|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Iron Man 3 ||$72.4M ||$284.8M ||The fourth highest second-weekend result ever|
|The Great Gatsby (2013) ||$51.1M ||$51.1M ||A great start for latest all-star literary adaptation|
|Pain & Gain ||$5.2M ||$41.6M ||All gain for this Michael Bay flick as it looks set to pass $50M|
|Tyler Perry Presents Peeples ||$4.8M ||4.8M ||Perry's strong brand name couldn't save this movie from such a poor beginning|
|42 ||$4.6M ||$84.7M ||Still strong enough to hang on to the number five spot |
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The Great Gatsby is transporting audiences back in time, and we sure have a thing for movies that do just that. The trend of morphing great literature into Hollywood films has come and gone through the last century, leaving behind a gold-flecked trail of some of the best movie adaptations of all time.
We're talking movies that you watched instead of reading the book in your ninth grade English class. We're talking novels from the 1950s and earlier. We're talking stories that started out a little dull, but got interesting as soon as they were converted into silver screen gold. Cast your vote for the top 10 classic-lit movie adaptations.
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Posted 05.10.13 by Shari
From playing a homeless teen on Growing Pains to becoming late nineties' definitive heartthrob to starring in the Oscar-winning Django Unchanined, Leonardo DiCaprio has had one heck of a career. This week, a 3D movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby opens in theaters with DiCaprio taking on the role of the hottest host in West Egg, Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. We decided now would be the perfect time to rate the top ten movies starring the three-time Oscar nominee, so head over to the list and vote for your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio flicks.
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Posted 05.07.13 by reelz
"Can't you see who this guy is?"
When you're making a movie based on a 1925 novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald that is usually assigned as homework to high school students, there best way to sell the movie is to focus on Leonardo DiCaprio. That's the focus of the latest trailer for The Great Gatsby, which gets everybody talking about DiCaprio's mysterious and eccentric title character, who falls in love with a married woman (Carey Mulligan). The tragic love story recalls some of DiCaprio's more popular movies, including Titanic and Romeo & Juliet, which was also directed by Baz Luhrmann. When a trailer reveals the story's most climactic moment — albeit one anyone who's read the story already knows — it's clear that the studio believes that DiCaprio will be enough to sell an already known book, which has already been adapted several times. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.08.13 by Ryan
"Could it all be true?"
Director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby was originally going to be released on December 25th, until Warner Bros. decided to move it from a crowded holiday season to next May. Instead of getting the actual movie, audiences will instead get a brand new trailer, one that adds even more opulence and decadence than the trailer released in May.
The latest trailer does a good job upping the stakes, showing the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) putting up magnificent airs, including a believable and heroic backstory and lavish parties, all the while hiding his true history. His friend Nick (Tobey Maguire) would love to believe Gatsby, but ultimately warns him that "you can't repeat the past." Gatsby doesn't agree. all the latest trailers
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A month after the first trailer has debuted for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, two new photos (via Empire) have been released and continue to show off the visual opulence Luhrmann has in store.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that the story itself is centered on the upper class decadence of the 1920s — as explored in F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. Those that have read the novel already understand why the new photos and trailers focus so heavily on the lavish parties thrown by the self-made Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), but for those of you who haven't, let's just say that he is looking to accomplish more than show off his wealth. check out the photos >> Posted 06.26.12 by Ryan
1922. Nosferatu was released. Construction on Yankee Stadium began in the Bronx. Insulin first successfully treated diabetes. And Jack White and Jay-Z ruled the radio airwaves...wait, what? Well, at least, that's the case in the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, Luhrmann's adaptation isn't the first to make it to the big screen. It is, however, the first to make it in 3-D. While Fitzgerald's story of love and class warfare doesn't seem like a natural fit for eye-popping effects, the first Great Gatsby trailer showcases the lavish spectacle Luhrmann has in store for audiences. Luhrmann's visual style is no secret to anyone that has seen his 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet or 2001's Moulin Rouge. Both also featured an eclectic soundtrack. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.23.12 by Ryan
With his recent success in Warrior and the highly anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby in the making, Joel Edgerton can now add screenwriting to his list of accomplishments. Edgerton just sold a spec script (One Night Stand) to New Regency.
The movie is said to be a realistic drama following a man and woman after a one night stand, with some necessary comic relief. Although there is no talk of Edgerton himself starring in the movie, he plans to be the executive producer.
Besides Warrior, Edgerton also starred in the horror mystery The Thing in 2011 and just completed The Odd Life of Timothy Green alongside Jennifer Garner. Posted 01.19.12 by reelz
The last time an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of love amidst class warfare hit the big screen was 1974, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Now, 37 years later, Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are reprising their roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan — and in 3-D.
EW has revealed the first official photos of the two lead actors in character, along with a first look at their co-stars Tobey Maguire, who plays the novel's narrator Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Daisy's surly husband Tom Buchanan — all looking the height of 1920s decadence. check out the photos >> Posted 12.14.11 by Ryan
At this year's Comic-Con, Hugh Jackman revealed that after he was done shooting The Wolverine he would play the role of ex-convict Jean Valjean in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables. While The Wolverine is now possibly delayed until Spring 2012, Les Miserables is on track to start in February, and Jackman has his first female co-star.
Broadway World reports that Anne Hathaway is set to star in the movie as Fantine, the ill-fated mother of Cosette who sings the popular "I Dreamed a Dream" in the first act of the musical. EW confirmed that Hathaway is in talks for the role. Reportedly, Jackman pushed for Hathaway, who, in February, sang the song "On My Own" from the Les Miserables musical to Jackman while co-hosting the Oscars. At the time, Hathaway joked that Jackman wouldn't sing with her after he "bailed on [her] at the last minute," but the pair will have a chance to sing together in the movie should Hathaway's negotiations go through.
Russell Crowe is still reportedly looking to join the movie as Inspector Javert. Crowe's interest in the role was first reported in July. Les Miserables was adapted by author and screenwriter William Nicholson (Gladiator). Affleck adds three to the thriller Argo; Baz Luhrmann adds two to Great Gatsby >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan