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Cory Hardrict is one lucky guy! Not only does he star in blockbuster hit "American Sniper", he's also married to the gorgeous Tia Mowry and they share one of the cutest kids we've ever seen. toofab's Candice Brock sat down with the actor to get the details on filming the super successful movie, what it's like working with Clint Eastwood and the star's good-looking family! The 35-year-old appears in "American Sniper" alongside Bradley Cooper, who plays Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Like Cooper's character, Cory's Deryck "D" Dandridge was also based on a real person. "Yeah, he's real, and he's overseas. Last time I spoke with him he was on another tour," Hardrict reveals. "It's crazy when you play a real guy because you wanna make sure you do right by him, because he's going to see the movie." "He was intimidating over the phone, I'll tell you. I couldn't mess »
- tooFab Staff
Scott Eastwood is following in his father’s footsteps of becoming a leading man on the big screen.
The 28-year-old actor scored the lead in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks’ book-turned-movie, The Longest Ride, out this April. In the highly-anticipated romantic flick, Scott plays Luke Collins, a champion bull rider fighting to save his family’s ranch – an adventurous role that helped him check one activity off his bucket list. But what else is on that list? Scott spilled all while chatting with ETonline.
“Mount Everest…. Kids -- two or three,” Scott answered, before adding he’s also hoping to do another film with his dad. Most recently, Scott appeared alongside his father in 2012’s Trouble with the Curve. He also worked with his legendary pops on Flags of Our Fathers, Invictus, and Gran Torino.
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In The Longest Ride, Scott’s character »
It's the second largest February opening of all-time, fifth largest opening for an R-rated movie, it's already the highest grossing President's Day weekend release as well as the largest opening for a movie directed by a female, it is Fifty Shades of Grey, and it took in $81.6 million this Valentine's/President's Day weekend. Of course, critics weren't very big fans and neither were those that went to see it as it could only muster up a "C+" CinemaScore. No matter, money talks here as Fifty Shades amassed over $239 million globally on its opening weekend, though I do have to wonder if this means anything at all for the sequels. It appears director Sam Taylor-Johnson won't be back after butting heads with novelist and co-writer E.L. James and it isn't as if we're talking about the same kind of fanbase Twilight was sporting. Okay, yes, they may be just as sexually frustrated, »
- Brad Brevet
The untitled project will feature Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the ex-cia employee, who caused an international incident by leaking classified files.
Eastwood has boarded the project as a top Nsa agent whose life is forever changed by Snowden's actions, reports Deadline.
The movie is scheduled to be released in 2016.
A documentary about Snowden, titled Citizenfour, is vying for Best Documentary Feature at this month's Academy Awards. »
We now have actuals from most of the studios for the international weekend. Among the biggest fluctuations reported were Penguins Of Madagascar, which landed $2M higher than projected on Sunday; American Sniper clocking an extra $1M; and Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door knocking upwards by 11% to $777K in nine markets. Figures for the Super Bowl frame have been updated below on those, along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Taken 3, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water, The Theory Of Everything, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Big Hero 6, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Birdman, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Seventh Son, Blackhat, Project Almanac, Wild, Ouija, Let’s Be Cops, Ex Machina, The Water Diviner The Gambler and Boyhood.
Jupiter Ascending descends upon the world next weekend and Mockingjay Part 1 wings into China.
2Nd Update, 7:45 Pm Pt: It was »
- Nancy Tartaglione
2Nd Update, Tuesday 4 Am Pt: Actuals are in for the international weekend with no major discrepancies save for a big drop on Taken 3. After Sunday’s report of a $57.2M total in non-Fox markets, the confirmed total came in at $39.8M. The difference was down to an incorrect cume provided to Fox by EuropaCorp for those territories. The overseas total is now a corrected $134M. In new pics, both JLo-starrer The Boy Next Door and Johnny Depp’s Mortdecai saw small bumps (up a respective $23K and $70K). American Sniper reloaded to $18M from a previously projected $17.6M.
Updated below are final numbers on those films along with: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, Penguins Of Madagascar, The Theory Of Everything, Unbroken, Seventh Son, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Ouija, The Imitation Game, Birdman, Ex Machina, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
American Sniper held strong to the number one spot, dropping less than 30% and adding $64 million and just crossing the $200 million mark. While directing is nothing new for Clint Eastwood, this is his most successful effort to date by box office standards. Sniper has already surpassed his previous highest grosser, Gran Torino's $148 million. Of the three newcomers this weekend, only one had any success. The Boy Next Door took a hammering at the hands of critics, but thanks to an almost non-existent $4 million budget it turned a nice profit with its second place $15 million debut. George Lucas' latest offering, Strange Magic, tanked, banking just $5 million for a seventh place opening. Johnny Depp's Mortdecai made an even poorer showing, earning $4 million against its $60 million production budget. Those two movie join Blackhat on a fast-growing list of major box office bombs in 2015. For the full weekend top ten, check out »
American Sniper has been a major topic of conversation over the past few weeks, and it looks like that will continue the Clint Eastwood film dominated the box office for the second week in a row, bringing in $64.4 million for a grand total of $200.1 million. The strong second week showing gives Sniper the best sophomore week for an R-rated film ever, and places it eighth on the list overall. The movie has easily surpassed Gran Torino to become Clint Eastwood's highest grossing film. (It's also Bradley Cooper's best movie, as long as we aren't counting Guardians of the Galaxy).In other box office debuts, Jennifer Lopez's thriller The Boy Next Door had a modest showing for second place with $15 million. The animated film Strange Magic and the Johnny Depp something Mortdecai completely bombed, bringing $5.5 million and $4.4 million respectively. Instead, the rest of the top five were »
- E. Alex Jung
American Sniper added $18.3 million on Friday, which puts it on pace for one of the best second weekends ever.Among the newcomers, The Boy Next Door got off to a fine start, while Mortdecai and Strange Magic bombed.American Sniper's $18.3 million haul is, by a large margin, the biggest second Friday ever for an R-rated movie. In comparison, The Passion of the Christ added $13.7 million, while The Matrix Reloaded and The Hangover Part II earned $10.3 million and $10.6 million, respectively. Sniper's second Friday was also significantly higher than all of 2014's superhero movies, which were in the $9 to $12 million range.After eight days in nationwide release, American Sniper has already earned $154.1 million. On Friday, it passed Gran Torino to become director Clint Eastwood's highest-grossing movie ever. It also eclipsed Bradley Cooper's American Hustle.American Sniper is on track to earn at least $60 million over the three-day weekend. If »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
International actuals took their time arriving after the long holiday weekend in the U.S. Most studios have now reported, and in some cases have included grosses through Monday. There were no massive fluctuations, but some of the Oscar nominees including The Theory Of Everything, Boyhood and Birdman enjoyed nice bumps in holdover markets. Figures have also been added below for Jason Statham’s Wild Card, which opened to a strong hand in France, two weeks ahead of its domestic debut.
Figures for the above films have been updated below along with: Taken 3, Seventh Son, Big Hero 6, Penguins Of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, American Sniper, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Into The Woods, Unbroken, Ouija, Blackhat, Dumb And Dumber To, Horrible Bosses, Honig Im Kopf, Gone Girl, Let’s Be Cops, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
In this week’s instalment of our series tracking cinema’s worldwide winners …
• Warner taps into patriotism untouched by previous war-on-terror films
• Seventh Son banking on Slavic film-goers’ fantasy fetish
First things first. In a world of success preordained through marketing and omniscient data tracking, it’s nice to be blindsided and bamboozled by an actual box-office surprise. Which is what an superlative $89.5m Us opening weekend for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper indisputably is: the highest January debut ever, the second highest R-rated debut (behind The Matrix Reloaded’s $91.7m), the director’s highest debut (trouncing Gran Torino’s $29.5m) and, incredibly for an original drama, the 41st highest opening of any kind in a list clogged up with the big-budget franchise offerings of the last 15 years.
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- Phil Hoad
6th Update, Tuesday, 3 Pm: Rentrak Theatrical filed the weekend’s actuals with Warner Bros.’ American Sniper counting a four-week cume through yesterday of $110.4M. Talk about the spoils of war: American Sniper propelled the 2015 box office, in its first 19 days, 3.6% percent over the same frame last year with $667M. It stands to reason that this would be the highest-grossing four-day Mlk weekend of all-time with $248.5M after American Sniper broke a slew of records, read Eastwood’s career-high bow, best three-day opening ever during January and February. Previous Mlk record was 2009 with $231.5M when Sony comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop zoomed up a four-day bow of $39.2M. American Sniper had the biggest theater average of the four-day weekend with $30,100, followed by Sony Classic’s Still Alice, which chalked up $20,685 PTA or $248K in 12 venues.
The consensus is that American Sniper is going to hold for another two weekends. Wide releases »
- Anthony D'Alessandro
This article contains spoilers for American Sniper.
American Sniper stands to be the most financially profitable of this year's Best Picture Oscar contenders by a long way, having out-grossed most of the others' lifetime domestic totals in its first weekend on wide release.
The $90.2 million opening is the highest January opening of all time, more than doubling the opening weekend record set by Ride Along at the same time last year, and it's easily the strongest box office performer of director Clint Eastwood's career.
In short, it did the kind of business you would expect from a superhero movie, or a new instalment in an established franchise, and yet it's an R-rated war drama based on a true story. Irrespective of our thoughts on the film, that's a stunning début. »
The film's unprecedented success obliterated forecasts and set numerous box-office records. It easily surpassedAvatar to become the biggest January weekend ever.
The resounding wide-release opening is also tops for the 84-year-old Eastwood, whose previous best weekend was the $29.5 million wide release of 2009's Gran Torino. And it, in one weekend, gives the Oscar best-picture race something it was lacking: a big ol' box-office hit.
American Sniper, nominated for six Academy Awards, immediately becomes the top grosser of the best-picture nominees. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel, which made $59.1 million in its entire run.
This was actually the third week of release for American Sniper, which played in just a handful of theaters for two weeks. »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
That detonated the previous holiday record holder, “Ride Along,” which kicked off with $48.6 million. The largest January box office weekend belonged to “Avatar” and its $68.5 million haul from 2010. Clint Eastwood’s biopic about Navy Seal Chris Kyle doubled projections, which pegged a weekend in the $42 million to $50 million range.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow produced the Oscar nominated drama for roughly $60 million. It premiered in a handful of theaters on Christmas and has slowly built up word-of-mouth in the ensuing weeks, before launching on 3,555 screens. It’s also inspired lively debate about its accuracy. Any controversy around the film isn’t hurting its commercial prospects. “American Sniper” now has the largest weekend for an R-rated drama, topping “The Passion of the Christ,” and »
- Brent Lang
Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer
New York (AP) - Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.
The film's unprecedented success obliterated forecasts and set numerous box-office records. It easily surpassed "Avatar" to become the biggest January weekend ever.
The resounding wide-release opening is also tops for the 84-year-old Eastwood, whose previous best weekend was the $29.5 million wide release of 2009's "Gran Torino. And it, in one weekend, gives the Oscar best-picture race something it was lacking: a big ol' box-office hit.
"American Sniper, nominated for six Academy Awards, immediately becomes the top grosser of the best-picture nominees. The previous biggest hit was Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel," which made $59.1 million in its entire run.
This was actually the third week of release for "American Sniper, »
- The Associated Press
American Sniper, which technically opened Dec. 6 but only in limited release, stars Bradley Cooper, while Blackhat stars People's Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth -- but Hemsworth's dreamy looks weren't enough to take down Cooper and his sniper rifle.
In its first weekend of wide release, American Sniper snagged a staggering $90.2 million and earned itself the box office top spot. Meanwhile, in it's opening weekend Blackhat came in 10th with a disappointing $4 million.
However, Mann is considered to be one of the best action-thriller directors of our generation, with films like Heat and Collateral securing his legacy. Eastwood, on the other hand, is a legend in the field of filmmaking and has created a slew of Oscar-winning movies.
Is Mann's »
After three weeks of limited release, Warner Bros finally gave Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" a wide release, which resulted in a record-breaking box office gross. The film earned a whopping $90.2 million over the weekend and is expected to reach $105.2 million over the long Martin Luther King Jr weekend. That's the biggest opening of all time for January, as well as the biggest opening for a non-tentpole movie. The previous record-holder was "The Passion of the Christ" with $83.8 million. "American Sniper" is also easily Clint Eastwood's biggest movie. His previous best opening was for "Gran Torino" ($29.5 million). "American Sniper" cost $60 million to make and has a 74% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Plus, the movie was recently nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart's "Wedding Ringer" took second place with $21 million over the weekend, the best debut for an R-rated comedy in January. It's another big win for Hart. »
By Lee Pfeiffer
Clint Eastwood may not have snagged a Best Director Oscar nomination last week, but he's having the last laugh at the North American boxoffice. Until now, the highest weekend opening of an Eastwood film had been $29 million for "Gran Torino" in 2008. "Sniper" is projected to bring in $90 million this weekend. Warner Brothers described the film as a "cultural phenomenon" and industry analysts attribute the astonishing grosses to excellent word-of-mouth. Making the studio brass even more delighted is that Eastwood is from the old school of filmmakers: he works fast, efficiently and within a modest budget. "Sniper" cost only $60 million to make, ensuring that it will become a major financial success. Click here for more. »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
"American Sniper" shatters January box office records with a blazing $90.2 million debut this weekend. For veteran director Clint Eastwood, the biopic of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle is by far his best opening numbers after "Gran Torino" brought in $29.5 million in 2008. Reasons for the unexpected numbers are: heartland passion, Oscar bump with nods for Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), extra boost from Imax screenings, stars aligning withe Cooper hire, and a slow-burn rollout after a limited Christmas release. In the second spot is new comedy "The Wedding Ringer" starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad with $21 million. The third position is held by family movie "Paddington" with $19.3 million. The Wrap -Break- Watch a fun new video as actress Betty White has an emotional reaction to a surprise birthday celebration. Her "Hot in Cleveland" cast and crew shock her with an instant Hawaiian-themed flashmob as she rides in a go. »
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