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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
The action film stars Costner as a CIA agent known for tackling the most dangerous missions. When he finds out he’s ill and dying, he decides to quit and try to repair his relationship with his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit).
In comes CIA operative Amber Heard. She wants to bring down a ruthless terrorist, and promises Costner an experimental drug that will cure what ails him if he takes on the case. Trying not to disappoint his daughter, Costner’s Ethan Renner must hide his new mission as he tries to make amends to his family.
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, Tfs’ Dan Mecca, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, before diving into a feature review of Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi drama Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson. Following that, we take a look at the films coming to [...] »
- Brian Roan
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" was able to keep the top spot at the domestic box office for the second week in a row by grossing another $41 million to bring its worldwide total to $477 million. The film already earned back its $170 million budget and surpassed the global earnings of the first installment ($370 million). "Rio 2" had to settle for second place with $39.3 million, which is the exact opening numbers of the first installment. The new animated film was expected to take the top spot with $45 million, but fell short. Thanks to foreign markets, however, it's worldwide total is already $164.2 million. "Rio 2" cost $103 million to make and has a RottenTomatoes fresh rating of 49%. Taking third place was the horror film "Oculus," which cost under $5 million to make and has already earned $12 million in its first weekend. It has a 72% fresh rating. The other new wide release was "Draft Day," starring Kevin Costner. »
Now playing in theaters is director Ivan Reitman‘s sports drama Draft Day. The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL draft. Kevin Costner plays a general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, he finds the lines between his personal and professional life becoming blurred. Draft Day also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Josh Pence, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. Recently, I landed an exclusive video interview with Reitman. He talked about getting to make a sports movie with Kevin Costner, getting the NFL involved in the movie and filming during the actual draft in New York City, collaborating with Costner behind the scenes, the progress of Triplets, his decision to step away from Ghostbusters 3, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Kevin Costner's Draft Day opened wide this past weekend, and Nicolas Cage's Joe is currently in limited release. Both of their last names start with a "c." Both men are in their 50s (Costner is 59 years old, Cage is 50). Most importantly, these guys normally fall into a love and/or hate category with audiences. Let's see what happens when they fight to the death in this week's Film Face-off. Box Office Kevin Costner Costner's films have earned a total of $1.8 billion in America, and averaged $55 million. Four of those films have made more than $100 million. Nicolas Cage Cage's movies have earned $2.4 billion in America, and averaged $44 million. He's had eight...
- Jeff Bayer
Review Ron Hogan 15 Apr 2014 - 06:35
A movie about the internal politics of American football? Ron reckons Draft Day reaches too far and falls a little short
When you think about an actor, there's usually something that comes to mind immediately. There's something that the actor embodies, physically or emotionally, that you immediately associate with that person. Tom Hanks is a nice guy. That's what he is. Christopher Walken is intense and off-kilter. Even when he's playing it straight, he's weird. Kevin Costner can probably be best described as casually charming. He's aged into a sort of nice dad sort of actor; he's got a world weariness that suggests he's been through the wringer, but he's learned from his mistakes and he's willing to pass along his wisdom, but he's not going to insist upon himself.
Given his history with athletics in movies, Kevin Costner is the perfect choice to »
It's no surprise that the one-two punch atop this weekend's box office chart was the second weekend of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (with an estimated $41.4 million) and the debut of family cartoon "Rio 2" (estimated at $39.0 million), but the real drama lay in the fate of the No. 3 movie. That was horror film "Oculus," which rode a wave of positive buzz and even critical kudos to a third-place debut estimated at $12.0 million, enough to beat this weekend's other new wide release, Kevin Costner's sports-management dramedy "Draft Day" (No. 4 with an estimated $9.8 million).
Much of the credit for success of "Oculus" will go to producer Jason Blum (whether he deserves it or not), since Blum is by default the leading auteur in horror movies today, even though he doesn't write or direct them. As a producer, he's hit on a formula that turns micro-budgeted horror movies into profitable franchises, »
- Gary Susman
Looking at total domestic box office gross and budget costs, it seems strange that a big-name winner with critics and audiences alike, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (estimated $41.4 million) still has not made back its money on these shores just yet. Still, like much of the top ten, those numbers belie a worldwide take that is stunning, with the latest Marvel franchise entry earning a stunning $476.7 million (and likely more to come). So, too, follows the less critically acclaimed Rio 2, which took in only an estimated $39 million, but has already done quite well for itself overseas with a worldwide take of $163.3 million. One of the few domestic front winners include Oculus; unusually well-received for an early-year horror release, the $5 million budgeted scare-fest took in an estimated $12 million and looks already prepared for a bevy of sequels.
- Seth Paul
After a competition-free opening last weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to hold on to the number one spot yet again with three newcomers encroaching on its audiences. The latest in the Marvel franchise added $41 million to its $159 million domestic total and $476 million world-wide total. That was just enough to edge out Rio 2. The animated sequel banked $39 million for a close second, almost the exact amount that Rio earned when it opened in 2011. Horror flick Oculus made its way to theaters on a traditionally low horror flick budget. At a price tag of just $5 million it's already a financial success, taking third place with $12 million. Sports drama Draft Day didn't enjoy much of a boost from headliners Kevin Costner, Denis Leary and Jennifer Garner. It got a fourth place pick with just $9 million. For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below: 1.Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
After his 2012 television miniseries Hatfields & McCoys aired to record ratings, Kevin Costner was once again in hot demand. The actor, one of the world's biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s, hoped to launch a new career as an older leading man, much as Liam Neeson has done. But 2014 has turned into a tough year so far for Costner, with three disappointments in less than four months. Football drama Draft Day -- opening to a troubling $9.8 million over the weekend in North America -- was unable to make up for the poor showing of 3 Days to
- Pamela McClintock
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has won the Us box office for a second consecutive week.
The Marvel sequel faced competition from various new releases, but took an estimated $41 million to keep hold of the top spot.
Last weekend, the film broke April box office records by taking $96.2 million during its opening few days. The previous record was held by Fast Five, which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011.
Divergent dropped 42.2% and took $7.5m to complete this week's top five.
God's Not Dead dropped three places to seven, after taking $5.49m in its fourth weekend. The religious film - which was made on a »
In a strange turn of events, Rio 2 took first place at the box office on Friday, but fell back to second place for the three-day weekend. Chalk this up to nice weather throughout most of the country, which kept family audiences away from the multiplexes on Saturday.As a result, Captain America: The Winter Soldier was able to narrowly hold on to the top spot for the second-straight weekend. The superhero sequel added $41.3 million, which was off 57 percent from its debut. That's about on par with Iron Man 3 (58 percent) and Thor: The Dark World (57 percent), but it's also a bit worse than the movie's strong reviews and word-of-mouth would suggest. So far, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has earned $158.9 million at the domestic box office. If it remains on pace with the Thor and Iron Man sequels, it will finish with at least $225 million.Playing at 3,948 locations, Rio 2 »
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New York (AP) — "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original. But "Captain America" has grown considerably in stature since its 2011 original, "The First Avenger." With a global cumulative total of nearly $477 million, "The Winter Soldier" has (in two weeks domestically, three weeks internationally) easily surpassed the $370 million total of "The First Avenger." For a superhero whose costume is draped with the U.S. flag, Captain America (played by Chris Evans) has proven particularly popular abroad. The international appeal of such »
- Jack Coyle (AP)
In early 2010, Rajiv Joseph (above left) and Scott Rothman (right) had never before written a script together, nor had either ever had a screenplay produced. But what the friends, who both graduated with dramatic writing MFAs from Nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts, had done was watch a ton of football. It was fitting, then, that just as Joseph’s career as a writer was taking off thanks to the success of his 2009 play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a random comment from a surprising NFL draft fan would inspire the two writers to dig in on the project that would eventually, »
- Neil Janowitz
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" leapt ahead of the CG-animated blue birds with a second weekend haul of $41.3 million, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $159 million after ten days.
Chuck in the film's several week run already in many international territories and its already sitting on a whopping $476 million worldwide.
"Rio 2" ended up in second place with $39 million, essentially equalling the original film's debut back in 2011. The film also opened worldwide in various markets this weekend where it shot to number one in many territories - bringing the film's global haul to $125.2 million so far.
The low-budget horror tale "Oculus," made for just $5 million and with the only star being a former "Doctor Who" companion and Australian soap hunk, »
- Garth Franklin
This weekend was a busy pre-Easter frame, with three new titles of varying genres debuting in the Spring – and it made no difference. The hero of the U.S. continued to dominate despite the crowded field, and overall theaters saw close to a $20 million increase over last year.
Here’s how this weekend’s box office played out:
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Gross $41.4 million (Cume $159 million; Week 2)
Marvel’s ongoing dominance is unsurprising, but the strong accolades for this entry might have still turned a few heads. The raves were large, and likewise the business. This will easily beat out the original, and should become a top-5 grosser all time for the studio.
2. Rio 2 — $39 mil ($39 mil)
This animated lark (damn, that’s clever!) benefitted from weak performances by other family films on the market. Blue Sky Studios, the animation company behind Ice Age, continues a second franchise with Rio 2. »
- Brad Slager
In a tight race for No. 1 at the worldwide box office, Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” with its estimated $41.4 million domestically, eked out a victory over Fox’s newcomer “Rio 2,” which ended with a projected $39 million three-day Stateside opening.
In the States, the weekend started out favorably for “Rio 2,” winning a photo-finish race on Friday, though “Winter Soldier” wound up proving sturdier than expected, falling just 56% in its second weekend. The tentpole reached $159 million domestically (nearly 90% of the lifetime gross of the original), with more than $476 million worldwide.
This is the second straight frame during which “Captain America” has collected more than $100 million globally; pic raked in $60.6 million internationally, bringing its overseas total to $317.7 million.
“Rio 2,” on the other hand, expanded its offshore footprint to 55 territories this weekend, »
- Andrew Stewart
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel superhero narrowly bested the animated family film in a battle of sequels. "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.
Two other new releases opened in a distant third and fourth place.
The low-budget supernatural horror film "Oculus" took in $12 million. The football drama "Draft Day" debuted with $9.8 million. Starring Kevin Costner, "Draft Day" was made with the cooperation of the National Football League.
Box Office Top 10
1. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" $41.4 M
2. "Rio 2" $39 M
3. "Oculus" $12 M
4. "Draft Day" $9.8 M
5. "Divergent" $7.5 M
6. "Noah" $7.5 M
7. "God's Not Dead" $4.5 M
8. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" $4 M
9. "Muppets Most Wanted" $2.2 M
10. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" $1.8 M
Article photo courtesy of Marvel »
- The Associated Press
"Rio 2" flew to the top of the box office on Friday, narrowly beating Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." The animated sequel picked up $12 million on its first Friday night, while "Captain" earned another $11.9 million. "Rio 2" will likely earn around $45 million for the weekend, significantly ahead of 2011's "Rio," which debuted to $39.2 million, and ultimately made $143 million in North America. It features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, and more. Now in its second week of release, "Captain" -- starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson -- will likely earn around $42 million over the next three days. The Marvel sequel's domestic total currently stands at a hefty $129.5 million. It will have no trouble topping the original film's total domestic gross of $176 million. Relativity's low budget horror film "Oculus" has already earned back its estimated $5 million production budget, after scaring up $4.9 million last night. »
- Dave Lewis
About a year ago, we dropped the news that 42 actor Chadwick Boseman was on a very short list to topline Marvel’s Black Panther. The actor has been on a roll following the success of 42. He got Get On Up next where he stars as headliner James Brown. That film drops this August. He is currently appearing in Draft Day alongside Kevin Costner.
We don’t get a denial but that smile and laugh of his pretty much gives it away! Boseman got the worst poker face I seen in a minute. Methinks a general meeting has at least taken place between Marvel and Boseman. I think he would be a dope Black Panther »
- El Mayimbe
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