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Sci-fi action thriller Edge Of Tomorrow sagged at the box office, despite glowing reviews. Was its marketing to blame, Ryan wonders...
Looking back over Edge Of Tomorrow’s brief history, and it seems clear that it was a production with something of an identity crisis. Adapted from a Japanese story called All You Need Is Kill, the movie went by that name right up until the summer of 2013, when Warner Bros abruptly changed the title to Edge Of Tomorrow.
Then, when Edge Of Tomorrow got its home release a couple of weeks ago, it seemed to have been given another name change. On its DVD and Blu-ray box, the tagline Live. Die. Repeat, is far more prominent than Edge Of Tomorrow’s title - the movie’s even listed in some online marketplaces as Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow.
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Hrithik Roshan starrer “Bang Bang,” a Fox Star remake of Tom Cruise-toplined “Knight and Day,” has set a box office record for Bollywood films in North America by reaching a total gross of $2.56 million making it the top Hindi movie of the year in the continent.
Co-starring Katrina Kaif, the film in its third week at the box office passed earlier Bollywood hit “Kick,” which stars Salman Khan and reached $2.47 million in North America where it’s playing in 100 screens.
However, worldwide gross puts “Bang Bang” at $52 million and that makes it No. 2 to “Kick’s” $61 million.
But Fox Star Studios chief Vijay Singh told the Financial Express, “There is no other release till ‘Happy New Year’ and so the winning streak should continue. The film has got a great scale to it and outstanding action. We released it outside of India in over 850 theaters, which is the biggest release for any Bollywood film. »
- Shalini Dore
Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang has advanced to the top spot among Bollywood films in North America for the year. With a gross now of $2.56M, it bested the previous 2014 record holder, Salman Khan’s Kick, which earned $2.47M during its summer run. The Knight And Day remake that co-stars Katrina Kaif went out day-and-date on October 2, scoring the biggest opening weekend of the year for a Bollywood title. From Fox International Productions and Fox Star Studios, Bang Bang is still playing at over 100 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. It would have to go a fair way to beat last year’s Dhoom 3, which topped out at around $8M. However, it will have a clear path to add coin for another week in North America before Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year bows. It also has beaten Roshan’s own 2013 actioner, Krrish 3, which grossed about $2.2M. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif blockbuster Bang Bang has just beaten Salman Khan’s “Kick” to become the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2014 in North America. After its third weekend of release, “Bang Bang” has raised its total gross to $2.56 million surpassing the $2.47 million total of “Kick” from this past summer.
Still playing in over 100 theaters across the United States and Canada, the Hrithik-Katrina hit from Fox Star Studios also set the record earlier this month for the biggest Bollywood opening weekend in all of 2014.
The film has actually hit over 300 crores worldwide making it one of the biggest hits of the year!
A remake of Knight and Day that starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, this Bollywood reimagining was directed by Siddharth Anand! It tells the tale of a chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan »
- Stacey Yount
Since it was set up in 2008, named for Abu Dhabi’s geographic coordinates, Twofour54 has become a multifaceted media zone with the purpose of growing Abu Dhabi into the region’s leading content creation hub.
“CNN has a building in Dubai Media City with their big logo; but that’s their ad sales office. Their editorial office instead is based in Abu Dhabi at Twofour54,” proudly points out Jamal Al Awadhi, head of commercial for the company’s Intaj production arm.
Fox Intl. also airs out of Twofour54. A Ubisoft gaming academy in the zone recently spawned popular Las Vegas-set “CSI: Hidden Crimes” mobile phone app, the first mobile game developed, written and designed out of Abu Dhabi.
- Nick Vivarelli
To celebrate the huge success of Bang Bang in North America we have a special contest for our readers in the Us and Canada! Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif scored the biggest Bollywood opening weekend of 2014 in North America with their new blockbuster Bang Bang which grossed an estimated $1.2 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period and $1.4 million in the four days since its Thursday debut. It infact hit the charts at number 12, which is the highest of any Bollywood film so far this year!
A reimagining of the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starred Knight and Day, Bang Bang tells the story of a chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan). This meet action cute results in an on-rush of ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer »
- Stacey Yount
At the age of 19, Gadot joined and served for two years as a soldier in the 'Israel Defense Forces', training as an avid motorcycle rider and weapons handler.
Gadot continues as spokeperson for fashion clothiers "Castro", as well as leading international campaigns for "Captain Morgan" rum, and the "Vine Vera" skincare ranges.
Then Gadot reprised her role as Giselle in "Fast & Furious 6".
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- Michael Stevens
A few interesting things happened at the box office this weekend. First, some horror movie almost beat David Fincher's "Gone Girl." And second, an Indian remake of Tom Cruise's "Knight and Day" was released. The film, called "Bang Bang," grossed $1.3 million in the Us from 271 locations, which was good enough for 12th place. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the roles played by Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Check out the trailer below to see that there are plenty of similarities, but also lots of differences. And since it's a Bollywood movie, it has a running time of 156 minutes and contains lots of singing and dancing. "Bang Bang" will probably not break any records in the Us, but in India, it received the biggest release ever. Trailer: »
3Rd Update, Monday, 3:25Pm Pt: The majors — Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros. — have updated their weekend estimates which are now reflected throughout the story. Some dips from what was originally reported yesterday among Sony and Paramount’s titles, but nothing too earth-shattering. While Gone Girl barely notched No. 1 with roughly $400K more than Annabelle stateside, $37.5M to $37.1M respectively; their spread at the overseas B.O. is wider in their weekend takes with the David Fincher film grabbing $24.5M and The Conjuring spinoff taking $20.7M for the weekend. However, Annabelle has a leg up on Gone Girl since it opened in Russia last weekend, hence the horror film’s total cume is $23.6M, $887K short of Gone Girl’s foreign take. Next weekend, the spooky doll film and the missing chick pic will pull each other’s hair in France and Spain where they bow against each other. »
- Nancy Tartaglione
It.s hardly the ideal date movie but David Fincher.s lacerating portrait of a marriage gone sour drove ticket sales at Australian cinemas last weekend.
Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and based on Gillian Flynn.s best-selling novel, Gone Girl grabbed $4.7 million from Thursday to Sunday according to Rentrak.s estimates and $5 million with previews.
Pro-rata, that.s more potent than the Us 3-day bow of $US37.5 million, where the Fox film had to fight off a strong challenge from fellow debutante Annabelle.
Here The Maze Runner continued to run hard, taking nearly $2 million in its third weekend (off 34%), propelling its takings to $12.8 million.
Despite mostly withering reviews, Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula, »
- Don Groves
This was a good weekend for Fox, at home and abroad. The studio had the No. 1 movie in North America and overseas with Gone Girl earning an estimated combined $62.6M. On the international side, Fox International Productions has a pair of home grown No. 1 hits on its hands in two very competitive local markets: India and Korea. Bollywood title Bang Bang earned $19.6M at home, and with additional markets, took its debut cume to $25.4M worldwide. In Korea, Fip’s Slow Video is estimated at $5.2M.
Local language in overseas markets continues to be a lucrative and important component of studio business. On a weekly basis, there are more and more titles that pop into my international box office round-up in which the studios are involved. Both of this weekend’s Fip No. 1s were financed, produced and distributed by Fox (Fox Star Studios in India). I understand that the last (and first-ever) time Fip, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Road trip comedy “Breakup Buddies” topped the foreign box office this weekend, pulling in $38 million and proving that raunchy comedies can play in China.
The film reunites “Lost in Thailand” stars Xu Zheng and Huang Bo in the story of a recently divorced man who goes on vacation with his best friend. As a story in the Wall Street Journal pointed out, “Breakup Buddies” pushes the envelope in terms of what’s permissible in Chinese film, including scenes that deal with homosexuality and extramarital affairs. So far, the taboo-busting film has made more than $93 million since opening on Sept. 30. “Lost In Thailand” was a smash in China, where it earned $197 million at the box office, and “Breakup Buddies” was strategically timed to release during a national holiday in the country.
- Brent Lang
If you’re waiting hopefully thinking that the man who gave us films which are noted as some of the most torturous hours one could have spent in a cinema hall (Tara Rum Pum, Anjaana Anjaani, Salaam Namaste and Bachna Ae Haseeno), will deliver something enlightening then you’re just being downright naive. Why on earth does a man of Hrithik Roshan’s stature and talent sign a Siddharth Anand film will remain the biggest mystery of Bang Bang that you never solve.
Bang Bang is directed by Siddharth Anand and remakes one of the most abysmal Hollywood action films of the recent past, Knight and Day. So generally one goes into the cinema hall with next to zero expectations. And lucky you do because otherwise you’re to come out having lost your belief in cinema.
Get ready to exercise your mind’s ability to switch off to the »
- Prathna Tiwari
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan has smashed his own all-time record with Bang Bang which released Thursday to the largest opening day of his entire career. Filmed in exotic locations all around the world, the romantic adventure brings Roshan back together with the sizzling Katrina Kaif and has even made the leap to giant IMAX screens in three exclusive theaters in Florida, Toronto, and Montreal for fans who want the ultimate movie experience! Bang Bang is now playing in theaters everywhere.
Not only doing well in India, the film entered the Top 10 in the Us!
Check out these new videos including the much-talked-about uncut extended version of the Bang Bang title track plus the making of that video as well as the behind-the-scenes look at shooting the heart-pounding Formula One racing scenes and the making of the one of the iconic scenes from Knight and Day the motorcycle ride.
- BollySpice Editors
Hrithik Roshan is believable as a brilliant international jewel thief — but a slack Katrina Kaif lends little to the proceedings — in Bang Bang!, the official Fox Bollywood remake of its 2010 Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz film Knight and Day. Director Siddharth Anand (Bachna Ae Haseeno) and screenwriters Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair, working from Patrick O’Neill’s original story, put a global Indian spin on the action movie. Read more Imax to Screen Bollywood Remake 'Bang Bang!' in India Opening the film in a record 245 theaters in North America and on Imax screens across India, Fox Star
- Lisa Tsering
Hrithik Roshan has been giving the 'Bang Bang Dare' to all his Bollywood friends right before the film's release and most of the celebrities are more than happy to accept the challenge. And now the recent entrant for this dare is Shahid Kapoor.
When Hrithik Roshan had started the #bangbangdare on Twitter, Shahid Kapoor was quite upset that the actor hadn't given him any dare. Right after Ranveer Singh posted his dare on Twitter, Shahid too had taken to the micro blogging site asking Hrithik Roshan about his dare saying, "Hai der @iHrithik after seeing @RanveerOfficial video just have to say .. Why no bangbangdare for me .." In fact, at that time, the news circuit was abuzz with the clash between Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor on October 2 as their films Bang Bang and Haider hit the silver screen.
Today, when the two films are competing at box office and audience's attention, »
Fox Star Studios’ Bang Bang, a Bollywood remake of Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz-starrer Knight And Day, is rolling out day-and-date today in India, the U.S., the UK, and parts of Asia and Africa. In India, it’s releasing on 4,300 screens and overseas has 852 in what is said to be the first time a Bollywood movie has gone out on over 5,000 screens worldwide. In North America, it’s hitting 250+ courtesy of Fox International Productions — the widest release ever of a Bollywood film – and has the distinction of nabbing some IMAX plays at home and abroad. It’s the second Indian production to be released in IMAX, following last year’s smash global hit Dhoom 3. Bollywood Hungama is reporting that multiplexes across India are looking at the best opening of the year with 90%-100% occupancy. Notably, this is an extended holiday weekend with the only competition coming from Haider, a »
- Nancy Tartaglione
“Bang Bang!,” the Indian action thriller starring Hrithik Roshan, will be released as Imax film, only the second Indian film to be remastered and released in the giant screen format.
The film is being distributed and marketed by Fox Star Studios, the joint venture between 20th Century Fox and pay-tv player Star India. Release is set for Oct. 2 in three different languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Fip India (Fox Intl. Productions) will be releasing “Bang Bang!” on more than 4,000 screens in India, with more than 800 screens outside of India across 46 countries, including 250-plus screens in the U.S., making it the widest release ever for a Bollywood film.
Directed by Siddharth Raj Anand, and starring Roshan and Katrina Kaif, “Bang Bang!” is a remake of the Fox film “Knight and Day,” which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, and which grossed $3.3 million at the Indian box office in 2010.
“Bang Bang! »
- Patrick Frater
5, 4, 3, 2, 1… get ready because Bang Bang is hitting theaters on October 2nd. Siddharth Anand’s Indian take on the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day, Bang Bang stars the hot jodi of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.
From what we have seen from the trailer and promos Bang Bang promises edge of the seat excitement and adrenaline-pumping action plus some romance sprinkled in. It tells the story of the chance encounter of the unassuming bank receptionist Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) with the charming yet mysterious Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik Roshan). What happens next includes ditched planes, car chases, shoot-outs, bombing raids and general global mayhem. But as the transcontinental chase ensues with Rajveer convincing Harleen that he’s the good guy, can she really trust him, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? We will find out Thursday!
Hrithik Roshan sat down recently to discuss his latest role »
- Stacey Yount
This weekend will be one of the biggest weekends at the Bollywood box office, as two of the most awaited films of 2014, Haider and Bang Bang, will be released on the same day October 2nd, and will have to “fight” to get the biggest chunk of the audience collections. However, are these two films really rivals? Considering that they are completely different in terms of genre, budget and probably targeted audience, it does not seem very fair to compare both films, as trade analyst Komal Nahta recently told Ians.
In any case, what do these two films have to offer? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know!
Haider is Vishal Bhardwaj’s third approach to Shakespeare’s work after Maqbool (2003) and Omkara (2006). An adaptation of Hamlet, the director takes the story to the snow-covered valleys of Kashmir. One of the biggest appeals of the film is the cast, »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
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