Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are unstoppable! Their latest collaboration, "Alice in Wonderland," took in $34.5 million to maintain its No. 1 position for a third-straight weekend.
So far, the film has raised its domestic total to $265.8 million, and worldwide to $565.8 million after just three weekends y'all!
Meanwhile, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" debuted at No. 2 with $21.8 million and "The Bounty Hunter" starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler opened at No. 3 with $21 million.
But the Jude Law and Forest Whitaker starrer, "Repo Men," was deemed a flop with an opening of $6.2 million. The action thriller debuted at No. 4.
But the good box-office news belonged to Ben Stiller and his comic drama "Greenberg." Premiering in limited release, the film took in $120,432 in just three theaters for an astounding average of $40,144 a cinema. (I will be posting my review of the film, plus my interviews with the cast including Stiller)
Here's the estimated list of the Top 10 Box Office films for weekend of March 19th:
1. "Alice in Wonderland," $34.5 million.
2. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," $21.8 million.
3. "The Bounty Hunter," $21 million.
4. "Repo Men," $6.2 million.
5. "She's Out of My League," $6 million.
6. "Green Zone," $5.96 million.
7. "Shutter Island," $4.8 million.
8. "Avatar," $4 million.
9. "Our Family Wedding," $3.8 million.
10. "Remember Me," $3.3 million.
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Here's more info on "Predators" from Yahoo:
Royce, a mercenary, reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they've been brought together on an alien planet... as prey. With the notable exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers -- mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members -- human "predators" that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
Genres: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: July 9th, 2010 (wide)
Distributors: 20th Century Fox
Cast and Credits
Starring: Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins
Directed by: Nimrod Antal
Produced by: Robert Rodriguez, Alex Young, Elizabeth Avellan
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Renowned civil rights activist and labor organizer, César Chávez, is soon getting the Hollywood treatment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Keir Pearson and Larry Meli have optioned the life rights of Chávez.
Pearson (Oscar-nominated for "Hotel Rwanda") will be writing the feature screenplay, and will be producing with Meli for Canana Films -- the shingle from Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.
No word yet on the cast, but who should play César Chávez?
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Screenwriter Jeff Stockwell has been hired by Cary Granat and his Bedrock Studios to adapt "A Wrinkle in Time," the time-travel extravaganza from author Madeleine L'Engle.
Granat, who previously worked with Disney in the "Chronicles of Narnia" movies and "Bridge to Terabithia," is developing "Wrinkle in Time" for the studio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
L’Engle’s 1962 Newbery Medal-winning science fiction novel features teenage protagonist Meg Murry, her whiz brother Charles Wallace, and classmate Calvin O'Keefe and their intergalactic mission to rescue Meg's missing scientist father. They are helped along the way by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which -- I bet you, these characters will be memorable in the film version.
Stockwell previously co-wrote the adaptation of "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," and "Bridge to Terabithia" for Disney.
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My movie review of "Repo Men," the new sci-fi dystopian thriller from Universal Pictures starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, and Liev Schreiber from first-time feature film director Miguel Sapochnik. Is the film worth your $10? Check out what I think of "Repo Men" below. Oh, and contrary to popular belief, this is not an update of the 1984 Emilio Estevez starrer "Repo Man," this one's based on Emilio Garcia's novel The Repossession Mambo.
Here's more info on "Repo Men" from Yahoo:
Humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property... with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business.
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Adaptation
Release Date: March 19th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Cast and Credits
Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, Carice van Houten
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Produced by: Miguel Sapochnik, Jon Mone, Mike Drake
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