Initial box office estimates had Russel Brand's Arthur in second place this week with a $12.6M weekend, but when the final numbers were in it earned just $12.2M and was pushed to third place behind the Saoirse Ronan thriller Hanna, which earned $12.4M.
The Arthur remake is not as big of a bomb as last week's Your Highness, and is a long ways off from a Mars Needs Moms-style catastrophe, but it's one of the biggest box office disappointments of 2011. Posted 04.12.11 by reelz
If you've watched the recently released preview clips or the trailer for the upcoming thriller Hanna and thought, "is this like a teenage Bourne or something?" there is a reason. While Hanna and the movies do concern two expertly trained assassins, Hanna is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), who had nothing to do with the Bourne movies. However, Hanna and the Bourne movies do share the same fight choreographer in Jeff Imada.
G4TV's Attack of the Show has revealed a behind the scenes featurette titled "Hanna: The Art of Attack" which features interviews with Wright and Imada as well as Hanna actors Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana as they discuss some of the movie's fight scenes without (hopefully) spoiling them. watch the video clip >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
Today's Challenge: Arthur and Hanna both open nationwide today. Can you find the movie link that connects leading ladies Jennifer Garner and Saoirse Ronan?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.08.11 by reelz
At this rate, audiences will be able to see almost all of director Joe Wright's Hanna with the amount of preview clips being released.
The movie stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, who is raised by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) in the wilds of Finland to be a teenage assassin and ends up being hunted by a ruthless CIA agent (Cate Blanchett). Two clips were released last month showing Ronan escaping from a CIA compound, and, last week, two more clips showed Ronan undergoing a psych evaluation in the compound, and another of her on the run.
Last month, Ronan described her attraction to the role, which re-teams the actress with Wright, her director from 2007's Atonement.
watch the clips >> Posted 03.28.11 by Ryan
I want all the roles that I play to hold challenges. With lots of action and a layered character, Hanna had them for me. It’s unlike any other drama that I’ve done. Here is a teenager who has been raised in a forest and has gotten all her education from her father; she’s never even met anyone else before. We meet her as she goes out on her own, and when she does she is fascinated by everyone and everything she comes across. My favorite quality of hers is that she is non-judgmental; she shows an open mind to, and a fascination with, everything. She’s a bit of a freak. But, I like that; I like freaks. Hanna discovers life for the first time, so the movie is not just about a girl who kicks butt — though she certainly does!
Two more preview clips have debuted for director Joe Wright's Hanna, which follows a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is raised by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) in the wilds of Finland to be a teenage assassin. Hanna is sent by her father on a mission of vengeance, one that crosses paths with a ruthless CIA agent (Cate Blanchett).
The trailer for Hanna revealed the movie's unique family dynamic, while two previously released clips focused on Ronan's escape from a CIA compound. The latest clips take Ronan briefly to the compound and show her methods of evasion while on the run. watch the clips >> Posted 03.23.11 by Ryan
The trailer for Hanna showed a unique family dynamic that sees a young girl (Saoirse Ronan) who is raised by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) to be a ruthless teenage assassin.
A rather pedestrian new poster for Hanna has arrived online, as well as two new preview clips which show Ronan escape from custody and the CIA agent (Cate Blanchett) who killed her mother.
The first clip comes from The Guardian, and shows Ronan's unorthodox escape technique while being interrogated by Michelle Dockery. watch the clips >> Posted 02.17.11 by Ryan
Hanna isn't the most traditional of family movies. Starring Saoirse Ronan as a young girl named Hanna (so far, so good), the movie is about a girl who is raised in relative seclusion by her ex-CIA father (Eric Bana) to be an ass-kicking teenage assassin. And who has directed this portrait into the world of home-schooled assassins? None other than Joe Wright, the director of similar action thrillers like...2009's The Soloist and 2007's Atonement? No need to worry, the first trailer for Hanna is devoid of homeless cellists or lascivious love letters. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.21.10 by Ryan