There’s so much going on in movie news right now that instead of covering it in a dozen separate articles, I wanted to give some summaries all in one spot.

First, the money…

Box Office Top 10:

1. Thor – $34,703,035

2. Bridesmaids – $26,247,410

3. Fast Five – $20,444,270

4. Priest – $14,953,664

5. Rio – $8,275,058

6. Jumping the Broom – $7,066,190

7. Something Borrowed – $6,872,221

8. Water for Elephants – $4,203,095

9. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family – $2,214,033

10. Soul Surfer – $1,826,788

11. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil – $1,151,268

12. Insidious – $958,323

Source: BoxOfficeMojo

Non-Financial News

Maybe you’re not a fan of vampires which sparkle, but there’s a chance that Twilight author Stephanie Meyer will get you hooked with her next output entitled HOST, and it’s making traction towards getting to the big screen. According to Deadline, it now has a director, Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, and part of the writing team for THE TRUMAN SHOW).

Regardless of your thoughts on TERMINATOR: Salvation, the series will continue into a fifth and sixth installment, according to Gordon And The Whale. Apparently producer Megan Ellison (TRUE GRIT, KILL BIN LADEN) won the rights to the next two Terminator films, outbidding Lionsgate for the right.

How awesome does a movie called “Seven Psychopaths” sound considering it will have a star-studded cast? Variety reports that Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken and Collin Farrell are set to fill various roles in the film written and directed by Martin McDonagh, the force behind “In Bruges” (which is an amazing movie if you haven’t seen it yet).

2012 will likely see TWO Snow White movies, as two movie studios are going to duel one another to see who can come up with the fairest tale, and we now know that the version by Universal Pictures will include Chris Hemsworth as the woodsman. (Source: Spinoff)

Speaking of old Disney films which are making their way to the big screen, a Sleeping Beauty related project is in the works, and ComingSoon has reported that Tim Burton has stepped away from MALEFICENT, which is rumored to feature Angelina Jolie in the titular role.

November is still a full Summer season and part of the Fall away, but it’ll be here before you know it, and that’s the concept behind the first poster released for the new Muppets movie (which should be awesome, if for no other reason than the fact that Jason Segel, of FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, is all over this thing). If you don’t like the Muppets, no matter your age, I don’t understand where you’re coming from. (Poster found on

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