Movie News Wrap Up: June 7, 2010

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Box Office

Everyone thought that Shrek 4 would underperform. Mediocre reviews and audience fatigue seemed to indicate that the animated film wouldn’t be a huge hit. Sometimes everyone can be wrong. Shrek brought in another $25 million over the weekend, giving it a total box office take of $184 million. Next weekend it should cross $200 million. It’s still not as successful as the other films in the series, but considering that this is the fourth film in the franchise, it’s doing okay.

The opening for Get Him To The Greek was far from a tragedy after grossing $17.4 million on its debut weekend. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin-off starring Jonah Hill and Russell Brand should end its run with about $60 million if all goes well.

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get him to the greek Movie News Wrap Up: June 7, 2010

Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher’s Killers had a soft debut with just $16 million. The lack of interest in the comedy-thriller seems to imply that Heigl and Kutcher’s moments in the sun are fading. At least Tom Selleck is back on the big screen.

Prince of Persia isn’t living up to expectations. The Jerry Bruckheimer production should finish the weekend with $14 million, giving it a cumulative haul just under $60 million. It’ll need strong legs overseas if it wants to turn a profit.

Sex and the City 2 dropped to fifth place on its second week. The television spin-off banked $12.7 million for a $73 million total. It should get to $100 million and with strong international grosses we might just see a third – although there are rumors of a prequel…

Fox’s Marmaduke opened to $11.5 million, while holdover Iron Man 2 banked another $7.5 million for a $292 million total. IM2 should out gross the original by a slight margin. Splice mirrored Iron Man grosses and opened like any other low-budget horror flick, with a take of $7.5 million.

After a month in the top ten, Robin Hood has now amassed $100 million after taking another $5.5 million. By next week it’ll have crossed the century barrier.

Sleeper hit Letters to Juliet rounded out the top ten. The romantic drama has now banked just under $44 million after grossing another $3.2 million. It should top out at $50 million.

Movie News

1. It looks like Martin Brest and Charles Grodin will be participating in Midnight Run 2 after all. Grodin is quoted as saying :

“I’ve been led to believe by someone I won’t name that they will ask me and I will consider it.”

The sequel to the 1988 film is expected to follow Robert De Niro’s pursuit of the son of Grodin’s character.

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Writer George Gallo and director Martin Brest are expected to come aboard as producers on the project, however the script will be handled by someone else.

Source: Deadline

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2. Reese Witherspoon has been offered a role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled religious drama.

The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of The Master and Jeremy Renner as his protégé. If she accepts Witherspoon would play “the Master’s wife Mary-Sue, who acts as his caretaker and vigilant lieutenant”.

Meanwhile Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone and Deborah Ann Woll are being considered for the role of Elizabeth, The Master and Mary-Sue’s daughter.

Seyfried, Stone and Woll

There’s something about the age of the actors involved here that doesn’t add up. It looks unlikely that Seyfried will be able to participate in the film as she is scheduled to shoot Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s Girl With The Riding Hood.

Source: Play List

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3. Fairy tales are now big business in Hollywood. Studios are developing numerous projects in the hope of living happily ever after with huge Alice in Wonderland-style grosses.

Relativity Media has purchased The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, a script written by Melisa Wallack. Brett Ratner will produce film through his Rat Entertainment production company.

Ratner said:

“This is not your grandfather’s Snow White. Melisa went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney’s film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we’re going to do.”

Indeed.

Source: Deadline

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4. Avatar actress (and Oscar-winner!) Sigourney Weaver has Twilight star Taylor Lautner in Abduction.

“Weaver will portray a psychiatrist to Lautner’s character, who discovers his own baby picture on a missing persons website.”

John Singleton will direct the thriller.

Source: Variety

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Also:

  • There’s some bad news for fans of Johnny Depp and 21 Jump Street -  read about it here.
  • Antoine Fuqua is developing a Tupac Shakur biopic – the news is here.
  • Steve Carell and Paul Rudd are Schmucks. See why here.

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

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TAGS: 21 jump street, abduction, killers, midnight run 2, prince of persia, sex and the city, shrek forever after, snow white

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  1. “It looks unlikely that Seyfried will be able to participate in the film as she is scheduled to shoot Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s Girl With The Riding Hood.”

    I thought it was because she is attached to every freakin film being produced in the next few years…

  2. Hey, just want to say. Love the site, as Always!

    But, can we plz have one collum of news? it to small and crowded now.

    If it`s not broken, why fix it?

  3. I actually enjoyed shrek,not the best,but it’s better than the third one!

    • I agree. I actually liked it a lot.

  4. splice should have made way more. i for one have been spreading the good news on how good it is and how well made it is. we really need more horror films like this.

  5. Let’s cut the crap,”Get Him To The Greek” bombed!
    I doubt if you asked Jonah Hill how the film would open he wouldn’t have said they’re hoping for 17mil and some change. Lol, its a complete bomb.

    “Killers” also a HUGE bomb!!! LionsGate was expecting a 30 mil opening. Lol, I walked out during the trailer for that one!
    ^
    The future of cinema is looking real abysmal right now. Everythings a reboot or remake…
    There’s absolutely nothing I’m looking forward too at this point.

    • LOL…rename hollywood “rebootingwood” i too am sickof the crappy remakes, reboots, im only shocked that no ones talked about remaking/ruining/rebooting fast times at ridgemont high…..

  6. i am glad to see them doing another midnight run lol. as long as it isnt a failed PG 13 sequel….

  7. I’d prefer to see DeNiro take on original roles from now until the end of his career.

    I won’t be seeing anymore remakes/reboots starting this weekend with the A Team.

  8. I’ve enjoyed all the Shrek films so far, and I am looking forward to seeing the current film next weekend. They are fun, entertaining films that celebrate, and poke fun at, modern culture.

    I’m not sure what is worse; the Sex and the City films or the Twilight films. Both of them make me want to vomit.

  9. Both twilight and sexin the city suck! The movies im seeing this month aré karate kid and toy story (i cant wait for it!)

  10. More movies coming out this month and some of them are really gonna rock the box office. Personally i am gonna watch ‘the wolfman’ and ‘snow white’.

  11. I liked ‘prince of persia’ and ‘killers’ very much. I am planning on watching ‘knight and day’ and ‘snow white’. I think these two movies will be hit in box office. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I did not like ‘prince of persia’ at all. Actually i expected a lot from this movie and it was a total disaster. Hopefully ‘snow white’ will not be like it.