Closing film release summer four-day Labor Day weekend has passed rather usually.
There were no observed especially high fees, but almost every participant was able to hire substantially their cash.
Scheduled at the start of the festive four-day competition between the two debutants and the winner of last weekend turned short, and a clear leader in this fight has already been determined on Saturday. The film debuted on Wednesday action "The American" earned 13.2 million dollars in 2,823 theaters in a three-day weekend (4668 dollars from cinema), 16.7 million for the four-days and 19.8 million in the first six days of release.
Shown film with George Clooney in the title role of the fourth-ever weekends Labor Day weekend, losing only a remake of "Halloween" (30.6 million for four days) and sequels "The Transporter" (20.1 million) and "Jeepers Creepers" (18.4 million).
Debut revenues of "The Americans" have received considerable abundant compared with well released on Wednesday at the Labor Day "The Constant Gardener" (12.7 million for the six days) and a "Traitor" (11.5 million), in general, slightly exceeding the standard of previous projects actor. A year ago, "The Men who stare at Goats" got 12.7 million dollars for the weekend, and before that "Leatherheads", "Syriana" and "Michael Clayton" collected at the start, respectively, 12,7, 11,3 and 10, $ 3 million.
According to distributors reports 60% of the audience belonged to the male sex, 88% were older than 25 years, and two-thirds - over 35.
For one day captured a leadership "Machete" on Saturday was the third, but in the course of the weekend was able to defend an honorable second place with 11.4 million dollars in 2,670 theaters for three days (4,276 dollars from institution) and 14.1 million for four. The film of Robert Rodriguez showed the seventh result in the history of Labor Day weekends.
"This is a real cultural success. Latin American audience enthusiastically accepted the movie"- said Chris Aronson, head of distribution 20th Century Fox studio, who bought the rights to American movie release for $ 8 million.
"Taking into account the fan-base of Trejo and Rodriguez, all marketing efforts have focused on the Hispanic" - he added, explaining the features of the strategy distributors. 55% of the audience consisted of the stronger sex, and 55% were older than 25 years.
Unexpectedly released a week ago thriller "Takers" gave quite respectable second weekend, losing on its results 47% from its debut in revenue. 20 million film has collected 10.9 million dollars for three days and 13.5 million for four, increasing the total cash to nearly $ 40 million after 11 days of hire. Final charges in the vicinity of the 60 millionth marks clearly there will be an excellent gift to have little ambition of the project.
Quite expectedly suffered heavy losses horror "The last exorcism", collapsed 64% from 7.34 million dollars for a three-day weekend, and 8.75 million for four. However, as has been repeatedly noted, the 33.5 million dollars after 11 days of hire and the total revenue of 40 million or slightly more than that would be a great result for this low budged movie a kind of successful acquisitions in less than a million dollar by LionsGate studio.
Hard to believe, but action "Expendables" will be the first full-length 100 millionth hit for quarter of century for Sylvester Stallone. If you do not take into account the role in the second plan of the third "Spy Kids", the last time in the career of the famous actor is to achieve submissive published in November 1985, "Rocky 4" (127.9 million final charges). In the fourth weekend release "Expendables" earned 6.62 million dollars with 30% falling for three days and 8.32 million for four and a general insurer in 93.9 million dollars after 25 days of sessions.
Another successful weekend brought in its asset police comedy "The Other Guys", attended by 5.29 million dollars with 16% falling for three days and 6.66 million for four. Total cash 100 millionth picture is 108.1 million dollars up to five weeks in theaters.
Women's drama "Eat, Pray, Love" had obtained 4.8 million dollars for three-days and 6.18 million for four days (total 70.3 million). Guidance for adaptation of an autobiographical literary bestseller is still being the 80 millionth mark the final charges.
At the end of the summer the second youth is going through "Inception". In the eighth weekend of the film Christopher Nolan minimum cost falling to 6,2%, having collected 4.57 million dollars for three days and 5.88 million over four. On receipt of proceeds of 278.5 million dollars fiction thriller up to 46th place in the history of American film release.
The last vacancy in the top-10 departed sequel "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang ", who earned 3.53 million dollars for a three-day and 4.81 million for a four-day holiday weekend. Just piggy British bands 23.7 million dollars of cash disbursed against 33.4 million during the same period in the original film four and a half years ago.
Parody "Vampires Suck" had got 3.2 million dollars for three-day weekend, and 3.94 million for a four-day holiday, coming on as a mark of 33.2 million dollars up to eighteen days of release.
On the 13th place moved romantic comedy "The Switch" who has mastered the 3.12 million dollars for three days and 3.92 million for four and a general insurer to 22.3 million dollars for the same period.
Special edition of "Avatar" second weekend release brought 2.26 million dollars with 44% falling for three days and 2.96 million for four (total 8.48 million this re-release, and 758.2 million total revenue).
The next week the new season of film release will start out the fourth "Resident Evil". 3D movie starts on the screens of 2800 cinemas.
This autumn the star of thriller "Salt" is planning to hold in Eastern Europe. Angelina Jolie will try her hand at directing and made her debut in low-budget drama about love, women and the Bosnian Serb soldiers during the war in the early 1990's.
Jolie often visits this region as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The actress herself wrote the script and plans to shoot and produce a picture, but remain behind the scenes. All actors will be from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the main language still be English.
Talking about the movie budget, so it's rather small, slightly less than $ 15 million. GK Films, which recently filmed "Tourist" with Angelina Jolie in the main role, will fund the project.
Last weekend Angelina Jolie was in Sarajevo, where she met with the heads of Bosnia and Herzegovina, discussing the fate of 113,000 refugees in the country. During the visit, the actress and said the news of the impending project.
"This film is a love story and not a political statement - said Jolie. - I would like to engage in work on it the maximum number of local residents and learn as much as I can".
Jolie has had a little experience in directing - in 2007, she took off her documentary "A place in time." But in the game film, she tries herself at first. Filming will take place this fall, but does not specify the location for security reasons.
In April of this year, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt visited refugees in eastern Bosnia and promised to return.
Jolie plans are "Sleeping Beauty" by Tim Burton and "Cleopatra" by producer Scott Rudin.
Academy Award Winners figurines called Oscar, awarded for outstanding contribution to world cinema. They were directed by Jean-Luc Godard, actor Eli Wallach, film historian and documentarian Kevin Brownlow. Irving Thalberg Award of Honor will receive Francis Ford Coppola.
Jean-Luc Godard - one of the most famous names in the history of world cinema. His first film "On the last breath" bombshell, thus marked the beginning of a fascinating cinema genre - French "new wave", which changed the face of cinema, and which included such directors, as Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Alain Resnais, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer and others.
Godard films are not always easy to understand. Among the famous works of the great director: "Contempt", "Little Soldier", "Mad Pierrot", "Alphaville", "Weekend", "Two or Three Things I Know About Her", "Woman Is a Woman", "Male-Female", "Chinese woman", etc. The influence of Godard at their work will recognize such venerable directors like Quentin Tarantino and Woody Allen.
Kevin Brownlow is considered one of the greatest contemporary scholars of the silent era. He has many books and participated in the creation of more than a dozen documentaries on David Wark Griffith, Buster Keaton, Lona Cheney and other great filmmakers. Also Brownlow is known by his work on the restoration of some of the masterpieces of silent screen.
On account of the actor Eli Wallach in the role of many classic strips: "Pupa" Elia Kazan, "The Magnificent Seven" by John Sturges, "The Misfits" by John Huston. But, of course, was the artist's trademark image of a charming scoundrel tuco - Evil in Sergio Leone's masterpiece "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." All the time in his career the actor has been working hardly and actively in this field so far, being in the age of 94! Among the latter currently roles Wallach appeared in such movies as the almanac "New York, I Love You" and Roman Polanski thriller "The Ghost ".
Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, this time will receive a prize named after Irving Thalberg, awarded for contributions to the cinema as producer. In addition to finance their own paintings, the author of the trilogy "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" as a producer is responsible for the creation of such films as "American Graffiti", "Shadow Warrior", "Koyaaniskatsi", "Hammett", "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters", "Sleepy Hollow" and "Jeepers Creepers". Also, the master of helping to finance movie of his daughter Sofia, "The Virgin Suicides", "Lost in Translation" and "Marie Antoinette". It is worth noting that the Oscar for best director ("The Godfather Part 2") and the script ("Patton") became classic in the first half of 1970.
"Every honorable impressed by the world audience and his work influenced the film industry," - said president of the American Academy Tom Sherak.
All awards will be presented with their future owners on November 13 2010.
In an interview, timed to release of the director's version of "Avatar," James Cameron says about what new will see the viewers in this version, shares his plans for the continuation of "Avatar" and talks about his new novel.
About "Avatar" 2 and 3.
"I have a story for the second and third parts. Some additional material I learned from my recent trip to the Amazon. There I spent a lot of time dealing with the various local tribes, and image of their life conquers its virgin...
I still have not finished the script, but it is a matter of time. At the moment I'm negotiating on the second part. Once everything is properly decided, I would proceed to work on a sequel".
About the novel based on the "Avatar".
"I am currently working on a novel based on the "Avatar" to be published either in late 2010 or early 2011. For its completion it will take me a few more months. I have not been able to write in while filming the movie, but I always longed to do it.
I did not want the book was low-grade to come to some sort of mercenary and mischief here and there. I intend to create a serious novel, which, ideally, will become a bible for any writer who wants to write a story, taking "Avatar" as a basis. I do not mind to create a new universe, just do not want this happen by the time I get fat.
What should we expect from the director's version of "Avatar".
"Director's version is 9 minutes longer. It will be the scenes with CG-images, no boring scenes on the basis of where someone is talking and drinking coffee.
All the action will occur in the tropical forest Pandora (sometimes at night) will be a great episode of hunting, which involved ikrans. At the end of the film added a very emotional scene."
After bulldozers destroyed Navie settlement, the tribe will take the counter-attack. We'll show what reaction it provoked among the people, and how the war was waged. There will be an episode with Grace at school. We'll introduce you new animals (one of them is in the video game). You'll see a love scene. I want to assure that all the episodes are of the highest quality and absolutely fit into the big picture".
Producer of such animation cartoons as "Ice Age" and "Robots" Chris Wedge is ready to go into feature films. But this process seems to long and may go faster in relation to the adaptation of Kirsten Beykis novel "Lives of the Monster Dogs", which is a post-modern "Frankenstein."
Heroes of "dog-monsters" - a group of genetically altered dogs, which have created in the 19th century by Prussian mad scientists, hiding in the Canadian village. Animals can walk on their hind legs, have an incredible mind and talking through the built-in throat dynamics. In our time, experiment victims rebelled against their creators, dressing up in old costumes and go to New York, where behave like true aristocrats. The novel is written on behalf of New York student who becomes the chronicler of the luxurious dogs life, eventually acquiring a tragic tinge.
Chris Wedge has read Beykis book back in 1998, when it had just been published. The novel is so like the director, that he was personally involved in buying the rights to its film adaptation. Script writing entrusted to Adam Klein, who just finished work on the translation of cinema novel by Golfer Yona from the cycle "Artemis Fowl".
The movie will be filmed in the Fox studio. We should expect a lot of special effects. Wedge has for some time planed the transition from animation to feature films - last year he was assigned to the film version of the game Spore, and then going to film "Hugo Cabret" on which Martin Scorsese is currently working.
Wedge founded Blue Sky studio and launched into the world "Ice Age" franchise, which brought together more than 1.9 billion dollars in box office.
Scandalous Polish director Roman Polanski rarely pleases the audience with his films. But this time his new movie "The Ghost Writer" surprisingly met all expectations.
All his works are quite different, they are impressive and do not believe that this is the same Polanski, in this case may be due to the fact that the film looks too modern.
The reason is that the "ghost" covers quite the modern issues of public nature, it's like the idea reminds one of the chapters of the documentary "Zeitgeist". As a political thriller, the film does not overload the extra information, and presents only what is needed and it seemed to me even a slight to see as the main story plot is valid between several persons, where almost everyone has a skeleton in the closet. But this cabinet without a key, you can simply open. Each character has a literary basis, some perhaps have even real prototypes of existing people.
Unnamed author, on his own head, who agreed to finish the memoirs of former British prime minister suddenly charged with war crimes, his wife and secretary, professor, a strange man at the gate house, security guards, a maid, and even the janitor, who introduces a remarkable picture of humor, they are all perfectly blended in the grim surrounding movie.
Most actions of the drama "Ghost" are on the island, where there is a small town and one of the houses of former Minister. There is the main hero there, a writer completing a book about the famous politicians and is witnessing a watershed event in the political world, while becoming the most targeted by faceless conspirators. Crude, but the cozy atmosphere of the film achieved excellent with the rainy nature and creates a disturbing atmosphere. It is good when they pay attention to the environment, with which it is possible to beat the event.
Concerning cast members, they were turned out quite successful. At the forefront for me came Pierce Brosnan, who vividly portrayed self-confident politician, just a solid person with a certain degree of rigidity in the affairs and requirements for himself and others, restrained, but at the same time very emotional. Ewan McGregor has disappointed me a little, I had him make a zest to his character, a writer, as in any way. It turned out he too unemotional and impersonal, the feeling that the last role he played not at full strength. Olivia Williams, this is the actress, which now comes in emotional stress (in a good way), went to the unprecedented role of the wife of Prime Minister. I remember well the old man, Eli Wallach, who played a small episode, but bright and lively. James Belushi amazed me.
Concluding, I would say that the movie has left pleasant impressions that carry the current thinking of today and looked with interest, especially in the end.
"Ghost" - a delicious fully digestible food prepared by a proven master, without side effects.
Producer of the popular vampire series "True Blood" Alan Ball and actors Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer gave an interview for the September issue of the magazine Rolling Stone.
Alan Ball: "The idea of a vampire, having no sexual partner, is absurd. For me, bloodsuckers are incredibly sexy. I cannot imagine a story about vampires, associated with abstinence. I am 53 years and I do not feel myself like senior. They cause me pain, and I think they are ignorant in matters of a sexual nature. "
Stephen Moyer: "If you remember, so to speak, the initial stage, the vampire bites a victim in the neck and holes appear in it, which was not here before. This is a unique process of defloration, hymen break, which causes bleeding from the subsequent use of virgin blood. A sharp fang piercing the skin, so sexy. I think vampires are attractive. And then, according to, Robert Pattinson is a pretty hot guy (laughs)"
Alexander Skarsgard: "I like to compare Eric's my hero, with a lion. He looks so relaxed, his heart rate, probably, 15 beats per minute, but one can never tell when he will make an attack, claws, or wide yawn."
"I like to be mystic. I do not want fans to know about me too much. It is easier to maintain confidence in them. There is a risk that when you appear on the screen, they see no Eric, and Alexander Skarsgard. Even my father (Stellan Skarsgard) I learned to keep the integrity and protect my family from outside interference - there are things about which we can speak in public, and those about which we must keep silence".
"During the filming erotic scenes, I prefer not to wear a special codpiece, it is ridiculous. If we are naked on the script, then I should be naked. I always thought so."
"Social Network" by David Fincher is one of the most anticipated projects of the year. The film, based on Ben Mezrich book about the establishment of the famous Facebook, was shown to the heads of Facebook Company and they are unsatisfied with it and demanded some changes.
In a conversation with "The New York Times" producer Scott Rudin noted that in the script still made some changes at the request of the Facebook owners. But do not take it as Rudin and Fincher danced together on sponsors' money and filmed two-hour advertisement.
"We've just filmed that movie, that were going", - says the producer.
Fincher movie shows some rather striking partying with the Facebook authors, but we don't know how truthful they are shown. In particular, Rudin is not yet sure what is the final scene where the founder of Napster, Sean Parker talks with other characters, sniffing cocaine with girl's naked breast.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose social network hero is Jesse Eisenberg, had already seen Fincher picture. According to him, the film as well as the book - are no more than a fantasy.
Interestingly, that Ben Mezricha book "Accidental Millionaires" by itself found to be incorrect. After his book about MIT students "Bringing Down the House" became a film "Twenty-One", publisher has paid Mezrich nearly $2 million in advance for his book about Facebook. But to write the truth about such a large company was not so easy.
In the spring of last year, when the book went on sale, appeared and the first reaction from a knowledgeable person. One of the journalists said that the head of Sun Microsystems' Scott McNealy in 2004 has had no boat, and, therefore, described part on that boat in the Mezrich book is a lie. "Accidental Millionaires" was carefully analyzed. It turned out that the events described there often do not conform to reality.
Will the Fincher film in the midst of another scandal we shall see. Premiere of "Social Network" will be in September, 24.
Sixty years old Rutger Hauer cheerfully jumps out of the movies category "B" with the help of just stolen shotgun!
Feature film "Hobo with a Shotgun" follows in the footsteps of recently release trash movie "Machete", relegating the notion of "trash" to a qualitatively new level. Even in back 2007 a young Canadian Jason Eisner won the contest of fake trailers to the Tarantino-Rodriguez "Grindhouse" with his "Hobo" and immediately started negotiations with the studios about creating a full-fledged movie. So in 2010 the efforts of director have succeeded, and he immediately began shooting a full meter, having caught in his disposal stainless Rutger Hauer! Hauer is in the role of hobo with a beautiful shotgun and a lot of blood. The movie moral message is quite simple - if all around are stupid degenerates, make sure there is a hobo with a shotgun, which will put everything in order.
Trailer to the full-length movie of Jason Eisner: