Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: September 13, 2009

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 3:22 pm,

screenrant2  Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: September 13, 2009It’s Sunday again and that means Wrap Up time.

This week:

Tyler Perry does Bad at the top of the box office; Timothy Dalton plays with Toys; Anton Yelchin gets some Beaver; Max Ryan gets involved in Sex and Eva Green and Ewan McGregor have the Last Word.

Box Office

I Can Do Bad All By Myself topped the box office with $25 million. While it’s not the best gross for a Tyler Perry opening it does show that he has an audience that shows up.

The Tim Burton-produced 9 had a better than expected debut with $15.5 million.

Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds was third with another $6.5 million. With a total gross of $104 million the film has now become Tarantino’s highest grossing film – unadjusted of course.

Sandra Bullock’s All About Steve was fourth with $5.8 million. The film’s cumulative gross currently stands at $21 million.

Final Destination dropped about 55% this weekend – but with $58 million in the bank so far it looks like this franchise will continue.

Horror film Sorority Row did little business with just over $5.5 million for its debut.

Joel Silver’s Dark Castle release Whiteout starring Kate Beckinsale didn’t do well with a poor opening weekend gross of $5 million.

District 9 banked another $3,6 million. The $30 million film now has a total gross of $108 million.

Meryl Streep’s Julie & Julia managed another $3.3 million. The film has now grossed $85 million. It probably won’t hit $100 million, but it does ensure that Streep will make a few more summer comedies that are aimed at the older viewer.

Gerard Butler’s Gamer dropped a huge (but not unexpected) 65% with a weekend take of just over $3 million. With $16 million in the bank, this will need to find an audience on DVD.

Just outside the top ten was G.I Joe with a little over $2.5 million. The Stephen Sommers film now has $144 million.

Halloween 2 made just under $2.5 million. The slasher remake/sequel has a disappointing $30 million total. It was cheap so that’ll help matters but new blood is needed if they want the series to continue.

Movie News

1. Former James Bond star, Timothy Dalton, has signed on to voice a character in the forthcoming Toy Story 3. The Shakespearean actor will play Mr Pricklepants, a toy hedgehog with “thespian tendencies.”

It sounds like a suitable role for the star. It’s a shame that he hasn’t had better roles on the big screen.

Source: Empire

2. Star Trek and Terminator Salvation star Anton Yelchin has joined The Beaver.

Yelchin will play the son of Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster in the dramedy about a depressed man who wears a glove puppet of the titular on his hand.

Foster directs the film that also stars Jennifer Lawrence.

Summit Entertainment recently bought the distribution rights for the film that will open in late 2010 or 2011.

Source: Variety

3. English-born Max Ryan has joined the cast of Sex and the City 2.

The actor, who will play the boyfriend of Kim Catrall’s Samantha has also starred in last years Death Race and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon also return for the sequel which opens next summer.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

4. Former Bond girl Eva Green will star opposite Ewan McGregor in Last Word.

Screen Daily reports that:

“Last Word is a story about two people who fall in love as the world begins to fall apart.”

McGregor’s Trainspotting co-star Ewan Bremner also stars alongside Stephen Dillane and Connie Nielsen in the David MacKenzie directed film.

Source: Screen Daily

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

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  1. Thanks for the great picture of Eva! :P

    I have never even HEARD of the Tyler Perry movie. Kudos to them, I guess. I thought for sure that “9″ would have been #1 this weekend.

    That beaver movie sounds really really REALLY REALLY stupid.

  2. Wow, great pic of Eva. But I wonder, why can’t she star in more movies? I’d love to see her more frequently, she’s got talent.

  3. Eva Green.

    The real deal.
    A real woman.
    And she can act.

    Unlike the fake Megan Fox.
    Eva makes Megan look
    like Michael Jackson.

  4. Andy S. I have to disagree. Unless they get a terrible director, I’m pretty sure The Beaver will end up being great. Gibson, Foster and Yelchin are all extremely talented actors and the script placed very highly (honestly, I think it might have even topped) last years “Black List”, which means hollywood writers and producers feel that it is one of the very best unproduced scripts out there. Not to say that a terrible director couldn’t ruin it all, but with the type of talent they’ve been pursuing for this (well known, respected, but not not exactly box office draws*) I don’t think that’s likely.

    *Certainly Mel was a major star in his day, but he hasn’t been on the screen for so long, who can really say if his name will still bring in the big bucks?