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.
Neither a Divorce nor a Scientology Scandal could stop him. Tom Cruise is a bona fide Cinematic Legend, topping the Box Office once again this weekend with his latest, Oblivion, which earns a stellar $38.2 million for Universal Pictures, from 3,783 theatres. Reviews were mixed from Critics, earning 58% on the Tomatometer, and Audiences responded with a B- CinemaScore. Getting a head-start internationally last week, the Film has grossed over $60 million overseas already.
Even in its second week, the superb 42 continues to go strong for Warner Bros., earning $18 million after debuting on-top last week. The Film got a bit of a push Monday with it being Jackie Robinson Day and with that A+ CinemaScore, it should continue to go well for the next few weeks with lots of positive word-of-mouth.
In third this weekend is The Croods with $9.5 million, benefiting overall from a lack of other Family-oriented Films out right now. Domestically it has just surpassed the $150-million mark.
Scary Movie 5 still manages to maintain in the Top Five with $6.3 million in its second week, just ahead of G.I. JOE: Retaliation with $5.8 million in its fourth week.
The Place Beyond the Pines expands to 1,542 theatres for Focus Features/eOne Films this weekend in sixth and does respectably with $4.7 million, now earning a total of $11.3 million in its run thus far. Reviews are strong, tallying in at 81% on the Tomatometer.
With no other new entries in the Top Ten this weekend, Oz The Great and Powerful rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Disney.
The Movie which brought Ryan & Eva together. After premiering at TIFF last September to positive Reviews, finally The Place Beyond the Pines sees a release later this month. Reuniting Director/Writer Derek Cianfrance together with Ryan Gosling after their fantastic Collaboration, Blue Valentine, the Drama is about a Stunt Driver (Gosling) who provides for his unborn Child and Lover (Eva Mendes) by robbing banks. A Rookie Cop (Bradley Cooper) however is onto him, he himself dealing with internal issues in reporting to a corrupt Detective (Ray Liotta). Think Drive, but with a Motorbike, a Baby and Corruption! LOL
Regardless, the Film looks amazing and despite it being early still, the Critics of Rotten Tomatoes have pegged it at 92% on their Tomatometer.
Watch the Trailer in full below:
Of course, I’ve met some of the amazing Cast of The Place Beyond the Pines over the years and it’s always seeing a Film blossom after it premieres at TIFF!
Rolling Stone Magazine got the exclusive Behind-the-Scenes with some amazing Photos during filming in Schenectady. Click here for more!
eOne Films releases The Place Beyond the Pines on April 12, 2013.
Canadian-born Actor/Musician Bruce Greenwood has solidified his standing as a certified Screen Veteran, having built a long and lasting career with work in some of Hollywood’s biggest Blockbusters all the way to the smaller Canadian Indies. You’ve seen him in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, I, Robot, Double Jeopardy, Super 8 and Star Trek, but he’s long been at it, making his screen debut back in 1982’s First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone. You’ve also seen him in Atom Egoyan‘s The Sweet Hereafter.
Greenwood who was born in Noranda, Quebec and is based out of Los Angeles, returned to Toronto today once again for a round of Press in support of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Flight. The Drama which has him starring alongside Denzel Washington, is up for two Oscars including Writing and Best Actor, seeing a release tomorrow. Amazon‘s got it available for only $14.99!
The Actor was up and at ’em early today, appearing on multiple editions of City‘s Breakfast Television from Toronto to Vancouver, before heading-off for more appearances, including a visit to CBC for George Stromboulopoulos Tonight.
Thrilled to get a Snap with the still-lookin’-great Greenwood who has a busy 2013 ahead with the release of The Place Beyond the Pines (March), Star Trek Into Darkness (May) and another re-teaming with Egoyan in Devil’s Knot (TIFF 2013?!!?). Another Thriller Wildlike does not yet have a scheduled date.
Watch Greenwood‘s Interview on Breakfast Television Toronto right here.
Remember this face. 26-year-old Actor Dane DeHaan constantly is compared to Leonardo DiCaprio based on the obvious physical parallels, but he is definitely set for major Stardom in his own right and on his own merit. Having starred in this year’s Chronicle, he next can be seen alongside Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings with Daniel Radcliffe and also Devil’s Knot with Oscar Winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Major.
He was a Class Act to take a quick break out of the Afterparty for The Place Beyond the Pines, chatting and taking Photos with Fans who just were discovering him.
How’s that for a rare Photo Op? Here’s Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, Co-Stars in Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines, posing together on the Red Carpet for their Afterparty this evening. That lucky Lady!
Eva Mendes looked absolutely stunning tonight at the Afterparty for The Place Beyond the Pines, the Film responsible for bringing her together with Boyfriend, Ryan Gosling. Although she rarely does it, tonight was my lucky night as I got not one but two Photos with Mendes after the first one failed to turn-out!
The Crime Drama is set to be released in 2013, gaining lots of Oscar buzz at TIFF right now.
Everybody loves Ryan. Ryan Gosling appeared at the Premiere for his latest Film, The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance. This latest Project pairs Gosling together with Director Derek Cianfrance once again – the two last working together on 2010’s Blue Valentine, which also premiered at TIFF.
Gosling was spotted heading to his After Party for the Film together with Cooper, although oddly-enough Jennifer Lawrence was said to be at the Premiere too, but didn’t join them afterward.
I was lucky enough to score an extra Autograph from the Actor who happens to star alongside People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Winner, Bradley Cooper. Surely a few eyebrows must be raised here considering that many feel that Gosling is deserving of that Title. Stay tuned for more details on how to win this.