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Jessica Herndon, AP Film Writer
Los Angeles (AP) - Action-packed new releases couldn't stack up to 3D hit "The Lego Movie," which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office.
Heading into full-fledged franchise territory with a sequel set to release in May 2017, "The Lego Movie" is the highest grossing film of 2014.
"It's been really tough for any of the newcomers to displace 'Lego,' " said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "They had such a great release date that put them in this perfect position to dominate the marketplace for several weeks. For 'Lego' to earn $31 million in its third weekend, »
- The Associated Press
Winners In Bold As They Are Announced... The 45th NAACP Image Awards 2-hour special airs live, tonight, Saturday, February 22 on TV One at 9pm Et (Pt tape-delayed). It's preceded by a 1-hour pre-show, which airs live from the red carpet at 8pm Et (Pt tape-delayed). Of note, Bet on the TV side, and The Weinstein Company in film categories, lead the nominees, followed by ABC and HBO (TV), and in the motion picture category, Fox Searchlight Pictures. Presenters confirmed to participate at the 45th NAACP Image Awards include Lupita Nyong'o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Regina Hall, Octavia »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It seems like it was just last month that "Ride Along" was speeding into our hearts and the top slot at the box office, and now we're already talking about a sequel! Oh, wait. It was last month! That was quick.
Stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are nearly done deals, Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are hammering out a script, and production is slated for the end of June or beginning of July. Whew! "Ride Along 2" will reportedly have more action and "will be more multi-cultural to expand the demos," according to Deadline.
Well, studios know a sure thing when they see it, and if anyone is a sure thing these days, it's Kevin Hart. For an interesting look at Hart's career trajectory, check out Grantland's feature on the stand-up comedian. In addition to this quick turnaround for "Ride Along 2," he's also got "About Last Night" in theaters now, »
- Jenni Miller
Regina Hall, the star of the About Last Night remake (in theaters today) has fond memories of the 1986 original. "Rob Lowe was so beautiful in that movie," she tells Us Weekly. For her part, the 43-year-old actress totes a bag of tools to help her get glam. (A favorite: Chanel eyeliner.) Other essentials in her Coach carryall? Makes Scents"I love Kai's roll-on perfume oil. It's such a fresh fragrance. Men get a whiff and they think, Oh, that's just how women smell!" Chew on It "I usually [...] »
March 7, 2014
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Director: Steve Pink
Starring: Kevin Hart, »
About Last Night, 2014.
Directed by Steve Pink.
Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.
I've always had a rocky relationship with American comedies, especially rom-coms. More times than not they're the absolute bottom of the barrel, and even if they're above average they work best as something to catch on Netflix or Redbox. Silver Linings Playbook is the only one I've seen in recent memory that I felt warranted a visit to the local cinema, so when I saw the trailer to About Last Night I rolled my eyes. Kevin Hart is a funny guy but he tends to pick some iffy projects, and Ride Along was fresh in my memory which was not a good movie for me. »
- Gary Collinson
‘RoboCop’ 2014 movie: Full-fledged flop at domestic box office (photo: Joel Kinnaman in ‘RoboCop’ 2014) Directed by José Padilha, and starring Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish, Sony Pictures’ $100 million-budgeted RoboCop 2014 remake opened with disappointing numbers on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Things improved a bit over the weekend, but there’s no denying that RoboCop 2014 will become a major domestic box office bomb. (See also: José Padilha hates ‘RoboCop’ 2014 filmmaking process.) According to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo, Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 "classic" (as mentioned elsewhere on this site, just about anything made before 2003 is considered a classic these days) landed in third place this extended Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-17, trailing both Warner Bros.’ overwhelmingly well-received The Lego Movie and Sony Pictures / ScreenGems’ low-budget romantic comedy About Last Night. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, »
- Zac Gille
Directed by: Steve Pink
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Release Date: February 14, 2014
Plot: Bernie (Hart) and Debbie (Hall) start to hate each other when a highly-sexual relationship gets serious. Meanwhile, their respective roommates Danny (Ealy) and Debbie (Bryant) begin to fall in love.
Who’S It For? Those who like their amount of real-life romance equaled to their sexual comedy, even if the sum is a bit underwhelming. And similarly, those who can look past a terribly made film.
Featuring three main performers from 2012′s Think Like a Man, About Last Night has a few credible moments within its story. With disturbing misfortune, they are amongst an experience of bad filmmaking. For sake of not losing my readership off the bat, I’ll save that tangent for later, and will at least start with what works here. »
- Nick Allen
Amir here, with the long weekend’s box office report. It was Valentine’s so romantic flicks opened, one of which didn’t do too well financially. But enough about RoboCop! How about that About Last Night? It’s been a few weeks since the last time we were collectively surprised that a “black” film did well at the box office, so let’s go at it again: can you believe that a film with a non-white cast can sell tickets too? Unbelievable, no? It turns out Hollywood doesn’t need to cast white people in every role, not even in all romantic comedies. (Perhaps not coincidentally, the last rom-com to do this well, Think Like a Man, starred three of the actors in this quartet: Kevin Hart, Regina Hall and Michael Ealy.)
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The Lego Movie $63.5m (cum. $143.8m)
About Last Night $28.5 new
Robocop $25.6m (cum. »
- Amir S.
José Padilha's remake of the 80s action classic meets mixed results, while a budget romcom reaps solid spoils
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RoboCop in modest launch
The sentiment among many insiders is you can't beat the original, but MGM and Columbia Pictures gave it a go nonetheless with a rebooted RoboCop. Twenty-seven years after Paul Verhoeven's dazzling Hollywood debut left a dent in the zeitgeist, the gifted Brazilian director José Padilha has had a go, with mixed results. The new movie has earned fans and detractors and while it still has a pop at corporate greed, there is also a fresh focus on the perils of drone warfare. The number three launch on $21.5m (£12.8m) was not the best start in an admittedly crowded weekend and RoboCop 2.0 will need to fire its turbo boosters if the North American box office is to play a part in recouping the reported $100m budget. »
- Jeremy Kay
Despite four new wide releases this weekend, "The Lego Movie" once again remained at the top spot at the domestic box office, adding another $49 million to its $180 million global total. The animated film cost only $60 million to make and still has a 96% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. "The Lego Movie" is expected to gross over $60 million over the four-day weekend, marking the second-best release during the Valentine's Day and Presidents Day holiday. "Valentine's Day" still holds the record at $63.1 million. "The Lego Movie," however, was able to accomplish this in its second week. Out of the four new wide releases, "About Last Night" performed the best, grossing $27 million. The new movie, which stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall, took second place at the box office. It has a 76% fresh rating and cost only $12.5 million to make. The "RoboCop" reboot, which has a price tag of $100 million, landed in third place with a disappointing $21.5 million. »
In this weekend's battle of the '80s remakes, "About Last Night" was the clear winner over "RoboCop" and "Endless Love." The updated version of the 1986 romantic dramedy opened in second place (behind returning champ "The Lego Movie") with a healthy $27.0 million, according to estimates. That was around the high end of what was predicted, but really, no one should be surprised. After all, "About Last Night" offered a textbook primer of how to remake a movie from the '80s and make it a hit. For example:
Pick a movie people liked the first time. Seems obvious, but does anyone really hold great nostalgic fondness for "Endless Love"? Critics and audiences alike snubbed this one back in 1981, when it starred the much-hyped Brooke Shields. Who was going to want to see it again, but with no buzz-worthy stars this time?
Pick a movie that fans of the original won't nitpick to death. »
- Gary Susman
This Valentine’s Day the remake of the classic romantic comedy, About Last Night descends on theaters. The film, from director Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine), is more of a reimagining of the 1986 and actually has more in common with the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago on which both films are based. The new contemporary version two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom as they try to carve out their own unique space in the world of dating.
The cast is headed by Michael Ealy and Joy Bryant, who play Danny and Debbie, a couple brought together on a blind double date with their best friends, Bernie (Kevin Hart) and Joan (Regina Hall), who are on their all-important post-coital second date. The film then follows all four as they navigate through the rocky terrain of the contemporary world of dating and through the »
- Mike Tyrkus
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The Lego Movie has held the number one spot at the Us box office for the second weekend in a row.
The computer-animated movie took in $48.8m, earning a total of $129.1m. It debuted at number one last weekend with takings of $69.1m.
The Lego Movie's incredible cameos - Batman, Superman, more - spoilers
Endless Love landed in fifth place with $13.3m, »
With its strong date night appeal, About Last Night opened strong on Valentine's Day and wound up ahead of fellow 80s remakes RoboCop and Endless Love this weekend. Still, it was no match for The Lego Movie, which easily led the box office over President's Day weekend.In its second outing, The Lego Movie added $49.8 million. That's a very light 28 percent drop, which is way ahead of most comparable titles (for example, The Lorax fell 45 percent in its second weekend). For the four-day frame, Lego earned $62.5 million, which ranks second all-time for President's Day weekend. So far, Lego has earned $142.8 million, and remains on track to easily surpass $200 million.Playing at 2,253 locations, the About Last Night remake opened to $25.6 million. That's the best opening for a romantic comedy since 2012's Think Like a Man ($33.6 million), which also featured Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Regina Hall. It is noticeably lower than »
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Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Lego Movie" continued to build on its box office resume with a second weekend at the top of the charts with an estimated $48.8 million. That brings the animated film from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to over $129 million. Pic starring Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, among others, averaged $12,930 from 3,775 theaters. Remake "About Last Night" under director Steve Pink, starring Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy, had a solid start with around $27 million earned. The comedy also with Christopher McDonald, Regina Hall, Adam Rodriguez, Bryan Callen and Joy Bryant, opened in 2,253 theaters and holds a very good $11,984 per-theater average. Sony's "Robocop" ended off this weekend with a decent $21.5 million debut, which is nothing to complain about considering the field. Joel Kinnaman, Abby Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley and Jennifer Ehle star in the José Padilha sci-fia actioner. »
New About Last Night movie delivered awesome laughs,drama & more. Screen Gems (Sony) released their new romantic/comedy flick, "About Last Night" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was extremely funny and entertaining with a good ratio of romance to comedy. In other words, it was mostly funny as hell. It stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, and Paula Patton. In the new flick, four friends, Bernie (Kevin Hart), Danny (Michael Ealy), Joan (Regina Hall), and Debbie (Joy Bryant) are all caught up in very tumultuous relationships with each other. Bernie is dating Joan while Danny is dating Debbie. Like all relationships, things start off great, but they indeed, eventually run into major problems as Joan wants a bigger commitment from Bernie, who's just not down with that. Danny and Debbie seem ok for a few months, but the »
Kevin Hart continues to be lightning in a box-office bottle. His romantic comedy “About Last Night” opened to $13 million, topping Friday along with “The Lego Movie.” Warner Bros.’ 3D animated comedy juggernaut is still the favorite to win the weekend, and could go as high as $60 million when swarms of families are expected to out over the four-day Presidents Day weekend. The big Valentine’s Day start puts Sony’s R-rated “About Last Night” on track for a strong $35 million four-day haul, more than double its $13 million production budget. Michael Ealy, Regina Hall and Paula Patton co-star with Hart in. »
- Todd Cunningham
Regina Hall shines and steals the show in the insightful, hilarious romantic comedy, “About Last Night,” that follows the adventures of four Los Angeles singles (Hall, Kevin Hart, Joy Bryant, Michael Ealy) who get a thorough workout in the ups and downs of today’s dating world. Arriving just in time to become the latest Valentine’s […]
- Sheila Roberts
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