Weekend at the Box Office
As Diego mentioned last week, we are in slogging season, and we slog on. With the movie season drying up, many theater goers are making a decision between a home-invasion thriller and a family-friendly dolphin sequel. This weekend, the box office received a little jolt with No Good Deed which took to the top slot, earning $24.5 million. Following suit, Dolphin Tale 2 earned $16.5 million. This is the first time Guardians of the Galaxy has fallen out of the top spots in weeks, but such a reign cannot last forever. This weekend, in third place, Guardians earned $8 million and continues to perform well overseas. Coming in fourth place, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rakes in $4.8 million, earning $181 million domestically. Rounding out the top 5 movies in theaters is Let’s Be Cops, earning $4.3 million.
Bond. Denzel Bond. Daniel Craig, keep your senses and skills sharp; Denzel Washington may your replacement. As part of a promotion effort for his upcoming film The Equalizer, Washington participated in Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) segment. One of the questions posed, brought to light the idea of Washington becoming the next 007. We have all seen the power of social media, Washington hopes to bank on this as well by encouraging a twitter campaign. #DenzelIsJamesBond
Freeman’s Upcoming Roles: God will be working with Ted. I never thought I would see God and a raunchy stuffed bear having any sort of ties. However, based on reports from Variety, Morgan Freeman, who has previously played the God on multiple occasions, will be a civil rights attorney acting on the behalf of Ted.
There are many unknowns with the remake of Ben-Hur, with one exception: Paramount and Timur Bekmambetov have cast Freeman as Ildarin. This remake will be based on Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ following Judah Ben-Hur and Messala. Freeman is to play to role of the Ben-Hur’s teacher who trains him to be a skilled chariot racer sources from Deadline report.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Characters: According to Collider, director James Dunn briefly talked about the characters that are to appear in the Guardians sequel. Star-Lord will be the only human as Dunn wants to steer away from earthlings. However, there are plenty of other women he would like to incorporate soon in the Guardian universe.
Just Keep Swimming: We all were excited when Ellen announced Disney Pixar would be (finally) putting together a sequel for Finding Nemo, Finding Dory. If you weren’t excited, you’re lying to yourself. According to Shortlist, Dominic West and Idris Elba will be lending their voices. Of course, the movie will feature the voice of Ellen DeGeneres, alongside Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, and Ty Burrell.
Trailers of the Week
Playing it Cool: Chris Evans switched gears from Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Playing it Cool, by Voltage Pictures. This movie features Evans, a young writer who does not fall prey to love, until he meets the one who alters his thinking. I am not one for romantic comedies, but Aubrey Plaza is playing a supporting role?! Why not? A little romance never hurt me.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown: Guys, I did it. I watched a horror trailer just for you. Now, the sound was turned down low, but I watched the trailer in its entirety. The Town that Dreaded Sundown is a remake of 1976 horror film. The general plot is a serial killer who stalks a small town, however, these murders are left unsolved. Some are anticipating this to be one of the few best horror remakes in years. I am in no position to offer my opinion, I can count horror films I have watched on one hand. This movie hits theaters on October 16.
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