#BOXOFFICE: “THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1” SATIATES MOVIEGOERS U.S. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Picking right-up where it left last week, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1 continues its Box Office domination through Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S., pulling-in $58 million across North America from 4,151 theatres. In its two week run thus far domestically, it already has grossed a magnificent $227 million for Liosngate Films/eOne Films.
Debuting in second is the Animated Feature PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR with $26.2 million from 3,764 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics gave the Film 68% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, while Audiences responded particularly well with an A- CinemaScore which should give it some legs to run on this Holiday Season. The fourth Film in the MADAGASCAR Franchise happens to be the lowest debut thus far in the Series, with Madagascar 3 earning $60 million in its 2012 debut. Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong are among the talented Actors featured here.
BIG HERO 6 in its fourth week out earns $19.5 million for Disney, now bringing its tally to $167.9 million domestically.
INTERSTELLAR pulls-in $22.3 million for Paramount Pictures in its fourth week out, a cumulative total of $162 million grossed thus far.
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 debuts in fifth for Warner Bros. with $15.3 million from 3,375 theatres, earning almost half what its Predecessor made in 2011 with its $28 million debut. Critics gave the Comedy a 35% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences were more forgiving with a B+ CinemaScore.
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING expands to 802 theatres for Focus Features/eOne Films, earning $4.6 million now in its fourth week out.
BIRDMAN rounds-out the Top ten with $1.8 million for Fox Searclight from 710 theatres. The Oscar Contender to-date has made $17.2 million.
#FIRSTLOOK: “HORRIBLE BOSSES 2” TEASER TRAILER
Basically, I ROFLd all through 2012′s Horrible Bosses and I am certain from the likes of it, it pretty much will be the same seeing HORRIBLE BOSSES 2!
A Teaser Trailer for the Sequel has just surfaced and the laughs just seem to pick-up where they left-off last time. I personally loved Jennifer Aniston as the sex-crazed Boss of Charlie Day‘s Dale and she’s up to her old tricks yet again here. Read our Chat with Sudeikis back in 2011 as he was in-town promoting Horrible Bosses.
See the Teaser:
Warner Bros. release HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 on U.S. Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)
INTERVIEW: JASON SUDEIKIS ON “HORRIBLE BOSSES”
Most of us know Jason Sudeikis for his work on NBC‘s Saturday Night Live where his sketches The Two A-Holes and his impression of American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks have brought him considerable notoriety since joining its Cast in 2005. With three Films slated for release in 2011 in addition to his on-going commitments with The Cleveland Show and SNL, it would appear that the Actor/Comedian/Writer from Kansas is now a bona fide Movie Star. Hall Pass in which he starred alongside Owen Wilson already topped to the Box Office in its debut this past February and now Sudeikis arrives in Toronto to promote another Comedy, the hotly-tipped Horrible Bosses for Warner Bros./New Line Cinema.
Riding the same Elevator, I note Sudeikis actually is much taller in-person than imagined. His Boy-Next-Door good looks are paired with some no-fuss Fashions: a navy blue Cardigan, a pressed white Dress Shirt and a pair of Jeans. He tells me, “Yeah, I know Toronto pretty well as I filmed a Movie here a few years back (The Rocker) but flew in late last night and only had a chance to have Drinks. Now I have to fly right out again after this!”.
Entering the Interview Suite of his Hotel, he admits to an intimate group of Journalists that he wasn’t readily sold on being a part of Horrible Bosses. “Initially I was hesitant to sign-on as I had just finished filming Hall Pass and then Horrible Bosses got the green light from New Line Cinema. It was just go go go!”, he recalls. “I had just played a character with Ladies on his brain in Hall Pass and I spent much of my charms on that. This time around I’d have to play a Guy with Ladies on his brain and at the same time charm his Friends into murdering their Bosses.”. Sudeikis admits to having declined Director Seth Gordon‘s offer at one point but after chatting over the Phone over a period of three weeks and being given some creative input into the Script, he convinced himself finally to stop taking himself so seriously and accept the role of Kurt.