Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler No Match for "Madagascar 3!" 


Tom Cruise's "Rock of Ages" and Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" failed to dethrone "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." Everyone came in to the weekend knowing that the animated threequel would beat competition, but no one predicted it would be really dismal for both Cruise and Sandler. ("Madagascar 3" interview with Jada Pinkett Smith)

"Rock of Ages," a winning adaptation of the Broadway musical, landed at No. 3 with a disappointing $15.1 million. Directed by Adam Shankman, Cruise gave a memorable performance as rock star Stacee Jaxx. Featuring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Catherine Zeta Jones, Malin Akerman, Paul Giamatti, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand, go watch "Rock of Ages." (For my interviews with director Adam Shankman, click here, with Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, click here, and with Malin Akerman, click here, and for my "Rock of Ages" movie review, click here)

Previous weekend's box-office bonanza, "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" held on the No. 1 position with $35.5 million! We'll see how it squares off with the new animated tale from Disney/Pixar "Brave" which will open next weekend.

"Prometheus" also held its No. 2 position with $20.2 million. This is a good sci-fi flick, a prequel of sorts to "Alien" from director Ridley Scott.

Sandler's much-maligned "That's My Boy" (yes it's bad, it makes "Jack and Jill" look like "Citizen Kane!") failed to even beat Kristen Stewart's "Snow White & The Huntsman" which placed at No. 4 with $13.8 million. "That's My Boy" settled to No. 5 with just $13 million. Sure it's R-rated, but it's the weakest opener for any Sandler movie!

But Phil Contrino, boxoffice.com editor, told E! that "Rock of Ages" has a better shot of salvaging its run. It has the makings of a cult hit (that's true!) Contrino said, and a good alternative for action flicks populating summer moviegoing.

The good news this summer? Two indie-flicks continue to over-perform! "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" placed at No. 8 with $2.2 million while the excellent "Moonrise Kingdom" from writer/director Wes Anderson took the No. 9 spot with $2.18 million. Hurray!

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office films for weekend of June 15th:

1. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, $35.5 million
2. Prometheus, $20.2 million
3. Rock of Ages, $15.1 million
4. Snow White and the Huntsman, $13.8 million
5. That's My Boy, $13 million
6. Men in Black 3, $10 million
7. The Avengers, $8.8 million
8. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, $2.2 million
9. Moonrise Kingdom, $2.18 million
10. What to Expect When You're Expecting, $1.3 million

[ 31 comments ] ( 1331 views )   |  permalink  |   ( 3 / 715 )
Win ROCK OF AGES, MADAGASCAR 3, SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN Prize Pack! Win All Three! 


This week on Manny’s Movie Weekend Giveaway, instead of just 1 movie, I’m giving 3 movie giveaways! We have prizes for “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” “Snow White & The Huntsman,” and “Rock of Ages.” Thanks to Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros. for giving us the opportunity to give you these one-of-a-kind prizes. (Watch Contest Video Below)

One lucky winner will take home the following:

“ROCK OF AGES” shirt and mini-posters
“MADAGASCAR 3” pencils, yoyo, hacky sack, tattoos
“SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN” bag, mini-mirrors that feature both Queen Ravenna and Snow White, T-shirt


Normally, we give away 1 prize pack for 1 movie, but this time, you get 3 prize packs all in one!

How to enter:

1) Go to my Facebook page on www.facebook.com/MannyTheMovieGuy
2) Like my page
3) Like the contest post


And that’s it! Just like me forever and ever! :happy

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on:

SATURDAY, JUNE 30th BY 5PM (PACIFIC) – PERFECT TO BEGIN YOUR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!

It’s as easy as that! So what are you waiting for? Go to my Facebook page right now, and good luck!

Sorry international friends, this is only for U.S. residents


Check out the Contest Video:



"Snow White & The Huntsman"




Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

DIRECTOR

Rupert Sanders

CAST

Kristen Stewart -- Snow White
Chris Hemsworth -- The Huntsman
Charlize Theron -- The Queen
Sam Claflin -- The Prince
Ian McShane -- Caesar
Bob Hoskins -- Constantine

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"




Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer) and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

In Theaters -- June 8, 2012

MPAA Rating -- PG (for some mild action and rude humor)

Genres -- Action/Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Sequel

Run Time -- 1 hour 35 minutes

Distributors -- Paramount Pictures

"Rock of Ages"




Small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

Director -- Adam Shankman

CAST

Julianne Hough -- Sherrie
Diego Boneta -- Drew Boley
Russell Brand -- Lonnie
Paul Giamatti -- Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta Jones
Malin Akerman -- Constance

[ 26 comments ] ( 652 views )   |  permalink  |   ( 3 / 770 )
Rock Out! Watch My "Rock of Ages" Movie Review! 


"Rock of Ages" will rock you like a hurricane! Watch my review below! For my interviews with director Adam Shankman, click here, with Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta, click here, and with Malin Akerman, click here.



"Rock of Ages" Synopsis

Small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

Director -- Adam Shankman

CAST

Julianne Hough -- Sherrie
Diego Boneta -- Drew Boley
Russell Brand -- Lonnie
Paul Giamatti -- Paul Gill
Catherine Zeta Jones
Malin Akerman -- Constance

[ 32 comments ] ( 1509 views )   |  permalink  |   ( 3 / 706 )
Gloria Speaks! My Fun “Madagascar 3” Interview with Jada Pinkett Smith 


When you interview people via satellite, sometimes it’s hard to find an emotional or mental connection. But not Miss Jada! Her sweetness came out live and clear and I had a great time interviewing the mom, the wife, the actress, and the rock star who’s back as the glorious Gloria for “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” co-starring with Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Cedric the Entertainer.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why she wanted to return for the third installment
*** Do her kids Jaden and Willow like the franchise?
*** It’s interesting to note that “Madagascar 3” came out two weeks after Will Smith’s “Men in Black 3”
*** How does she balance her multi-tasking life?
*** What does she want the kids to take away from “Madagascar 3?”



[ 23 comments ] ( 1068 views )   |  permalink  |   ( 3 / 690 )
“Rock of Ages” Director Adam Shankman Interview – He Reveals His True Love 


I first met director Adam Shankman for Vin Diesel's "The Pacifier." Remember that opus? So when I met Shankman for "Rock of Ages" I told him, he popped my press junket cherry! HA! Kidding aside, Shankman has been the go-to guy for musical adaptations. He was successful in mounting a big-screen version of "Hairspray," and now, he wants to rock us out with "Rock of Ages."

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What got him interested in making "Rock of Ages"
*** How he corralled Tom Cruise into joining the cast
*** How he made Cruise sing and dance in the role of Stacee Jaxx
*** Cruise's performance ala Iggy Pop meets Axl Rose
*** How his dancing background help him with his directing skills
*** His inner heart desires -- he fell in love!



[ 44 comments ] ( 2876 views )   |  permalink  |   ( 3 / 659 )

<<First <Back | 286 | 287 | 288 | 289 | 290 | 291 | 292 | 293 | 294 | 295 | Next> Last>>