Box Office Results
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes once again controlled the box office for the second week in a row and raked in $36 million to add to its box office total of $139 million. Apes threw a one-two punch over a trio of new releases including The Purge: Anarchy starring Friday Night Lights’ favorite Panther, Zach Guilford (Sorry Tim Riggins) coming in at $28.3 million and fellow sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue at $18 million.
The star-studded Jason Segal, Cameron Diaz R-rated comedy Sex Tape failed to turn on moviegoers earning just $15 million its opening weekend.
By the Sea
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are teaming up on the silver screen again for their upcoming project, By the Sea. Unlike Pitt and Jolie’s first co-starring effort, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, By the Sea will be a character-driven drama that Jolie will direct, co-write, produce and star in. We already know their chemistry together is magical and we can’t wait to see this talented pair on screen together again!
A Trio of Reboots Get Directors
Can you believe it’s been 12 years since The Ring terrorized us so much we refused to answer our house phones for fear of hearing “7 Days” at the other end? According to The Hollywood Reporter, up-and-coming filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez has signed on to direct The Ring 3. If that name sounds familiar, maybe its because he was also tapped to helm the upcoming remake of The Crow.
Speaking of directors, Variety is reporting that filmmaker Mark Romanek has entered negotiations to direct Overlook Hotel, the prequel to The Shining. Former Walking Dead show-runner Glen Mazzara wrote the script for Overlook Hotel, which is based on a short prologue Stephen King had originally written in The Shining before it was cut from the book. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more details on these movies when more news is released.
New Avengers Photos
Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart. Entertainment Weekly has blessed us with our first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron with 8 set photos and a cover revealing what the film’s villain will look like in the film. Yes, thank you Entertainment Weekly for teasing us for its 2015 release – WE NEED MORE.
Can we wait til 2015 for its release? We think we can, we think we can. You can check out all 8 sizzling photos HERE.
Pitch Perfect Wrap Up
Pitch Perfect 2 wrapped up filming last week, an event commemorated by Rebel Wilson’s tweeting of the following photo:
And that’s a wrap for Pitch Perfect 2!!!! X love these ladies!!! pic.twitter.com/MQoezZfepR
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 19, 2014
Our Favorite Tweets of the Week
Agent: “Th-” Kevin Hart: “I’m in.” — Michael (@Home_Halfway) July 17, 2014
Two monkeys went to go see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes? Oh my god. It’s starting.
— Diego Crespo (@deggowaffles) July 16, 2014
From the director of Garden State comes a movie for a new generation of artsy college kids to feel embarrassed about in a few years. — Calum Marsh (@calummarsh) July 14, 2014
Is “Boyhood” going to be like “Breaking Bad” where you can’t talk to white people unless you’ve seen it?
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 15, 2014
1/3 thru Snowpiercer and already committed to following every zinger with “Aw, you been SNOWPIERCED!” (yer welcome pop culture)
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 14, 2014
My favorite Disney Princess now is Thor. — Matt Fowler (@TheMattFowler) July 19, 2014
— Stay Puft (@staypuft) July 20, 2014