"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Continues to Rule Box-Office, "Horrible Bosses" Opens Strong 


"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" maintained its No. 1 position in its second weekend with $47 million. But wait there's more! The sci-fi adventure starring Shia LaBeouf is now the top film of 2011 crushing "The Hangover Part II." So far, the Michael Bay flick has made $261 million in the domestic box-office, while its international take was at $384 million. ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon" movie review)

Meanwhile, opening at No. 2 was the Warner Bros. comedy "Horrible Bosses" starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis. The funny film opened with strong $28.1 million. ("Horrible Bosses" movie review)

Not having a great weekend was Sony Pictures. The studio's family flick, "Zookeeper" starring Kevin James, only managed a $21 million opening. Now, that's not bad, but with a budget of $80 million, it would take a while before Sony recoup its money.

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office list for the weekend of July 8th:

1. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $47 million ($93 million international).

2. "Horrible Bosses," $28.1 million.


3. "Zookeeper," $21 million ($7.5 million international).

4. "Cars 2," $15.2 million ($26.9 million international).

5. "Bad Teacher," $9 million.

6. "Larry Crowne," $6.3 million.

7. "Super 8," $4.8 million ($2.5 million international).

8. "Monte Carlo," $3.8 million.

9. "Green Lantern," $3.1 million.


10. "Mr. Popper's Penguins," $2.9 million.

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Isn't This the Coolest Pair of 3D Glasses Ever? Get Ready for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2!" 


Will you feel like the boy wizard when you wear these cool 3D glasses? I love that Warner Bros. is being creative in designing their 3D glasses for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." It's in the shape of Harry's specs.

So these 3D goggles will be waiting for you when you line up for the final chapter next week! I suggest you keep one for posterity reasons :wink

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"Bridesmaids" and "Super 8" Scene Stealers to Team Up for Judd Apatow's Untitled Comedy 


Melissa McCarthy, the gal who stole our hearts in "Bridesmaids," and Ryan Lee, the memorable child actor from "Super 8," are joining the cast of the new untitled comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Melissa McCarthy interview for "Bridesmaids"
Ryan Lee and the "Super 8" cast interview


I love that both actors are getting lots of attention after their wonderful performances in their respective wonderful films.

But here's the interesting part, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, remember their husband and wife characters from Apatow's "Knocked Up?" Well, they are reprising their roles for this super-mysterious but intriguing Universal comedy.

But wait, there's more! Megan Fox, remember her? She will join the cast, as well as Albert Brooks.

Apparently, Lee will star as McCarthy's son. He attends the same school that Rudd and Mann's children go to.

Previously, the film was known as "This is Forty." Was that a reference to age? Maybe?

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Get Ready for "Space Invaders" the Movie! 


As we told you back in March of 2010, reports were swirling that "Space Invaders," an early 80s relic, is coming to theaters near you.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the top arcade game of all time by Guinness World Records is indeed heading to the big screen, with help from "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. He's teaming up with Odd Lot Entertainment's Gigi Pritzker to see this project into fruition.

Both are now looking for a writer to come up with a story. Hmmmm, there are no characters nor mythology surrounding "Space Invaders" so this could be a tough one. I guess they could go on the "Tron" route and create new mythos within the "Space Invaders" world. Each of those laser death firing aliens could be characters right?

Incidentally, di Bonaventura is also mining other 80s icons such as the video game (yes, another video game!) "Asteroids" and a remake of 1989's "Pet Sematary."

Which provoked me to say, "Dear Mr. di Bonaventura, can you please be more original? Please?" :wink

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"Limitless" Director to Discover "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune?" 


After directing Bradley Cooper in the blockbuster "Limitless," Neil Burger is reportedly in final talks to direct the adaptation of the video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Burger will also write the script of the action-adventure flick for Columbia Pictures.

Previously, "The Fighter's" David O. Russell was attached to direct but he abruptly exited the project citing creative differences. Apparently, the director wrote a 200-page draft with new characters that have never even appeared in the video game.

Creative differences indeed!

But a quick note to Burger: after directing this surefire blockbuster video game adaptation, can you please return to the indie world where you once showcased movies like the gripping "The Illusionist?" Please?

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