Weekend Movie News Wrap Up : December 27, 2009

This week:

Avatar beats Holmes to number one; Kevin Bacon is Super; Jackson and Kilmer fire a Gun and Paramount saddle up for The Further Adventures of Doc Holiday.

Box Office

James Cameron is the "King of the World". The Terminator has yet another Titanic hit on his hands with Avatar. The fantasy adventure epic has banked another $76 million for a magic $217 million total.

Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock Holmes had to settle for the runner-up position with a decent $65 million debut. It looks like Downey Jr. now has two action franchises to play with!

The Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel brought in another $50 million for a $84 million total. It looks like a third installment will be on the way.

Meryl Streep shows that she can still open a movie with It's Complicated. The comedy had a $23 million opening. Never underestimate the power of Streep.

George Clooney's Up in the Air brought in just under $12 million. With $24 million in the bag it might hit $100 million - if it get's those Oscar nods (which is likely).

The Blind Side brought in another $11 million bringing it even closer to $200 million.

The Princess and the Frog isn't holding up well, with just $64 million in the bank the Disney film might not make it to $100.

Nine opened at eight with $5.4 million. It doesn't look good for the film's prospects.

Did You Hear About The Morgans? Not many people have, as the film has made a paltry $15.8 million. DVD awaits.

Clint Eastwood's Invictus rounds out the top ten with a $4 million weekend. It hasn't got long left.


Movie News

1. Kevin Bacon, Ellen Paige, Liv Tyler and Rainn Wilson are set to star in a new super hero comedy called Super.

"Bacon will play drug-dealer Jacques, who destroys the life of Wilson by seducing his troubled wife (Tyler). The spurned husband remakes himself as a superhero."

James Gunn will direct the film.

Well somebody has to bring home the bacon.


Source: Variety


2. Curtis Jackson and Val Kilmer will re-team in Gun.

Jessy Terrero will direct the film, which is based on an original idea by Jackson.

The film is set in the illegal world of drug dealing.

Hold on, does that mean that there's a world of legal drug dealing? Hmmmm...

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


3. Paramount Pictures will get into the saddle for The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday.

The script by Chad St. John is supposed to be in the vein of Pirates of the Caribbean and the studio hopes that the film will lead to  successful franchise.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will hold the reins on the film.

Source: Variety

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

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