Posted 01.22.12 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Contraband ||$24.1M ||$24.1M ||Another solid opening for star Mark Wahlberg, his best solo debut since 2008's The Happening |
|Beauty and the Beast (3-D) ||$18.5M ||$18.5M ||Not as strong as The Lion King re-release, but earned the title for the biggest January opening for an animated movie |
|Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ||$11.5M ||$186.7M ||Surpassed the gross of the original Mission: Impossible ($181M) and now only trails M:I II ($215M) |
|Joyful Noise ||$11.3M ||$11.3M ||This $25M pic performed well in the South and Midwest |
|Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ||$8.4M ||$170M ||Still in the top 5 after five weeks in theaters |
Posted 01.15.12 by reelz
In Contraband, a former smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) is forced back into the game to settle his brother-in-law's debt to a ruthless drug lord (Giovanni Ribisi). While the "you're not really out of the life until you pull off that one last job" premise isn't new — in fact you could say it's an all-too-familiar setup — Richard Roeper says it doesn't matter: "From start to finish, this is a superbly crafted, beautifully executed caper with never a dull moment." Find out why he gave it an A-. Watch Roeper's Review of Contraband >> Posted 01.12.12 by reelz
More than a dozen new still images from Mark Wahlberg's new movie, Contraband, have been released online. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, the producer and star of the award-winning 2008 thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam on which the movie is based, Contraband is an action-thriller about a former smuggler (Wahlberg) who finds himself sucked back into a life of crime when his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) runs into trouble with a drug lord (Giovanni Ribisi). Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, J.K. Simmons, and Lukas Haas also star. see the new images >> Posted 01.09.12 by BrentJS
Five new preview clips from Mark Wahlberg's new action-thriller, Contraband, have been released online. A remake of Icelandic writer-director Óskar Jónasson's 2008 thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Contraband was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who also starred in and produced the award-winning original.
In the movie, Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a former smuggler who is trying hard to walk the straight and narrow path. However, when his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) runs into trouble with a drug lord (Giovanni Ribisi), Farraday is forced to run contraband in order to try to settle his debts. As detailed in the preview clips, Farraday's decision to return to crime not only lands him in hot water with the drug lord, but also with the police and with his wife (Kate Beckinsale), who fears he will end up in prison or dead, leaving her to raise their sons on her own. Ben Foster, J.K. Simmons, and Lukas Haas also star. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 12.20.11 by BrentJS
The first TV spots for a pair of movies opening in January recently aired and they have now been made available for viewing online.
The first movie, Contraband, is a remake of Icelandic writer-director Óskar Jónasson's 2008 thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam and stars Mark Wahlberg as a reformed criminal who turns back to crime to protect his family. It was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the original movie, which went on to win five Edda Awards, including Director of the Year and Screenplay of the Year. The cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons and Lukas Haas. watch the new TV spots >> Posted 12.02.11 by BrentJS
Several new posters for upcoming movies have arrived online, including one for the thriller Contraband. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as a former smuggler who has gone legit, but, as things usually go for a former criminal in movies, he is forced to return to the business when his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) runs into trouble. The poster for the movie shows that Wahlberg isn't going back to work quietly and may be looking to grab something for himself in the process of helping out his brother-in-law.
Contraband, which opens on January 13, 2012, is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam, and the cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale, J.K. Simmons and Lukas Haas.
The thriller was directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who starred in and produced the Icelandic original. The first trailer for Contraband was released in September to good online buzz, prompting Universal to hire Kormákur for its upcoming comic book adaptation 2 Guns, also starring Wahlberg. more posters >> Posted 10.19.11 by Ryan
Mark Wahlberg's acting follow-up to the highly lauded The Fighter is the remake of Contraband, which sees him as a former smuggler who is dragged back into the business to help out his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) settle a debt.
Contraband is based on the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam, Wahlberg spoke about the movie's plot back in March.
watch the trailer >> Posted 09.30.11 by Ryan
Yeah, it’s a remake of an Icelandic film, and I play a guy who was a world-class smuggler and who’s left that world behind for his wife and children. My younger brother-in-law gets in trouble in the merchant marine world and has some very shady people after him, so I go back for one last run to fix this problem for him. We’ve been having a lot of fun, shooting it down-and-dirty very much like The Fighter. But it’s very different from my performance in The Fighter. There’s a lot of energy, excitement, and humor.
Now that Award season is over, Mark Wahlberg is done collecting accolades for The Fighter, the biopic he produced and starred in as welterweight fighter "Irish" Micky Ward, and is back to work on Contraband, the remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam. The movie follows Wahlberg as a former smuggles who may return to his criminal ways after an associate makes him a lucrative offer. Set photos were revealed in early February, which Wahlberg told EW shows him out of fighting shape.
more on the Fighter sequel >> Posted 03.15.11 by Ryan
Well, I certainly took some time off and enjoyed the fruits of my labor and stuffed my face, drank a lot of wine, and then had a lot of people say, "Dude, you don’t look the same." [When I first] showed up on the set of this movie, they were like, "Dude, you can’t show up to work looking like that. They’re expecting you to be in shape like you were for The Fighter."
The first images of Mark Wahlberg on the set of his new movie, Contraband (formerly Reykjavik), have surfaced online. Written by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Contraband is a remake of the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavík-Rotterdam from writer-director Óskar Jónasson that won five of Iceland's prestigious Edda Awards, including Director of the Year and Screenplay of the Year.
Wahlberg plays a security guard with financial troubles who considers returning to his smuggling ways after an associate makes him a lucrative offer. Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale, Caleb Landry Jones, Lukas Haas and Giovanni Ribisi also star. Posted 02.06.11 by BrentJS