Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: September 27, 2009

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 4:15 pm,

screen rant logo Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: September 27, 2009 This week:

The box office is still Cloudy; Neve Campbell Screams again; Dourif and Plummer confess to a Priest; TNT give some Basterd’s $12 million and Paul Dano decides to Cruise with Diaz.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs retained the top spot and banked another $24.6 million over the weekend. The animated tale has now made a pretty good $60 million so far.

Bruce Willis had to settle for the runner-up position for Surrogates. The comic book adaptation made a so-so $15 million despite a trim 88 minute running time.

The Fame remake grossed $10 million over the weekend. There’s really nothing that I can say about this.

The Informant brought in a little under $7 million on its second weekend giving the new Matt Damon/Steven Soderbergh team-up $20 million in the bank so far. Off a slim 33% percent from last week means that this looks to have some legs.

Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself made just under $5 million this weekend giving the film a $44 million total. One word – profit!

The Dennis Quaid starrer Pandorum had a disappointing start with a just $4.4 million. DVD and cult status await.

Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston’s Love Happens brought in another $4.3 million. With just $14 million so far this will need strong international sales and DVD to seem like a good idea.

Megan Fox’s Jennifer’s Body dipped almost 50% from last weekends debut. With a total of just $12 million it looks like Fox is going to have to gain audience sympathy and some humility if she wants a career that won’t end up on the path marked direct-to-DVD.

9 was ninth this weekend after it grossed another $2.8 million. With $27 million as a total it would appear that this isn’t the break out hit that many had hoped.

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds brought in another $2.7 million giving the Brad Pitt starrer a $114 million total.

Movie News

1. Neve Campbell will return to the Scream franchise after the actress spent the best part of the last decade saying that she wouldn’t return to the horror film series.

The Weinstein Company plans to shoot Scream 4 in April or May, and they see this fourth film as a starting point for a new trilogy.

Campbell will joing Courtney Cox and David Arquette in the new film that might be directed by original helmer Wes Craven.

Source: Variety

2. Christopher Plummer and Brad Dourif have joined the cast of Scott Stewart’s Priest.

Paul Bettany leads the cast as a priest turned vampire killer. Maggie Q and Karl Urban also star.

Vampires – why are they so popular these days?

Source: Empire

3. TNT has paid just under $12 million for the television rights to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

The sale must come as a relief (and much needed cash) for The Weinstein Company who have a lot riding on the Brad Pitt film.

Television rights are usually 8-10% of a films box office take.

If you haven’t seen it – go see it now. It’s one of Tarantino’s best films.

Source: Variety

4. Paul Dano has joined the cast of the new Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action-comedy.

The actor will star alongside the Vanilla Sky pair in the James Mangold directed film that is currently without a title.

“Dano will play a charming but mysterious scientist whose invention is at the center of Cruise and Diaz’s chase.”

The script must be good because it took Cruise months to sign on after nearly every other script in Hollywood landed on his desk.

Source: Variety

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

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  1. Hey, not weekend movie, but Tv – cant wait for wednesday…

    Flash forwards- was awsome, I feel a new “lost”

    -Spoiler-

    When everyone in the world have blakcouts, millions of people die all over the world, planes, car and trains crash and so on… makes me think of X-men 2 – where first, a cupple of millions of mutans fall down in pain, than later everone else – there is not much focus on that, -same thing would happen, many many people would die. When I saw x2 I was thinking, you see people lying in pain- but what of all the people driving and dying…

    anyway- Fast forwars looks like it is going to be fun..

  2. Damn Maggie Q is so freakin hot…

  3. POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE NEXT “SCREAM” MOVIE BELOW

    Neve has agreed to come back because they are finally tying up all the storylines in this next film. One recurring theme in every chapter of Scream was motherhood, (Sidney’s mother, Billy’s mother, Sidney’s half-brother’s lack of a mother) and finally Sidney will be facing her worst threat yet while trying to rescue the closest person to her heart..her daughter. The first scene in the 4th film has been said to involve a babysitter watching a girl and being hunted by the new killer, and the parents coming home just in time to save their daughter. The mother being revealed as Sidney herself. The film will take place in a gated community in southern California, with the new killer hunting down Sidney’s family and her surrounding housewife/family neighbors. Gale and Dewey have obviously married but are sticking to the ‘motherhood’ theme as well…they are having a tremendous struggle bearing children. Gale has fears that she is barren, and attaches herself to Sidney’s young daughter strongly because of this. *SPOILERS* The killer is also being talked about as a mother herself. Yes a woman! In the beginning there is a flashback scene involving Sidney in a nasty car accident while she was pregnant and she has recurring dreams about this as it was the biggest threat against her then unborn daughter. At the end of the film, the killer is revealed to be one of the housewife neighbors that is one of the many new characters that are introduced in the film. This ‘housewife’ has been carefully planning her attack ever since Sidney hit HER in the car accident. She was pregnant as well..and the crash killed her unborn child. Unable to conceive as a result of this, she makes it her vendetta to take from Sidney what she rightfully deserves. A daughter of her very own.

  4. @Nick

    How about a little *spoiler* warning, huh?

    Hey Vic how about an edit on that … maybe?

  5. @INK

    Done.

    Vic

  6. Is it just me or has the weekend news wrap-up gotten sexier recently. Good change, good change.

  7. @huntthejest

    You are not mistaken – Niall seems to be getting a bit randy in his old age. :)

    Vic

  8. Thanks Vic.

    And I agree with huntthejeset … skin is in. :)

  9. If the news calls for it – I give it!

    And the pictures as well…

    :-)

    Niall

  10. I’ve never been a fan of the Scream franchise, but if Neve Campbell wears an outfit like that in it, I might just have to check it out!

    I see Megan Fox turning into the next Carmen Electra. Soon we’ll see her in Scary Movie 25….

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