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” (Paramount/Marvel): $65.7 million domestic. International total: $176 million.

2. “Fast Five” (Universal): $32.4 million domestic (down 62%) International total: $86.6 million.

3. “Jumping the Broom” (Sony): $15.2 million domestic

4. “Something Borrowed” (Warner Bros./Alcon): $13.9 million domestic.

5. “Rio” (20th Century Fox): $8.5 million domestic (down 45%). International total: $16.2 million.

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6. “Water for Elephants” (20th Century Fox): $6 million domestic (down 40%). International total: $11.1 million.

7. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” (Lionsgate): $4.17 million in its third weekend, down 60%. Domestic total: $46.8 million.

8. “Soul Surfer” (Sony/FilmDistrict): $2.3 million in its fifth weekend, down 38%. Domestic total: $36.7

9. “Prom” (Disney): $2.2 million in its second weekend, down 49%. Domestic total: $7.8 million.

10. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” (Weinstein Co./Kanbar): $2 million in its second weekend, down 54%. Domestic total: $6.7 million.]

Source: BoxOfficeMojo & LA Times

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Non-Financials:

What movie fan didn’t love THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD? Well now Brad Pitt is being reunited with its director, Andrew Dominik, for a movie called Cogan’s Trade. Gordon And The Whale has a first look at the badass movie, so check that out after checking out this screen cap!

Exciting film-maker Nicolas Winding Refn, creator of BRONSON, is working on a very intriguing movie which is described as a film about a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver. WAIT! Before you lose interest, if that doesn’t sound interesting to you, consider the cast, who are no strangers to winning awards: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks. Collider.com has a two minute clip from the film from Canne.

Kathryn Bigelow, who brought the world Hurt Locker, is working on a follow-up called KILL BIN LADEN. Joel Edgerton, who previous had parts in Star Wars Episode II and III, Smokin’ Aces and (the under-rated) Kinky Boots. (Source: LA Times)

There have been several updates about the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie, but we’ll do another article for that later in the week!


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