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Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Delivers Dismal $8.3 Mil, While ‘Ride Along’ Injects Life Into Sluggish Frame

Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Delivers Dismal $8.3 Mil, While ‘Ride Along’ Injects Life Into Sluggish Frame
While Lionsgate’s “I, Frankenstein” failed to spark audience interest, delivering a dismal estimated $8.3 million in three days, the domestic box office still saw some signs of life, thanks to solid holds from such films as Universal pair, “Ride Along” and “Lone Survivor,” which led with $21.3 million and $12.6 million, respectively.

In its second outing, “Ride Along” fell just 49%, lifting its Stateside cume to a sizable $75.4 million; while “Lone Survivor,” which dropped just 43% in its fifth frame, reached $93.6 million domestically.

The B.O.’s remaining top holdovers also helped boost totals: Open Road’s soph-sesh toon “The Nut Jub” estimated $12.3 million (down just 38%), for a Stateside total of $40.3 million. Meanwhile, Paramount’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” held its own after a somewhat disappointing domestic opening last weekend, grossing $8.8 million through Sunday, off 43%, with a cume of $30.3 million and counting.

Overall, domestic box office came in at a little over 3% ahead of this time last year,
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Box Office: 'I, Frankenstein' DOA With $8.3 Million; 'Ride Along' Still No. 1

Box Office: 'I, Frankenstein' DOA With $8.3 Million; 'Ride Along' Still No. 1
Stuart Beattie's  I, Frankenstein quickly faltered in its North American debut, eking out a sixth-place finish with $8.3 million. Starring Aaron Eckhart, the $65 million genre epic reimagines the classic literary character as an action hero. Holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor easily stayed at No. 1 and No. 2 with $21.2 million and $12.6 million, respectively, in a double victory for Universal. Frankenstein was financed and produced by Lakeshore Entertainment, with Lionsgate releasing and marketing in North America. Lionsgate, which only put up a small portion of the budget, has limited financial exposure. Adapted from Kevin Grevioux's

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Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Dead on Arrival with $7.7 Million

Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Dead on Arrival with $7.7 Million
It looks as though “I, Frankenstein” is deteriorating before our very eyes.

Pre-weekend projections had Lionsgate’s horror-inspired actioner in the mid-teens this weekend. That was reigned back to $10 million midday Friday, and now its total looks even grimmer: about $7.7 million, well shy of double digits.

“I, Frankenstein” cost a reported $65 million to produce, not including the marketing costs that producer Lakeshore Entertainment wound up assuming, thus limiting Lionsgate’s exposure on the likely flop. Of its $2.8 million Friday haul, roughly 60% came from 3D engagements, which is slightly higher than usual for the format. It’s expected to land in sixth overall at the domestic marketplace by Sunday’s end.

With “I, Frankenstein” the only wide opener this frame, several holdovers are left to take up the slack — including Universal’s “Ride Along,” which just broke the Martin Luther King holiday weekend record with $48.6 million in four days. The laffer
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Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Scary Low with $10 Million; ‘Ride Along’ Rolls

Box Office: ‘I, Frankenstein’ Scary Low with $10 Million; ‘Ride Along’ Rolls
Lionsgate’s launch of “I, Frankenstein” was clinging to life at about $3 million for Friday and appeared heading for a $10 million weekend at the U.S. box office. The fantasy-actioner, set in a dystopian world, has generated dismal reviews with a 3% “fresh” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site.

“I, Frankenstein” stars Aaron Eckhart in a battle between gargoyles and demons and is directed by Stuart Beattie from his own script, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. Lakeshore financed the $65 million project.

Meanwhile, Universal’s second weekend of cop comedy “Ride Along” is heading for a second-consecutive victory with as much as $20 million for the weekend.

Early Friday’s figures for the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart vehicle projected in the $5.5 million to $6 million range in its eighth day of release to push the cume to around $60 million.

Uni’s third frame of war drama “Lone Survivor” remained a
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Box Office Preview: 'I, Frankenstein' No Match for Holdover 'Ride Along'

Box Office Preview: 'I, Frankenstein' No Match for Holdover 'Ride Along'
Universal's Kevin Hart and Ice Cube buddy cop comedy Ride Along should have no trouble staying at No. 1 in its second weekend, beating new genre entry I, Frankenstein with a gross north of $20 million. Ride Along scored the top opening of all time for the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend ($48.6 million) and cements Hart's rising star status. The pic's total was $52.5 million through Wednesday. Frankenstein, reimagining the classic literary character as an action hero, is expected to open in the $10 million to $12 million range, a so-so start considering the movie's

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Frankenstein Revived As Aaron Eckhart In ‘I, Frankenstein’ Trailer Debut

Frankenstein Revived As Aaron Eckhart In ‘I, Frankenstein’ Trailer Debut
Aaron Eckhart is returning as a modern-day Frankenstein, named Adam Frankenstein and facing off against an array of supernatural creatures in Lionsgate’s first trailer for “I, Frankenstein.”

The film is based on the graphic novel Kevin Grevioux, who also wrote the screenplay in which Frankenstein is involved in a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city.

Bill Nighy portrays a demon prince and Yvonne Strahovski plays a scientist with Stuart Beattie directing.

Lionsgate is opening “I, Frankenstein” on Jan. 24.
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Aaron Eckhart on the monster's new look in 'I, Frankenstein' at Comic-Con

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Aaron Eckhart on the monster's new look in 'I, Frankenstein' at Comic-Con
Aaron Eckhart is giving a new voice to Frankenstein's monster. HitFix's Katie Hasty caught up with the "I, Frankenstein" star at the San Diego Comic-Con, where the actor took part in the film's Hall H panel. Watch the full interview above. In this action-filled new take on the original gothic horror story, Eckhart plays Frankenstein's monster, known as Adam Frankenstein, who finds himself in the middle of clan warfare in an ancient city.  Eckhart promises that the film avoids the camp tendencies of some other versions of the tale, and has more in common with Mary Shelley's 19th century novel, wherein Dr. Frankenstein's...
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Lionsgate Pushes Release Date For Adaptation Of Kevin Grevioux's 'I, Frankenstein' To 2014

Lionsgate has, once again, pushed the release date for Stuart Beattie's I, Frankenstein, which has previously pushed back 7 months, from February 22 to September 13, 2013, and has now been moved again to January 24, 2014. I mention this news because, for those who may not be aware, I, Frankenstein is a big screen adaptation of actor/screenwriter/writer Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel of the same name. Kevin Grevioux is a black man, as you see in the image above. You've probably seen some of his other work - the Underworld franchise of films, to start. He's even appeared in the films as well, although behind make-up, so you might've missed...
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Release Date Shuffle: I, Frankenstein Pushed to January 2014, Insidious 2 Moved Up, Austenland Set for 8/16, Walk Of Shame Opens 9/20

A few release date shuffles have been announced. Briefly: I, Frankenstein – Director Stuart Beattie’s graphic novel adaptation has been pushed back yet again from this coming September to the less-than-promising date of January 24th. The Aaron Eckhart-starrer will now open opposite the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sam Worthington thriller Ten. Insidious: Chapter 2 – The Patrick Wilson/Rose Byrne-fronted horror sequel will now open a week earlier on September 13th, opposite Machete Kills and Battle of the Year. Austenland – Sony Pictures Classic has set Jerusha Hess’ Sundance comedy for a limited release in NY and La on August 16th. The film stars Keri Russell and Jemaine Clement. Walk of Shame – Director Steven Brill’s comedy, which stars Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, has been slated for wide release on September 20th. The film will open opposite the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Prisoners and Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush.
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I, Frankenstein: New Casting Updates

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Earlier this week, we reported that Bill Nighy was in talks to join I, Frankenstein. With production expected to begin in January, the cast is starting to fill out and we have a few casting updates.

Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) is reportedly in final negotiations to join the cast. According to THR, she’ll play the female lead role of “a scientist working on reanimating the dead and tricked into working for demons seeking to create an army of the undead”.

Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings) has also joined the cast as the the queen of the gargoyles. If Bill Nighy officially signs on, he’ll be playing the leader of the demons, while Socratis Otto, will be playing one of his henchmen.

Aaron Eckhart has already signed on to play the lead role of Adam Frankenstein in this modern-day spin on the Frankenstein Story:

“I, Frankenstein is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature,
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Casting Bits: Yvonne Strahovski in ‘I, Frankenstein’, David Oyelowo in ‘Lincoln’, Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola in ‘Bomb’

Casting Bits: Yvonne Strahovski in ‘I, Frankenstein’, David Oyelowo in ‘Lincoln’, Elle Fanning and Alessandro Nivola in ‘Bomb’
Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski is in final talks for I, Frankenstein, Stuart Beattie's adaptation of the comic book by Kevin Grevioux. Aaron Eckhart leads the cast as Frankenstein's classic monster, who in the present day goes by Adam and stands between humanity and the supernatural demons who would overtake them. Bill Nighy was previously announced as being in talks to play the villain, a demon prince determined to unlock the secrets of Frankenstein's reanimation. Strahovski is negotiating for the female lead, a scientist who's tricked by the demons into helping them create an undead army. Miranda Otto and Socratis Otto (no relation) also star. Strahovski recently starred in Killer Elite with Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro, and will next appear in My Mother's Curse with Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, and Adam Scott. I, Frankenstein is scheduled to begin shooting this winter in Australia. [The Hollywood Reporter [3]] After the jump,
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Stuart Beattie to Write and Direct 'I, Frankenstein'

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Stuart Beattie to Write and Direct 'I, Frankenstein'
Stuart Beattie will write and direct Lakeshore Entertainment's "I, Frankenstein," TheWrap has confirmed. Gary Lucchesi, president of Lakeshore, told TheWrap that he has been working on the project for about a year. "We've been struggling to get a writer, but Stuart Beattie came in with a great idea," Lucchesi said. Also read: 'G.I. Joe' Writer Stuart Beattie: Grilled The movie is based on Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel about the monster standing between humans and other supernatural creatures who want to take over the modern-day world. Tom Rosenberg, Luccesi and Richard Wright are producing the movie
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