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Brad Pitt's "Fury" war movie took first place at the domestic box office this weekend with $24 million, which is one of the best openings of all time for a World War II film behind "Pearl Harbor" ($59 million), "Inglourious Basterds" ($38 million) and "Saving Private Ryan ($31 million). It's also the highest opening of director David Ayer's career. The new movie, co-starring Shia Labeouf and Logan Lerman, cost $68 million to make and has an 81% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Thanks to positive reviews, it's expected that "Fury" will have a strong showing overseas, where it begins to roll out next weekend. The animated "Book of Life" movie, voiced by Channing Tatum and Zoe Salanda, ended up in third place with $17 million, which puts it on track to barely earn back its $50 million budget. Internationally, "Book of Life" took another $8.6 million for a worldwide debut of $25.6 million. It has a 79% fresh rating. The »
Channing Tatum has not been shy about drawing upon his past working as a stripper for his Magic Mike films, recently telling T Magazine, "Being a stripper exposed me to a lot of people I might never have met, and that has turned out to be a gift. There are lots of characters I feel I can play as a result." Us Weekly recently got footage of an 18-year-old Tatum when he working under the name Chan Crawford at the now-defunct club Male Encounter in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. He You can watch below to see where he got his original moves, complete with baggy late-'90s boy band hair and clothes. »
- E. Alex Jung
Now in theaters is Jorge Gutierrez‘s charming and visually stunning tribute to Dia de los Muertos, The Book of Life. The animated feature depicts Gutierrez’s vision of the afterlife in which the celebrated and beloved spend eternity in the Land of the Remembered, ruled over by the beautiful and kind-hearted La Muerte (Kate del Castillo), while the souls beyond remembrance languish under the rule of the trickster Xibalba (Ron Perlman) in the Land of the Forgotten. The film’s events are set into motion when the deities place a wager on the romantic fate of three childhood friends – should Maria (Zoe Saldana) choose to marry Manolo (Diego Luna), a good-natured musician, Xibalba will stop meddling in human affairs, but if she marries the rakish warrior Joaquin (Channing Tatum), Xibabla will take over as ruler of The Land of Remembered. I recently sat down with Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana »
- Haleigh Foutch
Fury took the #1 spot at the weekend box office with ease, bringing in $23.8 million safely topping Gone Girl despite Gone Girl's continually strong hold, this week only dropping 32.6% for $17.8 million, becoming the latest film to cross $100 million at the domestic box office. As for Fury, budgeted at $68 million, the film earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which could signal a strong hold for a couple weekends. That opening, however, fell just outside of the top ten openings for Brad Pitt, coming in 11th just behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($26.8m), which went on to make over $127 million domestically back in 2008. In third is the animated newcomer The Book of Life with $17 million. The animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro also earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and opens with almost the exact same result as Laika's The Boxtrolls, which brought in $17.2 million »
- Brad Brevet
3rd Update, Sunday, 8:17 Am: Fury won both the battle and the war this box office weekend while newcomers The Book of Life is sitting above ground at No. 3 with about $16.6M to $17M and The Best of Me got bested by four other films to take the fifth spot with only $10M and change. More interesting this weekend is the specialty box office where several really quality pictures found their audiences such as Birdman which flew in with a whopping $103K per screen average for Fox Searchlight and New Regency (on a roll lately as they also have the No. 2 Gone Girl which just passed $100M). It marks the second highest per screen average of the year behind another fav, Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel ($202K), also from Fsl. Writer/director Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent which is in limited release, can also boast a strong $10K for »
- Anita Busch
The ending of "22 Jump Street" lampooned the idea of sequels in general, showing off a bunch ideas of where the franchise could go next if it were to continue. As a result, it also seemed to essentially negate any need for further films as whatever premise they could come up with for "23 Jump Street" it would have to be something very different.
Sony is still keen on the idea, having already hired writer Rodney Rothman to pen the script under the supervision of Phil Lord and Chris Miller who directed the first two films and are producing the third (they may direct it but haven't committed yet).
Now, in a new interview with USA Today, the film's star Channing Tatum has revealed that the second film's amusing idea of "medical school" for the next film would just be a cop out, and he isn't sure where the next film could »
- Garth Franklin
News: Magic Mike Is Too Hot For Women to Handle
The 38-year-old Best of Me actress told Jimmy Kimmel on October 13 that she's planning on dressing her 11-month-old boy Tommy as a little stripper.
Michelle explains her reasoning, "He's just got the body for it. What can I say?" She laughs as she says, "He's really cute. He's a big boy. He's got these defined muscles and he just, he's got blonde hair, blue eyes. He's got stripper written all over him. Sorry, it's terrible »
Brad Pitt’s World War II tank thriller Fury blew away the competition in its Friday debut, racking up $8.8 million at the box office and handily ending Gone Girl’s two-week run as the No. 1 movie in the country. The animated kids’ flick The Book of Life, meanwhile, showed a strong pulse in its first day in wide release, tallying $4.9 million. And the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romantic tearjerker The Best of Me opened to a lackluster $4.1 million Friday, on track to come up short of pre-release expectations for its opening weekend. Fury rolls into multiplexes with an A- Cinemascore »
- Chris Lee
Four new cast members have been added to the Coen brothers comedy Hail, Caesar!
Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood Studios 'fixer' who investigates the disappearance of an actor during a movie shoot.
Krumholtz, Fischler and Stevens will play communist screenwriters, while Brown will play an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, Hail, Caesar!
“Fury” opened to No. 1 at the U.S. box office on Friday — ahead of two-time champ “Gone Girl” and newcomer “The Book of Life” — with $8.8 million. This includes $1.2 million from Thursday night showings. The tank tale looks to haul $25 million in its debut weekend.
Pitt stars as an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany during the end of WWII. This is a record opening for director David Ayer, who wrote and directed 2012’s “End of Watch” and scripted “Training Day.” The movie also stars Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña.
Aside from Pitt’s star power, the $68 million production — backed by Columbia Pictures in association with Qed Intl. and LStar Capital — has the critics on its side, earning 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Maane Khatchatourian
The Coen Bros. – Joel and Ethan – are among that rarified group of filmmakers whose every project is eagerly anticipated with the assumption of excellence. This writing and directing team have been producing the highest quality cinema for over thirty years, and have almost never put a foot wrong. Inevitably, their work attracts the most interesting and talented casts and, though they often collaborate with particular performers regularly, they never shy away from adding new people to their routine roster. Their next film, Hail, Caesar! is no exception.
Set amid the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, Hail, Caesar! follows Eddie Mannix – a ‘fixer’ whose own talents are tested when a star disappears during filming. George Clooney makes his fourth Coen Bros. appearance (after O Brother Where Art Thou, Intolerable Cruelty and Burn After Reading) in the lead role as Mannix, and will be supported by fellow Coen Bros favourites Josh Brolin »
- Sarah Myles
Channing Tatum never thought of himself as intellectual - he struggled with Adhd and dyslexia in school. "I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons," he tells T, The New York Times Style Magazine. And that made his teen years difficult. "Not having early success on that one path messes with you," he admits. "You get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down syndrome, and you look around and say, 'Okay, so this is where I'm at.' Or you get put in the typical classes and you say, 'All right, I'm »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot
"21 Jump Street," starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum," hit theaters in 2012 and went on to gross $202 million worldwide on a $42 million budget. The sequel followed this year, grossing $328 million on a $50 million budget. Sony Pictures now has a franchise on its hands, which is why it's not surprising that it's moving forward with a third installment. But in a new interview with Tatum, the actor may not be that interested in reprising his role. "College was the obvious next step for us [in the sequel]. We had to go there," he said. "I don't know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enron? Or the government in DC? I feel like it's all redundant. The big running joke of the second movie is this is just going to be bigger and crappier than the first time. I don't know if that joke works three times, so we'll see. »
Nicole Scherzinger has called TV chat show host Alan Carr ''stupid'' and ''dumb''. The 36-year-old singer - who thought she was off mic - was heard making the remarks during the 'Stand Up for Cancer' live telethon on Chanel 4. As the popular host auctioned off items on the show, Nicole - who has previously appeared as a judge on 'The X Factor' - was overheard saying: ''He is so stupid.'' She later said: ''He is so dumb.'' Among the items Carr was auctioning off was a cushion once sat on by Hollywood star Channing Tatum, as well as reality TV star Kim Kardashian »
Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week. Foxcatcher We’ve already seen some strong promotional material from the Foxcatcher marketing campaign, but this new trailer digs into the predicament more than any other--and to great effect. There’s always been something unnerving about Steve Carell’s John du Pont, but having a clearer understanding of his relationship with Channing Tatum’s character and knowing how Mark Ruffalo fits into all of this makes the situation downright disturbing. In fact, thanks to that especially ominous score, the trailer almost has a horror-like vibe to it. Citizenfour For those who don't know enough...
- Perri Nemiroff
• Game of Thrones' James Cosmo has signed on for Tomorrow. Martin Scorsese is executive producing the military drama. Cosmo joins previously announced cast members Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye, and Joss Stone. Martha Pinson, Scorsese's long-time script supervisor, will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which follows the lives of soldiers trying to re-immerse themselves into society. Street and Brennan wrote the script. They are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford. Emma Tillinger Koskoff is executive producing with Scorsese. [Variety] • Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz, Fisher Stevens, and Clancy Brown have been cast in Hail, »
- C. Molly Smith
The plot is set in 1950s Hollywood and centers on Eddie Mannix (George Clooney), a "fixer" who works with all of the major movie studios to keep the stars in line and to cover up any scandals. He is tasked with tracking down a major movie star who suddenly disappears in the middle of shooting a new movie. Patrick Fischler, David Krumholtz and Fisher Stevens are playing Hollywood screenwriters who are also Communists, while Clancy Brown plays an actor in the movie-within-a-movie, dubbed Hail Caesar.
One of the unique fixtures of an opening weekend in Los Angeles, whether it's an art house release or a studio blockbuster, are filmmakers and sometimes stars popping their heads into a theater to see how their baby plays. Well, if you're going to a screening of the new animated feature "The Book of Life" in the Southland this weekend, there's a good chance you might see Jorge R. Gutierrez dropping by your theater. "Book" is Gutierrez's directorial debut and a project he's worked diligently to bring to the big screen for 14 years. The talented animator has received advice about handling the release from the film's producer, Guillermo del Toro, but Gutierrez jokes he's not listening to it. "He said don't read the Internet, don't read any reviews, like, don't look at the comments," Gutierrez says. "But I am a masochist, so I'm reading everything. And then this whole weekend »
- Gregory Ellwood
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns should be at their peak.
Moviepilot Prediction: $32 million
“Fury” rolls into theaters this weekend armed with the mega star power of Brad Pitt, solid reviews and good social stats. The first of three World War II movies opening this season (the others being Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” and “The Imitation Game”), all with significant Oscar buzz surrounding them, “Fury” looks by far the most action heavy. Sony cleverly played this up in the social campaign by appealing to tank »
- Tobias Bauckhage
Someone may have jumped the gun a bit when it was reported back in September that not only would there be a 23 Jump Street, but Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were already on board with directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord attached to, at the very least, produce. However, in speaking with USA Today, Tatum throws a little cold water on all of that saying: College was the obvious next step for us. We had to go there. I don't know what the next step is after college. Do we go and take down Enronc Or the government in D.C.c I feel like it's all redundant. The big running joke of the second movie is this is just going to be bigger and (crappier) than the first time. I don't know if that joke works three times so we'll see. That little "we'll see" at the end almost sounds like a threat, »
- Brad Brevet
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