Posts Tagged ‘diary of a wimpy kid’

Today’s Links: The Dark Tower, Blade Runner, Iron Man 3, Ghost Rider and More

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Michael Gracey is set to Direct ‘The Greatest Showman on Earth’, the biopic will star Hugh Jackman as circus showman P.T. Barnum. [THR]
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” the third installment in the film series is on the way. [Variety]
  • The Dark Tower isn’t Dead Yet. [nypost]
  • Brian De Palma To Direct ‘Key Man’. [deadline]
  • How Ridley Scott came to direct the new ‘Blade Runner’. [latimes]
  • Robert Downey Jr. Talks about ‘Iron Man 3′ and Shane Black. [latimes]
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Poster Premiere. [styd]
  • Check Out The Trailer For TIFF Closing Night Film PAGE EIGHT below:

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Box Office Report: Not So Wimpy Kid Defeats Sucker Punch

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

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Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules edged out Sucker Punch this weekend in a surprising defeat, the big budget flashy Punch came in second, let’s see how others performed:

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 – $24.4M
2. Sucker Punch – $19M
3. Limitless – $15.2M  ($41.2M)
4. The Lincoln Lawyer – $11M  ($28.9M)
5. Rango – $9.8M  ($106.3M)

Rodrick Rules came in ahead of the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which opened a year ago to $22.1 million. The sequel has already passed its $21M budget and will continue success in the weeks to come.  Snyder, who is directing the upcoming Superman: Man of Steel made Sucker Punch for $75M, it’s going to need some legs to get that back.

Last weeks newcomers Limitless and The Lincoln Lawyer held strong in their second weekend, coming in at #3 and #4 respectively.  Rango crossed the $100 million mark over the weekend as well as as Adam Sandler’s  Just Go With It. They are the first 2011 releases to pass $100 million.

The CoF Weekend Preview: Girls Just Wanna Crack Skulls

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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For those who said Jon Hamm shouldn't play Superman. Your argument is invalid.

Here is our weekend preview of what is opening in theaters and what you might want to catch on TV.  Have a great weekend everyone, check back Sunday night for a Box Office Report and as always, we return Monday with a brand new City Strip in 3D! (not really).  And Here We…Go!

SUCKER PUNCHIMDBRT (21%)

The film follows a young woman in the 1950s about to be lobotomized as she attempts to escape an asylum with her inmate friends.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with hot girls fighting evil forces, I’ll give it a pass because I have hope that director Zack Snyder doesn’t take this movie’s inevitable tank personally and spite us with a the upcoming Superman reboot he’s working on.  He might go mental and cast Dean Cain!  Everyone go see this movie.  Twice.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULESIMDBRT (40%)

I saw the first Diary, it was a pleasure much like How to Eat Fried Worms, both based on the kids books of the same name.  You can’t get angry at kids being kids.  Here is some interesting facts, the first Diary had a budget of $15M, and it made $76M.  Our sequel this weekend was made for $21M (I bet it’s because there is another kid on the poster) and will be sure to make it’s money back if not this weekend, then before next Friday.  Then you have DVD sales and bam:  In an interview star Devon Bostick said that “Diary of A Wimpy Kid 3″ could be in the works and is “90% sure it will happen” depending on the success of Rodrick Rules.

And Such:

  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Friday) – Tonight’s guests are Jeremy Scahill, David Brooks, Ed Rendell, Tina Brown and Ellen Page.  Mmmm Ellen page.
  • The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO, Friday) – The discuss leg rubbing on this episode, nothing wrong with that.  Below is a picture of Ricky before and after.  Before when he was a pop start and after when he was our hero.  [his blog]
  • Mildred Pierce (HBO, Sunday) – Kate Winslet stars in the title role of the HBO Miniseries presentation, the five-part miniseries starts Sunday [read more in our HBO 2011 post].
  • Shameless (Showtime, Sunday) – This is the season finale, one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time, it’s great and you should all be watching.
  • Californication (Showtime, Sunday)  – Season finale, it’s been a very good season.  Last week we saw Duchovny’s character Hank give a cute nod to his last great character, Mulder [see].

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