1-20 of 163 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
“Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” went 1-2 at the box office for the second weekend in a row, as James Bond and Charlie Brown put a trio of newcomers in their place with $35 million and $24.2 million, respectively. That was plenty to hold off “Love the Coopers,” the ensemble holiday film that did the best of the new arrivals with an $8.4 million third-place showing for CBS Films. “The 33,” a drama about the Chilean mining disaster starring Antonio Banderas, dug up just $5.8 million for Warner Bros., and the Aaron Eckhart football saga “My All-American” never gained traction for »
- Todd Cunningham
James Bond is back on top, after “Spectre” led the U.S. box office for the second weekend in a row.
Of course, the dashing super spy wasn’t exactly facing off against Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Its main competition was the second weekend of “The Peanuts Movie” and a lackluster crop of new releases such as the Chilean mining drama “The 33” and the faith-based football film “My All American.”
“Spectre” added $35.4 million to bring its domestic total to $130.7 million. The weekend represents a 49% drop from its opening. Sony is distributing the Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and Eon Productions’ film which carries an enormous $250 million price tag.
The worldwide box office for “Spectre” has reached nearly $550 million, including a $48 million opening weekend in China.
“The Peanuts Movie” also showed some impressive endurance, sliding only 45% to make $24.2 million. The Fox backed adaptation of Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip about Snoopy and Charlie Brown has earned $82.5 million stateside. »
- Brent Lang and Dave McNary
College football gets yet another queasy workout from faith based film-makers, in the story of University of Texas battler Freddie Steinmark and the “Game of the Century”
American football is played on a rectangle, but movies about it can sure be square. My All American is the fourth low-budget wide-release faith-based picture set on the gridiron since Where the Game Stands Tall in August 2014. For sheer audacity, nothing beats 23 Blast, in which tenacity overcomes the slight obstacle of a blind teammate, but based-on-a-true-story My All American has to win some sort of trophy for its dedication to playing by-the-book. Every step of this motion picture is 100% predictable and yet, like a determined running back, it simply lowers its head and rams forth. The momentum of sheer will carries its saccharine story into the end zone.
- Jordan Hoffman
Well, the temps are dropping, and the leaves are changing. That can only mean one thing: better check on furnace. Or get the old rake out. Of course, that’s unless you’re a sports fan. Then, for the most part, it’s football all the time (just seems like it to the rest of us). And what better way to lure those fans away from their TVs and bars? Why Hollywood has been passing the ole’ pigskin for decades, even before sound (Harold Lloyd in The Freshman has quite a spectacular final game). There are comedies and dramas, the latter has mostly been the province of the true story. Jim Thorpe, All American (as was coach Knute Rockne) and Invincible to name a few. And, of course, there’s that much beloved crowd-pleaser Rudy. Well, all you gridiron movie lovers, here’s a new flick from the same fellow that penned that underdog story. »
- Jim Batts
Maxwell Jenkins is set to play Gerard Butler‘s 10-year-old son in “The Headhunter’s Calling,” TheWrap has learned. The Mark Williams-directed drama follows a corporate headhunter (Butler) who’s focused more on his job than his family but puts his career on hold when his child is diagnosed with cancer. The film also stars Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina. See Video: Gerard Butler Protects Aaron Eckhart From Terrorists in 'London Has Fallen' Trailer Producers are Williams, Butler, Alan Siegel, Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores, and the screenplay was written by Bill Dubuque »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily mass attendance and a heavily dramatic scene involving prayer. But it likely will play best with audiences for whom football in general, and college football in particular, is a kind of secular religion, complete with its own set of martyrs.
Written and directed by Angelo Pizzo, whose past credits as a screenwriter (“Hoosiers,” “Rudy,” “The Game of Their Lives”) define him as a specialist in inspirational sports sagas, “My All-American” traces Steinmark’s short but eventful life — from his salad days in his native Denver to his impressive performances as a safety for the storied 1969 Ut Longhorns football team.
There is a single »
- Joe Leydon
Paramount will release its untitled Tina Fey comedy in March 4, 2016, the studio announced Monday. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra directed the movie, which is based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Fey optioned the book and trusted frequent collaborator Robert Carlock (“30 Rock”) to handle the adaptation. She also produced the film through her Little Stranger banner along with Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video and Ian Bryce. Also Read: Gerard Butler Protects Aaron Eckhart From Terrorists in 'London Has Fallen' Trailer (Video) In 2002, Barker (Fey) arrived in Kabul as a journalist who could only speak. »
- Jeff Sneider
Those who are considered to be esteemed veterans in their respective careers by their admirers, who wish to emulate their accomplishments, often provide profound contributions to their line of work. That’s certainly the case with not only Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Aaron Eckhart, but also Darrell Royal, the former head football coach at the University of Texas (Ut) at Austin. The performer did such extensive research into what the iconic coach meant to the city, Ut football and his players that Royals’ family, players, fans and movie audiences in general will surely appreciate his powerful portrayal of the three national championship winner on screen. Eckhart stars as Royal in the [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
The last two weekends helped prove that putting too many new releases in theaters at the same time is not good for business overall. The Martian ended up winning both weekends, with all nine new titles severely under-performing in their opening frames, some of which even failed to crack the top 10. This weekend brought only two new releases to the box office, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, both of which helped stop the recent slump. Spectre came out on top with $73 million this weekend, with The Peanuts Movie coming in second place with $45 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo.
As expected, Spectre's opening weekend was higher that the entire top 10 grosses last weekend combined ($62.6 million), which was the worst box office performance of the year thus far. Spectre is expected to open in 3,929 theaters nationwide, with The Peanuts Movie opening in 3,897 theaters. Spectre has earned a »
Coming off the worst October since 2007, the industry was looking to this weekend to turn the tide and that it did. With the release of Spectre and The Peanuts Movie, the weekend showed a 148% increase over last weekend and a 6% improvement over the same weekend last year with the top twelve making over $155 million. Of that total, 007, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang accounted for 76% as November 2015 is off to a good start. Taking the number one slot is Spectre, the 24th James Bond movie and already the eighth highest grossing Bond film domestically as it brought in an estimated $73 million from 3,929 theaters. It's the second highest opening for a Bond film, $15.3 million behind the overwhelming performance of 2012's Skyfall. Internationally the film brought in $117.8 million from 77 total markets, bringing its worldwide cume to an estimated $296.1 million after ten days. There is some question as to just how well Spectre »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
- Phil Wheat
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film My All American at the Mjr Troy Theater in Troy, Michigan on Thursday, November 12th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
About The Film
My All American: What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal »
Back in 2013, former Secret Service agent Gerard Butler protected President Aaron Eckhart from terrorists in the White House. Come 2016, he's protecting President Aaron Eckhart from terrorists in London. That's right: the duo is back in action! This time, President Asher (Eckhart) is going to the UK to attend the prime minister's funeral when all hell breaks loose. Cue the explosions! This is just a teaser, and you won't really get a good look at costars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Melissa Leo. London Has Fallen opens on March 4. Watch the first teaser: »
- Maggie Pehanick
Surely one of the great debates of our time is the fight between White House Down supporters and Olympus Has Fallen fans. Personally, I like both “Die Hard in the White House” films equally. The former is a fun and fast action/comedy that’s clearly the slicker of the two, while Olympus trades the laughs for hardcore action including mass casualties and an abundance of up close and personal kills. White House Down seemed to have the edge going into 2013 with its bigger names (Roland Emmerich, Channing Tatum, Jaime Foxx) and audience friendly PG-13 rating, but it was the scrappy, R-rated, Gerard Butler-starring underdog that took the box-office crown. It was still only a modest success, but somehow it managed to earn a sequel. Butler returns as Stabby McHeadshot, a Secret Service agent tasked with protecting the American President (Aaron Eckhart) at home and abroad. The pair are in London along with several other world »
- Rob Hunter
Following on from Olympus has Fallen, Gerard Butler’s Secret Service head Mike Banning is back for more destruction and president saving with London has Fallen, this time being given an entire city to play in. We all pretty much know what to expect from Babak Najafi’s Ott actioner, but the latest trailer has dropped and it does look incredibly fun. Check it out below. Released: 4th March 2016 Synopsis: After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The film is released across the UK in March.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.
- Paul Heath
“You don’t let them take me. If it comes to it, I want you to kill me. That’s an order.”
2013 gave us Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, two different films about terrorists taking over the White House. But Olympus was the more profitable of the two, and now the all-star cast, which includes Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart as well as Oscar Winners Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo, is returning for London Has Fallen.
The sequel looks to endanger the lives of more world leaders and blow up more buildings in a different city. Things seem to get pretty out of hand in their universe.
London gets destroyed on March 4th, 2016. Check out the London Has Fallen trailer below:
The post A Different City Falls in ‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer appeared first on PopOptiq. »
- Matt Linville
A few months ago we got a teaser trailer for Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen that was basically explosions and gunshots and that oddly never showed off Aaron Eckhart or Gerard Butler, who are respectively returning as the President of the United States and his kill-everyone secret service agent. Today we got a new trailer for the movie which puts those explosions and gunshots in to context, and wow. This may be an early contender for most ridiculous action movie of 2016 that we can't wait to see. Here's the setup: Leaders of the world's most powerful nations are all gathering in London for a summit. Terrorists take advantage of this, laying siege to the entire city in the hope that they can capture these leaders and use them as bargaining chips. In...
- Peter Hall
Focus Features has released the first trailer for Gerard Butler‘s action movie “London Has Fallen,” a sequel to 2013’s sleeper hit “Olympus Has Fallen.” Butler returns as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, and he’s joined again by Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster and Aaron Eckhart as the President of the United States. The sequel also adds Jackie Earle Haley to the mix. Directed by Babak Najafi, the sequel finds terrorists blowing up London as they try to assassinate world leaders while attending the funeral of the British Prime Minister. Also Read: 'White House Down »
- Jeff Sneider
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, and Angela Bassett all reprise their roles in what will be a sequel to the Antoine Fuqua-directed White House actioner, "Olympus Has Fallen," titled "London Has Fallen." Although this one isn't directed by Fuqua. The Millennium Films production is directed by Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Babak Najafi, and will follow our good old American heroes as they set out to stop a terrorist plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders of the British Prime Minister's funeral, in London. "Olympus Has Fallen" grossed $161 million worldwide »
- Tambay A. Obenson
1-20 of 163 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners