Movie News Monday for June 20, 2011!

Today is Monday and that means: “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”) is here!

What is ‘MNM’ all about?

In case this is your first time here, “Movie News Monday!” (MNM) is the place to visit every Monday for a quick recap of trending entertainment news! I’ve collected info, rumors, etc from all over just for you to keep 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! Are you ready for your weekly update? Here it is!

This Just In!!…

#1- “The Weekend Winner.” This weekend, Green Lantern went up against the likes of Super 8 and X-Men: First Class in the box office. According to the estimates from, Green Lantern won. It did not, however, beat out the debut weekend of other superhero movies like Thor‘s $65.7m or X-Men: First Class‘s $55.1m. And are you ready for this? The attendance to Green Lantern did not even match that of Daredevil‘s or Ghost Rider‘s. Wow. While it did less than other superhero movies of times past, Green Lantern still won the box office. Which of the movies did YOU see this weekend?

Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, June 17-Sun, June 19:

  1. Green Lantern ~$52.7 million (NEW RELEASE)
  2. Super 8 ~$21.3 million
  3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins ~$18.2 million (NEW RELEASE)
  4. X-Men: First Class ~$11.5 million
  5. The Hangover Part II ~$9.6 million
  6. Kung Fu Panda 2 ~$8.7 million
  7. Bridesmaids ~$7.5 million
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ~$6.2 million
  9. Midnight in Paris ~$5.2 million
  10. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer ~$2.2 million

Congrats to Green Lantern! Click HERE to check out the review.

#2- ”King Arthur II?!” King Arthur the 2nd?! Not entirely. In the Hollywood spirit of remakes and reboot magic, Warner Bros is reportedly working on a reboot for the Jerry Bruckheimer box office flop King Arthur. Do not, under any circumstance, expect to see Keira Knightley or Clive Owen in this one. The casting WILL be different.One of the most interesting pieces of news in all of this is the director chosen: David Dobkin. Dobkin’s directorial background includes Wedding Crashers, Shanghai Knights, Fred Claus, and the upcoming body-switch comedy The Change Up. Will we be seeing a more comical side to Arthur? Perhaps Lancelot will put Arthur’s hand in a bowl of warm water while he sleeps! ha.

We’ll see. In my opinion, 2004’s King Arthur was not terrible (not a blockbuster either). I am curious to see what becomes of this project in the making.

(quick note: I thought it hilarious that the cover for King Arthur features Keira as Guinevere in the middle and King Arthur as the background!)

#3- “Transformers move…again” After the release date change for Transformers: Dark of the Moon happened earlier (From Friday, July 1 to Wednesday, June 29), Paramount recently announced that instead of starting the screenings at midnight on Tuesday screenings will be scheduled to begin at 9pm on Tuesday evening for a June 28th release date in 3D and IMAX theaters! Can anyone say extra cha-ching?! Possibly a smart marketing move, but depending on how great the film is will determine if the steam will keep going through the weekend. (I tend to think Transformers will take over the entire week through the weekend. Prepare for a transformers domination…that weekend the only other releases will be Monte Carlo and Larry Crowne.)

Are you going to try to see it early?

#4- “Behind the Shield!!” Summer 2011 has already brought some superheroes to the big screen, but the most anticipated one is Captain America! July 22, 2011!! Check out a great featurette that goes behind the scenes and behind the shield of Captain America: The First Avenger. See Cap fighting Nazis, throwing his shield, and fighting for justice in this video segment! CANNOT WAIT!!!

#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Terrence Stamp. IMDB’s tagline: “The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.” I rather enjoyed this film and hope that you do too. Click the picture below for the review.

*Also releasing this week: Unknown, The Eagle, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (click the titles in gold for their review)

BIRTHDAY BONUS: Happy Birthday Nicole Kidman (44)

Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!


up next: “Time to Vote Tuesday!” Don’t forget to vote for the 2 worst films of the first half of 2011 on last week’s poll, it closes tonite!

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