America has been in the mood to laugh! Uncertain economic future drove viewers to laugh out loud and put "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" back to No. 1 for two weeks in a row!
The Kevin James-starrer raked in $21.5 million and has now grossed $64.8 million in its first two weeks! The comedy is expected to surpass $100 million.
At No. 2 is "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," a prequel of the popular franchise about the eternal battle between werewolves and vampires. The film took a big bite at the box-office with $20.7 million.
Missing from theater attendance this past weekend? Families! Mom, dad, and kids didn't support the fantasy adventure "Inkheart" putting Brendan Fraser's film at No. 7 with $7.7 million in total ticket sales.
The best box-office story of the week? "Slumdog Millionaire!" Its Oscar nominations propelled the movie to No. 5 with $10.6 million.
Here's the complete list of the Top 10 films at the box-office for weekend of Jan. 23rd:
1. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $21.5 million.
2. "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," $20.7 million.
3. "Gran Torino," $16 million.
4. "Hotel for Dogs," $12.4 million.
5. "Slumdog Millionaire," $10.6 million.
6. "My Bloody Valentine 3-D," $10.1 million.
7. "Inkheart," $7.7 million.
8. "Bride Wars," $7 million.
9. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," $6 million.
10. "Notorious," $5.7 million.
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"Slumdog Millionaire" continues its awards season momentum by winning the top prize at the Producers Guild of America awards.
If you're a betting person, take note. "Slumdog" is 98% sure to win the Best Picture Oscar.
"Man on Wire" won for Best Documentary, while "Wall-E" won for Best Animated Feature.
Here's the full list of winners:
*** The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
"Slumdog Millionaire," Christian Colson
*** The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
"Man On A Wire," Simon Chinn
*** The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
"Wall-E," Jim Morris
The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Television - Drama
"Mad Men" (AMC)
The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy
"30 Rock" (NBC)
Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television
"60 Minutes" (CBS)
The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment/Competition
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
Stephen T. Colbert, DFA
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Almost six years later, the film version of the book arrives in theaters bearing Fraser’s marquee name.
But the question remains, is "Inkheart" worth your money? Or will fans of the book the only ones to love the film?
Before you watch my movie review, let me gently remind you to watch my "Inkheart" interviews with:
BRENDAN FRASER (Mo) AND ELIZA HOPE BENNET (Meggie)
PAUL BETTANY (Dustfinger)
DIRECTOR IAIN SOFTLEY
Now on to my review!
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Rumor has it, or at least according to Extra, that former child-wonder (She's now 14) Dakota Fanning may have been offered the role of Jane, the Volturi vampire in the "Twilight" sequel, "New Moon."
This is great news if it's true!
I love Dakota Fanning, and I believe her acting prowess will benefit "New Moon' greatly! And I can truly see her as Jane, one of the most powerful vampires and an enemy of the lovebirds, Bella and Edward!
Dakota as an evil villain? Rock On!
Also in "New Moon" news, Vanessa Hudgens is supposed to have auditioned for the role of one of the werewolves!
Huh? Vanessa still auditions even with her "High School Musical" cred? I guess to prove to hiring studios she can act, and not just sing and dance and look pretty...
Reportedly, Ashley Greene, who plays Alice Cullen, told MTV at a Golden Globes afterparty that Hudgens has actually auditioned for the role.
Did Ashley mean to spill the beans? And is this story really true? Stay tuned, we'll go investigate now
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First we have FOX's "Alvin & the Chipmunks," now, get ready for "Tom and Jerry."
I used to love this cartoon when I was a kid, and to this day, I'll take a look at it, giggle a little, when it's on.
Warner Bros. is turning the beloved cartoon classic into a CG spectacle with a live-action twist!
Didn't FOX try this with "Garfield" before and failed? Have no fear "Tom and Jerry" fans, the writer behind this project is Eric Gravning who seemed to have a good, creative background.
One of his scrips called "B-Minor" has Ron Howard attached to direct. So, that's a good sign.
Read the full story right here.
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