December 16, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: American Dreamz
From Paul Weitz, the director of "American Pie," "About a Boy," and "In Good Company," comes the slick-looking satire known as "American Dreamz," which seems to star Dennis Quaid as George Bush, Hugh Grant as Simon Cowell, and Mandy Moore as Kelly Clarkson. Anyway, the trailer's pretty great, and I recommend you check it out right here.
May 19, 2005
Topher Grace Joins the "Spider-Man 3" Cast
Topher Grace has joined the cast of "Spider-Man 3," it was announced by director Sam Raimi and producers Laura Ziskin and Marvel Studio's Avi Arad. Grace will join Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, and Thomas Haden Church in the blockbuster franchise. "Spider-Man 3" is scheduled for release on May 4, 2007, and will reunite returning cast members with director Sam Raimi and producers Ziskin and Arad, the successful filmmaking team responsible for the first two films.
May 11, 2005
Weitz and His Actor Buddies Team Up for "Dreamz"
Writer/director Paul Weitz will reunite with several of his old actor pals when he gets ready to shoot "American Dreamz." In a conversation with Variety, the filmmaker says "The movie examines the role of dreams and ambitions in American culture ...
January 31, 2005
Hide and Seek Scared Up $22M
The versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which scared up an estimated $22M over the weekend. Along with Meet The Fockers, this gives Deniro two films in the top 10. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.
January 29, 2005
Friday Estimates: Hide and Seek $8.1M
According to Showbizdata, the versatile Robert Deniro scored another hit with this weekend's horror release Hide and Seek, which grossed $8.1M on Friday. It will likely gross between $23-$25M over the Friday-Sunday weekend. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen and child actor Dakota Fanning. Robert De Niro and especially Dakota Fanning have earned some praise for their work in Hide and Seek, but critics have called the rest of the film derivative, illogical and somewhat silly. Its Tomatometer is a Rotten 18%.
January 18, 2005
Coach Carter Victorious over MLK Weekend
Audiences celebrated this Martin Luther King weekend by watching the sports drama Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. Coach Carter marks the movie debut of popular R&B singer Ashanti. The film grossed an uplifting $29.2M for the four day holiday weekend, putting an end to Meet the Fockers three week reign. This is a personal best for the versatile Jackson in movies where he receives top billing. His previous best was 2000's Shaft, which opened with $21M. Coach Carter is the second best MLK weekend opener ever behind Along Came Polly?s $32.5M and ahead of Save the Last Dance?s $27.5M.
January 15, 2005
Friday Estimates: Coach Carter $8.3M, Company $4.5M, Elektra $4.5M, Stripes $3.3M
According to Showbizdata, Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson won the top spot at the box office on Friday, January 15th, finally unseating Meet the Fockers three week reign. With $8.3M on Friday, Coach Carter will gross between $33-35M for Friday-Monday MLK weekend. This is his best opening for movies in which he has top billing. His previous best was Shaft's $21.7M debut. Get Carter has a Fresh 64% on the Tomatometer.