Leading this week's crop of new releases is torture-porn sequel Saw IV, available in both standard and extra-disturbing unrated editions. Also arriving on DVD are Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's surprise hit The Game Plan, the grieving parents drama Reservation Road, the modern-day Snow White update Sydney White and the Richard Gere/Terrence Howard thriller The Hunting Party. Posted 01.22.08 by reelz
Tyler Perry's endless hot streak continued this weekend as his latest, Why Did I Get Married?, took the top spot at the box office with $21.5 million. The Game Plan beat out the opening of star-studded We Own the Night and the expansion of Michael Clayton with $11.5 million. The massively successful Game Plan has taken in a $59.4 million toll to date.
Michael Clayton, which is already receiving strong awards buzz for star George Clooney, expanded its release this weekend to the tune of $11.01 million for third place and We Own the Night came in fourth with $11 million.
This weekend's other highly buzzed about open, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, came in sixth with $6.1 million in box office receipts. Posted 10.14.07 by reelz
Despite mostly negative reviews, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's family comedy The Game Plan reigned supreme at the box office, raking in $22.7 million over the weekend, boxofficemojo.com reports. Jamie Foxx's political thriller The Kingdom came in second with a respectable $17.7 million, while Resident Evil: Extinction grabbed the third spot with an $8 million tally. Rounding out the top five were Good Luck Chuck and 3:10 to Yuma, with grosses of $6.3 million and $4.2 million, respectively.
The big loser of the weekend was Feast of Love, which limped to a lowly $1.8 million gross, despite opening in over 1,000 theaters. Ouch. Posted 10.01.07 by reelz
Diversity reigns at the Cineplex this weekend, with a family movie (The Game Plan), an action flick (The Kingdom) and a romantic drama (Feast of Love) among the major releases arriving in theaters.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
The Game Plan
"A mediocre family flick made watchable by the charisma of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson." [Full Review]
"Unable to decide whether it wants to be a Bruckheimer action flick or a Syriana-esque political thriller." [Full Review]
Feast of Love
"Utter crap...an overwhelming, boring mess." [Full Review]
Also opening: Trade, I'll Believe You Posted 09.28.07 by reelz
Southland Tales, director Richard Kelly's long-delayed follow-up to the cult smash Donnie Darko, is set to finally arrive in theaters this November after an extensive re-cut mandated by the film's disastrous debut last year at Cannes.
While few have seen Kelly's final cut, the new version has earned one key endorsement, from star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
"I've seen it and it's fantastic," raved Johnson, whose name appears in Southland Tales' credits for the first time sans the trademark "Rock" moniker. "It's nothing like I imagined, and much better than the cut we showed at the Cannes Film Festival."
Johnson made the remarks over the weekend at the press day for the Disney flick The Game Plan, which opens this Friday. Posted 09.24.07 by reelz