#BOXOFFICE: “THE LEGO MOVIE” BLOCKS COMPETITION IN RECORD-SETTING $69-MILLION DEBUT
Few can dispute that The Lego Movie was a deserving Winner at the Box Office this weekend, debuting with a record-setting (for an Animated Feature) $69 million from 3,775 theatres for Warner Bros. The 3-D Offering featuring an All-Star Cast of Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Alison Brie, unseats the three-week reign of Ride Along. Critics gave it an outstanding 97% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to a coveted A CinemaScore.
Despite being panned by Critics, The Monuments Men from Sony Pictures had enough Starpower to drive Moviegoers to the theatres. The World War II-Dramedy starring George Clooney, John Goodman, Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin earned $22.7 million in its debut after multiple rescheduled release dates, landing it in second spot. Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore, while it mustered 33% from Critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ride Along still continues to perform strong in third with $8.9 million in its fourth week for Universal Pictures, just surpassing the $100-million mark in North America. Disney‘s Frozen is right behind in fourth with $6 million in its twelfth week out amazingly.
That Awkward Moment finds itself in sixth spot in its second week of release for Focus Features/VVS Films, earning $6 million for a total of $16 million grossed thus far domestically.
Vampire Academy debuts in seventh spot for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $3.8 million. Critics gave it an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Audiences gave it a forgiving B- CinemaScore.
Labor Day rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Paramount Pictures and likely will be a factor as one of the few Romantic options available for Moviegoers heading into Valentine’s Day.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO THE TORONTO ADVANCE SCREENING OF “VAMPIRE ACADEMY”
Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Richelle Mead and from the same Director who brought us Mean Girls, Vampire Academy soon hits the Big Screen. eOne Films and Mr. Will Wong want to take you to the Toronto Advance Screening of what could well be the first Breakout Hit of 2014!
The Screening takes place Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Scotiabank Theatre, 7:00 PM.
Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) is a half-Human/half-Vampire (also known as a Dhampir) who attending St. Vladimir’s Academy training to be a guardian.
There are two types of Vampires in their world: Moroi, the “good” kind, who only take blood from those who offer, and the Strigoi, the “bad” kind, who drink to kill. Rose and other Dhampirs are training to protect the Moroi and kill the Strigoi so the Vampires can live peacefully amongst the Humans.
With her Best Friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), a Moroi who is also a Princess and the last of her line, Rose must run away from her school to help protect Lissa from those who want to harm her and use her powers for their own reasons.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY also stars Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Sami Gayle and more!
Watch the Trailer below:
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eOne Films release VAMPIRE ACADEMY on Friday, February 7, 2014.
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#FIRSTLOOK: “VAMPIRE ACADEMY” TRAILER
Set to open on Valentine’s Day, Mean Girls Director just may have a big Hit on his hands with his Film Adaptation of popular Teen-Fiction Novel Series, Vampire Academy!
Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal Vampires living discreetly within our World. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her Story.
Vampire Academy stars Sarah Hyland, Olga Kurylenko, Sami Gayle, Joely Richardson and Zoey Deutch.
See the Trailer:
eOne Films releases VAMPIRE ACADEMY on Friday, February 14, 2014.
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