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American Sniper's adjective no obstacle as it outguns UK competition again

5 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Big in the Us, Clint Eastwood’s Us Iraq war tale remains on top in the UK as well, taking out Taken 3, while Mortdecai loses out to Ex Machina

• After mortifying Mortdecai, is Johnny Depp’s career decaying?

• Is Kingsman the most conservative comedy this century?

It’s official: American Sniper, which has already taken a stunning $200m (£131.5m) in Us cinemas, is also a significant box-office success story in the UK. Holding steady with no decline whatsoever from the previous weekend session, Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war film knocks Taken 3 from the top of the chart. In 10 days, the title has grossed a robust £6.62m. The last title to reach the summit having debuted lower down the chart is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which achieved that feat last March.

Related: Beauty, Pie and Sniper: why Hollywood loves making things American

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- Charles Gant

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Podcast: 2015 SAG Awards, Johnny Depp's Movie Star Status and an Overall Delirious Episode

21 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We must apologize for what turned out being a rather delirious episode. Laremy traveled to Washington D.C. before today's episode and I had just gotten back from a late night movie and neither one of us was operating at full capacity. That said, we did get in some conversation about the Screen Actors Guild Awards, we discussed the new DVD and Blu-ray releases, played some games and Laremy giggled through pretty much the entire episode. Hope you're able to get something out of it. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »

- Brad Brevet

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Box Office Democracy: “Strange Magic”

22 hours ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I spent all week trying to scheme for some angle to not have to see Mortdecai. Maybe this would be a good week to go see a couple Oscar contenders that we missed, maybe our readers would rather hear about The Boy Next Door and see if there’s any chance of a J. Lo comeback, anything to keep me from having to write about a movie that looked to be Johnny Depp doing his best to murder his career on the same hill Mike Meyers went to for The Love Guru. Finally, late on Friday, I came up with a counterpitch that stuck: I should go see Strange Magic because it’s a George Lucas film (or at least a George Lucas story credit) and ComicMix readers probably have a strong opinion one way or the other on the man who launched and arguably sank two of the biggest geek franchises of all time. »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Global box office: The Imitation Game beats The Theory of Everything to the smart money

27 January 2015 5:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s instalment of our series tracking cinema’s worldwide winners …

• Sharper marketing gives Weinsteins’ Imitation Game the edge

• International audiences abandon Johnny Depp on Mortdecai

American Sniper continues to rack up records

For the first time in his almost-45-year directorial career, Clint Eastwood finds himself sitting pretty on a true box-office phenomenon. $64.6m in Us proceeds this frame have cemented American Sniper’s place in the history books: the best non-debut weekend for an R-rated film ever and the eighth biggest second weekend. Dropping just 28% in the States, it’s looking rock-solid and a likely candidate to clear $300m, which would make it the highest-grossing war film there, and put The Passion of the Christ’s $370.8m R-rated record in its sights, just for kicks.

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- Phil Hoad

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American Sniper overtakes Taken 3 to lead UK box office top 10

27 January 2015 5:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

American Sniper has risen to the top of the UK box office in its second week of release.

Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's war drama earned £2.5 million to secure first place this week, with Liam Neeson's Taken 3 dropping to second spot with £1.8 million.

Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything remains in third place, while Into The Woods holds firm at four.

Oscar Isaac's sci-fi thriller Ex Machina debuts at number five with earnings of £1.09 million.

Elsewhere, the chart sees new entries from Johnny Depp's Mortdecai and Mark Wahlberg's The Gambler.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (2) American Sniper - £2,539,534

2. (1) Taken 3 - £1,809,724

3. (3) The Theory of Everything - £1,588,737

4. (4) Into the Woods - £1,347,845

5. (-) Ex Machina - £1,093,952

6. (5) Paddington - £748,628

7. (-) Mortdecai - £484,878

8. (-) The Gambler - £381,554

9. (8) Birdman - £380,113

10. (7) Whiplash - £376,485

Source: Rentrak

Watch Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller discuss their roles in American Sniper »

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‘Sniper’, ‘Boy Next Door’, ‘Mortdecai’ Up In Actuals; ‘Taken 3′ Cume Shifts: Intl Bo

27 January 2015 4:08 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update, Tuesday 4 Am Pt: Actuals are in for the international weekend with no major discrepancies save for a big drop on Taken 3. After Sunday’s report of a $57.2M total in non-Fox markets, the confirmed total came in at $39.8M. The difference was down to an incorrect cume provided to Fox by EuropaCorp for those territories. The overseas total is now a corrected $134M. In new pics, both JLo-starrer The Boy Next Door and Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai saw small bumps (up a respective $23K and $70K). American Sniper reloaded to $18M from a previously projected $17.6M.

Updated below are final numbers on those films along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Penguins Of Madagascar, The Theory Of Everything, Unbroken, Seventh Son, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Ouija, The Imitation Game, Birdman, Ex Machina, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Review – Kick-Ass With Spies, Literally

27 January 2015 3:43 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

Rating: ★★★★

Kingsman: The Secret Service sees director Matthew Vaughn reteam with co-writer Jane Goodman to adapt a Mark Millar comic riffing on a beloved genre. So it’s Kick-Ass, just for spies then? Those jokey summaries really write themselves.

But witticisms aside, that really is what Kingsman comes across as. The same pervasive self-awareness runs through the film, and if you strip down both movies’ narratives of their respective genre there are some astonishing similarities. Like, spoiler-level similarities. An action beat in Kingsman even mirrors a now-iconic move from Hit-Girl.

There’s no 22 Jump Street winking to suggest this is intentional, but rather than seeing the writing team fatigued and repeating the same tricks, hewing to type affords them a broader creativity. So yeah, Kingsman is Kick-Ass with spies. But as big budget spy movies are much more fertile and epic ground than superhero comics, that leaves »

- Alex Leadbeater

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5 Ways Actors Over 50 Are Shaking Up Their Careers to Avoid the Johnny Depp Curse

26 January 2015 3:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 51-year-old actor adds another flop to his already long streak, but other actors aren’t betting their careers on only box-office bankability

Johnny Depp could be considered one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on the planet, but he hasn’t had a hit at the box office in ages and “Mortdecai” has just been added to the list of bombs.

The actor plays the Wolf in Disney’s ensemble musical “Into the Woods,” but his last leading man hit was 2011’s installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Last year’s “Transcendence” fizzled, as did 2013’s “The Lone Ranger” and »

- Linda Ge

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6 Quick Ways Johnny Depp Could Be Cool Again

26 January 2015 2:27 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Like any human, I saw the posters for "Mortdecai," rose from my seat, and sprinted into a wall. What was this damn thing? Johnny Depp and cronies Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, and Olivia Munn wore silly mustaches and expected to seem, I guess, irreverent and wacky. Instead they looked like they were starring in a movie adapted from a Pringles can, and the world frowned.  "Mortdecai" also underlined the fact that Johnny Depp's presence as a Hollywood titan has been transformed and warped in the past decade. He got a taste of that Jack Sparrow hokum dollar and never looked back. Or if he did look back, he did it with a woozy Keith Richards glance that makes everyone with brain cells roll their eyes.  Let's make Johnny Depp cool again. Here are six ways he could regain some of the "it" factor that kept him seeming bad-ass for »

- Louis Virtel

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Patrick Dempsey's Divorce Might Not Be as Mutual as You Thought

26 January 2015 1:10 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

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- Ryan-Roschke

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The Greatest Tom Hanks Fart Story Of All Time

26 January 2015 1:05 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Farts are funny. Hysterical, even. And gas emitted by two-time Academy Award-winning actors? Those are the funniest of them all. In fact, if you were able to make it through this upcoming story about the time Paul Bettany hit Tom Hanks so hard that Hanks ripped one without laughing until tears stream down your cheeks, well, then you are a better person than I. Paul Bettany has been doing press to promote his new movie Mortdecai, where he plays Johnny Depp.s manservant. And during a seemingly innocent conversation with Yahoo Movies UK, the Avengers: Age of Ultron star started discussing fight scenes that he has had with massive, A-list stars. He apparently was ordered by Harrison Ford to punch him harder and harder during a fight sequence. From there, Bettany transitions -- totally unprompted -- into a terrific story about punching Tom Hanks so hard on the set of »

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Mortdecai Is A Box Office Disaster

26 January 2015 12:23 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It appears that Johnny Depp's comedy vehicle, Mortdecai, showed up embarrassingly anemic at the box-office this past weekend. With a tragic domestic gross of $4.13 million ($5.2 foreign), the film will have a long and arduous path towards making back its $60 million budget. According to the weekend report, Mortdecai made its debut placed at number 9, failing to even surpass the 5-week-old Selma, 9-week-old release, The Imitation Game and was most definitely denied sharing any oxygen with the 5-week-old headline-making momentum of multi-week topper, American Sniper. Compounding the film.s underperforming ignominy, it will now take its place firmly within the top 20 of the worst all-time openings (for 2500+ theater releases) at number 18, nestled comfortably between Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Punisher: War Zone. So, what could have possibly gone wrong to have reduced the once unbreakable force of Johnny Depp.s box office appeal? Barring the more qualitative criticism of »

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5 Ways Johnny Depp Can Get His Career Back On Track Post-'Mortdecai'

26 January 2015 11:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"He’s a role model for me. He has integrity and makes choices that are brave and unusual. [He’s] always telling me ‘don’t go for the money. Follow your heart.’" If you are under 30, it may come as a surprise that that quote, via Orlando Bloom in 2005, refers to Johnny Depp and would probably have had us nodding our heads at the time. But maybe quoting Bloom is a questionable tactic, so how about Marlon Brando’s oft-repeated assertion that Depp "is the most talented actor of his generation"? Or why don’t we take it from the horse’s mouth, back when he was but a foal, when Depp himself would say things like, "I want to do interesting work. I’m the exact opposite of what a film star is supposed to be and I’m just trying to ...  make good movies that one day I can be »

- Jessica Kiang

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Second Opinion – Mortdecai (2015)

26 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mortdecai, 2015.

Directed by David Koepp.

Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn and Jeff Goldblum.

Synopsis:

Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumoured to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.

 

When going to see a movie like Mortdecai it’s best to suspend belief and just go where the film takes you. It’s a mish-mash of slapstick humour with over the top English accents, comic violence and romance. It’s by no means a masterpiece of comedy or acting, but it is an easily watchable piece of mindless fun.

Following the escapades of art dealer/rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Depp), this film adventure sees him recruited by a pompous MI5 agent (McGregor) to chase down a priceless painting. Based on the novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli, »

- Helen Murdoch

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American Sniper holds top spot at weekend box office

26 January 2015 9:26 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

American Sniper hit the mark with moviegoers again.

The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy Seal marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday. American Sniper is up for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Cooper. The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million.

"We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak. "American Sniper is helping to propel the box office, which is already 9.3 percent ahead of the same time last year."

The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, already broke box-office records when it expanded to wide release last weekend, easily surpassing Avatar to become the biggest January opening for a movie and immediately becoming the top grosser among best-picture Oscar nominees. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Johnny Depp's Career Probably Hit Rock Bottom During This Humiliating Mortdecai Scene

26 January 2015 7:53 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Johnny Depp used to be a guaranteed win at the box office. That's no longer the case. The truth behind his box office slump as of late isn't proof that he's a bad actor, as he's more than capable of putting in some stellar performances when under the right direction. However, his last couple of films have given him more than enough free reign, without the restraint that refines his performances into the more watchable gems of the past. This phenomenon has come to a head with Depp's latest box office failure, the insta-fail known as Mortdecai, and there's one scene in the whole film that makes it painfully obvious. This, for Depp, marks rock bottom. In Mortdecai, the titular character is tasked with recovering a stolen painting that is also the target of an infamous terrorist. Once in his possession, the terrorist is planning to sell the painting and »

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Johhny Depp's Career Probably Hit Rock Bottom During This Humiliating Mortdecai Scene

26 January 2015 7:53 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Johnny Depp used to be a guaranteed win at the box office. That's no longer the case. The truth behind his box office slump as of late isn't proof that he's a bad actor, as he's more than capable of putting in some stellar performances when under the right direction. However, his last couple of films have given him more than enough free reign, without the restraint that refines his performances into the more watchable gems of the past. This phenomenon has come to a head with Depp's latest box office failure, the insta-fail known as Mortdecai, and there's one scene in the whole film that makes it painfully obvious. This, for Depp, marks rock bottom. In Mortdecai, the titular character is tasked with recovering a stolen painting that is also the target of an infamous terrorist. Once in his possession, the terrorist is planning to sell the painting and »

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Skins Star Kaya Scodelario To Play Female Role In Pirates Of The Caribbean 5

26 January 2015 7:27 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Ian West/Pa Archive

After a stellar first instalment, the quality of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies would quickly decline. However, with a haul of over $3.7 billion worldwide in total, Disney aren’t going to let this franchise go the way of a sinking ship any time soon!

The fifth movie is still very much moving ahead then, with Johnny Depp set to reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and Geoffrey Rush returning as Captain Barbossa. Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner is also rumoured to make a comeback.

New additions include Maleficent star Brenton Thwaites as a British soldier who finds himself working alongside Sparrow, but specific details are sparse, and all we really know for sure is that his character in the movie is named Henry!

There have also been reports of Javier Bardem (Skyfall) being in talks to play Pirates of the Caribbean’s lead villain, »

- Josh Wilding

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'Maze Runner' actress Kaya Scodelario will be in 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

26 January 2015 7:05 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted over the weekend that Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner and Skins has been enlisted for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Scodelario joins The Giver's Brenton Thwaites as new blood added to the franchise, while Johnny Depp will once again play Captain Jack Sparrow. Javier Bardem has been in talks to play a villain in the movie. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Johnny Depp -- Haven't You Heard ... I'm Really Big in Japan

26 January 2015 6:52 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Johnny Depp put hundreds of screaming mustached women on their knees ... just by showing up.No, it's not a kinky Hollywood sex party ... hundreds of excited Japanese fans greeted Depp and fiancee Amber Heard at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo Monday morning after arriving in town to promote his latest film, "Mortdecai." The screaming fans let him know how glad they were to see him by sporting the same mustache he dons in the »

- TMZ Staff

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