Ouch! Final Box-Office Tally of "Jack the Giant Slayer" Shows Lower Number! 


Over the weekend, "Jack the Giant Slayer" was estimated to make around $28 million at the North American box-office. It was deemed too low for a tentpole picture especially Warner Bros. Pictures forked nearly $200 million to produce the over-budgeted flick.

Well, we now have word per THR that the final tally was actually lower. More like $27.2 million, yikes!

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is following the footsteps of last year's big bloated event, Universal's "Battleship." Sure, "Jack" is much, much better than the Hasbro adventure, but still. ("Jack the Giant Slayer" movie review)

In general, all the new releases last weekend under-performed and underwhelmed. The trio of "21 & Over," "The Last Exorcism Part II," and "Phantom" all flopped. Including "Jack," the new flicks were no match to "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" which opened the same weekend last year.

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office films for weekend of March 1st:

1. "Jack the Giant Slayer," $27.2 million. ($13.7 million international.)

2. "Identity Thief," $9.7 million.

3. "21 & Over," $9 million.

4. "The Last Exorcism Part II," $8 million.

5. "Snitch," $7.7 million.

6. "Escape From Planet Earth," $6.7 million.

7. "Safe Haven," $6.3 million.

8. "Silver Linings Playbook," $5.9 million.

9. "A Good Day to Die Hard," $4.5 million. ($18.3 million international.)

10. "Dark Skies," $3.6 million.

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"Jack the Giant Slayer" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Movie Get? 


“Jack the Giant Slayer” leaps into theaters near you. It’s from director Bryan Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” the first two “X-Men” movies, “Superman Returns”) and co-written by the Oscar-winning Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”). It stars Nicholas Hoult as our hero and Eleanor Tomlinson as his Princess. Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy provide supporting roles.

But does this reimagining of the English folktale worth your golden egg and will it give you a giant of a good time? Take a look:



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Susan Boyle Joins Samantha Barks for Her First Feature Film! 


She's unstoppable! Fresh from singing "One Day More" at the Oscars, Susan Boyle has been hired to make her first feature film!

According to THR, the global-singing sensation, will join the cast of John Stephenson's "The Christmas Candle." Boyle will co-star alongside Samantha Barks ("Les Miserables"), Hans Matheson ("Clash of the Titans") and Lesley Manville ("Another Year").

Set in 1890 and billed as a "timeless and inspirational story," "The Christmas Candle" is about angels, and candles, and Christmas, of course!

Eric Newman and Candace Lee wrote and produced the film which also stars Sylvester McCoy ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"), John Hannah ("The Mummy") and Barbara Flynn ("Miss Potter") with James Cosmo (TV's "Game of Thrones").

We don't know yet what Boyle's character is, but she said in a statement that "Everyone on set is a delight to work with and it's a fantastic experience to be part of the team." And she's "really enjoying getting dressed in the period costumes and stepping back in time and although it's very cold filming on location, I'm wearing long johns under my bustle."

Awwww, Boyle is happy to make her film debut :happy

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Cowabunga Dude! "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Gets New Release Date! 


Previously, in the saga of making the new CG hybrid "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," we learned that the original release date was May 16, 2014, but now, it's been moved a few weeks later.

Paramount is saying the new date is June 6, 2014.

The fighting reptiles will have a few more weeks to bond with their human friend April O'Neil aka Megan Fox who was recently announced to be joining the cast.

No word yet on who will be playing the fantastic Ninjas -- Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Our heroes will be motion-captured, so, can Paramount just hire Andy Serkis for all 4 characters? He will give depth to our friendly Ninjas, don't you think?

Jonathan Liebesman is directing this extravaganza.

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Will Ferrell -- Comedic Genius! 


Is Will Ferrell a comedic genius? MTV seems to think so! The network is giving the "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" actor its first-ever Comedic Genius Award at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards.

Apparently, MTV chose Ferrell because he has “provided a major influence through his work” and “transformed the genre.” Hhmmm, influential and trailblazer!

Taking a cue from Ferrell's "Anchorman" character Ron Burgundy, MTV president, Stephen Friedman, said, "Simply put, Will Ferrell is 'kind of a big deal'."

Watch Ferrell accept his Comedic Genius Award on the MTV Movie Awards airing April 14th at 9 pm ET.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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