|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis|
|Identity Thief ||$14M ||$93.7M || R-rated comedy Identity Thief steals back first place and becomes 2013's highest-grossing movie. |
|Snitch ||$13M ||$13M ||With $13 million, Snitch stands above most of the recent tough-guy movies and takes second place. |
|Escape From Planet Earth ||$11M ||$35.1M ||The sci-fi animation flick rockets up to third falling just 31% in its second week.|
|Safe Haven ||$10.6M ||$48M || The Nicholas Sparks lastest romance adaptation drops 51% but still manages to take fourth. |
|A Good Day to Die Hard ||$10M ||$51.8M || The sixth Die Hard falls hard to fifth and looks like it will be the lowest-grossing movie in the franchise. |
Posted 02.25.13 by reelz
"I'm not going to let either side dictate our fates."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been busy taking part in action movie franchises like Fast Five, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but his latest movie, the action thriller Snitch, mixes action with a more personal story of a father trying to protect his son.
Inspired by a PBS Frontline special about changes to U.S. drug policy, Snitch follows Johnson as a suburban father who makes a deal with the DEA to go undercover in order to infiltrate a drug cartel after his teenage son is falsely arrested on drug charges. Johnson teams up with an ex-con (The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal) to bring down the cartel, and risks himself and his family to save his son's life, as revealed in the movie's recently released Super Bowl ad. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.02.13 by Ryan
Twilight fans have to be lamenting that the franchise is coming to an end, but, luckily, there's another potential franchise to fill the void. The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name will start shooting next February and will be in theaters on March 29, 2013 — a mere four months after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters.
While still exploring the theme of romance, The Host abandons vampires for an unseen alien race called Souls, who have taken over most of humanity by inhabiting their bodies as hosts. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the few remaining survivors, but is finally captured and is invaded by a Soul named the Wanderer, a.k.a. Wanda (also played by Ronan), who can't gain complete control of Melanie's mind. Ian (Jake Abel) falls for Wanda, who, as Melanie, is still in love with Jerad (the recently cast Max Irons). It's an all-new, but more complicated, love triangle!
With the three leads cast, EW reports that co-screenwriter Meyer and director-writer Andrew Niccol (In Time) have cast actor William Hurt as Jeb, Melanie's crazy uncle and a leader of the human resistance.
Meyer is said to be planning two sequels to The Host, titled The Soul and The Seeker, but a sequel is yet to be published. benjamin bratt gets Snitch'd on >> Posted 12.08.11 by Ryan
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is needs some big-time help for one of his next movies and that help is coming from... Susan Sarandon?
Currently shooting G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, THR reports that one of Johnson's next projects is the action thriller Snitch, which sees the former wrestler-turned-action star play a suburban father who goes undercover to help capture a drug dealer when his teenage son is given a long prison sentence. Sarandon will play an ambitious U.S. attorney who thinks a drug bust will help her political ambitions.
Written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon), Snitch was originally written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), until Waugh became attached and rewrote the script, and is based on a Frontline documentary. No word on when Snitch will start shooting — oddly, no one is talking. More casting news >> Posted 09.28.11 by Ryan