definitely one of the Films we’re most stoked about this year, Sofia Coppola‘s (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides) The Bling Ring soon will see its release, after making a splash in Cannes! See what Critics are raving about already here. I saw it earlier this week and agree, it’s one of this Summer’s best.
And there couldn’t be a better fit than right here with all my Celebrity-obsessed Readers! Mr. Will Wong & eOne Films are thrilled to give you all a chance to attend Advance Screenings of The Bling Ring across Canada! Screenings take place at the following venues on Wednesday, June 19, 2013:
Toronto – Scotiabank Theatre
Ottawa – The Coliseum
Edmonton – South Commons
Calgary – Eau Claire
Winnipeg – Cineplex McGillivary
Halifax – Park Lane
The Docu-Drama based on true events, centers around a group of Teens who mastermind the burglary of several Celebrities. Katie Chang, Israel Broussard,Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang and Emma Watson star.
See the amazing Trailer below:
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This delights me so! After premiering earlier today at the Cannes Film Festival, Sofia Coppola‘s latest effort The Bling Ring, based on true events surrounding a group of Teens who masterminded the burglary of several Celebrity homes, debuts with plenty of praise! I admit, things were looking a bit iffy there with 2010’s plodding Somewhere.
Here’s what some of the Critics are saying about The Bling Ring:
“An unexpected pleasure” – The Guardian
“Sofia Coppola’s most provocative Film yet” – Entertainment Weekly
“The Parents are awful, the Teenagers are repulsive and the Celebrities are removed from reality, but no one gets away clean in Sofia Coppola‘s brilliant Movie” – The Wrap
“The acting is so authentic that it takes a while to differentiate the girls… As such, it will attain a certain stature itself as a Cultural Artifact but without stirring significant interest artistically or commercially.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Though it lacks the name cast and self-consciously outre style of another recent girls-gone-wild opus, Spring Breakers, this lively and fascinating pic should score well with its target hipster demo…” – Variety
As an aside, we saw Coppola last week at the Met Gala in New York City with Marc Jacobs. More on that here!
Have you seen The Bling Ring‘s Trailer yet? Watch it here.
eOne Films releases The Bling Ring on June 21, 2013.
At long last we have a new Trailer for Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring. And OMG, is that Emma Watson being deliciously evil? This version of the Trailer gives us a bit more insight into the Psyches of these infamous Teens who broke into homes of several Celebrities a few years back. Based on actual events, indeed.
I live for Sofia Coppola Movies and I hunger for this. And those attending the Cannes Film Festival are luckiest to see it first this May, where it premieres!
Watch the new Trailer below:
Also, check-out this brand new Teaser Poster for The Bling Ring:
Some pretty exciting announcements were made earlier today for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, set to begin May 15, 2013 for a full eleven full days. In addition to Baz Luhmann‘s The Great Batsby 3-D opening the Festival, Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling, who teamed-up on 2010’s excellent Drive will be back with Only God Forgives, which is in the race for the prestigious Palme d’Or; Kristin Scott Thomas also stars in the Film about a Gangster in Bangkok.
Several other notable Directors also will be well-represented at the Festival this year, hoping to impress Jury President Steven Spielberg:
Alexander Payne (Sideways) who competes with Nebraska, about a Father and estranged Son on a road trip to claim their Sweepstakes Prize; Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Will Forte star.
Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) competes with HBO‘s Behind the Candelabra, which gets a Television release in North America; Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in this Liberace Biopic.
The Coen Brothers (No Country for Old Men) competes with Inside Llewyn Davis, set in New York City’s Folk Scene during the ’60s; Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman star.
Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby) competes with Venus in Fur about an Actress who tries convincing a Director she is fit for a role; stars Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. Polanski has a Documentary also out-of-competition in Weekend of a Champion.
James Gray (Two Lovers) competes with The Immigrant, about an innocent Woman tricked into a life of Burlesque, until a Magician saves her; stars Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix.
Several other notable Films also will compete out-of-competition, including:
Stephen Frears’ (The Queen)Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight starring Danny Glover, Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer.
Sophia Coppola‘s (Lost in Translation) The Bling Ring, which we’re eagerly awaiting, starring Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga.
Ron Howard‘s (A Beautiful Mind)Rush, a Biopic about Formula 1 Driver Niki Lauda; stars Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer.
The Festival also is a Pre-Cursor to some of the great Films we see at the Toronto International Film Festival and surely Toronto’s Film and Celebrity Watchers must be excited at the possibility of some of these being here this September!
I LOVE SOFIA COPPOLA! It’s about time we get a new Film from one of my favourite Directors and The Bling Ring has that distinct neon-coloured West Coast Flare Coppola’s become synonymous with. Based on true events, the Dramedy centers around a ground of Teens who used the Internet to track the whereabouts of Celebrities via Twitter and Facebook, before robbing their homes between October 2008 through August 2009. Over 50 homes were invaded including the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom/Miranda Kerr, Audrina Patridge and Brian Austin Green/Megan Fox.
Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale and Emma Watson star. Hilton even makes a Cameo.
Watch the Teaser Trailer below:
Complex has some more Photos from The Bling Ringhere.
eOne Films releases The Bling Ring this June.
(Photo/video credit: American Zoetrope/eOne Films)