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Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has debuted on top of the box office, bowing on 250 screens for $2.6 million.
The Edward Zwick-directed sequel, starring Tom Cruise, knocked off eOne's The Girl On the Train, which.rang up $1.9 million over its third weekend.—.a fall of 28 per cent. Tate Taylor's adaptation of Paula Hawkins's 2015 novel has amassed $11.2 million so far.
Fox's action comedy Keeping up with the Joneses debuted in third, opening on 235 screens to take $1.09 million.
Just behind was Sony's Inferno, which brought in $1.07 million over its second weekend.—.a fall of 52 per cent. The third film in the series that began with 2006's.The Da Vinci Code has made $4 million so far.
Now in its fourth week, »
- Jackie Keast
The mystery thriller scored an even higher total than last week’s 6,165 comments across social media, news, forums and blogs, amassing 10,845 over the last seven days, with 1,822 of those registering intent to view.
For an explanation of the Way to Blue chart and its methodology, which tracks »
- email@example.com (Tom Grater)
The Girl on the Train, 2016.
Directed by Tate Taylor
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Upon its release, someone claimed that The Girl on the Train was the “thriller that shook the world” and it’s been put on every poster and trailer leading up to the release of this film. In reality the book is an enjoyable but predictable holiday beach read with averagely written characters and an obvious twist. Still I had high hopes for the film adaptation, David Fincher’s Gone Girl came from similar material and proved to be a brilliant satirical film. This is not the case with The Girl on the Train – it is a plodding and completely tense free movie experience.
The story »
- Helen Murdoch
Three newcomers kicked off the month of October vying for the box office win, with Universal's harrowing thriller The Girl On the Train squaring off against Fox Searchlight's indie sensation Birth of a Nation and Lionsgate's family comedy Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. We predicted earlier this week that The Girl On the Train would win with $24.5 million, which turned out to be quite the accurate prediction. The Girl On the Train ended up winning with an estimated take of $24.6 million.
Box Office Mojo reports that The Girl On the Train pulled in an impressive $7,844 per-screen average from 3,144 theaters, easily overtaking last weekend's winner, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which dropped to second place with $15 million, followed by Deepwater Horizon with $11.7 million, The Magnificent Seven with $9.1 million and Storks rounding out the top 5 with $8.4 million. The week's other two new releases didn't fare nearly as well as predicted, »
Two years after Gone Girl gripped audiences, Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train opened to a solid $24.7 million from 3,133 theaters over the weekend, easily winning the North American box-office race ahead of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation. Sundance Film Festival darling Birth of a Nation debuted to a disappointing $7.1 million from 2,105 theaters, capping weeks of controversy over Parker's involvement in a 1999 rape trial. His slave-rebellion drama, placing No. 6, was always going to be a tough sell, but the imbroglio certainly complicated matters for
- Pamela McClintock
The British star holds it all together as her character falls apart in this Us adaptation of the Paula Hawkins bestseller
Fans of Paula Hawkins’s runaway bestseller have reacted with dismay to the changes made to her story as it travelled from the page to the screen. Whether it’s shifting the destination from the grit of London to the gloss of New York, or casting commuters “too glamorous” to ride this route, The Help director Tate Taylor has signally failed to reassure doubters that their beloved journey has not been disrupted. Yet for those (like me) who jump aboard Taylor’s movie before reading the book, there’s plenty to keep this cinematic train a-rollin’, from Charlotte Bruus Christensen’s adventurous cinematography to Danny Elfman’s expressive score and Erin Cressida Wilson’s oddly sympathetic script. Most importantly, in the shape of the mercurial Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
“The Girl on the Train” is tracking for a $26.5 million opening weekend after earning $9.4 million on Friday at 3,144 locations. Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” meanwhile, is not faring as well.
Friday totals show Fox Searchlight’s controversial film about Nat Turner earned $2.6 million at 2,105 theaters, and is heading for an opening weekend of about $8 million.
Lionsgate and CBS’s “Middle Schoool: The Worst Years of My Life” opened to $2 million at 2,822 locations on Friday, which should grow to $6.4 million by the end of the weekend.
“The Girl on the Train” stars Blunt as a woman whose post-divorce life slowly disintegrates amid murder accusations. The film is directed by “The Help” helmer Tate Taylor, and also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez and Lisa Kudrow. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures, “The Girl on the Train” is the first film to be released »
- Seth Kelley
The Girl On The Train Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Tate Taylor Written by: Erin Cressida Wilson adapting Paula Hawkins’s novel Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 10/3/16 Opens: October 7, 2016 The title of this movie taken from a runaway best-seller sounds innocuous enough, but “The Girl on the Train” is far from benign. Consider it more in the line of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window,” because the title character sees things from the vantage point of her train window. Or choose the title “Stepford Redux,” because the principal “girl” observes a number [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
“The Girl on the Train” is heading for a Friday total in the $9 million to $10 million range at 3,144 sites while “Birth of a Nation” should rack up about $3 million on its opening day for Fox Searchlight — both in line with recent forecasts. Lionsgate/CBS’s comedy “Middle Schoool: The Worst Years of My Life” will also open in the $8 million range at 2,822 locations.
“The Birth of a Nation” is opening at 2,107 screens. Fox Searchlight is required under the terms of its deal with the filmmakers — signed at Sundance after it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition — to open the film at a minimum of 1,500 screens.
Moviegoing will be held down this weekend in Florida, »
- Dave McNary
Director Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train rumbled out of the station at the North American box office, where it earned $9.4 million Friday from 3,144 theaters for a projected $26.7 million debut, easily enough to win the weekend ahead of embattled filmmaker Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, according to early returns. The overall box office will take a small hit because of Hurricane Matthew in the southeastern United States, although south Florida, including Miami, were spared the brunt of the storm. Box-office observers estimate revenue could be down 2 percent
- Pamela McClintock
One of the big surprises this week was the somewhat harsh reception critics have given Tate Taylor's The Girl On The Train. The film looked like it had all the trappings of a great, grown-up thriller. For months now, the hype has been palpable. With a solid cast that's led by the always dependable Emily Blunt (Sicario), direction by Tate Taylor (Best Picture nominee The Help and critical darling Get On Up), and based on a popular book, The Girl On The Train looked like it was set to be this year's Gone Girl. Heck, it even more or less copied Gone Girl's release date. That 2014 flick, which opened on October 3, was a certifiable hit for director David Fincher and opened to a stellar $37.5 million.
Girl On The Train, on the other hand, looks like it's going to rattle its way out of the station.
With a Rotten »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
This week sees the premiere of Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train, which our Jim Tudor kindly called "a manipulative wreck". However, it stars Emily Blunt, and that immediately decided who to choose for this week's quiz. For Emily Blunt is a great all-purpose actress, for whatever role you need: gritty drama victim, action love interest, hilariously bitchy enemy... she is just utterly dependable. So once again I'm going to use eleven close-ups of one of my favourite thespians to make a quiz. Click through the images and guess which movies or shows they're from. No competition, no prizes, just for fun. Try to see how far you get without using IMDb! And I'll post the answers next Thursday (or earlier if someone gets...
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DreamWorks Pictures’ thriller “The Girl on the Train” has launched with a solid $1.2 million in Thursday night showings at 2,401 North American theaters.
Moviegoing will be held down this weekend in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas with Hurricane Matthew delivering punishing winds and flooding.
“The Girl on the Train,” starring Emily Blunt, is expected to win the weekend handily with roughly $26 million at 3,144 theaters — a strong result given its $40 million production budget. It’s opening against Nate Parker’s controversial biopic “The Birth of a Nation” from Fox Searchlight and Lionsgate-CBS Films’ comedy “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.”
- Dave McNary
Emily Blunt‘s “The Girl on the Train” left the station with a solid $1.23 million at the Thursday previews, on track to earn $20 million this opening weekend. Starring Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett and Luke Evans, the adult drama from DreamWorks Pictures was produced for $40 million and is opening in 3,135 theaters this weekend via Universal Pictures. Tate Taylor (“The Help”) directed, based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. Experts say the film could open at $30 million. In comparison, September’s adult drama, “Sully,” earned $1.35 million at the Thursday previews and ended up grossing $35.5 million its opening »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Photo Credit: DreamWorks Pictures. © Amblin Entertainment
The big screen adaptation of the bestselling The Girl On The Train has been subject of considerable buzz, seeming to promise a Gone Girl-like thriller. There are indeed some parallels to that earlier film adaptation of a bestselling thriller but maybe less than you might expect.
Like Gone Girl, this story is part psychological thriller and part crime mystery. Also like that earlier film, as you get to know these characters, you discover they are not what they at first seemed, nor is the situation what is seems at first either. But anyone expecting a taut mystery will be disappointed. Instead, director Tate Taylor (The Help) delves into the characters’ inner make-up and complex relationships. While Tate does give the audience moments of heartbreak (and some psycho-sexual sparks as well) as we get glimpses into troubled lives, how it all links to the plot is not always clear. »
- Cate Marquis
Whenever a movie adaptation is released, we can't help but think back to the source material. The Girl on the Train was the must-read thriller of 2015, and for the most part, the movie sticks to the book. However, there are at least five big differences that you'll notice - even if it's been months since you read the book. If you're planning on seeing the movie, stop reading after the third point. If you don't care about spoilers, read on! The movie is set in New York. Readers may recall that the book is set in London's suburbs, but according to an Entertainment Weekly interview with the film's screenwriter, setting the film overseas "wasn't even on the table" when she began work on the screenplay. One of the reasons she chose the area to set the movie is because she herself is very familiar with the Metro-North Hudson train line. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Tate Taylor's The Girl on the Train got off to a swift start, earning $1.23 million Thursday night. The film is expected to top this weekend's other new releases, Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama, The Birth of a Nation, and fellow book adaptation Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. The three films open against Hurricane Matthew, which will slow down moviegoing in Georgia, Florida, and North and South Carolinas this weekend. The adaptation of Paula Hawkins' hit novel, starring Emily Blunt, is tracking to open in the mid-$20 million range. Produced by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks and
- Rebecca Ford
Chicago – “The Girl On The Train” is a decent enough “Book Club” movie potboiler – it passes the time away, but never quite rises above the pulpiness of its source material. It desperately wants to recreate the suburban upper-class ennui and tone from last year’s “Gone Girl.” But while that film had David Fincher behind the camera, this one has Tate Taylor, the director of “The Help.”
The film stars Emily Blunt as Rachel, an alcoholic British ex-pat sipping vodka from a water bottle, and fantasizing about the life she once led in the tony upstate New York Suburb of Ardsley-On-Hudson. She takes the train into Manhattan twice a day, staring at her ex-husband (Justin Theroux), his new wife and their daughter in the house she used to share. She also becomes obsessed with the young couple next door, Megan (Haley Bennett) and her hunky husband Scott (Luke Evans »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
For Dutch cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, shooting on 35mm film is all about capturing the authenticity of performance and setting. In “The Girl on the Train,” it enhanced Emily Blunt’s alcoholic voyeur who gets entangled in a murder mystery, and in Denzel Washington’s Oscar-contending adaptation of August Wilson’s “Fences” (a Christmas release), it sharpens the focus on the former baseball player’s struggle with the American Dream in ’50s Pittsburgh.
“Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I can always find the reasons for why you should shoot on film,” Christensen told IndieWire. “It does a lot things. It’s not only the look and the texture, but it’s also the way you work, the way you focus.
“My biggest reason for shooting ‘Girl on the Train’ on film was because this is not a pretty story, it’s not a beautiful backdrop. We are on a train, »
- Bill Desowitz
October is upon us. The leaves are changing. Sweaters are becoming more abundant. Awards contenders are popping up in theaters nationwide. But those are far from the only films opening throughout the coming weeks. Below, you’ll find every planned theatrical release for the month of October, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Stay warm and happy watching!
Week of October 7 Wide
The Birth of a Nation
Director: Nate Parker
Synopsis: Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, “The Birth »
- Steve Greene and Zipporah Smith
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