Came to rescue in time premieres in Germany and Italy helped the third movie "The Chronicles of Narnia" remain among the leaders of the international box office with a score of 31.5 million dollars in 10,107 movie theaters on 61 territories.
At the same time objectively box offices in these two countries were relatively small, and the fall in many other areas, approaching 55-60%. According to distributors, it was a blame of bad weather with heavy snowfalls, which paralyzed traffic in almost all of Europe. Anyway, in Germany the third part of "Chronicles of Narnia" became the second with 2.45 million dollars in 893 cinemas, while in Italy and even worse only fourth with 1.76 million in 339 theaters.
Among the second weekends this tape has once again proved its superiority earning 3.8 million dollars in France and $1,920,000 in Britain. Outside the Europe, Mexico has given 1.91 million in the fall by 44% (2nd place, only 10.4 million), South Korea, 1.57 million at a 60% drop-dimensional (4-th place, just 7.6 million) and Australia 1,270,000 at 30%-s losses (4th place, just 7.94 million). Total cash of "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader" after two weeks of full release is 126 million dollars of international fees and 168.8 million worldwide.
Sensational winner of silver medals was the Chinese action comedy "Let the bullets fly".
During the first four days the film with Chow Yun Fath has gathered enormous amount of 28.5 million dollars (190 million yuan), beating the record of another local project drama "Tangshan da dizhen" ("Tangshan earthquake") set this summer.
Considered one of the favorites of the December box office Disney film "Tron:Legacy" somewhat disappointed at the start, collecting only 24.4 million dollars in 4067 cinemas in 28 territories. The largest revenue was received in Japan, but there is 3.37 million dollars in 583 cinemas for the weekend and 4.34 million dollars for the first three days for such a project is particularly high result cannot be called. Australia has provided 3.32 million in 434 theaters, and Brazil 1.8 million in 440 cinemas.
In snowy Europe charges themselves were very low, but even this does not fully explain such a poor debut for the potential blockbuster revenues. Not tired to complain about heavy snowfall distributors only console themselves with the proximity of the holidays and continue to hope for at least some improvement in weather conditions. In Britain's "Tron" has collected 3.06 million dollars in 454 cinemas in Spain - 1.65 million in 576 cinemas.
New "Harry Potter" film has earned 24.1 million dollars in 8769 cinemas in 64 territories. South Korea provided the first part of "Deathly Hallows" with 6.64 million in 769 cinemas, and Hong Kong has provided 2 million in 144 cinemas.
Among other areas, the current leadership is on Japan, with box office of 2.86 million dollars for the fifth weekend (third place, with 58.4 million). In Europe, France Potteriana has earned 2.54 million dollars for the fourth weekend rental, in Germany 1.77 million in the fifth week and in Britain 1,360,000 (3rd place, only 69.1 million). After five weeks of theatrical release Harry Potter movie has collected 558.4 million international charges and 825.1 million worldwide.
The latest series of large prime helped cartoon "Megamind" for some time ahead of its main rival, the cash register at $ 15 million in 45 territories (total 86.7 million). But if the victory in Mexico with 2.72 million dollars in 865 cinemas still be called a decent respect to the result, then do not say this about the fourth place in France (2.42 million in 695 theaters) and fifth in Italy (1.4 million in 375 theaters). During the second Australian weekend, the DreamWorks Animations cartoon has collected $ 2 million, with 18% drop-dimensional (2-th place, just 7.08 million) and a third British 892 thousand dollars after 53% strength meltdown (5th place, only 8.63 million).
Taking a little breather, Disney "Tangled" has attracted 14.4 million dollars in 17 territories. Victories were won in Germany with 4.08 million dollars during the second weekend (total 12 million) and France with 4.16 million at a 23% fall in the third dimensional (total 18.3 million). Having collected 97.8 million dollars on the results of the weekend, animated film, has won the 100 millionth milestone on Tuesday.
Compared with a debut week-end, almost 60% an increase to their fees received "Tourist", which was forced to retreat all the same from sixth place to seventh with 11.8 million dollars in 2751 cinemas in 16 territories (total 23.3 million). Movie with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie has started from third place in Italy (2.51 million in 371 cinemas) and Germany (2.24 million in 629 theaters) and the fifth in France (1.94 million in 568 theaters). During the second British weekend "Tourist" was able to produce 1.12 million dollars with 47% fall, becoming the fourth (total 4,530,000).
Musicle "Burlesque" has taken the start on the international stage premieres in Britain (6th place with 662 thousand dollars in 341 cinemas), Spain (6th place with 674 thousand in 286 theaters) and Japan (8th place with 889 thousands in 214 cinemas).
German cartoon "Animal Union" reached the British Isles, becoming the seventh there with 477 thousand dollars in 345 theaters (only 21.3 million of international revenues).
In France, the best result among the local projects has shown drama "A view of Love" (Un balcon sur la mer) with Jean Dujardin, which has 1.89 million dollars in 308 cinemas in the first five days of release (6th). Fantastic film "Skyline" finished with 811 thousand dollars in 218 cinemas.
Received two awards at the Venice Film Festival Spanish drama "Balada triste de trompeta" debuted on the fourth line in home theaters with 850 thousand dollars in 303 theaters. Festive season of homegrown comedies in Italy continued with the movie "Christmas in South Africa" (Natale in Sud Africa), attended by 4.6 million dollars in 600 theaters.
Forty-fourth film of infinite local franchise Kamen Rider excelled in Japan with 4.4 million dollars in 274 cinemas. Leading before "Space Battleship Yamato" retreated to fourth place with 2.8 million dollars for the third weekend (total 28.1 million). Hold to the end of the year, Japanese premiere (5th place with 1.44 million in 356 cinemas) has helped the cartoon "Shrek forever" to subdue the 500 millionth milestone. Now that green has earned 501.4 million dollars of international fees and 739.8 million worldwide. Overcoming of the 100 millionth mark has celebrated the "Social Network" (100,5 million), whose trip to Japan has not been yet organized.
European Cartoon "Move your flippers" (Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang) swam to the shores of South Korea, made a successful debut there in third place with 1.81 million dollars in 372 cinemas. Romantic comedy "Love and other drugs" has begun international distribution with Australian premiere also in third position with 1.91 million in 236 theaters.
The coming biopic about the head of the FBI "J. Edgar" replenishes with the stars. It is known that in the main role is Leonardo DiCaprio. He was joined by Hammer Ermey, who played the twins in "Social network", and the legendary Judy Dench, Australian actor Damon Herriman, and if the director would be able to agree - Charlize Theron.
Eastwood personally confirmed participation of Dench and has hinted on Theron in one of his last interviews. It is likely that Charlize offered the role of Helen Gandy, employee of the Ministry of Justice, which became the personal secretary of J. Edgar and worked on him for 50 years.
What will be the role of Judy Dench it is yet unknown. But Ermey Hammer got the role of assistant and, as many claim, lover of Hoover - Clyde Tolson. For Hammer the work with Eastwood will be moving up the corporate ladder. Despite the fact that the writer was listed Dustin Lance Black, author of "Harvey Milk", do not expect the film Eastwood homoerotic scenes: Hoover's sexual orientation does not become the main theme of the movie.
Australian Damon Herriman will play Bruno Hauptmann, convicted for the kidnapping and murder of Lindbergh son. Modern historians and criminologists are increasingly believe Hauptmann guilty of "crime of the century", dubbed as the abduction of journalists.
Filming will begin in February next year.
The European Film Academy in the 23th time awarded its prizes European Film Awards to movies filmed in this part of the world (or in collaboration with its film-makers).
Most statues has received Roman Polanski thriller "Ghost" - six awards. The film's protagonist - a writer played by Ewan McGregor, specializing in creating and polishing autobiographies of famous personalities. From publishing it comes to handling a large order book of former British Prime Minister, famous for its notorious reputation. The situation is complicated by the fact that the hero's predecessor died under mysterious circumstances. The film won prizes for best film, director, screenplay, lead actor work, the composer, as well as a decorative painter.
Superiority among actresses has won Sylvie Test. She played a woman stricken with paralysis in the Jessica Hausner movie "Lourdes". Her character comes on a pilgrimage to the mountain town of Lourdes, famous for its miraculous sights and surprising way healed. Two awards was the winner of the Venice 2009 - a military drama "Lebanon." It got statuettes for Best Cinematography and the FIPRESCI prize. In the animation category won "The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet, author of the famous cartoon "The Triplets of Belleville". Prizes for his contribution to world cinema has gotten an actor Bruno Ganz and composer Gabriel Yared. Award from the audience went "Mr. Nobody" by Jaco van Dormael.
List of winners is as follows:
Best European Film - "The Ghost"
Best director - Roman Polanski "The Ghost"
Best actress - Sylvie Test "Lourdes"
Best Actor - Ewan McGregor "The Ghost"
Best Screenplay - Robert Harris and Roman Polanski "The Ghost"
The award of Carlo Di Palma for Best Cinematography - Giora Bejach - "Lebanon"
Best Editing - Luc Barnier and Marion Monner "Carlos"
Best Art Direction - Albrecht Konrad "The Ghost"
Best composer - Alexandre Desplat "The Ghost"
European discovery - 2010. FIPRESCI Prize - "Lebanon"
Best Documentary Film - "Nostalgia de la luz"
Best animated film - "The Illusionist"
Best Short Film - Hanoi-Warsaw, Katarina Klimkevich
The award for active participation in European film production - Zeyner Ozbatur
European Film Academy Award for outstanding achievement - Bruno Ganz
Award for the contribution to world cinema - Gabriel Yared
Audience Award - "Mr. Nobody"
European Film Academy Award Ceremony was held in Tallinn.
In the film adaptation of the Chantal Thomas novel "Farewell, My Queen" has been replaced the performer of Marie Antoinette. From the project dropped out Frenchwoman Eva Green and on her place will be German actress Diane Kruger.
For the second time Green have been replaced by another actress. According to some rumors, she was approved in the new film by Michael Mann "Capa", but the role eventually went to Gemma Arterton. True, the official information on this subject has not yet been reported.
"Farewell, my Queen" - the story of the French Revolution through the eyes of the girls, being close to Marie Antoinette. Thirty years after the Revolution heroine recalls the last peaceful days at Versailles.
The reader will be Lea Seydoux - this actress could be seen in "Robin Hood" by Ridley Scott, and she recently finished filming in the fourth part of the franchise "Mission: Impossible." Also involved in the film such stars, as Gerard Depardieu and Virginia Ledoyen.
The film's director - Benoit Jacquot. Historical figures have repeatedly been the heroes of his paintings, for example, in the drama "The Marquis de Sade" and the television project "Marie Bonaparte”. Movies by Jaco have been demonstrated in contests at the Cannes and Venice film festivals. To shoot the "Queen" director is planning in spring 2011.
Diane Kruger at last appeared on the big screen in the drama "Mr. Nobody."
In the American box office there is an expanse. The epic about the confrontation families Burns and Focker's "Little Fockers". Three-dimensional comic reinterpretation of Jonathan Swift's classic "Gulliver's Travels" with Jack Black in the title role. "True Grit" by brothers Coen, threatening to become one of the greatest achievements of filmmakers. In limited release are "The Illusionist" Sylvain Shome on the script of the legendary Jacques Tati and the last work of Sofia Coppola "Somewhere."
Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is the father of twins and more or less established a relationship with the father in law - a former CIA agent Jack (Robert De Niro). He plans to appoint a head-in-law family clan Burns, only in their lives once again burst into the various obstacles and absurdities, over again strain relations between the conflicted families.
The gap between second and third series of Fockers saga was in six years old. Previous franchise movies became hits (the sequel has collected in world box office more than half a billion dollars), although both films and do not represent something extraordinary - the usual, quite understandable in terms jokes comedy from the cohort of The Frat Pack with Ben Stiller. The versatility of situations and confident acting duo have played in favor of movies.
In the sequel, were added Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand, in the last ten years, actually interrupted her vacation from the movie only twice, both times for these films by Jay Roach.
The third part of Fockers filmed by Paul Weitz, uses all the past series of coups, but does not issue any new themes (though the name has to) and does not offer original solutions for jokes.
That’s why the movie has so low rating at American critics, is unlikely, however, able to interfere with the commercial results of the film, which, although this time may be below the previous achievements of two earlier movie.
Young Mattie Ross (Haley Staynfeld) loses her father, who was shot by Tom Cheney cowboy (Josh Brolin), once a long time dealing in gang circles.
She decides to take revenge and to employ the drinker, but an experienced marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) to find and deliver the fugitive to justice, well, or, if it so happened to kill the offender. In their quest will help Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Matt Damon), which is also seeking Cheney for crimes committed in the assigned state.
When creating their version of "True Grit" the Coen brothers were guided primarily not to the classic western of 1969, but the book-source of Charles Portis. The film by Henry Hathaway one of the brothers called "good", preferring the literary version. And indeed, the film with John Wayne was too resilient enough to grim story, and most of his works fit into a single actor "Oscar" of the main American cowboy.
On account of the new movie there are a lot of positive critics’ reviews, great box office and a number of good rewards, except in the Golden Globes, whose selectors have ignored the brothers’ movie.
The illusionist Tatishchev becomes aware of his lack of demand in an era when fashion includes a rock band and various jukeboxes, entertaining the audience better than the illusionist. In a Scottish village, he meets a young and naive girl who was probably the last, really admiring Tatishchev and believing in magic. Together they travel to Edinburgh, where the magician, in order not to upset his newly friend, will have to grasp the basics of traditional crafts.
In "The Illusionist" grotesque and cabaret style of animator Sylvain Shome mixed with sad-happy style of the great French comedian Jacques Tati. The script of the latter, alas, was the basis for this cartoon. Tati did not dare to put it in his lifetime, considering it too personal. The daughter of Tati has given the right on the text to Shome after his father died.
The author of "The Triplets of Belleville" has changed scenario a little, moved the scene from Prague to Edinburgh (where his Django Films studio is located), added some episodes, accurately and faithfully preserved the aesthetics Tati art. Even films of Tati have never been so beautiful, like this one, where animators of the tape headed by Shome came to drawing the characters and backgrounds rear.
Critics have reacted to "The Illusionist" with great enthusiasm. Moreover the tape is in the most prestigious tops and in nomination for a Golden Globe.
Lemuel Gulliver gets a job to go to a neighborhood of Bermudas, in order to refute the legend of disappearances in infamous Triangle. After falling into the whirlpool, the hero finds himself on the shore and around him had already gathered a considerable number of Lilliputians trying to figure out who has gotten onto their beach.
Enough misanthropic satirical novel by Jonathan Swift could not bear to mankind acquittals, but managed to become part of pop-cultural heritage. First, it was designed for children, and now, "Gulliver's Travels" appears in open comedy version. Jack Black, such as those mentioned above, Ben Stiller, is a member of a cohort of leading American comedians of The Frat Pack.
Reviewers reacted coolly to the "Gulliver" by Rob Letterman, before engaged in animation and was known for his staging of the hit for studio 20th Century Fox "Shark Tale" and "Monsters vs. Aliens."
Successful actor John Mark (Stephen Dorff) mired in the legendary Hotel Chateau Mormon. His ex-wife left him their daughter (El Fanning).
The latest tape of Sofia Coppola has rehabilitated director after the lukewarm reception of her historical picture "Marie Antoinette". Drama "Somewhere" is largely overlaps with Coppola Jr. work "Lost in Translation." John Mark is like the same Bob Harris from "Lost in Translation", only younger and demanded, however, equally alienated and unhappy. On account of the movie there are "The Golden Lion in Venice” and numerous praises of critics.
Last Sunday in London were named winners of British Independent Film Award (BIFA). "The King’s speech" received awards in five categories, becoming the best film among others. The best British independent filmmaker was named Gareth Edwards for "Monster."
Colin Firth played the British monarch, whose speech defects require speech therapy intervention. George VI reluctantly takes the throne, abandoned by his brother. Exhausted by a terrible nervous stutter and doubts about his abilities to lead the country, George seeks help to unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. After a series of unexpected technician and as a result of the friendship of two dissimilar people hero finally gets his royal voice and boldly leads Britain to war.
Colin Firth won the award for best actor and Helena Bonham Carter, who played Queen Elizabeth, the prize of Best Supporting Actress, and Geoffrey Rush, starring in the role of speech therapist, was best supporting actor.
Receiving the prize, Helena Bonham Carter noted that she absolutely cannot choose the movies, because the role in "The King’s speech", she initially has rejected. Also, the actress explained the reason for the absence of her boyfriend Tim Burton: director is under surgery of kidney stones removing. "We have two children, and hopefully by the end of the evening we will have and two stones", - joked the actress.
Geoffrey Rush was unable to attend the ceremony because that night was on the stage of Melbourne, where he played in the play "Madman Diary" by Gogol.
List of major winners BIFA looks like this:
Best Film - "The King’s speech"
Best Director - Gareth Edwards "Monsters"
The best directorial debut - Clio Barnard “The Arbor”
Best Screenplay - David Saydler "The King’s speech"
Best Actress - Carey Mulligan "Never Let Me go"
Best Actor - Colin Firth "The King’s speech"
Best Supporting Actress - Helena Bonham Carter "The King’s speech"
Best Supporting Actor - Geoffrey Rush "The King’s speech"
Best Art Direction - "Monsters"
Award for Technical Achievement - special effects in "Monsters"
Most Promising Debut - Joanne Frogett "In Our Name"
Best Documentary – "Enemies of the People"
Best Foreign Language Film - "The Prophete"
Helena Bonham Carter has also received an award named after Richard Harris for her contribution to British cinema, and Liam Neeson was awarded the premium Variety.
Let no one on the big screen, and in the TV show, but, according to a French edition of "Télé 2 Semaines", Gwyneth Paltrow offered the role of cinema legend Marlene Dietrich. Two-part TV film "Marlene" will be shot by the BBC and cable channel HBO.
At the heart of the drama will be a book about the actress written by her daughter Maria Riva. Andrew Davies wrote the script, adapted for the big screen, both part of the novel by Helen Fielding of Bridget Jones, but also rewrite for television "Doctor Zhivago," "Little Dorrit" and "Sense and Sensibility." Among his more recent work are the films - "Brideshead Return" and "Musketeers".
The film tells about the decisive moments in the career Dietrich, starting with the work at the theater in Berlin, before the start of cooperation with Josef von Sternberg, who took Marlene in the famous "Blue Angel" and, as a consequence, about Hollywood actress's career.
Beginning in the fifties, Dietrich has long played in cabarets in the world's largest cities. If her role will really be given to Paltrow, it does not have to fear for the musical performances. The star of "Shakespeare in Love" recently starred in the drama "Country Strong” where she played the country music singer, and recorded all the songs by herself.
It is unknown who will depart the role of actor Jean Gaben, regarded as the main love of Marlene Dietrich, but it is likely that producers will invite someone from the biggest stars of French cinema.
In the same way has not been announced whether will be the dark sides of Dietrich life in the movie. Despite the well-known reticence in her personal life, Marlene abused alcohol and sedatives. The past 11 years she spent living in Paris, almost chained to a bed.
Gwyneth Paltrow in this year could be seen in the second part of comics "Iron Man".
Expansion of Western actors in the eastern cinema still continues. Christian Bale will play a major role in the new film of Zhang Yimou's "Nanjing Heroes", who will talk about Japanese war crimes in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
Yimou now plans to shoot in a big way: the budget of "Nanjing Heroes" is almost equal to the amount spent by John Woo for "Chibi" ($ 80,000,000). It is worth noting that the most successful Chinese film "Tangshan da dizhen" was filmed for a more modest sum in $ 25 million.
However, participation of Christian Bale in "Nanjing Heroes" will automatically bring to the project the interest of Western viewers. I must say that the star of "Batman" is not the only Hollywood star, attributed to the Yimou film. The director has gathered the special effects masters’ team who worked on the film "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Dark Knight."
Last year, the director Frolian Gallenberger filmed the story of Nanking nightmare, as shown through the eyes of Jon Rabe, a German entrepreneur, who managed to save about 200,000 ethnic Chinese. About Chinese Oskar Schindler there are a lot of movies, but will Rabe become a hero of Yimou drama is not yet known.
Christian Bale will play an American priest, John, is helping many Chinese to avoid death. "I met with Christian in America and was amazed at how seriously he approached the role, shoveled a lot of books on the subject" - Zhang Yimou said in a meeting with Chinese journalists. The director showed the assembled fragments of films with the actor, many of which are generally not shown in China.
40% of speech in the "Nanjing Heroes" will be in English, the other 60% in Mandarin Chinese. Who else will act, along with Bailey, is not yet known - the director has not announced the cast.
The highest grossing film of Zhang Yimou is an epic drama "Hero" with Jet Li. Tape with a budget of $ 31 million in worldwide box office earned 177.2 million dollars, with 53.5 of them were in the U.S.. "House of Flying Daggers" and "Curse of the Golden Flower", which followed the "Hero", were less successful.
Last year, Yimou shot remake of the debut film by brothers Coen "Blood Simple".
Meanwhile, the director shoots a new tape. Action melodrama "Under the shadow of the hawthorn" is developing in China, early 70's. First, the world will saw the painting at the Berlin Film Festival.
On the question whether the involvement of Christian Bale is a part of a plan for expansion of Chinese cinema to the American market, Yimou replied: "In any cases, Chinese cinema should strive to expand the boundaries, but the choice of Bale was a coincidence, since the main role according to scenario is designed for English-language actor."
Shooting of "Nanjing Heroes" will begin in January 10 in China. Thus, Christian Bale will have time to work abroad, before falling back to don the costume of the Dark Knight for the third part of the Batman saga. Christopher Nolan is planning to start work on the film in May 2011.