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The "Black Swan" and "Twilight" beauties (respectively) are the toast of the town as they top the list of Forbes' Best Actors For the Buck, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Portman ranked No. 1, bringing in $42.70 in box office returns for every dollar the studios spend on her, with K.Stew close behind with a $40.60 return on investment. Despite headlining such big franchises as "Twilight" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," Stewart was bested by Portman mostly due to the incredible $329 million worldwide gross of "Black Swan," which cost all of $13 million to produce.
Also, believe it or not, "No Strings Attached" cost, like, ten bucks and earned $150 million. Were you one of the people who contributed to that?
- Bryan Enk
Comedian Kevin James has a lot of talents, but none are better than coming across as a likeable and bumbling everyman. He has one of those faces that.s immediately sympathetic and coupled with his wit, he always seems like a good guy to be friends with. He tapped into the persona during his long run on King Of Queens, during his time as a stand-up and more recently in the mild box office success Here Comes The Boom, which is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 5th. James. lazy and disgruntled high school teacher in Here Comes The Boom isn.t exactly a big stretch for him to play, but the whole turned cagefighter addition to his job title definitely is a bit outside of his wheelhouse. Luckily, the actor actually handles the physical elements of Here Comes The Boom quite well. He comes off like a bumbling »
I heard of that movie. What's it about again?
Sure it's easy to remember a movie title if it's called Lincoln and it's about Abraham Lincoln or if it's called The Muppets and it stars the Muppets. However there are some movies in which the title gives no indication of what they're about or the title is so generic it could be for any movie of the same genre.
We've picked out the five movie titles that seemed the least related to their movie's content, but now it's up to our voting members to decide which movie title is the most counter-intuitive. Click through the jump to place your vote.
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- Mandy McAdoo
Similar to the domestic box office, overseas markets are currently bracing for the upcoming debut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As a result, the top movie this weekend was Rise of the Guardians with a modest $26.2 million from 57 markets.Guardians remained in first place in a handful of major territories including France ($3 million), the U.K. ($2.6 million), Italy ($2.5 million) and Mexico ($2.2 million). To date the DreamWorks Animation movie has earned just $90.9 million, and is set to expand in to Australia this coming weekend. It may not be a resounding success domestically, but Life of Pi is doing very impressive business overseas so far. The movie added $23.3 million from 14 markets, which is only a fraction off from its $24.4 million gross last weekend. In China, it actually improved six percent to $14.6 million for a new total of $68.3 million, or more than the movie has made in the U.S. It also added $2.3 million in Taiwan, »
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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 5, 2013
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
James plays 42-year-old high-school biology teacher and former college wrestler Scott Voss. When budget cuts threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs, including laying off the music teacher (Henry Winkler), Voss decides to raise money by fighting in mixed martial arts bouts. Naturally, everyone thinks he’s crazy, especially the school nurse (Salma Hayek). But we’ve got a feeling he’ll end up inspiring people.
On the back of bad reviews, Here Comes the Boom didn’t do as »
James Bond movie Skyfall has held its position at the top of the Australian box office charts for a third week. Daniel Craig's third outing as 007 took a further Au$$4.66 million over the weekend, pushing its total national receipts over the Au$$30 million mark.
Skyfall has now grossed Au$$32.2 million nationally and $$918 million (Au$$876 million) worldwide. Pitch Perfect moves up to second place in its first week on general release, while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 drops one place as a result. This week's new entries include Kevin James sports comedy Here Comes the Boom, Clint Eastwood's baseball drama Trouble with the Curve (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
Molly is a private investigator who works with her father (O’Malley), a former police officer, busting cheating spouses and taking down petty thieves. However, her life unexpectedly changes when she is approached by an FBI agent (Piven) to go undercover in the one place they’re unable to infiltrate – and a world she knows nothing about… A university sorority.
Physically transforming herself from the tough, streetwise investigator, to a very affluent sorority girl Molly has to learn how to “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” to keep her cover for her mission: protect the life of sorority sister Alex Patrone (McKnight) whose father plans to testify against some very dangerous Russian mobsters. Surveillance proves nearly impossible for outsider Molly, who struggles to adjust to university culture, »
In his predictions on Thursday, Laremy went a little gutsy and predicted Steven Spielberg's Lincoln would find its way to #1, but the Great Emancipator wasn't able to best vampire love or James Bond for that matter as the 16th President landed at #3 this weekend. Yup, once again The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has taken the top spot at the box-office with $17.4 million, which speaks to the strength of the weekend considering it took that spot with a 60.1% drop from last weekend. The film has now raked in $702.4 million worldwide. Dipping 52% was Skyfall as it took second with a $17 million as the latest James Bond raises its domestic cume to $246 million and in third was Lincoln with a satisfying $13.5 million and a domestic total that is now at $83.6 million. I wonder, will Lincoln be able to do anything overseas? In fourth is last weekend's soft 3-D animated opener Rise of the Guardians, »
- Brad Brevet
It still pains us to know that the one movie that ruled the Halloween box office was animated and featured Adam Sandler. Still, ya gotta give the flick its due. Hotel Transylvania is currently being renovated for its home video debut, and we've got the skinny right here.
From the Press Release
Check in and party with Dracula, his daughter Mavis, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the rest of the gang when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Hotel Transylvania on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD -- all with UltraViolet™ -- on January 29th. From Sony Pictures Animation (The Smurfs) comes the story of Dracula and his daughter, Mavis, and their life inside a remote hotel that caters to monsters of all kinds. Mavis is about to celebrate her 118th birthday when Jonathan, a pesky human dude, stumbles onto the hotel grounds. Dracula and the hotel staff move into action, »
- Uncle Creepy
Buoyed by Twilight & 007 fanaticism, an abundance of newish Oscar contenders, and even a dusty remake for the crowd that doesn't care about Twilight or the Oscars or, you know, quality, there was something for everyone this Thanksgiving weekend! Moviegoers came out in droves for the biggest Thanksgiving at the movies ever.
So it's an extra long box office list today.
Box Office Top Twenty - Actuals
01 The Twilight Saga Finally Ends $43.6 (cum $227.3)
02 Skyfall $35.5 (cum. $221.1) Review & Deborah's Review
03 Lincoln $25.6 (cum. $62.8) Podcast Discussion
04 Rise Of The Guardians $23.7 *New* (cum $32.3) Capsule Review
05 The Life Of Pi $22.4 *New* (cum. $30.5)
06 Wreck-it Ralph $16.5 (cum. $149.2)
07 Red Dawn $14.2 *New* (cum. $21.6)
08 Flight $8.4 (cum $74.7) Review
09 Silver Linings Playbook $4.3 (cum $6.2) Beau's Review
10 Argo $3.8 (cum $98)
11 Taken 2 $.9 (cum. $136.4)
12 Anna Karenina $.8 (cum. $1.5) Capsule Review
13 Pitch Perfect $.7 (cum. $62.5) Capsule Review
14 The Sessions $.7 (cum $3.9) Review
15 Jab Tak Hai Jaan $.5 (cum. $3)
16 Here Comes The Boom $.5 (cum. $42)
17 Cloud Atlas $.4 (cum $25.7)
18 The Perks Of Being A Wallflower $.3 (cum »
- NATHANIEL R
The film, about a physics teacher who learns mixed martial arts to fight in the Ufc in an attempt to save his school's music program, was released theatrically on October 12, 2012, and has gone on to earn $41.3 million at the domestic box office. Overseas ticket sales have totaled $8.1 million putting the worldwide total at just under $50 million.
The Blu-ray edition of Here Comes the Boom includes UltraViolet and will be presented in 1.85:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. I will update with bonus features as soon as they are provided, which will be relatively shortly.
Click here to pre-order Here Comes the Boom on Blu-ray for $24.99 at Amazon.com, 31 percent off the $35.99 list price. »
Our resident video reviewer Leah, aka Bright Eyes Long Lashes, is back once again for yet more video reviews this time she’s taking a look at not one, not two, not three, but Four movies! Yes, she’s casting her eye over For a Good Time Call, Here Comes the Boom, People Like Us and Love Bite…
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Like I said last week, Twilight : Breaking Dawn Part 2 was bound to have such a massive opening box office weekend that it would soar above Skyfall and finally knock Bond back into second place. Wait, no, don’t go and check back, just trust me, that’s definitely what I said. Honestly.
With £15.85 million taken in its opening three days, the latest Twilight has the highest opening gross of any film in the franchise thus far. Bond experienced his sharpest drop off yet, down 47% on its third week takings, but even with the expected gradual decline in the coming weeks, it still looks set to overtake Avatar’s record box-office haul of £94million given that in just four weeks it has already managed to bank a cool £82million.
Twilight movies don’t tend to have the legs of many other blockbusters as the die-hard fan base flock to see it opening weekend, »
- Rob Keeling
The 46−year−old has to lock lips with the actor in her latest movie "Here Comes The Boom" and she admits it was a "weird" experience because he is her friend.
"I did want a double for the kissing scene because I'm really good friends with his wife and children. I've been kissing people on the screen all the time, but we're actually really good friends and the kids are good friends. It's the kid thing," contactmusic.com quoted Hayek as saying.
"By the way, it was really weird because he's actually a very good. »
- Arun Pandit
Salma Hayek and her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, celebrated in the stands at a soccer match on Saturday. The duo attended the League 1 matchup between Paris Saint-Germain and Rennes in Paris, which Rennes won 2-1. Salma wrapped her arms around Francois-Henri during the game as they cheered from their seats. Salma has been enjoying some time off of work since she made the rounds promoting Here Comes the Boom and Savages this Fall throughout Europe and the Us. Salma will be back on the big screen in Grown Ups 2 this Summer, reprising her role opposite Kevin James, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock. She finished filming the sequel in July. On her next movie, she'll be taking a behind-the-scenes role, coproducing an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran's famed novel The Prophet. View Slideshow › »
- Lindsay Miller
Saga finale looks set to devour all, Skyfall boosts Sony, Lincoln lifts off and Silver Linings Playbook sparks Oscars chatter
It was only the second biggest Us opening weekend for the franchise, which tells you a lot about the popularity of 2009's New Moon, yet there's no denying that the Twilight finale is shaping up to become a monster. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opened in North America over the weekend on an estimated $141.3m. That's a hefty launch by anybody's standards and helped Lionsgate cross $1bn for the year-to-date in aggregated grosses for all its movies.
Summit Entertainment's cash cow (Lionsgate can now enjoy the spoils since it acquired Summit earlier this year) also caused a storm outside the States. The supernatural mash-up opened in 61 territories around the world on $199.6m, establishing a $340.9m worldwide debut that should see the movie past $500m by Sunday. And given »
- Jeremy Kay
Last weekend, we said goodbye to the "Twilight" franchise and the final film took the top box-office spot easily! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" opened at No. 1 with $141.3 million in North America. Overseas, the final chapter took in $199.6 million for a grand box-office total of $340.9 million.
"Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" movie review
My fun interviews with:
Director Bill Condon
The finale now ranks eight on the Top 10 list of all-time box-office debuts with 2009's "New Moon" at No. 7 ($142.8 million) and last year's "Breaking Dawn Part 1" at No. 9 ($138.1 million).
By the way, more males decided to watch the final "Twilight" but it's still a female-driven flick.
Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Skyfall," fell to No. 2 with $41.5 million. So far, the James Bond movie has sold $161.3 million worth of tickets.
At No. »
No surprises here... the final chapter in The Twilight Saga proved to be another monster hit over the weekend, although unlike the final Harry Potter film it fell short of breaking any records. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opened to $141 million, which is the fourth highest debut of the year and the second highest debut for the franchise. Considering that the final installment in a series tends to be the most successful, it does seem like Twilight may have overstayed its welcome a little bit (not that Summit will be complaining about these numbers either way). Elsewhere, Skyfall fell to #2 after earning $41.5 million in its second weekend; with a domestic total of $161 million it will easily pass Quantum of Solace this week to become the highest grossing Bond movie of all time (it is already the most successful worldwide). Steven Spielberg's Lincoln also had a solid weekend after expanding to 1700 screens, »
I am so happy The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 finally hit theaters this weekend, because now I won’t have to see another promotional campaign with incessant ads for this awful franchise. At least until they decide to reboot it in six months and tell the untold story or whichever hook they use to get the kids back into the theatre. Breaking Dawn easily nabbed the top spot this week with $141.3 million dollars. That estimate is down slightly from BDP1‘s opening, but who cares? It still made an ungodly amount of money and will continue to do so over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The latest James Bond flick Skyfall fell 53% to the the number two spot with $41.5 million. It now stands as the highest grossing Bond film ever with a worldwide tally of $669.2 million. Domestically Skyfall has grossed $161.3 million and should have no trouble finishing north of $200 million.
- Philip Sticco
London, Nov mber 19: Salma Hayek has advised women to think carefully before accepting a marriage proposal from a man.
"I had men ask me to marry them and I would say things like, 'But you are totally wrong for me - we fight every day," the Sun quoted the actress as saying.
"And I would point out that I did not have a career. A career of my own was something my mother always encouraged," she added.
The Mexican-born actress, who stars in the new movie 'Here Comes The Boom, also admitted that her life so far has been a wonderful journey.
She also credits her mother for making her dreams come true.
"My mother,. »
- Ketali Mehta
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