Welcome to this week’s edition of “Movie News Monday!” (“MNM!”)!!
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 past weekend the #1 spot in the box office went to the vampires for a THIRD weekend in a row. (Click HERE to see my joy about that). The #1 spot was up for grabs for 2 wide new releases, but they just weren’t up to the task of claiming it amid low numbers over the weekend. Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly became one of Brad Pitt’s worst opening weekends on record while horror flick The Collection barely made its way into the Top Ten.
Coincidentally, this past weekend, according to boxofficemojo.com, “In its eighth weekend in theaters, Argo passed $100 million at the domestic box office. That makes it star Ben Affleck’s first $100 million movie since 2003’s Daredevil. Also, it’s the first of the major awards contenders to reach that mark, though Lincoln is on pace to eclipse Argo‘s tally in the coming weeks.”
Here are the weekend’s estimated results for Fri, Nov 30 -Sun, Dec 2:
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, pt 2 ~$17.4M
- Skyfall ~$17M
- Lincoln ~$13.5M
- Rise of the Guardians ~$13.5M
- Life of Pi ~$12M
- Wreck-It Ralph ~$7.02M
- Killing Them Softly ~$7M
- Red Dawn ~$6.5M
- Flight ~$4.5M
- The Collection ~$3.4M
*Actuals may vary as earnings are updated much later on Monday afternoons. For updates, visit boxofficemojo.com.
What did YOU watch this weekend?
#2- “A New Poster Goes Where Other Posters Have Gone Before.” Fans of 2009’s Star Trek have been anxiously awaiting any and all bits of news from secretive director J.J. Abrams’ work on the sequel entitled Star Trek Into Darkness. Well, the first poster for the awaited sequel has just been released. See it below, followed by some quick thoughts and the official synopsis. (click to enlarge photo)
This poster, already being christened “Star Trek Into Dark Knight,” strikes a big resemblance to the poster for The Dark Knight Rises and looks more “DC” than it does “Trekkie.” However, I still like it. (see the similarities?):
Here is the official synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness:
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Look for it to arrive in theaters on May 17, 2013!
Are you ready to trek into the darkness?
#3- “Flight #2 for The Navigator?” Another reboot of an 80’s classic is on the way. No, it’s not The Goonies. “Goonies never say die!”
Flight of the Navigator is in the works from Disney studios to be remade for the big screen. Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is looking at co-writing the remake and possibly to direct it. To tell you more about it, here is a video report from ClevverMovies:
What do you think? Are you excited to see this remake come to fruition? or…should they stop remaking classic movies from my childhood? I just hope they don’t bring Sarah Jessica Parker back. 😀
Are you looking forward to flying with the Navigator again?
#4- “First Look: The Seventh Son” Joseph Delaney’s book entitled The Spook’s Apprentice (which is known in the U.S. as The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch) is currently receiving the Book-to-Movie treatment under the cinematic title of The Seventh Son.
Directed by Sergey Bordrov and starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Djimon Hounsou and more, The Seventh Son‘s source content is the first in a series of fantasy novels and it introduces us to the character Tom Ward “who is the seventh son of a seventh son, which makes him eligible for apprenticeship under the local “Spook,” Master Gregory, whose job it is to rid the villages of evil.” (Courtesy CinemaBlend)
Take a look at Jeff Bridges (Master Gregory), Ben Barnes (Tom Ward), and Julianne Moore (Mother Malkin) in these two pics from the film.
The Seventh Son is currently in post-production and is set for an October 18, 2013 release.
Are you familiar with the book series?
#5- “This Week’s Blu-ray release.” This TUESDAY, look for the following films on Blu-ray to possibly add to your collection:
The Dark Knight Rises– Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and more. Watch as the Dark Knight rises to the occasion eight years after the events of The Dark Knight to help save Gotham city from a dangerous terrorist. He returns with a few new gadgets, allies, and aches and pains and seeks to overcome the great evil that invades his city. Definitely worth a spot in your collection this week. Read my REVIEW
Several other films also release this week. Check it out!
Also releasing: Finding Nemo 3D, Hope Springs (Read my REVIEW), The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Butter, V/H/S and more.
Well, that’s it for this round of “Movie News Monday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
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