#SPOTTED: ASHLEY GREENE IN TORONTO FILMING “ROGUE”
The mega-summer of filming continues in Toronto and although Spy-Series ROGUE quietly has moved production from the West Coast to Toronto for its third season, this bit of casting news should draw a bit of attention to the Series, starring Thandie Newton.
We spotted Ashley Greene, best known as Alice Cullen in The Twilight Saga, out walking her cute dog Rosie earlier on a beautiful day in the City. Greene today is celebrating her second anniversary with Australian TV Personality Paul Khoury and she was in great spirits stopping to pose for a Snap. Isn’t she stunning?
ROGUE films in Toronto through September and can be seen in the U.S. on Audience Network.
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: DKNY/Mr. Will Wong)
“THE AVENGERS” WINS TOP HONOURS AT 2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
The Avengers won top honours tonight at 2013 MTV Movie Awards held at Los Angeles’ Sony Pictures Studios, nabbing coveted Movie of the Year, in addition to Best Fight and Best Villain with British Actor Tom Hiddleston. The Blockbuster uniting various Marvel Superheroes, grossing over $1.5 billion worldwide has a Sequel on the way, scheduled for May 1, 2015.
Silver Linings Playbook not only won Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar, but she always was awarded Best Actress as was her Co-Star Bradley Cooper, who earned Best Actor. Both currently are reuniting with Director David O. Russell on his latest as-yet-untitled Film, along with Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner with production taking place in Boston.
Although a Sequel is still in the works, the Cast of Sleeper Hit Pitch Perfect reunited on-stage at the beginning of the Show tonight, eventually going on to win Best Musical Moment. Star Rebel Wilson filled hosting duties tonight and dared to shock with some controversially over-the-top outfits including a double-nipple number.
In an odd turn of events, Funnywoman Aubrey Plaza crashed Will Ferrell‘s Acceptance Speech, wrestling his Comedic Genius Award out of his hand. It was learned that she later was ejected from the Venue for her behaviour, although it is said she purely behaved so as a Publicity Stunt for her upcoming Film The To-Do List. Point taken.
Fan Favourite The Twilight Saga of course didn’t walk away empty despite the Franchise having ended. Its Star Taylor Lautner was awarded Best Shirtless Scene.
For a complete list of Winners which also included Emma Watson and Jamie Foxx, click here.
(Photo credit: Reuters)
#BOXOFFICE: “THE HOBBIT” DOMINATES A SECOND WEEK
For a second week in-a-row, Warner Bros.’ The Hobbit maintains its dominance at the Box Office, bringing-in $36.7 million from 4,100 theatres. In its two week run so far domestically it has earned $145.2 million and despite a significant drop this weekend, it still is far and clear ahead of the competition.
Tom Cruise shows that he definitely still has what it takes to draw a crowd, with Paramount Pictures’ Novel Series Adaptation Jack Reacher earning a respectable $15.6 million in its debut from 3,352 theatres. Critics had generally positive things to say about the Film, tallying-in at 69% at Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.
Judd Apatow‘s Knocked-Up sorta Sequel This is 40 opens in 2,912 theatres this weekend in third with $12 million for Universal Pictures. Reviews unfortunately have been mixed for the Comedy starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, garnering only 49% on the Tomatometer.
Rise of the Guardians still is going strong in fourth with $5.9 million for Paramount Pictures, landing ahead of Disney‘s Lincoln with $5.6 million in fifth.
Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand on paper seemed like an amazing idea, but Mother-Son Comedy The Guilt Trip which perhaps would’ve better been saved for a Mother’s Day release than the already crowded Holiday slate. It earns $5.4 million in its opening also for Paramount Pictures, good enough for sixth.
Experiencing a slip this weekend is former Champ Skyfall with $4.7 million in eighth, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 rounds out the Top Ten in its sixth week with $2.6 million. Meanwhile, Oscar Frontrunner Zero Dark Thirty, which is set for a January wide release, opens limited in five theatres, grossing an impressive $410k from. Keep a tab on this one as big things are expected from Director Kathryn Bigelow.
#BOXOFFICE: “SKYFALL” REACHES HIGH IN FIFTH WEEK
Unbelieveable! Skyfall, in its fifth week of release, climbs to the top of the Box Office this weekend, usurping the three-week reign of The Twlight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Earning $10.8 million on a tepid weekend at the theatres, the latest in the James Bond Franchise has made over $261 million now domestically for Sony Pictures.
Paramount Pictures’ Rise of the Guardian rises to second spot this weekend earning $10.4 million in its third week of release, just ahead of Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which slips to third spot in this its fourth week in theatres with $8.9 million this weekend, closing-in on the $300 million mark domestically for Summit Entertainment/eOne Films.
Lincoln still continues to go strong in fourth spot for Disney with $8.8 million, with tons of Oscar buzz driving Moviegoers to the theatres to see dual Oscar Winners respectively, Sally Field and Daniel Day-Lewis.
This weekend’s sole debut in the Top Ten comes from Playing for Keeps, the Rom-Com starring Gerard Butler from FilmDistrict/VVS Films, earning $6.1 million from 2,837 theatres. Critics unfortunately weren’t charmed, tallying-in at 2% on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans however are responding, with the Film making the grade with a B+ via CinemaScore.
The Weinstein Co.’s Killing them Softly meanwhile, rounds out the Top Ten with $2.8 million in its second week. Reviews overall have been solid, maintaining a 76% on the Tomatometer.
#BOXOFFICE: “TWILIGHT” MAKES IT THREE-IN-A-ROW
No surprises here! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 reigns for a third consecutive week on traditionally what is known as a post-U.S. Thanksgiving slump at the Box Office. The final installment in the Franchise earns $17.2 million this weekend for Summit Entertainment/eOne Films, from 4,008 theatres across North America – now grossing over $253 million in its domestic Run.
Skyfall certainly is no slouch and continues to perform exceedingly well even in its fourth week , hanging-on in second spot with $17 million for Sony Pictures, ahead of a resilient Lincoln in third with $13.3 million fod Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Animated Feature Rise of the Guardians lands in fifth with $13.2 million for Paramount Pictures, just ahead of 20th Century Fox’s Life of Pi 3-D lands in fifth spot in its second week with $11.4 million.
Killing Them Softly which received positive feedback at Cannes in May opens in 2,424 theatres for The Weinstein Co./Alliance Films with $6.8 million, which is slightly below expectations, but yet also expected on a weekend where Titles opening wide traditionally haven’t done well.
The extremely well-reviewed (90% at Rotten Tomatoes) Silver Linings Playbook in its second week of release in only 371 theatres earns $3.1 million.
#BOXOFFICE: “TWILIGHT” TOPS BIGGEST U.S. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EVER
For the second week in-a-row, The Twilight Saga Finale Breaking Dawn – Part 2 finds itself on-top this Thanksgiving weekend with $44.2 million for Summit Entertainment/eOne Films from 4,050 theatres. In two weeks alone, it has grossed $226 million alone in North America and exceeds the $400-million mark worldwide. The fact that it still manages to be at number one on what is the biggest-grossing U.S. Thanksgiving Weekend and also the highest-grossing five-day Box Office Weekend ever with a total $288 million earned between Wednesday through Sunday, is a true testament to its commercial success.
Skyfall in its third week is still going brilliantly well for Sony Pictures with $36 million from 3,526 and I’ll note that personally, I tried seeing the James Bond Flick myself this past in Toronto at Varisty Cinemas Tuesday only to be shut-out due to tickets selling-out still, meaning there’s still no signs of stopping anytime soon for this Monster.
Disney‘s Lincoln in its second week of wide release, earns $25.1 million, well-above expectations and from only 2,018 theatres, landing just ahead of a debuting Rise of the Guardians for Paramount Pictures, in fourth spot with $23.5 million.
20th Century Fox‘s big Oscar Contender and Yann Martel Novel Adaptation Life of Pi 3-D debuts in fifth spot with $21.8 million from 2,902 theatres. Meanwhile, Remake Red Dawn opens in seventh for Fim District/Alliance Films with $14.1 million, while Silver Linings Playbook finds itself in ninth spot in a limited release with $4.2 million for The Weinstein Co./Alliance Films. Argo proves its staying power with $3.8 million for Warner Bros, rounding out the Top Ten.
#SPOTTED: DANIEL CUDMORE & CHARLIE BEWLEY IN TORONTO FOR “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2”
Descending upon KISS 92.5 Studios at the break of dawn, The Twilight Saga Stars Charlie Bewley and Canada’s v. own Daniel Cudmore might be a bit making their way to Toronto, but better late than never we always say! The Duo who star as members of The Volturi – Demetri and Felix respectively- are here to promote the final Installment of the massively-successful Franchise, which grossed a near-record-breaking $141 million in North America and a whopping $340 million worldwide this past weekend in its big Debut.
Caught off-guard by the presence of Fans upon arrival, the Duo promised to take Photos following their appearance, but Fans were savvy enough to find them at an alternative exit used to avoid attention. Bewley and Cudmore, the latter who is sporting a Mustache in support of Movember, were super-nice to stop for Group Photos on their way out the Station, en route to a busy day of Press including appearances at CityTV‘s Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, MuchMusic‘s New.Music.Live and more! Check-out their Interview of the Roz & Mocha Show here on their Official Website (available soon).
Bewley and Cudmore are confirmed to be surprising Fans at a Screening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 tonight here in Toronto after 7:00 PM, as reported by KISS 92.5. Now considering that they are scheduled to appear at MuchMusic at 6:00 PM and that Scotiabank Theatre is right behind the Station… I’m just saying… Of course, Varsity Cinemas which also is a possibility, has Showtimes around the same slot. Regardless, good luck in catching a glimpse, Twihards!
eOne Films which distributes The Twilight Saga here in Canada, next is setting its sights on two suitable Genre-Successors to the Throne with Montreal-filmed Warm Bodies and Toronto-filmed The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones coming with big expectations in their 2013 releases.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#BOXOFFICE: “BREAKING DAWN” JUST-SHY OF RECORD-BREAKING
Nothing broken about Breaking Dawn Part 2! The Finale in The Twilight Saga debuts this weekend with an outstanding $141 million from 4.070 North American theatres, closing-out what has been a phenomenal Run at the Box Office since it first surfaced back in 2008. Although performing exceedingly-well, it falls just-shy of its Franchise Record, set back in November 2009 with New Moon‘s opening weekend of $142 million.
Placing second this weekend is last week’s resounding Champ Skyfall, with $42 million from 3,505 theatres, tallying two weeks at a superb $160.3 million domestically. This latest James Bond Franchise Film, is on its way to surpassing the $600 million mark internationally for Sony Pictures.
Disney‘s Lincoln, which despite pulling-in an excellent $21 million it its expansion this weekend to 1,775 theatres, manages only to place third, while Wreck-it-Ralph, also from the same Studio, finishes fourth with $18 million – earning a total $121.8 million now in three weeks.
Pitch Perfect amazingly still hangs onto the eighth spot with $1.3 million, while Bollywood Flick Jab Tak Hai Jaan opens in ninth with $1.2 million in only 120 theatres. Sony Pictures’ Here Comes the Boom rounds out the Top Ten with $1.1 million.