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Where the Wild Things Are tops the box office with a strong $32.4 million. Paranormal Activity most impressive.

18 October 2009 6:13 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"Where the Wild Things Are" topped the box office with a big $32.4 million opening weekend gross. The Warner Bros. Pictures family adventure averaged $8,693.44 per theatre from 3,735 venues. The adaptation of the beloved Maurice Sendak book helmed by Spike Jonze, stars Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. Not disgraced in second place was Overture Films' intense action crime thriller "Law Abiding Citizen" starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Fox. Opening in 2,890 theatres, the film debuted with $21.25 million at an average of $7,352.94. Impressing remarkably was Paramount Pictures "Paranormal Activity" which, thanks to user demand, increased its reach into 760 theatres and grossed a gargantuan $20.1 million at an average of $26,530.26. Total cume for the horror is now over $33.7 million from a miniscule budget of around $15,000. »

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Review: Where the Wild Things Are

17 October 2009 10:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Where the Wild Things Are Directed by Spike Jonze Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's classic Where the Wild Things Are contains exactly 10 sentences, 338 words of text and 18 pictures. The book, which the author refers to as a ¨personal exorcism,¨ earned a Caldecott Medal, went on to touch millions of readers worldwide, was eventually ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of the 10 all-time best-selling books for children since the 1970s and served as the basis for an animated short, an opera, a ballet, a museum exhibit and now a major motion picture. Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation is as beautiful, heartbreaking, and ingenuous as the original source material. Jonze creates an entire emotional and spiritual visual life which is as valid as the book. Giving it a modern cinematic voice, he manages to never take anything away from the story but rather he enhances and riches its text. Jonze makes the clever »

- Ricky

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Interview: ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Director Spike Jonze With Stars Max Records, Catherine Keener

16 October 2009 11:22 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – From the looks of things, you’d think “Where the Wild Things Are” director Spike Jonze is more than just Max Records’ director. You’d think Jonze was his 12-year-old star’s father, too.

Max Records, who briefly appeared in 2008’s “The Brothers Bloom” with Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo, sat cuddled up beside Jonze in our interview. Chock full of pride, Jonze kissed Records on his cheek as the boy spoke surprisingly intelligently about his breakout role.

Director Spike Zonze (front) and Max Records on the set of “Where the Wild Things Are”.

Image credit: Sonny Geras

Rating: 4.0/5.0

In the HollywoodChicago.com interview with Jonze (“Adaptation,” “Being John Malkovich”), Records and star Catherine Keener, we discussed the film’s deft ability as one of the best films for how imagination can be used for more than escape. While fantasy films often have kids bouncing off walls and escaping reality, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The box office weekend ahead - Where the Wild Things Are and Law Abiding Citizen. Paranormal Activity expands.

16 October 2009 2:18 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures distributes their “Where the Wild Things Are” into a big 3,735 venues. Spike Jonze helms and adapts the screenplay alongside Dave Eggers based on the beloved book by Maurice Sendak. The family adventure stars Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. Overture Films’ “Law Abiding Citizen” turns to adult viewers for their crime thriller starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. Film directed by F. Gary Gray is written by Kurt Wimmer of “Equilibrium” and debuts in 2,889 theatres. Opening in 2,734 theatres, Sony’s “The Stepfather” helmed by Nelson McCormick shouldn’t pose any threat to top films. The thriller stars Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard and Jon Tenney. »

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Listen to the Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

28 September 2009 7:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Imeem has made the entire soundtrack for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are available! The physical CD becomes available on September 29. The soundtrack is done by Karen O and The Kids. Check it out below...

Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

Some of the other artists on the soundtrack are Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs) among others.

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. »

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'Where the Wild Things Are' - New posters added.

21 September 2009 2:24 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See new posters from Warner Bros. Pictures' eagerly anticipated "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. John B. Carls, Gary Goetzman Tom Hanks and Maurice Sendak-produced film sees theatres on October 16th. Spike Jonze directs as well as writing the screenplay with Dave Eggers based on the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak »

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More Where The Wild Things Are Posters

18 September 2009 4:54 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

  Last week we brought you character banners for Max and some of the Wild Things, and earlier this week some movie stills featuring those characters, plus several more. Now we have the final set of banners for the Wild Things. Score. Rounding out the populace of Max's imaginary world are Alexander, Douglas, Ira and The Bull, voiced by Paul Dano, Chris Cooper, Forrest Whitaker and Michael Berry Jr. respectively. Take a look at the posters below, and get even more excited for Spike Jonze's adaptation of the beloved children's...

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- Dan Goodswen

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Second Batch of Where The Wild Things Are Character Banners

17 September 2009 11:45 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last week, Warner Bros premiered four new character banners for Spike Jonze's big screen adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are. Tonight WB has released a second batch of character banners, which includes the following Chris Cooper as Douglas, Forest Whitaker as Ira, Paul Dano as Alexander, Michael Berry Jr. as The Bull. Check out all of the new character banners after the jump. Opening Date: October 16 MPAA Rating: This film has been rated PG for mild thematic elements, some adventure action and brief language. URL: www.wherethewildthingsare.com Director: Spike Jonze Writers: Screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers • Based on the book by Maurice Sendak Producers: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Maurice Sendak, John Carls, Vincent Landay Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Bruce Berman Cast: Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Cooper, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker Adventure. Innovative director Spike Jonze collaborates »

- Peter Sciretta

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'Where the Wild Things Are' - Second trailer embedded for the Warner Bros. Pictures release.

13 September 2009 1:39 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We have the second trailer up for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. Tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home only to wind up in a place filled by wild things. Spike Jonze directs as well as writing alongside Dave Eggers based on the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. »

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4 New Where the Wild Things Are Character Posters!

10 September 2009 1:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

MySpace has released four brand new character posters for Where the Wild Things Are, which is coming to theaters nationwide on October 16. Click below to enlarge these new character posters for Max, Carol, Judith and Kw.

Where the Wild Things Are stars Max Records, Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Noonan, Michael Berry, James Gandolfini and will be released on October 16.

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New Where the Wild Things Are Poster

4 September 2009 7:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The release date of Spike Jonze's big screen adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are is quickly approaching. Before its October debut, we are sure to be inundated with tons of new photos and clips from this long awaited masterpiece in the making. Today, we have a brand new poster from the film courtesy of MSN. You can check out the theatrical one-sheet below:

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, »

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MovieWeb's 2009 Fall Movie Guide!

1 September 2009 7:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Labor Day weekend is coming up, and it's a holiday that marks the end of the summer movie season along with summer itself. All the kids are heading back to the classroom for another dreaded year of school and (for those in L.A. like myself) the weather starts to cool... hopefully. While fall usually isn't seen as a cinematic hotbed, with the blockbuster summer season over, there are still plenty of quality films to check out at the box office. This year we have Megan Fox's possessed body, a sensational animated film and a new zombie adventure. There's a lot more that I'm looking forward to this fall, so here is a comphrehensive look at what you can expect from this fall movie season.

September

Gamer - September 4th

Starring: Gerard Butler, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael C. Hall, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Leguizamo, Amber Valletta, Terry Crews, Logan Lerman, »

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First Song from Where the Wild Things Are Soundtrack

24 August 2009 9:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first song from the upcoming soundtrack to Spike Jonze's big screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are has hit Myspace.com. The song "All is Love" is sung by Karen O and the Kids. Written by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer, "ALl is Love" features a choir of children, and will be featured quiet predominantly in the film.

To here the title track from the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack,

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. Where the Wild Things Are follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, »

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Sdcc 2009: New Where the Wild Things Are Featurette!

24 July 2009 7:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has unveiled a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Where the Wild Things Are! Check it out...

Maurice Sendak's classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. "Where the Wild Things Are" follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max's imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, Jonze leads a team of filmmakers incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation.

Set to climb into theaters October 16th, Where the Wild Things Are stars Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Noonan, »

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"Where the Wild Things Are" - Second poster added.

7 April 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See another wonderful new poster from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan.   Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers adapt the screenplay based on the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. The story tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home only to wind up in a place filled by wild things.   This sees release on October 16th.       More on MovieJungle.com:   Where the Wild Things Are(2009) Released date: 16 October, 2009  -   Rate & Review this! »

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"Where the Wild Things Are" - Second poster added.

7 April 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See another wonderful new poster from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers adapt the screenplay based on the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. The story tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home only to wind up in a place filled by wild things. This sees release on October 16th »

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"Where the Wild Things Are" - Second poster added.

7 April 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See another wonderful new poster from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' "Where the Wild Things Are," starring Catherine Keener, Max Records, Mark Ruffalo, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Dano, Michael Berry Jr. and Tom Noonan. Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers adapt the screenplay based on the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. The story tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home only to wind up in a place filled by wild things. This sees release on October 16th »

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Trailer Debut for 'Where the Wild Things Are'!

25 March 2009 10:58 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

It looks like Warner Bros. is finally happy with Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are as the first trailer was finally released. You can view it by reading beyond the break. The film will combine voice performances, live-action puppetry and computer animation to dramatize the ad-ventures of Max, a rebellious young boy who runs away from home after a fight with his mother and finds himself in a forest where the wild things roam. You can see Max and co. in theaters October 16. Benicio Del Toro, Michael Berry Jr., Paul Dano, Tom Noonan, Catherine O'Hara, Forest Whitaker and Michelle Williams all star. »

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"Where the Wild Things Are" - Embedded trailer for the Spike Jonze film.

25 March 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See the trailer embedded below (thank you to Variety) for the film starring Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Berry Jr., Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara and Tom Noonan.   Jonze's previous credits include 1999's "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation" starring Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Jay Tavare.   Tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home only to wind up in a place filled by wild things.         Where the Wild Things Are(2007) Released date: 16 October, 2009  -   Rate & Review this! Starring:Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Berry Jr., Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Noonan   »

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"Where the Wild Things Are" - Embedded trailer for the Spike Jonze film.

25 March 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See the trailer embedded below (thank you to Variety) for the film starring Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Berry Jr., Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara and Tom Noonan. Jonze's previous credits include 1999's "Being John Malkovich" and 2002's "Adaptation" starring Nicolas Cage, Tilda Swinton, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Jay Tavare. Tells of the rebel youngster Max who, after a conflict with his mother, decides to run away from home »

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