Monday is upon us….once again! No more weekend. This news may make you want to frown, but, instead, turn that frown upside-down!! When Monday comes, that means it is time for “MOVIE NEWS MONDAY!!” Hooray! That being said, allow me to be the first to officially welcome you to MNM today! What is MNM? I’m so glad you asked! MNM (or Movie News Monday) is the place to go every Monday for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! Keeping you updated on movies being released, actors/actresses in roles, dvd releases to keep a lookout for, which movie won in the box office over the weekend, etc! Hope you enjoy!
This Just In!!…
#1– “Weekend Box-Office Winner.” Well, this news is circulating the entertainment world like crazy, because Jackass 3D completely demolished the box office in theaters this weekend. A second milestone in theaters in as many weeks. Two weekends ago, The Social Network took the #1 spot for the second week in a row (last film to do that prior to was The Expendables). Last weekend Jackass 3D earned the highest weekend box office dollars amount since Inception‘s $60.4 million. It earned a whopping estimated $50 million! Wow! (You have to take into account that every ticket sold had the 3D glasses surcharge attached to it, but wow still!)
The film only cost $19 million to produce. While the first two films earned a little over $20 million over the entire weekend they released, Jackass 3D earned over $20 million on its opening day! RED came in second with The Social Network at third. Here’s the numbers for the top five:
- Jackass 3D $50 million
- RED $22.5 million
- The Social Network $11 million
- Secretariat $9.5 million
- Life As We Know It $9.2 million
Allow me to put this into perspective a different way. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole has been in theaters for 4 weeks and only earned $46 million. Easy A has been in theaters for 5 weeks and has only earned $52 million. Jackass 3D, in THREE DAYS, earned $50 million. I think the success is short lived and that the numbers will drastically drop after this initial launch. But, we’ll see. Stranger things have happened.
#2– “The Queen of the Nile comes to Hollywood.” Cleopatra is getting her own movie, and Elizabeth Taylor will not be reprising her role again as the young queen this time around like she did in 1963. (can you imagine if she did?). Angelina Jolie will star as Cleopatra, and, perhaps, the biggest news about all of this is who will be sitting in the director’s chair. James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) is set to direct this film about the true, unglamorized life of Cleopatra. It will most likely be in 3D as well. But before he starts to work on that, or even Avatar2, it is my understanding that J. Cameron is set to finish his work on a remake of the classic film Fantastic Voyage! That’s exciting! Do you remember the 1966 classic? Click here to see the trailer of what Cameron’s remaking! Jolie’s Cleopatra is set to make her way to theaters sometime in 2013.
#3– “Help Wanted.” Apparently Mars Needs Moms! Disney just released a poster for their new animated film entitled Mars Needs Moms. Starring the vocal talents of Seth Green, Joan Cusack, and more, this movie follows 9 yr old Milo as he realizes just how much he cares about his mom when martians take her away to be a mom to their young on Mars instead! This fun and funny adventure is based off of a 2007 children’s book by best-selling author Berkeley Breathed. The film is scheduled to release next year. Here is the teaser poster!
#4– Blu-ray/DVD release for Tuesday: Predators. This film starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Laurence Fishbourne and aliens releases tomorrow on Blu-ray. Some loved it, others didn’t. Check out the review here if you’d like prior to rushing out to the stores for your copy of this extraterrestrial fight for survival, or game of fun…depending on whose side you’re on!
#5– P.S. news: Top Gun2 is in talks. Apparently the 1986 classic will have a sequel with possibly a reunion of sorts with producer Steven Spielberg, director Tony Scott, and even Tom Cruise (?). It has been reported that the character Maverick has been written into a working script with a role that exceeds just being a flight instructor. Here we go on the Hollywood Highway to the Sequel Zone!
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
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